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VA DMV Manual Review

Before you get behind the wheel
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Insurance
A necessary requirement for all vehicles to be properly registered through the DMV
Good Condition
A car in this state insures safety before driving
8 and 4
Position hands should be placed at on steering wheel
Fingers/Thumbs
Steering wheel should be held with ______.
Uninsured
Vehicles without insurance (motorist are subject to a fee of $500)
Safety Belt
Doubles the chance of survival in a crash
8
The age of which a child must properly be secured in a safety belt,safety seat or a booster seat.
10
Distance in inches between steering wheel and driver.
12
Children under this age must ride in back seat.
90
Percentage of info about the road and surrounding area gathered through the eyes
20-30
Seconds a driver should scan straight ahead and from side to side
Identifying Conditions
Traffic, Weather, C onstruction, Vehicles, Speed, Pedestrians etc.
10
Intervals in seconds a driver should check the rear view mirror
Blind Spots
Areas that cannot be seen with mirrors
Space Cushion
Distance between your car and the car in front of you in order to increase safety and vision
Maintain Speed
When being passed by another vehicle
Prohibited Passing
Hills, Curves, No Passing Zones, Intersections, RR, Off Shoulder, School Buses when Red lights are flashing
Headlights
Required from sunset to sunrise and when wipers are necessary. (VA law)
200
distance in feet between your vehicle and another vehicle where low beams must be used.
500
dstance in feet between your vehicle and another vehicle where high beams should not be used
Bridges
Freezes before roads when driving in snow
50-100
distance in feet in which turn signal should to turned on
Aggressive Driving
Dangerous driving behavior
Distractions
CD/Music, Food, Traffic, Phones, Passengers etc.
.08
Blood Alcohol Count limit for drivers over 21
.02
Blood Alcohol Count limit for drivers under 21
Zero Tolerance
NO ALCOHOL for under 21
Implied Consent
Agreement to be chemically tested if pulled over for DUI stop
1
Drinks it takes to affect driving ability
7
Times more likely of getting into a vehicle crash after drinking
Must Stop
Cross Walks, School Bus with Flashing Lights, Flaggers, Blind Persons crossing
Distance
Reaction/Braking are affected by weather, visibility and mental condition