Driver's Ed Test 3
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Which of the following is not allowed on the interstate? Motorcycle, school bus, bicycle, or truck?
What is the best way to combat highway hypnosis?
Plan breaks where you can get out and walk around.
What is the speed limit on most rural interstates in Virginia?
Interstate 40 runs ____ and ____.
East and west.
At what speed should a motorist try to enter an interstate?
The same speed as traffic on the interstate.
If you miss your exit, you should _____.
Continue to the next exit.
A diamond shaped pavement marking on the interstate indicates _____.
What type of interchange would you find where two interstates intersect (Hint: name of an old, torn down mall)?
What is the most dangerous mistake a driver could make when entering an interstate? (Even more dangerous than stopping on the entrance ramp.)
Entering the interstate by way of exit ramp.
Which of the following is generally true of urban interstate driving (2 things)?
There are more entrance and exit ramps and there is more traffic.
A red X over a lane means _____.
Travel in that lane is prohibited.
What type of interchange allows access to business built up along the interstate?
The grooves machined into the pavement on the side of the road are called _____?
The middle lane of an interstate should be used for _____.
Long distance driving.
In Virginia, exit numbers match ______.
Mile marker numbers
Interstate 71 runs ____ and ____.
North and south.
You should increase your following distance on an interstate when _____ (3 reasons)?
Weather conditions are bad, following large trucks, or you are being tailgated.
What are metered ramps used for?
Control access to interstates
What do we call the lane that is shared by cars entering and exiting the interstate?
Interstate 101 runs _____.
Into a city, but does not come out the other side.
When driving into headwind, you may need to ____ to maintain your speed.
Most vehicles will float in as little as ____ of water.
Where do most accidents occur?
In fog, you should use _____.
If you are blinded by the headlights of an oncoming car, you should _____.
Look to the right edge of the road.
If the inside of your window fogs up, you can remove the moisture by _____.
Turning on your air conditioner.
Spinning your tires may result in a _____.
Reckless driving ticket.
To dry wet brakes, ______.
Gently push the brake pedal with your left foot while accelerating with your right foot.
Overdriving your headlights is when _____.
You cannot bring your car to a stop in the space illuminated by your headlights.
The three parts of an expressway entrance are ____, _____, and _____.
Entrance, acceleration, and merging.
What is the purpose of the acceleration lane?
To accelerate to the speed of traffic.
What are four reasons to change lanes on an expressway?
Entering or exiting, allowing another driver to enter, being tailgated, or animals.
What is highway hypnosis?
When you fall into a daze due to the road being monotonous.
What is "ramp metering," and why is it used?
It is a light that only lets one to a few cars out on the interstate at a time, and it is used to control the flow of traffic.
How can gusting winds or strong steady crosswinds affect vehicle control?
Buffeting can cause loss of control of the vehicle.
What is the SEEiT system?
Search, Evaluate, Execute, in Time.
When driving into a strong headwind, you may have to ____ to maintain speed. When there is a tailwind, you will need to ____ to maintain speed.
What are crash attenuators?
Such as vinyl liquid or sand filled drums; they reduce the force of impact when hit.
How are the new guard rails designed?
With the ends angled away from the roadway and buried.
What is traction?
The grip between your tire and the road's surface. It allows your vehicle to start, stop, and change direction.
Name the seven road conditions that can result in loss of traction.
Ice, snow, frost, heavy rain, standing water, mud, and the road falling apart.
Why is traction reduced during the first 15 minutes after it starts raining?
Water, dirt, oil, and grime combine on the road surface, creating a loss of traction.