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What most affects how far ahead you must look, vehicle control, and the distance you need to stop?
Expressway collisions tend to be more serious than those on other types of roads because
expressway speeds are higher.
Higher speeds on the expressway, multiple lanes to watch, and heavier volumes of traffic
make the Identify step more difficult.
In reduced visibility conditions, you need to work especially hard to gather visual information because
you need more time to respond to hazards
A left front tire blows out. Unless you control the vehicle, what will probably happen?
your vehicle will pull to the left
As you apply the foot brake, the pedal goes to the floor. What should you do first?
Pump the brake pedal three or four times.
If the accelerator sticks and no traffic is present, what might you try to do first?
Pull up the accelerator with your toe.
When total steering failure occurs, you first should
communicate your emergency to others using your horn and emergency flashers
The major expenses of owning and operating a vehicle include
the cost of interest on a loan, operating costs, the purchase price
A major disadvantage of buying a used vehicle from a private owner is that
there will seldom be a warranty
A state law that requires you to prove you can pay damages you cause in a collision is a
financial responsibility law.
If the oil pressure warning light or gauge indicates low oil pressure while you are driving,
pull over to the side of the road and shut off the engine.
To conserve fuel and extend the life of your vehicle, you should
plan ahead and combine short trips into one slightly long one
All drivers, regardless of fault, are required to file a report after a collision when someone was killed or injured
If the expressway has three lanes going in your direction, you should change
only one lane at a time
The expressway interchange differs from a normal intersection because
vehicles can enter and leave an expressway without interfering with the flow of traffic
The area in an expressway entrance ramp where you increase speed to that of expressway traffic is the
If you use high-beam headlights in snow, rain, or fog, you will have
more light reflected back in your eyes.
You are halfway through a curve you entered too fast. You should now accelerate moderately to
help stabilize your vehicle
You are driving in traffic. The engine of your automatic transmission vehicle stalls. You should
shift to NEUTRAL
Your brakes fail. You pump the brake three or four times. The brakes still do not hold. What should you do next?
Downshift to the lowest gear
What is the cause of most passenger-compartment fires?
careless use of matches, lighters, or tobacco products
Which action should you take first if the accelerator sticks while you are driving?
Kick the side of the accelerator once to jar it free
If your engine dies, causing a loss of power steering, what is the result?
you need to exert more effort to steer
While driving at 50 mph, you have a blowout of the left rear tire. Your first reaction should be to
handle the blowout like a skid
Your vehicle is stalled on the railroad tracks. In what direction should you run when you abandon your vehicle?
away from the tracks in the direction the train is approaching
Most drivers with permanent disabilities understand their disability may put them at a
higher level of risk.
To prevent exposure to carbon monoxide and its effects, you should
check the vehicle's exhaust system regularly
What are the parts of the highway transportation system (HTS)?
People, vehicles, and roadways, People, vehicles, and roadways
Your traffic light changes to yellow as you approach an intersection. In most cases, what action should you take?
Make every reasonable effort to stop
When starting a car with an automatic transmission, the selector lever should be in
Park (P) or Neutral (N).
When you apply the IPDE Process, you may decide to
change speed, change direction, or communicate with others
The best way to send and receive messages to and from other roadway users is to
communicate by using your lights and/or horn
In wet weather, with temperatures near the freezing point
a bridge roadway freezes before a highway roadway.
Just before beginning any lane-change maneuver
check to see that the roadway ahead has no obstructions
An intersection with a left-turn light, a green arrow, or a delayed green light has
A protected left turn
You plan to cross an intersection, but your vision is blocked by parked vehicles. You should look
left, right, and ahead as you creep forward
What happens when you pass a large truck during rain or snow?
borth traction & visibility are decreased
Why are motorcyclists often difficult to see behind your vehicle?
The relativley small size of the motorcycle is lost in your blind-spot area
Why is city driving more difficult than driving in other environments?
There are more hazards, and you have to deal with them more frequently.
The highway transportation system is a complex system that includes people, vehicles, and roadways.
The death rate for drivers and passengers is much higher among teens than any other age groups.
A traffic light, arrow, flashing signal, lane signal, and pedestrian signal are all called warning signals.
You are compromising space when you reduce risk by giving as much space as possible to the greater of two or more hazards.
When a driver foresees where points of conflict can develop in a driving situation, which step of the IPDE Process is used?
A solid line and a broken line painted on the center of a two-lane highway mean passing is
not allowed when the solid line is on your side
Interstate route signs
vary according to the type of roadway, vary from state to state, may be combined with information about a city's streets.
When the center roadway marking of a two-way roadway is a single broken yellow line, it means that
Passing is permitted if it can be done safely
A stationary object that appears in the distance in the center of your path of travel is called
Why should you check the condition of the tires as you make an outside check of the car?
You can check if tires look properly inflated
If there is an airbag in your vehicle's steering wheel, keep your hands at the
9 and 3 or 8 and 4 o'clock positions.
Depressing the foot-brake pedal slows or stops the vehicle and turns on the brake lights in the back of the vehicle
Your reaction distance is the distance it takes your vehicle to stop from the instant you see a hazard
Pulling the steering wheel down with one hand while the other hand crosses over is called hand-over-hand steering
A gap is the distance between approaching vehicles in which to cross an intersection or join traffic
Which of the following is not a special program connected with a state's driver's license?
Your red traffic signal changes to green while a pedestrian is crossing in your traffic lane. You should
give the right of way to the pedestrian
A flashing red light at an intersection means that you must
make a complete stop and proceed when the way is clear.
Before entering traffic from the curb, you should
check traffic ahead, in both rearview mirrors, and over your left shoulder.
How much space should be allotted to park your vehicle parallel to the curb?
5-6 feet longer than your vehicle
In straightening the vehicle after a turn, always be ready to
use hand-over-hand to unwind the steering wheel
To keep your vehicle from rolling into the street when parking downhill on the right with a curb, set the parking brake after
turning the steering wheel sharply to the right
A disadvantage of pulling into a driveway on the left side to turnabout is that you must
back into the traffic flow before moving forward
What allows you to back a standard drive vehicle at a controlled speed?
holding the clutch at friction point.
When parallel parking on the right, turn the wheels sharply to the left when
your front bumper is even with the front vehicle's rear bumper
Prepare to make a turnabout safely by selecting
a place with at least 500 feet of clear visibility in each direction
After completing a parallel parking maneuver, your vehicle should
be in the center of the parking space
When you tap your brake pedal, what message are you giving to other drivers?
i am planning to slow or stop
Communication with others to reduce risk in a possible conflict situation involves
making sure others see you
As you drive on a residential street, you spot the following clues: a parked vehicle with front wheels turned toward the street and a person sitting behind the wheel. You should
predict that the vehicle may enter your path
Three factors that determine force of impact are
speed, weight, and distance between impact and stopping
Before passing a vehicle in your lane,
be sure there is room for you to return to your lane after passing
At what speed should you pass another vehicle going in the same direction on a two-lane roadway?
at least 10mph faster
Your vehicle is forced off the roadway into a deep lake. Although all the windows are rolled up, your vehicle sinks rapidly beneath the surface. What should you do after unfastening safety belts?
Try to get a full breath of air, move quickly to the area closest to the surface. Roll down the window. Climb out, and swim to the surface.
Because of the effect of escaping CFCs on the earth's atmosphere, air conditioner repair shops are required to
purchase a CFC refrigerant recovery system.
If a trailer starts to sway or "fishtail," what should you do?
steer straight down the center of your lane
Most drivers with permanent disabilities understand their disability may put them at a
higher level of risk
If the oncoming driver at night fails to use low-beam headlights, you can attempt to reduce glare by
frequently looking ahead with quick glances
Preventive maintenance is a method of routinely taking care of vehicle problems before they become serious.
If a vehicle cuts into your 3-second following distance, you should
reestablish a 3-second following distance on the vehicle ahead
The distance your vehicle will travel in the next 12-15 seconds is referred to as a
12-15 second visual lead.
A characteristic of expressways that helps to prevent head-on collisions is the
median or barrier between opposing lanes of traffic
Passing on an expressway is usually safer than on a two-lane highway because
there is little threat of a head-on collision.
If there is no gap in traffic as you are attempting to enter the expressway, you must
slow or stop before entering the acceleration lane or expressway.
Under normal driving conditions, your following distance when traveling at 55 mph on the expressway should be
a minimum of three seconds.
How should you select a gap in expressway traffic on the left?
Glance in the left outside mirror and over your left shoulder
How can you distinguish between an entrance ramp and an exit ramp?
The exit ramp has a WRONG WAY or DO NOT ENTER sign.
You can get a little better traction on wet roads by driving
in the tire tracks of the vehicle ahead of you.
If your vehicle's wheels are stuck in deep snow, mud, or sand, you usually can free the wheels by
rocking the vehicle
When it becomes extremely difficult to see because of heavy rain, you should
pull off the road until the rain stops
When your visibility is reduced for any reason, you
need more time and space to use the IPDE Process.
The greater the drop-off when your front wheel leaves the roadway, the greater the
steering control needed
The hood of your vehicle is vibrating while you drive. You should
stop in a safe location, release the hood, and close it again.
An oncoming vehicle crosses the center line and drives into your lane. You should
maintain control and slow.
Your vehicle stalls on railroad tracks and cannot be restarted immediately. What should you do next?
Get any passengers out of the vehicle and away from the tracks if there is a train coming.
A person with a chronic illness might be licensed to drive if the person
provides medical proof that the illlness is under control
You are at an even greater risk of being involved in a collision if you
are not aware of your impaired senses.
The first precaution you should take with regard to driving after taking medicine is to
read the label on the medicine to see if the medicine has side effects that will affect your driving
While driving a vehicle, the driver must be the leader of those in the vehicle because
the driver is responsible for the safety of the passengers.
Which of the following statements about alcohol and driving is NOT true?
Fewer than half of all driving-related fatalities during the holidays are alcohol related.
A driver is stopped on suspicion of DWI or DUI and refuses a BAC test. The driver's
license can be suspended.
People confronted with negative peer pressure often find it difficult to
Say no without the fear of hurting others
The feeling known as euphoria is a common effect of alcohol. It gives a driver a false sense of
How can use of marijuana affect a driver's condition?
The driver's coordination and judgement are dangerously impaired for a long time
Over-the-counter drugs (OTC drugs) can be harmful to drivers because
their side effects include drowsiness, slowed reaction time, and poor judgment.
Lease payments are based on the difference of the value of the vehicle at the start of the lease and the value
at the end of the lease, plus interest.
Why should you stay out of the open space to the right of a tractor-semitrailer?
they make very wide right turns
What differences between a vehicle and a bicycle place the bicyclist at a major disadvantage in any collision?
weight and speed
A motorcyclist might have more difficulty stopping than a vehicle driver because
motorcycles require use of hand and foot brakes
You are entering a multilane road and you must make a left turn, so you
first cross the lanes on your side of the roadway.
If windows ice up and traction conditions are especially hazardous, it might be best to
not drive at all
Why can a bridge surface freeze before adjoining road surfaces do?
Cold air circulates above and below the bridge road surface
Smoke is coming from your vehicle's engine compartment. You have stopped in a safe place. You should then
turn off the ignition
What should you carry in your vehicle in the event of a fuel, oil, grease, electrical, or ordinary combustible fire?
an A-B-C-type fire extinguisher
The actual annual cost of operating a vehicle depends most on the
number of miles driven, where you drive, and fuel mileage.
If the owner of a used vehicle refuses to let you test drive the vehicle, you should
look for another vehicle.
When traveling in a rental vehicle, if you are bumped by another vehicle or asked to stop to give advice or assistance, you should
drive to the nearest well-lit service area and ask for police assistance.
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