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Drive right chapter 1-18

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What most affects how far ahead you must look, vehicle control, and the distance you need to stop?
speed
Rural roads are
constructed of different types of materials
A warning sign for a curve has a
curved black arrow
Collisions occur at curves because
speed on the approach is too great
An escape path is the opening into which you can move to
avoid a collision with another vehicle
The expressway is defined as a
limited-access or controlled-access highway.
Expressway collisions tend to be more serious than those on other types of roads because
expressway speeds are higher.
What colors are the WRONG WAY or DO NOT ENTER signs?
red and white
Higher speeds on the expressway, multiple lanes to watch, and heavier volumes of traffic
make the Identify step more difficult.
A yellow X on an overhead signal above your lane indicates
the lane will be closed farther ahead
In reduced visibility conditions, you need to work especially hard to gather visual information because
you need more time to respond to hazards
To give yourself more time for IPDE Process at night
look beyond the range of your headlights
When your headlights shine into fog
light if reflected back by water particles
Rain tends to make roadways the slickest
as the rain begins to fall
Hydroplaning occurs when your tires
lose contact with the road
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
If your headlights fail at night, you should
immediately move off the road.
A person who is influenced by a strong emotion
should not drive until the emotion is under control
An emotional event not related to driving
can affect your driving task
The ability to see things clearly near and far away is
visual acuity
Most people have a field of vision of
about 180 degrees
Carbon monoxide is present in
all exhaust gases from all gasoline engines
Alcohol is a
drug
When people drink alcoholic beverages their
judgment is affected before their coordination
What is the best advice to give to a social drinker planning to drive?
Let a non-drinker drive.
Depressants can make a person
depressed and sleepy
Implied consent means a driver
Agrees to be tested for blood-alcohol concentration
The major expenses of owning and operating a vehicle include
the cost of interest on a loan, operating costs, the purchase price
Paying for oil, gas, maintenance, and repairs are all examples of
operating costs for a vehicle.
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.
How do you know which type of fuel to buy for your vehicle?
check in the owner's manual
A vehicle's electrical energy is stored in the
battery
Battery fluid is a
strong acid
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.
Ignoring a defect in the exhaust system increases the risk of
carbon-monoxide poisoning
To conserve fuel and extend the life of your vehicle, you should
plan ahead and combine short trips into one slightly long one
The legend on a map indicates
the meaning of symbols and markings
You can get assistance as you prepare for long-distance travel from
an auto or travel club
For long-distance travel, you should plan to drive no longer than how many hours per day?
8 hours
For winter trips, carry extra equipment including
a snow shovel.
A series of sharp turns on a mountain road is called a switchback.
true
A pull-out area is a place for runaway trucks to stop.
false
An escape path is an opening into which you drive to avoid a collision.
true
The entrance ramp is where you try to accelerate to the speed of expressway traffic.
false
A side-impact collision results in more serious injuries than does a head-on collision.
false
All drivers, regardless of fault, are required to file a report after a collision when someone was killed or injured
true
Driver errors cause more emergencies than vehicle malfunctions cause.
true
Your emotions have little influence on the level of risk you are willing to take.
false
Temporary illness can affect a driver's risk-taking decisions.
true
Glare recovery time is needed to regain clear vision after being blinded by glare.
true
What should you do before braking hard to avoid hitting a small animal?
check the traffic situation
When driving down a mountain road, you should never
shift to NEUTRAL
You should not pass if
you cannot complete the pass before a no passing zone begins
Which roadway marking indicates a no-passing area?
solid yellow line
Maintaining vehicle control at higher speeds
is more difficult than at lower speeds.
When driving through a curve at normal speed,
accelerate gently after entering the curve
Rural highways, especially older ones, tend to present
roadside hazards
Velocitation means
thinking the car is traveling slower than it really is
If the expressway has three lanes going in your direction, you should change
only one lane at a time
When there is a speed limit sign on an exit ramp, you
should not exceed the posted speed
The expressway interchange differs from a normal intersection because
vehicles can enter and leave an expressway without interfering with the flow of traffic
When is it permissible to back up on an entrance ramp or on an expressway?
never
If the entrance ramp enters the expressway from the left, you will enter the
left expressway lane
The area in an expressway entrance ramp where you increase speed to that of expressway traffic is the
acceleration lane
When you move into the deceleration lane, you should
slow to the exit ramp speed.
Never remove a radiator cap on a hot engine because
the hot liquid inside can scald you
When driving in snow, you should use
low-beam headlights and reduced speed.
When driving at night with no other vehicles present, use the
high beam headlights
Under normal driving conditions at night, your stopping distance is
the range of your headlights
Use your high-beam headlights only
when vehicles are more than one-half mile in front of you
If you use high-beam headlights in snow, rain, or fog, you will have
more light reflected back in your eyes.
In all high-wind situations
steering can be difficult
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
If your accelerator pedal is flat on the floor, the problem may be
a broken accelerator spring
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
When threatened with a head-on collision, you should
slow down as much as possible.
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.
The emotion that occurs more often to more drivers is
anger
Night blindness means a driver
cannot see well when driving at night
To prevent exposure to carbon monoxide and its effects, you should
check the vehicle's exhaust system regularly
Coping with emotions while driving includes
anticipating emotion-producing situations
What are the parts of the highway transportation system (HTS)?
People, vehicles, and roadways, People, vehicles, and roadways
Driving is a social task because
drivers must interact with each other.
What IPDE step do you use when you apply the brake to stop?
execute
Which aspect of driving is most affected by attitudes?
driver behavior
To manage the effects of vehicles on the environment
use fuel-efficient driving methods.
The purpose of traffic signs are
to regulate, to warn, to guide
Most warning signs are
diamond-shaped
Interstate highways are identified on signs with what kind of shape?
shield
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
You can make sure that warning lights are working by
turning the ignition switch on
Adjust a safety belt so it
fits snugly
Driving in OVERDRIVE saves fuel and
can be used in all normal forward driving.
When starting a car with an automatic transmission, the selector lever should be in
Park (P) or Neutral (N).
You are starting a stick-shift car. Your left foot should be on the
clutch pedal.
The driving task is primarily a
thinking task
When you apply the IPDE Process, you may decide to
change speed, change direction, or communicate with others
What is the Smith System?
an organized method to help develop good seeing habits.
How many zones of space surrounding your vehicle are incorporated in the Zone Control System?
six
How many search ranges need to be evaluated in your path of travel?
three
A space cushion is
an open area of space all around a vehicle
Executing in the IPDE Process primarily involves
physical skills
The best way to send and receive messages to and from other roadway users is to
communicate by using your lights and/or horn
When you accelerate and steer at the same time, you are
executing a combination of actions
The force that pulls objects toward the center of the earth is
gravity
Energy of motion is another way of expressing
Kinetic energy
The gripping action that keeps a tire from slipping on the roadway is called
Friction
In wet weather, with temperatures near the freezing point
a bridge roadway freezes before a highway roadway.
Which statement best describes reaction time?
it averages 3/4 of a second.
To steer straight forward, look
far ahead toward the center of your intended path
Just before beginning any lane-change maneuver
check to see that the roadway ahead has no obstructions
Making proper turns depends on
steering and speed control
A turnabout maneuver is risky because
you cross or back into one or more lanes of traffic
Angle parking begins with your vehicle
at least six feet from a row of parked vehicles.
The chance of a collision is greatest at
an intersection
When turning, your last check is
in the direction of your intended path of travel
An intersection with a left-turn light, a green arrow, or a delayed green light has
A protected left turn
The sign for a railroad crossing is a
round, yellow sign
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
Injuries and deaths from motorcycle collisions are primarily from
the exposed position of the rider
Why are motorcyclists often difficult to see behind your vehicle?
The relativley small size of the motorcycle is lost in your blind-spot area
Mopeds and some motor scooters are restricted from
Certain high-speed highways
The pedestrians most at risk are
children and older persons
Why is city driving more difficult than driving in other environments?
There are more hazards, and you have to deal with them more frequently.
What is a space cushion?
the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead
A driver that follows too closely is called a
tailgater.
What is your following distance when you have identified a tailgater?
four seconds
Riding the brake might cause the driver following you to assume that you
are going to slow or stop.
When you are locating potential hazards, you are predicting.
false
The highway transportation system is a complex system that includes people, vehicles, and roadways.
true
The death rate for drivers and passengers is much higher among teens than any other age groups.
true
A traffic light, arrow, flashing signal, lane signal, and pedestrian signal are all called warning signals.
false
Lines, words, and figures painted on the roadway are called roadway markings.
true
Double clutching occurs when you drive with your foot resting on the clutch pedal.
false
The odometer indicates trouble in a car's electrical system.
false
You are compromising space when you reduce risk by giving as much space as possible to the greater of two or more hazards.
true
Your sight distance is the path that is free of hazard.
false
Your field of vision is the area you can see around you while looking straight ahead.
true
The greatest problem most beginning drivers face is their
inability to make decisions.
A state's driving-related laws are found in its
vehicle code.
When a driver foresees where points of conflict can develop in a driving situation, which step of the IPDE Process is used?
Predict
Low-risk driving requires
courtesy and cooperation.
Driving-related laws passed by a state's legislature are found in its
vehicle code.
The best term used to describe a vehicle hitting another object is
collision
Which transportation method involves the most deaths?
Cars and other motor vehicles
If you demonstrate good attitudes toward driving, you can
gain the respect of others.
A driver-education course
gives you a good start toward becoming a skill full driver
When driving in traffic, the defensive driver expects
unexpected driving situations.
No-parking zones often are near
fire hydrants, curves, and intersections.
Posted minimum speed limits are
the slowest to drive under normal conditions.
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.
Red roadway markers mean that
you are driving in the wrong direction
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
What does a round traffic sign mean?
railroad crossing
If you park in a space that has the handicapped parking symbol, you must
have the proper permit.
A stationary object that appears in the distance in the center of your path of travel is called
a target
If your vehicle has fuel injection and the engine is cold,
keep your foot off the accelerator.
The last thing to do when leaving your car is to
look all doors
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
When you turn the ignition switch to "accessory,"
the radio and electrical equipment will operate
Riding the clutch
causes needless clutch wear.
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.
The parking brake
is usually set by pushing a pedal
What is the LAST thing you do as a check inside the car?
fasten the seat belt
Basic tools for low-risk driving might be
Good seeing habits and an ability to manage space
The area you can see around you is called
Field of vision
You should practice your orderly visual search pattern
as a passenger in a vehicle
You minimize a hazard when you
put more distance between yourself and the hazard
Searching for other roadway users includes identifying
users of different sizes and shapes
When you look far ahead as you drive, you are
aiming high in steering
Making driving judgments involves
measuring, comparing, and evaluating a traffic situation
Choosing only those clues and events that pertain to your driving task is
selective seeing.
Commentary driving is
thinking out loud.
The IPDE Process is an unorganized method for driving.
false
A warning sign can help you avoid surprise situations.
true
Depressing the foot-brake pedal slows or stops the vehicle and turns on the brake lights in the back of the vehicle
true
The blind spot is an area not shown in rearview mirrors
true
Driving-related clues will not change as you drive in different environments
false
Restraint devices are designed to hold vehicle occupants in their seats during a collision
true
Your reaction distance is the distance it takes your vehicle to stop from the instant you see a hazard
false
Most states require use of child seats
true
The time it takes you to act after perceiving a situation equals your reaction time
true
Understeering is not turning the steering wheel enough
true
Pulling the steering wheel down with one hand while the other hand crosses over is called hand-over-hand steering
true
A protected left turn is made at an intersection that does not have a special turn light
false
A gap is the distance between approaching vehicles in which to cross an intersection or join traffic
true
It is easy to balance and control a motorcycle
false
The front part of the truck that includes the engine and the cab is the tractor
true
A tailgater is someone following you too closely
true
You are riding the brake when placing your foot over the brake so you are ready to stop
false
Which of the following is not a special program connected with a state's driver's license?
excise tax
Traffic tie-ups and collisions are examples of
breakdowns in the HTS
The federal government has established safety guidelines with the
National Highway Safety Act
The most important element in the regulation of the HTS is the
driver who obeys traffic laws
Conserving fuel is important because burning fuel
Affects the environment
Who decides whether drivers charged with violating traffic laws are guilty or innocent?
courts
What must a driver do first to process traffic information accurately?
identify
A construction zone is indicated by
an orange sign
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
Broken white lines
separate lanes of traffic moving in the same direction
A flashing red light at an intersection means that you must
make a complete stop and proceed when the way is clear.
You pass a school zone sign. You should
know you are within one block of a school
A school zone sign is
yellow-green with five sides
What roadway markings are used to guide your driving path?
reflectors
A red circle and diagonal slash on a sign means that
the action is not allowed
When using stick-shift gears, neutral is
the crossbar of the pattern
When shifting gears in a stick-shift vehicle,
there is no single correct speed for shifting.
To start a warm fuel injection engine,
leave the accelerator alone.
Before entering traffic from the curb, you should
check traffic ahead, in both rearview mirrors, and over your left shoulder.
Cruise control allows the driver to
maintain desired speed for highway or expressway driving.
How much space should be allotted to park your vehicle parallel to the curb?
5-6 feet longer than your vehicle
A beginning driver may tend to oversteer. This means the driver
turns the wheel too much
Regardless of the hill you park on, you should
set the parking brake
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.
To plan for a turn, you should
be in the correct lane about a block before the turn
Backing a stick-shift vehicle requires skillful use of the
clutch pedal
Begin moving a stick-shift vehicle on an uphill grade
in first gear
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
A railroad crossing is indicated by a
white, X-shaped sign
When turning right and joining traffic, the faster traffic is moving, the
larger the gap must be.
When joining traffic by turning left, the gap to the left should be
greater than when turning right
Traffic signs and signals show who
should yield the right of way
If a traffic signal has a fourth or fifth light, it is likely to be a
Left-turn light
Joining traffic when turning right takes
a larger gap than crossing the intersection
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
The best clue that a roadway is changing from multilane to single lane is
A warning sign
You separate hazards when you adjust your
Speed
When predicting a point of conflict, you predict
where your path might cross with another
You are going to change direction, therefore you must
leave yourself an out
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
You compromise space when you
cannot separate or minimize hazards
An air bag
automatically inflates to protect an occupant
The distance your vehicle travels while you respond to a road hazard is called
Reaction distance
Good shock absorbers
help create traction.
The second collision occurs when
the occupants hit the inside of the vehicle after a collision.
Large vehicles, such as trucks and buses, have
Slow stopping ability
An example of an active restraint is
a safety belt.
A small vehicle
Can accelerate and stop more quickly than a large vehicle
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
The exit ramp you want to use is entirely blocked by traffic. You should
use the next exit ramp
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.
Peer pressure
can be positive or negative
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
Vapor fumes are fuel in gaseous form that prevent the engine from starting.
false
Controlled-access highways permit traffic to enter them only from interchanges.
true
Emergency flares are used to warn others of a disabled vehicle.
true
Rocking the vehicle is a maneuver to free your vehicle from snow, mud, or sand.
true
When faced with an oncoming vehicle in your lane, steer to the left.
false
A hallucinogenic drug is one that distorts the sense of direction, distance, and time.
true
The area of the brain first affected by alcohol is that which controls judgment and reasoning.
true
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
Velocitation is the condition lulling a driver into drowsiness.
false
Visual acuity is your ability to see colors clearly.
false
Mass transportation is a method of moving more passengers than private vehicles can.
true
Radial tires generally give the best gas mileage.
true
Most vehicles use fuel most efficiently above 55 mph.
false
Preventive maintenance is a method of routinely taking care of vehicle problems before they become serious.
true
A recreational vehicle is a large vehicle used for fun and travel.
true
Safety latches hold the trailer if the hitch breaks loose.
false
Using maps to guide a driver is called navigating.
true
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.
The basic speed rule is
applicable to all driving environments.
A characteristic of expressways that helps to prevent head-on collisions is the
median or barrier between opposing lanes of traffic
If you miss the exit you want, you
must go on to the next exit
If your vehicle becomes disabled on an expressway, you should
pull onto the shoulder or median.
When you encounter large trucks on the expressway, you should
avoid driving between trucks
Passing on an expressway is usually safer than on a two-lane highway because
there is little threat of a head-on collision.
In order to avoid conflicts when traffic is heavy in the right lane, use the
center or left lane.
As you drive on an expressway, you may be lulled into
highway hypnosis.
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.
An anti-lock braking system is a safety feature because
locked wheels provide no steering control
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
Just before dawn and dusk, turn on your
low-beam headlights
When driving in the winter, you should
make an extra effort to use the IPDE Process.
Hydroplaning is caused by a combination of
standing water, speed, and tire conditions.
To help others see you during heavy rain, use your
low-beam headlights
When it becomes extremely difficult to see because of heavy rain, you should
pull off the road until the rain stops
In a front-wheel skid, your vehicle
tends to go straight.
When your visibility is reduced for any reason, you
need more time and space to use the IPDE Process.
To improve traction on snow,
use all-season tires and/or tire chains.
The greater the drop-off when your front wheel leaves the roadway, the greater the
steering control needed
If a tire blows out, which action should you avoid?
braking hard
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.
The first action to take when making an off-road recovery is to
hold the steering wheel firmly
In case of a blowout, which procedure is incorrect?
Brake immediately to avoid tire damage.
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.
Fatigue
slows mental and physical processes.
A person with a chronic illness might be licensed to drive if the person
provides medical proof that the illlness is under control
Many medicines have side effects that
interfere with your driving ability.
You are at an even greater risk of being involved in a collision if you
are not aware of your impaired senses.
Passengers can help a driver better manage emotions by
discouraging reckless actions.
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
The best way to prevent fatigue on long drives is to
rest before you start
Your sense of balance
can give you clues to the movement of your vehicle.
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.
A person with a chronic illness can
be seriously impaired in driving ability.
A chronic illness is an ailment that
lasts over a period of years.
A depressant drug
slows down the central nervous system
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.
Alcohol first affects a driver by
impairing judgment and reason.
People confronted with negative peer pressure often find it difficult to
Say no without the fear of hurting others
At what rate does the average person's system oxidize alcohol?
3/4 of a drink per hour
The feeling known as euphoria is a common effect of alcohol. It gives a driver a false sense of
well-being
How can use of marijuana affect a driver's condition?
The driver's coordination and judgement are dangerously impaired for a long time
How many drivers involved in alcohol-related traffic fatalities have a BAC of 0.14 or higher?
2/3
Nystagmus refers to
the involuntary jerking of the eyes as a person gazes to the side.
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.
You can reduce the overall purchase price of a vehicle if you
save to buy without a loan.
Which IPDE step do you use when you look ahead and locate a hazard?
Identify
Guide signs
provide information
Attempting to start an engine that is already running may result in
expensive starter damage
If leaving the car from the street side,
walk around the rear of the car
The 4-second rule is an estimate of
your stopping distance
A vehicle driven into a curve tends to
go in a straight line
A banked curve
is higher on the outside than on the inside.
A through street is created when STOP or YIELD signs are
on two corners of the intersecting street.
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
When riding a bicycle at night,
use a headlight that is visible atleast 500 feet away
When you are driving up a hill, if your sight distance is reduced you should
reduce your speed.
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.
When passing on the expressway, you should always
signal and check traffic behind you
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
Which of the following is a temporary driving disability?
a sprained ankle
Fatigue might
cause you to take more time to identify hazards
Prescription drugs taken in combination with alcoholic beverages
can be very dangerous, even fatal.
Do not consider buying a used vehicle that
does not shift smoothly.
The actual annual cost of operating a vehicle depends most on the
number of miles driven, where you drive, and fuel mileage.
Your camera is stolen from your vehicle. Which insurance coverage should pay that claim?
none
If the owner of a used vehicle refuses to let you test drive the vehicle, you should
look for another vehicle.
When most vehicles are driven at a speed higher than 55 mph,
decreased
When backing a trailer left, move the wheel
to the left with your left hand turning the wheel.
The most efficient time to travel through a large city is
other than during rush hours
Select a route that
reduces travel time and the number of hazards you have to meet.
When loading a trailer, where should you put the weight?
low, over the trailer's axle
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.
Three features of a map that make it easy to estimate distances are
map scale, mileage chart, and colored numbers.