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In order to obtain a learner's permit in Virginia, you must be at least ____.
15 years & 6 months old
The penalty for anyone less than 20 who is convicted of his/her first demerit violation is ____.
mandatory driver improvement class
If you are less than 18, you will receive your permanent license from ____.
Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court
The minimum amount of liability insurance needed to satisfy the financial responsibility law in Virginia is ____.
If you drive on the public roads of Virginia, you must submit to an alcohol or drug test when requested. This is known as the _____ law.
Under the _____ law, persons less than 21 may lose the privilege to drive if they have a BAC of .02 or above.
The type of license which will allow a person to drive a large truck or a van designed for 16 or more passengers is a ____.
The uninsured motorist fee provides you with minimal insurance coverage in the event of a crash.
he minimum age for a licensed driver accompanying a driver with a learner's permit is ____.
21 or 18 (if immediate family member)
Your decision to become an organ donor should be ____.
recorded on your driver's license and discussed with your family
When an emergency vehicle approaches you using a siren, you should _____ .
pull over to allow a clear path for the emergency vehicle
When you approach a school bus with flashing red lights from either direction, you.
may proceed only if there is a median between you and the bus
An important point to remember in skid control is
do not brake and look where you want the vehicle to go and steer in the direction you want to go
If your tire loses pressure while you are driving, you should
keep a firm grip on the steering wheel with both hands and release the accelerator pedal slowly
You are required to dim your headlights when you are within_____ feet of an approaching vehicle.
Which of the following is NOT a necessary step when approaching a vehicle?
check tire tread depth with a penny
The side view mirrors should be adjusted to the contemporary (BGE) mirror setting, which means the driver can see _____.
the vehicles in the lanes beside his/her vehicle
To adjust the side view mirror for the BGE mirror setting, the driver should sit in the driving position.
Driving with the hands in the 8 o'clock and 4 o'clock position _____.
reduces excessive steering and helps protect the driver from airbag injuries and improves vehicle stability
The following is the correct procedure for securing a vehicle:
•set parking brake
•place gear selector in park
•turn off accessories
•turn ignition off, lock ignition and remove key
•remove occupant restraints
•check traffic and exit vehicle
When backing, the driver should turn the steering wheel to the right in order to back to the left.
Pedal extensions are available to allow short drivers to maintain a safe distance from the steering wheel.
Cruise control _____.
allows a driver to select and travel at a set speed and works at speeds above 25 mph and should not be used on slippery surfaces
If the driver needs to adjust the defroster, he/she should place the steering hand at the top of the steering wheel temporarily.
The steering technique best suited for maintaining vehicle balance is _____.
push/pull/feed (hand to hand)
Vehicle balance is maintained through _____.
precise steering and smooth acceleration and controlled braking
One method of determining correct distance from the steering wheel is _____.
by extending the arm over the steering wheel until to top of the steering wheel is in line with the wrist joint
if your vehicle is not equipped with ABS, hard controlled braking should be done _____.
prior to evasive steering
With the BGE mirror setting, _____.
a vehicle passing should appear in the sideview mirror before it leaves the rearview mirror and glare from the lights of a passing vehicle is reduced and a vehicle will appear in the drivers peripheral vision before leaving the sideview mirror
Reference points are necessary _____.
to judge your vehicle's position and because there are areas around the vehicle which cannot be seen from the driver's seat
In the contemporary mirror setting, the side view mirror is set to see the lane next to your vehicle.
When the pavement line or curb appears to run through the middle of the vehicle's hood, the vehicle is _____.
3-6 inches from the curb
Your target should be _____.
a fixed object ahead and. located in the center of your path of travel and 20 - 30 seconds ahead
The pavement area in front of the vehicle which cannot be seen by the driver is about 3 car lengths.
If the front bumper is 3-6 inches from the curb line, the line of sight will extend from the driver _____.
through the front window (near the mirror)
To correctly adjust the left side view mirrors, the driver will need to place his/her head against the side window
When driving, you should _____.
look at least 20 sec. ahead and check your rearview mirrors and check your sideview mirrors
When coming to a stop, it is a good idea to tap your brakes before applying full pressure to let others know what your intentions are
The accepted procedure for backing straight is to place the left hand on the steering wheel at the 12 o'clock position and look over the right shoulder.
When stopping on the right side of the road, you need to position your vehicle in lane position 3.
The distance needed for steering around an object is shorter than the distance needed to brake for the object at speeds over 25.
Developing a procedure for driving tasks will help ensure performance at the habit level with acceptable performance.
Determining whether a pedestrian may step into your path of travel is an example of _____.
Habit levels of performance mean that the tasks are done in a sequence without thinking about them.
Young drivers do not need as much space around the vehicle as they have quicker reaction times.
Studies indicate that drivers who do not wear safety belts tend to take more risks while driving than drivers who do wear safety belts.
SEEit is a _____.
space management system, decision -making process, process judgment level of driving
Drivers need a space management system because _____.
they often do not perceive the risks that are present, they do no anticipate potential problems
The area around your vehicle that you can see while looking straight ahead is the _____.
field of vision
When setting the driver's side view mirror using the contemporary (BGE) setting, the driver should _____.
lean his/her head against the left-side window. be able to see the lane beside the vehicle when sitting correctly to drive. be able to see a little of the vehicle in side view mirror when the head is leaned against the left-side window
Whether using the traditional or the contemporary mirror settings, the rear view mirror should be adjusted _____.
to frame the entire rear window
When parallel parking to the right, steer hard right and move back until _____.
you are at a 45 degree angle. you can see the right headlight of the vehicle behind in your side view mirror
When angle parking, the driver begins steering when _____.
when passenger's door passes the first line of the space
When parallel parking, you should begin about _____ feet from the vehicle you want to park behind.
The difference between a two-point turn and a three point turn is that you must back up in a three-point turn.
If the left front zone is closed and the right front zone is open, lane position _____ would be a wise choice.
To search effectively, drivers need to know _____.
where to look and what to look for and. how to evaluate what they see
To safely turn right and merge into traffic moving 55 mph, you will need a gap equal to about _____.
It is illegal to pull into a shared left turn lane and wait for traffic to clear when executing a left turn from a driveway.
When stopped in traffic behind another vehicle, the driver should _____.
be able to see the rear tires of the vehicle ahead touching the pavement
never enter an intersection until you identify an open space for your vehicle on the other side of the intersection.
Before turning right on red, the driver must _____.
stop.yield to pedestrians. yield to traffic approaching from the left
Marks: 1 It is not necessary to signal before returning to your lane after passing another vehicle
A vehicle traveling 40 mph will take about _____ to pass another vehicle traveling 30 mph.
When passing another vehicle on a two lane roadway _____.
you should not return to your lane until you can see the front of the vehicle being passed in your rear view mirror
It is legal to pass a stopped school bus if there is a median between your vehicle and the bus.
In which of the following areas is it illegal to pass another vehicle?
hills. curves. railroad crossings
When determining a safe passing area, you must take into account the closing rate of approaching vehicles.
Expressways are designed so that traffic that is entering or exiting has separate lanes from faster moving traffic.
The following is a characteristic of an expressway _____.
a median separates opposing lanes of traffic.no cross traffic. high speed
Limited access highways _____.
. have no traffic lights.are also known as expressways. have exits and entrances only at certain locations
Passing on an expressway includes special challenges for the novice driver including higher speeds, passing on right and left, and vehicles and drivers on both sides moving into the same lane.
You should increase your following distance on an expressway _____.
when weather conditions are bad. when following large trucks.when you are being tailgated
Driving with the flow of traffic is the best way to maintain a space cushion around your vehicle.
The correct procedure for changing lanes is _____.
check traffic ahead, behind and beside you, signal, select gap, check blind spots, adjust speed, steer smoothly into lane, cancel signal
If a driver mistakenly enters the wrong entrance ramp and is headed for the wrong destination (i.e., going east to Richmond when he wanted to go west to Charlottesville), he should _____.
continue on in that direction until he comes to the next exit
When exiting an expressway, it is important to _____.
plan your exit in advance. signal any changes in position. move to the lane nearest the deceleration lane (one half of a mile before the exit
The best way to be prepared for a blocked lane is to allow for an escape route to one side of your vehicle.
Ideally, a motorist should try to enter an expressway _____.
at the same speed as traffic already on the expressway
The correct procedure for entering an expressway is _____.
search ahead and behind for gaps in traffic, signal, adjust speed, merge and blend with traffic
You should increase your following distance when you are _____.
driving in inclement weather,being tailgated, following a tractor-trailer
Drive in the right lane on expressways to avoid conflicts with other vehicles merging onto the roadway.
The following may be true of driving on expressways through large cities _____.
the speed of traffic flow may increase greatly
DUI refers to _____.
drinking alcohol and driving, using prescription drugs and driving, using illegal drugs and driving
Reasons teen give for drinking alcohol include _____.
peer pressure, to have a good time, parents drink
In 2000, over 20% of the drivers between 15-20 years old who were killed in crashes were intoxicated.
When you operate a motor vehicle on Virginia's roadways, you have agreed to take a chemical test for alcohol if suspected of drinking and driving _____.
under the implied consent law
Women do not process alcohol as well as men because _____.
limited production of an enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase
When attempting to compare alcohol beverages (beer, wine, whiskey), you must know the _____.
size of the drink and alcohol content of the drink
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