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In your vehicle, what should you adjust before you start your engine?
-adjust the seat so you can reach all controls
-adjust all rear-view mirrors so that you can use them without having to lean forward or backward
What are the equipment requirements for windshields and side windows?
-W:must be safety glass and may not be covered or treated with any material that makes the windshield reflective or non-transparent. Must be free of any stickers not required by law.
-SW: May not be composed of, covered by, or treated with
any material which has a highly reflective or mirrored
appearance and reflects more than 25% of the light (side
windows) or more than 35% of the light (rear window).
What are bumper height requirements? Are they the same for every vehicle?
-cars <2500: f-22 r-22
-cars 2500-3499: f-24 r-26
-cars >=3500 f-27 r-29
-trucks <2000 f-24 r-26
-trucks 2000-3000 f-27 r-29
-trucks 3000-5000 f-28 r-30
What must you do if hauling a load of materials which could fall or blow onto the roadway?
you must use a close- fitting cover
When a projected load extends more than 4 feet from the vehicle, what must you use to clearly mark it in the daytime? At night?
-Day: red flags at least 18 inches square must mark the extremities of the load
two red lamps on the back of the load (500ft...back).
two red reflectors on the rear (100-600ft...front)
one red lamp on each side of the load (500ft)
Why is drowsy driving dangerous?
-slow down your thought processes and reaction time
-affect your judgement and vision
-impair your senses and abilities
-cause micro-sleeping or falling completely asleep
What should you do is another driver is threatening you or intentionally driving dangerously around you?
-remain calm and try to put as much distance between you and them as possible.
-slow down and let them pass
-do not make eye contact
-do not make obscene gestures
What are the three main categories of distracted driving?
visual- taking your eyes off the road
manual- taking your hands off the steering wheel
cognitive- thinking about anything other than driving
Why is texting one of the most dangerous of distracted driving behaviors?
it requires all three of the distraction categories (visual, manual, and cognitive)
Can anyone drinking and drive safely?
Both your judgment and vision are affected after driving alcohol. Which is affected first?
What can happen to you if you are in a crash and not wearing a seat belt?
you are far more likely to be killed in a crash if you are not wearing a seat belt.It keeps you from
-being ejected from the vehicle
-being thrown against other passengers, your steering wheel, or windshield
-behind the wheel, where you can control the vehicle
What age are children required to be in a car seat? In a car seat or boosted seat?
CS: under 4
If law enforcement officer stops a vehicle and a front seat passenger (under 18 years old) is not wearing a safety belt, who will be charged with the seat belt violation?
passengers 18 years or older
What does a single broken white line on the highway mean?
you may cross this line to change lanes when it is safe to do so
What does a double solid yellow line in the center of the highway mean? A double solid white line?
D-yellow: Vehicles moving in either direction must not cross these lines (unless turning right)
D-white: Crossing is not allowed
What does a solid yellow line to the right of the center line of the highway mean?
crossing is prohibited in that lane except when turning left
What do the colors of traffic signs indicate (red, orange, yellow, etc.)?
RED- Stop. Do not enter. Wrong way
ORANGE: Construction and maintenance warning.
YELLOW: General warning. Advisory of unexpected roadway conditions
Fluorescent YELLOW GREEN: High emphasis warning of school, pedestrian, and bicycling activity.
GREEN: Guide, or directional information
BLUE: Motorist services guidance. It is also used to identify parking spaces for disabled drivers.
BROWN: Areas of public recreation, cultural, and historical significance
When more than one vehicle approaches a four-way stop sign, which one moves first?
the driver on the left yields to the driver on the right
What does a red traffic light mean? What does a flashing red traffic light mean?
R- complete stop
FR-treat it like a stop sign (used at dangerous intersections)
After a full stop at a red traffic light when may a driver turn right?
if there is NOT a NO TURN ON RED sign, turn when the way is clear
What does a green arrow showing at the same time as a red traffic light mean you can do?
you must be in the proper lane for such a turn
What does a flashing yellow light mean?
proceed with caution (used at, or just before, dangerous intersections. also used to alert you to a warning sign such as a school crossing or sharp curve).
If you are approaching a railroad crossing that does not have gates or lights and you see a train coming what should you do?
go at 15 mph
What happens to the force of impact when you double your speed? Triple your speed?
2: four times
3: nine times
Unless otherwise posted, what is the speed limit for cars in a residential area?
What is the maximum speed limit on an interstate highway?
Can you be issued a ticket for driving too slowly?
What are the steps for making a smooth stop?
- check mirrors and blind spots for traffic to the rear
-release accelerator to allow vehicle to slow. press brake pedal to activate brake lights and use a steady pressure for a smooth stop.
What is the arm signal for a left turn? Right turn? Slow or stop?
L: arm stretched out
R: elbow bent, arm up
S/S: elbow bent, arm dowm
How long (distance) should you signal before making a left or right turn?
100 feet before making the turn
When can you use a three-point turn? Where should you never making a three-point turn?
USE: when you need to turn around in a very small space
NEVER: curve, hull, highway, anywhere with a "no U-turn" sign
What is an open intersection? When must you yield right-of-way?
intersection without traffic control signs or signals.
Must yield right-of-way:
-a vehicle is already in the intersection
-you enter or cross a state highway from a secondary road
-you enter a paved road from an unpaved road
-you plan to make a left turn and a vehicle is approaching from the opposite direction
When may you drive in the left lane of a road with two lanes? With four lanes?
2: when you are overtaking and passing(where permitted)
4: when overtaking and passing
What does it mean if you see red reflectors on the lane lines facing you? What should you do?
-you are on the wrong side of the road
-turn around or get into the proper lane immediately
What is the recommended safe following distance?
When should you increase your following distance?
-Rain or when roads are wet.
-Low visibility—dusk, dawn,
nighttime, fog, etc.
-When being passed (more space
in front of your vehicle so the
pass can be completed safely).
-Carrying a heavy load or pulling
a trailer. (The extra weight
makes it more difficult to stop
-When stopped behind another
vehicle on an incline; it may roll
back before moving forward.
What are blind spots?
areas near the left and right rear corners of your vehicle that you can't see in you rear-view mirrors or with your peripheral vision
How do you check your blind spots when you are preparing to change lanes or turn?
turn your head to make sure these areas are clear
Where is it unlawful to overtake and pass?
-where there is a single solid line, or double-sided solid line dividing lanes
-when the double-sided yellow line is solid in your lane
-in Do Not Pass and No Passing zones
-on hills or curves where you can't see at least 500 feet ahead
-within 100 feet of a bridge, viaduct, tunnel, railroad crossing, or intersection
-when a school bus is stopped and has its warning flashers on and stop sign extended
-at crosswalks where a vehicle has stopped to allow a pedestrian to cross
Under what circumstances can you stop in the acceleration lane on an expressway?
traffic is too heavy and there is no space for you to enter safely
What should you do if you drive past your exit on an interstate highway?
go to the next exit
Where should you move your vehicle if you break down while driving on the highway?
move it completely off the pavement (no more than six hours)
What is the farthest away you can park from a curb?
more than one foot away from the curb
If you have a manual transmission, what gear should you put the car in when parking downhill? Uphill? What if you have an automatic transmission?
MT downhill: shift to Reverse
MT uphill: shift to first
AT: shift to park
Where is parking prohibited?
• Bicycle lanes
• In front of driveways
• By yellow painted curbs
• NO PARKING or DISABLED
PERMIT ONLY zones
• On the roadway side of another
parked vehicle (double parking)
• On highway pavement not
marked for parking
• Anywhere that blocks or creates
a hazard for other vehicles
• Or within:
◆ 15 feet of a fire hydrant.
◆ 20 feet of an intersection.
◆ 20 feet of the entrance to a
fire, ambulance, or rescue
◆ 30 feet of a rural mail box on
a state highway (8 am-6 pm).
◆ 30 feet of any flashing signal,
stop sign, or traffic signal.
◆ 50 feet of a railroad crossing.
Which way should you turn your wheels when parking uphill along a curb? Which way should you turn them where there is not a curb? Which way should you turn them if parking downhill?
Curb Uphill: turn wheels from curb
No Curb Uphill: turn wheels to right
Curb Downhill: turn wheels to curb
Are motorists required to stop or yield for pedestrians crossing the street?
What must you do when you see a pedestrian with a white cane in the street ahead of you?
come to a complete stop, yield the right-of-way, and use extra caution
What is the minimum distance a motorist must give when traveling next to a cyclist?
three feet of clearance
As a motorist, what should you do when preparing to turn right on a roadway with a bike lane?
yield to any bicyclist in the bike lane and make your turn behind the cyclist
When on the roadway do motorcyclists and moped riders have the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicle drivers?
If you are driving a motor vehicle, are you allowed to share a lane with a motorcyclist?
When a school bus is stopped to unload children on a highway divided with a raised barrier, are vehicles traveling in the opposite direction required to stop?
vehicles traveling in the opposite direction must proceed with caution
When a school bus stops to unload children, are vehicles traveling in the same direction required to stop?
What must you do when children or school crossing guards are present in a crosswalk?
you must yield and stop at the stop line and not in the crosswalk
What must you do if an emergency vehicle with activated lights and/or sirens is approaching you from behind?
pull over to the closest edge of the roadway immediately and stop until the emergency vehicle has passed. do not block intersections
What does the Move Over law require you to do?
-must vacate the lane closest to the stationary vehicle
-if you cannot move over safely, you must slow down to a speed of 20 mph below the posted speed limit
-drivers who are not in the lane closest to the stationary vehicle should be prepared to allow those who are to move over into their lane
-you must slow down to a speed of 20 mph below the posted speed limit
-if the speed limit is 20 mph or less, you must travel at 5 mph
What is a "No Zone"?
blind spots in front, behind, and on both sides of Commercial vehicles
At what time must you use your headlights?
between the hours of sunset and sunrise
At night, within how many feet of approaching a vehicle from the rear must you dim your bright headlights?
300 feet of the vehicle ahead of you
Within how many feet of an oncoming vehicle should you dim your bright headlights?
500 feet of an oncoming vehicle
When driving in the rain, fog, or smoke in the daytime, what lights should you use?
drive with lights on low beam (the high beam lights will reflect back off the fog and impair visibility even more)
What should you do when driving on wet roads in the rain? Why?
roads become slick during rainstorms and especially if it has not rained in a while. wet road conditions will increase your braking/ stopping distance, so be sure to increase following distance
What should you do if your right wheels go odd the pavement while driving?
1. take your foot off the gas pedal
2. Hold the wheel firmly and steer in a straight line
3. brake lightly
4. wait until the road is clear. turn back on the pavement as slow speed (signal your intention).
What should you do if your tires begin to skid while driving?
1. take your foot off the gas pedal
2. do not use your brakes, if possible
3. turn the vehicle's front tires in the direction you want to go (steer in the direction of the skid)
When emergency braking, what is the difference between conventional brakes and anti-lock brakes (ABS)?
CB: traction is lost by pumping the brakes
ABS: drivers must press down hard on the brake pedal, hold it, and steer out of danger
What should you do during a tire blow-out?
1. take your foot off the gas. do not use brakes
2. concentrate on steering
3. slow down gradually
4. brake softly when the car is under control
5. pull completely off the pavement/ roadway
What must you do if you are involved in a minor accident and you vehicle is blocking the flow of traffic?
you must move it or have it moved
If you hit a parked car and are unable to fund the owner, what should you do?
make every attempt to locate the owner and notify law enforcement. if you can't locate the property owner, you must leave a note including your name, contact info, and license plate number.
What are the penalties for leaving the scene of an accident involving injury or death?
Death: 1st degree felony, minimum 4 year prison term
Serious Bodily Injury: 2nd degree felony
Injury: 3rd degree felony
NOTE: all of these include losing license for 3 years minimum
What are the requirements of the No-Fault law?
before you register your car in Florida, you must show proof of Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and Property Damage Liability (PDL) coverage.
If your license and registration are suspended for being in violation of the No- Fault law, what must you do to get them reinstated?
you will have to get insurance and pay a reinstatement fee (150-500)
What are the penalties if you are at fault in a crash and you are not insured in compliance with the Financial Responsibility Law?
diver's license and/or licenses plates will be suspended for up to three years
What are the time restrictions for a driver with a learner's license?
must only drive during daylight hours, after holding for 3 months you may drive until 10pm
What are the time restrictions for a licensed driver under age 17? Under age 18?
17 years old: may not drive between 11 pm and 6 am
18 years old: may not drive between 1 am and 5 am
When can you be charged with driving under the influence (DUI)?
if you are found to be driving or in actual physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcoholic beverages or controlled substances (prescription drugs, depressants, stimulants, narcotics, hallucinogens, and model glue or other inhalants).
What are the penalties for refusing to take a blood test, a urine test, or a breath test when suspected of driving under the influence?
your license will automatically be suspended for one year
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