Drivers Ed Chapter 4
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parallel parking where the front wheels are turned to prevent the vehicle from rolling downhill when unattended.
parking at a right angle to the curb.
a maneuver used to turn your vehicle around so you can go in the opposite direction.
allows the driver a wider view of the side and rear of the vehicle.
parking that requires a space about six feet longer than the vehicle being parked.
Forward Reference Point
when steering should begin during a maneuver.
parking diagonally to a curb.
some part of the outside or inside of the vehicle, as viewed from the driver's seat, that relates to some part of the roadway.
Standard Reference Point
a reference point on the vehicle typically used by most drivers.
Personal Reference Point
a unique part on a vehicle sometimes used by drivers as a reference point.
Mid Block U-Turn
which turnabout requires a wide space because no backing is done?
Back Into The Driveway On The Right Side
which turnabout is used when there is a driveway on the right and no traffic behind?
Pull Into The Driveway On The Right Side
which turnabout requires you to back across two lanes of traffic?
Pull Into The Driveway On The Left Or Right Side
which turnabout requires that you back into the traffic flow before moving forward?
which turnabout requires that you stop your car across traffic lanes?
place to go in case of possible conflict
process of searching critical areas in a regular sequence
six areas of spaces around the vehicle
path of travel
the space your vehicle will occupy
a space where you can drive free of restrictions to your line of sight or path of travel
area of space around the vehicle that is free of restriction, hazards, and conflicts when you use it
field of vision
all of the area that is visible to the driver when looking straight ahead
a space not open because of restrictions in your line of sight or path of travel
give as much space as possible to the greater hazard
minimize a hazard
reducing risk by putting more distance between yourself and the hazard
the gripping power between the tire and the road surface
selecting and identifying only those clues or restrictions, hazards, or conflicts that are important to your driving task
area far ahead in your path of travel and the area to the left and right
12-15 second range
the recommended searching area for identifying changes in your line of sight and path of travel
the part of a field of vision surrounding the central vision
4-6 second range
the searching range where you need to get the final update of how you are controlling your intended path of travel
when the driver follows the process of an orderly visual search pattern
adjusting your speed in order to handle one hazard at a time
that part of a field of vision where you can see clearly and sharply
line of sight
the distance you can see ahead in the direction you are looking
shine high and further, to be used only on open country roads, 500 feet shine
when you turn your car on and its too dark, normally use there 150 feet shine
driving so fast that your eyes can't process all the information on the road. to fix, slow down.