Drive Right Unit 2
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The motorcycle's smaller size
What makes it difficult for vehicle drivers to judge a motorcycle's speed and distance
started in the path of a left turn
An oncoming motorcyclist is signaling for a left turn. A vehicle driver preparing to turn left in front of motorcycle should complete the turn only after the motorcycle has
increase following distance
To protect a tailgating motorcycle while following another car, you should
Flash your lights at a cyclist so he will move over
as the driver of a car, you should
2 small areas of the tires gripping the road
a motorcyclist's balance depends on
Right after a rain starts
the worst time for traction is
Putting reflective tape on their clothes and helmet
Motorcyclists can increase visibility by
use a head light that is visible at least 500 feet
When riding a bicycle at night
High speed roads
mopeds are restricted from
They don't accelerate quickly
Mopeds can't be on highways because
Many peds assume that the drivers will yield to anyone
Why are there so many collisions involving peds at intersections and crosswalks in business districts
Move in the direction of other drivers
If an emergency vehicle is approaching in heavy traffic, you should
they make wide right turns
why stay out of the open space to the right of a tractor semi-trailor
shifts gears to gain speed
Plan to pass a large truck when the driver
To steer straight foward, look
far ahead toward the center of your intended path.
A beginning driver may tend to understeer. This means the
driver turns the steering wheel too little.
Backing a stickshift vehicle requires skillful use of the
A right turn hand signal is indicated by
the left arm and hand pointing up.
The hand signal to indiate slow or stop is
left arm and hand pointed downward.
Just before beginning any lane-change maneuver
steer slightly into the next lane.
Making proper turns depend on
steering and speed control.
Why should you place your right hand near the top of the steering wheel when beginning a left turn?
to begin pulling the wheel down while releasing your left hand.
Always prepare to straighten your vehicle after a turn by
using hand-over-hand steering.
You need to downshift to slow for a turn. Why should you complete the downshift before the turn?
Acceleration can begin before the turn.
For a right turn, start turning the steering wheel when
the front wheels are even with the bend of the corner.
Completing a turn requires that you
accelerate gently about halfway through the turn.
To back to the left you
pull the steering wheel to the left.
When backing to the left, the front wheels move
far to the right of the rear wheels.
A turnabout maneuver is risky because
you cross or back into one of more lanes of traffic.
A turnabout is a maneuver for
turning your vehicle completely around.
Backing into a driveway or an alley on the right side
is the safest turnabout maneuver.
Why do you avoid parking in a space next to a badly parked vehicle?
That driver might hit your vehicle upon leaving.
Angle parking begins with your vehicle
at least six feet from a row of parked vehicles.
Use perpendicular parking to park
at a right angle to the curb.
When parallel parking on the right, turn the wheels sharply to the left when
your front bumper is even with the front of the vehicle's rear bumper.
After completing a parallel parking maneuver, your vehicle should
be in the center of the parking space.
Regardless of the hill you park on, you should
set the parking brake.
When parking uphill on the right side when there is a curb
steer left, shift to neutral and roll back to the curb.
You are starting an automatic transmission vehicle on an uphill grade. If you use the parking brake, you
release the parking brake after you feel the engine start to pull.
The force that pulls objects toward the center of the earth is
A vehicle's speed when going downhill tends to
Energy of motion is another way of expressing
Because of it's energy of motion, when a vehicle's speed doubles, the vehicle needs about
four times the distance to stop.
The gripping action that keeps a tire from slipping on the roadway is called
When braking and turning, you use
If a tire is underinflated, the only part that grips the road well is the
outside edges of the tire tread.
All-wheel drive means
power is supplied to four wheels.
Good shock absorbers
help create traction.
In wet weather, with temperatures near the freezing point
a bridge roadway freezes before a highway roadway.
A vehicle driven into a curve tends to
go in a straight line.
You drive through a curve at a speed higher than the posted speed. Your vehicle
needs more traction to stay on the roadway.
A banked curve
is higher on the outside than on the inside.
Large vehicles, such as trucks and buses, have
slow stopping ability.
Which statement best describes reaction time
it averages 3/4 of a second.
The distance a vehicle travels from the time the driver applies the brakes until the vehicle stops is
What rule is used to estimate your total stopping distance under ideal conditions?
Three factors that determine force of impact are
speed, weight, and distance between impact and stopping.
How many collisions occur when a vehicle hits a solid object?
A restraint that provides protection without having to be handled by the occupant is called
a passive restraint.
A property adjusted safety belt
fits snugly across the hips and comfortably across the chest.
Air bags are designed to
be used with safety belts.
An air bag
automatically inflates to protect an occupant.
Which energy-absorbing feature protects the driver in a front-end collision?
the steering wheel and column.
A propertly installed child safety seat is
required in all states for children up to a certain age.
The chance of a collision is greatest at
Once in an intersection
you many not make any lane changes
When turning, your last check is
in the direction of your intended path of travel.
An intersection that has signals or signs to assign the right of way is called
a controlled intersection
you allow others to go first when you
a through street is created when STOP or YIELD signs are on
two corners of the intersecting street
you intend to turn left at an intersection. others will yield the right of way to you for a left turn only when your
left-turn arrow is green
a light that has just turned green is
a fresh green light
an intersection with a left-turn light, a green light, or a delayed green light has
a protected left turn.
turning right on red after stopping is permitted
unless a sign prohibits it
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.
a controlled railroad crossing is identified by
flashing red lights and a crossing gate
generally, uncontrolled intersections are found in
when you are near an uncontrolled intersection at location 2, shown in the diagram, which way should you look first?
to the left.
as you approch an uncontrolled intersection, you identify a pedestrian who has entered the intersection. you must
left the pedestrian go first
the sign for a railroad crossing is a
round, yellow sign
an uncontrolled railroad crossing usually has
a crossbuck, and a round, yellow sign
when following a bus across a railroad crossing, you should
be prepared for it to stop
you have the right of way at an intersection
only when other drivers give it to you
traffic signs and signals show who
should yield the right of way
you must yield the right of way
at a STOP sign
traffic is moving at 30mph on a street you plan to cross. how large a gap in each direction should you have?
about 2/3 of a block
turning right and accelerating to 30mph takes about
when you cross a through street from a STOP sign, you must judge the size of the
gaps in traffic from each direction
when turning right and joining traffic, the faster traffic is moving, the
larger the gap must be.