Drivers Ed Chapter 4/5
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speed limit in buisness, school and residential areas
if you operate a vehicle on public or private property to avoid traffic control or sign you could...
get a fine and a 2 point moving violation
failure to stop for a pedestrian at a cross walk can lead to...
$500 fine, 25 days in jail, 6 months license suspension, 2 moving violation points and community service
penalty for pedestrians under 17 who violate pedestrian law
must yield too...
emergancy vehicles, cars already in the intersection, pedestrians, trains, buses and postal vehicles
cannot pass on the right side unless...
the car in front is turning left and there is enough room for you to pass without going in the shoulder of the road or you are on a multi-lane roadway
headlights can be used...
one half hour after sunset and one half hour before sunrise or bad weather when visibility is less then 25 feet
dim lights when...
a vehicle is approaching you or when you are behind other vehicles
bright beams are used for...
open country driving and low beams for fog
when approaching an uncontrolled intersection you should...
slow down and be ready to stop
you can turn on a red light when...
you make a full stop unless there is no turn on red sign
you must stop ___ feet away from a stopped school bus with red flashing lights
turn on your headlights when...
you are using the windshield wipers
when driving in a curve...
slow down before entering the cure because cars tend to keep going straight
park ___ feet from a fire hydrant
park ___ feet from a crosswalk
park ___ feet from a stop sign
when a school bus is stopped to pick up/let off students...
you can pass from any direction at a speed of 10
extra lane at the highway to adjust speed for the exit ramp
if you miss your exit on the highway...
go to the next one
when you approach a railroad crossing with flashing lights/lowering gates...
stop at least 15 feet away
motorists signaling a right turn must yield to...
inline skater, skateboarders, bicyclists and pedestrians
to make a safe right turn...
approach the intersection as far to the right as possible
When making a left turn from a two-way road onto a two-way road...
you should approach the lane nearest to the center of the road
snow tires should be used...
between Nov 15-Apr 1
When behind the wheel...
a motorist should always remain calm and follow the rules of the road
a safe distance gives you...
time to react
To avoid highway hypnosis you should...
not look at any one thing for more than a few seconds (keep your eyes moving!)
Accident Prevention Formula
be alert, be prepared, act in time
A motorist should be cautious in
farm country or in open land because of unexpected crossing of livestock and/or deer
You should look at least ___ seconds ahead when city driving
12 seconds; drive more slowly and yield to pedestrians
The best ways to talk to other drivers is by...
using your horn, lights (best two), and/or hand signals
If someone wants to pass you...
slow down and let them
When following a car you should...
stay at least one car length back for every 10 mph of speed you are traveling
To see if you have a good following distance you should...
use the 3 second plus rule by picking a fixed object ahead of you. On snow covered roads increase to 6 seconds or more
If you come to a multi-way stop at the same time as another motorist you...
must yield to the motorist on the right
when you drive fast over water and the tires ride on top like skis
what to do during hydroplaning
slow down by taking your foot off of the gas pedal (no brakes!) and drive on the highest point of the road. This can happen when driving at speeds of 35 MPH+ on a wet road and a driver can lose control.
distractions while driving
Adjusting the radio or CD player, eating, using a cellular phone or any other electronic
In extreme cases an aggressive driver...
may cause an accident. If you are upset, angry, emotional, etc. take time to cool off before you drive.
aggressive driver signs
Improper or erratic traffic lane changes, failing to yield to the right of way, and following another vehicle too closely
Dangerous levels of carbon monoxide can accumulate inside a vehicle due to an exhaust leak, blocked tailpipe, and running the engine in a closed space (like a garage).
systems of high carbon monoxide
loss of consciousness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting.
if carbon monoxide...
It is important to remove yourself or others from the source of the carbon monoxide and call 911.
Motorists who are young, driving alone, and/or sleep deprived...
are most at risk for drowsy driving