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Drivers ED Unit One Test- Study Questions
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Can a front seat passenger be given a ticket for not wearing a seat belt? Can the driver be given a ticket when a passenger is not wearing a seat belt?
When is it legal to turn right on a red light? When can you legally turn left on a red light?
you can always turn right on red unless there is a sign that tells you not to
you can legally turn left at a red light if you are on a one way road turning onto a one way road
When approaching an uncontrolled intersection, your speed should allow you to do what?
stop if you have to stop for an intersection
Name the 3 greatest causes of traffic collisions.
Lack of attention
Lack of experience
Most traffic accidents are the result of...
Who has the right of way if the traffic light facing you turns red while you are waiting in the intersection to make a left turn?
Which type of line separates traffic flowing in the opposite direction?
broken yellow line
List the six pre-start steps in order
key in ignition
adjust head rest and steering wheel
fasten seat belt
As your speed increases, the space between your car and the vehicle ahead should
What should you do if the temperature light indicates that the engine is overheated?
stop immediately and let the engine cool down
Which car must slow down, according to Iowa law, if two cars approach an uncontrolled intersection at the same time?
both of them
What action should be taken at a Flashing Red Light?
stop then proceed
What does a yellow diamond shape sign usually indicate? Could a yellow diamond shaped sign indicate a sharp curve ahead?
it means warning
Where is the best place to make a lane change when you are approaching an intersection?
after the intersection
What must you do when you approach a YIELD sign?
slow down, find clear, then proceed
List 3 examples of space margins.
12 second visual lead
2 second following distance
proper stopping distance behind vehicle
Which car would have the least amount of right-of-way at an uncontrolled intersection?
What should you do if the read light on the rear of the vehicle ahead of you come on?
What is the meaning of two solid yellow lines in the center of a two-way road?
no passing either direction
When driving at speeds under 45 mph, it is best to signal
100 ft. or 1/3 block
What does it indicate when you are driving down an unfamiliar road and you notice red reflectors facing you?
you are going the wrong way
What is the key element in becoming a good driver?
developing effective visual skills
Where must you stop when entering a public roadway from an alley or driveway?
behind the sidewalk
Do you have to stop when turning Right on Red if cross-traffic is not approaching? Why?
yes, it's the law
List 4 ways you can identify ONE-WAY streets.
white dividing lines
way cars are parked
way of traffic
What is the first thing you should do when you approach your car?
Walk around; check tires, behind
What do white lights in the rear of the car generally indicate?
What does the oil pressure light indicate? How do you check the engine oil?
indicates oil pressure or motor is not getting oil
check with a dipstick
What do the low gears on an automatic transmission provide? How do they affect speed?
What are the two most important thing you should do before you pull our from parking beside a curb?
signal and head check
What should you always do before opening you car door after parking by a curb?
check behind you
List the 5 Pre-Check procedures (short answer)
When driving at speeds above 45 mph. it is best to signal...
300 ft. in advance of length of football field
For safe city driving it is essential to a maintain at least a _____ second following distance. In poor weather conditions, it should be ______ seconds.
2 seconds- good
4 seconds- bad weather
Name the 4 steps in the IPDE process.
Identify 4 situations where you may want to increase your following distance.
following large vehicle
when being tail gated
Name the correct speed limit for each area: business, suburban road, school, residential, Iowa highway, Iowa interstate in suburban area, Iowa interstate in rural areas.
business- 20/30 mph
suburban road- 45 mph
school- 15/25 mph
residential- 25 mph
Iowa highway- 55 mph
Iowa interstate in suburban area- 65 mph
Iowa interstate in rural areas- 70 mph
Explain why a left turn is more dangerous than a right turn.
you turn into somebody else's lane of traffic
Explain how to establish proper stopping distance when pulling up behind a stopped car.
see bottom of tires
Describe the proper stopping point for each of the following situations: no crosswalk and do stop line, a crosswalk with not stop line, a stop line with a crosswalk
behind stop sign
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