Driver's Ed Chapters 5 and 6

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Gravity
The force that pulls objects toward the center of the earth
Increase
A vehicle's speed when going downhill tends to do what?
Kinetic Energy
Energy in motion is another way of expressing what?
Four times the distance to stop
Because of its energy of motion, when a vehicle's speed doubles, the vehicle needs about:
Friction
The gripping action that keeps a tire from slipping on the roadway is called what?
Split traction
When breaking and turning you use what?
The outside edges of the tire tread
If a tire is under inflated, the only part that grips the road well is the what?
Power is supplied to four wheels
All wheel drive means what?
Help create traction
Good shock absorbers do what?
A bridge roadway freezes before a highway roadway
In wet weather, with temperatures near freezing point, what happens?
Go in straight line
A vehicle driven into a curve tends to do what?
Needs more traction to stay on the roadway
You drive through a curve at a speed higher than the posted speed . Your vehicle needs what?
It is higher on the outside than on the inside
A banked curve is what?
Slow stopping ability
Large vehicles, such as trucks and buses, have what?
It lengthens if the traffic situation is complex
Which statement best describes reaction time?
The braking distance
The distance a vehicle travels from the time the driver applies the brakes until the vehicle stops is what?
The 4 second rule
What rule is used to estimate your total stopping distance under ideal conditions?
Speed, weight, and distance between impact and stopping
Three factors that determine force of impact and stopping are what?
Three: Vehicle, Body. Internal Organs
How many collisions occur when a vehicle hits a solid object?
A passive restraint
A restraint that provides protection without having to be handled by the occupant is called what?
It fits snugly across the hips and comfortably across the chest
How does a properly adjusted safety belt fit?
To be used with safety belts
Air bags are designed to do what?
Automatically inflates to protect an occupant
What does an airbag do?
The steering wheel and column
Which energy-absorbing feature protects the driver in a front-end collision?
Required in all states for children up to a certain age
A properly installed child safety seat is what?
Far head toward the center of your intended path
To steer straight forward, look where?
The driver turn the steering wheel too little
A beginning driver may tend to understeer. This means to do what?
Clutch pedal
Backing a stickshift vehicle requires skillful use of the what?
The left arm and hand pointing up
A right turn hand signal is indicated by what?
The left arm and hand pointing downward
The hand signal to indicate slow or stop is what?
Check to see that the roadway ahead has no of obstructions
Just before beginning any lane change manuver you should do what?
Steering and speed control
Making proper turns depends on what?
To begin pulling wheel down while releasing your left hand
why should you place your right hand near the top of the steering wheel when beginning a left turn?
Using hand-over-hand steering
Always prepare to straighten your vehicle after a turn by doing what?
You will have both hands free for turning
You need to downshift to slow for a turn. Why should you complete the downshift before the turn?
When the front wheels are even with the bend of the coner
For a right turn, start turning the wheel when?
Accelerate gently about halfway through the turn
Completing a turn requires that you do what?
Pull the steering wheel to the left
To back to the left you should do what?
Far to the right of the rear wheels
When backing to the left, the front wheels move where?
You cross or back into one or more lanes of traffic
A turnabout maneuver is risky because why?
Turning your vehicle completely around
A turnabout is a maneuver for what?
Is the safest turnabout maneuver
Backing into a driveway or an alley on the right side is what?
The driver might hit your vehicle upon leaving
Why do you avoid parking in a space next to a badly parked vehicle?
At least six feet from a row of parked vehicles
Angle parking begins with your vehicle where?
At a right angle to the curb
When do you use perpendicular parking to park?
When your front bumper is even with the front vehicle's rear bumper
When parallel parking on the right, turn the wheels sharply to the left when?
Be in the center of the parking space
After completing a parallel parking maneuver, your vehicle should be where?
Set the parking brake
Regardless of the hill you park on, you should do what?
Steer left, shift to NEUTRAL, and roll back to the curb
When parking uphill on the right side when there is a curb you should do what?
Release the parking brake after you feel the engine start to pull
Your starting an automatic transmission vehicle on an uphill grade If you use the parking brake you do what?