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Drivers Ed Final Exam

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When you approach a school bus with flashing red lights from either direction you
may proceed only if there is a median between you and the bus
When an emergency vehicle approaches you using a siren, you should
pull over to allow a clear path for the emergency vehicle
It takes a train going 50 mph approximately
1 1/2 miles
Each year over _____ persons are killed in highway crashes
500
The crossbuck is considered the same as a
yield sign
A train's speed
will appear slower than it is
Most railroad crossing crashes are the result of
driver error
In order to obtain a learner's permit in VA, you must be at least
15 years and 6 months old
The minimum age to receive a driver's license in VA is
16 and 3 months old
The minimum age for a licensed driver accompanying a driver with a learner's permit is
21 or 18 if immediate family member
An applicant for a learner's permit must score ____ on signs test
100%
The type of license which will allow a person to drive a large truck or van designed for 16 or more passengers is a
CDL
The vision requirement in VA for obtaining a driver's license is
20/40 in one or both eyes
A driver with a learner's permit is limited to ___ passengers under the age of 18
1
The penalty for anyone less than 20 who is convicted of a demerit violation is
a madatory driver improvement class
A driver's license expires
on the licensee's birthday in ages divisible by 5
If you are less than 18, you will receive your permanent license from
Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court
According to the _______ law, you must submit to a chemical test for alcohol and other drugs if requested when driving on VA's public roadways or lose your license
implied consent
Under the ________ law, persons less than 21 may lose the priviledge to drive if they have a BAC of .02 or above
zero tolerance
Vehicle registered in VA must be inspected
once a year
The minimum amount of liability insurance needed to satisfy the financial responsibility law in VA is
25,000/50,000/20,000
Your decision to become an organ donor should be
Recorded on your driver's license and discussed with your family
There are plenty of donated organs to meet the needs of all patients.
False
There is a national network to coordinate organ distribution.
True
In VA, you can get a motorcycle license without a driver's license.
True
The uninsured motorist fee provides you with minimal insurance converage in the event of a crash.
False
You are covered by your parents' insurance policy while driving with a learner's permit.
True
Red Light
Stop-remained stopped
Steady Amber Light
Clear the intersection
Steady Green Light
Go if the way is clear
Flashing Red Light
Stop-go when the way is clear
Flashing Amber Light
Proceed with caution
Green Arrow
Protected turn/go in direction of arrow
Red signs indicate
stop, prohibitive
General warning signs are
yellow
A triangular shaped sign indicates
yield
A vertical-rectangular sign is a
regulatory sign
A yellow line indicates
two way traffic
A solid line indicates
no passing
The basic color for construction signs is
Orange
The fine for speeding in a work zone may be up to
$500
You should signal at least ______ before you turn or change position
4 seconds
According to VA law, you must turn into
the first open lane going in your direction
The correct method of steering through a turn is
push/pull/slide
When parking downhill with a curb
turn the wheels towards the curb
You must park at least ___ from a fire hydrant
15
The speed limit in school, business and residential areas is
25
You are required to dim your headlights when you are within ____ feet of an approaching vehicle
500
An important point to remember in skid control is
Do not brake, look where you want the vehicle to gom steer in the direction you want to go
The first thing you should do in the event of brake failure is to
pump the brake pedal rapidly
If your tire loses pressure while you are driving, you should
Keep a firm grip on the steering wheel with both hands, release the accelerator pedal slowly
Vehicles tend to slow down going uphill and pick up speed downhill because of
gravity
It is illegal to pass on the right in VA
false
If the foot brake fails, the parking brake may be used to stop the vehicle
true
Use of a lower gear may be helpful when going up or down steep grades
true
The use or cruise control is helpful on slippery roadways
false
What isn't a necessary step when approaching a vehicle?
check tire tread depth with a penny
The head restraint should be adjusted
depending on the driver's height
Preventative maintenance
Is routine care you give your vehicle, is outlined in the owner's manual, includes checking fluids
Tires should be checked
weekly
The oil should be changed every
3000-5000 miles
When seated properly, the driver should be at least ____ inches from the steering wheel
10
Driving with the hands in the 8 o'clock and 4 o'clock position
Reduces excessive steering, helps protect the driver from airbag injuries, improves vehicle stability
The lap belt should be adjusted to fit snugly
across the hips
The side view mirrors should be adjusted so that while driving the driver can see
the vehicles in the lanes beside his/her vehicle
Locking the door ensures that they will not fly open during a crash
true
When seated properly, the driver's chin should be above the steering wheel
true
The steering wheel shoud be adjusted upward
false
When using the accelerator and brake pedal, the heel of the foot should remain on the floor
true
The rearview mirror should be adjusted to frame to back windshield
true
Cruise control
Allows a driver to select and travel as a set speed, works at apeeds above 25 mph, should not be used on slippery surfaces
Head restraints are designed to help reduce
whiplash injuries
The horn should not be used to
show anger
The panic button on a wireless remote door control
causes the horn to blow and the lights to flash
Pedal extensions are available to allow short drivers to maintain a safe distance from the steering wheel
true
When backing, the driver should turn the steering wheel to the right in order to back to the left
false
If the driver needs to adjust the defroster, he/she should place the steering hand at the top of the steering wheel temporarily
true
When securing the vehicle, the parking brake should be set before placing the vehicle in park
false
Gears below drive, provide more engine power
true
Position one on the ignition switch allows you to use accessories with the engine off
false
All vehicles have adjustable head restraints
false
The turn signal will always cancel after a turn
false
When the daytime running lights are in use, the tail lights are not on
true
Safety experts recommend the use of headlights whenever the vehicle is moving
true
There are two separate levers to open the hood
true
Weight transfer from side to side is known as
roll
Vehicle balance is maintained through
precise steering, smooth acceleration, controlled braking
Steering input to the left will result in weight transfer
right
Acceleration results in weight transfer
backward
Weight transfer forward or backward is known as
pitch
Braking results in weight transfer
forward
Braking just short of lockup is known as
threshold braking
Weight transfer resulting from loss of traction to the rear is known as
yaw
The steering technique best suited for mainting vehicle balance is
push/pull/slide
The lane position for a right turn is
5
In traditional mirror settings, there is a blind spot
over the right and left shoulders
Blind spots are areas you cannot see on either your mirrors or peripheral vision
true
Blindspots are greatly reduced by using the contemporary mirror settings
true
Reference points are the same for all drivers
false
When backing straight you should look over your right shoulder
true
The horn should only be used to communicate presence
true
When pulling into traffic, the following is a crucial consideration
visibility, time, space
When parking or turning beyond an instersection, you should signal left or right
After you have entered the intersection
The gap between vehicles to give you time and space to make a safe lane change should be
4 seconds
You should prepare for a turn approximately _______ before you make it
8 to 12 seconds
Normally, the correct lane to make a left turn is
the lane furthest to the left
When you are making a left or right turn, it is correct to turn your wheels
when you actually begin the turn
When making a right turn into traffic, the gap in traffic approaching from your left should be
8 to 11 seconds
When making a left turn, must yeild the right-of-way to
everything
When backing up, one of the points most likely to hit something is
the front side of the vehicle opposite the direction in which you are turning
The easiest and safest methor of making a turnabout it
driving around the block
The first thing to do when moving your vehicle into traffic is to
plan your move
Changing lanes requires planning in advance and
executing your maneuver
When making a turn, you should use your turn signal as least
150 to 200 feet in advance of a turn in urban areas
When backing up, you must
look behind your vehicle, not just un the rearview mirror
A 2-point turn is when you use a driveway
to reverse your direction
The best remedy for driving fatigue is
rest
The vision that enables you to detect movement to the side is
peripheral vision
Gives 3-dimensional perspective to objects
Depth perception
Estimating distance between yourself and an object
distance judgement
Ability to see clearly
visual activity
What you see looking straight ahead and at an angle to the left and right
field of vision
Vision clearest in a narrow cone-shaped area directly in front of you
Area of central vision
The alcoholic content of a glass of wine, a mug of beer, or an ounce of whisky is
about the same
The way to sober up a person who has had too much to drink is to
give the alcohol time to wear off
A regulatory sign that has a red circle with a red slash means
no
If you come to a stop sign and there is no white stop line,
stop even with the stop sign or just in front of it
To determine whether or not to suspend a driver's license, most states use
a point system
A certificate of title proves
who owns a car
When turning left at an intersection
yield to all oncoming vehicles until you have the time and space to turn
The air conditioner is used to
lower humidity
The function of an odometer is to
keep track of the number of miles the vehicle has been driven
You set your car's automatic choke by
pressing the accelerator once to the floor and then releasing it
Locking your wheels in an emergency braking situation
decreases braking effectiveness, can make you go into a skid, increases your stopping distance
The friction point is
the point where, as you let up on the clutch pedal, the trnamission and engine engage
The first thing to do before changing lanes is
signal your speed
You should signal for a turn at least
150 feet before the turn
A driver turning right
must yield right of way to cross traffic
When parallel parking you
need a space as least 5 feet longer than your car
When an oncoming vehicle's headlights are too bright, you should
look at the right edge of the traffic lane beyone the oncoming car
In a snowfall, you should drive in the tacks of the vehicle ahead of you so you
can get better traction
Of all the collisions between cars and pedestrians, most
occur in urban areas
At dusk, there is more danger of hitting a deer because
deer move around to feed at dusk
After passing a truck, you should not pull in closely in front of it because
you will block the truck driver's vision of the road
A banked curve is one that
is higher on the outside of the curve than the inside
The first thing to do in the event of brake failure is to
pump the brake pedal rapidly
If your engine stalls
your power brakes and power steering won't work very well
If your engine is flooded, you will probably
smell gasoline
An advantage to selecting a car with an automatic transmission is
it is easier to drive
Uninsured motorist insurance protects you if
you are hit by an uninsured driver or you are a victim of a hit-and-run driver
The wheels that receive the power from the engine are called
the rear wheels
The function of the differential is to
allow each of the rear wheels to turn at a different speed when turning a corner
Using a gasoline that has a high octance rating
will not increase engine power
when you pack your car for a long trip, the heaviest items should be
in the bottom of the trunck
Ideally, the in-vehicle test should be taken in
the same vehicle you have practiced in
For the test, your state may require you to present
Your dirver's permit, the vehicle's registration, the vehicle's insurance identification card
To make sure no one is about to enter your driving path, you should always look to the sides at
crosswalks
While driving look at least _______ down the road
20 to 30 seconds
Assumptions are
events you think might happen
A choice
is the selection between two or more possible options
Before you can successfully respond to a driving event, you must have adequate
visibility
The total time needed for a person to determine his or her options and choose on is known as
human-perception time