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identify; use your eyes to scan/look for driving clues and info
during the ip stage you are required to practice for ___ hours to develop the physical and mental ___ necessary to become a safe driver. at least ___ of these hours need to be completed at night when dark.
50 hours; physical and mental skills; 10 hours night
in order to drive you need to have your valid driver's license, ___ document, and proof of ___ in the vehicle.
registration document; proof of insurance
The ___ law requires you to have ___ insurance and carry an ID card in your vehicle.
Financial Responsibility law; liability insurance
When turning, what does SMOG stand for?
Signal, Mirror, Over the shoulder/blind spot, Go
The first thing you should do upon entering a vehicle is to:
adjust the seat (brake pedal can be pressed all the way to the floor, see clearly out all windows, steering wheel is 10-14" from aimed chest, slight bend in arm for steering movement)
The area next to your vehicle that you cannot see when looking forward or at the three mirrors is called the:
blind spot (see this area by making a quick glance over shoulder out side window)
Children under the age of 13 must be seated in the:
Use the appropriate safety seats for children under the age of ___ and under ___ tall.
age of 12; 4'9" tall
You may start a vehicle with an automatic transmission in ____ or _______.
in park or neutral
You should scan all four corners for___ to determine which direction has the ___. Scan cars for ___ ahead of you, scan to left and right. Then look ___ just before entering the intersection.
signs; right of way; traffic; left and right
Use the IPDE Process.
Identify (use eyes to scan/look for driving clues/info)
Predict (guess possible conflict points)
Decide (choose action to avoid conflict)
Execute (physically act out your decision)
predict; guess where possible points of conflict could occur; predict worse case scenario
decide; choose action to avoid conflict
execute; physically act out decision (by braking, accelerating, steering, signaling, coasting)
Pedestrians and bicycles have the right-of-way at all ____ and intersections.
crosswalks and intersections
A green arrow means that you have a ___ turn in the direction of the arrow.
Speed limit signs tell you the ___ for the area beginning at the location of the sign under ___ conditions. You must reduce speed ___ a sign that lowers the speed limit. You may not begin to increase your speed until ___ a sign that indicates the speed limit.
maximum legal speed; ideal conditions; before reaching; after passing
The ___ law indicates that the legal speed is what is safe under the ___ existing conditions.
basic speed law; current
What is the fine for parking in a handicap space?
A white ___ shaped symbol on the road indicates a ___ lane. Lanes could be reserved for carpool (HOV), bicycles, buses.
diamond shaped; reserved lane;
An intersection that circulates around an island to flow traffic more smoothly and safely is a ___ or traffic circle. Enter to the ___ and signal to exit (light right turn).
When changing lanes, SMOG stands for:
Signal, Mirror, Over the shoulder, Glide
You must yield the right of way to pedestrians at ___ and ___
crosswalks and intersections
The three right of way rules are:
1. The vehicle to enter the intersection first, goes first.
2. If two or more vehicles arrive at the same time, yield to the vehicle on your right
3. A vehicle making a left turn yields to oncoming traffic.
what is the 1st right of way rule?
The vehicle to enter the intersection first, goes first.
what is the 2nd right of way rule?
If two or more vehicles arrive at the same time, yield to the vehicle on your right
what is the 3rd right of way rule?
A vehicle making a left turn yields to oncoming traffic.
You are not required to stop for a school bus displaying red lights and a stop sign if...
you are oncoming traffic on the road; 3+ marked lanes of traffic; separated by a median; separated by physical barrier
Do not park within ___ feet of a fire hydrant
You must park within ___ of the curb.
If you are parking uphill with a curb you should turn wheels ___ from curb.
If you are parking downhill with a curb you should turn wheels ___ from curb.
When there are no speed limit signs posted then follow the WA required speed limits: ___ school zones. ___ inside city limits; ___ outside city limits
20 school; 25 inside city; 50 outside city
The ___ law requires that you drive a ___ speed under current conditions.
basic speed law; safe speed
___ is the primary factor in 40% of all traffic fatalities in WA.
What is the name of the law that requires you to take a field sobriety test by any law enforcement officer?
Implied Consent Law
Distracted driving is also known as:
There are 3 types of distracted driving:
Visual (taking eyes off the road)
Manual (taking hands off wheel)
Cognitive (taking mind off driving)
The single biggest contributor to collisions is:
failing to see what is happening
By law you must use your headlights from a ___ after sunset to a ___ before sunrise.
half hour (30mins)
Use your ___ when visibility is reduced. Dim within 500' of an ___ car or within 300' of a car you are ___.
high beams; oncoming; following
To prevent a rear-end collision maintain a space cushion (following distance) in front of you ___ seconds at speeds under 30 mph and of ___ seconds at speeds over 30 mph.
3 secs; 4secs
There are situations where you should maintain a distance of ___ behind an emergency vehicle with. lights/sirens on.
When riding at night, a bicyclist should have a ___ visible from 500 feet.
The four steps to properly handle a country curve are:
brake while straight to advisory speed limit;
scan around curve to aim steering and identify hazards;
begin steering and then release brake;
accelerate about halfway through and out the curve
Pass only when it is ___ and ___
legal (dashed yellow line);
safe (pass vehicle 10mph faster than they are traveling, should take 10secs to pass)
Follow these simple rules for driving safely on the expressway:
stay ___ in your lane;
maintain a ___;
maintain a ___ following distance;
scan ___ secs ahead;
stay out of other's ___;
do not ___ unless necessary
stay centered in your lane;
maintain a consistent speed;
maintain a 4secs following distance;
scan 12-15secs ahead;
stay out of other's blind spots;
do not brake unless necessary
If you are traveling under the speed limit and have ___ or more vehicles behind you, then you are required to ___.
5; pull over and let them pass
Overpasses and ______ do not have warm earth underneath them so they will be _________ when the other road is not.
Roads will be most slippery as ______ first begins to fall on hot days as it mixes with the _____ and dirt in the asphalt and brings it to the road surface.
___ is when your tires lose contact with the road surface and ___. If this happens, ease of the ___ pedal and keep steering straight. do not turn until your tires are in contact with the road surface.
hydroplaning; gas; skid pedal
You are in a rear-wheel skid when you are steering straight, but the rear of your vehicle skids to the ____ or right. Steer __ the direction of the rear-wheel skid to regain control
left; steer in the direction
If your brakes stop working completely (total brake failure):
pump the brake pedal 3-4 times (to build hydraulic pressure to stop);
downshift to a lower gear to help slow the vehicle;
apply the parking brake gently and increasingly harder to stop
If you have overused your brakes and caused them to overheat, called ____, then you will need to pull over and and stop driving to let the brake pads cool off to harden up again.
A ____ is when the tire loses all of its air pressure at once.
If both headlights go out at the same time, turn the headlight switch off and on a couple of times. Use emergency flashers, turn signals, fog lights, or ____ to see enough to pull over and ____. Check fuse box.
high beams; stop
If your front tire leaves the edge of the road your car will pull to the ____ so:
1. keep two hands on the wheel and steer ____
2. avoid over____. ease off and gently
3. look for a smooth place to reenter traffic, signal, check traffic, and turn ____ to get back on pavement
4. counter____ immediately after reentering traffic and accelerate
right; steer straight; avoid over braking; turn sharply; counter steer
avoid over braking if your vehicle doesn't have ABS (anti-lock braking system) or the rear wheels can ___ and skid.
it is ____ to move a vehicle after a collision unless further injury to the occupants could occur.
Approx ____ % of all fatal collisions are alcohol related.
Alcohol goes from your stomach into your ____ and to all parts of your body. It reaches the brain in __ to __ minutes
blood; 20 to 40mins
Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is the percentage of alcohol in your
With one serving of alcohol in the bloodstream your BAC is .02-.03. If you are under 21, then this would qualify you for a ____ ticket
DUI (driving under influence)
The minimum suspension for a DUI is _____ days
When the BAC registers over 0.08 or over you are susceptible to a ticket for ____
DWI (driving while intoxicated)
The ____ law allows any police officer to conduct field sobriety test. Failure to comply will result in your license being suspended for ___
Implied consent law; 1 year
It takes approx ____ to get rid of each drink consumed.
Marijuana will impair your driving skills for up to ___ hours.
Marijuana will impact your reaction time, motor coordination, ability to ____ but will NOT impact your
stay awake; hearing
Energy drinks will cause you to be dizzy, lose _______, nervous, and can affect your vision.
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