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Driver Ed Module 9 and 10
Terms in this set (25)
at nighttime with less visibility, what adjustment should drivers make with respect to other cars on the road?
increase your following distance
what is often produced by other vehicles and the sun on a windshield that can make it difficult to see the road ahead?
drivers should not drive too quickly at night if their potential stopping distance is longer than their line of sight. What car feature will help drivers see further up the road at night and allow them to drive at higher speeds safely?
high beam headlights
what is the first adjustment a driver must make when there is poor visibility or low traction on the road?
name two weather conditions and one driving situation in which you should not have your high-beam headlights on
when it's snowing or raining and when there's a glare that's limiting your visibility
while using windshield wipers to clear precipitation from your car, what does Virginia law also require you to do?
turn on your low beam headlights, slow down and increase following distance
if your car battery's charge is weak, in what conditions is it more likely to fail to start your car?
in cold weather
in addition to losing control of your vehicle, what risks are involved in driving through a substantial amount of water?
wetness can reduce the effectiveness of your brakes, water can get into brake fluid lines and cause brake failure, engine damage and failure
what are two safety precautions a driver should take to ensure a steering wheel airbag does not injure him or her?
your seat should be 10 inches away from the steering wheel and the steering wheel should be aimed at your chest
in what way could a passenger be seated that could cause a side / curtain / door air bag to injure him or her in a side-
they could be sitting too close to the door
true or false: at night on an unlit road, it is safe to drive 45 mph with low-beams turned on.
true or false: sunglasses and sun visors are safe options to reduce blinding effects of car headlights.
true or false: car tire tread is less effective in dispersing large amounts of water on the road at or above 35 mph.
true or false: hydroplaning (car tires gliding on top of water) is first possible at a minimum speed of 55 mph.
true or false: car weight shift from sudden steering or speed change results in uneven road traction on a car's tires.
what are negative side-effects of having underinflated tires?
extra friction and car-slowing, extra wear-and-tear on the tire, reduced fuel economy (driver must use more gas to keep up speed), causes extra vehicle weight to be applied to the properly inflated tires, increased likelihood of a tire blowout and accident
in an off-road recovery situation (two wheels are off the paved road), why is it important to allow the vehicle to slow
and not to make large steering inputs before returning to your original lane position?
to avoid a slingshot maneuver into oncoming traffic
which light on an instrument panel would indicate your car's electrical system is failing if the light stays on?
alternator/ generator light or gauge
which warning light may turn on if your car is impacted by low coolant or oil levels in the engine?
temperature light or gauge and Oil pressure light or gauge
if a car accelerator won't return to idle and sends the engine racing and the car speeding uncontrollably, what is a
safe solution to eliminate this speeding risk?
shift to neutral, search for an escape path, steer smoothly and brake gently, pull off the roadway and park, turn off the vehicle and have the pedal repaired before driving again.
other than the risk of an explosion, why is trying to put out an engine fire with water a bad idea?
water will not put out an oil or fuel fire and instead it might spread it
why do larger, heavier vehicles need more of a time gap to make a turn into an oncoming traffic lane?
because they are harder to control than smaller vehicles and if they don't have enough space a crash could occur
what driving technique do bus and truck drivers use to avoid having their back wheels run off the road, hit a curb or
cross over the yellow lines in the center of the road?
allow more distance from the edge of the pavement, keep toward the center line and stay to the right so you do not cross the center line
if you pack all your belongings into a trailer, what is the best weight distribution inside the trailer as it is pulled
behind the lead vehicle?
pack slightly more weight (60%) and heaviest items in the front to improve trailer stability
if a trailer begins to jack-knife in the process of backing up, what is the best way for a driver to straighten the trailer?
back slowly and keep steering wheel movements to a minimum, if you get in trouble pull forward
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