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Driver's Training WS 1-4 Important Questions
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In a multiple lane roundabout, you should change lanes before or after entering?
Head restraints, when properly adjusted, provide the most protection when a vehicle is struck from the:
Inertia is the primary reason that safety belts are important to a driver in a crash. True or False
Hand-over-hand steering involves pushing the steering wheel down with one hand while your other hand ______ over to pull the wheel farther down.
______ will warn other drivers that your vehicle is stopped and cannot be moved on or near the shoulder.
Four-way emergency flashers
Your vehicles outside mirrors should be adjusted in a way that the ______ are reduced.
When driving, it is best to have a space of at least ______ feet on both sides of your vehicle.
The purpose of a regulatory sign is to:
Control the movement of traffic
If you approach an intersection without stop signs or signals, you should slow down and yield to pedestrians and other traffic that arrives at the intersection before you. True or False
The speed limit for a mobile home park, or on some roads adjacent to parks, is:
When you are first in line and the light turns green, you should check the areas to the ______, ______, and ______ of your vehicle before moving ahead.
Left, right, and front
A pennant-shaped sign means ______.
no passing zone
When all or part of a highway traffic lane is closed for construction, maintenance, or surveying, the speed limit is ______, unless otherwise posted.
A solid yellow line next to a broken yellow line means that vehicles next to the broken line ______.
may pass if it is clear
This sign means:
Look, listen, and prepare to stop at the railroad crossing ahead.
A flashing yellow turn arrow tells you oncoming through traffic has a:
Detecting potentially threatening objects or conditions in traffic mostly depends on:
An organized, aggressive, visual search.
The area you can see around you is called:
field of vision
When driving in city traffic, you should check traffic signals at least:
1 block ahead
To steer straight forward, look far ahead toward the center of your intended path. True or False
When preparing to make a 3 point turnaround, you should:
Pull to the right and stop.
When following a vehicle that blocks your view of the road ahead, it is best to:
Follow at a greater distance than usual.
If you must leave the roadway at a high speed and no open space is available, you should:
Steer for something soft.
The best way to keep from getting involved in emergency driving situations is to:
Continually search for hazards.
The single biggest cause of crashes is:
Drivers running into things they can't see.
Under normal driving conditions, your following distance when traveling at 55 mph on the expressway should be a minimum of:
If a passing vehicle has to cut closely in front of you to avoid oncoming traffic, you should slow down and check _____ ahead.
the right shoulder
You are driving with a row of parked cars on your right and oncoming vehicles on your left. You should drive:
A middle course between them.
When passing a vehicle in a two-way, two-lane road, you should return to the right side of the road when you can see _____.
Both headlights of the passed car in your inside rearview mirror.
If you are continually being passed on the right and left while driving in the center lane at the speed limit, you should:
Move to the right lane.
When traffic is slow and heavy and you must cross railroad tracks before reaching the oncoming intersection, you should _____ and then proceed to cross.
Stop before the tracks and wait until there is room to completely clear the train tracks.
When looking for blind spots, which of these statements are true?
Look over your right shoulder when changing lanes to the right. Look over your left shoulder when changing lanes to the left.
When two vehicles at an uncontrolled intersection from different streets arrive at the same time, the driver on the _____ shall yield to the driver on the _____.
The rule used to estimate your total stopping distance under ideal conditions is the:
The best position to take when waiting to make a left turn at a traffic signal that does not have a turn light is to wait partially in the intersection with your wheels straight. True or False
To plan for a turn, you should be in the correct lane about a block before the turn. True or False
In a right turn, the rear wheels will track closer to the curb in relation to the front wheels. True or False
When driving on a one-way street past vehicles parked on the left, you should position your vehicle:
To the right portion of your lane.
Explain the proper procedure for passing a car on the left of a multi-lane highway.
i. Make sure it is legal.
ii. Make sure it is clear.
iii. Check your mirrors.
iv. Check your left blind spot.
v. Turn on your left turn signal.
vi. Change one lane to your left.
vii. Turn signal off.
viii. Pass the vehicle without exceeding the speed limit.
ix. Check your mirrors.
x. Check your right blind spot.
xi. Turn on your right turn signal.
xii. Change one lane to your right.
xiii. Turn signal off.
Managing space wisely and city traffic:
Allows you to see and be seen
When measuring a following distance under normal driving conditions, the 4-second following distance is:
Safe for dry conditions under 45 mph.
When preparing to make a right turn, besides signaling 3 to 4 seconds in advance, you should:
Tap your brake pedal to flash your brake lights.
While driving in an urban area, a pedestrian may appear unexpectedly when you approach a:
When making a right turn in an urban setting you should signal your intention to turn at least _____ ahead of the turn.
100 feet or 1/2 a block.
An advisory speed sign with a speed limit of 35 mph attached just before a curve means:
35 mph is the fastest recommended speed under ideal conditions.
On an expressway, the "Move Over Law" requires drivers to:
Slow down and proceed with caution if unable to lane change away from incident/parked emergency vehicle.
When it is very foggy, you should reduce your _____, turn on your _____, and then turn on your _____ headlights.
Speed, windshield were, and low-beam
When driving at night, it is good to keep your speed slow enough that you can stop:
Within the range of your headlights.
You must use your headlights when there is not enough light to see pedestrians and vehicles clearly at a distance of:
If the oncoming driver at night fails to use low-beam headlights, you can attempt to reduce glare by:
Frequently looking to the right edge of the road.
Have the right to use a full traffic lane
You must yield to a pedestrian using a white cane or guide dog at all times. True or False
If you see a pedestrian with a white cane or a guide dog waiting to cross at a corner, you should pull up to the crosswalk and stop so the person can hear your _____.
If you choose to leave the road to avoid a hazard or emergency, you should keep in mind that:
You may be unable to re-enter the road because of shoulder conditions.
When you are approaching a school bus stopped off the roadway with it hazard warning lights flashing, you should pass the bus with caution. True or False
When you are behind a school bus that has stopped outside the city limits with its red flashers on, you must stop how far from the bus?
Motorcycles should be followed:
Always search for motorcycles before:
Changing lanes, passing on an expressway, and entering an intersection.
If a motorcyclist applies the front brake too hard, the motorcycle's front brake can lock up and cause loss of control. True or False
A motorcycle's smaller size makes it difficult for vehicle drivers to judge a motorcycle's:
speed and distance
When a motorcycle is passing your vehicle, you should maintain your _____ and _____.
speed and lane position
You should stay out of the open space to the right of a tractor-trailer truck because trucks make _____.
wide right turns
You should allow more space in front of your vehicle when following large trucks because:
You need extra room to see around the truck.
When driving behind a large, slow-moving vehicle on a rural road, you should leave enough space so it doesn't block your view of potential dangers. True or False
Large trucks turning right onto a street with two lanes in each direction always have to use part of the left lane to complete a turn. True or False
You are coming to an intersection (vehicle A). You see a tractor-trailer (vehicle B) coming to the intersection from the left and starting to turn right. What should you expect from the tractor-trailer?
It will turn wide and use part of your lane to complete its turn.
If you enter an expressway ramp that you do not want, you should continue on the expressway and use the next exit. True or False
When driving in the far right lane of an expressway, you should expect merging vehicles at entrance ramps. True or False
Other drivers are not making room for you to merge onto an expressway with heavy traffic. If necessary, you may stop if absolutely necessary, and wait for a large gap in traffic before merging with the expressway traffic. True or False
You should increase your following distance if the vehicle in front of you is:
When approaching loose gravel on the road, you should _____ speed before the gravel.
You are driving in steady rain. A good indication that _____ can occur is when the vehicle in front of you creates water splashes.
The best way to prevent skidding on a slippery road surface is to:
Steer and brake smoothly and gradually.
To slow or stop gradually on ice, use _____ on the brakes.
Light and steady pressure
The loss of traction most difficult to identify quickly is:
What is black ice?
A thin sheet of invisible ice
When you have a tire blowout, you should first:
Grip the steering wheel firmly
The best way to control consequences if you cannot avoid a collision is to control braking and steer so you will collide:
At an angle with the object.
_____ is a term that describes the area of the vehicle that is engineered to absorb energy in a crash.
the crumple zone
If an emergency vehicle is approaching in heavy traffic, if possible you should move to the right edge of the road and stop. True or False
Construction vehicles around construction zones are usually:
Large and slow-moving
Most cold medications can make a person _____ while driving.
After how many drinks can a person's driving be affected?
Implied consent laws are designed to penalize drivers for refusal to:
Take a breath or blood alcohol concentration test.
If the driver ahead of you was distracted, you should:
Maintain a safe following distance.
Alcohol begins to affect a person's abilities almost the moment it enters the body. True or False
Strong emotions can cause you to fix your attention on one event. True or False
In a front-wheel skid, your vehicle:
Moves straight forward in spite of steering input
If you double the speed of your vehicle, you _____ the energy in a crash.
Your most important decisions will involve how to manage available time and space and _____ risk.
If you must stop suddenly and your vehicle is not equipped with ABS, you should:
Pivot your foot from the accelerator to the brake pedal and press firmly, stopping just short of locking wheels.
In a rear-wheel skid your:
Vehicle moves sideways without any additional steering input
If a driver is about to be struck from the rear by another vehicle, you should:
Be ready to apply the brakes so as not to be pushed into another vehicle.
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