Driver's Ed. Chapter 3
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Antilock braking system (ABS)
Computer controlled braking system that keeps the wheels from locking if the driver brakes hard.
The point at which the brakes begin to work and slow the vehicle.
Mechanism in a manual transmission vehicle that enables a driver to shift gears.
Device that lets you maintain your desired speed without keeping your foot on the accelerator.
A handheld remote device for locking and unlocking the vehicles doors.
Mirror's blind spot
Area that rearview mirror's cannot show
Device on the instrument panel indicating the total number of miles the vehicle has been driven.
A manual transmission in which the clutch is replaced with electronics that allow the driver to shift gears using the shift lever.
This is a device that shows the gear positions of an automatic transmsion.
Device used to select a gear.
Device that indicates the engine revolutions per minute. (RPM)
Stationary object that appears in the distance in the center of the path you intend to occupy.
Mechanism in a vehicle that delivers power from the engine to the drive wheels.
This occurs when the brakes are applied with such force that the wheels stop turning and the tires begin to slide.
Signal lights, brake lights, headlights, and the horn are examples of?
The warning lights
Always check the four major engine operational gauges before driving or
Allow you to remain behind the steering wheel to maintain control of the vehicle
Safety belts not only protect you and passengers during a crash they also
Start and stop the motion of the vehicle and to change its direction
The Excelerator, brake pedal, steering wheel, and shift selector allow you to
Increase your safety as you approach a parked vehicle
Having your key in hand and being alert to the area surrounding your car well
Look for objects that you may back into
Be alert for small children playing near your vehicle and
How well you will be able to control the vehicle
Proper seating position can impart determine
Where your eyes are looking
Learning to use targets for steering the vehicle will help you develop correct use of vision the vehicle will go?
They have blind spot areas
You can never rely completely on your rearview mirror when changing lanes because?
Have the key in your hand
While approaching your parked car, the first step before getting in, should be?
Release some breaking pressure 1 to 2 seconds before the car stops
To make a smooth braking action, you should?
You have the opportunity to repeat your actions often
A parking lot is a good place to practice the first in vehicle lesson because?
9 and 3,
or 8 and 4 positions
To avoid injury from an airbag in your vehicle steering wheel during a collision, keep your hands between the?
Unbelted passengers from crashing into you
Wearing a safety belt will not prevent?
With too much speed, the car will go straight even though the tires are turned. It is harder to Control the car.
How does too much speed affect steering?
What makes you feel when ABS brakes are activated?
They may not turn off by themselves with such a small turn. By manually turning them off - you know they are off.
Why is a good practice to manually cancel the signal light after making a lane change
It is good to be aware. Look for oil or water from your car, kids you might hit, intruders.
Why is it's good practice to look under, around, and inside the vehicle before you open the door?
You can open your car from a distance and press the panic button if necessary
Explain how keeping the key fob in your hand while approaching you're parked vehicle keeps you safe.
Apply constant smooth pressure then lift your foot up 1 to 2 seconds. Score the car comes to a complete stop
What techniques do you use to come to a smooth stop?
Looking at targets in a distance helps you drive with accuracy
How does the use of targets help you to steer the vehicle?
To keep the car from moving before you are ready
Why is it important to keep your right foot on the brake pedal while starting the engine?
Better fuel economy, less expensive , less maintenance, only one hand is on wheel so less control.
What are some advantages and disadvantages of operating a vehicle with a manual transmission?
Easier to drive. More expensive, more control with two hands on wheel, worse fuel economy
What are some advantages and disadvantages of operating a vehicle with an automatic transmission?
Steering used for small steering adjustments like a left turn or slight curve.
What is hand to hand steering?
You need to be able to see out and have no blind spots, you need to have seat ant steering wheel and mirrors adjusted to your height so you can better control the vehicle
How does being too close or too far or too low from the steering wheel affect your control of the vehicle?
Steering method used to make large steering adjustments like tight right turns, or quick steering actions to avoid a skid. Will give you maximum movement in the shortest time
What is hand over hand steering
Have your key in your hand. Check for traffic to be certain that it is safe for you to open the door. Open the door as little as necessary and close it as soon as possible.
How should you approach and into a vehicle that is parked at a curb?
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