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In the year 2000, _____ % of the teens killed in motor vehicle related crashes were not wearing a safety belt.
When driving an airbag equipped vehicle, _____.
you should sit at least 10 inches from the steering wheel
, the steering wheel should be tilted toward the chest, and your hands should be on the lower half of the steering wheel
An airbag ___.
automatically inflates in frontal crashes, distributes the force of impact more evenly across the body, and inflates if the collision impact speed is at least 9 mph
Virginia law requires
all front seat occupants to wear a safety belt, all persons less than 16 to wear a safety belt
is caused by a buildup of water between the tires and road surface, results in loss of steering, results in loss of braking
If a driver is blinded by the lights of an oncoming vehicle, he/she should _____.
reduce speed, look to the right, glance briefly ahead
Overdriving your headlights means _____.
you cannot stop in the distance illuminated by your headlights
Removing the radiator cap is advisable as it will help release steam and cool an overheated engine quicker.
Bridges and overpasses can be even more hazardous during cold weather because _____.
these surfaces freeze before other road surfaces
A danger of driving through deep water is _____.
the roadbed may be washed away, your vehicle may stall
To dry wet brakes, you should _____.
brake gently using your left foot while accelerating with your right foot
Dust or sand storms _____.
can reduce visibility to 1/2 mile or less, strike with little warning, often damage oil and air filters
Hydroplaning occurs when _____.
a film of water builds up between the road surface and the vehicles tires
Message signs _____.
are used to warn drivers of dangers ahead, may provide drivers with inclement weather information
Breakaway posts _____.
replace liquid or sand filled drums, make impact with signs less forceful, eliminate hazard of guardrail ends
Electronic Stability Program _____.
activates when vehicle is not going in the direction it is being steered
In skid control, it is critical that the driver _____.
look where he/she wants the vehicle to go, and steer in the intended path of travel
Which of the following will affect traction?
surface materials, surface conditions, and weather conditions
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