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what are the parts of the highway transportation system (HTS)/
people, vehicles, and roadways
The major parts of the HTS are the people who use the system, the vehicle used, and the
roadways used by people
pedestrians ,drivers and cyclists in the HTS are all called
roadway users
Critical judgment and continuous monitoring are examples of what kind of skills needed for the driving task
Mental
The primary responsibility of all drivers is
to obey all traffic laws
driving is a social task because
drivers must interact with each other
The greatest problem most beginning drivers face is their
inability to make decisions
What IPDE step do you use when you apply the brake to stop
execute
When you determine how to adjust speed or position, which IPDE step are you using
decide
what must a driver do first to process traffic info accurately
identify
What system is a method for managing the space around your vehicle?
Zone Control System
When driving in traffic, the defensive driver expects
Unexpected driving situations
Which aspect of driving is most affected by attitudes
driver behavior
If you demonstrate good attitudes towards driving, you can
gain the respect of others
Good drivers deal with drivers who cannot or will not preform in a safe and responsible manner by
ignoring them completely
2 examples of the HTS risks are
traffic tie-ups and collisions
Of all the possible causes of collisions what is by far is the most common?
driver error
A collision occurs at night between a vehicle with a dirty windshield and one driven by an upset driver. This example illustrates that
most collisions happen for a # of causes
the high collision rate of beginning drivers is due mostly to
lack of experience
The best term used to describe a vehicle hitting another object is
collision
What do more young people die from than any other single cause?
motor vehicle accidents
Developing good attitudes toward driving leads to becoming
a safe driver
Which of the following is not a special program connected with a state's driver's license?
excise tax
Learning to drive is a
continuous process
A driver education course
teaches you everything you will ever need to know about safe driving
Coping with emotions while driving includes
anticipating emotion-producing situations
Reduce taking high-risk chances while driving by
not letting emotions go uncontrolled
The ability to see things clearly is
visual acuity
Central vision is
the straight-ahead, cone-shaped area of your field of vision
Depth perception involves
judging the distance between you and other objects
Temporary glare blindness at night might occur when an oncoming vehicle's headlights turn towards you and
your pupils remain smaller after the bright lights pass
As your vehicle speed increases, your field of vision
is narrowed
Fatigue might
cause you to take more time to identify hazards
When people drink alcoholic beverages their
judgement is affected before their coordination
A person's inhibitions are
inner forces of personality that hold back impulsive behaviors
If a large amount of alcohol is consumed over a short period of time,
death can occur
The most accurate way to determine a person's level of intoxication is to
determine the person's blood alcohol concentration (BAC).
The breath-test machine most commonly used for determining BAC (blood alcohol concentration) is
an intoxilyzer machine
Nystagmus refers to
the involuntary jerking of the eyes as a person gazes to the side.
Glare recovery time
is the time your eyes regain clear vision after being affected by glare
if you encounter an angry driver, you
avoid eye contact
Distracted driving is caused by
a specific event that takes the driver's focus off the driving task
Which of the following is a visual distraction
a parade in a near by park
cell phones can produce what kind of distraction
all of the above
A vehicle sound system should
be kept down to a level at which the driver can hear vehicles nearby
Compared to older , more experienced drivers young drivers are
more likely to be distracted by a passengers
Which of these is an inside-the-vehicle distraction?
an unrestrained dog in the back seat
A pair of fuzzy dice dangling from the rearview mirror
all of the above
Which of the following is not an outside-the-vehicle distraction.
the driver's cell phone ringing
If you notice a bee in your car while driving you should
stay calm, loo for a safe spot to pull over, and deal with it after coming to a complete stop
Traffic backlogs caused by gawking are a major cause of
rear-end collisions
The most important element in the regulation of the HTS is the
driver who obeys the traffic law
Diving is a social tack because
drivers must interact with each other
Which capability is most important to safe driving
decision making
What must a driver do first to process traffic info accurately?
identify
When you accelerate to avoid a collision, which step in the IPDE process are you using
execute
If you demonstrate good attitudes toward driving, you can
gain respect of others
A collision occurs at night between a vehicle with a dirty windshield and one driven by an upset driver. This example illustrates that
most collisions have a number of causes
Which transportation method involves the most deaths?
cars and other motor vehicles
To manage the effects of vehicles on the environment
use fuel-efficient driving methods
A red circle and a diagonal slash means that
the action is not allowed
A sign with a yellow background is a
warning sign
Running children and bicyclists can be expected in a
school zone
A sigh with an orange background in a diamond or rectangular shape indicates a
construction zone
Your red traffic signal changes to green while a pedestrian is crossing in your lane you should
give the right of way to the pedestrian
If your vehicle is first in line when the light turns green, you should check
Traffic to the left, the right, and ahead.
A solid line and a broken line painted on the center of 2-lane highway means passing is
not allowed when the solid line is on your side
Two solid yellow center lines on a two-lane highway indication
no passing from either way
Curbs painted red, yellow, or white are general designated as
no-parking zones
If you park in a parking space that has the handicapped parking symbol, you must
have the proper permit
The temperature light or gauge indicates the temperature of the
engine oil
When starting a vehicle with an automatic transmission, the selector lever should be in
Park (P) or Neutral (n)
Before Shifting from park to drive, you should
press down on the brake pedal
The purpose of traffic sighs are
to regulate, to warn, to guide
Why should you check the condition of the tires as you make an outside check of the vehicle
You can check if tires look properly inflated
Hold the steering wheel with
your hands on the bottom half of the wheel wheel
To indicate a right turn, more the turn signal lever
up so the lever remains on
To make a smooth braking action, you should
release some braking pressure 1-2 seconds before the car stops
As you back your vehicle straight, your right arm should be over the back of the seat so you can
see through the rear view window
The correct hand signal for a left turn is
left arm and hand extended straight out
To make a blind-spot check for a lane change to the right, you should
glance quickly over to your right shoulder
In straightening the vehicle after a right turn, always be ready to
accelerate
Which lane should you be in to begin a left turn from a two-way street
The lane closet to the center line
The safest turnabout maneuver is
backing into a driveway or an ally on the right
three-point turnabout
should seldom be used
A standard reference point might be
hood ornament
Angled paring is used to park
diagonally a curb
When do you turn your wheels sharply left before backing slowly in a parallel parking maneuver
When your front bumper is even with the front vehicle's back bumper
When backing, you should
use mirrors to supplement looking out the rear window