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Describe the 3 x 5 brake test
Pump brake 3 times and hold it for 5 seconds (CT1-DD-16)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (CT1-DD-24)
Every _____seconds someone in America is injured in an automobile accident. Every ______minutes someone is killed in a crash.
14 seconds, 12 minutes (CT1-DD-24)
Lap and shoulder belts when properly used reduce the risk of fatal injury by ____percent
Distance you should search ahead of your vehicle to be able to identify hazards with enough time to react before reaching them.
12 to 15 second Lead Time (CT1-DD-27)
Refers to scanning the area in front of your vehicle from sidewalk to sidewalk
45 Degree Eye Scan (CT1-DD-28)
What is the approximate distance that the Lead Time Scan equals in city driving and in highway driving?
City = 1 - 1 1/2 blocks Highway = 1/4 to 1/2 a mile (CT1-DD-28)
Action you should take whenever you're going to change lanes, pull out in traffic or check the side perimeters of your driving environment.
90 degree head check (CT1-DD-30)
Recommended eye scan pattern for driving
_____for the vehicle plus _____ for the driver equals _____ to make decisions and react.
Space, Visibility, Time (CT1-DD-32)
What is the rule to determine proper following distance under normal driving conditions?
3 to 4 second rule (CT1-DD-33)
3 types of brake systems
Drum, Disc, ABS (CT1-DD-41)
There should never be less than ____to ____ feet between your vehicle and the one in front of you.
10 to 12 (CT1-DD-48)
As little as _____ inch(s) of standing water on a roadway can lead to hydroplaning
1/4 inch (CT1-DD-55)
Of the 3 listed skid types, which is the most unforgiving and hardest to control?
Rear Wheel (CT1-DD-61)
Name the 3 factors that can contribute to a skid
Spin-Out, Hydroplaning, Driver over correction (CT1-DD-62)
During a shoulder drift, what 3 main factors should determine your action and recovery?
Amount of drop-off, shoulder conditions, tire size/type (CT1-DD-64)
Three basic types or ways of backing up your vehicle
Driver Side, Straight, Blind Side (CT1-DD-74)
Most dangerous and least desirable way to park
Name two events that require Driver Re-certification
1. 3 years since last certification 2. After a vehicle accident (DD 1-2)
New employees must be certified in defensive driving within ____ days from date of hire
90 (DD 1-2)
Minimum score to pass written exam for Defensive Driving
92% (DD 1-2)
In addition to the written exam, what must be passed to become Defensive Driving certified?
Field Demonstration or Commentary Drive (DD 1-2)
What are your 2 overall responsibilities when driving a company vehicle?
Your own life and the lives of others in the vicinity; Comcast's equipment and reputation (DD 2-5)
Classified as an agitated state of aggressive driving
Road Rage (DD 2-15 LG)
Following too closely, lane blocking, speeding, ignoring traffic signals and maneuvering around traffic without use of signals are signs of what?
Aggressive Driving (DD 2-16 LG)
What 6 fluids should you check during your daily vehicle inspection?
Engine oil, engine coolant, transmission fluid, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and windshield washer fluid (DD 3-3)
3 points of tire inspection
Inflation, tread depth, lugs/studs (DD 3-5)
Driving Aids are part of a vehicle inspection. What are they?
Horn, Lights and Reflectors, Mirrors and Windows, Windshield Wiper blades (DD 3-9/10)
The most frequent reason for not wearing a seat belt given by non belt users
Discomfort (DD 4-2)
Seat belts are estimated to save ______ lives in America in each year.
9,500 (DD 4-3)
Use of a seat belt in a car reduces the risk of a moderate to critical injury by ____ percent.
50% (DD 4-3)
Two basic stopping positions at an intersection.
Normal and staggered (DD 5-25)
A green traffic signal that has been in its current state for a period of time is known as what?
Stale (DD 5-23)
Two different types of intersections
Controlled and uncontrolled (DD 5-22)
Hovering your foot over the brake pedal is known as?
Covering (DD 5-20)
Motion suggested for use with drum brakes to prevent lock up
Pump or jab (DD 5-18)
Disc brakes require a ______ or ______ motion to avoid lock-up
Modulated or squeezing (DD 5-18)
Use the ___ second delayed start when you begin to move at an intersection.
3 (DD 5-27)
A thin glaze of frozen water on pavement that only looks wet or perhaps even dry is known as?
Black Ice (DD 5-31)
Avoid braking in a ______ or on a ______ if possible.
Turn; curve (DD 5-32)
During a rainstorm, the first _____ minutes can be the most slippery.
30 (DD 5-32)
Most vehicles can float in ____ feet of water or less.
2 (DD 5-34)
Only ___ inches of water traveling at a high rate of speed can push a vehicle off the road.
6 (DD 5-34)
To dry wet brakes, put your vehicle in a _____ gear, drive slowly and lightly. Test them about every ____ feet, continuing until braking action returns to normal.
Lower; 200 feet (DD 5-34)
The resisting force between two surfaces sliding against each other.
Friction (DD 5-76 LG)
The ability of two surfaces to grip each other.
Traction (DD 5-76 LG)
4 factors that determine vehicle traction.
Tire condition, vehicle weight, vehicle speed, road condition (DD 5-77 LG)
For a rolling vehicle on a dry, flat road, traction falls to ____%
60 (DD 5-78 LG)
Name the 3 skid types
Front wheel, rear wheel, all wheel (DD 5-39)
Turning into a skid is known as what?
Counter Steering (DD 5-41)
The average reaction time of an individual recovering from shoulder drift is approximately how long?
3/4 of a second (DD 5-43)
How long, approximately, does it take the power steering system to change the directional flow of the hydraulic steering fluid?
1/2 second (DD 5-43)
Accident types are grouped into what 3 main recognized categories?
Motor Vehicle Collision, General Liability, Employee Injury (DD 6-1)
Unplanned event that has the potential to produce personal injury and/or property damage
Incident (DD 6-1)
In addition to their division safety director, who do managers/supervisors call to report collision/incidents?
UNICALL (800-864-2255)(DD 6-2)
All Incident Investigation Reports shall be maintained until ____ years after the date of the incident
Seven (DD 6-3)
If forced to abandon your vehicle due to smoke issuing from the hood, what is the minimum distance you should move from the vehicle?
100 feet (DD 6-15 LG)
If animals appear along the roadside, how should the horn be sounded?
In short bursts (DD 6-13 LG)
National Safety Council (DD 8-3)
Drivers must make about _____ decisions for every mile traveled.
115 (DD 8-Appendix Page 7)
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