driver’s ed exam

1) A safe driver is responsible for

A) himself or herself only
B) Passengers and self only
C) other roadway users only
D) Passengers, other roadway users, and self

D) Passengers, other roadway users, and self

The primary purpose of the HTS is to

A) provide escape routes from natural disasters
B) provide employment for federal and state workers
C) Ease demands on other transportation systems
D) move people and cargo safely and efficiently

D) move people and cargo safely and efficiently

The most important element in the regulations of the HTS is the

A) police officer
B) traffic engineer
C) state legislature
D) driver who obeys traffic laws

D) driver who obeys traffic laws

The federal government has established safety guidelines with the

A) National Highway Transportation Act
B) National Highway Safety Act
C) Graduated Driver Licensing Program
D) Zone Control System

B) National Highway Safety Act

All skilled actions a driver must take to drive a vehicle safely are called

A) the driving task
B) driving actions
C)Judging time-space relationships
D) interpreting traffic senses

A) the driving task

Who decides whether drivers charged with violating traffic laws are guilty or innocent?

– courts
-state police
-state departments of motor vehicles
-federal government

– courts

When a drivers foresees where points of conflict can develop in a driving situation, which step of the IPDE Process is used

-predict
-execute
-decide
-identify

-predict

Which capability is most important to safe driving?

-operating the vehicle’s controls
– good hearing
-decision- making
-sense of feel

-decision- making

Which IPDE step do you use when you look ahead and locate a hazard?

-decide
-identify
-predict
-execute

-identify

The Four Steps to the IPDE process?
Identify, Predict, Decide, Execute

When you judge where a possible conflict might occur, what step of the IPDE process are you using?
predict

When you accelerate to avoid a collision which step in the IPDE process are you using?
Execute

Which of the following driver reactions is NOT that of a defensive driver?

– adjusts to changing weather and roadway conditions
– anticipates actions of other roadways users
-pays little attention to other roadway users
-tries to avoid conflict

-pays little attention to other roadway users

Protecting yourself and others while driving means you are practicing

-obeying natural laws
-preventing maintenance
-defensive driving
-offensive driving

-defensive driving

Driving in a low-risk way will help you to

-maneuver easily
-get attention
-gain others respect
-compete

-gain others respect

Developing good attitudes toward driving leads to becoming

– a competitive driver
– an attention getter
– an offensive driver
– a safe driver

– a safe driver

Traffic tie-ups and collisions are examples of

-vehicle codes
-driving-related expenses
-defensive driving
– breakdowns of the HTS

– breakdowns of the HTS

The leading cause of death among young people is

-motor vehicle collisions
– cancer
-AIDS
– homocide

-motor vehicle collisions

What is the most common cause of most collisions

-driver error
-bad roadways
-defective vehicles
– heavy traffic

-driver error

Which transportation method involves the most deaths?

-cars and other motor vehicles
-boats
-airplanes
-trains

-cars and other motor vehicles

What is true of most collisions

– They just happen
-They are cause by bad luck
-They usually result from several causes
– They usually have one major cause

-They usually result from several causes

Most states have laws requiring drivers to be financially responsible so drivers can pay for

-fuel to get them to their destinations safely
-vehicle repairs caused by their own negligence
-vehicle loans needed to replace their damaged vehicles
– property damage and injuries they cause to other people

– property damage and injuries they cause to other people

conserving fuel is important because burning fuel

-affects the environment
-damages the engine
-is dangerous in large amounts
-is necessary for long trips

-affects the environment

A driver who refuses to take an alcohol test might lose his/her license under which program?

– highway protection act
– financial responsibility
-implied consent
-provisional license

-implied consent

You can get a good start toward becoming a skillful driver by

– having financial independence
-taking a driver-education course
– taking a responsibility for the environment
– obtaining insurance

-taking a driver-education course

Whenever you approach a yeild sign at an intersection, you should

-allow vehicles on the left to proceed
– make a full stop, then proceed
-slow down and proceed
-slow or stop and give the right of way to traffic

-slow or stop and give the right of way to traffic

What must you do at a four-way STOP sign

-stop and wait for your turn to move
-slow down if other traffic is nearby
-stop, unless you are turning
– Yield to all drivers approaching from the left

-stop and wait for your turn to move

Posted minimum speed limits are

-not legal and need to be observed
-the slowest to drive under normal conditions
– speed limits lowered for driving at night
-15 mph lower than the posted limit

-the slowest to drive under normal conditions

A sign with a yellow background is a

-stop sign
-warning sign
-regulatory sign
-recreation area sign

-warning sign

A school zone sign is

-yellow/green with 5 sides
-red with 8 sides
-yellow with 6 sides
-red with three sides

-yellow/green with 5 sides

Running children and bicyclists can be expected in a

– school zone
-tow-away zone
-no-paring zone
-bus-loading zone

– school zone

A construction zone is indicated by

– blue sign
-green sign
– orange sign
– yellow sign

– orange sign

What does a round traffic sign mean?

-pedestrian crossing
-stop
– railroad crossing
– yield to other traffic

– railroad crossing

Guide signs

-provide information
– do not give general information
– warn of dangers ahead
-have white letters on a red background

-provide information

International roadway signs only use

-color,not pictures
-words, not pictures
-words, not symbols
-symbols, not words

-symbols, not words

If your vehicle is first in line when the light turns green, you should check

-traffic to the left,right, ahead of you
-outside mirrors
-rear-view mirrors
-sppedometer

-traffic to the left,right, ahead of you

Before you make a right turn on red make sure

-you turn when the light facing you turns yellow
– all the left turning vehicles have proceeded
– you turn when the red light flashes
-no pedestrians are in the cross walks

-no pedestrians are in the cross walks

You see a green arrow pointing to the right. You want to turn right. You should…

– turn right when all other traffic behind you begins to move forward
– stop and then turn right
– turn right after yielding to other traffic and pedestrians
-slow down and wait for a green light

– turn right after yielding to other traffic and pedestrians

Pedestrians should only cross at an intersection when

-they face a walk signal or symbol
– they are on a one way street
they see the don’t walk signal or symbol flash
– they see no vehicle on the roadway

-they face a walk signal or symbol

When the center roadway marking of a two way road way is a single broken yellow line it means tat

-a sharp curve or an intersection is within 500 feet
-passing is legal with left turns
– passing is permitted if it can be done safely
– passing in either lane is prohibited

– passing is permitted if it can be done safely

Two solid yellow center lines on a two-lane highway indicate
-no passing from either way

A solid white line between two lanes of traffic means that you are

-in a speed zone
– on a two way street
-generally not to cross the line
-in a passing zone

-generally not to cross the line

The purpose of a rumble strip is to

– wake up drivers who have fallen asleep
-alert you through the noise your tires make when driving over them
-warn you that you are driving too close to the roadway edges
-both b and c are correct

-both b and c are correct

What roadway markings are used to guide your driving path

-overhead lights
-reflectors
-curve signs
-rumble strip

-reflectors

N0- parking zones often are near
fire hydrants,curves,interections

If you park in a space that has a handicapped parking symbol you must
have the proper permit

The alternator warning light indicates

-the alternator is working ok
-the alternator is checking itself out
-the alternator is too hot
-trouble in the electrical system

-trouble in the electrical system

The safety belt light is

-on when safety belts are fastened
-on when the engine is running
-off when safety belts are not fastened
-a reminder to fasten safety belts

-a reminder to fasten safety belts

If the air bags are nit in proper operating condition

-a bell will sound
– the warning light will stay on
-the vehicle will come to an immediate stop
-push the reset button to correct the problem

– the warning light will stay on

When you turn the ignition switch to ‘accessory’

– the key can be removed
– no electrical equipment will operate
– the engine will start
– the radio and electrical equipment will operate

– the radio and electrical equipment will operate

Depressing the brake pedal slows the vehicle and also

– activates the parking brake
– lets you shift the gears
– turns on the brake-system warning light
– turns in the brake lights in the back of the vehicle

– turns in the brake lights in the back of the vehicle

The parking brake

-cannot operate if the car is moving
– is usually set by pushing a pedal
– must be released before starting the engine
– can be safely used to stop the car

-cannot operate if the car is moving

Which of the following controls increases speed when pressed?

– clutch pedal
-brake pedal
-cruise control
– accelerator pedal

– accelerator pedal

To indicate a right turn, move the turn-signal lever

-up so the lever remains on
– down so the lever remains on
-down with a light touch
-up with a light touch

-up so the lever remains on

The area to the rear of the vehicle not seen in mirrors is

-not necessary for driver vision
– seen by adjusting mirrors
-a blind spot
-directly behind the vehicle

-a blind spot

Why should you check the condition of the tires as you make an outside check of the car?

-you can check that tires are clean
-you can determine the condition of the brakes
-you can easily determine tire defects
– you can check if tires look properly inflated

– you can check if tires look properly inflated

When entering a vehicle from the street side

-check for traffic to the right
-approach from the front of the vehicle
– hold the door open to your protect yourself
-approach from the back of the vehicle

-approach from the front of the vehicle

The selector lever- position used for normal forward driving is

-neutral
– Low (L1 or L2)
-Park
– Drive

– Drive

Hold the steering wheel with

– one hand outside at the bottom and the bottom and the other inside at the top
– your hands on the bottom half of the wheel
-your palms pointing upwards
-your hands on the outside of the wheel

-your hands on the outside of the wheel

If you are unsure about whether the engine has started

-press the accelerator repeatedly
-continue turning the key
-press the accelerator once lightly
-turn the key off and repeat the starting procedure

-turn the key off and repeat the starting procedure

Attempting to start an engine that is already running may result in

-warning lights being illuminated
-electrical system damage
-expensive starter damage
-damage to the selector level

-expensive starter damage

What is the last thing you should do just before moving away from the right curb to enter traffic?

– press firmly on the foot brake
-check traffic over your right shoulder
– release the parking brake
-check traffic over your left shoulder and check mirrors again

-check traffic over your left shoulder and check mirrors again

In a vehicle with automatic transmission

-always come to a full stop before shifting to another gear
-shift to another gear whenever needed
– accelerate and then shift
-slow down then shift

-always come to a full stop before shifting to another gear

For a routine stop, which of the following would be the safest and most efficient use of your brakes

-make an easy stop over a long distance without braking
– make a firm, quick stop with rolling wheels
-flash your brake lights, then brake gradually
-gradually decrease your brake pressure as you near your stopping point

-flash your brake lights, then brake gradually

When stopping the car and expecting to continue again, shortly the selector lever should be in

– Drive
-Reverse
-Park
-Neutral

– Drive

When using stick shift gears, Neutral is

-never used when the engine is running
– the crossbar of the pattern
– used for parking
– on the top of the pattern

– the crossbar of the pattern

When your rest your foot on the clutch pedal while driving, you are

-tracking the clutch
-guiding the clutch
– riding the clutch
-wearing the clutch

– riding the clutch

Where you feel the engine take hold and the vehicle start to move is called the

-friction point
-engine discharge
-blind-spot area
-start point

-friction point

If leaving the car from the street side,

– walk around the rear of the car
– walk around the front of the car
– place keys where you can see them
-glance over your right shouler

– walk around the rear of the car

When stopping from higher gears in a stick shift car

-keep even accelerator pressure
– use brakes before depressing the clutch
– first depress to the clutch
-first shift to neutral

– use brakes before depressing the clutch

Shifting from a higher gear to a lower gear is known as

-riding the clutch
-double clutching
-speed shifting
-downshifting

-downshifting

Risk factors contributed by the roadway and the environment might include

-construction,sharp curve, snow, and ice
-a broken headlight, bald tires, and dirty windshield
– adjusting the radio and talking on a cell phone
– a wasp on your dashboard , drinking while driving, and worn wiper blades

-construction,sharp curve, snow, and ice

The driving task is primarily a

-physical task
– routine task
– thinking task
-social task

– thinking task

When you apply the IPDE process, you may decide to

-apply gentle persuasion to other drivers
-always slow down to avoid conflicts
-speed up your ability to process information
-change speed, change direction, or communicate with others

-change speed, change direction, or communicate with others

What is the Smith System?

-A method of organizing space zones around your vehicle
– a method of reading traffic situations
– an organized method to help drivers develop good seeing habits
– the same as IPDE process

– an organized method to help drivers develop good seeing habits

How many zones of space surrounding your vehicle are incorporated in the Zone Control System?

-5
-3
-4
-6

-6

A closed zone means

-you are restricted from parking
-you can drive without restriction
– a space not open to you because of a restriction in your line of sight or intended path of travel
– a target area

– a space not open to you because of a restriction in your line of sight or intended path of travel

How many searching ranges need to be evaluated in your path of travel

-four
-three
-one
-two

-three

The process of searching critical areas of the traffic environment in a regular sequence is called

-separating
-minimal visual exercise
– an orderly visual search pattern
-a random search pattern

– an orderly visual search pattern

You should practice your orderly visual search pattern

– in the backyard
– by selecting clues and events restricting your line of sight
-once a year
– as a passenger in a vehicle

– as a passenger in a vehicle

When you look far ahead as you drive, you are

-looking down at the area just in front of your vehicle
-learning about farsightedness
-aiming high in steering
– watching for users to your sides

-aiming high in steering

Scanning means to

– look far and wide in an unorganized fashion
– put your trip on the Internet
-stare at your path of travel
– glance quickly and continually

– glance quickly and continually

Searching for specific driving-related clues

-is less important as you gain more driving experience
– involves an unchanging process
– may cause you to be distracted
– is different in different environments

– is different in different environments

As you drive on a residential street, you spot the following clues: a parked vehicle with front wheels turned toward the street and a person sitting behind the wheel. You should

-decide to ignore the parked vehicle
-predict that the vehicle may enter your path.
– predict the parked vehicle will remain parked

-predict that the vehicle may enter your path.

When you identify that a roadway is narrowing from a multi-lane to a single lane, you should

-move into the through lane as soon as possible
– stop as close as possible to the warning sign
– identify what is causing the roadway to narrow
– control the actions of the other roadway users

-move into the through lane as soon as possible

When you use the predict step of the IPDE process, you

-ignore the actions of other HTS users
– interpret meaningless clues in the driving environment
– judge where possible points of conflict may occur
-forget about what might happen on the roadway ahead
– anticipate no change in your path

– judge where possible points of conflict may occur

Making driving judgement involves

– controlling the actions of other roadway users
– motivating others to be safe drivers
– taking responsibility for other drivers’ actions
-measuring, comparing, and evaluating a traffic situation

-measuring, comparing, and evaluating a traffic situation

How can you prepare yourself to deal with the worst possible actions of other HTS users?

-Assume others have predicted your actions
-Assume others will not make mistakes
-Assume others will adjust to your actions
-Assume others will make mistakes

-Assume others will make mistakes

You are going to change direction, therefore you must

-use all the space around you
-leave yourself an out
– brake as soon as possible
-turn on your flasher

-leave yourself an out

You compromise space when you

-can separate and minimize hazards
-give another driver your parking space
-give as much space as possible to the lesser hazard
– cannot separate or minimize hazards

– cannot separate or minimize hazards

To compromise space means to

-maximize hazards
-minimize hazards
-narrow the space between vehicles
-speed up

-minimize hazards

When you must handle several hazards at the same time, the best tactic is to

-compromise the hazards
-adjust speed to separate the hazards
– minimize, then separate the hazards
-minimize, then compromise the hazards

-adjust speed to separate the hazards

If you lock the brakes when braking suddenly, you

-avoid losing traction
-lose steering ability
-gain speed slightly
-gain steering ability

-lose steering ability

Communication with others to reduce risk in a possible conflict situation involves

-leaving yourself an out
– using the horn or turn signals continuously
-making sure others see you
-using a space cushion

-making sure others see you

When braking in an emergency stop,you should

-use the parking brake
-press the brake pedal as hard as you can
-avoid locking the brakes
-lightly tap the brakes to warn the driver who is following you

-avoid locking the brakes

Commentary driving is

-recording a memo while driving
-thinking out loud
– talking to your passengers
-yelling at the the vehicle next to you at a light

-thinking out loud

A vehicle is going uphill works

-with the force of gravity
-against the force of gravity
-against centrifugal force
-with centrifugal force

-against the force of gravity

The center of gravity of a vehicle is that point

-around which all weight is evenly balanced
– that is farthest from the ground
– near the front bumper
– about three feet under the roadway surface

-around which all weight is evenly balanced

When a vehicle’s speed triples, how much more distance does it need to stop?

-about double the distance
-about nine times the distance
– about six times the distance
-about three times the distance

-about nine times the distance

What are the most important parts of the control system?

-four tires
-brakes
-the steering wheel and column
-the clutch and accelerator

-four tires

One purpose of the tread pattern on a tire is to

-reduce tire wear
-reduce traction
-allow water to flow away from the tire
-look impressive

-allow water to flow away from the tire

If your tires wear out their center treads, they are

-inflated just right
– under-inflated
-over inflated
-over-sized

– under-inflated

When you slow for a turn,some traction is used to slow, and some is

-manufactured
-gained by the rear tires
-used to turn
-lost forever

-used to turn

Factors that affect traction include

-tires,shock absorbers, and steering system
-length and width of the road
– presence of other HTS users
-oil, oil filters, and coolant level

-tires,shock absorbers, and steering system

An important factor in maintaining traction is

-over inflated tires
– having a brand new vehicle
– a clean vehicle
– good shock absorbers

– good shock absorbers

High energy of motion may help to

-go around a tight curve successfully
-miss a tight curve
– bank a curve
– maintain good traction in a tight curve

-miss a tight curve

The higher the speed of your vehicle, the more

-you will lose traction
-it will tend to go straight
– it will tend to drift sideways
– you will feel the bumps in the pavement

-it will tend to go straight

The best place to adjust speed to steer through a curve is

-before entering the curve
– at the center of the curve
– about halfway through the curve
-just before you leave the curve

-before entering the curve

A small vehicle

-takes a long distance to stop
-is the safest vehicle of all
– uses more kinetic energy to stop than a large vehicle
-can accelerate and sop more quickly than a large vehicle

-can accelerate and sop more quickly than a large vehicle

Total stopping distance is the distance

-it takes or you to perceive a hazard
-it takes for you to brake
-it takes for you to react to a hazard
– your vehicle travels while you make a stop

– your vehicle travels while you make a stop

The distance your vehicle travels while you respond to a road hazard is called

-braking distance
-perception distance
-reaction distance
– stopping distance

-reaction distance

Braking distance

– increases as speed decreases
– decreases as speed increases
-doubles if speed doubles
– increases as speed increases

– decreases as speed increases

The 4- second rule is an estimate of

-the vehicle’s braking distance
-the time it takes you to react to a traffic event
-your stopping distance
-the following distance at 20 mph

-your stopping distance

When a moving object hits something, what is the most important factor in determining how hard it hits?

-gravity
-traction
-distance traveled
-speed

-speed

The second collision occurs when

-a vehicle strikes a parked vehicle
– the occupant hit the inside of the vehicle after a collision
– a vehicle loses control and spins out
– a vehicle is stuck by a vehicle following it

– the occupant hit the inside of the vehicle after a collision

An example of an active restraint is

-an automatic safety belt
-the padded interior of a vehicle
-an air bag
-a safety belt

-a safety belt

Modern seat belts

-are only installed when requested
-are passive restraint devices
-should fit somewhat loosely across the chest
-are three-point lap and shoulder safety belts

-are three-point lap and shoulder safety belts

Child restraint seats must be used

-in conjunction with an air bag
– only when riving more than two miles away
-in the front passenger seat
-in the back seat

-in the back seat

Side door beams provide protection

-in all collisions
– for child-restraint seats
– for your pets
-in collisions when hit at an angle

-in collisions when hit at an angle

All states require that young children up to a certain age be protected by a

-shoulder belt and a safety belt
-child safety seat
-parent’s arms
-regular safety belt

-child safety seat

A rear-end collision involved a 20-year-old vehicle. The driver and front-seat passenger both sustained serious neck injuries. Which modern energy-absorbing device protects against such injuries?

-head restraints
-front and rear crush areas
-reinforced windshield
-padded dash and recessed knobs

-head restraints

A beginning driver may tend to oversteer. This means the driver
turns the steering wheel to much

As you back your vehicle straight, your right arm should be over the back seat of the seat so you can

-see out of both side of windows
-see through the rear window
-eliminate blind spots
-learn to steer with one hand

-see through the rear window

What allows you to back a stickshift vehicle at a controlled speed?

-holding the clutch at friction point
-the foot brake
-the parking brake
-letting the clutch up immediately

-holding the clutch at friction point

The correct hand signal for a left turn is

-left arm waving toward the left
-left arm and hand pointing up
-left arm pointing downward
– left arm and hand extended straight out

– left arm and hand extended straight out

Oversteering during a lane change can cause your vehicle to

– turn too sharply into the adjoining lane
– stabilize during the lane change
– turn too soon into the adjoining lane
-turn too late into the adjoining lane

– turn too sharply into the adjoining lane

To make a blind-spot check for a lane change to the right, you should

-glance in the outside mirror
-glance quickly in the rearview mirror
-turn your head to look out the rear window
-glance quickly over your right shoulder

-glance quickly over your right shoulder

Hand over hand steering involves

-pulling the steering wheel down with one hand while your other hand crosses over to pull the wheel father down
-always keeping the left hand under the right hand
-letting the steering wheel slide through both hands
– pushing the steering wheel down with one hand and pushing up with the other

-pulling the steering wheel down with one hand while your other hand crosses over to pull the wheel father down

In straightening the vehicle after a turn,always be ready to

-use hand-over-hand to unwind the steering wheel
-countersteer
– let the steering wheel unwind itself
– use one hand on the steering wheel

-use hand-over-hand to unwind the steering wheel

To plan for a turn, you should

– be in the correct lane about a block before the turn
– concentrate only on moving traffic at the intersection ahead
-maintain speed until just before the turn
-signal only if other traffic is present

– be in the correct lane about a block before the turn

Which lane should you be in to begin a left turn from a two-way street?

-The right lane,if there are no parked vehicles
– the lane closest to the center line
– Any lane, if there is no other traffic present
– The lane nearest to the right curb

– the lane closest to the center line

Before turning right, your last check for traffic should be

– in the inside rearview mirror
-to the right
-to the left
– in the outside rearview mirror

-to the left

When backing to the right, after checking all around the vehicle, look to the

-rearview mirror
-front
-rear and left
-rear and right

-rear and right

To make sharp turns while backing,

-steer only with one hand on the bottom of the steering wheel
– use only rearview mirrors
-use outside rearview mirrors
– looks through the rear and side windows in the direction you want to back

– looks through the rear and side windows in the direction you want to back

A disadvantage of pulling into a driveway on the left side to turnabout is that you must

-back your vehicle throughout the entire maneuver
-turnabout in a narrow space
– oversteer and then quickly understeer
– back into the traffic flow before moving forward

– back into the traffic flow before moving forward

Prepare to make a turnabout safely by selecting

-an intersection with no traffic
-the foot of a hill
– a place with at least 500 feet of clear visibility in each direction
– a place where you can use the median strip

– a place with at least 500 feet of clear visibility in each direction

The safest turnabout maneuver is

-the mid-block U-tun
-pulling into a driveway on the left
-a three-point turnabout
– backing into a driveway or an alley on the right

– backing into a driveway or an alley on the right

The three-point turnabout

-is best performed in heavy traffic
-takes advantage of residential driveways
– is the most common turnabout used
-should seldom be used

-should seldom be used

A standard reference point might be

-a large tree in your path of travel
-a stop sign
-a hood ornament
-your tires

-a hood ornament

Angled parking is used to park

-in an open field
– at a right angle to the curb
-diagonally to the curb
-alongside a curb

-diagonally to the curb

How much space should be allotted to park your vehicle parallel to the curb?

-2-3 feet longer than your vehicle
-2 vehicle lengths
-5-6 feet longer than your vehicle
-the same as the size of your vehicle

-5-6 feet longer than your vehicle

When do you turn your wheels sharply left before backing slowly in a parallel parking maneuver?

-When the back of your seat is even with the rear bumper of the front vehicle
– when you are one foot from the front fender of the rear vehicle
-when your front bumper is even with the front vehicle’s back bumper
-When your back tires hit the curb

-when your front bumper is even with the front vehicle’s back bumper

When leaving a parallel parking space, you

-have the right of way
-can chose to yield to all traffic
-should expect traffic to yeild to you
– must yeild to all approaching traffic

– must yeild to all approaching traffic

When parking uphill with no curb, your vehicle’s front wheels should

-rest against an obstacle at the edge of the roadway
-point straight ahead
-turn to the left
– turn to the right

– turn to the right

To keep your vehicle from rolling into the street when parking downhill on the right with a curb, set the parking brake after

-turning the wheels straight
-turning the steering wheel sharply to the right
-turning the wheels toward the street
-shifting to neutral

-turning the steering wheel sharply to the right

Begin moving a stickshift vehicle on an uphill grade

-in first gear
-with engine running fast
-without releasing the parking brake
-in third gear

-in first gear

The chance of a collision is greatest at

-school crossings
– parking lot entrances and exits
– a driveway entrance
-an intersection

-an intersection

Once in an intersection

– you may make any lane changes you desire
– you must be in the center lane to turn
-you can change your mind about turning
-you may not make any lane chages

-you may not make any lane chages

When turning, your last check is

-over your right shoulder
-behind you
-in the direction of your intended path of travel
-for a controlled zone

-in the direction of your intended path of travel

An intersection that has signals or signs to assign the right of way is called

-a registered intersection
-a controlled intersection
-an unregistered intersection
-an uncontrolled intersection

-a controlled intersection

You allow others to go first when you

-stop
-check your zones
– turn right
-yeild

-yeild

A through street is created when stop or yeild signs are on

-two corners of the intersecting street
-above the center of the intersection
-four corners of the intersection
-three corners of the intersecting street

-two corners of the intersecting street

You intend to turn left at an intersection. Others will yield the right of way to you for a left turn only when your

-left-turn arrow is green
-light is red
-light is green
-light is flashing red

-left-turn arrow is green

A light that has just turned green is

-a fresh green light
-a stale green light
-a used green light
-brighter than normal

-a fresh green light

An intersection with a left-turn light, a green arrow ,or a delayed green light has

-a partially protected left turn
-a protected left turn
-a semiprotected left turn
-an unprotected left turn

-a protected left turn

Turning right on red after stopping is permitted

-only during daylight hours
-except when entering a one way street
– unless a sign prohibits it
– at all intersections

-except when entering a one way street

You plan to cross an intersection, but your vision is blocked by parked vehicles. You should look

-mostly to the rear-view mirrors
– ahead if traffic is clear on one side
-in a search pattern of 360 degrees
– left,right,and ahead as you creep forward

– left,right,and ahead as you creep forward

A controlled railroad crossing is identified by

-a stop sign
– flashing red lights and a crossing gate
– listening for the warning sound from the train
– yellow lights over the crossing

– flashing red lights and a crossing gate

Generally, uncontrolled intersections are found in

-rural areas with highways
-busy suburban areas
-residential areas
– areas that have truck traffic

-residential areas

As you approach an uncontrolled intersection, you identify a pedestrian who has entered the intersection, You must

-let the pedestrian go first
-yeild only if the pedestrian is in the cross walk
-swerve around the pedestrian
-blow your horn so the pedestrian knows you are approaching

-let the pedestrian go first

an uncontrolled railroad crossing usually has

-a crossbuck and a round, yellow sign
-traffic-signal lights
– a crossing gate and red lights
-a yeild sign and sometimes a stop sign

-a crossbuck and a round, yellow sign

When following a bus across a railroad crossing you should

-increase speed and pass
-be prepared for it to stop
-look 12 seconds ahead
-yeild the right of way to the train

-be prepared for it to stop

You have the right of way at an intersection

-any time you ave a two second gap
-when the signal light is flashing
-only when other drivers give it to you
-if there is no police officer present

-only when other drivers give it to you

Traffic signs and signals show who

-should yeild the right of way
– should assume others will yield
-has the right of way
– should take the right of way

-should yeild the right of way

You must yeild the right of way

-from dusk to daylight hours
-on the expressway
-when a police officer waves you ahead
-at a stop sign

-at a stop sign

Turning right and accelerating to 30mph takes about

-2 seconds
-12 seconds
-4 seconds
-6 seconds

-6 seconds

When you cross a through street from a stop sign,you must judge the size of the

-gap in the traffic behind you
-gap in the traffic from the left
-gap in the traffic from the right
-gap in the traffic from each direction

-gap in the traffic from each direction

When turning right and joining traffic, the faster traffic is moving, the

-less space you need
– greater the time you have available
– larger the gap must be
-smaller the gap must be

– larger the gap must be

Road privileges

-are the same for both motorcyclists and other vehicles
-are different for all vehicles
– depend on the size of your vehicle
– are different for motorcyclists

-are the same for both motorcyclists and other vehicles

Why should a vehicle driver accept responsibility for avoiding collisions with motorcyclists?

a. Vehicle drivers have more protection.
b. Vehicles need less stopping distance.
c. Motorcyclists have less experience than vehicle drivers.
d. Motorcycles maneuver more easily than vehicles.

a. Vehicle drivers have more protection.

When you cannot see an entire intersection ahead, how can you prepare for a motorcyclist turning left ahead of you?

a. Drive to the right side of your lane.
b. Maintain steady speed.
c. Sound your horn at the intersection.
d. Expect smaller vehicles in your path.

d. Expect smaller vehicles in your path.

To make sure that a motorcycle is not in your blind spot, before turning or changing lanes you should

a. check the outside mirrors
b. signal by flashing the brake lights.
c. glance over your shoulder.
d. check the rearview mirrors.

c. glance over your shoulder.

When you see a motorcyclist tailgating you, you should

a. flash your lights on and off.
b. slow down.
c. tap your brakes to warn the driver.
d. try to avoid sudden braking.

d. try to avoid sudden braking.

Why are you more likely to see a motorcycle in the daytime?

a. Many states require the motorcycle to have its headlight illuminated.
b. Motorcyclists ride in the center of the lane.
c. Motorcycles can be in your blind spot.
d. Many motorcyclists wear a colorful helmet

a. Many states require the motorcycle to have its headlight illuminated.

When you plan to overtake and pass a motorcycle, you should

a. flash your headlights.
b. weave in your lane to alert the motorcyclist.
c. closely follow the motorcycle.
d. stay well back until you start the pass.

d. stay well back until you start the pass.

The best way to learn the skills needed to ride a motorcycle safely is to

a. learn from a friend.
b. take a motorcycle-riding course taught by a certified instructor.
c. teach yourself.
d. watch how others ride a motorcycle.

b. take a motorcycle-riding course taught by a certified instructor.

A motorcyclist might experience more braking control problems than a vehicle driver because

a. vehicles generally stop in a straight line.
b. motorcycles have a shorter stopping distance than vehicles.
c. motorcycles swerve when braking.
d. a motorcyclist’s hand and foot controls must be coordinated.

d. a motorcyclist’s hand and foot controls must be coordinated.

When following another vehicle, a motorcyclist should
a. increase the following distance.
b. stay the same speed and following distance. c. speed up and pass.
d. decrease the following distance.
a. increase the following distance.

Wearing a motorcycle helmet
a. reduces the risk of fatal head and neck injuries by three times.
b. increases the risk of eye injury.
c. does not affect the risk of injury.
d. increases the risk of fatal head and neck injuries by three times.
a. reduces the risk of fatal head and neck injuries by three times.

Motorcyclists can gain extra traction on a wet road surface by
a. crossing the intersection at a right angle.
b. riding in a vehicle’s wheel tracks.
c. weaving left and right.
d. riding on painted lane markers.
b. riding in a vehicle’s wheel tracks.

Motorcyclists should make every effort to
a. drive on the shoulders of the road.
b. be invisible.
c. be as visible as possible.
d. ride in the blind-spot areas of other vehicles.
c. be as visible as possible.

What differences between a vehicle and a bicycle place the bicyclist at a major disadvantage in any collision?
a. size and shape
b. size and speed
c. shape and speed
d. weight and speed
d. weight and speed

As bicyclists share the roadway with other roadway users, they also must share the
a. responsibility for avoiding conflicts.
b. blame for traffic congestion.
c. insurance costs of collisions.
d. costs of highway maintenance.
a. responsibility for avoiding conflicts.

Moped and motor scooter operators
a. must have a license.
b. do not have to obtain a license.
c. usually are only driven by people ages 15-25.
d. can drive anywhere a motorcycle can go.
a. must have a license.

The driver of a moped or motor scooter should wear
a. light-colored clothing.
b. light-weight shoes.
c. sunglasses.
d. the same protective clothing that a motorcyclist should.
d. the same protective clothing that a motorcyclist should.

When driving from an alley,
a. make two stops.
b. stop and then proceed.
c. expect pedestrians to yield for you.
d. there is no need to stop.
a. make two stops.

During rain or snow, you should predict that pedestrians will

a. yield the right-of-way to vehicles.
b. pay extreme attention to traffic.
c. walk slower than in good weather.
d. pay little attention to traffic.

d. pay little attention to traffic.

The jogger is safest when

a. running in the street facing traffic.
b. using the street at night.
c. using a sidewalk or jogging area.
d. running on the right side of the street.

c. using a sidewalk or jogging area.

When you see a stopped local bus

a. you must stop if you are facing it.
b. you must stop if you are directly behind it.
c. wait for its lights to stop flashing
d. be alert for pedestrians near the bus.

d. be alert for pedestrians near the bus.

Three main classifications of trucks are

a. light, medium, and heavy.
b. service, pickup, and delivery.
c. tractor trailer, dump truck, and piggy-back.
d. semitrailer, triple trailer, and 18-wheeler.

a. light, medium, and heavy.

When following a large truck, you should increase your following distance because

a. you have enough clear sight distance.
b. the truck needs greater stopping distance than vehicles.
c. you need more clear sight distance.
d. the truck is in your blind spot.

c. you need more clear sight distance.

When passing a large truck, return to the right lane when you can see

a. the front of the truck in the rearview mirror.
b. the truck in the left outside mirror.
c. the lane ahead is clear.
d. the truck in the right outside mirror

a. the front of the truck in the rearview mirror.

You are meeting a large truck on a two-lane road. You
a. pull off the road and stop.
b. move to lane position 3 and drive straight ahead.
c. flash your headlights.
d. hold the wheel loosely.
b. move to lane position 3 and drive straight ahead.

Why is city driving more difficult than driving in other environments?

a. There are more people per square mile in the city than elsewhere.
b. More people ignore traffic laws in cities than in other locations.
c. There are more hazards, and you have to deal with them more frequently.
d. There are fewer police officers per mile on city streets.

c. There are more hazards, and you have to deal with them more frequently.

How should you use the predict step of the IPDE Process while driving on city streets?

a. Be prepared to predict possible points of conflict earlier.
b. Take more time to make accurate predictions. c. Act the same as you would on a rural roadway. d. Divide your attention between several tasks.

a. Be prepared to predict possible points of conflict earlier.

An advantage of keeping a 3-second following distance in urban traffic is that you
a. can see only the vehicle ahead.
b. can see farther down the road.
c. have less time to react to hazards.
d. can react quickly to hazards.
b. can see farther down the road.

What is a space cushion?
a. the distance you can see in your lane
b. your vehicle’s stopping distance
c. the airbag in the steering wheel
d. the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead
d. the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead

When measuring a following distance under normal conditions, the 3-second technique
a. should be decreased in adverse conditions.
b. is safe for most conditions.
c. is insufficient at a speed over 40 mph.
d. is the same as the total stopping distance
b. is safe for most conditions.

A 3-second following distance

a. is equal to the stopping distance.
b. is effective only at slower speeds.
c. is not related to the time needed to perform the IPDE Process.
d. is not the total stopping distance.

d. is not the total stopping distance.

When following another vehicle, you should look
a. at your rearview mirrors exclusively.
b. through, over, and around that vehicle
. c. at the rear of the vehicle ahead.
d. at the vehicle’s brake lights.
b. through, over, and around that vehicle

An advancement in vehicle design that gives following drivers an added warning that the vehicle ahead intends to stop or turn is
a. the high-mounted center stop light.
b. the accelerator “off” light.
c. the emergency flasher system.
d. the radar-controlled brake system.
a. the high-mounted center stop light.

A high-risk area for a sudden stop from another driver might be
a. near a school bus.
b. the lanes next to parked vehicles.
c. an intersection with a traffic light.
d. a rural highway.
b. the lanes next to parked vehicles.

A driver who follows too closely is called a
a. bumpersticker.
b. tailgater.
c. cargater.
d. tailodile.
b. tailgater.

What is your following distance when you have identified a tailgater
four seconds

If the vehicle following you is too close, what action can you take to avoid being hit from the rear?
a. Flash your headlights quickly.
b. Press the foot-brake lightly.
c. Increase your following distance.
d. Signal the driver to pass you.
c. Increase your following distance.

Sudden moves by children, pedestrians, animals, or a vehicle door opening might
a. never be important to your safety.
b. increase that vehicle’s stopping distance.
c. cause a driver to cross into your path of travel. d. make an oncoming driver move away from your lane.
c. cause a driver to cross into your path of travel.

If an oncoming driver crosses into your path of travel, the space that is usually available for you to move your vehicle is
a. directly in front of you.
b. to the right of your vehicle.
c. to the rear of your vehicle.
d. to the left of your vehicle.
b. to the right of your vehicle.

If a light is green when you first see it, predict it
a. has a left turn arrow.
b. will change soon.
c. has an electrical problem.
d. has just been illuminated.
b. will change soon

When a yellow signal light is shown, you should
a. prepare to stop if you have not already entered the intersection.
b. brake hard to a complete stop.
c. continue through the intersection.
d. speed up before it turns red.
a. prepare to stop if you have not already entered the intersection.

Holding your foot over the brake pedal is called
a. riding the brake.
b. slipping the brake.
c. adjusting the brake.
d. covering the brake.
d. covering the brake.

Riding the brake might cause the driver following you to assume that you
a. are intending to maintain your speed.
b. are going to slow or stop.
c. are intending to warm your brakes.
d. are covering the brake.
b. are going to slow or stop.

When driving past vehicles parked on the right, you should position your vehicle
a. no less than 8 feet away.
b. at least one car door’s width away.
c. close enough to prevent a person from opening a door in front of you.
d. within an arm’s length of the vehicles.
b. at least one car door’s width away.

A guide for selecting the best driving speed is to
a. drive just over the posted speed limit.
b. be the lead driver in traffic.
c. drive slower than other vehicles.
d. drive with the traffic flow.
d. drive with the traffic flow.

When changing lanes, you should
a. slow down.
b. use your mirrors to check traffic.
c. use the slower lane.
d. look for headlights.
b. use your mirrors to check traffic.

When changing lanes, check the blind spot by
a. checking over your shoulder in the direction you are going to move.
b. signaling your intentions early.
c. looking over your left shoulder every time.
d. looking in rearview mirrors.
a. checking over your shoulder in the direction you are going to move.

To enter a one-way street going left, you should
a. stop unless there is a flashing green signal light. b. turn from any available lane.
c. position your vehicle in the left lane.
d. position your vehicle in the right lane.
c. position your vehicle in the left lane.

To make a left turn from a one-way street, turn from
a. any available lane.
b. the center lane.
c. the far right lane.
d. the far left lane.
d. the far left lane.

If you encounter a vehicle headed the wrong way on a one-way street, you should
a. slow, steer left, and sound your horn.
b. slow, steer right, and sound your horn.
c. shake your fist at the other driver.
d. stop on the shoulder of the road.
b. slow, steer right, and sound your horn.

The basic speed rule is
a. in effect when signs say it is. b. not enforceable by police officers. c. applicable to all driving environments. d. an artificial law.
c. applicable to all driving environments.

How do traffic deaths on rural highways compare with those on urban roadways?
a. The number of deaths is the same on both types of roadways. b. There are fewer deaths on rural highways than on urban roadways. c. Twice as many deaths occur on urban roadways. d. Twice as many deaths occur on rural roadways.
d. Twice as many deaths occur on rural roadways.

Determining safe speed is the
a. easiest decision in rural driving. b. most difficult part of rural driving. c. most important decision in rural driving. d. least understood factor in rural driving.
c. most important decision in rural driving.

What happens to vehicle control at higher speeds?
a. It becomes easier. b. It is more difficult. c. It becomes less important. d. It is the same as at slower speeds.
b. It is more difficult.

Which highway characteristic provides advance information and warning about approaching driving situations?
a. traffic controls b. roadways c. roadside hazards d. condition of road shoulders
a. traffic controls

Rural highways, especially older ones, tend to present
a. traffic signs. b. lane markings. c. traffic controls. d. roadside hazards
d. roadside hazards

You need to identify hazards farther ahead when driving at faster speeds because you
a. have more time to react. b. have more chances to identify hazards. c. have more space to control hazards. d. reach the hazard more quickly.
d. reach the hazard more quickly.

Maintaining vehicle control at higher speeds
a. is more difficult than at lower speeds. b. is easier than at lower speeds. c. is the same as at lower speed. d. has no bearing when driving on rural roads.
a. is more difficult than at lower speeds

The distance your vehicle will travel in the next 12-15 seconds is referred to as a
a. 12-15 second visual search. b. 12-15 second visual lead. c. 12-15 second driving lead. d. 12-15 second following distance.
b. 12-15 second visual lead.

Before approaching a curve, you will usually see a warning sign
a. 100 feet before the curve. b. 250-700 feet before the curve. c. where the curve starts. d. 25-75 feet before the curve.
b. 250-700 feet before the curve.

When should you slow to the advisory speed posted for a curve?
a. just as your vehicle reaches the curve b. before entering the curve c. when you reach the sharpest part of the curve d. throughout the entire curve
b. before entering the curve

Entering a roadway from a driveway
a. is more difficult than entering from a side road. b. presents problems similar to entering from a side road. c. is easier than from a side road. d. requires a shorter gap in traffic.
b. presents problems similar to entering from a side road.

The space you can move your vehicle into to avoid a collision with another vehicle is called
a. an escape path. b. the path of travel. c. the point of no return. d. an acceleration lane
a. an escape path.

When driving in normal conditions on a rural roadway, your following distance should be
a. no more than one second. b. three seconds. c. twelve seconds. d. four seconds or more.
b. three seconds.

When a multilane roadway has a double yellow center line, you can cross the roadway marking
a. only to turn left. b. only to turn right. c. anytime the roadway is clear. d. only to pass.
a. only to turn left.

When driving on a multilane highway, you should usually position your vehicle in
a. the right-hand lane. b. the left-hand lane. c. the lane closest to the center line. d. any available lane.
a. the right-hand lane

You are entering a multilane road and you must make a left turn, so you
a. first cross the lanes on your side of the roadway. b. wait until traffic approaches. c. anticipate that other drivers will yield to you. d. first cross the lanes on the far side of the roadway.
a. first cross the lanes on your side of the roadway

Before passing a vehicle in your lane,
a. anticipate the driver ahead will yield to you. b. set a 2-second following distance. c. be sure there is room for you to return to your lane after passing. d. put yourself in the place of the other driver to anticipate what that driver will do.
c. be sure there is room for you to return to your lane after passing.

When passing a large truck, how much time of clear space should you plan on?
a. 10 seconds b. 20 seconds c. 30 seconds d. 45 seconds
c. 30 seconds

Which roadway marking indicates a no-passing area?
a. solid white line b. broken yellow line c. broken white line d. solid yellow line
d. solid yellow line

It is illegal to pass if you are closer to an intersection or railroad crossing than
a. 50 feet. b. 200 feet. c. 100 feet. d. 150 feet.
c. 100 feet

Which of the following does not represent a common potential conflict in rural driving?
a. animals in the road b. being tailgated c. slow-moving vehicles d. oncoming traffic
b. being tailgated

When meeting an oncoming vehicle at night, you might avoid being momentarily blinded if you
a. wear sunglasses. b. glance at the right edge of the road. c. flash your headlights. d. brake hard.
b. glance at the right edge of the road

When driving down a mountain road, you should never
a. shift to LOW. b. shift to NEUTRAL. c. shift to OVERDRIVE. d. shift to DRIVE.
b. shift to NEUTRAL.

The expressway is defined as a
a. high-speed privately owned highway. b. road designed for express transport. c. form of improved rural highway. d. limited-access or controlled-access highway.
d. limited-access or controlled-access highway.

When a side road forms a T intersection with an expressway, it is called a
a. cloverleaf interchange. b. trumpet interchange. c. diamond interchange. d. club interchange.
b. trumpet interchange.

Expressway collisions tend to be more serious than those on other types of roads because
a. expressway speeds are higher. b. a median strip is present. c. expressways have more hazards. d. there are so many traffic conflicts.
a. expressway speeds are higher

The area in an expressway entrance ramp where you increase speed to that of expressway traffic is the
a. deceleration lane. b. median lane. c. acceleration lane. d. entrance lane.
c. acceleration lane.

What colors are the wrong way or do not enter signs?
a. red and white b. yellow and black c. white and black d. green and yellow
a. red and white

When is it permissible to back up on an entrance ramp or on an expressway?
a. never b. when traffic is slow c. when no police cars are visible d. only when you see a gap in traffic
a. never

If there are signal lights on the entrance ramp, you
a. must wait for a green light. b. can treat the red light as an advisory traffic control. c. do not have to stop for the red light. d. must stop if any light is on.
a. must wait for a green light

If the acceleration lane is short, you will need
a. a longer gap to enter traffic. b. more clear space ahead of your car. c. a shorter gap to enter traffic. d. a gradual steering motion.
a. a longer gap to enter traffic

The main factors in determining your speed on an acceleration lane are
a. the amount and speed of traffic on the acceleration lane and expressway. b. weather conditions and traffic controls. c. following distance and traffic flow. d. roadway surface and pedestrian traffic.
a. the amount and speed of traffic on the acceleration lane and expressway.

If the entrance ramp enters the expressway from the left, you should realize a greater potential for conflict because you will be entering
a. after coming to a complete stop. b. the slowest lane on the expressway. c. from the right. d. a higher speed traffic lane.
d. a higher speed traffic lane.

Higher speeds on the expressway, multiple lanes to watch, and heavier volumes of traffic
a. prohibit identification of hazards. b. have no effect on the Identify step. c. make the Identify step more difficult. d. ease identification of hazards.
c. make the Identify step more difficult.

A yellow X on an overhead signal above your lane indicates
a. the lane is now closed to traffic. b. you are going the wrong way. c. the lane will be closed farther ahead. d. you are in an express lane.
c. the lane will be closed farther ahead.

When you encounter large trucks on the expressway, you should
a. drive between the trucks for safety. b. keep the trucks from passing you. c. follow the trucks closely. d. avoid driving between two trucks.
d. avoid driving between two trucks.

In order to avoid conflicts when traffic is heavy in the right lane, use the
a. center or left lane. b. the right lane and drive slower. c. center line to straddle and keep people away. d. far left lane.
a. center or left lane

A minimum speed limit is
a. intended to keep traffic from moving too slowly. b. the basic speed limit. c. intended to control drivers regardless of weather conditions. d. the same as the maximum speed limit.
a. intended to keep traffic from moving too slowly.

A wolf pack on an expressway is a
a. bunch of vehicles. b. bunch of wild dogs. c. widely scattered group of cars. d. driver alone in traffic
a. bunch of vehicles.

If the expressway has three lanes going in your direction, you should change
a. more than one lane at a time. b. several lanes at a time if exiting. c. only when you are going to exit. d. only one lane at a time.
d. only one lane at a time.

If an expressway lane is closed for construction, you
a. use only lanes open for traffic. b. use the shoulder as a driving lane. c. use the median as a driving lane. d. drive at any speed you feel proper
a. use only lanes open for traffic.

Passing on an expressway is usually safer than on a two-lane highway because
a. there is little threat of a head-on collision. b. passing is seldom done on expressways. c. expressway speeds are higher. d. you cannot pass on a two-lane highway.
a. there is little threat of a head-on collision.

If you are continually being passed on the right and the left while driving in the center lane at 55 mph, you should
a. move to the lane on your left. b. move to the lane on your right. c. stay in the center lane. d. accelerate to the common speed.
b. move to the lane on your right.

When passing on the expressway, it is generally safer to pass
a. from any available lane. b. on the right. c. on the left. d. in the center lane.
c. on the left.

When you move into the deceleration lane, you should
a. accelerate to exit ramp speed. b. slow to the exit ramp speed. c. shift into neutral. d. stop in the deceleration lane.
b. slow to the exit ramp speed.

As you drive on an expressway, you may be lulled into
a. a feeling of power. b. highway hypnosis. c. velocitation. d. a hallucinogenic state.
b. highway hypnosis

For a long trip on an expressway, you
a. should pack a big lunch so you will not have to stop for food. b. should plan for fuel, food, and rest. c. can increase air pressure in tires. d. must check oil and coolant levels only after driving a few miles.
b. should plan for fuel, food, and rest.

Whenever visibility is reduced, the first action to take to apply the IPDE Process
a. should be to maintain steady speed. b. is to slow down. c. is to stop. d. is to move closer to the windshield
b. is to slow down.

When your visibility is reduced for any reason, you
a. should maintain speed and glance to the right edge of the road. b. need more time and space to use the IPDE Process. c. need a smaller space cushion around your vehicle. d. should pull off the roadway and stop.
b. need more time and space to use the IPDE Process.

Just before dawn and dusk, turn on your
a. high-beam headlights. b. emergency flashers. c. parking lights. d. low-beam headlights.
d. low-beam headlights.

If you use high-beam headlights in snow, rain, or fog, you will have
a. more time to react to hazards. b. a better chance of seeing hazards. c. better long-range vision. d. more light reflected back in your eyes
d. more light reflected back in your eyes

Overdriving headlights means
a. using low-beam rather than high-beam lights. b. your stopping distance is greater than the distance lighted by your lights. c. you are looking too far ahead. d. using overdrive gear when using high-beam headlights
b. your stopping distance is greater than the distance lighted by your lights.

Under normal driving conditions, your stopping distance at night should be
a. beyond the range of your headlights. b. more than four seconds in front of your present position. c. within the range of your headlights. d. within two seconds of your present position.
c. within the range of your headlights.

When driving in fog, you should use
a. parking lights. b. emergency flashers. c. high-beam headlights. d. low-beam headlights
d. low-beam headlights

When it becomes extremely difficult to see because of heavy rain, you should
a. use high-beam headlights. b. pull off the road until the rain stops. c. slow down and use emergency flashers. d. use low-beam lights and maintain speed.
b. pull off the road until the rain stops.

You can get a little better traction on wet roads by driving
a. at or near the posted speed limit. b. in the tire tracks of the vehicle ahead. c. toward the right edge of the roadway. d. with reduced tire air pressure.
b. in the tire tracks of the vehicle ahead.

Hydroplaning is caused by a combination of
a. standing water, speed, and tire conditions. b. road surface, temperature, and speed. c. deep water and driver indifference. d. tire tread depth and water quality.
a. standing water, speed, and tire conditions.

If there is even a possibility of water on the road reaching the bottom of your vehicle,
a. drive as though there were no water on the road. b. enter the water at a brisk speed. c. do not enter the water. d. raise the height of your vehicle.
c. do not enter the water

To improve traction on snow,
a. use bigger tires than normal. b. drive with your foot on the brake. c. drive on fresh snow only. d. use all-season tires and/or tire chains.
d. use all-season tires and/or tire chains.

If your vehicle’s wheels are stuck in deep snow, mud, or sand, you usually can free the wheels by
a. rocking the vehicle. b. using gentle accelerator and brake pedal pressure at the same time. c. spinning the tires. d. turning your front wheels sharply to one side.
a. rocking the vehicle.

During the fall, wet leaves on the road can
a. make residential streets safer. b. increase traction at low speeds. c. present a serious vision hazard. d. reduce traction and car control.
d. reduce traction and car control.

An anti-lock braking system is a safety feature because
a. locked wheels increase braking ability. b. locked wheels provide no steering control. c. it compensates for driver ignorance. d. it locks up the steering system.
b. locked wheels provide no steering control.

In an over-power skid, your
a. vehicle tends to go straight in a curve. b. vehicle skids when you brake. c. vehicle tends to turn to the inside of a curve. d. tires spin when you accelerate.
d. tires spin when you accelerate.

When your vehicle starts to skid sideways,
a. steer in the direction that your vehicle needs to go. b. first press hard on the brake pedal. c. maintain steady accelerator pressure. d. steer opposite the direction that your vehicle needs to go.
a. steer in the direction that your vehicle needs to go.

A computer-controlled device that prevents your wheels from locking is
a. an anti-lock braking system. b. a radar-controlled braking system. c. a four-wheel disk braking system. d. a non-locking braking system
a. an anti-lock braking system

You are driving a large rental truck on a windy day. Vehicles you pass will be
a. drawn toward your truck by a blast of wind. b. stabilized by a blast of wind from your truck. c. unaffected by your truck. d. affected by a blast of wind from your truck
d. affected by a blast of wind from your truck

Why should you not set the parking brake after driving through slush or icy conditions?
a. The parking brake could freeze. b. The parking brake will be erratic. c. The parking brake is inoperative. d. The parking brake might not hold.
a. The parking brake could freeze.

Your vehicle’s temperature light or gauge warns you that the
a. outside temperature is dangerous. b. engine is producing more heat than the cooling system can handle. c. engine temperature is too low. d. vehicle’s interior temperature is unhealthy.
b. engine is producing more heat than the cooling system can handle.

When driving on slippery roads, you should
a. not use cruise control. b. always use cruise control. c. use cruise control with low speed. d. use cruise control only on highways.
a. not use cruise control.

While driving at 50 mph, you have a blowout of the left rear tire. Your first reaction should be to
a. handle the blowout like a skid.
b. turn off the ignition.
c. brake hard.
d. steer off the roadway quickly.
a. handle the blowout like a skid.

If a tire blows out, which action should you avoid?
a. pulling off onto the shoulder slowly
b. braking hard
c. easing up on the accelerator
d. turning on the emergency flashers
b. braking hard

If you do not know how to change a tire when needed, you can find instructions
a. on your driver’s side visor.
b. at the nearest golf club.
c. under the floor mat.
d. in the owner’s manual or the spare-tire compartment.
d. in the owner’s manual or the spare-tire compartment.

Going downhill, you brake and the pedal goes all the way to the floor. You should immediately
a. apply the parking brake.
b. honk the horn.
c. check your safety belt for tightness.
d. pump the brake pedal fast and hard.
d. pump the brake pedal fast and hard.

Your brakes fail. You pump the brake three or four times. The brakes still do not hold. What should you do next?
a. Turn off the ignition.
b. Pump the brakes more rapidly.
c. Downshift to the lowest gear.
d. Scan for a safe place to slow down.
c. Downshift to the lowest gear.

If the power brakes fail due to a loss of engine power, you should
a. press harder on the brake pedal.
b. avoid pressing the brake pedal.
c. pump the brake pedal.
d. steer the vehicle onto the shoulder.
a. press harder on the brake pedal.

If you experience brake fade,
a. pump the brakes.
b. apply the parking brake.
c. shift to a lower gear.
d. stop and let the brakes cool.
d. stop and let the brakes cool.

Which action should you take first if the accelerator sticks while you are driving?
a. Turn off the ignition.
b. Kick the side of the accelerator once to jar it free.
c. Shift into a lower gear.
d. Apply the parking brake.
b. Kick the side of the accelerator once to jar it free.

Which emergency is best handled by shifting to NEUTRAL?
a. steering fails
b. brakes fail
c. accelerator sticks
d. hood flies up
c. accelerator sticks

If your engine dies, causing a loss of power steering, what is the result?
a. You need to exert more effort to steer.
b. You cannot steer until the steering system is repaired.
c. You cannot steer.
d. You need less effort to steer.
a. You need to exert more effort to steer.

The hood of your vehicle flies open while you are driving. The best thing to do is
a. apply the brakes firmly, stopping as soon as possible.
b. pump the brake pedal, stop in your lane, and put on emergency flashers.
c. move the vehicle off the roadway to the right.
d. look through the crack below the hood or out the left window to steer.
d. look through the crack below the hood or out the left window to steer.

What should you do first when the headlights fail?
a. Use the dimmer switch.
b. Turn on your right turn signal to escape right.
c. Slow down.
d. Turn on the parking lights.
c. Slow down.

What is the cause of most passenger-compartment fires?
a. carburetor backfire
b. sparks generated by the ignition switch
c. faulty electrical wiring
d. careless use of matches, lighters, or tobacco products
d. careless use of matches, lighters, or tobacco products

When a front wheel drops off the roadway, you should avoid
a. slowly getting off the roadway.
b. braking and returning suddenly to the roadway.
c. checking for traffic.
d. holding the steering wheel firmly.
b. braking and returning suddenly to the roadway.

The greater the drop-off when your front wheel leaves the roadway, the greater the
a. traction available.
b. speed should be.
c. steering control needed.
d. pressure needed to brake.
c. steering control needed.

You face an emergency that gives you no choice but to swerve. You should
a. turn sharply in the direction of the swerve.
b. countersteer to stabilize your vehicle.
c. grip the steering wheel firmly.
d. identify all possible escape paths.
d. identify all possible escape paths.

You are halfway through a curve you entered too fast. You should now accelerate moderately to
a. get out of the emergency quickly.
b. help reduce traction.
c. regain braking abilities.
d. help stabilize your vehicle.
d. help stabilize your vehicle.

You are about to be struck from behind while stopped at a stop sign. You should
a. release the brakes just before the collision.
b. put on the parking brake.
c. shift to REVERSE and turn off the engine.
d. brake hard to avoid the collision.
a. release the brakes just before the collision

Ability to see things clearly both near and far away.
Visual Acuity

A narrow field of vision, 140 degrees or less.
Tunnel Vision

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