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Before switching on the ignition, what is the most important thing you are to do?
Buckle your safety belt and check to be sure everyone in the car also does so.
True or False: You must always grip the steering wheel with both hands.
False. You may release the steering wheel "when it is necessary to remove one for signaling or for another purpose necessary to the operation of the vehicle."
True or False: When preparing to leave a parallel parking spot, you must indicate your intention to do so by signaling.
True.
How far in advance should you turn on your signal to indicate a turn?
100 feet.
True or False: You do not need both hands on the steering wheel when turning.
False. "Both hands should be on the steering wheel when actually turning."
All of the following rules apply when making a turn EXCEPT for:
a. Get into the proper turn lane well ahead of the place where you will make your turn.
b. Always finish your turn in the proper lane.
c. Check to the front, rear, and
sides for cars and pedestrians, and also watch for situations developing in the street you will enter upon turning.
d. You may change lanes midway during your turn as long as there are no other vehicles within 100 feet.
d. You are never to change lanes during a turn.
What is a 3-point turn?
It is when you turn your vehicle around so that you are driving in the opposite direction from the direction that you were traveling.
When are 3-point turns not permitted?
1. Hills
2. Curves
3. Interstate freeways
4. Wherever your vehicle cannot be seen by other drivers for 500 feet.
True or False. Motorcyclists are not bound by the same laws as those driving a car.
False. Motorcyclists are required to follow all the same laws as those driving a car.
Name 3 reasons why you should use extreme caution when driving near a motorcyclist and why.
This list is not complete, but is most common. Any 3 named will do:
* Their speeds and abilities may suddenly change (railroad tracks, metal/grated bridges, grooved pavement, roadway debris, etc.).
* Cross winds (natural wind and large truck winds) may push the cyclist off the roadway suddenly.
* Rain, wind, dust, and smog affect the cyclist’s vision.
* A skilled cyclist will constantly change positions within a lane to maximize being seen, to see the roadway better, and to compensate for objects on or near the road.
What is a No-Zone?
Danger areas around trucks and buses where crashes are more likely to occur.
How can you know for sure that you are in a blind spot of a No-Zone?
If you can’t see the driver’s face in the side-view mirror, the driver can’t see you, so you're in a blind spot.
True or False: When passing a truck or bus, I should try to make my pass on the right.
False. Always try to make your pass on the left of the truck, the side the driver of the bus or truck sits on.
How many No-Zones are there and where are they located?
There are 4 No-Zones and they are on each side of any truck or bus.
When passing a vehicle, it most safe to merge in front ___________ [when?].
When you can see the entire front of the vehicle you are passing in your rear view mirror.
Truck and bus drivers need nearly _________________________
more room to stop than a passenger car.
Truck and bus drivers need nearly TWO TIMES more room to stop than a passenger car.
A National Safety Council study of reaction time and Braking distance found that at speeds of 55 miles per hour, a passenger car needs ________ feet to stop safely and a loaded truck needs ________ feet.
A National Safety Council study of reaction time and Braking distance found that at speeds of 55 miles per hour, a passenger car needs 193 feet to stop safely and a loaded truck needs 430 feet.
True or False: You may pass behind a truck or bus backing up provided you can see the driver in his side mirror.
False. You should NEVER pass behind a truck, bus or any vehicle backing up.
Upon entering a car, what should you check for?
* Seat adjustment.
* Mirror adjustments.
* Proper seating of passengers where they do not interfere with your driving.
Where should you leave a standing vehicle along a rural highway and what is the exception to the rule?
Vehicles must be moved off the paved or main traveled portion of the road. If it cannot be moved, then you must take lighting and marking precautions.
Which way do you turn your wheels when parking during the following situations?
* Uphill on a curb?
* Downhill on a curb?
* Uphill or downhill without a curb?
* Uphill on a curb? Away from the curb.
* Downhill on a curb? Toward the curb.
* Uphill or downhill without a curb? Toward the edge of the road.
Fill in the blanks. Parking is NOT allowed in the following places:
* Within ___ feet of a crosswalk at an uncontrolled intersection.
* Within ___ feet of any flashing beacon, stop sign, or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway.
* Within ___ feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing.
* Within ___ feet of a fire hydrant.
* Within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an uncontrolled intersection.
* Within 30 feet of any flashing beacon, stop sign, or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway.
* Within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing.
* Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.
True or False. You may park alongside a yellow curb.
False. You may NOT park alongside a yellow curb.
Are you allowed to park on any bridge or tunnel?
No.
You may NOT park in all of the following places EXCEPT:
a. Intersections
b. Crosswalks
c. Sidewalks
d. Rural unpaved roads
d. Rural unpaved roads
However all parking rules must apply such as pulling off the main portion of the road, etc.
Outline the 5 steps to parallel parking.
1. Pull your car even with top parked car.
2. Maneuver your car gently toward the space, at an angle.
3. Turn your car's wheels sharply, to make a sharp turn.
4. Begin straightening your wheels as you near the curb.
5. When complete, Wheels on your car should be turned parallel to the curb.
* If you have trouble with this answer, study page 29 in the June 2007 edition of the manual.
True or False. Bicycle drivers may always ride two side-by-side.
False. They may ride two side-by-side (or abreast) as long as they do not impede the normal flow of traffic.
True or False. If a road is narrow and you are unable to safely pass a cyclist, you should remain behind at a safe interval and warn the cyclist that you wish to pass by blowing your horn.
False. If the road is narrow and you are unable to safely pass a cyclist, do not follow too closely and DO NOT BLAST THE DRIVER WITH YOUR HORN. Remain behind at a safe interval and warn the cyclist that you wish to pass. If possible, use an adjacent lane.
Alabama’s child restraint law requires that children through age _____ must be restrained when riding in motor vehicles.
Alabama’s child restraint law requires that children through age 14 must be restrained when riding in motor vehicles.
Name 5 safety precautions when driving with a cellular phone.
* Always assess traffic conditions before calling.
* Be familiar with the telephone keypad – use speed dial, if possible.
* Place calls when stopped or have a passenger call.
* Ensure phone is within easy reach.
* Use speaker phone/hands-free device.
* Avoid intense, emotional or complicated conversations.
* Avoid talking on phone in congested traffic or bad weather.
* Pull off the road to dial or complete a conversation.