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When should you downshift for a curve?
You should downshift before entering the curve.
What is true about downshifting before you reach a long downhill grade?
Downshifting helps prevent the brakes from overheating and losing braking power.
How can you know you have the engine speed and road speed to shift gears?
By using the sound of the engine to know when to shift: you know you the engine speed and road speed to shift gears.
What is the purpose of brake retarders?
Retarders are to help slow down the vehicle and to reduce brake wear.
Should you turn the retarder off when the road is wet or snow covered?
Yes the retarder may cause a skid.
How far a head should you look while driving?
You should look 12-15 Seconds ahead of you while driving.
What is a good reason for knowing what the traffic is doing on all sides?
You need to have room to change lanes or stop.
Should you always be looking into the distance ahead?
No you should shift your attention back and forth near and far.
What is a problem that you can have when using your mirrors?
There are blind spots that your mirrors cannot show you.
Where do you place the three reflector triangles on a two-lane road?
Within 10 Feet of the rear and 100 feet to the rear and 100 feet from the front.
Where do you place the three reflector triangles on a divided highway?
Place them to the rear: Within 10 feet and 100 feet and 200 feet.
What are three factors of total stopping distance with hydrolic brakes?
Perception, Reaction, and braking distance.
What should you do if your vehicle hydroplanes?
Release the accelerator and push in the clutch.
How long does it take to stop a heavy vehicle going 55 miles per hour on dry level road?
About the length of a football field... about six seconds.
What is probably your best driving speed? Traffic is moving at 35 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone?
35 Miles per hour is probably your best driving speed.
How does tire pressure affect hydorplaining?
Hydorplaining is most likely to occur when tire pressure is low.
How many times more distance does it take to stop when speed is doubled?
Four times as much distance it takes to stop when speed is doubled.
What is a good rule as to the speed you should go when driving at night?
You should be able to stop within range of your headlights.
When driving over 40 miles per hour how much space should you try to keep in front of you?
At least one second for 10 feet of your vehicle length plus one second.
What are some things to do if you are being tailgated?
Avoid quick changes of speed or direction.
Why can you never assume you will clear the heights posted at overpassess?
Because some roads can cause your vehicle to tilt.
You wish to turn right and you must swing wide.
You should turn wide as you complete the turn.
If you are turning left, which late should you use of two left turn lanes?
Use the right hand lane.
At night where can you look to avoid the glare of oncoming traffic?
Try to look at the right side of the road and watch the sidelines.
What are some items to check especially before driving in winter weather?
Coolant level, Winshield Wiper and antifreeze.
How often should you check your tires when driving in very hot weather?
You should check your tires every 2 hours or every 100 miles.
How do you lessen chances of having to make sudden moves to avoid hazards?
Watch far enough ahead so that hazards cn be anticipated.
What is a good policy for using your brakes when pulling off the road?
Try to avoid using your brakes until your speed has dropped to about 20 miles per hour.
In making a quick turn what is a point to remember?
Do not apply the brakes when you are turning.
what is controlled breaking?
Controlled breaking is applying the brakes as hard as you can without locking the wheels.
what is the major cause of most serious skids?
Driving too fast for road conditions.
What is the only way to stop a front wheel skid?
Let the vehicle slow down stop turning and stop braking so hard.
If you think a tire has blown out what should you do in stopping?
Hold steering wheel firmly and dont touch brakes until vehicle has slowed.
What should you do when using a fire extinguisher to fight a fire?
Aim at the base of the fire
As a driver for what you are responsible regarding your cargo?
You are responsible for inspecting your cargo and knowing that it is sercurely tied down or covered.