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When and where does "the basic rule" apply?
all streets and highways at all times (p29)
Does the posted speed limit apply under all conditions?
No, it's the maximum speed considered safe for the area under ideal driving conditions. (p29)
Is racing, if kept under the speed limit, legal?
No, any contest between two or more drivers or vehicles is illegal.
What's the number one cause of rear end crashes?
Following too closely. (p31)
Regarding the 2-second rule and following distances, should you leave more time or less time when on slippery roads
More time. (32)
When driving down an unmarked road with no center line, how much of the road should you yield for oncoming traffic?
At least half. (p33)
As a general rule, when space allows, should you keep to the right or keep to the left?
Keep right.
How many feet before initiating a lane change should you use your turn signal?
100 Feet. (34)
True or false, the "general rule for turning" is to turn from closest lane in the direction you are traveling to the farthest legal lane in the direction you want to go.
False, turn into the closest legal lane in the direction you want to go. (34)
When turning right, you have checked to your left for oncoming traffic. You initiate your turn and hear the sound of someone slapping your hood and see a flash of something flying over your windshild from front to back. What violation did you commit?
Failure to check in the direction of your turn for pedestrians and bicyclists, but congratulations anyway if it was a bicyclist. (35)
When and where does "the basic rule" apply?
all streets and highways at all times (p29)
Does the posted speed limit apply under all conditions?
No, it's the maximum speed considered safe for the area under ideal driving conditions. (p29)
Is racing, if kept under the speed limit, legal?
No, any contest between two or more drivers or vehicles is illegal.
What's the number one cause of rear end crashes?
Following too closely. (p31)
Regarding the 2-second rule and following distances, should you leave more time or less time when on slippery roads
More time. (32)
When driving down an unmarked road with no center line, how much of the road should you yield for oncoming traffic?
At least half. (p33)
As a general rule, when space allows, should you keep to the right or keep to the left?
Keep right.
How many feet before initiating a lane change should you use your turn signal?
100 Feet. (34)
True or false, the "general rule for turning" is to turn from closest lane in the direction you are traveling to the farthest legal lane in the direction you want to go.
False, turn into the closest legal lane in the direction you want to go. (34)
When turning right, you have checked to your left for oncoming traffic. You initiate your turn and hear the sound of someone slapping your hood and see a flash of something flying over your windshild from front to back. What violation did you commit?
Failure to check in the direction of your turn for pedestrians and bicyclists, but congratulations anyway if it was a bicyclist. (35)
true or false: between intersections in a city, U-turns are prohibited
True (37)
In rural areas, you can make a U-turn as long as you can see traffic from both directions from 100, 1000 or 3000 feet?
1000 feet (37)
Does the "right of way" law apply to who has the right of way, or who must yield?
The right of way law only says who must yield. (37)
Regarding the right of way, when entering any roadway not controlled by lights, must you stop before, in, or immediately past the sidewalk?
You must stop before the sidewalk. (37)
When merging onto a freeway, do you accelerate or slow down?
Accelerate. (38)
When merging onto a freeway, who has the right of way, you or vehicles already on the freeway or road?
Vehicles already on the freeway or road have the right of way. (38)
True or false: at scholl crossings protected by a school traffic patrol guard, in the absence of any guard, student pedestrians must yield right of way to oncoming traffic.
False. Student pedestrians still have right of way. (38)
True or false, when you light turns green, you should carefully proceed forward, even if it's congested and doing so places you stopped in the intersection.
False. Keep intersections clear, even if it requires you to remain stopped at a green light. (38)
In addition to your rearview and side mirrors, what is essential to check before changing lanes?
Check your blind spot. (39) Hint: chin on shoulder! The instructor will be certain you are clearing your blind spot.
Should you accelerate or slow down when passing a vehicle?
Accelerate. (39) Complete your pass as soon as possible.
If you can see the entire vehicle you have just passed in your rearview mirror, is it safely behind you?
Yes. Signal and return to your lane. (39)
At a 4-way stop (with stop signs) do you yield to drivers on you right or left?
Yield to driver on your right. (38)
Regarding passing, if the solid yellow line is on your side, when can you pass?
Never.
True or false: you can never pass on the right.
False. It's legal to pass on the right only when
1. there is room ahead, and
2. you lane is wide enough for two lanes of traffic, and
3. the driver you are passing has signalled for or is making a right turn. (39)
When being passed, it is common courtesy (and legal) to use your hands and/or lights to let the passing driver know that all is safe.
False. It is illegal. (40)
When passing a broken-down vehicle in a tunnel should you stop in a tunnel to offer assistance?
Never stop in a tunnel. (40)
Which of the following locations is it permissable to stop in -
1. someone else's driveway.
2. on a sidewalk.
3. on a bridge.
4. within an intersection.
Someone else's driveway. The rest (and many others; see page 41) are prohibited.
You can park
1. two feet
2. three feet
3. ten feet
4. five feet
3. you cannot park within ten feet of a fire hydrant. (41)
How many feet from a crosswalk or intersection do you need to park?
20 feet. (Hint: a crosswalk has two lines. 2 - 20. (41)
When parking on a hill, you wish to curb your wheels. When pointed downhill against a curb, do you turn your wheels inward or outward?
Inward. (42)
When parking on a hill, you wish to curb your wheels. When pointed uphill against a curb, do you turn your wheels inward or outward?
outward. (42)
Without a disabled parking permit, how long can you stand in a handicapped parking slot?
You can never park or stand in a disabled parking slot, even for a couple of seconds. (43)
True or false: if you are not a member of a funeral procession, it is against the law for you to join the funeral procession or drive between vehicles in the procession.
True. (45)
Passenger vehicles can tow loads that extend six inches beyond the sides of the right fender. What about the left fender?
zero inches. Tow loads behind a passenger vehicle must be within the boundary or border of the left fender.
Are police officers in the line of duty exempted from the law prohibiting drivers from discharging a gun or bow-and-arrow across a highway?
Yes, police officers are exempt. (47)
When exiting a traffic rotary, is it ever required to use your turn signal?
Yes. You must always indicate your exit using your right turn signal. (51)
When is it safe to assume that a stop light will stop approaching traffic?
Never. (51) Defensive drivers never assume the future actions of other drivers. They only observe and react to their observed behavior (my editorial comment).
Which of the following is not a leading cause of crashes:
1. Excessive speed.
2. Overly wide tow loads.
3. Lack of concentration.
4. Improper evasive action.
2. The other three are components of human error, the single most common cause of traffic crashes.
What is the most common reason that a driver is unfit to drive?
Being overly tired. (51)
When driving on the highway at night, you can be blinded by oncoming headlight glare. At 60mph it can take about 616ft to recover from the momentary blindless. How many seconds have you been travelling?
1. two
2. seven
3. seventeen
4. thirty
2. approximately seven seconds to travel that 616 feet at 60mph. (52)
Expert drivers try and scan the entire driving scene about one block ahead in the city, about a quarter of a mile ahead on the highway. Approximately how many seconds ahead are both of those distances. It's the same for both.
ten seconds. (53)
Why are rear end crashes more common than any other type?
Failure of drivers to allow sufficient distance between themselves and the car ahead. (54, 31)
You are comfortably obeying the two second rule driving down the interstate. The driver in front of you slams on his brakes for no apparent reason. You rear end him. Generally, who is considered at fault?
You.
Why is it poor protocol to drive along-side of another vehicle?
You should avoid driving in another driver's blind spot. (54) You are trusting them to clear their blind spot (my editorial comment).
Regarding space cushions, which of the following are unnecessary: ahead, side, below, or behind?
Below. If someone's underneath you, something else has likely gone wrong already. (55)
Regarding space cushions, in addition to the traditional three, is their any reason to use your finite attention to allow for sdditional cushions?
Yes, e.g. a driver who is distracted or confused by looking for anaddress or street sign with a map in hand. (55) Again, react to their observed behavior, don't predict what they may or may not do.
True or false: When backing out of a driveway, it is important to turn your head to look out the rear mirror as well as depending on your mirrors
True. Especially for seeing short children (57)
When encountering road rage, make every attempt to:
A. get out of the driver's way
B. get the driver's licence number
C. activate your cell phone and call 911
A. (57)
Also, avoid eye contact, ignore gestures,, and refuse to return them
To avoid an accident, you apply your brakes to stop quickly. You should NOT let up on the brake pedal
A. with ABS brakes
B. without ABS brakes
A. without ABS brakes, ease off the brake pedal if the brakes lock up and you feel the vehicle start to skid. (57)
Which is not a recognized tool to use to avoid collisions:
A. Stopping quickly
B. Slowing down in a controlled manner
C. Turning quickly
D. Sppeding up
B. Slowing down will not generally help you avoin an accident. The other three are listed verbatim. (57)
True or False: when coming out of a curve, it is safest to slow down.
False. When you come out of a curve, increase your speed gradually. (58)
True or False: an oncoming driver drifts into your lane. The safest evasive maneuver is pull to the right as far as possible, slow down and warn the other driver with your horn or lights.
True. Never pull into the opposing lane. (58)
True or False: when entering the freeway from a merging lane, you have right of way, as you are on the right.
False. You must YIELD to traffic already on the freeway. (59)
True or False: it's safer to drive slower than the speed limit and traffic flow on the freeway than it is to speed
False. A slowpoke on the freeway can be as dangerous as a speeder. Stay with the flow of traffic. (60)
When must you stop and back up on the freeway?
Never. Never stop or back up on the freeway. (61)
Given that there are more crashes and heavier traffic during the day, when are the chances of a serious or fatal crash greater?
The chances of a serious of fatal crash are much greater at night. (62)
When driving into a patch of for it is best to use your headlights on:
A. high beam
B. low beam
B. Low beams direct the light onto the road where you need it. (63)
True or False: if your vehicle begins to skid, gently turn your wheels into the diredtion of the skid.
False. Turn the steering wheel IN the direction you want the vehicle to go.
True or False: if your vehicle begins to skid, pulse your brakes to reduce your speed.
Fasle. Stay OFF the brakes. Steer and continue to steer until the vehicle is again moving down the road under your control.
True or False: when approaching a snowy pass, you must have tire chains in your vehicle, even if you are driving with all-weather radial tires on all four wheels.
False. mud and snow, all-weather radials or traction tires on all the wheels are an exception to needing chains (65)
What is the best way to stop on snow or ice?
Gently press the brakes and release them. Don't slam on the brakes(64)
True of False: when driving on snow or ice, using cruise control is an important safety measure.
False. Do not use cruise control when driving on snow or ice. (64)
Regarding age and weight, which children must ride in a child safety system?
Child passengers under four years of age and weighing less than forty pounds must ride in a child safety system. hint: 4 & 40. (66)
True or False: it is illegal to ride with your dog in the back of your pick-up truck when on a rural road.
True. They should be in the back seat in an animal carrier.
True or False: small pets under ten pounds can safely be carried in you lap when driving.
False. They should be in the back seat in an animal carrier.
You've just crashed into a utility pole and are in posession of a cellular phone. True or False: after exiting your vehicle and determining you are uninjured, call 911 to inform the power utility company of the accident.
False. Always asssume there is a power line down and it is energized and extremely dangerous. If possible, stay in your vehicle. Do not open the door.
You've crashed into a utility pole and you vehicle is on fire. You have to get out. When exiting the vehicle, the two things you should NEVER touch at the same time are:
the car and the ground. Open the door. Jump free of the vehicle. (72)
A pedestrian is jaywalking, approaching the lane of traffic in which you are travelling. Who has right of way?
Generally, pedestrians have the right of way at all intersections.
You're atttempting a right turn from an into an unmarked, two lane street and you see a pedestrian in the crosswalk approaching the lane you are turning into. How many feet away from your lane does he need to be for you to proceed with your turn?
Six feet. You must stop and remain stopped for a pedestrian crossing at a crosswalk when the pedestrian is less than six feet from the lane into which your vehicle is turning. (73)
True or False: when initiating a turn at an unregulated intersection, you notice a pedestrian in the lane NEXT to the lane you intend to turn into. You must stop and remain stopped.
True. You must yield to the pedestrian a buffer of one full, unoccupied lane before making a turn at an intersection that does not have a traffic light.