★ AAA Defensive Driving / Driver Improvement - Chapter 7 Adverse Conditions and Driving Emergencies

If you find yourself unintentionally driving partially off the roadway, you should ______ .
A.) gradually coast down to a slow speed, then pull back on the road when safe to do so
B.) firmly apply the brakes and steer to the right
C.) turn the steering wheel sharply to the left and accelerate
D.) turn on your emergency flashers and accelerate

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gradually coast down to a slow speed, then pull back on the road when safe to do so

The most common mistake made when the right tires move off the right side of the pavement is:
A.) Steering rapidly to the left to move the right tires back onto the roadway
B.) Accelerating to shift weight toward the rear of the vehicle
C.) Gently braking to reduce speed
D.) Steering slowly to the left to move the right tires back onto the roadway

Get the Correct ANSWER

Steering rapidly to the left to move the right tires back onto the roadway

To minimize reductions in visibility in rainy conditions, you should ______________.
A.) Turn your headlights on
B.) Use your windshield wipers
C.) Increase your speed to move the rain off the windshield faster
D.) Both turn your headlights on and use your windshield wipers

Get the Correct ANSWER

Use your windshield wipers

The term ______ refers to a skid where the rear wheels have lost traction.
A.) understeer
B.) oversteer
C.) countersteer
D.) torquesteer

Get the Correct ANSWER

oversteer

The term ___________________________ refers to a skid where the front wheels have lost traction.
A.) understeer
B.) oversteer
C.) countersteer
D.) torquesteer

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understeer

If you begin to experience a skid, the best response is to ______ .
A.) downshift to a lower gear
B.) turn on the emergency flashers
C.) continue to look and steer where you want the vehicle to go
D.) smoothly apply the brakes

Get the Correct ANSWER

continue to look and steer where you want the vehicle to go

What is the first thing you should do if you experience a skid?
A.) downshift to a lower gear
B.) turn on the emergency flashers
C.) continue to look and steer where you want the vehicle to go
D.) smoothly apply the brakes

Get the Correct ANSWER

turn on the emergency flashers

A skid could occur when a driver:
A.) Turns too quickly
B.) Brakes too hard
C.) Accelerates too aggressively
D.) All of the above

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All of the above

In a skid, slamming on the brakes will:
A.) Upset the vehicle's balance and make it harder to regain control
B.) Help "pull" the vehicle out of the skid sooner than it could otherwise be accomplished
C.) Help bring the car back so that it is pointed straight ahead
D.) Cause the vehicle to actually increase its speed

Get the Correct ANSWER

Upset the vehicle's balance and make it harder to regain control

While driving on a two-lane highway, your right front tire suddenly blows out. You should ______ .
A.) signal, pump the brakes and steer right
B.) signal, pump the brakes and steer left
C.) grip the steering wheel firmly and slow down without applying the brakes
D.) grip the steering wheel firmly and apply the brakes

Get the Correct ANSWER

grip the steering wheel firmly and slow down without applying the brakes

If you experience unintended acceleration, or the accelerator pedal sticks, you should ______________.
A.) Press hard on the brakes
B.) Shift to neutral and apply the brakes
C.) Shut the ignition off
D.) blow the horn to alert other drivers and pedestrians

Get the Correct ANSWER

Shift to neutral and apply the brakes

If you experience a tire blowout, hold the wheel firmly and do not use the _____________ .
A.) mirrors
B.) brakes
C.) gas pedal
D.) horn

Get the Correct ANSWER

brakes

If you experience a tire blowout, you should:
A.) look ahead, hold the steering wheel tightly, and concentrate on keeping the vehicle in your lane
B.) Gradually take your foot off the accelerator, letting the car roll to a near stop- then you can gently apply the brakes
C.) Turn on your emergency flashers to alert other road users
D.) All of the above

Get the Correct ANSWER

All of the above

At night, to help reduce the effects of glare caused by other vehicles’ headlights, you should _____________.
A.) Turn on your headlights at dusk or before
B.) Adjust both outside mirrors so light from behind is not reflected into your eyes
C.) Use the Night Setting on your rearview mirror
D.) All of the above

Get the Correct ANSWER

All of the above

If your engine stalls or stops while driving, you should:
A.) Safely steer to the shoulder
B.) Stop in the lane in which you are currently driving
C.) Be prepared for the steering wheel to be harder to turn
D.) Both safely steer to the shoulder and be prepared for the steering wheel to be harder to turn

Get the Correct ANSWER

Both safely steer to the shoulder and be prepared for the steering wheel to be harder to turn
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★ AAA Defensive Driving / Driver Improvement - Chapter 6 Distractions, Drowsiness, And Emotions

If you suspect a nearby driver is distracted, your first response should be
A.) attempt to pull them over, and get him or her off the road
B.) immediately establish more space between you and that driver
C.) use your cell phone to call 911 while driving
D.) ignore the potentially distracted driver

Get the Correct ANSWER

immediately establish more space between you and that driver

Distractions can negatively affect a drivers _______________________.
A.) perception
B.) decision-making
C.) evasive maneuvering
D.) all of the above

Get the Correct ANSWER

all of the above

Distractions while driving can be:
A.) visual
B.) physical
C.) mental/cognitive
D.) all of the above

Get the Correct ANSWER

all of the above

The three category types of distractions include visual, physical and _____________.
A.) Synergistic
B.) Mental
C.) Complex
D.) Compound

Get the Correct ANSWER

Mental

When text messaging behind the wheel, the time a driver's eyes are off the road can increase by up to _____
When text messaging behind the wheel the time a drivers eyes percentage
A.) 20%
B.) 200%
C.) 40%
D.) 400%

Get the Correct ANSWER

400%

True or False: You are less likely to be involved in a collision when using a hands-free device vs. a hand-held while driving.
A.) True
B.) False

Get the Correct ANSWER

FALSE

Research shows that the risk of collision associated when using hand-held cell phone is _________ when using hand-free cell phones
A.) about the same
B.) less than
C.) more than

Get the Correct ANSWER

about the same

Staying awake for 18 hours straight can cause impairments in your driving ability approximately equal to a blood alcohol level of____
Staying awake for eighteen hours straight can cause impairments in your driving ability approximately equal to a blood alcohol level of _________.
A.) 0.15%
B.) 0.05%
C.) 0.1%
D.) 1.0%

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0.05%

Staying awake for 24 hours straight can cause impairments in your driving ability approximately equal to a blood alcohol level of____
Staying awake for twenty-four hours straight can cause impairments in your driving ability approximately equal to a blood alcohol concentration of ________.
A.) 0.015%
B.) 0.05%
C.) 0.1%
D.) 1.0%

Get the Correct ANSWER

0.1%

Drowsiness while driving could result from:
A.) sleep deprivation
B.) an undiagnosed sleep disorder
C.) driving on a long trip
D.) all of the above

Get the Correct ANSWER

all of the above

Drivers’ bodies __________ give drivers advance warning before falling asleep behind the wheel, such as by yawning or nodding off.
A.) will always
B.) will never
C.) may or may not

Get the Correct ANSWER

may or may not

True or False: A driver can predict when he/she is about to fall asleep.
A.) True
B.) False

Get the Correct ANSWER

FALSE

On long trips, drivers should stop every_______or every__________ to take a break
A.) 1 hour, 75 miles
B.) 2 hours, 100 miles
C.) 4 hours, 350 miles
D.) 6 hours, 550 miles

Get the Correct ANSWER

2 hours, 100 miles

_______ may help prevent a driver from falling asleep behind the wheel:
A.) increasing the radio volume
B.) taking regular breaks
C.) driving faster
D.) opening the window

Get the Correct ANSWER

taking regular breaks

_____________occurs when a driver uses the vehicle or some other weapon to threaten or cause harm to another roadway users
A.) road rage
B.) aggressive driving
C.) tailgating
D.) skidding

Get the Correct ANSWER

road rage

To reduce your risk when faced with an aggressive or enraged drivers, your best move is to__________
To reduce your risk when faced with an aggressive or enraged driver, your best move is to:
A.) make eye contact with the driver
B.) talk with the driver
C.) drive to home
D.) drive to a public place, such as a police or fire station

Get the Correct ANSWER

drive to a public place, such as a police or fire station

If you encounter an aggressive or enraged driver, you should:
A.) remain in your vehicle
B.) confront the driver
C.) avoid eye contact with the other driver or occupants
D.) A and C

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A and C

When driving, one of your goals should be to never cause another driver to:
A.) wait for you to make a turn on red
B.) use their brakes
C.) pull in front of you in a parking lot
D.) all of the above

Get the Correct ANSWER

use their brakes

When driving, one of your goals should be to never cause another driver to:
A.) steer around you
B.) use their cruise control
C.) back out of a parking space
D.) none of the above

Get the Correct ANSWER

steer around you

To help prevent being hit by a red light runner
A.) avoid rushing into an intersection as soon as the light turns green
B.) keep your headlights on
C.) increase your speed
D.) A and B

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A and B

__________occurs when a driver operates a vehicle in a pushy or bold manner:
A.) road rage
B.) aggressive driving
C.) tailgating
D.) skidding

Get the Correct ANSWER

aggressive driving

Tailgating is considered to be _________
A.) hydroplaning
B.) road rage
C.) skidding
D.) aggressive driving

Get the Correct ANSWER

aggressive driving

Another driver verbally attacking you would be considered:
A.) fatigue
B.) Road rage
C.) disobeying traffic control devices
D.) aggressive driving

Get the Correct ANSWER

Road rage
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★ AAA Defensive Driving / Driver Improvement - Chapter 5 Alcohol and Other Drugs

A larger drink will contain _________ alcohol and result in a __________ blood alcohol level than a smaller drink of the same alcohol strength.
A.) More; higher
B.) More; lower
C.) Less; higher
D.) Less; lower

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More; higher

A driver _________ be charged with alcohol-impaired driving (DWI, DUI, etc.) with a blood alcohol level below .08%.
A.) Can
B.) Cannot
C.) Will never
D.) None of the above

Get the Correct ANSWER

Can

The first ability to be impaired by alcohol or other drugs is:
A.) vital functions
B.) reaction time
C.) judgment/decision making
D.) balance

Get the Correct ANSWER

judgment/decision making

2. The first ability to be impaired by alcohol or other drugs is ____________________.
A.) alertness
B.) knowledge
C.) judgment and decision-making
D.) balance

Get the Correct ANSWER

judgment and decision-making

It takes the body, on average, approximately ________ to eliminate the alcohol contained in one drink.
A.) ½ hour
B.) 1 hour
C.) 1 and ½ hours
D.) 4 hours

Get the Correct ANSWER

1 and ½ hours

____________________ is the only factor that affects the rate at which alcohol is removed from the body.
A.) The amount of water consumed
B.) The amount of food in the stomach
C.) The type of beverage being consumed
D.) Time

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Time

Alcohol ________.
A.) Does not affect judgment
B.) Is quickly removed from the body
C.) Is a stimulant
D.) Is a drug

Get the Correct ANSWER

Is a drug

Alcohol _________________ the body's Central Nervous System.
A.) Excites
B.) Depresses
C.) Cancels
D.) Strengthens

Get the Correct ANSWER

Depresses

BAC stands for:
A.) Breath alcohol content
B.) Blood alcohol content
C.) Breath alcohol concentration
D.) Blood alcohol concentration

Get the Correct ANSWER

Blood alcohol concentration

Consuming two or more drugs at the same time can have a(n) ________________ effect, where the combined effects are greater than their sum.
Consuming two or more drugs at the same time can have a ___________________ effect, where the combined effects are greater than their sum
A.) Compensating
B.) Synergistic
C.) Canceling
D.) Complementary

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Synergistic

Combining drugs and alcohol or two different drugs can have a(n) ____________ effect on you.
A.) enhanced
B.) synergistic
C.) euphoric
D.) all the above

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synergistic

A drug:
A.) May affect a person differently each time it is used
B.) Will affect a person the same way each time it is used
C.) Will automatically reduce a person's ability to drive safely

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May affect a person differently each time it is used

A person ___________ be charged with an impaired driving (DUI/DWI/DUID) offense because of the effects of over-the-counter or prescription medications.
A.) Could
B.) Cannot
C.) Will never
D.) None of the above

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Could

True or False: A person could be charged with an impaired driving (DUI/DWI/DUID) offense because of the effects of over-the-counter or prescription medications.
A.) True
B.) False

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TRUE

Over-the-counter medications __________ impair a driver to the degree that they could be charged with impaired driving (DUI/DWI/DUID).
A.) Can
B.) Cannot
C.) Will never
D.) None of the above

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Can

The chances of being involved in a crash can increase more than _______ times during the first week of using some prescription drugs.
A.) 2
B.) 5
C.) 10
D.) 25

Get the Correct ANSWER

10
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★ California Traffic School Test Answers 6

If your brakes should happen to fail while driving downhill, you should:
A.) Switch to a lower gear (if possible), pump the pedal brake, and gradually trim speed with the parking brake
B.) Find something soft to hit
C.) Pump the gas pedal until the brakes begin working again
D.) Immediately pull on the emergency brake

Get the Correct ANSWER

Switch to a lower gear (if possible), pump the pedal brake, and gradually trim speed with the parking brake

When you notice a thick fog ahead of you while driving, you should:
A.) Reduce speed, but keep moving when entering a fog bank.
B.) Watch for slow moving vehicles ahead.
C.) Look in the rearview mirror every two to five seconds for vehicles approaching from the rear.
D.) all of the above.

Get the Correct ANSWER

all of the above.

________ the brakes means pressing down on the brake pedal even when you are not stopping. It is not a safe way to drive.
________ the brakes means pressing down on the brake pedal even when you are not actually stopping.
A.) Pressing
B.) Covering
C.) Slamming
D.) Riding
E.) Handling

Get the Correct ANSWER

Riding

The braking system of any single vehicle must be able to stop from a speed of 20 mph within ____________.
A.) 25 feet
B.) 35 feet
C.) 50 feet
D.) 100 feet

Get the Correct ANSWER

25 feet

Drivers who display inappropriate emotions while driving, such as grief or worry:
A.) will immediately be arrested.
B.) will not have their attention on the road and will drive erratically.
C.) have nothing to worry about.
D.) can almost always keep control of their vehicle.

Get the Correct ANSWER

will not have their attention on the road and will drive erratically.

In order to reduce whiplash resulting from an accident, the head support cushion should be adjusted to align with:
A.) Your shoulders
B.) The back of your head
C.) The back of your skull
D.) Your elbows

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The back of your head

The higher the speed, the ____ time a driver has to react to any hazard, the ____ it takes to stop.
A.) more, longer
B.) less, longer
C.) more, less time
D.) less, less time

Get the Correct ANSWER

less, longer

At 55 mph, you will travel over ____ feet in 10 to 12 seconds.
A.) 500
B.) 800
C.) 1,000
D.) 1,200

Get the Correct ANSWER

800

Must you stop when you are approaching a school bus that is stopped if you are driving from either direction?
A.) Only if we share the same lane.
B.) No
C.) Not if im going the other direction.
D.) Yes

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Yes

Trucks, school buses, and trailer buses, as well as any vehicle towing a trailer or another vehicle, may not drive at a speed higher than _____________ mph on a highway, even if the posted speed limit is higher.
A.) 50
B.) 55
C.) 60
D.) 65

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55

"Rush hour" can be longer than an hour, but it's usually centered around __________.
A.) 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
B.) 12 a.m. and 12 p.m.
C.) 5 a.m. and 9 p.m.
D.) weekends

Get the Correct ANSWER

9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Never coast downhill in ______ gear, as it is not only illegal but also dangerous.
A.) 1 gear
B.) 2nd gear
C.) neutral
D.) Reverse

Get the Correct ANSWER

neutral

When you should you be cautious of traction?
A.) when its hot outside.
B.) when hitting a bump, pothole , or crack in the road.
C.) when its moist outside.
D.) when you are parked.

Get the Correct ANSWER

when hitting a bump, pothole , or crack in the road.

What rule should you follow when driving around large trucks?
A.) do not cut into open space infront of a truck.
B.) do not tailgate a truck.
C.) do not underestimate the speed of the truck
D.) all of the above.

Get the Correct ANSWER

all of the above.

When sharing the road with livestock how should you share the road?
A.) Slow down and prepare to stop
B.) Weave in and out of them
C.) Speed to pass them
D.) Run them over

Get the Correct ANSWER

Slow down and prepare to stop

When driving through deep water what two rules should you follow?
A.) Do not overload the rear and shift to a lower gear.
B.) Slow down and brake often.
C.) Drive slowly allowing water to rise and help float your vehicle to safety.
D.) none of the above

Get the Correct ANSWER

Do not overload the rear and shift to a lower gear.

True or False: when a vehicle is moving at 30 miles per hour, so is everything inside it.
A.) True
B.) False

Get the Correct ANSWER

True

On dry roads, it will take about ______ to react to a hazard and bring your car to a stop when traveling at 55 mph.
A.) 400 feet
B.) 1 foot
C.) 20 miles
D.) 5 seconds

Get the Correct ANSWER

400 feet

When you notice a thick fog ahead of you while driving, you should reduce speed, but keep moving when entering the fog bank.
A.) True
B.) False

Get the Correct ANSWER

True

When climbing steep hills outside business and residential areas, you are only allowed to overtake another vehicle traveling at ___ mph or less.
A.) 10
B.) 35
C.) 40
D.) 20

Get the Correct ANSWER

20

When passing a slower-moving vehicle on a mountain road, you should:
A.) Floor the gas pedal to pass as quickly as possible.
B.) Pass slower than usual, to watch out for oncoming traffic.
C.) Motion to the driver to slow down so you can overtake them .
D.) Wait until they pull out at a turnout, or you come to a passing zone.

Get the Correct ANSWER

Wait until they pull out at a turnout, or you come to a passing zone.

If you’re carrying anything in your vehicle that protrudes more than ____ feet past the rear of the vehicle, you’re required by California law to tie a red flag to the back of it, to make it more visible to other drivers.
A.) 2
B.) 4
C.) 6
D.) 8

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4

All vehicles (except motorcycles) manufactured after 12/31/68 must have one or more back-up lights that throw a white light ____ feet to the rear of the vehicle.
A.) 25
B.) 50
C.) 75
D.) 100

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75

When permitted to turn right at a red light, you must first bring your vehicle to ______________?
A.) a complete stop
B.) a rolling stop
C.) yeild
D.) all of the above

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a complete stop

When you want to turn left, right, or off the otherwise direct course you are following on a highway or road how long must you wait?
A.) Never
B.) Until its a safe moment.
C.) Right away.
D.) When ever you want.

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Until its a safe moment.

In a residential area when are U-turns permitted?
A.) At stop sign.
B.) at any time.
C.) at mid-block if there are no vehicles.
D.) none of the above

Get the Correct ANSWER

at mid-block if there are no vehicles.

What are HOV lanes used for?
A.) Emergency vehicles
B.) High Occupancy Vehicles.
C.) Carpool
D.) All of the above.

Get the Correct ANSWER

All of the above.

When coming to a flashing yellow light must you?
A.) Come to a complete stop.
B.) Slow down and be alert
C.) Speed up
D.) reverse

Get the Correct ANSWER

Slow down and be alert

TRUE or FALSE? When yielding, you are expected to allow other vehicles to move ahead of your vehicle by giving them the right-of way.
A.) True
B.) False

Get the Correct ANSWER

True

A blind intersection is one in which there are no stop signs at any corner and you can see less than ___ feet in either direction down the crossing street during the last 100 feet before reaching the intersection.
A.) 50
B.) 100
C.) 150
D.) 200

Get the Correct ANSWER

100

Two solid yellow lines mean:
A.) Passing is allowed
B.) Passing is discouraged
C.) No Passing
D.) Pass at your own risk

Get the Correct ANSWER

No Passing

No U-turns are permitted where a driver cannot clearly see the roadway and traffic for _________ feet in both directions.
A.) 100
B.) 200
C.) 300
D.) 400

Get the Correct ANSWER

200

It is _____________ to enter an intersection if your way through it is blocked, even if you have a green light.
A.) Legal
B.) Against the law
C.) Safe
D.) Strongly discouraged, but legal

Get the Correct ANSWER

Against the law

A construction area is represented by orange-colored signs.
A.) True
B.) False

Get the Correct ANSWER

True

Pedestrians are __________ to yield the right-of-way to vehicles when attempting to cross a roadway outside of marked crosswalks and unmarked crosswalks at intersections.
A.) required
B.) not required
C.) sometimes required (depending on the situation)
D.) never supposed

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required

TRUE or FALSE? A 2009 study conducted by the Virginia Tech Institute of Safety found that although COMPOSING and SENDING text messages while driving significantly increases your risk of an accident, simply READING a text message is relatively safe while operating a motor vehicle.
A.) True
B.) False

Get the Correct ANSWER

False

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★ Rural Driving Risk Environment -Defensive Driving, Traffic, Drivers Ed Test Answers

Which of the following is not a likely risk from driving in rural areas?
A.) Distracting billboards
B.) Unpaved, poorly maintained roads
C.) Wildlife or livestock crossing roads
D.) Poorly lit roads at night

Get the Correct ANSWER

Distracting billboards

You may encounter _____ in rural areas at a higher rate than urban areas.
A.) drunk pedestrians
B.) wildlife or livestock
C.) commercial vehicles
D.) medical transport

Get the Correct ANSWER

wildlife or livestock

Use your _____ on poorly lit or rural roads.
A.) horn
B.) fog lights
C.) high beams
D.) hazard lights

Get the Correct ANSWER

high beams

Use your high beams on poorly lit or rural roads, but be sure to switch to low-beam headlights when you see an approaching car.

Rural roads are _______ at night.
A.) brightly lit
B.) poorly lit
C.) always unlit
D.) much safer

Get the Correct ANSWER

poorly lit

Rural areas are _____ with long stretches of roads.
A.) densely populated
B.) sparsely populated
C.) free of law enforcement
D.) busy places

Get the Correct ANSWER

sparsely populated

Roads in rural areas are _______.
A.) not always well maintained
B.) always well maintained
C.) only maintained if they lead to cities
D.) only maintained if they lead to another state

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not always well maintained

Roads in rural areas are _____.
A.) Not always paved
B.) always paved
C.) only paved in richer areas
D.) only paved if they lead to cities.

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Not always paved

Rural areas have _____ of development.
A.) heavy signs
B.) no signs
C.) one type
D.) different types

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different types

Gas, food, and lodging are _____ in rural areas.
A.) easily accessible
B.) always separated
C.) found everywhere
D.) less accessible

Get the Correct ANSWER

less accessible

In rural areas, be aware of sudden hazards, particularly near _____.
A.) wide turns or working farms
B.) tight turns or working farms
C.) long stretches of open road
D.) abandoned farms

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tight turns or working farms

At night in rural areas that have fewer or non-existent street lights, you should _____.
A.) use your headlights so you can see
B.) honk your horn so others can hear
C.) drive with your hazard lights on
D.) only use right turns to avoid collisions

Get the Correct ANSWER

use your headlights so you can see

To help you manage visibility on rural roads, you should drive with high beams on
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★ Young Drivers, Safe Driving Practices at work Places/Child Labor

According to Federal law, anyone what age or younger is prohibited from driving on public roads as part of their job?
ANSWER: Anyone 16 or younger is prohibited from driving on public roads as part of their job.

How frequently should you take breaks when driving long distances?
ANSWER: You should take a break every two hours when driving long distances.

Where should you be alert while driving?
A.) On roads
B.) In driveways
C.) In parking lots
D.) Anywhere you drive
ANSWER: Anywhere you drive. In 2015 about 2,000 people were killed in non-traffic crashes.

What is the leading cause of vehicle accidents?
ANSWER: Distracted driving is the leading cause of vehicle accidents.

Daydreaming while driving is an example of which type of distraction?
A.) Visual
B.) Auditory
C.) Cognitive
D.) Biomechanical/Manual
ANSWER: Daydreaming is an example of a cognitive distraction.

Looking away from the roadway to get something out of the glove box is an example of which kind of distraction?
A.) Visual
B.) Auditory
C.) Cognitive
D.) Biomechanical/Manual
ANSWER: Looking away from the roadway is an example of a biomechanical/manual distraction.

Which of the following are things you should do to minimize driving risks? Select all that apply.
A.) No cell phones while driving
B.) No speeding
C.) No alcohol or drugs
D.) No driving or riding without a seat belt
E.) Minimize distractions
F.) Avoid driving at night
G.) Don't wear headphones or earplugs while driving
H.) All of the above
ANSWER: All of the above

Car crashes in the United States result in high costs. In what areas do these high costs occur?
A.) Human Lives
B.) Money
C.) Sleep
D.) All of the above
ANSWER: All of the above

What are the leading causes of automobile accidents?
ANSWER: For young drivers, "inexperience" is the leading cause of crashes. Being inattentive and impaired due to cell phone use, drowsiness, and drunkenness are also leading causes of car accidents.

When is the most dangerous time to drive?
ANSWER: Night

What is distracted driving?
ANSWER: Driving while doing anything that takes your attention away from driving, is a leading cause of vehicle accidents

What are the 4 main types of driving distractions?
1. Visual
2. Biomechanical
3. Auditory
4. cognitive

Visual distraction: Looking away from the roadway

Biomechanical/Manual distraction: Doing something physically that is not related to driving like reaching for something or taking your hands off the wheel

Auditory distraction: Hearing noises that prevent you from making the best use of your hearing or that draw your attention away from driving

Cognitive distraction: Mentally thinking about something other than driving

What are the four sources that distractions can come from?
1. Distractions associated with your vehicle
2. Distractions you bring into the vehicle
3. Distractions unique to you
4. Distractions outside the vehicle

What should you do if you need to make a call when driving?
If you must contact your employer or customers while on the road, pull over and do so safely.

In order to drive a vehicle for work, you must be:
1. Qualified and licensed to drive the vehicle you are being asked to drive.
2. Ensure your loads and materials are
3. Properly secured for transport.
4. Parking lots
5. Make sure the parking lot is well-lit and properly maintained.

What is the number one cause of death for teens in the U.S.?
A.) Illness
B.) Falls
C.) Car crashes
D.) Electrocution
ANSWER: Car crashes
EXPLANATION: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for U.S. teens.

What kills more college-age men and women than all other causes combined?
A.) intentional Injuries (purposely inflicted)
B.) suicides
C.) homicides
D.) accidents (Unintentional Injuries)
ANSWER: accidents

According to the textbook, what is one common risk factor for accidents
ANSWER: stress

_____ refers to any non-driving activity a person engages in that has the potential to divert their attention from the primary task of driving.
ANSWER: Distracted driving

Taking one's hands off the wheel to change a station or playlist is an example of _____.
A.) Visual
B.) Biomechanical / Manual Distraction
C.) Auditory
D.) cognitive
ANSWER: Manual Distraction

Constance often daydreams while behind the wheel. Which type of distracted driving is this?
A.) Visual
B.) Biomechanical / Manual Distraction
C.) Auditory
D.) cognitive
ANSWER: cogntive

Drivers under the age of 18 can talk on the phone while driving only if using headphones, a wireless device, phone holder or mounted device.
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE
ANSWER: TRUE

Texting or talking while driving will distract the brain as well as the eyes—much more so than talking to another person while driving.
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE
ANSWER: TRUE

Many states in the United States have relaxed the usage of a cell phone to talk or text while driving.
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE
ANSWER: FALSE

The use of sleeping pills can impair driving ability, particularly in women and those who take extended-release formulations.
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE
ANSWER: TRUE

An air bag, with or without seatbelt, is the least effective means of preventing adult death while driving.
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE
ANSWER: FALSE

Which group is less likely to wear seat belts?
ANSWER: males between the ages of 19-29

What provides the best protection against spine fractures
ANSWER: seat belts and air bags
EXPLANATION: Use of Seat belts: Seat belt use has reached an all-time high, with three in four Americans buckling up. States with seat belt laws have even higher rates of use: 80 percent. Seat belts save an estimated 9,500 lives in the United States each year.
Importance of airbags: An air bag, either with or without a seat belt, has proved the most effective means of preventing adult death, somewhat more so for women than for men. The combination of airbags and seat belts affords the best protection against spine fractures; an airbag alone decreases this risk but to a lesser extent.

Which of the following is true of road rage?
ANSWER: It is triggered by drivers' weaving, speeding, and hostile behaviors.

Which strategy is best for dealing with road rage
ANSWER: Reduce the stress in your life
EXPLANATION: Preventing Road Rage: lower stress, slow down, don't let other drivers get to you, modify bad driving habits one at a time, be courteous, never retaliate, if you do something stupid-show that you're sorry.

The number one cause of serious motor vehicle crashes is
ANSWER: alcohol use.

Licensed : Make sure you are qualified and licensed to drive the vehicle you are being asked to drive.

Driver Training : Drivers' training should be thorough, ongoing, and up to date.

Reward/Incentive Program : Rewards and incentives for safe driving can cultivate a culture of safe driving.

Vehicle Selection, Inspection, & Maintenance : All vehicles should be properly selected, inspected, and maintained.

Motor Vehicle Record Checks : A clear history for all drivers and vehicles is imperative.

Operational : Ensure that the vehicle is properly maintained and safe to operate. If you suspect there is an issue with the vehicle, notify your employer prior to driving it.

Regulatory Compliance : Compliance with safety and operational regulations is required, but will also lead to fewer accidents.

Disciplinary Action System : A meaningful disciplinary action system should be in place and followed.

Crash Reporting & Investigation : Crash reporting and investigations should be complete and up to date.

Management Commitment & Employee Involvement : Safety should be an ongoing concern and conversation between all levels of the organization.

Written Policies & Procedures : Within your company there should be materials in place detailing ways to stay safe while on the road.

Driver Agreements - A clear understanding of the employer and employee's responsibilities should be in place.

Tailored : Maximize your field of vision by adjusting all mirrors prior to operating the vehicle and clearing any window obstructions. Make sure you can safely see ahead, behind, and to the sides of the vehicle. Know that you will still have "blind zones" so be aware of them.

Title : Inexperience also affects the likelihood of you recognizing and responding appropriately to road hazards such as work zones, pedestrians, animals, and emergency vehicles. Research has shown that you only have about 3 seconds to respond to a hazard. Knowing what hazards to look for and how to respond takes experience!

The Vehicle : Vehicle failure can also cause an accident to happen. Some common examples of this are having a flat tire or brakes failing.

The Driver : An accident may occur if a driver is driving too fast, has distractions, or is drowsy.

The Road : The state of the road, be its design, slickness from weather conditions, or debris that may be on it, all contribute to accidents.

Lane Position : If you are distracted, the chances of you not maintaining proper lane position increase, thus raising your chances of being involved in an accident.

Missing the Signs : It takes concentration to recognize and obey traffic signals and signs. If we are distracted, the chances of us missing them goes up.

Interrupting the Flow : Impacting traffic flow for other drivers is a side effect of distracted driving, which makes the roadways unsafe not just for you, but those around you too.

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Work Zone Awareness Safety

Decision Making : When distracted, our ability to make quick decisions is impaired.

Good Decisions : Inexperience impairs your ability to make good driving decisions.

Response Time : Inexperience reduces the chance of you responding appropriately in driving emergency situations like skidding.

Reaction Time : When we are distracted our ability to execute emergency maneuvers quickly and effectively diminishes.

Driving at Night : Avoid driving at night when possible since this increases your chances of having an accident.

The Weather : Weather conditions such as fog, rain, and snow all contribute to accidents.

About half of U.S. adult drivers admit to consistently getting behind the wheel while drowsy. Whether from fatigue or the effects of medication, driving drowsy makes you three times more likely to get in a crash. Teens are especially at risk since many do not get enough sleep at a stage in life when their biological need for sleep increases.
ANSWER: This makes them vulnerable to the risk of drowsy-driving crashes, especially on longer trips. Ideally, you should get 8-10 hours of sleep during your teen years to function at your best.

After coming down a long winding mountain road, Michael's brakes overheat and give out. Which of the four main causes of accidents is involved in this situation?
A.) Vehicle
B.) Driver
C.) Roadway
D.) Weather condition
ANSWER: The cause related to this situation is vehicle problems.

Eileen was responding to a text message on her way home from work when a deer ran out in front of her car. Which of the four main causes of accidents is involved in this situation?
A.) Vehicle
B.) Driver
C.) Roadway
D.) Weather condition
ANSWER: The cause related to this situation is the driver.

Crumbling asphalt on a busy city thoroughfare has led to potholes deep enough to snap a wheel off an axle. Which of the four main causes of accidents is involved in this situation?
A.) Vehicle
B.) Driver
C.) Roadway
D.) Weather condition
ANSWER: The cause related to this situation is the roadway condition.

After a night of heavy rain, a thick coating of morning fog has all but stopped traffic through the east side of town. Which of the four main causes of accidents is involved in this situation?
A.) Vehicle
B.) Driver
C.) Roadway
D.) Weather condition
ANSWER: The cause related to this situation is the weather conditions.

Janell's car runs out of gas in the middle of a busy highway. Which of the four main causes of accidents is involved in this situation?
A.) Vehicle
B.) Driver
C.) Roadway
D.) Weather condition
ANSWER: The cause related to this situation is vehicle.

Situational Awareness : Being distracted reduces our situational awareness, which is a critical aspect of safe driving.

Belted : In order to best protect yourself should an accident occur, make sure to buckle up your seat belt on every car trip.

Seat Belts : An easy way to stay safe while in a car is to never drive or ride in a vehicle without a seat belt.

Cell Phone : Never use a cell phone while driving. Doing so is a distraction that increases your risk of having an accident.

Extra Passengers : The more passengers in the car, the more possible distractions there are and thus more potential for danger.

Road Hazards : Inexperience also affects the likelihood of you recognizing and responding appropriately to road hazards such as work zones, pedestrians, animals, and emergency vehicles.

Alcohol or Drugs : Alcohol and drugs impair your ability to drive safely. It's also illegal to drive while under the influence of either.

Driving Under the Influence : Research has shown that you only have about 3 seconds to respond to a hazard. Knowing what hazards to look for and how to respond takes experience!

Driving Drowsy : Driving under the influence of alcohol, illicit drugs, over-the-counter or prescription medications increases your risk for an accident. It is illegal in all 50 states to drive under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, opioids, methamphetamine, or any potentially impairing drug prescribed or over the counter. Alcohol contributes to more crashes and highway deaths than cocaine, heroin, and every other illegal drug combined.

Medical Treatment : In 2017 4.6 million motor vehicle injuries required medical treatment.

Vehicle Injury Costs : In 2017 motor vehicle injury costs were estimated at 433.8 Billion. These costs include wage and productivity losses, medical expenses, administrative expenses, motor-vehicle property damage, and employer costs.

Vehicle Crash Fatlities : According to the National Safety Council (NSC), more than 40,200 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2017. Many of these fatalities involved young drivers and young vehicle occupants. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for U.S. teens.
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★ Motor Vehicle Damage, Insurance, Financial Responsibility -Defensive Driving, Drivers Ed Test Answers

___________________ provides a method of paying for loss or damage if you are involved in a collision.
A.) The DMV
B.) Your car company
C.) Insurance
D.) Restitution

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Insurance

If you are the driver or owner of a vehicle which is in a crash that is your fault, and you are not insured in compliance with the Financial Responsibility Law
A.) You will be placed on probation for up to 4 months.
B.) You must attend a Driver Financial Responsibility course.
C.) You may be required to pay for the damages before your driving privilege is reinstated.

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You may be required to pay for the damages before your driving privilege is reinstated.

You must comply with the financial responsibility law ( prove you are insured with liability insurance) if:
A.) You are fault in an accident
B.) Your driver's license was suspended or revoked for points or habitual traffic offender
C.) You are convicted of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
D.) All of the above

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All of the above

Require you to have insurance when you are ______________.
A.) arrested for DUI
B.) suspended for being a Habitual Traffic Offender
C.) both
D.) or

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both

True or False: Your driver license and/or license plates will be suspended for a period of up to three years if you do not have the proper insurance and are involved in a collision where you are at fault and injuries have occurred.
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE

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TRUE

If you make a false statement or commit a forgery about your motor vehicle insurance you can be guilty of a ________ degree misdemeanor.
A.) Fourth
B.) Second
C.) First
D.) Third

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Second

Any person who makes a false statement or commits forgery about their motor vehicle insurance can be guilty of a __________.
A.) 2nd degree misdemeanor
B.) 3rd degree misdemeanor
C.) 1st degree misdemeanor

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2nd degree misdemeanor

If your driver license and license plates were suspended for not having insurance under the Florida No-Fault Law, you must
A.) Get the required insurance and attend a Driver Improvement course.
B.) Pay $150 for a first offense and show proof of current insurance to get them back.
C.) Retake the Florida Class(D) Road Rules test and show proof of insurance.

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Pay $150 for a first offense and show proof of current insurance to get them back.

If your driver license and license plate(s) are suspended (the first time) for not having insurance under the No-Fault Law, you will have to pay _____ and show proof of current insurance to get them back.
➜ If your driver license and license plate(s) are suspended (the first time) for not having insurance under the No-Fault Law, you will have to pay_and show proof of current insurance to get them back.
A.) $350
B.) $150
C.) $450
D.) $250

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$150

If you fail to provide proof of insurance, your driver license and license plates will be suspended for up to________________.
A.) 3 years
B.) 30 days
C.) 1 year
D.) 6 months

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3 years

If your driver license is revoked for DUI or suspended for too many points, what type of insurance must you either purchase or prove that you had on the date of the violation or effective date of the suspension?
A.) Bodily injury liability
B.) Property Damage Liability
C.) Personal Injury Protection

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Bodily Injury Liability

Under the __________ Law, if you fail to provide proof of insurance, your driver license and license plate(s) will be suspended for up to three years.
A.) Zero-Fault
B.) No-Fault
C.) Insurance Reliability
D.) Fiscal Accountability
E.) Financial Responsibility
F.) Zero Tolerance
G.) Graduated Licensing

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No-Fault

If property damage from a car crash appears to be over $__________ and no report is written by an officer, you must make a written report of the crash to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles within 10 days.
A.) 1,000
B.) 750
C.) 500
D.) 250

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500

Explanation: 1. STOP: If you are in a crash while driving, you must stop. If anyone is hurt, you must get help. You must also be ready to give your name, address, and vehicle registration number, as well as show your driver license to others involved in the crash.
2. REPORT THE CRASH: If the crash causes injury, death, or property damage, it must be reported. Call the local police, the Florida Highway Patrol, or the county sheriff’s office. If the crash involves a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) or results in death, injury, or property damage to the extent a wrecker must tow a vehicle, the officer will fill out a report. If the crash is investigated by an officer, the driver need not make a written report. If property damage appears to be over $500 and no report is written by an officer, you must make a written report of the crash to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles within 10 days. The officer will provide you with a copy of the form for your records.


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If you own a vehicle which is not covered by insurance and you or another person driving the vehicle are involved in a collision, your license may be suspended:
A.) Until you obtain coverage
B.) Until you pay for the damage
C.) For up to 5 years

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Until you pay for the damage

Explanation: Your license may be suspended indefinitely in this situation until you have paid for all damages and injuries resulting from the collision.

Your license can be suspended for reasons which have nothing to do with driving or insurance violations.
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE

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TRUE

Explanation: For example, your license can be suspended for being habitually truant from school, for failing to pay child support, or for shoplifting.

You must file a traffic accident report (SR1) with the DMV after an accident when damage to one of the vehicles is over $750.00 ____.
A.) only if it is your fault
B.) only if it is your insured
C.) regardless of who is at fault
D.) only if someone in the other vehicle is injured or killed

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regardless of who is at fault

If you are caught driving without liability coverage you will need to fill out an SR-22 for _____ years.
A.) 1
B.) 2
C.) 3
D.) 4

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3

If you fail to carry insurance on a vehicle which is owned by you and registered in Florida, your license and/or registration can be suspended:
A.) For up to 6 months
B.) For up to 3 years
C.) Until you purchase coverage

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For up to 3 years

Explanation: The correct answer is B. In addition to having your license and/or registration suspended for up to three years, you will have to pay a reinstatement fee of up to $300 to get them back.

If you won’t be using your car for a long period of time and don’t want to pay for insurance, you should:
A.) Remove the wheels and have the car set up on blocks
B.) Park the car in a secure area and disable the ignition
C.) Turn in the registration and license plates to the DMV

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Turn in the registration and license plates to the DMV

Explanation: If you are not going to carry insurance on your car, you must turn in the registration and license plates to the DMV.

If you are the owner of an insured vehicle and you are injured in a collision with another insured driver who is found to be at fault, you will be covered by the other driver’s PIP policy.
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE

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FALSE

Explanation: Everyone who has their own PIP policy will be covered by that policy if they are injured in a motor vehicle accident.

“Personal Injury Protection” (PIP) insurance is considered:
A.) “No fault” insurance
B.) “Comprehensive” insurance
C.) “3rd Party” insurance

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“No fault” insurance

Explanation: PIP is a type of “no fault” insurance because everyone injured in a collision is covered by their own PIP policy, regardless of who is at fault.

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance covers you when you are injured in a motor vehicle accident:
A.) When you are the driver
B.) When you are the passenger
C.) Under any circumstances

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Under any circumstances

Explanation: Everyone who has their own PIP policy will be covered by that policy if they are injured in a motor vehicle accident.
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