Defensive Driving & Pedestrians ➜ Questions and Answers

Question: As a driver, you are legally obligated to _________ pedestrians.
A. yield the right-of-way to
B. recognize the limited peripheral view of
C. scan your mirrors for
D. be courteous to

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yield the right-of-way to


Question: A pedestrian that is legally using a white cane:
A: Must park their car in the handicap parking
B: Requires extra caution because they are legally blind
C: Is not required to follow the signals at a crosswalk

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Requires extra caution because they are legally blind


Question: When a pedestrian is crossing a street or highway guided by a dog or carrying a white cane (or a white cane with a red tip), vehicles must __________.
A. slow their speed to 25 mph
B. proceed normally, unless the pedestrian is using a crosswalk
C. yield the right-of-way and come to a complete stop
D. pull over to the side of the road

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yield the right-of-way and come to a complete stop


Question: Pedestrians with white canes and seeing eye dogs should always ______.
A.) be given the right of way
B.) stop and wait for someone to help them across the street
C.) wait far away from the curb so they are safe from moving cars
D.) wave their cane into the air as a gesture that they are going to cross

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be given the right of way


Question: A driver is guilty of a misdemeanor if they fail to yield the right-of-way or take all reasonably necessary precautions to avoid injury of a blind pedestrian. This is punishable by:
A. Only imprisonment in the county jail up to six months,
B. Only a fine up to $1,000
C. Imprisonment in the county jail up to six months, or up to a fine up to $1,000 or both.

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Imprisonment in the county jail up to six months, or up to a fine up to $1,000 or both.


Question: People who are blind often use a white cane that may or may not have a red tip.
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

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TRUE


Question: A person operating a manual or electric wheelchair is considered:
A: A pedestrian
B: Required to follow the same rules as a bicycle
C: Allowed to cross in the middle of a street

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A pedestrian


Question: Who would be considered a pedestrian?
A: A disabled person in a wheelchair
B: A person on a bicycle
C: A teenager riding a moped

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disabled person in a wheelchair


Question: Blind Pedestrians:
A: Are not required to follow the signals at a crosswalk
B: Are the only people legally allowed to use a white cane
C: Like it when you use your horn to help guide them

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Are the only people legally allowed to use a white cane


Question: On roadways without sidewalks, pedestrians should walk __________.
➜ On roadways without sidewalks, pedestrians are supposed to walk __________.
A.) anywhere they want
B.) along the left side of the road facing traffic
C.) on the road in the same direction as traffic
D.) near the center of the road

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along the left side of the road facing traffic


Question: Pedestrians are not allowed to walk on ____________ or ___________ unless there is a sidewalk more than three feet wide and signs permitting pedestrian access.
A.) freeways and park sidewalks
B.) railroad tracks and crosswalks
C.) toll bridges and highway crossings
D.) none of the above

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toll bridges and highway crossings


Question: True or False: Drivers do not have to yield the right of way to pedestrians in unmarked crosswalks at intersections.
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

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FALSE
Drivers are required to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians within any crosswalk, marked or unmarked.


Question: One reason children are at greater risk of being injured as pedestrians is that they act on impulse without thinking and do not always recognize an unsafe situation.
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

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TRUE


Question: Both pedestrians and bicyclists are ____ vulnerable to injury than those in vehicles.
A.) less
B.) more
C.) equally
D.) None of the above

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more


Question: The _________ are the most frequent victims of pedestrian accidents.
A.) Teenagers
B.) Adults
C.) Children
D.) Elderly

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Elderly


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Question: The majority of pedestrian fatalities occur:
A.) in parking lots
B.) at intersections
C.) in cross-walks
D.) when a pedestrian suddenly runs across the path of a vehicle

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when a pedestrian suddenly runs across the path of a vehicle


Question: At intersections without marked crosswalks, who has the right-of-way?
A.) pedestrians
B.) the vehicle on the right
C.) bicyclists
D.) the vehicle that arrives first

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pedestrians


Question: When a right turn on red is permitted, you must still __________.
A. stop at all bus stops
B. yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk
C. slow down slightly or check your mirrors
D. sit in you vehicle and watch the pedestrians

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yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk


Question: Nine out of every ten pedestrian fatalities occur during which weather conditions?
A.) cold weather
B.) normal
C.) wet weather

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normal


Question: In 2011, pedestrian deaths accounted for ___________% of all traffic fatalities.
A: 14
B: 30
C: 60
D: 52

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14



Pedestrian Accident Statistics
TRAFFIC SAFETY FACTS: Total Traffic Fatalities, Total Pedestrian Fatalities and Percent of Total Traffic Fatalities, 2000–2016.
On average, a pedestrian was killed every 2 hours and injured every 8 minutes in traffic crashes. Most pedestrian fatalities occurred between the hours of 6 to 8:59 p.m.

Year Total Fatalities Pedestrian Fatalities Percent of Total Fatalities
2000 41,945 4,763 11%
2001 42,196 4,901 12%
2002 43,005 4,851 11%
2003 42,884 4,774 11%
2004 42,836 4,675 11%
2005 43,510 4,892 11%
2006 42,708 4,795 11%
2007 41,259 4,699 11%
2008 37,423 4,414 12%
2009 33,883 (33,808) 4,109 (4,092) 12%
2010 32,999 4,302 13%
2011 32,479 4,457 14%
2012 33,782 4,818 14%
2013 32,894 (32,893) 4,779 15%
2014 32,744 (32,675) 4,910 (4,884) 15%
2015 35,092 (35,485) 5,376 (5,495) 15%
2016 37,461 5,987 16%
2017 37,133 _ _

About ___ percent of pedestrian fatalities in 2005 occurred in intersections.
Ans: In 2005, its 11%

About what percent of pedestrians fatalities in 2008 occurred in intersections.
Ans: In 2008, its 12%

During 2012 most pedestrian fatalities occurred between the hours of what
Ans: 6 to 8:59 p.m.

Of the 4092 pedestrian fatalities nationwide in 2009,pedestrian deaths accounted for 19 percent of all traffic fatalities

Sources:
https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812493
https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812270
https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/811394
https://www.ghsa.org/sites/default/files/2018-03/pedestrians_18.pdf

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