★ Following Distance Between Vehicles -Traffic School, Drivers Ed Answers

Question: Create a following distance greater than 3 seconds ahead when __________.
A.) there is no traffic on the road
B.) you are not in a hurry
C.) a driver behind you is trying to pass
D.) you are traveling in front of a motorcycle

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a driver behind you is trying to pass

Question: To begin measuring your following distance, watch as the rear end of the vehicle ahead passes _____.
A.) the rear end of a vehicle on the right
B.) the front end of an oncoming vehicle
C.) a fixed point on the road
D.) a distant landmark

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a fixed point on the road

EXPLANATION: Watch as the rear of the vehicle ahead passes Pick a fixed stationary point, a sign, pole, road marking, shadow, or tree or any other checkpoint on the road.
Count the seconds to reach the same point after a vehicle ahead of you passes you.
See your vehicle is not following too closely before the checkpoint within two seconds.
If so, reduce the speed of your vehicle and maintain a four second following distance between you and the front of your vehicle.

Question: A safe following distance in good conditions is ________ second(s).
A.) 1
B.) 2
C.) 3
D.) 10

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3

EXPLANATION: Most rear end collisions are caused by following too closely. To avoid this in good conditions, use the three-second rule. When the vehicle ahead of you passes a certain point, such as a sign, count "one-thousand-one, one-thousand-two, one -thousand-three." This takes about three seconds. If you pass the same point before you finish counting, you are following too closely.

Question: A recommended minimum safe following distance is:
➜ When following another vehicle, you should keep at least _________ between you and the vehicle.
A.) 5 seconds
B.) 2 seconds
C.) 1 second
D.) 3 seconds

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2 seconds

Question: The three-second rule applies to:
A.) Drinking and driving
B.) Motorcycle braking distance
C.) Safe following distance
D.) The time you must wait at a stop sign
E.) None of the above answers are correct.

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Safe following distance

Question: Safe following distance depends on road conditions.
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE

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TRUE

Question: In heavy traffic you should keep as much distance as practical between you and the traffic ahead.
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE

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TRUE

Question: You should always leave yourself plenty of space between yourself and the vehicle in front of you.
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE

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TRUE

Question: You should also increase your following distance for traffic conditions.
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE

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TRUE

Question: If you are following 3-4 seconds behind the vehicle ahead at night, and you are traveling at highway speeds, your low beam lights will illuminate about half of the distance between you and the vehicle you are following.
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE

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TRUE

Question: Increase the distance between you and the car ahead of you to more than 3 seconds when __________.
A.) your line-of-sight is greater than 30 seconds ahead
B.) you are not in a hurry
C.) a driver behind your vehicle is trying to pass you
D.) you are behind a small vehicle

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a driver behind your vehicle is trying to pass you

Question: Which of the following rules should be used to keep the appropriate distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you?
A.) Golden rule
B.) Two-car length rule
C.) Two-second rule
D.) Both A and C

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Two-second rule

Question: The two-second rule is the accepted method of computing following distance.
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE

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TRUE

Explanation: The two-second rule is a law of thumb by which a driver may keep a safe trailing interval at any speed. The rule is that a driver should ideally wait at least two seconds after any vehicle that is immediately in front of his or her vehicle. It is designed for automobiles, although its overall system refers to other types of vehicles.

Question: __________ is not a good object to use when applying the two-second rule.
blank is not a good object to use when applying the two second rule
A.) a bridge
B.) an animal
C.) a tree
D.) a parked car

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an animal

Question: You can maintain a proper following distance by ___________
➜ You can maintain a proper following distance by:
A.) Always driving in the far right lane
B.) Never exceeding the speed limit
C.) Using the three second rule

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using the three second rule.

Question: True or False: You can maintain a proper following distance by using the three second rule.
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE

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TRUE

Question: You should always measure your following distance in ________.
A.) seconds.
B.) car lengths.
C.) feet.

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seconds.

Question: When you follow a bicycle, _________ your following distance.
A.) do not adjust
B.) increase
C.) decrease

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increase

Question: As speeds increase, what should happen with the distance between cars?
A.) also increase
B.) decrease
C.) remain the same
D.) none of the above

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also increase

Question: Speed __________.
A.) increases the distance required to stop
B.) decreases the distance required to stop
C.) decreases crash severity
D.) is not a factor on the effectiveness of your restraint systems

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increases the distance required to stop

Question: When following another vehicle, how big of a gap should you leave between cars?
A.) 6 seconds
B.) 2 seconds
C.) 4 seconds
D.) It doesn't matter.

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6 seconds

Question: When following a large vehicle, if you cannot see the driver in the large vehicle's mirrors, the driver can still see you.
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE

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FALSE

Question: When using the two-second rule, if you reach the mark before you finish counting “one thousand two”, you __________
A.) are not following closely enough.
B.) are following too closely.
C.) should increase your speed.
D.) should decrease your following distance.

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are following too closely.

Question: While driving, which of the following principles should be used to keep the appropriate distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you?
A.) Golden rule
B.) Two-car length rule
C.) Maximize the distance between the two vehicles
D.) Minimize the distance between the two vehicles

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Maximize the distance between the two vehicles

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