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What most affects how far ahead you must look, vehicle control, and the distance you need to stop?


Rural roads are

constructed of different types of materials

A warning sign for a curve has a

curved black arrow

Collisions occur at curves because

speed on the approach is too great

An escape path is the opening into which you can move to

avoid a collision with another vehicle

The expressway is defined as a

limited-access or controlled-access highway.

Expressway collisions tend to be more serious than those on other types of roads because

expressway speeds are higher.

What colors are the WRONG WAY or DO NOT ENTER signs?

red and white

Higher speeds on the expressway, multiple lanes to watch, and heavier volumes of traffic

make the Identify step more difficult.

A yellow X on an overhead signal above your lane indicates

the lane will be closed farther ahead

In reduced visibility conditions, you need to work especially hard to gather visual information because

you need more time to respond to hazards

To give yourself more time for IPDE Process at night

look beyond the range of your headlights

When your headlights shine into fog

light if reflected back by water particles

Rain tends to make roadways the slickest

as the rain begins to fall

Hydroplaning occurs when your tires

lose contact with the road

A left front tire blows out. Unless you control the vehicle, what will probably happen?

your vehicle will pull to the left

As you apply the foot brake, the pedal goes to the floor. What should you do first?

Pump the brake pedal three or four times.

If the accelerator sticks and no traffic is present, what might you try to do first?

Pull up the accelerator with your toe.

When total steering failure occurs, you first should

communicate your emergency to others using your horn and emergency flashers

If your headlights fail at night, you should

immediately move off the road.

A person who is influenced by a strong emotion

should not drive until the emotion is under control

An emotional event not related to driving

can affect your driving task

The ability to see things clearly near and far away is

visual acuity

Most people have a field of vision of

about 180 degrees

Carbon monoxide is present in

all exhaust gases from all gasoline engines

Alcohol is a


When people drink alcoholic beverages their

judgment is affected before their coordination

What is the best advice to give to a social drinker planning to drive?

Let a non-drinker drive.

Depressants can make a person

depressed and sleepy

Implied consent means a driver

Agrees to be tested for blood-alcohol concentration

The major expenses of owning and operating a vehicle include

the cost of interest on a loan, operating costs, the purchase price

Paying for oil, gas, maintenance, and repairs are all examples of

operating costs for a vehicle.

A major disadvantage of buying a used vehicle from a private owner is that

there will seldom be a warranty

A state law that requires you to prove you can pay damages you cause in a collision is a

financial responsibility law.

How do you know which type of fuel to buy for your vehicle?

check in the owner’s manual

A vehicle’s electrical energy is stored in the


Battery fluid is a

strong acid

If the oil pressure warning light or gauge indicates low oil pressure while you are driving,

pull over to the side of the road and shut off the engine.

Ignoring a defect in the exhaust system increases the risk of

carbon-monoxide poisoning

To conserve fuel and extend the life of your vehicle, you should

plan ahead and combine short trips into one slightly long one

The legend on a map indicates

the meaning of symbols and markings

You can get assistance as you prepare for long-distance travel from

an auto or travel club

For long-distance travel, you should plan to drive no longer than how many hours per day?

8 hours

For winter trips, carry extra equipment including

a snow shovel.

A series of sharp turns on a mountain road is called a switchback.


A pull-out area is a place for runaway trucks to stop.


An escape path is an opening into which you drive to avoid a collision.


The entrance ramp is where you try to accelerate to the speed of expressway traffic.


A side-impact collision results in more serious injuries than does a head-on collision.


All drivers, regardless of fault, are required to file a report after a collision when someone was killed or injured


Driver errors cause more emergencies than vehicle malfunctions cause.


Your emotions have little influence on the level of risk you are willing to take.


Temporary illness can affect a driver’s risk-taking decisions.


Glare recovery time is needed to regain clear vision after being blinded by glare.


What should you do before braking hard to avoid hitting a small animal?

check the traffic situation

When driving down a mountain road, you should never

shift to NEUTRAL

You should not pass if

you cannot complete the pass before a no passing zone begins

Which roadway marking indicates a no-passing area?

solid yellow line

Maintaining vehicle control at higher speeds

is more difficult than at lower speeds.

When driving through a curve at normal speed,

accelerate gently after entering the curve

Rural highways, especially older ones, tend to present

roadside hazards

Velocitation means

thinking the car is traveling slower than it really is

If the expressway has three lanes going in your direction, you should change

only one lane at a time

When there is a speed limit sign on an exit ramp, you

should not exceed the posted speed

The expressway interchange differs from a normal intersection because

vehicles can enter and leave an expressway without interfering with the flow of traffic

When is it permissible to back up on an entrance ramp or on an expressway?


If the entrance ramp enters the expressway from the left, you will enter the

left expressway lane

The area in an expressway entrance ramp where you increase speed to that of expressway traffic is the

acceleration lane

When you move into the deceleration lane, you should

slow to the exit ramp speed.

Never remove a radiator cap on a hot engine because

the hot liquid inside can scald you

When driving in snow, you should use

low-beam headlights and reduced speed.

When driving at night with no other vehicles present, use the

high beam headlights

Under normal driving conditions at night, your stopping distance is

the range of your headlights

Use your high-beam headlights only

when vehicles are more than one-half mile in front of you

If you use high-beam headlights in snow, rain, or fog, you will have

more light reflected back in your eyes.

In all high-wind situations

steering can be difficult

You are halfway through a curve you entered too fast. You should now accelerate moderately to

help stabilize your vehicle

You are driving in traffic. The engine of your automatic transmission vehicle stalls. You should

shift to NEUTRAL

If your accelerator pedal is flat on the floor, the problem may be

a broken accelerator spring

Your brakes fail. You pump the brake three or four times. The brakes still do not hold. What should you do next?

Downshift to the lowest gear

What is the cause of most passenger-compartment fires?

careless use of matches, lighters, or tobacco products

When threatened with a head-on collision, you should

slow down as much as possible.

Which action should you take first if the accelerator sticks while you are driving?

Kick the side of the accelerator once to jar it free

If your engine dies, causing a loss of power steering, what is the result?

you need to exert more effort to steer

While driving at 50 mph, you have a blowout of the left rear tire. Your first reaction should be to

handle the blowout like a skid

Your vehicle is stalled on the railroad tracks. In what direction should you run when you abandon your vehicle?

away from the tracks in the direction the train is approaching

Most drivers with permanent disabilities understand their disability may put them at a

higher level of risk.

The emotion that occurs more often to more drivers is


Night blindness means a driver

cannot see well when driving at night

To prevent exposure to carbon monoxide and its effects, you should

check the vehicle’s exhaust system regularly

Coping with emotions while driving includes

anticipating emotion-producing situations

What are the parts of the highway transportation system (HTS)?

People, vehicles, and roadways, People, vehicles, and roadways

Driving is a social task because

drivers must interact with each other.

What IPDE step do you use when you apply the brake to stop?


Which aspect of driving is most affected by attitudes?

driver behavior

To manage the effects of vehicles on the environment

use fuel-efficient driving methods.

The purpose of traffic signs are

to regulate, to warn, to guide

Most warning signs are


Interstate highways are identified on signs with what kind of shape?


Your traffic light changes to yellow as you approach an intersection. In most cases, what action should you take?

Make every reasonable effort to stop

You can make sure that warning lights are working by

turning the ignition switch on

Adjust a safety belt so it

fits snugly

Driving in OVERDRIVE saves fuel and

can be used in all normal forward driving.

When starting a car with an automatic transmission, the selector lever should be in

Park (P) or Neutral (N).

You are starting a stick-shift car. Your left foot should be on the

clutch pedal.

The driving task is primarily a

thinking task

When you apply the IPDE Process, you may decide to

change speed, change direction, or communicate with others

What is the Smith System?

an organized method to help develop good seeing habits.

How many zones of space surrounding your vehicle are incorporated in the Zone Control System?


How many search ranges need to be evaluated in your path of travel?


A space cushion is

an open area of space all around a vehicle

Executing in the IPDE Process primarily involves

physical skills

The best way to send and receive messages to and from other roadway users is to

communicate by using your lights and/or horn

When you accelerate and steer at the same time, you are

executing a combination of actions

The force that pulls objects toward the center of the earth is


Energy of motion is another way of expressing

Kinetic energy

The gripping action that keeps a tire from slipping on the roadway is called


In wet weather, with temperatures near the freezing point

a bridge roadway freezes before a highway roadway.

Which statement best describes reaction time?

it averages 3/4 of a second.

To steer straight forward, look

far ahead toward the center of your intended path

Just before beginning any lane-change maneuver

check to see that the roadway ahead has no obstructions

Making proper turns depends on

steering and speed control

A turnabout maneuver is risky because

you cross or back into one or more lanes of traffic

Angle parking begins with your vehicle

at least six feet from a row of parked vehicles.

The chance of a collision is greatest at

an intersection

When turning, your last check is

in the direction of your intended path of travel

An intersection with a left-turn light, a green arrow, or a delayed green light has

A protected left turn

The sign for a railroad crossing is a

round, yellow sign

You plan to cross an intersection, but your vision is blocked by parked vehicles. You should look

left, right, and ahead as you creep forward

What happens when you pass a large truck during rain or snow?

borth traction & visibility are decreased

Injuries and deaths from motorcycle collisions are primarily from

the exposed position of the rider

Why are motorcyclists often difficult to see behind your vehicle?

The relativley small size of the motorcycle is lost in your blind-spot area

Mopeds and some motor scooters are restricted from

Certain high-speed highways

The pedestrians most at risk are

children and older persons

Why is city driving more difficult than driving in other environments?

There are more hazards, and you have to deal with them more frequently.

What is a space cushion?

the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead

A driver that follows too closely is called a


What is your following distance when you have identified a tailgater?

four seconds

Riding the brake might cause the driver following you to assume that you

are going to slow or stop.

When you are locating potential hazards, you are predicting.


The highway transportation system is a complex system that includes people, vehicles, and roadways.


The death rate for drivers and passengers is much higher among teens than any other age groups.


A traffic light, arrow, flashing signal, lane signal, and pedestrian signal are all called warning signals.


Lines, words, and figures painted on the roadway are called roadway markings.


Double clutching occurs when you drive with your foot resting on the clutch pedal.


The odometer indicates trouble in a car’s electrical system.


You are compromising space when you reduce risk by giving as much space as possible to the greater of two or more hazards.


Your sight distance is the path that is free of hazard.


Your field of vision is the area you can see around you while looking straight ahead.


The greatest problem most beginning drivers face is their

inability to make decisions.

A state’s driving-related laws are found in its

vehicle code.

When a driver foresees where points of conflict can develop in a driving situation, which step of the IPDE Process is used?


Low-risk driving requires

courtesy and cooperation.

Driving-related laws passed by a state’s legislature are found in its

vehicle code.

The best term used to describe a vehicle hitting another object is


Which transportation method involves the most deaths?

Cars and other motor vehicles

If you demonstrate good attitudes toward driving, you can

gain the respect of others.

A driver-education course

gives you a good start toward becoming a skill full driver

When driving in traffic, the defensive driver expects

unexpected driving situations.

No-parking zones often are near

fire hydrants, curves, and intersections.

Posted minimum speed limits are

the slowest to drive under normal conditions.

A solid line and a broken line painted on the center of a two-lane highway mean passing is

not allowed when the solid line is on your side

Interstate route signs

vary according to the type of roadway, vary from state to state, may be combined with information about a city’s streets.

Red roadway markers mean that

you are driving in the wrong direction

When the center roadway marking of a two-way roadway is a single broken yellow line, it means that

Passing is permitted if it can be done safely

What does a round traffic sign mean?

railroad crossing

If you park in a space that has the handicapped parking symbol, you must

have the proper permit.

A stationary object that appears in the distance in the center of your path of travel is called

a target

If your vehicle has fuel injection and the engine is cold,

keep your foot off the accelerator.

The last thing to do when leaving your car is to

look all doors

Why should you check the condition of the tires as you make an outside check of the car?

You can check if tires look properly inflated

When you turn the ignition switch to "accessory,"

the radio and electrical equipment will operate

Riding the clutch

causes needless clutch wear.

If there is an airbag in your vehicle’s steering wheel, keep your hands at the

9 and 3 or 8 and 4 o’clock positions.

The parking brake

is usually set by pushing a pedal

What is the LAST thing you do as a check inside the car?

fasten the seat belt

Basic tools for low-risk driving might be

Good seeing habits and an ability to manage space

The area you can see around you is called

Field of vision

You should practice your orderly visual search pattern

as a passenger in a vehicle

You minimize a hazard when you

put more distance between yourself and the hazard

Searching for other roadway users includes identifying

users of different sizes and shapes

When you look far ahead as you drive, you are

aiming high in steering

Making driving judgments involves

measuring, comparing, and evaluating a traffic situation

Choosing only those clues and events that pertain to your driving task is

selective seeing.

Commentary driving is

thinking out loud.

The IPDE Process is an unorganized method for driving.


A warning sign can help you avoid surprise situations.


Depressing the foot-brake pedal slows or stops the vehicle and turns on the brake lights in the back of the vehicle


The blind spot is an area not shown in rearview mirrors


Driving-related clues will not change as you drive in different environments


Restraint devices are designed to hold vehicle occupants in their seats during a collision


Your reaction distance is the distance it takes your vehicle to stop from the instant you see a hazard


Most states require use of child seats


The time it takes you to act after perceiving a situation equals your reaction time


Understeering is not turning the steering wheel enough


Pulling the steering wheel down with one hand while the other hand crosses over is called hand-over-hand steering


A protected left turn is made at an intersection that does not have a special turn light


A gap is the distance between approaching vehicles in which to cross an intersection or join traffic


It is easy to balance and control a motorcycle


The front part of the truck that includes the engine and the cab is the tractor


A tailgater is someone following you too closely


You are riding the brake when placing your foot over the brake so you are ready to stop


Which of the following is not a special program connected with a state’s driver’s license?

excise tax

Traffic tie-ups and collisions are examples of

breakdowns in the HTS

The federal government has established safety guidelines with the

National Highway Safety Act

The most important element in the regulation of the HTS is the

driver who obeys traffic laws

Conserving fuel is important because burning fuel

Affects the environment

Who decides whether drivers charged with violating traffic laws are guilty or innocent?


What must a driver do first to process traffic information accurately?


A construction zone is indicated by

an orange sign

Your red traffic signal changes to green while a pedestrian is crossing in your traffic lane. You should

give the right of way to the pedestrian

Broken white lines

separate lanes of traffic moving in the same direction

A flashing red light at an intersection means that you must

make a complete stop and proceed when the way is clear.

You pass a school zone sign. You should

know you are within one block of a school

A school zone sign is

yellow-green with five sides

What roadway markings are used to guide your driving path?


A red circle and diagonal slash on a sign means that

the action is not allowed

When using stick-shift gears, neutral is

the crossbar of the pattern

When shifting gears in a stick-shift vehicle,

there is no single correct speed for shifting.

To start a warm fuel injection engine,

leave the accelerator alone.

Before entering traffic from the curb, you should

check traffic ahead, in both rearview mirrors, and over your left shoulder.

Cruise control allows the driver to

maintain desired speed for highway or expressway driving.

How much space should be allotted to park your vehicle parallel to the curb?

5-6 feet longer than your vehicle

A beginning driver may tend to oversteer. This means the driver

turns the wheel too much

Regardless of the hill you park on, you should

set the parking brake

In straightening the vehicle after a turn, always be ready to

use hand-over-hand to unwind the steering wheel

To keep your vehicle from rolling into the street when parking downhill on the right with a curb, set the parking brake after

turning the steering wheel sharply to the right

A disadvantage of pulling into a driveway on the left side to turnabout is that you must

back into the traffic flow before moving forward

What allows you to back a standard drive vehicle at a controlled speed?

holding the clutch at friction point.

To plan for a turn, you should

be in the correct lane about a block before the turn

Backing a stick-shift vehicle requires skillful use of the

clutch pedal

Begin moving a stick-shift vehicle on an uphill grade

in first gear

When parallel parking on the right, turn the wheels sharply to the left when

your front bumper is even with the front vehicle’s rear bumper

Prepare to make a turnabout safely by selecting

a place with at least 500 feet of clear visibility in each direction

After completing a parallel parking maneuver, your vehicle should

be in the center of the parking space

A railroad crossing is indicated by a

white, X-shaped sign

When turning right and joining traffic, the faster traffic is moving, the

larger the gap must be.

When joining traffic by turning left, the gap to the left should be

greater than when turning right

Traffic signs and signals show who

should yield the right of way

If a traffic signal has a fourth or fifth light, it is likely to be a

Left-turn light

Joining traffic when turning right takes

a larger gap than crossing the intersection

When you tap your brake pedal, what message are you giving to other drivers?

i am planning to slow or stop

Communication with others to reduce risk in a possible conflict situation involves

making sure others see you

The best clue that a roadway is changing from multilane to single lane is

A warning sign

You separate hazards when you adjust your


When predicting a point of conflict, you predict

where your path might cross with another

You are going to change direction, therefore you must

leave yourself an out

As you drive on a residential street, you spot the following clues: a parked vehicle with front wheels turned toward the street and a person sitting behind the wheel. You should

predict that the vehicle may enter your path

You compromise space when you

cannot separate or minimize hazards

An air bag

automatically inflates to protect an occupant

The distance your vehicle travels while you respond to a road hazard is called

Reaction distance

Good shock absorbers

help create traction.

The second collision occurs when

the occupants hit the inside of the vehicle after a collision.

Large vehicles, such as trucks and buses, have

Slow stopping ability

An example of an active restraint is

a safety belt.

A small vehicle

Can accelerate and stop more quickly than a large vehicle

Three factors that determine force of impact are

speed, weight, and distance between impact and stopping

Before passing a vehicle in your lane,

be sure there is room for you to return to your lane after passing

At what speed should you pass another vehicle going in the same direction on a two-lane roadway?

at least 10mph faster

The exit ramp you want to use is entirely blocked by traffic. You should

use the next exit ramp

Your vehicle is forced off the roadway into a deep lake. Although all the windows are rolled up, your vehicle sinks rapidly beneath the surface. What should you do after unfastening safety belts?

Try to get a full breath of air, move quickly to the area closest to the surface. Roll down the window. Climb out, and swim to the surface.

Peer pressure

can be positive or negative

Because of the effect of escaping CFCs on the earth’s atmosphere, air conditioner repair shops are required to

purchase a CFC refrigerant recovery system.

If a trailer starts to sway or "fishtail," what should you do?

steer straight down the center of your lane

Most drivers with permanent disabilities understand their disability may put them at a

higher level of risk

Vapor fumes are fuel in gaseous form that prevent the engine from starting.


Controlled-access highways permit traffic to enter them only from interchanges.


Emergency flares are used to warn others of a disabled vehicle.


Rocking the vehicle is a maneuver to free your vehicle from snow, mud, or sand.


When faced with an oncoming vehicle in your lane, steer to the left.


A hallucinogenic drug is one that distorts the sense of direction, distance, and time.


The area of the brain first affected by alcohol is that which controls judgment and reasoning.


If the oncoming driver at night fails to use low-beam headlights, you can attempt to reduce glare by

frequently looking ahead with quick glances

Velocitation is the condition lulling a driver into drowsiness.


Visual acuity is your ability to see colors clearly.


Mass transportation is a method of moving more passengers than private vehicles can.


Radial tires generally give the best gas mileage.


Most vehicles use fuel most efficiently above 55 mph.


Preventive maintenance is a method of routinely taking care of vehicle problems before they become serious.


A recreational vehicle is a large vehicle used for fun and travel.


Safety latches hold the trailer if the hitch breaks loose.


Using maps to guide a driver is called navigating.


If a vehicle cuts into your 3-second following distance, you should

reestablish a 3-second following distance on the vehicle ahead

The distance your vehicle will travel in the next 12-15 seconds is referred to as a

12-15 second visual lead.

The basic speed rule is

applicable to all driving environments.

A characteristic of expressways that helps to prevent head-on collisions is the

median or barrier between opposing lanes of traffic

If you miss the exit you want, you

must go on to the next exit

If your vehicle becomes disabled on an expressway, you should

pull onto the shoulder or median.

When you encounter large trucks on the expressway, you should

avoid driving between trucks

Passing on an expressway is usually safer than on a two-lane highway because

there is little threat of a head-on collision.

In order to avoid conflicts when traffic is heavy in the right lane, use the

center or left lane.

As you drive on an expressway, you may be lulled into

highway hypnosis.

If there is no gap in traffic as you are attempting to enter the expressway, you must

slow or stop before entering the acceleration lane or expressway.

Under normal driving conditions, your following distance when traveling at 55 mph on the expressway should be

a minimum of three seconds.

How should you select a gap in expressway traffic on the left?

Glance in the left outside mirror and over your left shoulder

How can you distinguish between an entrance ramp and an exit ramp?

The exit ramp has a WRONG WAY or DO NOT ENTER sign.

An anti-lock braking system is a safety feature because

locked wheels provide no steering control

You can get a little better traction on wet roads by driving

in the tire tracks of the vehicle ahead of you.

If your vehicle’s wheels are stuck in deep snow, mud, or sand, you usually can free the wheels by

rocking the vehicle

Just before dawn and dusk, turn on your

low-beam headlights

When driving in the winter, you should

make an extra effort to use the IPDE Process.

Hydroplaning is caused by a combination of

standing water, speed, and tire conditions.

To help others see you during heavy rain, use your

low-beam headlights

When it becomes extremely difficult to see because of heavy rain, you should

pull off the road until the rain stops

In a front-wheel skid, your vehicle

tends to go straight.

When your visibility is reduced for any reason, you

need more time and space to use the IPDE Process.

To improve traction on snow,

use all-season tires and/or tire chains.

The greater the drop-off when your front wheel leaves the roadway, the greater the

steering control needed

If a tire blows out, which action should you avoid?

braking hard

The hood of your vehicle is vibrating while you drive. You should

stop in a safe location, release the hood, and close it again.

An oncoming vehicle crosses the center line and drives into your lane. You should

maintain control and slow.

The first action to take when making an off-road recovery is to

hold the steering wheel firmly

In case of a blowout, which procedure is incorrect?

Brake immediately to avoid tire damage.

Your vehicle stalls on railroad tracks and cannot be restarted immediately. What should you do next?

Get any passengers out of the vehicle and away from the tracks if there is a train coming.


slows mental and physical processes.

A person with a chronic illness might be licensed to drive if the person

provides medical proof that the illlness is under control

Many medicines have side effects that

interfere with your driving ability.

You are at an even greater risk of being involved in a collision if you

are not aware of your impaired senses.

Passengers can help a driver better manage emotions by

discouraging reckless actions.

The first precaution you should take with regard to driving after taking medicine is to

read the label on the medicine to see if the medicine has side effects that will affect your driving

The best way to prevent fatigue on long drives is to

rest before you start

Your sense of balance

can give you clues to the movement of your vehicle.

While driving a vehicle, the driver must be the leader of those in the vehicle because

the driver is responsible for the safety of the passengers.

A person with a chronic illness can

be seriously impaired in driving ability.

A chronic illness is an ailment that

lasts over a period of years.

A depressant drug

slows down the central nervous system

Which of the following statements about alcohol and driving is NOT true?

Fewer than half of all driving-related fatalities during the holidays are alcohol related.

A driver is stopped on suspicion of DWI or DUI and refuses a BAC test. The driver’s

license can be suspended.

Alcohol first affects a driver by

impairing judgment and reason.

People confronted with negative peer pressure often find it difficult to

Say no without the fear of hurting others

At what rate does the average person’s system oxidize alcohol?

3/4 of a drink per hour

The feeling known as euphoria is a common effect of alcohol. It gives a driver a false sense of


How can use of marijuana affect a driver’s condition?

The driver’s coordination and judgement are dangerously impaired for a long time

How many drivers involved in alcohol-related traffic fatalities have a BAC of 0.14 or higher?


Nystagmus refers to

the involuntary jerking of the eyes as a person gazes to the side.

Over-the-counter drugs (OTC drugs) can be harmful to drivers because

their side effects include drowsiness, slowed reaction time, and poor judgment.

Lease payments are based on the difference of the value of the vehicle at the start of the lease and the value

at the end of the lease, plus interest.

You can reduce the overall purchase price of a vehicle if you

save to buy without a loan.

Which IPDE step do you use when you look ahead and locate a hazard?


Guide signs

provide information

Attempting to start an engine that is already running may result in

expensive starter damage

If leaving the car from the street side,

walk around the rear of the car

The 4-second rule is an estimate of

your stopping distance

A vehicle driven into a curve tends to

go in a straight line

A banked curve

is higher on the outside than on the inside.

A through street is created when STOP or YIELD signs are

on two corners of the intersecting street.

Why should you stay out of the open space to the right of a tractor-semitrailer?

they make very wide right turns

What differences between a vehicle and a bicycle place the bicyclist at a major disadvantage in any collision?

weight and speed

A motorcyclist might have more difficulty stopping than a vehicle driver because

motorcycles require use of hand and foot brakes

When riding a bicycle at night,

use a headlight that is visible atleast 500 feet away

When you are driving up a hill, if your sight distance is reduced you should

reduce your speed.

You are entering a multilane road and you must make a left turn, so you

first cross the lanes on your side of the roadway.

When passing on the expressway, you should always

signal and check traffic behind you

If windows ice up and traction conditions are especially hazardous, it might be best to

not drive at all

Why can a bridge surface freeze before adjoining road surfaces do?

Cold air circulates above and below the bridge road surface

Smoke is coming from your vehicle’s engine compartment. You have stopped in a safe place. You should then

turn off the ignition

What should you carry in your vehicle in the event of a fuel, oil, grease, electrical, or ordinary combustible fire?

an A-B-C-type fire extinguisher

Which of the following is a temporary driving disability?

a sprained ankle

Fatigue might

cause you to take more time to identify hazards

Prescription drugs taken in combination with alcoholic beverages

can be very dangerous, even fatal.

Do not consider buying a used vehicle that

does not shift smoothly.

The actual annual cost of operating a vehicle depends most on the

number of miles driven, where you drive, and fuel mileage.

Your camera is stolen from your vehicle. Which insurance coverage should pay that claim?


If the owner of a used vehicle refuses to let you test drive the vehicle, you should

look for another vehicle.

When most vehicles are driven at a speed higher than 55 mph,


When backing a trailer left, move the wheel

to the left with your left hand turning the wheel.

The most efficient time to travel through a large city is

other than during rush hours

Select a route that

reduces travel time and the number of hazards you have to meet.

When loading a trailer, where should you put the weight?

low, over the trailer’s axle

When traveling in a rental vehicle, if you are bumped by another vehicle or asked to stop to give advice or assistance, you should

drive to the nearest well-lit service area and ask for police assistance.

Three features of a map that make it easy to estimate distances are

map scale, mileage chart, and colored numbers.

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