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Roads that function as expressways and divided highways have high speeds and greater risk of ________ crashes.


Driving is a ________ society has entrusted to us when we are issued a license.


Evaluate weather conditions, the condition of your vehicle and other risk factors, including ____ every time you drive

Your Own Well Being

To help manage risk, it is essential that you _______ that can increase levels of risk.

Remain Alert to Conditions or Objects

It is illegal to drive in the US without a _______.

Passenger Mirror

________ associated with traffic-related crashes in one of our largest societal problems.

Injury and Death

When you drive _________.

Risk is Always Present

In the US, nearly ________ million people were injured and over 37k people were killed in traffic collisions in 2008.


Every vehicle operated on your state roadways must be covered by ______ insurance through a company that is authorized to do business in your state.


Speed ________

Increases the distance required to stop

Lower headlight beams must be used when approaching within ______ of an oncoming vehicle or when following within _____ of the rear of another vehicle.

500 feet, 200 feet

Determine the stopping distance between these factors:

Perception Distance Reaction Distance Braking Distance

How can you assess whether you are not looking far enough ahead when you drive?

You make frequent, quick stops

If a driver in front stops suddenly and a collision occurs, it is the fault of _______.

the Driver behind

New hand positions are encouraged on the steering wheel such as

8 & 4 o’ clock

The ______ becomes critical if you are in a situation where you may be struck from the rear.

Identification of alternate path

When exiting a parking spot, _________ has the right-of-way.

the vehicle already in lane

Rear-end crashes are the most common type of collisions because _________.

Drivers follow to closely behind the vehicle ahead

You should search a minimum of_____ seconds ahead of your vehicle to avoid obstacles in your path.

30 seconds

When driving at night and you encounter curves, what do you have to remember?

Headlights point str8, they do not curve

A _______ headlight lens can cut the amount of light it emits by 90%


You must use your vehicle’s headlights any time from _____ to ______

Sunset to Sunrise

At intersections, look to the _______ first.


Determine the stopping distance by these factors:

Perception Distance Reaction Distance Braking Distance

You can reduce your vehicle’s blind spot by

Installing Lg side mirrors

The speed posted on a sign warns you of a curve ahead, ________.

is the safe speed to travel in ideal conditions

There have been improvements to ABS including ________.

Emergency Assist

The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards are written in terms of __________ safety performance requirements for motor vehicles.


Before you have work done on your vehicle _________.

Get a detailed estimate that includes the service, the parts, and labor costs.

One driving technique that could increase your fuel economy is to __________.

Avoid unnecessary idling

Child restraint anchorage systems should have _____ lower anchorages.


_______ transport a pet in the bed of an open pickup truck.


Every 15k miles ________.

Check the automatic transmission fluid

According to the NHSTA, the combination of _______ and _______ reduce the risk of a serious crash.

Front air Bags, Seat belts

For specific guidelines on your vehicle’s maintenance, make sure to ________.

Reference your Owners Manual

Many collisions become more serious when drivers _______.


Several factors can cause the failure including under inflation, hard braking, and ______

Poor wheel alignment

Motor vehicle crashes are the number ____ cause of death for people ages 2 to 33.


If you drive through water, your brakes may become slippery and ineffective. To dry the brakes __________.

Apply your brakes gently as you accelerate.

When your car is equipped with ABS and you need to brake, you should do which of the following?

Continue to apply the same level of pressure until the vehicle comes to a stop.

If the oil pressure light illuminates while you are driving, you should ______.

Pull on the side of the road and assess

Air bags are an example of a _______ restraint.


Most hazards or obstacles will be detected ______ of your vehicle.

In Front

You may not operate a vehicle unless all child passengers ________ are either wearing a safety belt assembly, or are securely fastened into an approved child restraint device.

8-17 years old

If your brakes fail, one of the first thing to do is __________.

Pump the Brake pedal.

Several factors can cause failure including under inflation, hard braking, and _____.

Poor wheel alignment

Large space margins on the roadway provide ___________.

Visibility, time, and distance you need to avoid collisions.

To lower the risk of a collision, you should keep at least _________ of space to one side of your vehicle at all times.

One car worth

Place or secure large or loose items in the ______ for safety and to deter theft.


The best way to deal with a tailgater is to _______.

Let them get in front

To reduce injury in the event your air bag deploys, position your body at least _____ from the steering wheel.

10 inches.

When changing lanes on an expressway, signal your intentions and __________.

Do not anticipate other drivers will open for you to enter

Many head-on collisions occur on two-lane roads when passing because drivers _______.

Misjudge the closure rate of oncoming traffic.

All vehicles carrying passengers for hire, all buses carrying passengers and all vehicles carrying explosives or flammable liquids must always stop no closer than ______ and no farther than ______ from railroad tracks.

15 feet, 50 feet

The maximum legal speed limit on most interstate highways in VA is ______.


While driving in the city, _____ may help you avoid traffic but they may not be as safe or they may increase your travel because of traffic control lights.

Side Streets

While driving in the city, the busy urban environment can induce _________.

Visual Overload

Prevent an expressway emergency by merging without ________.


On the expressway, maintain a 3-4 second following distance. If the road is slippery or wet, adjust your distance to ______.

6-8 seconds

When traveling at a safe speed on an expressway, select a lane that allows others to ________.

Pass you on the left

When changing lanes on an expressway, signal your intentions and ________.

Check your mirrors and blind spot before maneuvering

Many head-on collisions occur on two-lane roads when passing because drivers ______.

Misjudge the closure rate of oncoming traffic.

When passing around rotary traffic island, you must

drive to the right of the rotary island, and exit the rotary island smoothly.

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