Drivers ed (module 2)

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check tire tread depth with a penny

Which of the following is NOT a necessary step when approaching a vehicle?

just above the ears

The head restraint should be adjusted

Preventative maintenance

the routine care you give your vehicle is outlined in the owner’s manual includes checking fluids


Tire pressure should be checked

3000-5,000 miles

The oil should be changed every

10 inches

When seated properly, the driver should be at least ____ inches from the steering wheel.

– reduces excessive steering
– helps protect the driver from airbag injuries
– improves vehicle stability

Driving with the hands in the 8 o’clock and 4 o’clock position

across the hips

The lap belt should be adjusted to fit snugly

vehicles in the other lanes

The side view mirrors should be adjusted so that while driving the driver can see


When seated properly, the driver’s chin should be above the steering wheel.

False (downward)

The steering wheel should be adjusted upward.


When using the accelerator and brake pedal, the heel of the foot should remain on the floor.


The rearview mirror should be adjusted to frame the back windshield.


The driver should set accessories before putting the vehicle in drive.


The following is the correct procedure for securing a vehicle:(1)stop, (2)set parking brake, (3)place gear selector in park, (4)turn off accessories,(5)turn ignition off, lock ignition and remove key, (6)remove occupant restraints, (7)check traffic and exit vehicle, (8)secure doors

Cruise control

– allows a driver to select and travel at a set speed – works at speeds above 25 mph – should not be used on slippery surfaces

whiplash injuries

Head restraints are designed to help reduce


Pedal extensions are available to allow short drivers to maintain a safe distance from the steering wheel.


When backing, the driver should turn the steering wheel to the right in order to back to the left.


If the driver needs to adjust the defroster, he/she should place the steering hand at the top of the steering wheel temporarily.


When securing the vehicle, the parking brake should be set before placing the vehicle in Park.


Gears below drive, provide more engine power.


Position one on the ignition switch allows you to use accessories with the engine off.


All vehicles have adjustable head restraints.


The turn signal will always cancel after a turn.


When the daytime running lights are in use, the tail lights are not on.


Safety experts recommend the use of headlights whenever the vehicle is moving.

the vehicle is stationary

Ideal vehicle balance is reached when


Weight transfer from side to side is known as

– precise steering
– smooth acceleration
– controlled braking

Vehicle balance is maintained through

by extending the arm over the steering wheel until the top of the steering wheel is in line with the wrist joint

One method of determining correct distance from the steering wheel is


Steering input to the left will result in weight transfer


Acceleration results in weight transfer


Weight transfer forward or backward is known as


Braking results in weight transfer

threshold braking

Braking just short of lockup is known as


The steering technique best suited for maintaining vehicle balance is


If understeer occurs, weight should be transferred to the

hand over hand

The steering technique best suited in limited space maneuvers is

prior to evasive steering

Controlled braking should be done

when backing

One hand steering is recommended


The vision used to judge depth and position is

the distance you can see ahead in the direction you are looking

Line of sight is

– a fixed object ahead
– located in the center of your path of travel
– 20 – 30 seconds ahead on an expressway

Your target is

closed area

If there is a restriction within your line of sight, it is known as

– glance frequently as far ahead as possible
– check your rearview mirrors
– check your sideview mirrors

When driving, you should

to judge your vehicle’s position
) because there are areas around the vehicle which cannot be seen from the driver’s seat

Reference points are necessary

– a vehicle passing should appear in the sideview mirror before it leaves the rearview mirror
– glare from the lights of a passing vehicle is reduced
– a vehicle will appear in the drivers peripheral vision before leaving the sideview mirror

With the BGE mirror setting,

through the front window (near the mirror)

If the front bumper is 3-6 inches from the curb line, the line of sight will extend from the driver

3-6 inches from the curb

When the pavement line or curb appears to run through the middle of the vehicle’s hood, the right side of the vehicle is


The lane position for a right turn is


Blind spots are areas you cannot see in either your mirrors or peripheral vision.

false (1 car length)

The pavement area in front of the vehicle which cannot be seen by the driver is about 3 car lengths.


Blindzones are greatly reduced by the use of contemporary (BGE) mirror settings.


In the contemporary (BGE) mirror setting, the sideview mirror is set to see the lane next to your vehicle.


To correctly adjust the sideview mirrors using the BGE setting, the driver will need to place his/her head against the side window.


The BGE mirror is always the best mirror setting.


Reference points are the same for all drivers.

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