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Improper Speed

#1 unsafe driving behavior that contributes to collisions and violations


The law clearly states which driver has the right-of-way

At an intersection

Statistically speaking, your chances for a collision are highest

Delayed acceleration technique

To prevent collisions and violations at intersections that have traffic signals, use the _________ to ensure the intersection is clear before you enter

Decide if the pass is necessary

Before passing another vehicle, the first major step is to


Is it acceptable to increase the speed of your vehicle over the legal speed limit to pass or overtake another vehicle

Avoiding a head-on collision

Follow the four Rs (Read, Right, Reduce, and Ride) when ____________

Perception distance

________is the distance a vehicle travels from the moment an event occurs until you see it and become aware of the danger


Anti-lock brakes reduce braking distance


To make safe and proper turns, you should get into position to turn by getting into the correct turn lane in advance


Improper driving is the single most common cause of motor vehicle collisions

We let someone or something else take control of the situation

What happens when we take a risk while driving

Driving to save lives, time, and money in spite of the conditions around you and the actions of others

What is defensive driving?


A preventable collision is a collision in which the driver fails to do everything _____________________________ to avoid it.


Every year you have what percent chance of being involved in a motor vehicle collision?

Recognize, Understand, Act

What are the three basic steps in the DDC Collision Prevention Formula?

Your collision-risk factors

Your attitude toward other drivers and driving usually indicates what your behavior will be when you are driving. Therefore, what are your attitudes

The "What If?" Stategy

Which one of the following is a way to focus your attention on driving so that you can recognize a hazard and understand the defense against it


Your risk of being injured or killed in a collision decreases as your defensive driving behaviors increase

Sound the horn

Which one of the following is a reasonable defensive driving action


The three stages of a collision include the vehicle crash, the human crash, and the external crash


At the moment of impact in a vehicle collision, unbelted occupants are still traveling at the vehicle’s original speed


Safety belts increase your chances of surviving a collision by more than ______________ percent.


Safety belts and airbags together offer the best protection in a collision

Once a week

You should check your vehicle’s oil level, washer fluid level, and tire pressure ___________________

In the direction you want the front of the vehicle to go

If your vehicle begins to skid, you should turn the steering wheel __________________________

Look to the side of the road at the white line

When you approach a car using their high-beam lights, you should ______________________________


When approaching a railroad crossing, you need to treat it that same way you treat other intersections


In heavy traffic areas, you should wave pedestrians across the street if there is no crosswalk


If an animal suddenly appears on the road in front of us, experts advise swerving to avoid hitting the animal.

Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or all other drugs

What does the term "impaired driving" mean?

Reflect, Reframe, Refocus

If you find that you are becoming aggravated or choosing unsafe, aggressive behaviors, what three steps can you take to regain control?


Inattention occurs when you are involved in secondary tasks. Combining visual, mental, and physical distractions while driving can be deadly


Sleeping for less than 8-9 hours a night interrupts your circadian rhythms and impairs cognitive performance


Driving aggressively is taking control of the situation at hand

Recognize, Understand, Act

What are the three basic steps in the DDC Collision Prevention Formula

Regulate, Warn, and Guide

What three things do road signs do to promote the smooth movement of traffic?


Road signs use color and shape to help you identify the type and purpose of the sign


A yellow-colored road sign indicates what type of road sign

No passing

A yellow pennant-shaped road sign indicates what type of road sign

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