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California DMV permit test
Safety First Units 1-5
48
Driving Skills
01/05/2011

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Driving in California is ________?

Definition
   A privilege granted by the state.
Term
The main purpose of driver education is to help you learn the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed for greater safety both as an operator of an automobile and as a pedestrian.
Definition
 True
Term
What is one of the top 5 causes of accidents in the U.S. ?
Definition
Failure to yield the right-of-way to other drivers.
Term
Using the knowledge, skills, and attitudes you learn in driver education ______________________
Definition
1) lowers your chances of being involved in a costly accident
2)lowers your chances of being involved in an injurious or deadly accident
3)reduces the costs of law enforcement, property replacement, and results in a much more pleasant driving environment
Term
Parking and driving safely are two different functions
Definition
False
Term
A vehicle is capable of causing extensive property damage, injury, and death. You should operate your vehicle with extreme caution, because it is like handling __________.
Definition
a loaded gun
Term
There are a number of traits which are dangerous while driving, and they include:
Definition
aggressiveness, egotism, emotional instability, inattentiveness, exhibition, and irresponsibility.
Term
What should you do if you find yourself in a situation with an aggressive driver?
Definition
avoid making eye contact
Term
____________ are the leading cause for death among teenagers and teenagers have __________the rate of these than adults
Definition
Traffic accidents, twice
Term
When traveling at 55mph, how many feet do you need to stop?
Definition
400 feet
Term
The five abilities required for being a safe driver are ………
Definition
search, identify, predict, decide, and execute (sipde)
Term
f you are under severe tension, emotionally distressed (e.g., depressed, angry or upset), or otherwise preoccupied with your emotions, thoughts or personal problems, it is advised that you _______________________.
Definition
don't drive
Term
Which is not a result of poor peripheral vision ?
Definition
Driving further from parked cars.
Term
You can avoid situations leading to road rage by
Definition
*not cutting off other drivers.
*not driving slowly in the left (fast) lane.
* & not tailgating.
Term
You can avoid situations leading to road rage by
Definition
*not cutting off other drivers.
*not driving slowly in the left (fast) lane.
*& not tailgating.
Term
Road surface changes due to: (a) ice, (b) rain, (c) snow, (d) oil and diesel fuel buildup, or (e) sand or dirt will reduce the traction of your tires. This does not affect the control of your vehicle.
Definition
False!! The surface you drive on DOES affect your control
Term
The force of a moving object is called momentum. The momentum of an object is proportional to its weight and speed. The more momentum it has, the more force it has. So if there were two cars, both the same model, and one of the cars was traveling 30 mph faster than the other, which car has more force?
Definition
The faster car
Term
If you are parking facing downhill, you should always turn your front wheels _______the curb or side of the road.
Definition
Towards the curb or the side of the road
Term
Gravity __________ your kinetic energy when you are driving uphill and __________it when you are driving downhill.
Definition
Decreases while going up hill
Increases while going down hill
Term
What is the purpose of barrels filled with sand in front of an abutment (such as a support for a highway over pass)?
Definition
To reduce the force of impact on your vehicle by allowing your vehicle to travel farther than if it hit the abutment directly
Term
What is the best protection against injury if you have an accident?
Definition
Your seatbelt
Term
When should you always engage your parking brake?
Definition
When parking on an incline (uphill or downhill)
Term
Friction is_________ if your tires are over-inflated or are worn smooth. This makes it ______for you to stop your vehicle.
Definition
Friction is DECREASED
which makes it HARDER for you to stop your vehicle
Term
The force of a vehicle increases as its momentum increases.
Definition
TRUE
Term
In order to keep a vehicle in a turn without allowing centrifugal force to pull the car out, what should you not do?
Definition
Accelerate while turning.
Term
A flashing red light at an intersection means
Definition
Stop before entering
Term
This sign (any Yellow Diamond) is used exclusively for ____________ signs.
Definition
warning
Term
White lines parallel to the road separate two or more lanes going in the______________.
Definition
Same direction
Term
When encountering a blacked-out traffic signal, obey the rules of a stop sign controlled intersection.
Definition
TRUE
Term
If you are unable to pass through an intersection before the light changes to red, what should you do?
Definition
Do not enter the intersection!!
Term
You may cross over either a single solid yellow lines or double solid yellow line to make a left turn at an intersection, to enter or exit a road or a driveway, or to make a U-turn, if it can be made safely and is not otherwise prohibited
Definition
TRUE
Term
When can a right turn may be made on a solid red light?
Definition
*After you have yielded to all traffic.
*After you have yielded to all pedestrians.
*& If a NO TURN ON RED sign is not posted
Term
When a solid and a broken yellow line are together, you must not pass if you are next to the solid line
Definition
TRUE
Term
This shape (upsidedown triangle) is used exclusively for ____________signs.
Definition
Yield
Term
If there are two yellow lines dividing lanes of traffic, and the line closest to your lane is broken, _________________________________.
Definition
you may cross over it to pass vehicles ahead, if it is safe to do so
Term
A sign with a red circle with a red line through is used to denote ________________.
Definition
that something is not permitted
Term
A carpool lane will be marked with a ____ symbol?
Definition
a DIAMOND
Term
If there is either a single solid yellow line or double yellow solid line dividing lanes of traffic, you may drive over these lines to pass other vehicles.
Definition
FALSE
Term
How many hours of supervised driving practice must a provisional license applicant receive prior to receiving a provisional license?
Definition
50
Term
What is the consequence for failure to appear in court (FTA) or failure to pay fees or fines (FTP).
Definition
Your license will be suspended
Term
Within how many days should you notify the DMV of an address change?
Definition
10
Term
If you purchase or obtain a vehicle from someone else, you are responsible for transferring ownership of the vehicle to your name with the DMV within how many days of the purchase?
Definition
10
Term
If you make a serious driving error on the driving test, you will be automatically disqualified
Definition
TRUE
Term
What are some reasons for a court to suspend or delay your license?
Definition
habitual truancy, vandalism, & excessive speeding
Term
Which is not a reason for a court to suspend or delay your license?
Definition
receiving 2 points in 6 months on your driving record
Term
For persons ages 13 to 20, a conviction of using alcohol or a controlled substance anywhere results in the court ordering DMV to suspend your license for __________.
Definition
1 year
Term
What are the penalties for driving without a license or on a suspended or revoked license?
Definition
*Jail time
*Substantial fines
* & Impoundment of the vehicle being driven
Term
Within the first 12 months, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian, a licensed driver 25 years of age or older, or a licensed or certified driving instructor, provisional licensees cannot drive between 11PM and -------
Definition
5:00 am