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DMV
Stuy Guide for the Written Test
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Driving Skills
03/21/2010

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Driving is a....
Definition
privilege granted by the state, not a right.
Term
A vehicle is capable of...
Definition
causing extensive property damage, injury, and death, and should be handled with the caution you would show a dangerous weapon such as a gun.
Term
A stop sign means that you...
Definition
stop fully behind the limit line, crosswalk, or at the corner
Term
Yield means...
Definition
to let other drivers, pedestrians, and bicycles have the right-of-way before you proceed.
Term
_____ of accidents which could have been avoided are caused each year by drivers failing to yield the right-of-way
Definition
1,000's.
Term
The golden rule...
Definition
treat other drivers the way you want to be treated
Term
(True/False): Parking and driving safely are two different functions.
Definition
False.
Term
The five abilities required for being a safe driver are sometimes referred to as SIPDE!:
Definition
Scan, Identify, Predict, Decide, Execute
Term
Vision effects ones ability to...
Definition
(a) the transmission of a visual image to your brain,

(b) the comparison of this image with learned rules and experiences,

(c) a decision to take an action, and

(d) the transmission through your nervous system of commands to your hands and feet to turn the steering wheel, apply brakes, accelerate or decelerate, use the horn, and so on
Term
How many feet do you need to stop at 55mph?
Definition
400ft.
Term
How many feet do you need to stop at 35mph
Definition
210 feet.
Term
What age group has very high traffic accident, injury and conviction rates?
Definition
15 to 19.
Term
Drivers under 18 are ___ times more likely to have fatal accidents than the average driver.
Definition
2.5
Term
You can avoid situations leading to road rage by:
Definition
1. not cutting off other drivers.
2. not driving slowly in the left (fast) lane.
3. not tailgating.
Term
What should you do if you find yourself in a situation with an aggressive driver?
Definition
not making eye contact.
Term
Which is not a result of poor peripheral vision ?
Definition
Driving further from parked cars.
Term
Gravity __________ your kinetic energy when you are driving uphill and __________it when you are driving downhill.
Definition
decreases, increases
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
Downshift.
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
When should you always engage your parking brake?
Definition
When parking on an incline.
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
How often is it advised to have comprehensive maintenance work done for your vehicle?
Definition
At least twice a year
Term
How many hours of supervised driving practice must a provisional license applicant receive prior to receiving a provisional license?
Definition
50
Term
Provisional licensees would have their license suspended for 6 months and probation for 1 year after receiving _______ points in 12 months.
Definition
3 points
Term
Which is not a reason for a court to suspend or delay your license?
Definition
Receiving 2 points within 6 months
Term
You will be considered to be a Negligent Operator of a motor vehicle when your driving record shows any of the following "point count" totals, regardless of your license status:
Definition
(a) 4 points in 12 months, (b) 6 points in 24 months, or (c) 8 points in 36 months.
Term
If a child weighs __ pounds or less, or is 6 years old or under, then they must be placed in an approved child safety seat.
Definition
60lbs
Term
You must: (a) dim your high beams for oncoming vehicles by the time they are within _____ feet of your vehicle, and (b) dim your high beams when the vehicle you are following is within _____ feet.

Definition
500,300
Term
Which three gauges or indicators are the most important to be aware of?
Definition
Coolant temperature gauge, oil pressure gauge, and battery voltage gauge
Term
How much of a visual lead is needed when driving in traffic in urban areas?
Definition
A visual lead of 10 to 15 seconds or 1 city block is appropriate when driving in traffic in urban areas.
Term
how much space should you leave when driving in the city and highway?
Definition
hen entering traffic from a full stop, you should leave a space of 1/2 block in the city and 1 block on highway.
Term
How many feet can you drive within a two-way left turn center lane before making a turn?
Definition
You may drive no more than 200 feet within a two-way left turn center lane before making your turn.
Term
A u-turn is illegal when you cant see ____feet in either direction...
Definition
200
Term
Speed limit on freeways?
Definition
65mph.
Term
How much of a gap should you leave in front and behind you while driving on a freeway?
Definition
Leave a 4 second gap between you and the car in front. That will give you and the car behind you a 2 second following distance
Term
When speed in high on freeways, how much of a gap should you leave?
Definition
5 seconds.
Term
When driving downhills....
Definition
While traveling down hills: (a) slow or maintain your speed by shifting to a lower gear,
Term
When driving uphill...
Definition
You should stay to the far right side of the road when approaching hilltops and on curves. Reduce your speed when: (a) encountering an oncoming line of cars, (b) at hilltops where you cannot see oncoming vehicles and obstructions that are over the crest of the hill , (c) on curves and under other conditions that reduce your visibility, (d) meeting cars at night, (d) meeting slow moving vehicles, (e) on rough roads, and (f) when your traction is likely to be
reduced by slippery conditions.
Term
At what speed will you travel over 800 ft in 10 to 12 seconds?
Definition
At 55 mph, you will travel over 800 feet in 10 to 12 seconds
Term
You cannot pass when you are within ___feet of a bridge or tunnel
Definition
it is against the law to pass when your view of the road ahead is obstructed and when within 100 feet of a bridge, viaduct, or tunnel.
Term
When turning, you should signal during the last _________ feet before the turn.
Definition
100
Term
When must you have proof of financial responsibility?

Definition
every time you drive
Term
If another vehicle is tailgating you, what should you do?
Definition
tap your brakes lightly to warn the driver
Term
What are the consequences of not stopping if you are involved in an accident?
Definition
A fine of up to $10,000 and a minimum of one year jail time.
Term
If you must drive in the fog, then slow down and turn your ______ beam headlights on (and fog lights, if you have them).
Definition
low
Term
Cones, barrels, signs, large vehicles, and lights that are all orange in color indicate what?
Definition
That you are either approaching a work zone or in a work zone
Term
_______ drink(s) within a 4 hour time span, regardless of height and weight, can get you a BAC of .01%
Definition
1