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PA Driver's Manual Sample Test Questions
Ch 3
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Driving Skills
07/07/2011

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teenage drivers are more likely to be involved in a crash when
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they are driving with teenage passengers
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drivers who eat and drink while driving
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have trouble controlling their vehicles
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preparing to smoke and smoking while driving
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are distracting activities
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the top major crash type for 16 year old drivers in Pennsylvania is
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single vehicle/run-off-the-road
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when passing a bicyclist, you should
Definition
move as far left as possible
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when you drive through an area where children are playing, you should expect them to
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run out in front of you without looking
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if you are driving behind a motorcycle, you must
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allow the motorcycle to use a complete lane
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when traveling behind a motorcycle
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allow at least 4 seconds of following distance
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you need to use extra caution when driving near a pedestrian using a white cane because
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he or she is blind
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when driving near a blind pedestrian who is carrying a white cane or using a guide dog, you should
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slow down and be prepared to stop
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Who must yield when a driver is turning and a pedestrian is crossing without a traffic light?
Definition
the driver
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an orange triangle on the back of a vehicle indicates that vehicle
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travels at slower speeds than normal traffic
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at night, it is hardest to see
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pedestrians
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when a truck driver behind you wants to pass your vehicle, your speed should
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remain steady or decrease
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when sharing the road with a truck, it is important to remember that, in general, trucks
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take longer distances than cars to stop
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if you stop at a railroad crossing with more than one track
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wait until you have a clear view of both tracks
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if you are following a truck that swings left before making a right turn at an intersection, you should remember that it is very dangerous to
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try to squeeze between the truck and the curb to make a right turn
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the only time you do not have to stop for a school bus whose red lights are flashing and stop arm is extended is when you
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are driving on the opposite side of a divided highway
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when a school bus has its lights flashing and its stop arm extended, you must
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stop at least 10 feet away from the bus
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after a train has passed, you should
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check again for approaching trains and proceed with caution
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if you need to slow down or stop when other drivers may not expect it, you should
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quickly tap your brake pedal a few times
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when you are planning to make a turn, you should activate your turn signals
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3 to 4 seconds before you reach the intersection
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before passing another vehicle you should
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give the proper turn signal to show you are changing lanes
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your blind spot is the area of the road that
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you cannot see without moving your head
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before passing another vehicle, you should signal
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early enough so others know your plans
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before changing lanes on a multi-lane highway, you should
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check your mirrors and blind spots
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when you park on the roadway, you should
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use your four-way flashers
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before backing up, you should
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turn your head and look through the rear window
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to help avoid crashes, you should
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communicate with other drivers on the road
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slowing or stopping
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If your turn signals fail, you should use ___ to indicate you are turning.
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hand signals
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when traveling below 40 miles per hour on a limited access highway, you should
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use your four-way flashers
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you should honk your horn when you
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see a child who is about to run into the street
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You must use your headlights when other vehicles are not visible from ___ feet away.
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1000 feet
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if a vehicle using high beams comes toward you, you should
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flash your high beams
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If a vehicle using high beams comes toward you, you should look towards ___ of the road.
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the right side
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you may honk your horn when you
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have lost control of your car
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your brake lights tell other drivers that you
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are slowing down or stopping
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before turning, you should
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use your turn signal
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turning right
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turning left
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if another car is in danger of hitting you, you should
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sound your horn
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if you begin to feel tired while driving, the best thing to do is
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stop driving
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the effect that lack of sleep has on your safe driving ability is the same as
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the effect that alcohol has
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Teenagers should try to get at least ___ of sleep each night to avoid the risk of drowsy driving crashes.
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8 hours
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if another driver cuts you off in traffic, you should
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ignore the other driver
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if someone is driving aggressively behind you, you should
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try to get out of the aggressive driver’s way
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For an average person, how many minutes does the body need to process the alcohol in one drink?
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60 minutes
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___ limit(s) your concentration, perception, judgment, and memory.
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even the smallest amount of alcohol
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taking drugs along with alcohol
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increases the risk of causing a crash
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as alcohol builds up in your blood, it
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slows down your reactions
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if your blood alcohol level is .04, you
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are 2 – 7 times more likely to have a crash than a person who has not consumed any alcohol
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when you hear a fire engine siren, you must
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pull over to the side of the road and stop
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if you have a tire blowout, you should
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let the car slow to a stop
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if your car breaks down on a highway, you should
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use your four-way flashers to warn other drivers
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when you see an emergency vehicle with flashing lights, you must
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pull to the curb and stop
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when driving on a one way street and an emergency vehicle with flashing lights is behind your car, you should
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drive toward the nearest road side and stop
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after an emergency vehicle passes you with its siren on, you must
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avoid driving closer than 500 feet behind the emergency vehicle
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crashes in work zones are most commonly the result of
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carelessness and speeding
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when driving through a work zone, it is a good safety practice to
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lengthen your usual following distance — by double
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on two-lane, two-way streets or highways, you should start left turns
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close to the center line
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to turn left on multi-lane streets and highways, you should start from
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the left lane
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on a two-lane road, you may pass another vehicle on the right when
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the driver you are passing is making a left turn
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to pass a slower-moving vehicle on a two-lane road you must
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use that lane that belongs to oncoming traffic
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center lane traffic may go straight or turn left
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the most important thing to remember about speed management and curves is to
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slow down before you enter the curve
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drivers entering a roundabout or traffic circle
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must yield to drivers in the roundabout or traffic circle
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The law gives ___ the right of way at intersections.
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no one
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at an intersection with a STOP sign, you should stop and
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look left first, then right, then left again
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when entering a highway from an entrance ramp, you should generally
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accelerate to the speed of traffic
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when exiting a highway, you should slow down
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once you have moved into the exit lane
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when driving on a freeway entrance ramp, you should look for a gap in freeway traffic by
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looking in your mirrors and turning your head to look over your shoulder
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if you want to get off of a freeway, but you missed your exit, you should
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go to the next exit, and get off of the freeway there
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If you are waiting to turn left at a multilane intersection, and opposing traffic is blocking your view, you should
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wait until you can see all the lanes you need to cross before going ahead with your turn
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when no signs, signals, or police tell you what to do at an intersection, the law states that
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drivers turning left must yield to drivers going straight through the intersection
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“highway hypnosis” is a driver condition that can result from
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staring at the roadway for long periods of time
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when passing on a multi-lane highway
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be sure the passing lane is clear
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the “four-second rule” refers to how one should
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follow another car
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it is best to keep a space cushion
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on all sides of the vehicle
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allowing a space cushion is important because it
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allows you time to react to situations
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allow a larger space cushion when stopping
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on an up-hill road
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When making a turn, you must ___ your speed.
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reduce
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when driving in traffic, it is safest to
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drive with the flow of traffic
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The maximum speed limit in this state is ___ miles per hour.
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65 MPH
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drive below the posted speed limit when
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anything makes conditions less than perfect
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the amount of space you need to cross traffic depends on the
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road and weather conditions and oncoming traffic
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your ability to stop is affected by
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the condition of the road
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Which of the following is true about the speed at which you travel?
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the safe speed to drive depends on many conditions
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to prepare for anything coming up in the road ahead, you should
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continually scan the entire road and roadsides
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at highway speeds, on a dry road, a safe following distance is at least
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4 seconds of following distance from the car ahead of you
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What can you do to avoid the need to make emergency (or “panic”) stops while driving in traffic?
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look ahead and maintain a safe following distance
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when faced with one oncoming car to the left and a bicyclist to the right, you should
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split the difference
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if an oncoming driver is heading toward you in your lane, you should
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steer right, blow your horn, and brake
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if the rear of your vehicle starts to skid left, you should
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steer left
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the most effective thing you can do to reduce your risk of getting injured or killed in a traffic crash is
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wear your seat belt
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when driving on slick roads, you should
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take turns more slowly
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Which of the following is true about driving on a wet roadway?
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as you drive faster, your tires become less effective
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when driving on slippery roads, you should
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increase your following distance
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when driving on wet roads, you should
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drive 5 to 10 miles below the speed limit
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when driving on wet roads, you should
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increase following distance to 5 or 6 seconds
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roads freeze more quickly when they are
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shaded
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roads become very slippery
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during the first 10 to 15 minutes of a rain storm
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hydroplaning is usually caused by
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excessive speed
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the risk of hydroplaning can be lowered by driving
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slower
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When driving in fog, you should use your ___.
Definition
low beam headlights
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compared to driving during the day, driving at night is
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more dangerous
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Anything that requires you to ___ could cause you to crash.
Definition
-take your eyes off the road
-take your hands off the wheel
-take your attention away from the driving task
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distracted drivers are at a greater risk of a crash when they are using
which of the following
Definition
-cd player
-radio
-cell phone
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when you are in a line of traffic that is crossing a railroad track that has no signals or gates
Definition
you need to make sure there is space to get all the way across the tracks without stopping before you start to cross
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when approaching a stopped school bus with its red lights flashing and its stop arm extended, you must
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stop and remain stopped until the red lights stop flashing and the stop arm has been withdrawn