CC Nov 2015 Drive 2 (Visual Search)

echoecho's version from 2015-11-22 09:31


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Scanning your surroundings (keeping your eyes moving) includes what?keeping a safe distance around your vehicles
When another driver makes a mistake, you need time to?react
Give yourself time by keeping a " ____ ______" on all sides of your vehicle?space cushion
What will this space cushion give you?room to brake or maneuver if you need the space
Scan the road ___ to ____ seconds ahead of your vehicle so you can see hazards early?10; 15
Constantly staring at the road just in front of your vehicle is dangerous. As you scan ahead be alert for what around you?vehicles
What should you allow between you and the vehicle ahead to yourself?space
In the city, 10-15 seconds is about how blocks?one
On the highway, 10-15 second is how far?quarter of a mile
If you only look at the middle of the road, you will miss what?what is happening on the side of the road and behind you
Scanning helps you to see what 3 things?1) cars, motorcycles, bicyclists and people that may be in the road by the time you reach them 2) signs warning of problems ahead 3) signs given you direction
Before changing lanes, what should you do?look into rear view mirror for nearby vehicles and also over your shoulder to check for blind spots
Blindspots can hide what?a mortocyclist, a vehicle or a bicycist
Do not develop a "fixed stare". Do what instead?1) look beyond the vehicle ahead of you 2) keep scanning (check your rear view mirror 2-5 seconds) so you know the position of vehicles near you
On the freeway, be ready for what?1) changes in traffic conditions 2) watch for signals from other drivers 3) expect merging vehicles at on-ramps and interchanges 4) be prepared for rapid changes in road conditions and traffic flow 5) know which lanes are clear so you can use them if necessary
What disadvantage is present if you tailgate?you are not able to see as far ahead as you should because the vehicle ahead blocks your view
What advantage is present if you do not tailgate?you have more time to see a hazard and stop or avoid a hazard
What rule is used to avoid tailgating (which causes most rear end collisions)?the 3 second rule = 1) when the vehicle ahead of you passes a certain point such as a sign, count "one-thousand-one, one-thousand-two, one-thousand three. 2) if you pass the point before you finish counting, you are following too closely
List 8 scenarios where you should allow a four-second cushion?1) being crowded by a tailgated. All extra room ahead, do not break suddenly. Slow down gradually or merge into another lane to prevent being hit from behind by the tailgater 2)driving on slippery roads 3) following motorcylists on wet or icy roads, on metal surfaces (bridge gratings, railroad tracks) and on gravel. Motorcyclists can fall more easily on these surfaces 4) the driver behind you wants to pass. Allow room in front of your vehicle so the drive will have space to move in front of you. 5) towing a trailer or carrying a heavy load. The extra weight makes it harder to stop 6) following large vehicles that block your view ahead. The extra space allows you to see around the vehicle 7) you see a bus, school bus, or a placarded vehicle at railroad crossings. These vehicles must stop at railroad crossings, so slow down early and allow plenty of room 8) merging into a freeway
If you follow too closely and another drive "cuts" in front of you, do what, instead of what?take your foot off the gas (this gives you space between your vehicle and the other driver, without having to slam on your brakes or swerve into another lane
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Anytime you come to a place where people may cross or enter your path OR one line of traffic meets another, what should you do? Always look to each side of your vehicle at what areas?1) look to the left and right sides of the vehicle 2) intersections, crosswalks, railroad crossings
At intersections, what should you do even though there is a red light or a stop sign?1) look to the left first, since vehicles coming from the left are closer to you than vehicles coming from the right 2) look to the right 3) take one more look to the left in case there is a vehicle or a pedestrian you did not see the first time
At intersections, why should you not rely on traffic signals?some drives do not obey traffic signals, so before you enter an intersection, look left, right and ahead for approaching traffic
List 6 ways of maintaining a space cushion on each side of your vehicles?1) do not stay in another driver's blind spot. The other driver may not see your vehicle and could change lanes and hit you 2) avoid driving directly alongside other vehicles on multilane streets with or without traffic in the opposite direction. Another driver might crowd your lane or change lanes without looking and crash into you.. Drive either ahead or behind the other vehicle. 3) if possible and when safe, make room for vehicles entering freeways even though you have the right-of-way 4) at freeway exits, do not drive alongside other cars. A drive may decide to exit suddenly or swerve back onto the freeway 5) keep a space between your vehicle and parked cars. Someone may step out from between them, a vehicle door may open, or a vehicle may pull out suddenly 6) be careful whend riving near motorcyclists or bicyclists. Always leave plenty of room between your vehicle and any motorcylists or bicyclists
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When changing lanes, do what?look over your shoulder to make sure you are not getting in the way of vehicles in the lane you want to enter
When preparing to turn into a side road or driveway or when you stopping to pull into a parking space, what should you do?reduce your speed and take a quick glance in your mirrors
What should you watch for when driving down a long or steep hill? why?large vehicles because they can gather speed very quickly
What steps should you follow when you are backing out of a parking space?1) check in front and behind the vehicle before you get in 2) know where your kids are. Make sure they are away from your vehicle and in full view before moving your vehicle 3) if other children are nearby, make sure you can see them before backing up 4) do not depend only on your mirrors or only looking out a side window 5) turn and look over your right and left shoulders before you begin backing. As a safety measure, also look over your right and left shoulders again while backing 6) back slowly to avoid collisions
What steps should you take if you are being tailgated?1) brake slowly before stopping 2) tap your brakes lightly a few times to warn the tailgater you are slowing down 3) "lose" the tailgater as soon as you can (change lanes and allow the tailgater to pass you, or slow down to allow enough "cushion" between you and the car in front of you. If this does not work, pull off the road when it is safe and let the tailgater pass
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At 55 mph, it takes about ____ feet to react and bring the vehicle to a complete stop?400
At 35 mph, it takes about ____ feet to react and bring the vehicle to a complete stop?210
Turn on your lights during the day in what conditions?when it is hard to see or you cannot see at least 1000 feet ahead of you