CC Nov 2015 Driver 1 (Laws and Rules of the Road)

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Right of way rules, together with courtesty and common sense, help to promote traffice safety. Important to respect the right-of-way other others, especially which people?1) pedestrians 2) motorcycle riders 3 ) bicycle riders
Never assume other drives will give you the right-of-way, what should one do?yield your right-of-way when it helps to prevent collisions
*** ______ the right-of-way of others is not limited to situations such as yielding to pedestrians in cross-walks, or watching carefully to ensure the right-of-way of bicyclists and motorcyclists. Motorists must ____ the right-of-ways of others by not violating traffice laws, give examples?1) respecting 2) respect 3) failing to stop at a stop sign or traffic light, speeding making unsafe lane changes, or illegal turns
Statistics show that right-of-way violations cause a high percentage of injury _____in California?collisions
Pedestrian safety is a serious issue. Define who is a pedestrian?1) person on foot 2) person who uses a conveyance such as roller skates, skateboard other than a bicyce 3) a person with a disability using a tricycle, quadricycle, or wheelchair for transportation
In California, pedestrian deaths occur in approximate how many percent of all traffic fatalities?22
How must one drive when pedestrians are near as they may suddenly cross your path?cautiously
Pedestrians may be at risk walking near hybrid and electric vehicles, why?because these vehicles are virtually silent when operating (use caution when driving near pedestrians)
Respect the right-of-way of pedestrians. Always stop for any pedestrian crossing at what areas?1) at corners 2) at crosswalks (even if the crosswalk is in the middle of the block) 3) at corners with or without traffic lights, whether or not the crosswalks are marked by painted lines
Why should you NOT pass a vehicle that is stopped at a crosswalk?a pedestrian you can't see may be crossing the street. Stop when proceeding when all pedestrians have crossed the street
Do not drive on a sidewalk except when?to cross it to enter or exit a driveway or alley (when crossing yield to all pedestrians)
Why must you NOT stop in a crosswalk?you will place pedestrians in danager
What must you do if a pedestrian makes eye contact with you?it means he or she is ready to cross the street (yield to the pedestrian)
What must you allow older pedestrians, disabled pedestrians, and pedestrians with young children?sufficent time to cross the street
Blind pedestrians rely on what to become aware of your vehicle presence so it is importnat that you stop your vehicles within ___ feet of the crosswalk?5
Drivers of hybrid or electric vehicles must remain especially aware, why?because there is lack of engine noise in these vehicles and this may cuase a blind pedestrian to assum there is not a vehicle nearby
What cue must you look for as to tell you when you may go for a blind pedestrian?when a blind person pulls in his or her cane and steps away from the intersection
Define a crosswalk?1) part of the roadway set aside for pedestrian traffic 2) most intersections have a pedestrian crosswalk whether or not lines are painted on the street 3) most crosswalks are located at corners, but they can also be located in the middle of the block
Before turning a corner, do what?watch for people about to cross the street
*** Pedestrians have the right-of-way in marked or unmarked crosswalks, true or false?true
Crosswalks are often marked with what color lines?white
What color crosswalk lines may be painted at school crossings?yellow
Most often, are crosswalks in residential areas not marked?yes
Some crosswalks have _____ lights to warn you that pedestrians may be crossing?flashing (look for pedestrians and be prepared to stop whether or not the lights are flashing
Define an intersection?any place where one line of roadway meets another roadway
List examples of an intersection?1) cross streets 2) side streets 3) alleys 4) freeway entrances 5) any other location where vehicles traveling on different highways or roads join each other
Driving through an intersection is one of the most _____ traffic situations motorists encounter?complex
Intersection collisons account for more than ___% of all reported crashes and ____% of fatalities?45; 21
At intersections without "STOP" or "YIELD" signs, do what?slow down and be ready to stop
List where you should yield to traffic and pedestrians?1) those already in the intersection or just entering the intersection 2) yield to the vehicle or bicycle that arrives first OR to the vheicle or bicycle on your right if it reaches the intersectionat the same time as you
At "T" intersections without "STOP" or "YIELD" signs, yield to traffic and pedestrians on the ______ road, they have the right-of-way?through
When you turn left, give the right-of-way to all vehicles that are doing what?approaching that are close enough to be dangerous (also look for motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedistrians)
While waiting to turn left, keep your wheels pointed how until it is safe to start your turn? Why?1) straight 2) if your wheels are pointed to the left, and a vehicle hits you from behind, you could be pushed into oncoming traffic
When you are turing right, be sure to check for what?pedestrians crossing the street and bicyclists coming up behind you on your right
On divided highways or highways with several lanes, watch for what when you cross any lane, turn either left or right only when it is safe?vehicles coming in any lane
When there are "STOP" signs at all corners, do what?stop first then follow the rules listed above
If you have parked off the road or are leaving a parking lot, do what?yield to traffic before reentering the road
Define a roundabout?is an intersection where traffic travles around a central island in a counter-clockwise direction
What must vehicles entering or exiting the roundabout yield to?all traffic including pedestrians
List the 7 things you should do when you approach a roundabout?1) slow down as you approach the roundabout 2) yield to pedestrians and bicyclists crossing the roadway 3) watch for signs and or pavement markings that guide you or prohibit certain movements 4) enter the roundabout when there is a big enough gap in traffic 5) drive in a counter-clockwise direction. Do not stop or pass other vehicles 6) use your turn signals when you change lanes or exit a roundabout 7) if you miss your exit, continue around until you return to your exit
For roundabouts with multiple lanes, choose our entry or exit lane based on your destination, list three examples releated to turning right, going straight or turning left at a roundabout?1) turn right at the intersection, choose the right-ahdn lane and exit in the right-hand lane 2) go straight through the intersection, choose either lane and exit in the lane you entered 3) turn left, choose the left lane and exit
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When 2 vehicles meet on a steep road where neither vehicle can pass the vehicle facing downhill must yield the right-of-way by doing what? Why?1) backing up until the vehicle going uphill can pass 2) because the vehicle facing downhill has the greater amount of control when backing up the hill
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California has a "Basic Speed Law", what does this mean? Give an example?1) that you may never drive faster than is safe for current conditions 2) if you are driving 45 mph in a 55 mph speed zone during a dense fog, you could be cited for driving "too fast for conditions"
Regardless of the posted speed limit, you speed should depend on what 4 things?1) the number and speed of other vehicles on the road 2) whether the road surface is smooth, rough, graveled, wet, dry, wide or narrow 3) bicyclist or pedestrians walking on the road's edge or crossing the street 4) whether it is raining, foggy, snowing, windy, or dusty
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The maximum speed limit on most California highways is ____ mph?65
You may drive 70 mph if what?it is posted
Unless otherwise posted, the maximum speed limit is ____ mph on two-lane undivided highways and for vehicles towing trailors?55
Other speed limit signs are posted for the type of roads and traffic in each area. All speed limits are based on what?ideal driving conditions
Construction zones usually have ____ speed zones?reduced
High speed increases your _____ distance?stopping
The faster you go, the less time you have to avoid a hazard or collusion. The force of a 60 mph crash is not just twice as great as a 30 mph crash; its ____ times as great?4
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You must drive slower when there is what 2 conditions?1) heavy traffic 2) bad weather
If you block the normal or reasonable movement of traffic by driving too slowly, you may be given what?a ticket
If you choose to drive slower than other traffic, do not drive in the Number ___ lane (or ____ lane). When traveling below the speed limit and another driver is close behind you, and wishes to drive faster, what should you do?1) 1; 2) first 3) move to the right
What is the rule as to which lan you must drive in if you are towing a vehicle or trailer or driving a bus or 3 or more axle truck?1) you must drive in the right hand lane or in a lane specially marked for slower vehicles 2) if no lanes are marked and there are 4 lanes or more in your direction, you may only drive in either of the 2 lanes closest to the right edge of the road
When driving within ____ to _____ feet of a school while children are outside or crossing the street, the speed is 25 mph unless otherwise posted?500; 1000
If the school grounds have no fence and children are outside, never drive faster than ____ mph?25
Some school zones may have speed limits as low as ___ mph?15
Why must you drive more carefully near schools, playgrounds, parks and residential areas?because children may suddenly dart into the street (also many children have not yet developed the ability to judge speeds and distances well enough to cross streets safely when cars are moving fast)
Near schools, look for what?1) bicyclists and pedestrians
Comment on school safety patrols or school crossing guards?obey their directions and allow them to safely get to the side of the road before driving ahead
Give the rules for school buses and children crossing the street ?1) the yellow flashing lights on a school bus warn you to slow down and prepare to stop 2) when the bus flashes red lights (located at the top front and back of the bus), you mys tstop from either direction until the children are safely across the street and the lights stop flashing 3) the law requires you remain stopped as long as the red lights are flashing 4) if you fail to stop, you may be fined up to $1000 and your driving privilege could be suspended for one year 5) if the school bus in on the other side of a divided or multilane highway (two or more lanes in each direction) you do not need to stop
Define a blind intersection?1) it is an intersection with NO stop signs t ANY corner and you can't see for 100 feet in either direction during the last 100 feet before crossing (trees, bushes, buildings or parked cars at intersections can block your view to the side. If your view is blocked, edge forward slowly until you can see)
What is the speed limit for a blind intersection?15 mph
What is the speed limit in any alley?15 mph
What is the speed limit within 100 feet of a railroad where you can't see the tracks for 400 feet in both directions?15 mph
Near a railroad track, you may drive faster than 15 mph if what is present?if the crossing is controlled by gates, a warning signal or a flag man
At a railroad or train crossing, look in both directions and listen for grains. Many crossings have multiple tracts, so be ready to do what before crossing, if necessary. Cross railroad tracks only at desginated crossing and only when it is safe to do so?stop
At a railroad or train crossing, expect a train on any track at any time traveling in either direction, if you need to stop after crossing the tracts, wait until what before stopping?wait until you can completely cross the tracks and that your vehicle clears the tracks before stopping
Why should you never stop on the railroad tracks?a train an't sstop quickly or swerve out of the way.
List the vehicles that must stop before they cross a railroad track?1) buses 2) school buses 3) trucks transporting hazardous loads
At railroad or train crossing, a flashing red light means what?Stop at least ____ feet, but not more than _____ feet, from the nearest track when the crossing devices are active or a person warns you a train is coming?1) stop 2) 15; 50
At railroad or train crossing, stop if you see or hear what?1) see a train coming 2) hear the whistle, horn or bell of an approaching train
*** At railroad or train crossings, do not do what?1) go under lowering gates or around lowered gates
At railroad or train crossing, flashing red lights indicate what for the driver to do?1) stop 2) wait
Do not proceed over the crossing until what happens, even if the gate rises?flashing redlights stop flashing (even though the gate rises)
If the gates are lowered and you do not see a train approaching, call whom?the posted railroad emergency toll-free number OR 911
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Do the same rules apply to light rail transit vehicle crossings as to train crossings?yes
What are the rules to remember?1) do not proceed across the tracks until you can see clearly in both directions and are sure there are no light rail transit vehicles or trains coming 2) do not go around or under any lowered gate
Compare light-rail transit vehicles to trains?1) they are very quite 2) they accelerate more quickly than trains
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The passing speed limit, when safe to pass, is no more than ____ mph?10
This speed limit applies to what situations?1) at a safety zone 2) an intersection where a streetcar, trolley, or bus is stopped and traffic is controlled by a peace officer or traffic signal
How are safety zones marked? What are safety zones set aside for?1) by raised buttons markers on the road 2) for pedestrians
Where will you most often see safety zones?in areas where street cars or trolleys and vehicles share the roadway
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The speed limit is _______ mph?25
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What should you do if you see animal or livestock on the road?slow down and follow directions from the person in charge or the animals
What should you do if you see a stray animal in your path?slow down or stop if it is safe