CC Nov 2015 Driver 10 (Handling Emergencies)

echoecho's version from 2015-11-23 13:40


Question Answer
If you start to skid, do what?1) ease off the gas pedal 2) stop braking 3) turn the steering wheel in the direction of the skid
If you can't control you vehicle on a slippery surface, try to find what?something to stop the skid (get a wheel on dry pavement or on the shoulder of the road. You may have to edge slowly into a snow bank or bushes to stop the vehicle)
To prevent skidding on slippery surfaces, do what 6 things?1) drive slowly and stay farther behind the vehicle ahead of you 2) slow down as you approach curves and intersections 3) avoid fast turns 4) avoid quick stops. "Pump" the brakes to slow or stop ( do not pump antilock brakes) 5) shift to low gear before going down a steep hill 6) avoid especially slippery areas, such as ice patches, wet leaves, oil, or deep puddles
If the brakes get wet, do what?dry them by lightly pressing the gas pedal and brake pedal at the same time so that the vehicle drives against the pressure of the brakes (perform this only until brakes dry)
Define what an acceleration skid is? What can be done to correct it?1) it usually happens when the drive wheels lose traction on the road surface 2) do not apply the brakes but ease of the gas pedal and straighten the front wheels as the vehicle begins to straighten itself out
Define locked wheel skids? What can be done to correct it?1) this is caused by braking too hard at a high rate of speed and locking the wheels and the vehicle will skid no matter which way the steering wheel is turned 2) take your foot off the brake to unlock the wheels, then straighten the front wheels as the vehicle begins to straighten out. Slow the vehicle gradually until you are at a safe speed to continue driving
List the 7 steps you should do if your accelator becomes stuck?1) shift to NEUTRAL 2) apply the brakes 3) keep your eyes on the road 4) look for an alternate route away from traffic or look for a way out 5) warn other drivers by honking and turning on your emergency lights 6) try to drive the car safely off the road 7) stop and turn off the ignitions (WARNING: turning the ignition off while the vehicle is moving may lock the steering wheel; you will not have control of the steering)
Why should you never turn your vehicle's ignition to the "lock" position while it is still in motion?because the steering will lock and you will lose control of the vehicle
Define an "accident"?an unforeseen event that occurs without anyone's fault or negligence
If you see a vehicles' hazard lights ahead, do what?slow down
If there is a road emergency ahead, do what?stop and give assistance if asked by anyone or pass very carefull
What should you do when you come to on a collisions?1) avoid driving near the collision 2) do not stop or slow down to look 3) drive carefully watching for people on the road
List the 6 most common causes of collisions?1) driver distractions 2) unsafe speed 3) driving on the wrong side of the road 4) improper turn 5) violating the right-of-way rules 6) violating stop signals and signs
If you are involved in a collision, why must you stop?1) someone could be injuried and need your help 2) if you do not stop, you could be convicted of "hit and run" and be severley punished
If you are involved in a collision, call what if anyone is hurt?911
If you are involved in a collision, do what with your vehicle if no one is injured or killed?move your vehicle out of the traffice lane
If you are involved in a collision, you should show what to the other driver, persons involved, or peace officer?1) driver license 2) registration card 3) evidence of financial responsibility
If you are involved in a collision, you (or your insurance agent, broker, or legal representative) must make a written report to the police or CHP within ____ hours of the collision if someone is killed or injured?24
If you are involved in a collision, you or your insurance agent, broker, or legal representative must make a written report to the DMV within _____ days?10
Iyou hit a parked vehicle or other property, do what?1) leave a note with your name, phone number, and address in or securely attached to the vehicle or property you hit 2) report the collision to the city police or in unicorporated areas, to the CHP
If your parked car rolls away and hits another vehicle, do what?try to find the owner and report the incident to authorities as mentioned above
If you kill or injure an animal, call whom? What should you not do?call the nearest humane society, the police or CHP (do not try to move an injured animal or leave an injured animal to die)
When you have a collision, report it to the DMV within 10 days if either of 2 things has happened?1) more than $750 in damage was done to the property of any person 2) anyone was injured (no matter how slightly) or killed
If you are involved in a collision, each driver (or the driver's insurance agent, broker or legal representative) must file a report with the DMV using what report form or call what number or go on line at? Does the CHP or police fill the report for you?1) SR 1 form (Report of Traffic Accident Occurring in Calfornia) 2) 1800-777-0133 3) 4) no
You or your representative must make this report whether or not you caused the collision, even if the collision occurred on private property, true or false?true
Your driving privileg will be suspended in a collision if you do what?1) if you do not make the above report 2) for up to 4 years, if you did not have proper insurance coverage. During the last 3 years of the suspension, your driver license can be returned to you if you provide a California Insurance Proof Certificate (SR 22) and maintain it during the three-year period
If your vehicle becomes disabled on the freeway, do what? 1) safely pull to the right shoulder (ideally, park the vehicle next to a call box, if possible as there is a call box located every quarter mile to 2 miles) 2) if you must exit the vehicle, exit on the right side of your vehicle, away from traffic 3) once you arrange for assistance, return to your vehicle, get back into the vehicle from the right side (away from traffic) and put on your seat belt 4) stay inside your vehicle with the seat belt on until help arrives 5) in certain circumstances when there is not enough shoulder space or if there is a guardrail or an area to safely stay away from the freeway lanes, exit your vehicle and stay away from your vehicle. Use emergency blinking lights at your discretion according to weather conditions. Lights may be helpful but they could also attract drunk drivers.
What is the FSP?The California Highway Patrol's Freeway Service Patrol (it provides free emergency roadside service during commute periods
What 4 things will FSP do?1) offer you a gallon of gas if you run out 2) "jump start" your vehicle if the battery is dead 3) refill your radiator and tape hoses 4) change a flat tire
What 5 things will FSP NOT DO?1) cannot tow your vehicle to a private repair service or residence 2) does not recommend tow service companies or repair and body shops 3) does not tow motorcycles 4) does not assist vehicles which have been involved in a collision unless directed by the CHP 5) It DOES report any collision to the CHP
If FSP can't start your vehicle, what will it do?1) tow your vehicle free of charge to a location approved by the CHP 2) will contact additional assistance for you 3) the CHP will notify any auto club or towing service
The FSP serves what areas?1) Valley Divsion (the Sacramento metro and Tracy area) 2) Gold Gate Division (the San Francisco Bay Area) 3) Central division (the Fresno area) 4) Southern Division (the Los Angeles Basin) 5) Inland Division (the Riverside area) 6) Border Division (the San Diego and Orange County areas) 7) Coastal Division (the Monterey and Santa Cruz areas)
Call what to find out if the FSP operates where you are and how to contact the FSP?1-800-TELLCHP (835-5247)