CC Nov 2015 Driver 6 (Safe driving practices)

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Always signal when doing what to let other drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians know your intentions?1) turning left or right 2) changing lanes 3) slowing down 4) stopping
Signals may be given by hand and arm positions (when bright sunlight makes the signal lights hard to see) or by using the vehicles signal lights. What does a left turn hand signal look like? A right turn hand signal? A slow or stop hand signal?1) left = horizontal left arm out the window 2) right = raised left arm out the window 3) slow or stop = left arm hanging down out the window
Motorcyclists often use hand signals to make themselves more visible. Bicyclists may give the right turn-hand signal as how?their right arm held straight out pointing right
During the last _____ feet before reaching the turning point (left or right turn), turn on your vehicle signal?100
Even though you signal, do not automatically assume what?that the space you want to occupy is clear
Before every lane change, what should you do?1) check your mirros 2) look over your shoulder 3) check your blind spot
At least ____ seconds before you change lanes on a freeway, turn on your signal?5
Before pulling next to the curb or away from the curb, turn on your signal, true or false?true
Turn your signal when you ____ directions?change
Turn on your signal even when you do not see other vehicles, why?because a vehicle you do not see may suddenly appear and hit you
If you plan to turn beyond an intersection, start signaling when?, why?1) when you are in the intersection 2) if you signal too early, the other driver may think you plan to turn into the intersection and he may pull out in front of you
Remember to ___ your signal after turning?cancel
Place hands at ___ and ___ o'clock or slightly lower at ___ and ___ o'clock. Thesea re the desired hand positions that reduce the possiblity of turning the wheel too sharply?9 and 3; 8 and 4
To reduce forearm and hand injuries, where do you place your hands on the steering wheel?1) your hands should be placed on the lower half of the steering wheel, with your knuckles on the outside of the wheel, and your thumbs stretched along the rim of the steering wheel
Describe the pull-push steering?use this for most turning maneuvers 1) pull down with one hand and push up with the other 2) results in smooth steering and reduces the potential for over steering which can lead to loss of control 3) keep your hands and thumbs on the outside of the wheel
Describe the hand-over-hand steering?1) use thse when steering movements are critical such as when parking, performing sharp right turns, correcting a skid 2) use quick movements on entry to the maneuver and then use slow, smooth movements when straightening the wheel
Describe one-hand steering?use for 1) backing maneuvers that do not require full left or right turns 2) when operating vehicle controls for information, safety or comfort
List 3 scenarios when you should use your horn?1) only when necessary, to avoid collisions 2) to try to get "eye contact" with other drivers. You may tap your horn to alert another driver who might turn in front of you and cause a collision 3) on narrow mountain roads, where you cannot see at least 200 feet ahead of your vehicle
List 4 scenarios when you do not use your horn?1) if a driver or bicyclist is going slowly and you want him or her to drive faster or get out of your way. The driver or bicyclist may not be able to safely go faster, due to illness, being lost, intoxication orhaving mechanical problems with the vehicle 2) to alert other drivers that ehy made a mistake. Your honking may cause them to make more mistakes or to be come angry and retaliate 3) because you may be angry or upset 4) to honk at pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists unless necessary to avoid a collision. Remember your horn sounds much louder outside a vehicle (honking your horn may startle other drivers and it is safer to slow down or stop instead of honking your horn)
List 5 scenarios when you woudl use your headlights?1) when it is cloudy, raining, snowing, or foggy. If weather conditions require you to sue your windshield wipers, you must turn on your low-beam headlights IT IS THE LAW 2) on frosty mornings, when other driver's windows may be icy or fogged 3) any time conditions (clouds, rain, snow, dust, smoke, fog) prevent you from seeing other vehicles. Other drivers may have trouble seeing you too 4. on small country or mountain roads, even on sunny days. This helps other drivers see you and may help you avoid a head-on collision 5) when necessary to get another driver's attention
If you can see a collision ahead, warn drivers behind you by doing what?1) turning on your emergency flashers or tapping your brake pedal quickly 3 or 4 times or you can also use the hand signal when slowing and stopping
Never stop on the road unless necessary for safety or to obey a law. If you need to stop, do what?1) start braking early as a signal to the cars behind you
If you vehicle breaks down on the road, make sure that other drivers can ___ it?see
If you experience vehicle trouble, and need to stop, list the 6 rules to follow?1) pull off the road away from all traffic, if possible 2) if you can't get completely off the road, stop where people will see you and your vehicle from behind (dont' stop just over a hill or just around a curve) 3) turn on your emergency flashers if you are not moving (if your vehicle does not have emergency flashers, turn signals may be used instead) 4) if it is safe, lift the hood to signal an emergency 5) give other drivers plenty of warning. Place emergency flares or triangles 200-300 feet behind your vehicle. This allows otehr drivers time to change lanes, if necessary. Be very careful when using flares as they may cuase fires especially when used near flammable liquids 6) if you don't have emergency flares, follow the rules listed above and stay in your vehicle until help arrives. Be careful for your safety and stay off the road.
What rule should you remember about changing a tire in a traffic lane?Do NOT try to change a tire in a traffic lane
It is illegal to drive a motor vehicle while using what devices?1) electronic wireless communication device to write, send, or read text messages, instant messages and e-mails
If you are > ____ years of age you can use an electronic wireless communication device designed and configured to allow voice-operated and hands-free operations to deictate, send or listen to text-based communications when operating a vehicle?18
What rules hsould be followed, even though hands-free devices are permitted (except for minors)?1) call for help in emergencies only 2) if your cell phone rings, do not answer it. Let the call go to voicemail, if you have this feature 3) if you must make a call, pull safely off the road and stop before making the call 4) keep telephone conversations short or if possible , have a passenger make the call
Do NOT use your cel phone during _____ conditions or to engage in _____ conversations?hazardous; distracting
Minors may not use a cell phone except in what?certain emergencies