CC Nov 2015 Driver 7 (Vehicle positioning)

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Question Answer
Give one example of "taking dangers one at a time"Oncoming vehicle on your left and a child on a bicycle on your right. Let the vehicle pass then move to the left to allow plenty room to pass the child
Give two examples of "splitting the difference"1) if there are parked cars to the right and oncoming cars to the left, split the difference and stear a middle course between the oncoming cars and parked cars 2) if one danger is greater than the other, give the most room to the most dangerous situation like if there are oncoming cars on your left side and a child on a bike on your right. The child on the bike is more likely to make a sudden move so slow down and if safe, use as much of your lane to the left as possible until you pass the child
Increase your following distance and allow a bigger space cushion for drivers who may be potentially dangerous. List these?1) those who can't see you as their vision is blocked by buildings, trees, or other cars 2) drivers backing out of driveways or parking spaces 3) drivers who pass you when there is a curve or oncoming vehicles ahead 4) drivers about to be forced into your lane to avoid a vehicle, a pedestrian, a bicyclist, or an obstruction or because of fewer lanes ahead 5) pedestrians w/ umbrellas in front of their faces or hats pulled down over their eyes 6) distracted people (delivery persons, construction workers, distracted pedestrians as those on the phone or texting, children who run into the street w/o looking, drivers talking on cell phones or speaking to their passengers, drivers taking care of children, eating, or looking at maps while driving) 7) confused people (tourists often at complicated intersections and drivers who are looking for a house number or who slow down for no apparent reason)
Whenever you enter traffic, ______ and be sure you have enough room to safely enter the lane?signal
Enter the freeway at or near the ____ of traffic (maximum speed allowed is ____ mph on most freeways)?speed; 65
*** Do not ____ before merging into a freeway traffic, unless necessary as freeway traffic has the right of way?stop
Anytime you merge withother traffic, you need a gap of at least ____ seconds, which gives both, you and the other vehicle, only a ___ second following distance?4; 2
Do not try to squeeze into a gap that is too small, leave yourself a bigenough space ______?cushion
Watch for vehicles around you. Use your _____ and turn signals. Turn your head to look quickly over your shoulder before changing lanes or merging in traffic. Leave ____ seconds of space between you adn the vehicle ahead of you. Make sure you can stop safely. mirrors; 3
If you need to cross several freeway lanes, cross them ____ at a time. If you waituntil all of the lanes are clear, you may cause traffic delays or collision?one
Whenever you cross or enter city or highway traffic from a full stop, you will need a large enough _____ (from vehicles approaching in either direction) to get up to the speed of other vehicles. You need a gap that is about what?gap; half a block on city streets OR a full block on the highway
If you are crossing lanes or turning, make sure that there are no _____ or ____ blocking the path ahead or to the sides of your vehicle to avoid being caught in intersection with traffic coming at you?vehicles; people
Even though you have the green light, do not start across the intersection, if twhat is blocking your way?vehicles
When turning left, do not start the turn just because an approaching vehicle has its right turn signal on, why? What should you do?1) the driver may plan to turn just beyond you 2) the signal may have been left on from an earlier turn (particularly true about motorcyles as their signal lights often do not turn off automatically) What you should do is wait until the other driver actually starts to turn before you continue
In order to exit the freeway, signal, look over your shoulder and change lanes one at a time. Signal your intention to exit for about ____ seconds before reaching the exit. Be sure you are at the proper speed for leaving the traffice lane by doing what?5; not too fast (so you remain in control and not too slow so the flow of traffic can still move freely
Regarding passing other traffic, always ____ before passing. Don't pull out to pass unless you know what?signal; that you have enough space to pull back into your lane
Avoid passing other vehicles including motorcycles and bicyles on ___ lane roads as it is dangerous?2
If you pass a biyclist, be patient and slow down and pass him only when it is safe, allowing a minimum of ____ feet between your vehicle and the bicyclist where possible?3
Do not pass a bicyclist unless it is safe to do so and do not _____ the bicyclist off the road?squeeze
At highway speeds of 50-55 mph, you need a ____ to ___ second gap in one coming traffic to pass safely?10-12
At 55 mph, you will travel over _____ feet in 10-12 seconds, so will the oncoming vehicle? That means you need over _____ feet or about ___ of a mile to pass safely?800; 1600; 1/3
It is harder to see and judge the speed of oncoming vehicles that are traveling > ____ of a mile away from you?1/3
List the 4 areas that you must judge whether or not you have enough room to pass? 1) an oncoming vehicle 2) a hill or a curve 3) an intersection 4) a road obstruction
When should you NOT pass?1) if you are approaching a hill or curve and you cannot see if there is another vehicle approaching 2) within 100 feet of an intersection
True or false, vehicles appear to move slower than they are really moving? true
A vehicle that is far enough away may appear to be standing still, if you can see it moving closer to you, is it safe to pass?no
When you are passing and before you return to your driving lane, what must you see of the vehicle behind you in your rear-view mirrow?both their headlights
Don't count on having enough time to pass ____ vehicles at once or that others will make room for you?several