CC Nov 2015 Driver 8 (Sharing the Road)

echoecho's version from 2015-11-23 01:53


Question Answer
To reduce the chance of having a collision with a large truck or RV, you must be familiar with what?the physical capabilities and how these trucks maneuver
Compare how man feet it takes a passenger vehicle traveling at 55 mph to stop to a large truck going the same speed?car = 400 feet; truck = 800 feet
Why should you not move in front of alarge truck and suddenly slow down or stop?the trucker will not be able to stop quickly enough to avoid crashing into you
What are blind spots called "No zone" for trucks?these are large blind spots around the truck (if you can't see the truck driver in his mirrow, he can't see you either). Blind spots are behind the truck, to the posterior right of the truck and 2 lanes to the left of the truck
Why does a truck appear to be going left (with right signals on) when he is trying to turn right?because a truck must swing wide to complete a right turn
Comment on the maneuverability of trucks?large trucks have longer stopping and starting distances and they take more space and weigh more
Trucks are driven on what lane on a roadway? If there is a divided highway with 4 or more traffic lanes in one direction, which lane is the truck allowed to drive on?1) in the right hand traffic lane or as close to the right edge of the roadway. 2) on a divided highway with 4 or more traffic lanes, may use the lane to the left of the right hand lane
*** List the mistakes you should avoid when driving around large trucks?1) cutting off a truck in traffic or on the highway to reach an exit or turn 2) lingering alongside a truck when passing 3) following too closely or tailgating 4) underestimating the size and speed of an approaching tractor-trailor
Regarding cutting off a truck in traffic or on the highway to reach an exit or turn, what should you do?do not speed up to pass a truck, slow down and exit behind the truck
Regarding lingering alongside a truck when passing, always pass on which side of the truck and why should you not linger?left; because it makes it impossible for the trucker to take evasive action if an obstacle appears in the road ahead
Regarding following too closely or tailgating a truck, what should you do?the trucker can't see you and tailgating takes away your own cushion of safety if the vehicle in front of you stops quickly
Comment on underestimating the size and speed of an approaching tractor-trailer?it appears to be traveling at a slower speed because it is large
You should not drive through a safety zone, what is a safety zone?it is a space set aside for pedestrians and marked by raised bottons or markers on a roadway
Where should you stop when peopel are boarding or leaving a streetcar where there is no safety zone?behind the vehicles nearest door or vehicle platform and wait until people have reached a safe place
You may pass at no more than ___ mph when a bus, streetcar, or trolley is stopped at a safety zone or at an intersection where traffic is controlled by a peace officer or traffic signal?10
You can't overtake and pass any light rail vehicle or streetcar on the LEFT side whether it is moving or standing EXCEPT in what 3 scenarios?1) when you are on a one-way street 2) when the tracks are so close to the right side that you cannot pass on the right 3) when a traffic officer directs you to pass on the left
List the 4 rules to follow when driving with light-rail vehicles?1) be aware of where light rail vheicles operate (buildigns, trees cause blind spots for trolley operators) 2) never turn in front of an approaching light-rail vehicle 3) maintain a safe distance from the light rail vehicle if it shares a street with vehicular traffic 4) looking for appropaching light rail vehicles befoer you turn across the tracks. Complete your turn only if a signal indicates you may proceed
Light rale vehicles can interrupt traffic signals, do not proceed until what indicates you may proceed?signal light
List the emergency vehicles that you must yield right of way to?1) police 2) fire engine 3) ambulance 4) other emergency vehicle using a siren and red lights
What should you do when these emergency vehicles come behind you?1) never stop at an intersection but continue through the intersectiona nd pull over to the right as soon as it is safe and stop
Sometimes emergency vehicles drive on the wrong side of the street and may use a loud speak to talk to drivers blocking their paths. You must obey any traffic direciton given by a traffic or peace officer or a firefighter even if it conflicts with what?existing signs, signals or laws
It is against the law to follow within ____ feet behind any fire engine, police vehicle, ambulance or other emergency vehicles with a siren or flashing light?300
Should you drive for sight-seeing purposes to the scene of a disaster, collision or fire?no (you may interfere with essential services)
List examples of vehicles that are slow moving?1) farm tractors 2) animal-drawn carts 3) road maintenance vehicles
What do these vehicles travel at?25 mph or less
What is on the back of these vehicles?an orange/red triangle
Be aware that large trucks, bicyclists and small-underpowered cars can lose _____ when going up long or steep hills?speed
What other types of slow-moving vehicles can legallyh operate on public roads?1) wheelchairs 2) scooters 3) Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs) 4) golf carts
What are NEV and LSV?1) NEV stands for neighborhood electric vehicles 2) LSV stands for low-speed vehicles 3) NEVs and LSVs are restricted from roadways where the speed limit is > 35 mph, as they only reach a max speed of 25 mph (retirement communities and golf courses have lanes marked "NEV USE ONLY" or "NEV ROUTE"
What must owners with NEVs or LSVs comply with?financial responsibility laws and a driver license required to operate these vehicles
Is it a traffic offense to scare horses or stampede livestock?yes
What should you do?slow down or stop if necessary or when requeted to do so by riders or herders
Do motorcyclists have the same rights and responsiblites of automobile drivers?yes
Why do motorcyclilsts face additional dangers?1) motorcyles require exceptional handling ability 2) are harder to see (many mortorcyles keep their lights on even during daytime)
The outline of a motorcyle is much ____ than a passenger car?smaller
List 4 things that a motorcyclists can do to increase their chances of being seen?1) wear a birht-colored jacket, vest and helmet 2) wear reflective material on helmets and clothes 3) use turn signals when planning to change lanes or turn 4) flash their brake lights before slowing down to help others notice the motorcycle
When you change lanes or enter a major thoroughfare, what should you do, why?make a visual check for motorcycles as they can easily disappear into a vehicle's blind spots
Allow a ____ second following distance, why?4; because if the motorcylist brakes suddenly or falls off the motorcycle (motorcycles stop faster than passenger vehicles)
Allow a ____ lane width when sharing lanes with motorcyles?full
Although it is not illegal to shar leanes with motorcyles, it is not ____?safe
Never try to pass a motorcyle in the same lane you are sharing, true or false?true
When you make a turn, check for motorcyclists and gauge their ____ before turning?speed
Look carefully for motorcyclists when you open your ____ next to moving traffic or before turning ____?door; right
Give examples of road conditions that may pose major hazards to motorcyclists and make them change their speed or direction suddenly?1) potholes 2) gravel 3) wet or slippery surfaces 4) pavement seams 5)railroad crossing 6) grooved pavement
Bicyclists are entitled to share the road with motor vehicles, true or false?true
Bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicles and motorcycle drivers, true or false?true
Bicyclists must obey all traffic signals and stop signs, true or false?true
Bicyclists can lawfully ride on certain sections of roadway in rural areas where there is no _____ route?alternate
Bicyclists must ride in the ___ direction as other traffic, not against it?same
Bicyclists may ride as near to the ___ curb or edge of the roadway and not on the _____?right; sidewalk
Bicyclists may move to pass a parked or moving vehicle, bicycle, animal or avoid debris or other hazards, true or false?true
A bicyclist can ride near the left curb or edge of a ___ way street/one
Should right ____ file on a busy or narrow street?single
Comment on bicyclist rules for turning and traveling straight ahead?1) must make left and right turns in the same way drivers do, using same turn lanes 2) if traveling straight ahead, should use a through traffic lane rather than right next to the curb and block traffic making right turns
Must signal all their intentions to motorists and bicyclists near them, true or false?true
Bicyclist must wear a helmet if under the age of ___?18
Bicyclist should carry what?identification
Bicyclist should not operate a bicycle on a roadway unless it is equipped with what?a brake which will enable the operator to make one braked wheel skid on dry, level, clean pavement
During darkness, bicyclists should do what?1) avoid wearing dark clothing 2) must have a front lamp emitting a white light visible froma distance of 300 feet 3) must have a rear red reflector visible from a distance of 500 feet 4) must have a white or yellow refletor on each pedal or on the bicyclists shoes or ankles visible from a distance of 200 feet
When passing a bicyclistin the travel lane, you should allow at least ____ feet between your vehicle and the bicyclist, unless doing so would cause a hazard. Slow down and pass when it is safe?3
Can bicyclists occupy the center lane? under what circumstances?yes, when conditions like a narrow lane or road hazard make it unsafe to ride in a position that may provide room for a vehilce to pass
Bicyclist may be traveling faster than we think, so do not turn in front of a bicyclist unless it there is enough tiem to safely make the turn, true or false?true
List 7 rules that motorists must abide by when considering bicyclists?1) always look for bicyclists before opening doors next to moving traffic or before turning 2) allow bicyclists enough room to avoid colliding with vehicle doors that are opened into traffice 3) merge toward the curb or into the bicke lane only when it is safe 4) not try to pass a bicyclist just before make a turn. Merge safely where it is allowed, then turn 5) not drive in a bike lane unless initiating a turn at an intersection or driveway and not more than 200 feet in advance 6) make a visual check for bicyclists when changing lanes or entering traffic. Bicycles are small an may be hidden in a vehicles blind spot 7) be careful when approaching or passing a bicyclist on a 2 lane highway or freeway
Pedestrians with ___ ___ or white canes with or without a red tip must be given the right of way?guide dogs
When these pedestrians are in your vicinity, be careful of what? especially if you are driving what vehicle, why?1) turning corners, or backing up 2) hybrid vehicle (drives quietly)
*** At a stop light or sign, do not stop your vehicle more than ___ feet from the crosswalk, unless there is an advance stop bar (line), why?1) because blind pedestrians rely on the sound of your vehicle (hybrid vehicles are quiet and the blind pedestrian may not hear it)
If a blind person pulls in his or her cane and steps away from the intersection, what does this mean?they are not ready to cross the street and for you to go
*** Stop at all _____ where pedestrians are waiting?crosswalks
*** Do not stop in the ____of a crosswalk?middle (this forces the blind to go around your vehicle and into traffic outside of the crosswalk
*** Do not turn ____ without looking first?right (look for blind pedestrians before turning. Blind pedestrians that have a green light are not expecting a driver to make a right turn in front of them. This could result in blind become disoriented and vulnerable to being hit by another right turning vehicle
*** Do not honk you horn, why? they may be startled by the noise and have not idea who you are honking at
*** Do not block any sidewalk, true or false?true
What will guide you through the work zones?1) signs and message boards 2) cones 3) drukms 4) barriers
What should you do about your speed?reduce your speed and be prepared to slow down or stop for highway equipment
Merge as soon as it safe without crossing what?the cones or drums
In work zones where lanes are narrow, watch for what? bicycles and "share the road" when they are present
What is the most common cause of deaths and injuries in work zones?rear-end collisions
What to remember while passing through a work zone?1) slow down 2) allow extra following room between vehicles 3) merge early 4) expect sudden slowing or stopping 5) watch for drivers changing lanes at the last minute 6) avoid distractions while driving (hands-free cell phones, reading, texting, operating GPS, entertainement systems)
Fines for traffic violations in a work zone can be what? If you assalt a highway worker what are the consequences?1) $1000 2) $2000 and imprisonment x 1 year
What are these?due to increased collision-related injuries and fatalities, certain roads are designated as "Safety Enhanced-Double Fine Zones" where fines are doubled when workers are present
When approaching a stationary emergency vehicle or tow truck that is flashing amber warning lights or CalTrans vehicle with flashing lights, what must drivers do?move over a lane or slow down
What sign on a truck means that the load on the truck is potentially dangerous (gas, explosives)?a diamond-shaped sign
Those vehicles with this sign in the back of their vehicles must do what at rail road tracks?stop before crossing railroad tracks
Who knows what to do if the load is accidentally spilled?1) CHP (California Highway Patrol) 2) fire department officers
What does safe driving require?1) sound judgment 2) reflexes 3) experience 4) common sense 5) courtesy