CC Nov 2015 Driver 9 (Special driving situations)

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Question Answer
If you look only in your mirrors, you cannot see vehicles in your ____ ____?blind spot
What should you do when dealing with blind spots?1) turn your head to see if a vehicle is in one of these blind spots 2) as quickly as you can, drop back or pass the vehicle
The faster the speed of your vehicle, the ____ control you have of your vehicle?less
RAther than driving at the legal posted speed limit, adjust your driving speedto what?road conditions
What should you do on approaching a curve?slow down before entering the curve as you do not know what is ahead (a stalled car, collision)
Why should you drive slower in heavy traffic?so you can stop within the available stopping distance
List the 6 areas you should drive slowly in?1) parking lots and downtown areas 2) on roads with heavy traffic 3) when you see the brake lights of several vehicles ahead of you 4) over narrow bridges and through tunnels 5) through toll plazas 6) near schools, playgrounds, and in residential areas
Under what conditions can collisions occur?when one driver drives faster or slower than the other cars on the road
Why is driving slower than other vehicles or stopping suddenly just as dangerous as speeding?because you may cause a rear end collision or cause other drivers to swerve to avoid hitting your vehicle
If you are in the fast lane and notice vehicles moving to the right lane to pass you or a line of vehicles forming behind you, what is the best thing to do?move into the right lane when it is safe and let the vehicles pass
Why must you slow down when there is a lot of water on the road during a heavy rain?because you can "hydroplane" if you are going more than 50 mph and a gust of wind could throw you into a skid
What should you do if your vehicle starts to hydroplane?slow down gradually and do not apply the brakes
Why should you slow down at the first sign of rain, especially after a dry spell?because this is when many roads are the most slippery because oil and dust have not washed away
What should you adjust your driving speed to when driving on a wet road?go 5-10 mph slower
What should you adjust your driving speed to when driving on packed snow?reduce your speed by half
What should you adjust your driving speed to when driving on ice?slow to a crawl
List clues to help you spot slippery roads?1) on cold, wet days, shade from trees or buildings can hide spots of ice. These areas freeze first and dry out last 2) bridges and overpasses tend to freeze before the rest of the road does and can hide spots of ice 3) if it starts to rain on a hot day, the pavement can be very slippery for the first several minutes because heat causes oil to come to the surface and the oil makes the road slippery until the rain can wash the oil off
*** High winds can be hazardous for larger vehicles, trucks, campers and trailers, list 4 precautions to take?1) reduce the speed 2) maintain a firm hand position on the steering wheel 3) be alert (look for debris) 4) do not use cruise control 5) be proactive (pull over and take a break and wait for the storm to blow over)
What is the best advice for driving in the fog?DON'T (try to postpone your trip)
If you must drive, what precautions should you take?1) drive slow 2) turn on your windshield wipers 3) use your low beam headlights (not high-beam headlights which will reflect back and cause glare) 4) never drive with just your parking or fog lights 5) increase your following distance and be prepared to stop within the space you can see ahead 6) avoid crossing or passing lanes of traffic unless absolutely necessary 5) listen for traffic you can't see 6) use wipers and defroster as necessary for best vision
If fog becomes so thick that you can barely see, conside what?pully off roadway,a ctivating emergency signal lights and waiting until weather improves beofre continuing
Drive slowly at ight because of what?you can't see far ahead and you will have less tiem to stop for a hazard. Make sure you can stop w/in the dsitance lighted by your headlights
Use what lights at night when it rains?low beam (do not drive only using your parking lights)
Use high-beam headlights whenever possible where?1) in open country 2) dark city streets
Do not blind other drivers with high-beam headlights, what should you do?dim your lights when necessary
If another driver does not dim his lights, do what 4 things?1) do not look direclty into the oncoming headlights 2) look toward the right edge of your lane 3) watch the oncoming vehicle out of the corner of your eye 4) do not try to "get back" at the other driver by keeping your bright lights on (both of you will be blinded)
5 things to remember when you drive at night?1) pedestrians and bicyclists are much harder to see at night 2) motorcyles are also harder to see at night becuase most have only one tail light 3) highway construction can take palce at night so reduce your speed in highway construction zones 4) when you leave a brightly lit place, drive slowly until your eyes adjust to the darkness 5) drive as far to the right as possible, when a vehicle only has one light as it could be a bicyclist or motorcyclist but could be a vehicle with a missing headlight
What should you do at the first sign of rain?slow down and turn on your windshield wipers, low-beam headlights and defroster
In heavy rainstorm or snow storm, you may not be able to see more than ____ feet, you can't safely drive faster than ____ mph?100; 35
If you drive on snowy areas, carry the correct number of _____ and be sure they will fit your drive wheels?chains
When you come to a hill or curve, do what?slow down so you can stop for any hazard
Any time your view is blocked by a hill or curve, assum there is another vehicle ahead of you. Only pass the vehicle if a hill or curve is at least ____ of a mile away?1/3
DO not drive on the left side of the road when coming to a curve or top of a hill, why?because you can't see far enough ahead to know if it is safe to pass
What are traffic breaks used for by law enforcement?1) slow or stop traffic to remove hazards from the roadway 2) conduct emergency operations 3) prevent traffic collisons in heavy fog or unusually heavy traffic
During a traffic break, what does the officer do?turns on his rear emergency lights, slows the vehicle and drives across the lanes of traffic in a serpentine manner
To assist the officer in conducting a traffic break, what 3 things can you do?1) activate your emergency flashers to warn other drivers there is a hazard ahead 2) slowly begin to decrease your speed. Don't slow abruptly unless it is necessary to avoid a collision. Slow to the same speed as the officer while keeping a safe distance from the patrol vehicle ahead of you 3) do not attempt to drive past the patrol vehicle. Do not accelerate until the patrol vehicle has turned off hits emergency lights and traffic conditions ahead allow the return to normal speeds
Why do so?so you can see and be seen
ADjust your seat before driving, use what if can't see road?cushion
What does night settings on your rear and side mirros do?reduce headlight glare from cars behind you
*** What should you do?1) acknowlege the officer's presence by turning on your right turn signal 2) Move your vehicle to the rgith shoulder of the road 3) on a freeway, move completley onto the right shoulder, even if you are in the carpool / HOV lane 4) end your cell phone conversation and turn off your radio 5) remain inside your vehicle otherwise directed by the officer 6) place your hands in clear view, including all passengers' hands such as on the steering wheel or ontop of your lap. Roll down your tinted windows

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