Drive Safely

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Roads that function as expressways and divided highways have high speeds and greater risk of ________ crashes.
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High-Impact
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Driving is a ________ society has entrusted to us when we are issued a license.
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Privilege
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Evaluate weather conditions, the condition of your vehicle and other risk factors, including ____ every time you drive
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Your Own Well Being
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To help manage risk, it is essential that you _______ that can increase levels of risk.
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Remain Alert to Conditions or Objects
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It is illegal to drive in the US without a _______.
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Passenger Mirror
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________ associated with traffic-related crashes in one of our largest societal problems.
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Injury and Death
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When you drive _________.
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Risk is Always Present
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In the US, nearly ________ million people were injured and over 37k people were killed in traffic collisions in 2008.
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ONE
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Every vehicle operated on your state roadways must be covered by ______ insurance through a company that is authorized to do business in your state.
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Liability
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Speed ________
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Increases the distance required to stop
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Lower headlight beams must be used when approaching within ______ of an oncoming vehicle or when following within _____ of the rear of another vehicle.
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500 feet, 200 feet
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Determine the stopping distance between these factors:
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Perception Distance Reaction Distance Braking Distance
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How can you assess whether you are not looking far enough ahead when you drive?
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You make frequent, quick stops
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If a driver in front stops suddenly and a collision occurs, it is the fault of _______.
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the Driver behind
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New hand positions are encouraged on the steering wheel such as
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8 & 4 o’ clock
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The ______ becomes critical if you are in a situation where you may be struck from the rear.
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Identification of alternate path
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When exiting a parking spot, _________ has the right-of-way.
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the vehicle already in lane
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Rear-end crashes are the most common type of collisions because _________.
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Drivers follow to closely behind the vehicle ahead
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You should search a minimum of_____ seconds ahead of your vehicle to avoid obstacles in your path.
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30 seconds
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When driving at night and you encounter curves, what do you have to remember?
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Headlights point str8, they do not curve
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A _______ headlight lens can cut the amount of light it emits by 90%
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Dirty
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You must use your vehicle’s headlights any time from _____ to ______
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Sunset to Sunrise
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At intersections, look to the _______ first.
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Left
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Determine the stopping distance by these factors:
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Perception Distance Reaction Distance Braking Distance
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You can reduce your vehicle’s blind spot by
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Installing Lg side mirrors
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The speed posted on a sign warns you of a curve ahead, ________.
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is the safe speed to travel in ideal conditions
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There have been improvements to ABS including ________.
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Emergency Assist
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The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards are written in terms of __________ safety performance requirements for motor vehicles.
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Minimum
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Before you have work done on your vehicle _________.
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Get a detailed estimate that includes the service, the parts, and labor costs.
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One driving technique that could increase your fuel economy is to __________.
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Avoid unnecessary idling
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Child restraint anchorage systems should have _____ lower anchorages.
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TWO
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_______ transport a pet in the bed of an open pickup truck.
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NEVER
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Every 15k miles ________.
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Check the automatic transmission fluid
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According to the NHSTA, the combination of _______ and _______ reduce the risk of a serious crash.
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Front air Bags, Seat belts
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For specific guidelines on your vehicle’s maintenance, make sure to ________.
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Reference your Owners Manual
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Many collisions become more serious when drivers _______.
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Panic
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Several factors can cause the failure including under inflation, hard braking, and ______
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Poor wheel alignment
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Motor vehicle crashes are the number ____ cause of death for people ages 2 to 33.
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ONE
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If you drive through water, your brakes may become slippery and ineffective. To dry the brakes __________.
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Apply your brakes gently as you accelerate.
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When your car is equipped with ABS and you need to brake, you should do which of the following?
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Continue to apply the same level of pressure until the vehicle comes to a stop.
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If the oil pressure light illuminates while you are driving, you should ______.
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Pull on the side of the road and assess
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Air bags are an example of a _______ restraint.
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Passive
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Most hazards or obstacles will be detected ______ of your vehicle.
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In Front
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You may not operate a vehicle unless all child passengers ________ are either wearing a safety belt assembly, or are securely fastened into an approved child restraint device.
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8-17 years old
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If your brakes fail, one of the first thing to do is __________.
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Pump the Brake pedal.
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Several factors can cause failure including under inflation, hard braking, and _____.
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Poor wheel alignment
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Large space margins on the roadway provide ___________.
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Visibility, time, and distance you need to avoid collisions.
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To lower the risk of a collision, you should keep at least _________ of space to one side of your vehicle at all times.
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One car worth
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Place or secure large or loose items in the ______ for safety and to deter theft.
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Trunk
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The best way to deal with a tailgater is to _______.
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Let them get in front
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To reduce injury in the event your air bag deploys, position your body at least _____ from the steering wheel.
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10 inches.
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When changing lanes on an expressway, signal your intentions and __________.
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Do not anticipate other drivers will open for you to enter
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Many head-on collisions occur on two-lane roads when passing because drivers _______.
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Misjudge the closure rate of oncoming traffic.
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All vehicles carrying passengers for hire, all buses carrying passengers and all vehicles carrying explosives or flammable liquids must always stop no closer than ______ and no farther than ______ from railroad tracks.
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15 feet, 50 feet
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The maximum legal speed limit on most interstate highways in VA is ______.
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65MPH
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While driving in the city, _____ may help you avoid traffic but they may not be as safe or they may increase your travel because of traffic control lights.
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Side Streets
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While driving in the city, the busy urban environment can induce _________.
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Visual Overload
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Prevent an expressway emergency by merging without ________.
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Stopping
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On the expressway, maintain a 3-4 second following distance. If the road is slippery or wet, adjust your distance to ______.
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6-8 seconds
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When traveling at a safe speed on an expressway, select a lane that allows others to ________.
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Pass you on the left
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When changing lanes on an expressway, signal your intentions and ________.
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Check your mirrors and blind spot before maneuvering
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Many head-on collisions occur on two-lane roads when passing because drivers ______.
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Misjudge the closure rate of oncoming traffic.
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When passing around rotary traffic island, you must
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drive to the right of the rotary island, and exit the rotary island smoothly.

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