Freedom Drivers Ed test – Flashcards

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Risk factors are contributed by
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Drivers and pedestrians, vehicles, roadway environments
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The correct driver seating position includes
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hips pushed all he way to the back of your seat, heel on floor, ball of foot on the brake, knees and elbows slightly bent and torso at last 10 inches from steering wheel
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Push-pull steering technique is used for
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making most turns, driving through curves
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To make a smooth stop
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gently pump the brake
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Before making a turn you should
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see a clear path, and then turn your head before turning the wheel
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What part of your vision lets you see details
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Peripheral
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Aiming for targets helps you
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steer accurately, find information early, plan far ahead
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The transition peg for a left turn is
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the left front corner post
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Why is it good practice to have your headlights on during the day
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so other cars can see you better
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The purposes of traffic signs are
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to regulate, to warn and to guide
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A red circle and diagonal slash on a sign means
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the action is not allowed
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Your traffic light changes to yellow as you approach an intersection. In most cases what action should you take
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Make every reasonable effort to stop
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A sign with an orange background in a diamond or rectangular shape indicates a
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Construction zone
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The speed limit in school zone
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20
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what does odometer in your car measure
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total miles traveled
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Which is larger a hole in traffic or gap in traffic
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Hole in traffic
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How does the lane position of others send communication
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lets you know where they are trying to go
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What is point of no return
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2 seconds before entering intersection
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While stopped with a car in front, explain how to judge a good stopped position distance.
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see their tires hitting the ground
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Explain the delayed start which should occur after the car in front of you begins to move.
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Starting 2 seconds after the car ahead of you.
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Explain why a mirror check should be made "After seeing a zone change"
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to see if the zone is now open or closed
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Explain how sand barrels protect you when stopped in a traffic flow
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They absorb the impact of a hit
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Explain how to compensate for the mirrors blind spots
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turn your head and look over your shoulder and roll eyes
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Explain how to communicate with a fast closing vehicle to the rear
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tap on your brakes
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Define an open rear zone
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12 seconds behind, no closer than 2 seconds stopped
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Define a closed rear zone
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closer then 12 seconds
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Define unstable rear zone
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when the car is approaching becoming bigger/closer
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Accurate perception requires that you know
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where to search and what to search for
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to find information early, search from one target area to the next using your
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central vision
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What is a closed zone
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there is a blockage to your line of sight or path of travel
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to solve line of sight or path of travel problems you should
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check related zones for options, get the best lane position, use the best speed and communication
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The most effective way to judge space is
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count full seconds to determine the amount of time any given situation takes or the amount of time that separates any two objects
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Three steps of Zone Control
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Find, Solve, and Control
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What is the correct side position to use when approaching a 45 degree angle park to the right
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6-8 feet
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What is the correct forward position to begin turning into a 45 degree angle parking space
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when you can see the middle without going over the line
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At a 4-way uncontrolled intersection who must yield
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the person of the left must yild to the person on the right and the pedestrians
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Line of sight restrictions
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limit your ability to gain good information about the condition of your intended path
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At an uncontrolled T intersection who is required to yield
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The driver on the roa that ends at the T-intersection must yield to all cross traffic
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To track accurately when backing straight you should look to the rear
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over your right shoulder at a rear target
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What is the yielding requirements when entering a roundabout
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yield to traffic already in the roundabout and pedestrians
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When backing a vehicle you are required to yield to
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all traffic, pedestrians, and bicyclists
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When turning left you must yield to
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all oncoming traffic until it is safe to turn
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The safest way to change your direction is to
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drive around the block
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The pivot point used for backing turns in located where on your vehicle
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above the center of the rear tires or rear corner post
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When performing a backing turn you should target to the rear by looking
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over your left shoulder to back to the left and your right shoulder to back to the right
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Yielding in traffic means
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slow or stop to allow others to go before you
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State law requires drives to carry what type of auto insurance
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liability and uninsured motorists
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What is the basic meaning of broken white pavement markings
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separate traffic moving in same direction
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What is the basic meaning of broken yellow pavement markings
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separate opposite traffic flow
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What is the basic meaning of a solid pavement marking
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generally means you should not cross
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What is the basic meaning of a broken pavement marking
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permissible to cross
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Explain the right of way laws when approaching a four way stop sign
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first there goes first, same time driver on right goes first
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Explain how to make a right turn at a red light
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stop, check for open zone
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Explain the reason why a traffic light changes from green to yellow rather then from green to red
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to clear the intersection
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Green arrow to right
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You can turn right at a red
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Green arrow to left
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You can turn left, give rite of way
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Green arrow pointing up
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allowed to drive straight
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Green arrow pointing down
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drive in that lane
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red arrow
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not able to go
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flashing red light
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same as stop sign
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flashing yellow light
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be aware of potential problems
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Is it lawful to make a right turn on a red traffic light without stopping
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No, must stop and yield, go when safe
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What makes it difficult for vehicle drives to judge a motorcycles speed and distance
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The motorcycles smaller size
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to protect a tailgating motorcyclist while following another vehicle you should
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increase your following distance
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when a school bus is stopped to load or unload passengers on a two way street
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traffic in both directions must stop
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a motorcyclists balance and stability depend on
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two small area of the tires gripping the roadway
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why should you stay out of the open space to the right of a tractor semi trailer
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they make very wide right turns
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when you have a blow out what should you do first
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grip the steering wheel firmly
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You are driving in traffic. The engine of yur automatic transmission stalls what should you do
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Shift to neutral
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the hood of your vehicle is vibrating while you drive. what should you do
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stop in a safe location, release the hood and close it again
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what should you do if the old pressure warning light or gauge indicates low oil pressure when you are driving
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pull over to the side of the road and shut off the engine
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what is the best guideline for yur vehicles preventative maintenance
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the owners manual
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Fatique might
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cause you to take more time to indentify hazards
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When are you most likely to be fatigued
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at night
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Hood fly up
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look though space at bottom, go to side of road, secure the hood
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engine stalls
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stay off brake, keep eyes on target, shift to neutral, take an excape path, turn off ignition
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stuck accelerator
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shift to neutral, try to unstick it, search for escape path, steer smoothly, brake gently, get off roadway, turnoff ignition
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brake failure
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keep eyes on target, control steering, pump brakes, shift to a lower gear, use parking break method, find a soft crash area
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tire blow out
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aim to target area, reduce speed gradually, control steering, safe place to pull off
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Engine fire
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steer out of traffic, leave the car, don't open hood
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how can you minimize problems associated with teenagers driving at night
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avoid driving around with out purpose avoid driving with friends avoid driving when tired look beyond range of headlights Stay with in speed limit
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How can one avoid driving while fatigued
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take breaks share driving get good sleep
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Explain how to avoid a road rage incident
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use good road sence keep your cool stay clear of aggressive drivers
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List three ways you can tell if you are sleepy
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eyes are closing trouble keeping head up drifting
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Explain how you can "time travel" to get at least one zone open
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adjust speed so when passing there is an open zone
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What is the usual cause of a front wheel skid
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braking to hard and locking the front wheels
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What effect does a front wheel skid have on the car
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vehicle to skid in a forward path
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What size parking space is needed when backing into a parallel parking space
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1 1/2 cars
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White sign
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regular
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yellow
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warning
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uninsured motorists insurance
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covers damages done to you by a driver who does not have insurance
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Comprehensive
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protects your car against damage caused by theft, fire, earlthquake, vandalism, flood ect
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Personal Injury protection
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covers medial expenses and loss of income for you and your passengers regardless of who was at fault
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Liability Bodily injury
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Pays for injuries to other for which you are partially or entirely reponsible
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Liability property damage
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pays for damage to the property of others
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List the four things you must do if you have a traffic crash
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stop at once render aid exchange info file an accident report
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Staggered stop
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15 ft before first line
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legal stop
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at the stop line
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Safety stop
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at curb line
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List the 9 locations of the search pattern you will use during an intersection approach
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front left, front right, front, rear left, rear right, left blind spot, right blind spot, mirror
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Does your drivers license allow you to drive a motorcycle
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No
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list situations when you should not pass
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not safe, solid yellow line, up a hill, around a corner
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When is it not necessary to stop for a school bus loading and unloading
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when there are two or more lanes between.
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which way should you turn your wheels in a skid
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into the skid
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Which way do you turn your wheels when parking on a downhill grade
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right (in)
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Which way do you turn your wheels when parking on a incline (hill)
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left (away)
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Which way do you turn your wheels without a curb
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right
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What distance must you park from a rail road crossing
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50 ft
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You hit and damage a vehicle what do you do
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find owner leave info
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With how many inches of he curb is a legal park
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12 inches
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How far away from a fire hydrant must you be parket
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15 feet
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Parking is prohibited within how many feel of a crosswalk at the intersection
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20 feet
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Parking is prohibited within how many feet of a fire station driveway on the same side of the street
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20 feet
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