Segment 1 Study Guide

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When a traffic signal isn't working at an intersection, you treat the intersection as open or uncontrolled.
 
true
to make a right turn, you should start your turn in the farthest right hand lane and end in the lane closest to the curb.
 
false
right of way laws are laws telling you who must yield the right of way.
 
true
a driver alert and searching ahead will avoid sudden braking or swerving.
 
true
wet roads allow you to make fast turns.
 
false
the blind spots can be reduced by adjusting the _______ mirrors.
 
side-view
you are at a traffic light and want to make a left turn. there is a green arrow pointing to the left, you can turn left after yielding to other traffic and pedestrians.
 
true
before making a right turn at an intersection from a stop, you look left right then left again.
 
true
as you approach the intersection, the signal light changes yellow, you should make every reasonable effort to stop _____.
 
safely
a no passing zone is usually marked with a yellow pennant shaped sign.
 
true
to turn right from a one way street, position your car in the right lane.
 
true
you approach an intersection where where you plan to make a right turn. the signal light is red. you stop and _____ to pedestrians and ____in your path of travel.
 
yield.. traffic
before turning left onto a two way street, your last check should be to the ____.
 
left
you should turn your left wheel ____ from the curb when you park your car uphill.
 
away
you are about to enter the car from the street side, you stand at the _____ of the vehicle to see approaching traffic.
 
front
you are on the freeway and want to exit. the exit ramp is entirely blocked with traffic. you should go on to the next exit.
 
true
you are driving on a two lane highway, you want to pass the car in front of you. just prior to reaching the car you are trying to pass, you must make a decision to pass or not pass.
 
true
you are driving at night on a dimly lit city street with your high beam headlights on. you must ___ your ________ when you are within ____ ft. of an oncoming car.
 
dim.. headlights.. 500
if your car starts to lose traction on the roadway, you speed up and then apply the brakes.
 
false
when driving on a one way street past vehicles parked on the left, you should position your vehicle at least ____ vehicle doors width away.
 
one
unless otherwise posted, the speed limit in a residential area is ___ mph
 
25
a driver loses control of his or her emotions and attempts to harm another driver. this display of emotions is called ____ ____.
 
road range
the purppose of traffic signs are to ____, to ____ and to ____.
 
guide.. regulate.. warn
you have the right of way only when other drivers give it to you.
 
true
if the oncoming driver at night fails to use low beam head lights, you can attempt to reduce glare be frequently looking towards the center of the road.
 
false
drivers of large trucks will have difficulty seeing to the sides and rear of the truck.
 
true
a school bus is stopped on your side of the road with its red flashing lights on. you must ____ until the lights ___ flashing.
 
stop.. stop
you want to make a U-turn. the first thing you should be thinking is if the U-turn is legal.
 
true
under no circumstances can you legally drive off the road to pass another vehicle.
 
true
in construction zones, you will usually find ___ moving ____ trucks.
 
slow.. large
you are driving in the center lane at 55 mph. other cars are passing you on the right and on the left. you should move to the ____ lane.
 
right
a 3-second following distance permits a driver to brake out of problems at speeds under 45 mph.
 
true
when turning, your last check is in the direction of your intended path of travel.
 
true
entering an expressway from the left presents a higher risk because there is more traffic travelling at higher speed.
 
true
a weave lane on a freeway is very dangerous because it is both an entrance and exit lane.
 
true
you are driving on a clear night in an area with few street lights on. if you cannot see well with your headlights, you should use your high beams when legal and keep your interior light off.
 
true
you can overcome "sleep debt" by sleeping more.
 
true
implied consent laws are designed to penalize driver for refusing to take a breath or blood alcohol test.
 
true
you are driving on the freeway at 55 mph. your minimum following distance should be ____ seconds.
 
4
children under the age of ___ and less than 4 feet and 9 inches in height must be properly secured in a child restraint system.
 
8
you are driving in steady rain. the car in front of you is creating water splashes. this may cause your car to hydroplane.
 
true
you are driving along and all of a sudden your right tire blows out. you need to concentrate on controlling your ____.
 
steering
you must stop at the intersection ahead. just before the intersection, you have to cross railroad tracks. you should stop in the middle of the railroad tracks.
 
false
when passing a car on a two lane road, you should return to the right side of the road when you can see both headlights of the vehicle you passed in your inside rear view mirror.
 
true
you need to take some medication. first you need to read the label on the medicine to see if it has any side effects that will affect your driving.
 
true
if you must attend to a distraction while driving, you should increase your following distance.
 
true
if a motorcyclist applies the front brake too hard, the front brakes can lock up.
 
true
if you must leave the roadway at a high speed and no open space is available, you should steer towards something ___.
 
soft
when going uphill, more engine power is needed for the car to overcome the effects of ____.
 
gravity
when driving a vehicle with air bags, you are safest when seated at least ___ inches away from the steering wheel.
 
10
rumble strips on the side of the road alert drivers driving off their lane.
 
true
detecting potentially threatening objects or conditions in traffic mostly depends on an organized , aggressive, visual search.
 
true
in a front wheel power skid, your tires spin when you accelerate.
 
true
you can usually identify aggressive drivers by their increased risk-taking.
 
true
since it takes a few seconds for your eyes to adjust to darkness after being exposed to glare, glance to the right and down when being approached by a car with bright headlights.
 
true
young drivers can cause other young drivers to get into accidents.
 
true
if you want to pass a bicycle on a narrow traffic lane when an oncoming vehicle is approaching, slow down and let the vehicle pass, then pass the bicyclist.
 
true
searching for visual clues changes according to the driving environment. when driving on open roads (country) you should look farther ahead them in the city.
 
true
if you want to stop or slow down gradually when driving on ice, you should use light and steady pressure on the brakes.
 
true
when you must handle several hazards at the same time, you must adjust your speed and position yourself to separate the hazards.
 
true
when driving in the far right lane of an expressway you should expect merging vehicles at entrance ramps.
 
true
you should be looking at least _____ seconds or more ahead searching for potential hazards.
 
20-30
when driving on gravel and following another car, you should ____ your speed and allow the vehicle to move farther away.
 
decrease
you are driving on a city street and have a green light. a pedestrian begins to cross the street, you must stop and let the pedestrian cross, regardless of the signal light.
 
true
you are driving in heavy fog. you need to ___ down and turn your windshield wipers on and your low beam headlights on.
 
slow
the size of the gaps needed to safely cross an intersection from a stop depends on the size or your car.
 
false
on a multiple lane roundabout, you should change lanes before entering.
 
true
alcohol begins to affect a persons abilities almost the moment it enters the body.
 
true
if your car has an air bag in you vehicles steering wheel, it is best to keep your hands at 9 and 3 or 8 and 4 o'clock positions.
 
true
on rural roads, conditions can change quickly.
 
true
when approaching a person crossing the street who is using a white cane or using a guide dog, you should stop and yield the right of way.
 
true
managing space wisely allows you to see and be seen.
 
true
you experience sudden brake failure, you should rapidly pump the brake.
 
true
a depressant drug speeds up the central nervous system.
 
false
look over your right shoulder for a right lane change and your left shoulder for a left lane change.
 
true
if you must brake for an emergency and your vehicle has anti lock brakes, you need to apply your brakes fully.
 
true
it is most difficult for a driver to judge a motorcycles speed and distance.
 
true
large trucks turning right onto a street with two lanes in each direction, usually will use part of the left lane to complete the turn.
 
true
a broken yellow line means you can pass when it is safe to do so.
 
true
a construction zone is indicated by an _____ sign.
 
orange
each time you drive, make a routine before driving check of tires, lights, and controls.
 
true
fatigue affects your ability to perceive or respond to hazards.
 
true
you are never allowed to use emergency crossovers or expressways.
 
true
a flashing red signal at an intersection means stop before entering.
 
true
the 4-second rule is an estimate of your total stopping distance.
 
true
hand over hand steering involves pulling the steering wheel down with one hand while your other hand crosses over to pull the wheel farther down.
 
true
when driving at night, you should adjust your speed to keep your stopping distance within your sight distance.
 
true
the speed limit for a mobile home park or some roads adjacent to parks is ___ mph.
 
15
using amphetamines can create a false sense of alertness.
 
true
yielding the right of way means letting other go first.
 
true
U-turn in residential area is legal when there are no cars approaching.
 
true
your accelerator is sticking. you should apply the brakes and shift to neutral .
 
true
most cold medications can make a person drowsy.
 
true
aggressive driving is driving a vehicle in a selfish, bold, or pushy manner.
 
true
in rural driving your most important decision is to determine a safe speed.
 
true
you are the first car in line when the signal light turns green. the first thing you do before you begin to move ahead is check areas to the front left and right.
 
true

you are approaching an intersection. the light for your direction is green. you notice the pedestrian signal on the other side of the intersection just changed to "don't walk." this means the signal for traffic in your direction will soon turn yellow.
 
true
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other drivers are not making room for you to merge onto an expressway. if necessary, you may stop and wait for a large gap in the traffic before merging with expressway traffic.
 
true
changing lanes and passing vehicles are similar tasks because the drivers view is easily blocked.
 
true
to avoid a collision with a vehicle that appears will hit you in the side, you should brake or accelerate quickly.
 
true
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