Cushion Of Space

21 Questions

Settings
Please wait...
Cushion Of Space

You must always share the road with others. The more distance you keep between yourself and everyone else, the more you have to react. This space is like a safety cushion. The more you have, the safer you will be.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Space Ahead Rear-end crashes are very common. They are caused by drivers following too closely (tailgaiting) to be be able to stop before hitting the vehicle ahead when it suddenly slows or stops. Professionals feel a safe following distance of  ______________ seconds is enough under ideal conditions.
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      None of the answers

  • 2. 
    Space Ahead Because you need more distance to stop your vehicle on slippery roads, you must _______________________________.
    • A. 

      Leave more space in front of you. If the vehicle ahead suddenly stops, you will need the extra distance to stop safely.

    • B. 

      Slow down so the drivers with four wheel drive can pass.

    • C. 

      Speed up to gain more distance between you and the vehicles behind you.

    • D. 

      None of the answers

  • 3. 
    Space Ahead When a driver wants to pass. You should  
    • A. 

      Speed up so that the driver does not have to pass.

    • B. 

      Turn on your lights so that the driver can see better while passing.

    • C. 

      Slow down to allow room in front of your vehicle to allow the pass to be completed sooner.

  • 4. 
    Space Ahead When following motorcycles or bicyclists you should 
    • A. 

      Give a little extra distance to avoid hitting the rider if they should fall because of wet or icy road conditions.

    • B. 

      Follow closely so that they are aware you are behind them and the rider will be more careful.

    • C. 

      Beep the horn so that they let you pass because cars of the right of way.

  • 5. 
    Space Ahead Drivers who cannot see a vehicle directly behind them can be driving
    • A. 

      A bus

    • B. 

      Van or vehicle pulling a camper

    • C. 

      Semi-truck

    • D. 

      All of the answers

  • 6. 
    Space Ahead The drivers of trucks, buses, vans or vehicles pulling campers or trailers may not be able to see you when you are directly behind them. This is call their  ______________________. 
    • A. 

      Side view spot

    • B. 

      Blind spot

    • C. 

      Danger spot

    • D. 

      None of the answers are correct

  • 7. 
    Space Ahead The drivers of trucks, buses, vans or vehicles pulling campers or trailers may not be able to see you when you are directly behind them. This is called their  blind spot. This blind spot  to the rear of large trucks can extend _________  feet. They could stop suddenly without knowing you are there. Large vehicles also block your view of the road ahead. Fall backing allow you more room to see ahead.
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      2000

    • C. 

      200

    • D. 

      20

  • 8. 
    Space Ahead   You may need more space when ___________________  to be safe. Choose all of the correct answers.
    • A. 

      Following emergency vehicles

    • B. 

      Approaching railroad crossings

    • C. 

      Stopped on a hill or incline

    • D. 

      It is hard for you to see because of darkness or bad weather

    • E. 

      You have a heavy load or are pulling a trailer

    • F. 

      Following drivers who cannot see you

    • G. 

      Following motorcycles or bicyclists

    • H. 

      The driver behind you wants to pass

    • I. 

      On slippery roads

  • 9. 
    Space Ahead  When pulling a heavy load you need to increase your cushion of space because the extra weight increases your stopping distance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Space Ahead You should leave more cushion of space ahead of you when approaching a railroad crossing for vehicles required to come to a stop at railroad crossings like transit buses, school buses or vehicles carrying hazardous materials.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Space Behind   It is always easy to maintain a safe distance behind your vehicle because you just speed up when a vehicle gets to close to your bumper.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Space Behind   You can help a driver behind you maintain a safe distance by keeping a steady speed and signaling in advance when you have to slow down or turn. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    If you want to parallel park and there is traffic coming behind you
    • A. 

      Put on your turn signal and quickly park so that they traffic doesn't have to wait to long for you.

    • B. 

      Pull next to the space and proceed to park. You have the right away.

    • C. 

      Put on your turn signal, pull next to the space and allow the vehicles behind you to pass before you park.

    • D. 

      None of the answers are correct

  • 14. 
    If you are driving more slowly than other traffic on a multi-lane road, drive in the  
    • A. 

      Right most travel lane.

    • B. 

      Left most travel lane.

    • C. 

      Middle travel lane.

  • 15. 
    When you have to drive so slowly that you slow down other vehicles put to the side of the road when safe to do so and let them pass. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
     You need cushion of space
    • A. 

      On the front of your vehicle.

    • B. 

      On the back of your vehicle.

    • C. 

      On all sides of your vehicle.

    • D. 

      On just the sides of your vehicle

  • 17. 
    You should always drive next to other vehicles on a multi-lane road.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      On the left side of your lane.

    • B. 

      On the center of the lane.

    • C. 

      On the right side of the lane.

    • D. 

      On the gravel next to your driving lane.

  • 19. 
     Which answer(s) is correct. Give extra cushion of space on the side of your vehicle  to ______________. 
    • A. 

      Pedestrians

    • B. 

      Scooters

    • C. 

      Bicyclists

    • D. 

      Children

  • 20. 
    Bicycles are vehicles, and are entitled to a full traffic lane.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    When passing a bicyclist, you should give at least  _______________ of room when you pass.
    • A. 

      12 inches

    • B. 

      6 feet

    • C. 

      10 feet

    • D. 

      3 feet