Defensive Driving

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Test your knowledge on defensive driving.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How often is it estimated somebody dies in a crash on U. S. roads?
    • A. 

      Once every 3 minutes

    • B. 

      Once every 11 minutes

    • C. 

      Once every 33 minutes

    • D. 

      Once every 63 minutes

  • 2. 
    Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is responsible for
    • A. 

      10% of all road accidents

    • B. 

      33% of all road accidents

    • C. 

      50% of all road accidents

    • D. 

      75% of all road accidents

  • 3. 
    Actions considered to be distracted driving include
    • A. 

      Speeding

    • B. 

      Using a cell phone while driving

    • C. 

      Getting wrapped up in thoughts or emotions while driving

    • D. 

      Driving with bad brakes

    • E. 

      B and C

  • 4. 
    What are the two main types of driving hazards?
    • A. 

      Distracted driving and bad weather conditions

    • B. 

      Reckless driving and busy intersections

    • C. 

      Human error and dangerous conditions

    • D. 

      Driving under the influence and aggressive driving

  • 5. 
    How do seat belts save lives?
    • A. 

      Increase chance of remaining conscious after a crash

    • B. 

      Prevent user from being thrown from a vehicle during an accident

    • C. 

      Prevent driver from hitting steering wheel

    • D. 

      Prevent driver from drinking while driving

    • E. 

      A, B & C

  • 6. 
    How often should you have your tires rotated so that they wear evenly?
    • A. 

      5,000 miles

    • B. 

      10,000 miles

    • C. 

      20,000 miles

    • D. 

      30,000 miles

  • 7. 
    Rear-end collisions can be avoided by
    • A. 

      Speeding up abruptly so the vehicle in back of you won't hit you

    • B. 

      Refraining from using turn signals unless it's dark out

    • C. 

      Slowing down gradually

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    What is the "2-second" rule with reference to driving?
    • A. 

      The amount of time you should wait at a traffic light before proceeding after the light turns green

    • B. 

      The amount of time you are able to look away from the road and still be able to remain safe

    • C. 

      The amount of time you should allow between you and the vehicle in front of you while driving on the road

    • D. 

      The amount of time you should engage your turn signal before actually changing lanes

  • 9. 
    Which is NOT an example of a defensive driving technique?
    • A. 

      Speeding up while being passed

    • B. 

      Keeping an eye one what's going on behind you

    • C. 

      Following the 2-second rule

    • D. 

      Slowing down if you see brake lights ahead

  • 10. 
    Adjust to bad weather or difficult road conditions by
    • A. 

      Speeding up

    • B. 

      Turning on lights and wipers

    • C. 

      Decreasing following distance

    • D. 

      Driving quickly through puddles

  • 11. 
    To drive more safely at night
    • A. 

      Make sure windows are clean

    • B. 

      Turn on lights and sunset

    • C. 

      Drink lots of water to stay hydrated

    • D. 

      Use high beams at all times

  • 12. 
    A National Sleep Foundation study finds that this percentage of adults have admitted to having fallen asleep at the wheel:
    • A. 

      4%

    • B. 

      11%

    • C. 

      17%

    • D. 

      23%

  • 13. 
    If you are involved in an accident you should
    • A. 

      Think about getting a new vehicle

    • B. 

      Call the police

    • C. 

      Wait for somebody else to stop before doing anything

    • D. 

      Turn on the radio

  • 14. 
    If you encounter an aggressive driver you should
    • A. 

      Move out of their way

    • B. 

      Avoid eye contact

    • C. 

      Keep your emotions in check

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 15. 
    Alcohol and drugs impair your
    • A. 

      Reaction time

    • B. 

      Ability to determine distances

    • C. 

      Judgment

    • D. 

      All of the above