Driving Safely Questions! Trivia Quiz

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Do you practice good driving safety? Do you imagine you can conquer this quiz? Safe driving entails that you obey the rules of the road. You must be mindful of the speed limit, but keep up with the flow of traffic. It would be best to use caution when driving in inclement weather conditions, such as rain, snow, or ice. Taking this quiz will help you see how much you know about driving safety.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What are the two categories of poor driving that are discussed in this training module?

    • A.

      Aggressive Driving

    • B.

      Hazardous Driving Conditions

    • C.

      Inattentive Driving

    • D.

      Poor vehicle Maintenance

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Aggressive Driving
    C. Inattentive Driving
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Aggressive Driving and Inattentive Driving. These are the two categories of poor driving discussed in the training module. Aggressive driving refers to behaviors such as speeding, tailgating, and weaving through traffic, which can increase the risk of accidents. Inattentive driving, on the other hand, involves distractions like texting, talking on the phone, or eating while driving, which can also lead to accidents due to a lack of focus on the road.

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  • 2. 

    20% of accidents are caused by poor driving habits.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that 20% of accidents are caused by poor driving habits, but the answer is false. This means that poor driving habits do not account for 20% of accidents.

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  • 3. 

    All of the following are examples of aggressive driving except:

    • A.

      Speeding

    • B.

      Tail gating

    • C.

      Frequent Lane Changes

    • D.

      Failure to yield right of way

    • E.

      Rubber Necking

    Correct Answer
    E. Rubber Necking
    Explanation
    Rubber Necking is not an example of aggressive driving because it refers to the act of slowing down or stopping to look at a roadside incident or accident, which can be considered as a distracted driving behavior rather than an aggressive one. Aggressive driving involves behaviors such as speeding, tailgating, frequent lane changes, and failure to yield right of way, which are all actions that display hostility and disregard for other drivers' safety.

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  • 4. 

    If other people on the road are required to change their driving because of you, such as slowing down when you pull onto the road in front of them or swerving to avoid an accident with you, then you are failing to yield right of way.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    If other drivers have to adjust their driving behavior because of your actions, such as slowing down or swerving to avoid a collision, it means that you have failed to yield the right of way. This indicates that the statement "If other people on the road are required to change their driving because of you, such as slowing down when you pull onto the road in front of them or swerving to avoid an accident with you, then you are failing to yield right of way" is true.

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  • 5. 

    _____________of all accidents are caused by vehicles speeding. 

    • A.

      1/2

    • B.

      3/4

    • C.

      1/3

    • D.

      90%

    Correct Answer
    C. 1/3
    Explanation
    One-third of all accidents are caused by vehicles speeding. This means that out of every three accidents, one is a result of vehicles exceeding the speed limit. Speeding is a significant factor in causing accidents, highlighting the importance of obeying speed limits to ensure road safety.

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  • 6. 

    When being tailgated, the driver should decrease the distance between the vehicle in front of them.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because when being tailgated, the driver should actually increase the distance between their vehicle and the one in front of them. This is important because it allows for a larger safety cushion in case of sudden stops or emergencies. Decreasing the distance would only increase the risk of a collision if the driver in front suddenly brakes. It is recommended to maintain a safe following distance to ensure the safety of both vehicles on the road.

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  • 7. 

    Rubbernecking,  or focusing attention on exterior situations, not in the front view of the vehicle, increases crash rates by 4 times. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Rubbernecking, which refers to the act of diverting one's attention to external situations not in the front view of the vehicle, has been found to increase crash rates by 4 times. This means that when drivers focus their attention on things happening outside of their immediate view, they are more likely to be involved in accidents. Therefore, the statement "True" accurately reflects the increased crash rates associated with rubbernecking.

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  • 8. 

    SUV's and pick-up trucks should travel at a proper following distance of ____________ seconds in perfect weather conditions. 

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      7

    Correct Answer
    B. 3
    Explanation
    SUV's and pick-up trucks should travel at a proper following distance of 3 seconds in perfect weather conditions. This is because larger vehicles like SUV's and pick-up trucks require more time and distance to come to a complete stop compared to smaller cars. By maintaining a 3-second following distance, these vehicles have enough time to react and stop safely in case of any sudden changes or emergencies on the road.

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  • 9. 

    When changing lanes, you should leave yourself ample following distance as a cushion while checking blind spots and side mirrors.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When changing lanes, it is important to leave yourself ample following distance as a cushion while checking blind spots and side mirrors. This is because having a sufficient gap between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you provides you with enough time and space to react to any sudden changes or obstacles that may arise. Additionally, checking blind spots and side mirrors ensures that there are no vehicles in your intended path before making the lane change. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 10. 

    Intersections such as 4 way stops are the locations of more accidents because

    • A.

      Drivers fail you yield right of way due to poor driving habits.

    • B.

      Drivers are in a hurry.

    • C.

      Drivers cant see on coming traffic.

    Correct Answer
    A. Drivers fail you yield right of way due to poor driving habits.
    Explanation
    Intersections such as 4-way stops are prone to more accidents because drivers often fail to yield the right of way due to poor driving habits. This can include behaviors such as not paying attention, being distracted, or disregarding traffic rules. When drivers do not properly yield the right of way, it can lead to collisions and accidents at intersections.

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  • 11. 

    Drivers who are reading while driving is ___________times more likely to be involved in an accident.

    • A.

      3.4

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      5.5

    Correct Answer
    A. 3.4
    Explanation
    Drivers who are reading while driving are 3.4 times more likely to be involved in an accident compared to drivers who are not reading while driving. This means that the risk of getting into an accident significantly increases when drivers engage in the dangerous behavior of reading while operating a vehicle.

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  • 12. 

    Drivers who are dialing a phone while driving are ___________times more likely to be involved in an ​accident.

    • A.

      2.8

    • B.

      7

    • C.

      3.4

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    A. 2.8
    Explanation
    Drivers who are dialing a phone while driving are 2.8 times more likely to be involved in an accident. This means that the risk of getting into an accident increases by a factor of 2.8 when drivers engage in phone dialing while driving.

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  • 13. 

    Studies find that drivers are looking away from the road in front of them in 80% of all accidents.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. Studies have shown that in 80% of all accidents, drivers are not looking at the road in front of them. This means that a significant number of accidents occur because drivers are distracted or not paying attention to the road. It highlights the importance of staying focused while driving and avoiding distractions to prevent accidents.

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  • 14. 

    Checking your surroundings on the road for  ____________ seconds should be the longest and only time your eyes are not focused on the road ahead of the driver.

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    A. 2
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 2. Checking your surroundings on the road for 2 seconds should be the longest and only time your eyes are not focused on the road ahead of the driver. This means that while it is important to be aware of your surroundings, it is crucial to maintain focus on the road ahead to ensure safe driving. Anything longer than 2 seconds can increase the risk of accidents or missing important cues on the road.

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  • 15. 

    Move over law states drivers must change lanes to the far lane or decrease speeds when emergency lights are on to ______________mph below posted speed limits.

    • A.

      15

    • B.

      20

    • C.

      25

    • D.

      30

    Correct Answer
    B. 20
    Explanation
    The move over law requires drivers to either change lanes to the far lane or decrease their speed when emergency lights are on. According to the law, drivers must reduce their speed to 20 mph below the posted speed limits. This is to ensure the safety of emergency personnel and vehicles on the road. By slowing down, drivers have more time to react and avoid any potential accidents or hazards that may be present.

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  • 16. 

    Headsets eliminate the danger of talking on the phone while driving.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Headsets do not eliminate the danger of talking on the phone while driving. While using a headset may free up the driver's hands, it does not eliminate the cognitive distraction of having a phone conversation. Research has shown that even hands-free devices can still impair a driver's ability to focus on the road and react quickly to potential hazards. Therefore, it is still not safe to talk on the phone while driving, even with a headset.

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  • 17. 

    Preparing yourself ahead of time for your trip by securing your belongings will help prevent the need to reach for moving objects in the vehicle. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Securing your belongings before a trip is important because it helps prevent the need to reach for moving objects in the vehicle. When items are not properly secured, they can shift and become a distraction while driving. This can lead to accidents or the driver losing control of the vehicle. By securing belongings ahead of time, such as using seat belts, cargo nets, or storage compartments, the risk of reaching for moving objects is minimized, ensuring a safer and more comfortable journey.

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  • 18. 

    Reaching for a moving object in a vehicle increases a driver's crash risk by 9 times. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Reaching for a moving object in a vehicle can be a dangerous distraction for a driver. Taking their hands off the steering wheel to reach for something increases the risk of losing control of the vehicle and getting into a crash. This action diverts the driver's attention away from the road and reduces their ability to react quickly to any sudden changes or hazards. Therefore, it is true that reaching for a moving object in a vehicle increases a driver's crash risk by 9 times.

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  • 19. 

    Proper following distance for a standard sedan on perfect road conditions is _________seconds. 

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    B. 2
    Explanation
    A proper following distance for a standard sedan on perfect road conditions is 2 seconds. This means that the driver should maintain a distance of at least 2 seconds behind the vehicle in front of them. This allows for enough time to react and stop safely in case of any sudden changes or emergencies on the road. It is important to maintain a proper following distance to ensure the safety of both the driver and other vehicles on the road.

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  • 20. 

    Speeding can be avoided by:

    • A.

      Planning ahead for your trip

    • B.

      Giving yourself plenty of time

    • C.

      Anticipating speed changes that occur in areas such as curves, off ramps, and construction areas

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The given options provide different strategies to avoid speeding. Planning ahead for your trip allows you to account for traffic and road conditions, reducing the need to speed. Giving yourself plenty of time ensures that you are not rushing and tempted to speed. Anticipating speed changes in specific areas helps you adjust your speed accordingly, avoiding sudden braking or acceleration. Therefore, all of the above options contribute to avoiding speeding.

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  • 21. 

    While driving, your phone should be__________________

    • A.

      In your lap and easily accessible for phone calls.

    • B.

      In the cup holder, easily in reach while driving.

    • C.

      Turned off or rolled to voicemail.

    Correct Answer
    C. Turned off or rolled to voicemail.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Turned off or rolled to voicemail." This is because using a phone while driving can be extremely dangerous and is a leading cause of accidents. It is important to eliminate distractions and keep full focus on the road. Turning off the phone or putting it on voicemail ensures that there are no distractions from incoming calls or notifications, allowing the driver to concentrate on driving safely.

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