Highway Safety Knowledge Quiz: Test!

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According to AAA and the Department of Transportation, Drivers are often confused about sharing the road with large trucks safely. Unfortunately, this confusion shows 70 to 75 percent of all truck-related auto fatalities caused by car drivers. Safe highway merging and stopping distances are essential for highway driving. For a quick refresher or to quiz your knowledge on truck safety, consider the following questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where is the largest blind spot on a large truck?
    • A. 

      The left side of the truck

    • B. 

      The right side of the truck

    • C. 

      Behind the truck

  • 2. 
    How many lives could be saved by staying out of trucks' blind spots in the United States each year?
    • A. 

      5,000 lives

    • B. 

      12,000 lives

    • C. 

      1,300 lives

    • D. 

      150 lives

  • 3. 
    Big trucks have more tires and larger brakes so they can stop faster than smaller vehicles.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    What is a safe traveling distance for a car when following a truck on the highway?
    • A. 

      20 to 25 car lengths behind the truck

    • B. 

      3 to 5 car lengths behind the truck

    • C. 

      1 car length behind the truck

    • D. 

      10 to 15 car lengths behind the truck

  • 5. 
    Which factor causes the greatest number of car crashes?
    • A. 

      Alcohol impairment

    • B. 

      Driver inattention

    • C. 

      Falling asleep at the wheel

    • D. 

      Unsafe speed

  • 6. 
    What causes drivers to become distracted the most?
    • A. 

      Other drivers and vehicles

    • B. 

      All 3

    • C. 

      Passengers

    • D. 

      Their personal thoughts

  • 7. 
    When are you allowed to turn LEFT on a RED light?
    • A. 

      Only if a sign says you can

    • B. 

      From a one way street onto another one way street

    • C. 

      If a police officer isn’t watching

    • D. 

      Never

  • 8. 
    If your signals fail to work, how do you signal that you want to turn right?
    • A. 

      Right arm pointing across the seating compartment

    • B. 

      Left-arm bent and pointing upwards

    • C. 

      Left-arm pointing to the ground

    • D. 

      Left-arm straight out the window

  • 9. 
     If you spot a spider in your vehicle while you’re driving, you should
    • A. 

       Ignore it

    • B. 

       Pull over and deal with it

    • C. 

      Squash it until there’s nothing left of it

    • D. 

      Pick it up and throw it out the window

  • 10. 
    When approaching a Yield sign, what must you do?
    • A. 

      Look left and right and proceed quickly

    • B. 

      Slow down; and proceed when clear

    • C. 

      Stop; and proceed when clear

    • D. 

      Look left and right and proceed slowly

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