WVSDB Defensive Driving Part 1 2013

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Review of basic defensive driving principles as relates to the PowerPoint Presentation, "West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Defensive Driving Training Part 1--The Basics.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which employees of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind are required to participate in defensive driving training on an annual basis?
    • A. 

      All employees

    • B. 

      Only employees who use school vehicles for business purposes

    • C. 

      Full- and part-time employees who drive vehicles--school, rental, or personal--doing business for the school

    • D. 

      Employees, e.g., maintenance and security, who drive school work vehicles on campus

    • E. 

      A and b

    • F. 

      C and d

  • 2. 
      Prior to driving any vehicle for business purposes for the school, the employee must have the following on file with the school:     
    • A. 

      Valid drivers license

    • B. 

      Annual motor vehicle report

    • C. 

      Employee's certificate of insurance if using personal vehicle for business travel

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
     Which of the following is not a driving distraction?   
    • A. 

      Talking or texting on cell phones.

    • B. 

      Paying attention to traffic conditions around you.

    • C. 

      Eating and drinking while driving.

    • D. 

      Playing with radio or CD player while driving.

  • 4. 
    Check any statement below which is a core concept of defensive driving.   
    • A. 

      Avoid distractions!

    • B. 

      Act in time.

    • C. 

      Stay alert!

    • D. 

      Recognize the hazard.

    • E. 

      Understand the defense.

  • 5. 
     Talking or texting on cell phones while driving a school, rental or personal vehicle on school business is not permitted.    
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    If you need to make or take a phone call while driving on school business,  you should pull off the road in a safe area to do so.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What actions should a defensive driver take at an intersection?  
    • A. 

      Make sure to go first.

    • B. 

      Anticipate actions of other drivers and take evasive action as necessary.

    • C. 

      Speed up to get through a green light before it changes.

    • D. 

      Wait for the other driver(s) to wave you on.

  • 8. 
     Getting into and out of intersections without an accident is the mark of a good defensive driver.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    A driver is backing a vehicle and someone is guiding her. Who has the ultimate responsibility for safely backing the vehicle?  
    • A. 

      The driver

    • B. 

      The person guiding the driver

    • C. 

      Both the driver and the guide

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
     Failure to pass safely indicates faulty judgment on the part of the driver.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Prior to passing what conditions should the driver check or do?  Check all that apply below.
    • A. 

      The room ahead

    • B. 

      Whether there is adequate space to move back into his/her lane after passing

    • C. 

      Whether the other driver is talking on his cell phone

    • D. 

      Signal his intentions

  • 12. 
    When being passed what should you do?    
    • A. 

      Be aware of the actions of other drivers

    • B. 

      Cut the other driver off

    • C. 

      Give way if the other driver begins to sideswipe you

    • D. 

      A and b

    • E. 

      A and c

  • 13. 
     How can a defensive driver avoid being encroached upon?
    • A. 

      The driver needs to take into account blind spots or limited sight distance.

    • B. 

      The driver needs to be observant when another driver makes an abrupt lane change.

    • C. 

      The driver needs to avoid entrapment in merging traffic by preplanning and being willing to yield.

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
     The best defense before crossing a railroad track is careful observance of the traffic situation. The driver should stop before the tracks, look and listen before crossing.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    When a railroad crossing gate is down and the warning lights are are flashing, a driver should proceed across the railroad tracks.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Prior to turning, what does the driver need to be aware of?    
    • A. 

      Pedestrians who are a block away

    • B. 

      The cars behind you

    • C. 

      Other vehicles in the path and the complete configuration of the turn

  • 17. 
    A defensive driver will avoid a collision with an oncoming vehicle at all costs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Even if a vehicle enters your lane of traffic, an accident can be avoided with some evasive maneuvers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    What is the best defense a driver has when near pedestrians or small vehicles?   
    • A. 

      Speeding up

    • B. 

      Slowing down

    • C. 

      Ignoring them

    • D. 

      Honking your horn and speeding by

  • 20. 
    Which is not a hazard of night driving?    
    • A. 

      Fatigue

    • B. 

      Animals on the road

    • C. 

      Drunk drivers

    • D. 

      Good visibility and lighting

  • 21. 
    The most dangerous hazard of driving at night is probably fatigue.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    When fatigued, drivers need to pull over and rest . 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Fatigue reduces drivers' reaction times and perception.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    What is a sign of driver fatigue?
    • A. 

      Uncontrollable yawning

    • B. 

      Can't remember the last several miles driven

    • C. 

      Eyes close or don't focus and head drops

    • D. 

      Short term memory loss

    • E. 

      None of the above

    • F. 

      All of the above

  • 25. 
    Which of the following behaviors do fatigued drivers often exhibit?  Check all that apply.  
    • A. 

      Maintain a constant rate of speed

    • B. 

      Drift into other traffic lanes

    • C. 

      Tailgate

    • D. 

      Miss traffic signs and devices

    • E. 

      Jerk steering wheel hard to correct a drift and return to correct lane