WVSDB Defensive Driving Training Part 1--the Basics

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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

  • 26. 
    What factors contribute to reduced visibility while driving at night?    
    • A. 

      Reduced visual acuity

    • B. 

      Reduced peripheral vision

    • C. 

      Difficulty adjusting from light to darkness

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 27. 
    Which of the following is not a nighttime driving hazard?    
    • A. 

      Drunk drivers

    • B. 

      Poor lighting

    • C. 

      Animals in the road

    • D. 

      Lighting which illuminates the road

  • 28. 
     A technique to reduce night driving hazards is to increse speed to get where you're going quicker.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    When driving at night the driver should increase following distance, slow down and use extra caution.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    The best way to avoid "overdriving headlights" is to _______________.  
    • A. 

      Increase speed

    • B. 

      Reduce speed

    • C. 

      Use high beams all the time

    • D. 

      Increase following distance

  • 31. 
     During what hours should drivers be especially wary of other motorists?  
    • A. 

      8 AM and 4 PM

    • B. 

      8 PM and midnight

    • C. 

      Midnight and 3 AM

    • D. 

      6 AM and 10 AM

  • 32. 
    What should a driver do if they suspect they are sharing the road with a drunk or impaired driver?
    • A. 

      Speed up and stay in front of driver

    • B. 

      Decrease following distance

    • C. 

      Reduce speed and let the motorist pass

    • D. 

      Ignore the other driver

  • 33. 
    Which of the following are common behaviors are drunk or impaired motorists?  Check all that apply.  
    • A. 

      Erratic driving

    • B. 

      Weaving in and out of traffic lanes

    • C. 

      Maintaining a constant rate of speed

    • D. 

      Sudden braking

  • 34. 
    If a driver comes upon a deer in the road on a dark, rainy night and cannot avoid hitting the deer he should ____________.
    • A. 

      Swerve to the right

    • B. 

      Cross the center line and swerve to the left

    • C. 

      Slow down and drive through the animal

  • 35. 
     When driving in a road construction zone, the driver should drive at or under all special or posted speed limits and  maintain a safe following distance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    When driving through a road construction zone you should ________________________.    
    • A. 

      Use the lane nearest the construction work.

    • B. 

      Ignore the construction workers and vehicles crossing the highway.

    • C. 

      Make sudden lane changes.

    • D. 

      Slow down and use headlights and four-way flashers.

  • 37. 
    Drivers need to pay attention to potential road hazards and take evasive action when necessary.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    Road debris such as tire recaps, metal or lumber will not damage tires, tire rims, electrical systems or brake lines.      
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    Soft shoulders and severe pavement drop-offs can cause rollover type accidents.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    When approaching a bridge or overpass what  conditions/hazards do motorists need to be aware of?
    • A. 

      Vehicle height

    • B. 

      Actual height of bridge/overpass may be less than posted height due to packed snow or repaving

    • C. 

      Load weight of vehicle

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 41. 
     When in doubt of the clearance of an underpass, get out of vehicle and make a visual inspection or find an alternate route.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 42. 
    Techniques used by defensive drivers when navigating around fixed objects and special intersections  don't  include which of  the following:       
    • A. 

      Observation of items around vehicle which may cause problems

    • B. 

      Check for adequate clearance

    • C. 

      Analysis of situations around driveways, alleys, and plant entrances

    • D. 

      Speeding up and cutting the other driver off

  • 43. 
     Defensive drivers are responsible for maintaining a positive attitude and being in good physical health when driving.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 44. 
    What is one of the most dangerous factors that affect driver ability?
    • A. 

      Hunger

    • B. 

      Fatigue

    • C. 

      Need to go to the restroom

    • D. 

      Hearing

  • 45. 
    The most common complaint lodged by the general driving public against other drivers is _________.   
    • A. 

      Tailgating

    • B. 

      Weaving in and out of traffic

    • C. 

      Not signaling when passing

    • D. 

      Driving on the wrong side of the road

  • 46. 
    At speeds up to 40 miles per hour, vehicles should space themselves _________ seconds apart. 
    • A. 

      Two

    • B. 

      Three

    • C. 

      Four

    • D. 

      Five

  • 47. 
    A defensive driver should exercise the right of way principle.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 48. 
     When driving, always keep to the left except when passing, or when getting into position to turn right.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 49. 
    In town, when entering a main thoroughfare from a side street, alley, driveway or highway ramp, make a full stop at any crosswalk, then another full stop before actually moving into traffic.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 50. 
    Which of the following should you not do when you meet another vehicle on the road? 
    • A. 

      When a vehicle crosses the center line and enters your path pull as far to the right as can be safely done.

    • B. 

      Pull to the left to avoid an oncoming vehicle.

    • C. 

      Keep to the right when meeting other vehicles on a roadway.