Unit 3 Drivers Ed

You can avoid conflicts while driving in heavy urban traffic if you

Focus your attention on driving

How should you use the predict step of the IPDE Process while driving on city streets?

Be prepared to predict possible points of conflict, earlier

A long following distance has the advantage of

Giving you more time to use the IPDE Process

If an oncoming driver crossed into your path of travel, the space that is usually available for you to more your vehicle is

To the right of your vehicle

What do you predict when you approach a traffic light that had been green for some time?

It will change soon

When a yellow light is shown, you should

Prepare to stop if you have not already entered the intersection

When is it illegal to pass another vehicle?

at an intersection

How can you identify a one-way street?

Most traffic signs face the same direction

A warning sign for a curve has

A curved black arrow

When driving through a curve at a normal speed,

Accelerate gently, after entering the curve

One question you should ask yourself as you are deciding to pass another vehicle is:

Passing safe here?

At what speed should you pass another vehicle going in the same direction in a two-lane roadway?

At least 10mph faster, than the other vehicle

It is illegal to pass if you are within _______ feet at an intersection or railroad crossing

100 ft

What is NOT an example of a COMMON hazard found in rural driving?

Oncoming traffic

When meeting an oncoming vehicle at night, you might avoid being momentarily blinded if you

Glance at the right edge of the road

When driving down a mountain road, you should never switch to


Expressways are safer than other types of roads because

Cross traffic is eliminated

Wrong Way and Do Not Enter signs are what colors?

Red and white

The acceleration lane is usually long enough for you to

Adjust your speed to the flow of traffic

When you enter an expressway from the left, you

Might have difficulty checking for traffic, over your right shoulder.

Which lane or lanes should you use on an expressway in order to avoid conflicts when traffic is heavy?

Center or left lane

For a long trip on an expressway, you should

Plan for fuel, food and rest

If you are continually being passed on the left while driving in the center lane at 55 mph, you should

Move to the lane on your right

When passing on an expressway, it is generally safer to pass

On the left

When your visibility is reduced for any reason, you need

More time to use the IPDE Process

Just before dusk or dawn, turn on your

Low beam headlights

Only use your high beam headlights when

Vehicles are one-half mile in front of you

To help others see you during heavy rain, use your

Low-beam headlights

When driving in snow, you should use

Low-beam headlights and reduce speed

During rain, when are the roads the slickest?

As the rain begins to fall

During the fall, wet leaves on the road can

Reduce traction and vehicle control

An antilock braking system (ABS) is a safety feature because

Locked wheels provide no steering control

What is the procedure is INCORRECT in case of a blowout?

Braking immediately.

When you change a tire, which action should you take?

Block the wheel that is diagonally opposite the flat tire

What should you do, if you experience a brake fade?

Stop and let brakes cool

If your accelerator sticks while you are driving, you should

Kick the side of the accelerator once, to jar it free

Smoke is coming from your vehicle's engine compartment. You have stopped in a safe place. You should then:

Turn off the ignition

Your car stalls on the railroad tracks and cannot be restarted immediately. What should you do?

Get any passengers out of the vehicle

If you face an emergency that forces you to swerve, you should

Turn sharply in the direction of the swerve.

You are halfway through a curve you entered too fast. You should now accelerate moderately to

Help stabilize your vehicle