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One reason to develop the habit of checking behind you using your mirrors is:
A.) to help you to avoid collisions when condition change suddenly
B.) to be able to pull over for fire trucks and ambulances
C.) to know the make and color of vehicles behind you
D.) to know if a police officer is behind you

ANSWER: to help you to avoid collisions when condition change suddenly

To develop a selective search pattern, you should:
A.) classify information into major groups
B.) know where to direct your search
C.) both A and B
D.) neither A nor B

ANSWER: both A and B

If you employ a good visual search while driving, you will:
A.) know the year of the vehicle behind you
B.) check your rearview mirror every 5 seconds
C.) be searching 20 to 30 seconds ahead of your vehicle
D.) all of the above

ANSWER: be searching 20 to 30 seconds ahead of your vehicle

To more efficiently gather information, a driver should search and identify objects and conditions within four classifications, including:
A.) roadway signs, signals and markings, stop signs, motorized users
B.) roadway signs, signals and markings, stop signs, motorized vehicles
C.) roadway signs, signals and markings, motorized vehicles, motorcycles
D.) motorized vehicles, signs, signals and markings, non-motorized users, roadway features

ANSWER: motorized vehicles, signs, signals and markings, non-motorized users, roadway features

Under normal circumstances how long ahead should you search the highway when driving?
A.) 20 to 30 seconds
B.) 10 to 20 seconds
C.) 5 to 10 seconds

ANSWER: 20 to 30 seconds

You will generally have ample time and space to make decisions and control your vehicle if you maintain a visual lead of:
A.) 30 to 40 seconds
B.) 20 to 30 seconds
C.) 10 to 20 seconds
D.) 5 to 10 seconds

ANSWER: 20 to 30 seconds

In normal traffic, you should maintain a visual control zone ahead of your vehicle for a distance equal to at least
A.) 10 to 12 seconds
B.) 12 to 15 seconds
C.) 6 to 8 seconds
D.) 8 to 10 seconds

ANSWER: 12 to 15 seconds

When using ground viewing you are not looking for:
A.) the color of a vehicle to your side
B.) shadows
C.) pavement markings
D.) road conditions

ANSWER: the color of a vehicle to your side

Which of the following is not true of color blindness?
A.) A color blind person cannot see any colors.
B.) Color blind people learn to rely on shapes, patterns, and positions of signs and signals.
C.) For some people, it might be difficult to recognize colors of traffic lights and signs.
D.) Red-green color blindness is the most common type of color blindness.

ANSWER: A color blind person cannot see any colors.
EXPLANATION: It is difficult and sometimes impossible for a person to recognize colors of traffic lights and signs.

Color blindness primarily affects
A.) females.
B.) males.
C.) people older than 21 years old.
D.) people younger than 21 years old.

ANSWER: males.
EXPLANATION: The genes for red and green cones are on the X chromosome and males have only one copy of this chromosome

The most common form of color blindness is the inability to distinguish between:
A.) red and yellow
B.) green and yellow
C.) red and green
D.) green and blue

ANSWER: red and green

To check your blind areas, you should:
A.) turn your head slightly and check over your shoulder in the direction of the blind area
B.) adjust all of your mirrors temporarily
C.) lower your visor and use the vanity mirror and light attached to it
D.) try to see the reflection of the vehicle traveling in your blind spot

ANSWER: turn your head slightly and check over your shoulder in the direction of the blind area

The main area of focus to guide your vehicle is the:
A.) right edge of the road
B.) hood of your vehicle
C.) your intended path of travel
D.) center line of the road

ANSWER: your intended path of travel

Drivers with poor visual habits:
A.) are rarely surprised
B.) prepare for stops and turns far enough in advance
C.) respond to changes in the traffic environment
D.) tend to be unaware of their own speed

ANSWER: tend to be unaware of their own speed

Which sense is the most critical to safe driving
A.) hearing
B.) smell
C.) seeing
D.) touch

ANSWER: seeing

Central vision is:
A.) a four-degree cone that makes up five percent of a driver's total visual field
B.) the primary visual function employed in targeting
C.) used to judge depth and position
D.) conical in shape around the other vision fields

ANSWER: the primary visual function employed in targeting

When driving, central vision is sued to:
When driving central vision is used to
A.) provide detail of objects and driving conditions
B.) position the vehicle in the proper lane
C.) gather peripheral information
D.) maintain a constant speed

ANSWER: provide detail of objects and driving conditions

Fringe vision:
A.) provides vision beyond your peripheral vision
B.) is the primary visual function employed in targeting
C.) provides information about lane position and objects close to the travel path
D.) does not detect detail, only color and movement

ANSWER: provides information about lane position and objects close to the travel path

When driving, blind areas include those areas you cannot see when:
A.) checking mirrors
B.) ground viewing
C.) scanning from side to side
D.) all of the above

ANSWER: all of the above

Developing skills to check traffic behind you may help avoid collisions when conditions change suddenly:
ANSWER: TRUE

Which of the following is most important when judging clearance for braking:
A.) vehicle color
B.) vehicle type
C.) vehicle speed
D.) vehicle age

ANSWER: vehicle type

A recent study of more than 11,000 crashes revealed that what percentage of drivers took no action to avoid a collision?
A recent study of more than 11,000 crashes revealed that __________ of drivers took no action to avoid a collision
A.) 17%
B.) 27%
C.) 37%
D.) 47%

ANSWER: c) 37%

All of the following are off-road obstacles except:
A.) shrubbery
B.) signs
C.) buildings
D.) other drivers

ANSWER: other drivers

Many of today's automobiles come equipped with automatic:
A.) nighttime running lights
B.) daytime riding lights
C.) daytime running lights
D.) nighttime riding lights

ANSWER: daytime running lights

Road grime - dirt, oil, water and other debris can reduce headlight output by up to 90 percent.
Road grime - dirt, oil, water, and other debris can reduce headlight output by 90%
ANSWER: TRUE

Peripheral vision:
A.) is strongly affected by drugs, fatigue, and speed of travel
B.) detects color and motion
C.) provides information about stationary objects that could be treats along the intended path of travel
D.) all of the above are correct

ANSWER: all of the above are correct

It's a beautiful day, and you are traveling in the right lane of a two-way highway, but you need to make an emergency stop, however, there is a tractor-trailer following you. You should:
A.) signal and steer off the road, then stop
B.) put on your hazard lights and come to a stop in your lane
C.) move to the left lane and come to a stop
D.) none of the above

ANSWER: signal and steer off the road, then stop

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