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Rural areas have _____ of development.
A.) Heavy signs
B.) No signs
C.) One type
D.) Different types

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Different types


Rural roads are _______ at night.
A.) brightly lit
B.) poorly lit
C.) always unlit
D.) much safer

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poorly lit


Compared to urban roads, rural roads tend to have _____.
A.) Interspersed hazards over long stretches
B.) Many hazards in short stretches
C.) More pedestrians
D.) More delivery trucks

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Interspersed hazards over long stretches EXPLANATI0N: Rural roads tend to have interspersed hazards over long stretches when compared to urban roads. Resist the tendency to "zone out." Be aware of sudden hazards, particularly near tight turns or working farms.


In an urban environment, you are more likely to ____.
A.) be able to drive faster legally
B.) encounter multiple hazards in a row from any direction
C.) encounter wildlife like deer or mountain lions
D.) need a better vehicle for the poorly maintained roads

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encounter multiple hazards in a row from any direction


Cities are often undergoing improvement processes in the form of _____.
A.) traffic cone placement
B.) roads under construction
C.) traffic light malfunctions
D.) hazard identifications
E.) Both A and C

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roads under construction

EXPLANATI0N: Cities are often undergoing improvement processes in the form of roads under construction. This means that you will most likely have to navigate around giant trucks or traffic cones, and you may even be redirected through a detour.


In _____ there are more stoplights and signs, distracting advertisements, and flashing lights.
A.) small towns
B.) rural areas
C.) suburban areas
D.) urban areas
E.) Both B and D

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urban areas


The shift of a vehicle's weight to the right or left side is known as __________ .
A.) pitch
B.) roll
C.) spin
D.) yaw

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roll


If the light is green as you approach an intersection, you should:
A.) Cover your brakes
B.) Expect it to change soon
C. Speed up to enter the intersection

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Expect it to change soon


If you're following another car to an unfamiliar destination, make sure you don't:
If you're following another car to an unfamiliar destination, make sure you don t
A.) Drive too far from the car you're following
B.) Focus only on the car you're following....+
C.) Look away from the car you're following
D.) Pull over behind the car you're following

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Focus only on the car you're following


In city traffic, a driver often makes _____ decisions per mile.
A.) 10-15
B.) 20-30
C.) 50-60
D.) 75-100

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50-60


In which of the following situations must you cross at least two different streams of opposing traffic?
A.) Changing lanes
B.) Turning left
C.) Turning right

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Turning left


As you evaluate the road, you should choose an escape route that is:
A.) A four to five second gap next to your lane
B.) A frontage road adjacent to the roadway you're one
C.) An intersection you can use to leave the roadway
D.) Capable of reversing the direction you're travelling in

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A four to five second gap next to your lane


Most collisions caused by 16-year-old drivers tend to involve __________ .
A.) a temporary physical impairment
B.) a willfully dangerous action
C.) an improper visual search

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an improper visual search


One way to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning is to:
A.) Leave your air vents closed in heavy traffic
B.) Open a rear window in your car
C.) Warm up your car before you leave your garage

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Leave your air vents closed in heavy traffic


Whenever you turn on your windshield wipers in adverse conditions, you must also turn on your __________.
A.) headlights
B.) air bags
C.) fog lights
D.) A and C

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headlights


The Texas Automobile Insurance Plan Association was established to:
A.) Create a database of uninsured drivers
B.) Help companies learn about your insurance history
C.) Help drivers find the cheapest insurance rates
D.) Provide insurance to high-risk drivers

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Provide insurance to high-risk drivers


In which of these situations should you be driving in a low gear?
A.) While driving uphill
B.) While driving downhill
C.) Both of the above
D.) Neither of the above

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Both of the above


As you approach a steep uphill grade in the mountains, __________.
A.) shift to neutral
B.) shift to a lower gear
C.) increase your speed
D.) push hard on the brakes

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shift to a lower gear


When driving in the inside lane of a curve, excessive centrifugal force will pull you __________.
A.) off the road
B.) backwards, slowing you down
C.) across the centerline and into oncoming traffic
D.) None of the above

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across the centerline and into oncoming traffic


While driving on a two-lane highway, you come around a sharp curve and see a large, slow-moving vehicle using your lane and the right shoulder. You do not have enough room to slow down behind them. There is traffic in the oncoming lane. And there is a guardrail on your right. You should
A.) Stay on your side of the highway and try to slow down. Honk your horn to warn the other vehicle. Try to press the right side of your vehicle against the guardrail to help you slow down.
B.) Steer into the oncoming lane. Hopefully oncoming traffic will move over to avoid you. When you are past the slow-moving vehicle, return to the right side of the highway.
C.) Try to swerve left across the oncoming lane, and bring your vehicle to a stop on the left shoulder of the highway.

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Stay on your side of the highway and try to slow down. Honk your horn to warn the other vehicle. Try to press the right side of your vehicle against the guardrail to help you slow down.


When making a turn, you must signal continuously for at least __________ before reaching the intersection.
A.) 50 ft
B.) 100 ft
C.) 150 ft
D.) 200 ft

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100 ft


You must signal _____ before any turn or lane change.
A.) 5 seconds
B.) 10 seconds
C.) 50 ft
D.) 100 ft

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100 ft


Which of the following is not a risk typically associated with driving in the city?
A.) Frequent intersections
B.) Pedestrians and truck drivers in the road
C.) Soft shoulders
D.) Stop-and-go traffic

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Soft shoulders


A hazard specifically associated with residential roads is __________ .
A.) speed bumps
B.) potholes
C.) animals

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speed bumps


If a driver must drive when their signal lights or taillights aren't operating properly, they may instead signal by using their ______.
A.) horn
B.) eyes
C.) right arm
D.) left arm

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Left Arm


A driver is holding their left arm out of the window and points the hand down, with the palm facing the vehicles behind it. This means the driver wants to ______.
A.) stop or slow down
B.) speed up
C.) turn left
D.) turn right

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stop or slow down


You just realized the turn signal on your vehicle is broken, and you need to signal that you're turning left. What is the correct way to do it?
A.) Hold your left arm out of the window at a 90-degree angle, with your hand pointing upward to the sky.
B.) Hold your left arm out of the window at a 90-degree angle with the hand pointed down.
C.) Hold your left arm horizontally out the window.
D.) Hold your left arm out the window pointing vertically straight up to the sky.

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Hold your left arm horizontally out the window.


What is the only situation where you can safely push a pedal with your left foot?
A.) if the driver has a cramp in their foot
B.) if the car is an electric vehicle
C.) if the car has a cluth
D.) if the roads are icy

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if the car has a cluth


The countryside presents _____ to drivers.
A.) great speeding opportunities
B.) perfectly maintained roads
C.) a different combination of unique hazards
D.) a different combination of road rules
E.) Both A and C

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a different combination of unique hazards


_____ allows you to reach the pedals and steering wheel comfortably, gives you a clearer view of your windows and mirrors, and keeps you in place to safely control the vehicle.
A.) Sitting as far forward as possible
B.) Sitting as far back as possible
C.) Sitting in the right position
D.) Wearing only a T-shirt

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Sitting in the right position


How can you count following distance?
A.) Look for a moving object and count the seconds it takes for you to pass it after the car you are following has passed it.
B.) Look for a stationary object and count the seconds it takes for you to pass it after the car you are following has passed it.
C.) Look for the rear wheels of the car in front and count the number of rotations.
D.) Look for the stripes on the road and count them as you pass by.

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Look for a stationary object and count the seconds it takes for you to pass it after the car you are following has passed it.


The ideal body position for your legs after you've adjusted your seat is with your knee _________.
A.) is fully tucked in when pressing the pedals
B.) is slightly crooked when pressing the pedals
C.) is fully extended when pressing the pedals
D.) is pressing directly on the pedals

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is slightly crooked when pressing the pedals


The 10 and 2 o'clock hand position on the steering wheel is no longer recommended because _____.
A.) steering wheels are now designed for 9 and 3 o’clock
B.) we can't reach the levers and gear stick from that position
C.) it gets in the way of the airbag's deployment
D.) our hands get in the way of our hazard scan

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it gets in the way of the airbag's deployment


If you imagine your steering wheel as a clock, which of the following is the ideal way to position your hands on the steering wheel?
A.) One hand on 6 o'clock
B.) One hand on 12 o'clock
C.) 10 and 2 o'clock
D.) 9 and 3 o'clock

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9 and 3 o'clock


The ____ method is the safest turning technique to use as it does not expose your hands to the airbag's deployment area.
A.) One Hand Steering
B.) Hand-over-Hand Steering
C.) Push-pull steering (Hand-to-Hand)
D.) No hand steering

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Push-pull steering (Hand-to-Hand)


You can greatly _____ your risk of a collision by learning how to navigate the Highway Transportation System and by using safe skills.
A.) reduce
B.) increase
C.) balance
D.) develop

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reduce


When driving in rural areas, what can you do to help you anticipate potential hazards? (Check all that apply.)
A.) Watch for yellow warning signs.
B.) Manage your speed.
C.) Look for clues that can help you predict upcoming hazards.
D.) All of the above

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All of the above


At night in rural areas that have fewer or non-existent street lights, you should _____.
A.) drive with your hazard lights on
B.) honk your horn so others can hear
C.) use your headlights so you can see
D.) only use right turns to avoid collisions

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use your headlights so you can see

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