★ AAA Driver's Ed How to Drive Chapter 1 Test Answers

How to Drive: Introduction Chapter 1 Sections: Managing Risk When Driving/Driving in California

As your vehicle moves closer to an object, you will be required to:
A.) increase your steering input to avoid hitting it.
B.) decrease your steering input to avoid hitting it.
C.) maintain a constant steering input to avoid hitting it.
D.) risk can be managed.

ANS: increase your steering input to avoid hitting it.

As your vehicle moved closer to an object you will be required to
A.) decrease your steering input to avoid hitting it
B.) increase your steering input to avoid hitting it
C.) maintain a constant steering input to avoid hitting it
D.) understand the there is no relationship between the amount of steering required and the distance you are from the object

ANS: increase your steering input to avoid hitting it

Drivers who are unaware of the risk involved in driving will:
A.) Take the action required to control obvious risks
B.) Insist that the crash they were involved in is not their fault
C.) Both answers are correct
D.) Both answers are false

ANS: Insist that the crash they were involved in is not their fault

Which of the following is not a characteristic of a risk?
Which of the following is not a characteristic of risk?
What is not a characteristic of risk?
A.) Risk is always present
B.) Perceived risk does not differ from actual risk
C.) Risk is affected by all road users
D.) Risk can be managed

ANS: Perceived risk does not differ from actual risk

What are the four characteristics of risk?
A.) Risk is always present
B.) Risk is affected by all roadway users
C.) Perceived risk differs from actual risk
D.) Risk can be managed

ANS: Characteristic of risk: Risk is always present, a risk is affected by all road users, Perceived risk differs from actual risk and risk can be managed.

Four characteristics of risk:
1st characteristic: Risk is always present -there is always risk present when driving even if you think it's not
2nd characteristic: Risk is affected by all roadway users -roadway users can increase and decrease risk for themselves and others
3rd characteristic: Perceived risk differs from actual risk -a driver perceives risk as to what they think versus what is actual there
4th characteristic: Risk can be managed -a driver can take certain precautions in order to tease risk (ex. Driving slower, improving visibility)

List three guidelines for assessing risk:
1. Making an aggressive visual search -Consider the chance of a dangerous situation developing
2. Making good decisions with the visual search -Prepare to change speed or change direction.
3. Acting on your decisions -Identify possible alternative actions and consider the consequences of each.

How does one perform an aggressive visual search?
How to perform an aggressive visual search?
1. Searching 20-30 seconds ahead along your intended path of travel objects or conditions that could increase the level of risk.
2. You also have to be aware of the level of traction and identify a different/ alternative path of travel 12-15 seconds ahead so you can steer away from a threatening situation

Graduated Drivers Licensing Programs generally include which of the following:
Graduated Driver Licensing Programs generally include which of the following:
Graduated drivers license programs generally include which of the following
Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) programs generally include which of the following?
A.) Some form of nighttime driving restrictions.
B.) Requirements for supervised practice driving time.
C.) A limit to the number of passengers in the car.
D.) All of the above are correct.

ANS: All of the above are correct.

Which of the following presents the greatest advantage of a Parent-Teen driving Agreement?
which of the following presents the greatest advantage of the Parent-Teen driving Agreement?
Which of the following presents the greatest advantage of parent-teenager driving agreement?
A.) The teen is likely to be criticized if they are involved in a crash
B.) The parent will be assured the teen is taking care of the vehicle
C.) The teen will have designated days on which they can drive
D.) The teen and parent will be able to establish clear communication channels with respect to vehicle use.

ANS: The teen and parent will be able to establish clear communication channels with respect to vehicle use.

Which of the following presents the greatest advantage of a Parent-Teen Driving Agreement:
The greatest advantage of a Parent teen driving agreement is that:
A.) The teen is less likely to be criticized if they are involved in a crash.
B.) The parent will be assured the teen is taking care of the vehicle.
C.) The teen will have designated days on which they can drive.
D.) The teen and parent will be able to establish clear communication channels and expectations with respect to vehicle use.

ANS: The teen and parent will be able to establish clear communication channels and expectations with respect to vehicle use.

Graduated Drivers License Programs generally involve ___________ stages.
Graduated drives license program generally involve ___ stages?
Graduated drivers license programs generally involve how many stages
A.) 1
B.) 2
C.) 3
D.) 4

ANS: c) 3

Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) programs generally involve _____ stages?
Graduated Driver Licensing programs generally involve _____ stages
Graduated Driver License programs generally involve ___ stages?
A.) 1
B.) 2
C.) 3
D.) 4

ANS: c. 3

Parents should work as a team with a driving instructor to provide practice for the new driver. True or false?
Parents should work as a team with the driving instructor to provide practice for the new driver.
Parents should work as a team with driving instructor to provide practice for the new driver
Parent should work as a team with a driving instructor to provide practice for the new driver
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE

ANS: TRUE

Drivers who are unaware of the risk involved in driving will:
Driver's who are unaware of the risk involved in driving will:
Driver's who tend to be unaware of the risk involved in driving will:
A.) Tend to take the action required to control obvious risks
B.) Tend to insist that any crash they were involved in is not their fault
C.) Both A and B are correct
D.) Both A and B are false

ANS: Tend to insist that any crash they were involved in is not their fault

Overestimating your ability to asses traffic or roadway conditions can result in:
Over-estimating your ability to assess traffic or roadway conditions can result in:
A.) Responding late to a situation
B.) Responding in an inappropriate manner
C.) A failure to respond to a situation.
D.) All of the above are correct.

ANS: all of the above are correct.
Responding late to a situation, responding in an inappropriate manner, and/or a failure to respond to a situation.

To enhance your ability to assess and manage risk in specific driving situations/conditions, you should:
A.) consider the possibility that a dangerous situation might develop.
B.) be prepared to take action to effectively manage the situation.
C.) consider the consequences of your actions.
D.) all of the above are correct.

ANS: all of the above are correct.

The fatality rate per million miles driven for drivers under the age of twenty is:
The fatality rate per million miles driven for drivers under the age of 20 is
A.) Higher than other drivers
B.) Lower than other drivers
C.) About the same as other drivers
D.) Has not been determined

ANS: Higher than other drivers

Per miles driven, novice drivers have a crash rate of what times higher than experienced drivers?
Per miles driven, novice drivers have a crash rate __ times higher than experienced drivers.
A.) 2
B.) 3
C.) 4
D.) 5

ANS: c.) 4

Driver error contributes to approximately:
Driver error contributes to ____ of all traffic crashes
Driver error contributes to:
A.) 90% of all traffic crashes.
B.) 70% of all traffic crashes.
C.) 50% of all traffic crashes.
D.) 30% of all traffic crashes.

ANS: 90% of all traffic crashes.

Approximately what percent of crashes are caused by driver error?
A.) 39%
B.) 55%
C.) 63%
D.) 90%

ANS: d. 90%

Approximately how long does it take a new driver to reach the driving ability of the average experienced driver?
Approximately how long does it take for a new driver to reach the driving ability of the average experienced driver?
Approximately how long dose it take to reach ability of the average experienced driver?
How long it takes a new driver to reach the driving ability of the average driver
A.) The length of a driver education course
B.) Six months
C.) 1 year
D.) 5 years

ANS: d. 5 years

True/False: Successfully completing a driver education course guarantees you will become a safe driver
True or false? Successfully completing a driver education course will guarantee that you become a safe driver.
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE

ANS: FALSE

Nearly a quarter of all new drivers will be involved in a collision or convicted of a traffic offense during their first year of driving. True or false?
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE

ANS: FALSE

Most of today's drivers believe that they may be at fault if they are involved in a collision. True or false?
Most of today's drivers believe they may be at fault if they are involved in a collision.
Most of today's drivers believe that they may be at fault if they are involved in a collision.
Most of today's drivers believe that they may be at full if they are involved in a collision
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE

ANS: FALSE

Each year approximately ______ people are killed in motor vehicle-related collisions in the U.S.
How many people are killed in vehicle collisions in the U.S
A.) 75,000
B.) 40,000
C.) 25,000
D.) 10,000

ANS: 40,000

Percentage of vehicle-occupant fatalities within a single vehicle
ANS: 50 percent

More than ________ percent of all vehicle-occupant fatalities occur in single-vehicle crashes.
ANS: 50

Nearly half of all new drivers will either be cited for a traffic offense or be involved in a collision during their first 12 months of driving. True or False?
Nearly half of all new drivers will either be convicted of a traffic offense or be involved in a collision during their first 12 months of driving.
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE

ANS: TRUE

Nearly __________ of all new drivers will be involved in a collision or convicted of a traffic offense during their first year of driving
ANS: 50%

Drivers who are unaware of the risk involved in driving will tend to insist that any crash is ______
ANS: not their fault