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When driving, we use what type of vision?
A.) Focus (Focal) Vision
B.) Fringe (Central) Vision
C.) Peripheral Vision
D.) All of these are correct

ANSWER: All of these are correct

What percent of driving decisions are based on information gathered with the eyes?
ANSWER: 90%

This type of vision is used to read and identify distinct objects.
ANSWER: Focus (Focal) Vision

What type of vision to read a speed limit sign?
ANSWER: Focus (Focal) Vision

This type of vision is used to judge depth and position.
ANSWER: Fringe (Central) Vision

This type of vision is used to detect motion to the side
ANSWER: Peripheral Vision

This type of vision covers about 3% of one's visual field
ANSWER: Focus (Focal) Vision

As speed increases, the visual field _____
ANSWER: narrows and blurs

As speed increases:
ANSWER: When this is happening, a driver should allow more time to gather information, place more space between other roadway users, and lengthen the visual field

A visual lead or forward vision should be
A.) 12-15 seconds
B.) 15-20 seconds

ANSWER: 15-20 seconds

The basic driver requirements for driving are visibility, space, and
ANSWER: time

The basic vehicle requirements are time, space, and
ANSWER: traction

A driver's field of vision is where the driver can
A.) see the future
B.) see the rear-view mirror
C.) see while looking straight ahead

ANSWER: see while looking straight ahead

True or False: A driver must constantly search for potential risks and determine consequences.
ANSWER: TRUE

A driver must develop an effective visual search process, which includes:
A.) Where to search
B.) When to search
C.) How to search
D.) What to search
E.) All of these are correct

ANSWER: All of these are correct

What are essential ingredients for low-risk driving?
ANSWER: Having good seeing habits and your ability to manage space on the roadway .

How can you minimize risks?
ANSWER: drivers need time, space & visibility to execute a maneuver

What are three principles for addressing risk?
# Never risk more than you can afford to lose
# Do not risk large consequences for a small reward
# Consider the odds and your situation

How many decisions does a driver in city traffic make ?
ANSWER: 50-60 decisions per mile

What are good procedures for decision making?
# Observation skills
# Experiences
# Developing good habits

What helps you to develop good driving habits?
ANSWER: A space management system

What does S.E.E.iT mean?
ANSWER: search, evaluate, execute in time

What are the 3 components of space management in VA?
ANSWER: Search, Evaluate, Execute in Time (S.E.E.iT)

What are the space management steps?
# Search – Search the entire scene for anything that might cross or interfere with your path of travel.
# Evaluate -- Give meaning to what you have observed.
* Determine an alternate path of travel or change in vehicle position.
* Determine proper speed.
# Execute In Time -- Carry out any alternative action needed to minimize risk.

A space management system does not include
ANSWER: speeding

What are the three characteristics of a zone?
ANSWER: A vehicles operating zone may be: OPEN, CLOSED and CHANGING

What is an open zone?
ANSWER: A zone that has no restrictions to the line of sight or path of travel

What is a closed zone?
ANSWER: A zone not available for the vehicle's path of travel or an area that has a restriction to the driver's line of sight.

What is a changing zone?
ANSWER: An open zone that may change to a closed zone

4 to 8 second range is:
ANSWER: immediate action required

12 to 15 second range:
ANSWER: allows for escape routes

20 to 30 second range to the target area:
ANSWER: safe and open path of travel

A good rule of thumb when turning or changing lanes is to leave your signal on
ANSWER: 2-3 seconds

A good rule for following distance is to follow ______________ behind the car ahead.
A good rule for following distance is to follow how many seconds behind the car?
ANSWER: 2-3 seconds

True or false: A good rule to follow is to stay at least two to three seconds behind the vehicle ahead.
ANSWER: TRUE

When changing lanes, a driver should signal, check the rearview mirror, side mirror, and
ANSWER: blind spot

When changing lanes, a driver should
A.) signal
B.) check mirrors and blind spots
C.) move over one lane at a time
D.) All of these are correct

ANSWER: All of these are correct

When changing lanes to the left or right, a driver should check...
ANSWER: rearview mirror, the appropriate side mirror, and blind spot

What is the 1st step in safely changing lanes:
ANSWER: Maintain a safe following distance

What is the 2nd step in safely changing lanes:
ANSWER: Signal your intentions to change lanes

What is the 3rd step in safely changing lanes:
ANSWER: Check traffic ahead behind, and to the sides

What is the 4th step in safely changing lanes:
ANSWER: Select a safe gap in traffic

What is the 5th step in safely changing lanes:
ANSWER: Adjust your speed

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