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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?

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.

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.

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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