Driver Training Safety Test
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You need a 17 or better to pass.
10. When driving in the rain and/or other adverse weather conditions:
you should brake harder to compensate for the increased stopping distance.
you should increase your following distance.
it is safe to travel at the posted speed limit.
you should drive as you would in ideal conditions.
1. When stopped at an intersection, you should do all of the following EXCEPT:
leave space between you and the vehicle ahead
stop behind the stop line.
back up immediately if you stop in the crosswalk.
stop before the crosswalk.
2. In ideal conditions, it is recommended that you follow no closer than ____ behind the vehicle ahead.
2 vehicle lengths
3. While on the road, you should check your mirrors:
every 3-5 seconds
every 12-15 seconds
every quarter mile
every 3-5 blocks
4. The Maximum speed when driving a van is:
5. Safety belts:
aren't necessary to wear if not required by your organization.
are effective in reducing injury only in high-speed crashes.
are optional when transporting cargo.
are required for the driver and all passengers.
6. If a jaywalker is waiting to cross the street at a mid-block, you should:
stop and wave the pedestrian across, but only when you are sure all other traffic is stopped.
cover the brake to be ready to stop if the pedestrian crosses in front of you.
stop and let the pedestrian cross in front of you.
put on your hazard lights to warn other drivers, then allow the pedestrian to cross.
7. When driving on the highway, you should scan:
only to the next vehicle.
12-15 seconds down the road.
every 3-5 seconds.
one mile down the road.
8. Properly adjusted mirrors will:
reduce your blind spots.
eliminate all side collisions.
make you more visible to other drivers.
eliminate all blind spots.
9. When driving in the city, you should scan:
every 3-5 seconds.
scannin in the city is not recommended.
only to the vehicle ahead
1 to 1.5 blocks ahead.
20. While driving, you should:
lean in your seat to reduce the size of your blind spot.
place clipboards and/or other important papers on the engine cover so you can reach them easily.
adjust your seat forward or back to reduce the size of your blind spot.
none of the other answers are correct.
11. Which one of the following does not apply to vans?
They usually have larger blind spots.
They are usually more affected by crosswinds.
They usually have a higher center of gravity.
They usually have shorter stopping distances.
12. When driving at night, it is recommended that you do all of the following EXCEPT:
reduce your speed.
look to the right edge of the road to avoid being blinded by headlights of oncoming vehicles.
immediately pass erratic drivers who may be impaired.
use your high beams whenever it is safe and legal to do so.
13. When using a helper to back, which of the following statements is not correct:
Agree on hand signals before backing.
It is the helper's responsibility to make sure you back safely.
Make sure the helper is out of the backing path and visible in your mirror.
Roll down your window and turn off all radios so you can hear any warnings.
14. In adverse weather:
stopping distances are greater.
stopping distances are the same.
following distances should be less.
following distances shouldn't change.
15. When you must back your van, it is best to:
place the spotter in the path of the van.
back to the driver's side whenever possible.
avoid using a spotter.
back to the passenger's side whenever possible.
16. Average reaction time is:
3/4 of a second.
will not occur if your tires are properly inflated & have propler tread depth.
occurs only in heavy rains and at high speed.
is rarely a problem because vans are heavy.
can occur any time the roadway is wet and at speeds as low as 35 mph.
18. Compared to a passenger car, a van's following distance should:
never be more than 3 seconds.
be greater in both ideal and adverse conditions.
be the same.
be greater, but only in adverse weather.
19. While waiting to make a left turn at an intersection:
wait with your wheels turned in the direction you wish to go.
wait with your foot over the accelerator to reduce your reaction time so you can shoot through a small break in traffic.
try to time the light change by concentrating.
wait with your wheels straight.
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