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D8 – Defensive Driving Answers UNIT 8 Answers

After you start your vehicle, and as you begin to drive, always check your______.
Do not try to drive more than__________hours in any one day.
Before you have work done on your vehicle,________.
get a detailed estimate that includes the service, the parts, and the labor costs
One driving technique that could increase your fuel economy is to_______.
avoid unnecessary idling
The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards are written in terms of__________safety performance requirements for motor vehicles.
There have been improvements to ABS including __________.
emergency assist
If parts are replaced when you have work done on your vehicle, __________.
ask to see the old ones
Every 15,000 miles, _______.
check the automatic transmission fluid
One of the most important things you should do before you leave the lot with a rental car is __________.
check the spare
According to the NHTSA, the combination of ________ and ________ reduce the risk of serious crash-related head injury by 83 percent.
front airbags, seat belts

Adjust your vehicle __________to help prevent a dangerous event from occurring or to minimize the consequences of an unavoidable crash
position or speed
Every vehicle operated on your state roadways must be covered by _________ insurance through a company that is authorized to do business in your state.
Roads that function as expressways and divided highways have high speeds and greater risk of ________crashes.
high impact
About one out of every ten drivers _________
involved in a car crash each yr
The minimum age requirement for a Learner’s License in Florida is:
_________is the temporary removal of your privilege to drive.
________associated with traffic-related crashes is one of our largest societal problems.
injury and death
In order to be issued a Florida Driver’s License, __________ is an acceptable Primary Document
birth certificate
It is illegal to drive in the United States without __________.
having liability insurance for your vehicle
Slowing down or “rolling through” a STOP sign is________
against the law
Create a following distance greater than 3 seconds ahead when
a driver behind you is trying to pass
High speed increases the risk of collision because of ALL of these things EXCEPT:
visibility is increased
When driving at night and you encounter curves, what do you have to remember?
Your headlights point straight ahead, not into the curve.
Enter a curve SLOWER than the posted speed if ________.
all of answers are correct
You should search a minimum of__________seconds ahead of your vehicle to avoid obstacles in your path.
The__________becomes critical if you are in a situation where you may be struck from the rear.
identification of an alternate path
Determine a safe speed to travel based on
All of these answers are correct.
When exiting a parking spot, ____________ has the right-of-way.
the vehicle that is already in the lane
Our natural tendency is to concentrate on what is going on ahead of where we are going, so you need to check your mirrors__________.
whenever you change speed or position
Determine the stopping distance by these factors: __________.
perception distance, reaction distance, and braking distance
Any DUI where your BAC is at least .08 can result in up to five years in prison and a permanent revocation of your license if:
it is your fourth DUI
Operating a vehicle in the state of Florida is considered as giving legal consent to
performing a chemical test
All drugs issued under a prescription
have warning labels
If you notice someone driving erratically behind you, you should
let him or her pass you and position your vehicle with plenty of space behind the bad driver
Alcohol is metabolized by the_
On average, in the U.S., one friend, parent or family member dies every__________minutes in alcohol related crashes.
Due to synergism, if you take two depressants together, it may be the same as taking
Once in the brain, alcohol affects ALL of these critical skills EXCEPT:
blood flow
When you combine alcohol with some drugs, the results can be
Drinking to have fun is called
recreational drinking
One way to control distractions is to
inventory the ones you can control
If you have to drive on a long trip, get plenty of rest before you leave and plan on stopping every
During each mile you drive, up to__________events you need to interpret can occur
Inattention is generally caused by concentration on
emotional issues
Some people, when they are caught in a situation where they have no control can become frustrated, which can lead to
During each mile you drive, you make approximately__________driving-related decisions
Never drive when your body tells you
it is tired
A driver who feels justified in dominating others and participates in crash-causing behavior is a/an
aggressive driver
It is not safe to drive if you stay awake during
your natural sleep hours
While driving, if you need to use your cell phone
pull over
White lettering and symbols painted on the surface of the roadway are used to
supplement signs
If you do not have __________, always drive with your low-beam headlights on
daytime running lights
Bicyclists often create unsafe situations by riding ________ for the traffic environment and weather conditions
at excessive speeds
Deer are likely to be more active and roam outside of their territory during
Reversible lanes are marked with unique signs, signals, and markings, such as
a red “X”, which means the lane is closed
If you are approaching a controlled intersection with multiple turn lanes and you would like to change lanes, you should do ALL of the following EXCEPT:
get into the lane as fast as you can
A funeral procession has the right-of-way at intersections, unless
the right-of-way is required by an emergency vehicle giving an auditory signal
signs communicate laws
Use your _________to communicate to other drivers that you are in trouble or there is trouble ahead.
emergency hazard lights
On an annual basis, animal-vehicle collisions cause about ____ worth of damage
1 billion
wet roads result in
poor traction
Urban driving often involves limited _____ which often obstructs advance warning of traffic obstacles
In Florida, it is illegal to drive on the left side of the road for passing purposes when
approaching within 100 feet of an intersection or railroad crossing
All vehicles carrying passengers for hire, all buses carrying passengers and all vehicles carrying explosives or flammable liquids must always stop no closer than __________ and no farther than __________ from railroad tracks.
15 feet, 50 feet
One-way streets have identifying features, including
all correct
When passing around a rotary traffic island, you must
only drive to the right of the rotary traffic island
Many head-on collisions occur on two-lane roads when passing because drivers_____
misjudge the closure rate of oncoming traffic
Select a travel lane with the least amount of congestion and stay in the lane you have chosen until you need to turn, __________, or avoid a hazard
pass another vehicle
Motor vehicle crashes are the number ______ cause of death for people ages 3 to 33
To reduce injury in the event your air bag deploys, position your body at least _______from the steering wheel.
10 inches
If you drive through water, your brakes may become slippery and ineffective. To dry the brakes off, __________.
apply your brakes gently as you accelerate
If you experience a blow out in one of your front tires, your vehicle will __________
pull hard toward the deflated tire
Many collisions become more serious when drivers
If you are in an emergency and there is no space to the side to steer out of the way of a crash
use controlled braking
You may not operate a vehicle unless all child passengers __________ are properly restrained with an appropriate safety device
5 yrs and under
If parts are replaced when you have work done on your vehicle
ask to see old ones
Child restraint anchorage systems should have__________lower anchorages.
every 30,000 miles
service transmission
every 15,000 miles
check transmission fluid
Do not try to drive more than__________hours in any one day.
There have been improvements to ABS including
emergency assist
One of the most important things you should do before you leave the lot with a rental car is
check the location and condition of the spare tire
According to the NHTSA, the combination of ________ and ________ reduce the risk of serious crash-related head injury by 83 percent.
front air bags. seat belts

When stopped by police, you should __________.

A.) remain in your vehicle unless the officer states otherwise
B.) demand to speak to your lawyer
C.) tell your passengers to exit the vehicle
D.) exit your vehicle and approach the officer


If parts are replaced when you have work done on your vehicle, __________.
A.) you can be sure they will be refurbished
B.) ask to see the old ones
C.) make sure they are disposed of correctly
D.) donate the old ones to a charity


Make sure to __________ when performing minor vehicle maintenance on your own.
A.) utilize a custom checklist based on your experience
B.) check with your mechanic
C.) reference your owner’s manual (Consult your owner’s manual for specific guidelines for your vehicle.)
D.) look online for recall information


Before you have work done on your vehicle, ______________.
A.) find out if the dealer has a vehicle you can drive temporarily
B.) get a detailed estimate
C.) be prepared to spend an inordinate amount of time waiting
D.) talk at length with the mechanic


After you start your vehicle, ensure that the ___________ are off.
A.) audio warnings
B.) warning lights
C.) headlights
D.) auto locks


One driving technique that could increase your fuel economy is to __________.

A.) avoid unnecessary idling
B.) maximize the use of your brakes
C.) drive in lower gears
D.) under-inflate your tires


Every 15,000 miles, __________.
A.) check the hood latch
B.) check the ball joints
C.) check the automatic transmission fluid
D.) grease the hinges


____fluid underneath your vehicle indicates that your motor oil is leaking.
A.) Light Brown to black
B.) Clear
C.) Yellow, Green or pink
D.) Reddish to Brown

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