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iDriveSafely Unit 1
1. Every vehicle operated on Texas roadways must be covered by _______ insurance through a company that is authorized to do business in Texas.
2. To help manage risk, it is essential that you _______ that can increase levels of risk.
Remain alert to conditions or objects
3. Slowing down or “rolling through” a stop sign is _____.
Against the law
4. About one out of every twenty drivers _____.
Is involved in a crash each year
5. Because the actions of other road users are _____, you can lower your risk if you adequately communicate to those around you. Always signal your intention to change lanes or turn.
6. As a driver, you can lower your level of risk by ______.
Adjusting your speed, conducting visual searches, and signaling
7. When you drive, _____.
Risk is always present
8. Roads that function as expressways and divided highways have high speeds and greater risk of ______ crashes.
9. It is illegal to drive in the United States without ________.
Having liability insurance for your vehicle
10. Your license may be suspended or revoked for ________.
All of these answers are correct
iDriveSafely Unit 2
1. Driving at high speeds ____.
Increases the distance needed to stop your car
2. Which of the following is NOT a reason why high speeds increase the risk of collision?
Your visibility is better when you drive faster
3. Scanning lows allows you to locate _____ before you hit them.
4. New hand positions are encouraged on the steering wheel such as ____.
8 & 4 o’clock
5. A ____ headlight lens can cut the amount of light it emits by 90%.
6. Your natural tendency will be to concentrate on what is going on ahead of you, so you need to remember to check your mirrors _____.
7. Position yourself with a clear line-of-sight so you can search the traffic environment about ____ seconds ahead.
8. You can reduce your vehicle’s blind spot by ____.
Installing large side mirrors
9. Stiffness in the neck can make it difficult for drivers to ____.
10. When driving at night and you encounter curves, what do you have to remember?
Most headlights point straight ahead, so don’t over-drive them
iDriveSafely Unit 3
1. Stimulants can generate a _______.
False sense of well being
2. If you notice someone driving erratically, you should ___.
Let them pass you and give yourself plenty of space behind the impaired driver
3. The effects of alcohol are ______.
4. If you are taking a prescribed drug and are going to drive, ____.
Conduct an inventory of all drugs consumed and their side effects
5. Intoxication Manslaughter is a Felony of the Second Degree, and it is punishable by a fine up to ____, imprisonment up to 10 years, and license suspension up to two years.
6. Cold medicines can _______.
Have side effects that slow your ability to think and react quickly
7. A first DWI offense is punishable by a fine, _____ for up to six months, and driver license suspension.
Confinement in jail
8. Once in the brain, alcohol affects your _______.
Reasoning, judgment, and concentration
9. When you combine alcohol with some drugs, the results can be ____.
10. Under the Implied Consent Law, refusal to provide a specimen for a breath or blood alcohol test results in the ________ of your driving privilege.
iDriveSafely Unit 4
1. Most drivers make _____ driving errors for every 20 decisions they make while driving.
2. While driving, if you need to use your cell phone, _____.
You should pull over to use the phone
3. Negative thoughts that occur while driving often surface in the form of _______.
Hostile verbal expression
4. Never drive when your body tells you _______.
It is tired
5. One way to control distractions is to ______.
Inventory the ones you can control
6. If you experience microsleep, _____.
Pull off the road at a safe place and nap
7. If you have to drive on a long trip, get plenty of rest before you leave and plan on stopping every _____ hours.
8. Microsleeps last between ____ seconds.
Four to five
9. If you are driving in heavy traffic and you want to weave in and out of traffic to get ahead, it may be a result of _____.
Your competitive nature
10. The rhythm that regulates the body’s natural wake/sleep cycle is called ______.
The circadian rhythm
iDriveSafely Unit 5
1. ______ diamond shaped or ______ signs alert drivers of construction zones.
2. Motorcycles are extremely hard to see if they are _____.
Approaching from the side
3. Some bicyclists create unsafe situations by riding ______ for the traffic environment and weather conditions.
At excessive speeds
4. The most popular vehicle models in America today are ____.
5. It is illegal to follow an emergency vehicle at a distance of _____ or to stop within _____ of where an emergency vehicle is responding to an alarm.
500 feet, One block
6. Do not use your horn directly behind a ____ or a horse rider on the side of the roadway.
7. If a bicyclist is in your lane in front of you, ____.
Be patient and adjust your speed and position
8. Step vans (delivery trucks) and 15-passenger vans _____.
Have poor rearward vision
9. Use your _____ to communicate to others drivers that you are in trouble, there is trouble ahead, or when you are moving very slowly.
Emergency hazard lights
10. Reversible lanes are used during _____.
iDriveSafely Unit 6
1. On the expressway, maintain a 3-4 second following distance. If the road is slippery or wet, adjust your distance to ____.
2. 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
3. As you approach a steep uphill grade in the mountains, _____.
Shift to a lower gear
4. On cold days, to prevent moisture from forming on the inside of the glass, _______ before you turn on the defroster.
Turn the heater on high and let the engine warm up
5. If conditions are so bad that you cannot see the road ahead, _______.
Pull as far off the road as possible and turn on your emergency flashers
6. One-way streets have unique features including ____.
Lanes that are more narrow than regular-lanes
7. Prevent an expressway emergency by merging without _____.
8. When driving on an expressway, select a lane that allows others to _____.
Pass you on the left
9. If traffic is traveling faster than the speed limit, resist going the speed of the ______.
10. While driving in the city, the busy urban environment can induce _____.
iDriveSafely Unit 7
1. Place or secure large items and loose objects in the _____ for safety and to deter theft.
2. Young children should be kept in rear-facing safety seats until they reach at least _______.
Two years old
3. If your brakes fail, one of the first things to do is ______.
Pump the brake pedal
4. A written report must be sent to the Texas Department of Public Safety within 10 days of a collision that:
Results in death, injury, or more than $1,000 damage to property
5. Many collisions become more serious when drivers ______.
6. To reduce injury in the event your airbag deploys, position your body at least ______ from the steering wheel.
7. Even if your vehicle has minimal damage from a collision, have the vehicle’s safety features _________.
Checked by a qualified technician
8. Locked doors are less likely to open in a crash, ________.
Decreasing the chance of the occupants being ejected
9. If you drive through water, your brakes may become slippery and ineffective. To dry the brakes off, ______.
Apply your brakes gently while accelerating at the same time
10. ________ skid occur when the brakes are applied so hard that the front or rear wheels lose traction.
iDriveSafely Unit 8
1. Every 30,000 miles, _________.
Service the automatic transmission (if your car has one)
2. There have been improvements to ABS including _______.
An emergency assist feature
3. _________ transport a pet in the bed of an open pickup truck.
The Humane Society recommends that you not
4. Research shows that the combination of _______ and _______ can reduce the risk of death in a collision by up to 80%.
Front air bags, seat belts
5. One of the most important things you should do before you leave the lot with a rental car is _______.
Check the spare
6. Every 15,000 miles, ________.
Check the automatic transmission fluid
7. Make sure to _______ when performing minor vehicle maintenance on your own.
Reference your owner’s manual
8. The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards are written in terms of ________ safety performance requirements for motor vehicles.
9. When stopped by police, you should _______.
Remain in your vehicle unless the officer states otherwise
10. One driving technique that could increase your fuel economy is to _______.
Avoid unnecessary idling
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