Flashcards in Chapter 5 - Defense Driving Deck (17):
What are 3 ways to prevent a collision?
Act in time
What is aggressive driving?
Progression of unlawful driving actions
List 5 examples of aggressive driving.
Unexpectedly altering the speed of a vehicle
Making improper and/or erratic traffic lane changes
Disregarding traffic control devices
Failing to yield the right of way
Following another vehicle too closely
What are the phone numbers used to report aggressive driving?
What is Maggie's Law?
Makes it illegal to knowingly drive a vehicle while impaired by lack of sleep.
Define "Highway Hypnosis"
List 4 ways drivers can "communicate" with each other
Turn signals (hand signals)
Catching motorist's eyes
Tap the horn to warn other motorists
Quick flip of the headlights from low to high and back to low
Following too closely behind a vehicle directly in front
One car length, about ___ feet from each ___ miles per hour, provides a safe following distance.
Explain the 3-second plus rule
It's to judge distances.
Pick a fixed object, wait until the vehicle in front passes the object then count until you pass the object.
If it's more than 3 seconds your distance is good.
If it's less than 3 seconds you need to increase your distance.
What is hydroplaning and why is it dangerous?
Ride up on a film of water starting at about 35mph.
Causes you to lose control of the vehicle.
Who is responsible if snow or ice flies from your car and causes damage to another vehicle or property?
It's your responsibility to clean your vehicle properly.
List 3 reasons why a vehicle will skid.
Accelerates too quickly
Turns too fast
In NJ, motorist may use studded snow tires between __________ and _______.
Motorist should always consider the following factors when driving at night.
A motorist should look ahead ___ seconds ahead when driving in the city.