Flashcards in Days 1-4 Deck (104)
What is the program task and goal?
To produce safe and responsible drivers capable of driving collision-free for a lifetime.
What are the five requirements for getting your driver's license?
You must pass an approved course, have had your permit for 6+ months, log 50 hours of driving (10 at night), pass a vision, knowledge, and skills test, and may not have any tickets/notices of infraction.
What are the restrictions for the first six months after you get your license?
No driving between 1-5 am unless with a parent or licensed driver 25+ yrs. old. No passengers under 20 yrs. old except immediate family.
What are the restrictions for the second six months after you get your license?
No driving between 1-5 am unless with a parent or licensed driver 25+ yrs. old. No more than three passengers under 20 who are not immediate family.
Cell phone restrictions with an intermediate driver's license
Not permitted to use any wireless device while driving, even hands-free. You may only use one to report an emergency.
What is the biggest factor contributing to young drivers' mistakes?
What is the leading cause of death for US teens?
2. Motor vehicle collisions
Traffic safety education provides you with___, but to be a good driver, you need___.
Basic knowledge and skills
What age group has the highest rate of collisions, speeding, and impaired/distracted driving incidents?
16 to 25 year olds.
What is the purpose of the highway transportation system? What are the three parts to the HTS?
Purpose: Safe, efficient, convenient movement of people and goods from place to place
3 parts: People, vehicles, roadways
What is the hardest part of the HTS for you to control?
Other users of the HTS.
How does the government regulate the HTS? Also, why are HTS laws established?
Laws are passed to make up the Uniform Vehicle code. Laws are established to keep order and safety on roadways.
How do courts regulate the HTS?
Decide whether drivers charged with violating the law are guilty or innocent.
How do highway traffic engineers regulate the HTS?
Planning, building, and maintaining roadways.
Congestions and collisions on the HTS can cause...
Serious social and economic problems.
How is driving a social task?
Other drivers must interact well with each other.
What does IPDE stand for?
Identify, Predict, Decide, and Execute.
What is the cornerstone to safe driving?
The first thing on and the last thing off in your vehicle is always the...
What is Line of Sight? (LOS)
The area you can see clearly in any direction.
What is Path of Travel? (POT)
The area your vehicle will be traveling in or through during any maneuver.
The most important part of any maneuver is...
Making sure that POT is clear before moving.
Before performing any action, ask yourself...
Is it safe? Is it legal? Is it necessary?
What is the void area?
The area around the car that you cannot see because of the car body.
If you cannot see out of the rearview mirror due to obstructions, what should you do?
Adjust your side mirrors.
How should you adjust your side mirrors?
Head against the driver's side window, you should see a sliver of side of car; head over center of vehicle, you should see a sliver of car in right mirror also.
Where is the safest position for children in a car?
The rear seat.
Children under 2...
Must be in rear-facing infant seat.
Must be in forward-facing car seat (can also be rear-facing still).
What is the recommendation for children and car seats?
They should stay in rear-facing seats as long as it is possible and practical.