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1

What should you check prior to backing up your car?

Your mirrors, blind spot, and the area behind you. Check 360 degrees around your car.

2

How should you steer while backing?

Left hand at 12 o'clock. Turn the top of the wheel in the direction you want the rear of the car to go.

3

How fast should you be backing up?

Back at a walking pace.

4

How often should you glance forward while backing?

Every 6 to 10 feet.

5

You should continue to look out the rear window until...

You have come to a complete stop.

6

When is a safety stop required?

When crossing sidewalks, crosswalks, or before entering traffic.

7

What is the most important thing while backing?

Looking back and yielding to other vehicles and pedestrians.

8

What is one way you could fail backing around a corner on your drive test?

You could fail if you don't perform a safety stop when crossing sidewalks, crosswalks, or entering traffic.

9

What should you do if performing a turnabout isn't safe given the conditions?

You should "go around the block." Make three right turns and then a left.

10

What is the most important thing while turning your car around?

Carefully checking traffic in all directions (scanning).

11

What is the safest turnabout?

A two-point turnabout.

12

How do you perform a two-point turnabout?

Drive a little ways past a driveway on the right side of the road. Back into that driveway on the right; then you can pull out in the opposite direction.

13

How far should you back up during a turnabout?

Back only as far as necessary, and then stop.

14

You may not park within...

5' of a driveway, 15' of a hydrant, 20' of a crosswalk, 20' of a fire station (same side of road) or 75' on opposite side, 30' of an intersection, 50' of a railroad,

15

You may not park within how many feet of traffic control devices?

30 feet.

16

You may not park within how many feet of pedestrian safe zones?

20 feet.

17

Can you park on the wrong side of the road?

No.

18

Can you park in loading zones?

No.

19

Can you park on the shoulder of the freeway?

No, unless it's an emergency.

20

When is the only time you ever turn your wheels left for parking?

Parking uphill with a curb. UCLA- uphill, curb, left, always.

21

In any parking situation in which you are on a hill, either uphill or downhill, with or without a curb, how should you turn your wheels? (This excludes uphill with a curb.)

Turn them to the right to prevent the car from rolling into traffic.

22

If you think you cannot control your emotions...

You should not drive.

23

In any driving situation, you should be mature enough to...

Adjust your behavior to minimize risk.

24

What are the three questions to ask yourself before any decision?

Is it safe? Is it legal? Is it necessary?

25

Which human fault contributes to collisions the most?

The driver's attitude.

26

Which aspect of driving is most affected by our attitudes?

Our ability to make proper decisions.

27

Safe drivers...

Make good decisions.

28

As humans, we are___by nature.

Competitive.

29

Driving is NOT a___.

Competition.

30

Your personal driving goal should be...

To be a safe and responsible driver.