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1

What are the three types of driver distractions?

The three types of driver distractions are:

  • Visual—Eyes off the road.
  • Cognitive—Mind off the road.
  • Manual—Hands off the steering wheel.

2

True or False:

Eating and reading while driving can distract you and lead to a collision

True

Eating and reading while driving can distract you and lead to a collision

3

True or False:

Looking at an object or event outside of the vehicle is not a case of distracted driving.

False

4

What should you do if your cell phone rings while you are driving?

do not answer it

If your cell phone rings, do not answer it. Let the call go to voicemail if you have this feature. 

5

You are driving and you need to make an urgent phone call. What should you do?

first, pull safely off the road

If you must make a call, pull safely off the road before making the call

6

Why can't a driver remain totally focused on the road though he or she is using a hands-free device for calling?

Hands-free devices still involve manual-visual tasks that may take the driver's focus off driving.

7

Why can a driver taking care of children have trouble controlling his or her vehicle?

because he or she is getting distracted

Taking care of children while driving can distract the driver and he or she can have trouble controlling the vehicle.

8

True or False:

Texting while driving isn’t just dangerous—it can be illegal too.

True

9

If you are driving through a work zone, you must avoid which distractions?

Avoid the following distractions while driving through a work zone:

  • using a cell phone hands-free
  • reading/sending text messages,
  • operating your GPS and entertainment systems.

10

What is distracted driving?

Distracted driving refers to an act of driving while your attention or mind is on anything other than the road.

11

Other than cell phones, what in-vehicle devices can lead to distracted driving?

In-vehicle devices have complex interfaces and can lead to distracted driving. They include:

  • portable entertainment devices
  • touch screen visual displays
  • joystick input methods
  • voice interfaces
  • head-up displays

12

What measure should a driver take to reduce any technological distractions?

To reduce technological distractions:

  • Do not input navigation instructions while driving.
  • Do not adjust the music or other electronic wireless communications devices while driving.
  • For navigation devices, use the audio navigation function when possible.

13

Fill in the blank:

Distracted driving is particularly common among but not exclusive to       drivers

Distracted driving is particularly common among but not exclusive to younger drivers

14

Why is it not a good idea to eat or look at maps while driving?

Eating or looking at maps can lead to manual, visual, or cognitive distractions and can interfere with the driver's focus on driving.

15

True or False:

The use of any medicine which impairs your ability to drive safely is illegal.

True

The use of any medicine (the law does not distinguish between prescription, over-the-counter or illegal drugs) which impairs your ability to drive safely is illegal.

16

What kinds of drugs, other than alcohol, can reduce a person’s concentration and affect their driving ability?

Marijuana, stimulants (like amphetamine), tranquilizers, sedative-hypnotic drugs, including barbiturates, and over-the-counter drugs

17

When is a person (in Texas) considered legally intoxicated?

Anyone with a BAC of 0.08 or more is considered intoxicated.

18

What is meant by implied-consent law?

According to implied-consent law, anyone who receives a driver's license automatically consents to be tested for blood-alcohol content and other drugs if stopped for suspicion of alcohol or drug usage while driving.

19

True or False:

The implied consent for adults is similar to that of minors.

True

20

What is the penalty for a driver whose car is stopped on a public highway is found carrying open containers of alcohol?

maximum $500 fine

The driver can be cited for an open container violation. Conviction of this offense is punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.

21

Suppose an individual (19 years old) has a detectable amount of alcohol in their system while operating a watercraft, and this is their 3rd DUI offense, what could be the consequences for this misdemeanor?

180 days in jail,  $500 to $2,000 fine or probation

This is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by a fine of $500 to $2,000 and/or confinement in jail not to exceed 180 days, community service of 40 to 60 hours, an alcohol awareness class may be required, and the minor’s license will be suspended (or privilege denied of not licensed) for one year or for 90 days with a judge’s order to install an ignition interlock device.

22

In how much time can the human body dispose of 12 ounces of beer, or a 5-ounce glass of wine?

approximately 1 hour

 

23

In what ways can marijuana affect a person’s driver skills?

poor concentration, lack of judgment, and impaired sensory and perceptual abilities

Even typical social doses of marijuana can affect concentration, judgment, and sensory and perceptual skills needed for careful driving. People who are under marijuana influence have impaired sensory and perceptual abilities.

24

What are the possible risks associated with driving after consuming a tranquilizer?

sleepiness and over-sedation

Tranquilizers/sedative-hypnotic drugs calm people down or help them sleep. This can lead to over-sedation and sleepiness while driving.

25

What is the only effective way of reducing BAC?

allowing your body time to get rid of alcohol

Taking cold showers, drinking black coffee, or exercising will not make a person sober. Only time, based on body weight, the number of drinks, and food intake, can minimize the effects of alcohol.

26

True or False:

According to the Texas Alcohol Beverage Code, a minor is any individual who is under 18 years of age.

False

According to the Texas Alcohol Beverage Code, a minor is any individual who is under 21 years of age.

27

What is the penalty if you are found selling alcohol to a minor?

$4,000 and/or confined in jail for up to one year

Persons who purchase, furnish, or sell alcohol to a minor can be fined up to $4,000 and/or confined in jail for up to one year.

28

State any three Alcoholic Beverage Code offenses?

Some Alcoholic Beverage Code offenses include:

  • Minor in possession
  • Attempt to purchase alcohol by a minor
  • Purchase of alcohol by a minor
  • Consumption of alcohol by a minor
  • Misrepresentation of age by a minor
  • Driving or operating a watercraft under the influence of alcohol by a minor.
  • Failure to complete an alcohol awareness class.

29

Suppose a person (aged under 21 years) refuses to provide his/her breath or blood specimen to an enforcement officer for the second time, what penalty he/she might have to face?

Driver license suspension (or privilege denial if not licensed) for 2 years

30

What effect might the combination of alcohol and another drug have on a person who is driving a vehicle?

The combination of alcohol and another drug can:

  • escalate the overall effects
  • increase a person’s risk of poor decision making
  • slow down the responsive reactions to situations


Taking a combination of alcohol and a drug might escalate the overall effects of the other drug. Alcohol can mask the effects of the other drug, increase a person’s risk of poor decision making and/or slow down the responsive reactions to situations.

31

Choose the correct option.

How much alcohol can you consume and still expect to be able to drive safely?

A. Half a drink
B. One drink
C. Two drinks
D. No drink at all

No drink at all

32

What happens to your driver's license if you are a minor whose blood specimen showed a detectable amount of alcohol but it is below 0.08 BAC - and that is for the first time?

suspension of driver's license for 60 days.

This being the first offense, the minor's driver's license would be suspended or his/her driving privileges would be denied for the next 60 days.

33

What is the penalty for vehicular manslaughter by a driver (adult) who is intoxicated with alcohol or drugs?

Vehicular manslaughter is punishable by

  • a fine of up to $10,000
  • confinement of 2 to 20 years in TDCJ (the Texas Department of Criminal Justice)
  • suspension of Driver License for 180 days to 2 years

34

Choose the correct option:

Which of the following is true about driving and taking drugs?

A. Prescribed drugs are safe to use while driving.
B. Only illegal drugs can impair one’s driver’s ability.
C. Even over-the-counter drugs, like antihistamines, can affect one’s driver’s ability.
D.  Drugs containing caffeine can improve one’s driver’s ability.

Even over-the-counter drugs, like antihistamines, can affect one’s driver’s ability.

Prescribed drugs, over-the-counter, and illegal drugs – any drug can impair your ability to drive safely. You should always check with a doctor or pharmacist before taking more than one type of drug or mixing drugs.