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When you press firmly on a non ABS brake system just before the wheels lock up this is called..

Threshold braking


To recover from a skid important things you must do are..

•Do not use the accelerator or brake
• steer in the direction you want to go


A power skid occurs when..

You accelerate too quickly causing the wheels to spin


A cornering skid occurs when you are..

Travelling too quickly when turning causing the vehicle to slide sideways


When a front tire is flat the vehicle will pull strongly to the side that..

Has the flat tire.


A flat rear tire may make your vehicle

Weave. You may find it hard to steer.


When road conditions are poor due to bad weather, allow more time for your trip.. Increase your..

Following distance, reduce your speed, and maintain your SPACE CUSHION.


When you are driving at night or at any time when you cannot see clearly far in front of you you must turn your ..

Headlights on when you cannot see 150 meters (500 feet) in front of you.


Use your low-beam headlights if there is...

Oncoming traffic. Even when the highway is divided


Avoid looking directly at oncoming headlights so they do not blind you. Look slightly..

Down and to the right edge of your driving lane until the vehicle passes you.


Visibility is reduced at night. Do not overdrive..

Your headlights. Travel at a speed that allows you to respond safely or stop in the distance lit by your headlights.


If glare makes it difficult to see..

Reduce your speed.


When driving at night use your low beam headlights when following within..

150 meters of another vehicle


Use your LOW BEAM LIGHTS WHEN you are within..

300 meters of oncoming vehicles


In smoke and fog use..

Low beam headlights, as high beam will cause glare.


When it is raining use

Low beam headlights


When a thin layer of water forms under your tire while you are driver this is called



Do not use cruise control when..

The weather conditions are poor


With an ABS brake system you can ..

Brake as hard as you need without losing the ability to steer.


To reduce the collision with an animal, do the following...

•Reduce your speed, look well ahead and use caution in areas with wildlife warning signs
•Scan the sides of the road for animals
•Be careful at dusk and dawn animals are more active at those times
• Also watch for sudden spots of light on or near the road at night


If an animal suddenly appears in front of you..

Brake hard and prepare to take evasive action


If you are the first person at the scene of a collision...

Stop away from the collision in a safe location.


You are required to report all collisions to the police or local law enforcement if..

• anyone has been injured
• anyone has been killed
• overall damage exceeds $2,000
• if police are called to the scene, all drivers must remain.


If you damage any traffic control device, a parking meter or any public property you must..

Report this to the police immediately even if the damages are less than $2,000.


You must notify the owner of an unattended vehicle of any damage caused through a collision. True or false?



When passing emergency vehicles or tow trucks that are STOPPED WITH THIER LIGHTS FLASHING reduce your speed to...?

60 km/h speed fines double when passing emergency vehicles.


If you are not in the lane next to the stopped vehicles, you still need to be..

Watchful and cautious.


When an ambulance, fire or police emergency vehicle is approaching from any direction and is sounding a siren, you must...

Yield the right-of-way.
• safely move your vehicle to allow the emergency vehicle passage.
• drive as closely as possible to the right curb or edge of a two way roadway.
• move right or left to the nearest curb.


If you see a vehicle with flashing green lights...

Treat it like any other emergency vehicle.


Always yield to emergency vehicles with siren or lights operating. Maintain a safe following distance of at least..

150 meters (500 feet)


Road maintenance and construction vehicles can be used or parked on..

Any portion of the road.


When a police officer is behind you with the emergency lights flashing, you are required to..

• move to a safe location on the right edge of the road (TWO WAY ROADWAY)

• on a ONE WAY ROADWAY, carefully and legally stop your vehicle in a safe location at the nearest edge of the roadway.


When a police officer pulls you over provide your..

Drivers license, vehicle registration, and vehicle insurance.


If a vehicles load extends 1.5 meters (5feet) the following is required..

During daylight hours a red flag should be attached to the end of the extension or load. The flag must be 30 centimetres (one foot? Long on each of the four sides of the square. At night a light must be attached instead


In a residential area, you must not operate a vehicle in a way that disturbs the residents between the hours of

10pm and 7am


If you drive a vehicle on a roadway without care and attention, or without reasonable consideration for others using the road, you could be found guilty of..

Careless driving.


It is illegal to operate your vehicle using two lanes on a highway, except ..

When conditions cause the use of a single lane to be impractical


When you are driving you must not allow anyone to ride on the outside of..

Your vehicle


When you see a yellow flashing pedestrian-activated traffic light, slow to..

30km/h and yield to pedestrians wanting to cross the street


In an urban area pedestrians may indicate their intention to cross a street by,

Raising their arm at a right angle and pointing to the opposite curb