Flashcards in Module 6 Deck (15)
List 5 characteristics of an expressway
1. Controlled access
2. High speed
3. Divided by a barrier or median
4. May have minimum speed limit
5. Motorized vehicles only
As speed increases, steering input to maneuver the vehicle _________
Be able to identify the following interchanges and signs:
Adding a lane
The three parts of an expressway entrance are:
Entrance or access ramp
List 2 things you should draft for when approaching an expressway ramp
1. Number of entrance and direction
The purpose of the acceleration lane is to ____ to ______
The speed of the traffic
Give 4 reasons to change lanes on an expressway
1. Entering it exiting
2. Allow another driver to enter
3. Following large or slow moving vehicle
4. Animal of object in lane
Describe the intended use for each expressway lane
Right lane- heavier and slower vehicle, vehicle entering or exiting expressway
Middle lane- long distance or passing
Left lane- higher speed and passing traffic
Is the entering traffic or exiting traffic required to yield on a weave lane ramp?
If you need to change direction on an expressway you must...?
If you miss your exit you should...?
Exit expressway and re enter
Get off on next exit
What is pack driving and why is it dangerous?
When multiple cars are bunched up together and it's dangerous because it doesn't leave enough room in between the cars
What is highway hypnosis and what steps are there to combat it?
When the driver begins to feel drowsy and bored
Bring a passenger along, find a rest stop and take a break
Describe ramp metering and explain why it is used
Letting a few cars into a congested highway a few at a time controlled by a traffic light and sensors
Expressway driving in urban areas versus rural areas
Urban areas- more population and slower speed limits
Rural areas- less population and caste tapers limits