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Flashcards in Responsible Driving Deck (40):
1

The key to being a good safe collision avoiding driver is to..

Anticipate.

2

(Scan all around your vehicle) Most of your attention should be given to..

Looking forward and scanning for hazards that are developing ahead of you.

3

when you are driving in an URBAN AREA, look at least..

12 to 15 seconds ahead of your vehicle.

4

When you are driving in RURAL AREAS look at least..

20 to 25 seconds ahead of your vehicle

5

When you look far ahead of your vehicle this is called..

Visual lead time.

6

Check behind you by glancing in your rear view mirrors every..

8 to 12 seconds ( about every block in an urban area )

7

Glance in your rear view mirrors when you anticipate..

Slowing or stopping

8

Be aware of vehicles on both sides and in your.

Blind spots

9

Proactive driving involves a continuos process of...

Watching your surroundings. And thinking about whether hazards are developing, and then taking action to reduce risks.

10

There are two types of hazards that should be recognized.. What are they?

• Fixed hazard ( those that do not change )

• variable ( those that change )

11

Define a fixed hazard..

Fixed hazards are permanent conditions and situations along the roadway including:
• restricted vision areas such as curves, hills and hidden driveways
• intersections
• merging roadways

12

Define a variable hazard..

Variable hazards change through the day for example
•school children and other pedestrians
•left turning vehicles
•icy road surfaces
•"stale" green lights
•emergency vehicles

13

Leave enough space between yourself and the vehicle ahead, behind and to either side to..

Stop safely or steer around a possible hazard.

14

If someone is following too closely, and if it is safe, reduce your speed just enough to encourage them to..

Pass. If the person does not pass, create a wider space cushion between you and the vehicle ahead.

15

When stopping behind another vehicle in traffic, leave enough space so that you could move your vehicle into another..

Lane without having to reverse. The extra space reduces the risk of hitting the vehicle ahead if you are hit from behind.

16

Plan your travel route before you..

Set out. And keep it in mind as you drive.

17

Be sure you are in the proper lane well in advance of your..

Exit or turning location.

18

If you miss your exit or turn continue on to the...

Next exit or intersection.

19

True or false, never drive your vehicle in reverse on a roadway?

True.

20

If you must turn sharply to avoid something in your lane stay on your side of the..

Yellow line if possible

21

You should drive a minimum of how many seconds behind the vehicle ahead?

Two seconds. This is for normal road and weather conditions.

22

When conditions are less than ideal increase your..

Following distance.

23

The two second rule works at any speed? True or false

Very true.

24

An exception to this rule is for drivers of large vehicles, such as motor homes. It is recommended that you use a minimum..

Four second following distance

25

Proactive driving is driving with..

The aim to anticipate possible hazards and take action to reduce, minimize or avoid danger before it can occur.

26

Passengers 16 years of age or older not properly secured in the vehicle can be..

Fined

27

A child under the age of 6 years and who does bot weigh more than 18 kilograms (40pounds) must be properly secured in a..

Child safety seat. The child safety seat must be installed in the vehicle.

28

Forward facing child seats are designed for children..

10 to 18 kilograms (22 to 40 pounds)

29

Travelling at higher speeds increases fuel use. Every 10km/hour above 90km/h burns about..

10% more fuel

30

Rapid acceleration and changes in speed can increase fuel consumption by as much as..

40%. Cruise control can help maintain a fuel-efficient steady speed on the highway.

31

Ten seconds of what can consume more fuel than turning off your engine and re-starting it?

Idling

32

For every 10 minutes of idling the average vehicle uses about one-third of a litre of fuel. True or false?

True

33

Proper use of a block heater can improve your vehicles overall fuel economy by as much as..

10%

34

Do not leave your block heater on overnight because..

Your energy savings will disappear in higher electricity costs.

35

A vehicle that is properly maintained will be more..

Fuel efficient and safe.

36

A poorly tuned engine can increase fuel consumption by up to..

50%

37

A clogged air filter can reduce fuel efficiency by

10%

38

Under inflated tires increase fuel consumption by about..

5% as well as increase tire wear and reduce traction.

39

Air conditioners used in stop and go traffic can increase fuel consumption by as much as

10 to 25 percent.

40

At highway speeds, air conditioning increases fuel consumption by

3 to 4%