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Before driving do the following basic habits in this order

1. Lock your door
2. Adjust your seat and seat back
3. Adjust your head restraint
4. Adjust your inside and outside rear view mirrors
5. Fasten your seatbelt.


Adjust your seat and seat back support properly so that you are at least..

25 centimetres (10 inches) away from the steering wheel


Where and how should your hands be placed on the steering wheel and in what clock position?

Left hand at about the 9 o'clock position and right hand at about the 3 o'clock position.


How should your adjustable head restraint be adjusted? What should it be level with?

Your head restraint should be level with the top of your ears


If your head restraint tilts, move it forward to decrease the space between your head and the restraint less than..

10 centimetres (4 inches is ideal)


Adjust your inside rear view mirror to show as much..

Behind you as possible by having the rear window framed within the mirror.


Adjust the outside rear view mirrors to reduce..

Blind spots


If you are moving away from the right side of the road use your...

Left turn signal to indicate that you are entering traffic


If you are on the left side of a one way road use your...

Right turn signal


When the 9 o'clock and 3 o'clock position is not possible on a steering wheel do to its design, what is the other recommended position you can use?

The 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock position.


When turning a corner, steer using the...

Hand over hand method


For right turns, what hand applies the turning power?

The left hand


Perception time is..

How long it takes to recognize a situation and understand that you need to stop. (Takes about out three quarters of a second)


Reaction time is..

How long it takes to respond to a situation by moving your foot from the accelerator pedal to the brake pedal. (Takes about 3 quarters of a second)


Reaction distance is..

How far a vehicle travels during this time.


Braking time is..

How long it takes a vehicle to stop after the brakes are applied.


Braking distance is..

How far the vehicle travels during this time.


If you must stop quickly use..

Threshold braking


All reversing must be done at what kind of speed?

A crawl or slow walking speed.


When reversing out of a driveway, steer your vehicle to the nearest..

Traffic lane then go foward


What kind of parking is most used in parking lots?

Angle parking.


When parking facing uphill on a street with a curb turn the front wheels in what position?

Turn the front wheels to the left (toward the centre of the road)


When parking facing uphill on a street without a curb, turn your wheels to what position?

Turn your front wheels to the right (toward the edge of the road)


When parking facing downhill, always turn your front wheels to what position?

Turn your wheels to the right IF THERE IS A CURB


When parking on the left side of the road, turn your front wheels..

In the opposite direction


Do not park your vehicle..

Within 1.5 meters (5 feet) of access to a garage, private roadway or driveway.


Also do not park your vehicle...

On a bridge or underpass or the approaches to a bridge or underpass


No parking within 5 metres (16 feet) of..

• A stop or yield sign
• A marked crosswalk
• A fire hydrant


On a roadway outside an urban area do not park

On the roadway, parking lane or shoulder of a primary highway.


The only time it is okay for you to park on a roadway outside of an urban area is when..

• Your vehicle is incapable of moving under its own power
• An emergency arises, or it is permitted by law.


On a roadway outside of an urban area do not park unless..

There is a clear passage for other motor vehicles and your vehicle can be seen for 60 metres (200 feet) along the roadway in both directions