Driver's Ed

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Driver's Ed
2012-03-18 16:16:15
Vocabulary Words

Driver's Ed Vocabulary Words
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  1. Highway Transportation System
    • HTS has roadways, highways, and roadway users. This moves people from one place to another. It has the greatest variety of users including drivers, passangers, and pedestrians.
    • Roadway Users- People who use the HTS by walking, driving, or riding
    • Vehicles- Need to share the roads with other vehicles
    • Roadways- Need to know how to ride in certain environmental conditions
  2. IPDE Process
    • Identify, predict, decide, and execute
  3. Zone Control System
    Part of IPDE. This manages space around a car
  4. Low Risk Driving
    Avoiding collision
  5. Collision
  6. Operation Costs
    Costs for fuel, oil, and tires
  7. Fixed Costs
    Price of car, licensing fees, and insurance
  8. Regulatory Signs
    Controls traffic such as stop and yield. Most are either whire squares or rectangles with red or black lettering
  9. Warning Sign
    Hazards or changes in the condition of the road. Mostly diamond shaped
  10. Guide Signs
    Mark routes, intersections, and service areas
  11. International Signs
    Symbols rather than words
  12. Roadway Marking
    Gives a warning or direction with usually lines, words, or symbols
  13. Shared left Turn Lane
    A center lane with special pavement markings designed to be shared by traffic going in both directions or making left turns
  14. High Occupancy Vehicle
    HOV lanes have a diamond symbol reserved for buses and carpools
  15. Rumble Strips
    Causes car to make a loud noise
  16. Shift Lever
    Used to select gear
  17. Cruise Control
    Maintain desired speed without pressing the accelerator
  18. Shift Indicator
    Gear postions
  19. Tachometer
  20. Odometer
    Indicates the total number of miles the car has driven
  21. ABS
    Anto Lock Breaking System. Keeps the wheels from locking if the driver pushes the brake
  22. Wheel Lock Up
    Without ABS when the brakes are pushed the wheels stop turning and the tires begin to slide
  23. Transmission
    Converts engine speed into power to turn the wheels
  24. Clutch
    Connects the rotating engine shaft to the gears in the transmission
  25. Semi Automatic Transmissions- Clutchless Manual Transmission
    Replaced with electronics that allow the driver to shift gears manually by moving the shift lever
  26. Convex Mirror
    Side mirror
  27. Turnabout
    Turning a vehicle around to go in the opposite direction
  28. Angle Parking
    Parking spots at an angle
  29. Reference Point
    Can be viewed from mirrors. There are standard and personal reference points
  30. Open Zone
    Space able to be driven with no restriction
  31. Field of Vision
    The area you can see around you while looking straight ahead
  32. Depth Preception
    The ability to judge the relative distance of objects correctly
  33. Ground Viewing
    Making quick glances to the roadway
  34. Maneuvers
    Actions to reduce hazards
  35. Central Vision
    The straight ahead part of the vield of vision
  36. Peripheral Vision
    Surrounding the central vision
  37. Fringe Vision
    The part of peripheral vision closest to the central vision
  38. Glare Resistance
    Describes the ability to continue seeing when looking at bright lights
  39. Speed Smear
  40. Carboin Monoxide
    A colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas
  41. Synergistic Effect
    When other drugs are combined with alcohol the effects can be multiplied
  42. BAC
  43. Nystsgmus
    Gazing horizontally
  44. Congitive Distraction
  45. Visual Distraction
    Not looking straight ahead
  46. Biomechanical Distraction
    Doing things in the car
  47. Projectiles
    Flying objects that can be a hazard
  48. Gawking
    When a person stares one of the most dangerous
  49. Rubbernecking
    When a person continuouslly looks around one of the most dangerous
  50. Inertia
    Objects that are at rest tend to stay at rest and objects that are moving tend to keep moving
  51. Blowout
  52. Vehilcle Balance
    The distribution of a vehicle's weight on its tires as they contact the ground
  53. Pitch
    A tilting motion from front to back
  54. Active Restraint Device
    A device that must be engaged such as a seat belt
  55. Passive Restraint Device
    A device that works automatically such as an air bag