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How much does it cost to park in the handicap spot if you are not permitted to?
How far do you have to be from a fire hydrant to park?
What is the ONLY hill-parking situation where you need to park with your wheels pointed toward the street?
When you're facing uphill next to a hard curb.
How far do you have to be to STOP sign, YIELD sign or traffic signal to park?
What does red paint on a curb mean?
Don't leave your car there even for a moment, it's a tow away zone.
How far do you have to be from a railroad crossing to park?
How far do you have to be from the driveway of a fire station?
What is the cross-hatchingg nex to a disabled parking space for?
It makes roo for a vehicle to let down its wheelchair ramp so the driver can get out
What's the only kind of parking you need to preform on the Washington state driving test?
What are the two things white paint on curbs could mean?
It's either a space for police cars or a space that's only for loading and unloading. Either way, you can't leave your car there?
You can't drive within, over, or across the median of a divided highway. Is the median always made of grass or concrete?
No, sometimes it's just a painted yellow stripe at least 18 inches wide
Your high beams can blind the driver of an oncoming car. When should you dim them?
When the car is five hundred feet away.
How can you tell if you have a protected turn?
There will be a green arrow
What's the most common cause of crashes?
Drivers not paying attention
Is it always legal to pass slow cars on two-lane, two way roads?
Only when you have a dashed yellow line. NO solid yellow line, a clear view and enough time to get safely back into your lane.
On ocean beaches where driving is legal, how fast can you legally go?
25mph (same as neighborhood street)
If you're caught driving with 2 passengers not wearing their seat-belts, one 15 years old and the other 16 years old. Who to you have to pay the fine for?
You have to pay for the 15 year old, the 16 year old pays for himself.
How much is the fine for not using snow chains when they're required
What's the safest way to travel with an infant?
Strap them in a car-seat in the back seat, facing out the rear window (Also the only legal way to travel with an infant.
Why do you wnat to leave lots of space in front when you're following a motorcycle?
If the motorcycle falls, you might need extra time not to hit him.
If you're approaching an intersection where a pedestrian has one foot in a crosswalk, can you keep going?
You have to stop when the pedestrian is "within one lane of your half of the roadway" and that means even if just his foot is in your half of the roadway you have to stop
What's the closest you can get to an emergency vehicle in front of you?
How many bicyclists are killed or injured annually?
More than 39,000
A school bus is stopped on a three-lane street with its red lights on an its STOP sign out. You are traveling toward it on the opposite side of the street which has no median or any sort of barrier. Do you need to stop?
No, you don't because the street has three lanes and the law says that this is one of the cases where stopping is not necessary
You know that motorcycles are harder to see than cars and that they can move very fast: what's another thing to remember about them?
They're less stable than cars because they only have 2 wheels
On multiple lane highways who should stay in the far right lane?
The slowest moving traffic
Is it legal to drive in the bicycle lane if you have a very small vehicle?
No. Bikes only.
Why does it matter to drivers that deer are pack animals?
Because if you see one you'll probably see another.
Do drivers have to stop for bicycles in crosswalks?
Bicycles are treated the same as pedestrians in a crosswalk. Stop if they are within one lane of the traffic dividing (yellow) line
When merging or changing lanes, how big of a gap do you need between you and the vehicles traveling in the lane you're entering
4 seconds- that's one more than the 3 second gap you keep when you're following other vehicles
If you're driving along and THIS happens, you should shift to neutral
Why should you adjust your mirrors properly?
Get rid of blind spots
The process of looking ahead, to the left and to the right of your car is called what?
Two signs that a green light is stale are that the pedestrian DON'T WALK sign is red and the light has been green as long as you've seen it; what's a third sign?
You're behind a long line of cars
What manevur are you doing when your right arm is over the back of your seta and you're turned around so you can look directly out the rear window
When you're making a normal left turn (not protected) what's the last thing you should make sure of?
No oncoming traffic
At a railroad crossing you've slowed down to see up and down the tracks, you've made sure there's room on the other side so you won't have to stop on the tracks, but you can't quite be sure there's no train coming... what's one last safety measure
Turn down the radio, roll down the window and listen
Before you change lanes, you absolutely have to signal, do an over the shoulder peek and
Check your mirrors
If you're one of those people who slows down to look at a crash, you're risking getting in a collision yourself, failing to see a car ahead that has ALSO slowed and potentially causing what other general problem?
What is that stuff that starts to impact your abilities almost from the moment you swallow it?
If a collision results in a fatality, what are the chances that one of the drivers had been using alcohol
If it's someone's very first charge of impaired driving what's the maximum possible fine?
Five thousand dollars plus court costs
The name of the tests that police are authorized to give when they suspect that a driver has been drinking are known collectively as
Field sobriety tests
what's the very first thign that happens when alcohol gets into your body?
Your judgement and reason are impaired
If a driver refuses to take a field sobriety test he automatically loses his license for how long
What's the most common behavior of drivers who are high on pot?
driving slower than the posted speed limit
What's the most common behavior of drivers who are intoxicated with alcohol?
They speed and drive aggressively
Can drivers be charged with impairment for driving under the influence of over-the-counter medications?
Yes. This is one reason why some cold medications carry warnings not to operate heavy equipment
If you've been in a crash that involves another driver, you must exchange contact info and
The number on your insurance policy
Does an IDL license allow you to drive with family members under 20
yes but not friends
Are there fines for violating IDL rules?
No violating IDL rules does not carry a fine
Do 18 year olds get IDL license?
NO only 16 and 17 year olds
The amount of property liablity insurance that all Washington drivers must carry proof of is
$10,000 for any one collision
The amound of personal injury or death liability that all Washington drivers must carry proof of is
$25,000 for one person, $50,000 for two persons
If you're in a collions that results in an injury, death or more than $700 in property damage you must
Report it to the police within 4 days
If you move, how lond do you have to notify the DOL of your new address?
How can you remember when your license expires?
It's always on your birthday
What are those things you have to have stuck to your rear license plate?
Motor vehicle tabs
When you see a flashing red light you should treat it as a
How far ahead of a turn do you put on your signal?
At least 100 feet
As you approach uncontrolled intersections you have to scan, cover the brake, yield to cars already in the intersection and (sometimes) yield to what other drivers?
You also yield to oncoming drivers if you're turning left.
When you're entering a roundabout, who do you have to yield to?
Drivers already in the roundabout
An uncontrolled intersection has neither traffic signs nor traffic
In case cars arrive at the same time who should go first at a 4-way stop
The driver to the right has the right of way
Do you have to stop if you're approaching a traffic signal and it turns yellow
If you can do so safely yes
Is there ever a time at a signaled intersection when you're turning left that youdon't have to wait for oncoming traffic?
If you have a green arrow signifying a protected turn, you don't have to wait
Is it legal to turn right on a red light in Washington
Yes if you stop first and make sure it's clear, as long as there is no sign forbidding it.
Is it legal to change lanes in the middle of an intersection?
No, and it's stupid too.
When driving always use this to calm mom down
In sideview mirrors you should see
- Sliver of the car
- Rear door handle
I check my mirror adjustment everytime I get behind the wheel
- Use whenever you make a lateral move or turn
- Say it out loud as you signal
Foot 2 brake Eye 2 mirror
High aim vision is
Looking high on the windsheild and far ahead in traffic
High aim vision=time to react
If I say it I see it
There's no accidents, they are wrecks, collisions or crashes
Drive nice, it's contagious
Quick walk around/inspection
- Check for problems
- Things in the way
In the car
- Don't slouch
- Adjust seat
- wheel at 9 and 3
- Shoulder belt across chest
- Lap across hips, not stomach
- Click and cinch
- Lock-take out key/ put back in
- Accessory-Use battery
- On-Where key is while driving
- Start-Starts engine
Left arm straight out window
Signal for turning left
Left arm out window bent at 90o
Signal for turning right
Left arm out window angled downwards
- Right heel on floor
- Pivot between pedals
- Ball of foot at bottom of pedal
- Curl toes adn ease off
- No stomping
Six steps of starting the car
- 1. Shut and lock door
- 2. Key in ignition
- 3. Turn off cell phone
- 4. Adjust seat
- 5. Adjust mirrors
- 6. Click and cinch
Gear in drive, ease off brake and the car will creep
Right foot, don't rest on brake. Anticipate problems, cover brake, squeeze down and ease off
Once a month check
- Tire pressure
- Basically everything
- To make sure nothing is in your way
- Sit in car and check all the way around you
Being suprised is dangerous
Be aware adn utilize SMMOG
- Over the shoulder
- Signal intent
- 100ft (5-6 sec)
- Check rear view mirror
- Check side mirror of intended direction
Over the shoulder look
- Check for a gap
- Identify any risks
- 360 check
- Ease foot off brake
- Smoothly squeeze accelerator
- Look where you go
Before ever moving your car: DO A FULL 360 CHECK.
Scan and say clear if clear when you approach a
Parking lot scan: Look for
- Cars using back up lights
- Go 10mph or slower
Foot to brake and eye to mirror
A tool to help you tell where the edges of your car are
A car should be how many inches from the stop line?
- Like a bike
- Slow early
- Pedal pressure depends on weight, brakes adn road condition
- Check your mirrors
Legal stops/ safety checks
- Approach stop line while scanning
- Make legal stop
- If you can't see a full block, creep forward while scanning.
- Before you commit to going be sure you can get up to speed with everyone else
Legal. Stop. Every. Time.
Where is the legal stop
- Before stop line
- Line up with reference points
- Stop fully then creep for a better view
- If there's no marker stop before the road.
How far from the curb should you be to park
- 12 inches or less
- Use reference points
Everytime the signal goes on, it's a full SMMOG
Lead with your eyes and your hands will follow
Learn to look
- Improve eyesight/ awareness
- Vechicle will go where you look
You should look
- For an open path
- Away from the obstacle
How to turn
- Look where you want to go
- Adjust speed, slowing before the corner
- Coast and pivot
WHen to turn
Start when your bumper is line up with the start of the intersection.
Should I be driving?
Steering in reverse
- 1. Look where you want to go
- 2. Point
- 3. Turn where you're pointing
I never move my car unless I am looking the direction I intend to go
2.Full 360 check
3. Focus out the rear window
4. Steering technique
Park and secure
- 1.Set parking brake (first thing on and first thing off)
- 2. Shift to park
- 3. Radio off and windows up
- 4. Lights and engine off
- 5. Remove key and belt
- 6. Exit and lock car
- The area around your car that you can't see
- Eyes to ground
When driving on the street be aware of
- Parked cars
- Pets, kids/people
- Pot holes
- Average is 12 feet long
- There are 3 lane positions
What is the best lane position right now
To stay center
- Look where you want to go
- Line up left knee with center reference point on the road
- Look way ahead
- Look through top half of windowsheild (height of street sign)
How far is 12-15 seconds
- 1mph-1.5 feet
- 30mph=45 feet per second
- 675 feet you should be looking ahead
Count 12-15 elephants to check your visual lead time. Aim high
Looking through curves
- Look for a high reference
- Slow before turn
Lead with your eyes
It's harder to turn if
- Sharper curve
Adjust lane position before you get to the corner to communitcate intent and promote traffic flow
Perpendicular parking: What goes wrong
- Wrong distance
- Do it when
- Enough room
- SMMOG and pull into parking lane
- Don't do it when
3 point turn
- 2.360 check
- 3. Crank wheel
- 4. Gently accelerate
- 5. Put in reverse
- 6. 360 check
- 7. Turn around look behind you
- 8. Go then stop
- 9. Put in drive
- 10. Check in front of you
- Check all visual zones
- SMMOG right then pull all the way to the right curb and stop.
- SMMOG left
- Wait for gap in traffic big enough
Anti-lock braking system
Braking at the last point...
ABS brakes instructions
- Stand on brake
- Sensors can tell if tires skid
Ablitiy to Brake and Steer= ABS
Stomp, stay, steer
- Amount of time to reckognize problem and stop
- Need 3 things
- 1. Perception distance
- 2.Reaction distance
- 3. Braking distance
- Area around our car
- Give youself a lot of room in front 3-4 second distance
Saying elephant takes 1 second! Get in the habit of counting elephants
Dealing with tailgaters
- If under speed limit go up 2 mph
- If at / above speed limit create more room in front
- Survival: Listen, follow directions
- Interpersonal: Sharing
- Problem solving: Decide what to do, taking responsiblity
- Conflict resolution: Dealing with teasing, losing, accusations, peer pressure
Social vs. sociable
- Social: Done in the company of others rather than alone
- Sociable: Speaking, interacting, friendly and/or agreeable
- Converse with:
- Turn signals
- Eye contact
- Tail-lights, brake lights
- Waves, smiles, shrugs, headshakes
- Lane position
- Avoid aggression
- Scan: Sweep your vision back adn forth
- When you approach an intersection
- From a stop
Making a scanning habit
Pay attention and yield
- Wait your turn
- Slow down when necessary
- Cover brake
- Stop if necessary
- Quick check
Failure to yield
- Causing other to change speed
- Going when it's not your turn
Whether marked or not pedestrians and bicyclists have right of way
When pulling to the curb
Make a full SMMOG
- Driveways, neighborhoods
- No stop/yied signs,
- Constant scans
- First come first serve
Yield to the right
Yield to the left
- Stop when sign is out
- 2 acceptions:
- 1. Other side, 3 marked lanes inbetween you and the bus. You must being facing the bus for this example
- 2. Bus is on the other side of a median any way you face it
- Pull over to right if possible
- Stop even if you have a green light
- They travel in packs
- Re-enter after SMMOG
Don't go if you're not sure
- 1. Legal stop
- 2. Pull up to a safety check
- 3. scan
4 way stop
- 1. First come=first to go
- 2. Scan
- 3. Yield appropriately
Backing around a corner
- 1. 18 inches from curb
- 2. Go slow
- 3. Know when to stop
- Don't always wait for green
- (Always stop at red)
- Can turn right on red
- Even with green, scan
- Flashing red=stop sign
- Right on red differ depending on where you are
Stale green light
Green light about to turn yellow
Green light isn't a guarantee
- Stop if safe
- Keep going if it's not safe to stop
- Being in left lane
- Look ahead
- Yield to oncoming traffic
- Watch out for red light
Know you can clear an intersection before you enter it
- Approach spot
- See line
- Use reference points
Parking uphil! Got a curb! Wheels point toward the street!
- 20 in school zones
- 25 in cities and streets
- Slow before
- Foot to brake eye to mirror
- Ease off brake
WHen conditions change so does your driving
- Gap check
- Maintain speed as traffic
- Steady hands
- When safe, smoothly move into gap with extra checks
- If no gap, signal, ease over, legally you can't cross the line unless someone lets you.
Double dotted lanes
Only lanes (only turn right, left, etc.)
Traffic dividers are
Top 7 work zone rules
- 1. Obey flagger
- 2. Calm down
- 3. Merge pronto
- 4. DOn't speed
- 5. Don't tail gate
- 6. Keep away from workers
- 7. Remember the work zone can be mobile. Maintain caution.
If in the wrong lane
Make safe turn and turn around
Unprotected left turn
A left turn that has no green arrow.
How to do an unprotected left turn
- Wait for oncoming traffic
- Stay out of intersection until you get a gap.
Turn bay lane
A short lane added so people can wait to turn
When turning a corner stay in your lane
- Stops are within lanes
- They have big turns
- They don't have school lights
When the bus's turn signal is on
Drivers must yield
If you can't see the mirrors on a big vehicle
They can't see you
You may have right of way but the larger vehicles have right of weight
- Be hyper aware
- They use the entire lane and you should give them extra space
- Wait until you know their intention
- They are easy to tailgate so utilize reference points
Out of pocket exspense for crashes you caused
Types of insurance
Covers innocent person
Un-insured/ underinsured motorists
People who have such miniumal insurance they can't necessarily cover damages when they should
Two cars crash into each other
Covers medical costs
Usually red, a sign that regulates your movement
Drivers must have
Liablity insurance to cover the damage done to the other person's car.
How many intersection crashes per year?
If the lights at an intersection aren't working
- Treat it like a four way stop
- 1st come is 1st served
- Person on right has right of way
- Make sure you have time to turn your wheels
- Be sure you can see down the line
- 1.Pivot in seat
- 2.Palm the wheel
- 3. Point where you want to go
Be 500 feet away
It is legal to turn left on a red light when
You're on a two way street onto a one way street, but not the other way around.
- When you allow others to continue in their speed/directions.
- Wait your turn
Leave 1 car length per
10 mph that you're going
50 decisions per mile
40% of all fatal crashes involve
It takes alchol
20 minutes to take effect
When you allow them to test you or they can just take your license.
Blood alcohol content limits
Carbon monoxide can build up in
- Traffic jams
- Because of blocked tailpipes
Don't drive when
- WIth any sort of alcohol in the car
- With rear window down
- When you're sleepy, medicated, sick etc.
- Treat like speed bumps
- Can damage the wheels when not properly inflated
- Should be avoided whenever possible
- Less stress, but you need to learn to predict
- People make mistakes
- Don't take any of it personally
What percent of collsions occur in intersections?
Before entering intersections
- Do a scan
- Do extra checks for anything you didn't initally see
Two way left turn lanes
- Specially marked
- Double left arrow
- Soild and dashed yellow lines.
When in two way left turn lanes DO
- Be parellel
- Watch for oncoming traffic
- Travel 300 feet or less
When in two way left turn lanes DON'T
- Use it to pass someone
- Travel more than 300feet
When you can not see a passed vehicle
- Move over in your lane to look
- Assume something is ahead of you
If you get stuck
Yield and wait it out
Watch for pedestrians
Think of all the idiots you know, they are allowed to walk.
In heavy rain USE
- Low beams
- Slower speeds
In heavy rain WATCH OUR FOR
- Ground fog
- Shorter visual horizon
- Poor traction
In heavy rain AVOID
- Foggy windows
- Coasting (ha, haha, hahaha)
Driving is multitasking
- You must use a lot of skills
- Don't drive if you're under pressure, or emotional.
- Use deep breathes and if they don't work don't drive.
On train tracks
Read other cars and their drivers
- What does it tell you?
- Are they distracted?
In extreme situations
- Leave extra room
- Stay alert
- Report it when safe to do so.
Parking in the city be aware of
- Drivers open doors
- Quick lane changing
- TOo many cars
- Pedestrians everywhere
- Entering/exiting garages
- 1. SMMOG right and line up 3 feet away
- 2. Right 360 check and line up eith rear bumpers, find and center target
- 3. Get both rear corners inside space
- 4. Turn left then center yourself if needed
- The target should be 5-6 feet to the right of the back car
S F D vehicles, police dept. passenger load/unload only
30 min. parking max
Biggest contributing factor: entering traffic before there's enough room
- Your eyes need to adapt
- Lit objects appear closer
- You can only see about 350ft ahead
- Use headlights/low beams constantly
- Maintain a bigger bubble
- Is a super thin layer of ice that takes on the color of the road. They are found in:
- Always check your car for ice and leave extra room
Measurement of how well your tires grip the road surface
Ovalish shape of the part of tire that's touching the road
When there's poor traction/ bad weather
- Use wipers, lowbeams
- Be extra slow
- Don't use high beams, allow windows to fog or splash
What's the white line on the side of the road
That's the fog line
What should be the following distance in snow/ice
3x-4x the following distance, 15 elephants
One way streets
Fits more cars in same amount of space with less collisions
If you're going the wrong way
- Avoid head on collisions
- If there's nowhere to go sound horn and flash lights
- Over all stay calm.
Can be easy or hard to use
You have your own lane to enter traffic
Merging onto the freeway
- Other cars must merge onto the freeway without their own lane
- The merging car must always yield
You should use what vision on freeways?
High aim vision
Point identifying the end of the area that you can not merge onto
- Is all about timing
- Imagine you're a zipper or gears in a machine.
To merge you must
- 1. Look ahead to merging area
- 2. Check the speed of traffic and change speed accordingly
- 3. Look for a gap with SMMOG
- 4. Adjust your speed to match the traffic while checking the mirrors
- 5. After you're in the gap cancel your signal
- 6. Check your mirrors
Coming on the freeway from the left
Is harder and more dangerous
Free way lane changes are just like surface streets but faster:
- 1. find a gap
- 2. Smmog
- 3. Keep checking in all directions
- 4. Adjust your speed
- 5. Move into gap slowly with extra shoulder check
- 6. cancel signal
If you need to change lanes but no one lets you
Just keep going where you're going, even if you must exit or go somewhere you don't want to. Don't force anythign
Merging from different speeds
If you're going too slow, than slow down even more to create extra room. Then speed up!! You don't have to move the wheel too much to do this.
- Left lane=fast lane
- Right lane= Slow lane
If you're in the carpool lane
- You should have enough people in your car
- You shouldn't go slow.
Traffic weaves in and out of the freeway
The freeway version of an intersection
Which ways do interstates go?
- Even interstates go East-West
- Odd interstates go North to South
Which ways do streets, avenues, and ways go?
- Street: East to West
- Avenue: North to South
- Ways: Diagnol
Bring speed down for what you can see and look way ahead
Don't ignore the exit ramp's
Becoming so used to a speed that you start to misjudge other speeds
Be aware of velocitation. It can make you drive faster than you intend
Back roads are
Vehicles want to go straight
The faster you go the sharper your turns the harder the curve will be
If you use all of your traction to brake then
There's nothing left for turning.
The smoother you drive the more traction you have.
Speeders are how much more likely to die?
Cornering: less is more
- Less speed= more traction
- Less turn=More traction
Develop sensitivity to your car
- Listen to it
- Feel how it moves
- Notice smells (even tastes)
- Listen and look at it
- Use predictions
- Center of this road is higher than the sides are
- A car can be pulled to one side
Road is on a slant so that the inside edge is closer than the outside edge. this makes it easier to turn with more stability.
Compare shoes to tires
They need to be proper for the occasion and in decent condition
Check your tires
Once a month. It should be properly inflated and when you put a penny in the tracks you shouldn't see the top of lincoln's head.
Tire's are a driver's BFF. Look after them and they'll look after you/
Not steering enough so that the front tires have less traction than rear tires
Front-wheel (understeer) skid
- Look where you go
- Ease off pedal
Steering too much so that the back tires have less traction than the front tires
- Check rear zones
- Signal and pull out of traffic
- Raise head
- Leave lights on
- Call for help
If your car breaks down, don't
- Abandon it
- Rely on irresponsible people
- Stand in the road
Who you can call for breakdowns
- Towing company
- Telematic services
- Avoid hitting the brakes if the tire falls off the edge of the road
- Ease speed off and steering on
Do bicyclists have to ride in single or double file?
No, but they can't take over the roadway
For bikes the
- Front light must be white and visible from 500ft
- The back light must be yellow and visible from 600 ft
- Avoid when safe
- Avoid when necessary
If you suspect someon it under any influence
- Get license plate #, car description, direction they're going
- Report it
- Don't try and stop them yourself
When it comes to other drivers, don't
- Rely on them for your safety
- Let them bug you
When around trucks
- Avoid their blind spots
- Use both hands to steer
- Give them extra room
- Be aware of falling objects
Trucks flash their signal 3 time then
Go, no matter what so get the fuck out of their way
- Usually 2 lanes
- Poor lights
- Sharp curves
- Casual/no traffic control
What to do on rural roads
- Use high aim vision
- Anticipate directions
- Have 3-4 elephant following distance
Passing on 2 lane roads
- Cars on dashed side can pass when clear, cars on solid can not.
- Assess situation
- Smooth acceleration: 10-15 mph ahead of the car you're passing
When passing ask: Is it safe? Is it legal? Is it necessary?
Keep right except to pass
If you're being passed
- Stay right
- Slow slightly
- Don't take it personally
Be careful and watch for
Misjudging speed and distance
If a car comes head on
- Take charge
- Blare horn
Can legally speed when
In the passing lane adn you need to pass someone. (as long as you have a dashed line.