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At an intersection, drivers turning left must yield to what?
Pedestrians and vehicles approaching from the opposite direction, including bicycles.
How far ahead should you look when you are on the open highway?
10 to 15 seconds.
How can you see if there is a car in your blind spot?
Look over your shoulder.
At what times does Wisconsin law say you must turn on headlights?
Wisconsin law says between half-an-hour before sunrise and when you cannot see a vehicle or person on the roadway at a distance of 500 feet.
When else would you turn on your headlights?
On rainy, snowy or foggy days, when it begins to get dark, and when driving away from a rising or setting sun.
What is a good rule of thumb for turning on your headlights?
A good rule to follow is to turn on your headlights when you need to turn on your wipers.
You plan to pull into a driveway just beyond an intersection. When should you signal?
After you cross the intersection.
Name two places where you are likely to find slippery spots.
In shady spots and on overpasses and bridges.
You are on a freeway entrance and have to wait for a gap in traffic before you can enter the roadway. What should you do?
Slow down on the entrance ramp to wait for a gap, then speed up so you enter at the same speed that traffic is moving.
What does a yellow sign mean?
Yellow signs warn of a special situation or a hazard ahead.
What does an orange sign mean?
Orange signs warn of construction work ahead.
Under most conditions, what is the minimum safe following distance?
A minimum of 4 seconds is the recommended following distance under ideal situations.
Name some conditions in which you need extra following distance.
Driving on slippery roads.
>> The driver wants to pass.
>> Following a motorcycle.
>> Following drivers who cannot see you (trucks, buses, vans or vehicles pulling campers or trailers).
>> Have a heavy load or are pulling a trailer.
>> It is hard to see.
>> Being followed closely.
>> Following emergency vehicles.
>> Approaching railroad crossings.
>> Stopping on a hill or incline.
What should you do if you are in an intersection and you hear a siren?
Drive through the intersection, then pull over to the right side of the road and stop.
How do safety belts help keep control of your car?
They protect you from injury and as a driver, keeps you behind the wheel if you are hit from the side or make a quick turn.
What should you do if you are involved in a crash with another car?
>> Stop at or near the crash site. If your vehicle can be moved, get it off the road.
>> Do not stand or walk in traffic lanes.
>> Turn off the ignition of wrecked vehicles.
>> Stay away from downed power lines.
>> Use triangles, flares or other warning devices to alert traffic.
>> If someone is injured, get help.
>> Help anyone who is not already wlaking and talking.
>> Get names and addresses of persons involved and of witnesses.
>> Exchange information with other drivers involved. >> Contact the police and give them information on the crash.
>> If it is a reportable crash, file a written report with the DMV within 10 days if the police did not file a report.
How many drinks does it take to affect your driving?
Even one drink of alcohol can affect your driving.
What drugs can affect your ability to drive safely?
Almost any drug, prescription, or over-the-counter, can affect your ability to drive.
What is "implied consent"?
You will honor any request by police to take an alcohol concentration test.