AAA Flashcards Chapter 8

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An adequate space margin is one that provides a driver with:
all of the above are correct (time, space, visibility)<br><b>Explanation:</b> An adequate space margin is one that provides a driver with enough space to stop safely in case of an emergency. It is important to leave enough space between your vehicle and the one in front of you so that you have time to brake if necessary.
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For safe travel you should identify a stopping zone ahead along your path of travel of at least:
4 to 5 seconds<br><b>Explanation:</b> The stopping zone should be at least the length of the vehicle so that the driver has enough time to stop.
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When you are driving, it is most difficult to control the space to your:
rear<br><b>Explanation:</b> The space to your left is the most difficult to control when you are driving because it is the blind spot.
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When selecting a path of travel, you should give attention to:
visibility, space, traffic flow, traction and laws.<br><b>Explanation:</b> There are many factors to consider when choosing a path of travel. The most important factor is safety. You should always choose a path that is well lit and free of obstacles. If you are walking, you should choose a path that is wide enough for you to walk comfortably. If you are driving, you should choose a path that is clear of traffic and has good visibility. You should also consider the time of day when selecting a path of travel. If it is late at night, you may want to choose a path that is well lit and has little traffic.
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In traffic, the best way for you to provide an emergency space path is the maintain adequate space to the:
front and at least one side of your vehicle.<br><b>Explanation:</b> In traffic, the best way for you to provide an emergency space path is the maintain adequate space to the rear of your vehicle. This will allow other vehicles to merge into your lane in the event of an emergency.
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When a driver is following you too closely (tailgaiting), you should give additional space to:
your front and at least one side<br><b>Explanation:</b> When a driver is following you too closely (tailgaiting), you should give additional space to the car in front of you so that you have more time to react if they brake suddenly.
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When faced with dangers close to both sides of your pathway you should give up:
more space to the side with the most serious consequences.<br><b>Explanation:</b> When you are walking down a path and there are dangers on both sides, it is best to turn around and go back the way you came. This is because it is easier to avoid dangers when you can see them coming, and it is more difficult to escape from dangers that are right next to you.
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You are travelling on a narrow two-lane road and are approaching a child riding his bike on the right side of the road. A line of oncoming vehicles following a slow moving truck is approaching in the oncoming lane. You should flash your lights, tap your horn and:
slow down and move closer to the truck.
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Maintaining a proper following interval and visual control zone with identified alternate paths of travel allows you:
more time to make decisions<br><b>Explanation:</b> Maintaining a proper following interval and visual control zone with identified alternate paths of travel allows you to be aware of potential hazards in your path, and to have a plan for avoiding them. By keeping a safe following distance, you give yourself time to react to hazards, and by identifying alternate paths of travel, you can plan for a safe route around them.
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A reasonable and proper speed for any set of conditions is a speed that:
assures a safe travel path.<br><b>Explanation:</b> A reasonable and proper speed for any set of conditions is a speed that will not unreasonably endanger the safety of persons or property.
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Which of the following is not one of the 3 major highway conditions that require you to adjust speed?
time<br><b>Explanation:</b>A reasonable and proper speed for any set of conditions is a speed that will not unreasonably endanger the safety of persons or property.
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how fast you drive is determined by:
both a and b are correct (posted speed limit and highway conditions)<br><b>Explanation:</b> How fast you drive is determined by the speed limit and by your own personal driving habits. The speed limit is the maximum speed that you are legally allowed to drive, and your personal driving habits are the way you choose to drive.
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You should make a larger reduction in your speed when:
the consequences of the a possible collision are greater<br><b>Explanation:</b> It is necessary to make a larger reduction in your speed when the road conditions are poor, visibility is reduced, or when you are approaching a curves or hill.
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You should allow space for:
not only those dangers you can see, but also those you cannot see.<br><b>Explanation:</b> You should allow space for a person to move around in, for example when you are sitting in a chair you should allow space for your legs and arms and not have them tightly closed in. You should also allow space for your belongings, like your bag or coat, so you're not sitting on them. Lastly, you should allow space for yourself to breath and not have anything blocking your airway.
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question
An adequate space margin is one that provides a driver with:
all of the above are correct (time, space, visibility)<br><b>Explanation:</b> An adequate space margin is one that provides a driver with enough space to stop safely in case of an emergency. It is important to leave enough space between your vehicle and the one in front of you so that you have time to brake if necessary.
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For safe travel you should identify a stopping zone ahead along your path of travel of at least:
4 to 5 seconds<br><b>Explanation:</b> The stopping zone should be at least the length of the vehicle so that the driver has enough time to stop.
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When you are driving, it is most difficult to control the space to your:
rear<br><b>Explanation:</b> The space to your left is the most difficult to control when you are driving because it is the blind spot.
question
When selecting a path of travel, you should give attention to:
visibility, space, traffic flow, traction and laws.<br><b>Explanation:</b> There are many factors to consider when choosing a path of travel. The most important factor is safety. You should always choose a path that is well lit and free of obstacles. If you are walking, you should choose a path that is wide enough for you to walk comfortably. If you are driving, you should choose a path that is clear of traffic and has good visibility. You should also consider the time of day when selecting a path of travel. If it is late at night, you may want to choose a path that is well lit and has little traffic.
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In traffic, the best way for you to provide an emergency space path is the maintain adequate space to the:
front and at least one side of your vehicle.<br><b>Explanation:</b> In traffic, the best way for you to provide an emergency space path is the maintain adequate space to the rear of your vehicle. This will allow other vehicles to merge into your lane in the event of an emergency.
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When a driver is following you too closely (tailgaiting), you should give additional space to:
your front and at least one side<br><b>Explanation:</b> When a driver is following you too closely (tailgaiting), you should give additional space to the car in front of you so that you have more time to react if they brake suddenly.
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When faced with dangers close to both sides of your pathway you should give up:
more space to the side with the most serious consequences.<br><b>Explanation:</b> When you are walking down a path and there are dangers on both sides, it is best to turn around and go back the way you came. This is because it is easier to avoid dangers when you can see them coming, and it is more difficult to escape from dangers that are right next to you.
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You are travelling on a narrow two-lane road and are approaching a child riding his bike on the right side of the road. A line of oncoming vehicles following a slow moving truck is approaching in the oncoming lane. You should flash your lights, tap your horn and:
slow down and move closer to the truck.
question
Maintaining a proper following interval and visual control zone with identified alternate paths of travel allows you:
more time to make decisions<br><b>Explanation:</b> Maintaining a proper following interval and visual control zone with identified alternate paths of travel allows you to be aware of potential hazards in your path, and to have a plan for avoiding them. By keeping a safe following distance, you give yourself time to react to hazards, and by identifying alternate paths of travel, you can plan for a safe route around them.
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A reasonable and proper speed for any set of conditions is a speed that:
assures a safe travel path.<br><b>Explanation:</b> A reasonable and proper speed for any set of conditions is a speed that will not unreasonably endanger the safety of persons or property.
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Which of the following is not one of the 3 major highway conditions that require you to adjust speed?