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Important Traffic Safety Concepts
   
1 The most important thing to learn from our course is 'Drive Defensively'.
2 People typically underestimate the time required to reach their destination.
3 By signing the "Notice to Appear", you are not admitting guilt.
4 A defensive driver is a preventative driver who stays alert, anticipates actions of other drivers, and is prepared to take evasive action.
5 The majority of accidents occur because drivers behave badly.
6 The largest percentage of pedestrian fatalities occur in urban areas.
7 To avoid losing awareness of our driving speed, periodically checking our speedometer.
8 Drivers most likely to "race cars" on the roads are teenagers.
9 A common reason drivers speed is aggressive driving.
10 When a speeding driver is tailgating you, pull over to the right to let the driver pass.
11 People driving under the influence of alcohol are every driver's problem whether they drink or not.
12 Drinking coffee after drinking alcohol has no effect on blood alcohol content.
13 Times of the day when we most often experience low blood sugar are around 11:00 am and 4:00 pm.
14 Diet and exercise are excellent ways to lower blood sugar.
15 The National Safety Council suggests we "Live and Let Live". This means don't get upset if others aren't driving the way you think they should drive.
16 The three Rs of common sense driving are Responsibility, Reason, and Respect.
17 IPDE stands for Identify, Predict, Decide, and Execute.
18 The safest thing to do when there is fog is to NOT drive at all.
19 You should move an injured person only if absolutely necessary.
20 If your car is about to be struck on the side by another car, you should hold onto the steering wheel firmly. Your seat belt should keep you in your seat.
21 An insurance policy containing a provision for bodily injury, covers the injury to or death of each person as a result of any one accident.
22 Curb markings are used to indicate rules for parking. White-colored markings = Stop only long enough to pick up or drop off passengers or mail. Yellow = Stop here only long enough to load or unload passengers or freight. Blue = Parking for the disabled only. Green = Limited time parking.
23 You may only drive in a bike lane if you are within 200 feet of making a turn.
24 A flashing yellow light at an intersection means slow down and proceed with caution.
25 Under ideal conditions, the time you save on a 20-mile commute by increasing your speed from 60 to 70 mph is 3 minutes.
26 The four categories of stress include: Environmental, Physical, Emotional, and Nutritional
27 15 mph speed limit applies in: alleys, uncontrolled blind intersections (where visibility is less than 100 ft), and uncontrolled railroad crossings (where visibility is less than 400 ft).
28 You must complete a written report (SRI) to the DMV if you are involved in an accident that caused either bodily injury, death, or more than $750.00 in damages. Every person involved in the accident must file regardless of who is at fault.
29 An informal survey done by Safe2Drive indicates the percentage of drivers stopped who actually receive tickets is close to 75%.
30 Kaitlyn's law allows a person 12 years and older to supervise a child six years or younger.
31 Orange construction signs and cones on a freeway means be prepared for workers and slow moving equipment.
32 The minimum amount of insurance coverage drivers must carry is: $15,000 (for a single death or injury), $30,000 (for a death or injury to more than one person), and $5,000 (for property damage).
33 All new residents within the State of California must have a valid California driver's license and provide their new address with the DMV within 10 days of gaining residency.
34 The driver is responsible for any passengers under the age of 16 years old.
35 The best time to use your horn is when you need to alert others before a collision happens (i.e. someone backing out of the driveway and possibly doesn't see you).
36 The maximum speed limit at a blind intersection is 15 mph.
37 The front and rear wheels must be parallel within 18 inches of the curb when you park next to a curb.
38 In ideal circumstances, the minimum interval between your vehicle and the one you are following is 3 seconds.
39 The maximum speed limit in school zones, residential districts, business districts, and in front of a senior center is 25 mph.
40 A person shall be imprisoned for no less than 90 days if convicted twice for a DUI within a 10-year period.
41 In icy climates, overpasses and bridges generally freeze first.
42 The only effective way to reduce your blood alcohol content (BAC) is to allow your body time to get rid of the alcohol.
43 You may be considered a negligent driver if you accumulate four violation points in 12 months.
44 If you drive past your exit, you should drive to the next exit and circle back.
45 An arresting officer may request that you submit to a blood test or breath test if you are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
46 Seat belts worn properly are required by law.
47 Use your headlights anytime you have trouble seeing other cars, such as during rainy or snowy conditions. You can increase visibility in dense fog by using your low beam headlights.
48 Cloverleaf interchanges, public transportation, timed traffic lights, and limited access highways all contribute to better traffic flow.
49 When parking facing uphill, turn the wheels away from the curb. When parking facing downhill, turn your wheels toward the curb.
50 If you have a tire blow out while driving, you should steer firmly, take your foot off the gas and brake gently.
51 Children must be in a child restraint seat until they are six years old and over 60 pounds.
52 The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit is 0.08%.
53 To enter a freeway safely, you should match your speed to the freeway traffic, then merge into the gap.
54 Before changing lanes, you should use your mirrors and turn your head to look in the lane you want to enter.
55 Avoid becoming an aggressive driver by leaving earlier, letting go of things you can't changes, avoiding speeding drivers, and not sweating about the small stuff.
56 If a highway patrol officer stops you, stay inside your vehicle unless instructed otherwise by the officer.
57 Tire traction is poorest at or about freezing temperatures.
58 Use your birth certificate to prove your identity at the DMV.
59 In a course taught on traffic psychology, tips given to help eliminate aggressive driving include: avoid direct eye contact, apologize if you make a driving error, keep your full attention on driving, and relinquish the road.
60 When backing out of a parking place, you should turn and look over your right shoulder.
61 Avoid lingering in another vehicle's blind spot. Speed up if you are safely able to do so, or slow down.
62 When turning left from a two lane one-way street onto a one way street, you should turn from the left lane.
63 You may not make a U-turn in front of a fire station, in a business district, or where you cannot clearly see 200 feet in each direction because of a curve or hill.
64 If feeling fatigued while driving, it is best to pull off at the nearest exit and get some rest.
65 Your license can be suspended if you commit habitual reckless driving.
66 By accepting a drivers' license, you agree to submit to a chemical test of your blood, breath or urine if you are suspected of driving under the influence.
67 You can be fined, jailed, and your vehicle impounded if you are caught driving with a suspended license.