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Driver's Manual

Chapter 8

Defensive Driving

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Chapter 8 - Defensive Driving Practice Quiz
Please note! - This quiz is intended to help you prepare for the types of questions you will be asked on the written test. The questions on the actual test may vary.

Minimum speed signs are designed to
Keep traffic flowing smoothly.
Show current local road conditions.
Test future traffic signal needs.
Assure pedestrian safety.

On a New York State highway where there is no posted speed limit, the fastest you may legally drive is

One of the rules of defensive driving is
Look straight ahead as you drive.
Stay alert and keep your eyes moving.
Expect that other drivers will make up for your errors.
Be confident that you can avoid danger at the last minute.

A safe speed to drive your car
Is the posted speed limit.
Is less than the posted speed limit.
Depends on the weather and road conditions.
Depends on the mechanical skill of the driver.

Seat belts can be most effective as injury preventive devices when they are worn by
The person driving the car.
Passengers when they are on a long drive.
All occupants of a car being driven on an expressway.
Passengers and the driver whenever they are in the car.

On long trips you can prevent drowsiness by
Turning on your car radio.
Slowing down so you can react better.
Stopping at regular intervals for a rest.
Moving your eyes from side to side as you drive.