43-Second Following Distance To determine a 3-second following distance, start counting as the rear of the car ahead passes your fixed check point.* Increase distance under adverse conditions.
5Looking beyond the vehicle ahead Look ______, ______ and ______ the vehicle you are followingWhat can we be looking for?Always try to ______what the driver ahead is likely to do.
6Areas of sudden Stops______where drivers may have to stop for traffic or pedestriansLanes next to ______vehiclesBusiness driveways with ______volume traffic.
7What if we are being tailgated? Move slightly to the ______so the tailgater can see better.Signal ______for turns, stops, and lane changes.Flash your ______.In extreme situations, change ______, or pull out of ______to avoid the tailgater.
8Reasons for Crossing the Center Line Driver ______Driver might be drowsy, distracted, confused, intoxicated or ill.______JudgmentDriver might misjudge speed, distance, or position.______visibilityDirect sunlight, blinding headlights, or bad weather.
9Crossing the center line con’t ______SpaceSnow bank, narrow bridge, or other objects.Sudden ______by othersChildren, bicycles, pedestrians, animals, a vehicle door opensVehicle ______Drive might loose control because of vehicle failure
10Crossing the center line con’t Turning ______& ______Longer vehicles need extra room to make a normal turn______-parked vehiclesDrivers or delivery trucks may park carelessly
11If a vehicle comes at you… Slow down until the other driver can return to their lane.Turn on or ______your headlights and blow your ______.If your right front zone is open; move as far to the ______to try to give the other driver room to pass.
12Looking ahead while staying back… Look at least a ______away and/or ______seconds.If behind a truck maintain a ______second or more second following distance.
13Covering the Brake…Taking your foot off the accelerator, and hold it ______the brake pedal.Use this when you see ______conflict.Could cut ______time down.
14Adjusting Speed in cities Drive ______traffic flowStay ______the speed limitAdjust ______and position ahead of time for other driver who might block your way
15Selecting the Best Lane Select the lane with the ______number of hazards.______is usually faster, but can be held up by drivers waiting to turn left.Right moves slower, because of people slowing down to make turns
16Changing lanes Use your mirrors to check traffic in your rear zones. Signal your lane change earlyQuickly check your blind spot areaChange lanes without slowingCancel your signal.
17Identifying one-way streets ______signs are posted on most one-way streetsAll moving and parked vehicles point in the ______direction______broken white lines are used to separate lanes.Signs will be facing the ______direction.