Back to Basics! Parking & Backing Basics Drive Distraction- free Steer With a Clear Head Fine-tune the Fundamentals Buckle Up!
Back to Basics! Parking & Backing Basics Steer with a Clear Head Fine-tune the Fundamentals 400 300 200 100 400 300 200 100 500 Drive Distraction- free Buckle Up!
Back to Basics! Buckle Up! 100 c. 99%! We don’t get to pick when crashes happen, so always buckle up– it’s your best defense against injury and death. During the average lifetime of being either a driver or passenger, what are the chances you will be involved in a crash at some point? a. 25% b. 50% c. 99%
Back to Basics! Buckle Up! 200 a. 2 seconds! Approximately how long does it take to secure a seat belt? a. 2 seconds b. 5 seconds c. 8 seconds More
Back to Basics! Buckle Up! 200 Don’t waste time deciding if the conditions of your journey warrant taking the time to buckle up. Crashes are never planned so take 2 seconds to buckle up on every trip. Seat belts should never have time off!
Back to Basics! Buckle Up! 300 In vehicles equipped with air bags, how close to the steering wheel should the driver sit? a. As close as is comfortable b. 8 inches (20 cm) c. At least 10 inches (25 cm) c. At least 10 inches (25 cm) -that is close enough so that the driver is not leaning forward, but far enough to allow for safe air bag deployment.
Back to Basics! Buckle Up! 400 False. Teens and young adults (16-24) have the lowest rate of seat belt use among all age groups. It’s important for parents to always set the right example and buckle up. Every time. True or False? Teens have the highest rate of seat belt use for all age groups.
Back to Basics! Buckle Up! 500 False. True or False? If traveling with a pet, the front seat is the best place for it so you can keep your eyes on it without turning around. More
Back to Basics! Buckle Up! 500 Similar to a young child, the front air bag system can be deadly to a pet during a crash if sitting in the front seat, even if restrained. The best place for pets is in the back seat, preferably in a harness where you can feel at ease that they are safely secured. (Source: AAA)
Back to Basics! Steer With a Clear Head 100 When driving on long trips, how often should you take a break to rest and stretch? a. Every 6 hours b. Every 4 hours c. Every 2 hours More
Back to Basics! Steer With a Clear Head 100 Not only is 2 hours a good interval for a stretch break, it’s a great window for checking messages and returning calls or e-mails.
Back to Basics! Slower reaction times, vision impairment, lapses in judgment and delays in processing information while driving can be a result of: a.Consuming alcohol prior to driving b.Drowsiness c.Either a or b Steer With a Clear Head 200 C. Either a or b More
Back to Basics! Steer With a Clear Head 200 While there are tests to measure the presence of drugs and alcohol, there is no physical test to determine sleepiness. It is important to be aware that the affects of driving drowsy can be similar to those experienced if impaired by drugs or alcohol.
Back to Basics! Steer With a Clear Head 300 True or False? You’ll be able to tell if you are about to fall asleep. False. More
Back to Basics! Steer With a Clear Head 300 Sleep is not voluntary. If you are drowsy, microsleeps of 4-5 seconds can happen without you even knowing it. In that time, at 55 mph (88 km/h), you will travel the length of a football field (91 meters).
Back to Basics! Steer With a Clear Head 400 a. 20 hours Being awake for ___ hours straight can cause impairment to driving equal to having a.08 blood alcohol concentration. a. 20 b. 22 c. 24 More
Back to Basics! Steer With a Clear Head 400 Shift workers and international travelers are particularly at risk for being awake for long stretches of time. Anytime you know you will be awake for an extended period of time and will need to drive, it is best to make alternate plans to get to where you are going safely. (source: National Sleep Foundation)
Back to Basics! Steer With a Clear Head 500 If you feel drowsy while driving, the best countermeasure (and for many fleet safety programs, the only recommended countermeasure) is to: a. Drink the equivalent of 2 cups of coffee b. Turn up the radio & roll down the window c. Pull over to a safe location and get some sleep More C. Get sleep!
Back to Basics! Steer With a Clear Head 500 Caffeine from either coffee or cola will boost awareness for just a short time and an open window or loud music have no lasting effect. The only true countermeasure is sleep.
Back to Basics! Drive Distraction-Free 100 What are the 3 main types of distraction that can affect a driver’s focus? Visual – taking eyes off the road Manual – taking hands off the wheel Cognitive – taking your mind off the task of driving
Back to Basics! Drive Distraction-Free 200 - PAUSE for 2 seconds; - Look left-right-left (or right-left-right depending on road configuration where traveling) before proceeding. When stopped at a red light, what 2 things should you do before proceeding?
Back to Basics! Drive Distraction-Free 300 True or False? Texting and driving is primarily an issue for teens – adults know better. False. More
Back to Basics! Drive Distraction-Free 300 Some surveys indicate adults are texting and driving at close to the same rate as teens. According to a recent study, approximately 1 in 4 teens and 1 in 4 adults admit to the practice.* Texting and driving is unsafe at any age regardless of driving experience or texting abilities, and in most states it is illegal. (*Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2010.)
Back to Basics! Drive Distraction-Free 400 Making or receiving a cell phone call while driving increases your risk of a crash by how much? a. 2 times b. 3 times c. 4 times (source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - IIHS) More
Back to Basics! Drive Distraction-Free 400 The IIHS study noted the fourfold increase in crash risk was the same whether using a handheld or a hands-free device.
Back to Basics! Drive Distraction-Free 500 Driving while using a cell phone reduces the amount of brain activity associated with driving by how much? a. 15% b. 25% c. 37% More
Back to Basics! Drive Distraction-Free 500 A Carnegie Mellon study concluded that listening to sentences on cell phones decreased brain activity by 37% in the parietal lobe—the area associated with driving. The same study also noted decreased activity in the area of the brain that processes visual information.
Back to Basics! Parking & Backing Basics 100 What percentage of crashes happen in parking lots? a.10% b.15% c.20% Though parking lot crashes are typically low-speed collisions, they can be costly and time consuming. (Source: IIHS)
Back to Basics! Parking & Backing Basics 200 Anytime you are in a position where you have to back up, what should you do before proceeding? A full vehicle walk-around to check for small children and objects. Once in your vehicle, scan 360 again before releasing the brake and backing out.
Back to Basics! Parking & Backing Basics 300 What is the #1 safety tip for avoiding crashes due to backing? Whenever possible and legal, pull through or back into the parking space.
Back to Basics! Parking & Backing Basics 400 What 2 things will affect the size of the blind zone behind the rear bumper of a vehicle? 1. The length of the vehicle 2. The height of the driver
Back to Basics! Parking & Backing Basics 500 True or False? Parking lot crashes are mostly an issue for inexperienced drivers. False. Parking lot crashes happen across all levels of experience. In fact, parking lot crashes are one of the most frequent types of crashes among company fleet drivers.
Back to Basics! Fine-Tune the Fundamentals 100 What is the recommended following distance used in the DSWW materials for normal (not wet or icy) driving conditions? a.2 seconds b.3-4 seconds c.4-6 seconds b. 3-4 seconds. When roads are wet or icy, increase your following distance or stay off the road.
Back to Basics! Fine-Tune the Fundamentals 200 How frequently should you do a full mirror sweep with your eyes while driving? a. Every 5-6 seconds b. Every 10-12 seconds c. Every 15-20 seconds a. Every 5-6 seconds More
Back to Basics! Fine-Tune the Fundamentals 200 The best way to avoid being rear-ended is to know everything that is going on around you– in front of you, beside you, and most importantly, behind you. If you identify a problem, do your best to get out from in front of it.
Back to Basics! Fine-Tune the Fundamentals 300 How far down the road should you be looking to avoid the need for hard braking? a. 2-4 seconds b. 4-6 seconds c. 8-10 seconds More
Back to Basics! Fine-Tune the Fundamentals 300 In the city, 10 seconds is about 1 block. On the highway, 10 seconds is about 4 city blocks which is 1/4 to 1/3 of a mile or about 1/2 a kilometer.
Back to Basics! Fine-Tune the Fundamentals 400 False. True or False? If you are rear-ended, there is nothing you could have done to avoid the crash– you were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. More
Back to Basics! Fine-Tune the Fundamentals 400 You should always be prepared by watching your rear-view mirror and surrounding your vehicle with space in front and at least on one side as a potential escape route.
Back to Basics! Fine-Tune the Fundamentals 500 According to a recent analysis by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), what percentage of 2-vehicle crashes are classified as rear-end collisions? a. 15% b. 25% c. 40% c. 40%! More
Back to Basics! Fine-Tune the Fundamentals 500 By implementing some fundamental skills, rear-end crashes can be prevented! Scan Ahead and 360° Keep a following distance of at least 3-4 seconds Get out from in front of a problem Have an escape route Observe the speed limit!