The DDC-Online Post Test includes 25 questions pulled randomly from the following bank of questions -

QUESTIONS:1. The single most common cause of motor vehicle collisions is improper driving. True (correct)False FEEDBACK: This is a true statement. Improper driving is the single most common cause of motor vehicle collisions.

You are watching: Follow the four rs (read, right, reduce, and ride) when ________.

2. What is defensive driving?

Driving to save lives, time, and money in spite of the conditions around you and the actions of others. (correct)
Following the rules of the road.Driving only when it is safe to do so.Avoiding aggressive drivers FEEDBACK: Defensive driving can be defined as driving to save lives, time, and money, in spite of the conditions around you and the actions of others.

3. The three basic steps of the DDC Collision Prevention Formula are ________.

Prevent, Avoid, UnderstandAnalyze, Decide, ReactRecognize,_Understand,_Act_(correct)">Recognize, Understand, Act (correct)
Reflect, Reframe, Refocus FEEDBACK: Recognize, Understand, and Act correctly in time are the three basic steps of the DDC Collision Prevention Formula.

4. The three stages of a collision include: 1. The Vehicle Crash; 2. The Human Crash; and 3. The External Crash.

TrueFalse (correct)
FEEDBACK: This is a false statement. The three stages of a collision include: 1. The Vehicle Crash; 2. The Human Crash; and 3.The INTERNAL Crash.

5. In a collision, unbelted rear-seat occupants can become high-speed projectiles striking people in the front seat. As a result, the front-seat passenger’s risk of death greatly increases.

True (correct)
False FEEDBACK: This is a true statement. In a collision, unbelted rear-seat occupants become high-speed projectiles striking people in the front seat. As a result, the front-seat passenger’s risk of death greatly increases.

6. A person’s ability to drive safely can be impaired by use of certain over-the-counter drugs?

True (correct)
False FEEDBACK: Yes, a person’s ability to drive safely can be impaired by the use of certain prescription and over-the-counter drugs. For instance, extreme drowsiness, mental confusion, and breathing difficulty can result from mixing alcohol and certain cough, cold, and allergy medications.

7. According to one National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) study of multi-state fatal collisions, how many drivers had drugs other than alcohol in their bodies?

One in five (correct)
One in sixOne in sevenOne in eight FEEDBACK: According to one National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) study of multi-state fatal collisions, almost one in five drivers had drugs other than alcohol in their bodies.

8. Use the ________ to keep alert and be prepared to spot hazards.

“What If?” strategy (correct)
Four RsDelayed acceleration techniqueRule of Thirds FEEDBACK: Use the “What If?” strategy to keep alert and be prepared to spot hazards when you are driving, look around at all the other vehicles. Pick one and think about what that driver might do that could cause you a problem. “What if that driver were to pull out in front of you? What would you do?” If we do this block-by-block, mile-by-mile, this strategy will keep us mentally alert and will also prepare us for the third step of the DDC Collision Prevention Formula, acting correctly, in time.

9. Safety belts increase our chance of surviving a collision by more than _____ percent.

20304050 (correct)
FEEDBACK: Safety belts increase our chance of surviving a collision by more than 50 percent.

10. In a vehicle equipped with an airbag, how much space should there be between the driver’s chest and the center of the steering wheel?. PRETEST AND POSTTEST BANK

7 to 10 inches9 to 12 inches12 to 15 inches (correct)
15 to 18 inches FEEDBACK: There should be 12 to 15 inches between the driver’s chest and the center of the steering wheel.

11 Some physical conditions of a driver that can contribute to a collision include age, and vision.

True (correct)
False FEEDBACK: This is a true statement. Age and vision are some of the physical conditions of a driver that can contribute to a collision.

12. Of all the everyday driving conditions we meet, we can only control ourselves and ________.

The roadOur vehicle (correct)
The lightThe traffic FEEDBACK: Of all the everyday driving conditions we meet, we can only control ourselves and our vehicle.

13. In poor driving conditions, the first steps we should take are to ________ and ________.

Drive to the right; slow downDrive to the shoulder; stopSlow down; increase following distance (correct)
Cover the brake; scan ahead FEEDBACK: In poor driving conditions, the first steps we should take are to slow down and increase following distance.

14. When driving behind a large truck, if you can’t see the truck’s two outside mirrors, you are ________.

Following too closelyDriving in the driver’s blind spotUnable to scan the road aheadAll of above (correct)
FEEDBACK: All of the above are correct.

15. ________ is the recommended safe following distance in good conditions.

One secondTwo secondsThree seconds (correct)
Four seconds FEEDBACK: Three seconds is the recommended safe following distance in good condition.

16. ________ is the number one unsafe driving behavior that contributes to violations and collisions.

Right-of-wayImproper turnsFollowing too closelyToo much or unsafe speed (correct)
FEEDBACK: Too much or unsafe speed is the number one unsafe driving behavior that contributes to violations and collision.

17. Use the delayed acceleration technique when ________.

Waiting to go through an intersection (correct)
Starting to pass another vehicleWaiting to merge onto an expresswayAvoiding a head-on collision FEEDBACK: Use the delayed acceleration technique when waiting to go through an intersection.

18. Statistically speaking, where are your chances highest for a collision?

In a parking lotAt an intersection (correct)
On an expresswayOn a rural road FEEDBACK: Statistically speaking, your chances are highest for a collision when you are at an intersection.

19. When approaching any intersection, the best way to avoid a collision is to ________.

Read the road aheadCover the brake and scan ahead (correct)
Follow the three-second rule.Maintain speed and cover the brake FEEDBACK: When approaching any intersection, one way to avoid a collision is to cover the brake and scan the road ahead. Covering the brake means you will be prepared to react and stop faster in case of a hazard.

20. Before passing another vehicle, the first major step is to ________.

Check blind spotsTurn on the directional signalDecide if the pass is necessary (correct)
Divide the pass into thirds FEEDBACK: Before passing another vehicle, the first major step is to decide if the pass is necessary. Check your following distance. Are you at least 3 seconds behind the vehicle in front of you? Is that vehicle traveling at a reasonable speed? Next, check your speed. Will you need to increase to an unsafe speed, or over the legal limit to pass or overtake another vehicle? Answering “yes” to these questions means you probably do not need to pass.

21. Follow the four Rs (Read, Right, Reduce, and Ride) when ________.

Avoiding a head-on collision (correct)
Following too closelyApproaching an intersectionIncreasing following distance FEEDBACK: A head-on collision is the most fatal type of collision. When another vehicle is headed straight at you, you only have a few seconds to decide what to do to get out of the way. The National Safety Council has developed a lifesaving method for drivers to use to avoid a head-on collision. It is called the Four Rs: Read, Right, Reduce, and Ride.

22. It is acceptable to increase the speed of your vehicle over the legal speed limit to pass or overtake another vehicle on the road.

TrueFalse (correct) FEEDBACK: This is a false statement. It is never acceptable to increase the speed of your vehicle over the legal speed limit to pass or overtake another vehicle on the road. Speeding is a conscious choice made by drivers for which they are responsible. Drivers who choose excessive speed think they are taking control, but just the opposite happens. Higher speed reduces some physical control of the vehicle’s steering and increases its stopping distance. This means it reduces the time a driver has to avoid a collision and increases the chance for and severity of the collision.

23. If it is raining and you are tired while driving, how many seconds of following distance should you use?

TwoThreeFourFive (correct)
FEEDBACK: If it is raining and you are tired while driving, you should add 5 seconds following distance. Using the 3-second following distance rule, add at least 2 more seconds to equal 5 seconds total following distance.

24. Zero-tolerance laws prohibit the possession and use of alcoholic beverages by drivers and vehicle occupants under the age of _____.

161821 (correct)
24 FEEDBACK: Zero-tolerance laws prohibit the possession and use of alcoholic beverages by drivers and vehicle occupants under age 21. States pass these laws to discourage alcohol consumption by drivers under age 21. In other words, they are laws intended to prevent needless death and injury. Zero-tolerance laws provide that any amount of alcohol in the body of a driver under age 21 is an offense. The offender’s driver’s license may be suspended for a period of time or revoked.

25. If you are driving a vehicle equipped with an anti-lock brake system (ABS), and the vehicle starts to skid, you should: Turn the steering wheel __________________.

In the direction you want the front of the vehicle to go (correct)
In the opposite direction you want the front of the vehicle to goBack and forth in both directionsDo not turn the steering wheel FEEDBACK: If you are driving a vehicle equipped with an anti-lock brake system (ABS), and the vehicle starts to skid, you should: Turn the steering wheel in the direction you want the front of the vehicle to go.

26. When you approach a car using their high-beam lights, you should:

Look to the center of the road.Turn on your high-beam lights.Look to the side of the road at the white line. (correct)
Turn on your low-beam lights. FEEDBACK: When you approach a car using their high-beam lights, you should look to the side of the road at the white line.

27. Statistically speaking, about how many times in your life will you be involved in a collision?

TwoFourSix (correct)
Eight FEEDBACK: Statistically speaking, you will be involved in a collision at least six times in your life.

28. For every 10 miles per hour (16 kph) over 50 mph (80 kph), the risk of death in a traffic collision is doubled.

True (correct)
False FEEDBACK: This is a true statement. For every 10 miles per hour (16 kph) over 50 mph (80 kph), the risk of death in a traffic collision is doubled.

29. The law clearly states which driver has the right-of-way.

TrueFalse (correct)
FEEDBACK: This is a false statement. When it comes to the right-of-way, the reality is the law gives no driver the right-of-way. Traffic regulations only state who must yield the right-of-way. So, the old notion of “having” the right-of-way is wrong—so wrong that it can kill you!

30. At 40 mph, what is this car’s reaction distance?

30 feet33 feet40 feet44 feet (correct)
FEEDBACK: Reaction distance is calculated by taking the first digit of your speedometer reading (which in this case is 4) and adding it to your total speed per hour (which in this case is 40 mph). Based on this calculation, when traveling at 40 mph, your car’s reaction distance is 44 feet.

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31. You should use the high-beam headlights to see and to be seen. Even in foggy conditions, use the high-beam lights

TrueFalse (correct)
FEEDBACK: This is a false statement. You should use the LOW-beam headlights to see and to be seen. Even in foggy conditions use the LOW-beam lights. High beams reflect the light directly back into our eyes. This can impair our vision.