Extreme weather conditions can make a difference in your normal driving. That mostly affects your ability to see, which is very limited in adverse weather conditions such as rain, fog, ice, snow, and dust.
Career & Technical Education; Grade Level. You Are the Driver Chapter 2: Signs. Chapter 11: Sharing the Roadway Chapter 12.
Among all weather conditions, fog is probably the most dangerous, so if you are driving in foggy weather, lower your speed and turn on your low-beam headlights. If the fog becomes so thick that you can barely see, pull safely and completely off the road.
You should also slow down at the first sign of rain, drizzle, or snow on the road. This is when many road surfaces are most slippery because moisture mixes with oil and dust that has not been washed away. The slippery roads can reduce traction and you're at risk to lose control of your vehicle.
But not only cold weather and precipitation can change your driving pattern. You also should be aware of high temperatures, sun glare and high winds. Reading the following chapter will give you an understanding of how extreme weather conditions can affect your driving and a car's functioning.
Presentation on theme: 'Drivers Ed. Chapter 12 Review.'— Presentation transcript:
1 Drivers Ed.Chapter 12 Review
2 When visibility is reduced, what is the first thing you should do in the IPDE process?
3 When does rain make the road the slickest?
When it first starts to rain
4 When your stopping distance is greater than the distance lighted by your lights you are _____.
Overdriving your headlights
5 What should you have on just before dawn and dusk?
6 How can you keep the inside of your car windows clear in high humidity or rainy days?
Defroster or air conditioner
7 Why should you work harder to get visual information when visibility is reduced?
You need more reaction time
8 How should you warn drivers that you are stopped along the shoulder of the road?
Use your flashers
9 When driving into sun glare, how can you reduce the glare?
Use sunglasses and your visor
10 What is normal stopping distance at night?
The distance you travel in four seconds at normal speed
11 If a driver comes towards you and does not dim their high beams, what should you do to reduce the glare?Look ahead with quick glances
12 What is happening when you are hydroplaning?
Your tires are riding on the surface of the water
13 How should you drive if you must drive through deep water?
Ride the brakes
14 Where is there better traction while driving on wet roads?
In the tire tracks of the car ahead of you
15 Why shouldn’t you set your parking brake in slush or icy conditions?
It may freeze
16 What headlights should you use to help others see you in heavy rain?
17 What does the temperature light or gauge want you about?
The engine is making more heat than the cooling system can handle
18 What should you do when your car starts to skid sideways?
Steer in the direction that the rear of the car is skidding
19 What happens when you use high beams in snow, rain, or fog?
You have more light reflected back I nyour eyes
20 What lights do you use when driving at night with no other vehicles around?
21 If you skid in a curve, what direction will the care take?
It will go straight
22 At what temperature does an icy road give you the least traction?
At or near 32 degrees
23 Where should you glance when a car driving towards you does not put their lights on low beam?
At the right edge of the roadway
24 When driving a large rental truck on a windy day, what will affect the cars you pass?
The blast of wind from your truck
25 What happens in a power skid?
Your tires spin when you accelerate
26 What direction should you steer if the rear of your car skids to the right?
Steer to the right
27 What should you do if the water level reaches the bottom of your car while driving through water?
Turn around and find another route
28 If the temperature light comes on, what does turning on the heater accomplish?
Help cools the engine
29 What is it called when gas going to your engine boils?
30 What combines to make you hydroplane?
Standing water, speed, and tire tread
31 What is the stopping distance in packed snow?
Twice that as on concrete
32 What might leak if your exhaust in not working properly?
A build up of carbon monoxide gas
33 Why do bridge surfaces freeze before road surfaces?
Cold air circulates above and below the bridge surface