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1. What does Awareness mean, when you are driving?

Knowing what is going on around you
Being able to anticipate situations that can result in problems
Understanding what the consequences to you might be
All of the above

2. What are the common kinds of driving situations that may have caused problems for you in the past?

Other drivers going too slow
Cell Phones
Getting cut off
Late for an appointment
All of the above

3. Which of the following driving situations are controllable by you?

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and /or Drugs
Tailgating (You tailgating the car in front of you)
Other Drivers
Time Pressure


4. What can you do to prevent feeling rushed for time while driving?

Drive faster
Allow more time
Leave earlier
Prepare clothing and papers the night before
Decide on a time to leave
Make sure your passengers know what time to be ready
Know alternate routes in case of traffic delays
If possible, plan to travel before or after rush hours
Allow extra time if traveling at high traffic times
Inform the people at your destination that you are delayed
Re-schedule your appointment.

5. Stress is a part of everyday life.

6. The effects of stress can tempt you to make poor driving decisions on a daily basis.

7. What was your Life Impact of Stressful Events Score? (Chapter 4, no wrong answer)

8. What are the things you can do to prevent being controlled by life’s stressful events?

Get enough sleep
Seek counseling
Take a break
Take a vacation
All of the above

9. When driving, how can you combat distractions?

Keep your eyes on the road
Let inanimate objects fall, pour, drip or roll
While the car is in motion, don’t take actions that will require you to turn your head or body
Keep your hands on the steering wheel
If a passenger is in trouble, take short glances to assess the situation then pull out of traffic if necessary.
All of the above

10. What % of crashes are almost always fatal when you fall asleep at the wheel ?


11. One of the warning signs of being too fatigued to drive is ... you feel fatigued throughout the day almost every day?

12. One in ten Americans over the age of 12 drove under the influence of alcohol in the past year.

13. What do you risk losing by being convicted of a Driving Under the Influence?

Your drivers license
Your freedom (jail)
Your job
Your independence - having to rely on others to drive you or take the bus
All of the above

14. You can be an impaired driver with as few as two drinks.

15. In most states, at what BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) level are you considered an impaired driver and in violation of the law?


16. What is a Designated Driver?

Someone who has only had 1 drink
Someone who has had no alcohol to drink
Someone who has had less to drink than you have?
The best driver in your group, if everyone has been drinking?

17. Prescription medication mixed with alcohol can cause a higher Blood Alcohol Content.

18. How many Beliefs do you have on the "Test Your Knowledge" quiz? (Chapter 9)

No correct answer, but one needs to be clicked.

Under 10
over 15

19. Some driving precautions that should be taken to compensate for faulty tires, windshield wipers, or brakes, until they are repaired are: Drive slower, be more aware, and allow more time for stopping.

20. Stopping Distance = Distance traveled after perceiving a threat... plus... reacting to it... plus...braking the vehicle to a stop.

21. Striking a solid object at 60 MPH is like driving off the roof of a nine-story building.

22. Four out of every ten crashes involve rear-end collisions, usually because someone is tailgating.

23. To provide a safe space cushion, and follow the THE THREE SECOND RULE:

You choose an object on the road ahead like a sign, tree or overpass.
When the rear end of the vehicle ahead of you passes your fixed reference point, begin counting:
"One-thousand one"
"One-thousand two"
"One--thousand three"
When the front of your car reaches the point you have chosen, stop counting. If you reach the check point before you have finished the three-second count, you are following too closely. If you finish the count before you reach the check point, you have a safe following distance that provides you with reaction time to avoid a crash.

24. At 65 mph, your stopping distance is the length of a football field.

25. Which of the following are smart reasons for putting on your seat belt every time you enter a vehicle?

Most accidents occur within two miles of home.
About 75% of traffic fatalities occur within 24 miles of home and at speeds under 40 mph.
You have four chances in 100 of surviving if you are thrown from the vehicle.
Death can occur at 12 mph, slower than parking lot speed, if you aren’t wearing a seat belt.
Air bags can cause serious injury you if you are not wearing a seatbelt when they deploy.
All of the above

26. The safest position in the car for a child is in the rear seat facing the rear of the car.

27. Bicycles, pedestrians, motorcycles, vintage vehicles, farm equipment, large equipment, and trucks all have the same rights to share the road with cars.

28. Self-imposed pressures occur when you feel an urgent need to do something that is not urgent and put yourself or family members at risk by driving in bad weather conditions, over dangerous terrain, or by feeling pressured by the actions of another driver.

29. The SALE Model is a way for you to remember the key points about defensive driving.

30. Attitude can save your life. Professional drivers drive day after day with no close calls and no violations. Being a pro requires you to be alert, wary, patient, and considerate.

31. Values and beliefs shape attitudes and behaviors.

32. Values, Beliefs, Attitudes and Behaviors: Select the letter which best defines the word - A, B, C, or D.

A = The way you think things are, or should be.
B = What you do and say.
C = What is important to you.
D = What you think or feel.





33. Values and beliefs are important in shaping what we think, feel, and do (attitudes and behaviors).

34. We can change the maps (values and beliefs) that shape our attitudes and behavior.

35. Controllable conditions can lead to poor driving performance and mishaps on the road if you do not monitor them using the guidelines of the SALE Model.

36. Your personal values, beliefs, attitudes, and behavior are motivated by internal conditions, and are the keys to creating the choices you make.

37. The three most common things that can lead to unproductive driving decisions, feelings, and actions are:

Getting hooked
Filtering information
Escalating a situation

38. Why do you think you and someone else might react to the same situations differently?

Different things hook us
We have different filters
She escalates and I don’t
Our values (beliefs, attitudes) are different
All of the above

39. Your filters can effect your driving if you are focused on something else (distracted), you might not see what you need to; your values and beliefs interpret the meaning of what you see.

40. Escalation of behavior is an exchange of behaviors that keep raising the level of confrontation.

41. Hooks, filters, and escalation lead to unproductive decisions, feelings, and behaviors. Their interaction can be a deadly combination.

42. Does getting hooked by a tailgater, slow driver, or another driver giving you a "hand signal" limit your freedom of choice?

43. The 3C Model is: A three-step approach to making positive change.

1) Choose your desired outcomes
2) Commit by identifying what to do and planning how to do it
3) Change by making a habit of working your plan.

44. Accountability means taking responsibility for one’s own thoughts and actions.

45. Triggers are life events or actions of others that set off an explosive reaction. You react in a hostile manner or escalate a situation to a level that endangers others, and can lead to loss of life or serious injury.

46. Aggressive driving is defined as the operation of a motor vehicle in a manner that endangers or is likely to endanger persons or property.

47. Road Rage is deliberate, violent behavior in response to a real or perceived traffic event.

48. The Federal Government ranks Road Rage as a top safety issue, up with alcohol related driving and seat belts.

49. Factors in road rage incidents are aggressive driving, displaced anger (from work or home), life stress events, and time pressures not related to driving.

50. Aggressive driving becomes road rage when abuse and punishment behaviors escalate to physical injury of the other driver, his passengers, or his vehicle.

51. There are twenty steps that progressively lead to more intense and hostile interactions. What was your Aggressometer Reading in Chapter 27 (how far would you be willing to go with someone who sets off your triggers)?

No correct answer, but one needs to be clicked.

Less than one


52. The 5 Beliefs that Aggressive Drivers demonstrate are: lack of accountability, vigilantism, judging and mistrusting others, competitiveness, and an inwardly focused view of the world.

53. Which of the "ten reasons people give most often for causing a situation that resulted in the death or serious injury of another person" would most people be willing to die for?



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