Road Trip Safety Quiz
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Road Trip Safety Quiz

Whether you're headed to the beach or the big city, see what you know about traveling safely with our quiz.

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Road Trip Safety Quiz
Road Trip Safety Quiz
Question 1 of 20 Correct

True or false: The glass used in car windows protects passengers from the sun's ultraviolet rays.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Most of the glass used in cars is laminated. That prevents it from shattering if struck or damaged in a crash, but does not protect against the sun's damaging UVA and UVB rays. Wear sun block on any parts of your skin exposed to the sun while in the car.

Road Trip Safety Quiz
Question 2 of 20 Correct

How long should a woman wait to take a long road trip after having a baby?

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The correct answer is: If you had a cesarean delivery, a painful episiotomy or a low blood count, you should not drive for three to six weeks. If you are planning a long-distance trip in the first six weeks, speak with your medical provider first. In general, you can travel locally, but be aware of the possibility of overexertion and fatigue. On long road trips, get out of the car every hour or so, and walk for several minutes to help your circulation.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

People who text while driving are how many times more likely to be in a car crash?

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The correct answer is: Texting and driving makes you 23 times more likely to be involved in a car crash than people who avoid distracted driving. Each text message you type takes your attention off the road for an average of 5 seconds.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

Which is the safest position for an infant car seat?

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The correct answer is: The safest place for your baby's car seat is in the back seat, facing toward the rear. The safest place in any car accident is usually the back seat. Facing your baby's seat backward will also help protect his head, neck and spine. Experts recommend that children ride in rear-facing car seats until at least two years of age.

Road Trip Safety Quiz
Question 5 of 20 Correct

How old should a child be before riding in the front seat?

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The correct answer is: All children younger than 13 years of age should ride in the back seat. Air bags are very powerful and can injure young children riding in the front seat.

Road Trip Safety Quiz
Question 6 of 20 Correct

True or false: Taking a road trip can decrease your daily calories burned by how many calories?

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The correct answer is: Sitting in the car on a long drive can decrease your daily calorie burn by as much as 400 calories. That's why you need to make extra smart food choices on road trips: Buy food from a grocery store instead of fast-food stops, and drink plenty of water.

Road Trip Safety Quiz
Question 7 of 20 Correct

How often should you stop for a stretch break?

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The correct answer is: To prevent sore muscles or blood clots from forming during a long road trip, take a break and get out of the car and stretch at least every hour.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

If you suffer from motion sickness, what's the best seat in the car for you?

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The correct answer is: You'll feel the least amount of motion in the front passenger seat. If you experience motion sickness, move to this seat and keep your focus on something at a long distance, such as the horizon or a road sign or landmark ahead.

Road Trip Safety Quiz
Question 9 of 20 Correct

Which of these is best for treating motion sickness?

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The correct answer is: Antihistamines such as dimenhydrinate (Dramamine) and diphenhydramine (Benadryl) are commonly used to treat and prevent motion sickness. While alternative treatments such as ginger, peppermint and acupressure beads have not been proven scientifically to work, anecdotal evidence suggests they may help some people.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

Which of these should you keep in your car's emergency kit?

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The correct answer is: All of the above should be kept in your car's emergency kit, along with a few cans of non-perishable food (for which you'll need the can opener). The glow stick can draw attention if you're stranded in the dark, and a blanket guards against cold temps. Other emergency must-haves include batteries, a flashlight, enough water for 36 hours, a multiuse tool, comfortable shoes and a whistle.

Road Trip Safety Quiz
Question 11 of 20 Correct

Which of these items should you keep in your car's first-aid kit?

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The correct answer is: Scissors and tweezers belong in your first-aid kit. In the event of a wreck, they can come in handy in a number of ways, from cutting bandages to removing clothing. You should also stock the kit with over-the-counter pain medications, allergy medicine, hydrogen peroxide or isopropyl alcohol, bandages, antiseptic wipes and antibiotic ointment.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

True or false: When sitting still for long periods of time, you do not need to hydrate as much as you would normally.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Just as during air travel, driving long distances can leave you dehydrated. It's still important to drink at least 64 ounces (8 cups) of water each day.

Road Trip Safety Quiz
Question 13 of 20 Correct

Which of these warning signs might indicate you're too tired to drive?

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The correct answer is: If you experience any of these while driving, pull over and take a break. Constant yawning, being unable to recall the last few miles of your trip and having trouble focusing your eyes or keeping them open are all clear signs that you need to rest.

Road Trip Safety Quiz
Question 14 of 20 Correct

In which of these time periods should you avoid driving?

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The correct answer is: Between midnight and 7 a.m. is when most people are naturally drowsiest and least alert. (That means you — and everyone else on the road.) Play it safe and avoid driving in the wee hours.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

True or false: If you begin to feel drowsy while driving, you should drink two cups of coffee.

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The correct answer is: This is true. While you're best off stopping for a nap or switching drivers when drowsiness hits, two cups of coffee can raise your alertness for several hours. But you'll need to give the caffeine time to start working, so pull over and rest while you drink your joe.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

True or false: A lack of sleep can impair your driving just as much as a six-pack of beer.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Losing four hours of sleep the night before a long drive is equivalent to drinking a six-pack of beer and getting behind the wheel. If you're about to hit the road but feel tired, think twice and take a nap. If there's just no time for shut-eye, drink some coffee, or better yet, have someone better-rested do the driving.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

True or false: Talking on the phone while driving is safe as long you use a hands-free device.

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The correct answer is: Driving while using a cell phone -- with or without a hands-free device -- slows your brain function by more than a third. That means you're less likely to pick up on the visual and audio cues you'd normally hear right before you should respond to a potential crash.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

Which of the following workout essentials is best to keep in shape while on the road?

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The correct answer is: Resistance bands are one of the best fitness tools you can invest in. They're compact to fit into any space and are versatile enough for any workout. Bands add resistance to squats and aid in stretching the hamstrings at the end of your workout. Of course, a jump rope and weights are great to pack along, too.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

Which of the following foods should you bring in a cooler on a long road trip?

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The correct answer is: Skip the fast-food joints and gas-station fare, and stay healthy on the road: Pack a cooler with low-calorie foods such as yogurt, fresh fruit and vegetables, sandwiches, nuts and nutrition bars.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

How should you handle a pair of arguing siblings on a road trip?

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The correct answer is: Your best defense against antsy and argumentative kids? Pulling over to the side of the road and turning off the engine. This signals to the kids that the car won't move to their desired destination until they play by the rules.

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