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Safe Driving Quiz

It's not just teens who text while they drive or gab on their phones. Test your knowledge about driving safely with our quiz.

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Safe Driving Quiz
Safe Driving Quiz
Question 1 of 20 Correct

True or false: Using hands-free devices while driving is safe.

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The correct answer is: This is false. This brain is not capable of processing all the things required for safe driving while speaking on a cell phone, hands free or not. Talking on the phone makes you four times more likely to be involved in a car accident.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

How many times more likely are you to have an accident if you text while driving?

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The correct answer is: You are 23 times more likely to have an accident if you text while driving than if you were not distracted at all.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

In order to read or send a text message, how long are your eyes off the road?

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The correct answer is: Sending or receiving a text takes your eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds. In that time, you drive the equivalent -- at 55 miles per hour -- of an entire football field, blind.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

How many fatal crashes involve a sleepy driver?

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The correct answer is: Approximately one in every six fatal crashes, or 16.5 percent, involves a sleepy or drowsy driver.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

True or false: Driving while sleepy has the same effect on you as if you were drunk.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Driving while sleep-deprived has the same effect on you as if you were driving with a blood alcohol level well into the inebriated range.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

Which of these is impaired if you drive while sleepy?

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The correct answer is: The more sleep-deprived you are, the more inattentive you will be. Also, your judgment is impaired and your reflex time for corrective action is diminished, even if you do not actually doze off.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

Which of these senses is most important when driving?

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The correct answer is: Vision is the most important sense when driving because 85 percent of the information used in driving comes through the eyes.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

True or false: It's safe to drive while using prescription medications as long as you feel capable of driving.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Different medications may affect your ability to drive. Even acetaminophen (commonly called Tylenol) may adversely affect you if you have not taken it before.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

True or false: People with diabetes should never drive alone.

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The correct answer is: This is false. There is no reason why people with diabetes should not be allowed to drive -- alone or with other people. But you should take certain precautions if you have diabetes and plan to drive, especially long distances.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

Which of the following items should people with diabetes keep with them when driving?

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The correct answer is: If you have diabetes, keep medical identification with you so emergency responders know how to care for you if there is an accident. You should also keep quick-sugar foods, such as raisins, hard candy or fruit juice, with you in case you have low blood sugar while driving and need to stop and eat something. Lastly, it's always important to keep your blood sugar meter with you so you can monitor for low blood sugar, which may affect your driving.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

If you're driving in snowy conditions, how should you change lanes?

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The correct answer is: Reduced traction with slippery conditions from snow contributes to many of the motor vehicle accidents that occur in winter months. To avoid an accident while changing lanes, turn your blinker on and give plenty of notice before slowly changing lanes, leaving plenty of distance between the cars in front and behind you.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

True or false: Driving while you have a cold is just as dangerous as driving while you are drunk.

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The correct answer is: This is true. The common cold is a car accident waiting to happen: a recent British study showed that the sneezing, tearing, fever and puffy eyes associated with a cold make your reactions behind the wheel as slow and unsteady as if you were driving drunk.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

Wearing a seat belt reduces your risk of serious injury during an accident by how much?

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The correct answer is: Seat belts reduce serious injuries and deaths from crashes by about 50 percent.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

True or false: The lower part of the belt should be sitting across the upper half of your belly.

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The correct answer is: This is false. The lap (lower) part of the belt should be sitting low and tight across the upper part of your hips. It should never go across the upper half of your belly.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

How should you properly wear the shoulder strap portion of a seat belt?

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The correct answer is: The shoulder part of the seat belt should fit snugly across your chest and shoulder, not under your arm, behind your back or across your neck or face.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

True or false: When driving in the rain, it's okay to cross a water-covered road as long as the water is not moving.

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The correct answer is: This is false. You should not attempt to drive through a flooded road -- even if the water is standing still. The depth of water is not always obvious, and the road may be washed out. If you attempt to drive across it, your car may be inundated with water, and you may become trapped.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

True or false: Drivers 70 and older are more likely to crash than any other age group besides drivers 25 and younger.

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The correct answer is: This is true. People 70 and older are more likely to crash than any other age group besides drivers 25 and younger.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

Which of these may be a sign of age-impaired driving?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Warning signs of age-impaired driving include abrupt lane changes or drifting into other lanes, difficulty reading signs, anxiety while driving, near-accidents or increased traffic citations or warnings, and unexplained dents or scrapes.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

True or false: To avoid hurting an unborn child in the event of an accident, pregnant women should turn off their car's air bags.

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The correct answer is: This is false. If you are pregnant, you should still leave air bags turned on. Seat belts and air bags provide the best protection for you and your unborn child. Without one or the other, you could injure or even kill you and your unborn child.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

How many people are killed each year in alcohol-impaired accidents?

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The correct answer is: About 11,000 people die in alcohol-impaired driving crashes each year. That's one person every 48 minutes.

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