Are You A Safe Driver?
Take Our Quiz to Find Out!
Most of us believe that we are good drivers. Even when we regularly speed or drive a little dangerously, we feel that we’re in complete control; often rationalizing the behavior saying we’re actually paying more attention because of the speed.
But how good of a driver are you? It may have been a few years, or a few decades, since you took driver’s education, so let’s have a little refresher course. Here are 10 questions to see if you’re as road savvy as you believe you are.
Question 1: When you see a driver tailgating you, you should:
- Slow down to send them a message.
- Speed up, you’re going too slow.
- Change lanes so they can go around.
- Tap your brakes to get them to back off.
Question 2: What’s the most common type of auto collision?
- Rear end crash
- Head on crash
- T-bone (intersection crash)
- Pedestrian crash
Question 3: What’s the safest lane to drive in?
- Left lane
- Right lane
- The lane with the least traffic
- The lane that’s moving the fastest
Question 4: What’s the minimum distance you should be behind a vehicle assuming clear driving conditions?
- 30 feet back
- 3 car lengths behind
- 5 seconds behind
- 2 seconds behind
Question 5: How often should you check your mirrors?
- When you need to brake or change lanes
- Every 5 to 8 seconds
- Every 30 seconds
- When you need to check your hair or make-up
Question 6: How should you deal with a road rager?
- Show them that you’re “packing” so they back off
- Drive slower so they go around you
- Ignore them
- Speed up to get away
Question 7: At what tread depth should you replace your tires?
- .5 inches
- 1/4 of an inch
- 3/16 of an inch
- 1/16 of an inch
Question 8: What do you do if an oncoming car doesn’t dim their high beams?
- Flash your high beams at them
- Turn your high beams on and leave them on
- Turn your lights off completely, they’re providing light for you
- Look at your side of the road and ignore them
Question 9: You arrive at a 4-way stop at the same time as another vehicle, who goes first?
- The driver on the left
- The driver on the right
- Whoever gets started going first
- Play “rock, paper, scissors” to see
Question 10: An emergency vehicle is coming toward you in the opposite lane; the road has a median, do you:
- Pull over and stop to give as much room as possible
- Move to the outside lane but keep going
- Stop in the lane you’re in
- Continue traveling, no need to change course or speed
We will get to the answers at the end, no cheating. Let’s see how you did:
1-3 questions right: You need to brush up a bit, these rules are here for your safety.
4-7 questions right: A review wouldn’t hurt.
8-10 questions right: Some of the minor details may be fuzzy, but you have a good grasp on safe driving.
Of course these are just 10 of the hundreds of questions that could be on one of these quizzes. If you found yourself struggling (or Googling answers) then you might want to spend a few minutes watching safety videos or reviewing the most appropriate driving behaviors.
Remember, accidents are preventable. When you’re driving safely, you can prevent becoming a victim.
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Oh yeah, here is the answer key:
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