Commercial Drivers License (General Knowledge) : Defensive Driving Techniques

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Example Question #1 : Defensive Driving Techniques

Stopping distance is _________________.

Possible Answers:

the sum total of the perception and braking distance

the same thing as perception distance

the same thing as braking distance

the sum total of the perception, reaction, and braking distances

Correct answer:

the sum total of the perception, reaction, and braking distances

Explanation:

This is a simple definition question. Stopping distance is the combination of all the stopping related distances, perception, reaction, and braking.

Example Question #4 : Safety

If, on a clear and dark winter's evening, you are driving, and the temperature suddenly drops far below freezing, about which of the following areas should you be most cautious?

Possible Answers:

A bridge

Clear, open highway

None of these

The middle of your lane of traffic

Correct answer:

A bridge

Explanation:

Once the temperature dips below freezing, you should just become generally more cautious/vigilant for slippery areas of the road. But, the MOST dangerous area of the ones listed is clearly bridges, which are among the first areas of the road to gather thin slippery layers of ice.

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