Online Traffic Safety School Questions & Answers - chaps 1-3, Santa Clara County

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  1. nkrumax

    nkrumax Guest

    I recently got a speeding ticket in SJ. I signed up for the only
    traffic school that Santa Clara County allows us to take. After you
    complete this online course, you still have to take and pass a final
    30-minute in-person exam.

    The on-line class was a waste of time and boring. I'm a good driver,
    but got caught in an
    insurance-company-fed-grant-for-purchasing-laser-speed-devices for
    police agencies whose municipalities need the revenue type of speed

    To save others some of the pain of the five hours it took me to
    complete this program, I'm posting some of the questions and answers
    to each of the 12 units in the course. Some of the questions on
    individual quizzes are duplicated as you progress with the chapters.

    Some of the questions had "picture" type answers (e.g.: signs, traffic
    lights, animated scenarios, etc), so aren't included here.

    Here are the first three chapters. I'll type up the others soon.

    Chapter 1:

    1. Speed limits are set by traffic engineers who consider many
    factors in deciding on the safest and most orderly speed for a certain
    section of roadway.

    A: True.

    2. Speed limits are set primarilyto catch drivers speeding and make
    sure they get tickets.

    A: False.

    3. Which of the folowing are reasons for placing signs on the

    A: inform drivers of possible hazard, direct traffic flow.

    4. You are traveling at 30mph when you see an obstacle in the road
    100 feet away. Will you have enough room to stop your car before
    hitting the obstacle?

    A: yes

    5. The average driver can react to a sitatution and begin applying the
    brakes withing one-fourth of a second.

    A: False

    6. The total distance needed to stop a car once you see a hazard
    (reaction space) is the sum of reaction distance and:

    A: braking distance.

    7. It is better to depend on your own judgment and reactions than to
    obey caution and recommended speed signs

    A: false

    8. When approaching a curve, it is better to rely own judgments and
    reactions rather than the speed recommended on the caution sign.

    A: false

    9. On a street in a business area with 1. a school 2. a curve in
    the road 3. a construction zone, which signs would you need:

    A: construction zone, curve ahead, school zone.

    10. Speed limits are set primarily to generate revenue for traffic

    A: false (I don't agree with this).

    11. In a well maintained car traveling at 50 mph, about how many feet
    will it take to react to a situation and bring the car to a stop?

    A: 200

    12. Traffic engineers conduct studies and surveys including many
    factors before deciding to place signs on the roadways.

    A: True.

    Chapter 2

    1. Which color is used on signs to warn or caution you about possible
    dangers ahead?

    A: Yellow

    2. A black and white rectangular sign is a:

    A: Regulatory sign

    3. You may turn right on a red light:

    A: after you yield to vehicles in your path, after you yield to
    pedestrians your path, after you stop at the limit line, unless there
    is a sign saying otherwise.

    4. When you see a yellow light, you should:

    A: stop before the intersection if you can do so safely.

    5. You may drive in a two-way center left turn lane in order to pass
    another car.

    A: false

    6. You are alone in your car at 08:30 am on a freeway. You are stuck
    behind a car ahead of you going slowly. There is a carpool lane just
    to your left, and no one is in it at the moment. What should you do?

    A: Stay in your lane or carefully pass the car on the right.

    7. The prima facie speed lmit for residential and business districts,
    school zones and senior citizens is:

    A: 25 mph.

    8. No matter what the conditions, you may never drive faster than the
    posted speed limit.

    A: True.

    9. You are a solo driver in the far right carpool lane and have
    decided that the next right turn is not the street you wanted. You

    A: Turn right

    10. A pregnant woman does not qualify as a carpool.

    A: True

    11. You are driving in the carpool lane on a freeway, in the far
    left lane. A Police officer signals that you should pull over. What
    should you do?

    A: Carefully change lanes to the right and pull over on the right
    should of the freeway.

    12. What is an example of the posted speed limit?

    A: a speed limit sign

    13. Which of the following are reasons for placing signs on a

    A: inform drivers of possible hazards, direct traffic flow.

    Chapter 3:

    1. Before slowing down to make a right turn, a driver should:

    A: check mirror for tailgaters.

    2. You should signal at least 100 feet before turning

    A: True

    3. On a two-lane road with traffic in opposite directions, it is
    legal to pass when there is:

    A: a broken line in your lane

    4. It is allowable to go faster than the speed limit in order to

    A: false

    5. You may drive in a two-way center left turn lane in order to pass
    another car:

    A: False

    6. While it is generally best not to pass on the right, it is legal
    to do so:

    A: when a vehicle you want to pass is turning left, on a highway with
    two or more lanes in each direction, when there is enough width for
    two or more line of traffic in the same direction.

    7. Even if you do not want someone to pass you, it it illegal to speed
    up to prevent being passed:

    A: True

    8. You may NOT make a u-turn at an intersection unless there is a
    sign saying that it is allowed.

    A: false

    9. A lane control signal with steady yellow means:

    A: the lane control light is changing.

    10. The prima facie speed limit for freeways is:

    a: 65mph

    11. The total distance needed to stop a car once you see a hazard
    (reaction space) is the sum or reaction distance and:

    A: braking distance.
    nkrumax, Aug 20, 2004
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  2. wrote:

    It don't agree with it, either. Traffic tickets have no use for revenue.

    Michael R. Kesti, Aug 20, 2004
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