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Continuing Education Commercial Driving
What is a hazardous materials placard?
  1. Signs put on the outside of a vehicle which identify the hazard class of the cargo.
  2. Signs put on the back of a vehicle which identify the hazard class of the cargo.
  3. Signs put on the outside of a vehicle which identify the hazard class and weight of the cargo.
  4. Signs put on the inside of a vehicle which identify the hazard class of the cargo.
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Brake hard enough to feel a slowdown, when your speed has been reduced to 5 mph below your safe speed, release the brakes. When your speed has increased to your safe speed, repeat these steps.
  1. This is the procedure for a blown tire.
  2. This is the procedure for driving on slippery roads.
  3. This is the procedure for coming down long steep grades.
  4. All of the above
  5. None of the above.
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It takes a typical tractor-trailer at least                 seconds to clear a single track and more that                 seconds to clear a double track.
  1. 12,15
  2. 14,15
  3. 12,13
  4. 13,15
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What is a hazard?
  1. A hazard is more than an emergency.
  2. A hazard is a material that you haul that requires placards.
  3. A hazard is any road condition or other vehicle that is a possible danger.
  4. A hazard is a truck with no placards that has hazardous materials.
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Which of these are NOT a sign of a distracted driver?
  1. Vehicles that may drift over the lane divider lines or within their own lane.
  2. Vehicles traveling at consistent speeds.
  3. Drivers who are preoccupied with maps, food, cigarettes, cell phones, or other objects.
  4. Drivers who appear to be involved in conversations with their passengers.
  5. None of the above.
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You can almost always turn to miss an obstacle more quickly that you can stop.
  1. True
  2. False
Continuing Education Commercial Driving
How do you use in-vehicle communications equipment cautiously?
  1. Keep the phone on your lap so you know where it is
  2. Keep your phone off, and pull off the road if you need to use it
  3. Only use if there is little to no traffic on the road
  4. Use a device to keep the phone hands free
Continuing Education Commercial Driving
When should you use your high beams?
  1. When there is no vehicle at least 500 ft away
  2. High beams should remain on at all times at night
  3. When it is too dark
  4. When a vehicles lights are too bright and it is hard to see
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Which of these are NOT true when making a right turn?
  1. Turn wide to the left as you turn
  2. If a vehicle is coming toward you while turning, give them room to go by or stop
  3. Turn slowly to give yourself and other more time to avoid problems
  4. Keep the rear of your vehicle close to the curb.
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If you are being tailgated you should signal the driver behind you by your brake lights.
  1. True
  2. False
Continuing Education Commercial Driving
What are the two ways to know when to shift?
  1. Every 3 to 5 seconds or engine speed.
  2. Engine speed and road speed.
  3. Road speed and wind speed.
  4. Engine speed and the shift indicator light.
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Why should you be in proper gear before starting down a hill?
  1. You will not be able to shift into a lower gear once you are going down the hill.
  2. Because you will need to be in the same gear at the bottom of the hill.
  3. It is the law in most states.
  4. There is no need to do this.
  5. Because the clutch is made to be used on even surfaces.
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Why make emergency plans when you see a hazard?
  1. You will have more time to act if you see hazards before they become emergencies.
  2. You will have less time to act if you see hazards before they become emergencies.
  3. So you will have a plan to communicate the risk.
  4. Because all hazards turn into emergencies.
  5. None of the above.
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What three things add up to total stopping distance?
  1. Resistance Distance + Perception Distance + Braking Distance.
  2. Perception Distance + Reaction Distance + Braking Distance.
  3. Visual Distance + Braking Distance + Resistance Distance.
  4. Braking Distance + Perception Distance + Lag Time.
  5. None of the above.
Continuing Education Commercial Driving
If you are driving a 50-ft vehicle at 60 mph, How many seconds of following distance should you allow?
  1. 8 seconds
  2. 7 seconds
  3. 5 seconds
  4. 6 seconds
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Which of the following is not a common cause of vehicle fires?
  1. Electrical short circuits due to loose connections.
  2. Improper use of flares.cargo
  3. Loose air lines.
  4. Improperly sealed flammable cargo.
  5. Spilled fuel after an accident.
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What are some advantages of going right instead of left around an obstacle?
  1. If the shoulder is paved, going right may be best. No one is ever on the shoulder, someone could be passing you on the left.
  2. There is no advantage.
  3. It is much easier to turn a truck to the right than it is to the left. It is good to make a habit out of going the same way every time.
  4. If you are blocked on both sides, a move to the right will not force anyone into an opposing traffic lane and a possible head on collision.
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What's the most important way to see the sides and rear of your vehicle?
  1. Regularly looking out the window and checking behind you
  2. Checking your mirrors regularly and more often in special situations
  3. Installing a rear camera system is the safest way to see sides of your vehicle
  4. Using a passenger to look out the windows and check the mirrors for you
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What should you do before you drive if you are drowsy?
  1. Sleep
  2. Exercise
  3. Drink some coffee
  4. Take a cold shower.
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What is an escape ramp?
  1. A ramp commonly found on freeways in California used to get around major accidents.
  2. Another term for an off-ramp.
  3. A ramp leading to a long bed of loose soft material to slow a runaway vehicle, sometimes in combination with an upgrade.
  4. None of the above.
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