[21 Test Answers] 2023 Revised Defensive Driving Course

Here are the test answers to the revised defensive driving course. Brush up on basic driving skills, such as steering, braking, and accelerating.

A defensive driving course is a type of driver education program that teaches drivers how to avoid accidents and operate their vehicles in a safe and responsible manner.

The course is designed to help drivers develop skills and techniques that will enable them to prevent collisions and respond to dangerous situations on the road.

Defensive Driving answers

Question 1. Every 30,000 miles, _______.
A. vacuum the interior
B. replace the brakes
C. inspect the trunk latch
D. service the automatic transmission✅

Question 2. Do not try to drive more than ____ hours in any one day.
A. 2
B. 8✅
C. 16
D. 11

Question 3. During each mile you drive, up to ____ events you need to interpret can occur.
A. 200✅
B. 75
C. 50
D. 100

Question 4. If parts are replaced when you have work done on your vehicle, _______.
A. you can be sure they will be refurbished
B. donate the old ones to a charity
C. make sure they are disposed of correctly
D. request the replaced parts be returned to you when you pick up your vehicle✅

Question 5. Most drivers make _______ driving errors For every 20 decisions they make while driving.
A. Ten
B. One
C. Two✅
D. Four

Question 6. Most state vehicle codes state that you shall not drive after taking a substance that _______.
A. is taken for headaches
B. alters the central nervous system✅
C. treats muscle pain
D. is prescribed by a doctor

Question 7. Most hazards or obstacles will be detected _____ of your vehicle.
A. in front✅
B. to the left side
C. to the rear
D. to the right side

Question 8. Prevent an expressway emergency by merging without _____.
A. accelerating
B. going the speed of traffic
C. stopping✅
D. changing lanes

Question 9. There have been improvements to ABS including ______.
A. an emergency assist feature✅
B. an imminent failure warning
C. the lack of a pulse
D. audible failure warnings

Question 10. Check a rental vehicle for ______ before you leave the lot.
A. registration
B. scratches and dents✅
C. cup holders
D. fuel economy

Question 11. How can you assess whether you are not looking far enough ahead when you drive?
A. you make frequent, quick stops.✅
B. A 35-second visual lead is not enough
C. You find yourself distracted by other drivers.
D. You can never find the street where you need to turn.

Question 12. Nearly what percentage of all pedestrian fatalities occur at mid-block (not at a crosswalk)?
A. 70%
B. 60%
C. 80%✅
D. 50%

Question 13. Negative thoughts that occur while driving often surface in the form of _______.
A. playing loud music
B. hostile verbal expression✅
C. getting lost during your trip
D. a cheery, upbeat attitude

Question 14. Nine out of every ten pedestrian fatalities occur during which weather conditions?
A. cold weather
B. dry weather
C. normal✅
D. none of the above

Question 15. While driving in the city, the busy urban environment can induce  ______.
A. sensory overload (visual overload)✅
B. mental focus
C. road racing
D. signage

Question 16. Almost seven out of ten pedestrian fatalities happen in which type of area?
A. urban area
B. rural area
C. outskirts
D. metrocity✅

Question 17. It is estimated that over  _____ % of all crashes in the U.S. are caused by driver distraction.
A. 75
B. 25
C. 50✅
D. 10

Question 18. Pedestrian fatalities account for ____ of all traffic fatalities.
A. 1%
B. 60%
C. 14%✅
D. 50%

Question 19. Stopping a vehicle with good brakes from 20 miles per hour under good conditions requires about:
A. 80 feet including thinking distance
B. 63 feet including thinking distance✅
C. 128 feet including thinking distance
D. 186 feet including thinking distance

Question 20. When driving, we get  ______ of the information we need from our eyes.
A. 20%
B. 35%
C. 70%
D. 90%✅

Question 21. If you are walking along a highway, always walk on the shoulder:
A. with the traffic flow
B. facing the traffic flow✅
C. going in any direction you choose
D. none of the above

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