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8. Rules of the Road

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6. Driving in Traffic (cont.)

Follow another vehicle with enough distance to allow for safe stopping depending on speed and road conditions, about 3 seconds. Following too closely may result in:

  • rear end accidents
  • being cut off by someone changing lanes in front of you
  • being forced off the roadway or swerving into someone else to avoid a collision

  • Pay special attention when:

  • following motorcycles
  • driving on slippery roads
  • crowded by a tailgater
  • the car behind you wants to pass
  • following large vehicles.
  • Maintain a 4 second gap in these instances.


    It is against the law to follow at a distance which is too close given the traffic and road conditions. You could be cited for tailgating.


    Keep aware of drivers tailgating you and avoid them by:

  • moving to another lane
  • slowing down to encourage them to pass
  • pulling over to let them pass.
  • "BRAKE TESTS" for tailgators are illegal.

    Lesson Summary


      

    Lesson 8 Quiz


    You will now answer 5 questions to test what you learned during this lesson. You must answer all questions correctly to receive completion credit for this lesson. You may answer the questions as many times as necessary to get them right.

    You should review the lesson material if you don't do well on the quiz.

    1. The minimum speed limit in California is:


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    2. A right-turn-on-red can be made, at a red arrow:


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    3. In California, changing lanes in the middle of an intersection:


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    4. You must use your turn signal


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    5. Entering an intersection before you can safely cross through it, and blocking it:


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