Quiz: Driving Safety

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Believe it or not, there are many different aspects to driving safety. How knowledgeable are you when it comes to driving safety? Take this quiz and find out!

True or false? According to the NHTSA, seatbelts reduce the risk of death for a front-seat car occupant by about 20 percent.

According to the NHTSA, seatbelts reduce the risk of death for a front-seat car occupant by about 50 percent. <a href="http://www.howstuffworks.com/car-driving-safety/safety-regulatory-devices/seatbelt.htm"> How Seatbelts Work</a>

True or false? Some seatbelt systems use load limiters to minimize belt-inflicted injury.

Some seatbelt systems use load limiters to minimize belt-inflicted injury. The basic idea of a load limiter is to release a little more belt webbing when a great deal of force is applied to the belt. <a href="http://www.howstuffworks.com/car-driving-safety/safety-regulatory-devices/seatbelt.htm"> How Seatbelts Work</a>

Which of the following statements is true?

In a crash, at just 30 miles per hour (48.3 kilometers per hour), an unrestrained passenger is propelled forward with a force 30 to 60 times their body weight. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/car-driving-safety/safety-regulatory-devices/child-car-seat.htm"> How Child Car Seats Work</a>

True or false? Seatbelts and child restraints increase your chances of escaping death or serious injury in a car accident by 80 percent.

Seatbelts are designed to hold you in the car and spread the destructive force of the impact over the more resilient parts of your body, increasing your chances of avoiding death or serious injury in a crash by up to 50 percent. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/car-driving-safety/safety-regulatory-devices/child-car-seat.htm"> How Child Car Seats Work</a>

True or false? Seatbelts save about 5,000 lives per year.

Something as simple as putting on a seatbelt could save your life in an accident; in fact, they save about 11,000 lives per year [source: NHTSA]. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/car-driving-safety/accidents-hazardous-conditions/defensive-driving.htm">How Defensive Driving Works</a>

True or false? According to CNN, 60 percent of drivers are distracted by eating while driving.

Drivers today aren't only on their phones -- 60 percent of drivers are also distracted by eating while driving. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/car-driving-safety/accidents-hazardous-conditions/defensive-driving.htm">How Defensive Driving Works</a>

True or false? Some defensive driving courses are now offered online.

Some defensive driving courses are held online so that drivers can learn right at home. Online courses feature interactive screens where users learn defensive driving techniques and take quizzes designed to test their new skills. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/car-driving-safety/accidents-hazardous-conditions/defensive-driving.htm">How Defensive Driving Works</a>

Which of the following statements is true?

Passive driving safety refers to systems in the car that protect the driver and passengers from injury if an accident does occur. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/car-driving-safety/accidents-hazardous-conditions/defensive-driving.htm">How Defensive Driving Works</a>

True or false? A self-parking car can fit into smaller spaces than most drivers can manage on their own.

Sometimes drivers' parallel parking skills restrict their parking space options. A self-parking car can fit into smaller spaces than most drivers can manage on their own. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/car-driving-safety/safety-regulatory-devices/self-parking-car.htm">How Self-parking Cars Work</a>

True or false? Most people need ten or more feet to successfully parallel park their car.

Most people need about six more feet than the total length of their car to successfully parallel park, although some expert drivers can do it with less space. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/car-driving-safety/safety-regulatory-devices/self-parking-car.htm">How Self-parking Cars Work</a>

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