Quiz: The New Driver Safety Quiz
The New Driver Safety Quiz
By: Deborah Beckwin
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About This Quiz

As the song goes, life is a highway, and most of us are in our cars for a big chunk of our lives. For example, according to the Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration, Americans drove more than 3.22 trillion miles in 2016.

According to the Office of Highway Policy Information, as of 2009, 87 percent of American drivers who could get a driver's license have one—over 210 million people! That's a lot of people sharing the millions of miles of roadways that cover the U.S. There are also a lot more drivers on the road than there used to be: in 1970, there were only 112 million drivers.

So with all those drivers out there, safety as a new driver is of utmost importance. We're in our cars more often, which means we may be tempted to do other things while driving. It also increases the chance of being involved in a car crash due to increased exposure. 

If you just got your driver's license, you probably know what a broken white line on the road indicates versus a solid double yellow line. But do you know how far your steering wheel should be from your body? Or where you should put your hands on the steering wheel? Both of those questions have to do with how cars have changed in the past three decades.

So what do you say, newly minted driver? Can you handle the curves of this quiz about new-driver safety? Buckle up, because you're in for a fascinating ride! Safe travels!

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What percentage of accidents are caused by distracted driving?
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What is the legal Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) limit for drivers who are younger than 21 years old?
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What is the top cause for accidents among teen drivers?
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When is the right time to use a phone while driving?
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When should you indicate that you're going to take a turn?
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Which emergency vehicles do you need to safely move out of the way for?
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What do you do when your car hydroplanes on a wet road?
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Which sense is the most important for driving?
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You should get your tires replaced when the thread gets below what depth?
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How far should the steering wheel be from your chest?
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At what positions of the clock should you keep your hands on the steering wheel?
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How should you tilt your steering wheel?
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If you're driving while tired or sleepy, what happens to your body?
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What's the shortest stopping distance you should give yourself while driving?
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You should give four seconds of stopping distance for the following conditions EXCEPT which one?
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If a driver has had some alcohol, what will help them to become sober?
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When you're waiting to turn left at an intersection, which direction should your wheels be pointed?
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Which medications can cause impaired driving?
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What is NOT an example of an activity that can cause distracted driving?
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When two cars reach an intersection with stop signs at the same time, who gets to go first?
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If you encounter an aggressive driver, what should you do?
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If there is an emergency vehicle stopped ahead, what should you do?
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