|1. Qualities of a good driver
Ans : A driver must concentrate on the road and drive defensively .
2. What is highway hypnosis?
Ans : One of the greatest hazards of roadway driving is drowsiness or "highway hypnosis." Lack of sleep or fatigue impact the ability to safely drive the vehicle. When taking a long trip, avoid drowsiness by stopping frequently to drink coffee, exercise or nap. Exercise your eyes by reading road signs or shifting the focus of your eyes to different parts of the road. Make sure the driver is properly rested.
3. What is 2 seconds rule?
Ans : Following a vehicle too closely is called "tail-gating." Use the 2-second rle to determine a safe following distance. Select a fixed object on the road ahead such as a sign, tree or overpass. When the vehicle ahead of you passes the object, count "one-thousand-one, one-thousand-two." You should not reach the object before you count to one-thousand-two. If you do, you are following too closely. Most rear end collisions are caused by the vehicle in back following too closely.
The two-second rule also applies to the speed when one is on a good road and during good weather conditions. If the road and/or weather conditions are not good, increase your distance to a four or five-second count. If you are being tail-gated, move to another lane or slowly pull off the road and allow the vehicle to pass.
4. Can 2-second rule be reflected in numbers?
|5. What should be the speed of driving?
Ans : A driver should use common sense when driving. Driving too fast or too slowly may create a dangerous situation . Regardless of the posted speed limit, weather and traffic conditions may make it necessary to drive more slowly. Your speed should be adjusted for the conditions and match the flow of traffic, as long as it does not surpass the maximum posted speed.
6. How to drive during fog?
Ans : It is the best not to drive in fog. Otherwise, you ought to take the following precautions:
7. Precautions during rain
Ans : When rain begins to fall lightly, water, dust, oil and leaves cause the road to become slippery. When this happens, increase your following distance. Take special care on curves and turns and while braking. Your headlights must be ON when operating your wipers. Parking lights should not be used because it creates illusion.
8. What is hydroplane?
Ans : When rain begins to fall heavily, your tyres may "hydroplane." This means the tyres are riding on a layer of water and not on the road. Avoid hydroplaning by slowing down. If you skid while hydroplaning, try to regain control of the vehicle. Otherwise, release the accelerator and ride out the skid.
9. Driving in high winds?
Ans : Wind can be a difficult problem for all drivers. Wind is especially difficult for drivers of trucks and other heavy vehicles. In high winds, you should reduce your speed. Heavy rain often accompanies high winds. You should be alert to wet or slippery areas and plan for those conditions.
10. Precautions during winter in Hills
Ans : Winter is the most difficult driving season due to many reasons, including ice and snow at Hill Stations, lower temperatures and fewer daylight hours. During these condiotions you should:
Ans : Crashes often happen when equipment fails. Your most important aid is remaining calm. Equipment failures may include:
Ans : Night driving is difficult because things may appear differently than in daylight. Also, glare from lights may interfere with vision. Courtesy and common sense should be used when driving at night. Remember:
13. What if a fire breaks out in car?
Ans : If smoke appears, pull off the road. Turn off the engine, move away from the vehicle and call the fire department. Vehicle fires can be very dangerous. Do not fight the fire yourself.
14. Precautions during water accidents
Ans : If your vehicle runs off the roadway into water but does not sink right away, try to escape through a window. Because of differences in water pressure, you may not be able to open your car door. If your vehicle does sink, move to the back seat area where an air pocket usually forms. Take a deep breath and exit from a rear window.
15. Use of cellular phone during driving?
Ans : Use of cellular phone is prohibited. If it is important, stop the car and then talk.
16. What if an electricity falls on your vehicle?
Ans : If power lines fall on your vehicle, the danger of electrical shock exists. You should remain in your vehicle until help arrives. However, if fire is imminent, you must jump clear of the vehicle. DO NOT ALLOW ANY PART OF YOUR BODY TO TOUCH THE VEHICLE AND THE GROUND AT THE SAME TIME.
17. What is Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?
Ans : Carbon Monoxide is a deadly poison. Symptoms of its poisoningare weariness, yawning, dizziness, nausea, headache and ringing in the ears. You can prevent it by regularly checking the exhaust system. Lleave the windows partially open when starting the engine. Never run the engine in your garage.