How good of a driver are you?

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10 Questions - Developed by: Anonymous - Developed on: - 2.111 taken

Did you know, the average American maintains less than one second of following distance while driving? With tailgating, speeding, drinking/texting while driving, failing to yield or stop, and other sorts of violations or misbehavior on the road largely prevalent, the average driver is not very safe.

  • 1
    Do you always drive no more than 5 mph over the speed limit (other than for extraordinary circumstances) and reduce your speed by 20% in the rain and 50% in the snow?
    Do you always drive no more than 5 mph over the speed limit (other than for extraordinary circumstances) and reduce your speed by 20% in the rain and
  • 2
    Do you maintain a minimum of 3 seconds of following distance, and +1 for each of the following conditions: speed 50 mph or over, rain, fog, heavy traffic, sickness, fatigue, +2 for each of the following conditions: snow, ice, following a massive vehicle, following a motorcycle? Pull over and let him/her pass when being followed too closely?
    Do you maintain a minimum of 3 seconds of following distance, and +1 for each of the following conditions: speed 50 mph or over, rain, fog, heavy traf
  • 3
    Do you never use electronic devices while driving (including at stoplights and stop signs) unless pulled over or in a parking lot (GPS should be set at the beginning and merely listened to while driving)? This includes using hands-free devices, as studies show that this increases the risk of being in a collision just as much as holding a phone to conduct a call. This also includes listening to music through ear-buds or headphones! Music should be listened to through your car's audio system!
    Do you never use electronic devices while driving (including at stoplights and stop signs) unless pulled over or in a parking lot (GPS should be set a
  • 4
    Do you always keep your eyes on the road in front of you other than for quick glances (for things like lane changes, things you can't help but look at)?
    Do you always keep your eyes on the road in front of you other than for quick glances (for things like lane changes, things you can't help but lo
  • 5
    Do you come to a complete stop at stop signs and always stop at the line for stop signs and traffic lights? Always activate your blinker at least 100 feet away from the turn (unless it would otherwise cause confusion), including backing and lane-changing?
    Do you come to a complete stop at stop signs and always stop at the line for stop signs and traffic lights? Always activate your blinker at least 100
  • 6
    Do you follow the rules on yielding? Remember, "The right of way is given, not taken."
    Do you follow the rules on yielding? Remember, "The right of way is given, not taken."
  • 7
    Do you drive smoothly? Passengers should hardly even feel you applying the brakes, accelerating, or turning, in most cases.
    Do you drive smoothly? Passengers should hardly even feel you applying the brakes, accelerating, or turning, in most cases.
  • 8
    Do you scan 12-15 seconds ahead of you for potential hazards and practice defensive driving tactics to minimize the risk of getting into an accident and/or minimizing the severity of a prospective accident?
    Do you scan 12-15 seconds ahead of you for potential hazards and practice defensive driving tactics to minimize the risk of getting into an accident a
  • 9
    Only use the left lane for passing?
    Only use the left lane for passing?
  • 10
    Do you make sure you are not at all under the influence of drugs or alcohol and have taken care of your drowsiness to the best of your ability?
    Do you make sure you are not at all under the influence of drugs or alcohol and have taken care of your drowsiness to the best of your ability?

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