All 53 feet or longer box trailers must be SmartWay certified or aerodynamically retrofitted to meet minimum standards of operation. These questions may be on the test. Remember, if the vehicle ahead of you is smaller than yours, it can probably stop faster than you can. You will be put out-of-service for 24 hours if you have any detectable amount of alcohol under. It is one way to spot a tire fire. They may believe they have the right of way. Emergency Equipment Vehicles must be equipped with emergency equipment.
Slow down to a safe speed, and downshift to the right gear before entering the curve. See Section 13 for road test information. Remember, these speeds may be safe for automobiles, but may not be safe for larger vehicles or heavily loaded vehicles. Do not turn on your taillights or flash your brake lights. Texting is the most alarming distraction because it involves both physical and mental distraction simultaneously. Carry the right number of chains and extra cross-links. You may also see drivers who are looking at street signs, maps, and house numbers.
The situations may include left and right turns, intersections, railroad crossings, curves, up and down grades, single or multi-lane roads, streets, or highways. Driving Combination Vehicles Safely, Coupling and Uncoupling, Inspecting a Combination Vehicle. It can help you understand why you received the citation, and may even help you fight your charge in court. Get it fixed before driving. Why not get your copy today and find out? The drive tires must provide traction to push the rig over wet pavement and through snow. These questions may be on the test. No person shall drive at such a slow speed as to impede or block normal and reasonable movement of traffic, except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation, for compliance with the law, or when the size and weight of the vehicle or combination makes reduced speed unavoidable.
This means going slowly enough to be able to stop within the range of your headlights. There is also a no passing zone sign on 2-lane roads. The problems of night driving involve the driver, the roadway, and the vehicle. If your mind starts to drift, take a break or a short walk and then come back to the reading. One good rule says you need at least 1 second for each 10 feet of vehicle length at speeds below 40 mph.
At least 15 percent of all heavy truck accidents involve fatigue. Drive slower when lighting is poor or confusing. Dialing drivers took their eyes off the forward roadway for an average of 3. Do Not Expect to Hear a Train. Passing drivers tend to look at the accident. Stop at the first safe place. Give them room to go by or to stop.
A traffic accident for driving unsafely counts as 1 point. Drivers who use a hand-held device are more likely to get into an accident serious enough to cause injury. At night your turn signals and brake lights are even more important for telling other drivers what you intend to do. Use Mirrors on Both Sides. Do not challenge them by speeding up or attempting to hold-your own in your travel lane. Note: Allow for 2—3 hours if taking all tests. These include traction, curves, visibility, traffic and hills.
This could mean the driver is uncertain about taking the off ramp. If you've recently received a traffic ticket, this information may be helpful if you disagree with the charge. The width of a vehicle with pneumatic air-filled tires, measured from the outside of one-wheel to the outside of the opposite wheel, must not exceed 108 inches 9 feet. In turns, check your mirrors to make sure the rear of your vehicle will not hit anything. Signing this form means you agree to submit to a chemical test to determine the alcohol or drug content of your blood. They can also bother drivers going in the same direction you are, when your lights shine in their rearview mirrors. Release the parking brake only when you have applied enough engine power to keep from rolling back.
Start in the Proper Position. Whenever you are about to pass a vehicle, pedestrian, or bicyclist, assume they do not see you. If your normal corrective lenses are broken or lost, you can use the spare lenses to drive safely. Look under the vehicle for fresh oil, coolant, grease, or fuel leaks. Use either the tachometer or the speedometer and downshift at the right rpm or road speed. Good drivers shift their attention back and forth, near and far.