Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Driving refresher test

  1. #1
    Moderator Up North's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    North East Lower peninsula of Michigan
    Posts
    6,150
    Check out how well you know the driving rules!

    http://www.autoinsurance.org/driving_test/

  2. #2
    Super Member MissTreated's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    N61 6.1839', W149 52.0138'
    Posts
    1,222
    94%.

    I missed one. :(

  3. #3
    Super Member beachlady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    6,755
    Didn't do too well - anyone want to go for a ride? Average score.

  4. #4
    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    32,964
    I'm just average too. Oh well I learned something here.

  5. #5
    Super Member Lisanne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    East Coast
    Posts
    2,263
    Okay, I'll confess I flunked miserably. I learned from it, though!

    Honestly, I've never seen some of this stuff.

    I had no idea there was a distance for following a first truck at. I've never been in a position to follow one (isn't this rule really for ambulance-chasing lawyers?), and I would apply the rule of thumb to stay out of their way anyway. How far away is 500 feet anyway?

    I don't feel that knowing the single biggest contributor to accidents or the % due to alcohol will make me a better driver. I know not to do those things; IMO, that's much more important.

    The school zone speed was news to me. Some schools have flashers telling drivers to go 15 mph when they're on, but when they're not, I have never seen anyone go anything but the post speed limit for the road (30 mph, 40 mph). No one ever slows to that speed within the marked school zone.

    And I thought pedestrians always, always had right of way. I mean, consider the outcome if one is in your way and you have the right of way and you decide to insist on it...

    I passed the road signs test, though I can't say I did all that well on it, either. HM? No, I've never seen anything about an HM sign.

    Thanks for posting this. It is helpful to know these things.

  6. #6
    Super Member Minda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Central PA
    Posts
    1,618
    I also thought pedestrians always have the right of way.
    I think I will continue NOT running over them. :D

  7. #7
    Super Member Lisanne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    East Coast
    Posts
    2,263
    Just noticed a typo on my first post here. That should have been "fire truck," not "first truck."

    Well, I drove through a school zone today and noticed that, as I approached it, there was a sign saying SPEED LIMIT 35. In the middle of the school zone, another sign said SPEED LIMIT 45. There was also a flasher light, which goes on at certain times, and when it's on, the speed limit is 15 mph until you reach the End School Zone sign. To, it's pretty clear that they aren't expecting you to go 20 mph there, not when there are two speed limit signs with much higher limits.

    So that made me take another look at the website giving the test. Lo, and behold, it's not an official governmental or regulatory organization. It started as some guy's blog. The guy, Marcus Jain, lives in Port Angeles, Washington. Maybe these are the laws for his state. Gee, who do we know that lives in Port Angeles? Beverly, have you heard of this guy?

    I'm not saying he or his group is a fraud, just that they're not official and maybe don't have all their facts checked.

  8. #8
    Power Poster MadQuilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    ELVERTA, CA
    Posts
    12,947
    Blog Entries
    1
    I must be one of them crazy California drivers. IMHO I only missed the unimportant ones. :lol: Why would I need to know that 40% of accidents involve alcohol as long as I don't drink and drive?

  9. #9
    bbwalkup's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    69
    LOL, I failed!
    But I did remember what the officer said when he pulled me over in the school zone. So, I did get that one right.

  10. #10
    fluffbug95's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Western, NY
    Posts
    470
    Well I am underage and though it would teach me something when it's my time to learn.

    The first time I took it. I did HORRIBLE! I got a 37% and that figured out to be a F- Lol.

    I just took it again..... I BARELY Passes! I got 67% and succeded with a D+! Woo! Well I learned some stuff! :D

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.