All teens think they’re good drivers and know and practice the rules of the road. Your teenager may be a brand new driver who just passed their driver’s test, or may have had their license for a year or so. With summer right around the corner, teen drivers will be on the roads a lot more than they were during the school year, especially at night and during rush hour and other heavy traffic times, and they may be driving with friends in the car. After an accident has occurred, is not the time to learn that their driving habits are reckless and unsafe. So take a few minutes now and have your teen driver take this short, simple quiz and find out if you have a safe driver or if they need a refresher course.
Answers are found at the bottom of the quiz.
- What is considered a safe amount to exceed the speed limit?
a) 0 mph
b) 5 mph
c) 10 mph
d) 15 mph
- What is the best way to avoid cell phone distractions while driving?
a) Call friends and tell them you are driving
b) Turn your phone off while driving
c) Answer only important calls and texts
d) Talk on your cell using hands free technology
- You are driving on a 2 lane road with a solid double line. When is it safe to pass another vehicle?
a) When the vehicle in front of you has its hazard lights blinking
b) When the vehicle in front of you is travelling under the speed limit
c) You may not pass another car
d) When there’s no one in the on-coming lane
- When another driver is tailgating you, you should:
a) Speed up
b) Tap your brakes and slow down to show the other driver who is boss
c) Slow down and change lanes to let the other car pass
d) Honk and gesture for the other driver to slow down
- If you feel yourself getting tired while driving, you should:
a) Roll down the window to get some fresh air
b) Pull over and assess your options to safely get to your destination
c) Turn the volume on the radio up and sing along
d) Call a friend to keep you awake
- Which of the following are considered distracted driving?
b) Talking on your cell phone
c) Changing radio stations
d) All of the above
- When confronted by an aggressive driver, you should:
a) Pull off the road and stop
b) Avoid eye contact
c) Honk and gesture
d) Speed up to get away from the other driver
- What does a yellow traffic light really mean?
a) Slow down
c) Stop if it’s safe to do so
d) Speed up and beat the red light
- You should check your rear view mirror:
a) Continually, every 5 to 8 seconds
b) To check your make-up and hair
c) When you think there may be a problem behind you
d) After you apply your brakes
- When approaching a Yield sign, you must:
a) Stop and proceed when clear
b) Slow down and proceed when clear
c) Look left and right and proceed slowly
d) Look left and right and proceed quickly
- If your turn signal isn’t working, how do you signal that you want to make a right turn?
a) Left arm straight out the window
b) Left arm pointing down towards the ground
c) Left arm pointing upwards
d) Right arm pointing across the passenger seat
- An emergency vehicle is approaching from behind with lights and siren. What should you do?
a) Speed up so you don’t get in their way
b) Move to the right lane and keep driving
c) Move to the right lane and stop until it passes
d) Continue driving. They will go around you
- Seatbelts must be worn:
a) By only the passengers in the front seat
b) By only the driver
c) Seatbelts are a good idea and save lives, but are optional
d) By all passengers in the car
Check your answers at the bottom of the page. So how did you do? Good driving habits keep everyone on the road safer and may lower your insurance premiums. Contact Foundation Insurance Group to schedule an auto insurance review. Our agents are always happy to review your current policy, answer any questions you may have, make sure you get the proper amount of coverage to protect you, your passengers, and others on the road, as well as every discount you’re entitled to, so that nothing is left to chance.
Answer key: 1a, 2b, 3c, 4c, 5b, 6d, 7b, 8c, 9a, 10b, 11c, 12c, 13d