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Sharing the Road with Others. Chapter 8. 1) It is important for a motorist to remember that he/she…. is not the only one using the roadways From people to animals to other types of vehicles, it is a motorist’s responsibility to know how to safely share the road with others.

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1 it is important for a motorist to remember that he she
1) It is important for a motorist to remember that he/she…

is not the only one using the roadways

  • From people to animals to other types of vehicles, it is a motorist’s responsibility to know how to safely share the road with others.


2 pedestrians activity is at its greatest in densely developed areas such as
2) Pedestrians activity is at its greatest in densely developed areas, such as…

cities and town centers, but it also is significant in neighborhoods and along and across suburban roadways


3 in most cases pedestrians have the
3) In most cases, pedestrians have the… developed areas, such as…

right of way at all intersections

  • This is known as an “unmarked crosswalk.” Pedestrians must obey pedestrian signals and use crosswalks at signalized intersections. Both carry a $54.00 fine for failure to observe the law. (39:4-32 and 33). The penalty for pedestrians under 17 who violate the pedestrian laws is a $22 fine. (39:4-203.3)


4 motorists are prohibited from blocking the crosswalk when
4) Motorists are prohibited from blocking the crosswalk when…

stopped at a red light or stop sign.

  • A motorist must not stop with a portion of his/her vehicle in the crosswalk area. When a motorist blocks a crosswalk, it forces pedestrians to go around a vehicle, putting them in danger.


5 a motorist must stop and stay
5) A motorist must stop and stay… when…

stopped at a red light or stop sign.

  • A motorist must not stop with a portion of his/her vehicle in the crosswalk area. When a motorist blocks a crosswalk, it forces pedestrians to go around a vehicle, putting them in danger.


6 no pedestrian shall suddenly leave a
6) No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a… when…

curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield.


7 a motorist in violation of this law may face a fine up to
7) A motorist in violation of this law may face a fine up to…

$200. The court may also impose a term of community service not to exceed 15 days. (39:4-36)


8 if a pedestrian suffers serious bodily injury as a result of a motorist s violation
8) If a pedestrian suffers serious bodily injury as a result of a motorist's violation…

of N.J.S.A. 39:4-36, the motorist is subject to a $100-$500 fine, up to 25 days in jail and/or a driving privilege suspension of up to 6 months.


9 never pass a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk this frequently causes
9) Never pass a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk. This frequently causes…

severe injury or death to pedestrians, especially if the passing vehicle is traveling at a high speed


10 pedestrians and joggers should always face
10) Pedestrians and joggers should always face… frequently causes…

oncoming traffic and use sidewalks when available.

  • They should cross at crosswalks only on the proper signal, look all ways before crossing, avoid crossing between parked vehicles, and at night, wear light-colored or reflective clothes and carry a white handkerchief or a light. It is not a good practice to wear headphones while walking or jogging near the roadway.


11 one out of four new jersey residents is
11) One out of four New Jersey residents is… frequently causes…

55 years or older. This ratio is expected to increase in the coming years


12 normal physical changes are part of the aging process mature drivers may
12) Normal physical changes are part of the aging process. Mature drivers may…

experience declines in vision, hearing, reaction time and flexibility.


13) The law is very specific that vehicles must give the right-of-way when any of the following crosses any highway or intersection:

blind persons who use a predominantly white or metallic cane, blind persons accompanied by a guide dog, or a guide dog instructor engaged in instructing a guide dog. A motorist must stop when he/she sees a person with a white or metallic “colored” cane or with a guide dog. All motorists must comply with this law (N.J.S.A. 39:4-37.1).


14 be alert the laws governing four wheel vehicles such as
14) Be Alert! The laws governing four-wheel vehicles such as...

cars and trucks also govern motorcycles


15 sharing the road with larger vehicles can be safe if a motorist
15) Sharing the road with larger vehicles can be safe if a motorist...

knows the limitations of these vehicles regarding visibility, required stopping distance and maneuverability.

When passing a large truck or bus, it is important to remember that there are several no-zones (blind spots) in which the motorist cannot see other vehicles. In addition, during bad weather, a truck can take as much as 25 percent longer to stop.


16 avoid the area around trucks where vehicles
16) Avoid the area around trucks where vehicles… motorist...

disappear into blind spots.

Do not move so close to a truck that the truck driver’s ability to stop or maneuver effectively is restricted. The potential for a collision is increased when a motorist is riding in the no-zone. If the motorist of a large truck or bus cannot see another motorist’s vehicle in the rearview or side-view mirrors, the vehicle is in a no-zone, or blind spot.


17 list the four points given for the rear no zone
17) List the four points given for the motorist... "Rear No-Zone"


18 a motorists should always be alert for mopeds which are
18) A motorists should always be alert for mopeds, which are:

smaller than motorcycles and harder to see.

Moped drivers have the same rights and responsibilities as those driving other motor vehicles.


19 a motorists should always leave plenty of room when following or passing a
19) A motorists should always leave plenty of room when following or passing a…

bicyclist, skateboarder or inline skater.

Under New Jersey law, each of these individuals has the same rights and responsibilities as a moving motor vehicle.


20 a motorized scooter is a
20) A motorized scooter is a… following or passing a…

miniature motor vehicle.

Although it is illegal for these vehicles to be driven on any public road or sidewalk, except on designated municipal or county property, motorists must be very alert if these types of vehicles are present. Motorized scooters are extremely hard to see.


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