CHAPTER 16 Physical Readiness STUDY GUIDE FOR CHAPTER 16 LESSON 1 Fatigue and Driving

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CHAPTER 16 Physical Readiness STUDY GUIDE FOR CHAPTER 16 LESSON 1 Fatigue and Driving A. For each sentence below, circle T if the statement is true and F if it is false. If the statement is false, correct it in the space below.

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## CHAPTER 16 Physical Readiness STUDY GUIDE FOR CHAPTER 16 LESSON 1 Fatigue and Driving

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1. CHAPTER 16 Physical Readiness STUDY GUIDE FOR CHAPTER 16 LESSON 1 Fatigue and Driving • A. For each sentence below, circle T if the statement is true and F if it is false. If the statement is false, correct it in the space below. • 1.“Down time,” or the time when people are less alert than usual, occurs for most people between the hours of 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. True 2. The best way to fight fatigue is to stop what you are doing and get some coffee. False - The best way to fight fatigue is to rest. • 3. Having a steady flow of fresh air in your vehicle can help you fight fatigue. True • 4. If you have to pull off the road at night, your windows should be lowered at least halfway to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. False - Your windows should be opened slightly, lust enough to get a flow of fresh air. 5. A good plan to keep yourself alert while driving is to take 15-minute breaks every 2 hours. True

2. CHAPTER 16 Physical Readiness • STUDY GUIDE FOR CHAPTER 16 LESSON 1 (continued) • Fatigue and Driving • 6. It is safe to drive for up to 15 hours a day. • False – It is safe to drive up to 8 hours a day. • Fatigue is a major cause of accidents on the highways. Write in the spaces below what your personal plan will be to avoid fatigue before going on a road trip as well as what your precautions will be during the trip to keep yourself awake and alert. • Pre-Road Trip Personal Plan – Get plenty of rest before driving, avoid fatty foods, avoid alcohol before driving. • On the Road Precautions - Play the radio, sing, talk, let someone else drive, pull over every 2 hours for 15 minutes of rest and exercise, and keep a fresh slow of air in the car. • Define “Highway Hypnosis” and list one way you can prevent it from happening -

3. Fatigue and Driving • Drowsy Driving Puts Teens at Risk (The Today Show) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMS0M_KcsOE • Micro Sleeps While Driving • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haTApXretfg • Fatigue Danger in Outback • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JH9jqybLbHk • Tips for Staying Safe • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDH4GEcCqw8

4. STUDY GUIDE FOR CHAPTER 16 LESSON 2 • Short-Term Physical Conditions and Driving A. For each sentence below, circle T if the statement is true and F if it is false. If the statement is false, correct it in the space below. 1. You can drive after taking any medication prescribed by a doctor. False - You can drive if the medication does not have side effects that interfere with driving. 2. Temporary injuries can make it risky for you to drive. True 3. Having the flu can affect the way you drive. True 4. It is always safe to drive after taking over-the-counter medications. False - Some over-the-counter medications can affect the way you drive. 5. The best defense against carbon monoxide poisoning is keeping your windows closed. False - The best defenses against carbon monoxide poisoning are having a well-maintained vehicle and a steady supply of fresh air.

5. STUDY GUIDE FOR CHAPTER 16 LESSON 2 (continued) • Short-Term Physical Conditions and Driving • B. If you must drive while you are ill or injured, list some ways in which you can compensate for your impaired condition. • Minimize the amount of driving you do; allow extra time to get where you are going; drive more slowly than normal keep your attention focused on driving, not on how you feel; ask a friend or parent to drive you. • C. FIND OUT MORE. What if you had a cold and had to go on a trip? What kind of medication could you safely use? To find out, go to a local drugstore and look at the packages of cold remedies that they sell. Make a list of the ones that do not cause drowsiness. • Airborne • Dayquil • Tylenol • Advil • Aspirin

6. STUDY GUIDE FOR CHAPTER 16 LESSON 3 Long-Term Physical Factors and Driving A. Many people who are physically challenged can now drive motor vehicles with the aid of certain improvements that have been made in technology and science. Some physical challenges are listed below. In the space next to each physical challenge, describe what can be used to make it possible for the person to drive. • 1. People without full use of their legs hand-operated brakes and accelerator. • 2.People without arms prosthetic devices and special controls. • 3. People who use wheelchairs specially equipped vans and wheelchair lifts. • 4. People who can’t turn their heads or shoulders extra large rearview mirrors.

7. STUDY GUIDE FOR CHAPTER 16 LESSON 3 (continued) • Long-Term Physical Factors and Driving • B. For each sentence below, circle T if the statement is true and F if it is false. Correct each false statement in the space below. • 1. A person with a spinal cord injury cannot get a license to drive. • False - A person with a spinal cord injury can get a driver’s license as long as he or she can drive safely. • 2. Another term for an artificial limb is prosthetic device. • True • 3. People between the ages of 50 and 75 have the highest pedestrian death rates. • False – Over 75 • 4. Anybody with a physical challenge can now get a driver’s license. • False - You must first prove that you can drive safely before you can get a driver’s license. • 5. An older person generally has a slightly faster reaction time than a younger person. • False - An older person generally has a slower reaction time than a younger person.

8. FIND OUT MORE. Call NJ Division of Motor Vehicles or go online and find out what the procedure is for a physically challenged person to get a driver’s license in your state. • Are there different tests administered? • No – it is the same written (knowledge), and road test. • For what length of time are the licenses issued? • The same amount of time for a basic license. • Are there different license plates? • Yes – handicap license plates.