CHAPTER 13 Light and Weather Conditions STUDY GUIDE FOR CHAPTER 13 LESSON 1

CHAPTER 13 Light and Weather Conditions STUDY GUIDE FOR CHAPTER 13 LESSON 1

CHAPTER 13 Light and Weather Conditions STUDY GUIDE FOR CHAPTER 13 LESSON 1

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1. CHAPTER 13 Light and Weather Conditions STUDY GUIDE FOR CHAPTER 13 LESSON 1 Driving Safely in Low Light and at Night A. 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. As visibility decreases, your risk of being in an accident decreases. False - As visibility decreases, your risk of being in an accident increases. Headlights from an oncoming vehicle can have a blinding effect. True When driving during dusk and dawn hours, you should use your parking lights. False – You should use your parking lights only for parking. At night, you should decrease the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead. False - At night you should increase the distance between your vehicle and the one ahead of you.

3. At night, you should get in the habit of looking for objects beyond your headlight beams. True • FIND OUT MORE. Look in your NJ Manual or online to find the answer. • NJ law requires headlights must be used at certain times of the day. What are they? • When is the best time to use bright beam or high beam headlights? Open country driving, when there is no oncoming traffic

4. STUDY GUIDE FOR CHAPTER 13 LESSON 2 Visibility, Bright Light and Glare A. 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. The sun’s glare is most dangerous to drivers at noon. False - The sun’s glare is most dangerous in the morning or late afternoon. 2. A badly scratched windshield should be replaced. True 3. Sunglasses are not effective against the glare of late afternoon sun. False - Sunglasses are effective against the sun’s glare. 4. During periods of extreme glare, you should decrease your following distance. False - During periods of extreme glare, you should increase your following distance. 5. Driving with your low-beam headlights on does not help when the glare is strong. False - Low-beam headlights on helps others to see you when glare is strong.

5. STUDY GUIDE FOR CHAPTER 13 LESSON 2 (Continued) Visibility, Bright Light and Glare • What advance preparation can you make before driving when you know that you may be driving in glaring sun? Make sure windshield is clean, replace windshield if it is badly scratched, keep sunglasses handy. • FIND OUT MORE. Look online to find out what are some of the best kinds of sunglasses made to combat the effects of the sun’s glare. How much do they cost? Polarized or Extreme Glare Sunglasses http://extremeglaresunglasses.com/ \$10 - \$300

6. STUDY GUIDE FOR CHAPTER 13 LESSON 3 Minimizing Risk in Rain and Snow A. 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. When driving in snow, you should follow the tire tracks of the vehicle ahead of you because the tracks are drier and give better traction. True 2. Driving with snow tires increases fuel economy. False - Driving with snow tires reduces fuel economy. 3. To prevent skids, you should change speeds as rapidly as possible. False - To prevent skids, you should change speeds gradually. 4. Roads are not very slick during the first 15 minutes of a rainfall. False - Roads are at their slickest during the first 15 minutes of rainfall. 5. Hydroplaning happens when your vehicle rides on a thin film of water. True • Basic Speed Law • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5ffUj4pZI8