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1 Intersections STUDY GUIDE OR CHAPTER 10 LESSON 1 Basic Intersections A. or each sentence below, circle T if the statement is true and if it is false. Correct each false 1. Places where one road meets or crosses another are called intersections. 2. Intersections are usually controlled by traffic lights. Intersections are often controlled by stop signs. 3. When approaching an intersection with a 4-way stop, assume that all drivers will obey the right-of-way rules. Do not assume that all drivers will obey right-of-way rules. 4. Before entering an intersection, scan and search all four corners to make sure nothing will block your route. 5. If you are approaching an intersection and the light begins to change from yellow to red, speed up to make it across the intersection. Slow down and stop at the red light before you enter the intersection. 6. A T-intersection is created when one road ends and forms a tit" with a crossroad. 7. At a T-intersection, you must yield to all traffic on the cross street..b. IND OUT MORE. rom the sidewalk, observe a four-way intersection in your neighborhood. Note the width of the cross street, and practice the counting method for determining when it is safe to enter and to cross the intersection. How often and in what situations would you need more than an 8-second gap to cross safely? Note your findings below. 38 RESPONSIBLE DRIVING STUDY GUIDE CHAPTER 10

2 STUDY GUIDE OR CHAPTER 10 LESSON 2 Railroad Crossings A. or each sentence below, circle T if the statement is true and if it is false. Correct each false 1. When you come to any railroad crossing, you should always slow down. 2. You should stop no closer than 5 feet from a railroad crossing. You should stop no closer than 15 feet from a railroad crossing. 3. If the lights at a railroad crossing are flashing, you can cross the tracks only if you do not see a train and after looking carefully. If the lights at a railroad crossing are flashing, you must stop. 4. A railroad crossing with no lights flashing does notnecessarily mean that it is safe to cross without looking first. CD 5. You should stop on railroad tracks only if the vehicle ahead of you has stopped. j u c: u 'J) 'J) t)j.) c: u S rjl S C'j 0.) :::l E l-i."u :: '0 C'j >, 0 bd 0.) B. You should never stop on railroad tracks. 6. As soon as a train has passed, you should look and listen to see if there is another train before moving. CD 7. If your car has stalled on the tracks of a railroad crossing and you see a train coming, leave your vehicle at once and move away from the tracks. CD 8. Never assume that a track is clear or that you can beat a train. IND OUT MORE. Choose a nearby railroad crossing and describe it in as much detail as you can. Are the warning signs leading up to it adequate and visible? How far ahead of the crossing are the signs? Does the crossing have a gate and warning lights? Overall, in your opinion, is it a safe crossing? RESPONSIBLE DRIVING STUDY GUIDE CHAPTER 10 39

3 NAME _ DATE _ STUDY GUIDE OR CHAPTER 10 LESSON 3 Roundabouts A. Complete the sentences below by filling in the blanks with the correct words. 1. When approaching a roundabout, s_lo_w_d_o_w_n as you approach the traffic circle. 2. If other vehicles are in the roundabout, y_ie_l_d to traffic until you can enter. 3. Before entering a roundabout, scan for pedestrians and b_ic_y_c_li_st_s _ 4. Go in the d_ir_e_ct_io_n of traffic once you're in a roundabout. 5. Traffic movement in a roundabout is always c_o_u_n_t_e_rc_lo_c_k_w_is_e _ 6. Unless otherwise posted, the speed in a roundabout is generally 2_0_m_p_h _ or less. 7. Two-lane roundabouts allow for a 9_re_a_t_e_r volume of traffic than do single-lane roundabouts. 8. L_e_ft turns are completed by traveling around the center of the island. 9. Roundabouts move traffic through intersections at a sl_o_w and safe pace. 10. All vehicles in a roundabout are required to yield to p_e_d_e_st_r_ia_n_s in a crosswalk. 11. Vehicles in the circulating lane have the r_i9_h_t_-_o_f-_w_a_y _ B. IND OUT MORE. Use the Internet to research the history of roundabouts in the United States. Are roundabouts used to control traffic at intersections in your state? What benefits have the use of roundabouts brought to traffic control in your state? Have there been any disadvantages. Report your findings below. 40 RESPONSIBLE DRIVING STUDY GUIDE CHAPTER 10

4 STUDY GUIDE OR CHAPTER 10 LESSON 4 Complex Intersections A. or each sentence below, circle T if the statement is true and if it is false. Correct each false 1. A complex intersection is one where two major roadways cross paths. 2. A complex intersection can contain five to six lanes, multiple turning lanes, and turn-arrow signals. 3. Very few collisions take place in complex intersections. A large number of collisions take place in complex intersections. 4. Side-impact collisions occur when a vehicle is hit by another vehicle from the side. 5. The majority of side-impact collisions occur at intersections. 6. ewer than half of rear-end crashes take place at or near intersections. More than half of rear-end crashes take place at or near intersections. T B. What electronic signals and body gestures can you use to communicate with pedestrians and other drivers at complex intersections? Electronic signals: turn-signals; brake lights; backup lights; horn; headlights (flash on and off, switch from high beams to low beams) Body gestures: hand signals; nodding; shaking head c. IND OUT MORE. Research the collision statistics at complex intersections for your state. Report your findings below. RESPONSIBLE DRIVING STUDY GUIDE CHAPTER 10 41

5 STUDY GUIDE OR CHAPTER 10 LESSON 5 Interchanges A. Match the term on the left with its definition on the right. a d -- b c 1. interchange 2. through lanes 3. speed-change lanes 4. ramps a. a place where one major freeway crosses another road b. allow a vehicle to reduce speed to exit a freeway or to increase speed to merge into moving traffic c. move vehicles from one road to another d. designed for drivers staying on the same turnpike or interstate highway, these lanes continue straight through an interchange B. In the space below, sketch an example of a cloverleaf, diamond, and trumpet interchange. List the main characteristics of each underneath your sketches. Diamond Answers include: often "h" 'ltdf"<!"'i,n Cloverleaf Answers include: traffic exits via 18loops" in the roadway; Trumpet Answers include: roads loop to the right or to the left to join another roadway; traffic may sometimes required to without stc.dijunc:). C. IND OUT MORE. The next time you go on a trip in a motor vehicle, take note of the different types of interchanges on the freeway. Which type was most common? How were traffic patterns affected by each interchange? 42 RESPONSIBLE DRIVING STUDY GUIDE CHAPTER 10

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