What Do You Know About Safety?

We all know the basics of driving, but people who drive for a living may encounter situations that are more hazardous. If you are going to trust someone else with your company fleet or your business car, you want to be sure that they know what to do even in unexpected driving situations. Have your drivers take this quiz before they hit the road to know whether they can drive safely.

(Answers are provided at the end, but don’t cheat!)

Transportation Safety Quiz

Choose the best answer from the options given for each question. Then, check your answers with the answer key at the bottom to see if you know how to drive safely.

1. What should you do to stop quickly when driving on a snow-covered road in a vehicle without ABS (anti-lock braking system)?

a) Slam on your brakes.

b) Pump your brakes.

c) Turn off the vehicle and put on your emergency brake.

d) Signal that you’re stopping by placing your arm out the window.

2. What is the best way to stay alert when you are feeling drowsy?

a) Pinch yourself.

b) Open your window to let in fresh air.

c) Turn on the radio and sing along.

d) Pull off to the side of the road and stretch for several minutes outside of your vehicle.

3. What should you do if your right wheels drop off the road onto the shoulder while traveling at 30 mph?

a) Immediately turn quickly back onto the road.

b) Press hard on the brakes and then pull back onto the road.

c) Slow down while driving in a straight line and hold the wheel firmly.

d) Try to steer onto the road while pumping the brakes.

4.What is the main reason drivers lose traction on slippery roads?

a) Under-inflated tires

b) Sudden acceleration

c) Swerving

5. At what distance should you space your vehicle and another vehicle?

a) One second apart.

b) Four seconds apart.

c) Ten seconds apart.

d) It doesn’t really matter.

6. When driving around a curve in the road, when should you brake?

a) Before the curve.

b) During the curve.

c) While coming out of the curve.

7. Ice with a temperature of zero degrees is more slippery than ice just above freezing temperature. TRUE or FALSE?



8. What is the cause of most intersection accidents?

a) Running red lights.

b) Turning from the wrong lane.

c) Failing to yield the right-of-way.

d) None of the above.

9. Which of the following is NOT a potentially deadly distraction?

a) Changing music on the stereo.

b) Talking on a hands-free cell phone.

c) Inebriation.

d) Drowsiness.

e) None of the above. These are all potentially dangerous.

10. What is the best frame of mind to have when driving?

a) Always drive the speed limit.

b) Expect others to make mistakes and think what I can do if something does happen.

c) Give the right of way to other drivers.

Answer Key:

  1. B
  2. D
  3. C
  4. B
  5. B
  6. A
  7. FALSE
  8. C
  9. E
  10. BThis information is abstracted from Zywave’s “What Do You Know About Safety?” newsletter.