14: Extreme Driving Conditions 

Directions: Read each statement carefully and mark the response that best answers the question. 

1. What are some items you should have in your cab for your protection and safety when traveling during the winter months?
2. Why is it important to be sure your fuel tank is topped off when adverse weather conditions are predicted?
3. Tire chains are most effective on:
4. Tire chains placed on __________ improve traction for downhill braking.
5. The three basic causes of skidding and jackknifing are:
6. If your engine doesn’t start, stop cranking it after _____ seconds and check for problems with the fuel tank/lines, electrical systems, and battery.
7. What measures can you take to help prevent heat-related illnesses?
8. If your vehicle breaks down in cold, windy conditions, what can you do to keep yourself safe?
9. What primary factor should help you determine what gear to select while traveling up steep grades?
10. When traveling on roads with sharp curves, how should you adjust your speed?