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The fall and winter months usher in gray, wet, slippery weather—a hindrance to both driving visibility and performance. Foul conditions combined with distracted driving can lead to disastrous results. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2015 was the deadliest year on the road since 2008, with a 7.2% increase in deaths on the road from 2014. Do you know how to handle common behind-the-wheel issues and distractions? Take this quiz to test your knowledge.

  • 1. When you hydroplane, you should...

    (A)Pump the brakes

    (B)Slowly ease off the accelerator and steer toward an open space

  • 2. When an animal runs in front of your car on the road…

    (A)Brake and hit the horn

    (B)Swerve and hit the horn

  • 3. When answering a quick text, your eyes are off the road for an average of…

    (A)3 seconds

    (B)5 seconds

  • 4. If you’re nodding off while driving, you should…

    (A)Pull over somewhere safe to take a short nap and grab a cup of coffee

    (B)Speed up and get to your destination quickly

  • 5. When driving through heavy rain, snow, fog, or sleet, you should switch on…

    (A)Your high beam lights

    (B)Your low beam lights

  • 6. The three main types of driving distraction are…

    (A)Visual, manual, and cognitive

    (B)Visual, manual, and emotional

  • 7. The first thing to do when you get a flat tire while driving is…

    (A)Maintain a firm grip on the steering wheel and keep calm

    (B)Pump the brakes and veer to the side of the road

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