Street Smarts Quiz

Test how much you know about safe and smart driving in Texas.


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Where do most fatal traffic crashes in Texas occur?

More than half of all traffic deaths in Texas occur in rural areas.


On what day of the week do the most alcohol-related traffic deaths occur in Texas?

More people are killed on Sunday in crashes involving alcohol than any other day, and the deadliest period is between 2:00 and 2:59 a.m.


What is the No. 1 cause of traffic crashes in Texas?

Driving at an unsafe speed contributes to more traffic deaths in Texas than any other factor.


Drowsy driving can be deadly for both the driver and others on the road. When do most drowsy driving crashes occur?

Late night and early morning hours are the most dangerous when it comes to drowsy driving. If you must drive then, you should plan to take a break every two hours or 100 miles.


What is the most frequent kind of crash in a work zone?

Speeding and driver inattention in work zones are to blame for high numbers of rear-end collisions. That's why it's so important to slow down in work zones and pay 100% attention to driving.


A school bus stopped on a two-lane highway is displaying its stop sign arm and flashing red lights. Who must stop when children are getting off and on the bus?

Drivers on both sides of the two-lane highway must stop. A first offense can cost you $500 to $1,250.


True or false: A driver can be ticketed when driving the posted speed limit.

True. Drivers who don’t adjust their speed to match road conditions, such as in rainy, foggy, or icy weather, can get a ticket for unsafe speed even if driving the posted speed limit.


The state’s Move Over/Slow Down law requires drivers to move over a lane or reduce their speed to 20 miles an hour below the posted speed limit if which of these vehicles are stopped on the side of the road?

The Move Over/Slow Down law is designed to protect first responders, TxDOT employees, and tow truck operators working on the side of Texas highways. Violators can be fined up to $2,000.


Busy schedules and not enough sleep mean more and more people are driving when they are tired. Who is more likely to be a drowsy driver?

A National Sleep Foundation survey gives the nod to men. Men are more likely than women to be drowsy drivers, and almost twice as likely to fall asleep while driving.


Tailgating and passing on the wrong side of the road are examples of what kind of driving?

Aggressive driving puts everyone on the road in danger. If you encounter an aggressive driver, avoid eye contact, don’t trigger a confrontation, and steer clear. Call 9-1-1 if you feel threatened.


Ever heard of microsleep? It’s what happens when you’re driving and nod off for 4-5 seconds. Suppose you’re driving 55 mph. How far will you travel while you’re asleep at the wheel?

100 yards is the entire length of a football field, way too far to drive with your eyes closed. Don’t drive when drowsy.


Which is the number one cause of weather-related deaths in Texas?

As little as six inches of water can float some vehicles, so avoid flooded roads and heed warning signs and barriers at low water crossings. Turn around, don’t drown.


When riding in a pickup truck, wearing a seat belt reduces the risk of dying in a crash by what percentage?

It’s 60%. Buckling up is your best protection in a crash, and remember, Texas law requires all drivers and passengers to wear a seat belt.


True or False: It’s safest to use your cruise control on icy roads so you can keep a consistent speed.

False. Your cruise control can cause you to lose control on icy surfaces.


If there is not a designated bike lane on a roadway, where should bicyclists ride?

Cyclists should ride near the curb, traveling in the same direction as traffic.