Thank you for taking the time to complete the road safety survey. Your feedback is invaluable.
Q: Talking on a mobile phone (hands-free) takes away approximately what percentage of the brain power associated with driving?
A: About 40%
Talking on the mobile phone uses up the same parts of the brain that deal with spatial sense, navigation and visual information, narrowing your vision and causing ‘inattentional blindness’ – the failure to notice a fully-visible, but unexpected object because attention was engaged on another task.
Q: The MAIN purpose of tyre tread is to:
A: Disperse water
Tyres are one of the most important safety features of any car, and with only one handprint of tread connecting each of your tyres to the road – quality tyres are critical. When roads are wet your tyres are sitting on a layer of water. Without tread, your car would be at high risk of aquaplaning (losing your grip on the road). There’s a lot riding on your tyres – make sure they’re up to the job.
Q: Learner and Provisional licence holders in NSW have a blood alcohol limit of 0.00 when they drive. Which of the following can reduce the amount of time it takes to process alcohol out of your blood?
F: none of the above
Black coffee, showers, water or food will not work. The only thing that sobers you up is time. After a big night out you may still be over your legal alcohol limit for much of the next day.
Q: Being awake for 17 hours has an effect on driving that is similar to which of the following blood alcohol content (BAC) levels?
C: 0.05 (the legal BAC limit for fully licensed drivers)
Driver fatigue produces a decline in performance such as slower reaction times, failure to respond to changes and the inability to concentrate and make reasonable judgments.
Q: The Government’s Safe System focuses on: (tick any that apply)
A: All of them! (Road Users, Roads and Roadsides, Speed Limits and Motor Vehicles
The Safe System recognises that there are a number of factors that influence a crash and its severity. It takes what we know about people – how we think and act and it puts that in the centre of how we design and operate our road transport system. Remember, road users are a piece of the puzzle so we need to play our part.