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Car Crossword

November 6, 2016
Most of us took drivers ed in some fashion, but that seems like it was light years ago. Do you think you could answer those drivers ed questions now? I thought I’d shake things up a little this week and give you all a fun outlet to exercise your brains. All of the terms used for this puzzle came from a drivers ed handbook! Feel free to print this out, put your knowledge to the test, and scroll down to find the key! a


  1. A measure of a vehicle’s total consumption of natural resources weighed against the Earth’s ability to regenerate those resources.
  2. Abbreviation for front-wheel drive.
  3. Also known as “cap cost.” The negotiated price of a vehicle to be leased, and one of the components used to determine the monthly lease payment.
  4. A powertrain that combines an electric motor and an alternative means of propulsion and/or power generation. The most common type of this is gas/electric.
  5. A transmission that uses a clutch and a shift (gear) selector to change gears.
  6. A fifth wheel/tire that is stored on/in a vehicle for use if another becomes disabled.


  1. Anti-Lock Brake system
  2. The areas of a car that the driver cannot easily see
  3. A high-speed divided highway without intersections.
  4. A driving condition where the tires of a car lose traction on a wet road.
  5. A strip of land separating traffic going in opposite directions.
  6. The privilege of the immediate use of the highway. Pedestrians always have this.
  7. Following too close to another vehicle.
  8. A payment credited against the purchase price of a vehicle, which reduces the amount to be financed.
  9. For a vehicle that has been financed through a loan, this is the difference at any time between what a vehicle is worth at that time and the amount that is then owed on the loan.
  10. Abbreviation for Annual Percentage Rate. The cost of credit expressed as a yearly rate.
  11. A payment offered as an incentive by the manufacturer to consumers, which is usually applied by the consumer to reduce the net price of a vehicle.
  12. The legal document issued by the state in which the vehicle is purchased that reflects the person/entity registered with the state as its legal owner.
How did you do? Can you believe this is all from a simple drivers ed handbook? Whether you’ve been following along with my musings about the automotive world, you randomly stumbled upon this post somehow, or you’re just simply interested in cars, this is for all of you! We all are surrounded by cars everyday in some fashion, and it is my goal to give you all the information I can to make the automotive world easier for you.




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  2. fwd
  3. capitalizedcost
  4. hybrid
  5. manual
  6. spare


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  2. blindspot
  3. freeway
  4. hydroplane
  5. median
  6. rightofway
  7. tailgating
  8. downpayment
  9. equity
  10. apr
  11. rebate
  12. title
Car fun

Pop Quiz: Drivers Ed Refresher!

November 2, 2014
There’s nothing like the memory of your first car, your first drive alone in that car, and your first time behind the wheel with a car full of friends! But do any of you have fond memories of your drivers ed class and test? I sure don’t! Drivers ed was terribly boring and I remember wondering if I’d ever make it through to the other side. There’s so much riding on that little test! Now that it’s been more than a decade since that test, I wondered whether or not I could pass the test again today. I figured my blog readers might be wondering too, so I created a little pop quiz, just for fun. Answer the questions below to see how much you remember from good ol’ drivers ed days! (Answers listed at the bottom of this post!) Let me know how you did in the comments below! 1. All of the following colors are typically used for informational road signs, except for this color:
  • a. green
  • b. orange
  • c. brown
  • d. blue
2. A double solid yellow line indicates:
  • a. that no passing is allowed
  • b. that passing is permitted if it is safe to do so
  • c. that it is illegal to make left turns
  • d. that the speed limit will not exceed 35 MPH
3. You should signal how many feet before making a turn?
  • a. 25 feet
  • b. 50 feet
  • c. 100 feet
  • d. 200 feet
4. When planning to make a left turn across an intersection and you are waiting in the middle of the intersection for the traffic to clear, your front tires should be turned:
  • a. to the left
  • b. it depends on the sharpness of the turn
  • c. straight ahead
  • d. to the right
5. When passing another vehicle, you can exceed the speed limit when:
  • a. passing a group of cars
  • b. never
  • c. whenever you are passing a single car
  • d. when you’re obstructing the passing lane
6. The driver of a motor vehicle may overtake and pass to the right of another vehicle only when:
  • a. the driver is on any highway out of the city
  • b. the vehicle overtaken is making or about to make a left turn
  • c. the vehicle overtaken is making or about to make a right turn
  • d. none of the above
7. When you hear an emergency vehicle coming down the road, you must:
  • a. pull off to the right
  • b. pull off to the left
  • c. stop where you car
  • d. speed up
8. If a car comes up speeding behind you in the left lane on the highway, you should:
  • a. go faster
  • b. go slower to teach him the speed limit
  • c. move into the right lane to let him pass
  • d. do nothing
9. When merging onto the freeway, you should be driving:
  • a. at or near the same speed as the traffic on the freeway
  • b. 5-10 MPH slower than the freeway traffic
  • c. the posted speed limit for traffic on the freeway
  • d. 5-10 MPH faster than freeway traffic

10. When driving in fog, you should use your:

  • a. fog lights only
  • b. high beams
  • c. low beams
  • d. turn off lights
1. b / 2. a / 3. c / 4. c / 5. b / 6. b / 7. a / 8. c / 9. a / 10. c