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Automobiling

  1. Carefully examine and check conditions of the following features of an automobile:
    1. Windshield wiper
    2. Adjustment of rear-view mirror
    3. Headlights for all headlight switch positions; reflector surfaces; cleanliness of lenses and that bulbs are free from blackening
    4. Elevation an focus of headlight beams
    5. Tail and stop lights
    6. Windshield and rear window visibility
    7. "Play" in steering wheel
    8. Adjustment of brakes
    9. Tires

  2. Do the following:
    1. List ten (10) important motor vehicle regulations in your province or city.
    2. Give the necessary qualifications (including age) before a person can legally drive a vehicle in the Philippines.

  3. Explain how drinking intoxicating liquor increases vehicular accidents as, for example, its effects on the driver's vision, judgment, and coordination.

  4. Tell how many meters a driver on a dry road with brakes in good condition who sees danger ahead, is required to stop his car running 30 kilometers an hour; 50 kilometers; 70 kilometers.

  5. Do the following:
    1.  
      1. Name at least six (6) sound driving practices which make for safety and courtesy on the road.
      2. Name at least four (4) important characteristics of a good driver.
      3. Demonstrate hand signals, using both single hand position, and three position systems; give the meaning of each.
    2.   Explain:
      1. The purpose of clutch, gear shift, accelerator, choke, and brakes; describe briefly how each works.
      2. How to stop a car on a wet or muddy road.
      3. What to do when end skids to the right; to the left.
      4. What to do when stop lights of a car ahead blinks.
      5. What to do when a blow-out occurs at high speed.
      6. Interpret readings of different gauges and meters on panel board.
    3. Change a tire.
    4.  
      1. Start a motor; put car in gear; shift gears.
      2. Come smoothly to full stop form speed of thirty (30) kilometers an hour.
      3. Make right and left turns from proper traffic lanes, giving proper signals at proper time.
      4. Park in a space of eight (8) meters.
      5. Start a car after stopping on an upgrade (away from curb); park on an upgrade and on a downgrade. Show how to get off sand and mud.
      6. Turn around in order to go in opposite direction between lines or marker nine (9) meters apart.
      7. Back up a car parallel to a curb.

  6. Demonstrate his ability to stop a car going at a speed of 30 kilometers per hour so that nose of car fits into a chalk-marked U-shaped box two (2) meters wide. Bumpers would be over front line of the box and tires inside sidelines.

 

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