This week I took my driver test and got my license. While I was preparing for the writing test, I gained below knowledge and learned below vocabularies.
- DMV – Division of Motor Vehicles
- DWI – Driving While Impaired
- BAC – A blood alcohol concentration
- Motor vehicles (car, truck, motorcycle)
- Farm Machinery
- School buses
- Emergency and Law Enforcement Vehicles
- Funeral Procession
- 2 and 4-lane roadway
- Side road
- Open road
- Secondary road
- Cross road
- Winding road
- Parking lot
- Railroad crossing
- Bicycle lanes
Relevant verbs and actions:
- Adjusting (mirror, speed)
- Changing lanes
- Tap the pedal
- Pull … off
- Obtain (driver license)
- Duplicate (driver license)
Types of Driving:
- Offensive driving
- Defensive driving
- Hazardous driving
- Night driving
- Aggressive driving
- Reckless driving
- Drowsy Driving
- Distracted Driving
- Three-Point Turnabout/U-turn
- Sun Glove
- Snow & Ice
- Night driving
- Flood conditions
- Work zone
- Lights (headlights, amber lights, taillights and parking lights)
- Mirror (rear-view mirror, side mirrors)
- Anti-Lock braking system
- Auto theft prevention
- Steering wheel
- Pedal (clutch pedal, brake pedal)
- Muffler and exhaust system
- Suspension system
- Emergency warning flashers
- Windshield wipers
Road conditions & Adjectives:
- A slick surface
- A skidding movement
- A single point interchange
Driving related words:
- Motor Vehicle
- Driver License
- License Plate
- Transportation Alternatives
- Liability Insurance
- Handicapped placards
- Hand Signals
- Cruise Control
- Seat belt
- Child seat
- Booster seat
- Air bags
- Motorcycle helmet
- Regulatory signs
- Warning signs
- Guide/Informational Signs
- Angle parking
- Parallel parking
- Perpendicular parking
- Brake failure
- Wet brakes
- Gas Pedal sticks
- Unusual emergencies
- Enacted – to put something into action, especially to make something law:
A package of economic sanctions is to be enacted against the country.
- Impaired – damaged or weakened:
He was given a ticket for driving while impaired by alcohol.
- Revocation – the act of stating officially that an agreement, right, or legal document is no longer effective:
revocation of a licence/permit/pass Violators of the law concerning firearms face fines and possible revocation of their permits.
- Severity – seriousness:
I don’t think you quite understand the severity of our financial problems.
- Conviction – the fact of officially being found to be guilty of a particular crime, or the act of officially finding someone guilty: Since it was her first conviction for stealing, she was given a less severe sentence.
- Mandatory – Something that is mandatory must be done, or is demanded by law:
In 1991, the British government made it mandatory to wear rear seatbelts in cars.
- Felony – (an example of) serious crime that can be punished by one or more years in prison:
He was convicted of a felony.
- Suspension – the act of stopping something happening, operating, etc. for a period of time:
The suspension of fighting is to take effect at 6 a.m. on Monday.
- Restriction – an official limit on something:
- Ignition – the electrical system in an engine that causes the fuel to burn or explode in order to start the engine:
Switch/Turn the ignition on
- Siren – a device for making a loud warning noise:
When the air raid siren went off people ran to their shelters.
- Puddle – a small pool of liquid on the ground, especially from rain
- Skid -(especially of a vehicle) to slide along a surface so that you have no control:
Tony’s car skidded on some ice and hit a tree.
- Litter – n. (rubbish) – small pieces of rubbish that have been left lying on the ground in public places:
About two percent of fast-food packaging ends up as litter.
- Seize -to take something quickly and keep or hold it:
He seized the chance/opportunity of a free flight with both hands(= with eagerness or enthusiasm).
- Gear – n. (engine part) a device, often consisting of connecting sets of wheelswith teeth (= points) around the edge, that controls how much power from an engine goes to the moving parts of a machine:
The car should be in gear (= with its gears in position, allowing the vehicle to move).
- Visor – a part of a helmet that can be pulled down to cover the face, or a curved piece of stiff material that is worn above the eyes to give protection from strong light from the sun
- Manslaughter – the crime of killing a person when the killer did not intend to do it or cannot be responsible for his or her actions:
She was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for manslaughter.
- Assault – a violent attack:
They launched an assault on the capital yesterday
- Restraint – to control the actions or behaviour of someone by force, especially in order to stop them from doing something, or to limit the growth or force of something:
When he started fighting, it took four police officers to restrain him.
- Violation – an action that breaks or acts against something, especially a law, agreement, principle, or something that should be treatedwith respect:
He claimed that the way he’d been treated was a gross violation ofhis civil/constitutional/human rights.
- Prudent – careful and avoiding risks:
[+ to infinitive] It’s always prudent to read a contract carefully before signing it.
- Sway – to move slowly from side to side:
The trees were swaying in the wind.
A drunk was standing in the middle of the street, swaying uncertainlyand trying hard to stay upright.
- Field – v. (stop) to stop in order to allow other vehicles to go past, especially before you drive onto a bigger road:
If you’re going downhill, you need to yield to bikers going uphill.