Q - Careful driving requires appropriate reaction time, both simple and complex. Braking, and then shifting gears, followed by signaling, and then hitting the horn are examples of ______________ reaction time and are usually required in most driving situations.

Question: Careful driving requires appropriate reaction time, both simple and complex. Braking, and then shifting gears, followed by signaling, and then hitting the horn are examples of ______________ reaction time and are usually required in most driving situations.
A) Complex
B) Simple and complex
C) Simple
D) All of these answers are correct



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Complex

Careful driving requires appropriate reaction time, both simple and complex. Braking, and then shifting gears, followed by signaling, and then hitting the horn are examples of Complex reaction time and are usually required in most driving situations.

Explanation: Simple reaction time Vs Complex reaction time
Simple reaction time involves one action after receiving one stimulus. Simple reaction time constitutes a person's reaction to a stimulus. Example: In using the reaction time testing device, a person is told to move his foot from the accelerator pedal to the brake pedal when he sees a red light.

Complex reaction time consists of the driver's following reactions Seeing the situation, understanding the problem, determining appropriate action and beginning the action necessary to avoid hitting someone and to control the car. This involves selecting a specific and correct response from several choices when presented with several different stimuli. The amount of time required for a person to react will be appreciably lengthened by fatigue, alcohol, barbiturates, distractions and drowsiness. Example: Having to brake, shift gears, signal and hit the horn in a correct order.

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