Runaway Truck Ramps Quiz

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Runaway truck ramps provide a safety net in case trucks experience brake failure. How knowledgeable are you when it comes to runaway truck ramps? Take this quiz and find out!

What is another name for runaway truck ramps?

Runaway truck ramps are also referred to as TERs. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-problems/brake-failure.htm">How Brake Failure Works</a>

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What does TER stand for?

TER stands for truck escape ramp. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-problems/brake-failure.htm">How Brake Failure Works</a>

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Where are TERs typically found?

TERs are found on highways that traverse steep downgrades. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-problems/brake-failure.htm">How Brake Failure Works</a>

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What types of drivers use TERs?

Contrary to what their name implies, TERs aren't just for folks driving big rigs. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-problems/brake-failure.htm">How Brake Failure Works</a>

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In what situations do drivers find TERs useful?

Drivers with overheated and malfunctioning brakes mainly find runaway truck ramps useful in two situations: when braking problems arise in regions of heavy traffic on short but steep hills and in sparsely inhabited mountain regions on long grades. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-problems/brake-failure.htm">How Brake Failure Works</a>

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How long have TERs been around?

For more than 40 years, runaway truck ramps have been constructed in areas where frequent accidents involving big trucks have occurred. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-problems/brake-failure.htm">How Brake Failure Works</a>

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Where are TERs typically constructed?

TERs are constructed in areas where frequent accidents involving big trucks have occurred. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-problems/brake-failure.htm">How Brake Failure Works</a>

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Which state is likely to have the most TERs?

Although TERs can be constructed anywhere, they are most often located in mountainous states. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-problems/brake-failure.htm">How Brake Failure Works</a>

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Which is more effective when it comes to stopping vehicles?

Studies have determined that these beds are more effective in slowing and stopping vehicles if rounded gravel from riverbeds is used, rather than crushed gravel. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-problems/brake-failure.htm">How Brake Failure Works</a>

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On which part of a roadway are TERs typically located?

TERs are usually located to the right of the roadway. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-problems/brake-failure.htm">How Brake Failure Works</a>

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