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The right lane

On a multi-lane roundabout, If you intend to exit the roundabout less than halfway around it, use:

in an emergency or when your car is unable to go any further

Stopping on the pavement or shoulder while driving is permitted only:

a tight turn into the right lane and cross the street

When making a right turn from a four-lane divided highway, enter the right lane well in advance of the turn and make:

to the rear

Before backing your vehicle, you should look to the front, sides and rear, and continue to look _________ while backing

leave stopping space

During the winter, many rear-end collisions occur on icy streets, because drivers forget to:

passing or turning

While driving on a highway, always try to drive in the right-hand lane, as the left lane is for:

public utility operations ahead

What does this sign mean? (person shoveling)

a flag person ahead

This black figure on the orange sign represents: (person with flag out to side)


What is the legal limit for blood alcohol concentration for a driver above age 21?

Partial hydroplaning starts at about 35 mph

What is true in hydroplaning situations?

Availability of hospital service

What does this service sign indicate? (H ->)

500 ft

Never make a U-turn on a curve, or near the top of a hill or where you cannot be seen by another driver within:

yield the right-of-way and come to a complete stop

When an emergency vehicle is coming toward you or approaches from behind, displaying flashing red lights and/or sounding a siren, you must:

turn when there is no approaching traffic

What does this double arrow sign mean? (two curved arrows opposite ways only)

you see a yellow flashing light

When you are driving on the road, a complete stop is NOT required when:

Passing is not allowed any place where a solid yellow line is in your lane

Regarding passing other vehicles, what is TRUE?

there is a school nearby

What does this figure mean? (a shorter person and a taller person walking)

100 ft

All signals must be given at least _________before making the actual left/right turn.

Handicapped crossing ahead

What does this sign mean? (yellow person in wheelchair)

slow-moving vehicle ahead

What does this sign indicate? (orange triangle)

increase the following distance to 3 or 4 seconds

When driving in bad weather, you should:

more following distance

When you are following a vehicle which makes frequent stops, you should allow _________ than usual.

the motorcyclist may change speed or direction quickly

Car drivers should never share the same lane with a motorcycle, even if the lane is wide and the cyclist is riding to one side, because:

an overpass ahead; clearance from the roadway surface to the overpass is 13 feet and 6 inches

This diamond-shaped sign indicates: (up arrow, 13′-6", down arrow)


Warning signs are usually diamond-shaped, with the exception of the railroad crossing sign, which is:

the four-second rule

You should use the two-second rule for measuring safe following distance under normal conditions, but under adverse conditions, you should use:

stop your vehicle

This red flashing signal light indicates that you must_________before going further.

at night, in the open country without other cars nearby

Drivers must use bright lights only when driving:

you are approaching a railroad crossing

The X-marked RR sign indicates:

an intersection, a marked crosswalk and an unmarked crosswalk

If there are no traffic control signals, drivers must slow down or stop for pedestrians within:

keep shifting eyes from one area of the roadway to another

Drivers on an express highway should avoid ‘highway hypnosis’ by:

Always enter the roundabout on the left and proceed on the left side of the central island

Which of the following actions should NOT be done when approaching a modern roundabout?

40 mph

The minimum speed limit on the separated multi-lane highway is:

move to the deceleration lane and then slow down

When leaving an interstate highway, drivers must:


_________are areas around trucks where cars disappear into blind spots.

to pick up or let off children

You must stop when meeting or overtaking a school bus, church bus or daycare bus stopped:

within 300 feet

When following another vehicle _________, lower your headlights beams, or dim your lights

twelve inches for the curb

In parallel parking situations, you must park your car midway between the two cars and not more than:


When making a left or right turn at any intersection, drivers must yield the right-of-way to:

left-turn signal before passing and right-turn signal after passing

On two-lane roads, with traffic moving in both directions, you must activate the_________before returning to the right lane.

four times

If you double your speed on a highway, your braking distance increases by


If you approach a roundabout, always enter to the _______ of the central island

no entry

This sign represents: (red circle with white line in middle)

keep pace with other traffic or obey posted speed limits

When entering an interstate highway from the acceleration lane, you must:

slow down and proceed with caution

A flashing yellow light in your driving lane means:

report the incident to the city police

If your parked car rolls away and hits another vehicle, you should

solid double yellow

______lines mean that passing is not allowed in either direction.

slow down and encourage the driver behind you to pass

If you are being followed too closely (tailgated), you must:

the left edge of the pavement

On a four-lane divided roadway or a one-way road, a solid yellow line usually marks:

from the left lane and make the turn close to the left curb

To turn left from a one-way street to another, a driver must begin the turn

continue on and exit as normal, and then pull to the right

When approached by an emergency vehicle in a roundabout:

ease your foot off the gas pedal

If you suddenly have no control of the steering wheel, you should:

angle parking

Among the following parking types, _________ is commonly used in parking lots, shopping centers, and wide streets.

they determine no train is approaching

At rail crossings which have the standard, octagonal, red-and-white stop sign, drivers must stop and proceed only when:

to divide each side of the highway into separate lanes for vehicles traveling in the same direction

When two or more lanes of travel are permitted in the same direction, a broken white line is used:

make a left turn

If a driver extends his/her left arm horizontally out of a open window while driving on a road, this indicates that the driver is going to:

you must slow down and let the vehicle pass first to give extra room to the bicycle

What should you do if you are overtaking a bicycle and an oncoming vehicle is approaching at the same time?

to pass slower vehicles

On a road with three or more lanes traveling in the same direction, the left-most lane is intended to be used:

neck injuries if you are hit from behind

Head rests should be adjusted so that head restraint contacts the back of the head. This prevents:

the curb or edge of a public road

What cannot be considered a no-parking zone?

they are approaching a stop sign

This diamond-shaped sign warns drivers that: (red octagon and up arrow)

a median

A barrier of grass, concrete or other material separating two roadways, including interstate highways is known as:


_________ are the most likely places for car and motorcycle collisions to occur.

you are approaching an airport

What does this sign mean? (green square and white airplane)

look in the rear view mirror, indicate their intention by signaling, and look over their shoulder

In preparing to leave a parallel parking spot, a driver should:

if you miss your interchange, use median crossovers

What about interchanges is NOT true?

slow moving vehicles should use the right lane and fast moving vehicles should use the left lane

What is true when driving on highways?

the turning traffic must stop

A red arrow at an intersection indicates that:

as much as four times

Talking on a cell phone while driving increases your chances of being in a crash by:

the left of the vehicle

When overtaking and passing another vehicle on a two-lane road, you should pass only to

lanes of traffic moving in the same direction

A broken white line on the road represents:

a freeway interchange sign

This sign is a (green sign with a straight and curved arrow and city names)

keep moving slowly until you can get out of the way

If there is an emergency vehicle directly behind your vehicle when you are in heavy traffic, you should:

an area where the reduced speed limit has been established

If you find a "speed zone ahead" sign, you are approaching:

bring your vehicle into the nearest left lane for traffic on the road you are entering

When turning left from one one-way road to another one-way road:

a vehicle may pass if it is safe

A single broken yellow line usually marks the centerline of a two-way roadway where:

orange with black letters

Work zone or construction zone signs are usually displayed in:

making left turns

Shared center lanes that are marked on each side by a solid yellow and dashed yellow lines are reserved for _______ and can be used by vehicles traveling in either direction.

headlights in your inside rear view mirror

When passing a large vehicle, do not pull back in front of the truck until you can see its

try not to slow down your vehicle too early

When you turn from a high speed, two-lane roadway, _______ if you have traffic following you.

must stop and yield to the vehicles on the highway

A driver who wants to enter a highway from a private road:

stay in the lane and do not increase your speed

If another driver is passing your vehicle, you must:

come to a complete stop

If you approach an intersection at which the traffic lights are not working, you must first __________ before entering the intersection and yield the right-of-way.

where two traffic lanes come together

This arrow-marked sign is posted: (yellow diamond with an arrow with 2 lines)

clear the intersection quickly

When you encounter a yellow arrow signal while turning left at an intersection, you must:

to stop, slow or guide traffic safely through construction areas

Flag persons are often located in highways and work zones:

a downhill is ahead

This warning sign represents that (truck on slant)

the road is narrowing and there is an obstruction on the roadway

The traffic striping marks of diagonal yellow lines are on streets and highways. These indicate

travel in the same direction is permitted on both sides of the lane, but crossing the line is prohibited

A double solid white line marks the edge of a traffic lane where

a broken yellow line is in your lane

On two-lane roads where traffic moves in opposite directions, you may pass on the left only when:

follow too closely

Rear-end crashes are common on highways because many drivers:

they keep the rain and snow off the windshield

Drivers must maintain windshield wipers in good operating condition because:

single, solid, yellow lines

Which of the following are used as left-edge lines on divided highways?


When there is water on the roadway, you must reduce your speed to avoid:

passing is permitted on the side of the broken line, but not on the side of the solid line

A broken yellow line alongside a solid yellow line indicates that:

when the vehicle you are passing is making or about to make a left turn

What is ideal for overtaking and passing another vehicle on the right?

a three-point turn

When there is not enough room for a U-turn, you are suggested to follow

look 10 seconds ahead on the road

In order to avoid last minute braking or the need to turn, you should:

longer distances to slow down than cars

Drivers must maintain a constant speed when passing and reentering the lane in front of trucks or buses, since trucks/buses require

keep shifting their eyes

To prevent drowsiness in continuous driving on an interstate road, drivers must:


Drivers must use the left lane on a highway for:

come to a complete stop

A driver must _______ for a school bus that is stopped with its red lights flashing on the opposite side of the road.move fast

a counterclockwise

A roundabout is a circular intersection where vehicles travel around a center island in _________ direction.

blind spots

The danger areas around trucks and buses where crashes are more likely to occur are called:

the left lane

When there are three or more lanes going in one direction on a highway, fast-moving vehicles should use:

35 mph

In a standard passenger car, partial hydroplaning can begin at speeds as low as:

drivers must come to a complete stop

What does this sign indicate? (red octagon that says stop)

regulatory signs

Rectangular, black letters on white background signs are used as:


When driving on freeways, the condition that makes you feel that you are going slower than your actual speed is known as:

the left lane of a one-way street onto another one-way street

You may make a left turn at a red light if you are turning from:

a stop sign

A flashing red traffic light should be considered as

increase your speed

As you approach and enter the acceleration lane, ______to match that of vehicles in the through lanes

defensive driving

Which of the following is considered to be a safe driving practice?

passing is not allowed in either direction

A double solid yellow line on a pavement means that:

use a lower gear

To control speed on steep downgrades, drivers should:

a four-way intersection ahead

What does this sign indicate? (yellow diamond and black cross)

when you turn your head to check the blind spots, turn the steering wheel

When changing a lane, what is not a correct manoeuvre

slow down and stop your vehicle if necessary

If you see a yield sign in your driving lane, you must:

extreme caution to make a left turn

When a turning lane is provided for vehicles traveling in both directions, drivers must use:

be alert to deer on both sides of the road

What does this diamond shaped warning sign indicate? (yellow with deer)

yield the right-of-way to the pedestrians

At an unmarked crosswalk, drivers are required to:

a school bus ahead with red flashing lights and an extended stop arm, an approaching hill or a curve where there is no clear visibility, or a solid yellow line is in your lane

You must not pass another vehicle if you see:

the first driver to stop should be the first to go

Who has the right-of-way when more than one driver arrives at a four-way stop?

someone may crowd your lane

You must avoid driving next to other vehicles on multi-lane roads because:

obey the normal posted speed limit

If there are no reduced speed limits posted at work zones, drivers should:

the left edge of the road

Yellow pavement markings on the road indicate:

the middle and left lanes

On a multiple-lane roadway with several lanes in one direction, you must use_________ for passing.

take them one at a time

If you want to cross several lanes in a multi-lane highway:

as far to the right as possible

When approaching an intersection to make a right turn, you must stay _________ and make the turn close to the right curb.

to the left lane

Because of their size trucks/buses often need to move ________to make right turns.

an entrance ramp

You must not use _________ to exit the freeway, even in a traffic jam.

a railroad crossing ahead

What does this sign mean? (white X with two red lights)

exit no. 117 is ahead

This guide sign indicates to the driver that: (green, number, exit, arrow)

stop your vehicle and yield the right-of-way

When you see an elderly person crossing an intersection, you should:

slow down before entering the curve

The best way to handle a curve is to:

from your left and no oncoming traffic turning left into your path

At intersections, before turning right, you should make sure that there is no traffic approaching:

a construction zone sign

A sign with an orange background and black letters indicate:

100 ft

You should not pass when you’re within _____ feet of a railroad crossing

yield to vehicles already on the main road

Drivers entering a main road from a driveway, alley or roadside should:

a three-point turn

When there is no traffic on both sides of the road, a turn around can be performed using

you must not drive across the median or barrier except when an approved cross over is provided

When a highway is divided into two roadways by a median or barrier:

a solid or broken yellow line

_________indicates the left edge of traffic lanes going in your direction.

seeing hazards well in advance

You must avoid panic stops in your driving by:

pull your vehicle forward

If you are stopped at a traffic light and another vehicle is approaching you from behind at a high speed, you should:

a black-on-orange sign

A highway work zone can be easily identified by _________ immediately preceding the work zone

one block ahead

When you drive in city traffic, you should try to look at least:

look ahead for road conditions and traffic

When passing another vehicle:

give at least half the road to others going in the opposite direction

When driving on a road with no center line, where vehicles come from each direction, drivers must:

steer to the right of the road and stop

If your engine dies as you pull around a corner, the best thing you should do is

blind pedestrians are around

While driving, you are NOT allowed to use your horn when:

lower the windows

When parking and leaving your vehicle on a highway or street, which of the following is prohibited?

slow down and then proceed with caution

If a railroad grade crossing has no warning devices or only a cross buck sign, you should:

carefully pull as far off the road as possible and stop

What should you do if fog closes in completely while driving, and visibility is reduced to near zero?

Drivers must not yield to pedestrians in school crosswalks with no school crossing guard

Which of the following statements is NOT true in/near school zones?

all traffic coming from the opposite direction

When making a left turn at an intersection, or into an alley or driveway, you must yield the right-of-way to:

shorter path

With any turning vehicle, the rear wheels follow a _________ than the front wheels.

pass in an adjacent lane

When passing a motorcyclist, drivers must:

a tight turn into the right lane and cross the street

When making a right turn from a four-lane divided highway, enter the right lane well in advance of the turn and make

Back quickly turning your steering wheel to the left to aim the back of your vehicle towards the front of the vehicle behind you

What is not a proper step for parallel parking?

right hook

If you are preparing for a right turn behind a bicyclist, misjudgment can result in a broadside crash called a:

right turn signal

Always use your _________ to exit a roundabout.

intersections not protected by stop signs, yield signs, or traffic lights

What are known as "uncontrolled intersections"?

left-edge lines

On one-way roads, yellow lines are used as:

stop lines

The wide white lines painted across a traffic lane before you enter the intersection are known as

turn around on a narrow street

Unless prohibited, drivers must use the ‘three point turn’ to:

defensive driving

Proactively looking ahead, to the sides, and behind the vehicle to anticipate problems ahead is part of:

vehicles traveling in both directions can take left turns

These pavement markings mean (solid yellow, dotted yellow, space, dotted yellow, solid yellow)

controlled, uncontrolled and blind

What are three types of intersections on the road?

your cooling system has overheated

Steam coming from under your vehicle hood may mean that

in the leftmost lane

If you are making a left turn, you must begin:


An __________ is the connection of a freeway to a road or another freeway by a series of ramps.

a sharp right turn

This sign indicates: (yellow diamond, right arrow)

slow down and use caution

If you approach a vehicle displaying a triangular sign that is orange with a red, reflective border on the back side, you must:

without exceeding the speed limit

When passing another vehicle, get through the other driver’s blind spot as quickly as you can-

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