TX Driver’s Ed

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A flashing red traffic light means:

Stop, look and yield before proceeding.

At 20 miles per hour, the reaction distance is:

44 feet.

The maximum fine for a person age 21 or older who is driving and drinking alcohol is:


A solid yellow line on your side of the center stripe means:

Do Not Pass

When parking near a corner, you may park your vehicle no closer than:

20 feet from a crosswalk

If you are teaching a beginner to drive, you must:

Be a licensed driver age 21 years or older.

If a child ran into the road 60-65 feet ahead of your vehicle, what is the highest speed from which you could stop before hitting him?

20 mph

The headlights must be turned on:

30 minutes after sunset.

A vehicle should never be parked closer to a fire plug than:

15 feet.

A flashing yellow signal light means:

Always slow down.

You may lawfully allow an object to extend beyond the left side of your vehicle:

3 inches.

If you are involved in an injury accident in the city, you must notify:

The local police.

The maximum daytime speed limit for passenger cars on a numbered highway is:

70 mph

At night, a driver should dim his headlights when an oncoming car comes within:

500 feet.

Child passenger safety seats are required for all children under the age of:

5 years old; or under 36 inches (no matter what age)

If you run off the pavement you should:

Steer straight ahead, slow down and gradually return to the pavement.

Alcohol affects a driver by:

Slowing down reaction, impairing perception, interfering with concentration, dulling judgement, and causing unstable emotions.

If a driver (age 21 or older) runs over and kills someone while under the influence of alcohol, the driver may be charged with:

Intoxication Manslaughter

Why should you drive slower at night?

The distance you can see ahead is less.

Even if you are not intoxicated and you are under the age of 21, if you have any detectable amount of alcohol in your system while operating a motor vehicle, you may be charged with:

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol by a minor (DUIA)

When approaching a green traffic light, you should:

Look both ways as you go ahead carefully.

The lights on your vehicle must be turned on any time day or night when persons and vehicles cannot clearly be seen for:

1000 Feet

The maximum fine for a first conviction of driving without a valid driver’s license is:


When parking parallel it is best to leave the curb side wheels:

6-18 inches from the curb

Not including thinking and reaction distance, at 20 miles per hour, lawful brakes must stop a car within:

25 feet.

It is a violation of state law for pedestrians to:

Stand in the road for purpose of soliciting a ride.

When meeting a school bus which has stopped to load or unload children, you must:

Stop and wait until the bus has started to move or you are signaled by the driver.

When entering a street from a private driveway or alley you must:

Yield to vehicles and pedestrians.

Stopping a vehicle with good brakes from 20 mph under good conditions requires:

63 feet including thinking distance.

If you damage an unattended vehicle you must:

Locate the owner or leave a signed note on the vehicle.

When driving behind another vehicle, how much driving time should you maintain between yourself and the car ahead?

2 seconds

Your driver’s license may be suspended for causing:

One serious accident.

A minor’s (if under the age of 17) driver’s license may be suspended for a first offence of driving under the influence of alcohol by a minor for:

Up to 12 months

As a driver (age 21 or older), if you refuse a test to determine the amount of alcohol in your body:

Your license may be suspended.

When turning, you should signal at least:

100 feet before turning.

If a minor (a person under the age of 21 refuses to provide a breath or blood specimen to a police officer, the minor’s license will be suspended for:

120 days.

If you must walk on the highway, you should:

Walk on the left side approaching traffic.

Including reaction time, the stopping distance at 20 mph is:

63 feet.

A driver waiting to make a left turn when the light turns green should:

Turn only when there is no danger from oncoming traffic.

If blinded by an approaching motor vehicle at night, it is best to:

Slow down and avoid looking directly into the lights of the approaching vehicle.

The maximum fine for a first non-driving alcohol-related offense of possession of consumption of alcohol by a minor is:


After passing another vehicle, it is safe to return to your lane after:

Waiting until you can see the other vehicle in your rearview mirror.

When driving in fog, you can see better by:

Using lower headlight beams.

In a passenger car or truck, who needs to be buckled in?

EVERYONE!!! (Before September 2009, only the driver, front seat passenger, and back seat passengers under 17 need to use seat belts. Now, everyone, no matter what age/seating arrangement, must wear seatbelts)

Under favorable circumstances, including reaction time, a motor vehicle going 50 can be stopped within:

About 229 feet

What is the first thing that should be done when a motor vehicle starts to skid?

Take your foot off the accelerator and steer in the direction of the skid.

When choosing your driving speed, the most important things to consider are:

The weather, traffic, road, car, and driver conditions.

As you near and intersection, you discover you are in the wrong lane to make your turn. You should:

Drive on until you can get into the proper lane, then turn at another intersection and circle back to your intended turn.

Up to how much can you be fined for your 1st conviction of driving without a license?


Up to how much can you be fined for your 2nd conviction of driving without a license?


What is the temporary withdrawal of a driver’s licence for a definite period of time?


What is the withdrawal of a drivers license until the driver is able to requalify?


How long do points (used to assess traffic violations) stay on your record?

three years

The surcharge for the first 6 points is _________, and ___________ for every additional point. (separate with coma)

$100, $25

You may not have anything that extends ___________ inchesbeyond the left side or __________ inches beyond the right side of the body, fender, or running board of your vehicle.

3, 6

The minimum liability insurance is _____ against the death of one person, ______ against the death of two people, and ___________ against property damage.


True or False: when driving on an unpaved roadway, you yeild to persons driving on a paved roadway


When approaching an intersection not controlled by signs, multilanes, or pavement, you yeild to people who reached the intersection __________ you, or those to the ____________ of you.


Always give ___________, __________, ___________, and ____________ the right of way.

school buses,trains,pedestrians,emergency vehicles

On a frontage road, always yeild to vehicles _____________ or ____________ the highway.


How far away from a railroad crossing must you stop?

15-50 feet


How much is the maximum fine for a first conviction of driving without a license?

Corrective lenses, LOFS age 21 or older, Daytime only, Do not exeed 45 mph, No expressway driving, M/C not to exeed 250 cc, licensed M/C operator age 21 or older in sight, Moped, Vehicle w/o air brakes-applies to vehicles requiring CDL, CDL interstate commerce only, Stated on license, LOFS 21 or over vehicle above class B, LOFS 21 or over vehicle above class C, Outside mirror or hearing aid, Automatic Transmission, Applicable prosthetic devices, Applicable vehicle devices, Power steering.

What type of restrictions may be placed on your license?

Turn wheels to the right

In what direction should you turn your wheels when parking uphill without a curb?

It is still up to you to renew your license. Send in an application for renewal.

What action should you take if you fail to receive the renewal notice card reminding license is about to expire?

The broken lane marker is white.

On a one-way street, what color is the broken lane marker?

A red and white equilateral triangle. This sign tells you that the road you are on joins with another road ahead. You should slow down or stop if necessary so that you can yield the right-of-way to vehicles on the other road.

Describe the "Yield" sign

It is a yellow diamond and shows that the bridge ahead is not as wide as the road. Slow down and use caution.

What does a "narrow bridge" sign look like, and how should the driver react when he sees one?

The road curves one way (right) and then the other way (left). Slow down, keep right, and do not pass.

Which sign tells you to slow down because you are approaching a double curve?

1. Brakes (Foot Brake, Parking Brake) 2. Lights (Two Headlights, Tail Lights, Brake Lights, Turn Signals, License Plate Light, Reflectors, Parking Lights) 3. Horn 4. Muffler 5. Safety Glass 6. License Plates 7. Windshield Wiper 8. Rearview Mirror 9. Slow-Moving Vehicle Emblem (if designed to travel at 25 mph or less) 10. Front Seat Belts 11. Tires 12. Fuel Cap

Describe the equipment required on passenger cars by state law.

To reduce air pollution.

What is the purpose of an exhaust emission system?

You must obey the traffic officer at all times.

How should you react when a traffic officer tells you to do something which is ordinarily considered to be against the law?

It takes 387 feet for the car to stop.

Once the brakes have been applied about how many feet does a car 70mph travel before it comes

You should never overtake a school bus, especially when it is loading or unloading children. You should stop until the bus either resumes its drive or the driver tells you to pass.

When is it necessary to stop before procceding when you overtake a school bus loading or unloading children?

110 feet

About how many feet will the average driver going 50mph travel from the moment he sees danger until he hits the brakes?

No less than 20 feet.

Within how many feet of a crosswalk may you park, when parking near a corner?

30 mph

What is the state speed limit for automobiles in urban districts..

No. Speed must be adjusted to conditions in order to avoid accidents.

Does a posted speed limit of 55mph mean that you may drive 55mph on that highway under all conditions?

The car on the two-lane road should yield.

When two cars meet at the intersection of a 2-lane road with 4-lane road, which one must yield the right-of-way?

Yield the right-of-way by moving to the right edge of the roadway and stopping.

If you are driving and hear a siren coming?

Half an hour after sunset until half an hour before sunrise.

At what time of day should your headlights be turned on?

It’s a colorless, deadly gas in the exhaust fumes produced by cars and can cause poisoning.

What is carbon monoxide, and how may it be harmful to drivers?

Move the car off the pavement, turn on emergency warning lights, and tie a white cloth where visible or raise your hood.

Describe what you should do if you have a blowout while driving?

Use a low gear to slow your vehicle down.

What should you do when driving down a steep grade in a car with a standard transmission?

Must be a licensed driver, and at least 21 years old. The student must have a instruction permit.

What qualifications must one have to teach a beginner to drive?

6 inches

When parked parralell, your curbside wheels must be no more than how many inches from the curb?

Keep at least two seconds away.

When following another car, what is a good rule to determine the distance at which you should follow behind?

It must be reported to the Driver License Office within 30 days.

To what agency in within what time period must a change of address be reported for driver licensing purposes?

Mandatory suspension of license; the first offense has a maximum fine of $2000, suspension of 90-365 days, and confinement of 72 hrs to 180 days.

What is the penalty for being convicted of driving while intoxicated?

Proceed carefully in the direction of the arrow, yielding the right-of-way to other vehicles and pedestrians.

What does a green arrow showing with a red light mean?

Stop completely while entering the crosswalk/intersection, and then proceed carefully.

How should you react to a flashing red light?

It’s a black cross in a yellow diamond. Cross traffic ahead. Slow down, look carefully in all directions.

Describe the sign that tells you to watch for cross traffic ahead?

Bump warning sign

What type of sign warns you that you should slow down for a sharp rise in the road way?

You should stop prior to the sidewalk and yield the right-of-way to all approaching pedestrians.

What should you do when coming onto a street from a private alley or driveway?

15 mph

If a child runs into the road 45-50 feet ahead of your car, what is the highest speed from which you can stop with good brakes without hitting him?

No less then 15 feet.

How close to a fireplug may a vehicle lawfully park?

Daytime – 70 mph Nighttime – 65 mph

What is the maximum speed limit for passenger cars on Texas Highway numbered by the state, or for United States outside an urban district?

When pavement markings prohibit driving on other lane -When within 100 ft of/or crossing an intersection or railroad crossing -On a hill, curve, or other place with limited vision -100 ft of a bridge, viaduct, or tunnel.

Under what circumstances should you never attempt to pass a car ahead of you?

500 ft.

You should dim your lights when you are within how many feet of an approaching car?

Lower (dim) headlights.

Which lights should you use when you are driving in a fog

Upon request, when you’re involved in a crash.

When are you required to show proof of financial responsibility?

With a liability insurance policy, or a standard proof of liability insurance form given by the Texas Department of Insurance and issued by a liability insurer

When needed, how may one show proof of financial responsibility?

Protecting yourself and others from dangerous and unexpected driving situations by using a space management system. Stay alert to everything happening around you, look for trouble spots developing around, have a plan of action if other driver does the wrong thing, and know the law requires drivers to protect each other from their own mistakes.

What is meant by "Defensive Driving?"

1) Motorists turning left in front of oncoming bicycle traffic. 2) Motorists turning right across path of bicycle traffic. 3) Motorists pulling away from a stop sign or failing to yield to bicycle cross traffic.

What are the three most common motorist caused car-bicycle crashes?

1) Fine up to $500, 20-40 hrs community service, license suspended for 120 days, and/or confinement of up to 180 days. 2) Fine up to $500, 40-60 hrs community service, and maybe AA course. 3) $500-$2000, 40-60 hrs community service, and/or confinement up to 180 days.

What are the penalties for minors(persons under the age of 21)convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol.

1) 60 days suspension. 2) 120 days suspension. 3) 180 days suspension. May be placed in jail until bond is made or appearance before a magistrate or juvenile court judge.

What are the penalties for minors(persons under the age of 21)convicted of nondriving alcohol-related offenses?

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