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Driving Permit Test
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Driving Skills
12/29/2009

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1. A regulation sign is usually what shape?
Definition
White rectangles with black lettering or symbols.
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2. What is the usual color and shape of a warning sign?
Definition
Yellow and diamond shaped with black lettering or symbols.
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3. What color and shape is a destination sign?
Definition
Green with white letters and symbols.
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4. What must you do at a STOP sign?
Definition
Come to a FULL STOP, yield the right of way to vehicles and pedestrians in or approaching the intersection. GO when it is safe. (RED with white letters.)
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5. What color and shape is a railroad crossing warning sign?
Definition
Yellow with black letters and "X" symbol.
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6. What would you do when facing each of the following: a flashing red light, flashing yellow light, steady yellow light, a red light with a green arrow?
Definition
FLASHING RED - The same as a stop sign, Stop, yield the right of way, go when it is safe.

FLASHING YELLOW - Drive with caution.

STEADY YELLOW - Prepare to stop for red light.

RED LIGHT WITH GREEN ARROW - Stop, do not go until light is green, but you may go in the direction of the arrow if the way is clear.
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7. What does it mean if an edge line slants in toward the center of the road?
Definition
The road is narrower ahead.
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8. What do each of these types of lines mean: single broken, single solid, double solid, solid and broken together?
Definition
Single Broken - passing permitted

single solid - passing or lane change permitted only if obstructions or conditions require it.

Double Solid - must stay in lane, no passing

solid and broken together - solid side - no passing.....broken side - passing permitted.
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9. if an Intersection has crosswalk lines but no STOP line, where would you stop for a red light at that intersection?
Definition
Before entering the crosswalk lines.
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10. What type of pavement marking is used to show you which lane you must use for a turn?
Definition
arrows
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11. Which of the following must you obey over the other three; STEADY RED LIGHT, FLASHING RED LIGHT, STOP SIGN, POLICE OFFICER?
Definition
Police Officer
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12. What is the hand signal for a stop? A right turn?
Definition
STOP left arm down

RIGHT TURN left arm up
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13. If two drivers enter an intersection from opposite directions at the same time, one going straight, the other turning left, which must yield the right of way?
Definition
the driver turning left
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14. If you enter an intersection to make a left turn, but oncoming traffic prevents you from making the turn right away, what should you do?
Definition
yield to oncoming traffic , keep wheels straight, turn when safe.
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15. If you reach an uncontrolled intersection at the same time as a driver on your right, and both of you are going to go straight, who has the right-of-way?
Definition
the other driver as he is on your right.
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16. What must you do if you are entering a road from a driveway?
Definition
Stop and yield the right of way to pedestrians and traffic.
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17. You are facing a green light, but traffic on the other side of the intersection would keep you from going all the way through the intersection, May you enter the intersection?
Definition
no, you may not enter until you can get through to the other side.
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18. Does a vehicle about to enter a traffic circle or rotary have a right of way over vehicles already in the circle?
Definition
no the vehicles in the circle have the right of way.
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19. What should you do if you hear a siren nearby, but you can't see where the emergency vehicle is?
Definition
pull over, stop, and wait until it passes.
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20. How far before a turn must you signal?
Definition
100 feet.
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21. When preparing for a right turn, should you stay as close to the center of the lane as possible?
Definition
True
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22. Where should you position your vehicle when preparing to make a left turn from a two-way roadway into a one-way roadway?
Definition
Close to center line , turn into the left lane of the one way street.
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23.In most situations, on which side should you pass another vehicle going in the same direction?
Definition
The left side of the other vehicle.
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24. What should you do before passing another vehicle?
Definition
use directional signals.
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25. What should you see in your rear view mirror before attempting to return to the right lane after passing a vehicle on the left?
Definition
the bumper of the car being passed.
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26. In what situations may you pass a vehicle on the right?
Definition
when another vehicle is making a left turn or on a one way road where not restricted.
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27. When may you pass a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk to allow a pedestrian to cross.
Definition
NEVER
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28. What action should you take when another vehicle passes you on the left?
Definition
slow down, keep to right
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29. What do flashing red lights on a school bus mean?
Definition
Stop before reaching the bus, at least 20 feet away.
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30. After you have parallel parked, how close to the curb must your vehicle be?
Definition
no more than one foot from curb
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31. May you open a door on the road side of your vehicle if no traffic is coming?
Definition
yes if it will not interfere with traffic.
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32. Before pulling out of a parking space, what should you do?
Definition
MAKE SURE WHEELS ARE STRAIGHT, back up to vehicle behind you, turn wheels away from curb. Check traffic go forward slowly clearing the vehicle ahead of you.
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33. What does a NO STOPPING sign mean?
Definition
You may stop only to obey a traffic sign , signal of a Police Officer, or to avoid conflicts with other vehicles.
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34. Can you stop to load or unload passengers at a NO STANDING or NO PARKING sign?
Definition
Yes
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35. May you park on a crosswalk, in the middle of a block?
Definition
No
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36. Should you always look straight ahead when driving?
Definition
No - Keep your eyes moving
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37. If there is no posted speed limit, what is the fastest you may legally drive in your state?
Definition
[answers may be diffrent]
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38. Is it always safe to drive at the posted speed limits?
Definition
No - Not all the time
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39. What is the purpose of minimum speed limits?
Definition
To keep traffic flowing smoothly.
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40. Who must wear seat belts? 40. Who must wear seat belts? Who should wear them?Who should wear them?
Definition
all passengers in from seat and all children under 10, are required but all should wear them.
Term
41. How can you prevent fatigue on a long trip?
Definition
PLAN REST STOPS EVERY COUPLE OF HOURS, open window for fresh air,stop for coffee or tea, don’t drive for at least 15 minutes after waking from sleep.
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42. How does drunken driving rank as a highway safety problem?
Definition
Number One
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43. What are the effects of alcohol on the skills you need to drive?
Definition
Reduces all mental and physical skills needed.
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44. Which of these drugs could affect your driving ability: marijuana, a cold remedy, a tranquilizer?
Definition
All of them.
Term
45. If you are taking a nonprescription drug, what should you do before driving?
Definition
Check lable; ask doctor if not sure.
Term
46. What is a likely effect of taking another drug while drinking alcoholic beverages?
Definition
The effect could be multiplied.
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47. On what factors does your blood alcohol content (BAC) depend?
Definition
how much you’ve had to drink, how much time has passed, and your weight.
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48. Which of these contains more alcohol than the other two: one ounce(30ml.) of 80 proof liquor, four ounces (120 ml.) of 24 proof wine, 12 ounces (360mL.) of beer?
Definition
They are all the same.
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49. How long does in take for your body to dispose of the alcohol contained in 12 ounces of beer?
Definition
About one hour.
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50. What is the only effective way to reduce your BAC?
Definition
Through spending time not drinking.
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51. What happens to your drivers license if you refuse a chemical test?
Definition
your license is suspended and or revoked.
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52. Other than fines, action against your license and a possible jail term, what are some of the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs?
Definition
death or injury to yourself your relatives or friends.
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53. What should you do if you miss an expressway exit?
Definition
Get off at next exit.
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54. What are expressway entrance ramps used for?
Definition
to accelerate up to expressway speed.
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55. What should you do if an entrance ramp is very short?
Definition
wait for large gap in traffic , accelerate quickly.
Term
56. When should you signal that you are exiting an expressway?
Definition
100 feet.
Term
57. What should you check for after leaving an expressway?
Definition
Speed limit signs and your speed.
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58. Why is expressway driving different from ordinary driving?
Definition
High speeds and heavy traffic.
Term
59. What is the main reason night driving is more difficult than daytime driving?
Definition
90% of your driving decisions are based on what you see. Night driving reduces the distance you can see ahead.
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60. Driving within the range of your headlights means you should be able to stop your vehicle within about how many feet?
Definition
350 feet
Term
61. What should you do if head lights on an approaching vehicle make it hard for you to see?
Definition
flash your high beams at him, use road edge as guide until he passes
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62. Is it best to keep your headlights on high beam or low beam in fog?
Definition
Low beam.
Term
63. Which way should you turn your steering wheel to get out of a skid?
Definition
in the direction of the skid.
Term
64. How should you use your brake pedal on a slippery road?
Definition
carefully and gently squeeze in slow steady strokes.
Term
65. What is the most important rule to remember in any driving emergency?
Definition
don’t panic
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66. What should you do if one of your tires blows out?
Definition
hold steering wheel firmly, ease off gas, get car under control, get off road.
Term
67. What is the first thing you should do if your brakes fail?
Definition
pump the pedal, use emergency brake, down shift.
Term
68. What should you do if your wheels drift off the pavement?
Definition
ease off gas, brake gently, ease steering wheel back onto pavement.
Term
69. When children are nearby, what should you do before backing out of a driveway?
Definition
get out and check behind vehicle.
Term
70. How can you identify a blind pedestrian to whom you must yield the right-of -way?
Definition
a guide dog, or a with or metallic cane.
Term
71. Where must a pedestrian walk when there are no sidewalks?
Definition
walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.
Term
72. How should you approach a bicyclist?
Definition
with extreme caution
Term
73. Must a bicyclist obey traffic laws and signs?
Definition
Yes.
Term
74. Where there is no bicycle lane, on what portion of the road must a bicyclist ride?
Definition
near the right curb of edge of the road.
Term
75. What extra equipment must a bicycle have when used at night?
Definition
a head light visible from 500 feet and a tail light visible from 300 feet.
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76. May motorcyclist ride three abreast in a single lane?
Definition
no, no more than 2
Term
77. What does a slow moving vehicle emblem look like?
Definition
a reflective orange triangle.