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Texas Driver's Handbook
Appendix B: Study Questions
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Driving Skills
07/30/2010

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Term
What is the minimun age at which you can get a Class C drivers license without either driver education or being a hardship case?
Definition
18
Term
How much is the maximum fine for a first conviction of driving without a license?
Definition
$200
Term
What type of restrictions may be places on your license?
Definition
restrictions to improve driving
Term
in what direction should you turn your what direction should you point wheels when parking uphill with out a curb?
Definition
to the right.
Term
What action should you take if you fail to receive the renewal notice card reminding you that your driver license is about to expire?
Definition
Renew your license even if you do not receive notice.
Term
On a one-way street what color is the broken lane marker?
Definition
white
Term
Describe the Yield Sign.
Definition
red and white equallateral triangle
Term
What does a Narrow Bridge sign look like and how should the driver react when he sees one?
Definition
an hour glass. slow down and use caution
Term
What is the shape of a keep right sign and how should the driver react when he sees one?
Definition
rectangle. slow down and keep right
Term
which sign tells you to slow down because you are approaching a double curve?
Definition
the arrow with two curbs. yello and diagnal square.
Term
what does a do not pass sign mean?
Definition
The distance you can see ahead is so limited that passing is so hazardous that you may not pass.
Term
Which sign tells you to keep in the right-hand lane when driving slow?
Definition
white rectangle. says slower traffic keep right
Term
what does yield right of way mean?
Definition
means you let a person go first
Term
Describe the equipment required on passenger cars by state law.
Definition
Brakes (foot brake and parking brake, Lights (2 headlights, 2 tail lights, brake lights, turn signals, license plate light, parking lights)
Horn, Muffler, Safety glass, License plates, Windshield wiper, rearview mirror, front seat belts
tires with tread depth of at least 2/32nds of an inch, fuel cap
Term
What is the purpose of the exhaust emission system?
Definition
to reduce air pollution
Term
Describe the types of equipment wich texas state law specifically forbids on passenger cars driven within the state.
Definition
a red light showing from the front, a bell, siren, or exhaust whistle, a muffler cutout, anything extending more than three inches beyond the left side or six inches beyond the right side or the body, running board or fenders of your car,flashing red lights on the front
Term
How should you react when a traffic officer tells you to do something wich is ordinarily considered to be against the law?
Definition
you must obey them at all times
Term
Once the breaks have been applied about how many feet does a car which was going 70 mph trabvel before it comes to a stop?
Definition
387 ft
Term
when is it necessary to stop before proceeding when you overtake a school bus loading or unloading children?
Definition
when its light are flashing
Term
about how many feet will the average driver going 50 mph travel form the moment he sees danger until he hits the brakes?
Definition
110 ft
Term
within how many feet of a crosswalk may you park when parking near a corner?
Definition
cant park within 20 feet
Term
what is the state speed limit for automobiles in urban districts?
Definition
30 mph
Term
does a posted speed limit of 55 mph mean that you may drive 55 mph on that highway under all conditions?
Definition
no, depends on weather, and traffic.
Term
you should never drive on the left half of the roadway when you are within how many feet form an intersection, bridge, or railroad crossing?
Definition
100 ft
Term
what should you do when you discover that you are in the wrong lane to make a turn as you enter the intersection?
Definition
not turn but continue straight ahead.
Term
when two cars meet at the intersection of a two-lane road with a four lane road which one must yield the right of way?
Definition
the car from the 2 lane road
Term
if you are driving and hear a siren coming, what should you do?
Definition
yield the right of way by pulling to the right edge of the roadway and stop.
Term
what is the first thing that should be done when a car starts to skid?
Definition
turn wheel in direction of skid
Term
at what time of the day should your headlights be turned on?
Definition
one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise, and any time persons or vehicles cannot be seen clearly for at least 1,000 feet.
Term
under what conditions may your drivder's license be suspended?
Definition
pgs 1-19 to 1-22
Term
what is carbon monoxide and how may it be harmful to drivers?
Definition
it is a deadly gass, and it could kill you.
Term
describe wath ou should do when you have a blowout while driving?
Definition
Don't slam on the brakes.Take your foot off the gas and gently apply the brakes.Steer straight ahead to a stop.
Term
what should you do when driving down a steep grade in a car with standard transmission?
Definition
Use a low gear to help slow your car down
Term
what should you do if you damage an unattended vehicle?
Definition
stop and locate the operator or ownergive them your info or give written notice.
Term
when are accident reports required?
Definition
when a crash is not investigated by a law enforcement offiver and crash resulted in death or damage to property to an extent of $1000 or more.
Term
if you are required to show proof of infancial responsibility for the future, how many years must such proof be kept up?
Definition
two yrs
Term
what type of sign watns you to watch right and left for cross traffic?
Definition
yellow diamond sign with a cross in the middle
Term
Describe the emblem which identifies vehicles which travel at speeds of 25 mph or less.
Definition
it is red, and like an upside down diamond, or superman logo.
Term
in which gear should you drive when going down a steep hill?
Definition
low gear
Term
what qualifications must one have to teach a beginner to drive?
Definition
You must be at least 21 and have at least one year of driving experience.
Term
if the preson is under 18 when does his provisional license expire?
Definition
next bday after license is given
Term
when parked parallel, your curb side wheels should be no more than how many inches from the curb?
Definition
18 inches
Term
when following another car, what is a good rule to determine the distance at which you should follow behind?
Definition
stay 2 seconds behind. 4 in bad weather
Term
to what agency and within what time period must a change of address be reported for driver licensing purposes?
Definition
Texas Department of Public Safety Driver License Office within 30 days
Term
what effect does the use of marijuana and amphetamine have on driving?
Definition
affects concentration, judgement, and sensory and perceptual skills.
Term
what is the penalty for being convicted of driving while intoxicated?
Definition
1st offense: fine up to $2,000; jail time 72 hours to 180 days; license suspension 90 to 365 days

2nd offense: fine up to $4,000; jail time 30 days to 1 year; license suspension 180 days to 2 years

3rd offense: fine up to $10,000; prison time 2 to 10 years; license suspension 180 days to 2 years
Term
what does a green arrow showing with a red light mean?
Definition
Proceed carefully in the direction of the arrow after yielding the right-of-way to other vehicles and pedestrians.
Term
how should you react to a flashing red light?
Definition
Stop completely before entering the crosswalk or intersection, then proceed when you can do so safely
Term
wich sign tells you to watch out for for a train?
Definition
white X that says Railroad crossing
Term
describe the sign which warns you to slow down for a winding road.
Definition
yellow diamond with curvy arrow
Term
what sign indicated that the road that you are on merges with another?
Definition
straight arrow next to curve arrow
Term
what kind of sign warns you that the highest safe speed for the turn ahead is 25 mph?
Definition
yellow diamond with arrow and yellow square underneath that says 25 mph
Term
describe the sign that tells you to watch for cross traffic ahead.
Definition
yellow diamond with cross
Term
what type of sign warns you that you should slow down for a sharp rise in the roadway?
Definition
yellow diamond "BUMP"
Term
describe the type of sign which would let you know that you were on a short state highway in a city or urban area.
Definition
white square. ex "Loop 290"
Term
what is the maximum number of inches that you may lawfully allow an object to extend beyond the left fender of your car?
Definition
3 inches
Term
under what conditions must you always stop?
Definition
when a school bus is flashing its lights, exiting a private road or driveway, an approaching train, at a red light, at a stop sign
Term
what should you do when coming onto a street form a private alley or driveway?
Definition
yield the right of way to all approaching behicles and pedestrians
Term
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 breaks without hitting him?
Definition
less than 20 mph
Term
how close to a fireplug may a vehicle lawfully park?
Definition
no less than 15 feet
Term
what does a posted speed limit of 55 mph mean?
Definition
maximun speed is 55
Term
what is the maximum speed limit for passenger cars on texas highways numbered by this state or US outside an urban district?
Definition
70 pmh
Term
under what circumstances should you never attempt to pass a car ahead of you?
Definition
in a no passing zone
Term
under what conditions are overtaking and passing to the right not permitted?
Definition
when passing another vehicle on a two or three-lane street, driving on a one way street, when the right half of the road is blocked.
Term
when a driver is waiting to make a left turn, what is the procedure he should take when the light turns green?
Definition
look in all directions before starting to turn, stay to right of way to any vehicle approaching opposite direction, conple the turn to the right of centerline of road.
Term
what precautions should a driver take at uncontrolled intersections?
Definition
yield the rightaway to any vehicle which has enterd the intersection on your right or approching from the right, make sure there are no approaching vehicles form the left.
Term
what regulations should a bicycle rider observe?
Definition
All traffic laws, signs and signals
Term
under what conditions should headlights be used?
Definition
one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise, and any time persons or vehicles cannot be seen clearly for at least 1,000 feet.
Term
you should dim your light when you are within how many feet of an approaching car?
Definition
500 ft
Term
waht type of lighting should cars use when parked on the highway at night?
Definition
parking lights or low beam headlights
Term
which lights should you use when you are driving in a fog?
Definition
low beam headlights
Term
when are you required to show proof of financial responsibility?
Definition
to law enforcement officer, or to another person involved in crash.
Term
when needed, how may one show proof of financial responsibility?
Definition
An insurance policy in the minimum amounts

A proof of insurance form

An insurance binder

A certificate from the state comptroller or the county judge showing you have at least $55,000 on deposit

A surety bond issued by the Department of Public Safety

A certificate from the DPS showing you have more than 25 vehicles registered in your name and qualify as a self-insurer.
Term
what sign warns you that you must slow down?
Definition
flashing yellow light
Term
what circumstances may lead to possible loss of your license?
Definition
DWI, etc
Term
in addition to mufflers what new equipment is required on all cars manufactured in 1968 and after?
Definition
emission system
Term
why are seat belts important?
Definition
help to keep you from being thrown form your car, hiting dashboard to hard
Term
what is meant by "defensive driving"?
Definition
ways to abvoid crashes. Be a cautious driver, stay alert and look for trouble.
Term
what are the different classes of licenses and age requirements for each?
Definition

Class A, for vehicles or combination of vehicles over 26,000 pounds: 18, (17 with drivers ed) Class B, for single vehicles over 26,000 pounds and buses: 18 (17 with drivers ed) Class C, for ordinary cars and light trucks (i.e. not Class A or B vehicles): 18, 16 with drivers ed, 15 with hardship application Class M, for motorcycles, 18, 16 with drivers ed; for mopeds 15

Term
when is a bicyclist not required to ride to the right of the roadway?
Definition
When moving slower than the other traffic on the roadway
Term
when are bicyclist allowed to ride two avreast in a traffic lane?
Definition
When they do not impede the normal and reasonable flow of traffic on the roadway
Term
what are the three most common motorist caused car-bicycle crashes?
Definition
1. Motorist turning left into oncoming bicycle traffic; 2. Motorist turning right across path of bicycle traffic; 3. Motorist pulling away from stop sigh failing to yield to bicycle cross traffic.
Term
what are the penalties for minors (under 21) convited of DUI?
Definition
fine up to $500, 20-40 hrs of community service, alcohol awareness class, suspended DL for 120 days.
Term
what are penalties for minor (under 21) convicted of nondriving alcohol related offenses?
Definition
fine up to $500, 8-12 hrs community service, alcohol awareness class, DL suspention for 30 days