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Traffic Laws and Regulations
Tests the knowledge of traffic laws and regulations.
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Driving Skills
06/21/2011

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Term
insurance
Definition
If a police officer stops you on the road, be prepared to produce your diver's license, vehicle registration certificate, and proof of ___________.
Term
visible
Definition
If a cop stops you and come over to your car window, always keep your hands _________.
Term
identification
Definition
If you are stopped by a non-uniformed officer in an unmarked vehicle, you can ask the officer for _______________.
Term
details
Definition
If you believe that the reason for the stop is vague or unclear, you can ask the officer for ________.
Term
supervisor
Definition
Procedural questions and complaints about an officer's treatment of you can be forwarded to the officer's ___________.
Term
all-way; four-way
Definition
When a traffic-control signal is not functioning at an intersection, the intersection shall then revert to an ___-___ or _____-____ stop.
Term
control
Definition
It is unlawful to negligently fail to maintain reasonable and proper ________ of your vehicle.
Term
speed
Definition
Excessive ______ is often the factor that turns a minor incident into a fatal crash.
Term
disproportionately
Definition
The laws of physics tells us that crash severity increases _______________ with vehicle speed.
Term
1/3
Definition
A frontal impact at 35 mph, for example, is ___ more violent than one at 30 mph.
Term
75
Definition
When driving at __ mph, you have little chance of living through a crash.
Term
70
Definition
__ mph is the maximum speed limit in Louisiana.
Term
reasonable
Definition
The General Speed Law is that you must not drive at a speed greater than is ____________.
Term
the area in which you are driving, the road and traffic conditions, light, and weather conditions.
Definition
You must drive at a safe, appropriate speed depending on the area in which you are driving, the road and traffic conditions, light, and weather conditions.
Term
slowly
Definition
While excessive speed is a main factor in crashed, driving too _______ is also dangerous.
Term
Drag racing
Definition
_____ ________ is defined as the operation of two or more vehicles from a point side by side at accelerating speeds in a competitive attempt to out distance each other.
Term
lane
Definition
Never move from one _____ to another until you are certain that you can do so safely.
Term
1.) Check your rear view and side mirrors.
2.) Look over your shoulder to make sure no one is in your blind spot.
3.) Check for other drivers who may also be moving into the same lane.
4.) Signal your intentions to other drivers.
Definition
List the 4 proper lane-changing rules.
Term
passing
Definition
Before changing lanes, look carefully behind you- someone may be _________ you.
Term
100
Definition
You must complete a passing maneuver before coming within ____ feet of any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction.
Term
100; 100
Definition
It is against the law to pass another vehicle when you are ___ feet of an intersection or railroad crossing and within ____ feet of a brige or tunnel.
Term
right
Definition
You may pass to the _____ of another vehicle if there are two or more lanes for traffic moving in the same direction.
Term
shoulder
Definition
You may never pass to the right of another vehicle by driving off the roadway onto the __________ of the road.
Term
30
Definition
You must stop at least __ feet from a stopped school bus that is loading or unloading children.
Term
barriers
Definition
Drivers must stop for a stopped school bus when travelling on four or five lane roadways which are not separated by any _________.
Term
moves
Definition
Once you have stopped, you must not proceed until the bus ______ again or the visual warning signals are no longer in use.
Term
turn
Definition
You cannot cross the painted continuous centerline of any multiple highway except for the purpose of making a ____.
Term
100
Definition
The law requires that you signal and get into the proper lane at least ____ feet before making a turn.
Term
straight
Definition
If you must stop before making a left turn, keep your wheels ________ so that if you are struck from behind, you won't be shoved into the oncoming traffic lane.
Term
500
Definition
Do not attempt to turn around while on a hill or in a curve where your vehicle can not be seen by other drivers approaching from either direction within ____ feet.
Term
signal
Definition
If you do not ________ your intention, other drivers will not be prepared for your move.
Term
100
Definition
A right or left turn signal must be given contiuously for not less than ___ feet before making the turn.
Term
faster speeds
Definition
A greater distance is suggested when driving at ________ _______ or in heavy traffic.
Term
left turn signal
Definition
The _____ ____ _______ should always be used when driving from a curbside parallel parking space into the flow of traffic or moving to the left lane to pass.
Term
pass
Definition
It is illegal to flash your turn signals on just one side of a parked or disabled vehicle OR as a signal to another vehicle to pass you.
Term
Your left arm must be straight out.
Definition
How can you signal a left turn if your lights aren't functioning correctly.
Term
Bent up, pointing to the right with your thumb.
Definition
How should you position your left arm to signal a right turn?
Term
Arm bent downward
Definition
How should your left arm be positioned to signal stop or slow?
Term
bicyclists
Definition
Right-of-way rules apply to all users of the road, including __________.
Term
righ-of-way
Definition
If other drivers or pedestrians are not following the rules, let them have the ______-___-____, even if it belongs to you.
Term
left, right
Definition
When two vehicles approach an intersection at the same time, the driver on the _____ must yield the right-of-way to the vehicle on the ______.
Term
You can do so without interfering with approaching traffic.
Definition
At yield sign intersections, slow down to a reasonable speed and stop if required. Proceed only when?
Term
bicyclists
Definition
For left turns, the driver making the left turn must yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic, including ___________.
Term
right
Definition
When you see/hear an emergency vehicle coming, NO MATTER WHICH LANE YOU ARE IN AT THE TIME, you are required by law to pull over to the _____ edge of the roadway and stop until the emergency vehicle has passed.
Term
unmarked
Definition
You must give the right-of-way to peds legally crossing the roadway on which you are driving(on crosswalks, marked or ____________).
Term
18
Definition
When parallel parked, the vehicle's right wheels must be within how many inches of the right-hand curb of the street?
Term
15
Definition
It is against the law to park within __ feet of a fire hydrant.
Term
50
Definition
It's against the law to park within __ feet of a railroad crossing.
Term
20;20
Definition
It is against the law to park within __ feet of a crosswalk at an intersection and within __ feet of a fire station driveway on the same side of the street.
Term
75
Definition
It is also unlawful to park within __ feet of the driveway on the other side of the street.
Term
double park
Definition
To _________ _______ means to park beside a parallel parked vehicle.
Term
bridge, overpass, or in any tunnel
Definition
It is unlawful to park your car on a _________, __________, or in any ___________.
Term
50, 15
Definition
You are required by law to stop within __ feet but no less than __ feet from the nearest rail of a railroad crossing when a train is or might be approaching.
Term
stopping
Definition
LA law prohibits any driver from ___________ a vehicle on railroad tracks.
Term
Get out and move in the direction OF the approaching train and away from the tracks.
Definition
What should you do if your vehicle becomes pinned between two vehicles or stalls in the path of an oncoming train?
Term
Only when it is legal to do so and there are no unsafe conditions.
Definition
When can you pass another vehicle at a railroad crossing?
Term
Railroad cross markings
Definition
_____________ _________ ___________ are white markings painted in the traffic lane before railroad crossings.
Term
no passing zone
Definition
The spot where the large "X" and two "R's" is a __ ___________ _____.
Term
gears
Definition
Never shift _____ on a railroad crossing.
Term
before
Definition
If your vehicle has manual transmission, shift ______ reaching the tracks and do not change gears while crossing the tracks.
Term
Gates
Definition
______ are used with flashing signals at certain railroad crossings.
Term
around
Definition
Never drive _______ railroad crossing gates.
Term
Any time of the day
Definition
When should you expect trains?
Term
No
Definition
Can drivers judge the ditance and/or speed of an oncoming train?
Term
private
Definition
Railroad tracks,trestles, bridges and railroad yards are _________ property.
Term
Backing up
Definition
_________ ___ is not permitted on any shoulder or roadway of any controlled-access highway.
Term
3
Definition
It is against the law for more than _ people to occupy the front seat of a moving vehicle.
Term
12
Definition
No one under the age of __ is allowed to ride in the open bed of a truck.
Term
front side
Definition
Having non-transparent material affixed to the front windshield or _____ ____-windows is illegal unless prescribed by a physician.
Term
Riding
Definition
_________ in a house trailer is not allowed while it is being moved upon a highway in this state.
Term
500; within
Definition
Following an emergency vehicle to call closer than ___ feet is unlawful. Also, you must never park _____ the block where the emergency vehicle has stopped.
Term
cross
Definition
Do not ____ any unprotected fire department hoses unless consent is given by an official of the fire department.
Term
both ears
Definition
Wearing headphones in _____ ____ while driving is unlawful.
Term
lend; alter; one; surrender
Definition
It is illegal to _____ your driver's license to another person, to _____ your driver's license in any way, to provide false information in obtaining your driver's license, to have more than ____ dl in your possession,and to fail or refuse to __________ your dl to the department if demanded.
Term
license; jail
Definition
Theft of motor vehicle fuel is a crime punishable by fine, loss of ________, and possible _____.
Term
Littering
Definition
_________, whether accidental or deliberate, is against the law.
Term
50; 8; 5,000; one
Definition
Penalties for littering range from $__ plus _ hours community service picking up litter, all the way to a $______ fine, ___ year dl suspension, 30 days in jail, AND 100 hours of comm service.
Term
passengers
Definition
Truck drivers are responsible for all liter coming from the vehicle's interior or truck bed, and can be cited for littering committed by his/her __________ as well.
Term
"Move It, Move It, Move It- Steer It Clear"
Definition
Louisiana's ___________________ campaign is an attempt to make the public aware of drivers' responsibility to remove vehicles from the roadway to the nearest soft shoulder.
Term
congestion
Definition
Removal of vehicles from the roadway will play a great role in reducing traffic ___________ and reduce the chances of secondary crashes.
Term
17; 5:00 pm
Definition
People below the age of __ are prohibitted from driving between the hours of 11:00 pm and _______, unless accompanied by a licensed parent, grandparent, adult at least 21 years old or sibling at least 18 years old.
Term
Yes
Definition
Do traffic laws apply to people riding bikes?
Term
attached
Definition
When riding a bike, the rider must ride on a seat that is properly ___________ to it.
Term
one
Definition
The person who is riding a bicycle must have at least ___ hand on the handlebars at all times.
Term
attach
Definition
No one riding a bicycle is allowed to _____ himself to any vehicle while on public roadways.
Term
right
Definition
All bicyclists must ride as near to the ____ side of the roadway as safely possible while exercising caution whenpassing stationary vehicles or vehicles travelling in the same direction.
Term
abreast (side-by-side)
Definition
Bicyclists must not ride more than two _______ except on roadways set aside for exclusive bike use.
Term
passenger
Definition
Children under the age of twelve must wear helmets when operating a bike as a rider or a ___________.
Term
40; 40
Definition
Children who weigh less than __ pounds or are less than __ inches in height must be properly seated and secured in an approved restraining seat in order to be allowed to be a passenger upon a bicycle.
Term
entitled
Definition
Never use a handicapped space unless you are lawfully ___________ to it.