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West Virginia DMV Learner's Test
Flash cards for learner's permit written test, based off West Virginia's driver's manual.
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07/30/2009

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Term
"overdriving your headlights" means?
Definition
driving too fast to stop safely within the distance clearly lit by your headlights.
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to reduce possibility of hydroplaning
Definition

slow down during rainstorms or when roads are slushy or have standing water

 

keep tires properly inflated

 

change tires when signs of wear are visible

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It takes as much as ____ times normal distance to stop on snow or ice.
Definition
12 times
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When driving in fog...
Definition

Reduce speed

 

be prepared to stop

 

use windshield wipers

 

turn on your low beams

 

Pull off to side of road and stop. If fog impairs vision, turn hazard lights on.

Term
State inspection is required...
Definition
Once a year!
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Only legal exception for people having to wear seatbelts
Definition
People aged 18+ in the back seat don't have to.
Term
to regain control of a vehicle after a tire blowout...
Definition
hold tightly to steering wheel, steer straight ahead, and ease up on the accelerator.
Term
If your brakes fail...
Definition
Pump the brake pedal quickly, shift to lower gear and look for place to slow down and stop off the roadway. Use your horn and lights to warn other drivers. Use the parking brake, but hold the brake release so you can ease up on the brake if the rear wheels lock and cause a skid.
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To steer out of a skid
Definition
take your foot off the gas pedal, turn your steering wheel in the direction of the skid, straighten wheels to bring vehicle under control.
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If you are involved in an accident resulting in the injury or death of a person or damage worth $500 or more...
Definition
Notify the nearest law enforcement agency
Term
"no zone"
Definition
a tractor trailer's blind spots
Term
when parking downhill, turn your wheels
Definition
TOWARD THE CURB
Term
Parking prohibited within ____ feet of fire hydrant
Definition
15 feet
Term
when parking on level street...
Definition
wheels must be parallel and within 18 inches of curb
Term
use low beams within _____ feet of vehicle you're following
Definition
200 feet
Term
search at least ____ seconds ahead of your vehicle for obstacles
Definition
30 seconds
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You can't safely drive faster than ____ MPH in a heavy storm
Definition
30 MPH
Term
Don't park within _____ ft of railroad track
Definition
7 1/2 feet
Term
square and rectangle signs tell...
Definition
traffic regulations, speed, direction
Term
what do the stripes on construction setups mean?
Definition

they tell you which way to bear.

 

///// = left

\\\\\ = right

Term
white lines mean
Definition
same direction
Term
yellow lines mean
Definition
opposite direction
Term
default speed limits if no others are posted
Definition

interstate - 70

open county highway - 55

residential or business area - 25

school zone - 15

Term
when driving slower than the rest of the traffic...
Definition
drive as close as possible to the right side of the road
Term
when to use your turn signal?
Definition

when

 

changing lanes

turning at intersection

entering/leaving an interstate

pulling away from curb

pulling over to sie of road

Term
use turn signal at least _____ ft before planning to turn
Definition
at least 100 ft
Term
where do you put your hands?
Definition

left - 8 o'clock

right - 4 o'clock

Term

_____ interstates go east-west

_____ interstates go north-south

Definition

even interstates go east-west

odd interstates go north-south