Florida Learner's Permit Practice Test 2012

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Questions and answers from the Official Florida Driver's Handbook 2012.

If you knowingly make a false statement in an application for a driver license or identification card, can you be fined and placed in prison upon conviction?

Yes

Can a person temporarily operate a farm tractor on the highway without a driver license?

Yes, but they must keep out of the way. Keep to the right side.

You must obtain a new license showing the new address within how many days of moving?

Ten days or less.

If you lose your Florida driver license and need a replacement license, where do you apply for it?

Online at GoRenew.com, through mail, or in a State or Tax Collector issuance office.

If you failed to answer a traffic summons, would you be able to renew your license?

No.

What would happen to the license of a driver who was involved in an accident and did not stop to help persons who were injured?

It would be revoked.

If you receive twelve points within twelve months, for how long will your license be suspended?

Three months.

What are the penalties for driving under the influence (DUI)?

Penalties for DUI
(including previous DWI and DUBAL convictions)
FIRST CONVICTION
Fine $500-$1,000, with BAL .15 or higher or minor in the vehicle, not less than $1,000 or more than $2,000
Community Service 50 hours
Probation Not more than 1 year
Imprisonment Not more than 6 months; with BAL .15 or higher or minor in the vehicle, not more than 9 months
License Revocation Minimum 180 days
DUI School 12 hours DUI School Requirement Evaluation conducted to determine need for treatment
Ignition Interlock Device Up to 6 continuous months
SECOND OFFENSE/CONVICTION
Fine $1,000-$2,000 with BAL .15 or higher or minor in the vehicle, not less than $2,000 or more than $4,000
Imprisonment Not more than 9 months; 2nd conviction within 5 years, 10 days in jail, 48 hours of confinement must be consecutive
License Revocation Minimum 180 days; 2nd offense within 5 years after first conviction; 5 year revocation
DUI School 21 hours DUI School Requirement Evaluation conducted to determine need for treatment
Ignition Interlock Device Minimum of 1 year
THIRD OFFENSE/CONVICTION
Fine $2,000-$5,000 with BAL .15 or higher or minor in the vehicle, not less than $4,000
Imprisonment Not more than 12 months; 3rd conviction within 10 years, mandatory 30 days in jail; 48 hours must be consecutive
License Revocation Minimum 180 days; 3rd offense within 10 years after second conviction; 10 year revocation
DUI School 21 hours DUI School Requirement Evaluation conducted to determine need for treatment
Ignition Interlock Device Minimum of 2 years
FOURTH OR MORE CONVICTION
Fine Not less than $1000
Imprisonment Not more than 5 years
License Revocation Permanent revocation
Ignition Interlock Device Fiv

Both your judgment and vision are affected after drinking alcohol. Which is affected first?

Judgement.

What are the penalties for refusing to take a test to determine whether you are intoxicated?

Suspension of license for one year.

What type of insurance must you have on motor vehicles with four or more wheels?

Personal Injury Protection (PIP)
Property Damage Liability (PDL)

If your driver license is suspended for too many points, what type of insurance must you either purchase or prove that you had on the effective date of the suspension?

You must have SR22 insurance.

What are the penalties for littering?

Up to $500 or jail for up to 60 days. If dumping more than 15 pounds then you will be charged with a misdemeanor and fined up to $1000.

If you hit a parked car and are unable to find the owner, what should you do?

Leave a note.

When a crash results in property damages of any amount, must the driver notify the Florida Highway Patrol, the Sheriff's Department, or the City Police Department?

Any one of them. THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE.

After a crash has been investigated by an officer, does the driver need to send a written report to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles?

No.

Who is required to wear seat belts when riding in the front seat of a car or a pickup truck?

Everyone except people with certified medical conditions that make seat belt dangerous for them.

Who could be charged with a violation if a fourteen-year-old front-seat passenger is not wearing a seat belt?

The driver, as the passenger is under 18.

What is the maximum speed limit for passenger cars on a two-lane highway during the daytime?

70 MPH

What is the maximum speed limit in a residential area if there is no speed limit sign?

30 MPH

What is the maximum speed limit on an interstate highway on a clear day? In a rural area?

55 MPH and 70 MPH on SOME rural interstate highways.

When are you driving too slowly, can you be issued a ticket?

When your slow driving blocks other vehicles from moving at normal, safe speeds.

What must you do when approaching a person who is riding or leading a horse upon or near the roadway?

Slow down and use reasonable care. Try to yield the right-of-way.

What must you do when you see a pedestrian with a white cane in the street ahead of you?

Yield the right-of-way. Come to a complete stop when they are crossing the street.

To what ages does the Child Restraint Law apply?

Five years of age.

When you are entering a highway or street from a private driveway and the way is clear, can you move forward without stopping first?

If there is no traffic. You still must yield the right-of-way to the main road.

Are vehicles traveling in the opposite direction of school buses that have stopped to unload children on a divided highway with a dividing barrier required to stop?

Not if the highway is divided with the barrier, no.

When a school bus stops to unload children on a divided highway, should the vehicles traveling in the same direction as the bus stop?

Yes, until the arm at the front of the bus goes down.

If a school bus stops to unload children on a four-lane highway divided only by a four-foot paved strip, must vehicles traveling in the opposite direction stop?

Yes, they must stop.

For how many feet before you start to turn should you begin your turn signal when you are driving on a highway?

At least 100 feet.

Suppose you are driving on a four-lane highway. From which lane should you turn? Into which lane should you turn?

Always turn in to the lane closest to you (e.g. making a right turn onto a highway you should turn into the right lane).

Turning from the highway depends upon which you are going, if left turns are premitted (some require left turns from the right lane only) So you must check the rules for that particular road.

What is the arm signal for a left turn?

Straight arm horizontally out the window.

When may you drive in the left lane of a road with four or more lanes with two-way traffic?

When over taking or passing.

After passing a vehicle, you must return to the right side of the road before coming within how many feet of an oncoming vehicle?

200 feet.

At what places is it unlawful to overtake and pass?

Where there are do not pass signs, where a solid yellow line is painted on your side of the center line, on hills, on curves, at intersections, within 100 feet of a bridge viaduct tunnel or rail road crossing.

Can a driver who crosses a solid line on the right of the center line of the highway be issued a ticket for the violation?

Yes.

What is the recommended safe following distance?

Two seconds.

Which way should you turn your wheels when parking facing uphill where there is a curb? Which way should you turn them where there is not a curb?

Where there is a curb turn wheels from curb. Where there is not a curb turn wheels to right.

Can you park your car on a sidewalk, within an intersection, or on a crosswalk?

No.

May you drive with just your parking lights on, in place of your headlights?

No.

Are motor scooters whose engines have less than 150 cubic centimeter displacement allowed to be driven on an expressway?

No.

What should you do if you drive past the exit on an interstate highway where you wanted to get off?

Take the next exit.

At what times should you use your headlights?

When vision is restricted. In rain, fog, smoke, at twilight and in the night time.

When approaching another vehicle from the rear at night, within how many feet must you dim your bright headlights?

300 feet.

Within how many feet of an oncoming vehicle should you dim your bright headlights?

500 feet

Under what conditions must you use your headlights when driving in the daytime?

In fog, rain, smoke or any other time vision is restricted.

If you approach a red light and a traffic officer directs you to go through the intersection without stopping, what should you do?

Listen to the traffic officer.

What does a green arrow showing at the same time as a red traffic light mean you can do?

You may turn in the direction shown or stop.

After a full stop at a red traffic light may a driver turn right if the way is clear?

Yes.

What does a red traffic light mean? What does a flashing red traffic light mean?

To stop. Flashing red means come to a complete stop (same as a stop sign).

Can you proceed with caution when you approach a flashing yellow light?

Yes, after first slowing down.

Where do you usually find "YIELD RIGHT-OF-WAY" signs posted?

Yield signs are usually placed where auxiliary roads lead into major roads.

If more than one vehicle is approaching a four-way stop sign and you are the first one to get there and stop, do you have the right to move forward first?

Yes,who ever stops first.

What does a solid yellow line to the right of the center line of the highway mean?

Passing or cross is prohibited in that lane.

What does a double solid yellow line in the center of the highway mean? What does a double solid white line in the center of the highway mean?

Double Solid Yellow lines prohibit vehicles moving in either direction from crossing the lines. A Double White Line separates two lanes of traffic moving in the same direction. Crossing the lines is prohibited.

What does a broken white line on the highway mean?

You may pass the line when changing lanes.

When the foot brake is pressed, which light must come on?

The two red back lights.

In addition to other equipment, is your vehicle required to have a white light that makes the license plate visible from 50 feet, a windshield wiper and a horn?

Yes.

What rights and duties do riders of bicycles and mopeds have?

The same as motor vehicle drivers.

When may a motorist preparing to make a right hand turn, move into a bike lane?

When a motorist is preparing to make a right turn and is required by law to move to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway. On curb and gutter roadways, the bicycle lane is a part of the roadway.

What should a motorist do when they approach a bicyclist from the rear?

Give them plenty of room and pass when safe.

What should you do when preparing to turn right on a roadway with a bike lane?

Yield to bikes and turn safely if way is safe.

What is the proper way to use anti-lock brakes in an emergency situation?

Step on the brake while gently steering out of danger's way.

What does anti-lock braking systems prevent when used in an emergency stopping situation?

Prevent skidding or spinning. Prevents wheels from locking.

If a trailer covers the stoplight of the towing vehicle, where else must a stoplight be?

On the back of the trailer.

Where should reflectors be mounted?

On the rear with two reflectors on each side.

Give three examples of loads that need to be covered to avoid items falling or blowing on roadway.

Dirt, sand, lime, rocks, gravel, silica, trash or garbage.

How many feet to the rear should you be able to see objects through the rearview mirror through the rearview mirror?

200 feet.

When one vehicle is towing another by means of a chain, what does the chain need to have displayed on it?

A white flag of at least 12 inches square.

How long can the draw bar be between the towering vehicle and the vehicle being towed?

No more than 15 feet long.

Assume that a load extends 4 or more feet beyond the bed or body of a vehicle driven on a highway in the daytime. How many flags must be used to mark it, and what color should they be?

Four red flags at least 12 inches square.

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