Texas Traffic Code

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Rules of the Road - Definitions - are found in The Transportation Code Chapter in which of the following statutes?

a. 542
b. 547
c. 545
d. 541
e. 543

541

How many days must a police officer give a violator to appear in court when the person has been permitted to sign the traffic ticket?

a. Five
b. Eight
c. Ten
d. Twelve
e. None of the above

Ten

For which of the following violations must the police officer permit the violator to sign a promise to appear is the operator is a resident of the state of Texas and is operating a vehicle licensed in Texas?

a. Disregarding a red light
b. Illegal turn, wide right
c. Overtaking and passing a vehicle stopped for a pedestrian at a cross walk
d. An expired MVI certificate
e. Speeding

Speeding

A person who is a residence of a state in the Nonresidence Violator Compact of 1977?

a. should be taken immediately before a magistrate to answer the allegations of a traffic violation
b. is permitted to accept the citation from the officer and to immediately continue after promising to comply with the terms of the citations.
c. cannot be give a traffic citation for a violation of the Transportation Code in the state of Texas
d. surrenders her or his drivers license to the police officer.
e. none of the above

is permitted to accept the citation from the officer and to immediately continue after promising to comply with the terms of the citations.

Which of the following circumstances does not require an officer to take the arrested person immediately before a magistrate?

a. the violator demands an immediate appearance before a magistrate
b. the violator is charged with "failing to stop for a stop sign" and is permitted to sign a promise to appear
c. the person is arrested upon a charge of negligent homicide while operating a motor vehicle.
d. the violator is charged with failure to stop in the event of an accident involving damage to property.
e. the violator is arrested for driving while under the influence of an intoxicating liquor.

the violator is charged with "failing to stop for a stop sign" and is permitted to sign a promise to appear.

The Texas police officer has jurisdiction in all but one circumstance below. In which does the officer not have jurisdiction to investigate and issue a traffic citation if warranted?

a. the violator is operating a motor vehicle in a reckless manner in a parking lot for which a fee is paid for parking motor vehicles.
b. the operator is involved in a collision on a privately owned access way provided by a business establishment for the convenience of customers.
c. an operator fails to stop for a stop sign when exiting a privately owned business onto a state highway
d. the violator is operating a motor vehicle registered in Texas on a city street while displaying an expired MVI
e. none of the above

the violator is operating a motor vehicle in a reckless manner in a parking lot for which a fee is paid for parking motor vehicles.

Which of the following is not an "authorized emergency vehicle" in accordance with the Transportation Code?

a. police vehicles
b. private vehicles operated by volunteer fire fighters while answering a fire alarm
c. a vehicle operated by an employee of the blood bank transporting the daily supply of fresh blood to a local hospital under normal circumstances.
d. the operator of a vehicle owned by an eye bank while making an emergency delivery of eye tissue to the airport.
e. none of the above

a vehicle operated by an employee of the blood bank transporting the daily supply of fresh blood to a local hospital under normal circumstances

Which of the following is false regarding the operation of an authorized emergency vehicle in an emergency?

a. while responding to an emergency call, the operator is exempt from the rules regulating traffic in the Transportation Code.
b. the operator of an authorized emergency vehicle may proceed past a red light after slowing down as necessary for safe operation.
c. the emergency audible and visual signals give the operator the right of way; therefore, the operator may proceed as desired.
d. the provisions of the Code do not protect the operator from the consequences of reckless disregard for the safety of others.

the emergency audible and visual signals give the operator the right of way; therefore, the operator may proceed as desired.

Which of the following groups or persons does not come under the jurisdiction of the Transportation Code while upon a roadway?

a. motor vehicles
b. a person riding an animal
c. a person riding a bicycle
d. a motor-driven cycle
e. none of the above

none of the above

Which of the following maneuvers is not permitted against a green light?

a. to proceed straight ahead
b. to make a U-turn, unless prohibited by posted sign
c. to make a left turn providing on coming traffic has cleared the intersection
d. to make a right turn
e. all of the above are permitted

all of the above are permitted

A steady yellow light is...

a. a warning alerting the operator to proceed cautiously.
b. A warning to vehicular traffic that the related green movement is being terminated and that a red light will soon be exhibited.
c. An indication that the operator must bring the vehicle to a full stop before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection.
d. A warning that the operator may not enter the intersection
e. None of the above

A warning to vehicular traffic that the related green movement is being terminated and that a red light will soon be exhibited.

A flashing red signal is

a. a stop sign
b. a warning, or caution, signal alerting the operator to proceed with caution
c. not an official traffic control device in the state of Texas.
d. None of the above

A stop sign

Which of the following is a violation of the Transportation Code?

a. A vehicle turning right on red after making a complete stop and allowing all other vehicles to clear the intersection
b. A vehicle making a left turn against a red light when it is accompanied by a green arrow light signaling traffic to move to the left
c. A vehicle on a one-way roadway approaching another one way road making a left turn on red after allowing all other vehicles to clear the intersection.
d. A vehicle slowing but not making a complete cessation of movement at a stop sign.
e. None of the above

d. A vehicle slowing but not making a complete cessation of movement at a stop sign.

In which of the following circumstances are headlights not required?

a. at twelve noon during a dust storm in which the visibility is 500 feet.
b. Half an hour after sunset in clear weather conditions
c. Half an hour after sunrise in clear weather conditions
d. One hour before sunrise in clear weather conditions

c. Half an hour after sunrise in clear weather conditions

What is the first day an officer may stop a vehicle and issue a traffic citation for an expired motor vehicle inspection certificate when said certificate expired on the last day of the preceding month?

a. on the first day of the month
b. on the fifth day of the month
c. on the sixth day of the month
d. on the eighth day of the month
e. on the tenth day of the month

On the sixth day of the month

Which of the following is not required to be displayed as a warning device when a truck carrying flammable liquids that is over 30 feet long is disabled on the roadway for more than 10 minutes?

a. During daytime in clear weather, one red flag placed 100 feet to the rear and one red flag placed 100 feed in advance of the vehicle
b. A lighted flare placed approximately 100 feet from the disabled vehicle in the center of the lane occupied by such vehicle and toward approaching traffic
c. a portable emergency reflector 100 feet in the opposite direction from the disabled vehicle
d. a red reflector placed on the traffic side of the disabled vehicle not less than 10 feet in the rear and in the direction of traffic.

A lighted flare placed approximately 100 feet from the disabled vehicle in the center of the lane occupied by such vehicle and toward approaching traffic

Which of the following states is not a member of the Nonresident Violator Compact Act?

a. Ohio
b. Oklahoma
c. Louisiana
d. California

California

A person's signature on a traffic ticket is

a. a plea of guilty
b. a plea of "no contest"
c. only a promise to appear in court
d. acknowledgement of culpability for the offense

only a promise to appear in court

Unless otherwise stated, a person found guilty of violating the Transportation Code is charged with

a. class A misdemeanor
b. class B misdemeanor
c. a misdemeanor (civil violation)
d. none of the above

A misdemeanor (civil violation) Class C

Who is responsible to ensure that a fifteen-year old front-seat passenger is wearing a safety belt in a moving automobile?

a. the passenger
b. the operator
c. a peace officer
d. the municipal court judge

The passenger

If a sixteen year old front seat passenger is not wearing a safety belt, to whom should the traffic ticket be issued to?

a. the operator
b. the passenger
c. both the driver and passenger
d. neither the operator nor the passenger because this is not a violation

the passenger

Daytime is from

a. one half hour after sunrise to one half hour before sunset
b. one hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset
c. one half hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset
d. one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset

one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset

The shoulder of a road is that portion of the highway that is

a. posted by appropriate signs
b. intended for normal vehicle travel
c. contiguous to the highway
d. elevated higher than the road surface

contiguous to the highway

Which of the following is true regarding to prima facie speed limit in the state of Texas?

a. The prima facie speed limit in the state of Texas is 70 miles per hour under all circumstances.
b. The prima facie speed limit in the state of Texas is 55 miles per hour on state and federal highways
c. The prima facie speed limit can be altered only because of a shortage of fuel, and if reduction of the prima facie speed limit will foster conservation purpose and safety.
d. The prima facie speed limits are determined to be the reasonable and prudent speeds under normal conditions; however, no person may operate a vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under circumstances that do in fact exist.
e. None of the above

The prima facie speed limits are determined to be the reasonable and prudent speeds under normal conditions; however, no person may operate a vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under circumstances that do in fact exist.

Which of the following agencies has the authority to alter the prima facie speed limit in the state of Texas with concurrence from the governor of the state?

a. The Department of Public Safety
b. The Texas Department of Transportation
c. The Texas Turnpike Authority
d. The Texas Supreme Court
e. None of the above

The Texas Department of Transportation

The prima facie speed limit for a school bus not traveling on a Texas or U.S. highway is.

a. 70 mph
b. 60 mph
c. 50 mph
d. 55 mph
e. None of above

50 mph

Which of the following is false?

a. No person may operate a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law.
b. The prima facie speed limit may not be set lower than 60 miles per hour unless the federal law, under the threat of loss of federal highway funds, specifics a lower speed.
c. The prima facie speed for passenger cars under normal conditions when the limit has not been altered during daytime is 70 miles per hour.
d. Police patrols are always exempt from the prima facie speed limits providing such vehicles use due care to avoid colliding with any person, vehicle, or other conveyance on the highway
e. None of the above

None of the above

Which of the following is false?

a. No person may operate a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law.
b. The prima facie speed limit may not be set lower than 60 miles per hour unless the federal law, under the threat of loss of federal highway funds, specifics a lower speed.
c. The prima facie speed for passenger cars under normal conditions when the limit has not been altered during daytime is 70 miles per hour.
d. Police patrols are always exempt from the prima facie speed limits providing such vehicles use due care to avoid colliding with any person, vehicle, or other conveyance on the highway
e. None of the above

Police patrols are always exempt from the prima facie speed limits providing such vehicles use due care to avoid colliding with any person, vehicle, or other conveyance on the highway

Which of the following is false regarding passing another vehicle on the highway?

a. upon approaching a vehicle proceeding in the same direction of travel, the operator of such a passing vehicle is required to pass to the left to the vehicle being overtaken
b. passing another vehicle on the right is permitted when the overtaken vehicle is making or about to make a left turn, providing that the pass can be made on the roadway or on an improved shoulder with safety.
c. On a one way roadway, a pass on the right is permitted in each circumstance when the roadway is free from obstructions and is wide enough for 2 or more lanes of moving traffic.
d. While making a pass, a vehicle is permitted to exceed the maximum posted speed limit in order to comply with the rule that states that a pass must be completed while allowing 200 ft for vehicles approaching from the opposite direction

upon approaching a vehicle proceeding in the same direction of travel, the operator of such a passing vehicle is required to pass to the left to the vehicle being overtaken

Which of the following conditions does not justify operating a motor vehicle on an improved shoulder of the roadway?

a. under normal conditions, the operator wishes to use the improved shoulder as a clearly marked lane of traffic.
b. To accelerate prior to entering the main-traveled lane of traffic
c. To decelerate prior to making a right turn
d. To overtake and pass another vehicle that is slowing or stopped on the main-traveled portion of the highways, that is disabled or that is preparing to make a left turn
e. None of above

under normal conditions, the operator wishes to use the improved shoulder as a clearly marked lane of traffic.

Under which of the following circumstances is a vehicle permitted to move to the left side of the roadway?

a. when approaching within 100 feet of or traversing any intersection or railroad grade crossing
b. to avoid a collision
c. when awaiting access to a ferry
d. when approaching within 100 feet of a bridge
e. none of the above

To avoid collision

Which of the following is not a violation of the Transportation Code?

a. Failure to drive in a single - marked lane of traffic
b. Failure to allow sufficient space between vehicles for passing when proceeding in a funeral procession
c. Illegal right turn - wide right
d. Illegal left turn - failure yield to oncoming traffic
e. None of the above

Failure to allow sufficient space between vehicles for passing when proceeding in a funeral procession

Where is a U turn permitted in accordance with the Transportation Code?

a. On the approach to or near the crest of a grade
b. On the curve
c. At an intersection controlled by an official traffic control device displaying red, yellow, and green signals, unless a sign prohibits the movement.
d. None of the above

At an intersection controlled by an official traffic control device displaying red, yellow, and green signals, unless a sign prohibits the movement.

When are turns or directional signals prohibited from being used?

a. When puling away from a parking space
b. When changing lanes
c. In making a right - or left - turn movement
d. When parked of disabled as a courtesy "do-pass" signal to operators of other vehicles approaching fro the rear
e. None of the above

When parked of disabled as a courtesy "do-pass" signal to operators of other vehicles approaching fro the rear

Which of the following is true regarding the right-of-way rules?

a. the Transportation Code never gives the right-of-way to any vehicles but rather places responsibility on one vehicle to yield the right-of-way to another in specific circumstances
b. at an unregulated intersection, the operator of the vehicle on the right is required to yield the right-of-way to the operator of the vehicle on her left.
c. The operator of a vehicle approaching a yield-the-right of way sign is required to slow down but never to stop.
d. Superior roads yield the right of way to inferior roads
e. None of above

the Transportation Code never gives the right-of-way to any vehicles but rather places responsibility on one vehicle to yield the right-of-way to another in specific circumstances

Which of the following vehicles does not have a burden to yield the right of way?

a.the operator of a vehicle approaching the intersection of a street or roadway from a roadway that terminates at the intersection not otherwise regulated
b. the operator of a vehicle proceeding on an access or feeder road of a controlled-access highway
c. the operator of a vehicle intending to turn left within an intersection or into an alley, private road, or driveway
d. the operator of a vehicle intending to proceed straight through an intersection without turning
e. none of the above

the operator of a vehicle intending to proceed straight through an intersection without turning

Regarding right-of-way rules, which of the following is false?
a. whenever an authorized emergency vehicle making use of audible and visible signals approaches, vehicle yielding to the emergency vehicle are required to move to a position parallel to and as close as possible to the right-hand edge of the roadway clear of any intersection and to stop there until the emergency vehicle has passed.
b. A police patrol vehicle making use of visual and audible signals is given the right-of-way and therefore does not have to worry about due regard for the safety of others
c. Operators of vehicles emerging from an alley must yield the right-of-way to any pedestrians approaching on a sidewalk
d. None of the above

A police patrol vehicle making use of visual and audible signals is given the right-of-way and therefore does not have to worry about due regard for the safety of others

When a stop is required at a railroad grade crossing, what are the authorized distances within which the stop may be made?

a. within 55 feet but not less than 15 feet of the nearest rail
b. within 50 feet but not less than 10 feet of the nearest rail
c. within 50 feet but not less than 15 feet of the nearest rail
d. within 40 feet but not less than 10 feet of the nearest rail
e. none of the above

within 50 feet but not less than 15 feet of the nearest rail

Which of the following vehicle is not required to stop at all railroad crossings?
a. a school bus
b. a commercial bus carrying passengers for hire
c. the operator of a vehicle carrying explosive substances when approaching a railroad grade crossing not within the limits of an incorporated city, providing the operator slows down to a speed of 20 mph and no train is approaching
d. the operator of a vehicle carrying flammable liquids as its principal cargo when approaching a railroad grade crossing within the city limits of an incorporated city, providing the operator slows down and then looks and listens in both directions
e. none of the above

the operator of a vehicle carrying explosive substances when approaching a railroad grade crossing not within the limits of an incorporated city, providing the operator slows down to a speed of 20 mph and no train is approaching

Under which of the following conditions in any peace officer authorized to have a vehicle removed to the nearest garage?
a. when the officer finds a vehicle unattended on a bridge
b. when any vehicle is illegally parked so as to block the entrance to any private driveway, and it is impractical to move such vehicle to another point
c. when the officer has reasonable grounds to believe that a vehicle has been abandoned
d. when a vehicle is disabled so that its normal operation is impossible or impractical and the person or persons in charge of the vehicle are incapacitated by reason of physical injury
e. all of the above

all of above

Under which of the following circumstances may a vehicle stand momentarily to pick up passengers?

a. on the roadway side of a vehicle that is parked at a curb
b. on a crosswalk
c. In front of a public driveway
d. On a railroad track
e. On a sidewalk

in front of public driveway

Which of the following is true?

a. traffic laws apply to persons riding bicycles with the exception of those provisions of the Transportation Code that by their nature cannot apply
b. while being operated on a public street, a bicycle is required to move on the left side of the road facing traffic
c. the rider of a bicycle may carry a passenger on the handle-bars
d. bicycles riders may never ride two abreast on a public roadway
e. none of the above

traffic laws apply to persons riding bicycles with the exception of those provisions of the Transportation Code that by their nature cannot apply

Which of the following is a violation of the Transportation Code?

a. a bicycle overtakes and passes another vehicle proceeding in the same direction
b. a bicycle rider hold onto a moving vehicle while traveling down a public highway
c. a bicycle rider is carrying a package in one arm while holding onto the handlebars with the other
d. none of the above

a bicycle rider hold onto a moving vehicle while traveling down a public highway

Whenever a person is authorized to take a driver's safety course to have a ticket removed form his or her operator's record, the person has ____ days to successfully complete the course.

a. 30
b. 60
c. 90
d. 120
e. None of the above

90

Under which of the following conditions is a vehicle not authorized to operate on an improved shoulder?

a. to stop, stand, or park
b. to accelerate prior to entering traffic
c. to allow another vehicle to pass
d. at any time to avoid a collision
e. none of the above, since each is a legal movement

none of the above, since each is a legal movement

Which of the following movements is not permitted by vehicle passing another vehicle on the right side?

a. when the vehicle overtaken is making or about to make a left turn
b. upon a street with unobstructed pavement not occupied by a parked vehicle and of sufficient width for two or more lines of traffic in each direction
c. when such movement is made by driving off the main-traveled portion of the highway
d. none of the above

when such movement is made by driving off the main-traveled portion of the highway

In order to issue a citation to a person for consuming an alcoholic beverage while operating a vehicle in a public place, an officer must

a. see the person drink the beverage
b. see and open container in the vehicle
c. see any occupant of the vehicle drink an alcoholic beverage
d. smell the alcoholic beverage on the operator's breath
e. do none of the above

see the person drink the beverage

Unless a person has a medical exemption, he or she must wear protective headgear while operating or riding on a motorcycle

a. at all times regardless of age
b. only if the person is under 25 years of age
c. on all public streets or highways if the person is under 21 years of age
d. on all public and private spaces regardless of age

on all public streets or highways if the person is under 21 years of age

A person may not operate an open-bed pickup at a speed that exceeds __miles per hour on the street or highway when a child younger than __years of age is occupying the bed of the truck

a. 25; ten
b. 35; twelve
c. 15; thirteen
d. 30; eleven

35; twelve

Which of the following offenses may not be dismissed by taking a driving safety course? The offense charged is

a. 26 mph over the speed limit
b. 20 mph over the speed limit
c. 23 mph over the speed limit
d. 24 mph over the speed limit
e. All of the above except b

a. 26 mph over the speed limit

In order to have a ticket dismissed by a driving safety course, an eighteen-year-old person must

a. have a valid Texas driver's license or permit
b. enter a plea of no contest or guilty to the court
c. have not completed a driver safety course within one year preceding the date of alleged offense
d. all of the above are conditions of the dismissal

d. all of the above are conditions of the dismissal

A vehicle facing a flashing red traffic signal at an intersection shall

a. stop and then proceed
b. stop and then proceed when it is safe to do so
c. slow to less than 5 mph and look both ways before proceeding
d. stop and may not proceed until the flashing red signal changes

stop and then proceed when it is safe to do so

A signal of intention to turn a vehicle shall be given continuously for at least___ feet prior to the turn.

a. 50
b. 75
c. 100
d. 200

100

The term "vehicle" under the traffic laws does not include

a. bicycle
b. motorcycle
c. passenger car
d. railroad train operated on rails

railroad train operated on rails

Upon reaching an uncontrolled intersection of equal design and surface, an operator of a vehicle must yield right-of-way to

a. the vehicle to his right
b. the vehicle to his left
c. no other vehicle
d. the vehicle that has the stop sign

the vehicle to his right

Vehicle headlamps must be turned on within____ minutes after sunset

a. 15
b. 30
c. 60
d. None of the above is correct

30

A "motorcycle" as defined in the Transportation Code must

a. have not more than 3 wheels
b. be self-propelled
c. have a saddle for the use of the rider
d. all of the above are correct

all of the above

Preferential traffic right-of-way at intersections is designated by

a. stop signs
b. yield signs
c. flashing yellow signals
d. both a and b

both a & b

A traffic violation should be stopped

a. immediately after vehicle contact
b. at the first safe site
c. off the roadway
d. on the roadway

at the first safe site

An arrested traffic violator may be released on his promise to appear if the

a. offense is a misdemeanor
b. violator signs a promise
c. violator is not taken before a magistrate
d. all of the above are correct

all of the above are correct

Under the traffic law a "school bus" must

a. carry over ten passengers
b. be painted and designated as a school bus
c. have exempt license plates
d. be owned and operated by and independent school district

be painted and designated as a school bus

Unless specifically prohibited, vehicular traffic facing a green signal

a. proceed straight
b. turn without yielding to pedestrians
c. turn right without signaling
d. turn left without signaling

proceed straight

A citizen, concerned about the speed of vehicles traveling in front of his residence, places a "slow" sign next to the road.

a. the sign may be removed without notice
b. the citizen has committed an offense
c. both a & b are correct
d. no offense has been committed

both a & b are correct

In which of the following conditions may an officer make a valid custody arrest?

a. refusal to sign a promise to appear notice
b. failure to yield right of way by a Texas residence
c. passing in a no passing zone
d. all of the above

all of the above

An operator is operating a passenger car with a single license place registered to another vehicle. The operator is committing

a. no offense
b. a misdemeanor
c. two misdemeanors
d. a misdemeanor and a felony

two misdemeanors

The minimum age and condition(s) required to obtain a Texas drivers license are

a. 18 yrs of age
b. 16 yrs of age - if successfully completed drivers training
c. 15 yrs - if a hardship case
d. All of the above

all of the above

A driver's license with a profile picture is a

a. restricted license
b. provisional license
c. minority license
d. no such license exists

provisional license

What is the minimum distance permissible for any person other than an authorized emergency vehicle to follow a fire apparatus responding to an emergency or to follow an ambulance when it is flashing red lights are operating?

a. 100 ft
b. 200 ft
c. 300 ft
d. 400 ft
e. 500 ft

500 ft

Under which of the following conditions may a person operate a vehicle over an unprotected fire hose laid down on a street to be used at a fire emergency?

a. no person may ever cross any such fire hose
b. only to enter the private driveway of one's own residence
c. only with permission of the fire department official in charge
d. only with permission of the police officer directing traffic
e. none of the above

only with permission of the fire department official in charge

Under which of the following conditions is the operator of an automobile not required to bring the vehicle to a full stop and wait until authorized to proceed?

a. outside of a residential district, the operator meets a school bus displaying alternately flashing red lights stopped in a lane of traffic directly ahead
b. on a divided highway, the operator of a vehicle sees a stopped school bus displaying alternately flashing red lights on the opposite side of the roadway where pedestrians are not permitted to cross the roadway
c. on a controlled access highway, an operator approaches a school bus displaying alternately flashing red lights from the rear of the school bus on the same side of the roadway
d. none of the above

on a divided highway, the operator of a vehicle sees a stopped school bus displaying alternately flashing red lights on the opposite side of the roadway where pedestrians are not permitted to cross the roadway

Which of the following is not a violation of the Transportation code?

a. a nonprofit organization has a permit to serve coffee and snacks to drivers on Memorial day weekend at a public rest area and remains in the rest area for 72 hrs.
b. a person erects a tent at a scenic overlook.
c. A family parts their travel trailer on the premises of a public picnic area for 36 hrs
d. A person sets up an information booth without permit at a public roadside park to inform visitors about a local rodeo

a nonprofit organization has a permit to serve coffee and snacks to drivers on Memorial day weekend at a public rest area and remains in the rest area for 72 hrs.

Which of the following persons must be restrained in a child safety seat in a moving motor vehicle?

a. a child four yrs of age
b. a child 3 yrs of age
c. a child 1 yrs of age
d. it is not necessary to restrain any child in a safety seat provided that the child is secured by the vehicles' safety belt

a child 1 yrs of age

What are the minimum requirements to show proof of financial responsibility when operating a motor vehicle in the state of Texas?

a.$15,000, $30,000 and $15,000
b.$20,000, $40,000 and $15,000
c.$20,000, $30,000 and $10,000
d.$15,000, $40,000 and $5,000
e.None of the above

$20,000, $40,000 and $15,000

In accordance to the TC 601.191 which of the following violations is punishable by a fine of not less than $175 for the first offense?

a.failure to restrain a child when the child is in a moving vehicle without a seat belt or child seat as required
b.crossing an unprotected fire hose with a motor vehicle
c.failure to properly register a motor vehicle
d.failure to show proof of financial responsibility to a police officer upon request
e.none of the above

failure to show proof of financial responsibility to a police officer upon request

Which of the following is required to obtain a valid certificate of registration from the Department of Transportation for a vehicle?

a. A Texas residence operating a motor home on the public roadway
b.A farmer who owns property on both sides of a public highway and uses the highways to cross from one section of land to the other.
c.A farm trailer with a gross weight not exceeding 4,000 pounds
d.None of the above

A Texas residence operating a motor home on the public roadway

Which of the following is not an "authorized emergency vehicle?"

a. vehicles of the fire department
b. volunteer firelighters answering a fire alarm
c. police vehicles any time
d. blood bank or tissue bank vehicles any time
e. blood bank or tissue bank vehicles while making emergency deliveries of blood, drugs or organs.

blood bank or tissue bank vehicles any time

Which of the following is not a valid driver's license in the state of Texas?

a.class A
b.class C
c.class E
d.class M
e.none of the above

Class E

Which of the following persons may not be issued a drivers license?

a.a 15 yr old boy when a hardship exists in the family that requires him to operate a motor vehicle
b. a class C driver's license for a person 16 yrs of age who successfully completes licensing requirements
c. a class A drivers license for a person 16 yrs of age who has had drivers education and a class C drivers license
d. a class M drivers license for a person 15 yrs of age to operate a motor driven cycle with not more that 125 cc piston displacement who has completed and passed a motorcycle operating training course
e. none of the above

a class A drivers license for a person 16 yrs of age who has had drivers education and a class C drivers license

Which of the following is a violation while operating a motor vehicle upon the highway?

a.Failure to have the appropriate driver's license for the class of motor vehicle in the operator's immediate possession
b.Disregarding highway warning signs when directed by a police officer
c.When a person 18 yrs of age wears a protective helmet while operating a motorcycle
d.None of the above

Failure to have the appropriate driver's license for the class of motor vehicle in the operator's immediate possession

In order to legally operate a school bus for the transportation of pupils to or from school, the operator must be at least ___ yrs of age and be properly licensed to operate a school bus.

a.15
b.16
c.18
d.20
e. 21

18

In order to operate a taxicab, a person must be properly licensed by the state and be at least __ yrs of age.

a.15
b.16
c.18
d.20
e.21

18

Which of the following persons may not be issued any type of driver's license in the State of Texas?

a. a person who is under the age of 15 yrs.
b. Any person, as a class A or class B driver, who is under 21 yrs of age unless he has completed the approved training program
c. A person with a class C license who will be operating a two-axle vehicle with a gross weight that does not exceed 26,000 pounds.
d. None of the above responses to the question since all of the above may be issued a drivers license.

a person who is under the age of 15 yrs

Which of the following is not "exempt" from driver's license requirements?

a. Every person in the service of the state military forces or of the United States when operating an official motor vehicle in such service
b. Any person while operating any road machine, farm tractor, or implement of husbandry temporarily operated or moved on the highway
c. A non-resident who is at least 16 yrs of age and who has in his or her immediate possession a valid drivers license issued in the home state
d. A person on active duty in the U.S. armed forces who has in his/her immediate possession valid license issued in a foreign country by the U.S. armed forces for a period of not more than 120 days from the date of return to the U.S.

A person on active duty in the U.S. armed forces who has in his/her immediate possession valid license issued in a foreign country by the U.S. armed forces for a period of not more than 120 days from the date of return to the U.S.

Which of the following is required of a minor who applies for a driver's license?

a. The applicant must be at least 16 yrs of age
b. The applicant must have completed and passed a driver's training course
c. The applicant must have the application signed by his or her parent or guardian
d. If the applicant has no parent or guardian, the application must be signed by an employer or the county judge
e. All of the above

all of the above

Which person may not be issued a drivers license in the state of Texas?

a. a 15 yr old person who is currently enrolled as a full-time student seeking a hardship license
b. a 16 yr old person currently enrolled in high school who is seeking a class C drivers license
c. a 17 yr old person seeking a class C license to go to work because she dropped out of high school after 40 days of class for hardship reason to seek work to help her family
d. a 17 yrs old person who files for a class C license in November, the applicant attends class 85 days in the fall

a 17 yr old person seeking a class C license to go to work because she dropped out of high school after 40 days of class for hardship reason to seek work to help her family

A class C driver's license permits a person to operate a single 2-axle vehicle (other than motorcycle or moped) with a gross weight not exceeding ___ pounds..

a. 26,000
b. 23,000
c. 22,000
d. 21,000

26,000

In which of the following situations involving damage to any one vehicle in the amount of $1,000 or more is an accident report not required in the state of Texas?

a. a collision between two motor vehicles that occurs on the parking lot of a local supermarket where the patrons do not pay a fee for parking
b. two vehicles collide head-on in a parking garage where a fee is paid for parking privileges.
c. A motor vehicle collides with a billboard along a roadway controlled by a water control and improvement district
d. All of the above
e. None of above

two vehicles collide head-on in a parking garage where a fee is paid for parking privileges

An operator is not required to yield the right - of - way when facing a

a. red light
b. flashing red light
c. stop sign
d. flashing yellow light

flashing yellow light

Whenever a person is involved in an accident resulting in injury or death of any person, the operator is required, by law, to

a. Stop his/her vehicle immediately at the scene of the collision or as close thereto as possible without obstructing traffic.
b. Return to the scene of the collision and remain there until he or she has rendered aid to the injured
c. Give information by presenting her/his driver's license upon request
d. Only A & B above respond to the question
e. Choice A,B, and C are correct answers

Choice A,B, and C are correct answers

Whenever a person is involved in an accident involving damage to another vehicle, the person is required by law to

a. Go to the nearest phone and contact the owner of the property damaged.
b. Return to the scene of the collision and give information including name, address, registration number of the vehicle and the name of the vehicle liability insurer.
c. Go to the nearest garage and arrange for a tow truck for the unattended parking vehicle
d. Do all of the above
e. Do none of the above

Return to the scene of the collision and give information including name, address, registration number of the vehicle and the name of the vehicle liability insurer.

The operator of any vehicle that collides with and damages a fixture upon a highway must...

a. take reasonable steps to locate and notify the owner or person in charge of the property
b. report the accident to the nearest police agency within 24 hrs.
c. notify the owner of the property and let the owner decide whether or not the police agency should be contacted to complete an accident report
d. do none of the above

take reasonable steps to locate and notify the owner or person in charge of the property

Under which of the following conditions is the operator of the vehicle involved in a collision required by statues to remove a vehicle from the accident scene if the vehicle can be safely driven?

a. when a collision occurs in a congested downtown metropolitan area
b. when a collision occurs in a rural agricultural area during crop-harvest period of the yr.
c. when a collision occurs involving a pedacycle and a motorcycle
d. when a collision occurs on a freeway in a metropolitan area
e. none of the above

when a collision occurs on a freeway in a metropolitan area

Which of the following is the correct charge to file on an intoxicated operator of a motor vehicle involved in a traffic collision in which another person dies as a result of the collision?

a. Voluntary manslaughter
b. Intoxicated manslaughter
c. Murder with a motor vehicle
d. The officer would file only a DWI charge since the voluntary introduction of intoxication substance would constitute a defense to prosecution in the case
e. None of the above is appropriate in this case

Intoxication manslaugher

Which of the following reports is filed in every reportable accident for which the Texas peace officer has jurisdiction to investigate collision?

a. Texas Peace Officers Accident Report, ST-3
b. DIG for 23
c. Police officer DWI statutory warning DIC-24
d. Both a & b above, but not c
e. None of the above

Texas Peace Officers Accident Report, ST-3

In completing the accident report, the investigating officer..

a. types or prints legibly in black ink
b. signs his/her name on the report
c. prints name and badge number at the bottom of the report
d. does all of the above
e. does only a & b above

all of the above

A damage rating scale of LFQ-5 indicates that

a. The left back quarter of the damaged vehicle sustained relatively minor damage
b. The left side of the damage vehicle sustained distributive damage resulting in an inoperable vehicle
c. The left front quarter panel sustained minor damages
d. None of the above

none of above

If a driver hits a mailbox and causes damage to the vehicle exceeding $1,000 the operator is required to

a. report the damage to the owner of the mailbox
b. notify the police agency, sheriff or nearest office of the DPS immediately or by the quickest means of communication
c. leave a message on the damaged mailbox stating his/her name, address, and vehicle registration information if the owner cannot be located.
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

all of the above

In which of the following reports can an officer express an "opinion"?

a. an arrest report
b. a crime or incident report
c. an accident report
d. a DWI report
e. none of the above

an accident report

Which of the following is true concerning interviewing operators and witnesses at an accident scene?

a. Interview each individual separately, allowing each person to relate what he/she perceived during the accident episode.
b. Interview witnesses collectively so that one witness can fill in the gaps in the store of another, thus helping the officer understand the whole sequence at one time.
c. When interviewing a witness or operator, the officer should be prepare to take notes immediately while the witness is talking in order not to leave anything out of the investigative report.
d. None of above

Interview each individual separately, allowing each person to relate what he/she perceived during the accident episode.

When the witness tell the investigating officer different stories about how the accident occurred, the officer should keep in mind that

a. One witness is deliberately attempting to tell the officer a false account of what he saw
b. All witnesses see the accident in exactly the same way; therefore one or more witnesses are lying to the officer
c. Different witnesses will perceive the same situation differently, and, therefore, each witness maybe telling the truth as he/she perceived it to be.
d. None of the above

Different witnesses will perceive the same situation differently, and, therefore, each witness maybe telling the truth as he/she perceived it to be.

Which of the following is not a question the investigating officer should ask an operator during the post collision interview?

a.Exactly where were you when you first saw the other car?
b. What were you doing at the moment you realized you were in trouble?
c. Exactly what did you do, if anything, to avoid the accident?
d. Can you tell me what happened?
e. None of the above responds to the question because all of the above are proper questions the investigator might ask the driver.

e.None of the above responds to the question because all of the above are proper questions the investigator might ask the driver.

Which of the following conditions should be considered in determining how and why an accident occurred?

a.the condition of the light
b. the condition of the vehicle
c. the condition of the traffic control device
d. both a and b but not c
e. the answers a, b, and c above are all factors to consider

the answers a, b, and c above are all factors to consider

An investigator arrives at a conclusion by

a. asking other persons their opinions
b. reasoning based on the accumulation of facts
c. an inductive reasoning process
d. sending all investigations to a forensic lab
e. none of the above

b. reasoning based on the accumulation of facts

A rough sketch of an accident scene is

a. a scale drawing of the accident location
b. made on a small note pad so the officer can keep it in a pocket
c. an officers drawing of the accident location used to indicate measurements and the relative positions of objects and vehicles
d. a way in which the officer determines where the point of impact is located

c. an officers drawing of the accident location used to indicate measurements and the relative positions of objects and vehicles

Skid marks indicate

a. exactly how fast the vehicle was traveling at the time of the accident
b. who was in violation at an accident scene
c. defective brakes
d. how far a vehicle slid after the wheels locked
e. none of the above

how far a vehicle slid after the wheels locked

Which of the following is false regarding skid marks evidence?

a. all accident scenes have skid mark evidence
b. a skid mark is caused by extreme friction between the rubber tires and the road surface
c. by using a nomograph the investigating officer can estimate the minimum speed that a vehicle was traveling when the wheels locked.
d. Once two elements are known (such as the average length of skid marks and the drag factor) a third unknown (the min speed of a vehicle) can be determined by using a speed nomograph.
e. Since all of the above are true, none responds to the questions

all accident scenes have skid mark evidence

In measuring a skid mark, the officer

a. begins at the point where the skid mark is even faintly visible
b. includes a tire imprint of the vehicle's wheel when the tire rolled through oil on the highway
c. uses a straight-line measure from one end of the skid mark to the other
d. does all of the above
e. does none of the above

begins at the point where the skid mark is even faintly visible

In determining the speed of a vehicle at a collision scene, the officer must be able to determine the drag factor of the roadway. Which of the following is true?

a. the drag factor is a constant number for all roadways
b. the drag factor will vary on each road surface
c. the drag factor will change on a road surface when the surface is wet
d. both b and c are true: a is false
e. both a and c are true: b is false

both b and c are true: a is false

Which of the following is used to determine the minimum speed, based on skid marks, of a vehicle involved in a traffic collision?

a. a slide ruler
b. a traffic template circular edge
c. an offset from a tangent plotted to construct an arc
d. a nomograph
e. none of the above

a nomograph

Which of the following actions has the highest priority at an accident scent?

a. Establishing traffic control
b. Assisting the injured
c. Controlling spectators and by standers
d. Protecting the scene

Assisting the injured

Which of the following skid marks most frequently indicates the point of impact?

a. pavement grindings
b. erasing
c. tire smear
d. scrub marks

scrub marks

To determine which person was operating a particular vehicle, the investigating officer's best approach is to...

a. ask a witness to identify the vehicles operator
b. interview each person at the accident scene and ask about his or her involvement
c. place a hand on the vehicle and ask, "who was operating this car at the time of the crash?"
d. wait until all information is gathered to complete the report before making any decisions as to who was operating which vehicles(s)

place a hand on the vehicle and ask, "who was operating this car at the time of the crash?"

Which of the following is incorrect procedure in handling injured persons?

a. do not remove an injured person from a damaged vehicle unless there is danger of a fire
b. after assessing the need for emergency or rescue assistance, alert communications as soon as possible
c. administer first aid as needed until emergency medical assistance arrives
d. place injured persons in the patrol unit until medical assistance arrives.

place injured persons in the patrol unit until medical assistance arrives.

Bystandards can complicate accident investigations. Which of the following is an acceptable method of using bystandards at an accident scene?

a. they can assist in traffic control
b. they can assist in gathering evidence at the scene.
c. They can be used to control other bystandards by holding a rope away from the accident scene in a safe location
d. They can be used to administer first aid until the ambulance arrives.

They can be used to control other bystandards by holding a rope away from the accident scene in a safe location

The goal of accident investigation is to

a. determine how and why the accident occurred
b. create statistical reports for insurance purposes
c. discover which operator is in violation and cite the correct violator
d. determine the minimum speed of vehicle prior to the collision.

determine how and why the accident occurred

All witnesses to an accident should

a. provide oral statements that the officer reduces to writing
b. complete written statements
c. be interviewed collectively to gain the group story as to how the accident occurred
d. be asked to provide traffic control duties so that they will not leave the accident scene

complete written statements

The point of impact is generally found

a. at the final resting place of the vehicles(s)
b. where the maximum engagement of the collision occurred, as determined by underbody debris found at the scene
c. at the beginning of the pavement grinding
d. at the intersection only, since this relates to vehicles colliding at angles only

where the maximum engagement of the collision occurred, as determined by underbody debris found at the scene

To reconstruct an accident, the investigator begins

a. by making a diagram and then photographing the scene
b. to make a hypothesis when he or she arrives at the accident scene before talking to witnesses.
c. To work the nomograph and determine vehicle speed
d. By working from the results back to the cause of the accident

By working from the results back to the cause of the accident

Tire erosion leaves visible marks on the roadway. Which of the following is a basic method of leaving tire skids?

a. extreme acceleration
b.extreme deceleration
c. extreme change of direction
d. all of the above

all of the above

A bituminous smear occurs when

a. the tire creates friction or heat when locked by braking, and the road's asphalt reaches its melting point.
b. A tire rolls through some soft or wet material
c. The tire begins to smear from the friction of severe braking and leaves a track or smear of melted rubber
d. A locked wheel skids into dirt or other soft material and leaves

the tire creates friction or heat when locked by braking, and the road's asphalt reaches its melting point.

Striations are narrow, parallel, light grooves, scratches, or stripes on a surface left by tire grinding, pavement grinding, or smear. Striations are generally associated with

a. straight skids
b. overloaded tire or front wheel skids
c. centerpetal skid marks
d. flat-tire scuff's

centerpetal skid marks

Flat-tire marks are generally

a. found in front wheel skids
b. found in rear wheel skids
c. much longer than any car would ever skid
d. centerpetal skid mark

much longer than any car would ever skid

A gap skid mark is a mark interrupted by release and reapplication of the brakes. Gap skids

a. result from a bounce or skip of the wheel
b. result when the tires are free to rotate but are also slipping in a direction parallel to the wheel axles
c. are usually 10 feet or longer
d. are usually less than 15 feet long

are usually 10 feet or longer

A skip skid is made up of broken or interrupted skids without the brakes being released. The skip skid is

a. most frequently associated with pedestrian accidents
b. usually less than 5 feet in the gaps
c. usually more than 10 feet in the gaps
d. frequent in asphalt surfaces but not associated with concrete surface

usually less than 5 feet in the gaps

Which of the following types of measurements is best to locate the exact position of a vehicle at an accident scene?

a. coordinate method measuring
b. estimations of vehicles locations based on sighting and aligning by eye
c. triangulation measurements from fixed points
d. triangulation measurements from a paint spot placed on the highway by the investigating officer

triangulation measurements from fixed points

Triangulation of a vehicle should be made from a vehicle's

a. front bumper
b. back bumper
c. front door
d. wheels

Wheels

In taking photographs of an accident scene, an officer

a. takes as many photographs as possible
b. takes pictures of sensational parts of the collision that indicates severity of injuries to vehicle occupants
c. concentrates on evidence at the scene
d. should take pictures before assisting the injured to ensure timely photographs.

concentrates on evidence at the scene

In completing traffic citations for an accident, officers should

a. cite the citation as "collision by _______ indicating the violation that directly caused the collision
b. include all violation on the citation
c. arrest the operators in each accident and take the parties before a magistrate
d. never issue "no license" citations, because the accident report is also a complaint

cite the citation as "collision by _______ indicating the violation that directly caused the collision

When an officer is operating a law enforcement vehicle under none emergency conditions, the officer

a. is subject to the same "rules of the road" as any other operator
b. has discretion to obey the "rules of the road" or not depending on his or her job assignment
c. must request permission of his or her supervisor to operate a motor vehicle outside of the "rules of the road" that other operators must obey
d. is considered to be an "authorized emergency vehicle" and is therefore not subject to the "rules of the road"

is subject to the same "rules of the road" as any other operator

In which of the following circumstances may an officer be held liable for deaths; injury; or property damage that occurs while in an emergency vehicle?

a. failure to drive with due regards for the safety of others
b. the officer is in pursuit of an operator but works for an agency that has not adopted a written policy on police pursuits
c. negligent or wrongful act or omission by an employee of the entity
d. the officer is involved in a collision when not in immediate pursuit of actual or suspected violator or responding to a bonafide emergency
e. all of the above

all of the above

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