Flashing Round Yellow
slow down and proceed with caution
go, cautiously enter intersection. Look both ways for incoming traffic. All movements other than yours are permitted. You do not have the right of way
About to turn red, Prepare to stop.
Flashing Round Red
Same as stop sign, come to complete stop, yield to pedestrians
STOP. If no stop line stop before a intersection
Cautiously turn right
On a two way street
Cautiously turn left of right
direction of traffic
Green arrow, means your vehicle movement has the right of way
Round green light, you can make movement but you must yield. You are NOT protected
Steady red arrow
STOP, remain stopped except for allowed turns on red. Same turns allowed for steady red signal are allowed for a red arrow
Steady Yellow Arrow
Protected turn is ending, about to turn red.
Flashing Yellow Arrow
Turns are permitted (unprotected) but you must first yield to oncoming traffic and peds. Proceed with caution. Oncoming traffic has green light
Steady Green Arrow
Protected turn, don't go straight
Separate traffic in opposite directions (centerline) the left edge of one way roads, ramps, and two way left turns
Solid Yellow Line
Used to mark the left edge of a one way road and ramp. The yellow line should always be on your left
Yellow Broken line
Used to mark the center of a two way road for traffic traveling in opposite directions where passing is permitted
Double line with yellow and broken line
used to mark where passing is permitted for when the dotted lane is on your side. If it's solid on your side you can't pass :(
Double Solid Line
used to mark where passing is prohibited for both directions of traffic. aka, YOU CANT PASS NOOB
used to separate lanes of traffic in the same direction, bikes, crosswalks, stop lines, symbols, and words
Solid white line
used for edge/fog line. Used to guide drivers to stay on da road. Especially at night or bad weather
Wide white solid line
used to channel or direct traffic into specific lanes or at intersections. You can cross it, but it's discouraged. Only cross a solid white line with caution
White broken line
Separates lanes going in the same direction. You can cross it, with caution.
Lane Drop Line
Short dashes placed close together. Used to inform you that the lane you are traveling in will not continue on the same route, like an exit only lane.
Double Solid Line
Can't change lines. Stay in the lane you are until it changes back to white broken line
white lines that outline an area where pedestrians cross the roadway. Try not to drive over it >:( the pedestrians will have to go around your car. Every corner is a crosswalk, whether it is marked or unmarked
row of triangles in your lane pointing toward your vehicle to indicate where you should yield
identified by a wide solid white line with a bike symbol. You must yield to them. You can turn in a bike lane but not drive in one when approaching a turn
used to inform you that fixed objects in the road or other areas that are prohibited from vehicle use
you should stop 15 feet before a crossing if there is no line. Always stop at a train track.
Half of all crashes happen this many miles
Speed at which you drive determines how much time you have to act/react and how long it takes to stop. The higher the speed the less time you have to spot hazards, other traffic, or other conditions
Basic Law Rule
you must drive at a speed that is reasonable and cautious for existing conditions. This includes all streets and highways at all times
alleys, residential areas
business district, School zone
residential district (unless posted otherwise), public parks, ocean shores
all roads and highways not meeting any other definition
interstate highways, can be posted up to 70 mph
Must go to the right lane, or closest to the right curb. Unless if you're ready to make a left turn
Following distance for 30 MPH
4 seconds or more
How long does it take to stop?
About 3 seconds
How long does it take to make a decision?
about 1 second
If you're following to closely, you should
count the seconds to reach the same spot they were at
You're following to close if you pass the mark before you finish counting
at least 2 seconds
When stopped behind a vehicle, you should be able to
see the rear tires when they meet the road
Keep right except when
Passing a vehicle going the same direction as you, Going to the left of center to pass an obstruction, road that is marked for one way traffic, a road has 3 marked lanes and the center is a passing lane, you are turning left, directed by emergency vehicles
You signal when
you turn, change lanes, move right or left, pull away from a curb
How long does your turn signal have to be on?
at least 100 ft
When you turn, you must
stay in the closest legal lane in the direction you want to go
You must signal at least ___ many feet before you turn
When you're going back into traffic, you need to
signal long enough to alert oncoming traffic
When you slow down, or stop you should
press on your brake to alert drivers behind you that you're slowing down
Use hand and arm signals only in daylight when you can see with a distance of
1000 feet, (I don't think we actually roll down our window and show people which way we're going, but I thought just in case it might be on the test :)
Can you change lanes while turning?
NOOOO! You can't ever change lanes, even in alleys, and driveways (wow your own driveway?) not just at intersections. You need to turn the closest legal lane in the direction you want to go
When making a right turn, you need to
get as close to the practical right curb or edge of a road without interfering with pedo's or bicycunts, A bike lane is considered the edge of a roadway. DONT MOVE IN A BIKE LANE trying to make a right turn.
When doing a right turn, you should look to your
Left, frong, the right for oncoming traffic and cross traffic that might be turning. Always check for bicycles in your blind spot on your right before turning. You must yield to bicyclists in a bike lane before you turn right
When making a left turn, your wheels need to be
POINTED STRAIGHT AHEAD! (i got this question wrong mah first time) Don't turn your wheels until you actually begin to make the turn. If you're struck and your wheels are left, your vehicle will be forced into oncoming traffic
When on a two way road approach the turn with your vehicle in the lane just to the
right of the center line. Before entering, look at the left, front, and right for cross traffic on the intersecting street.
When turning on a two way road,
turn just before the imaginary center point in the intersection, drive just to the right of the center line of the street you're entering.
If a lane is signed or marked for making left turns, can you cross at a different lane?
No, you must use the lane that is marked only. You can't use a different lane.
Can you travel in a two way, special left turn lane, to access a left turn only lane at an intersection?
No.. (this one confuses me)
In some areas you can make turns from more than one lane, these will tell you if this is allowed
signs and pavement markings. Signs may also prohibit turns at some locations
Left turn on a one way road to one way road
Approach the turn in the traffic lane that is nearest the left curb. Turn without swinging wide. Bring your vehicle into the nearest left lane for traffic on the road you are entering unless a lane use control sign or pavement markings direct you otherwise. You can make this turn against a red light after stopping and yielding to traffic and peds.
Left or right turn: Two way to one way road
approach the turn in the lane for traffic in your direction that is closest to the direction of the turn. As you enter the intersection, turn into the nearest lane for traffic on the road you are entering unless a lane use control sign or pavement markings direct you otherwise. You can make this turn against a red light after stopping and yielding to traffic and peds
Left turn: One way road to Two way road
approach the intersection in the lane for traffic closest to the left curb. Turn into the lane just to the right of the center line. Do not move to the right lane without signaling for a lane change and checking traffic to your right and in your blind spot. You can't make this turn against a red light.
Dual Left or Right turns
A vehicle in the second lane can make the same turn as a vehicle in the first lane only when a lane use control sign permits it. You may also see white channel lines and arrows on the pavement. These lines are used to direct you in the correct lane when turning. Lane use control signs or pavement markings may allow you to make turns into lanes other than those shown.
Reverse or U-Turns are prohibited in these locations:
Intersections controlled by a traffic signal, unless a sign permits the turn
Between intersections in a city
Any other urban location where you cannot see traffic coming from both directions for 500 feet
Rural areas if you can't see the approaching traffic from either direction for 1,000 feet.
Any location where U-turns are prohibited by official signs or markings
Yielding the right of way
Means you simply slow down, or if necessary, stop your car to allow another car or ped to continue on their way safely. The right of way law doesn't give anyone the right of way; it only says who must yield. Stop signs, yield signs, and traffic signals control traffic at busy intersections. They tell drivers who may go without stopping or who must stop and yield right of way to other drivers, bikers, or peds.
When at an intersection with no signs or signals, you must
look and yield right of way to any vehicle in the intersection or approaching from your right at the same time
Some helpful hints about the "right of way"
Stop before you enter or cross a road from an alley, private road, driveway, or other place not controlled by signal lights or yield signs. Stop at the point nearest the roadway you are entering. If there is a sidewalk, stop before crossing the sidewalk.
If you must cross a sidewalk, such as when entering or leaving an alley or driveway, stop before reaching the sidewalk and yield to pedestrians and bicyclists.
When you make a left turn (no matter where) You must yield the right of way to oncoming traffic until it's safe to turn
If an intersection doesn't have signs or signals, and peds are crossing in the same lane or in the lane next to you, you must stop and remain stopped before entering a marked or unmarked crosswalk, until they passed out of your lane and in the lane next to you,
Right of way (continued)
At school crossings protected by a school traffic patrol guard, you must stop when students enter the crosswalk from either side of the street, or if the patrol guard signals you to do so. Be safe, stop for students, even when there is no patrol guard (it's also kind of you to do so :)
Any intersection with stops in all fours. It's common courtesy (and common sense) to allow the driver who stops first to go first. If in doubt, yield to the driver on your right. The important thing to remember is to be careful. To avoid risk of a crash, never insist on the right of way.
When you approach a roundabout, yield to cars traveling within the circulating road. In a roundabout, yield to vehicles turning in front of you from the inside lane (if any) to exit the roundabout
Right of way (continued even more :)
When you use an acceleration or merging lane to enter a freeway or other highway, you must give the right of way to vehicles already on the freeway or road
If you are the driver on a road that ends at a T intersection with no signs or signals, you must yield to the driver on the through road
Before you start through an intersection, crosswalk, or railroad grade crossing, be sure there is room on the other side of for your vehicle. Even if you have a green light, do NOT start across an intersection if it causes your vehicle to stop in the intersection and block other traffic or a pedestrian crosswalk
Overtaking and Passing
Be sure to have enough room to complete your maneuver. When you pass on a two lane road, you should only pas to the left of the vehicle
It's illegal to flash your bright lights when following a vehicle closer than 350 feet.
Passing on right
You can only pass when:
the driver you are passing is making or signaled for a left turn. There needs to be sufficient space to the right for you to pass without leaving the paved portion of the roadway, and the frong of the vehicle must be clear.
You are traveling on a roadway with two or more lanes traveling in the same direction and the vechile you are passing is in the left lane. You