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Official Florida Drivers Handbook 2011

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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?
No. Your license can be suspended or cancelled
Can a person temporarily operate a farm tractor on the highway without a driver license?
yes
You must obtain a new license showing the new address within how many days of moving?
10 days
If you lose your Florida driver license and need a replacement license, where do you apply for it?
Driver License 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?
Their License would be suspended
If you receive twelve points within twelve months, for how long will your license be suspended?
30 days
What are the penalties for driving under the influence (DUI)?
fine $500- $1,000 with BAL.15+ or with a child in the car,not less than $1,000 or more than $2,000
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?
License will be suspended for one year
What type of insurance must you have on motor vehicles with four or more wheels?
No- Fault Law
If your driver license is revoked for DUI or suspended for too many points, what type of insurance must you either purchase or prove that you had on the date of the violation or effective date of the suspension?
PIP Insurance
What are the penalties for littering?
$500 fine or jail for 60 days
If you hit a parked car and are unable to find the owner, what should you do?
leave your name, address, and license plate number or wait for them
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?
yes, either 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?
The driver and front seat passengers
Who could be charged with a violation if a fourteen-year-old front-seat passenger is not wearing a seat belt?
The driver
What is the maximum speed limit for passenger cars on a two-lane highway during the daytime?
55
What is the maximum speed limit in a residential area if there is no speed limit sign?
30
What is the maximum speed limit on an interstate highway on a clear day? In a rural area?
70
When are you driving too slowly, can you be issued a ticket?
yes
What must you do when approaching a person who is riding or leading a horse upon or near the roadway?
Slow down and yield
What must you do when you see a pedestrian with a white cane in the street ahead of you?
stop
To what ages does the Child Restraint Law apply?
5 and younger
When you are entering a highway or street from a private driveway and the way is clear, can you move forward without stopping first?
no
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?
yes, unless the dividing barrier is atleast 5ft.
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
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, because the median should be divided by 5ft. not 4ft. and paved strips dont count
For how many feet before you start to turn should you begin your turn signal when you are driving on a highway?
100 feet.
Suppose you are driving on a four-lane highway. From which lane should you turn? Into which lane should you turn?
The Lane closest to you
What is the arm signal for a left turn?
straight
When may you drive in the left lane of a road with four or more lanes with two-way traffic?
Never
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?
(1) "DO NOT PASS" or "NO PASSING ZONE" signs; (2) Solid yellow lines on your side; (3) Hills or curves, and at the intersections; (4) Within 100 feet of a bridge, viaduct, tunnel, or railroad 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?
enough space to react to danger
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?
away from the curb; turn wheels to the right if there is no curb
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?
never
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?
Go to the Next one
At what times should you use your headlights?
Between the hourse of sunset and sunrise
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?
Rain,Smoke,or Fog
If you approach a red light and a traffic officer directs you to go through the intersection without stopping, what should you do?
Obey the traffic officer
What does a green arrow showing at the same time as a red traffic light mean you can do?
Turn in direction of arrow.
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?
stop
Can you proceed with caution when you approach a flashing yellow light?
yes
Where do you usually find "YIELD RIGHT-OF-WAY" signs posted?
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
What does a solid yellow line to the right of the center line of the highway mean?
no passing or crossing except when turning left
What does a double solid yellow line in the center of the highway mean?
Double solid yellow- No passing or crossing on either side of the road.
What does a broken white line on the highway mean?
seperates traffic going the same way (can cross or pass)
When the foot brake is pressed, which light must come on?
Red brake light
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 rights and duties as motor vehicle drivers
When may a motorist preparing to make a right hand turn, move into a bike lane?
when the way is clear
What is the proper procedure for a motorist when a bicyclist is occupying too much space for you to share the lane?
Allow 3ft. for clearance
What is the legal definition of a bicycle?
a vehicle
What is the proper way to use anti-lock brakes in an emergency situation?
press down hard on the brake pedal
What does anti-lock braking systems prevent when used in an emergency stopping situation?
skidding
If a trailer covers the stoplight of the towing vehicle, where else must a stoplight be?
on the trailer
Where should reflectors be mounted?
On the back on both sides
Give three examples of loads that need to be covered to avoid items falling or blowing on roadway
dirt , sand, or trash
How many feet to the rear should you be able to see objects through the rearward mirror regardless of load?
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 at least 12 square inches
How long can the drawbar be between the towing vehicle and the vehicle being towed?
15 feet
Assume that a load extends 4+ feet beyond the bed or body of a vehicle driven on a highway, How many flags must be used to mark it, and what color should they be?
4 red flags at least 12 inches square.
What does a double solid white line in the center of the highway mean?
Double solid white- seperates traffic going the same way (do not cross or pass)