Florida Drivers Permit
Sign and road rules. Need to have the Florida drivers handbook (2011 version) to answer questions at the end.
Terms in this set (70)
true or false:
you must drive the speed posted on the speed limit sign
this is the MAXIMUM speed. you can be over but only by a couple of mph
who has the right-a-way?
technically no one. but you must yield to the right of way
what do you do at an intersection?
1. look both ways
2. drive at the lowest speed just before entering the intersection, not while crossing
3. do not pass or change lanes
4. be aware of vehicles around you. look for pedestrians and bicycles that may be crossing the street.
what do you do at a stop sign?
1. come to a complete stop.
2. yield to the right-of-way.
who goes first at a 4-way stop?
whoever gets there first. if two or more cars get there at the same time, the left must yield to the right.
when do you yield to the right-of-way in an open intersection(no signals or stop signs)?
~a vehicle is already in the intesection
~you enter or cross a state highway from a secondary road.
~you enter a paved road from an unpaved road.
~ you plan to make a left turn and a vehicle is approaching from the opposite direction.
Which direction do roundabouts go?
counterclockwise, one way.
+always yield to cars already in the roundabout.
When do you NOT have to stop when a school bus is stopped?
When you are on the opposite side of a road that is split by a barrier or by an unlaced median at least 5 feet wide. Any other time you MUST STOP.
See page 25 for 9 steps in making a turn.
What do you do if you want to make a turn at an intersection but are in the wrong lane?
Continue through the intersection u are in and turn in the right lane at the next intersection.
How to make a three-point turn.
1. Move as far right as possible, check for traffic, and signal a left turn.
2. Turn the steering wheel sharply to the left and move forward slowly.
3. Shift to reverse, turn your wheels sharply to the right, check for traffic, and back your vehicle to the right curb or edge of roadway.
4. You may now pull forward into the correct direction you wished to go in.
what does SIPDE stand for?
Scan Identify Predict Decide Execute
these are the steps of being a defensive driver.
what lanes do you stay in at all times on a 4+ lane road except when passing?
the most right lanes.
see page 26 for passing details.
when are you not allowed to pass someone?
*DO NOT PASS zone
*where a solid yellow line is on your side of the center line.
*on hills or curves
*intersections(this also applies to changing lanes)
*w/in 100ft of a bridge, ailroad, tunel, etc
If the curb is painted yellow, what does it mean?
you cannot park along that curb.
(see page 27-28 for lisyt of places you cannot park)
how do you properly enter an expressway?
1. on the entrance ramp, look for an opening in the traffic.
2. as the ramp straightens into the acceleration lane, speed up.
3. merge into traffic. you must yield to the rright-of-way to traffic already on the expressway. do not stop in the acceleration lane.
how do you properly exit an expressway?
1. get into the exit lane. (right lane)
2. use tur signal to show that you are leaving expressway.
3. slow down as soon as you are off the expressway.
4. do not make last minute turns onto an exit. `
when MUST you have on you low beam lights?
*btwn sunset and sunise
*rain, smoke, fog
what does a red arrow mean?
come to a complete stop before turning right on red.
what does a yellow arrow mean?
stop if you can. about to turn red. same as yellow light but only to direction arrow is pointing.
what does a flashing yellow arrow mean?
left turns are allowed but yield to pedestrians and oncoming traffic has green light.
*flashing red light- = stop sign
*flashing yellow - caution
guide, directional info
do not enter, stop, wrong way
ex. gas, hospitals
construction & maitenance warning
public recreation aeas; areas of cultural/historical significance
ex. parks & scenic areas
general warning and advisory
flourescent yellow green signs
high warning of school, pedestrian, bicycling activity
flourescent pink signs
warning of incident management activity
only stop signs
hoizontal rectangle signs
ex. street signs
only yield signs
advance warning for no passing zones
only for hazard warnings
ex. narrow bridge
vertical rectangle signs
ex. speed limit
school crossing anything with school
railroad warning signs
yellow lane lines
seperate moving traffic in opposite directions. single yellow llines may also mark the left edge of the pavement on divided highways
broken yellow line
a broken yellow line seperates lanes of traffic moving in the opposite direction. stay to the right of the line, unless you are passing a vehicle in frot of you. when passing, you may cross this line temporarily when it is safe to do so.
double yellow lines: one solid one broken
a solid yellow line to the right of a broken yellow center line means passing of crossing is prohibited in that lane, excet when turning left. if the broken line is closer to you, you can cross the broken line only to pass another vehicle.
double yellow lines
double yellow lines prohibit vehicles from moving in eithe direction from crosing the lines. you may not cross these lines except to turn left.
white lane lines
white lane lines seperate lanes of traffic tavelling in the same direction. once you have signaled and it is safe to do so, you may cross this line when changing lanes.
broken white line
a broken white line seperates two lanes traveling in the same direction. once you have signaled and it is safe to do so, you may cross this line when changing lanes.
solid white line
a solid white line marks the right edge of the roadway or separates lanes of traffic moving in the same direcrtion on both sides of this line, but you should not cross this line unless you must avoid a hazard.
double solid white line
a double solid white line separates two lines of traffic traveling in the same direction. you may not cross double solid lines.
solid with turn lane arrow
solid white lines are used for turn lanes and to discourage lane changes near intersections. arrows are often used with white lines to show which turn can be made from the lane.
if you are in a lane marked with turn arrow and the word ONLY...
you must turn in the direction if the arrow.
if you are in a lane marked with both a curved arrow and a straight arrow...
you may either turn or go straight.
page 49 question 1
pg 50 question 2
you must obtain a new license within 10 days of any change to your mailing or residential address.
a replacement license may be obtained in a state or tax collector issuance office.
no *for other reasons for you to not be able to renew lisence see pg 12
your license will be revoked.
people who drive after drinking risk heavy fines, higher insurance rates, loss of license, and even jail sentences. a DUI conviction will remain on your record for 75 years.
a person's judgement is the first thing affected after drinking an alcoholic beverage.
by law if you drive in Florida , you have agreed by signing your drivers license to take these tests if asked. if you refuse to take these tests when asked, your license will automatically be suspended for one year. a second refusal will result in an 18 month suspension and a second degree misdemeanor.
people who throw litter on the ground can be fined up to $500 or jailed up to 60 days.
if you hit a vehicle that is unattended or if you damage any object that belongs to someone else, you must tell the owner. give the owner your name, address, and tag number in person or in a note attached to the object that was hit. report the crash immediately to the proper law enforcement agency.
no, the officer will fill out a report.
anyone and everyone in the vehicle.