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According to the Traffic Code, an operator may not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger, stand or park an occupied vehicle within how many feet of a fire hydrant?
15
Which of the following are false?

(No person may operate a motor vehicle at such a slow speed to impede the normal and reasonable movement f traffic except when reduced to a speed is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law, 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, specifies a lower speed, the prima facie speed for passenger cars under normal conditions when the limit has not been altered during daytime is 70 mph, police patrols are always exempt from the prima facie speed limits proving such vehicles use due care to avoid colliding with any person, vehicle, or other conveyance on the highway)
None of the above
In take photographs of an accident scene, an officer....
Concentrate on evidence at the scene
Turn signals viewed from the front of the vehicle may be of any of the following except....
Red
The number of feet that is prohibited to operate a motor vehicle behind an authorized emergency vehicle exhibiting emergency audible and visual signals is _____ feet.
500
Which of the following groups or person does NOT come under the jurisdiction of the Traffic Code while upon a roadway?
-motor vehicles,
-a person riding an animal,
-a person riding a bicycle,
-a motor-driven cycle
None of the above, they all do
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?
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 true regarding the prima facie speed limit in the state of Texas?
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 offenses may not be dismissed by taking a driving safety course? The offense charged is....
95 mph over the speed limit
Which of the following maneuvers is not permitted against a green light?

-to proceed straight ahead,
-to make a U-turn unless prohibited by a posted sign,
-to make a left turn providing oncoming traffic has cleared the intersection,
-to make a right turn
All of them are permitted
While driving an automobile, a person may not pass within ____ feet of an intersection.
100
Which of the following is not a question the investigating officer should ask an operator during the post-collision interview?
None of the above responds to the question because all of the above are proper questions the investigator might ask the driver (exactly where were you when you saw the other car, what were you doing at the moment you realized you were in trouble, exactly what did you do if anything to avoid the accident, can you tell me what happened)
The shoulder of a road is that portion of the highway that is....
Contiguous to the roadway
What must you have to operate an all-terrain vehicle on public land?
United States Forest Service (USFS) Certificate
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?
On the sixth day of the month
The reflector on the rear of an 18-wheel semitrailer is __ in color (TC 547.325).
Red
The operator of a vehicle fails to stop at stop sign. A police officer stops the violator and issues a traffic citation. The operator refuses to sign the traffic ticket. What action does the officer take in this instance?
Instanter the ticket and take the operator before a magistrate without unnecessary delay
The minimum age and condition(s) required to obtain a Texas driver's license are....
All of the above (18 years of age, 16 years - if successfully completed driver's training course, 15 years - if a hardship case)
In accordance with the TC Section 54.609, a misdemeanor offense punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000 is committed if the window tint on the vehicle does not have....
The required label for sun-screening devices that complies with state tint requirements
The operator of a motor vehicle who is involved in a collision resulting in death or SBI to another person, and who leaves the scene of the accident is charged with...
Failure to stop and render aid
Rules of the Road - Definitions - are found in the TC chapter in which of the following statutes?
541
While operating a farm ____ on the highway, an operator is exempt from having a driver's license.
Tractor
The point of impact is generally found....
Where the maximum engagement of the collision occurred, as determined by underbody debris found at the scene
If a sixteen-year-old front-seat passenger is not wearing a safety belt, to whom should the traffic ticket be issued?
Both the driver and the passenger
According to the TC, before a violation for expired registration exists there is a ___ grace period after expiration.
5 working day
A person intending to turn left or right must signal intent to turn at least ___ feet before the intersection.
100
Under which of the following conditions is a vehicle not authorized to operate on an improved shoulder?
None of the above, since each is a legal movement (to stop stand or park, to accelerate prior to entering traffic, to allow another vehicle to pass, at any time to avoid a collision)
Which of the following types of measurements is frequently used to locate the exact position of a vehicle at an accident scene?
Triangulation measurements from fixed points
According to the TC, unless expressly provided otherwise, a lighting device or reflector mounted on the rear of a vehicle must be or reflect....
Red
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....
See the person drink the beverage
A person disposes of litter on the public highway. According to the Health and Safety Code, what offense has been committed?
illegal dumping
Which of the following states is not a member of the Nonresident Violator Compact Act?
California
A pedestrian has the right of way....
In a marked crosswalk
In order to have a ticket dismissed by a driving safety course, an eighteen-year-old person must....
All of the above are conditions of the dismissal (have a valid Texas driver's license or permit, enter a plea of no contest or guilty to the court, have not completed a driver safety course within the one year preceding the date of the alleged offense)
The difference between a shoulder of a roadway and an improved should is that the improved shoulder is...
Paved
According to the TC, an operator may not drive at a speed greater than is reasonable and _____ under the circumstances existing....
Prudent
In completing the accident report, the investigating officer....
Does all of the above (types or prints legibly in black ink, signs his or her name on the report, prints name and badge number at the bottom of the report)
When exiting an alley, a vehicle operator must....
Stop
An operating a passenger car with a single license place registered to another vehicle. The operator is committing......
Two misdemeanors
According to the TC, an improved shoulder is defined as a ______.
Paved shoulder
When is it an offense to run a red light?
When entering the intersection when light is red
n accordance with Section 550.061 TC, the operator of a vehicle involved in an accident shall make a written report of the accident if the accident is not investigated by a law enforcement officer and the accident resulted in injury to or the death of a person or damage to the property of any one person to an apparent extent of $1,000 or more. The report must be filed with the DPS not later than the ____ day after the date of the accident.
Tenth
How many head lamps can the operator of a vehicle activate at any one time?
4
A pickup truck, panel delivery truck, or carryall truck that has a manufacturer's rated carrying capacity of 2,000 pounds or less in the definition of a.....
Light truck
A vehicle with 2-brake horsepower is a....
Moped
Which of the following is a violation of the TC?
A vehicle slowing but not making a complete cessation of movement at a stop sign
A vehicle slowing but not making a complete cessation of movement at a stop sign
Highway or street
A person can pass a school bus when....
All of the above are done (the visual signal (red light) is turned off, signaled by the bus driver to proceed, the school bus resumes motion)
Whenever a person is involved in an accident resulting in injury to or death of any person, the operator is required, by law, to....
Choices a, b, and c are correct answers (stop his or her vehicle immediately at the scene of the collision or as close thereto as possible without obstructing traffic, return to the scene of the collision and remain there until he or she has rendered aid to the injured, give information by presenting her or his driver's license upon request)
When a vehicle is moving slower than the main stream of traffic, the operator should.....
Move to the right side of the roadway so that traffic can pass her to the left
A police unit at an accident scene is parked in a position to....
Protect the accident scene
Triangulation of a vehicle should be made from a vehicle's....
Wheels
The term "vehicle" under the traffic laws does not include....
Railroad train operated on rails
Prima facie speed limit for a school bus not traveling on a Texas or U.S. highway is....
50 mph
The operator of any vehicle that collides with and damages a fixture upon a highway must....
Take reasonable steps to locate and notify the owner or person in charge of the property
A citizen, concerned about the speed of vehicles traveling in front of his residence, places a "slow" sign next to the road.
Both a and b are correct (the sign may be removed without notice, the citizen has committed an offense)
According to the TC, an operator may not follow and ambulance closer than _____ when it is displaying headlights. TRC 545.062, TRC 545.407
An assured clear distance
In order to legally dump, how far must the dumping area be from a road or fence?
300 feet
Which of the following is true?
Traffic laws apply to persons riding bicycles with the exception of those provisions of the Transportation Code that by their nature cannot apply.
According to the TC, a person has a disability if they have a/an ____ that substantially impairs the person's ability to ambulate.
Mobility problem
How many days is a buy's temporary tag valid?
61
What type of driver's license is required to drive a combination of vehicles with a gross weight of 26,001 pounds towing a trailer weight 10,001 pounds?
A
An ambulance is responding Code 3 to an emergency using emergency light and siren. On seeing or hearing the emergency vehicle, other traffic on the roadway must....
Pull to the farthest right lane and stop if possible
Which of the following circumstances does not require an officer to take the arrested person immediately before a magistrate?
The violator is charged with "failing to stop for a stop sign" and is permitted to sign a promise to appear.
In which of the following circumstances are headlights not required?
Half an hour after sunrise in clear weather conditions
Under which of the following conditions is the operator of a vehicle involved in a collision required by statues to remove a vehicle from the accident scene if the vehicle can be safely driven?
When a collision occurs on a freeway in a metropolitan area
A bituminous smear occurs when.....
The tire creates friction or heat when locked by braking, and the road's asphalt reaches its melting point
A "motorcycle" as defined in the TC must....
All of the above are correct (have not more than three wheels, be self-propelled, have a saddle for the use of the rider
In which of the following reports can an officer express an "opinion""?
An accident report
In order to give a manual turn signal in lieu of using electric turn signals, the signal is given from....
The driver's side
According to the TC, a vehicle equipped with hazard lamps to warn other vehicle operators of a vehicular traffic hazard shall have the lamps visible at a distance of at least ____ feet in normal sunlight
500
To reconstruct an accident, the investigator begins....
By working from the results back to the cause of the accident
New residents are permitted to drive for up to ___ days after entering this state with a valid driver's license issued from another state or county of previous residence.
90
According to the TC, a buyer's temporary cardboard tags are valid for ____ days after the date of purchase. TRC 503.063
61
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 lighted flare placed approximately 100 feet from the disabled vehicle in the center of the lane occupied by such vehicle and toward approaching traffic
Under which of the following circumstances may a vehicle stand momentarily to pick up passengers?
In front of a public driveway
Which of the following is required to obtain a valid certificate of registration from the Department of Transportation for a vehicle?
A Texas resident operating motor home on the public roadway
Unless a person has a medical exemption, he or she must wear protective headgear while operating or riding on a motorcycle....
On all public streets or highways if the person is under twenty-one years of age
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 its flashing red lights are operating?
500 feet
You are directing traffic at an intersection. Which of the following has the highest traffic priority?
An emergency vehicle driving code 3
Which person is responsible to remove livestock from the roadway or highway?
Sheriff
What is the total number of headlights that a vehicle can have illuminated at the same time on each side of the vehicle?
Two
You must dim your headlights when you are ___ feet from an oncoming vehicle.
500
Which of the following designates the right of way that directs traffic to stop and go at an intersection?
Traffic control device
A Class ___ driver's license is required to operate a bus with a seating capacity of 24 passengers or more.
B
Upon reaching an uncontrolled intersection of equal design and surface, an operator of a vehicle must yield right-of-way to...
The vehicle on his right
The number of license plates required on a passenger care is (are)....
Two- one on the front and one on the back
If car is driving on far right light on 35 and swerves onto improved shoulder, PC is not failure to maintain lane. Can pull over for driving on improved shoulder
Only certain reasons for driving on improved shoulder
Days after a ticket to complete driver's safety course?
90 days
Age to not wear a helmet on a motorcycle
21 and you have to have insurance
If you are ticketed driving 20 MPH over the speed limit can you take a driver's safety course?
NO
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?
Only with the permission of the fire department official in charge
Who is authorized to permit a vehicle to cross a fire hose?
The fire chief on the scene
Tire erosion leave visible marks on the roadway. Which of the following is a basic method of leaving tire skids?
All of the above (extreme acceleration, extreme deceleration, extreme change of direction)
Two vehicles collide in a private parking lot that charges a fee to its clients. The operators report the accident to the local police having jurisdiction. Which of the following statements is true?
Officers have no jurisdiction to investigate the collision.
According to the TC, a motor vehicle is abandoned if the motor vehicle is inoperable, is more than 5 years old, and has been left unattended on public property for more than ___ hours.
48
When visibility is less than ____ feet, an operator must turn on his or her headlights
1000
Flat-tire marks are generally....
Much longer than any car would ever skid
What are the minimum requirements to show proof of financial responsibility when operating a motor vehicle in the state of Texas?
$20,000, $40,000 and $15,000
Failure to show proof of financial responsibility (Insurance) minimum first time offense
$175 fine
A motor vehicle primarily used to move property is a....
Commercial motor truck
How old do you have to be to be a bus driver?
18
Can you obtain a driver's license in Texas if your are under 15 years of age?
NO
A person's signature on a traffic ticket is....
Only a promise to appear in court
According to the TC, an operator intending to turn a vehicle right or left hsall signal continuously for not less than the last ____ feet of movement of the vehicle before the turn.
100
In making a felony stop, you first notify communications of your exact location. You position your patrol unit about 25 to 30 feet behind the suspect's vehicle, with the first back-up unit positioned to your left. Using the public address system of your patrol unit, what is the first action you take in dealing with the individual(s) during the felony stop?
Tell the subjects not to move until told to do so
"Motor vehicle" means a self-propelled vehicle or a vehicle that is propelled by electric power from overhead trolley wires. "Passenger car" means a motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle, used to transport person and designed to accommodate ___ or fewer passengers, including the operator.
10
When are turn or directional signals prohibited from being used?
When parked or disabled as a courtesy "do-pass" signal to operators of other vehicles approaching from the rear
Which of the following is not true regarding when children must be safely secured in a safety system or safety belts while the passenger vehicle is moving on the street or highway?
A 14-year-old girl riding in the front seat of a motor vehicle without a secured safety belt can received a citation for violating the law.
A person may not operate a bicycle at night unless it has a lamp on the front of the bicycle that emits a white light visible from a distance of at least ___ feet on the bicycle.
200
DIM lights going towards a car oncoming is________.
Dimming lights from behind is _______________.
500, 300
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?
Two vehicles collide head-on in a parking garage where a fee is paid for parking privileges
According to the TC, a vehicle that is not designed or used primarily to transport person or property and that is only incidentally operated on a highway is classified a/an....
Special mobile
An investigator arrives at a conclusion by....
Reasoning based on the accumulation of facts
In order to legally operate a school bus for the transportation of pupils to or from school, the operator must be at least ___ years of age and be properly licensed to operate a school bus.
18
A vehicle is stalled in your lane of traffic. If it is safe, you may pass on....
Either the left or the right
According to the TC, what is the minimum light transmission percentage allowable for window tinting?
25
The prima facie speed limit in an urban zone within a city is ___ mph.
30
Preferential traffic right-of-way at intersections is designated by....
Stop signs and yield signs
To the rear of the bicycle, there must be a red reflector that is visible when directly in front of the lawful upper beams of motor vehicle headlamps from all distances from ___ to ___ feet.
25/300
A left turn at an intersection is made into the....
Lane then legally available, be it the center or curb lane
In completing traffic citations for an accident, officers should....
Cite the citation as "collision by ______" indicating the violation that directly caused the collision
Which of the following persons may not be issued a driver's license?
A Class A driver's license for a person sixteen years of age who has had drivers education and a Class C driver's license
Police officers assist the fire department responding to a house fire in a residential neighborhood. The fire department uses a fire hydrant located across the street from the burning house and the fire hose crosses the street. A vehicle needs to cross the street. Who can give permission to the operator to cross the fire hose?
Only the fire official in charge of the detail can give permission
When a railroad train sounds its audible signal within ___ feet of a railroad crossing, the operator of a motor vehicle must stop no closer than 15 feet but no further than 50 feet from the crossing.
500
When an officer is operating a law enforcement vehicle under nonemergency conditions, the officer....
Is considered to be an "authorized emergency vehicle" and is therefore not subject to the "rules of the road" but should set a good example by driving defensively
A person may not park to stand a motor vehicle within ___ feet of a crosswalk.
20
In which of the following conditions may an officer make a valid custody arrest?
All of the above (refusal to sign a promise-to-appear notice, failure to yield right-of-way by a Texas resident, passing in a no-passing zone)
A class C driver's license permits a person to operate a single two-axle vehicle (other than a motorcycle or moped) with a gross weight not exceeding ____ pounds.
26,000
When there is a collision between vehicles within the city limits, who has the responsibility to complete the accident report?
The municipal police officer
A bicycle, when operated as traffic on a roadway, rides against the traffic.....
With the traffic
Where must a vehicle stop at an intersection in relation to a stop sign?
At a clearly marked stop line or, if none, before entering the intersection
According to the TC, an operator emerging from an alley shall stop the vehicle....
Before moving on a sidewalk
When a stop is required at a railroad grade crossing, what are the authorized distances within which the stop may be made?
Within 50 feet but not less than 15 feet of the nearest rail
Under which of the following situations may a person pass on the right of another vehicle?
When vehicle ahead is turning left and it is safe to do so
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?
All of the above (failure to drive with due regard for the safety of others, the officer is in pursuit of an operator but works for an agency that has not adopted a written policy on police pursuits, negligent or wrongful act or omission by an employee of the entity, the officer is involved in a collision when not in immediate pursuit of actual or suspected violator or responding to a bona fide emergency.
A peace officer makes a written accident report when the amount of damage is ____ dollars.
1,000
Unless otherwise stated, a person found guilty of violating the TC is charged with...
Misdemeanor (civil violation)
Which of the following is not a valid driver's license in the state of Texas?
Class E
According to the TC, an injury to any part of the human body and that requires treatment is a...
Personal Injury
A person begins to leave her driveway and observes pedestrian approaching on the sidewalk. The operator should.....
Stop and yield to the pedestrian
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?
Intoxication manslaughter
According to the TC, it is unlawful to operate an open bed pickup truck with a child younger than ___ in the open bed.
18
Lamps on a vehicle cannot be below ___ inches from the ground.
15
A person who is a resident of a state of the Nonresident Violator Compact of 1977....
is permitted to accept the citation from the officer and to immediately continue after promising to comply with the terms of the citation.
Which of the following is required of a minor who applies for a driver's license?
All of the above (the applicant must be at least 16 years of age, the applicant must have completed and passed a driver's training course, the applicant must have the application signed by his or her parent or guardian, if the applicant has no parent or guardian, the application must be signed by an employer or by the county judge.)
A steady yellow light is...
A warning to vehicular traffic that the related green movement is being terminated and that a red light will soon be exhibited
A person may not park or stand a motor vehicle while ____ feet of a stop sign.
30
Which of the following actions should an officer do in accordance with the law regarding privilege parking under Chapter 681, TC?
Seize a disabled parking placard from a vehicle if the identifying information on the placard does not match the operator or passenger.
Which of the following skid marks most frequently indicates the point of impact?
Scrub marks
Rules of the road statute?
541
Daytime is from....
One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Which of the following is false regarding skid mark evidence?
All accident scenes have skid mark evidence
According to the TC, a divided, controlled-access highway for through traffic is the definition of a ____.
Freeway
How many seconds can a diesel truck expel black smoke?
10
The engineer in charge of a locomotive shall ring the bell and blow the whistle or siren at least _____ from the place where the railroad cross a public road or street (TC 471.006).
¼ mile
What statute is TIME AND PLACE OF APPEARANCE.
Sec. 543.006.
What statute is NOTICE TO APPEAR REQUIRED: CERTAIN OFFENSES.
Sec. 543.004.
The ____ is that portion of the highway, other than the berm or shoulder, that is improved, designed, or ordinarily used for vehicular traffic.
Roadway
All witnesses to an accident should....
Complete written statements
An officer investigates an accident scene. Which of the following tasks has the highest priority and therefore is the first action that the officer undertakes?
Care for injured person(s)
A signal of intention to turn a vehicle shall be given continuously for at least ___ feet prior to the turn.
100
When the witnesses tell the investigating officer different stories about how the accident occurred, the officer should keep in mind that.....
Different witnesses will perceive the same situation differently, and, therefore, each witness may be telling the truth as he or she perceived it to be.
When a motor vehicle emerges from an alley, where is the vehicle required to stop (TC 545.256)?
Before moving onto a sidewalk
A ____ is a self-propelled vehicle or a vehicle that is propelled by electric power from overhead power but that does not run on tracks.
motor vehicle
_____ is defined as pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, conveyances (including vehicles and streetcars-singly or together) using a highway for the purposes of travel.
Traffic
At the scene of an accident, who has the responsibility to clear the debris and clean the street of broken glass?
Wrecker operator
The goal of accident investigation is to....
Determine how and why the accident occurred
According to the TC, an operator approaching a railroad grade crossing shall stop if a railroad engine approaching within approximately ____ feet of the highway crossing emits a signal audible from that distance.
1,500
Which of the following indicates a Texas driver's license for an automobile and motorcycle?
CM
A rough sketch of an accident scene is....
An officer's drawing of the accident location used to indicate measurements and the relative positions of objects and vehicles
The temporary cardboard dealer tag is valid for ____ days.
21
A driver's license with a profile picture is a....
Provisional license
A person may not operate an open-bed pickup with a person younger than ___ years of age occupying the bed of the truck.
18
Skid marks indicate...
How far a vehicle slid after the wheels locked
When an operator approaches another vehicle from the rear, the operator must dim his or her headlights within ___ feet of the rear of the other vehicle.
300
According to the TC, an individual, association, corporation, or other legal entity that controls, operates, or directs the operation of one or more vehicles that transport person or cargo over a road or highway in this state is a/an....
motor carrier
A traffic violator should be stopped....
At the first safe site
That portion of the highway that is contiguous to the roadway is the....
Shoulder
Vehicle headlamps must be turned on within ____ minutes after sunset...
30
A motor vehicle approaching a railroad crossing with an operating train must stop not closer than ____ feet and not further than ___ feet from the nearest track.
15; 50
Which of the following is false?
None of the above (any vehicle proceeding at less than normal speed of traffic is required to be operated in the right-hand lane than available for traffic, the rule regarding passing states that operators of vehicles proceeding in opposite direction shall pass each other to the left, a person may operate a vehicle on the left side of the roadway when an obstruction exists in the right lane of traffic, providing that is safe to do so, vehicles may be operated on the left side of the roadway on street designated for one-way traffic)
A gap skid mark is mark interrupted by release and reapplication of the brakes. Gap skids....
Are usually 10 feet or longer
To determine which person was operating a particular vehicle, the investigating officer's best approach is to....
Place a hand on the vehicle and ask, "who was operating this car at the time of the crash?"
The entire width between boundary lines that is publicly maintained is called the....
Highway
You are approaching a line of cars from the rear. What should you do?
Slow down and stop if necessary
Bystanders can complicate accident investigation. Which of the following is an acceptable method of using bystanders at an accident scene?
They can be used to control other bystanders by holding a rope away from the accident scene in a safe location.
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...
Centripetal skid marks
According to the TC, an operator moving around a rotary traffic island shall drive only to the ____ of the island.
Right
Under which of the following conditions is any peace officer authorized to have a vehicle removed to the nearest garage?
All of the above (when the officer finds a vehicle unattended on a bridge, 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, when the officer has reasonable grounds to believe that a vehicle has been abandoned, 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
A person commits an offense if he or she operates a passenger vehicle that is equipped with safety belts and allows a child who is at least ____ to ride in the vehicle without requiring the child to be secured by a safety belt, provided that the child is occupying a seat that is equipped with a safety belt.
Eight years old and shorter than 4 feet, 9 inches in height
When you run sirens"hot call" you cannot
Drive or proceed as desired, still need to be cautious
Which of the following is not an "authorized emergency vehicle?"
Blood bank or tissue bank vehicles any time
According to the TC, which of the following is a recognized way to establish the financial responsibility required for the operation of a motor vehicle?
Surety bond
Which of the following vehicles does not have a burned to yield the right-of-way?
The operator of a vehicle intending to proceed straight through an intersection without turning
Under the traffic law, a "school bus" must....
Be painted and designated as a school bus
Under which of the following circumstances is a vehicle permitted to move to the left side of the roadway?
To avoid a collision
An operator's identification is a(n)...
Driver's license
A motor vehicle either turning left or right at an intersection must signal its intent to turn not less than ____ before turning.
100 feet
Which of the following is used to determine the minimum speed, based on skid marks, of a vehicle involved in a traffic collision?
A nomograph
A ______ is a device in, on, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn on a highway except devices used exclusively on stationary rails or tracks.
vehicle
Whenever a person is authorized to take a driver's safety course to have a ticket removed from his or her operator's record, the person has ____ days to successfully complete the course.
90
According to the TC, a motor vehicle designed and used primarily as a farm implement to draw an implement of husbandry is the definition of a....
Farm tractor
In order to operate a taxicab, a person must be properly licensed by the state and be at least ____ years of age.
18
According to the TC, a motor vehicle designed, used, or maintained primarily to transport property, is the definition of....
Truck
In accordance with TC 550.041, a peace officer who is notified of a motor vehicle accident resulting in injury to or death of any person, or damage to the property of any one person to an apparent extent of $1,000 or more, _____ investigate the accident and file justifiable charges relating to the accident without regarding to whether the accident occurred on the property to which the TC applies (such as a parking lot at a local shopping mall),
May
A class _____ driver's license authorizes the holder of the license to operate a vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of less than 26,000 pounds; in addition, the operator may operate a vehicle with gross vehicle weight rating of less than 26,001 pounds towing a farm trailer with a gross vehicle weight rating that is not more than 20,000 pounds.
C
According to the TC, an operator passing another vehicle shall return to an authorized lane of travel before coming within ____ feet of an approaching vehicle, if a lane authorized for vehicles approaching from the opposite direction is used in passing.
200
An operator does not have to yield the right-of-way when approaching...
A flashing yellow light
Sun screening devices on windshields are legal if the devices have a light transmission of ____ percent or more.
25
A flashing red signal is....
A stop sign
Which of the following is not an "authorized emergency vehicle" in accordance with the TC?
A vehicle operated by an employee of the blood bank transporting the daily supply of fresh blood to a local hospital under normal circumstances
In accordance with the T.C. 601.191, which of the following violations is punishable by a fine of not less than $175 for the first offense?
Failure to show proof of financial responsibility to a police officer upon request
A skip skid is made up of broken or interrupted skids without the brakes being released. The skip skid is....
Usually less than 5 feet in the gaps
Which of the following is incorrect procedure in handling injured persons?
Place injured person in the patrol unit until medical assistance arrives
A motor vehicle lamp or illuminating device, other than a headlamp, spot lamp, auxiliary lamp, turn signal lamp, or emergency vehicle or school bus warning lamp, that projects a beam with an intensity brighter than ____ candlepower shall be direct so that no part of the high-intensity portion of the beam strikes the roadway at a distance of 75 feet from the vehicle.
300
An operator approaching a railroad grade crossing is required to stop not closer than 15 feet or further than 50 feet from the nearest rail if a railroad engine that is approaching within approximately ____ feet of the railroad crossing emits a signal audible from the distance and the engine is an immediate hazard because of its speed or proximity to the crossing.
1500
The speed limit for a school bus traveling on a Texas or U.S. highway is...
60 mph
According to the TC, a _____ is the width between the boundary lines of a publicly maintained way, any part of which is open to the public for vehicular traffic.
highway or street
Which of the following is not "exempt" from the driver's license requirements?
A person on active duty in the U.S. Armed forces who has in his or her immediate possession a 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 US
A motor vehicle operator collides with a mail box receptacle used to collect letters and small packages and causes $100 damage to the box and $200 damage to the vehicle. The operator is required to report the collision to.....
The U.S. Postal service
In measuring a skid mark, the officer....
Begins at the point where the skid mark is even faintly visible
Which of the following is not a violation of the TC?
Failure to allow sufficient space between vehicles for passing when proceeding in a funeral procession
Regarding right-of-way rules, which of the following is false?
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.
Which of the following vehicles is not required to stop at all railroad grade crossings?
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
According to the TC, an operator giving hand signals shall give them from...
The left side of the vehicle
A school bus displays flashing lights while allowing children to exit the bus. Vehicles on the highway may pass the bus when...
The bus driver turns off the emergency flashing lights
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?
Both B and C are true; A is false (the drag factor is a constant number for all roadways, the drag factor will vary on each road surface, the drag factor will change on a road surface when the surface is wet)
An arrested traffic violator may be released on his promise to appear if the ....
All of the above are correct (offense is a misdemeanor, violator signs a promise, violator is not taken before a magistrate)
A motor vehicle is considered to be "abandoned" when it has been left parked and unattended for ___ hours.
48
Which of the following person may not be issued any type of driver's license in the state of Texas?
Any person who is under the age of 15 years
Who is responsible to ensure that a fifteen-year-old-seat passenger is wearing a safety belt in a moving automobile?
The operator
A vehicle facing a flashing red traffic signal at an intersection shall....
Stop and then proceed when safe to do so
Which of the following is true regarding the right-of-way rules?
The TC never gives the right-of-way to any vehicle but rather places responsibility on one vehicle to yield the right-of-way to another in specific circumstances
A damage rating scale of LFQ-5 indicates that...
The left front quarter has major damage
Unless specifically prohibited, vehicular traffic facing a green signal may....
Proceed straight
When may a motor vehicle operator pass another vehicle on the right using an improved shoulder of the roadway?
When the lead vehicle is slowing to make a left turn
At a "T" intersection, an inferior dirt road intersects with a paved highway, but there are not signs or signals that designate the right-of-way. Who yields at this intersection?
Intersecting dirt road yields to paved roadway
Which of the following movements is not permitted by a vehicle passing another vehicle on the right side?
When such movement is made by driving off the main-traveled portion of the highway
Which of the following is true concerning interviewing operators and witnesses at an accident scene?
Interview each individual separately, allowing each person to relate what he or she perceived during the accident episode.
What is the prima facie speed limit in an urban area?
30 mph
Which of the following is a violation of the TC?
A bicycle rider holds onto a moving vehicle while traveling down a public highway
When transporting objects in a motor vehicle that stick out of the vehicle at least ____ feet, the operator must attached a red flag.
4
Which person may not be issued a driver's license in the state of Texas?
A seventeen-year-old person seeking a class C license to go to work because she dropped out of high school after forty days of class for hardship reasons to seek work to help her family.
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?
Ten
A person commits an offense of ____ if the person knowingly permits another to operate a motor vehicle owned by the person, and knows that at the time permission is given that other person's license has been suspended as a result of conviction of driving while intoxicated (49.04) or intoxication assault (49.07), intoxication manslaughter (48.08), or failure to give a specimen under the implied consent law.
Allowing a dangerous driver to borrow a motor vehicle
While directing traffic at an intersection, you observe an ambulance displaying emergency audio and visual signals approaching your location. As the traffic controller, you....
Clear a path for the ambulance so that it may safely proceed through the intersection.
Which of the following is false regarding passing another vehicle on the highway?
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 feet for vehicles approaching from the opposite direction.
Prima Facie speed limit for a bus NOT traveling on a highway, driving on a roadway without a posted speed limit.
50 MPH
According to the TC, an "unmarked crosswalk" only exists...
At intersection
Where is a U-turn permitted in accordance with the TC?
At an intersection controlled by an official traffic control device displaying red, yellow and green signals, unless a sign prohibits the movement.
Turn signals viewed from the rear of the vehicle may be any of the following colors except....
White
A person may not park or stand a motor vehicle within ____ feet of a fire hydrant.
15
A person may not pass within __ feet of a railroad crossing.
100
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?
The Texas Department of Transportation
What is the minimum number of headlamps that must be illuminated on the front of a motor vehicle operated on the highway?
One on each side of the front of the vehicle
Which of the following conditions does not justify operating a motor vehicle on an improved shoulder of the roadway?
Under normal conditions, the operator wishes to use the improved shoulder as a clearly marked lane of traffic
545.062
Nothing in this statute about funeral processions.
As used in a reference to a vehicle, a person who drives or has physical control of a vehicle is by definition a(n)
Operator
A left hand turn can be made from....
All of the above are correct (a lane controlled by a protected traffic control device exhibiting a green arrow, the lane nearest the center of the roadway when safe to make the turn, the second left turn lane so long as vehicles remain in their respective lanes of travel and turn when safe to do so)
If a driver hits a mailbox and causes damage to the vehicle exceeding $1,000, the operator is required to....
Do all of the above (report the damage to the owner of the mailbox, notify the policy agency, sheriff, or nearest office of the DPS immediately or by the quickest means of communication, leave a message on the damaged mailbox stating his or her name, address, and vehicle registration information if the owner cannot be located.)
In accordance with TC 552.007, a person may not solicit a ride, contribution, or employment while standing...
In the roadway or street
A right turn should be made....
As close to the right curbs or side of roadways as possible
A motor vehicle may not park closer than ____ feet to a fire hydrant.
15
Which of the following actions has the highest priority at an accident scene?
Assisting the injured
Two operators approach an uncontrolled intersection of equal design and surface. Which operator is required to yield the right-of-way?
The vehicle on the left yields to the vehicle on the right
Which of the following reports is filed in every reportable accident for which the Texas peace officer has jurisdiction to investigate collisions?
Texas Peace Officer's Accident Report, CB-3
What is the prima facie speed limit in an urban area?
30 MPH
When is using your turn signals prohibited?
Whenever a situation dictates using emergency flashing lights
At the scene of an accident, operators are required to exchange names, addresses, registration information, insurance information, and....
Driver's licenses
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?
On a divided highway, the operator of a vehicle sees a stopped school bus displaying alternating flashing red lights on the opposite side of the roadway where pedestrians are not permitted to cross the roadway.
Whenever a person is involved in an accident involving damage to another vehicle, the person is required by law to....
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.
Within the city limit, the operator of a motor vehicle may not pass another vehicle within ___ feet from an intersection.
100
A motor vehicle that carries 10 or fewer people is classified as a....
Passenger car
Which of the following conditions should be considered in determining how and why an accident occurred?
The answer A, B, and C above are all factors to consider (the condition of the light, the condition of the vehicle, the condition of the traffic control device)
An operator is not required to yield the right-of-way when facing a....
Flashing yellow light
According to the TC, an operator shall dim headlights when approaching vehicle is within ___ feet.
500
According to the TC, a turn signal lamp mounted on the rear of a vehicle shall emit ____ light.
Red or amber
A _____ is a self-propelled vehicle or a vehicle that is propelled by electric power from overhead power but that does not run on tracks.
motor vehicle
You are approaching a solid yellow light; you should...
Slow down and prepare to stop
What is the minimum amount of light transmission that must pass through the driver's side window?
25 percent
A two-lane dirt road intersects with a two-lane paved road. Who must yield?
person on dirt road
Which of the following is not a violation of the TC?
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 seventy-two hours
In accordance with Section 550.062 TC, a law enforcement officer who investigates a motor vehicle
accident that results in injury or the death of a person or damage to the property of any one person in the amount of $1,000 or more ____ makes a written report of the accident and files it with the DSP not later than the ___ day following the accident.
shall/tenth
According to the TC, a temporary prohibition against driving a commercial motor vehicle is what type of order?
Out of service
Which of the following designates "preferred right-of-way" at an intersection?
Official traffic control devices, stop signs, or yield signs
According to the TC, the period beginning one-half hour before sunrise and ending one-half hour after sunset is....
daytime
_______ least frequently results in law enforcement collisions.....
Parking
A person driving a vehicle collides with a mail box. The person should notify the....
Owner of the mailbox
Which of the following is a violation while operating a motor vehicle upon the highway?
Failure to have the appropriate driver's license for the class of motor vehicle in the operator's immediate possession
For which of the following violations must the police officer permit the violator to sign a promise to appear if the operator is a resident of the state of Texas and is operating a vehicle licensed in Texas?
Speeding
You are directing traffic at an intersection. Which of the following has the highest traffic priority?
A fire truck in route for a call
Which of the following is false regarding the operation of an authorized emergency vehicle in an emergency?
The emergency audible and visual signals give the operator the right of way; therefore, the operator may proceed as desired.
Train must sound horn within how many feet of train crossing?
1,500
What is a person's signature on a ticket mean?
Promise to appear in court
How many feet before a turn does a vehicle need to use turn signal?
100 feet
Out of the following, which is not a valid Texas driver's license?
A,B,C,E,M
Class E
A class C drivers license allows a person to
operate a vehicle with gross weight not exceeding 26,000 pounds
Steady yellow light means
warning that a red light will be exhibited
True or False
Flashing red light works same as a stop sign
True
Citation for not wearing a seatbelt
over 18 is just the passenger, 16-17 is both passenger and operator, 15 and under is the operator
which of the following is not an emergency vehicle
the employee of the blood bank truck transporting it under NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES
A steady yellow light
a green light will soon be terminated and warning a red light will soon be exhibited
a shoulder
continuance of the roadway
a vehicle with less than 2 hp is a______
Moped
minimum number of headlights on vehicle
2 (one on each side)
a person may not park within how many feet of a crosswalk or intersection
20 feet
most lamps you can have on front of vehicle
four
Motor vehicle is abandoned after _____hours
48
prima facie speed limit in urban area
30 mph
a motor vehicle operator's identification
Driver's license
the number of license plate numbers required on passenger vehicle
two
number of feet max to be within an emergency vehicle is
500 feet
headlamps cannot be lower than _____ inches from the ground and higher than __________inches
15, 72
When passing emergency vehicles and tow trucks, how much do you have to reduce your speed?
20 MPH
What information needs to be exchanged when there is an accident
Name, address, insurance, registration, and drivers license
Difference between shoulder and improved shoulder
Improved shoulder is paved
How many feet from Fire hydrant, Crosswalk, and stop sign can you park
15/20/30
How many feet away does a motor vehicle operator have to park from a railroad crossing?
50 feet
A peace officer who is notified of a motor vehicle accident resulting in injury to or death of a person, or property damage to an apparent extent of at least $1000 MAY investigate the accident and file justifiable charges relating to the accident without regard to whether the accident occurred on property to which this chapter applies.
DOES NOT APPLY TO 1.) a privately owned residential parking area; or 2) a privately owned parking lot where a fee is charged for parking or storing a vehicle
Operator's Accident Report
The operator of a vehicle involved in an accident shall make a written report of the accident if the accident is not investigated by a law enforcement officer, and the accident resulted in injury to or the death of a person or damage to the property of any one person to an apparent extent of $1,000 or more.
A motor vehicle operator's verification is what?
Driver's license
What vehicle does not require a driver's license to operate?
Farm tractor
a self-propelled vehicle or a vehicle that is propelled by electric power from overhead trolley wires. The term does not include an electric bicycle or an electric personal assistive mobility device, as defined by Section 551.201.
Motor vehicle
Reflector on the rear of a semi trailer is
Red
(a) A motor vehicle shall be equipped with at least two headlamps.
(b) At least one headlamp shall be mounted on each side of the front of the vehicle.
(c) Each headlamp shall be mounted at a height from 24 to 54 inches.
Sec. 547.321. HEADLAMPS REQUIRED.
Mounted on the rear of a vehicle
(1) at a height from 15 to 72 inches;
Emit a red light plainly visible at a distance of 1,000 feet from the rear of the vehicle.
Taillamps
What two requirements are there to move a vehicle off a road immediately after an accident?
That there be no injuries and the vehicle be able to move under its own power
Interviewing procedures at an accident, driver, complainant and witnesses
obtain ID (driver's license), insurance, separate parties, gather information, operator info, injured operator
A graph on which three (3) or more scales are arranged so that a straight line drawn through values on any two will cross the third at a corresponding value
Nomograph
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