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regulatory sign

a sign that control and regulates traffic.

Stop sign

only eight-sided sign-complete stop before the stop line or crosswalk area.

Yield sign

this sign means that you must yield the right of way

speed limit sign

a regulatory sign showing the maximum speed permitted under ideal conditions

One way sign

sign that tells you that traffic on that particular road flows in the direction of the arrow only

wrong way sign

sign that tells you that you are going the wrong way

Do Not Enter sign

sign that prohibits the driver from entering a restricted area

Warning signs

signs that are used to warn you of potentially hazardous conditions ahead


are often provided in highway and street work zones to stop, slow, or guide traffic safely through the area (they wear orange, yellow, flourescent clothing)

over 25,000

number of serious injuries that occur nationally in work zones each year


__of work zone fatalities are travelers.

Guide signs

signs that provide information about directions, distances, available services, points of interest, and other geographical, recreational, or cultural information

Red light

means STOP and remain stopped until the light changes color

Yellow light


Green light

means GO---but only if the intersection is clear.

flashing red light

means the same thing as a stop sign--STOP. Proceed when the intersection is clear of pedestrians and vehicles.

flashing yellow light

means proceed with caution

Broken yellow center lines

are used on two-lane, two-way roads--you may cross them only to turn left or to pass another vehicle

one solid yellow line with one broken line

means no passing when you are in the lane with the solid line. The solid line may be crossed only to turn left

two solid yellow lines

means no passing in either direction.

undivided roadway

multi-lane, two-way roadway, crossing the center is permitted only as part of a left turn maneuver

two-way left turn lane

the center lane is reserved only for left-turning vehicles in either direction

divided roadways

a multi-lane roadway with a divider separating the traffic flow.

crosswalk lines

are a pair of white lines or longitudinal lines that mark where a pedestrian will walk.


All turn signals of intention to turn must be given continuously during the last ___feet before the turn.

right of way

when two vehicles approach an unsigned intersection at approximately the same time, the vehicle on the left side must yield to the vehicle on the right.

Emergency vehicles

always have the right of way!! when these vehicles have flashing lights, you must immediately come to a stop along the right-hand curb or edge of the road

School bus flashing light

means that drivers approaching from BOTH directions must stop.

speed limit 20 mph

when approaching any railway crossing, when approaching an intersection, & school zone during school hours,

speed limit 25 mph

in a business or residential district unless otherwise posted

speed limit 55 mph

on gravel, dirt, or loose surface roads unless otherwise posted

speed limit 65 mph

on rural paved 2-lane highways if posted for that speed

speed limit 70 mph

on paved and divided mult-lane highways

speed limit 75

on rural Interstate highways

Never pass

when approaching a hill or curve/ within 100 ft of an intersection, a railroad crossing, or a tunnel/ when you see no passing signs/ when your view of the road is reduced

blind spot

mirrors fail to pick up approaching traffic


At 55 mph, it takes approximately ___feet or one city block on dry pavement to stop

three-second rule

is a way to measure the distance that you should use as a cushion when following another vehicle


another name for off ramps or on ramps onto interstate


dim your headlights at least ___feet before meeting traffic


Dim your headlights at least ___feet when following another vehicle

Do not park

on or within 10 feet of a crosswalk or fire hydrant, within an intersection, on the street side of a parked vehicle, on a bridge or overpass, within 15 feet of a flashing beacon/stop sign/traffic control signals

crashes involving combined damage of $1,000, personal injury or death

immediately report to authorities (police, sheriff)

crashes involving injury or damage

the driver must exchange driver's name, address, motor vehicle insurance company, and policy numbe

snow fog

fog created by passing trucks that reduces visibility in the winter

drivign posture

drive with both hands holding the steering wheel


a fully loaded tractor-trailer (semi) may take more than ___feet on dry pavement to come to a complete stop

children under age 7

must be properly secured in a child restraint or booster seat.

children under age 13

should ride in the back seat--even if the vehicle does not have an airbag


more traffic deaths on the nation's highways are caused by this

nearly half

_________ of the traffic deaths in North Dakota involve drivers who have been drinking

Effects of alcohol

slows down reaction time, impairs vision, interferes with concentration, dulls judgement, creates false sense of confidence

impllied consent

if you have your license you have given consent to a chemical test to determine the level of alcohol and/or durgs in your blood


blood alcohol level for drunk driving

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