DOV permit practice questions
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On a highway with four or more lanes, slower traffic should always use
On a highway with four or more lanes, slower traffic should always use the outside lane which is closest to the shoulder.
On a three-lane highway, a driver towing a trailer keeps to the right while driving because
If you are traveling on a highway with three lanes, treat the far right lane as a slower speed through lane, and the far left lane as a passing lane. Slow-moving vehicles should always use the far right lane.
If you are parked parallel to the right-hand side of the street, you should _________ before pulling out into traffic.
When you parallel park on the right-hand side of the street, you must signal a left turn and look over your left shoulder before pulling out into traffic. If you are parked parallel to the left-hand side of a one-way street, signal a right turn and look over your right shoulder before moving into traffic.
Marijuana could impair your driving abilities for up to
Marijuana has been shown to impair performance on driving tasks for up to 5 hours.
Which of the following statements about parking is FALSE?
It is illegal to park within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.
This red and white triangle indicates
This triangular sign means that you must yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic and slow down to a reasonable speed.
Marijuana may particularly impair
Marijuana may particularly impair monotonous and prolonged driving. The driver is unable to focus and make quick and appropriate decisions.
In a roundabout intersection, drivers must _________, whether they need to make a right turn, a left turn, a U-turn or continue forward.
A roundabout is a one-way circular intersection where you must always turn right to make any type of turn. In a roundabout intersection, all drivers must yield the right-of-way to vehicles that are already in the circle.
Lanes of traffic going in opposite directions are divided by
Lanes of traffic going in opposite directions are divided with yellow lane dividers. When yellow lane dividers are present, drivers are not allowed to cross those lines.
A triangular orange sign on the back of a slow-moving vehicle indicates that
The triangular sign on the back of a slow-moving vehicle means that the vehicle cannot travel faster than 25 mph. Do not get impatient if behind one of these vehicles. The driver will usually try to pull over to the side whenever possible to prevent traffic backups.
If you approach a person (who is about to cross the road) walking with a white cane, or a white cane tipped with red, you must
If you approach a person walking with a white cane, or a white cane tipped with red, you must stop and take whatever action is necessary to prevent injury to that person
If you suddenly have no control of the steering wheel, you should
If you suddenly have no control of the steering wheel, ease your foot off the gas pedal. Turn on your emergency flashers and allow your vehicle to come to a slow stop. Brake very gently to prevent your vehicle from spinning.
_________ are designed to allow vehicles to slow down and leave the expressways.
Exit ramps are designed for vehicles to slow down and leave the expressways. There is often a lower speed posted for the ramp.
The most important vehicle control device to use during a skid is
The most important vehicle control device to use during a skid is the steering wheel. If you begin to skid sideways, you need to turn the wheel in the direction that the vehicle is skidding. You will be able to feel when the vehicle is back under control and should then straighten the wheels.
Rumble strips are intended to alert drowsy or inattentive drivers through vibration and sound that they are
Rumble strips are a series of indented elements installed on a paved roadway shoulder near the travel lane, on a two-lane roadway near the center line, or in the lane of traffic approaching a stop sign or signal. Rumble strips are intended to alert drowsy or inattentive drivers through vibration and sound that their vehicles have left the travel lane or are approaching a stop sign or signal
When you are moving through an intersection with a green signal and a pedestrian starts to cross in your path against the red signal, the first thing to do is
If you are moving through an intersection with a green signal and a pedestrian starts to cross in your path against the red signal, give a warning with your horn. If the pedestrian does not stop, the driver must stop.
When turning left from a two-way street onto a one-way street, you must
When turning left from a two-way street onto a one-way street, begin the turn with your left wheel as close as possible to the yellow dividing line.
the legal maximum distance within which you may park your vehicle parallel to the curb is
When you parallel park, park within 12 inches of the curb.
An ideal hand position for holding the steering wheel during driving is
An ideal hand position for holding the steering wheel during driving is to place the left hand between 8 and 9 o'clock and the right hand between 3 and 4 o'clock. This position is comfortable and on high-speed roads, it allows you to make turns without taking your hands off the wheel.
What is the permitted maximum speed on state highways, unless otherwise posted?
The permitted maximum speed on state highways, unless otherwise posted is sixty miles per hour.
_________mark the left edge of one-way roads and separate traffic moving in opposite directions.
Solid yellow lines mark the left edge of one-way roads and separate traffic moving in opposite directions.
A flashing red traffic light should be considered as
A flashing red traffic light is the same as a stop sign. You must come to a full stop and then proceed when it is safe to do so.
You must not follow emergency vehicles closer than
You must not follow emergency vehicles such as police vehicles, ambulances, and fire trucks, closer than 500 feet.
If a vehicle comes toward you with high beams and blinds your vision, you must look _________ until the car has passed.
if a vehicle comes toward you with high beams on, look away from the headlights and toward the right side of the road until the car has passed. This will keep you from being blinded by the other vehicle's headlights and allow you to see enough of the edge of the road to stay on course.
A center lane between lanes of traffic traveling in opposite directions may be designated for
A center lane between lanes of traffic traveling in opposite directions may be designated for left turns only. This type of lane is marked by parallel solid and dashed yellow lines and is sometimes accompanied by white arrows on the pavement.
A red light with a green arrow means
A red light with a green arrow means you may go cautiously in the direction of the arrow, yielding to all other vehicles and pedestrians.
If you have already started through an intersection when the signal light changes, you must
If you have already started through an intersection when the signal light changes, you must follow through and clear the intersection. If you have started to make a turn, follow through. Changes at the last second can cause collisions.
When you reach a marked or unmarked crossing, you must yield and watch for
When you reach a marked or unmarked crossing, you must yield and watch for pedestrian crosswalks.
what occurs on wet roads when your tires start to ride on water instead of the road.
Hydroplaning occurs on wet roads when your tires start to ride on water instead of the road. As you go faster, the problem becomes worse, and you will lose control of your steering.
Backing up is not allowed on freeways or expressways EXCEPT
by drivers of emergency vehicles in the course of duty. Backing up on public roads is an unsafe practice.
Which of the following actions escalates road rage?
Violent acts such as cutting off or swerving in front of other vehicles create an emotional imbalance that is associated with road rage. Blowing the horn, forcing a car off the road, and tailgating are also associated with road rage.
When a truck is trying to pass your vehicle, you can help the truck driver by
keeping to the far side of your lane and reducing your speed slightly. Never speed up when a truck is passing. Try to avoid driving in no-zones.
Motorists are required to allow a minimum safe distance of ____ when passing a bicycle traveling in the same direction.
Motorists should be alert for bicyclists along the roadway because cyclists are often difficult to see. Extra caution is necessary. Motorists are required to allow a minimum safe distance of 3 feet when passing a bicycle traveling in the same direction.
When you're driving through a roundabout, which of the following statements is FALSE?
On approaching the modern roundabout, yield to vehicles and bicyclists within the circulating roadway. Look to your left to see if there is an appropriate gap in traffic. If one is not available, you may need to stop. Always enter the roundabout to the right and
proceed on the right side of the central island.
If traffic from another roadway is merging into the roadway you are traveling on, you must
If traffic from another roadway is merging into the roadway you are traveling on, adjust your speed and vehicle position to safely allow the traffic to merge.
When driving in a roundabout and if approached by an emergency vehicle using a siren, air horn or a red or blue flashing light
If you are approached by an emergency vehicle using a siren, air horn or a red or blue flashing light when driving in a roundabout, do not stop or pull over within the roundabout. Continue to your exit, then pull over and allow emergency vehicles to pass.
When you are following a vehicle that makes frequent stops, you should allow _________ than usual.
Vehicles such as buses and post office vans will make more stops on the road. When following them, you should maintain a greater following distance than usual.
The driver of the car being passed must _________ until the pass is complete.
The driver of the car being passed must not increase speed until the pass is complete.
Which of the following road rules about turning is NOT correct?
Where there are no signs or lane markings to control turning, you should turn from the lane that is closest to the direction you want to go and turn into the lane closest to the one you came from. This way, you will cross the fewest lanes of traffic.
Before you enter an intersection, you must look for
Before you enter an intersection, look both left and right for approaching vehicles and/or crossing pedestrians. If stopped, look both left and right just before you start moving. Look across the intersection before you start to move to make sure the path is clear through the intersection.
An intermediate license holder may use a cell phone while driving
It is illegal for an intermediate driver to use a cell phone while driving UNLESS he/she is calling for medical/emergency help.
A steady red arrow means
A red arrow means you must stop and you cannot go in the direction of the arrow. You may proceed when the red arrow goes out and a green arrow or light goes on. If you are turning right, you may turn after coming to a full stop if it is safe and if there is no sign prohibiting the turn on a red arrow. You may also turn left onto a one-way street with traffic moving left after coming to a full stop if there is no sign prohibiting turns on a red arrow when it is safe to do so.
The hand and arm bent at 90 degrees and pointing downward indicate the driver's intention to
Hand signals should be given with your left arm when car signal lights fail. For a right turn, the hand and arm are bent at 90 degrees and pointing up. For a left turn, the driver's hand and arm are extended straight out to the left. To slow down or stop, the hand and arm are bent at 90 degrees and pointing down.
If you approach a vehicle displaying a reflective orange triangle sign on the rear, you must
This triangular symbol represents a slow-moving vehicle. This sign is mounted on the rear of a vehicle moving at a speed of 25 mph or less. You must slow down and use caution.
On a road with three or more lanes traveling in the same direction, the left-most lane is intended to be used
On multi-lane roads, the left-most lane is to be used to pass slower vehicles. If you pass on the right, the other driver may have difficulty seeing you and might suddenly change lanes in front of you.
Which of the following is not a safe situation for passing?
You should not attempt to pass another vehicle when approaching or moving through an intersection or crosswalk.
The first rule of a safe and legal turn is
The first rule for a safe and legal turn is to move into the proper lane well before the turn. To turn left, be in the far left lane for your direction of travel. To turn right, be in the far right lane for your direction of travel.
If you are having vehicle trouble and need to stop, the first step you should do is
If your vehicle breaks down on the road, make sure that other drivers can see it. If you are having vehicle trouble and need to stop, follow these rules: Pull off the road away from all traffic, if possible; turn on your emergency flashers; lift the hood to signal the emergency; and place emergency flares or triangles.
A single broken yellow line usually marks the centerline of a two-way roadway where
A single broken yellow line usually marks the centerline of a two-way roadway on which a vehicle may pass if it is safe.
All of the following are tips to remember when you travel through a work zone EXCEPT
When you travel through a work zone, remember these four tips: 1) Reduce your speed. 2) Adjust your lane position away from workers. 3) Prepare for the unexpected. 4) Watch for speed limit signs. Fines are increased in most work zones.
On one-way roads, yellow lines are used as
Yellow lines are also used as left-edge lines on one-way roadways.
Which of the following statements is true about driving on highways?
On the highway, slower vehicles should use the right lane, leaving the left lane for faster-moving or passing vehicles.
When passing a stopped emergency vehicle, you must
When passing a stopped emergency vehicle, you must slow down to less than the posted speed limit and move into a non-adjacent lane, leaving at least one lane between you and the emergency vehicle.
When there are three or more lanes going in one direction on a highway, fast-moving vehicles should use
On roads with more than two lanes traveling in the same direction, use the right lane for slower speeds, the middle lanes for higher speeds, and the left-hand lane for passing only.
When changing a lane, all of the following are correct maneuvers, EXCEPT
When you turn your head to check the blind spots, make sure you keep the steering wheel straight; people have a natural tendency to turn their arms in the same direction as their head turns.
When it looks like a collision may happen, drivers must take an immediate step to
In collision situations, drivers must follow three possible options: slow down or stop their vehicle, take an immediate turn, or speed up their vehicle if it is safe to do so.
According to the current handbook, the most frequently detected psychoactive substance among drivers is
The researches indicate that alcohol is the most frequently detected substance among driving populations that causes fatalities and traffic arrests.
If a driver behind you repeatedly flashes his/her headlights, you should
Aggressive driving is the operation of a motor vehicle in a manner that endangers or is likely to endanger persons or property. If you notice a driver behind you repeatedly flashing their headlights, you should not retaliate or in any way engage the other driver. Get out of the way.
When approaching or driving through a work zone, you must not
When approaching or driving through a work zone, observe what other drivers are doing and avoid sudden moves. Do not weave from lane to lane. Brake gradually to give drivers behind you ample time to slow down. Keep up with the flow of traffic.
Which of the following statements is NOT correct?
Bicycles and motorcycles are smaller, harder to see and can move/stop faster than expected.
Before reaching the crest of a hill or entering a curve, you must _________ and watch for oncoming vehicles.
Hills and curves on rural roads are often steeper and sharper than on highways. Before reaching the crest of a hill or before entering a curve, slow down, move to the right side of the road, and watch for oncoming vehicles.
When you turn from a high-speed, two-lane roadway, _______ if you have traffic following you.
When you turn from a high-speed, two-lane roadway, try not to slow down abruptly. Use your turn signals to let other drivers know your intentions. Tap your brakes and reduce your speed quickly but safely.
All work zone symbols or signs have
All temporary signs in work zones have an orange background and black letters or symbols. These signs can be found on either side of the road, and tell you what and how soon you will encounter a work zone
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