Michigan Permit Test Flash Cards
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Before your license expires the Driver License Bureau will mail a renewal postcard to the:
most current address on your driver record
The Missouri State Highway Patrol examiner will check the person's vehicle before beginning the driving test:
to make sure that the vehicle is in safe operating condition
A solid yellow line on the pavement to your left means:
the traffic on the other side is moving in the opposite direction.
If a lane is not marked:
stay in the right lane unless you need to pass.
When the street light is showing a "protected" green turn signal:
you may only turn when the signal is a green arrow.
An orange traffic sign indicates
a construction zone.
A diamond shaped traffic sign indicates
a warning sign.
A red triangle sign means
The minimum speed on a highway is
The maximum speed on lettered roads is
If a train is coming while you are approaching the tracks
you must stop if the lights are flashing
What color are construction signs?
What color are recreation signs?
What color are hospital signs?
What color are signs for roads and highway exits?
At an intersection
driving turning left must yield to oncoming vehicles going straight
If you notice an emergency vehicle you must:
pull over to the right of the road and stop
You do not have to stop for a school bus if:
you are traveling in the opposite direction on a highway containing four or more lanes of traffic.
When making a turn:
you should signal 100 feet before turning
The middle left turn lane:
may only be entered when preparing to slow down or stopping before making a left turn
It is important to remember when parking to:
put your parking brake on
you can typically park:
before or after a crosswalk
when parking down a hill:
turn your wheels facing to the right (towards the curb)
Proper parallel parking includes
pulling up even with the car in front of the parking space
A driver may use a handicapped parking space if:
a physically handicapped person is being dropped off or picked up and the vehicle displays a handicapped license plate
When passing on the highway
give plenty of room to the vehicle you just passed before changing lanes again
Blind spots are
next to or behind your car
Adjusting to traffic means
if you are going slower than the rest of traffic, pull over and let other cars pass you
When entering the highway
use the ramp to increase your speed to match the speed of the other vehicles
If your car breaks down on the highway, it is important to remember
get you car off of the roadway and in clear view if possible
Sharing the road with motorcyclists means
be aware that they change lanes when encountering bad road conditions
Safe driving practices when around large trucks include
making sure you can see the front of the truck before entering into the same lane
The "no zone" refers to
the term used to describe the blind spots around a truck or bus
One pedestrian rule includes
yielding to pedestrians in an intersection even if you have the green light.
If you see a funeral processing you may
only enter an intersection if you do not cross the path of the procession
Defensive driving includes
expecting other drivers to make mistakes
The "____ Second Rule" is a good way to measure a safe following distance.
To have enough space to the side of your vehicle
drive in the center of your lane
What is the usual speed limit for a residential area?
For night driving, you should
use your high beams if there is no oncoming traffic
Leave ___ seconds between you are the car in front of you when driving in the snow or ice.
These surfaces freeze before any other part of the road.
Hydroplaning can happen at any speed over ___.
If you start to skid
gently turn your steering wheel in the direction that your rear wheels are sliding
If a vehicle is approaching you head on in your lane
pull over to the right
Liability insurance is
You must keep proof of your insurance
in your vehicle whenever it is being used
If you are in an accident
exchange insurance information with the other driver
When driving through fog, you must use your
When parking up hill with a curb you must
turn your wheels to the left
When parking up hill without a curb you must
turn your wheels to the right
The maximum speed on a highway is
If you come to an intersection with a stop sign but there is no line where do you stop?
Before entering the intersection.
What type of sign is a pennant?
No passing zone.
What type of sign is a horizontal rectangle?
What type of sign is a diamond?
What type of sign is a pentagon?
What does a solid line on the pavement mean?
You may not cross the line in a passing maneuver.
What does a broken line on the pavement mean?
You may cross the line in a passing maneuver.
You may pass another vehicle by using the shoulder of the road when?
Two solid yellow lines on the pavement mean:
Passing is not allowed at all.
A flashing red light on a traffic signal means:
the same as a stop sign
A speed restriction sign shows:
The recommended speed for a curve or turn.
A "No Right on Red" sign means:
If the traffic signal is red, you cannot turn right.
A license plate frame:
Should not cover any information on the license plate.
If your car has a passenger side air bag...
...small children should ride in the back seat.
You can avoid dangerous last minute maneuvers by looking ____ ahead of your vehicle at all times.
10 to 15 seconds
If you're driving on an Interstate (freeway) and a car is attempting to merge into your lane, you should...
...if possible, safely make room for the merging vehicle.
At what time are you allowed to pass a school bus?
If the school bus is in motion.
What is the definition of defensive driving?
Keep your eyes moving to look for possible hazards, drive just below the speed limit in certain situations to improve your braking distance, and keep your foot over the brake pedal when needed to reduce your reaction times.
At what distance should you stop when you see active crossing devices at the railroad crossing?
A maximum of 50 feet and a minimum of 15 feet from the nearest railroad track.
Driving off the paved roadway to pass another vehicle is allowed when...
If you see a solid yellow line next to a broken yellow line this means...
...that only vehicles next to the broken line may pass.
What should you do if your car starts hydroplaning or skidding?
Try to gradually lower your speed.
If you are driving and a dust storm blows across the freeway causing reduced visibility, you should reduce your speed and turn on your...
You may legally block an intersection when...
What should you do if there is an emergency vehicle with flashing light behind you while you are in an intersection?
cross the intersection, proceed to the right lane and stop as soon as you can.
True or False? You must use your turn signal when pulling up to and away from a curb.
Before you make a left hand turn, you must signal continuously during the last ____ feet before the turn.
You must obey instructions from school crossing-guards when...
You must always obey school crossing-guards.
True or False Tractor trailers and large vehicles have blind spots larger than most passenger vehicles.
When merging onto the interstate (freeway) you must accelerate to...
a speed which matches the flow of traffic.
When driving on a slippery surface with snow or ice...
drive slowly to avoid sudden turns or stops.
You are traveling 30 mph (miles per hour), someone pulls out in front of you and you need to stop immediately. Approximately how far will your car go in 1.5 seconds before you can react and start braking?
The only way to ensure you have safely checked your blind spot is to...
...turn your head and look over your shoulder.