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Indiana Driver's License Practice Test

Flashcards to help students study for their driver's license test in the state of Indiana.
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How many days do you have to notify the BMV if you change your address?
A. 20 days
B. 30 days
C. 40 days
D. 50 days
B. 30 days
Your insurance company must provide proof of insurance to the BMV if you are involved in which of the following?
A. An auto accident resulting in injury
B. An auto accident resulting in death
C. Property damage in excess of $1,000
D. All of the above
D. All of the Above
How long are driving privileges suspended for if a driver is caught operating a vehicle without liability insurance?
A. 60 days
B. 90 days
C. 120 days
D. one year
B. 90 days
What Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is considered driving while intoxicated?
A. .08%
B. 8.0%
C. .008%
D. 1.8%
A. .08%
What color traffic sign requires drivers to take immediate action to avoid threats to traffic safety?
A. yellow
B. blue
C. white
D. red
D. Red
What do yellow traffic signs indicate?
A. highway construction and maintenance
B. traveler information
C. specific road conditions and hazards ahead
D. traffic regulations that drivers must obey
C. specific road conditions and hazards ahead
Highway construction and maintenance is indicated by what color sign?
A. orange
B. yellow
C. blue
D. green
A. orange
A white sign indicates
A. traveler information
B. traffic regulations that drivers must obey
C. specific road conditions and hazards ahead
D. nearby parks and recreational areas
B. traffic regulations that drivers must obey (i.e. speed limits)
What color sign indicates directions, highway entrances and exits, and distance to upcoming destinations?
A. blue
B. green
C. brown
D. orange
B. green
What do blue traffic signs indicate?
A. school zones
B. hazardous road conditions
C. nearby parks and recreational areas
D. traveler information such as amenities at an upcoming exit (food, gas, lodging)
D. traveler information
What color traffic sign indicates nearby parks and recreational areas?
A. brown
B. blue
C. purple
D. green
A. brown
What color is a school zone sign?
A. red
B. yellow
C. white
D. blue
B. yellow
What do circular signs indicate?
A. school zone
B. no passing zone
C. yield
D. upcoming railroad crossing
D. upcoming railroad crossing
What shape of signs indicate traffic regulations that drivers must obey?
A. circular
B. square
C. rectangular
D. B & C
D. B & C (square and rectangular_
Pennant-shaped signs indicate:
A. no passing zone
B. yield
C. stop
D. none of the above
A. no passing zone
What shaped sign indicates upcoming road conditions and dangers?
A. pentagon (5 sided)
B. square
C. diamond
D. pennant
C. diamond (ex: divided highway, slippery when wet, curve ahead)
This sign warns drivers to slow down when approaching an intersection and be prepared to come to a complete stop
A. stop sign
B. yield sign
C. railroad crossing sign
D. none of the above
B. yield sign
If the traffic light you are facing is green without an arrow, when can you turn left?
A. when the light turns red
B. when the intersection is clear and you yield the right-of-way to all oncoming traffic
C. you cannot turn left at a green light
D. all of the above is correct
B. When the intersection is clear and you yield the right-of-way to all oncoming traffic
To make a right turn at a red light you must:
A. come to a full stop
B. check to make sure there are no vehicles or pedestrians in the path of your turn
C. use the correct lanes
D. all of the above
D. all of the above
When is the only time you can make a left turn on red?
A. when turning from a one-way street on to a one-way street
B. after midnight
C. when no cars are coming
D. none of the above are correct
A. when turning from a one-way street on to a one-way street
A flashing red traffic light means the same thing as a:
A. yield sign
B. school zone sign
C. stop sign
D. none of the above
C. stop sign (you must come to a complete stop before entering the intersection and only when the intersection is clear of cross traffic)
What should you do when approaching a flashing yellow traffic light at an intersection?
A. come to a complete stop before proceeding through the intersection
B. slow down and use caution when traveling through the intersection
C. watch for other vehicles or pedestrians attempting to cross the intersection
D. B & C are correct
D. B & C are correct
Where should you stop when approaching a red light?
A. all of the answers are correct
B. at the white solid stop line
C. before entering the crosswalk on your side of the intersection
D. before entering the intersection
A. all of the answers are correct
What should you do if you are approaching an intersection and the traffic light is not working?
A. slowly proceed through the intersection
B. stop before entering the intersection then yield the right-of-way to cross-traffic and proceed with caution
C. get out of car and start directing traffic
D. none of the above are correct
B. stop before entering the intersection then yield the -right-of-way to cross-traffic and proceed with caution
What color lane markings separate lanes of traffic traveling in opposite directions?
A. green
B. red
C. yellow
D. white
C. yellow
What color lane markings separate lanes of traffic going in the same direction?
A. white
B. yellow
C. red
D. green
A. white
A solid line indicates:
A. you can pass other vehicles
B. you cannot cross the line to pass anothe vehicle but you can cross it to make a turn
C. you cannot cross it to pass another vehicle or to make a turn
D. all of the above are correct
B. you cannot cross the line to pass another vehicle but you can to make a turn
When changing lanes to make a turn, you should do so at least how many feet before the turn?
A. 300 ft
B. 500 ft
C. 100 ft
D. 200 ft
D. 200 ft
What do you need to do to change lanes correctly?
A. Check your mirrors and your blindspot for any vehicles preparing to pass you
B. all of the answers are correct
C. make sure there is no traffic ahead of you in the lane you would like to enter
D. use your turn signal to alert other drivers of your intention to change lanes
B. all of the answers are correct
When passing another vehicle you should:
A. continue to move forward until you can see the vehicle you are passing in your rearview mirror
B. try and pass as many cars at once as you can
C. rely on your rearview mirror only when looking for cars
D. return to the right side of the road no less than 50 ft before any oncoming vehicle
A. continue to move forward until you can see the vehicle you are passing in your rearview mirror
In what situation(s) is passing a vehicle prohibited?
A. when there is a solid yellow line on the driver's side of the center line
B. when approaching a curve or the crest of a hill
C. all of the answers are correct
D. within 100 feet of an intersection, railroad crossing, bridge, or tunnel
C. all of the answers are correct
If traveling less than 50 mph you must give a proper turn signal at least how many feet before turning or changing lanes ?
A. 200 ft
B. 100 ft
C. 500 ft
D. 50 ft
A. 200 ft
If you are traveling more than 50 mph you must give a proper turn signal how many feet before turning or changing lanes?
A. 200 ft
B. 300 ft
C. 400 ft
D. 500 ft
B. 300 ft
What are you NOT allowed to do in specially-designated center lanes?
A. turn left
B. enter them from the lane to the right or left of the center lane
C. pass other vehicles
D. none of the above are correct
C. pass other vehicles
Which of the following is NOT a rule when making a U-turn?
A. you can make a U-turn when there is a No U-turn sign present if there is no traffic coming
B. always yield the right-of-way to oncoming vehicles and pedestrians
C. never make a U-turn on a curve in the road or when approaching the crest of a hill
D. never make a U-turn on an interstate highway.
A. you can make a U-turn when there is a No U-turn sign present if there is no traffic coming
Which vehicle goes first when at a two or four-way stop?
A. the vehicle who arrives at the stop sign first
B. the vehicle on the left when two vehicles arrive at the same time at a 4 -way stop
C. The vehicle on the right when two vehicles arrive at the same time at a 4-way stop
D. A & C are correct
D. A & C are correct
Which is NOT true regarding a roundabout?
A. it is a circular intersection
B. traffic moves in a counter-clockwise direction
C. circulating traffic yields to incoming traffic
D. traffic enters and exits only through right turns
C. circulating traffic yields to incoming traffic
What is the speed limit for a passenger vehicle on a rural interstate highway?
A. 50 mph
B. 70 mph
C. 65 mph
D. 55 mph
B. 70 mph (or the posted speed limit)
What is the speed limit on an urban interstate highway?
A. 50 mph
B. 70 mph
C. 65 mph
D. 55 mph
D. 55 mph (or the posted speed limit)
In most urban residential areas the maximum speed limit is usually
A. 40 mph
B. 30 mph
C. 15 mph
D. 45 mph
B. 30 mph
In what conditions might you have to drive slower than the posted speed limit?
A. in highway work zones
B. in school zones
C. all of the answers are correct
D. when road conditions are dangerous
C. all of the answers are correct
A good rule to follow when following a vehicle is to stay at least how many seconds behind the vehicle ahead
A. 1-2 seconds
B. 5-6 seconds
C. 10 or more seconds
D. 2-3 seconds
D. 2-3 seconds
Which of these factors can affect a vehicle's ability to stop?
A. all of the answers are correct
B. the speed of the vehicle
C. the weight of the vehicle
D. the condition of the pavement
A. all of the answers are correct
If your vehicle begins to skid or loses traction you should
a. slam on the brakes
b. ease off the gas pedal
c. make a fast turn away from the direction of the skid
d. none of the above are correct
b. ease off the gas pedal
If your car has conventional brakes and begins to skid you should turn the wheel
a. in the direction the front of the car is sliding
b. none of the answers are correct
c. in the direction the rear of the car is sliding
d. as quickly as possible in any direction
c. in the direction the rear of the car is sliding
If your car has an anti-lock brake system (ABS) you should NOT
a. steer normally
b. pump the brakes
c. maintain firm and continuous pressure on the brakes
d. all of the above are correct
b. pump the brakes
What is a danger associated with driving in snowy conditions?
a. visibility can be substantially reduced
b. all of the answers are correct
c. ice on the road can cause vehicles to lose traction
d. drifting snow can cause roads to be impassable
b. all of the answers are correct
Which is something you should do to be better prepared for winter driving?
a. brush the snow off your headlights and taillights frequently
b. allow your vehicle's engine plenty of time to warm up before driving in very cold conditions
c. drive with a full tank of gas in case you get stranded so the heater can stay on longer
d. all of the answers are correct
d. all of the above are correct
What is it called when your vehicle is traveling on a thin layer of oil, dirt, and water when driving on wet roads and friction between the tires and the road is lost?
a. hydrostatic
b. hydroplaning
c. hydrosliding
d. none of the answers are correct
b. hydroplaning
What is someting you should NOT do when driving in the rain?
a. test your brakes by pumping them when driving through puddles
b. turn on your headlights
c. drive quickly through standing water
d. make sure your tires have good tread on them
c. drive quickly through standing water
Headlights must be used between
a. sunrise to sunset
b. dawn to dusk
c. sunset to sunrise
d. 8:00pm until 8:00 a.m.
c. sunset to sunrise
Lower headlight beams should be used
a. within 500 ft of oncoming vehicle
b. within 200 ft of the rear of another vehicle
c. all of the answers are correct
d. when driving in fog
c. all of the answers are correct
To avoid the effects of glare from an approaching vehicles headlights you should
a. look directly into the lights
b. focus on the right side of the road
c. look down while driving
d. none of the answers are correct
b. focus on the right side of the road
The best thing to do if you are feeling drowsy while driving is
a turn the radio up loud
b. roll down the window
c. drink caffeine
d. pull over at a safe area and rest or let someone else drive
d. pull over at a safe area and rest or let someone else drive
What statement is NOT true in regards to driving on an interstate highway?
a. drivers entering an interstate must yield the right-of-way to drivers already on the interstate
b. if you miss your exit you should back up or make a U-turn in the median
c. you should only park on the shoulder of the highway if it is an emergency or your car is disabled
d. semis should travel in the right lane on stretches of the interstate where there are two lanes going in the same direction
b. if you miss your exit you should back up or make a U-turn in the median
What should a driver do when approaching a flagger who extends a red flag in a horizontal position into the line of traffic?
a. slow down and proceed with caution
b. nothing
c. stop
d. back up
c. stop
Which of the following is a safety guideline to follow when approaching a railroad track?
a. speed up if you see the crossing gate going down so you can get across the tracks before it gets all the way down
b. drive around the gate if you don't see a train coming
c. never stop on the tracks
d. none of the answers are correct
d. none of the answers are correct
Which vehicle is not required by law to stop at all railroad crossings?
a. vehicles carrying passengers for hire
b. school buses
c. motorcycles
d. vehicles carrying explosives or flammable liquids
c. motorcycles
Which is NOT a railroad crossing safety tip?
a. it is illegal to drive around a crossing gate that is down
b. trains cannot stop quickly
c. once a train has gone by it is not necessary to look for other trains before crossing the track
d. you should not attempt to race a train to a crossing
c. Once a train has gone by it is not necessary to look for other trains before crossing the track
A fully loaded tractor-trailer with hot brakes may take more than _______ feet to come to a complete stop.

a. 400
b. 600
c. 200
d. 500
a. 400
A passenger car traveling at 55 mph can stop in about _________ feet
a. 200
b. 60
c. 300
d. 140
d. 140
What might a tractor-trailer do before making a right turn?
a. put his right turn signal on
b. swing out to the left a little before turning right
c. both a & b are correct
d. none of the above are correct
c. both a & b are correct
Where are tractor-trailer's blind spots located?
a. up to 20 feet in front of the cab
b. all of the answers are correct
c. either side of the trailer and alongside of the cab
d. up to 200 feet behind the truck
b. all of the answers are correct
What is true of tractor-trailers
a. they have longer stopping and accelerating distances
b. they have a wider turn radius
c. all of the answers are correct
d. on multi-lane highways they stay travel in the middle lane
c. all of the answers are correct
What is NOT true about semi tractor-trailers?
a. none of the answers are correct
b. a truck often appears to be traveling faster than it is
c. if you can't see the truck's side mirrors then the driver cannot see you
d. a truck often appears to be traveling slower than it is
b. a truck often appears to be traveling faster than it is
When an emergency vehicle displays its red flashing lights drivers must
a. yield the right-of-way
b. slow down, pull to the right of the road, and stop until the emergency vehicle passes
c. slow down and move into a lane not adjacent to the emergency vehicle if possible
d. all of the above are correct
d. all of the above are correct
Who is NOT required to stop when a bus has its red stop arm extended?
a.a vehicle that is behind the school bus
b. a vehcile approaching the bus on the opposite side of the street
c. a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction on a road with two or more lanes that is separated by a median
d. none of the above are correct
c. a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction on a road with two or more lanes that is separated by a median
How closely behind a motorcycle should you travel?
a. 3-4 seconds
b. 1-2 seconds
c. 10 seconds
d. 6 seconds
a. 3-4 seconds
In which of the following places is it illegal to park?
a. underpasses or bridges
b. sidewalks and bike lanes
c. adjacent to yellow curbs
d. all of the answers are correct
d. all of the answers are correct
When might a person disobey a traffic signal?
a. in the middle of the night
b. when a police officer is directing traffic
c. when in an official or funeral procession
d. both b & c are correct
d. both b & c are correct
When parallel parking you begin to turn your wheel sharply to the right and begin to reverse when the front of your car is even with parked cars
a. front door
b. back door
c. front bumper
d. back bumper
a. front door
When you are parking facing uphill you should turn your wheels
a. towards the curb
b. straight ahead
c. away from the curb
d. none of the answers are correct
c. away from the curb
Which of the following is a procedure used in backing up?
a. all of the answers are correct
b. turn to your left to look out the back window
c. never use only the rear view mirror to look behind you
d. back up quickly
c. never use only the rear view mirror to look behind you
When a pedestrian is crossing the street guided by a dog or carrying a white cane, vehicles must
a. go around them
b. honk
c. stop
d. yell at them
c. stop
Who is required to wear seat belts in Indiana?
a. drivers only
b. all passengers and the driver
c. people in the front seat only
d. people under the age of 16
b. all passengers and the driver
Who is exempt from having to wear a seat belt?
a. all of the answers are correct
b. people who should not wear one for medical reasons
c. commercial, postal and newspaper carriers who make frequent stops
d. drivers and passengers in cars manufactured before 1964 that did not have seat belts originally installed
a. all of the answers are correct
Child passengers younger than what age are requied to be in a child restraint system (booster seat of car seat)?
a. 6
b. 8
c. 10
d. 4
b. 8
Due to the explosive power of air bags, it is recommended that children under the age of _______
sit in the backseat.
a. 10
b. 7
c. 8
d. 12
d. 12
A person is not allowed to type, transmit or read a text message or an electronic mail message while operating a moving vehicle unless
a. the person is driving slowly
b. the device is used in conjunction with hands free or voice operated technology
c. the device is used to call 911 to report an emergency
d. b and c are correct
d. b and c are correct
Vehicles transporting loads further than______ ft beyond the rear of the vehicle must mark the load on the sides and the rear with either red flags or red lamps and reflectors.
a. 4
b. 5
c. 10
d. 3
a. 4
A driver of a truck, bus or tractor trailer must carry which of the following in case the vehicle becomes disabled:
a. 3 bi-directional emergency reflective triangles
b. 6 fuses
c. all of the answers are correct
d. 3 liquid-burning flares
c. all of the answers are correct
What is the maximum height of any commercial vehicle without a special permit?
a. 11 ft, 10 inches
b. 13 ft, 6 inches
c. 15 ft, 2 inches
d. none of the answers are correct
b. 13 ft, 6 inches
What is the maximum axle weight?
a. 34,000 lbs
b. 25,000 lbs
c. 15,000 lbs
d. 40,000 lbs
a. 34,000 lbs
Among collisions in Indiana, this is the most common primary factor:
a. texting
b. drunk driving
c. speeding
d. failure to yield the right of way
d. failure to yield the right of way
According to the Indiana State Police, over ____% of all fatal collisions are listed as having some driver action as the primary factor.
a. 95
b. 99
c. 93
d. 90
c. 93
What should you do if you are involved in an accident?
a. stop and provide info to others involved in the accident
b. alert other drivers that an accident has occured
c. move to the shoulder of the road if possible
d. all answers are correct
d. all answers are correct
If there are no injuries, what info should be exchanged with the other driver?
a. name and address
b. license plate and driver's license number
c. all answers are correct
d. insurance information
c. all answers are correct
What other information about the accident scene is important to note?
a. all of the answers are correct
b. contact information for all witnesses
c. location, weather conditions, and visibility
d. names and badge numbers of all police officers at scene
a. all answers are correct
If it appears that your car will hit something what is something you can do to help avoid the collision?
a. stop quickly
b. all answers are correct
c. turn quickly
d. speed up
b. all answers are correct
If your car plunges into water, you should:
a. open a window and climb onto car roof
b. open the door and climb onto car roof
c. open the window and swim to shore
d. none of the answers are correct
a. open a window and climb onto a car roof
What is a sign that a driver may be impaired?
a. straddles the center line of weaves back and forth
b. drives unusually slowly
c. all answers are correct
d. drives at night without headlights
c. all answers are correct
What is something you should NOT do if your tire blows?
a. put on the brakes immediately
b. ease up on the gas pedal
c. hold the steering wheel firmly and steer straight
d. pull of the road
a. put on the brakes immediately
What should you do if your brakes fail?
a. all of the answers are correct
b. shift to a low gear
c. pump the brake pedal fast and hard several times
d. use the parking brake
a. all of the answers are correct
What is a symptom of carbon monoxide poisoning?
a. drowziness or dizziness
b. bluish tinge to skin or lips
c. headache or increased sensitivity to light
d. all of the answers are correct
d. all of the answers are correct