Indiana BMV Practice Permit Test


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If you are approaching an intersection with a non-operating signal, you should:
If you are approaching an intersection with a non-operating signal, you should stop before entering the intersection. After stopping, you should yield the right-of-way to cross-traffic and then proceed with caution.
When driving in urban residential areas, vehicles may not exceed:
30 mph or posted speed limit
With any turning vehicle, the rear wheels follow a _________ than the front wheels.
With any turning vehicle, the rear wheels follow a shorter path than the front wheels. The longer the vehicle is, the greater the difference will be. Truck drivers initially swing out before making a turn.
The likelihood of an accident increases if a driver is under the influence of:
alcohol, drugs, or prescription medication
If your vehicle's conventional disc or drum brakes suddenly fail, you should immediately:
you should shift to a low gear, if possible, and pump the brake pedal fast and hard several times. This may build up enough brake pressure to stop your vehicle.
Indiana law requires the driver and all passengers to use seat belts at all times a vehicle is:
in operation
What should you do if fog closes in completely while driving, and visibility is reduced to near zero?
you are advised to carefully pull as far off the road as possible, and stop. Headlights and flashing emergency signals should be used while driving in fog.
When visibility is diminished, drivers must use low-beams when:
within 500 ft of an oncoming vehicle
When you see a stationary emergency vehicle with flashing lights, you must:
ou must slow down and move into a lane that is not adjacent to the emergency vehicle, if it is possible to do so safely. If it is not possible to do so safely, you must slow down and proceed with caution.
When operating a vehicle with a steering wheel interlock system, never turn _________ while the vehicle is in motion.
the ignition to the lock position
Which of the following statements is true when driving on highways?
slow moving vehicles should use the right lane & fast moving vehicles should use the left lane.
If you are involved in an accident, you must:
provide information to other vehicles involved and get help for injured parties
When making a U-turn, you must NOT:
make it on the curve of a road or near a hill
Defensive drivers stay _________ behind the vehicle ahead while driving.
A good rule for drivers to follow is to stay at least two to three seconds behind the vehicle ahead. When following a vehicle, watch for the vehicle ahead to pass a fixed object and estimate how much time elapses before you pass the same object.
If another vehicle is passing you on the left-hand side of the road, allow the other vehicle to pass safely, and:
do not increase your speed.
The maximum speed limit in a highway work zone must not exceed:
45 mph in any location
To avoid the effects of glare of the oncoming headlights, the driver should not look directly into the lights of an approaching vehicle, but instead:
focus on the right side of the road
If a tornado is nearby, you must:
stop, exit vehicle, go to low-lying area
It is dangerous and illegal to try to pass other vehicles when _________ of an intersection, railroad crossing, bridge, viaduct or tunnel.
Passing other vehicles is prohibited when you are within 100 feet of an intersection, railroad crossing, bridge, viaduct or tunnel.
If the speed limit is 50 mph or greater, you must give proper turn signal ________ before turning or changing lanes.
You must give a proper turn signal at least 200 feet before turning or changing lanes. If the speed limit is 50 mph or more, you must give a proper turn signal at least 300 feet before turning or changing lanes.
If you are driving near a school, you must slow down to _________ for the school zone.
the lowest posted speed limit
The first rule of a safe and legal turn is:
move into proper lane well before the turn
If you are approaching a stop sign, you must:
stop at the solid white line
A red flashing light at an intersection is equivalent to:
a stop sign
You must avoid _________ while crossing railroad tracks.
stopping or shifting gears
Flashing arrow boards are often used to indicate:
a detour ahead
When you enter a roundabout or a circular intersection, you must proceed:
in a counter-clockwise direction
A yield sign indicates that a driver must slow down when approaching an intersection and _________ if a vehicle or pedestrian with the right-of-way is approaching from another direction.
be prepared to stop
In a situation with a flat tire or blow-out, you should first:
hold the steering wheel firmly
When you enter an interstate on-ramp, you must stay to the right and _________ to allow your car to merge with traffic.
increase your speed in the acceleration lane
You must avoid driving next to other vehicles on multi-lane roads because:
someone may crowd your lane
You should not pass under the following conditions, except:
your lane is separated by a broken yellow line
When overtaking and passing another vehicle on a two-lane road, you should pass only to:
the left of the vehicle
__________are made to stop runaway vehicles safely without injuring drivers and passengers on steep mountain grades.
escape ramps
When you are following a vehicle which makes frequent stops, you should allow _________ than usual.
more following distance
A red arrow at an intersection indicates that:
turning traffic must stop
If you are stopped at a traffic light and another vehicle is approaching you from behind at a high speed, you should:
pull your vehicle forward
When driving on gravel or dirt, you must slow down because:
you do not have much traction
When you drive in city traffic, you should try to look at least:
one block ahead
When following a large vehicle at night, always:
Dim your headlights. Bright lights can blind the driver, as they reflect off the vehicle's large side mirrors.
A broken yellow line alongside a solid yellow line indicates that:
passing is permitted on the side with the broken yellow line
To control speed on steep downgrades, drivers should:
use a lower gear
A two-headed arrow with one head pointing straight ahead and the other pointing to the left means:
you may proceed straight or turn left
When turning from a two-way street onto a one-way street, you must:
begin the turn with your left wheel as close as possible to the yellow dividing line. If the one-way road has two lanes, turn into its left lane or right lane, whichever is free of traffic.
_________ indicates the outside edge of the traffic lane, and may be crossed only by traffic moving to or from the shoulder.
solid white line
A driver entering a traffic circle or rotary, must yield the right-of-way to:
drivers already in the circle and pedestrians
If a broken white line is on your side of the center dash stripe, then:
you may cross the line to pass other vehicles
If you are overtaking a bicycle and an oncoming vehicle is approaching, you must:
If you are overtaking a bicycle and an oncoming vehicle is approaching, slow down and let the vehicle pass first so that you can give extra room to the bicycle.
Drivers must maintain a constant speed when passing and reentering the lane in front of trucks or buses, since trucks/buses require:
longer distances to slow down than other cars.
If you plan to turn beyond an intersection, you must:
signal after you just pass the intersection
_____lines mean that passing is not allowed in either direction.
solid double yellow
When you see a solid center line on your side of the road, you must:
not change your lane
When you see a flashing yellow signal at an intersection, you should:
slow down and cross intersection carefully
Work zone or construction zone signs are usually displayed in:
orange w/ black letters
Which of the following statements about a freeway is NOT correct?
cross a solid line immediately after entering or exiting
If there is an emergency vehicle directly behind your vehicle when you are in heavy traffic, you should:
keep moving slowly till you get out of the way
A yield sign indicates that a driver must slow down when approaching an intersection and _________ if a vehicle or pedestrian with the right-of-way is approaching from another direction.
be prepared to come to a complete stop
When turning left from one one-way road to another one-way road:
bring your vehicle into the nearest left lane for traffic on the road you are entering, unless a lane use control sign or pavement markings direct you otherwise.
Whenever you want to change lanes, you must check for traffic:
both behind you and beside you
Rear-end crashes are common on highways because many drivers:
follow too closely
If you double your speed on a highway, your braking distance increases by
four times
When it looks like a collision may happen, drivers must take an immediate step to:
slow down, speed up, or turn . whatever you need to do to try and avoid the collision
If you turn from a high speed, two-lane roadway, you must _________ if you have traffic following you.
try not to slow down too early
parallel parking steps
Position your car beside the vehicle you'll be parking behind. Get close to its side, but not so close that you'll have a hard time maneuvering without hitting it. Once the back of your front door is lined up with the rear bumper of the car next to you, turn the steering wheel in the opposite direction (away from the curb). Pull forward a bit to center yourself within the space.
Which of the following must NOT be done if your vehicle's tire blows out?
quickly move to the shoulder of the road
If you are on a single or two-lane road and come to an intersection with a divided highway or a roadway with three or more lanes, you must
yield the right-of-way to other traffic
When two vehicles meet on a steep mountain road where neither can pass, which vehicle has the right-of-way?
vehicle traveling uphill
If you are approaching an intersection with a non-operating signal, you should:
stop before entering the intersection
When stopped behind another vehicle on a hill, you should stay back at least:
one vehicle length
When passing a large vehicle, do not pull back in front of the truck until you can see its:
do not pull back in front of the truck until you can see its headlights in your inside rear view mirror.
What should you do, if you miss your exit on an expressway?
continue to next exit
When a traffic signal turns green at an intersection and you are going straight through, you must:
make sure their are no vehicles still in the intersection
Which of the following road rules about turning is NOT correct?
Where there are no signs to control turning, you must turn into the lane farthest from the one you came from
Before backing your vehicle, you should look to the front, sides and rear, and continue to look _________ while backing
to the rear
When making a right turn from a four-lane divided highway, enter the right lane well in advance of the turn and make:
a tight turn into the right lane and cross the stree
Car drivers should never share the same lane with a motorcycle, even if the lane is wide and the cyclist is riding to one side, because:
the can change speed or direction very sudden and quickly
Red Traffic Signs
Immediate Action to avoid threats to traffic safety (wrong way, stop)
Yellow or Yellow Green Traffic Sign
Prepare drivers for what is ahead (slippery when wet, pedestrian crossing)
White Traffic Signs
Display traffic regulations that drivers must obey such as speed limits, as well as information as state highway markers. Ex. "No Turn On Red"
Orange Traffic Signs
warn drivers of conditions ahead due to highway construction or maintenance projects
Green Traffic Signs
indicate directions, highway entrances and exits, and distance to upcoming destinations
Blue Traffic Signs
Display traveler information to drivers.
Brown Traffic Signs
nearby parks and recreational areas
Circular Traffic Signs
alert drivers of upcoming railroad crossings
Three-Sided Traffic Signs
warn drivers to slow down when approaching an intersection and to be prepared to come to a complete stop
Pennant-Shaped Traffic Signs
posted to the left-hand side of two-way roads to warn drivers not to pass other vehicles on the left
Square Traffic Signs
Display regulations that drivers must obey. (no left turns)
Rectangular Traffic Signs
display traffic regulations that drivers must obey such as speed limits, as well as helpful information such as state highway markers
Diamond Shaped Traffic Signs
Warn drivers of upcoming road conditions and hazards (divided highway ends, lane ends)
Five-Sided Traffic SIgns
warn driver that they are entering an area near a school in which children may be crossing the road
Eight-Sided Traffic Signs
warn driver to stop and yield the appropriate right-of-way at an intersection