Wisconsin Temps Test practice
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What does a YELLOW unbroken (solid) line on the center line mean?
Traffic moves in both directions; no passing zone
When parking uphill what direction should your wheels be turned?
away from the curb (left)
When parking downhill what direction should your wheels be turned?
to the curb (right)
What should you do when your car starts to skid on a slippery road?
let off the gas, do not use the brakes, and turn the wheels in the same direction as the skid
What should you do when preparing for a right turn?
signal for at least 100 ft, check traffic to the rear, and drive in the right hand lane
When under 18 and driving with an instruction permit, who is permitted to be your licensed driver?
A parent or guardian at least 21 years old and have a regular drivers license; or be at least 21 years old, have a regular drivers license, and letter of permission from your parent or guardian.
Speed limit in a school zone when children are present
A left turn from a one way street should be made from the ____ ____ lane. A left turn onto a one way street should be made in to the ____ ____ ____ lane.
A left turn from a one way street should be made from the extreme left lane. A left turn onto a one way street should be made in to the first open left lane.
The speed limit in a residential district in a city is __ mph unless a higher speed is posted
When must headlights be turned on?
30 minutes after sundown
30 minutes before sunrise
at any time the weather conditions cause visibility of less than 500 ft (approx. a block and a half)
when part of a funeral procession
What should you do when you hear the siren of an approaching emergency vehicle? What if you are in an intersection?
Pull over to the right and stop. If in an intersection, clear the intersection before pulling over
How long is a temporary instruction permit valid for?
One year from the date of issue
To become an organ donor you must ___.
check the box on the license application
sign the back of your drivers license
Notify your family of your intentions
At a stop sign you must ___.
stop completely at the STOP LINE (wide white line) or before entering a marked or unmarked crosswalk area
When driving in fog, heavy rain, or snow at night, what will help you see more clearly?
Using the lower headlight beams
When must you report an accident to the DMV?
if someone is injured
if the total property damage is more than $1,000, or over $200 to government property
What does a constant or flashing red traffic signal mean?
It ALWAYS means stop
Stopping distance at 60 mph is _______ times as great as at 30 mph:
When entering a highway from a private driveway, you must
yield the right of way to all vehicles and pedestrians
When a pedestrian carrying a white cane or with a guide dog starts to cross the street, you must ____
stop no closer than 10 feet until the person and guide dog clear the roadway
When leaving the curb from a parked position, best visibility can be gained by ___
looking over the proper shoulder (do NOT depend on rear/side view mirrors)
When backing your car, ___
look directly out of the rear window over your right shoulder (do not depend on rear view mirror)
On a 4 lane highway, slow vehicles should be driven in the ___
right hand lane
What determines the proper speed limit?
Weather conditions, ,not the speed limit
Why is driving too slow for conditions dangerous?
Cars could pile up behind slow vehicle causing an accident
If a school bus is stopped with red lights flashing on an divided highway, what should oncoming traffic do?
On a divided highway (highway split by median), traffic in the opposite lane of the bus does not stop
After passing another vehicle such as a semi, when is returning to your lane safe?
When your rear view mirror shows a headlamp of the vehicle you passed
When driving with a temporary license and with a licensed driver who is your parent/guardian, who is allowed to ride in the backseat?
If licensed drive is a parent /guardian, immediate family members may ride in the back seat.
When could you be arrested for driving at the speed limit?
When driving too fast for conditions, regardless of the speed limit
If driving with a temporary permit and with a licensed driver who is NOT a parent/guardian, who can ride in the backseat?
NO ONE is allowed in the backseat.
What is the best way to prevent hydroplaning (tires riding on top of water)?
Drive less than 35 mph in heavy rain or when the road is wet so you do not lose control of steering
How many seconds ahead should you look to avoid last minute braking?
you should look at least 10 to 15 seconds ahead of your vehicle (one to two city blocks).
Which vehicles in a funeral procession must follow stop signs and traffic control signals (stop lights)?
The lead vehicle complies with stop signs and traffic control signals; when the lead vehicle has driven across an intersection, all vehicles in the procession may proceed without stopping, regardless of the sign or signal.
Which vehicles in a funeral procession must have their headlights on?
All vehicles in the funeral procession must have headlights on.
Which vehicles in a funeral procession must follow directions by a traffic officer or pull over for emergency vehicles with sirens sounding (ambulance, fire trucks, police cars)?
all vehicles in the funeral procession must follow directions given by a traffic officer or pull over for emergency vehicles
How many feet do you signal before turning at an intersection?
Before making a turn at an intersection, you should signal at least 100 feet before your intended turn.
A solid ______________________ line indicates the right edge of the traffic lane.
A solid white line indicates the right edge of the traffic lane on a road.
A solid or broken _______________ line indicates the left edge of traffic lanes going in your direction on a divided highway.
A solid or broken yellow line indicates the left edge of traffic lanes going in your direction on a divided highway.
When is it safe to enter a roundabout?
Look to your LEFT and enter when there is an appropriate gap in traffic. Always enter the roundabout to the right and proceed on the right side of the central island.
What is a "stop line"?
A stop line is a wide white line painted across a traffic lane where you must stop before you enter an intersection.
On a multi-lane road, what does a dashed WHITE line mean?
A dashed white line on the side of your lane means traffic moves in the same direction on each side of the line. Passing is permitted when it's safe.
Why are bald tires unsafe?
Worn or bald tires can increase your stopping distance and make turning more difficult when the road is wet (causes hydroplaning)
Why is low tire pressure a problem for drivers?
Low pressure cause faster tire wear, reduce fuel economy, and make the vehicle harder to steer and stop
What is your "blind spot"?
an area that you are not able to see, especially the part of a road you cannot see when you are driving, behind and slightly to one side of the car.
What should you do before changing lanes?
- check the mirrors
- look over the shoulder toward the rear to check the blind spot.
The use of seat belts or child safety seats is required for ___________________________.
All occupants regardless of where they sit, their age or weight
When must a child under 4 years old be fastened in a safety seat or child restraints?
Safety belts (lap and shoulder), worn correctly, will ___________________________
reduce the risk of injury
When are highways most slippery?
When it starts to rain
To come out of a skid on slippery surfaces you should _______________________
take your foot off the gas
To check your "blind spot" before changing lanes to the left:
Glance over your left shoulder
What is "Total stopping distance"? includes your reaction distance and your vehicle's braking distance; it will be greater or longer if
Your reaction distance and your vehicle's braking distance
What will cause "total stopping distance" to be greater or longer?
- Your vehicle is going at faster speeds.
- Your tires are in poor condition.
- Your brakes are in bad shape and/or the road is slippery.
When may you park in a designated "handicapped" spot?
You have a state issued handicapped parking card
Before you change lanes or make a left turn, why must you always look carefully for motorcycles?
Motorcycles are hard to see
After parking, but before opening your door on the traffic side of your vehicle, you should:
Look around for bicycles and other vehicles.
Why should you try to keep a "space cushion" around your vehicle?
So that you have time to react if another driver makes a mistake.
When driving behind a motorcycle, how much space should you give the motorcycle?
Give the motorcycle at least (more is better) the same following distance as you would another car.
When is driving with only your parking lights on permitted?
If a car with its high beams on comes towards you after dark, where should you look?
Focus your eyes on the right edge of the lane you are in.
When driving in fog or rain, it is advisable to drive with (high beams, low beams, flashers)?
Use your low beam headlights.
Within how many feet is a driver required to dim headlights before meeting another vehicle?
When you come to a railroad or rail transit crossing with no signs or signals, what should you do?
Slow down, look for a train and be prepared to stop.
When is turning right on red permitted?
Without a NO TURN ON RED sign if you can move safely (no pedestrians or other vehicles in the roadway)
When you enter a freeway from an on-ramp, you should be driving at what speed?
At or near the speed of the freeway traffic.
What is often the first thing that changes about you when you drink or use drugs is?
What does the "implied consent law" mean?
you consent to take a test to determine the alcohol content of your blood whenever you drive.
What is the only effective way to remove alcohol from the body?
Why is the road surface of a bridge dangerous in winter?
It may remain icy after the rest of the roadway is clear.
How do you avoid hydroplaning?
- Maintain good tread depth on all tires.
- Decrease your driving speed in rainy or wet-road conditions.
- Keep your tires properly inflated.
After stopping at railroad tracks with no crossing gates, when may you cross?
Only when you can see clearly in both directions and it is safe.
If you are 17 and you have had your license for 3 months, when can't you transport minors?
Not transport minors between 5:00 am and midnight unaccompanied.
On a sharp curve, when should you use your brakes to slow your vehicle?
before you enter the curve
Where should you stop your vehicle when there is no stop line?
at the stop sign
If your vehicle starts to hydroplane, you should?
Slow down and do not quickly step on the brakes.
You are driving on a highway when a tire blows out on your vehicle. What should you do?
Pump your brakes and slow to a stop on the roadway.
You must report an accident to a law enforcement agency if there is property damage of:
$200 or more to any government property (example, signs, guardrails, etc.)
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