Louisiana driving practice 1
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Pedestrians, vehicles, and bicycles approaching from the opposite direction.
A driver turning left at an intersection must yield to what
It separates lanes of traffic moving in the same direction. Single white lines may also mark the right edge of the pavement
A solid white line indicates what part of the traffic lane on a road?
The left lane.
If you are driving faster than other traffic on a freeway, which lane should you use?
The vehicle on the right.
If more than one vehicle arrives at the same time at a FOUR WAY STOP, which vehicle goes first?
It is never ok.
When is it ok to drive faster than the posted speed limit?
Scanning and seeing events well in advance will help prevent what?
Only if there is a no-turn-on-red sign posted.
When is it not legal to turn right at a red light?
It is ok to continue at the same speed if an emergency vehicle is approaching you with a siren and flashing lights if there is another lane open.
Slow down and use caution when passing.
If you see a stopped vehicle on the side of the road what should you do?
A safe distance behind your vehicle
Keeping a steady speed and signaling in advance when you have to slow down or turn will help maintain what?
At all times
When should you obey instructions from school crossing guards?
There are some situations where it is legal to double park.
Talking on a cell phone can increase your chances of being in a crash by as much as four times.
Turn them toward the curb
When parking on a downgrade with a curb, which way should you turn your wheels if any?
Slow down and then proceed with caution.
What do you do if a railroad crossing has no warning devices?
The first vehicle to arrive.
When more than one vehicle is stopped at an intersection, which vehicle has the right-of-way?
Slow down on the entrance ramp to wait for a gap, then speed up so you enter at the same speed that traffic is moving.
If you are on a highway entrance and have to wait for a gap in traffic before you can enter the roadway, what should you do?
How many drinks does it take to affect your driving?
Keeping a cushion of space at all times
What is most effective in avoiding a collision?
10 to 15 seconds
How far ahead should you look when you are on the highway?
Wait until traffic clears before entering the intersection
If you have a green light, but traffic is backed up into the intersection, you should do what?
Continue through the intersection, then pull over to the right side of the road and stop.
What should you do if you are in an intersection and you hear a siren?
It is legal to park next a fire hydrant as long as you move your vehicle if necessary.
Look over your shoulder
How can you see if there is a car in your blind spot?
A minimum of 4 seconds is the recommended following distance under most conditions.
What is the minimum safe following distance under most conditions?
Passing is never permitted.
Passing is permitted in either direction if there are two solid yellow lines in the center of the road when?
After you cross the intersection.
If you plan to pull into a driveway just after an intersection. When should you signal?
Almost any drug, prescription or over the counter drugs, can affect your ability to drive.
What drugs can affect your ability to drive safely?
Safety belts can help you keep control of your car.
A solid or dashed yellow line indicates the left edge of traffic lanes going in your direction.
A sold or dashed yellow line indicates what?
Construction work ahead
What does an orange sign mean?
Multiple lanes of travel in the same direction are separated by lane markings of what color?
When passing, you can exceed the posted speed limit only when you are passing a group of cars.
In shady spots and on overpasses and bridges.
Name some places where you are likely to find slippery spots on the road.
Loading zone for passengers or mail.
What do white painted curbs mean?
A special situation or a hazard ahead.
What does a yellow sign mean?
Turn on your headlights.
On rainy, snowy, or foggy days when it begins to get dark, and when driving away from a rising or setting sun, it is a good time to?
To turn into a driveway if it is safe to do so.
You may cross a solid yellow line to do which of the following?
Slow down and be prepared to stop
What is the correct action to take when at a railroad crossing that does not have signals?
Wait in the center of the intersection for traffic to clear
If you want to turn left at an intersection but oncoming traffic is heavy. What should you do?
When driving a roundabout, the same general rules apply as for maneuvering through any other type of intersection.
In the left lane.
When making a left turn from a two way street on to a one way street your vehicle should be in what lane when the turn is completed?
After drinking, coffee or a cold shower will lower your blood alcohol content.
Hold the steering wheel firmly while easing up on the gas pedal.
If a tire blows out you should?
Drive within the range of your headlights.
One of the most important things to remember about driving at night or in fog is to?
Headlights on low beam
When you drive in heavy fog during the daytime you should drive with your?
The distance we can see ahead is reduced.
Night driving is more dangerous because?