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Texas driving

What is the minimum age at which you can get a Class C driver license without either driver education or being a hardship case
How much is the maximum fine for a first conviction of driving without a license
What type of restrictions may be placed on your license
With corrective lenses
LOFS age 21 or over
Daytime only
Not to exceed 45 MPH
No expressway driving
M/C not to exceed 250 cc
Licensed M/C Operator age 21 or over in sight
Vehicle w/o air brakes - applies to vehicles requiring CDL
CDL Intrastate Commerce only
Stated on license
LOFS 21 or over vehicle above Class B
LOFS 21 or over vehicle above Class C
Outside mirror or hearing aid
Automatic transmission
Applicable prosthetic devices
Applicable vehicle devices
Power steering
In what direction should you turn your wheels when parking uphill without a curb
It is up to you to renew your license.
What action should you take if you fail to receive the renewal notice card reminding you that your driver license is about to expire
On a one-way street, what color is the broken lane marker
It's a red equilateral triangle that tells you the road you're on joins with another road ahead. Slow down or stop to yield the right-of-way to vehicles on that road.
Describe the "Yield" sign
Diamond, yellow, shows the width in the middle (bridge) being more narrow than the road on either end. Slow down and use caution.
What does a "Narrow Bridge" sign look like, and how should the driver react when he sees one
Verticle, white rectangle; drivers who are driving slower than other vehicles on the roadway should keep right.
What is the shape of a "Keep Right" sign, and how should the driver react when he sees one
Yellow diamond with an arrow curving one way and then another, pointing ahead.
Which sign tells you to slow down because you are approaching a double curve
Do not pass other vehicles.
What does a "Do Not Pass" sign mean
Slower Traffic Keep Right sign
Which sign tells you to keep in the right-hand lane when driving slow
To allow another vehicle or roadway user to proceed first, when they have the privilege of having immediate use of a part of a roadway.
What does "Yield Right-of-Way" mean
Brakes (foot and parking), lights (headlights, tail lights, break lights, turn signals, license plate light, reflectors, parking lights), horn, muffler (and exhaust system), safety glass, license plates, windshield wiper, rearview mirror, front seat belts, tired, fuel cap.
Describe the equipment required on passenger cars by state law
To reduce pollution.
What is the purpose of an exhaust emission system
Red light showing from the front, bell or siren, muffle cut out, anything extending more than 3 inches from the left side or 6 inches from the right side of the body, flashing red lights.
Describe the types of equipment which Texas state law specifically for -bids on passenger cars driven within the state
Always obey the traffic officer.
How should you react when a traffic officer tells you to do something which is ordinarily considered to be against the law
387 feet.
Once the brakes have been applied, about how many feet does a car which was going 70 mph travel before it comes to a stop
You should never overtake a school bus, especially when it is loading or unloading children. You should stop until the bus either resumes its drive or the driver tells you to pass.
When is it necessary to stop before proceeding when you overtake a school bus loading or unloading children
110 ft
About how many feet will the average driver going 50 mph travel from the moment he sees danger until he hits the brakes
No less than 20 ft.
Within how many feet of a crosswalk may you park, when parking near a corner
30 mph (night and day)
What is the state speed limit for automobiles in urban districts
No. Speed must be adjusted to conditions in order to avoid accidents.
Does a posted speed limit of 55 mph mean that you may drive 55 mph on that highway under all conditions
100 ft (5 car lengths)
You should never drive on the left half of the roadway when you are within how many feet from an intersection, bridge, or railroad crossing
If you can't get into the proper lane at least within one-half block before you turn, then don't turn and continue straight.
What should you do if you discover you are in the wrong lane to make a turn as you enter an intersection
The car on the two-lane road should yield.
When two cars meet at the intersection of a two-lane road with a fourlane road, which one must yield the right-of-way
Yield the right-of-way by moving to the right edge of the roadway and stopping.
If you are driving and hear a siren coming, what should you do
Take your foot off the gas pedal and turn the steering wheel in the direction of the skid.
What is the first thing that should be done when a car starts to skid
Half an hour after sunset until half an hour before sunrise.
At what time of the day should your headlights be turned on
It's a colorless, deadly gas in the exhaust fumes produced by cars and can cause poisoning.
What is carbon monoxide, and how may it be harmful to drivers
Move the car off the pavement, turn on emergence warning lights, and tie a white cloth where visible or raise your hood.
Describe what you should do if you have a blowout while driving
Use a low gear to slow your vehicle down.
What should you do when driving down a steep grade in a car with standard transmission
Stop, locate owner/operator, and give name and address. Or, leave a written notice.
What should you do if you damage an unattended vehicle
When a law enforcement officer hasn't investigated the crash.
When are accident reports required
Two years
If you are required to show proof of financial responsibility for the future, how many years must such proof be kept up
What type of sign warns you to watch right and left for cross traffic
A fluorescent orange triangle with retroflective borders.
Describe the emblem which identifies vehicles which travel at speeds of 25 mph or less
Lower gear
In which gear should you drive when going down a steep hill
Must be a licensed driver, and at least 21 years old. The student must have a instruction permit.
What qualifications must one have to teach a beginner to drive
On their next birth date after date of issuance.
If the person is under 18, when does his provisional license expire
6 inches
When parked parallel, your curb side wheels must be no more than how many inches from the curb
Keep at least two seconds away.
When following another car, what is a good rule to determine the distance at which you should follow behind
It must be reported to the Driver License Office within 30 days.
To what agency and within what time period must a change of address be reported for driver licensing purposes
Marijuana impairs the sensory and perceptual skills, and also affects concentration and judgment. Amphetamines make the driver less coordinated, more edgy, and have been known to cause lapses in concentration.
What effects does the use of marijuana and amphetamine have on driving
Mandatory suspension of license; the first offense has a maximum fine of $2000, suspension of 90-365 days, and confinement of 72 hrs to 180 days.
What is the penalty for being convicted of driving while intoxicated
Proceed carefully in the direction of the arrow, yielding the right-of-way to other vehicles and pedestrians.
What does a green arrow showing with a red light mean
Stop completely while entering the crosswalk/intersection, and then proceed carefully.
How should you react to a flashing red light
A railroad crossing sign; it's circular and yellow with a black X and two Rs. Railroads also have railroad cross bucks posted by the crossing, with a gate and flashing lights.
Which sign tells you to watch out for a train
Yellow, diamond, and a squiggly line pointing ahead.
Describe the sign which warns you to slow down for a winding road
One lane merging onto the arrow that's pointing ahead.
What sign indicates that the road that you are on merges with another
An advisory speed sign; it has an arrow turning with a small sign with the speed limit under it. Describe the sign that tells you to watch for cross traffic ahead? It's a black cross in a yellow diamond.
What kind of sign warns you that the highest safe speed for the turn ahead is 25 mph
BUMP warning sign
What type of sign warns you that you should slow down for a sharp rise in the roadway
Loop ###, rectangle with black writing.
Describe the type of sign which would let you know that you were on a short state highway in a city or urban area
3 inches
What is the maximum number of inches that you may lawfully allow an object to extend beyond the left fender of your car
At stop signs, red lights, crosswalks, and for school buses and emergency vehicles.
Under what conditions must you always stop
You should stop prior to the sidewalk and yield the right-of-way to all approaching pedestrians.
What should you do when coming onto a street from a private alley or driveway
15 mph
If a child runs into the road 45 to 50 feet ahead of your car, what is the highest speed from which you can stop with good brakes without hitting him
No less than 15 ft.
How close to a fireplug may a vehicle lawfully park
That the maximum speed is 55 mph on the roadway in ideal conditions.
What does a posted speed limit of 55 mph mean
Daytime: 70 mph Nighttime: 65 mph
What is the maximum speed limit for passenger cars on Texas Highway numbered by this state or United States outside an urban district
When pavement makings prohibit driving on other lane; when within 100ft of/or crossing an intersection or railroad crossing; on a hill, curve, or other place with limited vision; 100ft of a bridge, viaduct, or tunnel.
Under what circumstances should you never attempt to pass a car ahead of you
If you need to drive off the paved portion of the highway.
Under what conditions are overtaking and passing to the right not permitted
Get on the left lane, begin signaling and slowing down at least 100 ft from corner. Stay to the right of the interstate when on the centerline, and yield to approaching vehicles.
When a driver is waiting to make a left turn, what is the procedure he should take when the light turns green
Yield to any vehicle which has entered the intersection from the right or is approaching from the right. Make sure there any vehicles going left or right.
What precautions should a driver take at uncontrolled intersections
Same regulations as drivers, but ride as far right in the lane as possible.
What regulations should a bicycle rider observe
When it's half an hour after sunset until half an hour before sunrise, and whenever you can't see clearly.
Under what conditions should headlights be used
69. You should dim your lights when you are within how many feet of an approaching car
Parking lights or lower beam headlights.
70. What type of lighting should cars use when parked on the highway at night
Lower (dim) headlights
Which lights should you use when you are driving in a fog
Upon request, when you're involved in a crash.
When are you required to show proof of financial responsibility
With a liability insurance policy, or a standard proof of liability insurance form given by the Texas Department of Insurance and issued by a liability insurer
When needed, how may one show proof of financial responsibility
Many of the yellow diamond warning signs. Especially slow down on wet road.
What sign warns you that you must slow down
Suspension/revocation action from another state, parental authorization withdrawn, voluntary surrender for medical/insurance purposes, and false statement on application.
What circumstances may lead to possible loss of your license
An exhaust emission system.
In addition to mufflers, what new equipment is required on all cars manufactured in 1968 and after
They keep you from getting thrown out of your car, hitting the dashboard too hard, and in control of your car.
Why are seat belts important
Protecting yourself and others from dangerous and unexpected driving situations by using a space management system. Stay alert to everything happening around you, look for trouble spots developing around, have a plan of action if other driver does the wrong thing, and know the law requires drivers to protect each other from their own mistakes.
What is meant by defensive driving
Class A - 18 or 17 with approved driver education or approval of minor's hardship application. Class B - 18 or 17 with approved driver education or approval of minor's hardship, Class C - 18 or 16 with approved driver education or 15 with approval of minor's hardship, and Class M - for motorcycles, 18 or 16 with approved driver education.
What are the different classes of licenses and age requirements for each
Passing/overtaking, left turn at intersection, unsafe conditions in roadway, lane's width's inappropriate.
When is a bicyclist not required to ride to the right of the roadway
When lane is of substandard length.
When are bicyclists allowed to ride two abreast in a traffic lane
1) motorists turning left in front of oncoming bicycle traffic, 2) motorists turning right across path of bicycle traffic, and3) motorists pulling away from a stop sign or failing to yield to bicycle cross traffic.
What are the three most common motorist caused car-bicycle crashes
1) Fine up to $500, 20-40 hrs, license suspended for 120 days, and/or confinement of up to 180 days. 2) fine up to $500, 40-60 hrs, and maybe AA course. 3) $500-$2000, 40-60 hrs, and/or confinement up to 180 days.
What are the penalties for minors (persons under the age of 21) convicted of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
1)60 days suspension, 2) 120 days suspension, 3)180 days suspension. Maybe paces in jail until bond is made or appearance before a magistrate or juvenile court judge.
What are the penalties for minors (persons under the age of 21) convicted of nondriving alcohol-related offenses