50 terms

DMV Permit

At what Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) does the law state you are under the influence of alcohol?
Immediate revocation of license for at least 30-days and an additional minimum 12-month revocation by the DMV
What is the penalty for refusing of a chemical test to determine the alcoholic content of your blood?
Check the label for warnings about its effect. If you are not sure if it is safe to take the drug and drive, ask your doctor or pharmacist about side effects
What should you do if you are taking medications (prescription or over the counter) while driving?
False (Only "time" will help you become more sober)
True or False: Drinking coffee, fresh air, and cold showers can help you sober up after drinking.
The driver and all passengers
Who is required to wear seat belts when driving in a vehicle?
False (Drivers must always yield the right of way to pedestrians whether or not the pedestrian is entitled to it or not)
True or False: Drivers are not required to yield to pedestrians if they cross the roadway against ordinary traffic signals or pedestrian signals.
All traffic from both directions must stop.
When driving on a two-lane roadway, what is the correct action to take when a school bus stops for passengers?
Only traffic following the bus must stop
What do you do when driving on a divided highway of four lanes or more with a median separation when a school bus stops?
Every vehicle must yield the right of way. You must stop and remain stopped until the emergency vehicle or vehicles have passed, unless otherwise directed by a police officer.
What should you do if you are approached by an emergency vehicle with its light and sirens going?
Move around the vehicle; reach under the seats or open the glove box or center console when the officer is approaching the vehicle; exit the vehicle or have other passengers exit the vehicle.
What should you NOT do if stopped by a law enforcement officer?
Never drive faster or slower than the posted speed; allow a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you (the "two-second rule"); the faster you are moving, the farther ahead you must be able to see to allow enough stopping distance.
What rules about speed limits should you always follow?
35 MPH, unless posted otherwise
What is the speed limit for vehicles in cities and towns?
Slow before you enter the curve so you don't have to brake in the curve. Braking in a curve can cause the vehicle to skid.
How do you safely navigate through a curve?
Allow two-seconds between the time the vehicle ahead of you passes a given point and the time your vehicle reaches the same point.
What is the "two-second rule?"
Check side and rearview windows; check over your shoulder to make sure the blind spot is clear; and signal the intended move in advance.
What is the correct way to safely change lanes?
Place your right arm on the back of the seat and turn around so that you can look directly through the rear window. Do not depend on just your rearview or side mirrors as you can not see directly behind your vehicle.
What is the proper way to check behind you for potential obstacles while reversing or backing up?
The vehicle already in the intersection.
When approaching an intersection without traffic signs or signals, which vehicle has the right of way?
The vehicle on the right.
Who should be given the right of way when two or more vehicles reach an intersection with no traffic signs or signals at the same time?
Vehicles already in the circle have the right of way.
When approaching a traffic circle, which vehicle has the right of way?
False (Slow down, keep alert, watch for the railroad crossing signal)
True or false: You should speed up when approaching a railroad crossing to beat the signal?
Keep moving.
Should you stop or keep moving if the warning lights start flashing or gates start to come down when you are crossing railroad tracks?
Keep up with the speed of traffic as long as you are on the main road. If the road you are traveling has exit ramps, do not slow down until you have moved onto the exit ramp.
Should you maintain your speed or slow down when moving toward an exit ramp?
Get off the next exit and come back to the one you missed.
What should you do if you miss your exit on the expressway?
The areas near the left and right rear corners of a vehicle that can't be seen using the side or rearview mirrors.
What are the "blind spots" on a vehicle?
Hold the arm and hand straight out and point the first finger.
What is the arm signal to indicate a left turn?
Hold the arm straight out and the forearm and hand straight up, palm facing forward.
What is the arm signal to indicate a right turn?
Point the arm and hand down, palm facing the back.
What is the hand signal to indicate stopping or slowing down?
At least 100-feet.
At what distance should you indicate a turn or that you're stopping?
Maintain a steady speed, be alert and be prepared to stop.
What should you do when driving through a work zone?
From sunset to sunrise and when visibility is 400-feet or less.
When does the law state that you are required to have your vehicle headlights turned on?
Blink your headlights once; reduce speed and lo to the right to avoid looking directly into the headlights of oncoming traffic.
What should you do to avoid being blinded if an approaching car fails to dim their lights?
The first 10-15 minutes after it starts to rain.
When are roads most dangerous when it's raining?
Ease your foot off the gas pedal and keep the steering wheel straight. Only turn if it's an emergency. Do not try to stop or turn until your tires are gripping the road again.
What should you do in a heavy rain if you feel your tires losing traction with the pavement (hydroplaning)?
Low beams.
Is it best to keep your headlights on high beams or low beam in foggy or falling snow?
Shady spots, bridges, and overpasses.
What parts of the road are the first to freeze as temperatures drop?
Hold the steering wheel tightly and focus on steering. Take your foot off the gas and use the brakes lightly and slow down gradually, then steer to the side of the road.
What should you do if you blow out a tire?
Stand off the road, away from the vehicle; tie a white cloth to the left door handle and raise the hood. At night, turn on parking lights or emergency flashers.
What should you do if your vehicle breaks down on the highway?
Stay off the brake, steer in the direction of the skid, and continue to correct your steering until the vehicle is again moving in the correct direction and under your control.
What should you do if your car starts to skid?
Move out of the way if possible. If not, be ready to hit your brakes and brace yourself between the steering wheel and the seat.
What should you do if you are about to be hit from behind?
If anyone is injured or killed, or the total amount of damage appears to be $1000 or more.
If involved in a car accident, under what circumstances are you required to make a police report?
Proceed as though all sides are controlled by a stop sign.
What do you do when approaching an intersection with a malfunctioning traffic signal?
It means the same thing as a stop sign. A driver must come to a complete stop, and then proceed only when it is safe.
What does a flashing red light mean?
proceed with caution
What is the correct action when faced with flashing yellow light?
They divide oncoming traffic.
What do yellow lines on the roadway mean?
They divide same-direction traffic.
What do white lines on the roadway mean?
Passing is permitted in both directions.
What does it mean when you see a yellow, skipped or broken line as the center line on a two-lane, two-way road?
Passing is not permitted in either direction.
What does it mean when you see a continuous, double, solid, yellow line as the center line on a two-lane, two-way road?
No. They are for turning only.
Are you allowed to use center, left turn lanes for passing or merging with traffic?
You must obey the information of a police officer even though they may be contrary to laws, signals, and markings.
Which of the following must you obey over the other three: steady red light, flashing red light, STOP sign, or police officer?
The blind spots around a truck or bus, locted in the front, on both sides and to the rear.
What is the "No Zone"?