Tennessee Permit Practice Test

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Properly adjusted seat belt restraints:
A. Are designed to prevent whiplash if hit from behind.
B. Both A and C.
C. Should always be at a level even with the back of the
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The center of the roadway is marked with one solid
yellow line and one broken yellow line. If the broken
yellow line is on the right of the solid yellow line
(your side) it means:
A. You are not allowed to pass in this area.
B. You are in a "passing zone" and it is safe to pass other vehicles if no oncoming traffic is present.
C. You are only allowed to make right turns in this
The two-second rule for following at a safe distance will hold true at: A. Speeds up to 30 m.p.h. B. Any speed. C. Speeds up to 55 m.p.h.BWhich lane must you be in before making a left turn from a one-way street? A. The lane nearest the left curb. B. The lane nearest the center of the street. C. The lane nearest the right curb.AMotorists are required by law when passing a bicycle traveling in the same direction to allow a minimumdistance of: A. 1 foot B. 3 feet C. Safely away from the bicycle.BWhen entering an interstate highway, you should: A. Stop, check for cars and enter when safe. B. Check for cars, reduce speed to 25 MPH before entering traffic lane. C. Check for cars, increase your speed to match the flow of traffic and merge when the way is clear.CEmergency crossovers on the interstate are legal in Tennessee for: A. Making a U-Turn when you missed your exit. B. Turning around when no others are present. C. Emergency vehicles and highway maintenance crews only.CInterstate driving demands require the driver to: A. Have a complete awareness of higher speed driving B. Constant alertness by the driver C. Both of the above.CIf involved in a reportable accident, the operator of the vehicle must file an accident report to the Department of Safety within: A. 10 Days B. 20 Days C. 48 HoursBIf you are not the first at the scene of accident and your help is not needed, what should you do: A. Slow down to calm your nerves. B. Stop and look for your own curiosity. C. Drive on and do not interfere with procedures.CA driver license may be revoked or suspended for: A. Frequent convictions of traffic law violations resulting in 12 or more "points" within a 12 month period B. Fraudulently altering a driver license C. Both of the aboveCContinuous hard braking on ice and snow often: A. Helps you stop faster. B. Locks the front wheels causing the loss of steering control. C. Keeps the brakes hot and prevents them from freezing.BWhen driving in foggy conditions, do not put your headlights on high beam because: A. The light from the fog creates blurry vision on your eyes. B. Approaching vehicles won't be able to see your oncoming vehicle. C. Low beams provide greater visibility and you can be better seen by other vehicles.CDriving at night is: A. Safer because of less traffic and less distractions. B. More hazardous because your range of visibility is limited by your headlights. C. Safer and allows you to increase your speed while adjusting to road conditions.BDriving while under the influence of drugs carries: A. The same penalty as for alcohol B. A lesser penalty than for alcohol. C. Absolutely no penalty at all.AIf you have had three beers in the past hour, how long will it take for all the alcohol to leave your blood stream? A. One hour B. Two hours C. Three hoursCAs your percentage of alcohol (BAC) in your blood increases, you become: A. More intoxicated B. More sober C. More coordinatedAImplied Consent Law means: A. If asked, you will take a test to determine alcohol or drug content in the blood. B. The laws apply even without any signs, markings or signals present at an intersection. C. The owner of the vehicle will carry proper insurance.AWhich of the following driving skills are affected by the use of alcohol and/or drugs? A. Alertness and concentration B. Reaction time and coordination C. All of the above are affected.BIf you have had several beers before driving, the effects of alcohol will be reduced only by: A.taking a cold shower B.waiting several hours C.drinking several cups of coffeeBWhen taking any medicine, you should: A.consult your doctor about the effects before driving B.have someone follow you home C.keep your window open and drive more slowlyAThe amount of alcohol in the blood is referred to as: A.implied consent (IC) B.blood alcohol concentration (BAC) C.rate of alcohol consumption (RAC)BDriving under the influence (DUI) for a first conviction is determined by which blood alcohol concentration? A. .05% B. .08% C. .50%BAlcohol in any concentration is: A.a stimulant B.a depressant C.neither of the aboveBWhich of the following substances can affect the ability to drive? A.tranquilizers, marijuana and sedatives B.cough syrups and cold tablets containing codeine or antihistamines C.all of the aboveCThe DUI law states that upon a second conviction the violator will serve not less than: A.5 days in jail B.20 days in jail C.45 days in jailCIf you have a BAC of .10%, you are _______ times more likely to cause an accident than if you were sober. A.3 B.5 C.7CSpecial studies show that all fatal crashes involving alcohol in Tennessee: A.have increased B.have decreased C.have remained steadyBThe DUI law states that upon first conviction the penalty will be: A.a $100.00 fine, 24 hours in jail and 6 months revocation B.a $500.00 fine, 12 hours in jail and 3 months revocation C.a $350.00 fine, 48 hours in jail and 1 year revocationCWhich of the following driving skills is/are affected by the use of alcohol and/or drugs? A.alertness B.coordination C.both of the aboveCIf you are operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a drug or alcohol and you are involved in a crash that results in a death of another person(s), you may: A.be charged with vehicular homicide B.if convicted, be fined and sentenced to a term in prison C.both of the aboveCSelect the statement below that is false: A.The more a person weighs, the more alcohol it takes to raise their "BAC" B.If people weigh the same amount, the one with more body fat will show signs of intoxication first C.Drinking three drinks in one hour affects you just the same as drinking three drinks in three hoursCDriving while under the influence of drugs carries: A.the same penalty as for alcohol B.absolutely no penalty C.a lesser penalty than for alcoholAIf you have had three beers in the past hour, about how long will it take for all the alcohol to leave your blood stream? A.one hour B.two hours C.three hoursCIn parallel parking, the wheels should be how far from the curb? A.within two feet B.within 18 inches C.within one footBWhen are you permitted to double park? A.never B.on a four-lane street only C.to load or unload passengersAUnless otherwise posted, the speed limit on primary and secondary state and federal highways is: A.55 mph B.45 mph C.65 mphABy law, the brakes on every vehicle (other than a motorcycle) must: A.not lock under any condition B.consist of a good foot brake and an "emergency" or "parking" brake C.consist of a good "parking" brake that is capable of stopping the vehicle within legal limitsBIt is illegal to park: A.within 15 feet of a fire hydrant B.within 50 feet of a railroad crossing C.both a and bCSlow moving vehicles shall turn or pull off the roadway when there are how many vehicles in line behind them? A.at least four B.five or more C.eight or moreBIf you change your address, Tennessee law requires you to notify the Department of Safety within: A.6 months B.10 days C.45 daysBAn advisory letter is mailed to a licensee having how many points on a driving record within any twelve months: A.6-11 B.8-10 C.12 or moreAIf you meet a stopped school bus with the lights flashing and the signal arm extended, you should: A.stop B.proceed at 15 mph if no children are present C.proceed at normal speed, but watch for childrenATennessee was the first state to pass a child restraint law. This law requires that children under the age of ________ must be placed in an approved child restraint device. A.3 years B.2 years C.4 yearsCBefore making a turn, the driver should use the turn signal at what distance before the turn? A.50 feet B.75 feet C.25 feetAWhich of the following vehicles are not required to stop before crossing any railroad grade crossing? A.farm trucks hauling produce B.school or church buses C.taxisAIf involved in a reportable accident, the operator of the vehicle must file an accident report to the Department of Safety within: A.10 days B.20 days C.48 hoursBVehicles stopped behind a school bus when the red lights are flashing must remain stopped until: A.all students are off the bus B.the stop arm is retracted C.the stop arm is retracted and the bus resumes motionCIt is illegal to turn around near a curve or hill when the driver cannot: A.make the turn within 30 seconds B.see at least 500 feet in each direction C.drive on the shoulder of the roadBIf the light turns red when you are in the middle of an intersection about to turn left, you should: A stop until the light changes to green B back out of the intersection, if possible C complete the turn when traffic clearsCIf your car becomes disabled on the highway, you should: A stop in the right lane B park with all four wheels off the traveled highway, if possible C stop where you areBIn 50-55 mph traffic you are least likely to have an accident if you: A drive a few miles per hour faster than most B stay within that speed range C drive a few miles per hour slower than mostBContinuous hard braking on ice and snow often: A helps you stop sooner B locks the front wheels causing loss of steering C keeps the brakes from freezingBWhen turning left from a two-way street onto a one-way street, you should: A turn into any lane B turn into first lane C turn into second laneBIf you are driving and the rear end of your car starts skidding to the left, you should: A steer to the right B steer to the left C tap your brakes lightly and shift into neutralBChanging from one lane to another is best done: A quickly and often B when a car is in your blind spot C gradually and carefullyCA major cause of fatal traffic accidents in Tennessee is: A turning into the wrong lane B speeding C following too closelyBHow far ahead should you signal your intentions to turn? A at least 50 feet B as soon as you decide to turn C at least 100 feetAAt an intersection with traffic signals, if you are not in the proper lane to make a right or left turn you should: A signal the direction you want to go and wait for a gap B stop and wait until the way is clear before turning C continue to the next intersection to make the desired turnCWhich of the following describes the thinking of a defensive driver? knows the other driver will do the right thing considers what other drivers might do and is prepared expects no breaks and gives noneBIf you are continually being passed on the right and the left while driving in the center lane of an expressway, you should: A stay in the center lane B move to the lane on your right C move to the lane on your leftBYou are preparing to exit an expressway. When should you start reducing speed? A about halfway through the deceleration lane B as you approach the deceleration lane C immediately upon entering the deceleration laneCWhich of the following is not considered safe driving on an interstate system? A slower traffic must keep to the right B change lanes without signaling C if you miss your exit you must go to the next exitBBefore changing lanes or attempting to pass another vehicle, you should: A check your blind spots, mirrors, and look over shoulder toward the rear B signal your intention before changing lanes C all the aboveCThis sign means: A no left turn can be made hereAWhen seeing a sign over your lane with an arrow and the word "only" below it you should: A go the direction of the arrow B always make a lane change C look for a destination sign to followAThis sign means: slow down, curving road aheadCThis sign means: traffic is entering from another road and you should drive cautiously while allowing additional space for the other drivers to merge safely into the traffic flowBYou are coming to an intersection with a flashing red light. You should: come to a complete stop, check the traffic and go on when it is safeCWhat message will be found on a red octagon shaped sign? A do not enter B one way C stopCThis sign indicates: the distance from road surface to a bridge or overpassAThis sign means: there is two way trafficBThis sign means: no right turnAThis sign means: stop sign aheadBThe yellow warning sign shown at left means: A. you are approaching a school or school crosswalk B. slow down, drive with caution and watch for children C. all of the aboveCThis sign means: yield sign aheadASigns with orange backgrounds mean: construction and maintenance warningBSpecial laws, regulations or important information is provided on signs in the shape of: A diamonds B rectangles C squaresBWhat message will be found on this yellow pennant shaped sign? A right turns only B right turns permitted C no passing zoneC

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