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Which child would require a child passenger restraint system?
1. A 9-year-old who is 4 feet 10 inches tall
2. A 10-year-old who is 5 feet 3 inches tall
3. A 7-year-old who is 4 feet 8 inches tall
Children who are eight years old or older, or who have reached at least 4 feet 9 inches in height, may use a properly secured safety belt meeting federal standards. Other children must be seated in a child passenger restraint system.
Vehicles stopped behind a school bus with its red lights flashing must remain stopped until:
All students are off the bus.
The stop arm is retracted.
The stop arm is retracted and the bus resumes motion
3. When a school bus is flashing its red lights and has its stop arm extended, motorists must come to a full stop until the lights are turned off, the stop arm is withdrawn, and the bus begins moving again.
You see a flashing yellow traffic signal at an upcoming intersection. The flashing yellow light means:
Stop before entering the intersection, as long as you can do so safely.
Stop. Yield to all cross traffic before crossing the intersection.
Slow down and cross the intersection carefully
3. A flashing yellow traffic signal light warns you to proceed with caution. Slow down and be alert before entering the intersection. Yield to any pedestrians, bicyclists, or vehicles in the intersection.
California's "Basic Speed Law" says you must
Keep your speed close to that of other traffic.
Never drive faster than is safe for current conditions.
Always drive at the posted speed limit
2. The "Basic Speed Law" states that you may never drive faster than is safe for current conditions. For example, if you drive at 45 mph in a 55 mph zone during a dense fog, even though you are below the posted limit, you may be cited for driving "too fast for conditions."
Which of these vehicles must always stop before crossing railroad tracks?
Tank trucks marked with hazardous materials placards.
Motor homes or pickup trucks towing a boat trailer.
Any vehicle with three or more axles and weighing more than 4,000 pounds
1. Trucks transporting hazardous loads must stop before they cross railroad tracks.
You should allow an extra cushion of space:
When following a station wagon.
When following a driver who cannot see the rear of their vehicle.
When following a small passenger car.
2.Drivers of trucks, buses, vans, or any vehicles pulling campers or trailers may not be able to see you if you are driving directly behind them. Increase your following distance when driving behind one of these vehicles. Additionally, large vehicles can block your view of the road, so increase your following distance to look around the sides of the vehicle and see the road ahead.
When driving on a multilane street with two-way traffic:
Drive alongside other vehicles so the drivers can see you.
You should drive ahead of or behind the other vehicles.
It is safest to drive in the lane next to the centerline.
2. Driving directly alongside another vehicle could create a collision if the other driver crowds your lane or tries to change lanes without looking. To avoid this, you should drive ahead of or behind vehicles in other lanes rather than alongside them.
If you are convicted of driving with an excessive blood alcohol concentration (BAC), you may be sentenced to serve:
Up to six months in jail.
Up to 12 months in jail.
No jail time, but you must pay a fine of $500
1. f you are convicted of DUI for the first time and you have an excessive BAC level, you may be sentenced to serve up to six months in jail and may be required to pay a fine between $390 and $1,000. Your vehicle may be impounded and is subject to storage fees.
This sign means:
No passing zone.
1.A round yellow sign indicates that there is a railroad crossing ahead.
If you have trouble seeing other vehicles because of dust or smoke blowing across the roadway, you should drive more slowly and turn on your:
3, You must turn on your headlights any time conditions prevent you from seeing other vehicles. Other drivers may have trouble seeing you, too.
You want to park uphill on a two-way road and there is no curb. Which direction do you turn your front wheels?
Right, toward the side of the road
Left, toward the center of the road
2. When parking either uphill or downhill on a road that has no curb, you should turn your wheels so that the vehicle will roll away from the center of the road if the brakes fail.
When passing another vehicle, you should return to your original lane when:
You can see both headlights of the passed vehicle in your rearview mirror.
You have cleared the front bumper of the passed vehicle.
You are 50 feet in front of the passed vehicle.
1. When passing another vehicle, move back into your original lane only when you can see the passed vehicle's headlights in your rearview mirror. This ensures that you will have enough room to safely pull back in front of the other vehicle.
It is illegal to park your vehicle:
In an unmarked crosswalk.
Within three feet of a private driveway.
In a bicycle lane
1. It is illegal to park your car on a marked or unmarked crosswalk. You may park in a bicycle lane if there is not a "No parking" sign posted and your vehicle does not block a bicyclist.
If you are being followed too closely on a two-lane road:
Reduce your speed slowly to encourage the tailgater to drive around you.
Speed up to increase the distance between you and the other car.
Apply your brakes to slow down, then resume your original speed.
1. If you are being followed too closely by another driver, merge into a different lane. If there is no lane available for merging, wait until the road ahead is clear and slowly reduce your speed. This will encourage the tailgater to drive around you.
You should not start across an intersection if you know you will block the intersection when the light turns red:
Under any circumstances.
Unless you entered the intersection on a yellow light.
Unless you entered the intersection on a green light
1. Even if the signal is green, you must not enter an intersection unless you can get completely across before the light turns red. If you block the intersection, you can be cited
Large trucks turning onto a street with two lanes in each direction:
May complete the turn in either of the two lanes.
Often have to use the left lane to complete the turn.
Must stay in the right lane at all times while turning.
2. Large trucks must often swing wide to complete a right turn. A truck making a right turn may initially appear to be turning left because of the need to swing wide. When behind a turning truck, you should pay attention to the truck's turn signal to be aware of which way the trucker actually intends to turn.
At an uncontrolled intersection where you cannot see cross traffic until you are just about to enter the intersection, the speed limit is:
1. The speed limit for a blind intersection is 15 mph. An intersection is considered "blind" if there are no stop signs on any corner and you cannot see for 100 feet in either direction during the last 100 feet before crossing.
You are on the freeway and traffic is merging into your lane. You should:
Make room for the merging traffic, if possible.
Assert your right-of-way by driving faster.
Always maintain your position
When traffic permits, you should make room to allow vehicles to merge into your lane.
A pentagon-shaped sign is a:
School zone or school crossing sign.
3. A five-sided sign is used to alert drivers to a school zone. Some pentagonal signs specifically indicate crosswalks within school zones where children or other pedestrians may be present.
Always carefully look for motorcycles before you change lanes because:
Their small size can make them hard to see.
They usually have the right-of-way at intersections.
It is illegal for motorcycles to share traffic lanes.
1.You should check carefully for motorcycles when changing lanes because their small size makes it easy for them to disappear into your blind spots.
You are approaching an intersection where a traffic signal is displaying a steady yellow light. If you have not already entered the intersection, you should:
Speed up to beat the red light.
Reduce you speed and proceed carefully through the intersection.
Come to a safe stop.
3. At an intersection controlled by a steady yellow light, you should bring your vehicle to a safe stop. If you are already within the intersection when the light changes from green to yellow, continue through the intersection at a safe speed.
You exit the freeway on a ramp that curves downhill. You should:
Slow to a safe speed before the curve.
Slow to the posted speed limit for the freeway.
Wait until you have entered the curve to begin braking.
1. You should always slow down before entering a curve. You may not be able to see hazards ahead and braking in a curve may cause your vehicle to skid.
Which of these is a safe driving technique?
Using your high beam lights in the fog.
Staring at the road ahead of your vehicle.
Checking your rearview mirrors frequently.
3. To stay aware of hazards, you should scan the road and check your rearview mirrors every two to five seconds. Constantly staring at just the road ahead of you is dangerous. If you must drive in foggy conditions, you should use your low beam headlights, not your high beam headlights.
Which of the following roadways freeze first when wet?
Bridges and overpasses
1. Bridges and overpasses tend to freeze before the rest of the road does.
When driving behind another vehicle at night, you should:
Keep your headlights on the low beam setting.
Use your high beam headlights until you are within 10 feet of the vehicle ahead.
Use your high beam headlights.
1.Use high beam headlights only when driving in rural areas and when other cars are not nearby. Lower your headlights to their low beam setting when you are following closely behind another driver.
A vehicle suddenly cuts in front of you, creating a hazard. What should you do first?
Honk and step on the brake firmly.
Take your foot off the gas pedal.
Swerve into the lane next to you.
2. If a vehicle merges in front of you too closely, take your foot off of the accelerator. This will create space between you and the vehicle ahead without requiring you to slam on your brakes or swerve into another lane.
A flashing red traffic light at an intersection means:
Slow down before entering.
Stop before entering.
Stop and wait for the green light
2. A flashing red signal means "stop." After coming to a stop, you may proceed once it is safe, observing all right-of-way rules.
On freezing, wet days, which of the following roadways is most likely to hide spots of ice?
Roadways near the tops of hills
Roadways on bridges and overpasses
Roadways paved with asphalt
2.Bridges and overpasses tend to freeze before the rest of the road does. They can hide spots of ice.
When approaching a roundabout, you should always:
Increase your speed.
Decrease your speed.
Maintain your speed
2.When approaching a roundabout, slow down. A roundabout is designed to be driven at a low speed.
The speed limit at an uncontrolled railroad crossing is:
When you are within 100 feet of an uncontrolled railroad crossing where you cannot see the tracks for 400 feet in both directions, the speed limit is 15 mph.
You have allowed the wheels of your vehicle to run off the edge of the pavement. What should you do first?
Turn the front wheels slightly to the left to edge the car back onto the pavement.
Hold the steering wheel firmly, release the gas pedal, and gently apply the brakes.
Apply the brakes and turn the front wheels sharply to the left.
2. If your vehicle leaves the roadway, hold the steering wheel firmly, release the gas pedal, and gently apply the brakes. Wait until your speed has reduced, check the traffic, and look for a place to safely return to the roadway by merging back into traffic. Overcompensating by jerking the wheel to return to the roadway can cause you to lose control of your vehicle or may cause your car to go into other lanes of traffic.
It is legal to make a left turn at a red traffic light after stopping only if:
You are traveling on a two-way street and turning onto a two-way street.
You are traveling on a one-way street and turning onto another one-way street.
You yield to all other traffic at the intersection.
2. After coming to a complete stop, you may turn left at a red light only if you are traveling on a one-way street and turning onto another one-way street. Only make the turn if there are no posted signs prohibiting such a turn.
You want to pass a bicyclist in a narrow traffic lane when an oncoming vehicle is approaching. You should:
Honk your horn then pass the bicyclist.
Slow down and let the vehicle pass you before you pass the bicyclist.
Wait until the bicyclist rides off the roadway
2. In this situation, you should take on one danger at a time. Rather than trying to squeeze between the bicyclist and the other vehicle, you should slow down to let the other vehicle pass, and then pass the bicyclist when it is safe to do so.
While all of the following actions are dangerous to do while driving, which is also illegal?
Listening to music through a set of dual headphones.
Adjusting your outside mirrors.
Reading a road map.
1. Listening to music through a set of dual headphones is dangerous and illegal.
Only ____ can lower blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and reduce alcohol's effects on a body.
Eating foods high in fat
3. The only way to sober up after drinking alcohol is to allow time for your body to eliminate the alcohol in your system. Nothing you can do, including eating and drinking, can accelerate this process.
Your driving lane is next to a bicycle lane. You want to make a right turn at the upcoming intersection. You:
May not enter the bicycle lane to make your turn.
Should only merge into the bicycle lane if you stop before turning.
Must merge into the bicycle lane before making your turn
3. When you are making a right turn, you must enter the bicycle lane no more than 200 feet before the corner or driveway entrance. Do not drive a motor vehicle in the bicycle lane at any other time.
Blue traffic signs offer information on:
Construction and maintenance.
Mileage information, such as distances to specific locations.
1. Blue signs on the roadway are service signs. They are used to provide information about motorist services, such as upcoming rest areas, food options, or nearby hospitals.
You are preparing to exit the interstate. When should you start reducing your speed?
About halfway through the deceleration lane.
As you approach the deceleration lane.
Immediately upon entering the deceleration lane.
3. When leaving an interstate, you should maintain your speed until you enter the deceleration lane, at which point you should reduce your speed to the exit ramp's posted advisory speed.
When you see this black and yellow sign, it means:
The road to the right is for one-way traffic only.
There is a detour to the right due to road construction.
The road ahead changes direction at an extreme angle.
Warning signs are usually yellow with black markings. They alert you to conditions that are immediately ahead. This sign tells drivers to slow down and prepare for an abrupt change in direction at an extreme angle.
This sign means:
Divided highway begins.
This sign indicates that the right lane ends ahead. A merging maneuver will be required for drivers in that lane.
Always stop before crossing railroad tracks when:
There isn't room on the other side for you to completely cross the tracks.
The railroad crossing is located in a city or town that has frequent train traffic.
You are transporting two or more young children in a passenger vehicle
1. Expect a train on any track, at any time, traveling in either direction. If you need to stop after crossing the tracks, wait until you can completely cross the tracks before proceeding. Make sure your vehicle clears the tracks before you stop.
You are approaching an intersection with a steady yellow traffic light.
If you have not already entered the intersection, you should:
Speed up to beat the red light.
Reduce you speed and proceed carefully through the intersection.
Come to a safe stop.
3. When a steady yellow light appears on a traffic signal, you should prepare to stop. If you are already within the intersection, you should clear the intersection as quickly as possible.
Flash your brake lights or turn on your emergency flashers if you:
Need to warn other drivers of a collision ahead.
Are temporarily parked in a traffic lane to make delivery.
Are backing out of a parking space.
1. If you can see a collision ahead, warn the drivers behind you by turning on your emergency flashers or by tapping your brake pedal quickly three or four times.
If you approach a flashing red traffic light, you:
Are traveling in the wrong direction.
Must treat the intersection as if it is controlled by a stop sign.
May not proceed until it changes to green
2. Treat a flashing red light the same as a stop sign. Come to a complete stop at the stop line or, if there is no stop line, prior to the crosswalk and before entering the intersection. Yield to all other traffic and pedestrians.
At intersections, crosswalks, and railroad crossings, you should always:
Stop, listen, and proceed cautiously.
Look to the sides of your vehicle to see what is coming.
Slowly pass vehicles that seem to be stopped for no reason
2. Any time you come to a place where people may cross or enter your path, or where one line of traffic meets another, you should look to the left and right sides of your vehicle to make sure no one is coming.
A U-turn is not permitted:
In a parking lot.
On or near any curve or hill.
On a straight roadway with a clear view for 500 feet in both directions
2.You must never turn around while on or near any curve or hill. You may not be able to see oncoming traffic or pedestrians and may cause a collision.
You reach an intersection with stop signs on all four corners at the same time as the driver on your left. Who has the right-of-way?
The driver on your left has the right-of-way.
You have the right-of-way.
Whoever is signaling to make a turn has the right-of-way.
2.If two vehicles arrive at the same time to an intersection that has stop signs on all corners, the vehicle to the right has the right-of-way.
What is the benefit of a space cushion around your vehicle?
Other drivers can cut in front of you, improving the flow of traffic.
If another driver makes a mistake, you have time to react.
It inflates to protect you from injury in the case of a collision.
2. Keeping space around your vehicle is important to ensure that you have time to safely react if another driver makes a mistake. For example, extra space around your vehicle may give you time to brake or maneuver out of the way of a vehicle veering into your lane.
You are crossing an intersection and an emergency vehicle is approaching while using its siren and flashing lights. You should:
Stop immediately in the intersection until it passes.
Pull to the right of the intersection and stop.
Continue through the intersection, pull to the right, and stop
3. If you are in an intersection when you see an emergency vehicle approaching while using its flashing lights and/or siren, continue through the intersection and then drive to the right and stop. You must yield the right-of-way to any police vehicle, fire engine, ambulance, or other emergency vehicle using a siren or flashing lights.
A large truck is ahead of you and is turning right onto a street with two lanes in each direction. The truck:
May complete its turn in either of the two lanes.
May have to swing wide to complete the right turn.
Must stay in the right lane at all times while turning
2. When a vehicle makes a turn, the rear wheels follow a shorter path than the front wheels. The longer the vehicle, the bigger the difference between the paths of the front and rear wheels. Therefore, long trucks often have to swing wide to complete a right turn.
You can help keep the driver behind you a safe distance away from your vehicle by:
Driving 10 mph faster than the car behind you.
Driving 10 mph slower than the car behind you.
Maintaining a steady speed.
3. It is not always easy to maintain a safe distance behind your vehicle. However, you can help keep the driver behind you a safe distance away from your vehicle by maintaining a steady speed and signaling turns, lane changes, and deceleration in advance.
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