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Tennessee Permit Test
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What does a solid yellow line mean?
Passing not permitted
When driving at night using high beams, dim your lights when you get within ______ feet of an approaching vehicle.
True or False: Bicyclists should observe the same yielding regulations as vehicles.
When driving at night using high beams dim your lights when you get within _____ feet of a vehicle you are following.
You are driving on a one-way street. You may turn left onto another one-way street only if:
Traffic on the street also moves to the left
You must turn on your headlights ____ minutes after sunset and leave them on until ____ minutes before sunrise.
True or False: You should never cross a solid yellow double line in the center of the roadway while passing another vehicle.
Roadways are the most slippery:
When it first starts raining.
A dust storm blows across the freeway, reducing your visibility. You should slow down and turn on your ____.
The Law requires that children younger than this age be secured in a child safety seat:
The Law on safety belts means?
All drivers and front-seat passengers must wear safety belts
When two vehicles arrive at an intersection with a four-way stop, which driver can go first?
The driver on the right
If you plan to pass another vehicle, you should:
Not assume the other driver will make space for you to return to your lane.
Who must use a safety belt or size-appropriate child safety system no matter where they are seated in the vehicle?
All children under age 18
You are approaching a school bus that has stopped on the opposite side of a divided highway separated by a median. You should:
Watch for children and be ready to stop
You drive defensively when you:
Keep your eyes moving to look for possible hazards
The school bus stop law applies on any roadways with two or more lanes of traffic, with what exception?
When approaching a bus on a divided highway having tow roads separated by an unpaved median.
True or False: When driving near a construction zone you should pass carefully and keep your attention on the road ahead.
Which of the following statements about blind spots is true?
Large trucks have bigger blind spots than most passenger vehicles.
You may not park
Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant
Within 20 feet of a fire station driveway on the same side of the street
Within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection
Parking is not allowed:
On the street side of an already parked car (double parking)
What should you do if you damage an unattended vehicle?
Locate the owner or leave your name and other pertinent information
How far before a turn must you signal?
To avoid last minute moves, you should be looking down the road to where your vehicle will be in about ___.
10 to 15 seconds
When merging onto the freeway, you should be driving:
At or near the same speed as the traffic on the freeway
What is the minimum safe following distance under ideal conditions?
Under what conditions must you always stop?
When a clearly visible railroad signal warns of the approach of a train.
If you have had two glasses of wine in the past hour, about how long will it take for the alcohol to leave your blood stream?
You must report to police an accident resulting in bodily injury or or property damage of ___ or more.
The only way to sober up before you drive is to:
Allow your body enough time to process the alcohol, typically hours.
What happens to your driver license if you refuse to submit to a chemical test for alcohol/drug content when requested by an enforcement officer?
Your license will be suspended for 12 months
If you are under 21, you can be arrested for a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of ___ or higher.
True or False:A Yeild Right-of-Way sign means to let others go first.
It is illegal to drive with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) that is ____ or higher.
While being passes by another vehicle in a passing zone, you should:
Maintain your speed and position
When do pedestrians have the right-of-way over motor vehicles?
Motor vehicles should always yield to pedestrians at crosswalks and intersections.
True or False: When giving the right-of-way to an emergency vehicle you should speed up to prevent the vehicle from getting too close.
True or False: A Do Not Pass sign tells you not to pass until it is safe to do so.
If your vehicle has a two part safety belt system, you should:
Use both the lap and shoulder belt.
The minimum speed allowed while driving in the right lane on interstates is
When parallel parking between two parked cars, the recommended technique is to first do what?
Pull up even with the front of the car.
When may you legally block an intersection?
Under no circumstances
True or False: It is unlawful to exceed the posted speed limit while passing.
What does a green arrow showing with a red light mean?
Proceed carefully after yielding to to vehicles and pedestrians.
True or False: Headlights must be illuminated when atmospheric conditions require the use of windshield wipers.
You have consented to take a blood alcohol test:
Whenever you drive in the state
True or False: You should never attempt to pass a car on a two-lane road.
When a school bus is topped at an intersection to load and unload children, drivers from which directions are required to stop?
Always stop before you cross a railroad tracks when:
You don't have room on the other side to completely cross the tracks
Which is more dangerous, city or expressway driving?
City driving because of the cross traffic and pedestrians
When encountering a funeral procession you should:
Yield the right-of-way to all vehicles in the procession.
You are getting ready to make a right turn. You should:
Stop first and then proceed when it is safe
Emergency crossover on interstate highways are legal for
Emergency vehicles and highway maintenance crews only.
If it feels like your tires have lost traction with the road during rain you should:
Ease your foot off of the gas pedal.
When parking uphill on a two-way street with no curb, your front wheels should be:
Turned to the right (away from the street)
If you drive faster than other vehicles on a two-way road and are frequently passing other vehicles, you will:
Increase your chances of an accident
Continuous hard breaking on ice and snow can:
Lock-up the front wheels, causing loss of steering
True or False" When you see a flashing yellow light you should stop and wait for the green light to appear.
When do you have to stop for pedestrians?
In a crosswalk, whether or not the crosswalk is marked by painted lines
When stopped at railroad tracks with no crossing gates, you may cross:
Only when you can see clearly in both directions
When driving in fog, you should use your:
When is it necessary to stop before proceeding when overtaking a school but that is loading or unloading children?
When alternating flashing red lights are displayed
True or False: You shouldn't rely on another driver's turn signals because they may have been left on from an earlier turn.
What is the most common reason for drivers not seeing motorcyclists.
The profile of a motorcycle is smaller that of a larger vehicle.
At intersections, crosswalks, and railroad crossings, you should always:
Look to the sides of your vehicle to see what is coming.
If you are turning left ona solid green light with oncoming traffic, you should:
Proceed slightly into the intersection and yield to oncoming traffic before turning.
In which gear should you drive when going down a steep hill?
When preparing to back up you should move the gear selector to:
Alcohol in any concentration is:
What is the best thing to do when you are being tailgated?
Move to the right lane and let the vehicle pass, if possible.
True or False: You must pull off to the right for an emergency vehicle with its lights and siren on if it is behind you.
A traffic light with a flashing red signal means:
In bad weather, you should make your car easier for others to see by
Turning on your headlights.
To avoid being blinded by oncoming cars at night, you should:
Look to the right side of the road.
It is illegal to park your vehicle:
In front of a private driveway
How many alcoholic drinks does it take to affect your driving ability?
There is no crosswalk and you see a pedestrian crossing your lane ahead. You should:
Stop and let him/her finish crossing the street.
What best describes what you must do at a stop sign?
Come to a complete stop
A pedestrian with a white cane is:
You are driving and the rear end of your car starts skidding tot he left. You should:
Steer to the left
You want to make a right turn at an upcoming intersection. You should slow down and:
Signal before turning
What vehicles must always stop before crossing railroad tracks?
Tank trucks marked with hazardous materials placards
If another driver moves into your path quickly, it would be best to:
Rake your foot off the gas.
You should stop for a stopped school bus:
When its red lights are flashing
Which of the folllowing substances can affect the ability to drive?
Tranquilizers, marijuana and sedatives
Beer, wine, and hard alcohol
Cough syrups and cold tablets containing codeine and antihistamines.
What is the first thing you should do when involved in an accident that results in the other driver being injured?
Give aid to the injured driver,but do not move them unless necessary.
When may you drive off of the paved roadway to pass another vehicle?
Under no circumstances.
What must you do if you are entering a road forma driveway?
Stop and yield the right-of-way to traffic on the roadway, and to pedestrians.
You may not pass a vehicle on the left if:
Your lane has a solid yellow center line.
Is it legal to pass a vehicle on the right shoulder in some situations?
When parking on a hill and there is no curb, turn your wheels so that if your vehicles does start to roll it will:
Roll away from the street and traffic.
True or False: A vehicle about to enter a roundabout has right-of-way over vehicles already in circle.
On what factor does you blood alcohol content (BAC) NOT depend?
Your body's tolerance to alcohol
What are the effects of alcohol on your driving ability?
Alcohol impares your judgement
Alcohol reduces your ability to recover from headlight glare
Alcohol reduces your reflexes and reaction time
Which of these drugs could affect your driving ability?
A cold remedy
If you are taking a non-perscription drug, what should you do before driving?
Check the label for warnings about its effects
What can reduced the effects of alcohol?
Only time can reduce alcohol's effect
If your brake pedal suddenly sinks to the floor, what should you do first?
Try pumping the break pedal
If you miss an expressway exit what should you do?
Get off at the next exit and locate the expressway going the other way.
If an approaching driver does not dim their lights, you should:
Flash your lights to high beam for a second, then back to low beam
When a vehicle's tires ride on the water lying on top of the road pavement, it is called:
True or False: The technique for recovering from a skid on snow and ice is the same for both frount and rear-wheeled drive vehicles.
What is the main reason night driving is more difficult than daytime driving?
The distances you can see ahead or to the side is reduced.
If your rear wheels are skidding left you should steer ____ to get out of the skid.
What should you do if one of your tires blows out?
Ease your foot off the gas pedal.
True or False: The single most important rule in any emergency is do not panic.
True or False: Bicyclists must obey the same traffic laws and signs as a vehicle drivers do.
How does a bicyclist signal a right turn?
By extending the left arm out and up, or the right arm strait out.
What is the best strategy to follow when approaching a large vehicle that is backing up into a loading area?
Wait until the vehicle has completed its backing maneuver before passing.
A blind pedestrian crossing the road can be identified by a person with a _____ .
Two drivers enter an intersection from opposite directions at the same time, one going straight, the other turning left. Who must yield the right-of-way?
The driver turning left
True or False: You may not enter an intersection if traffic is backed up on the other side and you cannot get through without blocking traffic.
When may you pass a vehicle which has stopped at a crosswalk to allow a pedestrian to cross?
What does it mean when you see amber lights flashing near the top of a school bus?
The bus is stopping to load or unload children. You should get ready to stop.
True or False: It is legal to travel in a median with double yellow stripes on a two-way left turn lane.
The first effect of alcohol is on your
Judgement making ability
What should you do when passing a bicyclist?
Move as far as possible tot he left side of your lane
True or False: It is legal to share a lane with a motorcycle when it is safe to do so.
Before passing another vehicle you should:
Give the proper turn signal early enough so others know your plans.
Which of the following is TRUE about the speed you drive?
The safest speed depends on road conditions such as weather and visibility
If your vehicle begins to hydroplane you should:
Slowly take your foot off the gas pedal to allow your vehicle to slow down.
True or False: You are required to signal anytime you pull away from the curb.
The area of blind spots around the front, back, and sides of trucks and buses where crashes are more likely to occur is called the:
True or False" A skilled motorcyclist will constantly change positions within a lane.
A white line on the roadway is used to:
Separate traffic going in the same direction on multi-lane or one-way roadways
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