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Texas Drivers Handbook

Texas Study & Review Questions for Class C Operators
What is the minimum age at which you can get a Class C driver license without either driver education or being a hardship case? (Chpt. 1)
How much is the maximum fine for a first conviction of driving without a license? (Chpt. 1)
up to $200 fine
What type of restrictions may be placed on your license? (Chpt. 1)
A With corrective lenses
B LOFS age 21 or over
C Daytime only
D Not to exceed 45 MPH
E No expressway driving
I M/C not to exceed 250 cc
J Licensed M/C Operator age 21 or over in sight
K Moped
L Vehicle w/o air brakes - applies to vehicles requiring CDL
M CDL Intrastate Commerce only
P Stated on license
Q LOFS 21 or over vehicle above Class B
R LOFS 21 or over vehicle above Class C
S Outside mirror or hearing aid
T Automatic transmission
U Applicable prosthetic devices
V Applicable vehicle devices
WPower steering
In what direction should you turn your wheels when parking uphill without
a curb? (Chpt. 7)
Turn wheels to right (front of the wheels facing the grassy area, where curb would normally be located)
What action should you take if you fail to receive the renewal notice card reminding you that your driver license is about to expire? (Chpt. 1)
If you do not receive this
notice, it is still up to you to renew your license.
Application for renewal must normally be made in
person at any Texas Driver License office. Licensees may also check online
or by phone if they are eligible to renew by alternate means.
On a one-way street, what color is the broken lane marker? (Chpt. 5)
Describe the "Yield" sign. (Chpt. 5)
...A red and white equilateral triangle. This sign tells you that the road you are on joins with another road ahead. You should slow down or stop if necessary so that you can yield the right-of-way to vehicles on the other road.
What does a "Narrow Bridge" sign look like, and how should the driver react when he sees one? (Chpt. 5)
...It is a yellow diamond and shows that the bridge ahead is not as wide as the road. Slow down and use caution.
What is the shape of a "Keep Right" sign, and how should the driver react when he sees one? (Chpt. 5)
...A yellow diamond that has two arrows;,one arrow pointing down and the other pointing up. Driver should drive in the right-hand lane and expect oncoming traffic in the left-hand lane.
Which sign tells you to slow down because you are approaching a double
curve? (Chpt. 5)
...A yellow diamond. The road curves one way (right) and then the other way (left). Slow down, keep right, and do not pass.
What does a "Do Not Pass" sign mean? (Chpt. 5)
...Do not pass other vehicles.
Which sign tells you to keep in the right-hand lane when driving slow?
(Chpt. 5)
...White vertical rectangle with black writing. "Slower Traffic Keep Right" is written on sign.
What does "Yield Right-of-Way" mean? (Chpt. 4, 5)
...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.
Describe the equipment required on passenger cars by state law.
(Chpt. 2)
...1. BRAKES
Foot Brake—must stop car within a distance of 25 feet at a speed of 20 miles per hour.
Parking Brake—should be adequate to stop and hold car.
Two Headlights—one on each side on the front—a beam indicator showing when the high headlight beam is on.
Tail Lights—all vehicles shall be equipped with two tail lights, except that models manufactured prior to model year 1960 shall be required to have only one tail light.
Brake Lights—all vehicles shall be equipped with two brake lights (stop lights) except that models manufactured prior to model year 1960 shall be required to have only one brake light (stop light).
Turn Signals—every motor vehicle, trailer, semi-trailer, and pole-trailer shall be equipped with electric turn signals (motorcycles and certain trailers
excepted), except that passenger cars and trucks less than 80 inches in width and manufactured prior to model year 1960 need not be equipped with electrical turn signals.
License Plate Light—a white light lighting the rear license plate when the headlights (or auxiliary lamps) are lighted.
Reflectors—two red reflectors, one on each side of car. (May be in combination with tail lights)—placed at a height of 15 to 60 inches and visible up to 600 feet. Reflectors must be visible up to 350 feet on vehicles manufactured prior to the year model 1960.
Parking Lights—white or amber on the front, red to the rear (may be in
combination with other lights).
3. HORN—must be heard for a distance of 200 feet.
4. MUFFLER—a muffler and exhaust system—all 1968 or later models must be equipped with an exhaust emission system to help reduce air pollution.
5. SAFETY GLASS—all new cars must be equipped with safety glass. All replacements of glass for any car must be with safety glass.
6. LICENSE PLATES—must have one valid plate at the front and one at the rear of passenger and commercial vehicles except dealer plates and those
commercial vehicles that are only issued one license plate.
7. WINDSHIELD WIPER—for safety in bad weather.
8. REARVIEW MIRROR—shall be so located as to be able to reflect a view of the highway for a distance of at least 200 feet to the rear of the vehicle.
9. SLOW-MOVING VEHICLE EMBLEM—farm tractors and machinery, road construction machinery, animal-drawn vehicles and certain other motor vehicles
designed to travel at 25 miles per hour or less must display the slow moving vehicle emblem.
10. FRONT SEAT BELTS—are required equipment if seat belt anchorages were part of the original equipment of the automobile.
11. TIRES—all vehicles are required to be equipped with tires that are in proper and safe condition with a minimum tread depth of 2/32nds of an inch.
12. FUEL CAP—the fuel cap on gasoline-powered vehicles from 2 to 24 years old will be checked to determine if the fuel cap is missing or defective. (EXCEPTIONS: antique vehicles, circus vehicles, slow moving vehicles,
What is the purpose of an exhaust emission system? (Chpt. 2)
...To reduce air pollution.
Describe the types of equipment which Texas state law specifically forbids
on passenger cars driven within the state. (Chpt. 2)
...1. A red light showing from the front—except on an emergency vehicle.
2. A bell, siren, or exhaust whistle—except on an emergency vehicle.
3. A muffler cutout.
4. Anything that extends more than three inches beyond the left side or six inches beyond the right side of the body, running board, or fenders of your car.
5. Flashing red lights on the front—except on emergency vehicles, school buses, and church buses
How should you react when a traffic officer tells you to do something which is ordinarily considered to be against the law? (Chpt. 5)
...You must obey the traffic officer at all times.
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? (Chpt. 8)
...It takes 387 feet for the car to stop. (and this is with good brakes and tires on dry, level pavement)
When is it necessary to stop before proceeding when you overtake a school bus loading or unloading children? (Chpt. 4)
...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.
About how many feet will the average driver going 50 mph travel from the moment he sees danger until he hits the brakes? (Chpt. 8)
...110 feet (It takes the average person 1-1/2 seconds to think, react and apply the brakes. At 50 mph, a car travels 110 feet before driver thinks to apply the brakes, and 119 feet traveled while skidding to a stop. That is a total of 229 feet to come to a complete stop.)
Within how many feet of a crosswalk may you park, when parking near
a corner? (Chpt. 7)
...No less than 20 feet.
What is the state speed limit for automobiles in urban districts? (Chpt. 8)
...30 mph
Does a posted speed limit of 55 mph mean that you may drive 55 mph on that highway under all conditions? (Chpt. 8)
...No. Speed must be adjusted to conditions in order to avoid accidents.
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? (Chpt. 6)
...100 ft (five car lengths)
What should you do if you discover you are in the wrong lane to make a turn as you enter an intersection? (Chpt. 6)
...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.
When two cars meet at the intersection of a two-lane road with a four lane road, which one must yield the right-of-way? (Chpt. 4)
...The car on the two-lane road should yield to the larger, 4 lane road.
If you are driving and hear a siren coming, what should you do? (Chpt. 4)
...Yield the right-of-way by moving to the right edge of the roadway and stopping.
What is the first thing that should be done when a car starts to skid?
(Chpt. 9)
...• DONʼT JAM ON THE BRAKES. Take your foot off the gas pedal (accelerator).
• TURN YOUR STEERING WHEEL IN THE DIRECTION OF THE SKID. As you recover control, gently straighten the wheels.
At what time of the day should your headlights be turned on? (Chpt. 9)
...• You must use your headlights beginning one-half hour after sunset and ending one-half hour before sunrise, or any other time when persons or vehicles cannot be seen clearly for at least 1,000 feet.
Under what conditions may your driver's license be suspended?
(Chpt. 1)
...DWI by use of alcohol or drugs, drug offense, intoxication manslaughter, intoxication assault, failure to stop and render aid, causing the death or serious injury of anyone while operating a motor vehicle, any offense punishable as a felony under the motor vehicle laws of Texas, overtaking and passing a school bus, boating while intoxicated, evading arrest, driving while license invalid, alterd/unlawful use of driver license, etc.
What is carbon monoxide, and how may it be harmful to drivers?
(Chpt. 14)
...It's a colorless, deadly gas in the exhaust fumes produced by cars and can cause poisoning.
Leave the motor running in a garage. Leave the vents open when following closely behind another car. Leave the motor running and the windows closed while the car is parked. Drive with a defective muffler or exhaust system. Operate the heater or air conditioner in a parked car with the windows closed.
Move a victim of carbon monoxide poisoning to fresh air and give artificial respiration.
Describe what you should do if you have a blowout while driving.
(Chpt. 9)
...• Do not "slam" on the brakes.
• Take your foot off the gas and gently apply the brakes.
• Steer straight ahead to a stop.
What should you do when driving down a steep grade in a car with standard
transmission? (Chpt. 9)
...Use a low gear to slow your vehicle down.
What should you do if you damage an unattended vehicle? (Chpt. 11)
...Stop, locate owner/operator, and give name and address. Or, leave a written notice.
When are accident reports required? (Chpt. 11)
If you are required to show proof of financial responsibility for the future,
how many years must such proof be kept up? (Chpt. 3)
What type of sign warns you to watch right and left for cross traffic?
(Chpt. 5)
...CROSSROAD AHEAD; slow down, look carefully in all directions
Describe the emblem which identifies vehicles which travel at speeds of
25 mph or less. (Chpt. 15)
...A fluorescent orange triangle with retreflective borders.
In which gear should you drive when going down a steep hill? (Chpt. 9)
What qualifications must one have to teach a beginner to drive?
(Chpt. 1)
...Must be a licensed driver
who is at least 21 years of age and has had at least one year driving experience
who is occupying the seat beside the driver, is not intoxicated, asleep
or engaging in any activity that prevents them from observing and responding
to actions of the driver. (pg 1-2)
If the person is under 18, when does his provisional license expire?
(Chpt. 1)
...All original licenses, other than an Instruction Permit, issued to persons
under 18 years of age will be marked "PROVISIONAL." The license will expire on the applicant's next birth date occurring after the date of issuance. (pg 1-3)
When parked parallel, your curb side wheels must be no more than how many inches from the curb? (Chpt. 7)
When following another car, what is a good rule to determine the distance at which you should follow behind? (Chpt. 9)
To what agency and within what time period must a change of address be reported for driver licensing purposes? (Chpt. 1)
...New residents who are properly licensed have 30 days after entry into
the state to secure a Texas driver license from a DPS office. (pg 1-2)
What effects does the use of marijuana and amphetamine have on driving? (Chpt. 10)
What is the penalty for being convicted of driving while intoxicated?
(Chpt. 10)
What does a green arrow showing with a red light mean? (Chpt. 5)
How should you react to a flashing red light? (Chpt. 5)
Which sign tells you to watch out for a train? (Chpt. 5)
Describe the sign which warns you to slow down for a winding road.
(Chpt. 5)
What sign indicates that the road that you are on merges with another?
(Chpt. 5)
What kind of sign warns you that the highest safe speed for the turn
ahead is 25 mph? (Chpt. 5)
Describe the sign that tells you to watch for cross traffic ahead. (Chpt.
Describe the sign that tells you to watch for cross traffic ahead. (Chpt.
Describe the type of sign which would let you know that you were on a
short state highway in a city or urban area. (Chpt. 5)
What is the maximum number of inches that you may lawfully allow an
object to extend beyond the left fender of your car? (Chpt. 2)
Under what conditions must you always stop? (Chpt. 4, 5)
What should you do when coming onto a street from a private alley or
driveway? (Chpt. 4)
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?
(Chpt. 8)
How close to a fireplug may a vehicle lawfully park? (Chpt. 7)
What does a posted speed limit of 55 mph mean? (Chpt. 5)
What is the maximum speed limit for passenger cars on Texas Highway numbered by this state or United States outside an urban district? (Chpt. 8)
Under what circumstances should you never attempt to pass a car ahead of you? (Chpt. 6)
Under what conditions are overtaking and passing to the right not permitted?
(Chpt. 6)
When a driver is waiting to make a left turn, what is the procedure he
should take when the light turns green? (Chpt. 5, 6)
What precautions should a driver take at uncontrolled intersections?
(Chpt. 4)
What regulations should a bicycle rider observe? (Chpt. 13)
Under what conditions should headlights be used? (Chpt. 9)
You should dim your lights when you are within how many feet of an approaching car? (Chpt. 9)
What type of lighting should cars use when parked on the highway at
night? (Chpt. 9)
Which lights should you use when you are driving in a fog? (Chpt. 9)
When are you required to show proof of financial responsibility?
(Chpt. 3)
When needed, how may one show proof of financial responsibility?
(Chpt. 3)
What sign warns you that you must slow down? (Chpt. 5)
What circumstances may lead to possible loss of your license? (Chpt.
...The Department of Public Safety is authorized to cancel the license or ID card of individuals who do not meet certain qualifications. The following
types of cases require cancellation of a driver license or ID card:
• suspension/revocation action from another state,
• parental authorization withdrawn (for individuals under 18 years of age),
• failure to give required information in the application for the license or ID card,
• person was not entitled to the license or ID card, • incomplete driver education,
• voluntary surrender for medical or insurance purposes,
• false statement on application license or ID card. (pg 1-23)
In addition to mufflers, what new equipment is required on all cars manufactured
in 1968 and after? (Chpt. 2)
Why are seat belts important? (Chpt. 14)
...Safety belts are life belts. They help to keep you:
• From being thrown from your car. (Your chances of being killed are five
times greater if you are thrown from your car.)
• From hitting the dashboard too hard.
• In better control of your car.
(pg 14-1)
What is meant by "defensive riving?" (Chpt. 14)
...To avoid crashes, the defensive driver should:
1. Stay alert and keep his eyes moving so that he can keep track of what is happening at all times.
2. Look for trouble spots developing all around him.
3. Have a plan of action if the other driver does the wrong thing.
4. Know that the law requires drivers to protect each other from their own
mistakes. (pg 14-1)
What are the different classes of licenses and age requirements for
each? (Chpt. 1)
...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.
When is a bicyclist not required to ride to the right of the roadway? (Chpt. 13)
When are bicyclists allowed to ride two abreast in a traffic lane? (Chpt. 13)
What are the three most common motorist caused car-bicycle crashes?
(Chpt. 13)
What are the penalties for minors (persons under the age of 21) convicted of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol? (Chpt. 10)
What are the penalties for minors (persons under the age of 21) convicted of non-driving alcohol-related offenses? (Chpt. 10)