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MT drivers ed

Many drivers get into serious trouble while driving a vehicle because
they do not understand the legal responsibilities of having a license
if you move you must report your change of address to the Field operations bureau within
10 days
Parents, when signing for their child under 18 years of age are indicating
that they are accepting financial responsibility- it is good for one year
what is the earliest a montana drivers license can be renewed prior to the license expiration date?
6 months
At what blood alcohol content does the law state you are under the influence of alcohol?
Your driving record is used
by the state and your insurance company to establish how safely you drive
What is a probationaary license?
A license restricted to essential driving only
Headlights are required at any time you cannot see persons or vehicles for 500 feet and
1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise
A leaking exhaust system can
make you drowsy when driving
Turn signals must be visible for
300 feet
on the back of a vehicle, a sign with this shape means
this is a slow moving vehicle and it will not be going more than 25 MPH
The law requires safety belt use
for all people in the car, when your car has air bags, and every time you drive
New residents must apply within ____ consecutive days
Driver license numer is a _____ ______ number
system generated
If you have a valid driver license issued by the jurisdiction from which you move, you may use it for ___ days before getting a montana license
Vehicles must emit white or amber lights to the front and red or amber lights to the rear visible for _____ feet
Whenever a load extends ____ feet or more beyond the body of the vehicle, there shall be a red light visible for 500 feet at night, or a read flag during the day
4 feet
Many railroad crossings have signs or signals to warn drivers. Stop if there is any questions about
A solid yellow line on your side of the road means
that you cannot pass over the center line
never cross the center line unless
passing or making a left turn maneuver
you maynot pass if the solid yellow line is
on your side
If you approach a turn into the wrong lane or have forgotten to signal you should
proceed, get into the proper lane, go to the next intersection, signal and turn
On two lane roads it is permissible to drive a motor vehicle to the left of the center line when
overtaking and passing another vehicle
how much room do you need to pass safely?
1/3 of a mile
it is the driver's responibility to be alert for _____ and to yeild the right of way
Blue flashing lights are always the ____
when you hear a siren you should
pull over to the right edge of the road and follow any directions given on the vehicles loud speaker. If at an intersection, go through it and then pull over
When meeting a school bus from any direction you should
not proceed until the read lights have been shut off
A driver in a funeral procession may not drive faster than ____ MPH
55 on a highway, or more than 5 miles below the posted speed limit on other streets
If you are the first vehicle or the last in a funeral procession you should
have your flashing lights going
In order to park in a handicapped spot you
have to have a handicap liscense plate or tag
vehicles parked on a roadway or shoulder during hours of darkness shal have lights front and rear visible for
500 feet
When encountering a funeral procession, a person must
not drive between the vehicles, not enter an intersecton to cross the path of one, yield the right of way to all vehicles in the procession
9 out of 10 accidents are caused by
human error
When pulling away from a curb you should
signal, look over left shoulder, look in your mirror and pull out when it is safe
Night driving rerquires that you consider not only the speed limit but also
the conditions of the road, car, and weather
anytime persons or vehicles are not visible for _____ feet due to insufficient light conditions you shall turn on your headlights
headlights on upper beam (bright) shall reveal persons and vehicles for ____ ft
headlights on low beam shall reveal persons and vehicles for ___ ft
You should dim your lights within ____ feet of meeting a vehicle
You should dim your lights within ___ feet when following a vehicle
Although sunglasses are a big help during the day, they
reduce visibility dangerously at night
If you have car troubles,
move to the right out of traffic. If it is ngiht, leave your parking lights and or dimmed headlights on
when you are fatigued you should
stop every 2 hours, sing, open the windows
When you are going to change directions you should warn other drivers by
slowing down, by your vehicle position, or eye contact
If you become stranded in a snow storm you should
stay in the car
on cold, wet days, _____ spots may be icy
why is the pavement very slippery for the first few minutes after a snow rain on a hot day?
heat causes oil in the asphalt to come to the surface
what is hydroplaning?
when your tires actually start to float on a film of water
what does it mean to keep pace with traffic?
drive with the flow of traffic, passing only as needed
When you merge with traffic, you should
try to enter at the same speed, signal, use your rearview mirror and look over your shoulder
If you have to wait to merge, you should
slow down on the ramp so you have some room to speed up before entering
if you are on the highway and another car is trying to merge, you should
move to your left if possible so they may enter
most accidents between cars that are parallel parked and cars being driven on the street are caused by
carelessness of the driver pulling away from the curb
at dusk or on overcast days you should
turn on your vehicle lights
In your brain, alcohol affects those areas of your brain that control
judgement and skill
How much alcohol does it take to affect your driving?
Any amount- even one drink
Alcohol may still accumulate in your body even if you are drinking at a rate of
one drink per hour
A minor can be ticketed if they have a blood alcohol level of
50% of all traffic fatalities are
alcohol related
____ can lessen your concentration on hte driving task and ____ can have a great affect on your diving safely.
Stress, emotions
You should decide each time you drive if you are
physical and mentally capable
What is the number one killer on Montana's roads?
If your vehicle's right wheels leave the pavement, you should
take your foot off the accelerator, and when slowed down, ease back on the road
If a tire suddenly goes flat you should
keep the vehicle going straight, take your foot off the gas and slow down, pull off the road at a safe place
If your gas pedal sticks you should
Shift to neutral, apply steady pressure on the brake
What usually causes skids?
Drivers traveling too fast
What should you do if your vehicle starts to skid?
Turn the steering wheel in the direction you want to go, continue to correct left and right until you are under control again
You should not stop at an accident unless
you are involved in it, or emergency help has not arrived yet