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who has the right of way in the following scenario: a car is going straight ahead or is about to turn right, while the other wants to make a left turn?
the car turning left must yeild the right of way to the other car
what should you do when coming onto a street from a private alley or driveway?
you must yield the right of way to all approaching vehicles and pedestrians
when does a pedestrian have the right of way?
a person walking across the street within a crosswalk, whether or not the crosswalk is marked, always has the right of way.
what should you do at a railroad crossing that is marked only with a cross buck sign?
reduce speed, look both ways, and listen for audible signal whistle. If a train is approaching- STOP and if not, proceed with caution
what does it mean if you see red lights at a railroad crossing?
You are required to STOP and remain stopped until the train passes by and the lights stop
what should you do if you are approached by an emergency vehicle (from the front or rear) with its red or blue lights flashing and sirens going?
every vehicle must yield the right of way. you must stop and remain stopped until the emergency vehicle or vehicles have passed. If at all possible, pull your vehicle over to the extreme right hand side of the road until the emergency vehicle has passed
if you approach a school bus from either direction and the bus is displaying flashing red lights, what should you do?
you just stop and not pass until all children have safely crossed the street and the red lights are no longer flashing. do his rule applies to all roads, including four lane highways.
when should you use your headlights?
you are required by law to use low beams when you approach within 500 feet of an oncoming vehicle or when following within 500 feet of another vehicle (except when you are attempting to pass the vehicle). You should use your lights at sunset and sunrise or at any other one when you cannot see clearly ahead for a distance of 500 feet. When driving in fog, always remember to use your low beams.
which of the following must you obey over the other three: steady red light, flashing red light, stop sign, or police officer?
you must obey the instructions of a police officer even though
they may be contrary to laws, signs, signals and markings.
what does a green arrow displayed mean?
proceed carefully in the direction of the arrow after yielding the right of way to other vehicles and pedestrians
What does a flashing red light mean?
the same as a stop sign
What does a flashing yellow light mean?
slow down and proceed with caution
what does a red triangle with a yellow center listed on the back of a vehicle mean?
it identifies slow moving vehicles and can save your life. watch for it day or night.
what does a blue traffic sign indicate?
motorist services guidance.
What does a broken yellow line mean?
you may cross the lane if it is safe to do so
What do two solid yellow lines indicate?
you may not cross the lines from either direction. you can only cross to turn into a driveway or side road if it is safe to do so.
There is a solid yellow line AND a broken yellow line: if the solid yellow line is on your side of the lane, are you allowed to pass?
if you refuse to take a blood alcohol test when a police officer pulls you over, what happens?
you must surrender your drivers license to the office on the spot. the officer will then give you a receipt for your license and will then forward a sworn report to the Commissioner of Public Safety, who will review your case. The receipt will serve as your temporary license for 45 days
in what situations should you always use your turn signal?
mechanical or electrical road signals should not be used unless you are actually going to turn
What is the hand signal for a left turn?
Put left hand and arm straight out, keeping hand and arm still
What is the hand signal for stop or slow down?
Put left hand and arm down, keeping hand and arm still
What is the hand signal for a right turn?
Put left hand and arm up, keeping hand arm still.
what age child must be in a child safety seat?
MS law requires that children under the age of 4 be in a child safety seat. Violators if this law may be fined. it is recommend that children weighing up to 49 lbs be transported in a child safety seat and children weighing between 40 to 80 pounds be transported in a booster seat. If a child is over 40 pounds and is under the age of four, they can use a regular safety belt, but it is not recommended.
When passing another vehicle, how can you tell when it is safe to return to the driving lane?
when you see the car you just passed in your rearview mirror.
at what distance are you required to signal a left or right turn?
when is it permissible to park on a sidewalk, on any bridge or elevated structure, or under a highway overpass
how many inches must your curb-side wheels be from the curb when parallel parked?
when parking on a hill headed downhill, with or without a curb, in what direction should you turn the wheels of your vehicle?
to the right
when parking on a hill headed uphill, without a curb, in what direction should you turn the wheels of your vehicle?
toward the center of the street with the back of the front tire against the curb
when parking on a hill headed uphill with out a curb, what direction should the wheels of your vehicle be facing?
to the right
what is the maximum speed limit for cars and trucks on the highways of Mississippi?
Must you always drive at the speed limit?
no. While you cannot exceed the limit, often road conditions require that you drive more slowly
what is the speed limit when driving in a school zone in an urban district?
what is the speed limit when driving on a highway numbered by the state or the US outside an urban district?
55 mph unless otherwise posted
Is it best to keep your headlights on high beam or low beam in fog, rain, or falling snow?
what should you do to avoid being blinded by the glare of headlights from an approaching vehicle?
avoid looking directly into the headlights of approaching vehicles
Where do most accidents occur?
When entering or merging with traffic, should you enter at the same speed, a slower speed, or faster than the traffic that is moving?
enter at the same speed that traffic is moving
what is the penalty for the first offense under Mississippis drunk driving laws?
90 day license suspension plus a $250 fine
What is a traffic lane?
You are in a traffic lane whenever you are driving on any street or highway. These lanes may or may not be marked, but they exist just the same.
how closely should you follow behind the car in front of you?
allow at least one car length for every 10 mph of speed
what should you do if you have a flat tire or blowout?
take your foot off the accelerator, and then apply the brake slowly and cautiously
what should you do if your car starts to skid?
if your vehicle starts to skid, turn the wheel in the direction of the skid, but only if you can do so without running off the road or hitting something. Remember that braking suddenly will increase the skid.
what facts should you keep in mind when sharing the road with large vehicles?
they have bigger blind spots than cars, take longer to stop, need more room to maneuver and it takes a car longer to pass them
what rile of thumb should you remember when sharing the road with trucks and other large vehicles ?
if you can't see the the truck driver in his side mirror, he can't see you.
as a motorist, what does "implied consent"mean for you?
any person who drives a vehicle in Mississippi is deemed to have given consent to a chemical test to determine the amount of alcohol in his/her system if arrested for driving while intoxicated
what is the Illegal Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) in the state of Mississippi?
.08% if over 21, .02% if under 21
at what BAC is someone considered legally intoxicated
0.08% or more
When are roads most likely to be dangerous or slickest?
the opening minutes of rain or drizzle.
what are the seat belt requirements for operating and riding in a motor vehicle?
the driver and front seat passengers are required to use safety belts, children under 4 years of age must be secured in a child passenger safety seat.
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