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Park ___ inches from the curb
Bicycle pedal reflectors should be able to be seen from ___ feet away
Keep at least __ feet of clearance when passing a bicyclist
What is a "pulling" brake?
uneven application of the service brake at any individual wheel
Tire tread depth should be at least ___ of an inch
How often should tire pressure be checked?
at least monthly, or at each fuel stop
A _________ skid occurs because of traction loss to the front wheels when too much steering is applied.
A _________ skid occurs because of traction loss to the rear wheels. In this type of skid, the rear of the vehicle fishtails.
____________ force is an outward force on a body rotating about an axis. It pushes a vehicle to the outside of a roadway turn.
_____________ force is the force that keeps an object moving on a curved path that is directed inward towards the center of a rotation.
In vehicles equipped with a driver's-side airbag, do not sit closer than ___ inches from the steering wheel.
What does a flashing yellow traffic light mean?
It means to slow down and proceed with caution.
What does a flashing yellow light that isn't a traffic light mean?
It means that you are approaching a school zone, construction zone, or pedestrian crossing.
What does a broken yellow line mean?
Passing is allowed, and the adjacent lane is traveling in the opposite direction.
What does a white curb mean?
Stopping is allowed only while loading and unloading passengers or mail.
What does a green curb mean?
Parking is permitted for a limited time.
What does a yellow curb mean?
Loading zone - parking is permitted only while loading and unloading.
When cues indicate that a train is coming, stop no closer than ___ feet from the nearest rail or gate.
If a train is going to hit your stalled car, stand at a ___ degree angle from the tracks toward the direction the train is coming from to avoid being hit with debris.
When a stopped school bus flashes its red light(s), traffic approaching from either direction must stop at least ___ feet away from the bus.
Do not travel over ___ mph around children.
How long of a following distance should you maintain behind a school bus?
How high above the ground must license plates be mounted?
It is illegal to travel faster than ___ mph on a freeway.
It is illegal to travel faster than ___ mph on a 2 lane undivided highway.
When must a vehicle travel no faster than 15 mph?
-When approaching a railroad crossing
-In an alleyway
-When approaching an intersection
When must a vehicle travel no faster than 25 mph?
-In a business or residential district
-When approaching or passing a school zone
-When passing a senior citizen center that has a "senior" warning sign posted
Which lane is the slow lane?
The right lane
How soon before your turn should you activate your turn signal?
During the last 100 feet before turning
On which side should you pass another vehicle?
On the left
A hand and arm extended horizontally indicates
a left turn
A hand and arm extended upward indicates
a right turn
A hand and arm extended downward indicates
a stop or decrease in speed
U-turns may not be made when another vehicle approaching from either direction is within ___ feet.
When is parking, stopping, or standing prohibited?
-Within 15 feet of a fire station entrance
Parked vehicles may not protrude more than ___ inches onto the sidewalk.
When parking by a curb, wheels must be parallel to the curb and within ___ inches of the curb.
When biking at night, on a highway, or on a sidewalk, bikes must have a white light that can be seen from ___ feet in the front and to the sides, have white/yellow pedal reflectors that can be seen from ___ feet, and have white/yellow reflectors on each side of the bike.
Motorcycles must have 1-2 headlights that can be seen from ___ feet away.
Darkness is defined as
half an hour after sunset, 1 hour before sunrise, and any time when a pedestrian or vehicle cannot be seen from 1,000 feet away.
Tail lamps must be visible from ____ feet, and must be mounted at a height between ___ and ___ inches.
500; 15; 72
A license plate must be illuminated during darkness and visible from ___ feet away.
Fog tail lamps must be mounted at a height between ___ and ___ inches (hint- same as the height requirement for a license plate), and should not be closer than 4 inches from the edge of a stop lamp's lense.
Stop lamps must be no more than ___ inches wide, and must be mounted at a height between ___ and ___ inches (hint- same as tail lamps).
30; 15; 72
Lamp-type turn signals must always be visible from ___ feet from the front and rear.
Horns must be audible from ___ feet away.
Vehicles must have mirrors that enable the driver to see ___ feet behind them.
A turn signal system shall project either a _____ or _____ light at the front of a vehicle.
Following a vehicle too closely is called _______________.
Keep a space cushion of at least __ seconds. Increase by 1 second for every potential hazardous factor.
How do you recover from a locked wheel skid?
-Release pressure on the brakes to the extent that the wheels begin to turn
-Reapply small amounts of pressure to the brakes so the wheels still turn but the vehicle slows down
How do you recover from an acceleration skid?
-Ease pressure off of the gas pedal
-Do not use brakes
Switch to low beams when an oncoming car is _____ feet away or when the car in front of you is ____ feet away.
It is recommended to scan the roadway ___ seconds ahead of your vehicle.
A minimum of __ seconds of following distance is adequate. Increase following distance in inclement weather conditions.
Be in the correct lane at least ____ block(s) before turning.
Activate your turn signal at least __ seconds before changing lanes.
You are permitted to drive no more than ___ feet within a 2-way left turn center lane before making a left turn.
2-second following distance increases to ____ on freeways
If you have an emergency and have to pull over to the shoulder, your vehicle should be visible from ___ feet in all directions.
Vehicles displaying an orange reflective triangle sign do not travel over ___ mph.
-Presence of hills
-Pennant-shaped no passing zone signs
-Opposing traffic within 200 feet in the other lane of traffic
Turn on headlights when wipers are in use and when visibility is less than ____ feet
In bad weather, keep a space cushion of at least __ seconds
Brake lights and tail lights are ______ in color.
Back-up lights are ______ in color.
Headlights should provide at least _____ feet of light.
Replace windshield wipers ______ per year.
If the car has airbags, put your hands on the wheel at __ and __.
Brake system should be inspected _____ per year.
Wheel alignment should be done every _______ miles and whenever new tires are put on.
Smog tests should be done every ____ years.
Do not enter the bike lane unless you are within ____ feet of your turn or driveway.
The combined effect of 2+ drugs is called ___________.
Maintain a following distance of at least ____ seconds behind motorcycles.
True or false: it is legal for motorcycles to lane-split.
True or false: marijuana is a hallucinogen.
True or false: in all circumstances, a bicyclist must obey the same traffic signals as vehicle drivers.
When it is raining, allow a ___ second following distance between you and the car in front of you.
Double solid center lines mean that
you may not change lanes.
School zones are indicated by which type of sign?
When parking uphill with a curb, should your front wheels point toward or away from the curb?
At an intersection having no traffic signs or signals, the right-of-way should be given to
-the vehicle that enters or crosses a state highway from a secondary road
-the vehicle that is already at the intersection upon your arrival
-the vehicle that enters or crosses a paved road from an unpaved road
Motorists must yield the right-of-way when turning left at an intersection when pedestrians are crossing from
Your headlights must be turned on ____________________________.
whenever the sun is not present
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