Louisiana DMV Learner's Permit Test
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You must stop at least _______ from a school bus and wait until it starts up again.
When driving at a moderate speed and the traffic light changes to yellow, you should _______.
If you have your bright lights on, and you meet another vehicle coming toward you, you should dim your headlights about _______ from the oncoming vehicle.
Give a continuous turn signal at least _______ before making a turn.
pull over to the right side of the road and stop
What should you do when you see an emergency vehicle with flashing lights and sirens coming?
What should you do if you encounter a layer of water on the road after a heavy rain?
If the rear end of your car begins to skid to the right side, you should turn your front wheels to the _______.
Where are vehicle/motorcycle accidents most likely to occur?
Arm extended straight out of the window means you're turning _______.
How far ahead should you watch the traffic ahead of you?
signal, speed up in acceleration lane, merge when safe
What are the steps for entering an interstate highway?
What is the approximate stopping distance of a car traveling at 55 mph?
no passing allowed
What does a solid yellow line on your side of the lane mean?
a flashing red light
When approached, you should stop, then go ahead when the way is clear.
crossing into another lane is dangerous.
What does a white line marking on the pavement mean?
low beam headlights
What should be turned on when driving in the fog?
left lane into left lane
On a four-lane roadway, how should left turns be made?
just begun to rain
When is the pavement most slippery?
What is the safe following distance of the car ahead of you?
What is the safe following distance of the car ahead of you in bad weather conditions?
stop, help the injured, call the police, exchange information with the other driver(s), and notify your insurance company
What should you do when you are involved in an accident?
6 months (180 days)
When a driver refuses to take the test to determine whether or not they are intoxicated, how long will their license be suspended?
go to the next exit, turn around, and go back
What should you do if you miss your exit?
yield the right of way to the bicyclist
What should you do if you are turning left and a bicyclist is crossing the intersection from the opposite direction?
Driving with 4 people in the front seat is considered what?
a complete stop
What is required at a flashing red light?
a criminal offense
What is road rage considered as?
What affects your ability to drive by slowing down your reaction time?
all passengers in the vehicle must wear seatbelts
What does Louisiana Law state concerning seatbelts?
Inconsiderate driving, tailgating, and failure to signal lane changes.
booster seat with restraints
What is the mandatory seat for children ages 3-4 called?
What could boredom on long trips cause?
middle of the back seat
Where in a car is the safest place for a child in a child safety restraint?
Driving while nervous, angry, or worried may make you what?
slow down (encouraging them to pass you)
What should you do when being tailgated?
left and right back next to the front door
Where are the blind spots of your vehicle?
What can happen when driving 35 mph on any layer of water, no matter how thin?
The right of way in crosswalks goes to who?
it can be suspended
What can happen to your license if you violate a restriction?
How long does the office of motor vehicles keep a record of your accidents?
How long does the office of motor vehicles keep a record of your DWI's?
check around for obstacles, notice children, and check tires
What should you do before entering your vehicle?
White dotted lines separate traffic moving in the _______.
12 years old
By law, at what age is a child required to wear a helmet when riding a bicycle?
signal your intentions
What should you do before passing another vehicle?
If you see a person using a _______, they are considered blind.
Weather conditions, weight of your vehicle, your reaction time, and your speed all determine what?
turn and look
What must you do when backing up a car?
strong wind blasts
What do large vehicles create that can cause a motorcycle to lose control?
What are the blind spots around large trucks called?
You should dim your bright lights at least _______ from another vehicle when following it.
when the traffic light is not fuctioning
When should you use a four-way stop method at an intersection?
What are involved in the majority of crashes in Louisiana?
When a large truck is trying to negotiate a right-turn and a car wedges itself between the truck and the curb.
cannot judge, private property, any time
Track facts: 1) You _______ the speed and distance of an oncoming train. 2) Railroad tracks, trestles, bridges and railroad yards are _______. 3) A train can appear on any track at _______.
You must always obey these given by a police officer directing traffic.
bridge, overpass, or any tunnel; within 15 feet of a fire hydrant; 50 feet of a railroad crossing
Where is it illegal to park?
the general speed law
What law states that you must not drive at a speed greater than reasonable?
Try to hit something that will _______ if a crash is unavoidable.
What is the only factor in sobering up after alcohol enters the bloodstream?
vehicle negligent injury
When you inflict injury on another with any vehicle if the driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs and/or if the blood alcohol level is .08 or more.
the organ of the body dramatically affected by alcohol.
12 years old
What age and under is it not legal to ride in the bed of a truck?
15 feet, 50 feet
Louisiana law requires that any vehicle must stop at a minimum of _______ from a railroad track and a maximum of _______.
left lane (if possible)
When you see a merge sign, you should adjust your speed and move to what lane?
What distance should you stay behind an emergency vehicle responding to calls?
Your suspension period will be _______ if you are caught driving under suspension.
How much jail time can you be sentenced to in a first offense DWI?
admin per se
States that once you sign to get your license, you have given consent to be tested for drugs or alcohol at any time.
Dangerous, because they often run red lights.
punishments for third DWI
30 days mandatory jail, 1-5 years in jail, home incarceration for remainder of sentence, and lose your driver's license for 2 years.
you do not have to stop
What happens if you are in the opposing lane of a bus, separated by a median or concrete barrier?
when you can see the passed car in your rearview mirror
When passing, when can you return into the right lane?
guide drivers into certain traffic lanes
Large flashing or sequential arrow panels may be used in work zones around the clock, in order to:
turn on your low beam headlights
When driving in a heavy downpour or in fog, you must slow down and:
What kind of parking is most often used in parking lots, shopping centers, and sometimes at curbs?
not less than 100 feet
A right or left turn signal must be given continuously for _________ before making the turn while driving.
at least thirty feet
You must stop __________ from a stopped school bus that is loading or unloading children.
moving in the same direction
Double solid white lines on the road separate two lanes of traffic:
drivers must increase the safe following distance to four seconds
What precaution should be taken by drivers when the weather is bad or the pavement is slick?
immediately drive to a position parallel to the right hand edge or curb and stop
If you are approached by an authorized emergency vehicle making use of audible or visual signals, you must:
rear end collisions
______________ are the most frequent type of crashes on interstates.
within 50 feet but no less than 15 feet from the nearest rail
Louisiana law requires that the driver of any motor vehicle must stop _________ of a railroad crossing, when a crossing gate is lowered.
as long as you are driving within the posted speed limit, you can drive at any speed
All of the following statements are true with regards to speed limit, except:
During bad weather or when driving on wet pavement, you must increase the following distance to:
the vehicle on the right must go first
When two vehicles approach an intersection at the same time:
It is against the law for more than _________ to occupy the front seat of a moving vehicle.
18 inches of the right-hand curb of the street
When parallel parked, the vehicle's right wheels must be placed within:
At a speed of 55mph, the estimated stopping distance is:
lose control of the vehicle
If you turn your ignition key to the lock position while the vehicle is in motion, you may:
lower headlight beams
You are required by law to use _________ at night, when approaching within 500 feet of or following within 200 feet of another vehicle.
ease your foot off the gas and carefully steer in the direction you want the front of the car to go
If you find yourself in a skid while driving, you must:
get all passengers and yourself out and walk quickly alongside the railroad tracks
What step should be taken immediately, if your vehicle is stuck on a railroad track?
move to the acceleration lane
If you wish to enter an express highway or freeway, you must _________ before merging with the traffic.
left hand and arm straight out, keeping hand and arm still
Which of the following hand signals would a driver use to indicate that s/he is turning left?
slow down and then proceed with caution
If a railroad grade crossing has no warning devices or only a cross buck sign, you should:
a school zone
When the yellow lights are flashing, all drivers approaching ________must obey the posted speed limit of 20 mph.
car pools and vehicles with more than one person
High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV) lanes are reserved for:
your cooling system has overheated
Steam coming from under your vehicle hood may mean that:
hand and arm extended upward
The correct hand signal for indicating a right turn is:
making left turns
Shared center lanes that are marked on each side by a solid yellow and dashed yellow lines are reserved for _______ and can be used by vehicles traveling in either direction.
traveling in the same direction is permitted on both sides, but crossing the line is prohibited
A double solid white line marks the edge of a traffic lane where:
as much as four times
Talking on a cell phone while driving increases your chances of being in a crash by:
left, right, and left rule
When you come to an intersection and try to make a move, you must follow the _________ before you pull out.
blind people have _________ canes
it is a slow moving vehicle
On a three-lane highway, a driver towing a trailer keeps to the right while driving because:
continue your turn to the left
If you are already in an intersection to turn left and the traffic light has changed to yellow, you should:
switch off your high beam headlights
When following a large vehicle at night, always: