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Texas Drivers Handbook Quiz
A quiz for the Texas Drivers Handbook.
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What is the minimum age at which you can get a class C drivers license without driver education or being a hardship case?
How much is the maximum fine for a first conviction of driving without a license?
Turn wheels to the right
In what direction should you turn your wheels when parking uphill without a curb?
It is still up to you to renew your license. Send in an application for renewal.
What action should you take if you fail to receive the renewal notice card reminding license is about to expire?
The broken lane marker is white.
On a one-way street, what color is the broken lane marker?
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.
Describe the "Yield" sign
You must obey the traffic officer at all times.
How should you react when a traffic officer tells you to do something which is ordinarily considered to be against the law?
It takes 387 feet for the car to stop.
Once the brakes have been applied about how many feet does a car 70mph travel before it comes
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.
When is it necessary to stop before procceding when you overtake a school bus loading or unloading children?
About how many feet will the average driver going 50mph travel from the moment he sees danger until he hits the brakes?
No less than 20 feet.
Within how many feet of a crosswalk may you park, when parking near a corner?
What is the state speed limit for automobiles in urban districts..
100 ft (five car lengths)
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?
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.
What should you do if you discover you are in the wrong lane to make a turn as you enter an intersection?
The car on the two-lane road should yield.
When two cars meet at the intersection of a 2-lane road with 4-lane road, which one must yield the right-of-way?
Yield the right-of-way by moving to the right edge of the roadway and stopping.
If you are driving and hear a siren coming?
Take your foot off the gas pedal and turn the steering wheel in the direction of the skid.
What is the first thing that should be done when a car starts to skid?
Half an hour after sunset until half an hour before sunrise.
At what time of day should your headlights be turned on?
Move the car off the pavement, turn on emergency warning lights, and tie a white cloth where visible or raise your hood.
Describe what you should do if you have a blowout while driving?
Use a low gear to slow your vehicle down.
What should you do when driving down a steep grade in a car with a standard transmission?
Stop, locate owner/operator, and give name and address. Or, leave a written notice.
What should you do if you damage an unattended vehicle
If you are required to show proof of financial responsibility for the future, how many years must such proof be kept up?
Use a low gear to help slow your vehicle down.
In which gear should you drive when going down a steep hill?
Must be a licensed driver, and at least 21 years old. The student must have a instruction permit.
What qualifications must one have to teach a beginner to drive?
When parked parralell, your curbside wheels must be no more than how many inches from the curb?
Keep at least two seconds away.
When following another car, what is a good rule to determine the distance at which you should follow behind?
It must be reported to the Driver License Office within 30 days.
To what agency in within what time period must a change of address be reported for driver licensing purposes?
Marijuana impairs the sensory and perceptual skills, and also affects concentration and judgment. Amphetamines make the driver less coordinated, more edgy, and have been known to cause lapses in concentration.
What effects does the use of marijuana and amphetamine have on driving?
Mandatory suspension of license; the first offense has a maximum fine of $2000, suspension of 90-365 days, and confinement of 72 hrs to 180 days.
What is the penalty for being convicted of driving while intoxicated?
Proceed carefully in the direction of the arrow, yielding the right-of-way to other vehicles and pedestrians.
What does a green arrow showing with a red light mean?
Stop completely while entering the crosswalk/intersection, and then proceed carefully.
How should you react to a flashing red light?
What is the maximum number of inches that you may lawfully allow an object to extend the left fender of your car?
At stop signs, red lights, crosswalks, and for school buses and emergency vehicles.
Under what conditions must you always stop?
You should stop prior to the sidewalk and yield the right-of-way to all approaching pedestrians.
What should you do when coming onto a street from a private alley or driveway?
If a child runs into the road 60-65 feet ahead of your car, what is the highest speed from which you can stop with good brakes without hitting him?
No less then 15 feet.
How close to a fireplug may a vehicle lawfully park?
Daytime - 70 mph Nighttime - 65 mph
What is the maximum speed limit for passenger cars on Texas Highway numbered by the state, or for United States outside an urban district?
When pavement markings prohibit driving on other lane -When within 100 ft of/or crossing an intersection or railroad crossing -On a hill, curve, or other place with limited vision -100 ft of a bridge, viaduct, or tunnel.
Under what circumstances should you never attempt to pass a car ahead of you?
If you need to drive off the paved portion of the highway.
Under what conditions are overtaking and passing to the right not permitted?
Get on the left lane, begin signaling and slowing down at least 100 ft from corner. Stay to the right of the interstate when on the centerline, and yield to approaching vehicles.
When a driver is waiting to make a left turn, what is the procedure he should take when the light turns green?
Yield to any vehicle which has entered the intersection from the right or is approaching from the right. Make sure there are not any vehicles going left or right.
What precautions should a driver take at uncontrolled intersections?
Same regulations as drivers, but ride as far right in the lane as possible.
What regulations should a bicycle rider observe?
When it's half an hour after sunset until half an hour before sunrise, and whenever you can't see clearly.
Under what conditions should headlights be used?
You should dim your lights when you are within how many feet of an approaching car?
Parking lights or lower beam headlights.
What type of lighting should cars use when parked on the highway at night?
Lower (dim) headlights.
Which lights should you use when you are driving in a fog
Upon request, when you're involved in a crash.
When are you required to show proof of financial responsibility?
With a liability insurance policy, or a standard proof of liability insurance form given by the Texas Department of Insurance and issued by a liability insurer
When needed, how may one show proof of financial responsibility?
Suspension/revocation action from another state, parental authorization withdrawn, voluntary surrender for medical/insurance purposes, and false statement on application.
What circumstances may lead to possible loss of your license?
They keep you from getting thrown out of your car, hitting the dashboard too hard, and in control of your car.
Why are seat belts important?
Protecting yourself and others from dangerous and unexpected driving situations by using a space management system. Stay alert to everything happening around you, look for trouble spots developing around, have a plan of action if other driver does the wrong thing, and know the law requires drivers to protect each other from their own mistakes.
What is meant by "Defensive Driving?"
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.
What are the different classes of licenses and age requirements for each?
Passing/overtaking, left turn at intersection, unsafe conditions in roadway, lane's width is inappropriate.
When is a bicyclist not required to ride on the right of the roadway?
When lane is of substandard length.
When are bicyclists allowed to ride two abreast in a traffic lane?
1) Motorists turning left in front of oncoming bicycle traffic. 2) Motorists turning right across path of bicycle traffic. 3) Motorists pulling away from a stop sign or failing to yield to bicycle cross traffic.
What are the three most common motorist caused car-bicycle crashes?
1) Fine up to $500, 20-40 hrs community service, license suspended for 120 days, and/or confinement of up to 180 days. 2) Fine up to $500, 40-60 hrs community service, and maybe AA course. 3) $500-$2000, 40-60 hrs community service, and/or confinement up to 180 days.
What are the penalties for minors(persons under the age of 21)convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol.
1) 60 days suspension. 2) 120 days suspension. 3) 180 days suspension. May be placed in jail until bond is made or appearance before a magistrate or juvenile court judge.
What are the penalties for minors(persons under the age of 21)convicted of nondriving alcohol-related offenses?
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