DMV Driver License Test : Traffic Signal Lights

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Example Question #1 : Traffic Signal Lights

Which of the following best describes how a driver should treat a flashing red light?

Possible Answers:

The driver should stop and await directions from emergency services 

The driver should treat the light at the intersection like a stop sign

None of these

The driver should slow and proceed with caution

The driver should stop and follow a detour 

Correct answer:

The driver should treat the light at the intersection like a stop sign

Explanation:

A driver should treat a flashing red light as a stop sign. Flashing red lights indicate that the driver should come to a complete stop, check for oncoming traffic, and proceed through the intersection when it is clear. A flashing red light does not imply that the driver proceed with caution. A flashing yellow light indicates that a driver should slow down, look, and proceed with care.

Example Question #2 : Traffic Signal Lights

What is the proper procedure for crossing a four-way intersection with a non-functioning traffic signal?

Possible Answers:

Slow, look both ways, and proceed if the intersection is clear

Stop, look both ways, and proceed if the intersection is clear

Stop at the intersection and await directions from emergency services 

Stop and find an alternate route

None of these

Correct answer:

Stop, look both ways, and proceed if the intersection is clear

Explanation:

When a driver encounters a downed or non-functioning signal, they should treat it as a stop sign. In this case the intersection should be treated as a four-way stop. The driver should slowly approach the intersection, stop, look both ways, and proceed through the intersection when it is clear.

Example Question #5 : Dmv Driver License Test

Which of the following best describes how a driver should proceed when a green arrow turns into a green light?

Possible Answers:

The driver should turn on his or her hazard lights

The driver should change lanes and proceed without turning

The driver should turn as normal

The driver should stop until he or she sees another green arrow

The driver should yield to oncoming traffic and may turn if the way is clear

Correct answer:

The driver should yield to oncoming traffic and may turn if the way is clear

Explanation:

When a driver approaches a green arrow that changes to a green light they should yield to oncoming traffic and only turn if traffic is clear. They may not just simply turn because when the light changes opposing traffic are given the right to proceed through the intersection. If the driver were to turn at this time, then they would either cut of or collide with oncoming traffic. 

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