DMV Driver License Test : Pavement Markings

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Example Question #1 : Pavement Markings

A driver may pass another car when there is a __________ line dividing two lanes.

Possible Answers:

solid white

double yellow

broken white

solid yellow

All of these

Correct answer:

broken white

Explanation:

A driver is only permitted to pass another car on a two lane highway when a broken white line is present. As a general rule, solid lines indicate that cars cannot pass one another. On the other hand, broken lines indicate that vehicles may pass one another. Engineers may decide that curvy roads or those with poor visibility may be too dangerous to allow vehicles to pass.

Example Question #1 : Pavement Markings

When are vehicles allowed to cross solid double yellow lines?

Possible Answers:

To make a turn

At any time in the daylight

To pass another car

Only at night

All of these

Correct answer:

To make a turn

Explanation:

According to most traffic laws, double yellow lines may only be crossed in order to make a turn. Double yellow lines may not be crossed in order to pass cars. Likewise, the time of day does not change when or how the rules that these lines represent may be followed.

Example Question #3 : Pavement Markings

Lanes of traffic that separate vehicles moving in opposite directions are divided by lines of which of the following colors?

Possible Answers:

Yellow

White

All of these

Red

Blue

Correct answer:

Yellow

Explanation:

Lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions are separated by yellow lines. On the other hand white lines indicate separation of lanes of traffic traveling in the same direction. Red and blue colors are used to indicate different road signage and do not typically separate traffic lanes.

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