DMV Driver License Test : Rules of the Road

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Example Question #1 : Rules Of The Road

Which of the following indicates the minimum amount of time needed to create a safe buffer of distance between vehicles?

Possible Answers:

None of these

Correct answer:

Explanation:

It is recommended that drivers create a distance of four seconds between vehicles. This enables the driver to have ample time to respond to emergencies. A shorter distance creates danger for both cars following one another because at this distance the driver behind the leading vehicle may not have time to react to sudden movements. In order to create this distance, the driver of the trailing car should mark a distinct, stationary spot on the road and count for seconds until they pass it. In doing so, they will create a proper buffer of distance between vehicles.

Example Question #1 : Road Laws

Which of the following actions constitutes a lane change?

Possible Answers:

All of these

Entering a highway from an entrance lane

None of these

Changing from one lane to another on a roadway

Entering the roadway from the curb or shoulder

Correct answer:

All of these

Explanation:

All of the choices indicate a lane change. Before one changes lanes they should perform the following: give the proper turn signal, check their mirrors, and physically check blindspots by quickly looking over his or her shoulders. Lane changes at speeds should be done deliberately and cautiously to avoid collisions from hesitation or quick braking. 

Example Question #1 : Dmv Driver License Test

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

Possible Answers:

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

The driver should slow and proceed with caution

The driver should stop and follow a detour 

The driver should stop and await directions from emergency services 

None of these

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 : Dmv Driver License Test

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

None of these

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

Stop and find an alternate route

Stop at the intersection and await directions from emergency services 

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 #3 : Traffic Signal Lights

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 as normal

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

The driver should turn on his or her hazard lights

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

The driver should change lanes and proceed without turning

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. 

Example Question #1 : Rules Of The Road

According to the interstate numbering system, one or two digit odd numbered interstates are generally described as which of the following?

Possible Answers:

East-west routes

North-east routes

North-south routes

South-west routes

North-west routes

Correct answer:

North-south routes

Explanation:

Generally speaking, the interstate number system permits drivers to make assumptions about the roads they travel. In accordance with this logic, one or two digit even numbered interstates generally travel east-west routes. On the other hand, one or two digit odd numbered interstates generally travel north-south routes.

Example Question #4 : Rules Of The Road

According to the interstate numbering system, one or two digit even numbered interstates are generally described as which of the following?

Possible Answers:

North-east routes

North-west routes

South-west routes

North-south routes

East-west routes

Correct answer:

East-west routes

Explanation:

Generally speaking, the interstate number system permits drivers to make assumptions about the roads they travel. In accordance with this logic, one or two digit even numbered interstates generally travel east-west routes. On the other hand, one or two digit odd numbered interstates generally travel north-south routes.

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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