DMV drivers permit practice

When entering an uncontrolled intersection, you must _________ and proceed if the way is clear.
slow down, look left and right for oncoming traffic

What is the posted speed limit on highways in ideal driving conditions?
between 55 and 65 mph

When driving at night, you must use your headlights
one-half hour after sunset until one-half hour before sunrise

When entering a paved thoroughfare from a private road, a driveway, or an unpaved road, you must
come to a complete stop and then give the right-of-way to pedestrians, bicyclists, or vehicles on the road you are entering

On a multiple-lane roadway with several lanes in one direction, you must use _________ for passing.
the middle and left lanes

When you see a yield sign while passing, you must _________ at the sign.
slow down and be prepared to stop

The new move-over law requires that if you are approaching a stationary emergency vehicle on a multilane road, you must
leave an open lane between your vehicle and the emergency vehicle and proceed with caution

When driving behind another vehicle, you must use _________ for keeping a safe distance between the vehicles.
the two-second-rule

What would be the total stopping distance at a speed of 60 miles per hour?
292 feet (If you are traveling at 60 mph it takes an average of 292 feet (almost a whole football field) to react to a hazard, step on the brake, and come safely to a stop. )

A rotary is an intersection of roads that contains
A central island

National safety council and insurance institute for highway safety show that a fully loaded tractor trailer may take _________ compared to a passenger vehicle.
A: double the distance to stop

If you are approaching a school bus or a school pupil transport vehicle with its lights flashing and a stop sign extended, the law requires you to
A: Stop your vehicle until the warning lights stop flashing

If you are on a single or two-lane road and come to an intersection with a divided highway or a roadway with three or more lanes, you must
Yield the right of way to other traffic

What is the minimum speed limit in the Massachusetts Turnpike?
40 MPH

When there is not enough room for a U-turn, you are suggested to follow
A three point turn

When driving near a large vehicle, be aware of the driver’s _________ on the right, left, front, and behind.
blind spots and no zones (Blind spots or No-zones are areas where vehicle cannot be seen. It is easy for a car or a motorcycle to be hidden in a large vehicle’s blind spots. Therefore, do not follow closely behind a truck or a bus. When driving near a large vehicle, be aware of the driver’s blind spots on the right, left, front, and behind.)

If your vehicle skids due to ice while driving, always turn your steering wheel
In the direction of the skid

When you get a flat tire or tire blows out while driving, you should
hold grip on steering wheel tightly. (If while driving, you get a flat tire or your tire blows out, you should hold a complete grip on steering wheel tightly and ease your foot off the gas pedal.)

It is illegal to follow _________ behind an emergency vehicle responding to an alarm.
closer than 300 feet

On roadways with two or more lanes in your travel direction, you must use the right lane for driving unless
Unless you are passing another vehicle, you are making a left turn, and the right lane is blocked.

If your vehicle is stuck on railroad tracks and you know a train is approaching, you must
get yourself and any passengers out of your vehicle and move as far as possible from tracks

You are tailgating if you
Cannot see a trucks rearview mirror. (If you cannot see a truck’s rearview mirrors, you are tailgating. Tailgating is dangerous. By following too closely, you are losing the safety cushion you need if the vehicle in front of you stops short. )

If you are preparing for a turn, you must signal your turn _________ before making the turn on a highway.
at least 500 feet. (Plan for the turn. Do not turn suddenly. When you are planning for a turn, you should give signal at least 500 feet before making the turn on a highway. You must make your intentions known to other drivers. )

A _________ on a two-way road allows you to cross over into the oncoming lane temporarily to pass a vehicle, if it is safe to do so.
broken yellow line

If you miss your exit, do not stop and never back up on the highway, instead
take the next exit

In normal conditions, how far would the high beam headlights and low beam headlights allow you to see ahead?
350 and 100 feet respectively

When entering a paved thoroughfare from a private road, a driveway, or an unpaved road, you must
come to a complete stop and then give the right of way to pedestrians, bicyclists, or vehicles on the road you are entering.

A white diamond symbol on the lane indicates that
the lane is reserved for buses or high occupancy vehicles only.

If you are being passed by another vehicle, you must _________ and allow the other driver to pass safely.
slow down and stay to the right.

To reduce the effects of glare from oncoming headlights, do not stare directly at the headlights, instead, you should
look to the lower right side of your traffic lane.

You must stop _________ if required to stop by a sign or signal.
behind stop lines and crosswalk lines

If a bicycle on your right reaches the intersection at the same time as you do, you should:
yield to the bicycle

If you arrive at an unattended accident scene:
park your car off the road and turn on your emergency flashers.

If you accidentally pass your exit on an expressway, you must:
continue to the next exit

When changing lanes, look over your shoulder in the direction you plan to move to make sure there are no other vehicles in:
blind spots

If your rear wheels start to skid, you must:
turn the steering wheel in the direction of the skid

When you see a triangle-shaped road sign while driving, you must:
reduce your speed and yield

The first rule of a safe and legal turn is:
to move into the proper lane before the turn

If you are driving on a two-lane road, it is safest to drive your vehicle in the _______ of the lane.

If you turn from a high speed, two-lane roadway, you must _________ if you have traffic following you.
try not to slow down too early

A pedestrian using a white or white cane tipped with red is usually:
a blind person

While driving, If you need to read a map or directions, you should:
pull over to the side of the road in a safe place and read the map

Unless prohibited, drivers must use the ‘three point turn’ to:
Turn around on a narrow street

A flashing red traffic light should be considered as:
a stop sign

Head rests should be adjusted so that head restraint contacts the back of the head. This prevents:
neck injuries if you are hit from behind

When passing another vehicle, get through the other driver’s blind spot as quickly as you can-
without exceeding the speed limit

Car drivers should never move into the same lane with a motorcycle side by side, even if the lane is wide and the cyclist is riding to one side, because:
motorcycles need a full lane width

If you approach a person (who is about to cross the road) walking with a white cane or a white cane tipped with red, you must:

The eye test for the driver’s license evaluates:
depth and color perception, acuity, peripheral vision

When you come to an intersection and try to make a move, you must follow the _________ before you pull out.
left, right and left rule

Locked wheel skids are usually caused by:
braking too hard at a high speed

The driver of the car being passed must _________ until the pass is complete.
not increase speed

Passing on both sides of a highway is not allowed when:
both sides have solid yellow line markings

When you see a flashing yellow signal at an intersection, you should:
slow down and cross the intersection carefully

The danger areas around trucks and buses where crashes are more likely to occur are called:
blind spots

A driver must _______ for a school bus that is stopped with its red lights flashing on the opposite side of the road.
come to a complete stop

It is against the law to make a left turn on a red light EXCEPT:
from one one-way street to another

For interstate driving, slow-moving vehicles must travel _________, except when passing.
in the right-hand lane

You must not pass another vehicle if you see:
A school bus ahead with red flashing lights and an extended stop arm, A solid yellow line in your lane, an approaching hill or curve where there is no clear visibility.

When you find both a solid and a dashed yellow line between opposing lanes of traffic, you must not pass:
if the solid yellow line is on your side

Which of the following statements is true regarding making turns?
Start from the lane closest to where you want to go

If a driver behind you repeatedly flashes his/her headlights, you should:
get out of the way

You must make a full stop in all of the following situations, except:
when you meet a flashing yellow signal

When entering and exiting a roundabout, you must always:
keep right

Traffic warning signs in work zones are usually:

If two vehicles enter an intersection that is not controlled by signs/signals, from different roadways at about the same time, then the vehicle _________ has the right of way.
on the right

When an animal suddenly runs in front of your vehicle, you must:
concentrate on retaining control of your vehicle

When passing a stopped emergency vehicle, you must
slow down and move into a non adjacent lane

When you see a solid center line on your side of the road, you must:
not change your lane

A single solid white line across a road at an intersection means that a motorist must _________ for a traffic signal or sign.
stop behind the line

Which of the following statements is NOT true regarding the use of headlights?
High beams are used when traveling behind other vehicles.

Rear-end crashes are common on highways because many drivers:
follow too closely

High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV) lanes are reserved for:
car pools and vehicles with more than one person

When turning corners, drivers must turn the steering wheel using:
the hand-over-hand technique

Which of the following statements about a freeway is NOT correct?
while using a freeway, cross a solid line immediately after entering or before exiting

When you are turning from a one-way street onto a two-way or divided street, always turn from:
the lane nearest the curb

Drivers operating vehicles on a divided highway must _________, unless directed to do otherwise by a sign, traffic control device, or police officer.
drive to the right of the median

If you see a blind pedestrian, who is crossing with a guide dog or white cane with a red tip, you should:
stop at least 10 feet away from the pedestrian

_________ are the most frequent type of crashes on interstates.
rear-end collisions

If a pedestrian is in a marked or unmarked crosswalk, you must:
stop and wait until the pedestrian has passed

When approached by an emergency vehicle in a roundabout:
continue on and exit as normal, then pull to the right.

_________ indicates the outside edge of the traffic lane, and may be crossed only by traffic moving to or from the shoulder.
solid white line

On some roadways, some lanes reserved as ‘Transit’ are used for:
buses only

When making a left or right turn at any intersection, drivers must yield the right-of-way to:

When slowing down or stopping, you must:
either use an arm signal to alert the driver behind you or use the brake operated signal lights to alert the driver behind you

If you wish to enter an express highway or freeway, you must _________ before merging with the traffic.
move to the acceleration line

You should not pass under the following conditions, except:
your lane is separated by a broken yellow line

When you see a pedestrian crossing an unmarked crosswalk where there is no traffic control signal, you should:
Yield the right of way to the pedestrian

If a broken yellow line is on your side of the center dash stripe, then:
you may cross the line to pass other vehicles

High-beam headlights should be used at night:
whenever there are no oncoming vehicles, on unfamiliar roads, in construction areas, or where there may be people along the side of your traveling road.

A yield sign indicates that a driver must slow down when approaching an intersection and _________ if a vehicle or pedestrian with the right-of-way is approaching from another direction.
be prepared to come to a complete stop

If you are in an intersection and hear the siren of an emergency vehicle, you should:
continue through the intersection and then drive to the right and stop

Which of the following is not a true statement regarding railroad crossings?
it is wise to shift gears when crossing railroad tracks

To avoid a head-on collision when you see an oncoming vehicle in your lane, you must:
steer right toward the shoulder or curb line

If a tire suddenly goes flat while driving, you must:
hold the steering wheel tightly and keep the vehicle straight

Work zone or construction zone signs are usually displayed in:
orange with black letters

If there are no reduced speed limits posted at work zones, drivers should:
obey the normal posted speed limit

A center lane between lanes of traffic traveling in opposite directions may be designated for:
left turns only

If the traffic signals at an intersection are not operating , treat the intersection as a(n):
four-way stop

When passing another vehicle:
look ahead for road conditions and traffic

When stopped behind another vehicle on a hill, you should stay back at least:
one vehicle length

When driving on a road with no center line, where vehicles come from each direction, drivers must:
give at least half the road to others going in the opposite direction

When passing a large vehicle, do not pull back in front of the truck until you can see its:
headlights in your inside rearview mirror

You are going the wrong way when you see a _________ sign in your driving lane.
do not enter

When you find double solid lines in your lane, you are:
not allowed to pass or change lanes

When there is water on the roadway, you must reduce your speed to avoid:

Lanes of traffic going in opposite directions are divided by:
yellow lane dividers

True or False? At an intersection where there is no stop sign, yield sign or oncoming traffic signal, drivers must yield to vehicles coming from the left

When two or more lanes of travel are permitted in the same direction, a broken white line is used:
to divide each side of the highway into separate lanes for vehicles traveling in the same direction.

When making a right turn from a four-lane divided highway, enter the right lane well in advance of the turn and make:
a tight turn into the right lane and the cross street.

Driving on the left side on a multi-lane highway is legal when you are:
turning left, avoiding an obstruction, and passing another vehicle

If you see a yield sign in your driving lane, you must:
slow down and stop your vehicle if necessary

You should ______ when you are preparing to turn left at an intersection and see an oncoming vehicle.
yield the right-of-way to the oncoming vehicle

When turning left from a two-way street onto a one-way street, you must:
begin the turn with your left wheel as close as possible to the yellow dividing line.

True or false? Crossing a double solid white line is allowed on a highway

A _________ on a two-way road allows you to cross over into the oncoming lane temporarily to pass a vehicle, if it is safe to do so.
broken yellow line

A sign with an orange background and black letters indicate:
a construction zone sign

If you approach a vehicle displaying a triangular sign that is orange with a red, reflective border on the back side, you must:
slow down and use caution

Rain, snow, and ice impair your ability to see ahead, so you must _________ to stop your vehicle safely.
increase the following distance (follow other vehicles at a greater distance)

If an approaching vehicle has its turn signal on, you must _______ and then start your turn if it is safe.
wait until the other driver actually starts to turn

A flashing yellow arrow means:
you may proceed with caution in the direction of the arrow

If you are making a left turn, you must begin:
in the leftmost lane

Before backing up your vehicle, you should look to the front, sides and rear, and continue to look _________ while backing.
to the rear

__________ are zones around a truck or a heavy vehicle where other vehicles disappear into blind spots.

The area of the freeway on the outside of the solid white line is meant for:
emergency use only

Drivers must maintain windshield wipers in good operating condition because:
they keep the rain and snow off the windshield

The stopping distance of your vehicle depends on which of the following factors?
reaction distance, perception distance, and braking distance

Double solid white lines on the road separate two lanes of traffic:
moving in the same direction

You may make a left turn at a red light if you are turning from:
the left lane of a one-way street onto another one-way street.

What should you do if another driver tailgates your vehicle?
You must pull over to the side and allow the driver to pass

On a two-way roadway with a center lane, drivers from either direction can make _________ on the center lane.
left turns

If you are driving on a highway in heavy rain, you must slow down your vehicle to avoid:

True or false? You can exceed the speed limit to pass a vehicle

If you see a solid white line between lanes of traffic, you must:
stay in your lane

Drivers must use bright lights only when driving:
at night, in the open country without cars nearby

Before changing lanes, drivers should:
check mirrors and look over shoulders toward the rear

If drivers approaching from opposite directions reach a stop sign at about the same time, then:
the driver on the left must yield to the driver on the right

True or false? You may park your car on the side of a street (if allowed)

The likelihood of an accident increases if a driver is under the influence of:
alcohol, drugs or prescription medication

The correct hand signal to indicate a left turn is:
hand and arm extended outward

Things that can distract your attention away from the road include:
text messaging and talking on the phone

On one-way roads, yellow lines are used as:
left-edge lines

When the yellow lights are flashing, all drivers approaching ________must obey the posted speed limit of 20 mph.
a school zone

If there is another driver tailgating you, you should NOT:
increase your speed

Drivers must be cautious if it starts to rain on a hot day, because pavement can be very slippery for the first few minutes due to:
oil in the asphalt

If someone is following you too closely, you must:
slow down and encourage the driver to pass

When you are traveling on a two-lane road and a vehicle ahead of you stops for a pedestrian, you must:
not pass the stopped vehicle

A roundabout is a circular intersection where vehicles travel around a center island in _________ direction.
a counter-clockwise

When turning left from one one-way road to another one-way road:
bring your vehicle into the nearest left lane for traffic on the road you are entering

_________ may be used in work zones both day and night to guide drivers into certain traffic lanes.
large flashing or sequencing arrow panels

When it looks like a collision may happen, drivers must take an immediate step to:
slow down or stop their vehicle; take an immediate turn; or speed up their vehicle if it is safe to do so.

When going down a steep hill, you must:
shift to a lower gear

To control speed on steep downgrades, drivers should:
use a lower gear

If you are having vehicle trouble, and need to stop, first step you should do is:
pull off the road and away from traffic

If your vehicle’s wheels drift onto the shoulder of the road, you must:
not try to turn back onto the pavement straight away

While getting onto an expressway, you reach the end of a freeway on-ramp. At this point, you should be traveling:
as close as possible to the speed of traffic

On two-lane roads, with traffic moving in both directions, you must activate the_________before returning to the right lane.
left turn signal before passing and right turn signal after passing

True or false? A driver must yield the right-of-way to other vehicles when reaching an intersection with a green light

A steady red arrow means:
you must stop and cannot go in the direction of the arrow

If the braking action has been reduced due to water or rain, apply_________until proper braking action has been restored.
the brakes lightly several times

In a heavy rain, your tires can ride on a film of water and lose contact with the road. This hazard is known as:

True or False? You must not pass on two-lane highways where the dashed yellow line is on your side of the center of the roadway

Because of their size, trucks/buses often need to move ________to make right turns.
to the left lane

If you approach an intersection at which the traffic lights are not working, you must first __________ before entering the intersection and yield the right-of-way.
come to a complete stop

With any turning vehicle, the rear wheels follow a _________ than the front wheels.
a shorter path

True or false? Single, solid, yellow lines are used as left-edge lines on divided highways.

__________ on your side of the road indicates a no-passing zone.
a solid yellow line

Reference markers are mile markers placed along the outside shoulder to mark the edge of the roadway. They convey information to drivers about:
their location on the interstate for navigation and emergency situations

What are two things to do if your breaks fail?
If your brakes fail, you can apply your parking brake or shift into a lower gear in order to slow down.

A solid white line separates traffic going in ___________ direction(s) and indicates a _____________ zone.
the same, no passing

When driving in fog, you should drive with:
low beam headlights

Motorcycles are entitled to:
full lane width

You are approaching an intersection. If a vehicle reaches the intersection to your right at the same time, who is right-of-way yielded to?
the other vehicle

If your vehicle breaks down on the interstate and you need help, what should you do?
raise your hood and tie a white cloth to you vehicle.

When entering the interstate, you should adjust your speed to match traffic:
In the acceleration lane

Traffic moves around a rotary in ________.
a counter clockwise direction

What should you do if you miss your exit while driving on the interstate?
proceed to the next exit

If you approach a school bus that has red lights flashing, you must stop and not pass until:
until the red lights are no longer flashing, or the stop sign folds back.

You must pull over and stop for all emergency vehicles with a siren, unless:
you are in an intersection

You should not park within ___ feet of a fire hydrant.

If you accidentally veer off the pavement, you should hold the steering wheel ________ and __________ your foot from/on the gas.
tightly, remove

To maintain a safe following distance and avoid tailgating, how much space should you leave between yourself and the vehicle in front of you?
2 seconds

True or false? Heavy rain, fog and snow can reduce your visibility while driving

If your turn indicating lights are broken and you would like to signal that you are turning left, what is the correct hand-and-arm signal?
left arm straight out the window

Which of the following does NOT affect blood alcohol concentration?
time of day when the alcohol is not consumed

When approaching a stationary emergency vehicle with flashing lights that is stopped on the side of a multi-lane road, you must:
move over to the furthest lane from the vehicle

Parking is not permitted within ___ feet of an intersection.
20 feet

You may park in a disabled parking space if your vehicle:
displays appropriate placards or license plate

When turning left from a one-way street to a two-way street, begin your turn in:
left lane

True or false? You are never to exceed the speed limit

You are stopped at a railroad crossing with gates lowered and flashing lights. You must remain stopped until:
the gates go up and the lights have stopped flashing

When you approach a rotary or roundabout, you must yield to:
pedestrians and traffic already in the roundabout.

Diamond-shaped signs are used to:
warn drivers of hazards

When are you permitted to pass on the right?
when the vehicle you are overtaking is turning left

When using your high-beams, you should dim you headlights within _____ feet of oncoming traffic.

In order to check your “blind spot” you must:
look over your shoulder

Interstate traffic that is traveling slower than the normal speed should use which lane?
the right lane

When you approach an intersection with a flashing red light, you should:
treat it like a four-way stop

If planning to turn, you need to begin signaling at least _____ feet from an intersection.

You are considered to be legally impaired (and should not drive) when your blood alcohol is:

You are approaching an orange sign. You are unable to see what it says, but from the color you know it means you are approaching:
a construction zone

When turning right from a one-way street to a two-way street, which lane should your turn end in?
the right lane

When parallel parked on a downhill slope, the front of the wheels of your vehicle should _________ the curb.
point towards

When driving in a lane that has a painted arrow pointing right, it means:
that you must turn right

When are you permitted to drive to the left of a solid yellow line?
when turning left at an intersection and when instructed to do so by construction signs.

When merging into freeway traffic, who has the right-of-way?
the freeway traffic

If you are driving at a maximum speed of 20 mph, you are most likely driving:
in a school zone

While waiting to turn left at an intersection, you should yield right-of-way to:
vehicles coming straight through from the other direction

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