39 DMV Questions of Sharing the Road
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# 1. If you drive faster than other vehicles on a road with one lane in each direction and continually pass the other cars, you will:
A. Get you to your destination much faster and safer.
B. Increase your chances of an accident.
C. Help prevent traffic congestion.
# 2. A motorist approaching a bicyclist should
A. Speed up to pass him.B. Proceed as usual.C. Swerve into the opposite lane.D. Exercise extreme caution.
Explanation : When driving, approach bicyclists, in-line skaters, and non-motorized scooters with extreme caution. Give them room and slow down as you pass them. Air pressure from a quickly passing vehicle can throw them off balance.
# 3. A blind person legally has the right-of-way when crossing the street when he is
A. Wearing light-colored clothing.B. Led by a guide dog, or using a white or metallic cane.C. Helped by another person.D. Wearing dark-colored glasses.
Explanation : There is a special right-of-way law for blind pedestrians crossing the road with a guide dog or a white or metallic cane. You must always give them the right-of-way, even if the traffic signals or other right-of-way rules are not in their favor.
# 4. At intersections, crosswalks, and railroad crossings, you should always:
A. Stop, listen, and proceed cautiously.
B. Look to the sides of your vehicle to see what is coming.
C. Slowly pass vehicles that seem to be stopped for no reason.
# 5. You want to back out of your driveway. You see children playing nearby. Before you start to move your car you should
A. Race your motor to warn the children that you are moving.B. Sound your horn so the children will hear you.C. Walk to the back of the car to be sure the way is clear.D. Tell the children to stay away from the driveway.
Explanation : When backing your vehicle, remember to look through your rear window for pedestrians. Do not rely only on rearview mirrors. Before backing into, or out of, a driveway when children are near, get out of the vehicle and check behind it.
# 6. Dim your headlights for oncoming vehicles or when you are within 300 feet of a vehicle:
A. You are approaching from behind.
B. Approaching you from behind.
C. You have already passed.
# 7. As alcohol builds up in your blood, it:
A. Slows down your reactions
B. Makes you feel less confident
C. Begins to metabolize itself more quickly
D. Decreases your driving errors
# 8. Taking drugs along with alcohol:
A. Increases the risk of causing a crash
B. Is no more dangerous than alcohol by itself
C. Lessens the effect of alcohol on your ability to drive
D. Has no effect on your general driving ability
# 9. What does a slow moving vehicle emblem look like
A. A square red sign.B. A round green sign.C. A diamond-shaped yellow sign.D. A triangular orange sign.
Explanation : The "slow moving vehicle" emblem, a fluorescent or reflective orange triangle, must be displayed on the rear of vehicles drawn by animals, and most farm vehicles and construction equipment. Use caution when approaching or passing slow moving vehicle.
# 10. When a school bus stops to load or unload children, vehicles traveling in the same direction as the bus must:
A. Slow down and proceed with caution.
B. Maintain speed.
C. Stop, then proceed with caution.
D. Stop until all persons are clear and the bus moves again.
# 11. A motorist should know that a bicyclist operating on a roadway must
A. Ride on the right side of the road.B. Ride on the side of the road facing traffic.C. Ride on either side of the road.D. Ride on the side of the road with the least traffic.
Explanation : Bicyclists must ride in a bicycle lane, where there is none, the bicyclist must ride near the right curb or edge of the road, or on a usable right shoulder of the road, to avoid undue interference with other traffic.
# 12. If another car is in danger of hitting you, you should:
A. Sound your horn
B. Wave your arms
C. Use your emergency lights
D. Flash your headlights
# 13. The effect that lack of sleep has on your safe driving ability is the same as:
A. The effect that alcohol has
B. The effect that amphetamines have
C. The effect that anger has
D. The effect that driving with teenagers has
# 14. If someone is driving aggressively behind you, you should:
A. Try to get out of the aggressive driver`s way
B. Stare at the driver as he or she is passing you
C. Speed up as he or she is passing you
D. Block the passing lane
# 15. A school bus ahead of you in your lane is stopped with red lights flashing. You should:
A. Stop, then proceed when you think all of the children have exited the bus.
B. Slow to 25 MPH and pass cautiously.
C. Stop as long as the red lights are flashing.
# 16. If your blood alcohol level is .04, you:
A. Are 2-7 times more likely to have a crash than a person who has not consumed any
B. Are above the legal blood alcohol limit but fine to drive
C. Can be very sure that you will drive safely
D. Should drink plenty of coffee before getting behind the wheel of your car
# 17. A bicyclist differs from a motorist in that he is not required to
A. Obey the same traffic laws.B. Signal all turns.C. Report accidents resulting in serious injury.D. Insure the bicycle.
Explanation : Bicyclists/in-line skaters must
Ride in a bicycle lane, if a usable one is available. Signal turn, lane change and stop using hand signals. Any bicycle crash that results in death or serious injury must be reported to DMV within 10 days of the incident.
# 18. When can you drive in a bike lane?
A. During rush hour traffic if there are no bicyclists in the bike lane.
B. When you are within 200 feet of a cross street where you plan to turn right.
C. When you want to pass a driver ahead of you who is turning right.
# 19. After an emergency vehicle passes you with its siren on, you must:
A. Drive closely to the police car
B. Drive as fast as the police car
C. Avoid driving closer than 500 feet behind the emergency vehicle
D. Drive near the curb very slowly
# 20. If you begin to feel tired while driving, the best thing to do is:
A. Get some coffee
B. Open your window
C. Stop driving
D. Turn on the radio
# 21. There is no crosswalk and you see a pedestrian crossing your lane ahead. You should:
A. Make eye contact and then pass him/her.
B. Slow down as you pass him/her.
C. Stop and let him/her finish crossing the street.
# 22. When driving through a work zone, it is a good safety practice to:
A. Drive close to the vehicle in front of you to keep traffic flowing freely
B. Shorten your usual following distance - by about half
C. Turn on your cruise control
D. Lengthen your usual following distance - by double
# 23. On a road which has no sidewalks a pedestrian should walk on the
A. Side of the road which has the lightest traffic.B. Same side of the road in which traffic is moving.C. Side of the road facing oncoming traffic.D. Side of the road which has the heaviest traffic.
Explanation : pedestrians must Obey traffic and pedestrian signals and traffic officers. Use sidewalks when available, or walk facing traffic, as far to the left as possible. Never stand in the road to hitchhike or conduct business with passing motorists.
# 24. If you have a tire blowout, you should:
A. Allow the steering wheel to move freely
B. Let the car slow to a stop
C. Continue driving until you reach a garage
D. Brake hard to stop the car immediately
# 25. If another driver cuts you off in traffic, you should:
A. Pull next to the driver and yell at him or her
B. Ignore the other driver
C. Flash your high beams at the driver
D. Get back at the other driver by cutting him or her off
# 26. When you hear a fire engine siren, you must:
A. Slow down until it passes you
B. Drive with your flashers on
C. Pull over to the side of the road and stop
D. Speed up and take the nearest exit
# 27. ______ limit(s) your concentration, perception, judgment, and memory.
A. Only a blood alcohol level greater than the legal limit
B. Alcohol does not
C. Even the smallest amount of alcohol
D. Only a blood alcohol level greater than .05
# 28. Crashes in work zones are most commonly the result of:
A. Tire blow-outs
B. Hydroplaning because of water sprayed on the roadway
C. Loss of steering control after driving over wet paint
D. Carelessness and speeding
# 29. What is the intention of the driver, when he extends his left arm straight out as shown?
A. Turning leftB. StoppingC. SlowingD. Turning right
# 30. A pedestrian is crossing your lane but there is no marked crosswalk. You should:
A. Make sure the pedestrian sees you, but continue driving.
B. Carefully drive around the pedestrian.
C. Stop and let the pedestrian cross the street.
# 31. The extra space in front of a large truck is needed for:
A. Other drivers when merging onto a freeway.
B. The truck driver to stop the vehicle.
C. Other drivers when they want to slow down.
# 32. If your car breaks down on a highway, you should:
A. Sit in your car and wait for help
B. Use your four-way flashers to warn other drivers
C. Sound your horn at passing motorists
D. Flash your headlights at oncoming traffic
# 33. Motorists should be aware that all bicycles used after dark must have
A. Reflective handlebar grips.B. Front headlight and red taillight.C. White reflectors on the front and rear fenders.D. Brake lights.
Explanation : A bicycle used at night must have a headlight visible from at least 500 feet (150 m) ahead and a red taillight visible from at least 300 feet (90 m) behind. One of these lights must also be visible from at least 200 feet (60 m) away on each side.
# 34. When you see an emergency vehicle with flashing lights, you must:
A. Slow down and keep moving in your lane
B. Keep driving in your lane
C. Pull to the curb and stop
D. Stop exactly where you are
# 35. Teenagers should try to get at least ___ of sleep each night to avoid the risk of drowsy driving crashes.
A. 7 hours
B. 6 hours
C. 8 hours
D. 9 hours
# 36. For an average person, how many minutes does the body need to process the alcohol in one drink?
# 37. A large truck is ahead of you and is turning right onto a street with two lanes in each direction. The truck:
A. May complete its turn in either of the two lanes.
B. May have to swing wide to complete the right turn.
C. Must stay in the right lane at all times while turning.
# 38. When driving on a one way street and an emergency vehicle with flashing lights is behind your car, you:
A. Drive with your flashers on
B. Drive toward the nearest road side and stop
C. Speed up and take the nearest exit
D. Slow down until the vehicle passes you
# 39. You are driving on the freeway. The vehicle in front of you is a large truck. You should drive:
A. Closely behind the truck in bad weather because the driver can see farther ahead.
B. Farther behind the truck than you would for a passenger vehicle.
C. No more than one car length behind the truck so the driver can see you.
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