Permit Test 5

1. This sign means:

The road ahead has many curves
There is a sharp curve in the road ahead
The road ahead may be slippery

2. If you always insist on letting other drivers go ahead of you at intersections you are most likely:

Causing traffic delays
Improving traffic flow
Effectively using defensive driving techniques

3. At dawn or dusk, or in rain or snow, it can be hard to see and be seen. A good way to let other drivers know you are there is to:

Use your horn every once in a while
Turn on your parking lights
Turn on your low-beam headlights

4. You are driving on a one-way street. You may turn left onto a one-way street:

Only if a sign permits the turn
If traffic on the street moves to the right
If traffic on the street moves to the left

5. Which of these statements is true about road construction zones?

Fines are the same for violations committed in construction zones
You are responsible for the safety of the road workers
Slow down only if you think workers are present

6. You should allow more space in front of your vehicle when following large trucks because:

You need the extra room to see around the truck
Their heavier weight allows them to stop more quickly than you
If you follow too closely, you will get caught in the truck’s wind draft

7. This sign means:

The traffic signal ahead is not working
Be prepared to stop if the light is flashing
There is a traffic signal ahead

8. This sign means:

One-lane road ahead
Merging lane ahead
Lane ends ahead

9. You were in an accident which caused more than $1000 worth of damage. You must report the accident within 10 days to:

Your insurance company

10. You may cross double, yellow lines to pass another vehicle if the:

Vehicle in front of you moves to the right to let you pass
Yellow line next to your side of the road is broken
Yellow line next to the other side of the road is broken

11. At intersections, crosswalks, and railroad crossings, you should always:

Stop, listen, and proceed cautiously
Look to the sides of your vehicle
Pass vehicles that seem to be stopped for no reason

12. It is illegal for a person under 21 years of age to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that is _____ or more.

0.08%-Eight hundredths of one percent
0.01%-One hundredth of one percent
0.05%-Five hundredths of one percent

13. Large trucks turning right onto a street with two lanes in each direction:

May complete their turn in either the left or right lane
Often have to use part of the left lane to complete the turn
Must stay in the right lane at all times

14. To see cars in your blind spots, you should check:

The inside rearview mirror
The outside rearview mirror
Over your shoulders

15. You want to turn left ahead. In the middle of the road there is a lane marked as shown. You must:

Turn from your current traffic lane after signaling
Merge completely into this lane before you make your left turn
Not enter this lane for any reason

16. When you park on a level road next to a curb:

Your wheels must be within 18 inches of the curb
Your front wheels must be turned towards the side of the road
You do not have to set your parking brake

17. Animals may be transported in the back of a pickup truck only if:

The sides of the truck bed are at least 18 inches high
They are properly secured
The tailgate of the truck is closed

18. Which of the following will help you to avoid being hit from behind?

Signaling at least 100 feet before turning
Decreasing your following distance
Quickly pumping your brakes just before turning

19. When changing lanes on a freeway, you should:

Signal for at least five seconds
Cross several lanes at a time to avoid slow downs
Avoid driving over broken white lines and lane markings

20. Tailgating other drivers (driving too close to their rear bumper):

Can frustrate other drivers and make them angry
Cannot result in a traffic citation
Reduces accidents by preventing you from being “cut off”

21. Driving faster than traffic and continually passing other cars:

Will get you to your destination much faster and safer
Increases your chances of an accident
Helps to prevent traffic congestion

22. You are driving defensively when you:

Always put one car length between you and the car ahead
Stare at the car in front of you while driving
Keep your eyes moving to look for possible hazards

23. Pedestrians crossing at corners have the right-of-way:

Only at controlled intersections
Only when a crosswalk is painted on the street
Whether or not a crosswalk is marked

24. When parking your vehicle on any hill:

One of your rear wheels should touch the curb
Use your parking brake and leave the vehicle in gear or park
Your front wheels should be parallel to the road if there is no curb

25. What is the difference between traffic lights with red arrows and those with solid red lights?

Red arrows are only used to stop traffic which is turning left
Red arrows are only used for protected turn lanes
You cannot turn against a red arrow, even if you stop first

26. Smoking inside a vehicle when a person younger than 18 years of age is present is:

Illegal at all times
Legal, if it is your child
Not restricted by law

27. Highways are typically most slippery:

During a heavy rainstorm in the middle of summer
When it first starts to rain after a dry spell
After it has been raining for a long time

28. This sign means:

You should slow down and move to the right lane
Stay in the right lane if you are driving slower than other traffic
Slower traffic must exit on the right

29. Which of these vehicles must stop before crossing railroad tracks?

Tank trucks marked with hazardous materials placards
Motor homes or pickup trucks towing a trailer
Sport utility vehicles carrying four or more persons

30. This sign means:

Road hazard to the right
Right turn permitted on green arrow only
Curve to the right

31. You are driving on a highway when a tire blows out on your vehicle. What should you do?

Don’t apply the brake until the vehicle has almost stopped
Brake hard and steer to the right
Pump your brakes and slow to a stop on the roadway

32. You may drive in a bike lane:

During rush hour traffic if bicycles are not present
No more than 200 feet before making a right turn
Whenever bicyclists are not present

33. Do not start across an intersection if you know you will block the intersection:

Under any circumstances
Unless you entered the intersection on a green arrow
Unless you entered the intersection on a green light

34. You are driving on a road where the speed limit is 45 mph. All the other vehicles are driving 50 mph or faster. You may legally drive:

50 mph or faster. The speed of traffic
Anywhere between 45 mph and 50 mph
No faster than 45 mph

35. To turn right from a highway with two lanes in your direction, turn from:

The lane closest to the center of the road
The lane nearest the curb or edge of the roadway
Either lane, depending on oncoming traffic

36. Which of these statements about drugs and driving is true?

Any prescription drug is safe to use if you don’t feel drowsy
Even over-the-counter drugs can impair your driving
Only illegal drugs can impair your driving

37. A traffic light is red, but a peace officer is signaling you to continue driving. What should you do?

Change lanes and drive slowly
Wait for the green light
Do as the officer tells you

38. A flashing red traffic light at an intersection means:

Slow down before entering
Stop before entering
Stop and wait for the green light

39. When planning to pass another vehicle you should:

Not assume they will make space for you to return to your lane
Assume they will let you pass if you use your turn signal
Assume they will maintain a constant speed

40. If you have trouble seeing other vehicles because of dust or smoke blowing across the roadway, you should drive slower and turn on your:

Interior lights
Parking lights

41. You must notify DMV within 5 days if you:

Sell or transfer your vehicle
Modify your vehicle’s exhaust system
Paint your vehicle a different color

42. You are driving on a road with only one lane in each direction and you want to pass. There is a curve ahead which blocks your view. You must:

Not pass the other vehicle
Increase your speed to pass safely
Signal longer than five seconds to pass safely

43. Which all of the following are dangerous to do while driving, which is also illegal?

Listening to music through a set of dual headphones
Adjusting your outside mirrors
Reading a road map

44. You should use your horn when:

Another vehicle is in your way
It may help prevent an accident
Another driver makes a mistake

45. If your driving record shows you failed to appear in court after receiving a traffic ticket, DMV will:

Suspend the registration of the vehicle you are driving
Suspend your driving privilege until you appear in court
Restrict your driving privilege

46. You have had your license for three months. You may:

Drive between 5:00AM and 5:00PM unaccompanied
Transport minors unaccompanied at any time
Transport minors between 11:00PM and 5:00AM unaccompanied