Permit Test Study Guide

Unless otherwise posted the speed limit in cities and towns is …
35 mph
To have a revoked driver license restored, you must..
visit a driver license office, pay a restoration fee, and reapply for a license
When three vehicles reach a 4-way stop at the same, the right of way belongs to
the car on the right
If a vehicle sways freely, leans heavily to one side during a turn or seems to bounce continuously, there may be a problem with
the suspension system
If you experience a breakdown, you should
call a law enforcement officer
To maintain a safe driving distance between your car and the car in front of you, you should
use the two-second rule
If you take any medication before you drive, you should
find out what effect the medicine has
If you are planning a long road trip, you should
stop and rest every 100 miles
Before passing another vehicle, you should
look ahead to ensure that there is enough room for you to pass
When driving down a very steep hill, you should
shift into a lower gear to control your speed
If you run off the side of the road, you should
gradually take your foot off the gas pedal
When travelling on rural highways, farm equipment usually travels at its maximum speed of
15-20 mph.
If you are driving into a circle you should
yield to cars already in the circle.
If you are in a crash, you should
move your car off of the road
School buses are required to stop at
all railroad crossings
In city traffic, you should
be alert for drivers who make quick stops
_____ have serious _____ into which cars can…
Truckers; blind spots; disappear from view
Unless there is a sign indicating no turn on red, you can
turn right on red after stopping and making sure that the turn can be made safely
For any underage person who aids or abets another attempting to purchase any alcoholic beverage, the law requires a
one-year driver license revocation
Your license will be revoked immediately if your ____ is at least
blood alcohol concentration; 0.08 percent
When approaching a road that is ____ you should..
blocked from view; stop and proceed with caution
Defensive drivers check their rear view mirror and side mirrors roughly
every 10 seconds
If going ____ miles per hour, how far ahead should you signal before turning
45; 200 ft
If you plan to turn and are not in the proper lane to do so, you should
continue to the next intersection, then turn
The most common type of accident on a highway is a
rear-end collision
When driving ____ someone you should not
behind; use your high beams
To dry wet brakes you should
gently apply the brakes
Don’t hang out in the No zone” refers to
not be in truckers’ blind spots
When approaching a railroad crossing
slow down and prepare to stop
If you pull up to a ____ the turning lane is…
red arrow; the only lane that should stop
If you are a pedestrian walking along side the road at night, you should
carry or wear something white
Use high beams when driving on
a highway and no car is approaching
Slippery roads are most likely to occur when
it has just begun to drizzle or rain
When traveling behind a farm vehicle on a two-lane road wait…
until the farm vehicle has the chance to pull over to the side, then pass with caution
Large trucks (tractor trailers) have _____ to the
large blind spots; side and rear
When preparing to make a right-hand turn turn on ____ and
your turn signal and approach the right-hand side of the road
A “shoulder check” is
a quick glance over your shoulder on the side in which you intend to turn or change lanes
When you get tired on a long trip, you should
stop and rest
If you are following a car at night, how do you know if the road is bumpy?
You watch the tail-lights.
red octagon=
stop sign
A blank white square with black border=
Speed Limit
An orange triangle on its side, pointing to the right=
No passing sign
A yellow or white circle with a large X in it extending to the sides of the circle=
Railroad crossing
Inverted red triangle with a white center=
Which of the following is true about pedestrians
In the city, 2 out of 5 people killed in a car crash are pedestrians.
What should you do while entering in curve…
You should apply brake before entering curve.
While parking the car in downhill where will you place the front wheel….
Towards the curb.
While driving in the downhill…
Shift to lower gear.
If you see any sign of circular orange color then tell them….
“CAUTION, Signal is about to turn RED”
At an intersection without traffic lights who has the right of way…
The pedestrian
Where would it be dangerous to drive very slow?
When you have just passed the crest of a hill!
On a freeway if u miss an exit what would u do…
Take the next exit.
Under the point system…
a driver who gets 12 points within 3 years may lose his/her license.
A driver will lose his or her license if he or she is convicted of….
speeding more than 70 mph in a 55 mph zone.
If a person refuses to take the chemical test…..
the license may be immediately revoked for TWELVE months…..(another option was 6
months. so just be careful)
If the solid yellow line is on your side of the road and there is a dotted yellow next to it on
the other side it means….
that u are not allows to cross to the left.
What do you do if you have break failure?
Shift into a LOWER gear, release the clutch pedal (for manual transmissions) and apply the
emergency brake
Who has the right of way at an intersection? Correct answer…
When crossing with a green signal, pedestrians have the right-of-way over all vehicles,
those turning across the paths of the pedestrians.
When driving on the interstate how to you merge onto the highway:
When entering the interstate, use the acceleration lane until your vehicle’s speed matches that of the other traffic and then merge safely.
There is a question about faulty mufflers and exhaust systems. The correct answer is:
A leak in the exhaust system can allow poisonous carbon monoxide gas to enter the
passenger compartment of the car.
There is a question about why you need to check your tires. The correct answer is:
For safe driving and fuel economy, tires should have the right amount of air
Where do most bicycle accidents occur? …
What do you do if your car begins to skid? …
What best characterizes a bike rider?
He is likely to sustain severe injuries when struck by a car.
A blind person ready to cross the road has the right of way:
if he has a white cane with a red tip or a guide dog
if you are walking at night what should you do?….
wear white
The flashing red signal has the same meaning at the stop sign …
Stop and do not proceed to move until you can enter the intersection without interfering
with approaching traffic
if you refuse to submit to a blood or breath test your driver’s licence will be suspended for …
1 year
When a car is approaching you with full beam headlights on, what should you do?
Look straight in front of you, avoid looking at the car.
How can a truck driver see blind spots?
By looking over the shoulder
What should you do when you are approaching a railroad crossing?
Slow down and prepare to stop if you see a train.
A North Carolina driver’s license is required if you…
are sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle with the motor running.
If you are caught driving while under the influence…
your license will be suspended.
Registration of vehicles for NC state is checked for every…
12 months
What’s the most likely time to have a bicycle accident?
Saturday at dusk
When approaching a traffic light, if it changes to yellow…
proceed through cautiously.
There was a question about littering on my test today the answer was:
a minimum of $250 and maximum of $1,000 fine
In densley packed snow you should…
Use chains or snow tires
If you must drive during heavy snow or fog use…
Your low beam headlights
Alcohol related highway deaths account for __ % of all traffic fatalities
If you accumulate ___ or more points on your traffic record you may attend _____ to deduct ___ points from your driving record
7; a Driver Improvement Clinic; 3
The traffic conviction that adds the highest number of points (___) to your driving record is…
5; passing a stopped school bus that is loading or unloading children
Secondary roads are…
Roads where hills are more likely to be more steep and curves are likely to be more sharp than on primary roads

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