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1. 
What sign is this?
 
This eight-sided red sign means STOP.
 
2. 
What sign is this?
 
SignThis three-sided sign means YIELD the right-of-way.
 
3. 
What sign is this?
 
This round sign means RAILROAD CROSSING ahead.
 
4. 
What sign is this?
 
This diamond-shaped sign means WARNING.
 
5. 
What sign is this?
 
It means either SCHOOL ZONE or SCHOOL CROSSING.
 
6. 
What sign is this?
 
It is posted at the beginning of a NO-PASSING ZONE where "no-passing" pavement markings are also used.
 
7. 
What sign is this?
 
Squares and/or rectangles can be used either as regulatory or as guide signs.
 
8. 
What color are regulatory signs and must be obeyed. They include STOP, YIELD, DO NOT ENTER or WRONG WAY.
 
Red
 
9. 
What color are regulatory signs and must be obeyed. These other signs are used as route markers and are illustrated in the Guide Signs section.
 
Black/White
 
10. 
What color is used for warning signs. These signs tell you of road conditions and dangers ahead.
 
Yellow
 
11. 
What color is used for warning signs. These signs alert you to possible dangers ahead due to construction and maintenance projects.
 
Orange
 
12. 
What color is used for guide signs. These signs tell you where you are, which way to go and the distance.
 
Green
 
13. 
What color is used for guide signs. These signs tell you about services along the roadway.
 
Blue
 
14. 
What color is used for parks and recreation signs.
 
Brown
 
15. 
What color is used for warning signs. These signs alert you to pedestrian crossings and school zones.
 
Yellow-Green
 
16. 
What color is used for traffic incident signing. These signs alert you to possible dangers ahead due to unplanned traffic incidents such as traffic crashes and natural disasters.
 
Pink
 
17. 
Explain this sign
 

Stop

An eight-sided (octagon) sign tells you to always make a full stop. You must make a complete stop at the stop line. If there is no stop line, stop before entering the crosswalk. If there is no crosswalk, stop before entering the intersection. Yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and closely approaching traffic. If it is an all-way STOP sign, wait your turn.

 
18. 
Explain this sign
 
All-Way Stop
This sign means there are four STOP signs at the intersection. Traffic from all directions must stop. The first driver to stop is the first driver to go. Other drivers must wait their turn. You also may see 3-WAY, 5-WAY or ALL-WAY signs.
 
19. 
Explain this sign
 

Yield

The three-sided (triangle) sign tells you to give the right-of-way to all vehicles and pedestrians near you. Slow down to a safe speed and stop if necessary. When stopping, do so at a marked crosswalk or before entering the intersection. You also may see YIELD signs on expressway ramps. These signs are posted when there is no extra lane where drivers may speed up to merge with expressway traffic.

 
20. 
Explain this sign
 
Do Not Enter
This sign is posted on one-way streets and other roadways you are not allowed to enter. You also will see this sign if you try to enter an expressway ramp in the wrong direction.
 
21. 
Explain this sign
 
Speed Zone Ahead
The larger sign tells you there is a speed zone ahead. The smaller sign tells what the speed limit will be.
 
22. 
Explain this sign
 
Speed Limit
Some signs show maximum and minimum speed limits for all types of vehicles on freeways and limited access highways. In construction and maintenance zones, posted speeds legally reduce the speed limit on that portion of the highway. Unless necessary for safety, driving slower than the minimum is illegal.
 
23. 
Explain this sign
 
Wrong Way
This sign tells you that your vehicle is moving in the wrong direction. You will see this sign on expressway ramps a short distance past the DO NOT ENTER sign. You also will see this sign if you turn the wrong way into a one-way street, alley or driveway.
 
24. 
Explain this sign
 
No (Not Allowed)
Signs having a red circle with a red slash from the upper-left to the lower-right mean no. The picture within the circle shows what is not allowed.
 
25. 
Explain this sign
 
No U-Turn
These signs are posted on divided highways or expressways. You may see one where there is an opening in the divided highway that leads to the other side. These openings are for authorized vehicles only such as police cars, ambulances, snow plows, construction/maintenance equipment and other emergency vehicles. You may not use this opening.
 
26. 
Explain this sign
 
No Right Turn
These signs indicate that no right turns are allowed.
 
27. 
Explain this sign
 
One-Way
These signs are used on one-way streets or driveways. You must always go only in the direction of the arrow.
 
28. 
Explain this sign
 
Two-Way Left Turn Lanes
Either of two signs can be used to indicate a two-way left turn lane in the center of a highway. Along with a sign, the two-way left turn lane is marked with yellow lines and white arrows.
 
29. 
Explain this sign
 
No Turn on Red
This sign is used at some intersections. It tells you that a right turn on a red light or a left turn on a red light at intersecting one-way streets is prohibited. It may also show a red circle instead of the word red.
 
30. 
Explain this sign
 
Divided Highway
This sign is used on approaches to a divided highway. It tells you that a median separates both directions of traffic on the road you are going to turn onto or cross.
 
31. 
Explain this sign
 
Keep Right
This sign tells you where to drive when you approach traffic islands, medians or other obstructions in the middle of the roadway. You must drive to the side indicated by the arrow.
 
32. 
Explain this sign
 
Slower Traffic Keep Right
This sign is posted for those driving slower than the normal speed of traffic on a multilane highway. It tells the slow driver to drive in the right lane.
 
33. 
Explain this sign
 
Stop Here on Red
This sign is used when it is not clear where vehicles must stop at an intersection with traffic signals.
 
34. 
Explain this sign
 
Do Not Pass
This sign tells you that you may not pass other vehicles. It is posted on some two-lane roads where traffic goes in both directions. There will also be yellow "no passing" lines on the road.
 
35. 
Explain this sign
 
Pass with Care
This sign tells you that you are at the end of the no-passing zone. You may pass now only when it is safe.
 
36. 
Explain this sign
 
Road Closed
This sign is used when the road is closed to all traffic. You may not continue on the road.
 
37. 
Explain this sign
 
Pedestrian Crosswalk
This sign tells you there is a crosswalk. However, it may not be at an intersection so you must watch both sides of the street for pedestrians.
 
38. 
Explain this sign
 

School Zone Ahead

They warn of school crossings ahead or of school buildings or grounds next to the roadway.

 
39. 
Explain this sign
 

School Crosswalk Ahead

This sign sign shows two children walking in a crosswalk and is posted at school crossing signals.

 
40. 
Explain this sign
 

School Zone Speed Limit Sign

These two signs are used in areas where a reduced-speed school zone has been established. The posted speed applies only on school days when children are present (usual school hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., but hours may vary), where a potential hazard exists because of the children’s close proximity to traffic, or when a light is flashing.

The use of wireless communication devices is prohibited while driving in a posted school speed zone.

Note: Some Illinois communities may have flourescent yellow–green signs.

 
41. 
Explain this sign
 
Stop Ahead/Yield Ahead/Signal Ahead
These signs warn of traffic controls ahead. Although the traffic signal may not yet be visible, the traffic signs are close enough to require you to start slowing down. Advance warning signs also are used in high-speed areas because of the longer distance needed to slow down or stop.
 
42. 
Explain this sign
 
Intersections Ahead
Four signs warn you of intersections ahead where traffic may exist or where a right or left turn may be required. A sign naming the intersecting road also may be posted.
 
43. 
Explain this sign
 
Turns and Curves
Certain signs are posted before turns and curves. The shape of the arrow tells you what to expect. A small sign showing the maximum safe speed also may be posted below the arrow.
 
44. 
Explain this sign
 
Exit Ramp
Posted at freeway exit ramps, this sign shows the maximum safe speed a vehicle can be driven on the ramp.
 
45. 
Explain this sign
 
Slippery Pavement
All roads are slippery and dangerous when wet. This sign warns of conditions that can cause you to lose control of your car. You should slow down because it takes longer to stop on slippery pavement.
 
46. 
Explain this sign
 
Downgrade
This sign warns you of a dangerous hill. It may be very long or steep, or it may have sharp curves. Slow down before you start down the hill.
 
47. 
Explain this sign
 
Narrow Bridge
This sign warns you that a bridge has a narrow roadway. The bridge width is 2 feet less than the width of the approach pavement.
 
48. 
Explain this sign
 
Reduction in Lanes
These signs are used on multi-lane highways to warn you of a reduction in the number of traffic lanes in the direction you are traveling. Be prepared to change lanes or to allow other vehicles to merge into your lane. Drivers of all vehicles may need to adjust their speed and position to avoid a collision with another vehicle.
 
49. 
Explain this sign
 
Road Narrows
This sign warns drivers that a two-lane road suddenly narrows.
 
50. 
Explain this sign
 
No Passing
This sign is used on two-lane, two-way roads. It warns you not to pass. The sign is posted on the left side of the road at the beginning of a no passing zone.
 
51. 
Explain this sign
 
Merging Lanes
This sign tells you that two lanes of traffic going the same direction will soon merge into one lane. Be ready to either change lanes or allow other traffic to merge into your lane. Merge signs appear on expressways just before expressway ramps. The driver on the expressway slows down to let the driver on the ramp merge.
 
52. 
Explain this sign
 
Change in Direction
This sign warns you of a change in direction or narrowing of the road. You may find several of these signs on the outside of a sharp curve or on approaches to a narrow bridge.
 
53. 
Explain this sign
 
Divided Highway
Divided highways have a center strip that separates traffic going in opposite directions. The first sign is posted before a divided highway begins.

The second sign is posted just before the divided highway ends. Be careful as you near the end of a divided highway. Two-way traffic will begin again.
 
54. 
Explain this sign
 
Two–Way Roadway
This sign tells you that you are leaving a divided roadway and will be driving on a two-way highway.
 
55. 
Explain this sign
 
Workers Ahead
These signs are posted far enough ahead to give you time to adjust your speed for any unusual conditions. When you see these signs, workers may be working close to your traffic lane. Follow the signs and adjust your speed to the posted work zone speed limit, stay alert, and keep a safe distance between your vehicle and all traffic barriers. The minimum fine for speeding in a construction zone, regardless of the presence of workers, is $375 for a first offense and $1,000 for a repeat offense. If you are convicted of a second offense within two years of the first offense, your driving privileges will be suspended for 90 days and a mandatory court appearance is required. Fines increase to up to $10,000 in addition to a three-month to two-year driver’s license suspension and possible prison time for any motorist who fails to yield to emergency vehicles, or who injures or kills state highway workers, firefighters or police officers.
 
56. 
Explain this sign
 
Warning Cones, Drums and Barricades
These devices are used to protect you from dangerous locations in construction and maintenance areas. Traffic cones, drums and barricades mark a path for you to follow in a construction area. Drive slow, be alert for dangers and be prepared to stop.

Barricades and vertical panels with sloping stripes warn the motorist to stay to the down sloping side. The examples shown are sloped downward to the left, telling the motorist to stay left of the vertical panel or barricade.
 
57. 
Explain this sign
 
Warning Lights and Arrow Boards
Warning lights help draw your attention to drums and barricades at night. Arrow boards warn the motorist of an upcoming lane closure,or caution when construction is ahead.
 
58. 
Explain this sign
 
Flagperson
This sign warns that there is a flagperson ahead. Always follow his/her directions
 
59. 
Explain this sign
 
Slow Moving Vehicle
A vehicle displaying this sign is moving slowly. Drivers must slow down and pass only when safe to do so.
 
60. 
Explain this sign
 
Parking for Persons with Disabilities
Parking spaces with this sign are reserved for vehicles displaying Persons with Disabilities plates and parking placards and Disabled Veteran plates.
 
61. 
Explain this sign
 
Road Work Zones
This sign identifies areas where road construction or maintenance work is being done. Drivers must slow down and drive with extreme caution.
 
62. 
Explain this sign
 
Route Markers
These signs are used alone or with smaller signs. They direct you to the road you wish to take. Different routes have different markings.
 
63. 
Explain this sign
 
Destination and Distance
These signs are always green. They direct you to bike routes, parking areas, mileposts and specific exits. Mileposts are placed every mile along the freeway from one end of the state to the other. Zero usually starts at the south and west borders of the state. Mileposts can be used to determine the distance to exits, cities or state lines. By using the milepost number and the exit number, you may compute how far you are from the exit you want to use.
 
64. 
Explain this sign
 
Information
These signs are always green. They include items such as state lines, city limits and other boundaries. You also may find names of streams, elevations, landmarks and other items of geographical interest.
 
65. 
Explain this sign
 
Parks and Recreation
These signs are brown and guide you to recreational areas and parks.
 
66. 
Explain this sign
 
Service
These signs are blue and give advance notice of services or facilities along the highway.
 
67. 
Explain this sign
 
Detour
This sign is used at the beginning of an alternate route that has been established because a road has been closed.
 
68. 
A merge sign means drivers should be prepared to change lanes or allow other traffic to come into their lane.
True or False
 
True
 
69. 
When approaching a stop sign that is not marked by a crosswalk, drivers should stop their vehicles before entering the intersection.
True or False
 
True
 
70. 
An orange sign means drivers should be alert, adjust their speed and be prepared to stop if necessary.
True or False
 
True
 
71. 
A licensed driver in the State of Illinois is required by law to notify the Secretary of State’s office within 10 days of a change of address by writing the office or visiting a Driver Services facility or accessing the Secretary of State Web site.
True or False
 
True
 
72. 
Drivers who have vision restrictions noted on their driver’s license must always wear glasses or contacts when driving.
True or False
 
True
 
73. 
A driver may commit one traffic law violation during the driving portion of the driver’s license exam and pass.
True or False
 
False
 
74. 
During the Initial Licensing Phase, a teen driver is allowed only two passengers under age 20 in the vehicle during the first 12 months of licensing.
True or False
 
False
 
75. 
In order to obtain court supervision for a traffic violation, a minor must appear in court with a parent/legal guardian and attend a traffic safety school.
True or False
 
True
 
76. 
A parent or legal guardian may request that the driver’s license of a minor be cancelled at any time prior to age 18.
True or False
 
True
 
77. 
When passing another vehicle, a driver should wait until the entire car the driver just passed is visible in the rearview mirror before turning back into the right-hand lane.
True or False
 
True
 
78. 
After making a proper stop and yielding to traffic or pedestrians within the intersection, it is permissible for drivers on a one-way street to turn left at a red light onto another one-way street that moves traffic to the left.
True or False
 
True
 
79. 
How should a driver proceed if within an intersection waiting to make a left turn and the traffic signal light turns red?
a. Wait in the intersection until the light turns green.
b. Yield to oncoming traffic and finish the turn.
c. Make sure it is clear, then back up from the intersection.
 
B
 
80. 
When on a two-lane roadway, drivers must stop their vehicles when approaching a stopped school bus with its red warning lights flashing and its stop signal arm extended.
True or False
 
True
 
81. 
When an authorized vehicle using its sirens and flashing lights approaches a vehicle, the driver should pull to the right-hand edge of the roadway and wait for the emergency vehicle to pass.
True or False
 
True
 
82. 
What is the penalty for being convicted of illegally passing a stopped school bus?
a. Driving privileges or vehicle registration will be suspended and a $150 fine.
b. 60-day suspension of driving privileges.
c. $30 fine and 14-day suspension of driving privileges.
 
A
 
83. 
A driver may pass another vehicle by driving on the shoulder of the road.
True or False
 
False
 
84. 
It is permissible to make a right turn against a red signal light after stopping and yielding to other vehicles and pedestrians.
True or False
 
True
 
85. 
A driver must give the right or left turn signal when changing lanes.
True or False
 
True
 
86. 
In urban areas, drivers moving out of an alley, building, private road or driveway need not come to a complete stop before entering the roadway if the roadway is clear of traffic.
True or False
 
False
 
87. 
For what distance should a continuous turn signal be given when making a left or right turn in a business or residential district?
a. Not less than 50 feet before turning.
b. Not less than 75 feet before turning.
c. Not less than 100 feet before turning.
 
C
 
88. 
A driver may proceed immediately when waiting at an intersection and the traffic signal light turns green.
True or False
 
False
 
89. 
What should drivers do when approaching a construction area?
a. Increase their speed to get out of the way quickly.
b. Slow down and yield the right-of-way.
c. Honk their horn several times to alert individuals working in the area of their presence.
 
B
 
90. 
Drivers must yield to pedestrians in an unmarked crosswalk.
True or False
 
True
 
91. 
It is permissible for anyone to wear a headset while driving.
True or False
 
False
 
92. 
Speed should be reduced below the posted speed limit for which of the following reasons?
a. Driver is driving in unfavorable weather conditions.
b. Driver is approaching and crossing an intersection.
c. Both of the above.
 
C
 
93. 
Slow vehicles should use the left-hand lane except when passing or making a left turn?
True or False
 
False
 
94. 
When must a driver slow down for a school zone?
a. On school days between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. when children are present and signs are posted.
b. On weekends.
c. Only during recess.
 
A
 
95. 
Drivers may open car doors on the side on which traffic is moving only when it can be done safely and without interfering with traffic.
True or False
 
True
 
96. 
All vehicles are required to stop within how many feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing when a train is approaching?
a. between 15 and 50 feet
b. between 5 and 10 feet
c. 10 feet
 
A
 
97. 
It is permissible to pass on a two-lane, two-way roadway within 100 feet of an intersection or railroad crossing.
True or False
 
False
 
98. 
Only vehicles having special plates or parking placards and carrying persons with disabilities may park in spaces reserved for them by an official PARKING FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES sign.
True or False
 
True
 
99. 
Unless authorized to do so, drivers may not break into the line of a funeral procession.
True or False
 
True
 
100. 
When a person who is blind, using a white cane or other assistive device, or a guide dog enters an intersection or is crossing a street, the driver should yield the right-of-way.
True or False
 
True
 
101. 
When a motorist is turning right and a bicyclist is approaching on the right, let the bicyclist go through the intersection first before making a right turn.
True or False
 
True
 
102. 
A driver does not need to allow as much distance when following a motorcycle as when following a car.
True or False
 
False
 
103. 
Motorcyclists are entitled to use the full width of a traffic lane; therefore, a driver should pass a motorcycle the same way a driver would pass another vehicle.
True or False
 
True
 
104. 
When following a truck at night, it is important to dim your headlights.
True or False
 
True
 
105. 
If arrested with a blood-alcohol content of .08 or more, an individual’s driving privileges will be suspended for at least three months.
True or False
 
True
 
106. 
Alcohol is the single greatest factor in fatal motor vehicle accidents.
True or False
 
True
 
107. 
What is the only effective way to remove alcohol from the body?
Strong coffee
Time
Cold shower
 
B
 
108. 
If a driver is arrested and refuses to submit to testing, driving privileges will be suspended for three months.
True or False
 
False
 
109. 
Drivers whose licenses have been revoked as a result of DUI must meet several requirements, including undergoing an evaluation for alcohol and drug problems and paying a reinstatement fee, to regain their licenses.
True or False
 
True
 
110. 
It is illegal for persons under age 21 to drive with any trace of alcohol or drugs in their systems.
True or False
 
True
 
111. 
Regardless of fault, a crash report must be filed by the driver of a vehicle if the crash involves death, bodily injury or property damage of more than $1,500 (or more than $500 if a vehicle is uninsured).
True or False
 
True
 
112. 
Before a driver can regain driving privileges after losing them because of an unsatisfied judgment suspension resulting from failure to pay for the damages from a crash, the driver must file proof of financial responsibility with the Secretary of State’s office.
True or False
 
True
 
113. 
An individual’s driving privileges may be suspended under which of the following conditions?
a. Three reckless driving offenses in 12 months
b. Drag racing
c. Illegally transporting alcohol twice in 12 months
 
C
 
114. 
Driving privileges may be revoked for giving false information to the Secretary of State.
True or False
 
True
 
115. 
What should the driver of a vehicle do when approaching a traffic control signal that is not in operation?
a. Come to a full stop and yield the right-of-way before entering the intersection
b. If the intersection is clear, the driver does not need to stop
c. Drive quickly through the intersection to get out of the way of other vehicles
 
A
 
116. 
If a traffic light shows both a red light and a green arrow, a driver may not turn in the direction of the arrow until the red light has changed.
True or False
 
False
 
117. 
Drivers may pass on a two-lane roadway marked with a single solid yellow line on their side of the center line.
True or False
 
False
 
118. 
A railroad crossbuck sign should be treated the same as a yield sign.
True or False
 
True
 
119. 
The road surface of a bridge may be dangerous in winter because it may remain icy after the rest of the roadway is clear.
True or False
 
True
 
120. 
If driving during foggy weather, a driver should turn on the vehicle’s high-beam headlights to increase the field of vision.
True or False
 
False
 
121. 
Most rear-end collisions are caused by the vehicle in back traveling too closely.
True or False
 
True
 
122. 
The three-second rule helps the driver determine a safe following distance.
True or False
 
True
 
123. 
If a vehicle starts to skid on water (hydroplane), the driver should quickly apply the brakes.
True or False
 
False
 
124. 
If the front right wheel of a vehicle runs off the pavement, a driver should ease off the accelerator, brake gently and gently steer back onto the pavement.
True or False
 
True
 
125. 
When approaching a railroad crossing that has no warning signals (such as electric flashing lights or gates), a driver should look, listen and slow down.
True or False
 
True
 
126. 
After a train clears a crossing that has flashing signals, drivers may proceed after checking for a second train on another track.
True or False
 
True
 
127. 
If moving with a stream of vehicles across a railroad track, it is safe to stop on the track for a short period of time.
True or False
 
False
 
128. 
Drivers who become stranded in blizzard conditions should remain in their vehicles.
True or False
 
True
 
129. 
When experiencing a tire blowout, the driver should apply the brakes quickly and pull off the roadway to check the tire.
True or False
 
False
 
130. 
If a vehicle starts to skid, the driver should gently apply the brakes and steer in the opposite direction of the skid.
True or False
 
False
 
131. 
Illinois law requires that headlights be illuminated when atmospheric conditions require the use of windshield wipers.
True or False
 
True
 
132. 
Within how many feet is a driver required to dim the headlights before meeting another vehicle?
a. 250 feet
b. 400 feet
c. 500 feet
 
C
 
133. 
Headlights must be lighted from sunset to sunrise.
True or False
 
True
 
134. 
Your car must have a horn that can be heard from a distance of 200 feet.
True or False
 
True