German Driver's Written Test

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  • 1. 
    For registration purposes, the insurance policy cannot substitute for the insurance confirmation card as proof of automobile insurance under German law and U.S. Forces regulations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 2. 
    License plates issued to drivers by the Registry of Motor Vehicles automatically become the driver's property.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 3. 
    The driver of a registered motor vehicle is required to observe which of the following with respect to U.S. Forces private owned vehicle (POV) license plates?
    • A. 

      License plates will not be altered.

    • B. 

      The rear license plate must be illuminated.

    • C. 

      License plates always must be firmly attached with bolts and screws.

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 4. 
    A driver who lends his or her vehicle to a member of the U.S. Forces is required to provide the borrower with the registration certificate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 5. 
    U.S. Forces regulations do not prohibit abandoning a POV.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 6. 
    Attaching old State license plates or signs to U.S. Forces POV plates is permitted.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 7. 
    The Traffic Point System applies to military personnel and civilian employees, but does not apply to family members.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 8. 
    Persons declared ineligible for a U.S. Forces certificate of license will remain ineligible until they successfully petition the revoking authority for reinstatement of their eligibility.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 9. 
    German police are empowered to arrest U.S. personnel (including family member and U.S. civilians serving with U.S. Forces) when German laws are violated.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 10. 
    German police do not have the authority to require U.S. Forces drivers to pay a warning fee for minor traffic violations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 11. 
    German traffic law does not require every user of a public road or highway to conduct himself or herself so that no other user is endangered, injured, unnecessarily impeded, or inconvenienced.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 12. 
    A POV may not be rejected during mechanical inspection because of bent hood, torn fenders, altered plates, or faulty body trimmings.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 13. 
    Vehicles are considered unsafe if the tires have less than 1.6 millimeters of tread on any portion of the traction surfaces.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 14. 
    If a vehicle is equipped with radial tires, the tires should be mounted on which of the following?
    • A. 

      Only on the front wheels of the POV.

    • B. 

      Only on the rear wheels of the POV.

    • C. 

      On all four wheels.

    • D. 

      On the drive wheels of the POV.


  • 15. 
    Avoidable noises such as honking horns and racing engines are prohibited by the German traffic ordinance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 16. 
    Kilometers may be converted to miles by multiplying the kilometers by 6 and then dropping the last digit.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 17. 
    Children under 12 years old are not allowed to sit in the front seat of a vehicle unless the rear sit is already occupied by children of that age group.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 18. 
    Drivers are not always required to indicate their intention to pass by using directional signals.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 19. 
    What may cause danger to others in road traffic?
    • A. 

      A disabled POV with warning devices not placed at a sufficient distance.

    • B. 

      Driving a POV while intoxicated.

    • C. 

      Driving a POV while fatigued.

    • D. 

      All of the above.


  • 20. 
    What should be considered when choosing a safe distance from the vehicle ahead?
    • A. 

      Condition of the highway and driving speed.

    • B. 

      Average distance being used by other drivers.

    • C. 

      Both of the above.


  • 21. 
    When approaching children, drivers must try to anticipate their behavior.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 22. 
    The proper technique for driving around a curve is to slow down before the curve and accelerate toward the end of the curve.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 23. 
    If the vehicle starts skidding while breaking, the driver should do which of the following?
    • A. 

      Downshift and take foot off gas pedal.

    • B. 

      Turn the steering wheel in the direction that the rear of the vehicle is skidding and pump the breaks lightly

    • C. 

      Immediately apply pressure to brakes.


  • 24. 
    Fast driving often leads to accidents in which of the following situations?
    • A. 

      At point where vision is restricted.

    • B. 

      At pedestrian crossings.

    • C. 

      At the intersections and junctions.

    • D. 

      All of the above.


  • 25. 
    Drivers caught in a heavy downpour with limited visibility should pull off the road and wait for the rain to let up.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 26. 
    Drivers who suddenly find themselves on an icy patch of road should continue driving with no abrupt change in directions, speed, or braking.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 27. 
    Drivers must be expecially careful when passing during twilight hours; they must be alert to vehicles without lights coming from the other directions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 28. 
    It is important when passing that drivers make sure enough clearance is made for the traffic from the rear.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 29. 
    When approaching an intersection with directional arrows painted on the pavement, the driver will enter the appropriate lane and do which of the following?
    • A. 

      Follow the direction fo the arrow.

    • B. 

      Change lanes in the intersection.

    • C. 

      Both of the above


  • 30. 
    A continuous, solid, white center line on the road may not be crossed or even touched by the wheels of the driver's vehicle.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 31. 
    When a broken white line and a solid white center line appear together, traffic on the broken-line side is permitted to pass.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 32. 
    Directional arrows on the pavement must be followed once the driver has entered a lane that is so marked.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 33. 
    Unless otherwise posted, a speed limit of 100 kilometers per hour (kph) (62 miles per hour (mph)) applies to all vehicles on all highways and roads in Germany.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 34. 
    Under certain circumstances, the maximum speed posted may be too fast for road and traffic conditions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 35. 
    Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit within city limits is 60 kph (37mph).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 36. 
    How many times greater is the force of collision if the driving speed is doubled?
    • A. 

      Twice as great.

    • B. 

      Three times as great.

    • C. 

      Four times as great


  • 37. 
    Minimum speed limits must be obeyed according to which of the following?
    • A. 

      Except where road or traffic conditions make drivers drive more slowly.

    • B. 

      Except when visibility of weather conditions make drivers drive more slowly.

    • C. 

      Both of the above.


  • 38. 
    When traveling on multilane roads with dense traffic, it is illegal for vehicles in the right lane to go faster than those in the left lane.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 39. 
    A slow vehicle is being followed by several other vehicles that cannot pass because of the traffic. On reaching a suitable place (such as a wide place in the roadway), the driver of the slow vehicle should pull to the right to allow the other vehicles to pass.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 40. 
    What must a driver do when approaching a round blue sign with a white number 30 on it?
    • A. 

      Stay off this road if driving a vehicle that can move only at a speed of less than 30 kph (20mph)

    • B. 

      Not exceed 30 kph

    • C. 

      Not drive at less than 30 kph, weather conditions and traffic permitting

    • D. 

      Both a and c


  • 41. 
    When passing, drivers must return to the right as soon as possible without impeding the vehicle being passed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 42. 
    Drivers may exceed the posted speed limit while passing another vehicle.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 43. 
    Drivers may not increase their speed while being passed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 44. 
    Drivers my pass a streetcar on the left when the road is a one-way street.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 45. 
    Two-wheeled vehicles are particularly dangerous to pass and should be passed only with side clearance is of at least 1.5 meters.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 46. 
    When is passing another vehicle prohibited.
    • A. 

      When the traffic situation is unclear

    • B. 

      When there is a broken center line

    • C. 

      When passing can be accomplished without exceeding the speed limit.


  • 47. 
    At unmarked intersections, vehicles coming from the right have the right-of-way.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 48. 
    In the city where no priority signs are posted, the driver on the widest street has the right-of-way.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 49. 
    The "right-before-left" rule applies at unmarked intersections.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 50. 
    A driver wants to leave a private driveway and turn right onto a public road. At the same time, a cyclist is approaching from the left. Who has to wait?
    • A. 

      The cyclist

    • B. 

      The driver of the motor vehicle


  • 51. 
    A driver who disregards the safety of others is excused legally from responsibility when he or she has the right-of-way.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 52. 
    In what order may the vehicles proceed?
    • A. 

      1-2-3

    • B. 

      2-1-3

    • C. 

      3-1-2


  • 53. 
    What does the driver of vehicle 2 have to do?
    • A. 

      Observe the right-of-way of vehicle 1

    • B. 

      Proceed without stopping

    • C. 

      Observe the right-of-way of vehicle 3


  • 54. 
    In what order may the vehicles proceed?
    • A. 

      1-2-3

    • B. 

      2-1-3

    • C. 

      3-2-1


  • 55. 
    In what order may the vehicles proceed?
    • A. 

      3-2-1

    • B. 

      3-1-2

    • C. 

      2-3-1


  • 56. 
    When a driver is traveling in the direction of the white arrow, what must the driver do when faced with oncoming traffic?
    • A. 

      Yield the right-of-way

    • B. 

      Proceed

    • C. 

      Flash the headlights and proceed


  • 57. 
    Which vehicle has the right-of-way?
    • A. 

      Vehicle 1

    • B. 

      Vehicle 2


  • 58. 
    Which vehicle has the right-of-way?
    • A. 

      Vehicle 1

    • B. 

      Vehicle 2


  • 59. 
    Which vehicle must yield?
    • A. 

      Vehicle 1

    • B. 

      Vehicle 2


  • 60. 
    Which vehicle must wait?
    • A. 

      Vehicle 1

    • B. 

      Vehicle 2


  • 61. 
    Which vehicle must wait?
    • A. 

      Vehicle 1 and 2

    • B. 

      Vehicle 2

    • C. 

      Vehicle 3


  • 62. 
    When may vehicle 2 turn?
    • A. 

      Before vehicle 1

    • B. 

      After vehicle 2


  • 63. 
    What must the driver of vehicle 1 do?
    • A. 

      Turn in front of vehicle 3

    • B. 

      Observe the right-of-way of vehicle 3

    • C. 

      Turn in front of vehicle 2


  • 64. 
    In what order may the vehicles proceed?
    • A. 

      3-2-1

    • B. 

      2-1-3

    • C. 

      3-1-2


  • 65. 
    Which vehicle must wait?
    • A. 

      Vehicle 1

    • B. 

      Vehicle 2


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