Illinois Rules Of The Road

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  • 1. 
    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, visiting a Driver Services facili-  ty or accessing the Secretary of State Web site. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 2. 
    S1. Drivers who have vision restrictions noted on their driver’s license  must always wear glasses or contacts when driving. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 3. 
     A driver may commit one traffic law violation during the driving por-  tion of the driver’s license exam and pass. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 4. 
    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. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 5. 
    In order to obtain court supervision for a traffic violation, a minor  must appear in court with a parent/legal guardian and attend a traf-  fic safety school. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 6. 
    A parent or legal guardian may request that the driver’s license of a  minor be cancelled at any time prior to age 18. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 7. 
    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. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 8. 
    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. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 9. 
    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.


  • 10. 
    When on a two-lane roadway, drivers must stop their vehicles when  approaching a stopped school bus with its red warning lights flash-  ing and its stop signal arm extended. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 11. 
    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. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 12. 
    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.


  • 13. 
    A driver may pass another vehicle by driving on the shoulder of the road. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 14. 
    It is permissible to make a right turn against a red signal light after  stopping and yielding to other vehicles and pedestrians. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 15. 
    A driver must give the right or left turn signal when changing lanes. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 16. 
    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. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 17. 
    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.


  • 18. 
    A driver may proceed immediately when waiting at an intersection  and the traffic signal light turns green. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 19. 
    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.


  • 20. 
    Drivers must yield to pedestrians in an unmarked crosswalk. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 21. 
    It is permissible for anyone to wear a headset while driving. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 22. 
    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.


  • 23. 
    Slow vehicles should use the left-hand lane except when passing or  making a left turn? 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 24. 
    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.


  • 25. 
    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. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 26. 
    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


  • 27. 
    It is permissible to pass on a two-lane, two-way roadway within 100  feet of an intersection or railroad crossing. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 28. 
    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. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 29. 
    Unless authorized to do so, drivers may not break into the line of a  funeral procession. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 30. 
    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. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 31. 
    A driver does not need to allow as much distance when following a  motorcycle as when following a car. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 32. 
    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. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 33. 
    When following a truck at night, it is important to dim your headlights. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 34. 
    If arrested with a blood-alcohol concentration of .08 percent or more, an  individual’s driving privileges will be suspended for at least six months. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 35. 
    Alcohol is the single greatest factor in fatal motor vehicle crashes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 36. 
    What is the only effective way to remove alcohol from the body? 
    • A. 

      Strong coffee

    • B. 

      Time

    • C. 

      Cold shower


  • 37. 
    If a driver is arrested and refuses to submit to testing, driving privi-  leges will be suspended for three months. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 38. 
    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. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 39. 
    It is illegal for persons under age 21 to drive with any trace of alco-  hol or drugs in their systems. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 40. 
    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). 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 41. 
    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. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 42. 
    An individual’s driving privileges may be suspended under which of  the following conditions? 
    • A. 

      Three reckless driving offenses in 12 months

    • B. 

      Drag or street racing

    • C. 

      Illegally transporting alcohol twice in 12 months by a person over age 21


  • 43. 
    Driving privileges may be revoked for giving false information to the  Secretary of State. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 44. 
    A merge sign means drivers should be prepared to change lanes or  allow other traffic to come into their lane. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 45. 
    When approaching a stop sign that is not marked by a crosswalk,  drivers should stop their vehicles before entering the intersection. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 46. 
    An orange sign means drivers should be alert, adjust their speed and  be prepared to stop if necessary. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 47. 
    What should a driver 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.


  • 48. 
    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. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 49. 
    Drivers may pass on a two-lane roadway marked with a single solid  yellow line on their side of the center line. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 50. 
    A railroad crossbuck sign should be treated the same as a yield sign. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 51. 
    The road surface of a bridge may be dangerous in winter because it  may remain icy after the rest of the roadway is clear. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 52. 
    If driving during foggy weather, a driver should turn on the vehicle’s  high-beam headlights to increase the field of vision. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 53. 
    Most rear-end collisions are caused by the vehicle in back following too  closely. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 54. 
    The three-second rule helps the driver determine a safe following distance. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 55. 
    If a vehicle starts to skid on water (hydroplane), the driver should  quickly apply the brakes. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 56. 
    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. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 57. 
    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. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 58. 
    After a train clears a crossing that has flashing signals, drivers may  proceed after checking for a second train on another track. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 59. 
    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. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 60. 
    Drivers who become stranded in blizzard conditions should remain in  their vehicles. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 61. 
    When experiencing a tire blowout, the driver should apply the brakes  quickly and pull off the roadway to check the tire. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 62. 
    If a vehicle starts to skid, the driver should gently apply the brakes  and steer in the opposite direction of the skid. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 63. 
    Illinois law requires that headlights be illuminated when atmospheric  conditions require the use of windshield wipers. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 64. 
    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


  • 65. 
    Headlights must be lighted from sunset to sunrise. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 66. 
    Your car must have a horn that can be heard from a distance of 200  feet. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


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