Driver's Permit Test: Fundamental Knowledge Quiz

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Drivers Permit Test: Fundamental Knowledge Quiz - Quiz

If you plan on having a road trip with the guys at the end of the year, then getting that driver's permit should be at the top of your list. Do you need some help in securing it? This is a pre-test to cover the fundamental knowledge required for the Driver's Permit test! So, let's get started already.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A flashing red light at an intersection means you should

    • A.

      Stop completely and check all other roads coming into the intersection before moving forward.

    • B.

      Proceed with caution

    • C.

      Wait for a green light

    • D.

      Ignore the light completely and continue moving forward

    Correct Answer
    A. Stop completely and check all other roads coming into the intersection before moving forward.
    Explanation
    A flashing red light at an intersection indicates that you must come to a complete stop and check for any vehicles or pedestrians approaching from other roads before proceeding. This is because the flashing red light is equivalent to a stop sign, requiring all drivers to yield the right of way and ensure the intersection is clear before moving forward. Proceeding with caution or waiting for a green light is not appropriate in this situation, and ignoring the light would be a violation of traffic laws.

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  • 2. 

    Two solid yellow lines in the middle of the road means:

    • A.

      Pass with Care

    • B.

      No Passing

    • C.

      Traffic is only moving in one direction

    • D.

      Traffic ahead is moving slowly

    Correct Answer
    B. No Passing
    Explanation
    The presence of two solid yellow lines in the middle of the road indicates that passing is not allowed. This means that drivers are not permitted to overtake or pass other vehicles on the road. The lines serve as a clear indication to drivers that they should not attempt to pass other vehicles in this particular section of the road.

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  • 3. 

    A Speed Limit Sign tells you the:

    • A.

      Average speed that cars are traveling at

    • B.

      Minimum speed you should drive at

    • C.

      Speed that you should drive if it is raining

    • D.

      Maximum speed you should drive at

    Correct Answer
    D. Maximum speed you should drive at
    Explanation
    A Speed Limit Sign indicates the maximum speed at which a driver should operate their vehicle on that particular road. It serves as a legal restriction, ensuring that drivers do not exceed the specified speed limit for safety reasons. By adhering to the maximum speed indicated on the sign, drivers can help prevent accidents, maintain control of their vehicles, and promote overall road safety.

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  • 4. 

    You are driving near a person who is walking with a white cane or a guide dog, indicating that they are blind. You should:

    • A.

      Continue driving without getting distracted

    • B.

      Stop and see if the person needs a ride

    • C.

      Slow down, drive with care and be prepared to stop

    • D.

      Hit the gas and drive as quickly as possible so that you are not near the person

    Correct Answer
    C. Slow down, drive with care and be prepared to stop
    Explanation
    When encountering a person who is blind and using a white cane or a guide dog, it is important to slow down, drive with care, and be prepared to stop. This is because individuals who are blind rely on these assistive devices to navigate their surroundings. By slowing down and being cautious, you can ensure the safety of both yourself and the blind person. It is crucial to be aware of their presence and give them the space and time they need to cross the road or move safely.

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  • 5. 

    A large white block with white stripes (as shown in the picture) indicates that

    • A.

      Pedestrians may cross the street at this location

    • B.

      There is a bump in the road

    • C.

      You must slow down

    • D.

      There is an intersection ahead

    Correct Answer
    A. Pedestrians may cross the street at this location
    Explanation
    The large white block with white stripes indicates that pedestrians may cross the street at this location. This is commonly known as a crosswalk or pedestrian crossing. It serves as a designated area for pedestrians to safely cross the road, and drivers must yield to pedestrians when they are crossing within this marked area.

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  • 6. 

    When driving, you should have a cushion of space around you. If you have the proper cushion, how many seconds should it take you to reach the car in front of you?

    • A.

      At least 10 seconds

    • B.

      No more than 2 seconds

    • C.

      At least 4 seconds

    • D.

      At least 30 seconds

    Correct Answer
    C. At least 4 seconds
    Explanation
    When driving, it is important to maintain a safe distance from the car in front of you to allow for reaction time and avoid collisions. Having a cushion of space around you provides this safety margin. The answer "At least 4 seconds" suggests that it should take a minimum of 4 seconds for you to reach the car in front of you. This allows for enough time to react to any sudden changes in the traffic situation and adjust your speed accordingly, reducing the risk of accidents.

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  • 7. 

    Before Passing a bicyclist you should:

    • A.

      Honk your horn and yell

    • B.

      Use your turn signal to show that you will be in the other lane for a short time

    • C.

      Check for any oncoming traffic and when there is no traffic coming, pass slowly

    • D.

      Ride behind them until they turn or move off of the road

    Correct Answer
    C. Check for any oncoming traffic and when there is no traffic coming, pass slowly
    Explanation
    When passing a bicyclist, it is important to check for any oncoming traffic to ensure that it is safe to pass. Once it is confirmed that there is no traffic approaching, passing should be done slowly and cautiously. This allows the driver to maintain a safe distance from the bicyclist and ensures their safety. Using the turn signal to indicate the intention of moving into the other lane is also important as it alerts other drivers of the upcoming lane change. Honking the horn and yelling are not appropriate actions and may startle or distract the bicyclist, potentially causing an accident.

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  • 8. 

    When parked facing uphill on a hill, your steering wheel should be turned:

    • A.

      Left

    • B.

      Straight ahead

    • C.

      Right

    Correct Answer
    A. Left
    Explanation
    When parked facing uphill on a hill, your steering wheel should be turned to the left. This is because when the front wheels are turned to the left, the vehicle's weight will be shifted towards the curb or the side of the road, providing more stability and preventing the car from rolling downhill. Turning the steering wheel to the right in this situation would cause the vehicle to roll downhill more easily.

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  • 9. 

    If you are stopped by the police, you should not:

    • A.

      Keep your hands on your steering wheel or in the officers sight

    • B.

      Get out of the car

    • C.

      Put your right turn signal on and pull over

    • D.

      Turn on the light inside of your car

    Correct Answer
    B. Get out of the car
    Explanation
    When stopped by the police, it is important to remain in the car unless instructed otherwise. Getting out of the car without permission can be seen as a potential threat or non-compliance, which may escalate the situation. It is advisable to keep your hands visible, either on the steering wheel or in the officer's sight, to ensure they feel safe and to show that you are not a threat. It is also recommended to pull over safely, indicating your intention with the right turn signal, and keeping the interior light off to avoid any suspicion or distraction.

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  • 10. 

    If you are under 21, you are considered to be driving under the influence of alcohol if your blood/alcohol level is:

    • A.

      .02 or higher

    • B.

      Higher than .07%

    • C.

      1.0

    • D.

      Higher than 1.0

    Correct Answer
    A. .02 or higher
    Explanation
    If you are under 21, you are considered to be driving under the influence of alcohol if your blood/alcohol level is .02 or higher. This means that even a small amount of alcohol in your system can result in a DUI charge if you are underage. It is important for individuals under 21 to understand and abide by the legal drinking age and driving laws to ensure their safety and the safety of others on the road.

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  • 11. 

    When driving behind a school bus, you should do all of the following except:

    • A.

      Be prepared to stop

    • B.

      Leave at least 10 feet between the bus and your vehicle

    • C.

      Pass the bus when it makes a stop

    • D.

      Pay attention to the yellow lights on the back of the bus and watch for the red stop sign with blinking red lights on the side of the bus

    Correct Answer
    C. Pass the bus when it makes a stop
    Explanation
    When driving behind a school bus, it is important to do all of the following except pass the bus when it makes a stop. Passing a school bus when it stops is illegal and dangerous, as children may be getting on or off the bus. It is crucial to be prepared to stop, leave a safe distance between the bus and your vehicle, and pay attention to the bus's yellow lights and red stop sign with blinking red lights. These measures ensure the safety of the children and comply with traffic laws.

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  • 12. 

    Driver's who are talking on a cellular phone are:

    • A.

      Alert and aware of their surroundings

    • B.

      Focused on the task of driving

    • C.

      Distracted and more likely to get in an accident

    • D.

      Following Pennsylvania traffic laws

    Correct Answer
    C. Distracted and more likely to get in an accident
    Explanation
    Drivers who are talking on a cellular phone are distracted and more likely to get in an accident. When drivers are engaged in a phone conversation, their attention is divided between the conversation and the task of driving. This divided attention can lead to slower reaction times, decreased situational awareness, and impaired decision-making abilities. Numerous studies have shown that using a cell phone while driving increases the risk of accidents and is comparable to driving under the influence of alcohol. Therefore, it is important for drivers to avoid talking on a cell phone while driving to ensure their safety and the safety of others on the road.

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  • 13. 

    What does this sign mean?  

    • A.

      Stop

    • B.

      Pedestrian Crossing Ahead

    • C.

      Bicycle Crossing Ahead

    • D.

      Stop Sign Ahead

    Correct Answer
    B. Pedestrian Crossing Ahead
    Explanation
    This sign indicates that there is a pedestrian crossing ahead. It is used to warn drivers to be cautious and watch for pedestrians who may be crossing the road. Drivers should slow down and be prepared to stop if necessary to allow pedestrians to safely cross the road.

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