Arkansas State Driver's Permit Exam Prep Test

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Arkansas State Drivers Permit Exam Prep Test - Quiz

A driver's permit is what can give you the freedom of taking that new car your parents got for you to flaunt with on the streets. If you are in Arkansas and want to get your driver's permit, the quiz below is perfect for preparing you for the exam. Give it a shot and see how well you will do. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What does a "Yellow Light" indicate?

    • A.

      Stop

    • B.

      Caution

    • C.

      Go

    Correct Answer
    B. Caution
    Explanation
    A "Yellow Light" indicates caution. It is a signal used in traffic lights to warn drivers to slow down and prepare to stop before the light turns red. It serves as a transition between the green and red lights, signaling that the light is about to change. Drivers should proceed with caution and be prepared to stop if necessary.

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  • 2. 

    What do fines do in construction zones when workers are present?

    • A.

      They stay the same

    • B.

      They are doubled

    • C.

      They are tripled

    Correct Answer
    B. They are doubled
    Explanation
    In construction zones when workers are present, fines are doubled. This is done to ensure the safety of the workers and to deter drivers from engaging in reckless behavior that could potentially harm the workers or disrupt the construction process. By doubling the fines, it serves as a stronger deterrent and encourages drivers to exercise caution and follow the rules in construction zones.

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  • 3. 

    What do solid yellow lines mean on the road?

    • A.

      You may pass when safe

    • B.

      No passing

    • C.

      No turning

    Correct Answer
    B. No passing
    Explanation
    Solid yellow lines on the road indicate a no passing zone. This means that it is prohibited to overtake or pass other vehicles on the road. Drivers must stay in their lane and should not attempt to pass until the yellow lines become broken or until they reach a passing zone. Passing in a no passing zone can be dangerous and may result in accidents or collisions.

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  • 4. 

    What do broken yellow lines mean on the road?

    • A.

      You may pass when safe

    • B.

      No passing

    • C.

      No turning

    Correct Answer
    A. You may pass when safe
    Explanation
    Broken yellow lines on the road indicate that passing is allowed when it is safe to do so. These lines are typically seen on two-lane roads and indicate that drivers are allowed to pass slower vehicles in front of them, but only when it is safe to do so. It is important for drivers to use caution and make sure there is enough visibility and space to pass before attempting to do so.

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  • 5. 

    What are shared turning lanes for?

    • A.

      Turning Left

    • B.

      Turning Right

    • C.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    A. Turning Left
    Explanation
    Shared turning lanes are used for turning left. These lanes are typically found in the middle of a road and are shared by vehicles from both directions. They allow vehicles to safely turn left without disrupting the flow of traffic. By using a shared turning lane, drivers can merge into the lane and wait for a gap in oncoming traffic before completing their left turn. This helps to improve traffic flow and reduce the risk of accidents.

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  • 6. 

    If there are 2 lanes for each direction (4-lanes) what is the left lane for?

    • A.

      Turning left

    • B.

      Going faster

    • C.

      Going slower

    Correct Answer
    B. Going faster
    Explanation
    The left lane is typically used for passing or for faster-moving vehicles. In many countries, it is considered the "fast lane" or the "overtaking lane." The right lane is usually used for slower-moving traffic or for vehicles that are exiting or turning right. Therefore, the left lane is generally used for going faster than the other lanes.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these is a rule of the road?

    • A.

      Never back a vehicle in any travel lane

    • B.

      Unless directed by a police officer, never drive on the shoulder

    • C.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    C. Both
    Explanation
    Both options mentioned in the answer are rules of the road. The first option states that one should never back a vehicle in any travel lane, which means it is not safe or allowed to reverse a vehicle while in the midst of traffic. The second option states that unless directed by a police officer, one should never drive on the shoulder, which refers to the area beside the road intended for emergency use only. Both of these rules are important for maintaining safety and order on the road.

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  • 8. 

    When can you pass a school bus letting children out

    • A.

      When you are in front of the bus

    • B.

      When you are behind the bus

    • C.

      Never

    Correct Answer
    C. Never
    Explanation
    It is never safe to pass a school bus when it is letting children out. Passing a school bus when children are exiting puts their safety at risk as they may not be aware of oncoming traffic. Laws in many countries require drivers to stop and wait until the bus has finished unloading children and the stop sign on the bus is retracted before proceeding. This ensures the safety of the children and avoids potential accidents. Therefore, the correct answer is never.

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  • 9. 

    How should you accelerate your vehicle?

    • A.

      Slow, Smooth, and Steady

    • B.

      Fast, hard, but smooth

    • C.

      Only slow in the rain

    Correct Answer
    A. Slow, Smooth, and Steady
    Explanation
    To accelerate a vehicle, it is recommended to do so in a slow, smooth, and steady manner. This approach ensures that the vehicle gradually gains speed without sudden jerks or jolts, providing a safer and more comfortable experience for both the driver and passengers. Accelerating slowly allows for better control of the vehicle, reduces wear and tear on the engine, and improves fuel efficiency. It also minimizes the risk of skidding or losing traction, especially in slippery conditions like rain. Overall, this method promotes safe driving practices and helps maintain the longevity of the vehicle.

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  • 10. 

    Where do your hands go on the wheel?

    • A.

      10 & 2

    • B.

      Wherever you want

    • C.

      The bottom or top of the wheel

    Correct Answer
    A. 10 & 2
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 10 & 2. This refers to placing your hands on the steering wheel at the 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock positions. This hand placement allows for better control and maneuverability of the vehicle while keeping your hands in a balanced and comfortable position. It also ensures that your hands are in a position to react quickly in case of an emergency or sudden maneuver.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following are distractions?

    • A.

      CB Radio

    • B.

      Cell Phone

    • C.

      Traffic Lights

    • D.

      Speedometer

    • E.

      Car Radio

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. CB Radio
    B. Cell Phone
    E. Car Radio
    Explanation
    Distractions are things that divert our attention and can potentially cause accidents or decrease our ability to focus on the task at hand. CB Radio, Cell Phone, and Car Radio are all potential distractions while driving as they require the driver to take their attention away from the road. Traffic Lights and Speedometer, on the other hand, are not distractions but rather important tools for safe driving.

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  • 12. 

    How far should you typically look ahead when driving in the city?

    • A.

      1 Block Ahead

    • B.

      2 Blocks Ahead

    • C.

      3 Blocks Ahead

    Correct Answer
    A. 1 Block Ahead
    Explanation
    When driving in the city, it is important to look ahead at least one block. This allows you to anticipate any potential hazards or obstacles that may be in your path. By looking ahead, you can spot pedestrians, cyclists, or other vehicles that may suddenly appear, giving you enough time to react and avoid a collision. Additionally, looking one block ahead allows you to plan your route and make necessary lane changes or turns in advance, ensuring a smoother and safer driving experience.

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  • 13. 

    How far should you look ahead when driving on the highway?

    • A.

      1/4 Mile ahead

    • B.

      1/3 Mile ahead

    • C.

      1/2 Mile ahead

    Correct Answer
    A. 1/4 Mile ahead
    Explanation
    When driving on the highway, it is important to look ahead to anticipate any upcoming hazards or changes in traffic conditions. Looking ahead 1/4 mile allows you to have enough time to react to any potential dangers, such as sudden lane changes or slowing traffic. This distance gives you a reasonable amount of time to adjust your speed or change lanes if necessary, ensuring a safe and smooth driving experience.

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  • 14. 

    When the roads are bad you should:

    • A.

      Drive Slower & use the 4 second distance rule

    • B.

      Pull off the road

    • C.

      Do nothing different

    Correct Answer
    A. Drive Slower & use the 4 second distance rule
    Explanation
    When the roads are bad, it is important to drive slower and use the 4-second distance rule. This is because bad road conditions can reduce traction and increase the risk of accidents. By driving slower, you have more control over your vehicle and can react better to any unexpected situations. Additionally, using the 4-second distance rule ensures that you have enough space between your vehicle and the one in front of you, allowing for more time to brake or maneuver if needed.

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  • 15. 

    What is the normal driving safety distance?

    • A.

      1 Second

    • B.

      2 Seconds

    • C.

      3 Seconds

    Correct Answer
    B. 2 Seconds
    Explanation
    The normal driving safety distance is 2 seconds. This means that a driver should maintain a distance of at least 2 seconds behind the vehicle in front of them. This allows for enough time to react and stop in case of any sudden changes or emergencies on the road. It is an important safety measure to prevent accidents and maintain a safe driving environment.

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  • 16. 

     If you are over the age of 21, what is the highest percentage of alcohol aloud?

    • A.

      .02%

    • B.

      .04%

    • C.

      .04% - .08%

    Correct Answer
    C. .04% - .08%
    Explanation
    The highest percentage of alcohol allowed for individuals over the age of 21 is between .04% and .08%. This range is commonly referred to as the legal limit for blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in many jurisdictions. It is important to note that exceeding this limit can result in impaired judgment, increased risk of accidents, and legal consequences such as DUI charges. It is always advised to drink responsibly and avoid driving under the influence.

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  • 17. 

    If you are under the age of 21, what is the highest percentage of alcohol aloud?

    • A.

      0%

    • B.

      .01%

    • C.

      .02%

    Correct Answer
    C. .02%
    Explanation
    The highest percentage of alcohol allowed for individuals under the age of 21 is 0%. This is because the legal drinking age in many countries, including the United States, is 21. Therefore, individuals under this age are not legally allowed to consume any amount of alcohol.

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  • 18. 

    When planning to make a left turn across an intersection and you are waiting in the middle of the intersection for the traffic to clear, your front tires should be turned:

    • A.

      To the left

    • B.

      To the right

    • C.

      Straight

    Correct Answer
    C. Straight
    Explanation
    When planning to make a left turn across an intersection and waiting in the middle of the intersection for the traffic to clear, your front tires should be turned straight. This is because turning the tires to the left or right while waiting in the intersection can obstruct the flow of traffic and potentially cause accidents. Keeping the tires straight allows for a smooth and safe transition when it is clear to complete the left turn.

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  • 19. 

    When you see a "Roadwork Ahead" sign you should:

    • A.

      Brake and be prepared to stop

    • B.

      Look for the roadwork

    • C.

      Do nothing

    Correct Answer
    B. Look for the roadwork
    Explanation
    When you see a "Roadwork Ahead" sign, it is important to look for the roadwork. This sign is placed to inform drivers about upcoming road construction or repairs. By looking for the roadwork, drivers can anticipate any changes in the road conditions, such as lane closures, reduced speed limits, or detours. This allows them to adjust their driving accordingly, ensuring their safety and the safety of the road workers. Simply braking and being prepared to stop may not be necessary if there are no immediate hazards, and doing nothing is not a safe or responsible choice.

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  • 20. 

    You should drive on the shoulder to pass a car only:

    • A.

      When the shoulder is wide enough

    • B.

      To pass a car

    • C.

      Never

    Correct Answer
    C. Never
    Explanation
    Driving on the shoulder is generally prohibited and should only be done in emergency situations or when directed by authorities. It is unsafe and can lead to accidents or damage to the vehicle or road. Therefore, it is never recommended to drive on the shoulder just to pass a car.

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  • 21. 

    When you see a flashing yellow light at an intersection you should:

    • A.

      Yield to all traffic before crossing the intersection

    • B.

      Stop then enter the intersection when safe to do so

    • C.

      Slow down and cross the intersection carefully

    Correct Answer
    C. Slow down and cross the intersection carefully
    Explanation
    When you see a flashing yellow light at an intersection, it indicates caution. It means that you should slow down and proceed through the intersection carefully, giving the right of way to any oncoming traffic or pedestrians. Unlike a solid yellow light, which signals to prepare to stop, a flashing yellow light allows drivers to proceed with caution if it is safe to do so. Therefore, the correct answer is to slow down and cross the intersection carefully.

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  • 22. 

    When you are driving on the freeway and the vehicle in front of you is a large truck, you should drive:

    • A.

      No more than one car length behind so the driver can see you

    • B.

      Farther behind than you would for a passenger vehicle

    • C.

      Close behind the truck in bad weather because the driver can see better than you

    Correct Answer
    B. Farther behind than you would for a passenger vehicle
    Explanation
    When driving on the freeway behind a large truck, it is advisable to maintain a greater distance than you would for a passenger vehicle. This is because trucks have larger blind spots, and it is important to give the truck driver more space and visibility. Additionally, trucks may require more time and distance to come to a complete stop, so maintaining a safe following distance is crucial to avoid potential accidents or collisions.

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  • 23. 

    To stop in an emergency situation when your car does not have ABS brakes, you should:

    • A.

      Pump the brakes

    • B.

      Slam on your brakes

    • C.

      Apply hard steady pressure without locking up your wheels

    Correct Answer
    C. Apply hard steady pressure without locking up your wheels
    Explanation
    When a car does not have ABS brakes, pumping the brakes or slamming on them can cause the wheels to lock up and result in a loss of control. Applying hard steady pressure without locking up the wheels allows the driver to maintain some level of control while still attempting to slow down the vehicle in an emergency situation. This technique helps to prevent skidding and allows the driver to steer the car more effectively.

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  • 24. 

    How do you prevent from Hydroplaning?

    • A.

      Stay the same speed

    • B.

      Slow down

    • C.

      Hit the brakes

    Correct Answer
    B. Slow down
    Explanation
    To prevent hydroplaning, it is important to slow down. Hydroplaning occurs when a layer of water builds up between the tires and the road surface, causing a loss of traction. By reducing speed, the tires have more contact with the road, allowing them to disperse water and maintain better grip. Slowing down also gives the driver more time to react to any potential hazards or changes in road conditions, reducing the risk of an accident.

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  • 25. 

    When do you know its safe to go over a rail road track when there is a train?

    • A.

      When you can no longer see the train

    • B.

      When it is well down the tracks

    • C.

      As soon as its gone

    Correct Answer
    B. When it is well down the tracks
    Explanation
    When it is well down the tracks means that the train has moved a significant distance away from the rail road track, ensuring that it is safe to go over the track. This implies that the train is far enough that there is no risk of collision or any danger to the person crossing the track.

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  • 26. 

    What does rubberneck mean?

    • A.

      You twitch while driving

    • B.

      Slow down or become distracted

    • C.

      Hit a curb

    Correct Answer
    B. Slow down or become distracted
    Explanation
    Rubbernecking refers to the act of slowing down or becoming distracted while driving, often caused by curiosity or the desire to see something out of the ordinary. This behavior is commonly observed when drivers slow down to look at accidents, traffic stops, or other incidents on the road. It can lead to traffic congestion, accidents, and delays.

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  • 27. 

    If it is raining or foggy, you should have your lights set on:

    • A.

      High beams

    • B.

      Low beams

    • C.

      You don't need lights

    Correct Answer
    B. Low beams
    Explanation
    When it is raining or foggy, it is important to have your lights set on low beams. This is because high beams can reflect off the rain or fog particles, causing glare and reducing visibility. Low beams provide a wider, shorter beam of light that helps you see the road ahead without blinding other drivers or creating excessive glare. Using low beams in these conditions ensures that you can see clearly and that other drivers can see you as well.

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  • 28. 

    When driving in adverse conditions, the proper speed to travel is:

    • A.

      The posted speed limit

    • B.

      45MPH

    • C.

      Only as fast as it is safe to drive

    Correct Answer
    C. Only as fast as it is safe to drive
    Explanation
    When driving in adverse conditions, such as bad weather or poor road conditions, it is important to adjust your speed accordingly. The posted speed limit may not always be appropriate for these conditions, as it is based on ideal driving conditions. Therefore, the proper speed to travel in adverse conditions is only as fast as it is safe to drive. This means that drivers should slow down and drive at a speed that allows them to maintain control of their vehicle and react to any potential hazards or obstacles on the road.

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  • 29. 

    When a car with bright headlights comes toward you at night, you should:

    • A.

      Allow other drivers to pass

    • B.

      Look below the lights

    • C.

      Look toward the right edge of your lane

    Correct Answer
    C. Look toward the right edge of your lane
    Explanation
    When a car with bright headlights comes toward you at night, looking toward the right edge of your lane is the correct answer. This is because looking directly at the bright lights can temporarily blind you and make it difficult to see the road ahead. By looking toward the right edge of your lane, you can still maintain awareness of your surroundings and stay on the road while avoiding the direct glare of the headlights.

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  • 30. 

    It is always illegal to park:

    • A.

      In a tunnel

    • B.

      On a bridge

    • C.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    C. Both
    Explanation
    Parking in a tunnel and on a bridge is always illegal because it poses a risk to both the driver and other road users. In a tunnel, parking can obstruct traffic flow, reduce visibility, and hinder emergency services in case of an incident. On a bridge, parking can cause congestion, block lanes, and compromise the structural integrity of the bridge. Therefore, it is important to avoid parking in these areas to ensure the safety and smooth flow of traffic.

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  • 31. 

    When is it legal to cross a double solid yellow line?

    • A.

      Always

    • B.

      Never

    • C.

      Only when you are making a left turn into a business or home driveway

    Correct Answer
    C. Only when you are making a left turn into a business or home driveway
    Explanation
    Crossing a double solid yellow line is generally illegal as it indicates that passing or crossing is prohibited. However, there is an exception when making a left turn into a business or home driveway. In this specific situation, a driver may cross the double solid yellow line to safely enter the designated driveway.

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  • 32. 

    If your car begins to skid, you should:

    • A.

      Brake immediately and turn in the direction of the skid

    • B.

      Take your foot off the accelerator and turn in the direction of the skid

    • C.

      Take your foot off the accelerator and turn in the opposite direction of the skid

    Correct Answer
    B. Take your foot off the accelerator and turn in the direction of the skid
    Explanation
    If your car begins to skid, it is important to take your foot off the accelerator to reduce speed and regain control. Turning in the direction of the skid helps to align the wheels with the direction of the skid, allowing the tires to regain traction and stabilize the car. This technique is known as "steering into the skid" and helps to prevent the car from spinning out of control.

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  • 33. 

    When you want to change lanes, you can see if another vehicle is in your blind spot:

    • A.

      Only if you check your side view mirror

    • B.

      Only if you check both mirrors

    • C.

      Only if you turn and glance over your shoulder

    Correct Answer
    C. Only if you turn and glance over your shoulder
    Explanation
    When you want to change lanes, you can see if another vehicle is in your blind spot only if you turn and glance over your shoulder. This is because blind spots are areas around your vehicle that cannot be seen in your mirrors. By turning and glancing over your shoulder, you can physically check these blind spots and ensure that there are no vehicles present before changing lanes. Checking only your side view mirror or both mirrors may not provide a clear view of the blind spot, increasing the risk of a collision.

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  • 34. 

    When taking medication while driving, the most important thing for you to do is:

    • A.

      Make several rest stops along the way

    • B.

      Understand the effects of the medication and adjust your driving accordingly

    • C.

      Do not drive

    Correct Answer
    B. Understand the effects of the medication and adjust your driving accordingly
    Explanation
    When taking medication while driving, it is crucial to understand the effects of the medication and adjust your driving accordingly. This is important because certain medications can cause drowsiness, dizziness, or other side effects that can impair your ability to drive safely. By understanding the effects of the medication, you can take necessary precautions such as avoiding driving during peak side effects, adjusting your driving habits, or even refraining from driving altogether if necessary. This ensures the safety of yourself and others on the road.

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  • 35. 

    When you are backing up, it is usually best to:

    • A.

      Steer with one hand, while looking into the rear view mirror

    • B.

      Open the left door and look back

    • C.

      Steer with one hand, while looking out the rear window

    Correct Answer
    C. Steer with one hand, while looking out the rear window
    Explanation
    When you are backing up, it is usually best to steer with one hand, while looking out the rear window. This allows you to have better control of the vehicle and be aware of any obstacles or hazards behind you. Looking into the rear view mirror or opening the left door and looking back may not provide a clear view of the area behind the vehicle, increasing the risk of collisions or accidents.

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  • 36. 

    Roads and highways are always most slippery when:

    • A.

      During a heavy downpour

    • B.

      The first rain after several dry weeks

    • C.

      After it has been raining for a few hours

    Correct Answer
    B. The first rain after several dry weeks
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The first rain after several dry weeks". This is because during a period of dry weather, oil and other substances build up on the road surface. When it finally rains, these substances mix with the water, creating a slippery layer on the road. This makes the road more dangerous and increases the risk of accidents.

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  • 37. 

    Always leave extra space in front of you when:

    • A.

      In bad weather

    • B.

      Someone is following you closely

    • C.

      You are following a motorcycle

    • D.

      All

    Correct Answer
    D. All
    Explanation
    Leaving extra space in front of you is important in all of the given situations. In bad weather, it is necessary to have more distance between vehicles to allow for better visibility and to have more time to react to sudden changes. When someone is following you closely, maintaining extra space can provide a buffer in case they need to stop suddenly. Similarly, when following a motorcycle, it is crucial to leave additional space as they may have to make sudden maneuvers or stops. Overall, leaving extra space in all these scenarios promotes safety on the road.

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  • 38. 

    If you are behind a bicycle you should:

    • A.

      Follow it slowly

    • B.

      Follow it until traffic is gone, then pass him when safe

    • C.

      Honk at him

    Correct Answer
    B. Follow it until traffic is gone, then pass him when safe
    Explanation
    When you are behind a bicycle, it is important to follow it until traffic is clear and then pass it when it is safe to do so. This ensures the safety of both the cyclist and yourself as a driver. Honking at the cyclist is not a suitable option as it may startle them and potentially cause an accident. Following the bicycle slowly allows you to maintain a safe distance and be ready to pass when it is safe to do so.

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  • 39. 

    You may turn left on red:

    • A.

      When safe

    • B.

      Never

    Correct Answer
    B. Never
    Explanation
    The answer "Never" is correct because it is illegal to turn left on a red light in most countries, including the United States. Red lights indicate that traffic from all directions must stop, and turning left on a red light would violate this rule. Therefore, it is never allowed to turn left on a red light.

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  • 40. 

    You may turn right on red:

    • A.

      When safe

    • B.

      Never

    Correct Answer
    A. When safe
    Explanation
    When safe, you are allowed to turn right on red. This means that if there is no oncoming traffic, pedestrians, or any other obstacles that could pose a danger, you can make a right turn at a red traffic signal. However, it is important to always exercise caution and follow any additional rules or regulations that may be in place at a specific intersection or location.

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  • 41. 

    Try to signal at least how many feet before doing something...

    • A.

      50

    • B.

      100

    • C.

      200

    Correct Answer
    B. 100
    Explanation
    When driving, it is important to signal your intentions to other drivers. The correct answer in this case is 100 feet. This means that you should signal at least 100 feet before making a turn or changing lanes. By signaling in advance, you give other drivers enough time to react and adjust their driving accordingly. This helps to ensure the safety of everyone on the road and prevents accidents.

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