New York State DMV 19A Certification Exam Practice Test!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Law enforcement personnel can be called.

    • B. 

      You will have time to plan your escape if the hazard becomes an emergency.

    • C. 

      You can help impaired drivers.

    • D. 

      Accident reports will be accurate

  • 2. 
    2. You are driving at 50 mph. Driving condtiions are ideal (dry pavement, good visiblity).  What is the least amount of space that you should keep n front of your vehicle to be safe?
    • A. 

      2 seconds

    • B. 

      3 seconds

    • C. 

      4 seconds

    • D. 

      5 seconds

  • 3. 
    3. You are dirivng a new bus with manula transmission.  What gear will you probably have to use to take a long, steep downhill grade?
    • A. 

      A higher gear than you would use to climb the hill

    • B. 

      None; newer buses can coast down hills.

    • C. 

      The same gear that you would use to climb the hill.

    • D. 

      A lower gear than you would use to climb the hill

  • 4. 
    4. You are driving a vehicle that could safely be driven at 55 mph on an open road.  But traffic is now heavy, moving at 35 mph though the speed limit is 55.  The safest speed for you vehicle is most likely:
    • A. 

      25 mph

    • B. 

      35 mph

    • C. 

      45 mph

    • D. 

      55 mph

  • 5. 
    5. While driving, you see a small (1 foot square) cardboard box ahead in you lane.  You should:
    • A. 

      Brake hard to avoid hitting it.

    • B. 

      Hit with your vehcicle to knock it off the road.

    • C. 

      Stop and direct traffic around it.

    • D. 

      Steer around it without making a sudden or unsafe move.

  • 6. 
    6. Which of these statements is a good rule to follow when backing up your vehicle?
    • A. 

      Use a helper whenever possible.

    • B. 

      Rely on mirrors for all information on your path of travel.

    • C. 

      Use the highest reverse gear while backing

    • D. 

      Back and turn toward the right side.

  • 7. 
    7. Immediately after a long, hot drive, you check air pressure in a tire and it is 5 lb. high. You should:
    • A. 

      Let out 5 lb. of air from the tire.

    • B. 

      Before the next trip, set the cold air pressure 5 lb. below the recommended level.

    • C. 

      Recheck the pressure after the tire cools.

    • D. 

      When you resume your trip, drive slower

  • 8. 
    8. Which of these items is checked in a pre-trip inspection?
    • A. 

      Whether all vehicle lights are working and are clean

    • B. 

      Wiper blades

    • C. 

      Emergency exits.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      In a parking lot when the vehicle is not moving

    • B. 

      When moving at 5 MPH.

    • C. 

      At a special Brake Testing Center only.

    • D. 

      When the vehicle is going downhill without a load.

  • 10. 
    10. Which of these can cause a vehicle to skid?
    • A. 

      Turning too sharply.

    • B. 

      Overacceleration.

    • C. 

      Not enough weight on the front axle.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Turning the wheel back in the other direction after steering to avoid a traffic emergency.

    • B. 

      Turning the steering wheel counterclockwise

    • C. 

      Steering in the opposite direction from what other drivers expect you to do.

    • D. 

      Using the steering axle brakes to prevent oversteering

  • 12. 
    12. High beams should be:
    • A. 

      Used when it is safe and legal to do so.

    • B. 

      Dimmed at the time that you get within 100 feet of another vehicle

    • C. 

      Turned on when an oncoming driver does not dim his/her lights.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      If a hill or curve keeps drivers behind you from seeing the vehicle within 500 feet, the rear reflective triangle should be moved back down the road to give adequate warning.

    • B. 

      The vehicle’s tail lights should be kept on to warn other drivers.

    • C. 

      You do not need to put out reflective triangles unless the vehicle will be stopped for 30 minutes or more.

    • D. 

      All of the above are true.

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Steer to the right.

    • B. 

      Use hard braking and brace for collision.

    • C. 

      Steer into the left lane.

    • D. 

      Steer into the oncoming lanes.

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      It is being driven by a student driver

    • B. 

      It may be a slow-moving vehicle.

    • C. 

      The vehicle is hauling hazardous materials

    • D. 

      It is a law enforcement vehicle

  • 16. 
    16. When driving through work zones, you should:
    • A. 

      Drive slowly.

    • B. 

      Use your brake lights to warn drivers behind you.

    • C. 

      Turn on your flashers.

    • D. 

      Do all of the above.

  • 17. 
    17. You should stop driving:
    • A. 

      After 5 hours.

    • B. 

      After 7 hours.

    • C. 

      After 9 hours.

    • D. 

      Whenever you become sleepy.

  • 18. 
    18. Which of these statements about drugs is true?
    • A. 

      A driver can use any prescription drug while driving

    • B. 

      Use of drugs can lead to accidents and/or arrest.

    • C. 

      Amphetamines (“pep pills” or “bennies”) can be used to help the driver stay alert.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 19. 
    19. Which of these statements about using turn signals is true?
    • A. 

      You should use your turn signals to mark your vehicle when it is pulled off on the side of the road.

    • B. 

      When turning, you should cancel the signal before you make the turn.

    • C. 

      You do not need to use a signal when changing lanes in traffic on a four-lane highway.

    • D. 

      When turning, you should signal early.

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      Come to a full stop at the top of the ramp.

    • B. 

      Wait until you are in the curve before downshifting

    • C. 

      Slow down to a safe speed before the curve.

    • D. 

      Slow down to the posted speed limit for the off-ramp

  • 21. 
    21. You are driving a heavy bus with a manual transmission. You have to stop the vehicle on the shoulder while driving on an uphill grade. Which of these is a good rule to follow when putting it back in motion up the grade?
    • A. 

      Let the vehicle roll straight backwards a few feet before you engage the clutch.

    • B. 

      Let the vehicle roll backwards a few feet before you engage the clutch, but turn the wheel so that the back moves away from the roadway.

    • C. 

      Keep the clutch slipping while slowly accelerating

    • D. 

      Use the parking brake to hold the vehicle until the clutch engages.

  • 22. 
    22. As the Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) goes up, what happens?
    • A. 

      Judgment and self-control are affected.

    • B. 

      The drinker can sober up in less time.

    • C. 

      The drinker more clearly sees how alcohol is affecting him/her.

    • D. 

      The effects of alcohol decrease

  • 23. 
    23. When looking ahead of your vehicle while driving, you should look:
    • A. 

      To the right side of the road.

    • B. 

      To the left side of the road.

    • C. 

      Back and forth, near and far

    • D. 

      Straight ahead at all times.

  • 24. 
    24. When the roads are slippery, you should:
    • A. 

      Make turns as carefully as possible.

    • B. 

      Stop and test the traction while going up hills.

    • C. 

      Decrease the distance that you look ahead of your vehicle.

    • D. 

      Drive alongside other vehicles.

  • 25. 
    25. Which of these is a good thing to remember about using mirrors?
    • A. 

      You should look at a mirror for several seconds at a time.

    • B. 

      Convex mirrors make things look larger and closer than they really are.

    • C. 

      There are “blind spots” that your mirror cannot show you.

    • D. 

      You should check your mirrors twice before making a lane change.