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If you are looking for trivia questions on driver test the quiz below is exactly what you need. It has some of the commonly asked questions that a student is asked and will offer you the revision you need. Why don’t you give it a try and get to see how prepared you are for the test? All the best in your revision!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    It is illegal for a person 21 years of age or older to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that is ___ or higher.

    • A.

      0.08%

    • B.

      0.10%

    • C.

      0.05%

    Correct Answer
    B. 0.10%
    Explanation
    In most jurisdictions, it is illegal for a person 21 years of age or older to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that is 0.10% or higher. This means that if a person's BAC is measured at or above 0.10%, they are considered to be driving under the influence of alcohol and can be charged with a DUI offense. This BAC limit is set to ensure the safety of individuals on the road, as alcohol impairs judgment, coordination, and reaction time, increasing the risk of accidents.

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  • 2. 

    You must notify DMV within 5 days if you:

    • A.

      Sell or transfer your vehicle

    • B.

      Are cited for traffic violation

    • C.

      Paint the vehicle a different color

    Correct Answer
    A. Sell or transfer your vehicle
    Explanation
    If you sell or transfer your vehicle, you must notify the DMV within 5 days. This is important because the DMV needs to update their records and transfer the ownership of the vehicle to the new owner. Failure to notify the DMV can result in legal complications and may still hold you responsible for any future issues or violations related to the vehicle. Therefore, it is crucial to inform the DMV promptly when selling or transferring a vehicle.

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  • 3. 

    A safety zone is a specially marked area for passengers to get on or off buses or trolleys. You may not drive through a safety zone:

    • A.

      Only when a bus or trolley is present

    • B.

      Only when a bus or trolley is unloading passengers

    • C.

      At anytime for any reason

    Correct Answer
    C. At anytime for any reason
    Explanation
    A safety zone is a designated area for passengers to board or exit buses or trolleys. It is important to not drive through a safety zone at any time for any reason to ensure the safety of the passengers. This includes both when a bus or trolley is present or when they are unloading passengers. Driving through a safety zone can put passengers at risk and is therefore prohibited.

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  • 4. 

    Smoking inside a vehicle when a person younger than 18 years of age is present is:

    • A.

      Legal, if it is your child

    • B.

      Illegal at all times

    • C.

      Not restricted by law

    Correct Answer
    B. Illegal at all times
    Explanation
    Smoking inside a vehicle when a person younger than 18 years of age is present is illegal at all times. This means that regardless of the relationship between the smoker and the minor, it is against the law to smoke in a vehicle when someone under 18 is present. This regulation is in place to protect the health and well-being of minors, as secondhand smoke can be particularly harmful to children.

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  • 5. 

    You must yield the right-of-way to an emergency vehicle by:

    • A.

      Driving as near to the right edge of the road as possible and stopping

    • B.

      Moving into the right lane and driving slowly until it has passed

    • C.

      Stopping Immediately, even if you are in an intersection

    Correct Answer
    A. Driving as near to the right edge of the road as possible and stopping
    Explanation
    When an emergency vehicle is approaching with its lights and sirens on, it is important to yield the right-of-way to allow it to pass safely. The correct answer suggests that the driver should drive as close to the right edge of the road as possible and stop. This ensures that there is enough space for the emergency vehicle to pass through the middle of the road without any obstructions. Stopping immediately, even if in an intersection, is necessary to prevent any potential accidents or delays for the emergency vehicle. Moving into the right lane and driving slowly may not provide enough space for the emergency vehicle to pass safely.

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  • 6. 

    You must look for bicycle riders in the same lanes used by motor vehicles because of they:

    • A.

      Must ride facing oncoming traffic

    • B.

      Illegally share lanes with motor vehicles

    • C.

      Are entitled to share the road with you

    Correct Answer
    C. Are entitled to share the road with you
    Explanation
    Bicycle riders are entitled to share the road with motor vehicles. This means that they have the right to use the same lanes as motor vehicles. It is important for drivers to be aware of and look out for bicycle riders in order to ensure their safety on the road.

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  • 7. 

    You should signal continuously while turning because it

    • A.

      Is illegal to turn off your signal before completing a turn

    • B.

      Let other drivers know what your intentions are

    • C.

      Is always unsafe to turn off a signal before completing a turn

    Correct Answer
    B. Let other drivers know what your intentions are
    Explanation
    When you signal continuously while turning, it allows other drivers on the road to be aware of your intentions. This is important for maintaining safety and preventing accidents. By signaling, you are indicating to other drivers that you are planning to turn, giving them time to adjust their driving accordingly. It is a way of communicating your intentions and ensuring that everyone on the road is aware of your actions.

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  • 8. 

    A pedestrian who is blind or visually impaired uses traffic sounds before deciding to cross the street. If you see a pedestrian with a guide dog or white cane waiting to cross at a corner, you should:

    • A.

      Stop at the crosswalk and honk your horn

    • B.

      Drive into the crosswalk so the person can hear your engine

    • C.

      Pull up to the crosswalk so the person can hear your engine

    Correct Answer
    C. Pull up to the crosswalk so the person can hear your engine
  • 9. 

    A curb painted blue means parking is:

    • A.

      Allowed for no longer than 15 minutes

    • B.

      For picking up or dropping off passengers

    • C.

      For disabled persons with a special placard or plate

    Correct Answer
    C. For disabled persons with a special placard or plate
    Explanation
    A curb painted blue is a designated parking area for disabled persons with a special placard or plate. This indicates that only vehicles displaying the appropriate permit are allowed to park in this area. The blue color serves as a visual cue to inform drivers that this parking space is specifically reserved for individuals with disabilities.

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  • 10. 

    You must notify law enforcement and make a written report to DMV when:

    • A.

      You intend to file a certificate of non operation for your vehicle

    • B.

      Your vehicle is towed for parking illegally

    • C.

      You ave a collision and there is an injury or death

    Correct Answer
    C. You ave a collision and there is an injury or death
    Explanation
    When you have a collision and there is an injury or death, it is mandatory to notify law enforcement and make a written report to the DMV. This is because accidents resulting in injury or death are serious incidents that require immediate attention and investigation from the authorities. It is crucial to document the details of the accident and any injuries or fatalities involved to ensure proper legal procedures are followed and necessary actions are taken.

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  • 11. 

    To help avoid skidding on slippery surface you should:

    • A.

      Shift to a lower gear after starting down a steep hill

    • B.

      Speed up to enter curves and slow down to exit them

    • C.

      Slow down before entering curves and intersection

    Correct Answer
    C. Slow down before entering curves and intersection
    Explanation
    To help avoid skidding on a slippery surface, it is important to slow down before entering curves and intersections. This is because when the road is slippery, the tires have less traction and are more likely to lose grip. By reducing the speed before entering a curve or intersection, it allows for better control of the vehicle and decreases the chances of skidding. Additionally, slowing down allows for more time to react to any unexpected obstacles or hazards that may be present.

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  • 12. 

    Three of the most important times to check traffic behind you are before:

    • A.

      Backing, making a sharp turn, or crossing intersection

    • B.

      Backing, changing lanes, or slowing down quickly

    • C.

      Changing lanes, crossing intersections, or slowing down quickly

    Correct Answer
    B. Backing, changing lanes, or slowing down quickly
    Explanation
    The correct answer is backing, changing lanes, or slowing down quickly. These are the three most important times to check traffic behind you because they involve actions that could potentially cause accidents if there are vehicles approaching from behind. When backing, it is crucial to ensure that there are no vehicles or pedestrians in your path. When changing lanes, you need to be aware of any vehicles that may be approaching from behind in the lane you intend to move into. And when slowing down quickly, it is important to check for any vehicles that may be following closely behind you to avoid a rear-end collision.

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  • 13. 

    On a freeway, you should look farther ahead than you would on a city street:

    • A.

      In order ti see potential hazards early

    • B.

      Because i takes 1/4 mile to stop your vehicle completely

    • C.

      Because it helps you keep up with the traffic

    Correct Answer
    A. In order ti see potential hazards early
    Explanation
    On a freeway, it is important to look farther ahead than on a city street in order to see potential hazards early. This allows the driver to have more time to react and make necessary adjustments to ensure their safety and the safety of others on the road. By looking farther ahead, drivers can anticipate any potential dangers such as sudden lane changes, merging vehicles, or debris on the road, and take appropriate actions to avoid accidents or collisions.

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  • 14. 

    On a freezing, wet day, which of the following roadways is most likely to hide spots of ice?

    • A.

      Roadways near the tops of hills

    • B.

      Roadways on bridges and over passes

    • C.

      Roadways paved with asphalt

    Correct Answer
    B. Roadways on bridges and over passes
    Explanation
    On a freezing, wet day, roadways on bridges and overpasses are most likely to hide spots of ice. This is because bridges and overpasses are elevated and exposed to the cold air from all sides, causing them to freeze faster than other roadways. The lack of ground contact and the circulation of air underneath the bridge or overpass also contribute to the formation of ice patches. Therefore, drivers should exercise caution and reduce their speed when crossing bridges and overpasses in such weather conditions to avoid accidents.

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  • 15. 

    You can drive off the road to pass another vehicle:

    • A.

      If the vehicle ahead is turning left

    • B.

      If there are two or more lanes traveling in your direction

    • C.

      Under no circumstances

    Correct Answer
    C. Under no circumstances
    Explanation
    Under no circumstances should you drive off the road to pass another vehicle. This is because driving off the road can be dangerous and increases the risk of accidents. It is important to always stay on the designated road and follow traffic rules and regulations for the safety of yourself and others on the road.

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  • 16. 

    If your cell phone rings while you are driving  and you do not have hands-free device, you should:

    • A.

      Answer the call because it may be an emergency

    • B.

      Let the call go to voice mail

    • C.

      Check the incoming number before answering the call

    Correct Answer
    B. Let the call go to voice mail
    Explanation
    Letting the call go to voice mail is the correct answer because it is illegal and dangerous to use a cell phone while driving without a hands-free device. Answering the call could distract the driver and increase the risk of an accident. Checking the incoming number before answering the call is not a safe option either, as it still requires the driver to interact with the phone while driving. Therefore, the best course of action is to let the call go to voice mail and address it later when it is safe to do so.

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  • 17. 

    You are driving and there are oncoming cars on your left and a row of parked cars on your right. You should steer:

    • A.

      Closer to the oncoming cars

    • B.

      Closer to the parked cars than the oncoming cars

    • C.

      A middle course between the oncoming and parked cars

    Correct Answer
    C. A middle course between the oncoming and parked cars
    Explanation
    When driving with oncoming cars on the left and a row of parked cars on the right, it is important to steer a middle course between the two. This means maintaining a safe distance from both the oncoming cars and the parked cars. Steering closer to either side increases the risk of a collision. Therefore, choosing a middle course ensures that there is enough space on both sides to avoid any potential accidents.

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  • 18. 

    This white sign means don't pass:

    • A.

      Until after you pass the sign

    • B.

      Unless it seems safe to do so

    • C.

      Other vehicles for any reason

    Correct Answer
    C. Other vehicles for any reason
    Explanation
    This white sign indicates that passing other vehicles for any reason is prohibited. It serves as a warning to drivers to refrain from overtaking or passing any other vehicles, regardless of the circumstances. This sign is meant to ensure the safety of all drivers on the road by preventing potentially dangerous situations that could arise from passing other vehicles.

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  • 19. 

    It is illegal to leave children age 6 or younger unattended in a car on a hot day:

    • A.

      Even if they are secured in a child passenger restraint

    • B.

      If they are supervised by a person twelve years of age or older

    • C.

      Only if the keys are in the ignition

    Correct Answer
    A. Even if they are secured in a child passenger restraint
    Explanation
    Leaving children age 6 or younger unattended in a car on a hot day is illegal, regardless of whether they are secured in a child passenger restraint. This is because the temperature inside a car can rise quickly on a hot day, posing a serious risk of heatstroke and other heat-related illnesses for young children. Even if they are restrained, they still require supervision and should not be left alone in a car.

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  • 20. 

    A pedestrian starts to cross the street after the "Don't Walk" signal begins to flash. The pedestrian is in the middle of the street when your signal light changes to green. You should:

    • A.

      Proceed if you have the right-of-way

    • B.

      Proceed if the pedestrian is not in your lane

    • C.

      Wait until the pedestrian crosses the street before proceeding

    Correct Answer
    C. Wait until the pedestrian crosses the street before proceeding
    Explanation
    It is important to prioritize pedestrian safety. In this situation, the pedestrian has already started crossing the street when the signal light changes to green. As a responsible driver, you should wait until the pedestrian has safely crossed the street before proceeding to ensure their safety and avoid any potential accidents.

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  • 21. 

    An orange and red sign of this shape on a vehicle always means:

    • A.

      The vehicle has the right-of-way

    • B.

      Slow moving vehicle

    • C.

      Shoulder work ahead

    Correct Answer
    B. Slow moving vehicle
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Slow moving vehicle." This is indicated by the orange and red sign of this shape on a vehicle. Such signs are commonly used to warn other drivers that the vehicle is moving at a slower speed than normal traffic. This is important for other drivers to be aware of so they can adjust their speed and distance accordingly to ensure safety on the road.

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  • 22. 

    Flash your brake lights or turn on your emergency flashers if you:

    • A.

      Need to warm other drivers of a collision ahead

    • B.

      Are temporarily parked in a traffic lane to make a delivery

    • C.

      Are backing out of a parking space

    Correct Answer
    A. Need to warm other drivers of a collision ahead
    Explanation
    Flashing your brake lights or turning on your emergency flashers is a way to warn other drivers of a collision ahead. This can help to alert them to slow down and be cautious in order to avoid any potential accidents or hazards on the road. It is important to communicate with other drivers in situations where there may be a potential danger ahead, and using your brake lights or emergency flashers is an effective way to do so.

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  • 23. 

    When should you yield your legal right-of-way?

    • A.

      Often, even at controlled intersections

    • B.

      When it helps prevent collisions

    • C.

      Never, it confuses other drivers

    Correct Answer
    B. When it helps prevent collisions
    Explanation
    Yielding the legal right-of-way is necessary in situations where it can help prevent collisions. This means that even if you have the legal right to proceed, you should still yield if doing so can avoid a potential accident. This is an important aspect of defensive driving and prioritizing safety on the road. Yielding in these situations shows consideration for other drivers and helps maintain a smooth flow of traffic.

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  • 24. 

    A red arrow pointing to the right on an trafic ligt means you may:

    • A.

      Turn in that direction after slowing and checking traffic

    • B.

      Not turn in that direction until the light turns green

    • C.

      Turn in that direction after you come into a complete stop

    Correct Answer
    B. Not turn in that direction until the light turns green
    Explanation
    A red arrow pointing to the right on a traffic light indicates that you are not allowed to turn in that direction until the light turns green. This means that you must wait for the signal to change before making a right turn.

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  • 25. 

    Yellow lines separate:

    • A.

      Traffic lanes on one-way street

    • B.

      Traffic moving in opposite directions on a two-way street

    • C.

      All carpool lanes from regular traffic lanes

    Correct Answer
    B. Traffic moving in opposite directions on a two-way street
    Explanation
    Yellow lines separate traffic moving in opposite directions on a two-way street. These lines indicate that vehicles on either side of the line are traveling in opposite directions and should stay on their respective sides of the road. This helps to maintain order and prevent head-on collisions. The yellow lines serve as a visual guide for drivers, reminding them to stay in their designated lanes and not cross over into oncoming traffic.

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  • 26. 

    Slowing down just to look at collisions or anything else out of the ordinary:

    • A.

      Causes traffic congestion

    • B.

      Prevents rear-end collusion

    • C.

      Improves traffic flow by preventing collisions

    Correct Answer
    A. Causes traffic congestion
    Explanation
    Slowing down just to look at collisions or anything else out of the ordinary causes traffic congestion. When drivers slow down to observe accidents or unusual events on the road, it creates a bottleneck effect, as the flow of traffic is disrupted. This can lead to a chain reaction, causing delays and congestion for other drivers. Therefore, this behavior hinders the smooth flow of traffic and contributes to traffic congestion.

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  • 27. 

    You are driving on a freeway posted for 65mph. Traffic is heavy and moving at 35mph. The best speed for your vehicle is most likely:

    • A.

      25 mph

    • B.

      35 mph

    • C.

      30 mph

    Correct Answer
    B. 35 mph
    Explanation
    In heavy traffic, it is best to maintain a speed that is consistent with the flow of traffic. Since the traffic is moving at 35mph, it is most likely that the best speed for your vehicle would also be 35mph. This allows for smoother traffic flow, reduces the risk of accidents, and ensures that you are not impeding the movement of other vehicles.

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  • 28. 

    Which statement is true about motorcyclist and motorists?

    • A.

      Motorcyclists are not allowed to drive faster than other traffic during congested road conditions

    • B.

      Motorcyclists have the same rights/responsibilities as other motorists

    • C.

      Motorcycles are heavier than other vehicles and are less affected by wind/rain

    Correct Answer
    B. Motorcyclists have the same rights/responsibilities as other motorists
    Explanation
    Motorcyclists have the same rights/responsibilities as other motorists. This means that they are entitled to the same privileges and are expected to follow the same rules and regulations as any other driver on the road. They have the right to use the same lanes, make turns, and have the same responsibilities to obey traffic laws and signals. This statement emphasizes the importance of treating motorcyclists with the same level of respect and caution as any other motorist on the road.

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  • 29. 

    A car suddenly "cuts" in front of you creating a hazard. Which of these actions should you take first?

    • A.

      Honk and step on the brake firmly

    • B.

      Take your foot off the gas

    • C.

      Swerve into the lane next to you

    Correct Answer
    B. Take your foot off the gas
    Explanation
    When a car suddenly cuts in front of you, the first action you should take is to take your foot off the gas. This is important because removing your foot from the accelerator allows you to slow down and create more space between your car and the hazard. It gives you more time to assess the situation and react accordingly. Honking and braking firmly may be necessary, but taking your foot off the gas should be the initial response to ensure safety on the road. Swerving into the next lane can be dangerous and should be avoided unless absolutely necessary.

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  • 30. 

    Which of these statements is true about drinking alcohol and driving?

    • A.

      If you can walk a straight line after drinking, it is safe to drive

    • B.

      If you are under the legal blood alcohol concentration limit, your driving isn't improved

    • C.

      Alcohol affects judgment, which is needed for driving safely

    Correct Answer
    C. Alcohol affects judgment, which is needed for driving safely
    Explanation
    Alcohol affects judgment, which is needed for driving safely. This statement is true because alcohol impairs cognitive functions, including decision-making and reaction time. It reduces inhibitions and increases risk-taking behavior, making it dangerous to operate a vehicle while under the influence. Even if a person can walk a straight line after drinking or is below the legal blood alcohol concentration limit, their ability to make sound judgments and react appropriately while driving is still compromised.

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  • 31. 

    After passing a car, it is safe to return to your driving lane when:

    • A.

      The driver you just passed signals you to return to your lane

    • B.

      You signal for three seconds your intention to return to your lane

    • C.

      Ou see the headlights of the passed car in your rear view mirror

    Correct Answer
    C. Ou see the headlights of the passed car in your rear view mirror
    Explanation
    When you see the headlights of the passed car in your rearview mirror, it indicates that you have created a safe distance between your vehicle and the car you passed. This ensures that you have enough space to merge back into your driving lane without obstructing or endangering the other vehicle. It is important to always be aware of the position and movement of other vehicles on the road to maintain a safe driving environment.

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  • 32. 

    You exit a freeway on a ramp tha curves downhill. You should:

    • A.

      Slow to a safe speed before the curve

    • B.

      Slow to the posted speed limit for the freeway

    • C.

      Wait until you have entered the curve to begin braking

    Correct Answer
    A. Slow to a safe speed before the curve
    Explanation
    When exiting a freeway on a ramp that curves downhill, it is important to slow down to a safe speed before reaching the curve. This is because the downward slope can cause your vehicle to gain momentum, making it difficult to navigate the curve safely at higher speeds. By slowing down before the curve, you can maintain better control of your vehicle and reduce the risk of skidding or losing control.

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  • 33. 

    You are approaching a green traffic light, but traffic is blocking the intersection. What is the best thing to do?

    • A.

      Partially enter the intersection to establish your right-of-way

    • B.

      Don't enter the intersection until you can get completely across

    • C.

      Continue into the intersection until you can get completely across

    Correct Answer
    B. Don't enter the intersection until you can get completely across
    Explanation
    The best thing to do when approaching a green traffic light but the intersection is blocked is to not enter the intersection until you can get completely across. This is because entering the intersection and partially blocking it can cause traffic congestion and increase the risk of accidents. It is important to wait until there is enough space for your vehicle to clear the intersection completely before proceeding. This allows for smoother traffic flow and ensures the safety of all road users.

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  • 34. 

    When a school bus with its red lights flashing is stopped ahead on your side of the road, you must:

    • A.

      Stop until all the children have left the bus

    • B.

      Stop until the lights stop flashing

    • C.

      Change lanes, drive slowly, and pass caustiously

    Correct Answer
    B. Stop until the lights stop flashing
    Explanation
    When a school bus is stopped ahead on your side of the road with its red lights flashing, you must stop until the lights stop flashing. This is because the flashing red lights indicate that children are either getting on or off the bus, and it is important to ensure their safety. Stopping until the lights stop flashing allows the children to safely cross the road and prevents any potential accidents or injuries. It is crucial to follow this rule to prioritize the safety of the children.

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  • 35. 

    Drivers of large trucks often travel with a lot of space in front of their vehicle. This extra space is needed for:

    • A.

      Other drivers to use when merging onto an off ramp

    • B.

      The truck driver to use for stopping the vehicle

    • C.

      Other drivers drivers to use when they want to slow down

    Correct Answer
    B. The truck driver to use for stopping the vehicle
    Explanation
    Large trucks require a lot of space in front of them in order to safely stop the vehicle. Due to their size and weight, it takes longer for trucks to come to a complete stop compared to smaller vehicles. This extra space allows the truck driver to have enough distance to brake and bring the truck to a halt without colliding with any obstacles or other vehicles in front of them.

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  • 36. 

    You may make a left turn on a red light only from a:

    • A.

      One-way street onto a two-way street

    • B.

      One-way street onto a one-way street

    • C.

      Two-way street onto a one-way street

    Correct Answer
    B. One-way street onto a one-way street
    Explanation
    According to traffic laws, making a left turn on a red light is only allowed when turning from a one-way street onto another one-way street. This is because it is assumed that there is less risk of collision when making a left turn onto a street where traffic is only coming from one direction. Turning from a one-way street onto a two-way street or from a two-way street onto a one-way street would involve crossing multiple lanes of traffic, which is considered more dangerous and is therefore not permitted on a red light.

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