NJ Driver Test Questions

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  • 1. 
    When must you signal before making a turn
    • A. 

      At least 100 ft

    • B. 

      75 ft

    • C. 

      25 ft

  • 2. 
    How close may you park to a stop sign
    • A. 

      35 ft

    • B. 

      75 ft

    • C. 

      50 ft

  • 3. 
    How close may you park next to a corner
    • A. 

      10 ft

    • B. 

      25 ft

    • C. 

      75 ft

  • 4. 
    How close may you park to a fire hydrant
    • A. 

      10 ft

    • B. 

      5 ft

    • C. 

      20 ft

    • D. 

      0 ft

  • 5. 
    What is the stopping distance on a dry road at 50 m.p.h
    • A. 

      243 ft

    • B. 

      600 ft

    • C. 

      200ft

    • D. 

      150 ft

  • 6. 
    What is the proper distance you may park from the curb
    • A. 

      6 inches or less

    • B. 

      As close to the curb as possible

    • C. 

      0 inches

    • D. 

      10 inches

  • 7. 
    What are the penalties for driving without insurance
    • A. 

      Suspension of liscense

    • B. 

      Fine of 300 dollars

    • C. 

      Suspension of license and registration and fines

  • 8. 
    Serious accidents causing death, injury or $200 damage must be reported within 5 days to?
    • A. 

      The police

    • B. 

      A division of motor vehicle office

    • C. 

      The mayor

  • 9. 
    Points are only issued for 
    • A. 

      Skipping bail

    • B. 

      Not paying fines

    • C. 

      Not paying child support

    • D. 

      Moving violations

  • 10. 
    When will you be given a proposed license suspension notice
    • A. 

      After receiving 12 points

    • B. 

      After one year

    • C. 

      3-6 months

  • 11. 
    What is the penalty for driving with a suspended license - first offense 
    • A. 

      90 days in jail

    • B. 

      30 days community service

    • C. 

      Fine of $500 and up to 6 months additional license suspension

  • 12. 
    What is the penalty for not telling the truth when applying for a license 
    • A. 

      $200 fine and up to 6 months in jail

    • B. 

      $150 fine 90 days in jail

    • C. 

      $250 fine and 180 days community service

  • 13. 
    Up to 3 points may be subtracted from your record if you receive no moving violations for how long
    • A. 

      1 year

    • B. 

      6 months

    • C. 

      90 days

  • 14. 
    What is the penalty for refusing the breath test
    • A. 

      6 month suspension - first offense

    • B. 

      60 day community service

    • C. 

      30 day license suspension 30 days community service

  • 15. 
    Who is responsible if a student commits a driving offense
    • A. 

      The instructor

    • B. 

      The student

    • C. 

      Licensed driver

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    What should you do if approaching a steady yellow or amber signal
    • A. 

      Stop

    • B. 

      Speed up

    • C. 

      Slow down and stop before nearing the intersection only if possible

  • 17. 
    What is a good practice while driving
    • A. 

      Speed only when there are no police about

    • B. 

      Keep from looking at any one thing for more than a few seconds

    • C. 

      Dont eat

  • 18. 
    What is the proper lane to turn into when making a left turn
    • A. 

      The lane nearest the center in the direction you are heading

    • B. 

      The lane closest to the curb in the direction you are heading

    • C. 

      Any lane that allows you to turn so long as it is in the direction you are heading

  • 19. 
    When driving at night you should be able to stop
    • A. 

      Within the distance you see ahead

    • B. 

      10 ft in front of your headlights

    • C. 

      Immediately

  • 20. 
    Where should you position your car to make a left turn from a two way street
    • A. 

      The lane nearest the center of the road

    • B. 

      The lane closest to the curb

    • C. 

      The lane furthest away from the curb

  • 21. 
    What is a good practice when nearing an intersection
    • A. 

      Slow down and be prepared to stop

    • B. 

      Tailgate the vehicle in front

    • C. 

      Speed up

  • 22. 
    What is the purpose of traffic laws
    • A. 

      To protect you and other drivers

    • B. 

      To prevent you from getting arrested

    • C. 

      To arrest more people

  • 23. 
    If there is a no turn on red sign when can you make a turn on red
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      Always

    • C. 

      9-5 pm

  • 24. 
    If you feel or hear unusual thumping noises while driving it may be 
    • A. 

      Tires

    • B. 

      Steering

    • C. 

      Braked

  • 25. 
    What is the best advice if your car is stranded in a heavy snow storm
    • A. 

      Leave your car and look for help

    • B. 

      Stay with your car

    • C. 

      Try and jump start your car

  • 26. 
    What is a good practice when driving into the city 
    • A. 

      Check intersections ahead for signals

    • B. 

      Yield to oncoming traffic

    • C. 

      Stay to the center lane

  • 27. 
    What must you do if you want to turn left at a traffic light 
    • A. 

      Yield to oncoming traffic

    • B. 

      Yield to the driver on the left

    • C. 

      Yield to the driver on the right

  • 28. 
    If the front of your car vibrates the problem may be with your
    • A. 

      Steering

    • B. 

      Brakes

    • C. 

      Tires

  • 29. 
    What do two parallel white lines across the road mean
    • A. 

      Pedestrian cross walk

    • B. 

      Two way road no passing

    • C. 

      You should stop behind the line for a traffic sign or signal

  • 30. 
    What lights should you be using when driving in the fog
    • A. 

      Fog lights

    • B. 

      Headlights

    • C. 

      Low beams

    • D. 

      A and c

  • 31. 
    What papers must you have when operating a motor vehicle
    • A. 

      License

    • B. 

      Registration

    • C. 

      Insurance card

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 32. 
    When should you use your horn
    • A. 

      When coming out of a dark alley

    • B. 

      When some one cuts you off

    • C. 

      Because you are angry

  • 33. 
    What should be done if two cars enter an uncontrolled intersection simultaneously
    • A. 

      The driver on the left must yield to the driver on the right

    • B. 

      Nothing

    • C. 

      Slow down and be prepared to stop

  • 34. 
    Yellow center lines would usually be found where
    • A. 

      On a two way road - no passing

    • B. 

      Pedestrian cross walk

    • C. 

      When making a left turn on red

  • 35. 
    Why should you use seat belts and shoulder belts
    • A. 

      They increase your chance of surviving and accident

    • B. 

      So that you dont get a ticket

    • C. 

      Because you're supposed to

  • 36. 
    When may you pass on the right
    • A. 

      If the car in front is turning left and there is a lane for driving on the right

    • B. 

      When there is a break in traffic

    • C. 

      When the light is green

  • 37. 
    What does a flashing red light mean
    • A. 

      Stop, proceed with caution

    • B. 

      Be prepared to slow down

    • C. 

      Slow down

  • 38. 
    What does a green light mean
    • A. 

      Proceed when safe

    • B. 

      Go

    • C. 

      Yield

  • 39. 
    What does a single solid white line across an intersection mean
    • A. 

      You should stop behind the line for a traffic sign or signal

    • B. 

      Pedestrian crossing

    • C. 

      Slow down for oncoming traffic

  • 40. 
    What does a yellow diamond shaped sign mean
    • A. 

      Warning or caution

    • B. 

      Yield

    • C. 

      Stop

  • 41. 
    When should you use your parking lights
    • A. 

      Only when parking

    • B. 

      When driving into an alley

    • C. 

      When exiting a residential area

  • 42. 
    Which way should you turn if you are going into a skid
    • A. 

      In the direction the back of your car is skidding

    • B. 

      The direction the front of your car is skidding

    • C. 

      Away from the direction your car is skidding

  • 43. 
    How far should you stay behind the car that you are following
    • A. 

      At least 2 seconds

    • B. 

      30 seconds

    • C. 

      As far as you think is appropriate

  • 44. 
    What direction should you first check when approaching an intersection
    • A. 

      The left

    • B. 

      The right

    • C. 

      In front

  • 45. 
    If two cars reach a four way stop at the same time what is proper procedure
    • A. 

      The driver on the left yields to the driver on the right

    • B. 

      You wait for the opportune moment to drive

    • C. 

      Wait for the driver approaching to turn

  • 46. 
    What should you do if you go into a skid
    • A. 

      Take your foot off the gas

    • B. 

      Hit the brakes

    • C. 

      Pull the parking handle

  • 47. 
    What is a common mistake a new driver makes with the brakes
    • A. 

      Pushing them too hard

    • B. 

      Using them to frequently

    • C. 

      Not using them enough

  • 48. 
    What is the best way to talk to other drivers
    • A. 

      Through the use of your horn and lights

    • B. 

      Not talking at all they should interpret your movements

    • C. 

      Express your cautiousness through your driving

  • 49. 
    What does a red eight sided sign mean
    • A. 

      Stop

    • B. 

      No entry

    • C. 

      Interstate

  • 50. 
    What does a red and white triangular sign mean
    • A. 

      Yield

    • B. 

      Caution

    • C. 

      Ramp ahead

  • 51. 
    If you drive through a deep puddle what should you do
    • A. 

      Test your brakes

    • B. 

      Continue driving

    • C. 

      Drive slowly your tires are wet

  • 52. 
    When is the road surface most slippery
    • A. 

      During the first few minutes of rain

    • B. 

      30 minutes into rainfall

    • C. 

      At the tail end of a downpour

  • 53. 
    When should you use your high beams
    • A. 

      Open country driving situations

    • B. 

      When someone high beams you

    • C. 

      Because you can

  • 54. 
    If the lights of oncoming cars are in your eyes what should you do
    • A. 

      Look to the lower right of your traffic lane

    • B. 

      Turn on your high beams

    • C. 

      Honk your horn

  • 55. 
    A drivers left hand extended upwards means what
    • A. 

      Hes making a right turn

    • B. 

      They are making a left turn

    • C. 

      They are slowing down

  • 56. 
    A drivers left hand extended straight out means what
    • A. 

      Hes making a left turn

    • B. 

      Hes making a right turn

    • C. 

      Hes slowing down

  • 57. 
    A drivers left hand extended downwards means what
    • A. 

      Hes making a stop or slowing down

    • B. 

      Hes making a left turn

    • C. 

      Hes making a right turn

  • 58. 
    The safest way to exit an expressway is to
    • A. 

      Slow your car to the posted speed limit

    • B. 

      Speed up so as to merge quickly

    • C. 

      Stop and wait for an opening

  • 59. 
    The safest way to exit the expressway is to
    • A. 

      Shift to a lower gear and pump the breaks

    • B. 

      Accelerate into on coming traffic

    • C. 

      Slow down and wait for a break in traffic

  • 60. 
    What should you do if your electrical signal fails to operate
    • A. 

      Use hand signals

    • B. 

      Stop and wait by the side of the road with the hood up

    • C. 

      Slow down

  • 61. 
    What should you do if you have a blowout
    • A. 

      Slow down gradually

    • B. 

      Use hand signals

    • C. 

      Wait by the side of the road for the police

  • 62. 
    One method of using the 2 second rule is by using a
    • A. 

      Fixed object on the side of the road

    • B. 

      Counting slowly in your head

    • C. 

      Using common sense

  • 63. 
    What should you do if you miss a turn on the expressway
    • A. 

      Go to the next exit. dont back up

    • B. 

      Make a uturn

    • C. 

      Back up

  • 64. 
    When you are driving on a curve your car will go in what direction
    • A. 

      In the direction of the curve

    • B. 

      Straight

    • C. 

      Whichever way you turn the steering wheel

  • 65. 
    What is a good practice at an intersection that has no signs or signal
    • A. 

      Be ready to stop if necessary (cover the break)

    • B. 

      All intersections have signs and signals

    • C. 

      Continue driving as normal

  • 66. 
    It is good practice to keep a space cushion in order to
    • A. 

      Give you more time to react

    • B. 

      There is no such thing as a space cushion

    • C. 

      To make you more comfortable when driving

  • 67. 
    One of the best defenses against drunk drivers is
    • A. 

      Wearing a seatbelt

    • B. 

      Getting out of there way

    • C. 

      Not allowing a person to drive drunk

  • 68. 
    When a school bus has stopped at a school to pick up or let off children, you may pass is either direction at a speed of no more than
    • A. 

      10 miles per hour

    • B. 

      5 miles per hour

    • C. 

      You may never pass a school bus letting off children

  • 69. 
    How should you turn your wheels when parking downhill next to a curb
    • A. 

      To the right towards the curb

    • B. 

      To left away from the curb

    • C. 

      Straight ahead

  • 70. 
    Special permits may be issued to a 16 year old when
    • A. 

      They are enrolled in a behind the wheel driver education course

    • B. 

      Are enrolled in a commercial driving education course

    • C. 

      When the permit is purchased by a state approved driving instructor

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 71. 
    When driving in the city a good habit is to
    • A. 

      Look ahead 12 seconds

    • B. 

      Drive fast

    • C. 

      Keep looking at the road

  • 72. 
    When approaching a railroad crossing with flashing lights 
    • A. 

      Stop no closer than 15 feet of the nearest rail

    • B. 

      Stop 25 feet away

    • C. 

      Stop 5 feet away

  • 73. 
    You are required by nj law to keep to the right except
    • A. 

      When on a one sided street

    • B. 

      When passing

    • C. 

      When it is impractical to travel on that side of the roadway

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 74. 
    Most people arrested for drunk driving have been drinking what
    • A. 

      Beer

    • B. 

      Wine

    • C. 

      Whisky

  • 75. 
    What is the speed limit of a school zone
    • A. 

      25 mph

    • B. 

      35 mph

    • C. 

      15 mph

  • 76. 
    What is the speed limit of a business area
    • A. 

      25 mph

    • B. 

      35 mph

    • C. 

      50 mph

  • 77. 
    The speed limit of a highway is
    • A. 

      50 mph`

    • B. 

      60 mph

    • C. 

      55 mph

  • 78. 
    You should always yield to 
    • A. 

      Other vehicles already in the intersections

    • B. 

      Pedestrians

    • C. 

      Emergency vehicles

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 79. 
    If you want to return to the road from a dirt shoulder 
    • A. 

      Slow down then turn your wheels to climb the pavement

    • B. 

      Accelerate and turn the wheel

    • C. 

      Yank the wheel hard in the direction of the road

  • 80. 
    A 12 oz can of beer has as much alcohol as 
    • A. 

      Beer

    • B. 

      Whisky

    • C. 

      1 1/2 oz of 86 proof whisky/ one 5 oz of wine

  • 81. 
    Whether your blood alcohol content raises above the legal limit depends on 
    • A. 

      How fast you drank

    • B. 

      Your weight

    • C. 

      How much you drank

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 82. 
    If you are arrested for drunk driving in nj your chances of conviction are
    • A. 

      100 %

    • B. 

      96%

    • C. 

      50%

  • 83. 
    Drugs that may affect basic driving skills are
    • A. 

      Cold medicines

    • B. 

      Tranquilizers

    • C. 

      Some prescription drugs

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 84. 
    When blood/ alcohol content reaches 0.15% your chances of getting into a serious/ fatal accident increases by
    • A. 

      25%

    • B. 

      50%

    • C. 

      15%

  • 85. 
    What is a habitual offender
    • A. 

      A person whose license has been suspended 3 times in 3 years

    • B. 

      A person whose license has been suspended 3 times in 1 year

    • C. 

      A person whose license has been suspended 6 times in 3 years

  • 86. 
    The first conviction penalty for driving under the influence of alcohol or drug is
    • A. 

      250-400 fine

    • B. 

      Imprisonment of 30 days

    • C. 

      Loss of license 6months- 1 year

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 87. 
    With a blood alcohol content of .05-.08
    • A. 

      You are under the influence

    • B. 

      You are not under the influence

    • C. 

      You may or may not be under the influence

  • 88. 
    With a blood alcohol content of .08 or more
    • A. 

      You are under the influence

    • B. 

      You are not under the influence

    • C. 

      You may or may not be under the influence

  • 89. 
    Nj licensed drivers have an eye check every
    • A. 

      2 years

    • B. 

      5 years

    • C. 

      10 years

  • 90. 
    What is a good rule of thumb in adjusting to traffic 
    • A. 

      Try to adjust your speed to the flow of traffic

    • B. 

      Follow posted traffic speeds

    • C. 

      Drive at your own pace

  • 91. 
    • A. 

      One car length for every 10 mph, 2-3 second space between cars

    • B. 

      One car length for every 5 mph, 2-5 second space between cars

    • C. 

      One car length for every 15 mph, 2-3 second space between cars

  • 92. 
    What does hydroplaning mean
    • A. 

      Spinning on a wet road

    • B. 

      Gliding on a wet road

    • C. 

      Losing the grip on a wet road and riding on a film of water

  • 93. 
    What is an uncontrolled intersection
    • A. 

      An intersection that is not controlled

    • B. 

      An intersection where there are no rules

    • C. 

      An intersection where there are no traffic signs or signals

  • 94. 
    When should you dim your headlights
    • A. 

      When it is broad day light

    • B. 

      When you dont want to blind other drivers

    • C. 

      In the city driving and when following or meeting another vehicle within 500 feet

  • 95. 
    • A. 

      A lane that you accelerate in

    • B. 

      An extra lane provided at the entrance to an expressway to provide a vehicle distance in which to build up speed

    • C. 

      An intersection where there are no traffic signs or signals

  • 96. 
    You must stop at least ___ feet from a school bus with its red lights on
    • A. 

      25

    • B. 

      40

    • C. 

      35

  • 97. 
    Dates for studded tires in nj are
    • A. 

      Nov 15- apr 1st

    • B. 

      Dec 19- jan 8

    • C. 

      Oct 21- dec 25

  • 98. 
    Information signs are what color
    • A. 

      Blue or green

    • B. 

      White or red

    • C. 

      Yellow or blue

  • 99. 
    Persons under 21 are considered under the influence if their bac is 
    • A. 

      .01, .05, .08

    • B. 

      Any amount of alcohol is over the limit

    • C. 

      All of the above

  • 100. 
    You can practice driving with a valid special learners permit (16 year old)
    • A. 

      5:01 - 11pm

    • B. 

      11pm- 5:01 am

    • C. 

      6:30- 10 pm

  • 101. 
    Nj issues a ___ year basic license
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      16