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Do you have your own private vehicle? Do you know about laws made for the operating vehicle? You can test your knowledge with this vehicle law quiz that we have made for you. A vehicle is something that is used as an instrument of conveyance. The vehicle can include any conveyance that is used for transporting passengers or goods by land, water, or air. All these vehicles are bound by laws. Today, we will see how well you understand them. All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A defensive driving performance evaluation must be completed:

    • A.

      Every year

    • B.

      Every two years

    • C.

      Once every five years

    • D.

      Every six months

    Correct Answer
    A. Every year
    Explanation
    A defensive driving performance evaluation must be completed every year to ensure that drivers are consistently practicing safe driving techniques and maintaining their skills. By conducting evaluations annually, organizations can identify any areas where drivers may need additional training or support to prevent accidents and promote a culture of safety on the roads. Regular evaluations also help to ensure that drivers are up to date with any changes in traffic laws or regulations, allowing them to adapt their driving behavior accordingly.

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  • 2. 

    A driver can be disqualified on the Behind the Wheel Road Test if he or she scores:

    • A.

      More than 30 points

    • B.

      30 or more points

    • C.

      20 points

    • D.

      One 10 point item

    Correct Answer
    B. 30 or more points
    Explanation
    A driver can be disqualified on the Behind the Wheel Road Test if he or she scores 30 or more points. This means that if the driver accumulates a total of 30 or more points during the test, they will not pass and will be disqualified. It is important for drivers to perform well and avoid accumulating too many points in order to pass the test and obtain their driver's license.

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  • 3. 

    Can a driver be disqualified if he/she performs poorly on the annual Defensive Driving Observation (DS-873)?

    • A.

      Yes, but only if the certified examiner conducted the observation from inside the vehicle.

    • B.

      Yes, but only if the driver knew that he or she was being observed.

    • C.

      No, because the Certified Examiner may not be the driver's supervisor.

    • D.

      No, because Article 19-A does not require the driver's performance to be satisfactory.

    Correct Answer
    D. No, because Article 19-A does not require the driver's performance to be satisfactory.
    Explanation
    According to the given answer, a driver cannot be disqualified for performing poorly on the annual Defensive Driving Observation (DS-873) because Article 19-A does not require the driver's performance to be satisfactory. This implies that even if the driver performs poorly on the observation, it will not lead to disqualification as per the requirements of Article 19-A.

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  • 4. 

    A carrier must review each driver's driving record every:

    • A.

      Six months

    • B.

      Year

    • C.

      Two years

    • D.

      Three years

    Correct Answer
    B. Year
    Explanation
    A carrier must review each driver's driving record every year to ensure that the driver is maintaining a safe driving record and is in compliance with the carrier's safety standards. This regular review helps the carrier identify any potential risks or issues with the driver's driving behavior, such as traffic violations or accidents, and take appropriate actions to address them. By conducting these annual reviews, carriers can ensure that their drivers are continuously meeting the necessary standards and maintaining a high level of safety on the roads.

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  • 5. 

    Who may conduct the Defensive Driving Observation, the Behind the Wheel road test, and the Oral/Written Exam?

    • A.

      A motor carrier employee certified by the DMV

    • B.

      A motor carrier supervisor

    • C.

      A Motor Vehicle License Examiner

    • D.

      Both A and C

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A and C
    Explanation
    Both A and C are correct because a motor carrier employee certified by the DMV and a Motor Vehicle License Examiner are both authorized to conduct the Defensive Driving Observation, the Behind the Wheel road test, and the Oral/Written Exam.

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  • 6. 

    The ___________ is responsible for the maintenance of the Article 19-A records.

    • A.

      Motor carrier

    • B.

      Certified Examiner

    • C.

      Department of Motor Vehicles

    • D.

      Driver

    Correct Answer
    A. Motor carrier
    Explanation
    The motor carrier is responsible for the maintenance of the Article 19-A records. This means that it is the motor carrier's duty to keep and update the records related to Article 19-A, which pertains to the qualifications and responsibilities of commercial drivers. The motor carrier is responsible for ensuring that the drivers under their employment meet the necessary requirements and have the appropriate certifications and qualifications. By maintaining these records, the motor carrier can ensure compliance with regulations and ensure the safety and competence of their drivers.

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  • 7. 

    A behind the Wheel road test is required every:

    • A.

      Year

    • B.

      Two years

    • C.

      Three years

    • D.

      Five years

    Correct Answer
    B. Two years
    Explanation
    A behind the wheel road test is required every two years. This means that individuals need to take a road test to assess their driving skills and abilities every two years. This is likely done to ensure that drivers are still competent and capable of safely operating a vehicle on the road. By requiring regular road tests, it helps to identify any potential issues or areas for improvement in a driver's skills and knowledge.

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  • 8. 

    The motor carrier is required to review each driver's driving record every:

    • A.

      Six months

    • B.

      Year

    • C.

      Two years

    • D.

      Three years

    Correct Answer
    B. Year
    Explanation
    The motor carrier is required to review each driver's driving record every year. This is important to ensure the safety and compliance of the drivers. By reviewing their driving records annually, the carrier can identify any violations or issues that may affect the driver's ability to operate a commercial vehicle safely. Regular reviews also help in monitoring the driver's behavior and performance on the road, allowing the carrier to take necessary actions such as additional training or disciplinary measures if required.

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  • 9. 

    A re-examination of a disqualified driver may not be administered:

    • A.

      For (5) days

    • B.

      For (1) day

    • C.

      For (30) days

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. For (5) days
    Explanation
    A re-examination of a disqualified driver may not be administered for a period of five days. This means that if a driver has been disqualified, they cannot be re-examined for five days. This could be due to various reasons such as allowing the driver some time to reflect on their actions or to give them a chance to rectify any issues before being re-examined. It also ensures that the driver is not immediately subjected to further scrutiny or testing after being disqualified.

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  • 10. 

    A Certified Examiners certificate may be revoked for:

    • A.

      A conviction of an alcohol related driving offense

    • B.

      The loss of use of two fingers on one hand

    • C.

      A finding of malfeasance

    • D.

      Termination of employment by the motor carrier

    Correct Answer
    C. A finding of malfeasance
    Explanation
    A Certified Examiners certificate may be revoked for a finding of malfeasance. Malfeasance refers to the intentional wrongdoing or misconduct by a person in a position of authority. If a Certified Examiner is found to have engaged in such behavior, their certificate can be revoked as a consequence. This ensures that individuals with integrity and ethical conduct are entrusted with the responsibility of examining drivers and ensuring their fitness to operate commercial vehicles.

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  • 11. 

    A driver who accumulates (9) nine or more points on his/her driver's license will be disqualified for:

    • A.

      (6) months

    • B.

      (18) months

    • C.

      1 year from the last conviction

    • D.

      1 year from the first conviction

    Correct Answer
    C. 1 year from the last conviction
    Explanation
    A driver who accumulates nine or more points on their driver's license will be disqualified for one year from the last conviction. This means that if a driver receives a conviction and accumulates nine or more points, their disqualification period will start from the date of their most recent conviction. During this one-year period, the driver will not be allowed to drive legally.

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  • 12. 

    A biennial behind the wheel road test must be done:

    • A.

      By a supervisory employee

    • B.

      By a Certified Examiner

    • C.

      In a large bus

    • D.

      During the driver's off hours

    Correct Answer
    B. By a Certified Examiner
    Explanation
    A biennial behind the wheel road test must be done by a Certified Examiner. This means that the person conducting the test must have the necessary qualifications and certifications to evaluate the driver's skills and abilities on the road. It is important to have a certified examiner to ensure that the test is conducted fairly and accurately, and that the driver's competence is properly assessed.

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  • 13. 

    If a driver does not pass the biennial oral/written or the biennial behind the wheel road test:

    • A.

      He/she may continue to drive until retested.

    • B.

      A retest may be given within 24 hours.

    • C.

      The driver will remain disqualified to operate a bus until a retest is passed.

    • D.

      A second test may not be given for 30 days

    Correct Answer
    C. The driver will remain disqualified to operate a bus until a retest is passed.
    Explanation
    If a driver does not pass the biennial oral/written or the biennial behind the wheel road test, they will remain disqualified to operate a bus until a retest is passed. This means that even though they may continue to drive until retested, they will not be allowed to operate a bus until they pass the retest. The statement indicates that the driver's disqualification specifically applies to operating a bus, not to driving in general. Additionally, the answer implies that there is no specific time frame mentioned for when the retest must be taken or passed.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following must be kept on file by the motor carrier?

    • A.

      Physical, Road Test, and Written Test

    • B.

      Annual interview and Defensive Driving Review

    • C.

      Abstracts

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the above must be kept on file by the motor carrier. This includes physical, road test, and written test records of the drivers, as well as annual interviews and defensive driving reviews. Additionally, abstracts, which are summaries of a driver's driving record, must also be kept on file. These records are important for ensuring that drivers meet the necessary qualifications and requirements for operating commercial vehicles, as well as for monitoring their performance and compliance with safety regulations.

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  • 15. 

    An article 19-A physical must be signed by:

    • A.

      A physician

    • B.

      The driver's personal physician

    • C.

      A nurse practitioner

    • D.

      A physician's assistant

    Correct Answer
    A. A physician
    Explanation
    An article 19-A physical must be signed by a physician because they are qualified medical professionals who have the necessary knowledge and expertise to assess the driver's physical health and fitness to operate a vehicle. Nurses practitioners and physician assistants may also have medical training, but they may not have the same level of authority or expertise as a physician in certifying a driver's fitness. The driver's personal physician may be the best choice as they have a comprehensive understanding of the driver's medical history and can provide personalized recommendations.

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  • 16. 

    The Annual Review of the driver's record should be conducted by:

    • A.

      A Certified Examiner

    • B.

      The drivers supervisor

    • C.

      A school officer

    • D.

      A School Bus Driver Instructor

    Correct Answer
    B. The drivers supervisor
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the driver's supervisor because they are responsible for overseeing the driver's performance and ensuring that they adhere to all safety regulations. Conducting an annual review of the driver's record allows the supervisor to assess the driver's compliance with traffic laws, accident history, and any disciplinary actions. This review helps identify any areas of improvement or training needs for the driver to maintain a safe driving record.

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  • 17. 

    The Defensive Driving Observation should be conducted under which of the following conditions?

    • A.

      While the driver is operating the vehicle with passengers

    • B.

      While the driver is returning to the garage with an empty bus

    • C.

      While the driver is running errands for the employer

    • D.

      While the bus is being transported to the repair facility

    Correct Answer
    A. While the driver is operating the vehicle with passengers
    Explanation
    The Defensive Driving Observation should be conducted while the driver is operating the vehicle with passengers. This is because observing the driver's behavior and adherence to defensive driving techniques is crucial when there are passengers on board. It ensures the safety of the passengers and helps identify any potential risks or violations that need to be addressed. Conducting the observation during other situations, such as returning to the garage with an empty bus or running errands, may not provide an accurate assessment of the driver's defensive driving skills.

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  • 18. 

    A driver who fails to notify the carrier that his/her license has been suspended, revoked, or withdrawn shall be subject to a ________ working day suspension, or a suspension equal to the number of working days such driver was not in compliance with this requirement, whichever is _________.

    • A.

      Five, longer

    • B.

      Ten, less

    • C.

      Five, less

    • D.

      Ten, longer

    Correct Answer
    A. Five, longer
    Explanation
    If a driver fails to notify the carrier that their license has been suspended, revoked, or withdrawn, they will be subject to a longer working day suspension. This means that the suspension will be extended beyond the initial five working days, depending on how long the driver was not in compliance with the requirement.

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  • 19. 

    A driver becomes disqualified under Article 19-A when: I - Any annual requirement in their file becomes outdated. II - Any biennial requirement in their file becomes outdated. III - The Department of Motor Vehicles notifies the carrier that the driver is disqualified.

    • A.

      I and II

    • B.

      I, II or III

    • C.

      II or III

    • D.

      III only

    Correct Answer
    B. I, II or III
    Explanation
    A driver becomes disqualified under Article 19-A when any annual or biennial requirement in their file becomes outdated. Additionally, the driver can also be disqualified if the Department of Motor Vehicles notifies the carrier about their disqualification. Therefore, the correct answer is I, II or III.

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  • 20. 

    The carrier must see the following before signing the DS-870 and hiring a driver: I - An abstract of the driver's license record for the last three years. II - An acceptable 19-A physical. III - A CDL Permit or License.

    • A.

      II and III

    • B.

      III only

    • C.

      I and II

    • D.

      II only

    Correct Answer
    C. I and II
    Explanation
    The carrier must see an abstract of the driver's license record for the last three years (I) and an acceptable 19-A physical (II) before signing the DS-870 and hiring a driver. These two requirements ensure that the carrier has access to the driver's driving history and medical fitness, which are crucial factors in determining their suitability for the job. The presence of a CDL Permit or License (III) alone does not provide information about the driver's past record or physical condition, so it is not sufficient for the carrier to make an informed decision. Therefore, the correct answer is I and II.

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  • 21. 

    According to Article 19-A, a motor carrier can hire a driver after the carrier has reviewed: I - an official abstract indicating the driver is properly licensed. II - an Article 19-A Physical showing the driver is qualified

    • A.

      I only

    • B.

      II only

    • C.

      Both I and II

    • D.

      I or II

    Correct Answer
    C. Both I and II
    Explanation
    According to Article 19-A, a motor carrier can hire a driver after reviewing both an official abstract indicating the driver is properly licensed and an Article 19-A Physical showing the driver is qualified. This means that the carrier must ensure that the driver has a valid license and meets the physical requirements specified in Article 19-A before hiring them. Both documents are necessary to ensure that the driver is qualified and capable of safely operating a motor vehicle.

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  • 22. 

    Which of the following reasons would automatically disqualify a bus driver?

    • A.

      A driver is twice convicted of driving an automobile with ability impaired by alcohol within a 5 year period.

    • B.

      A driver has accumulated 7 or more points within an 18 month period.

    • C.

      A driver has accumulated 7 or more points within an 18 month period.

    • D.

      Both A and C

    Correct Answer
    A. A driver is twice convicted of driving an automobile with ability impaired by alcohol within a 5 year period.
    Explanation
    A driver being twice convicted of driving an automobile with ability impaired by alcohol within a 5 year period would automatically disqualify them as a bus driver. This indicates a pattern of dangerous behavior and a disregard for the safety of others on the road. Such convictions demonstrate a lack of responsibility and judgment, making them unfit for the role of a bus driver.

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  • 23. 

    The carrier is required to notify the Bus Driver Unit when a bus driver: I - Fails the Biennial Behind the Wheel Road Test. II - Fails the Biennial Oral/Written Test. III - Has successfully completed a re-examination consisting of a Biennial Behind the Wheel Road Test or Biennial Oral/Written Test.

    • A.

      I and III only

    • B.

      II and III only

    • C.

      I and II only

    • D.

      I, II and III

    Correct Answer
    D. I, II and III
    Explanation
    The carrier is required to notify the Bus Driver Unit when a bus driver fails the Biennial Behind the Wheel Road Test (I), fails the Biennial Oral/Written Test (II), or has successfully completed a re-examination consisting of a Biennial Behind the Wheel Road Test or Biennial Oral/Written Test (III). This means that the carrier must inform the Bus Driver Unit in all three scenarios, indicating that the correct answer is I, II, and III.

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  • 24. 

    According to Article 19-A which of the following can not be done by a Certified Examiner?

    • A.

      Biennial Behind the Wheel road test

    • B.

      Defensive Driving Observation

    • C.

      Biennial Written/Oral Test

    • D.

      Physical

    Correct Answer
    D. Physical
    Explanation
    A Certified Examiner, as per Article 19-A, is not authorized to conduct a physical examination. The article likely outlines the specific tasks and responsibilities that a Certified Examiner can perform, and conducting a physical examination is not one of them. The other options mentioned in the question, such as the biennial behind the wheel road test, defensive driving observation, and biennial written/oral test, are all tasks that a Certified Examiner can perform as part of their role.

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  • 25. 

    According to Article 19-A, a driver is disqualified if he/she:

    • A.

      Is diabetic

    • B.

      Wearing a hearing aid

    • C.

      Has 20/50 vision in one eye and 20/30 in the other

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Has 20/50 vision in one eye and 20/30 in the other
    Explanation
    According to Article 19-A, a driver is disqualified if he/she has 20/50 vision in one eye and 20/30 in the other. This means that if the driver's vision does not meet the minimum visual acuity requirements, they are considered disqualified. Being diabetic or wearing a hearing aid does not automatically disqualify a driver according to Article 19-A. Therefore, the correct answer is that a driver is disqualified if they have specific vision impairments.

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  • 26. 

    Which of the following correctly states the items a motor carrier must keep in a driver's file?

    • A.

      Application for the position and the annual review of the driver's driving record

    • B.

      Application for the position, the biennial physical exam and the biennial oral/written examination

    • C.

      Application for the position, the annual review of the driver's driving record, the abstract, the annual defensive driving observation, biennial physical, oral/written and behind the wheel road test

    • D.

      Biennial physical, application for the position and the regular defensive driving observation

    Correct Answer
    C. Application for the position, the annual review of the driver's driving record, the abstract, the annual defensive driving observation, biennial physical, oral/written and behind the wheel road test
    Explanation
    The motor carrier must keep several items in a driver's file, including the application for the position, the annual review of the driver's driving record, the abstract, the annual defensive driving observation, the biennial physical exam, the oral/written examination, and the behind the wheel road test. These documents provide a comprehensive record of the driver's qualifications, performance, and compliance with regulations.

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  • 27. 

    Each year the carrier must submit the Affidavit of Compliance to BDU by:

    • A.

      December 31st

    • B.

      September 1st

    • C.

      July 1st

    • D.

      April 15th

    Correct Answer
    C. July 1st
    Explanation
    The carrier is required to submit the Affidavit of Compliance to the BDU by July 1st each year. This indicates that the carrier has to provide the necessary documentation and evidence of their compliance with certain regulations or requirements to the BDU by this specific date.

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  • 28. 

    John Smith wants to work as a bus driver for your carrier.  On his application, he states that he worked as a bus driver in Atlanta, GA six months ago.  Two years ago he was a licensed truck driver in Nebraska.  He is now licensed in New York.  You, the motor carrier must obtain, his driver abstract from: I - Georgia II - Nebraska III - New York

    • A.

      I and III

    • B.

      I and II

    • C.

      III only

    • D.

      I, II and III

    Correct Answer
    D. I, II and III
    Explanation
    The motor carrier must obtain John Smith's driver abstract from Georgia, Nebraska, and New York because he states that he worked as a bus driver in Atlanta, GA six months ago, was a licensed truck driver in Nebraska two years ago, and is now licensed in New York. By obtaining his driver abstract from all three states, the carrier can verify his driving history and qualifications in each location.

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  • 29. 

    You are conducting a Defensive Driving Observation (DS-873) of driver Jane Doe, observing her from outside the vehicle. You notice that she makes rolling stops at some stop signs.  Her driving is otherwise good.  Which of these choices below would be the best option for you to follow based on Article 19-A regulations? I - Note on the DS-873 that she did not make full stops at all stop signs and discuss with the driver. II - Disqualify the driver for 5 days, then perform another observation. III - File the form in the driver's file.

    • A.

      I only

    • B.

      I and II

    • C.

      I and III only

    • D.

      II and III

    Correct Answer
    C. I and III only
    Explanation
    The best options to follow based on Article 19-A regulations would be to note on the DS-873 that the driver did not make full stops at all stop signs and discuss it with the driver (option I). Additionally, the form should be filed in the driver's file (option III). This ensures that the observation is properly documented and can be used for future reference or evaluation. Disqualifying the driver for 5 days and performing another observation (option II) is not necessary in this case since the driver's overall driving is good, and the rolling stops can be addressed through discussion and documentation.

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  • 30. 

    A motor carrier must keep a copy of which of the following in each employee's Article 19-A file?

    • A.

      Driver's License

    • B.

      Basic Course Certificate

    • C.

      Abstract of driving record

    • D.

      All bus driver conviction certificates

    Correct Answer
    C. Abstract of driving record
    Explanation
    A motor carrier must keep a copy of the abstract of driving record in each employee's Article 19-A file. This document provides important information about the employee's driving history, including any past violations or convictions. It is necessary for the motor carrier to have this record on file to ensure that they are employing safe and qualified drivers. The driver's license, basic course certificate, and bus driver conviction certificates may also be important documents to have on file, but the abstract of driving record is specifically mentioned as a requirement.

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