Driver Rules Exam: Trivia Quiz

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You probably obtained your license 10 or more years ago. Are you still practicing the rules of the roads which keep drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians safe? The purpose of this assessment is to test your knowledge of these rules. This assessment is composed of 5 questions and will display the correct answer to refresh your knowledge. Once you complete the assessment, which should take less than 10 minutes and is not graded, you can proceed with your online driver license renewal.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When changing lanes on a highway:
    • A. 

      Always signal a lane change

    • B. 

      Check the rearview and outside mirrors

    • C. 

      Check your blind spots by glancing over your shoulder

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    A flashing red traffic light at an intersection means the same as a:
    • A. 

      Stop light

    • B. 

      Light is about to turn green

    • C. 

      Stop sign

  • 3. 
    If you come to an intersection and your view to the side is blocked, you should:
    • A. 

      Slow down and look both ways

    • B. 

      Maintain speed and look both ways

    • C. 

      Stop, then inch forward until you can see clearly in both directions

  • 4. 
    To avoid the glare from oncoming headlights:
    • A. 

      Focus your eyes on the center line of the road

    • B. 

      Glance back and forth between the side of the road and straight ahead

    • C. 

      Focus your eyes straight ahead

  • 5. 
    How close can you park to the entrance of an alley or private driveway?
    • A. 

      10 feet

    • B. 

      20 feet

    • C. 

      5 feet

  • 6. 
    The sign shown indicates:
    • A. 

      Look for a detour

    • B. 

      Construction or maintenance areas ahead

    • C. 

      Pass with care

  • 7. 
    The sign shown means:
    • A. 

      Railroad crossing

    • B. 

      Pedestrian crossing

    • C. 

      No Passing Zone

  • 8. 
    This hand signal means:
    • A. 

      Stopping or slowing down

    • B. 

      Right turn

    • C. 

      Left turn

  • 9. 
    Why is double parking prohibited?
    • A. 

      Because the car at the curb cannot get out

    • B. 

      Because it blocks traffic and causes accidents

    • C. 

      Your car may roll away since there is no curb

  • 10. 
    When making right turns, you must:
    • A. 

      Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks

    • B. 

      Be alert for vehicles ahead that are also turning right

    • C. 

      Yield to bicyclists traveling between you and the right side of the road

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    The District of Columbia law requires that the driver and _____________ wear seat belts.
    • A. 

      All passengers

    • B. 

      Front seat passenger

    • C. 

      Passengers under the age of 18

  • 12. 
    If a traffic signal light is green and a police officer signals you to stop, you should:
    • A. 

      Obey the traffic officer

    • B. 

      Obey the traffic signal

    • C. 

      Do what the vehicle in front of you does

  • 13. 
    The best way to tell if you are permitted to pass other vehicles is to see if:
    • A. 

      There is a green flashing light

    • B. 

      The road ahead is straight

    • C. 

      The vehicle ahead signals that it is OK to pass

    • D. 

      There are solid or broken lane markings

  • 14. 
    When on a short entrance to an interstate where there is no merge area or lane:
    • A. 

      Enter the far right traffic lane and speed up to the flow of traffic

    • B. 

      Use the shoulder of the main road to get up to the speed of the traffic

    • C. 

      Speed up on the entrance only after you have found a gap in traffic

  • 15. 
    Distracted driving may be caused by:
    • A. 

      Eating, drinking beverages or smoking

    • B. 

      Using cellular phones and/or texting

    • C. 

      Changing the radio, CD, or tape

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    If you become drowsy while driving, you should:
    • A. 

      Try to fight it

    • B. 

      Take a break

    • C. 

      Take some “stay-awake” drugs

  • 17. 
    Road rage and aggressive driving may be caused by:
    • A. 

      Tailgating

    • B. 

      Unsafe lane changing

    • C. 

      Speeding

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    In the District of Columbia, when traveling on a one way street and you want to make a left turn onto another one way street, it is illegal to make a left turn on a red traffic signal.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    When driving on wet roadways, you should remember:
    • A. 

      Pavement is slick immediately after rainfall

    • B. 

      Driving on wet roadways can cause hydroplaning

    • C. 

      You should give yourself additional time to stop

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    You should signal your intention to turn at least
    • A. 

      200 feet

    • B. 

      150 feet

    • C. 

      100 feet

    • D. 

      50 feet

  • 21. 
    To get your vehicle out of a skid, you should first
    • A. 

      Steer straight ahead

    • B. 

      Steer in the opposite direction of the skid

    • C. 

      Steer in the direction of the skid

    • D. 

      Apply brakes hard

  • 22. 
    When the driver of another vehicle is about to overtake and pass your vehicle, you must:
    • A. 

      Speed up so that passing is not necessary

    • B. 

      Move to the left to prevent passing

    • C. 

      Signal to the other driver not to pass

    • D. 

      Move to the right and allow such vehicle to pass

  • 23. 
    It is more dangerous to drive at the maximum speed limit at night than during daytime as
    • A. 

      Your reaction time is slower at night

    • B. 

      You cannot see as far ahead at night

    • C. 

      Some drivers unlawfully drive with parking lights only

    • D. 

      The roadways tend to be more slippery at night

  • 24. 
    Bicyclists
    • A. 

      Should ride facing traffic

    • B. 

      Must stay in the right lane

    • C. 

      Should follow the same laws as drivers

  • 25. 
    If you are driving and need to use a cell phone to make a call or send a text message you should:
    • A. 

      Use the phone’s voice feature and don’t look down to type a message

    • B. 

      Slow down and stay in the curb lane

    • C. 

      Pull off the road safely and stop