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1. If you are driving and the rear end of your car starts skidding to the left, you should:
Steer to the right.
Steer to the left.
Tap your brakes lightly and shift into neutral.

If your vehicle enters a skid, you should take your foot off of the brake and steer in the direction that you want to go. For example, if the rear of your vehicle is skidding to the left, you should steer to the left. This will help bring the front of the vehicle in line with the rear, thereby straightening out the vehicle's overall direction.

2. Driving more slowly than surrounding traffic is:
A good idea if the weather is bad.
Appropriate if you don’t know the speed limit.
Often a hazard because other drivers may become frustrated and try to pass you.

Driving more slowly than other traffic can be dangerous. Drivers behind you may become impatient and will be tempted to take dangerous risks to pass you.

3. You may pass a vehicle when:
You are on a hill or curve.
You are on a road with a solid line next to your lane.
You are on a road with a broken line next to your lane.

A single broken line indicates that drivers may cross from either lane to change lanes. Dashed yellow lines alongside solid yellow lines indicate that passing is permitted from the lane next to the broken line, but not from the lane next to the solid line. Only change lanes when it is safe to do so.

4. Blind spots are:
Spots in your vision when you become fatigued.
Areas of the road that cannot be seen in a vehicle's mirrors.
Traffic control devices.

When changing lanes, look over your shoulder in the direction you plan to move. Check for obstructions near the rear corners of your vehicle. These areas are called “blind spots” because you cannot see them by using your mirrors.

5. If pedestrians are illegally crossing in the middle of the street instead of in a crosswalk, you:
Must stop for them.
Do not have to stop for them.
Should honk your horn at them.

You must yield to pedestrians at all times. If the pedestrians are jaywalking or crossing the street where they should not be, you must still stop for them.

6. This sign means:
Pedestrian crossing.
Side road.
Railroad ahead.

This sign indicates that there is a pedestrian crosswalk.

7. This sign means:
Two-way traffic.
Change in direction ahead.
School zone and crossing.

This sign informs drivers that they are leaving a divided roadway and approaching a two-way highway.

8. A broken yellow line between two lanes of traffic means:
Both lanes of traffic are going in the same direction.
Passing is permitted when it's safe.
Passing is not permitted.

Dashed yellow lines separate single lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions. Passing is allowed when there is no oncoming traffic in the passing lane.

9. This sign is used to warn drivers that:
The right lane is ending and traffic should merge left.
The road curves ahead.
There are upcoming intersections.

Warning signs are usually yellow with black markings. They alert you to conditions that are immediately ahead. This sign warns drivers that the number of lanes is reduced ahead and that traffic should merge left.

10. You are preparing to exit the interstate. When should you start reducing your speed?
About halfway through the deceleration lane.
As you approach the deceleration lane.
Immediately upon entering the deceleration lane.

When leaving an interstate, you should maintain your speed until you enter the deceleration lane, at which point you should reduce your speed to the exit ramp's posted advisory speed.

11. This sign means:
No passing zone.
Slow-moving vehicle.
Two-way traffic.

A triangular yellow sign with black lettering indicates a no passing zone. It will appear on the left side of a two-way, two-lane roadway at the beginning of an area where prohibitive pavement markings are also used.

12. Drivers using windshield wipers in rain, snow, or sleet should also:
Honk intermittently to alert other drivers to the lowered visibility.
Use their high beam headlights.
Use their low beam headlights.

Alabama law requires that low beam headlights be turned on when windshield wipers are in use due to weather conditions. This will increase visibility and alert drivers to all vehicles on the roadway. Intermittent use of windshield wipers does not require headlight usage.

13. What should you do when approaching a pedestrian who is being led by a guide dog or using a white cane?
Honk so they know to clear the way.
Yield the right-of-way.
Swerve quickly around them.

The law requires you to stop and yield the right-of-way at any intersection to a blind person who is using a guide dog or carrying a white cane tipped with red. Allow them to safely cross the intersection before proceeding.

14. When passing a row of parked vehicles, you should:
Be prepared for a person or vehicle to unexpectedly enter your lane.
Expect all other drivers and pedestrians to respect your right-of-way.
Drive closely to the parked vehicles to allow more room for moving traffic.

Keep a space between your vehicle and parked vehicles. A person may step out of a parked vehicle or out from between the parked vehicles without looking. A driver may begin moving their vehicle before realizing you are there.

15. This sign means:
School zone or crossing.
Pedestrian crossing.
Railroad ahead.

A five-sided yellow or yellow-green sign alerts drivers to either a school zone or school crossing.

16. You are coming to an intersection with a flashing red light. You should:
Slow down and yield the right-of-way.
Slow down and drive carefully through the intersection.
Come to a complete stop, check the traffic, and go when it is safe to do so.

A flashing red traffic light means the same thing as a stop sign. You must come to a complete stop, yield to other traffic and pedestrians, and then proceed when it safe to do so.

17. Only ____ can lower blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and reduce alcohol's effects on a body.
Drinking caffeine
Eating foods high in fat

The only way to sober up after drinking alcohol is to allow time for your body to eliminate the alcohol in your system. Nothing you can do, including eating and drinking, can accelerate this process.

18. To help avoid skidding on slippery surfaces, you should:
Shift to a lower gear after starting down a steep hill.
Speed up to enter curves and slow down to exit them.
Slow down before entering curves and intersections.

Slow down before you enter a curve because you do not know what may be ahead. Braking on a curve may cause you to skid.

19. This sign means:
Reserved parking for persons with disabilities.
Slow-moving vehicle.
No U-turn.

This sign indicates parking spaces that are reserved for vehicles displaying Persons with Disabilities license plates, Disabled Veteran license plates, and/or disabled parking placards.

20. If a child is about to run into the street, you should:
Start to prepare to slow down.
Flash your headlights.
Sound a sharp blast of your horn.

If there is danger, you may need to sound a sharp blast on your horn. Do this when a child or any other pedestrian is about to enter into the street in front of your moving vehicle.

21. A dashed white line down the center of a two-lane road indicates:
Lanes are moving in opposite directions and drivers are not permitted to pass.
Lanes are moving in the same direction and drivers are not permitted to pass.
Lanes are moving in the same direction and drivers are permitted to pass.

White lines are used to separate lanes of traffic moving in the same direction. Dashed lines indicate that drivers directly next to the line are permitted to pass when it is safe to do so.

22. Which of the following substances can affect the ability to drive?
Tranquilizers, marijuana, and sedatives.
Cough syrups and cold tablets containing codeine or antihistamines.
All of the above.

A number of drugs can impair your ability to drive, including depressant medications like tranquilizers and sedatives; over-the-counter cough syrups, cold tablets, and allergy medications (which may contain impairing substances like alcohol, codeine, or antihistamines); and illegal drugs.

23. If you have an argument with another person and you are angry, you should:
Loudly play the radio while driving so you won’t think about your argument.
Take a few minutes to cool off before driving.
Drive on the interstate to let off steam.

Your emotions affect your ability to drive safely. If you are overly angry, excited, afraid, worried, or depressed, you should give yourself time to calm down before operating a vehicle. You need to be able to mentally focus on driving without thinking about the things that made you upset.

24. When you see this yellow sign, you should:
Always stop at the crosswalk.
Stop at the crosswalk until a crossing guards signals for you to go.
Be prepared to stop if children are in the crosswalk.

A five-sided sign indicates that you are near a school. Be aware and stop if children are in the crosswalk.

25. This sign is a:
Service sign.
Regulatory sign.
Warning sign.

Warning signs are usually yellow with black markings. They alert you to conditions that are immediately ahead. There may be an upcoming change in traffic direction, a steep downgrade, or another potentially hazardous situation that requires action on the part of the driver.

26. When driving in fog, it is best to drive with:
High beam headlights.
Low beam headlights.
Four-way flashers.

Use your low beam headlights when driving in fog, rain, or snow. High beam lights can reflect off the weather conditions, lowering visibility even more.

27. This sign means:
One-way traffic.
Intersection ahead.
Merging traffic from the right.

Warning signs are usually yellow with black markings. They alert you to conditions that are immediately ahead. This sign tells drivers to prepare to allow traffic to safely merge from the right.

28. If a vehicle is equipped with airbags:
Seat belts should still be worn.
Seat belts do not need to be worn.
Seat belts should be worn behind the back.

Airbags are important safety devices that provide protection in crashes. For best protection, a vehicle's lap and shoulder belts should be used in combination with airbags.

29. This sign is a:
Yield sign.
School crossing sign.
Stop sign.

A downward-facing triangular sign is always a yield sign. Drivers must be prepared to slow down or stop when approaching a yield sign.

30. If worried, nervous, or angry, drivers:
Should let someone else drive.
Are more in touch with their senses and will be more precise drivers.
Will drive no differently than they would if they were thinking clearly.

If worried, ill, nervous, frightened, angry, or depressed, let someone else drive. Driving while your mind is occupied by distracting thoughts is never safe.

31. What does this road sign indicate?
Directions for children
School zone ahead
Playground area ahead

Pentagonal signs indicate that you are in or are approaching a school zone and/or school crossing. Be aware of children when driving near a school zone and follow posted speed limits.

32. This road sign means:
Flagger ahead.
Turn left at the intersection.
Last turn before a toll road.

Orange is the standard color for work zone activity. If you see orange signs, cones, or barrels while driving, stay alert and be prepared for unexpected driving conditions. This sign alerts drivers to an upcoming flagger whose directions should be obeyed by all drivers.

33. This sign means:
Crossroad ahead.

This sign indicates that there is a crossroad ahead.

34. If you are continually being passed on the right and the left while driving in the center lane of an expressway, you should:
Stay in the center lane.
Move to the lane on your right.
Move to the lane on your left.

If a road has four or more lanes with two-way traffic, drive in the right lanes unless you are passing or turning left. If you are on an interstate highway and are driving below the speed of the flow of traffic, use the right lane.

35. What should a driver do when approaching a traffic control signal that is not in operation?
Come to a full stop and yield the right-of-way before entering the intersection.
If the intersection is clear, the driver does not need to stop.
Drive quickly through the intersection to get out of the way of other vehicles.

When traffic control signals are not working, a driver must always treat the intersection as an all-way stop and come to a complete stop, unless otherwise directed by law enforcement. The driver must then look and yield the right-of-way before entering the intersection.

36. If you are driving and you see animals standing near the roadway:
Speed up to scare them away.
Slow down and proceed with caution.
Quickly swerve into the next lane.

Slow down and proceed with caution if you see animals that are standing near the roadway. They may unexpectedly bolt or change direction at the last moment. Some animals travel in packs, so there may be more animals just out of sight that are also near the road.

37. This sign means:
Trucks entering.
Truck exit only.
Steep downgrade ahead.

This sign warns that a steep downgrade is ahead on the road. Drivers should check their brakes.

38. This sign means:
Divided highway.
Railroad warning.
No passing zone.

This sign indicates that a divided highway begins ahead.

39. If oncoming headlights are blinding you while you are driving at night, you should:
Look toward the right edge of the road.
Switch your lights to high beams.
Turn your lights on and off.

If the headlights of an oncoming vehicle are blinding, glance toward the right edge of the road instead of looking directly ahead. This should keep your vehicle safely on the road until you pass the oncoming vehicle.

40. You want to turn left at an upcoming corner. Yield the right-of-way to:
Oncoming vehicles also turning left.
All approaching vehicles.
Pedestrians on the sidewalk waiting for a "Walk" signal.

When making a left turn, you must yield to pedestrians, bicyclists, or other vehicles moving on their green light.

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