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1. Which child would require a child passenger restraint system?
A 9-year-old who is 4 feet 10 inches tall
A 10-year-old who is 5 feet 3 inches tall
A 7-year-old who is 4 feet 8 inches tall

Children who are eight years old or older, or who have reached at least 4 feet 9 inches in height, may use a properly secured safety belt meeting federal standards. Other children must be seated in a child passenger restraint system.

2. When you tailgate other drivers (drive closely to their rear bumper):
You can frustrate the other drivers and make them angry.
Your actions cannot result in a traffic citation.
You help reduce traffic congestion.

Most rear-end collisions are caused by tailgating. To avoid tailgating, use the “Three Second Rule.” When the vehicle ahead of you passes a certain point, such as a sign, count “one-thousand-one, one-thousand-two, one-thousand-three.” If you pass the same point before you finish counting, you are following too closely.

3. If your cell phone rings while you are driving and you do not have a hands-free device, you should:
Answer the call because it may be an emergency.
Let the call go to voicemail.
Check the incoming number before answering the call.

Drivers should not use a cell phone without a hands-free device. For minors, it is illegal to use any cell phone while driving, except in an emergency. Even if you do have a hands-free device, it is recommended that you let calls go to voicemail while driving in order to avoid distractions.

4. Should you always drive more slowly than other traffic?
No, you can block traffic when you drive too slowly.
Yes, it is a good defensive driving technique.
Yes, it is always safer than driving faster than other traffic.

You must drive more slowly than usual when there is heavy traffic or bad weather. However, if you block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic by driving too slowly, you may be cited.

5. If you must park your vehicle in an area not usually used for parking:
Park with your reverse lights on.
Make sure your vehicle is visible to drivers approaching from any direction.
Park five feet from the curb.

Drivers are responsible for making sure their vehicles do not become hazards after they have been parked. Wherever you park, make sure your car is visible to drivers approaching from any direction.

6. This sign means:
Do not enter.
Stop ahead.
Roadwork or maintenance is present.

Orange, diamond-shaped signs are used to mark construction, maintenance, survey, and utility work areas. These signs help direct drivers and pedestrians safely through dangerous zones. Fines for traffic convictions may double in areas marked by these signs.

7. This road sign means:
Intersection ahead.
Steep grade ahead.
Winding road.

Warning signs are usually yellow with black markings. This sign indicates that there is a steep hill ahead. Slow down and be ready to shift to a lower gear to control your speed and protect your brakes from damage.

8. When a school bus is stopped on the road ahead to load or unload children, you must:
Come to a complete stop until all the children have left the bus.
Come to a complete stop until the red lights stop flashing and the stop arm is withdrawn.
Change lanes, drive slowly, and pass the bus cautiously.

When a school bus is stopped on the road ahead with its lights flashing and its stop arm extended, you must come to a complete stop and wait to proceed until the lights have stopped flashing and the stop arm is withdrawn. Even after the bus begins to move again, do not proceed until you are sure there are no children crossing the road ahead of you.

9. This sign means:
No left turn can be made here.
A left turn can be made only after stopping.
All traffic must turn right at the next intersection.

Signs with a red circle and diagonal line over a black symbol indicate that the action represented by the symbol is prohibited. In this case, the sign indicates that left turns are prohibited.

10. You must notify the DMV within five days if you:
Sell or transfer your vehicle.
Fail a smog test.
Get a new prescription for lenses or contacts.

If you sell or transfer a vehicle, you must report the sale or transfer to the DMV within five days.

11. Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit in a residential area is:
20 mph.
25 mph.
30 mph.

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit in business and residential districts is 25 mph.

12. Which of these statements is true about drinking alcohol and driving?
If you can walk in a straight line after drinking, it is safe to drive.
If you are under the legal blood alcohol concentration limit, your driving isn't impaired.
Alcohol affects judgement, which is needed to drive safely.

Being under the influence of alcohol affects your judgment. Good judgement is necessary to react appropriately to things that you see or hear while on the road. Even if you are below the legal blood alcohol limit, consuming any amount of alcohol is likely to affect your ability to drive safely.

13. Vehicles stopped behind a school bus with its red lights flashing must remain stopped until:
All students are off the bus.
The stop arm is retracted.
The stop arm is retracted and the bus resumes motion.

When a school bus is flashing its red lights and has its stop arm extended, motorists must come to a full stop until the lights are turned off, the stop arm is withdrawn, and the bus begins moving again.

14. You are driving in the far right lane of a four-lane freeway and notice thick broken white lines on the left side of your lane. You are driving in:
The carpool lane and must merge into the next lane.
A special lane for slow-moving vehicles.
An exit lane.

Freeway lanes that are ending will usually be marked by large broken lines painted on the pavement. If you are driving in a lane marked with these broken lines, be prepared to exit the freeway or for the lane to end.

15. You see a flashing yellow traffic signal at an upcoming intersection. The flashing yellow light means:
Stop before entering the intersection, as long as you can do so safely.
Stop. Yield to all cross traffic before crossing the intersection.
Slow down and cross the intersection carefully.

A flashing yellow traffic signal light warns you to proceed with caution. Slow down and be alert before entering the intersection. Yield to any pedestrians, bicyclists, or vehicles in the intersection.

16. If you drive more slowly than the flow of traffic, you will most likely:
Interfere with traffic and receive a ticket.
Improve traffic flow.
Demonstrate defensive driving techniques.

You must drive more slowly than usual when there is heavy traffic or bad weather. However, if you block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic by driving too slowly, you may be cited. You should match the speed of traffic, unless the speed of traffic exceeds the legal speed limit.

17. This yellow sign means:
Controlled railroad ahead.
Be prepared to stop if the light is flashing.
There is a traffic signal ahead.

A yellow sign with a traffic signal pictured indicates that there is a traffic signal is ahead. Be prepared to respond to the upcoming traffic signal.

18. You may drive a motor vehicle in a bike lane:
If you drive more slowly than 15 mph.
No more than 200 feet before making a right turn.
Whenever bicyclists are not present.

If making a right turn, you may enter the bicycle lane no more than 200 feet before the corner or driveway. Drivers of motor vehicles should not enter a bicycle lane at any other time.

19. Give the right-of-way to any pedestrian who is:
In a marked crosswalk.
In any crosswalk or intersection.
Crossing any street.

Drivers must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians who are crossing the street in any marked or unmarked crosswalk. In the interest of safety, drivers should yield the right-of-way to people crossing any street.

20. California's "Basic Speed Law" says you must:
Keep your speed close to that of other traffic.
Never drive faster than is safe for current conditions.
Always drive at the posted speed limit.

The "Basic Speed Law" states that you may never drive faster than is safe for current conditions. For example, if you drive at 45 mph in a 55 mph zone during a dense fog, even though you are below the posted limit, you may be cited for driving "too fast for conditions."

21. You should allow an extra cushion of space:
When following a station wagon.
When following a driver who cannot see the rear of their vehicle.
When following a small passenger car.

Drivers of trucks, buses, vans, or any vehicles pulling campers or trailers may not be able to see you if you are driving directly behind them. Increase your following distance when driving behind one of these vehicles. Additionally, large vehicles can block your view of the road, so increase your following distance to look around the sides of the vehicle and see the road ahead.

22. When driving on a multilane street with two-way traffic:
Drive alongside other vehicles so the drivers can see you.
You should drive ahead of or behind the other vehicles.
It is safest to drive in the lane next to the centerline.

Driving directly alongside another vehicle could create a collision if the other driver crowds your lane or tries to change lanes without looking. To avoid this, you should drive ahead of or behind vehicles in other lanes rather than alongside them.

23. This road sign means:
Intersection ahead.
Merging traffic.
Steep hill ahead.

Warning signs provide notice to road users of a situation that might not be readily apparent and are usually yellow with black markings. This sign warns drivers of an upcoming steep hill. Drivers should adjust their speed accordingly to avoid collisions and brake damage.

24. Never make a U-turn:
in residential districts.
at or on a railroad crossing.
where there isn't a "No U-turn" sign posted.

Never make a U-turn where a No U-turn sign is posted, at or on a railroad crossing, on a divided highway by crossing a dividing section, curb, strip of land, or two sets of double yellow lines, when you cannot see clearly for 200 feet in each direction, on a one-way street, in front of a fire station, never use a fire station driveway to turn around, in business districts (the part of a city or town where most offices and businesses are).

25. Which of these vehicles must always stop before crossing railroad tracks?
Tank trucks marked with hazardous materials placards.
Motor homes or pickup trucks towing a boat trailer.
Any vehicle with three or more axles and weighing more than 4,000 pounds.

Trucks transporting hazardous loads must stop before they cross railroad tracks.

26. You may cross a double yellow line to pass another vehicle if the yellow line next to:
The other side of the road is a solid line.
Your side of the road is a broken line.
The other side of the road is a broken line.

Double yellow lines in the center of the road indicate that you may pass if a broken line is next to your driving lane.

27. If you encounter an aggressive driver, you should:
Challenge them.
Get out of their way.
Speed up.

Drivers must respect and cooperate with all other road users and conform to specific rules in order to maintain order and to avoid crashes. When encountering an aggressive driver, it is safest to just get out of their way. Always avoid competing with other drivers.

28. Water on the road can cause a vehicle to hydroplane. Your car may hydroplane at speeds as low as:
45 miles per hour.
35 miles per hour.
40 miles per hour.

Hydroplaning occurs when there is standing water on a roadway. At speeds up to 35 mph, most tires will channel water away from the tire. As your speed increases past 35 mph, tires cannot channel the water as well and your tires may start to lose contact with the road and ride over the water like a set of water skis.

29. This sign means:
Do not enter.
Yield the right-of-way.
Reserved parking for persons with disabilities.

This sign is posted on one-way streets and other roadways where a driver is not allowed to enter. A driver may see this sign if attempting to enter an expressway ramp in the wrong direction.

30. This sign means:
Railroad ahead.
No passing zone.
School zone.

A round yellow sign indicates that there is a railroad crossing ahead.

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