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Tennessee CAR DMV Practice Test 21

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1. You reach an intersection with stop signs on all four corners at the same time as the driver on your left. Who has the right-of-way?
The driver on your left has the right-of-way.
You have the right-of-way.
Whoever is signaling to make a turn has the right-of-way.

If two vehicles arrive at the same time to an intersection that has stop signs on all corners, the vehicle to the right has the right-of-way.

2. Your license can be suspended if you are under 21 and drive with a blood alcohol level of:
0.15 percent or more.
0.08 percent or more.
Any amount.

There is zero tolerance for alcohol use by drivers under age 21. If you are under 21, the detection of any trace of alcohol in your system will result in stiff penalties, including the suspension of your license for two years.

3. This road sign means:
You are about to enter a one-way street from the wrong direction.
U-turns are prohibited.
You may proceed if the way is clear.

This sign marks a one-way road, entrance, or exit. If you are facing this sign, traffic is coming toward you. Turn around if you are driving toward this sign.

4. Drivers turning left must yield to:
Oncoming vehicles traveling straight or turning right.
Passing cars.
No one in particular.

Drivers making a left turn must yield to all vehicles approaching from the opposite direction. This includes bicycles and motorcycles.

5. If you want to pass a pedestrian who is walking along the roadway and an oncoming vehicle is approaching, you should:
Slow down and let the oncoming vehicle pass before you pass the pedestrian.
Keep driving at a steady speed. The oncoming vehicle must stop for you.
Honk your horn to get the pedestrian to move over.

If possible, try to only deal with one roadway hazard at a time. If you want to pass a pedestrian but an oncoming vehicle is approaching, slow down and let the vehicle pass. You may then pass the pedestrian if it is safe to do so.

6. 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Come to a complete stop until the red lights stop flashing and the stop arm is withdrawn.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.

7. What is a crosswalk?
Another name for a four-way intersection.
An area designated for road construction workers.
The area where pedestrians may cross the roadway.

Pedestrian crosswalks are often shown by white, solid lines to emphasize pedestrian crossing points. Crosswalks may have additional lines between the white, solid lines or in place of the parallel lines. However, crosswalks may also be unmarked.

8. If the driver of an oncoming vehicle fails to dim their headlights:
Look toward the center of the roadway.
Look toward the right side of the road.
Look straight ahead.

If an oncoming driver fails to dim their headlights, look toward the right side of the road. This will keep you from being blinded by the other vehicle’s headlights and allow you to see enough of the road to stay on course. Do not try to retaliate by keeping your bright lights on.

9. A steady green traffic light at an intersection means:
Increase your speed.
Adjust your mirrors.
You may continue through the intersection at a safe and reasonable speed, if it is clear to do so.

A steady green traffic light indicates that the driver may continue through the intersection. The driver should yield to traffic or pedestrians already in the intersection and proceed when the intersection is clear.

10. When you see this road sign, you should:
Keep right.
Keep left.
Pass with caution.

Warning signs are usually yellow with black markings. This sign indicates that a divided highway is beginning and cars should keep to the right.

11. Which of the following statements is correct?
Use your left foot to brake.
Use your right foot for both braking and accelerating your vehicle.
You should always brake abruptly to ensure stopping.

Use your right foot for both braking and accelerating. You should apply the brakes gently with increasing pressure so that your vehicle stops gradually and smoothly.

12. It is more dangerous to drive at night than during the day because:
You cannot see as far ahead at night.
The road is always more slippery at night.
Your reaction time is slower at night.

With decreased visibility and the glare of oncoming headlights, you cannot see as far ahead at night as you can during the day. Always use headlights and exercise caution when driving in the dark.

13. When passing, you should move back into the right lane when:
You are one vehicle length ahead of the passed vehicle.
You can see both headlights of the passed vehicle in your rearview mirror.
You are 50 feet ahead of the passed vehicle.

Do not pass unless you have enough space to return to the driving lane. Before you return to the driving lane, be sure you have enough room between yourself and the vehicle you have passed. When you can see both headlights of the passed vehicle in your rearview mirror, it is safe to return to the driving lane.

14. By law, the brakes on every vehicle (other than a motorcycle) must:
Not lock under any condition.
Consist of a good foot brake and an emergency or parking brake.
Consist of a good parking brake that is capable of stopping the vehicle within legal limits.

Tennessee law requires that all automobiles have both a regular foot brake and a parking brake.

15. If you can see that the roadway up ahead is covered by heavy smoke, you should:
Turn on your four-way flashers and continue.
Reduce your speed, move as far to the right as possible, and stop off the roadway.
Turn on your high beam headlights and continue.

If you notice that the road ahead is covered by heavy smoke, reduce your speed immediately, drive as far as possible to the right, and stop off the roadway. Only then should you determine if it is safe for you to continue. Remember that certain kinds of smoke can irritate your eyes and lungs or even kill you.

16. When driving in work zones, you should:
Follow the driver in front of you closely.
Pass the driver in front of you as soon as you can.
Avoid tailgating and keep a safe following distance.

When driving in a work zone, keep a safe distance between your vehicle and traffic barriers, trucks, construction equipment, workers, and other vehicles. Increase your following distance and do not tailgate.

17. When you are merging onto the freeway, you should be driving:
At or near the speed of traffic on the freeway.
Five to 10 mph slower than the speed of traffic on the freeway.
The posted speed limit for freeway traffic.

When merging onto a freeway, you should enter at or near the speed of traffic.

18. When a school bus is stopped ahead on your side of the road with its red lights flashing, you must:
Slow to a speed no faster than 10 mph.
Stop until the lights stop flashing.
Change lanes and pass cautiously.

The flashing overhead lights and stop arm on a school bus will be activated when the bus is stopped to load or unload students. If approaching a bus using these signals, you may not proceed until the red lights have stopped flashing and the stop arm has been retracted. Never pass a school bus that is dropping off or picking up students.

19. You can drive off the road to pass another vehicle:
If the vehicle ahead is turning left.
If there are two or more lanes traveling in your direction.
Under no circumstances.

You may never drive off the paved or main-traveled portion of the road and onto the shoulder to pass another vehicle.

20. The amount of alcohol in the blood is referred to as:
Implied consent (IC).
Blood alcohol concentration (BAC).
Rate of alcohol consumption (RAC).

Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is a measurement of the percentage of alcohol in the blood. The higher the BAC number, the more impaired a person is.

21. 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.

22. If the traffic signal turns red while you are in the middle of an intersection waiting to turn left, you should:
Stop until the light changes to green.
Back out of the intersection, if possible.
Complete the turn when traffic clears.

If you are already within an intersection when the light changes from green to yellow, do not stop. Proceed cautiously, completing the left turn when it is safe to do so. When making a left turn, you must always yield to oncoming traffic.

23. If you have a sudden tire blowout:
Use the brakes lightly.
Pump the brakes.
Apply the brakes firmly.

If a tire suddenly goes flat while you are driving, hold the steering wheel tightly and keep the vehicle moving straight. Slow down gradually by taking your foot off the gas pedal and using the brakes lightly.

24. If you are driving and a tire suddenly goes flat, you should:
Rapidly pump the brake pedal several times.
Slow down gradually and not brake.
Press down on the brake pedal as hard as you can.

If a tire blows out or suddenly goes flat while you are driving, grip the steering wheel firmly and keep the vehicle aiming straight. Take your foot off the accelerator and do not brake. Allow the vehicle to slow by itself and use the brakes gently, but only if necessary. Pull off the road when it is safe to do so.

25. The maximum posted speed limit should be driven only:
During the night.
During the day.
Under ideal conditions.

The posted maximum speed limit is the fastest legal speed you can travel on a road under ideal conditions. It is safest to drive at the same speed as surrounding traffic, up to the maximum speed limit. Maintaining a safe speed at all times is a responsibility shared by all motorists.

26. You are approaching an intersection with a steady yellow traffic light. If you have not already entered the intersection, you should:
Speed up to beat the red light.
Reduce you speed and proceed carefully through the intersection.
Come to a safe stop.

When a steady yellow light appears on a traffic signal, you should prepare to stop. If you are already within the intersection, you should clear the intersection as quickly as possible.

27. When driving in fog, you should:
Slow down and use your low beam headlights.
Slow down and use your high beam headlights.
Turn your lights on and off to warn other drivers.

When driving in fog, you should slow down and use your low beam headlights. If the fog is so bad that you cannot see, pull off the road and wait for the fog to clear.

28. At a red traffic light with a green arrow, you may proceed in the direction of the arrow if:
You first come to a complete stop.
You wait until the light changes.
You are in the proper lane and the roadway is clear.

If you are in a lane corresponding to a signal displaying a green arrow, you may proceed in the direction of the arrow when the way is clear. This is true whether the arrow is displayed alone or together with another signal.

29. Which of the following driving skills is/are affected by the use of alcohol and/or drugs?
Both of the above.

Alcohol and other drugs can negatively effect a number of skills needed for safe driving, including a driver's reaction time, coordination, alertness, and ability to concentrate.

30. This is the shape and color of a ____ sign.
Wrong way

Downward-facing triangular signs mean drivers must yield. When approaching a yield sign, slow down to a speed that is reasonable for existing conditions and stop if necessary. If you must stop, do so at a marked stop line, if it exists.

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