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1. When driving at speeds under 30 mph, keep a minimum following distance of:
One second.
Two seconds.
Three seconds.
Four seconds.

The more distance between your vehicle and others, the more time you will have to react if another driver makes a mistake. Keep a minimum following distance of two seconds when driving slower than 30 mph, under normal conditions.

2. This sign means:
Narrow bridge ahead.
Lane ends or roadway narrows ahead.
Industrial area.
Freeway on-ramp ahead.

Warning signs are usually diamond-shaped with black markings on a yellow background. They alert drivers to upcoming hazards. This sign warns drivers that the right lane is ending or that the road is narrowing ahead.

3. When involved in an accident, you should provide:
Your insurance and registration information.
Your full name and address.
Reasonable assistance to anyone who has been injured.
All of the above.

Before leaving the scene of an accident, everyone involved should provide their name, address, registration information, and insurance information to the other drivers. If anyone has been injured in the accident, reasonable assistance should be provided.

4. This sign means:
Slippery when wet.
Tow-away zone.
Steep downgrade.
Roadwork ahead.

Warning signs prepare drivers for upcoming road conditions and hazards and are usually yellow with black markings. This sign tells drivers to be cautious when driving under conditions that may cause the roadway to become wet and slippery.

5. If your wheels drop off the pavement and onto the shoulder of the road, you should:
Brake hard and turn sharply back onto the pavement.
Stop your car on the edge of the road.
Slow down and very carefully turn back onto the pavement.
Maintain your speed and turn sharply back onto the pavement.

If your wheels drop off the pavement and onto a low shoulder, you should reduce your speed without braking and very carefully turn back onto the pavement. Be aware of any nearby traffic when re-entering the road.

6. A stop sign is shaped like a(n):

An octagonal shape is used only for stop signs. All eight-sided signs tell drivers to come to a complete stop before proceeding.

7. When driving in fog:
Use your parking lights.
Use your low beams.
Use your high beams.
It makes no difference which lights you use.

You should use low beam headlights when driving in fog, rain, or snow.

8. If you miss your exit on an interstate expressway:
Stop and make a U-turn.
Get off at the next exit and come back to the exit you missed.
Roll down your window and ask the driver next to you for help.
Back up on the highway.

If you miss your turn or exit, do not back up or try to turn around on the highway. Go to the next exit and safely turn around.

9. Don’t follow other cars too closely because:
You may not see the road between the cars.
You may not have time to stop if the vehicle in front of you slows or stops suddenly.
You may not see the vehicle's turn signals.
You may not see the other vehicle’s brake lights.

If you follow too closely and the vehicle in front of you slows or stops suddenly, you may not have enough time to avoid a collision.

10. Always signal when:
Changing lanes.
Pulling into or out of a parking space.
Pulling into traffic from a parking area or alley.
All of the above.

Your turn signals should always be used when you make any movement to the left or right. You should use your signal when pulling into traffic from a curbside parking space, moving into a new lane, or passing another vehicle.

11. Defensive drivers should:
Always keep their eyes moving.
Look for developing trouble spots.
Have plans of action.
All of the above.

Defensive driving is using safe driving strategies to prevent crashes. Defensive drivers should constantly be aware of their surroundings, be alert to trouble, and have plans of action prepared in case problems arise.

12. If an officer is directing traffic at a working traffic light, drivers should:
Follow the directions indicated by the traffic light.
Follow the directions given by the officer.
Honk at the officer.
Check to see what the cars next to them are doing.

Traffic signals are placed at intersections to keep traffic moving and to help prevent crashes. Drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists must obey these signals, except in instances when an officer is directing traffic.

13. This sign means:
No U-turn.
No left turn.
No right turn.
No turning.

This sign indicates that right turns are prohibited. Do not make a right turn at an intersection where this sign is posted.

14. If one of your tires blows out as you are driving, you should:
Brake hard immediately.
Try to steer straight while gradually slowing by removing your foot from the gas pedal.
Maintain your current speed and steer straight.
Swerve back and forth to alert traffic behind you.

If a tire blows out while you are driving, hold the steering wheel tightly and keep the car headed straight down the road. Ease your foot off the gas pedal and do not apply the brakes until you have complete control. When the car is under control, brake gently and pull off the road at the nearest safe location.

15. When making a right turn, you should not:
Signal to other drivers.
Swing too wide for your lane.
Slow down.
Move to the far right lane.

You should slow down and activate your right turn signal before making a right turn. Be careful not to turn too wide for your lane, as this may interfere with other vehicles.

16. Night driving can be more difficult than driving during the day because:
Cars overheat more quickly at night.
Visibility is reduced in the dark.
It is more likely to be raining at night.
You are more likely to encounter a motorcycle at night.

At night, your field of vision is reduced. To make sure you are able to react to hazards on the roadway, always use appropriate headlights. Drive slowly enough that you are able to stop within the distance that you can see ahead.

17. Shared lanes may be used by:
Truck drivers.
Passenger vehicle operators.

Shared lanes are intended for use by bicyclists. They assist bicyclists with lateral position in lanes too narrow for a motor vehicle and a bicycle to travel side by side within the same traffic lane. Shared lanes also alert road users to the location bicyclists are likely to occupy.

18. Railroad crossings should always be considered:
Safe to cross, as it is unlikely that a train will be coming.
Safe locations to park a car.
A place where it is required to stop

Railroad crossings are always dangerous. Drivers should always look and listen for trains approaching from either direction on all railroad tracks. Always follow the directions indicated by signs, signals, and flaggers. Never proceed past a railroad crossing until you are certain it is safe to do so.

19. When driving at speeds faster than 30 mph, keep a minimum following distance of:
One second.
Two seconds.
Three seconds.
Four seconds.

The more distance between your vehicle and others, the more time you will have to react if another driver makes a mistake. Keep a minimum following distance of four seconds when driving faster than 30 mph, under normal conditions.

20. You may avoid the risks of alcohol-related crashes by:
Deciding before you start drinking that you are not going to drive.
Simply saying, "No thanks, I'm driving," if someone offers you a drink.
Calling a taxi.
Doing any of the above.

The only way to avoid the risks of drinking and driving is to decide before you start drinking that you are not going to drive. Because alcohol affects your judgement, it will be harder for you to make safe decisions after you have started drinking.

21. At a light rail intersection, always:
Look both ways before crossing tracks.
Pay attention and obey all traffic signals.
Share the road with pedestrians and bicyclists.
All of these.

You should never drive around lowered crossing gates. Always look both ways before turning across train tracks and always obey signs and traffic signals. Trains share the road with motor vehicles and bicyclists.

22. Allow a larger space cushion than usual when stopping:
On an incline.
At an intersection.
At a stop sign.
At a toll plaza.

You should allow more space in front of your vehicle than usual when you are stopped on an uphill slope. If the vehicle in front of you rolls backward toward your vehicle when traffic begins to move again, it is less likely that there will be a collision.

23. When driving on an interstate:
Stop on the shoulder of the road if you are tired.
You should always use cruise control.
Signal, check mirrors, and check blind spots before changing lanes.
You should change lanes often.

Signal, check your mirrors, and check your blind spot before changing lanes or passing on an interstate. Only stop on the shoulder of the interstate in the case of an emergency and change lanes as infrequently as possible. Cruise control should not be used in heavy traffic or under poor weather conditions.

24. This sign means:
Pedestrians walking along the road ahead.
Pedestrian crossing ahead.
Pedestrians must not cross here.
Be alert for construction workers on the road.

This sign indicates the presence of a pedestrian crossing. Drivers should be cautious when driving where pedestrians may be present.

25. When getting ready to change lanes, you should:
Check your side view mirror.
Check your rearview mirror.
Quickly turn your head to check for other vehicles.
All of the above.

Before changing lanes, check your side and rearview mirrors for traffic approaching you from behind. Just before you begin moving into the other lane, quickly glance over your shoulder and check for any vehicles that may be in your blind spot.

26. To avoid road rage, it is a good idea to:
Allow extra time for your trip.
Begin your trip at the last possible moment.
Avoid planning your trip in advance.
Assume nothing will slow down your travel.

To avoid road rage, it is a good idea to plan ahead and allow extra time for unexpected things to go wrong on your trip. If you are trapped in traffic congestion, just relax and listen to some music you enjoy. Always drive friendly.

27. It is important to be alert to motorcycles because:
They are more difficult to see than cars.
They rarely use their headlights.
Motorcyclists are less skilled drivers than other motorists.
All of the above.

Motorcycles are smaller and harder to see than cars. Because of their size, they are easily hidden in a car’s blind spot. It may be difficult to judge your distance to a motorcycle and difficult to tell how fast a motorcycle is moving, so always be alert and extra cautious when near a motorcyclist.

28. When changing lanes, you can check your blind spots by:
Using the inside rearview mirror.
Using the outside rearview mirror.
Using both inside and outside rearview mirrors.
Turning your head and looking over your shoulder.

You should turn your head to check your blind spots before every lane change.

29. You may park directly across the street from the entrance of a fire station:
If the emergency vehicles have just left the station.
During the night.
In clear weather.
Under no circumstances.

Drivers may not park within 20 feet of a fire station's entrance when on the same side of the roadway or within 75 feet of the entrance when on the opposite side of the roadway. An improperly parked vehicle may cause a crash.

30. Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit in an alley is:
15 mph.
30 mph.
45 mph.
55 mph.

When driving in an alley, the speed limit is 15 miles per hour. If a different speed limit is posted, follow the posted speed limit.

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