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1. Which of the following does not happen after drinking?
Your reflexes and reaction time slow down.
Your judgement of speed and distance is distorted.
You are less alert.
You calm down and can concentrate better.

Alcohol reduces your reaction time, reduces your ability to see clearly, changes your judgment of speed and distances, reduces your ability to recover from the glare of headlights, and often reduces your inhibitions and makes you more likely to take risks.

2. Which of the following commonly causes traffic accidents?
Inattentive driving
Excessive speed under the driving conditions
Following other vehicles too closely
All of the above

Driving too fast for conditions is a major cause of motor vehicle crashes. Being inattentive to surroundings can cause a driver to collide with other vehicles. Most rear-end collisions are caused by drivers following other vehicles too closely.

3. Drivers may not park within ____ of a railroad crossing.
50 feet
65 feet
100 feet
80 feet

You should not park within 50 feet of a railroad crossing. An improperly parked vehicle may cause a crash.

4. When driving in a construction zone, you should be prepared:
To stop.
To change lanes.
For unexpected movement from workers or equipment.
All of the above.

When you are in a construction and maintenance work area, be prepared to slow down or stop as you approach workers and equipment. Be prepared to change lanes. Be prepared to react to unexpected movements of workers and equipment.

5. This sign is a warning that you are approaching:
An intersection.
A crosswalk.
A railroad crossing.
A blasting zone.

This sign indicates that you are approaching a railroad crossing.

6. When a traffic signal light turns green, you should:
Yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.
Accelerate as quickly as possible.
Back up slowly.
Not move until another driver waves you on.

A green light tells you that you can go through the intersection. However, you must first yield the right-of-way to traffic and pedestrians who are still in the intersection.

7. It is illegal to follow within ____ of a fire truck that is sounding its siren.
One mile
1,000 feet
750 feet
500 feet

You must not follow a fire truck responding to a fire alarm at a distance closer than 500 feet. You must not drive or park your vehicle within the block where a fire truck has stopped to answer a fire alarm.

8. You are driving on a busy street and your vehicle’s accelerator sticks open. You should:
Blow your horn.
Slam on your brakes.
Turn on your four-way flashers.
Turn off your ignition, taking care not to engage the steering wheel locking mechanism.

If your vehicle’s accelerator sticks open, your vehicle will continue to maintain its speed or accelerate, even if you remove your foot from the gas pedal. Turn off the ignition, using care to move the ignition switch only far enough to stop the engine and not engage the steering wheel locking mechanism. Apply your brakes and move off the road to a safe area.

9. Driving while being distracted by any activity:
Is never dangerous.
Usually causes the driver to react more slowly to hazards.
Usually causes the driver to drive faster.
Is only dangerous for young drivers.

Distractions cause drivers to react more slowly to traffic and hazards on the roadway. Distracted driving is never safe.

10. You must stop at an intersection when you see a:
Flashing red light.
Steady yellow light.
Yellow arrow.
Flashing yellow light.

A flashing red traffic signal has the same meaning as a stop sign. At an intersection with a flashing red light, you must come to a complete stop, look both ways, and proceed only after the intersection is clear.

11. A “No stopping” sign means that, unless directed to do so by a police officer, you may stop only:
Long enough to unload packages.
To avoid conflict with other traffic.
To discharge passengers.
For less than five minutes.

A "No stopping" sign means you can only stop to obey a traffic signal, to obey a police officer, or to prevent a conflict with another vehicle.

12. Which of the following statements is true?
Signal at least 100 feet before changing lanes to pass and ensure there is no oncoming traffic.
Use your mirrors and look over your left shoulder to check your blind spot when passing to the left.
When passing, wait until you can see both headlights of the passed car in your rearview mirror before returning to your original lane.
All of the above.

When passing, you must always signal at least 100 feet in advance of your lane change. Always check behind you in your mirrors and look over your shoulder to check your blind spot. Wait until you can see both headlights of the passed car in your rearview mirror before returning to your original lane.

13. An octagonal sign is always a:
Speed limit sign.
Stop sign.
Hospital sign.
Railroad warning sign.

Octagonal signs are always stop signs. Come to a complete stop when approaching a red, eight-sided sign.

14. You cannot pass safely on a two-way, two-lane street unless:
You are able to clearly see the road ahead.
You can return to your lane before meeting oncoming traffic.
Your vehicle is capable of the speed necessary to pass.
All of the above.

You cannot pass safely when driving on a two-way, two-lane street unless you can clearly see the road ahead, you can return to your lane before meeting oncoming traffic, and your vehicle is capable of the speed necessary to pass. Do not pass where it is illegal and unsafe to do so.

15. When approaching a T intersection, drivers:
Should yield the right-of-way to cross traffic.
Have the right-of-way.
Should force their way into traffic.
Should back up and turn around.

When approaching a T intersection while traveling on the street ending at the intersection, you must stop and yield the right-of-way to vehicles on the crossroad. Only proceed when it is safe to do so.

16. Fines for moving traffic violations in construction and maintenance zones are:

In Texas, fines for all traffic violations occurring in a construction or maintenance zone are doubled if workers are present and warning signs are present in advance of the work zone.

17. When you hear the siren or see the flashing lights of an approaching emergency vehicle, you must:
Slow down until it passes you.
Drive to the right side of the road and stop.
Motion for the emergency vehicle to pass you.
Merge into the right lane and continue driving.

Yield the right-of-way to any approaching emergency vehicle that is using its flashing lights or siren, regardless of its direction of travel. You must immediately drive to the right side of the road and stop until the emergency vehicle has passed. If you are within an intersection, pass through the intersection before coming to a stop on the right side of the road.

18. You are involved in an accident. You should:
Stop immediately.
Help the injured.
Call the police.
All of the above.

If involved in an accident, you should stop your vehicle immediately. If possible, move the vehicle out of the way of traffic. Call the nearest police agency and ask for an ambulance, if necessary. Do not move the injured unnecessarily, but attempt to stop severe bleeding with direct pressure. Wait for emergency vehicles to arrive.

19. This road sign means:
Roundabout ahead.
No passing zone.
Left turn yield on green.
Traffic signal ahead.

This sign means that a traffic signal is ahead. You should slow down and be prepared to stop.

20. Which offense will cause a license to be automatically suspended?
Racing while on a public roadway
Lending a license to another individual
All of the above

Convictions for some offenses result in the automatic suspension of your license and driving privilege. These offenses include racing on a public highway or street, graffiti, and lending a license to another individual.

21. You are involved in an accident and another person is injured. You should:
Moved the injured away from the scene immediately.
Always leave the injured where they are.
Not move the injured unnecessarily. Keep the injured warm and administer first aid.
Stay away from the injured.

After an accident, do not move the injured unnecessarily. Unskilled handling can make serious injuries out of minor ones. Keep the injured warm until skilled help arrives. If there is severe bleeding, attempt to stop the flow of blood with direct pressure.

22. You are driving when it starts to sleet or snow. You should:
Keep your windshield and mirrors clear.
Allow additional distance between your vehicle and the vehicles that you are following.
Approach all vehicles with caution.
All of the above.

In snowy weather, keep your windshield and mirrors clear. Increase your following distance when driving in wet and cold weather because a slippery road surface will increase the distance needed for your vehicle to stop.

23. Regulatory signs are usually ____ and should always be obeyed.

Regulatory signs regulate the movement of traffic. They are usually white with black markings and must always be obeyed by motorists.

24. Emergency vehicles:
Have the right-of-way when using sirens, horns, and/or flashing lights.
May use a loudspeaker to give instructions.
May follow each other.
All of the above.

You must yield the right-of-way to police cars, fire engines, ambulances, or any other emergency vehicles using a siren or air horn and a red or blue flashing light. Follow any instructions given over the emergency vehicles' loudspeakers. Emergency vehicles often follow each other so you should proceed only when you are certain the way is clear.

25. When approaching a flashing yellow light, drivers should:
Increase their speed.
Come to a complete stop.
Turn on their headlights.
Slow down and proceed with caution.

A flashing yellow light warns of a hazard. Slow down and proceed with caution.

26. This sign means:
Pedestrians ahead.
End of construction zone.
School crossing ahead.
Flagger ahead.

This sign indicates that there is a flagger ahead controlling traffic in a construction area.

27. Refusing to take an alcohol level test when under suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated or Driving Under the Influence:
Is your right and will have no negative consequences.
Is recommended.
Will result in license suspension.
Will just result in a fine.

When you operate a motor vehicle in Texas, you automatically consent to an alcohol level test at any time the authorities wish to administer it. You will not be forced to take such a test, but your license will be immediately suspended if you refuse.

28. If a pedestrian hybrid beacon signal light is flashing red, it means:
Drivers may proceed with caution.
Drivers should slow down and prepare to stop.
Drivers should come to a complete stop and proceed if the crosswalk is clear.
There are no pedestrians nearby.

Pedestrian hybrid beacons are used at pedestrian crossings. If the signal is flashing red, drivers should come to a complete stop before proceeding.

29. If you are stopped by a police officer, you should:
Unbuckle your seat belt and lower your window.
Get your paperwork ready before the officer reaches your car.
Stay in your vehicle with your hands on the steering wheel and wait for the officer to approach you.
Get out of your car and walk toward the patrol car.

If you are stopped by the police, keep your hands on the wheel and ask any passengers to keep their hands in view as well. You should remain in the vehicle unless the police officer asks you to get out. Wait until the officer asks you to retrieve your driver license, registration, and insurance cards.

30. If another car is in danger of hitting you, you should:
Sound your horn.
Wave your arms.
Use your emergency lights.
Flash your headlights.

Your horn should be used to warn other drivers or pedestrians in situations where they may not see you. For example, if you think another driver is about to hit you, you should sound your horn.

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