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1. How may drivers fight oncoming "Highway hypnosis?"
Scanning the road, not staring.
Stopping every 100 miles.
Only driving a maximum of eight hours a day.
All of the above.

Drowsiness or unawareness can be brought on by reduced activity and the steady sounds of the wind, engine, and tire hum. This is known as "Highway hypnosis." Highway hypnosis can be combated by drivers continuing to move their eyes while driving and by stopping to stretch every 100 miles, even if they don't feel tired. To be safe, drivers should only drive for a maximum of eight hours in one day.

2. This sign means:
No right turn.
You must turn right.
Watch for traffic on your right.
Don’t park on the right side of the street.

A sign with a red circle and slash over a symbol indicates that the action represented by the symbol (in this example, a right turn) is not allowed.

3. While backing, you should:
Rely only on your mirrors.
Flash your lights.
Open your door to see if it is safe to proceed.
Turn your head and look through the rear window.

When intending to back up, always check behind your vehicle before getting in. Children and small objects are difficult to see from the driver’s seat. While backing, turn your head so you can see through the rear window. Do not depend only on your mirrors or sensors.

4. The most effective thing you can do to reduce your risk of being injured or killed in a traffic crash is to:
Wear your seat belt.
Limit your driving to weekdays.
Stay in the right lane on multilane highways.
Limit your driving to hours between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Wearing your seat belt is the single most effective thing you can do to reduce your risk of death or injury while driving.

5. When approaching a railroad crossing, you should:
Slow down.
Look for a train.
Be ready to stop.
All of the above.

When you see any signs indicating a nearby railroad crossing, you should slow down, look for a train, and be ready to stop. If the red warning lights are flashing or the gate is down, you must stop 15 to 50 feet before the railroad tracks. Do not try to go around the gate.

6. When should you return to your previous lane while completing a pass?
When you sense that you are far enough ahead of the passed vehicle.
When the other driver signals for you to return to the lane.
When you are directly next to the passed vehicle.
When you can see the passed vehicle in your rearview mirror.

Return to the right lane when you can see the entire vehicle you have just passed in your rearview mirror. Use your right turn signal before returning to the right lane.

7. A regulatory sign containing a red circle with a slash through the middle indicates:
That drivers should come to a complete stop.
That an action is forbidden.
That some drivers should yield to other drivers.
That drivers should drive under the speed limit.

Some regulatory signs prohibit certain actions. These signs are rectangular and white with red and black markings. A red circle and slash on top of a black symbol indicates that the specified action is forbidden.

8. A flashing red traffic signal at an intersection has the same requirements as:
A slow sign.
A yield sign.
A stop sign.
An intersection sign.

When approaching a flashing red signal, you must stop and yield to all traffic that does not have to stop.

9. You are coming to a railroad crossing where the crossing signals are flashing. You should:
Stop and look for a train.
Slow down and look for a train.
Look for a train, then speed up.
Do what the vehicle ahead of you does.

When approaching a railroad crossing, you must stop your vehicle no closer than 15 feet from the nearest rail if an installed electric or mechanical signal is giving warning of an approaching train. Be aware of other warning signs that may indicate an oncoming train, including seeing a lowered crossing gate or hearing an oncoming train.

10. When entering a highway from an entrance ramp, you should generally:
Enter above the speed of traffic to get ahead.
Enter slowly to avoid other vehicles.
Stop first, then slowly enter traffic.
Accelerate to the speed of traffic.

Entrance ramps for highways often have acceleration lanes. When merging with traffic from an acceleration lane, you should put your signal on, look for an opening in traffic, accelerate up to the speed of traffic, and merge into an opening in traffic.

11. This road sign means:
Sharp turn to the right.
Double curve.
Winding road.
Pavement ends.

This sign indicates that the road ahead winds with a series of turns or curves.

12. Before changing lanes on a multilane highway, you should:
Sound your horn.
Turn on your headlights.
Reduce your speed.
Check your mirrors and blind spots.

Before changing lanes, you should look in your rearview and side mirrors to make sure no one is trying to pass you. You should also look over your shoulder to make sure that no one is in your blind spot.

13. A slow-moving vehicle emblem is:
A rectangular red sign.
A circular green sign.
A diamond-shaped yellow sign.
A triangular orange sign.

The slow-moving vehicle symbol is a reflective orange triangle. Expect vehicles using this emblem to be driving at speeds of 25 mph or slower.

14. When is it legal to have an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle passenger area?
While the vehicle is stopped.
While the vehicle is parked.
While the vehicle is being operated.

It is illegal to possess an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle passenger area located on a public highway, regardless of whether the vehicle is stopped, parked, or being operated. Conviction of this offense is punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.

15. You must yield for emergency vehicles:
Under no circumstances.
When you see a flashing red or blue light or hear a siren.
Only when other vehicles yield.
None of the above.

You must yield the right-of-way to any emergency vehicle that is using its siren or flashing lights.

16. Increase your following distance when:
Driving behind a large vehicle that blocks your vision.
Exiting an expressway.
Following a motorcycle.
All of the above.

You should increase your following distance when you are behind a large vehicle that blocks your vision, when driving in bad weather or heavy traffic, when exiting an expressway, when behind a motorcycle or bicycle, and if someone is tailgating you.

17. If you leave your vehicle unattended, you must:
Turn off the engine.
Lock the ignition and remove the key.
Set the parking brake.
All of the above.

When you leave your vehicle unattended, you must stop the engine, lock the ignition, remove the key from the ignition, and set the parking brake.

18. When approaching a railroad crossing warning sign:
Be ready to drive faster than the train.
Be prepared to stop if a train is nearby.
Look for a way around any lowered gates.
Assume no trains are nearby and continue driving normally.

Railroad crossing warning signs are used to warn drivers of the possibility of a train. Drivers should obey all railroad crossing warning signs and never go around barriers or disregard the warning sign.

19. Stop lines are solid white lines painted across traffic lanes:
In curves and on hills.
Next to churches and schools.
At intersections and pedestrian crosswalks.
On freeway on-ramps.

Stop lines are solid white lines painted across traffic lanes at intersections and pedestrian crosswalks. They indicate the exact location at which approaching drivers must stop.

20. Traffic signals sometimes display arrows to control turns from specific lanes. A solid red arrow:
Is never used as a traffic signal.
Has the same meaning as a circular red traffic light.
Means that drivers may turn in the direction indicated by the arrow.
Means that the traffic the arrow is pointing toward must stop.

A solid red arrow in a traffic signal means the same thing as a circular red traffic light. When an arrow is red, traffic in the indicated lane must stop and may not turn in the direction that the arrow is pointing.

21. This sign means:
Winding road.
No parking.
Right lane closed.
Multiple turns.

Warning signs prepare drivers for upcoming road conditions and hazards and are usually yellow with black markings. This sign warns drivers that they are approaching a winding road and that they should adjust their speed accordingly.

22. Distracted driving is:
Very uncommon.
Extremely risky behavior.
Nothing to be concerned about.
No less safe than driving under any other conditions.

Distracted driving is extremely risky behavior that puts not only you and your passengers in danger, but also endangers pedestrians, bicyclists, and other motorists sharing the road. Focused attention on driving helps to prevent crashes.

23. Texting while driving is allowed:
When there are very few cars around.
Under no circumstances.
If drivers are using voice-to-text.
If the driver's eyes only leave the road for a couple of seconds.

It is against the law to read, write, or send messages on a cell phone or other portable wireless device. If your cell phone rings, do not answer the call or respond to the text message. Convictions for violations of this law are subject to fines.

24. When passing an emergency vehicle stopped on the side of the road, drivers should:
Increase their speed.
Vacate the lane closest to the emergency vehicle or slow down.
Ask the emergency worker if they need help.
Move to the lane closest to the stationary vehicle.

If you are driving past an emergency vehicle parked on the side of the road, you must vacate the lane closest to the stationary emergency vehicle. If you cannot move over safely, you must slow down.

25. When encountering a warning sign, drivers should:
Pay attention to their surroundings.
Follow instructions.
Reduce their speed to at least the posted advisory speed.
All of the above.

Warning signs alert drivers to conditions that are immediately ahead and tell them what to look for. When encountering a warning sign, drivers should pay attention to their surroundings, follow instructions provided by the sign, and reduce their speed, if recommended.

26. Alcohol-related crashes represent ____ of the total number of persons killed in automotive crashes.
3 percent
5 percent
10 percent
29 percent

Driving While Intoxicated is a problem affecting all Texans. Alcohol-related crashes represent 29 percent of the total number of persons killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes.

27. If you are driving in another driver's blind spot, you should:
Move forward or drop back so the other driver can see you.
Keep a steady pace.
Stay in the driver's blind spot.
Honk to let them know you are there.

Do not drive in someone else’s blind spot. Move forward or drop back so that the other driver can see you.

28. When driving past a vehicle that has just stopped in a parked position on the side of the road, you should:
Assume that the driver will open the car door as you approach.
Speed up.
Slam on your brakes.
Assume that the driver will wait for you to pass before opening the door.

When passing a vehicle that has just parked parallel to the road, you should assume the driver will open the door as you approach. Use extra caution when driving near parked vehicles.

29. What does a single dashed white line separating traffic mean?
Drivers may pass, even if it could be dangerous.
Lanes move in opposite directions.
Drivers may not pass.
Drivers may pass if it is safe to do so.

White lines separate lanes of traffic that are moving in the same direction. Dashed white lines may be crossed to pass or change lanes, if it is safe to do so.

30. When is it acceptable to park in a striped area next to a disabled parking spot?
When you have a disability plate or parking placard.
When all other parking spaces are full.
When you are only parking for a couple minutes.

Parking in the striped areas next to disabled parking spaces is prohibited. These spaces are reserved for wheelchair lifts.

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