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1. This road sign means:
Road construction ahead.
The road ahead curves left, then right.
The road ahead curves right, then left.
Steep grade ahead.

This sign indicates that the road ahead curves to the right and then to the left. You should slow down to be able to negotiate these curves safely.

2. A red and white triangular sign at an intersection means:
Slow down if an emergency vehicle is approaching.
Look both ways as you cross the intersection.
Always come to a full stop at the intersection.
Slow down and be prepared to stop if necessary.

A triangular red and white yield sign means that you must decrease speed as you approach an intersection and yield the right-of-way to any vehicles or pedestrians in the intersection. You must be prepared to stop if conditions require it.

3. This sign means:
No U-turn.
Do not enter.

This sign is placed at the beginning of one-way streets and ramps to indicate that you must not continue driving in your current direction.

4. This sign means:
Traffic signal.
Fire station.
T intersection.
Left turn signal.

Warning signs prepare drivers for upcoming road conditions and hazards and are usually yellow with black markings. This sign alerts drivers to an upcoming traffic signal. They should be prepared to respond to a yellow light, red light, and/or cross traffic.

5. This sign means:
Bicycle crossing.
Fines double in a work zone.
Stop ahead.

Warning signs prepare drivers for upcoming road conditions and hazards and are usually yellow with black markings. This sign alerts drivers to potential bicycle cross traffic.

6. This road sign means:
Side road.
Keep to the side indicated by the arrow.
You may drive in the left lane.
You have the right-of-way.

This is a "Keep right" sign. It indicates that a traffic island, median, or barrier is ahead and that drivers must keep to the right of it.

7. This road sign means:
The left lane is reserved for vehicles with a specific number of occupants.
Specific turning movements are allowed from specific lanes.
Do not enter.
Drivers in both lanes are responsible for merging smoothly.

This sign marks a high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane. HOV lanes are reserved for use by buses and vehicles with a driver and one or more passengers, as indicated on the sign.

8. This sign means:
Railroad crossing.
One-way traffic.
Limited parking.
Playground ahead.

Circular traffic signs indicate upcoming railroad crossings. This sign tells drivers that they are approaching a railroad crossing and should be looking for signs of an oncoming train.

9. This sign means:
All traffic must turn.
Turn right at the intersection.
Parking area ahead.
Crossroad ahead. Watch for traffic.

This sign warns of the presence of a crossroad ahead.

10. This sign means:
Sharp turn ahead, slow down.
Work crew ahead.
Side road.
Playground ahead.

Warning signs prepare drivers for upcoming road conditions and hazards and are usually yellow with black markings. This sign warns drivers that there is an upcoming sharp turn and that they should lower their speed accordingly.

11. In Virginia, all passengers under the age of 18 must:
Properly use a seat belt, but only if they are sitting in the front seat.
Properly use a seat belt, but only if they are sitting in the back seat.
Not be buckled into a seat belt.
Properly use a seat belt, regardless of where they are seated.

A driver transporting anyone younger than age 18 is responsible for ensuring that the young passenger is properly secured by a safety belt or child safety seat, regardless of where the child is seated in the vehicle.

12. A driver should be extra alert to motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians because:
They’re difficult to see in traffic.
They obey different traffic laws than larger motor vehicles.
They always have the right-of-way.
They don’t have rearview mirrors.

In many collisions with motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians, drivers reported that they were looking but still did not see the smaller vehicle or pedestrian. These can be more difficult to spot in traffic than passenger vehicles because they are smaller, may move faster, and have less noticeable lighting. To prevent collisions with these smaller and less protected road users, drivers should always be alert to the presence of motorcycles, bikes, and pedestrians.

13. How can you lower the risk of hydroplaning?
Do not speed when the roads are wet.
Use tires with proper air pressure.
Replace tires with bad tread.
All of the above.

Hydroplaning happens when a vehicle glides on top of a thin layer of water between its tires and the road. Tires with low air pressure or bad tread can increase the risk of hydroplaning. Speeding also increases the risk.

14. Drivers who have consumed alcohol before getting behind the wheel:
Are always aware of the risks they are taking.
Do not have sufficient control over their bodies and minds or the vehicles being driven.
Are better drivers because they are more careful than sober drivers.
Have quicker reaction times.

Alcohol is a depressant that negatively affects judgment, vision, concentration, understanding of reality, and reaction time. It is never safe to consume alcohol in any amount before getting behind the wheel of a car.

15. If you become stranded in a snowstorm, the best thing to do is to:
Get out of the car and go for help.
Lay down in your car and go to sleep.
Walk into the road and get the attention of other drivers.
Stay in the car, as you are most likely to be found when you stay in your vehicle.

If you become stranded in a snowstorm, the best thing to do is stay in your car and wait for help. You are most likely to be found if you don't leave your vehicle. Additionally, it may be unsafe to walk around outside in a snowstorm.

16. 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.

17. It is best to keep a space cushion:
Only in back of your vehicle.
Only on the left and right sides of your vehicle.
Only in front of the vehicle.
On all sides of the vehicle.

To ensure that you will have time to react to hazards on the roadway, it is best to keep a cushion of space on all sides of your vehicle. Do not crowd vehicles to your left and right sides.

18. The effect that lack of sleep has on your safe driving ability is the same as:
The effect that alcohol has.
The effect that amphetamines have.
The effect that anger has.
The effect that driving with teenagers has.

Fatigue and being under the influence of alcohol have similar effects on your ability to drive safely. For example, being awake for 18 hours impairs your driving about as much as a blood alcohol level of 0.05 percent. Being awake for 24 hours in a row has the same effect on your driving as a blood alcohol level of 0.10 percent.

19. You must yield the right-of-way to:
Pedestrians who are crossing a public street or highway.
Funeral processions.
Military convoys.
All of the above.

You must yield to pedestrians who are crossing the street at a marked crosswalk or at an unmarked intersection. You must also yield to, and not cut through or join, funeral processions and military convoys.

20. When driving on slick roads, you should:
Take turns more slowly than usual.
Change lanes quickly.
Accelerate quickly.
Brake hard.

While it is always dangerous to drive too fast on slippery roads, this is especially true when driving in turns and curves. Be sure to approach them more slowly in slippery conditions than you would under normal circumstances.

21. If a transit vehicle is signaling to re-enter the main roadway following a stop, you must:
Honk to let them know you’re there.
Move to the left lane.
Speed up to pass.

You must yield to any transit vehicle that is signaling to pull back onto the main roadway after it has stopped to load or unload passengers. Change lanes, slow down, or stop to allow the bus safe re-entry into traffic.

22. When parking uphill next to a curb, set the parking brake and:
Keep the rear tires against the curb.
Keep the front tires straight ahead.
Turn your steering wheel away from the curb.
Turn your steering wheel toward the curb.

When parking facing uphill on a street that has a curb, set your parking brake and turn your steering wheel away from the curb. This way, if your vehicle starts to roll, it will roll into the curb.

23. You are driving up a hill and are approaching a heavy truck from the rear. You should know that:
The truck may be traveling at a speed slower than the posted speed limit.
You may not be able to safely pass the truck.
You may not be able to legally pass the truck.
All of the above.

Drivers must be aware that large vehicles often travel at a speed slower than the posted speed limit, especially when driving on an incline, and should use caution when approaching a large vehicle from the rear. When on a hill with limited visibility, it is unlawful to pass another vehicle.

24. What is a "No zone?"
A designated no passing zone
A one-way traffic area
The blind spot of a large vehicle
An area designated for motor vehicles

"No zones" are the large blind spots around trucks and other large vehicles. Drivers of smaller vehicles should avoid lingering in "No zones."

25. You are approaching a railroad crossing that has no visible gates or flashing lights, but has a standard crossbuck. You should:
Approach all tracks with extreme caution and cross only when you know that there is no train coming.
Turn your radio down to hear if there may be an approaching train.
Only continue once cleared to do so by a flagger, if applicable.
All of the above.

You must approach all railroad crossings with extreme caution and cross only when you know that no train is coming from either direction. If there is a flagger at a crossing, you must obey all of their instructions.

26. Bicycles are:
Required to stay on the sidewalks.
Considered vehicles but do not have the same rights as motor vehicles.
Considered vehicles and have the same rights as motor vehicles.
Required to stay on bicycle paths.

Bicycles are considered vehicles and have the same rights as motor vehicles. Bicyclists are expected to obey the same traffic rules and regulations as drivers of other vehicles. Bicyclists are allowed to ride on all public roads, other than interstate highways and freeways.

27. 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.

28. If you stop along the road at night:
Turn off all your lights.
Use your parking lights only.
Use your headlights only.
Turn on your emergency flashers and leave your low beams turned on.

If you stop along the road at night, turn on your emergency flashers and leave your low beam headlights turned on. Be sure that other road users will be able to clearly see your vehicle.

29. A professional truck driver must:
Own an 18-wheeler.
Have a valid commercial driver license.
Have a fishing license.
Have a hunting license.

A commercial driver license (CDL) allows you to operate tractor-trailers, passenger buses, tank vehicles, school buses for 16 or more occupants, or vehicles carrying hazardous materials. A regular driver license allows you only to operate any vehicle or small truck less than 26,001 pounds that is exempt from CDL requirements.

30. If you drink alcohol socially, what helps ensure safe driving?
Drink coffee before driving.
Ride home with a friend who has not been drinking.
Take a cold shower before driving.
Stop drinking one half hour before driving.

One strategy to avoid driving while impaired or intoxicated is to arrange for a ride home with a friend who does not drink. Drinking coffee or taking a cold shower cannot reduce your blood alcohol content or reduce the effects of alcohol. On average, it takes about an hour for the body to eliminate the alcohol from a single drink.

31. The driver's left arm and hand are extended downward. This hand signal means that the driver plans to:
Turn left.
Turn right.
Start up.

If a driver's left arm and hand are extended downward, they are indicating that they intend to stop. Adjust your driving accordingly if following a driver who is using this hand signal.

32. What do speed limit signs indicate?
Potential driving speeds for the area
The maximum or minimum speed that is legally allowed to be driven
The speed drivers should drive in heavy traffic
The speed drivers should drive under poor conditions

Speed limit signs indicate the maximum or minimum safe speed that is allowed to be driven on a roadway. The maximum limits are for ideal conditions and you must reduce your speed when conditions require it.

33. When is it illegal to drive below the speed limit?
When driving slowly disrupts the normal flow of traffic
When in heavy traffic in a construction zone
Only when driving in rural areas.
When driving under adverse weather conditions

It is illegal to drive so slowly that you disrupt the normal flow of traffic. You may receive a citation for driving too slowly.

34. You want to turn left at an intersection. The light is green but oncoming traffic is heavy. You should:
Use the next intersection.
Wait at the crosswalk for traffic to clear.
Wait in the center of the intersection for traffic to clear.
Take the right-of-way since you have a green light.

When making a left turn where there is approaching traffic, you must wait for the approaching traffic to go through before you turn. You may enter the intersection to prepare for your left turn if the light is green and no other vehicle ahead of you plans to make a left turn.

35. 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.

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