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"A Chicken in Every Pot and a Car in Every Garage"
"A Chicken in Every Pot and a Car in Every Garage"
A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage (http://www.presidentsusa.net/1928slogan.html)

Smart drivers are looking forward to 2008


In a passenger car or truck (with a manufacturers rated carrying capacity of not more than 1500 pounds) which of the following must use safety belts?1. only the driver. 3. all passengers.
2. Only the driver and front seat passengers. 4. only the front seat passengers.

If you have an accident in which someone is injured, you should1.Carefully help anyone who might be hurt, and send for skilled help as quickly as possible.
2. assume that the victim is not injured if he says he is not.
3. immediately pick up the victim and take him to the hospital in your car.
4. get the name of witnesses before you do anything else.

Vehicle skids are most likely to be caused by1. too much ice or snow on the road
2. air pressure in tires too low.
3. air pressure in tires too high.
4. driving too fast on slippery roads.

A flashing red traffic light means.1. stop until the green light comes on
2. detour
3. slow down
4. stop, look, and yield before proceeding.

When you are taking medicine prescribed for you by a doctor you should1. ask your doctor if it is safe for you to drive
2. never drive
3. drive only if you feel OK
4. drive short distances only

If you move you should report your change of address within
24 hours.
<LI value=2>10 days
8 hours.
2 weeks. 5. 30 days.
If you are driving at the speed limit and another car sounds his horn and starts toPass, you should

slow down and allow him to pass.
refuse to give way as he is already driving at the speed limit.
speed up to get out of his way.
sound your horn and wave to warn him.
Solid yellow line on your side of the center stripe means1. do not pass. 3. traffic signal ahead.
2. slow down. 4. you are on a multiple lane highway.

You must give a signal either by hand, arm, or by signal device1. only at night 3. anytime you change lanes.
2. only if the other traffic is 4. only if you are driving
affected by your movement. a car or truck.
10. When a vehicle ahead of you stops to let a pedestrian pass in front of it, you
1. sound you horn. 3. overtake to the left.
2. overtake to the right. 4. stay in line and wait until the
the vehicle ahead proceeds.

When choosing your driving speed, the most important thing to consider is1. the time you have to travel. 3. the car your are driving.
2. the condition of the other drivers. 4. the condition of the weather, traffic
road, car and drive.
12. The maximum fine for a first conviction of driving without a valid drivers license is
1. $100.00 3. $50.00
2. $200.00 4. $500.00
13. A posted speed limit of 55 means

you can always lawfully drive 55 mph on that road.
you may drive 55 mph only under favorable driving conditions.
you may drive 60 mph as officers allow an extra 5 mph.
you may drive 60 mph day or night on that road.14. If you are teaching a beginner to drive, you must
1. be over 21 years old. 3. have a commercial license.
2. be a licensed driver age 18 or over 4. have had five years driving experience.
15. A person’s driver’s license will automatically be suspended if convicted of
1. four or more traffic violations. 3. possessing a false driver’s license
2. attempting to flee from a 4. failure to maintain financial
police officer responsibility.
16. As you near, an intersection, you discover you are in the wrong lane for turning
right as intended therefore, you should

wait until other cars pass and then get into the proper lane.
turn from the lane you are in if no cars are coming
drive ahead until you can get into the proper lane, then turn at anotherintersection.

move quickly into the proper lane.17. A driver waiting to make a left turn when the traffic light turns green should

turn hurriedly ahead of oncoming traffic
wait and turn on the next yellow signal.
signal and bluff other vehicles into stopping
turn only after there is no danger from oncoming vehicles.18. Marijuana use will

Adversely affect a driver’s concentration, judgment and perceptual skills
not affect a driver’s ability to safely operate a vehicle
make a driver more alert19. If you have a blow-out while driving, you should
1. step on the gas. 3. hit the brakes
2. push in the clutch and coast 4. steer firmly take your foot off the
to a stop. gas and brake cautiously
20. If your drivers license is suspended you may drive only

if you get permission from the local police
if you have an accompanying licensed drive.
if you drive on little-traveled roads.
if you obtain an essential need driver’s license21. What is the first thing that should be done when a motor vehicle starts to skid?

apply brakes immediately
steer for the shoulder of the road
steer in direction of skid and steadily apply brakes
take your foot off the accelerator and steer in the direction of the skid.22. When parking parallel, it is best to leave the curb side wheels.
1. just touching the curb. 3. 18 to 24 inches from the curb.
2. 6 to 18 inches from the curb. 4. 24 to 30 inches from the curb.
23. If you run off the pavement, you should

steer straight ahead and speed up.
apply the brakes.
turn the steering wheel quickly toward the road.
steer straight and slow and before attempting to return to the pavement.24. When turning left from a three lane, one way street, you should turn from the
1. right lane. 3. left lane.
2. center lane. 4. either lane.
25. At 20 mph the average driver, from the moment he sees danger until he hits the
brake, will travel about
1. 10 feet. 3. 55 feet.
2. 22 feet 4. 88 feet.
26. You may lawfully allow an object to extend beyond the left side of your vehicle
1. 3 inches. 3. 9 inches.
2. 6 inches. 4. 12 inches.
27. After parking your vehicle, for the greatest safety you should exit your vehicle.
1. quickly. 3. on the curb side.
2. slowly. 4. on the street side.
29. The most a person can be fined for a conviction of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor with no injury is
1. $ 1,000 3. $ 3,000
2. $ 5,000 4. $ 2,000.
30. If you are involved in an accident with injuries, you must immediately notify
1. the local police. 3. the high patrol.
2. the county sheriff. 4. the justice of the peace.

31. When turning, you should give the proper signal

at least 25 feet before turning.
at least 75 feet before turning.
at least 50 feet before turning.
At least 100 feet before turning.32. Why should you drive slower at night?

there is more traffic on the road.
The distance which you can see is less.
you are more apt to get sleepy.
there are more careless drivers on the road at night.33. A flashing yellow light means
1. do not turn. 3. slow down if other traffic is near.
2. stop 4. Always slow down.
34. When driving in the fog, you can see better by
1. using upper headlight beam. 3. using the parking lights.
2. Using lower headlight beam. 4. switching beams frequently.
35. Under favorable circumstances, including reaction time, a motor vehicle with good
brakes going 50 mph can be stopped within
1. about 55 feet. 3. about 133 feet.
2. about 100 feet. 4. About 188 feet.
36. Including reaction time, the stopping distance is about 20 feet at 10 mph. At 20 mph it
will be about
1. 30 feet. 3. 60 feet.
2. 45 feet. 4. 75 feet.
37. Green arrow showing with a red traffic light means
1. stop 3. slow down
2. You may go ahead carefully in 4. after stopping, you may go ahead
the direction shown by the arrow. carefully in the direction shown by the
38. Pedestrians using white canes are usually
1. crippled 3. blind
2. old 4. deaf
39. It is a violation of state law for pedestrians

to stand in the roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride.
to jaywalk on any street.
to cross streets in groups.
to run while crossing the street.40. If you must walk on the highway, you should

walk on the left side in order to watch approaching vehicles.
walk on the side that has the widest shoulders.
walk on the right side in order that approaching vehicles may see you better.
walk on the side with the lightest amount of traffic.41. If you run over and kill someone while driving under the influence of intoxicating
liquor, the worst offense with which you may be charged is
1. involuntary manslaughter 3. drunkenness.
2. negligent homicide. 4. driving while under the influence of alcohol.
42. If you are required to show proof of financial responsibility for the future, proof must
be kept up for
1. 1 year 3. 2 year
2. 5 year 4. 4 year
43. The rider of a bicycle observes

only the laws of common sense.
the same laws that pedestrians observe.
no laws that are the same as those for motor vehicles.
all signs, signals, and traffic laws.44. You must always stop when
1. approaching a yield sign. 3. a traffic officer instructs you to stop.
2. you see a flashing green light. 4. crossing a railroad track.
45. If a child ran into the road 45 to 50 feet ahead of your vehicle, what is the highest
speed from which you could stop with good brakes before hitting him?
1. 20 mph 3. 40 mph
2. 30 mph 4. 50 mph
46. When entering a street from a private alley or driveway, you must
1. always stop. 3. stop only when turning left.
2. yield to approaching vehicles 4. sound your horn.
and pedestrians.
47. When making a long trip, you should stop for rest

about every two hours or 100 miles.
only when you stop for meals and gasoline.
hurry so as to reduce time spent on the highway
about every four hours or two hundred miles.48. The lights on your vehicle must be turned on at any time day or night when
persons and vehicles cannot be clearly seen for
1. 350 feet. 3. 1000 feet
2. 750 feet 4. 1500 feet
49. As a driver, if you refuse a test to determine the amount of alcohol in your body

your drivers license may be suspended.
you must be fined $500
you must be sentenced to jail for three days.
you may be required to take another driving test.50. When a pedestrian walks out into the street in violation of the law, you should
1. insist on your right of way. 3. let him look out for himself.
2. yield the right of way to avoid 4. caution him about jaywalking
injuring him
51. Child passenger safety seats are required for all children under the age of

6 months.
1 year.
18 months.
2 years.52. A person who has been drinking alcoholic beverages will usually

have an accident if he drives.
have much faster reactions.
have impaired judgment and coordination
fall asleep within an hour.53. On multiple lane highways slow drivers should drive
1. in a middle lane. 3. in the left lane.
2. in the right hand lane. 4. in whatever lane other slow
drivers may be using.
54. When following another vehicle how much driving time should you maintain
between yourself and the vehicles you are following?
1. 1 second 3. 3 seconds.
2. 2 seconds 4. 4 seconds
55. The maximum fine for driving and drinking an alcoholic beverage is
1. $50. 3. $500
2. $200 4. $1,000
56. To avoid accidents, a defensive driver should

ignore the driving of others.
signal only when meeting other traffic.
stay alert and look for trouble spots developing around him.
insist on his right of way.57. When you are caught behind a very slow truck going up a long hill, you should

blow your horn in an effort to get the truck driver to move off on the shoulder.
pass on the right shoulder.
pass on the left half of the roadway.
stay behind the truck until you reach the top of the hill and the way is clear.58. Alcohol affects a driver by

slowing down reaction and impairing vision.
interfering with concentration and dulling judgement.
creating a false sense of confidence.
all of these.59. At night, a driver should dim his headlights when an oncoming motor vehicle-
comes within
1. 100 feet. 3. 400 feet.
2. 200 feet. 4. 500 feet.
60. As a driver, what traffic violations become a part of your permanent record
in Austin?

only violations of city laws.
only violations of state laws.
only violations of county laws.
all moving violations on which you are convicted.61. If you damage an unattended vehicle you must

call a wrecker and have it towed to a garage.
stay at the scene until the owner returns.
locate the owner or leave a signed statement on the vehicle.
advise an officer only.62. Stopping a vehicle with good brakes from 20 mph under good conditions requires
about -------------including thinking distance.
1. 45 feet 3. 128 feet.
2. 80 feet 4. 186 feet.
63. Not including thinking distance, at 20 mph, lawful brakes must stop a car within
1. 10 feet. 3. 25 feet.
2. 20 feet. 4. 45 feet.
64. Over overtaking a motor vehicle on a two lane road, you can best judge when it is
the to drive back into the right hand lane by

waiting until you can see the overtaken vehicle in your rearview mirror.
waiting one full minute.
waiting until you can no longer see the over-taken vehicle on your right.
waiting until you can no longer see the over-taken vehicle in your rearviewmirror.
65. The headlights should be turned on

only after it gets completely dark.
30 minutes before sunset.
30 minutes after sunset.
at sunset.66. Your drivers license will automatically be suspended if your are convicted of

violating a restriction on your license.
possessing a fake driver’s license.
causing a serious accident while driving.
failure to submit a required accident report.67. The speed limit for passenger cars on designated rural interstates is

55 mph
60 mph
65 mph
70 mph68. When parking near a corner, you may park your vehicle no closer than
1. 10 feet from a crosswalk. 3. 30 feet from a crosswalk.
2. 20 feet from a crosswalk. 4. 40 feet from a crosswalk.
69. When possible, pedestrians should walk

on the left side of the road facing traffic.
on a sidewalk.
on the right side of the road to avoid oncoming cars.
on the side of the road with the lightest traffic.70. Drivers become subject to the Safety Responsibility Law when accident damages
amount to

$25 to property of one person.
$50 to property of one person.
over $100 to property of all persons.
at least $1,000 to property of one persons.71. If another driver crowds you in traffic, you should

stay in your own lane even though it means getting sideswiped.
if you can do so, move out of your lane to prevent an accident.
blow your horn and wave at the other driver.
let him hit you and call an officer.72. If blinded by an approaching motor vehicle at night, it is best to

leave your lights on bright to offset the glare.
slow down and avoid looking directly into the lights of the approaching vehicle.
dim your lights and continue at the same speed.
stop.73. Your drivers license may be suspended for

any violation of the motor vehicle laws.
habitual reckless driving.
any moving violation of the motor vehicle laws.
causing a minor accident.74. If you get drowsy while driving it is best to
1. take anti-sleep pills. 3. open fresh air vents.
2. stop for a cup of coffee at 4. stop, get out and walk around.
the next town.
75. Your drivers license may be suspended for causing
1. one serious accident. 3. one near accident.
2. one minor accident. 4. two near accidents.
76. When meeting a school bus which has stopped to pick up or discharge children,
you must

sound your horn and carefully pass.
stop and wait until the bus has started or you are signaled by the driver toproceed.

<LI value=3>stop and then you may carefully pass at a speed not over 10 mph
slow down and pass carefully at a speed not over 10 mph.77. When approaching an intersection, bridge, or railroad crossing, you should never
drive on the left half of the roadway when within
1. 100 feet. 3. 200 feet.
2. 150 feet. 4. 250 feet.
78. Cars parked on the side of a highway at night should show
1. interior lights only. 3. parking lights.
2. manual flashlights front & rear. 4. high-beam headlights.

When you hear a siren coming, you should
turn right at the next corner
speed up and get out of the way.
yield to the emergency vehicle.
continue as you are.

The most important thing in backing a motor vehicle is1. looking back carefully 3. looking to the right carefully
2. looking forward carefully 4. looking to the left carefully

When approaching a green traffic light, you should
look both ways as you go ahead carefully.
speed up to avoid holding up traffic.
watch mainly to the right.
watch mainly to the left.

A vehicle should never be parked closer to a fire plug than1. 10 feet 2. 15 feet 3. 20 feet 4. 30 feet

Seat belts are important, to both passengers & driver, because if you are thrown from a vehicle during an accident, your chances of being killed are1. not any greater 3. 3 times greater
2. 5 times greater 4. 2 times greater

When parking downhill it is best to1. place gears in neutral 3. turn front wheels from curb.
2. keep front wheels straight 4. turn front wheels to the curb.

If a juvenile refuses the breathalyzer test, the suspension period for his driver’s license is1. 30 days 3. three months
2. two months 4. 1 year