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1

What is the penalty for driving without a license?

a fine of up to $200

If it is a 2nd offense in one year, a fine of $25 to $200 is applicable.

2

What is the speed limit for a passenger car on a highway numbered by Texas?

70 MPH

3

What is the fine for running a stop sign or red light?

235$

4

What is the maximum speed limit in an alley?

15 mph

5

What is the penalty for driving if your driver’s license is suspended, canceled, denied, or revoked?

Such an offense is a Class C misdemeanor and is punishable by a fine of up to $500.

6

What is the penalty if you cause serious bodily injury to another while driving?

A fine of $1,000 to $4,000.

7

What is the penalty if you disobey the law regarding railroad grade crossings?

A fine of $50 to $200

8

What is the speed limit in an urban district in Texas?

30 mph

9

True or False.

The Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) may raise the speed limit to 75 mph for certain sections of the state highway system if the Commission deems that the speed limit is reasonably safe for that section.

True

The TTC can do so after ensuring certain requirements are met.

10

What is the speed limit at which you can operate Neighborhood Electronic Vehicles (NEV) on a street or highway?

45 mph or less

11

What is the speed limit for Motor Assisted Scooters (MAS) on a street or highway?

35 mph or less

12

What is the speed limit to avoid overdriving your headlights on a dark road at night?

for low beam- 45 mph; for high beam- 65 mph

13

What is the penalty for failing to yield the right-of-way to a school bus by a driver?

A fine of $500 - $1,250

For a 2nd conviction, a fine ranging between $1000 and $2000, and possible suspension of one's driver's license for up to six months.

14

What is the penalty for driving without a safety belt?

A fine of $25 to $50

15

What is the penalty for driving at night without lights?

A fine of $180

16

What is the penalty for disobeying a must turn sign/signal?

A fine of $180

17

What is the penalty for a driver who refuses to give the right-of-way and causes serious bodily injury to another?

A fine of $1,000 to $4,000.

18

What is the penalty for driving without evidence of financial responsibility?

A fine of $175 to $350

This is the amount for the 1st conviction.

19

True or False:

Traffic fines are doubled for violations that occur in construction zones where workers are present.

True

When you are in a construction and maintenance work area, slow down and obey the signs.

20

What is the penalty for violating a warning sign or barricade placed at a location where water covers any portion of the road, street, or highway?

This offense is punishable:

  • by a fine of up to $2,000 and/or
  • up to 180 days in jail

21

What is the penalty for illegally parking in a space reserved for people with disabilities?

The violation is punishable by a fine of  

1. $500 to $750 for the first offense
2. up to $1,250 for five or more offenses

22

True or False:

You can carry an open container of alcohol in the passenger seat of a car being driven, stopped, or parked on a public highway.

False 

Such an act is illegal and punishable by a fine of up to $500.

23

What is the penalty if you refuse to give a blood or breath sample for analysis on grounds of possible intoxication?

Suspension of the driver's license for 180 days

24

What is the penalty for causing a car crash resulting in the death of a person?

This offense is punishable:

  • by a fine not to exceed $10,000 and,
  • imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) for 2 to 20 years

25

What should be the time gap between cars driving at speeds over 30 mph on a well-maintained highway?

A four-second gap

26

True or False:

Authorities that establish or alter a speed limit must establish the same speed limit for daytime and nighttime.

True

Drivers must also be aware cities and counties have the authority to change these limits and establish the same speed limit during day and night time driving.

27

What is the speed limit for county roads adjacent to a public beach?

15 mph

28

What is the penalty for speeding in a school zone?

A fine of $213

29

What is the penalty for failure to stop after a first offense crash resulting in injury?

Imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) for up to 5 years, or confinement in the county jail for up to 1 year; a fine not to exceed $5,000; or both a fine and imprisonment.

30

What is the penalty for a driver convicted for speed racing?

The penalty ranges from Class B misdemeanor (up to 180 days in jail. a fine of up to $2,000, or both) to a second-degree felony (2- 20 years in prison, and a fine of up to $10,000).

31

What is the speed limit for highways outside an urban district, not numbered by Texas or the U.S.?

60 mph

32

True or False:

You may be fined for driving a vehicle without a windshield.

False

There is no explicit law in Texas that mandates having a windshield while driving a vehicle. But for personal safety against the elements and bugs, a windshield is a must.

33

What is the penalty for driving without valid car insurance?

First-time offenders may

  • face a fine of up to $350
  • pay a surcharge for driving an uninsured vehicle for the next three years upon visiting the DMV

34

What is the penalty for altering the color or reducing the light transmission through the windshield, side, or rear windows of a car?

It is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000.

35

What is the penalty for failure to stop after you have been involved in a crash causing $200 or more in damages? 

The offense is punishable by a fine of up to $2,000, confinement in jail for up to 180 days, or both.

 

36

What is the penalty for violating Texas’ texting and driving law?

This violation is punishable by

  • a fine of $99 for a first offense and
  • a fine of $200 for each subsequent offense

37

What is the penalty for causing serious injury or death while texting and driving?

This offense is punishable by

  • a fine of up to $4,000 in fines against the driver, and/or
  • confinement of up to one year in county jail.

38

What is the penalty for a person who's convicted for a DUI for the first time?

A first-time DUI offense is punishable by

  • up to $2,000 in fines.
  • up to 180 days in jail upon conviction with three mandatory days.
  • suspension of driver's license (denied driving privilege) for up to a year/

39

True or False:

Texas Law penalizes drivers for leaving their keys in the ignition.

True

Leaving your vehicle attended with keys in the ignition is a Class C misdemeanor that could result in a $500 ticket.

40

True or False.

In Texas, you may be fined for driving a vehicle without windshield wipers.

True

Texas Transportation Code Sec. 547.613 makes it mandatory for vehicles to have functioning windshield wipers.