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Would the intersection shown in this image be considered a "blind intersection"?


Yes, this is a blind intersection.

It does not have any stop signs at any corners.


What do the solid lines and broken white lines on the roads indicate?

The solid white lines on the road are meant to separate lanes in the same direction. One cannot cross a solid white line.

A vehicle can cautiously cross the lane through a broken white line by making sure there is no oncoming traffic.


What would you do before turning left at an intersection if you see vehicles coming from the opposite direction?

yield the right-of-way

When turning left, always yield the right-of-way to any vehicle coming straight through from the other direction.


True or False:

You can take a U-turn across two sets of solid double yellow lines.


Two sets of solid yellow lines indicate a solid wall. Under no circumstances should you drive over these lines.


When can a vehicle exit a center left turn?

when the traffic is clear

A center left turn lane is in the middle of a two-way road. It helps one turn from a major road to a minor road. While entering in and out of this lane, one must wait for traffic to clear.


Fill in the blank.

You travel in a ________ direction in a roundabout.


A roundabout is an intersection where traffic travels around a central island in a counter-clockwise direction.


Choose the correct option.

Which of the following is not a pedestrian?

A. A person on a skateboard
B. A person on roller skates
C. A person on a bicycle

A person on a bicycle.

A pedestrian is a person on foot or who uses a conveyance like roller skates, skateboard, etc., other than a bicycle.


Fill in the blank.

When approaching an intersection without any traffic controls, yield the right-of-way to any vehicle approaching the intersection on your _____.


When approaching this type of intersection, yield the right-of-way to any vehicle that has entered or is approaching the intersection on your right.


Can you cross the two sets of solid double yellow lines on a multilane highway?


Do not drive on or over these lines, make a left turn or a U-turn across it, except at designated openings.


Choose the correct option.

When can you cross the center yellow line shown in the image?

  1. To pass another vehicle
  2. When the right half of the road is closed
  3. All of the above


All of the above

You may cross a broken line when passing another vehicle or when the right half of the road is closed. Do not cross the line if it is not safe or it is a solid yellow line.


What does a solid yellow line on your side of the road indicate?



a “no-passing zone”


Would you pass a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk?


A pedestrian in your blind spot may be crossing the street. Proceed only when all pedestrians have crossed the street.

What does the white line in the image indicate?


White stop lines are painted across the pavement lanes at traffic signs or signals. If you see this line, stop behind the stop line.



What is an uncontrolled intersection?

It is a road intersection where no traffic lights, road markings or signs are used to indicate the right-of-way.

Give right of way to oncoming traffic or pedestrians to avoid any traffic collisions


What should you do if there is no pedestrian control signal at an uncontrolled traffic intersection?

Yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.

If there is not a pedestrian control signal, give the pedestrian the right-of-way on a green light. If the light changes after the pedestrian has entered the crosswalk, still give the pedestrian the right-of-way


True or False:

You must be prepared to give the right-of-way to pedestrians when approaching a T-Intersection




Fill in the blank.

Do not park or allow a vehicle to stand idling within ______ of a crosswalk at an intersection.

20 feet

Do not park or allow a vehicle to stand idling within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection.


Choose the correct option.

Modern roundabouts use ________ to control vehicles entering the intersection.

  1. lane markings
  2. traffic lights
  3. yield signs

yield signs

Modern roundabouts use yield signs to control vehicles entering the intersection.


True or False:

A modern roundabout is a two-way, circular intersection where traffic flows clockwise around a center island.


A modern roundabout is a one-way, circular intersection where traffic flows counter-clockwise around a center island.


Fill in the blank.

The most common crash between cars and motorcycles is at an intersection when the driver of a car is making a _____turn in front of a motorcycle.


Nearly 66 percent of those crashes were caused by the other vehicles turning left in front of the motorcyclist.


Why is it recommended to keep a full vehicle length’s distance behind a motorcyclist at intersections, signals, or crossings?

A full vehicle length is recommended to help prevent impact with the motorcycle should your vehicle suffer a rear end collision


What do you understand by intersection observance?

Intersection observance involves the following:

  • using the proper lane
  • slowing down
  • looking both ways before entering the intersection


Choose the correct option.

Which of the following is an advantage of a modern roundabout?

A. It saves commute time by increasing traffic capacity.

B. It helps reduce air pollution.

C. It helps save fuel as vehicles are not idling at traffic lights.

D. All of the above

All of the above

A modern roundabout helps save commute time by increasing traffic capacity. It helps reduce air pollution and save fuel as vehicles are not idling at traffic lights.


Can a motorist cross the double solid white lines shown in the image?



Crossing is prohibited where there is a pavement marking of double solid white lines.


How should you travel when stuck in another vehicle's blind spot?


Either pass the other driver or slow down so you are not in another driver’s blind spot.


True or False.

The image represents a typical two-lane, two-way marking with passing permitted in both directions on this type of road.



The broken lines allow vehicles to pass each in both directions.


Is lane splitting legal in Texas?


Currently under Section 545.060 of the Texas Transportation Code, all drivers and motorcyclists must drive within a single lane. For roadways that are divided into “two or more clearly marked lanes,” motorcyclists may change lanes, but may not drive between them.


What is the minimum distance you should maintain to safely make a U-turn?

500 feet

Make U-turns if you can see at least 500 feet in the direction of oncoming traffic


True or False:

If an accident occurs during making a U-turn, the turning driver is held responsible


The turning driver is majorly responsible for making a U-turn correctly. The driver needs to look out for pedestrians, other incoming traffic, and road signs to safely make a U-Turn​.


When is a turning driver not at fault while making a U-turn?

A turning driver is not at fault if the other driver:

  • ran a red light, 
  • was distracted, or
  • changed lanes into the turning driver


Texas law forbids making a U-turn in front of a fire station, but you need to make one to reach your destination. What can you do in this situation to avoid a penalty?

Use the station’s driveway to turn around.


What is a Road-Pavement marker (RPM)?

A raised pavement marker (RPM) is a small device attached to the road and used as a positioning guide for drivers.


Name some lane markings that use RPMs.

Some lane markings that use RPMs are:

  • Broken lane lines
  • Double yellow lane lines
  • Exclusive turn lane lines
  • Wrong-way arrows


What is the purpose of the yellow markings in this image?


This is a Center Left Turn Lane (CLTL) and is used to make a safe left turn.

The only time you should enter the CLTL is when you have time to slow down or stop to make a safe left turn maneuver.


True or False:

Center Left Turn Lane (CLTL) can be used for passing other vehicles.


A driver cannot use the center left turn lane as an ordinary traffic lane or a passing lane. This is dangerous to other drivers and can lead to accidents on the road.

Can you change lanes in a three-lane one-way road in this image?


When each lane on a one-way road is marked with a broken white line, you may drive in any lane.


What should you keep in mind when turning from a one-way road?

When turning from a one-way road, make sure you move into the lane closest to the turn you are going to make well in advance of your turn.


What is the purpose of the dashed yellow line as shown in the picture?


lane changing is allowed

Broken or dashed lines permit you to pass or change lanes, if safe.


Which lane should you be in if you are driving slower?

If you are driving slower, stick to the right-hand lane.


You are required to stop by traffic signs at an intersection. Where should you stop if there are no white stop lines?

before the crosswalk



What does the solid yellow line on the left edge of the road indicate?


The solid yellow line on the left edge of the road indicates that driving to the left of the yellow line is prohibited.


What are the barrels in front of a solid obstacle in the image used for?


Barrels act as an impact cushion to reduce the seriousness of crashes.

They are installed in front of a solid obstacle and in accident-prone areas.


What is the use of a fire lane?

to ensure the access of safety equipment to the structure in the event of an emergency

A fire lane is a marked lane in a parking lot that is near a structure or, in traffic. 


What is a shared left turn lane used for?

A shared left turn lane (SLTL) helps drivers make safe mid-block left turns into business areas from a center lane.


What should you do if you miss your exit on an interstate expressway?

If you missed an exit on an interstate expressway

1. do not back up or try to turn around on the highway.
2. go to the next exit and safely turn around.


True or False:

Shared lanes may be used by motorcyclists.


Shared lanes are intended for use by bicyclistsThey assist bicyclists with lateral position in lanes too narrow for a motor vehicle and a bicycle to travel side by side within the same traffic lane.


What is the best way to check blind spots when changing lanes?

Turning your head and looking over your shoulder.


What should you keep in mind if you have the right-of-way at an intersection?

Check for traffic, pedestrians, and bicyclists before moving forward.