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1

When can a motorist pass the traffic on the right?

Pass the traffic on the right only when:

  • an open highway is clearly marked for two or more lanes of travel in the same direction.
  • the driver ahead of you is signaling a left turn

2

What should you do if the vehicle behind you has signaled an intent to pass?

don't accelerate or try to go faster or change lane

If a vehicle is passing you or has signaled intend to pass, allow the vehicle to pass you. Do not accelerate or try to go faster to avoid being passed, and do not change lanes.

3

What should you do if your vehicle skids while driving on a slippery road?

If your vehicle is skidding on a slippery road, you should:

  • Ease off on the gas pedal.
  • Use the brake pedal conservatively.
  • Turn the steering wheel in the direction of the skid.
  • Steer the vehicle onto a surface with traction

4

Would you pass a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk?

No

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

5

When should a driver pass a stopped bus or streetcar that is loading or unloading passengers?

ONLY in safety zones in intersections controlled by officers or signal devices at a speed no more than 10 mph.

6

When can you cross a double yellow line to pass another vehicle?

You may cross a double yellow line to pass a vehicle if the yellow line next to your side of the road is a broken line.

7

While driving at night, what should you do if you are blinded by the high beam light of a vehicle coming towards you?

Look toward the right edge of your lane. Watch the oncoming vehicle out of the corner of your eye.

8

On which side of the road is it safe to pass a large truck?

left side

Always pass a large truck on the left side, and after you pass the truck, move ahead of it.

9

When can you pass any light-rail vehicle or streetcar (moving or standing) on the left side?

Pass a light-rail vehicle or streetcar (moving or standing) on the left side when:

  • you are on a one-way street
  • the tracks are so close to the right side that you cannot pass on the right
  • a traffic officer directs you to pass on the left

10

What should you do to safely park your vehicle on a hilly road?

To park a vehicle on a hilly road:

  • turn the front wheels to keep it from rolling if the brakes fail
  • set the gear in the park position
  • apply parking brakes

11

Fill in the blank.

You must turn your vehicle’s front wheels towards the curb while parking on _____.

a downhill

The front wheels are turned towards the curb so that if the brakes fail, the vehicle will be stopped by the curb from heading into the traffic.

12

What would you do to prevent your vehicle from rolling backward down the hill while parking on an uphill?

turn the wheels and gently touch the curb

13

Which way should the front wheels be turned to park on a hill without a curb?

towards the shoulder of the road

14

What would you do when a vehicle with one light heads towards you at night?

drive to the far right

A vehicle with one light could be a motorcyclist or a vehicle with a missing headlight.

15

True or False:

It is safe to drive off the road to pass a vehicle.

False

Driving off the paved road, beyond the white mark on the edge could be dangerous. Avoid doing this even if it is to pass a vehicle.

16

Fill in the blank.

Switch on your ___________ headlights when driving at night in the rain.

Switch on your low-beam headlights when driving at night in the rain.

17

At what distance should you stop your vehicle while driving at night?

within the distance of your lights

An important rule for safe night driving is to never overdrive your headlights.

18

True or False.

While you drive at night, you should watch out for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcycles whom you can hardly see.

True

They are harder to see at night as pedestrians and bicyclists have no lights, and motorcycles have mostly one taillight.

19

What should you do while leaving a brightly lit place?

slow down

When leaving a brightly lit area, reduce your speed so that your eyes may adjust to the darkness.

20

True or False.

You should drive at your usual speed in a highway construction zone.

False

Reduce your speed while driving in a highway construction zone.

21

What is the minimum space required to parallel park a vehicle safely?

3 feet longer than the vehicle

22

True or False:

While parallel parking your vehicle on a level road, one of the front wheels must gently touch the curb.

False

The wheels must be at a minimum gap of 18 inches away from the curb.

23

True or False:

You may not use a disabled parking windshield identification card unless transporting the disabled person to whom it was issued.

True

24

What should you do after parking your car in the space between two cars on a level road?

Straighten the car parallel to the curb and leave room between cars.

25

Can you park at the stripped areas adjacent to the disabled parking space shown in the image?

 

 

No

The striped areas are for wheelchair lifts. You cannot park in this area or in a striped area in front of an entrance to a business adjacent to a disabled parking space.

26

True or False:

Temporarily stopping to obey signs or signals is considered parking on standing.

False

27

When all space at the side of a street is taken, can you park your vehicle adjacent to another vehicle?

No, double parking is prohibited and illegal.

28

True or False:

Your vehicle may be towed away if you park your vehicle on a freeway for more than an hour.

False

Your vehicle may be towed away if you park your vehicle on a freeway for more than four hours.

29

When can you park your vehicle on the side of a freeway?

Park only if there’s a stop sign or in case of an emergency

30

Fill in the blank.

You should not park your vehicle within ______ of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing.

50 feet

You should not park your vehicle within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing.

31

Choose the correct option.

In which of the following places is parking prohibited?

A. Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant
B. Within 20 feet of the driveway entrance of a fire station
C. In front of a public or private driveway
D. All of the above

All of the above

32

You have stopped your car to park. While leaving the car, what must you ensure?

Before leaving your vehicle after you park it, make sure that:

  • the engine is turned off,
  • the key is removed from the ignition, and
  • you do not interfere with the traffic

33

Choose the correct option.

You may park your vehicle:

A. in a marked crosswalk
B. in an unmarked crosswalk
C. adjacent to a sidewalk

adjacent to a sidewalk

34

Choose the correct option.

If you intend to pass another vehicle, you should

A. assume the other driver will let you pass if you use your turn signal
B. assume the other driver will maintain a constant speed
C. not assume the other driver will make room for you to return to your lane 

If you intend to pass another vehicle, you should not assume the other driver will make room for you to return to your lane.

35

Choose the correct option.

How would you react if a vehicle suddenly cuts in front of you, creating a hazard?

A. shift to the next lane
B. take your foot off the gas pedal
C.  brake firmly to a complete stop

take your foot off the gas pedal

36

Choose the correct option.

What must you do if you hit a parked vehicle and can't find the owner?

A. wait for the owner to return
B. drive away before anyone sees you
C. leave a note with your name and address on the parked vehicle

leave a note with your name and address on the parked vehicle

37

True or False:

If you see animals standing near the roadway while you are driving, you should honk to scare them away.

False

Do not honk and try to scare the animals near the roadways. In such a situation, you should slow down and proceed with caution.

38

Fill in the blank.

Keep your headlights on the _______ setting when driving behind another vehicle at night.

Keep your headlights on the low beam setting when driving behind another vehicle at night.

39

Choose the correct option.

Which of the following should you avoid doing when another vehicle is passing?

A. Decrease your speed
B. Stay in your lane
C. Move to the left lane

Move to the left lane

Stay in your lane and do not increase your speed while another vehicle is passing you. It is illegal in the state of Texas to drive on the left when you're not trying to pass someone.

40

Choose the correct option.

You may pass a vehicle if the line dividing two lanes is a _________ line.

A. double solid yellow
B. solid white
C. solid yellow
D. broken white

You may pass a vehicle if the line dividing two lanes is a broken white line.

41

Choose the correct option.
 

Which of the following causes hydroplaning?

A. sudden turns
B. sudden stops
C. excessive speed
D. excessive stops

excessive speed

42

In what direction should you turn your wheels when parking uphill without a curb?

to the right

43

What does the blue-colored parking curb signify?

Parking is reserved for disabled persons or drivers.

Only persons with disabilities may park in blue colored parking curbs and only if they have special plates or placards displayed on their vehicle.

44

True or False:

You can cross a solid double yellow line to pass another vehicle.

False

Do not cross a solid double yellow line to pass another vehicle. However, you may cross these lines to turn left into an alley, private road, or driveway after yielding to through traffic.