Written Test Prep

Safety Belts;
A.        should not be worn by pregnant women.
B.        should fit on your hip bones.
C        should be worn by children under two.        

Crosswalks are special areas set aside for people to cross the street. Which is a true statement about crosswalks?
A.        Most crosswalks are at intersections, but some are in the middle of a block
B.        Right of way is determined by who gets to the crosswalk first.
C        You may hit a pedestrian who is J walking.        

To turn right off a four-lane roadway, you must turn from:
A.        the lane to the right of the center of the road
B.        the travel lane nearest to the right curb or edge of the roadway.
C        from off the sidewalk.        

When you are preparing to turn into a side road or driveway, what should you do?
A.        Tighten your seatbelt
B.        Quickly look in the mirrors for vehicles behind you.
C        Activate your warning lights.        

You should allow and extra cushion of space:
A.         when following a station wagon.
B.         when following drivers whose view to the rear is blocked.
C.         when following a passenger vehicle.

When driving in fog, you should use your:
A        High beams.
B        Low beams.
C        Parking lights.

Using drugs or alcohol before driving:      
A.         is legal for persons over 21
B.         has no bearing on traffic crashes.
C.         impairs driving performance.

Drivers turning left at an intersection with a green light must:
A.        Stop before the stop line and yield to oncoming traffic.
B.        Proceed into the intersection with their wheels straight and yield to oncoming traffic.
C.        Slow down and check left and right before turning.

You can save fuel and wear on your vehicle by:
A.         driving during rush hour.
B.         driving as fast as possible.
C.         car pooling or ride sharing, riding a bicycle, taking a bus or walking.

When slowing down in front of another vehicle, you should:
A        Check your rear view mirror and apply your brakes early as a signal to the other vehicles   behind you.
B        Apply your brakes when you are three car lengths in front of other vehicles.
C        Apply your brakes when you are two seconds in front of other vehicles.

The windows of your vehicle are covered with ice and snow. Before starting out you should clear:
A.        all windows
B.        only the windshield
C.        the windshield and rear window.

Which statements about the tires on your vehicle is correct?
A.         worn or bald tires do not affect how a vehicle handles.
B.         Low air pressure in tires decreases fuel mileage.
C.         In cold weather, keep the tire pressure at a minimum for better traction.

The correct time to adjust your seat and mirrors is:
A.         after you have drive about a mile.
B.         when you are stopped at a stop sign or light.
C.         before starting to drive.

If you must stop suddenly in an emergency and your car is equipped with ABS, you should:
A.        Slam on the brakes and steer in the direction you want to go.
B.        Pump the brakes and steer in the direction you want to go.
C.        Hit the brakes hard, but not hard  enough to lock the wheels, steer in the direction you want to go.

When you park your car uphill, next to a curb, the right front wheel:
A.        Should be turned to the right with the wheel touching the curb.
B.        Should be parallel to the curb with the brake set.
C.        Should be turned so the back of the wheel is against the curb.

You are approaching an intersection that has a stop sign, a stop line and a crosswalk. Where should you stop your vehicle?
A        At the crosswalk.
B        At the stop line.
C        At the stop sign.

The first thing that alcohol affects is:
A        Vision.
B        Balance.
C        Judgment.

When pulling away from the curb, you should:
A        Signal, check over shoulder, then pull out when safe.
B        Check your rear-view mirror, then pull out when safe.
C        Signal, check your rear-view mirror, then pull out when safe.

When a car with bright headlights comes toward you at night, you should:
A        Look below the lights.
B        Allow other drivers to pass.
C        Look toward the right edge of your lane.

What is the correct action to take when being tail gated?
A        Speed up.
B        Brake firmly.
C        Slow down.

At an intersection where the view of the cross street is obstructed:
A        Reduce speed to 25 M.P.H. or less.
B        Approach at a speed where you could stop if a car appears.
C        Proceed normally.

When following motorcycles you should allow
A.        More Following Distance
B.        The same as any other vehicle
C.        Two car lengths.

How far before a turn must you signal?
A        50 feet or 1 second.
B        100 feet or 3 seconds.
C        200 feet or 4 seconds.

Which of the following statements about blind spots is true?
A        They are eliminated if you have one outside mirror on each side of the vehicle.
B        Large trucks have big blind spots called no zones. Stay out of the No Zone.
C        Blind spots can be checked by looking in your rear view mirrors.

Is it always safe to drive at the posted speed limits?
A        Yes.
B        Always.
C        No, not always.

To avoid last minute moves, you should be looking down the road to where your vehicle will be in about.
A        5 to 10 seconds.
B        10 to 15 seconds.
C        20 to 30 seconds.

What is the number one killer of teens in America?
A        Suicide.
B        Traffic accidents.
C        Drug overdose.

The only way to be sure that alcohol will never become a problem in your life is to:
A        Drink in moderation.
B        Don’t drink.
C        Drink only when supervised by your parents.

The best way to help fatigue is to:
A        Roll down your window.
B        Take frequent stops.
C        Get some sleep.

A Railroad cross buck has the same meaning as a:
A        Stop sign.
B        Warning sign.
C        Yield sign.

If you experience a flat tire while driving you should:
A        Grasp the wheel firmly, ease off the gas and gradually come to a stop in a safe location.
B        Press firmly on the brake and quickly pull to the side.
C        Continue driving normally and stop soon.

What is a “good rule” for turning on your headlights?
A        1 hour after sunset and 1 hour before sunrise.
B        Whenever your windshield wipers are on.
C        When visibility is poor.

What is the correct action to take if your car begins to skid?
A        Turn toward the road.
B        Slam on your brakes.
C        Turn in the direction you want your car to go.

How many drinks does it take for alcohol to affect your driving?
A        Depends on your height and weight.
B        .08 B.A.C.
C        Just one.

Where are you likely to find slippery spots?
A        Freeways.
B        Bridges and overpasses.
C        Rural roads.

What is true of  an “uncontrolled intersection”?
A        It will be marked “uncontrolled”.
B        An absence of signs and signals.
C        All intersections are controlled

What is “normal following distance?
A        2 Seconds.
B        4 Seconds.
C        6 Seconds.

When approaching an intersection for at left turn with a left turn green arrow you must:
A        Yield to oncoming traffic.
B        Look both ways.
C        Proceed without delay.

Who has the right of way?
A        Vehicles entering the freeway.
B        Vehicles who are passing another car.
C        Vehicles on the freeway.

What is the speed you must travel when in a school zone when children are present?
A        Reasonable and prudent.
B        15 MPH.
C        25 MPH.

How can you tell if there is a car in your blind spot?
A        Check your mirrors.
B        Check over your shoulder.
C        Check behind you.

How frequently must you check your rear-view mirror?
A        Every 6-8 seconds.
B        Every 3 seconds.
C        Every 10-15 seconds.

Before you change lanes, you should:
a.         Be sure no one is behind you in your lane
b.        Check your mirrors and look over your shoulder
c.         Never look over your right shoulder

You want to pass a bicyclist riding on the right edge of your lane. You:
a.        May not pass the bicyclist for any reason
b.        Must change lanes to pass the cyclist safely
c.        Should allow a minimum of 1 foot between you and the cyclist

Check your rear view mirrors:
a.         Often to see how traffic is moving behind you
b.         Only when you are slowing down
c.         To see if a vehicle is in your blind spot

You are approaching an intersection at the posted speed limit when the signal light turns yellow. You should:
a.        Slow down and proceed through the intersection with caution
b.         Speed up to cross the intersection before the light turns red
c.         Stop before entering the intersection, if you can do so safely

It is illegal for a person 21 years of age or older to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that is ____ or higher.
a.        0.05% - Five hundredths of one percent
b.         0.08% - Eight hundredths of one percent
c.         0.10% - One tenth of one percent

If you want to pass a bicyclist in a narrow traffic lane when an oncoming car is approaching:
a.         Drive into the oncoming lane to pass the bicyclist
b.         Slow down and let the car pass, then pass the bicyclist
c.         Wait until the bicyclist rides off the roadway

Which of the following roadways freeze first when wet?
a.         Bridges
b.         Intersections
c.         Tunnels

You can make a right turn at a solid red light after you check for pedestrians and other traffic:
a.         At any time, if you slow down and signal before making the turn
b.         If you stop first and if there is no sign to prohibit the turn
c.         Only if there is a sign that permits the turn

You want to park downhill on a two-way road and there is no curb. Which way do you turn your front wheels?
a.         Left - towards the center of the road
b.         Right - towards the side of the road
c.         So they face straight ahead

When merging onto a freeway, you should be driving:
a.         At or near the same speed as the freeway traffic
b.         At the legal freeway speed limit
c.         Slower than the freeway traffic

You are driving on a city street and see an emergency vehicle with flashing lights behind you. What should you do?
a.         Drive to the right edge of the road and slow down
b.         Drive to the right edge of the road and stop
c.         Stay in your lane, slow down, and let it pass

If you drive 55 mph in a 55 mph zone, you can be given a speeding ticket:
a.        If road or weather conditions require a slower speed
b.        Only if you are approaching a sharp curve in the road
c.        Under no circumstances because it is always legal

What does an eight-sided sign mean?
A.         Yield
B.         Stop
C.         Wrong way

At an intersection with a four-way stop, which driver can go first?        
A.         The driver that reached the intersection first
B.         The driver to the left of you
C.         The driver in front of you

How far ahead should you look when you are on the open highway?
A.         About one mile
B.         About a quarter of a mile
C.         About a half of a mile

When a large truck wants to pass you, what should you do?
A.         Slow down to shorten the time required to pass
B.         Pull over
C.         Speed up

How many drinks of alcohol does it take to affect your driving?
A.         One
B.         Two
C.         Three

How do seat belts and shoulder straps help a driver control the vehicle?
A.         They help you stay awake and alert
B.         They prevent you from getting injured in an accident
C.         They prevent you from sliding on your seat in sudden stops and turns, and they keep you behind the wheel if you
are hit from the side

Why should you clean your headlights?
A.         Dirty headlights greatly reduce your ability to see
B.         You can increase the life of your headlights
C.         Keep the insects off your headlights

A traffic light with a flashing red signal means?
A.         Yield
B.         Caution
C.         Stop

Speed limit signs:
A)         Represent the maximum speed for ideal driving conditions.
B)         Represent the suggested speed for the road or highway.
C)         Represent the maximum speed for all driving conditions.

If your vehicle has a two-part safety belt system you should:
A)         Use both the lap and shoulder belt.
B)         Use only the shoulder belt.
C)         Use only the lap belt.

You are approaching a school bus which has stopped on the other side of a divided highway. You should:
A         Stop, check for children, then proceed.
B         Watch for children and be ready to stop.
C         Stop and wait until the flashing red lights go off.

Reaction time is slower after:
A)         Drinking alcohol.
B)         Exercising.
C)         Sleeping.

You may not park within how many feet of a fire hydrant?
A)         5 feet.
B)         10 feet.
C)         15 feet.

You should stop for a stopped school bus:
a)         Even when the red lights are not flashing.
b)         In school zones.
c)         When its red lights are flashing.

On a road with two or more lanes traveling in the same direction, the driver should:
a)         Drive in any lane.
b)         Drive in the left lane.
c)         Stay in the right lane except to pass.

If you are being tailgated, the best thing to do is:
a)         Move to the right lane and let vehicle pass, if possible.
b)         Speed up.
c)         Brake quickly.

The traffic signal turns green signaling you to proceed; you should:
a)         Look left and right before proceeding.
b)         Tap horn lightly to let others know you are moving forward.
c)         Accelerate immediately so you do not hold up traffic behind you.

A solid yellow line on your side means:
a)         You may pass with caution.
b)         Reduce speed.
c)         You may not pass.

In bad weather, you should make your car easier for others to see by:
a)         Turning on your headlights.
b)         Turning on your emergency flashers.
c)         Turning on your parking lights.

Your vehicle has a mechanical problem. You should:
a)         Stop in your lane and put on your hazard lights.
b)         Stop in your lane, get out, and direct traffic around your car
c)         Put on your hazard lights and pull off the road.

If you drive too fast on a wet road, there is a danger that:
a)         Your own spray will obscure your vision.
b)         Your own spray will obscure the vision of other drivers.
c)         Your tires will start to slide over the water.

To pass a truck you must:
a)         Make sure you have room to complete the pass without excessive speed.
b)         Pass on a down grade.
c)         Go as fast as possible to race with the truck.

You must pull over to the right and stop for an emergency vehicle with lights and siren on:
a)         If it is behind you.
b)         If it is coming towards you.
c)         If it is approaching from a side street.
d)         All of the above.

You may not park within how many feet of a stop sign?
a)         25 feet.
b)         15 feet.
c)         20 feet.

A stop line is painted on the roadway to give pedestrians a walkway in front of your stopped car. Where should you stop in
relationship to the stop line?
a.         stop 50 feet before the stop sign
b.         stop so the front of your wheels are just before the line.
C.         stop just before the stop sign

When changing lanes, to be sure that there is no vehicle in your blind spot, you should:
a.         check your outside rear view mirror
b.         check both inside and outside rear view mirrors
c.         check both mirrors and look over the proper shoulder

How many feet away from a crosswalk are you allowed to park?
a.         15 feet
b.         25 feet
c.         20 feet

When parallel parked along the curb, the wheel of your car must be:
a.         6 inches of the curb
b.         less than 12 inches of the curb
c.         18 inches of the curb

When parallel parked along the curb, the front and rear bumpers of your car can be no closer to another car than:
a.          1 foot
b.          2 feet
c.          4 feet

What is the safest procedure for leaving the freeway by moving into an exit lane?
a.         Slow down before reaching the exit lane.
B.         Maintain the same speed on the exit lane as on the main part of the freeway.
C.         Do not slow down until you move into the exit lane.

To use a drivers license to participate in the organ donor program:
A.         You need a note from your doctor.
B.         You must be in excellent health.
C.         You must fill out the back of your drivers license and make your wishes known.

You are driving on a rural two-lane, two-way road and a car is approaching you from the front.  Suddenly, the car weaves
into your lane and heads straight for you.  What is the BEST action to take?
a.         swerve left (into the opposing lane)
b.         sound your horn
c.         swerve to the right (going off the road if necessary)

Aside from the posted speed limit, the speed you are able to safely travel depends on:
a.         whether you are wearing a seat belt
b.         how good your visibility is
c.         if you have an air bag

You come over a hill and find a truck stalled in the middle of the road. Which of the following is the way to warn the car
following you?
A.        Tap the brake pedal 3 or 4 times briefly.
B.        Turn on your emergency flashers.
C.        Sound the horn

What should you do if you see a pedestrian with a guide dog in the middle of the street?
a.        Stop no closer than 10 feet and allow the pedestrian to cross.
B.        Honk to warn the pedestrian that you're there.
C.        Proceed with caution.

If you see a police officer directing traffic, what should you do?
A.        Ignore the police officer completely.
B.        Do as the police officer directs.
C.        Park your vehicle immediately.

When driving on snow covered roads, a driver should:      
a.        maintain speed if driving a front wheel drive car.
B.        slow down and increase your following distance.
C.        maintain following distance.

When is it legal to NOT stop for an approaching school bus with red flashing lights?
a.        On a roadway separated by a median or other physical barrier and you are on the opposite side of the road from
the bus.
B.        On a 4 lane road and you are at least 2 lanes away from the bus.
C.        Only when behind the bus.

Using headlights in the rain or when visibility is reduced:
A.        Helps the driver see through the rain.
B.        Helps light the roadway for other drivers.
C.        Helps make your vehicle more easily seen by other drivers.

Which statement is true regarding drugs?
a.        Prescription drugs can lead to accidents and or arrest.
B.        You can drive while taking drugs.
C.        You can drive while taking prescription drugs.

If involved in a motor vehicle crash, what should the driver do?
a.        Call police and stay at the scene, do not move any vehicle involved unless it is blocking traffic
b.        Drive away as quickly as possible
c.        Determine if there are any injuries. If there are none, the crash does not need to be reported

If the right wheels of your car leave the pavement, you should:
a.        slow down first then turn back onto the pavement sharply
b.        turn back onto the road immediately
c.        go all the way onto the shoulder

The following questions come from the Wisconsin Motorist Handbook.

1. At an intersection, drivers turning left must yield to what?

Pedestrians and vehicles approaching from the opposite direction, including bicycles.

2. How far ahead should you look when you are on the open highway?

Ten to 15 seconds.

3. How can you see if there is a car in your blind spot?

Look over your shoulder.

4. At what times does Wisconsin law say you must turn on headlights?

Wisconsin law says between half-an-hour after sunset and half-an-hour before sunrise and when you cannot see a vehicle
or person on the roadway at a distance of 500 feet.

5. When else would you turn on your headlights?

On rainy, snowy or foggy days, when it begins to get dark, and when driving away from a rising or setting sun.

6. What is a good rule of thumb for turning on your headlights?

A good rule to follow is to turn on your headlights when you need to turn on your wipers.

7. You plan to pull into a driveway just beyond an intersection. When should you signal?

After you cross the intersection.

8. Name two places where you are likely to find slippery spots.

In shady spots and on overpasses and bridges.

9. You are on a freeway entrance and have to wait for a gap in traffic before you can enter the roadway. What should you

Slow down on the entrance ramp to wait for a gap, then speed up so you enter at the same speed that traffic is moving.

10. What does a yellow sign mean?

Yellow signs warn of a special situation or a hazard ahead.

11. What does an orange sign mean?

Orange signs warn of construction work ahead.

12. Under most conditions, what is the minimum safe following distance?

A minimum of four seconds is the recommended following distance under ideal conditions.

13. Name some conditions in which you need extra following distance.

Driving on slippery roads. • The driver wants to pass. • following a motorcycle. • following drivers who cannot see you
(trucks, buses, vans or vehicles pulling campers or trailers). • have a heavy load or are pulling a trailer. • It is hard to see. •
Being followed closely. • following emergency vehicles. • Approaching railroad crossings. • Stopping on a hill or incline.

14. What should you do if you are in an intersection and you hear a siren?

Drive through the intersection, then pull over to the right side of the road and stop.

15. How do safety belts help you keep control of your car?

They protect you from injury and, as a driver, keep you behind the wheel if you are hit from the side or make a quick turn

16. What should you do if you are involved in a crash with another car?

• Stop at or near the crash site. If your vehicle can be moved, get it off the road. • Do not stand or walk in traffic lanes. •
Turn off the ignition of wrecked vehicles. • Stay away from downed power lines. • use triangles, flares or other warning
devices to alert traffic. • If someone is injured, get help. • help anyone who is not already walking  and talking. • get names
and addresses of persons involved and of witnesses. • Exchange information with other drivers involved. • contact the
police and give them information on the crash. • If it is a reportable crash, file a written report with the DMV within ten days if
the police did not file a report.

17. How many drinks does it take to affect your driving?

Even one drink of alcohol can affect your driving.

18. What drugs can affect your ability to drive safely?

Almost any drug, prescription or over-the-counter, can affect your ability to drive.

19. What is "implied consent"?

You will honor any request by police to take an alcohol concentration test.
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