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We’ve compiled the answers and explanations to some of the most common questions you’ll encounter on your driver’s license written test.

While there are many topics that are specific to each state, many answers to questions you’ll encounter on the DMV written test are pretty universal.

Topics like driving safely, sharing the road, and reacting to driving emergencies are the same no matter what state you’re driving in.

Based on feedback from visitors like you and our own research into the driver’s handbooks across the United States, we’ve compiled some of the most challenging questions and answers you’ll find on the written test.

Each answer includes a thorough explanation and a general reference to the section in which you can find it and similar topics in your state’s driver handbook.

Remember, all the information that will be covered on your written test is found in the handbook.

Be sure to study it, take some free DMV practice tests, and refer to our free DMV cheat sheets and study guides to make sure you’re ready to ace your test!

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Alcohol & Drugs

DMV Sample Questions

Which of the following is true about drinking and driving?

A 5-ounce glass of wine has the same alcohol as a:

On average, how long does it take your body to remove the alcohol contained in 5 ounces of wine?

Which of the following statement(s) are always true about alcohol:

Which of the following beverages contains the most alcohol?

At what BAC is it illegal for individuals of legal drinking age to operate a motor vehicle?

Cold medicines can _______.

Drinking coffee after drinking alcohol:

Which of the following is true about over-the-counter drugs?

When feeling ill, taking medication before driving:

Which of the following will reduce the amount of alcohol in your body?

A chemical test is used to measure:

A driver who refuses to take an alcohol test:

Alcohol is a:

If your driver license is suspended, you may drive only:

Implied consent law means:

What does alcohol affect first?

What are some telltale signs of a drunk driver?

How many alcoholic drinks does it take to affect your driving ability?

It is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of:

It is legal to drive with an alcoholic container that has been opened if the container is:

Detailed Explanations

What is considered to be one standard alcoholic drink?

What is the only effective way to remove alcohol from the body?

What is a chemical test used to measure?

What is the first thing to be affected by alcohol?

What happens when you combine alcohol and drugs?

Bad Weather & Road Conditions

DMV Sample Questions

Hydroplaning is usually caused by:

When driving in rain the road becomes the most slippery:

If your vehicle begins to hydroplane, you should _____.

When driving on a slippery surface such as snow or ice:

You are driving on a dry road, and it begins to rain. You should:

When driving on wet roads you should:

Which of the following will not help you avoid skidding on slippery surfaces?

Water on the road can cause a vehicle to hydroplane. Your car may hydroplane at speeds as low as:

When driving on a wet road:

At what temperature are icy roads most slippery?

To prevent hydroplaning:

What appears on a warning sign that tells you the road is slippery when wet?

When driving on snow covered roads, you should reduce speed by:

When it is raining, you should use your:

Which of the following roadways freezes first when wet?

Many cars will begin to float in as little as __ of standing water.

Roads freeze more quickly when they are:

In a standard passenger car, partial hydroplaning can begin at speeds as low as:

Your first response to reduced visibility should be:

If weather conditions require you to use your windshield wipers, you must also:

Detailed Explanations

What should you do when driving on a slippery surface such as snow or ice?

What should drivers do when driving in bad weather?

What should you do when driving on dirt or gravel roads?

What is hydroplaning usually caused by?

What are some things to know about driving in rural areas?

What should you do if you approach deep water on the roadway?

What wind speeds can make driving dangerous?

What should you do when driving uphill in the snow?

Collisions & Accidents

DMV Sample Questions

Your driver license may be suspended for causing:

If you damage an unattended vehicle you must:

Striking a fixed object at 60 mph is the same as falling from a:

_ are the most likely places for car and motorcycle collisions to occur.

Flash your brake lights or turn on your emergency flashers if you:

If an oncoming driver is heading toward you in your lane, you should:

If another car is in danger of hitting you, you should:

If you are thrown from your vehicle during a collision, you are __ times more likely to die.

If you drive faster than other vehicles on a road with one lane in each direction:

To avoid a collision, you should:

If you are involved in an accident, one of the immediate requirements is to:

You should use your vehicle’s horn when:

Which of the following is not true about seat belts?

Detailed Explanations

What should you do to avoid a collision?

What should you do if you are involved in a crash?

What are some situations that can make collisions more likely to happen?

Handling Emergencies & Safety on the Road

DMV Sample Questions

To regain control of a vehicle in a skid, __________.

Construction zone signs:

What is the first thing you should do if your wheels move off the pavement?

A person’s driver license will automatically be suspended if convicted of:

If you can see an emergency vehicle with flashing lights ahead, ______.

When you hear a siren coming, you should:

Locked wheel skids are usually caused by:

When one vehicle is towing another by means of a chain, the chain must:

If you have a tire blowout when driving on the highway, you should not use your brakes until:

If a driver sees an animal on the roadway:

If you are riding in a vehicle equipped with a lap belt and also a separate shoulder belt, you are:

If you find your brakes failing, which of the following should you not do?

If you get drowsy while driving it is best to:

If you have to stop on the shoulder of a freeway because of an emergency, you should:

If your car breaks down, you should:

In a vehicle equipped with dual airbags the safest place for infants is:

Sudden wind gusts on highways:

When you drive through a construction zone, you should:

When you encounter an aggressive driver tailgating you, you should:

You are driving on a highway and your gas pedal gets jammed. What should you do?

All of the following practices are dangerous to do while driving. Which one is also illegal?

The head restraint should be adjusted:

What can happen if you dump or abandon an animal by the roadside?

When you are getting ready to drive, you should:

While driving if you need to use your cell phone, you should:

You drive defensively when you:

A good defensive driver should:

Is driving a privilege or a right?

Before entering your vehicle:

When you encounter an aggressive driver, you should:

When you see livestock near the roadway, you should:

A vehicle suddenly cuts in front of you creating a hazard. What should you do first?

Detailed Explanations

What does a standard, Class C driver’s license permit a person to drive?

What should you do if your accelerator sticks while you are driving?

What does it mean to drive defensively?

What should you do if your vehicle breaks down?

What should you do when approaching an accident scene?

What should you do when you encounter an aggressive driver?

What is a locked wheel skid?

What should you do if you find yourself in a skid?

What should you do to help avoid skidding on slippery surfaces?

What can happen if your car’s suspension is bad?

What should you do if you have a tire blowout while driving?

What should you do if your cell phone rings while you’re driving?

When should you use your seat belt?

What should you do when driving through a construction zone?

When should you use your horn?

What should you do when you hear an emergency vehicle with flashing light or a siren coming?

What should you do if you are stopped by a law enforcement officer?

What are the basic driving rules?

What are traffic laws in place for?

What is highway hypnosis?

What is the best way to respond to events happening outside your vehicle?

What is the pre-drive checklist?

What is the SEE system?

What is traction affected by while driving?

What should be your first response to steering failure?

What should you do if your vehicle accidentally leaves the roadway while driving?

Headlights & Driving at Night

DMV Sample Questions

If you do not have __________, always drive with your low-beam headlights on.

At night, a driver should dim his headlights when an oncoming motor vehicle comes within:

If an approaching driver refuses to switch his high beams to low, you should_____.

The headlights must be turned on:

When driving in fog you should:

Low-beam headlights are only effective for speeds up to:

Headlights must be activated when visibility is limited to:

When should you use your high beam headlights at night?

When driving at night, you should:

When driving at night on a dimly lit street, you should:

When driving behind another vehicle at night, you should:

It is more dangerous to drive at night than in daytime, because:

At night, it is hardest to see:

Detailed Explanations

When must you use your headlights?

What should you do when a car with bright headlights comes toward you at night?

What should you do when driving at night?

What does it mean when someone is flashing their headlights?

What should you do if your headlights fail?

Intersections, Right of Way, Traffic Signals

DMV Sample Questions

What does a flashing yellow light mean?

What shape is a stop sign?

What does a flashing red light mean?

A green arrow showing with a red traffic light means:

When entering a street from a private alley or driveway, you must:

At a four-way stop, if two cars arrive at the intersection at the same time:

At intersections, look to the _____ first.

If you see a diamond-shaped sign, it will be what type of sign?

When can you drive in a lane with a red “x” above it?

Pentagonal signs are used to indicate:

A red and white triangular sign at an intersection means:

When approaching a railroad crossing, you must look _____.

Always stop before crossing railroad tracks when:

What are the colors of warning signs indicating upcoming hazards?

When entering a street from an unpaved road, you should:

When you approach an intersection with a green traffic light, you should:

Regulatory signs are:

You may legally block an intersection:

A red arrow at an intersection indicates that:

A yellow, diamond shaped sign with a black cross on it means there’s ______________ ahead.

An uncontrolled railroad crossing usually has a speed limit of:

At intersections, crosswalks, and railroad crossings, you should always:

Crossbuck signs indicate:

Flashing red lights at a railroad crossing mean __.

If a traffic signal is out of order, you should:

If you are in the intersection when the light turns red:

The color of a motorist service sign is:

The speed limit for a blind intersection is:

To make a right turn at the corner:

What are the colors of a sign which tells you the distance to the next exit of a highway?

What is the difference between traffic lights with red arrows and those with solid red lights?

When approaching a railroad crossing without mechanical gates or lights, you should:

When turning left, you must yield the right of way:

When you see a sign that tells you the road curves ahead to the right then the left, you should:

Where should you stop your vehicle when there is no limit line?

A pennant shaped sign means:

A traffic sign with a red circle around and a slash over a symbol means:

It is against the law to enter an intersection when:

When they see a yellow x signal, drivers should:

You may continue carefully through a yellow light if:

When should you yield your legal right-of-way?

Which of the following responses is appropriate when approaching a steady yellow traffic signal?

As you approach a roundabout, you should:

What does a yellow arrow mean?

When may you legally drive around or under a railroad crossing gate?

A traffic signal with a flashing yellow arrow means that you should:

What vehicles must stop at all railroad crossings?

Do you have to stop at a green light when turning right?

You may turn right on a solid red light:

Detailed Explanations

What should you do when you are entering an intersection where you want to turn left with a green light?

What should you do when you are approaching an uncontrolled intersection?

What should you do before entering an intersection?

What should you do when approaching a railroad crossing?

When two vehicles approach each other on a steep narrow hill going the opposite directions, which car should yield the right-of-way?

Who does the law give the right-of-way to?

How do you drive in a roundabout?

What are the basic crosswalk rules?

What should you do at a T-intersection?

Who has the right of way at a controlled intersection?

Who has the right of way when vehicles are approaching from different directions?


DMV Sample Questions

When parking headed downhill it is best to:

A vehicle should never be parked closer to a fire hydrant than:

What is double parking?

When parking uphill with a curb:

What do yellow curbs mean?

When parking uphill on a two-way street with no curb, your front wheels should be:

It is illegal to park if a crosswalk is within:

A white painted curb means:

Do not park more than _______ away from the curb.

What does no standing mean?

If you are parked or stopped at the curb and you want to pull out into a traffic lane, you should:

A “No Parking” sign means:

Parking is not allowed:

You are not allowed to park within _ feet of a railroad crossing.

You are not allowed to park within _ feet of an intersection.

A curb painted red means:

You may park or stop along the shoulder of the freeway:

A curb painted blue means parking is:

When backing out of an angled parking space, you should always move slowly and:

Detailed Explanations

What should you do when parking next to a curb?

Where is it illegal to park your vehicle?

Where to turn your wheels when parking on hills?

How do you parallel park?

What are the different types of street parking?

Passing, Changing Lanes, & Lane Markings

DMV Sample Questions

How long should you signal before you turn?

Can you turn left on red?

What does a double solid white line mean? 

When should you not pass another vehicle?

After passing another car, you should not pull back in front of it until you:

If you are going 55 mph, you will need more than _____________ feet to safely pass another vehicle.

Two sets of solid double yellow lines that are two or more feet apart:

HOV lanes are reserved for:

Lanes of traffic going in opposite directions are divided by:

When driving on an expressway, if you want to change lanes you should signal and:

Which of the following are used as left-edge lines on divided highways?

While you are passing on a two lane road:

A solid yellow line next to a broken yellow line means that vehicles:

When changing lanes you should:

When is it legal to cross a double solid yellow line?

You should only pass on a two-way road when:

__________ lines indicate passing is allowed if there are no oncoming cars.

A broken yellow centerline means that:

A double solid yellow line in the center of the road means that:

Is it illegal to pass on the right?

True or False: It is permissible to pass on the right if the vehicle in front of you is making a left hand turn.

Reversible lanes are designated by:

What is a turnout area?

A single broken ________line shows traffic flowing in opposite directions.

An edge line that angles toward the center of the road indicates that:

Lanes marked with a diamond symbol are:

True or False? You may pass on a two-way road that is marked with a broken yellow line.

How many feet can you travel in a left turn center lane?

A broken white line between lanes on the roadway means:

You are driving on a two lane highway and are passing a large truck. What is required to pass safely?

On expressways it is recommended to pass on the:

Where is it illegal to pass?

What is the purpose of rumble strips?

When can you pass a vehicle on the right?

Detailed Explanations

What should you do before changing lanes?

What does it mean when the road is marked with a solid yellow line and a broken yellow line on your side?

What are some places where passing is prohibited?

What should you do to pass on a two-lane road with each lane moving in the opposite direction?

What are some examples of dangerous situations when passing?

Sharing the Road

DMV Sample Questions

What is a No Zone?

What is the proper following distance behind a motorcyclist?

A funeral procession has the right-of-way at intersections, unless __________.

What are the consequences if you fail to stop for a school bus with flashing red lights?

A triangular orange sign on the rear of a vehicle indicates that:

Drivers are to yield the right of way to pedestrians:

If a pedestrian is at a corner, but not in a crosswalk:

If you pass a working emergency vehicle stopped on the side of a freeway you are to:

In a school zone, when must a driver stop?

With any turning vehicle, the rear wheels follow a _________ than the front wheels.

All vehicles on the road must be equipped with a horn that can be heard from a minimum of:

Allow extra space in front of your vehicle when following a:

Blind spots around a large vehicle are _________________ than the blind spots around a car.

If a school bus is stopped and has its red lights flashing, you must:

It is illegal to follow an emergency vehicle at a distance closer than __.

Weaving in and out of traffic:

What does a slow moving vehicle sign look like?

What is a pedestrian safety zone?

When a school bus is stopped on the roadway, you must always stop when:

When can a motorcyclist use a complete traffic lane?

When do you not need to stop if a school bus is loading or unloading children?

When sharing the road with a light-rail vehicle, you should:

With a basic class c driver’s license a person may drive:

You are driving on the freeway behind a large truck, you should drive:

A pedestrian with a white cane __.

The extra space in front of a large truck is needed for:

When can you drive in a bike lane?

When driving slower than the rest of the traffic, in which lane should you be driving?

When the foot brake is pressed, which light must come on?

Blind pedestrians may carry:

Are bicyclists required to obey traffic laws and signs?

The average large truck traveling at 55 mph can take almost how many feet to stop?

When sharing the road with a truck, it is important to remember that, in general, trucks:

Large trucks turning right onto a street with two lanes in each direction:

You are in a truck’s blind spot if:

Detailed Explanations

When can you drive in a bike lane?

What should you do when passing a bicyclist?

What should you do if a bus has signaled and is pulling back onto the roadway?

The No Zone

What is important to know about large trucks turning right onto a street with two lanes in each direction?

What are some important things to know about large trucks?

What should you do when traveling behind a motorcycle?

What should you do if a school bus has stopped ahead with flashing lights on your side of the road?

When must a driver yield to a pedestrian?

What are some acceptable ways to communicate with other drivers?

What should you do when sharing the road with a light rail vehicle?

Speed Limits, Stopping, Turning

DMV Sample Questions

Stopping a vehicle with good brakes from 20 miles per hour under good conditions requires about:

When choosing your driving speed, the most important thing to consider is:

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit in school zones is:

Unless otherwise posted, what is the speed limit in a residential area?

If you have ABS on your car the best way to use the brake system is to:

A driver waiting to make a left turn when the traffic light turns green should:

The basic speed law says that:

Unless otherwise posted, what is the speed limit in a business area?

When a right turn on red is permitted, you must still __________.

You are driving too slowly if you:

When driving, if you miss your turn, you should:

Determine a safe speed to travel based on:

The maximum legal speed limit on a rural interstate highway is:

What is the speed limit while driving in an alley?

You must drive at a speed:

Drive below the posted speed limit when:

Should you always drive slower than other traffic?

True or False: You may exceed the speed limit when passing another vehicle.

When driving, if you miss your turn you should:

Which is not a factor in determining the distance that it takes to stop your vehicle?

When are u turns legal?

Allow a larger space cushion when stopping:

If traffic is traveling faster than the posted speed limit:

Vehicle stopping distances never depend on:

A three point turnabout:

Drivers turning left must yield to:

The proper way in which to make a right turn is:

When you are driving at 55 mph, you will need a stopping distance of about:

When approaching a curve the best thing to do is:

It is permissible to drive faster than the speed limit:

Fines for speed violations are doubled in _ zones.

Detailed Explanations

What does the basic speed law say you must do?

What does vehicle stopping distance depend on?

What is the proper way to make a right turn?

When can you make a left turn on a red light?

What should you do when you miss your turn while driving?

About how far should you signal to turn before beginning your turn when driving slower than 45 MPH?

Where should your hands be to be able to turn quickly?

If your turn signals fail, what should you use to indicate your turn?

At what speeds do moderate risks usually occur?

How do you make an unprotected left turn?

What are center left turn lanes for?

What are some different types of braking techniques?

What are the different types of turns?

What is a protected turn?

What is the ideal way to apply pressure onto the pedals while driving?

What should you do when entering turns and curves?

Vehicle Positioning, Space, and Visual Scans

DMV Sample Questions

As you enter the deceleration lane or the exit ramp, slow down and _____________.

Highway hypnosis is related to ____________.

The most important thing in backing a motor vehicle is:

You should look at least __________ seconds ahead of your car.

The best way to deal with a tailgater is to _____________.

A good space cushion is likely to:

When should you increase your following distance to four seconds?

What is a space cushion?

When backing up you should:

You are entering an expressway, and are in the acceleration lane. You should speed up to:

To avoid tailgating, one should follow the:

What is the far right lane of the highway for?

You are driving in traffic on a road with two or more lanes in each direction. You should:

True or False: Always adjust mirrors after adjusting your seat.

An __________ is the connection of a freeway to a road or another freeway by a series of ramps.

Anytime you change lanes, enter a highway, or merge with traffic you need a gap of at least:

Backing your vehicle is:

On three lane freeways, it is best to travel in the:

Which of the following statements about blind spots is true?

What is a good minimum following distance?

To see vehicles in your blind spot, you should check:

Your blind spot is the area of the road:

Your field of vision is:

How often should you check your mirrors?

When merging with freeway traffic, you should try to merge ____.

To avoid last minute moves, you should:

As your vehicle speed increases, your field of vision:

One hand steering is recommended:

Detailed Explanations

When are some of the most important times to check traffic behind you?

What is a blind spot?

What should your first response to reduced visibility be?

About how far down the road should you look to avoid last minute moves?

What is the benefit of a space cushion around your vehicle?

What should you do first if a vehicle suddenly cuts in front of you and creates a hazard?

What should you do when driving behind another vehicle at night?

What is the best way to deal with a tailgater?

When should you increase your following distance?

What should you do when you enter the deceleration lane or the exit ramp?

What should you do when merging onto a freeway?

What should you do when changing lanes on the freeway?

How should you exit the freeway?

What are the different driving lanes?

What are the different types of interchanges?

What do yellow lines tell you about the flow of traffic?

What do you need to know about the shoulder while driving?

What should you do when driving in reverse?

DMV Questions & Answers: Quick Study Guide

Below you’ll find a quick collection of common answers to questions on the DMV written test. 

Some of these can be a little tricky if you’re not prepared!

Scan the lists below to get familiar with the answers on your driver’s license knowledge exam. 

Check out some of the DMV Questions & Answers topics above and refer to your official driver’s handbook for more detail. 

Intersections & Traffic

When multiple vehicles reach an intersection controlled by a stop sign at the same time, the vehicle on the right has the right-of-way. (Handbook Section: Right-of-Way Rules and Intersections)

Before entering a roundabout or circular intersection, you must yield to vehicles that are already in the traffic circle. (Handbook Section: Roundabouts and Intersections).

Be aware that school buses are a type of vehicle that are required by law to stop at all railroad crossings, regardless of whether or not the gate is down or the signals are on. (Handbook Section: Sharing the Road)

When driving in city traffic, stay alert for other drivers making quick stop or sudden moves. (Handbook Section: City Streets)

If you approach an intersection where the road is blocked from your view, you should stop, yield to other traffic, and proceed with caution when safe to do so. (Handbook Section: Intersections)

After coming to a complete stop at a red light, you can make a right turn on red if it can be completed safely and there are no signs prohibiting it. (Handbook Section: Intersections and Turns)

To make a right-hand turn, signal, move towards the right side of the road, and check for and yield to cyclists, pedestrians, and other traffic. (Handbook Section: Turns and Signaling)

If you want to make a turn, but are not in the proper turning lane, you should continue to the next intersection instead of trying to make an unsafe move. (Handbook Section: Turns)

When approaching an intersection or lane with a red arrow on the traffic light, the turning lane is the only lane that needs to stop, unless the other lanes also have a red light. (Handbook Section: Intersections and Traffic Signals)

Whenever approaching a railroad crossing, you should slow down, stay alert, and be prepared to stop. (Handbook Section: Intersections and Railroad Crossings)

A “shoulder check” refers to the quick glance you should make over your shoulder to check your blind spots when changing lanes, passing, or preparing to turn. (Handbook Section: Blind Spots and Changing Lanes)

Sharing the Road

When driving on rural roads and highways, you should be aware that farm equipment may only be able to travel at a speed of 15-20 mph. Exercise caution when driving near farm vehicles. (Handbook Section: Sharing the Road and Highways)

If you find yourself behind a slow farm vehicle on a two-lane highway, you should wait until the vehicle can pull over safely and then pass with caution. (Handbook Section: Passing and Sharing the Road).

Large vehicles like trucks and buses have large blind spots in the front, rear, and to the sides where other cars can completely disappear from view. These are often referred to as “No-Zones.” (Handbook Section: Sharing the Road and Large Trucks)

Avoid driving in the No Zone for too long when passing and driving near large vehicles. (Handbook Section: Sharing the Road)

Pedestrians can increase their visibility when walking along the side of the road at night by carrying or wearing something white or reflective. (Handbook Section: Pedestrians)

Signals and Headlights

When driving at a speed of 45 mph or faster, you should use your turn signals for at least 200 feet. At speeds under 45 mph, you should typically use your signals for at least 100 feet before the turn. (Handbook Section: Signaling and Communicating with Other Drivers)

When driving behind another vehicle at night or when there is an oncoming vehicle approaching, you should be using your low-beam headlights. (Handbook Section: Headlights)

You can use your high beams on dark roads when no other vehicles are around. (Handbook Section: Headlights)

When following another vehicle at night on a dark road, you can determine if the road ahead is bumpy or uneven by watching their tail-lights move. (Handbook Section: Driving at Night)

Speed & Distance

Unless there are speed limit signs that indicate otherwise, the speed limit inside cities and towns is typically 35 mph. (Handbook Section: Speed Limits)

To avoid following other vehicles too closely (tailgating), you should use the 2-second rule. (Handbook Section: Following Distance)

The most common type of collision on the highway is a rear-end collision. (Handbook Section: Collisions and Following Distance)

When on a road trip or driving on the highway for long distances, you should stop to rest about every 100 miles. (Handbook Section: Highways)

Whenever you get tired while driving, you should stop and rest. Driving while fatigued can be extremely dangerous. (Handbook Section: Highways)

Whenever you are preparing to pass another vehicle, you must look ahead to make sure you have enough room to complete the pass safely. (Handbook Section: Passing)

When driving down steep hills, you should shift to a lower gear to help control your speed. (Handbook Section: Braking)

In rural areas and countrysides, you’re likely to encounter secondary roads, which are more likely to feature hills, steep sections, and sharp curves. Use extra caution on these types of roads. (Handbook Section: Secondary/Rural Roads)

Scanning the road around you by checking your mirrors about every 10 seconds is a good habit of defensive driving. (Handbook Section: Scanning)

Traffic Signs

Speed limit signs are white squares or rectangles with a black border and black lettering. (Handbook Section: Traffic Signs)

A red, upside-down triangle with a white center indicates a Yield Sign. (Handbook Section: Traffic Signs)

A yellow circle with a black X or crossbuck indicates a railroad crossing. (Handbook Section: Traffic Signs)

An orange, rightside-up triangle with a red border on the back of a vehicle indicates a slow moving vehicle. (Handbook Section: Traffic Signs)

A long, yellow triangle pointing to the right with black lettering indicates a no passing zone. (Handbook Section: Traffic Signs)

Violations & Hazards

To reinstate a revoked or suspended driver’s license, you’ll need to visit your local DMV office, pay a reinstatement fee, and reapply for the license. (Handbook Section: Suspensions and Revocations)

Taking prescription or over-the-counter medicine before you drive can be just as dangerous as drinking and driving. Check the effects that the medicine you take has before you drive. (Handbook Section: Alcohol & Drugs)

A blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher will result in the immediate revocation of your driver’s license. (Handbook Section: Alcohol & Drugs)

If your car sways, lean to one side during curves, or seems to constantly bounce, you may have an issue with your suspension system. (Handbook Section: Vehicle Equipment)

If your tires run off the pavement, gradually take your foot off the gas pedal and avoid braking until you slow down and regain control. (Handbook Section: Driving Emergencies)

Weather & Road Conditions

When driving on roads that are covered in packed snow, you should be using chains and/or snow tires. (Handbook Section: Driving in Snow & Ice)

When driving in fog, heavy rain, or other conditions where visibility is greatly reduced, you should be using your low-beam headlights. (Handbook Section: Driving in Fog & Reduced Visibility)

If your brakes are wet, you can dry them by gently applying brake pressure. (Handbook Section: Braking)

Roads are often most slippery right after it has just begun to rain. (Handbook Section: Wet Roads)

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