Arkansas Permit Test Flash Cards

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If another driver is passing your vehicle, you must:
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stay in the lane and do not increase your speed
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A double solid white line marks the edge of a traffic lane where:
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travel in the same direction is permitted on both sides of the lane, but crossing the line is prohibited
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Passing on both sides of a highway is not allowed when:
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both sides have solid yellow line markings
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Which of the following statements is true regarding yellow and white lane markings on the road?
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A solid white line between lanes of traffic means that you should stay in your lane, unless a special situation requires you to change lanes
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A two-headed arrow with one head pointing straight ahead and the other pointing to the left means:
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you may either proceed straight ahead or turn to the left
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A steady yellow arrow pointing left at an intersection indicates to the driver that:
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the left turn signal is about to change to red
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On one-way roads, yellow lines are used as:
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left-edge lines
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If an emergency vehicle approaches while you are driving in a roundabout, you must:
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continue to your exit, pull over, and let the emergency vehicle pass
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__________ show parking spaces for persons with disabilities.
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Blue pavement markings
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If you find yourself feeling sleepy while driving, it is better to:
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pull over and take a nap
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A barrier of grass, concrete or other material separating two roadways, including interstate highways is known as:
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A median
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A triangular orange sign on the back of a slow-moving vehicle indicates that:
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the vehicle cannot travel faster than 25 mph
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In a roundabout, a driver must drive in:
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a clockwise direction
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It is against the law to make a left turn on red light EXCEPT:
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from one one-way street to another
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_________ are the most likely places for car and motorcycle collisions to occur.
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Intersections
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If a blind pedestrian is waiting at a crosswalk with a white cane or a guide dog, you must:
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not use your horn or rev your engine
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When overtaking and passing another vehicle on a two-lane road, you should pass only to:
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the left of the vehicle
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When making a left turn at an intersection, a motorist must yield to:
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oncoming traffic
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If an emergency vehicle is moving in your lane displaying red flashing lights or using a siren, you are required to:
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pull over to the curb and stop
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Tailgating is the practice of:
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following too close
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Turn on your headlights _______, or at any time you cannot see a person or object clearly within 500 feet.
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1/2 hour after sunset and 1/2 hour before sunrise
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You should pull over_______ of the road, when you see or hear an emergency vehicle approaching from any direction.
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the right side
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Drivers must avoid driving in no-zones such as:
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20 feet in front of the cab, on either side of the tractor-trailer and up to 200 feet in the rear of the trucksI
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If an approaching vehicle has its turn signal on, you must _______ and then start your turn if it is safe.
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wait until the driver actually makes a complete turn
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When you turn from a high speed, two-lane roadway, _______ if you have traffic following you.
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try not to slow down your vehicle too early
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In Arkansas, it is illegal to drive, or to be a passenger:
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without wearing a safety belt
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If your vehicle is hit from the side, your body will be thrown:
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toward the side that is hit
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If you cannot see 200 feet ahead, you may not be driving safely at
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30 mph
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Drivers must be cautious if it starts to rain on a hot day, because pavement can be very slippery for the first few minutes due to:
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oil in the asphalt
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Shared center lanes that are marked on each side by a solid yellow and dashed yellow lines are reserved for _______ and can be used by vehicles traveling in either direction.
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For making left turns
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If your vehicle is moving at a speed of 55 mph, you will travel over _______ in ten seconds.
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800 feet
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As per the law of Arkansas, you can be arrested for alcohol impairment with any blood alcohol level:
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above 0.04%
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If your vehicle speed exceeds 35 mph on a wet road or in the rain, your tires will start to ride up on the water, which is known as:
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hydroplaneing
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You must not pass if you are _______ of a hill or curve.
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within one-third of a mile
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If you are driving on a two-lane road, it is safest to drive your vehicle in the _______ of the lane.
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center
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A driver must _______ for a school bus that is stopped with its red lights flashing on the opposite side of the road
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come to a complete stop
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A driver must _______ for a school bus that is stopped with its red lights flashing on the opposite side of the road
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blind spots
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You need a _______ gap whenever you change lanes, enter a roadway, or when your lane merges with another travel lane
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four-second
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Do not share a lane with _______ , because they need extra space.
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motorcycles, bicyclists, pedistrians
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Diabetic drivers who take_______ should not drive vehicles when there is any chance of going into shock.
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insulin
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Head rests should be adjusted so that head restraint contacts the back of the head. This prevents:
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neck injuries if you are hit from behind
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When drivers find a square sign with a white horizontal line inside a red ball, they must:
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not enter the roadway
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Do not _______ at crash scenes or at locations along the highway where a law enforcement officer may have a vehicle pulled off the road.
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rubberneck
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When making right turns, drivers must avoid _______ before initiating the turn.
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a swinging wide turn to the left
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If there are no reduced speed limits posted at work zones, drivers should:
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obey the normal posted speed limit
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In order to avoid last-minute braking or the need to turn, you should look down the road at least _______ in the city.
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one city block
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When turning corners, turn the steering wheel using the:
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hand over hand technique
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Drivers must use the _______ to avoid crashes when following other vehicles.
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two second rule
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Before turning right, make sure that there is no traffic approaching:
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from your left and no oncoming traffic turning left into your path
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When you are passing a bicycle and an oncoming vehicle is approaching, you must:
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slow down and let the vehicle pass first
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An ideal position to place both hands on the steering wheel is at about the:
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10 o’clock and 2 o’clock positions
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The law requires that all children under the age of … wear appropriate safety restraints.
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15
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Children under the age of …, or weighing less than … pounds, must be secured in an approved safety seat.
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6, 90
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Which direction do you move in a collision?
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Toward the crash
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First offenders of littering
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$1000 and no more than 8 hours of community service
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Do not leave … or … unattended.
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Children, pets
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Green light
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Proceed if no opposing traffic
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Yellow light
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Caution
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Red Light
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Stop
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Flashing red light
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Complete stop, proceed only when safe
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Lighted red arrow
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Must stop and prohibited from turning in direction of arrow
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Continuous yellow light
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Traffic signal is about to change
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Yellow arrow
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Signal is about to change
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Green arrow
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May turn in direction of arrow
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What railroad sign as the same meaning as yield sign?
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crossbuck
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Where do you never pass?
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shoulder
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When do you stop near a school bus?
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Warning lights are all activated
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Drivers are not required to stop if the school bus is approaching…
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Along an opposite lane of travel separated by a median of 20ft or more in width
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Where do you turn the wheels when parking on a hill?
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Away from traffic
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To avoid la)st-minute braking or the need to turn, how far do you look ahead?
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At least one city block in city, or 1/4 mile on highways and interstates (15 sec
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What is a necessary action when slowing?
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Check behind your vehicle
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Turn on your wipers, turn on your…
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Headlights
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When do you turn on your headlights?
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1/2 hr after sunset and before sunrise or any time you can’t see clearly within 500ft or driving away from a rising or setting sun
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No oncoming vehicles (lights)
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high beams
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Come within 500ft of oncoming vehicle (lights)
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Dim high beams
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Following another vehicle close than 200ft (lights)
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low beams
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Fog (lights)
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low beams
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Snowing or raining (lights)
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low beams
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Vehicle comes towards you with high beams…
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Flash your headlights quickly a couple of times
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What do you do if a driver fails to dim the lights?
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Look toward the right side of the road
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Do not sound your horn when…
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Encourage someone to go faster or get out of the way, errors, friends or blind pedestrians
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In a crash, you should:
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Get your vehicle off the road away from traffic
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If you can’t remove your car from a crash…
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Warn others that your vehicle is there, or stop somewhere where they can see
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When do you signal?
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100ft before you make a change
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What is the traction for tires when the road is wet?
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35mph
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What should you do if your tires lose traction?
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Ease your foot off gas pedal, keep steering wheel straight, turn (if needed) slowly, don’t try to stop or turn
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If you can’t see 400ft ahead, it is not safe to be driving at…
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50mph
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Darkness (speed)
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50mph
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Rain, fog, snow (speed)
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30mph, but if necessary, pull off and wait until weather clears
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Hills and curves (speed)
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Adjust speed to stop if necessary.
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sight-distance rule
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4 sec
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How many seconds do you count when behind a car? (rear)
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2 sec
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Which vehicles are required to stop at railroad crossings?
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transit and school buses, vehicles carrying hazardous materials
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What happens if you do not leave extra space when stopped on a hill?
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Vehicle ahead may roll back when started
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Driver behind you wants to pass
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Slow down for room in front of your vehicle
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Following motorcycle
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Extra distance if they may fall
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Following drivers who cannot see your vehicle
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reduce your speed and falling back
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poor visibility
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increase following distance
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What area is the safest to drive in your lane?
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Center
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Give extra space to … or ….
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Pedestrians, bicycles
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When you merge, how long is the gap?
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4 sec
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How long do you need to pass a car at 55mph?
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10 sec
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55mph
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800+ in 10 sec
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Hills and curves (passing distance)
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do not pass if 1/3 of mile
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Hills and curves (look ahead)
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1/3 mile or 10 sec
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tractor-trailer at 55mph
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400+ft for complete stop
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When tractor-trailers make right turn…
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They must often swing left
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Don’t linger along a truck when passing
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Always pass completely and on the left side
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peripheral vision
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vision from corner of your eye
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How many drinks can cause you to be arrested?
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2+
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How long does it take to get rid of each drink?
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1 hour
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What slows down the rate that alcohol gets into your bloodstream?
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Food
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Arrested for driving while intoxicated with an alcohol concentration of:
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0.08% or more in breath or blood
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Arkansas: Arrested for alcohol impairment at:
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0.04%
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If an officer instructs you to take an alcohol test…
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You have to by law
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First conviction of alcohol
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$150-1000, 1yr in jail or license suspension for 120 days
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Underage Driving Under the Influence
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0.02%
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Epilepsy
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Under care of doctor or no seizure for 1yr
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Diabetes
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Take insulin shouldn’t drive because of shock
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Brake failure
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pump break several times –> parking brake slowly (release if skid) —> lower gears and safe place to slow to a stop off roadway
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blowouts
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keep going straight –> slow gradually and press breaks lightly –> pull off road
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engine failure
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strong grip on steering wheel –> pull off road
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headlight failure
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put on emergency flashers, turn signals, fog light –> pull off road
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faulty accelerator
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neutral —> pull off when safe –> turn off engine
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ABS
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antilock braking system
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with abs (stopping)
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press brake as hard as you can and keep pressing
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without abs (stopping)
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apply brakes as hard as you can without locking break, if locks up then let up on brake and when it stops skidding, push down again until vehicle stopped
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with abs (turning)
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turn while braking without skidding
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without abs (turning)
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step on brake, but let up and turn steering wheel. do not lock up front wheels while braking or turn too sharply
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rear impact
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apply brakes to not hit vehicle ahead

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