CT DMV Permit Test Study Guide 1

The vertical rectangular traffic signs generally gives:
instructions to the driver or tell you traffic law

Horizontal traffic signs:
may give directions or information.

When driving at night and there are no oncoming vehicles:
high beams

A new driver’s license is valid for 5 1/2 to 7 years and will expire _________ of the last year
on the driver’s birthday
(should receive a renewal notice in the mail prior to your expiration date)

11 PM to 5 AM
(unless it is for certain activities.)

Safety belts
should be worn by the driver and passenger at all times whilst driving

Safer drivers tend to look at least _________ ahead of their vehicles.
12 Seconds
(12 second rule)

A flashing yellow traffic light means:
slow down and proceed with caution

The eye test for the driver’s license evaluates:
Peripheral Vision, Acuity, and Depth/Color Perception

A dashed yellow line alongside a solid yellow line indicates that:
passing is permitted on the side of the broken line, but not on the side of the solid line.

At a speed of 55 mph, a vehicle needs_________ to pass.
10 Seconds

When drivers see this sign while driving, they should:
reduce their speed

If your brakes fail while driving, which of the following must be done FIRST?
pump the brake pedal several times. This will often build up enough brake pressure to allow you to stop. If that does not work, use the parking brake.

Blind pedestrians may carry _________canes or use the assistance of guide dogs.

If you are driving on an icy road where the speed limit posted is 50 mph, you should:
drive slower than the posted speed limit

When driving a vehicle, unbalanced tires and low tire pressure can cause:
Faster tire wear

Which of the following statements is true regarding the use of a cell phone while driving (for adult drivers)?
Use a hands-free cell phone

Do you have to use your turn signal when no one is around?

When a road is too narrow for cars and bikes to ride side-by-side, bicyclists should:
“take the travel lane,” which means riding in or near the center of the lane.

When a vehicle does not pass an emissions inspection, the driver will be given________ to have the problem fixed and the emissions re-checked.
you will be given 60 days (2 months) to have the problem fixed and the emissions re-checked.

If it feels like your tires have lost traction with the surface of the road, you should:
ease your foot off the gas pedal
keep the steering wheel straight
not stop until your tires are gripping the road again

You must not park your vehicle:
within 25 feet of a pedestrian safety zone
within 25 feet of a stop sign

If you fail the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) test, your operator’s license will be suspended for at least:
90 Days
you will be asked to submit to a blood, breath or urine test, which shows your blood alcohol content (BAC).

When you are being followed too closely, you should:
pull to the right and allow the vehicle behind you to pass.

When turning sharp corners, turn the steering wheel using the:
hand-over-hand technique

When you see or hear an emergency vehicle approaching from any direction, you must:
pull over to the right of the road

If your driver’s license says you must wear corrective lenses and you are stopped by a law enforcement officer while not wearing them, you may be:
issued a citation

What should you do when you approach a horse being ridden on a highway?
reduce your speed

Before making a right turn at an intersection, you should make sure that:
there is no traffic approaching from your left and no oncoming traffic turning into your path. Do not begin your turn without first checking for pedestrians.

The correct hand signal indicating a right turn is:
hand and arm extended upward.

During heavy traffic, drivers are prohibited from entering any intersection, unless there is sufficient space on the opposite side of the intersection to accommodate their vehicle without obstructing the passage of other vehicles or pedestrians. NOT doing so is referred to as:
blocking the box (aka Gridlock)

Vehicles should not be parked within _________ of a fire hydrant.
10 feet

At an intersection where there is no stop sign, yield sign or oncoming traffic signal, drivers must yield to vehicles coming from:
the right

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