DMV Virginia Permit Practice Test
the lights begin to flash
In a railroad crossbuck, always stop when…
Pavement markings, consisting of __ and __, may be painted on the pavement at the approach to some railroad crossings.
________ ____ must always stop at railroad crossings, even when the lights are not flashing.
If your car stalls on railroad tracks, get out of the car right away and run ____________ away from the tracks in the opposite direction of the oncoming train.
If you are speeding in a work zone, you may be fined up to…
What color marks a work zone?
slow moving vehicles
These vehicles travel at 25 MPH or less and must display a sign when using a public highway.
These markings are generally not used; but, some communities do use red curbs to indicate no parking zones.
____ __________ on the pavement show areas not to be entered or used. They are positioned on the road surface so that only traffic flowing in the wrong direction would observe them.
Show parking spaces for persons with disabilities.
yellow center lines
What type of lines mean two-way traffic, flowing in opposite directions?
broken yellow center lines
What type of lines mean that passing on the left is allowed in either directions when the way ahead is clear?
broken yellow line alongside a solid yellow line
What type of line means that passing is allowed from the side of the broken line, but not from the side of the solid line?
double solid yellow lines
What type of lines mark the center of the road and separate traffic flowing in two different directions?
double solid yellow lines
What type of lines is passing no allowed either direction? You may not cross these lines unless you are making a left turn.
broken white lines
What lines separate lanes of traffic going in the same direction? You may change lanes with caution while driving on roads with these lines.
dotted white lines
What lines are used to show lane assignment in intersections and interchanges, used to guide two turning lanes through the intersection, and used to denote the opening of a turn lane at an intersection and entrance/exit lanes at interchanges?
On an unmarked two-lane road, you may pass a slow-moving vehicle on the _____ side if there are no signs prohibiting passing.
solid white lines
What type of lines show turn lanes and discourage lane changes near intersections? They also mark the right edge of pavement.
double solid white lines cross
What type of lines separate lanes of traffic going in the same direction? They are often used to designate special use lane from conventional lanes, as when used to separate a High Occupancy Vehicle lanes from the other lanes of an expressway. You may not ____ these lines.
yield ahead symbol
An outline of a triangle painted in the lane before the place you must yield is a…?
A line of triangles extending across the roadway that may be used with a yield sign to show the point at which you must yield or stop is a…? You often see these at roundabouts.
single broken yellow
If the center lane is marked by a _____ _____ _____ line on both sides, drivers traveling in either directions may use the center lane for passing.
solid yellow broken yellow
If both sides of the center lane are marked by a _____ ___ line and a _____ ____ line, drivers traveling in either direction may use the the lane for making left turns.
high occupancy vehicles reversible
What are marked on highways by a diamond shape in the center of the lane? These lanes may also be special lanes separated by a barrier or solid double white lines. If the lanes are separated by a barrier, they are ________, meaning during certain times of the day, traffic flows one way and during other times, it flows in opposite directions.
What color is the curb if you can only stop long enough to pick up or drop off passengers?
What color is the curb if you can only stop long enough to load or unload. You must stay with your car.
What color is the curb if you can’t stop, stand, or park?
What color is the curb if parking is reserved for persons with disabilities?
8 and 4
What position should your hands be at on the wheel?
What is the maximum speed on interstate highways in certain rural areas unless it’s posted otherwise?
What is the maximum speed on non-rural interstate highways and public roads not part of the interstate system unless it’s posted otherwise?
What is the maximum speed on rural rustic roads unless it’s posted otherwise?
What is the maximum speed in school, business, and residential zones unless it’s posted otherwise?
25 posted speed
You are required to travel __ MPH in a school zone only when indicated by a sign or signal. Otherwise, maintain the…?
perception time reaction distance braking distance
What factors determine the distance that it takes to stop your vehicle?
The time it takes you to recognize a hazard.
The distance your vehicle travels between the time you recognize a problem and the time you apply the brakes.
The distance your car travels after you apply the brakes.
Never _____ antilock brakes.
When two vehicles from different directions arrive at an intersection at different times, the vehicle that arrives first…?
When two vehicles from different directions arrive at the same time at an intersection with no signs or signals, the driver on the ____ must allow the driver on the ____ to go first.
If the traffic lights at an intersection are not working, all vehicles coming to the intersection must stop. The driver on the ___ must yield to the driver on the ____.
You may not park within _____ ft of where fire trucks or equipment are stopped answering an alarm.
You may pass on the ___ if the vehicle you are passing has signaled and is making a left turn.
While approaching or passing a person riding a bicycle, moped, or power-assisted bicycle of other device, reduce speed and pass at least __ feet to the left.
To make a ____ turn, you should be in the lane closest to the curb.
You should signal 3 to 4 seconds, ____ ft ahead of the turn.
To make a ___ turn, you should be in the furthest lane possible, turning into the leftmost lane on the intersecting road, unless pavement markings lead you otherwise.
When making a U-turn, turn on your ____ turn signal, stop, and yield for approaching traffic.
In business districts, cities, and towns, U-turns are allowed only at…?
To make a left turn using hand signals, put your left hand and arm pointing _________ out.
To make a right tun using hand signals, put your left hand and arm pointing ________.
To slow or stop using hand signals, put your left hand and arm pointing ____________.
How many seconds allows you to steer and brake out of trouble when traveling under 35 MPH?
How many seconds allows you to steer and brake out of trouble when traveling 35-45 MPH?
How many seconds allows you to steer and brake out of trouble when traveling 46-70 MPH?
increase your following distance
When driving behind a large vehicle that blocks your vision, in bad weather or heavy traffic, when exiting an expressway, behind a motorcycle, and when being tailgated, you should…?
What is it called when a driver behind you is following too closely?
Check from left to right and then ___ again before entering an intersection.
Low speed vehicles may be operated on public roads with speed limits of ___ MPH or less by licensed drivers or learner’s permit holders accompanied by a licensed driver.
Danger areas around trucks, tractor-trailers, buses, and RV’s where crashes are more likely.
side rear front
There are ___, ____, and ____ no-zones.
Trucks, tractor-trailers, buses, and RVs’ blind spots may stretch up to ___ feet in front of the cab and ____ feet behind the vehicle.
You may not park more than ___ foot from the curb.
On a two-way street, park on the ____ side of the road.
On a one-way road, park on _____ side.
When parking on a hill with a curb, ____ the front _____ of your vehicle to prevent it from rolling down the street.
When parking downhill with a curb, turn the front wheels…?
When parking uphill with a curb, turn the front wheels…?
When parking downhill without a curb, turn the front wheels…?
When parking uphill without a curb, turn the front wheels…?
You may not park within ___ feet of a fire hydrant.
You may not park within ___ feet of an intersection.
You may not park within ___ feet of the entrance to a fire or ambulance, or rescue squad station.
You may not park within ___ feet of a railroad crossing.
Virginia law requires motorists to use headlights during inclement weather such as rain, ice, snow, or sleet when visibility is reduced to _____ feet.
When driving in hazardous conditions, increase your space cushion by _________ your normal following distance from 3 seconds to __ seconds.
sunset sunset sunrise
At _____, turn on your headlights to make your vehicle more visible to others. You must use headlights from _____ to ____.
When driving in cities and towns, except on streets where there is no lighting, use…?
Use low-beams whenever you are within ____ ft of the vehicle ahead.
When driving on highways, use…? (unless another vehicle is within ____ feet coming toward you)
Use __ ____ headlights in heavy fog and looks for road edge markings to guide you.
Use __ ___ headlights in rain to see and be seen.
Driving on packed snow is similar to driving on ice; when you brake, apply the brakes…?
______ freeze before other road surfaces.
Driver distraction accounts for roughly ___ percent of all traffic crashes in Virginia.
Drivers age 21 or older are considered to be driver under the influence if your blood alcohol content is ___ or higher.
If under age 21, you can be convicted of illegal consumption of alcohol if your BAC is at least ___ but less than .08.
Between the hours of __ PM and __ AM, three out of every ten drivers are drunk.
Only ____ can decrease intoxication.
stop, give any help, report the crash, exchange information, notify
If you are involved in a traffic crash, you must…?
If you are convicted of any traffic or criminal convictions and you fail to pay your court fines and costs within __ days, the court will suspend your driving privilege.
If you refuse a breath test or your BAC is .08 or higher while you are driving and law enforcement charges you with driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs, your driving privilege will be automatically suspended for ___ days for a first offense.
If you refuse a breath test or your BAC is .08 or higher while you are driving and law enforcement charges you with driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs, your driving privilege will be automatically suspended for __ days or until you go to trial, which ever comes first for a second offense.
If you refuse a breath test or your BAC is .08 or higher while you are driving and law enforcement charges you with driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs, your driving privilege will be automatically suspended until the ___, for a third DUI offense.
If you are a new Virginia resident and drive, you must obtain a Virginia driver’s license within ___ days of moving here.