Indiana Driver Permit Study Guide

DUI if Blood Alcohol Level is over…

Automatically agrees to B.A.L. test if arrested suspicious of D.U. I.
Implied Consent Law

Traffic officers can overrule…
lights, signs

Driving a motor vehicle in the State of Indiana is a privilege or right?

a limited learner permit issued for the sole purpose of allowing a student driver to enroll in a BMV-approved driver education course
driver education learner permit

must be at least 15 years of age at time of issuance; must provide proof of identity and date of birth from the current ID list; show proof of enrollment in BMV-approved driver education program; pass standard vision test; have appropriate family member sign financial responsibility agreement portion of application if under 18
eligibility for driver education learner permit

must be accompanied by certified driving instructor in front seat of car equipped w/dual brake; parent, etc. who holds valid driver license; once pass drivers’ ed w/validation, extends to relatives 21 and up
extent of driving privileges with driver education learner permit

allows an individual to practice driving to qualify for an operator license
learner permit

depends upon the age of holder: under 18, relative at least 21 w/valid driver license; 18 and up, anyone w/valid driver license
extent of driving privileges with learner permit

gives a holder 18 years of age or older full driving privileges to operate most standard vehicles on Indiana roads
operator license

during 90 days following issuance, may not operate a motor vehicle in which there are passengers unless another individual at least 21 w/valid operator license is in front seat
probationary license

chauffeur license gross vehicle weight rating
16,000-26,000 pounds

public passenger chauffeur license maximum people for hire

a vehicle with a declared gross vehicle weight rating in excess of 26,000 pounds; one designed or used to transport 16 or more persons including driver; one used and placarded to transport hazardous materials
commercial driver license

applying for a learner permit; first-time applicants for specific license type; valid license but have not reached 21 upon renewal who have active points on applicant’s driving record maintained by bureau; hold out-of-state license need Indiana; Indiana license expired 2 years or more; 6 or more active points on Indiana driving record
written examination required

maximum number of examinations that an applicant who holds a driver education permit can fail when applying for operator license

failure of 3 exams while holding driver ed permit requires individual to meet requirements to obtain
learner permit to hold for at least 60 days

pass drivers’ ed w/ B or higher
BMV waives road test requirement

failure to use defroster or wipers when needed
point deduction

failure to use both hand on the wheel
point deduction

selecting the wrong gear
point deduction

failure to signal
point deduction

driving too slowly for conditions
point deduction

overrunning a crosswalk/stop line/stop sign
point deduction

stopping unnecessarily
point deduction

failure to turn into correct lane
point deduction

failure to check blind spot
point deduction

slowing speed when changing lanes
point deduction

backing too fast
point deduction

leaving turn signal on after complete lane change
point deduction

driving too closely to the vehicle ahead or a parked vehicle
point deduction


failure to obey road signs, traffic laws, or school zone rules

failure to stop for school buses with stop arm extended

straddles marked lines

driving too close to pedestrians, bicycles or vehicles

driving left of center

failure to pull over and stop for emergency vehicles

running off the roadway

backing over the curb when parallel parking

having an accident or making contact with another vehicle

failure to react to hazardous driving conditions

failure to yield right of way

turning from improper lanes

failure to stop at stoplights or stop signs completely

maximum number of missed sign questions

3 sign categories
regulatory, warning, guidance

hazards ahead that would otherwise be difficult to see
warning signs

to destinations by clearly identifying the route
guidance signs

traffic speed and movement
regulatory signs

not the law, but recommended
advisory speed plate

where to look at intersections to decide whether or not to turn right
all around

if in left turn lane, wait for oncoming traffic
green light (no arrow)

never drive to the left of this except to turn
solid yellow line

used to separate multiple lanes of traffic going in the same direction
white lane markings

to change lanes: first make sure traffic directly ahead is…

second step in changing lanes
check mirrors

where do you look when you turn your head in the direction you wish to proceed when changing lanes?
blind spot

how many lanes do you change at a time?

how many feet from turn do you change lanes to prepare for a turn?

do not change lanes in where?

when turning right on red, do you have to stop at the traffic light?

when turning right on red, make sure there are no____in the path of the turn
vehicles or pedestrians

when turning right on red, do not interfere with the____of any vehicle or pedestrian who is moving in the direction of the turn

when making a u-turn, always yield right-of-way to __ vehicles and to any pedestrians

never make a u-turn on any ___ in the road

do not pass when on or approaching a

how many seconds behind the vehicle ahead should you be? (following distance)

children under 8 must be in child restraint system unless reasonably determined that child cannot fit in c.r.s.; children 8-15 must wear seatbelt
child passenger restraint system

national safety council recommends putting children under the age of ___ in the back seat

drivers must use headlights between
sunset and sunrise

drivers must use headlights whenever visibility is less than ___ feet

use when approaching within 500 feet of an oncoming vehicle or when following w/in 200 feet of the rear of another vehicle
lower headlight beams

turn steering wheel in controlled manner in direction rear of the car is sliding, w/traction straighten vehicle and proceed slowly; skidding when your vehicle has?
conventional brakes

keep foot on brake pedal, maintaining firm and continuous pressure while steering normally; skidding if your vehicle has ?
anti-lock brake system

true or false: pump the brakes with ABS?

vehicle traveling on a thin layer of oil, dirt and water when driving on wet roads

hydroplaning increases/decrease with speed?

range of distance for vehicles carrying passengers for hire, buses carrying passengers, vehicles carrying explosives or flammable liquids to stop at railroad crossing
15 – 50 feet

emergency vehicles such as ambulances, police vehicles, fire vehicles, emergency rescue vehicles display ____ flashing light

volunteer firefighter vehicles display___flashing light

certified emergency medical technician responding to an emergency (privately owned vehicle) displays ___flashing light

at least 70% of accidents leading to property damage, injuries and death is result of
human error

written report of accident required for how much monetary damage to property

after accident, furnish proof of financial responsibility by showing
liability insurance policy

refusal to submit to breathalyzer test will face
license suspension of up to one year

failure of breathalyzer test may suspend person’s driving privileges for up to ___days

slow down within ___ feet of an intersection or railroad crossing

slow down within ____feet of a bridge, viaduct or tunnel

illegal to park within ___feet of a fire hydrant or in fire lanes

max speed limit rural interstate highway passenger vehicles

max speed limit rural interstate highway trucks 26,000+ pounds

max speed limit rural interstate highway school buses

max speed limit rural interstate highway passenger vehicles when posted effective july 2005

max speed limit rural interstate highway trucks 26,000+ pounds when posted effective july 2005

max speed limit rural state divided highway

max speed limit urban interstate highway

max speed limit united states federal route

max speed limit rural state highways

max speed limit most residential areas

max speed limit county roads

4 aspects of safe driving on interstate highways
speed, alertness, planning ahead, mering

special interstate traffic prohibitions (4)
backing up, u-turns, stopping on shoulder, large trucks