NC Drivers Ed Study Guide

In densely packed snow you should
Use chains or snow tires

If you must drive during heavy snow or fog, use your
Low-Beam Headlights

Alcohol-related highway deaths account for
38% of all traffic fatalities

If you accumulate 7 or more points on your traffic record, you may
Attend a Driver Improvement Clinic to deduct three points from your driving record

The traffic conviction that adds the highest number of points (5) to your driving record is
Passing a stopped school bus loading or unloading children

“Secondary roads” are roads where
Hills are more likely to be more steep and curves are likely to be more sharp than on primary roads

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit in cities and towns is
35 mph

To have a revoked drivers license restored, you must
Visit a drivers license office, pay a restoration fee, and reapply for a license

When three vehicles reach a 4-way stop at the same time, the right of way belongs to
The car on the right

If a vehicle sways freely, leans heavily to one side during a turn or seems to bounce continuously, there may be a problem with the
Suspension System

If you experience a breakdown, you should
Call a law enforcement officer

To maintain a safe driving distance between your car and the car in front of you, you should
Use the two-second rule

If you take any medication before you drive, you should
Find out what effect the medicine has

If you are planning a long road trip, you should
Stop and rest every 100 miles

Before passing another vehicle, you should
Look ahead to ensure there is enough room for you to pass

When driving down a very steep hill, you should
Shift into a lower gear to control your speed

If you run off the side of the road, you should
Gradually take your foot off the gas pedal

When traveling on rural highways, farm equipment usually
Travels at its maximum speed of 15-25 mph

If you are driving into a circle you should
Yield to cars already in the circle

If you are in a crash, you should
Move your car off the road

School buses are required to
Stop at all railroad crossings

In city traffic, you should
Be alert for drivers who make quick stops

Truckers have serious ______ ______ into which cars can disappear from view
Blind spots

Unless there is sign indicating no turn on red, you can turn right on red
After stopping and making sure that the turn can be made safely

For any underage person who aids or abets another attempting to purchase any alcoholic beverage, the law requires
A one-year drivers livense revocation

Your license will be revoked immediately if your blood alcohol concentration is at least

When approaching a road that is blocked from view you should
Stop and proceed with caution

Defensive drivers check their rear view mirror and side mirrors roughly
Every 10 seconds

If going 45 mph, how far ahead should you signal before turning ?
200 feet

If you plan to turn and are not in the proper lane to do so, you should
Continue to the next intersection, then turn

The most common type of accident on a highway is
Rear-end collision

When driving behind someone
You should not use your high beams

To dry wet brakes
Gently apply the brakes

“Don’t hang out in the No Zone” refers to not being
In truckers’ blind spots

When approaching a railroad crossing
Slow down and prepare to stop

If you pull up to a red arrow
The turning lane is the only lane that should stop

If you are a pedestrian walking along the side of the road at night, you should
Carry or wear something white

Use high beams
When driving on a highway and no car is approaching

Slippery roads are most likely to occur when
It has just begun to drizzle or rain

When traveling behind a farm vehicle on a two lane road
Wait until the farm vehicle has the chance to pull over to the side, then pass with caution

Large trucks (tractor trailers)
Have large blind spots to the side and rear

When preparing to make a right-hand turn
Turn on your signal and approach the right-hand side of the road

A “shoulder check” is
A quick glance over your shoulder on the side in which you intend to turn or change lanes

When you get tired on a long trip, you should
Stop and rest

When taking a long trip, you should
Plan to stop and rest every 100 miles

Of the three, which is correct ? The speed limit unless posted on highways is 75 mph; The speed limit unless posted in cities is 25 mph; The speed limit unless posted outside cities is 55 mph
The speed limit unless posted outside cities is 55 mph

At an intersection without traffic lights, who has the right of way ?
The pedestrian

If you are following a car at night, how do you know if the road is bumpy ?
Watch the tail-lights

While parking the car in downhill, where will you place the front wheel ?
Towards the curb

While driving in the downhill,
Shift to a lower gear

What should you do while entering in a curve ?
You should apply brake before entering a curve

If you are in an accident
Do not pull over first, call the police

How can you avoid a rear end collision on the interstate ?
Check your mirrors often

If you have a leaking exhaust pipe, it can cause
Harmful fumes to enter the vehicle

Where do accidents occur most often ?
At intersections

A driver will lose his or her license if he or she is convicted of
Speeding more than 70 mph in a 55 mph zone

If you refuse to take the chemical test
Your license may be immediately revoked for 12 months

When the solid yellow line is on your side, and there is a dotted yellow line on the other side, this means
You are NOT allowed to cross to the left

What do you do if you have brake failure ?
Shift into a lower gear, release the clutch pedal if had, and apply the emergency brake

When driving on the interstate, how do you merge onto the highway ?
When entering the interstate, use the acceleration lane until your vehicles speed matches that of the other traffic and merge safely

Why should you check your tires ?
For safe driving and fuel economy, tires should have the right amount of air

What do you do if your car begins to skid ?
Turn your steering wheel in the same direction that the rear-end of your vehicle is going

When a car is approaching you with full beam headlights on, what should you do ?
Look straight in front of you, avoid looking at the car

How can a truck driver see blind spots ?
By looking over their shoulder

What is the minimum and maximum fine for littering ?
$250 minimum ; $1000 maximum

You should inspect your vehicle
Every 12 months

When a school bus stops for passengers, all traffic from both directions must stop at a
Two-lane roadway with center turning lane

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