NC Learner’s Permit Study Guide

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In densely packed snow you should
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use chains or snow tires.
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If you drive during heavy snow or fog, use your
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low-beam headlights.
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Alcohol related deaths account for
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38% of all traffic fatalities.
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If you accumulate 7 or more points on your traffic record you may
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attend a Driver Improvement Clinic to deduct three points from your driving record.
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The traffic conviction that adds the highest number of points (5) to your driving record is
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passing a stopped school bus that is loading or unloading children.
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Secondary roads are roads where
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hills are more likely to be more steep and curves are likely to be more sharp than on a primary road.
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Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit in cities and towns are
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35 miles per hour.
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To have a revoked driver’s licence restored, you must
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visit a driver’s licence office, pay a restoration fee, and reapply for a licence.
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When three vehicles reach a four way stop at the same time, the right of way belongs to
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the car on the right.
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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
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suspension system.
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If you experience a breakdown, you should
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pull over to the side of the road and raise the hood of your car.
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To maintain a safe driving distance between your car and the car in front of you, you should
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use the two-second rule.
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If you take any medication before you drive, you should
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find out what effects the medicine has.
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If you are planning a long trip, you should
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stop and rest every 100 miles.
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Before passing a vehicle, you should
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look ahead to ensure that there is enough room for you to pass.
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When driving down a very steep hill, you should
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shift into a lower gear to control your speed.
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If you run off the side of the road, you should
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gradually take your foot off the gas pedal.
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When traveling on rural highways, farm equipment usually
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travels at the maximum speed of 15-20 mph.
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If you are driving into a traffic circle you should
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yield to cars already in the circle.
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If you are in a crash, you should
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move your car off the road.
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In city traffic, you should
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be alert for drivers who make quick stops.
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Truckers have serious blind spots in which
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cars can disappear from view.
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Unless there is a sign indicating no turn on red, you can turn on red
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after stopping and making sure that the turn can be made safely.
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For any underage person who aids or abets another attempting to purchase any alcoholic beverage, the law requires
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one year driver’s license revocation.
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Your license will be revoked immediately if your blood alcohol concentration is at least
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0.08 percent.
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When approaching a road that is blocked from view, you should
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stop and proceed with caution.
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Defensive drivers check their rear view mirrors and side mirrors roughly
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every 10 seconds.
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If going 45 miles per hour, you should signal
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200ft before turning.
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If you plan to turn and are not in the proper lane to do so, you should
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continue to the next intersection and then turn.
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The most common type of accident on a highway is
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a rear end collision.
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When driving behind someone
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you should not use your high beams.
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To dry wet brakes
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gently apply the brakes.
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Don’t hang out in the no zone, refers to not being
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in truckers blind spots.
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When approaching a railroad crossing
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slow down and prepare to stop.
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If you pull up to a red arrow the turning lane
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is the only lane that should stop.
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If you are a pedestrian walking along the side of the road at night you should
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carry or wear something white.
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Use high beams when driving on a highway and
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when no car is approaching.
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Slippery roads are most likely to occur when
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it has just begun to drizzle or rain.
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When traveling behind a farm vehicle on a 2 lane road
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wait until the farm vehicle has a chance to pull over to the side and then pass with caution.
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Large trucks or tractor trailers have large blind spots
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to the side and rear.
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When preparing to make a right hand turn
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turn on your right hand turn signal and approach the right hand side of the road.
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A shoulder check is
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a quick glance over the shoulder in which you intend to turn or change lanes.
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When you get tired from a long trip
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you should stop and rest.

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