Practice Permit Test

Flashcard maker : Emily Kemp
Children under the age of ___ must be placed in an approved child passenger restraint device.
What is the speed limit on rural sections of TN interstate highways?
70 mph
What does a painted YELLOW curb mean?
stop only long enough to let out or pick up
When parking uphill if there is no curb, in what direction should the wheels of your vehicle be facing?
toward the road (right)
How should you handle the situation if you and another vehicle reach a 4 way or multi-stop intersection at the same time?
the car approaching from the right has the right of way
At what distance should you signal before making a left or right turn?
at least 50 ft
When parallel parking, the wheels should be how far away from the curb?
within 18 inches
Slow moving vehicles shall turn or pull of the roadway when there are how many vehicles in line behind them?
5 or more
If involved in a reportable accident, the operator of the vehicle must file an accident report to the Depot. of Safety within how many days?
What are the two common types of interstate interchanges?
cloverleaf and diamond
A driver can avoid highway hypnosis in continuous interstate driving by
keep shifting eyes left and right
TN laws require that upon approach of an emergency vehicle, all traffic meeting or being overtaken must
yield and stop close to the right side of the road
___ are the mobile devices that are often used on some roads to give drivers an advance warning of construction zones.
flashing arrow signs
You must dim your headlights at night when you are meeting or overtaking vehicles within
500 ft
When you approach a railroad crossing and a train is coming, you must stop ___ from the railroad tracks.
between 15 and 50 ft
A broken white line on the road represents
lanes of traffic moving in the same direction
Work zone or construction zone signs are usually displayed in
orange with black letters
When you travel at 50 mph on an interstate highway under ideal conditions, your average stopping distance will be approximately
200 ft
When driving through dense fog, heavy rain, or snow during the day time, you must switch on
low-bean headlights
If another driver tries to pass you, you are required to
move to the right, slow down, and let them pass
You must maintain a safe following distance from the vehicle ahead of you by using
the 2 second rule
Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit on federal highways is
55 mph
An orange colored triangular sign with a red outline represents
a slow moving vehicle ahead
The permitted speed limit for vehicles in roundabouts is
15 to 25 mph
When you plan to turn beyond an intersection, you must give a turn signal
while you are in the intersection
If 2 vehicles arrive at an uncontrolled intersection at the same time, then
the car on the left must yield to the one on the right
A driver can be fined between __ or not yielding or stopping when a school bus has stopped to load or unload children
250 and 1000
The maximum speed set by TN law for interstate highways, unless otherwise posted is
70 mph
Drivers are prohibited from making a U-turn
On a divided highway, ___ indicated the left edge of traffic lanes going in the same direction as you.
a solid or broken yellow line
The right lane on a freeway should remain open ___ as much as possible
traffic entering and leaving the freeway
You should ___ when you are preparing to turn left at an intersection and see an oncoming vehicle.
yield the right of way to the oncoming vehicle
When the yellow lights are flashing, all drivers approaching a ___ must obey the posted speed limit of 15 mph
a school zone
A flashing yellow arrow means
you must prepare to yield to oncoming traffic
When you see a yield sign on your way or at an intersection, you must
slow down to a reasonable speed and yield right of way to all vehicles
If you are on a single or two-lane road and come to an intersection with a divided highway or a roadway with three or more lanes, you must
yield the right of way to other traffic
If you are preparing for a right turn behind a bicyclist, misjudgment can result in a broadside crash called a
right hook
A highway work zone can be easily identified by a ___ immediately preceding the work zone
black on orange sign
What does a sign that says “left turn yield on green” mean?
left turn is allowed when given the signal and there is no approaching traffic
if you are parked parallel on the right-hand side of the street, you should ____ before pulling out into traffic
give a left turn signal and look over your left shoulder
With any turning vehicle, the rear wheels follow a ___ than the front wheels
shorter path
Two sets of solid, double, yellow lines spaced two or more feet apart indicate
a barrier
In a standard passenger car, partial hydroplaning can be at speeds as low as
35 mph
On a divided highway, ___ indicates the left edge of traffic lanes going in the same direction as you.
a solid or broken yellow line
In order to avoid last minute braking or the need to turn, you should
look 10 seconds ahead on the road
When passing a stopped emergency vehicle, you must
slow down and move into a non-adjacent lane
in a vehicle with a steering wheel interlock system, do not turn the ignition to lock position while driving, as it will cause
the steering wheel to lock
Intersections not protected by stop signs, yield signs, are traffic lights, are known as
uncontrolled intersections
In a roundabout, a driver must drive in
a counter clockwise direction
Stopping on the pavement or shoulder while driving is permitted only
in an emergency and the car is unable to go any further
What should you do if fog closes in completely while driving, and visibility is reduced to near zero?
carefully pull off the road and stop
A does a red circle with a white bar in the middle of it mean?
you are not allowed to enter
To turn left from a one-way street to another, a driver must begin the turn
from the left lane and make the turn close to the left curb
What type of parking is commonly used in parking lots, shopping centers, and wide streets?
angle parking
Before pulling out from a right-side parallel parking space, you must
check for approaching traffic and give a left-turn signal
Double solid yellow lines on the road separate two lanes of traffic moving in the ___ direction
When passing a motorcyclist, drivers must
pass in a adjacent lane
While getting onto an expressway, you reach the end of a freeway on-ramp. At this point, you should be traveling
as close to the possible speed of traffic
On a three-lane highway, a driver towing a trailer keeps to the right while driving because
it is a slow moving vehicle
On a two-way roadway with a center lane, drivers from either direction can make ___ on the center lane
left turns
When there are two or more lanes for traffic moving in the same direction, slower vehicles should use
the right lane, except when passing or making a left turn
When two vehicles meet on a steep mountain road where neither can pass, which vehicle has the right-of-way?
the vehicle traveling uphill
If you approach a roundabout, always enter to the ___ of the central island
A ___ indicates the outside edge of the traffic lane, and may be crossed only by traffic moving to or from the shoulder
solid white line
When you turn from a high speed, two-lane roadway, ___ if you have traffic following you
try not to slow down your vehicle too early
Shared center lanes that are marked on each side by a solid yellow and dashed yellow lines are reserved for ____ and can be used by vehicles traveling in either direction
making left turns
If your vehicle is hit from the side, tour body will be thrown
toward the side that is hit
On two-lane roads where traffic moves in opposite directions, you may pass on the left only when
a broken yellow line is in your lane
To guard against glare from the headlights of a vehicle behind, you must use ___ and adjust it before you drive.
a day-night mirror
Drivers operating vehicles on a divided highway must ___, unless directed to do otherwise by a sign, traffic control device, or police officer.
drive to the right of the median
If you are already in an intersection to turn left and the traffic light has changed to yellow, you should ___ your turn to the left.
When making a left turn at an intersection, or into an alley or driveway, you must yield the right-of-way to
traffic coming from the opposite direction
When driving on freeways, the condition that makes you feel that you are going slower than your actual speed is known as
When entering and exiting a roundabout, you must always keep ___
A lighted red arrow means
you may not proceed in the direction of the arrow
All trucks and buses have ___ and ___ blind spots
side and rear
When you see a triangle-shaped road sign while driving, you must
reduce your speed and yield
On some roadways, some lanes reserved as ‘Transit’ are used for
buses only
When going down a steep hill, you must shift to a ___ gear
You must not pass a vehicle from the left when your lane has a
solid yellow center line
If you are driving on a road with three or more lanes, you should stay in the ___ lane, except when passing another vehicle
___ are yellow and diamond-shaped, with black lettering or symbols.
warning signs
___ or more reckless driving convictions within a period of 12 months will result in immediate loss of driving privileges.
Upon a driver’s ___ DUI conviction, his or her vehicle is subject to seizure and forfeiture
A first DUI conviction in the state of TN will result in __ days in jail.
The license revocation period for a first DUI conviction in the state of Tennessee is
1 year
According to the Tennessee Driver’s Manual, it is estimated that ___ in every five Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related crash at some point in their lives.
If a TN driver is convicted of fleeing from police, ___ points will be added to his or her driving record.
A third DUI conviction could result in loss of driving privileges for up to ___ years.
If a TN driver who is under the age of eighteen is absent from school for __ or more consecutive days, his or her license will be suspended.
If a TN driver is found to have a child under the age of eighteen in his or her vehicle at the time of a DUI offence, he or she will receive an additional penalty of at least ___ days in jail and a fine of at least ________.
30 and $2000
Upon an underage TN driver’s second conviction of purchasing or possessing alcohol, his or her driving privileges will be suspended for
2 years
If convicted of driving while impaired, an underage TN driver will lose his or her license for a period of
1 year
A fourth DUI conviction will result in a minimum fine of ___
A first time DUI offender in the state of TN may be required to install an ignition interlock device on his or her vehicle for
6 months to a year
Failure to surrender a license within twenty days of a suspension or revocation will result in a fine of ___
____ and subsequent DUI convictions are considered felonies in the state of Tennessee
The fine for a conviction of driving while impaired for a TN driver who is under the age of twenty-one includes a fine of ________
The minimum fine imposed for a second DUI in the state of Tennessee is
If a TN driver who is between eighteen and twenty years of age is convicted of purchasing or possessing alcohol, his or her driving privileges will be suspended for
1 year
The minimum jail sentence for a third DUI conviction in the state of Tennessee is ___ days.
The maximum fine for a first DUI conviction is __________.
Failure to obey a stop sign will result in the addition of ___ points to a TN driving record.
Speeding between six and fifteen miles per hour over the posted speed limit will result in the addition of ___ points to a TN driving record.

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