There are a lot of drivers on the road, and you are one of them. There are a lot of rules out there that you have to follow and, boy, can it get confusing, but when it comes to the safety of other drivers, and yourself, you have to follow them. You don’t want anyone to get hurt, right? So when you are driving along, minding your own business, there are some spilt-second decisions that you need to make.
Do you know what the right moves are on the road when you have to make them? Do you know all the rules you need to follow in order to be a good driver? Do you know what all of the signs mean, all of the street markings mean, and even what you should do in situational moments?
It can be tough but you have to be the one who is in control, and you need to figure it out. Considering yourself a good driver, and actually being a good driver, are two different things entirely. Take our quiz to figure out if you really are a great driver or if you should retake that driver’s test right away.
How long must you wait when you see one of these babies?
When you see a stop sign, how long must you wait until you can go through the intersection? Some people think you can race right through if no one is there, and others think you can just roll through as long as you slow down enough to check all ways of the intersection. Some also think either three or three to five seconds.
Being under the influence of any medication which impairs your driving is permitted...
When you are on medication that impairs your driving skills, when are you allowed to be behind the wheel? Are you allowed to drive when it doesn't make you feel drowsy? Are you allowed to drive when your doctor prescribes it? Under no circumstances are you allowed to drive while being on medication impairs you, or can you drive the day after you are off of it?
You are driving on a city street and see an emergency vehicle with flashing lights behind you. What should you do?
Woah boy, you are just driving away and minding your business when all of a sudden an ambulance pops out of no where and has flashing lights on. What do you do? Do you stay in your lane, slow down, and let it pass? Do you drive to the right edge of the road and stop? Do you drive to the right edge of the road and slow down? Or do you pull over as soon as possible?
Drivers are required to obey instructions from whom?
Whose instructions are you required to obey while you are on the road? Do you have to obey a police man's instructions while you are driving? What about a flagger or signal person at construction sites? How about security guards patrolling parking lots? Or what about Other drivers whose vehicles are broken down on the roadway?
You must notify the DMV within 5 days if you...
Oh that DMV and their need to know information! Under what circumstance do you have to notify the DMV within 5 days of doing it? Do you have to notify them within 5 days if you are selling your car? What if you are transferring your car? What if you paint your vehicle a different color, or are cited for a traffic violation?
You may drive in a bike lane...
When are you allowed to drive in the bike lane? This can be a bit of a tricky one because some people just think it's another lane on the road all for them! Can you drive in it whenever bicyclists are not present? How about no more than 200 feet before making a right turn? What about if you drive slower than 15mph, or if there's a bike lane present when making a right turn?
Tailgating other drivers...
When you tailgate another driver, what do you think comes out of it? Is it a good result or a bad result? Do you think that it would reduce collisions by preventing from being "cut off?" Or can it not result in a traffic violation? Can it frustrate other drivers and make them angry? Or can it result in more accident as it restricts reaction time?
The "Basic Speed Law" says you must...
According to the "Basic Speed Law", what should you do? Should you never drive faster than is safe for current conditions? Should you Keep your speed close to that of other traffic? Should you always drive at the posted speed limit? Or should you not drive the speed limit if you don't feel comfortable?
For which of the following traffic lights must you always stop your vehicle?
Which of the following do you have to stop your car for? Do you have to stop for solid red lights, flashing red lights, and blacked out traffic signals? Do you have to stop for solid red lights, red arrows, and flashing yellow lights? Do you have to stop for solid red lights, flashing red lights, and yellow lights? Or do you have to stop for solid red lights, flashing red lights, and red arrows?
It is illegal for a driver to drive with a blood alcohol concentration that is...
How much alcohol can someone have in their blood who is driving? Can they have 0.10% -- one tenth of one percent? Can they have 0.05% -- five hundredths of one percent? Can they have 0.08% -- eight hundredths of one percent? Or should they have absolutely no alcohol in their system because they are getting behind the wheel of a car?
How much alcohol can someone underage have in their system when operating a car?
How much alcohol can a minor have in their system while they are operating a motor vehicle? Can they have 0.08% -- eight hundredths of one percent? Can they have 0.05% -- five hundredths of one percent? Can they have 0.01% -- one hundredths of one percent? Or should they have no alcohol in their system at all?
To avoid tailgating, one should follow the...
If you want to avoid tailgating someone, how do you go about doing so? There is an easy way to count how far you are behind the driver in front of you, but how long are you supposed to count? Are you supposed to follow the one-second rule, the two-second rule, the three-second rule, or the more than three-second rule?
If you are having vehicle trouble and you need to stop, what is the first thing you should do?
When you are having car trouble what is the first thing you should do? It can be hard to make this split-second decision, but you have to do it! Do you Stop your car just around a curve or over a hill for visibility? Do you pull it off the road and get it away from traffic? Do you pull over and then check the manual? Or do you lift the hood and signal an emergency?
If your parked car rolls away and hits another vehicle, you should...
What should you do if your parked car rolls away and hits another car that is parked in front of you? This can be a tough situation because you probably could get away with it, but is it the right thing to do? Should you call the police and report it? Should you leave a note with your information? Should you go on your merry way, or panic and take off?
While driving in fog, you should use your...
If it is really foggy outside, which type of light should you use when driving your car? Should you use your emergency signals so people know when you are coming? Should you use your high-beam headlights to really cut through the fog? Should you use your low-beam lights so the light doesn't reflect off the fog? or should you wait it out if it's really bad?
When you approach an intersection with a through road, but without stop signs or yield signs, you must...
When you approach an intersection with a through road, but without stop signs or yield signs, what must you do in order to be safe? Must you accelerate to merge with traffic? How about make a sharp turn to match the speed of the traffic on the through road? What about yield to traffic and pedestrians on the through road, or evaluate the through road and turn accordingly?
Broken white lines on the pavement mean that...
When you see a pair of broken white lines what comes to your mind? What do these lines mean? There are so many street signs to keep track of that the lines on the street itself can get confusing too, but what do they mean? Do they mean that you can pass if it is done safely because traffic is going in the same direction? Or does it mean that passing is prohibited?
If a bicycle on your right reaches an intersection at the same time as you do, you should...
When you see a bike riding up in the bike lane as soon as you are about to make a right hand turn, what should you do? Should you yield to the bicycle? Should you take the right-of-way? Should you move slowly along with the bicycle? Or should you travel cautiously and let the bike go first?
What does this sign mean?
Okay, here's an easy one. When you see this sign what does it make you think of? Does it make you think that you should not be making a u-turn or that you should not be parking in that spot? All of these street signs can get very confusing so which street sign is this one? What do you think?
How long after sunset must you use your headlights?
After the sun has gone down, how long must it be until you must use your headlights? This can be a tricky one since the sun can go down so quickly and it leaves little room before it gets so dark. Do you have to use your headlights 10 minutes after sunset? Do you have to use them 20 minutes after sunset? How about 30 or 40 minutes after sunset?
What kind of steering should you use when correcting a skid?
Picture this, you are driving on your merry way when all of a sudden you hit a patch of ice and you are skidding out of control. What type of steering should you use when you are in the middle of a skid? Should you use hand-over-hand steering to correct yourself or should you use hand-by-hand steering?
What is the first thing you should do during an enforcement stop?
When you are getting pulled over for say speeding, what is the first thing you should do? Should you put on your right hand signal? Should you put on your left hand signal? Should you pull over to the side of the road? Or should you stop right where you are? Sure, you can get a little nervous getting pulled over, but you have to make the right first move!
If you litter on the roadside, the fine is...
If you litter on the roadside, what is the fine? You might not think you are committing that huge of a crime, but in all reality the fine is pretty hefty for this offense. So how high is it? Is it a $500 fine? Is it a $900 fine? Is it a $1,000 fine? Or is it a $1,300 fine? I just know that I wouldn't want to pay this kind of money for something so stupid.
In a roundabout, you must drive...
When you are going into a roundabout, what must you do? Sure these junctions look nice, but they can be plenty dangerous if you don't know what you are doing! Do you drive in a clockwise motion? Do you drive in a counterclockwise motion? Do you merge into the way traffic is going, or do you not yield and go into traffic?
You can make a left turn on a red light only...
What is the only instance where you can make a left hand turn on a red light? It sounds really counter intuitive, but there actually is one case where you can do this. Is it when you go from a one-way street to a one way street? Or when you go from a two-way street to a one way street?