City Line Driving School

Driver’s Exam Guide

Driver’s Exam Guide

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  1. When must you signal before making a turn?
    At least 100 feet.
  2. How close may you park to a:
    Stop sign – 50 feet
    Corner – 25 feet
    Fire hydrant – 10 feet
  3. What is the stopping distance on a dry road at 50 mph?
    243 feet.
  4. What is the proper distance you may park from a curb?
    6 inches
  5. What are the penalties for driving without insurance?
    Suspension of drivers license, registration, and fines.
  6. Serious accidents causing death, injury, or $500 damage must be:
    Reported within 10 days to Division of Motor Vehicles
  7. Points are only issued for what?
    Moving violations.
  8. When will you be given a proposed License Suspension Notice?
    When you have received 12 points.
  9. What is the penalty for driving with a suspended license?
    $500 fine and up to 6 months additional license suspension.
  10. What is the penalty for not telling the truth when applying for a license?
    Not less than a $200 fine and/or up to 6 months imprisonment.
  11. Up to 3 points may be subtracted from your record if you receive no moving violations for how long?
    One year.
  12. What is the penalty for refusing to take the breath test?
    6 months to 1 year license suspension.
  13. Who is responsible if a student commits a traffic offence?
    Both the student and the instructor or licensed driver.
  14. 14. What should you do if approaching a steady amber signal?
    Stop before entering the intersection, if possible.
  15. What is a good practice while driving?
    Keep from looking at any one thing for more than a few seconds
  16. What is the proper lane to turn into when making a left turn?
    The lane nearest the center in the direction you are heading.
  17. When driving at night you should be able to stop how?
    Within the distance you can see ahead.
  18. Where should you position the car to make a left turn from a two-way street?
    The lane nearest the center of the road.
  19. What is a good practice when nearing an intersection?
    Slow down and be prepared to stop.
  20. What is the purpose of traffic laws?
    To protect you and other drivers.
  21. If there is no “No turn on red” sign, when can you make a turn on red?
    After making a full stop and yielding to traffic.
  22. If you feel or hear an unusual thumping noise while driving, what may it be?
    The tires
  23. What is the best advice if your car is stranded in a heavy snow storm?
    Stay with your car.
  24. What is a good practice when driving in the city?
    Check intersections ahead for traffic signals.
  25. What must you do if you want to turn left at a traffic light?
    Yield to oncoming traffic
  26. If the front of your car vibrates, what may the problem be with?
  27. What do two parallel white lines across the road mean?
    Pedestrian crosswalk
  28. 28. Which lights should you use when driving in fog?
    Low beams
  29. What papers must you have when operating a motor vehicle?
    License, registration, and insurance card
  30. When should you use your horn?
    If you are driving out of an alley.
  31. What should be done if two cars enter an uncontrolled intersection simultaneously?
    The driver on the left side must yield to the driver on the right.
  32. Double solid center lines would usually be found where?
    On a winding two-way road – no passing
  33. Why should you use seat and shoulder belts?
    They increase your chances of surviving an accident.
  34. When may you pass on the right?
    If the car in front is turning left and there is a lane for driving on the right
  35. What does a flashing red light mean?
    Stop and proceed with caution
  36. What does a green light mean?
    Proceed when safe.
  37. What does a single solid white line across an intersection mean?
    You should stop behind the line for a traffic sign or signal.
  38. What do the following signs mean?
    A diamond shaped sign = warning or caution
    A red, eight sided sign = stop
    A red and white triangular sign = yield
  39. When should you use your parking lights?
    When parking only
  40. Which way do you turn if you go into a skid?
    In the direction the back of the car is skidding
  41. How far should you stay behind the car you are following?
    At least 2 seconds
  42. What direction should you check first when approaching an intersection?
    To the left
  43. If two cars reach a four-way stop at the same time, what is the proper procedure?
    The driver on the left yields to the driver on the right.
  44. What should you do if you go into a skid?
    Take your foot off the gas pedal.
  45. What is the most common mistake a new driver makes with the brake?
    Pushing the brake too hard.
  46. What is the best way to talk to other drivers?
    Through the use of your horn or lights.
  47. If you drive through a deep puddle, what should you do?
    Check your brakes.
  48. When is the road surface most slippery?
    During the first few minutes of rain.
  49. When should you use your high beam lights?
    Open country driving situations
  50. If the lights of oncoming cars are in your eyes, what should you do?
    Look to the lower right side of your traffic lane.
  51. A driver’s left hand extended downward means what?
    He is making a stop or slowing down.
  52. The safest way to exit an expressway is to?
    Slow your car to the posted exit speed.
  53. What should you do if your brakes fail?
    Shift to a lower gear and pump your brakes.
  54. What should you do if your electric signals fail to operate?
    Use hand signals.
  55. What should you do if you have a blow-out?
    Slow the vehicle gradually.
  56. What should you do if you are angry or upset?
    Cool off before attempting to drive.
  57. What should you do if you miss an exit on an expressway?
    Go on the next exit. Do not reverse or back up.
  58. When you are driving on a curve, your vehicle will tend to go in what direction?
  59. What is a good practice at intersections that have no signs or signals?
    Be ready to stop if necessary.
  60. It is a good practice to keep a space cushion to
    Give you time to react.
  61. One of the best defences against drunk drivers is:
    Proper wearing of a safety belt.
  62. When a school bus has stopped in front of a school to pick up or let off children, you may pass from either direction at a speed of
    No more than 10 miles per hour
  63. What must you do if a school bus is stopped and its red lights are flashing?
  64. How should you turn your wheels when parking downhill next to a curb?
    To the right toward the curb.
  65. Special permits may be issued at age 16 when
    Enrolled in a behind-the-wheel driver’s education course or enrolled in a commercial driver’s education course and purchased by an approved driving instructor.
  66. In city driving, a good habit is to:
    Look 12 seconds ahead.
  67. When approaching a railroad crossing with a flashing light:
    Stop within 50 feet but not less than 15 feet of the nearest rail.
  68. You are required by New Jersey laws to keep to the right except?
    When on a one-way street, when passing, or is impractical to travel on that side of the roadway.
  69. Studies show that the greatest number of people arrested for drunk driving had been drinking what kind of alcoholic beverage?
  70. The speed limit..
    in a school zone is 25 mph
    in a business area is 25 mph
    on a highway is 50 mph
  71. You should always yield to
    Other vehicles already in the intersection, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles.
  72. If you want to return to the road from a dirt shoulder
    Slow down, then turn your wheels to climb the pavement edge.
  73. Whether your blood alcohol content raises above legal limit depends on
    How fast you drink, your weight, and amount you drink.
  74. The best way to reduce your chances of having an alcohol related accident is
    Don’t drive at all after drinking.
  75. If you are arrested for drunk driving in New Jersey, what are your chances of being convicted?
  76. Drugs that may affect basic driving skills are
    Cold pills, tranquilizers, and some prescription drugs.
  77. Driving while under the influence of intoxicating beverages means
    The driver shows obvious signs of being drunk.
  78. When blood alcohol content reaches 0.15% your chances of getting into a serious or fatal accident will increase:
    25 times
  79. What is a habitual offender?
    Any person whose license has been suspended 3 times within 3 years
  80. New Jersey licensed drivers must take an eyesight recheck:
    Every 10 years
  81. The first conviction penalty for driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is:
    $250 – $400 fine, and possible imprisonment for 30 days, and loss of license for 6 months to 1 year.
  82. With a blood alcohol concentration of:
    .0% to .05% – you are presumed NOT to be under the influence
    .05% to .10% – you may or may not be under the influence
    .10% or more – you are under the influence
  83. What is a good “rule of thumb” in adjusting your speed to traffic?
    Try to adjust your speed to the flow of traffic.
  84. What is the good “rule of thumb” for following distances on dry roads?
    One car length back for each 10 miles per hour speed or 2-3 second space between cars.
  85. What does the word “tailgating” mean?
    It means driving too close to vehicle in front. It doesn’t allow you enough time to react if the vehicle ahead suddenly slows or stops.
  86. What does hydroplaning mean?
    Losing the tire grip on wet roads and riding on a film of water.
  87. What is an uncontrolled intersection?
    One where there are no traffic signs or signals.
  88. When should you dim your headlights?
    In city driving and when following or meeting another vehicle within 500 feet.
  89. What is an acceleration lane?
    An extra lane provided at the entrance to an expressway.
  90. A driver’s hand extended upward means what?
    He is making a right turn.
  91. A driver’s left hand extended straight out means what?
    He is making a left turn.
  92. Dates for studded snow tires are
    November 15 through April 1
  93. A driver must report a name change within?
    14 days
  94. The deceleration lane is used for
    Getting off the roadway.
  95. What does implied consent mean?
    That you agree to take a blood alcohol test if you are told to do so.

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