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1. Question: Alcohol first impairs your _________.
A. senses
B. motor skills
C. judgment
D. visual perception

Answer: judgment


Alcohol first impairs your judgment and inhibition. Next it impairs the brain center and senses, including taste, smell, sight, and hearing. Then it goes to your motor skills.

2 Question: Which braking technique provides a smooth transition from acceleration to braking?
A. Cover braking
B. Pumping the brake
C. Skid braking
D. None of the above

Answer: Cover braking

Cover braking technique provides a smooth transition from acceleration to braking

3 Question: California's Child Restraint Law is designed for children under age ____.
A. 16
B. 14
C. 15
D. 13

Answer: 16

California's Child Restraint Law is designed for children under age 16.

4 Question: Truck drivers probably cannot see your vehicle if
4 Question: Truck drivers probably can't see your vehicle if ______________.
A. you cannot see the truck driver in your side/rear-view mirrors
B. you cannot see the truck driver in his/her side mirrors
C. the truck is tailgating you

Answer: you cannot see the truck driver in his/her side mirrors

If you can't see the truck driver in his/her side mirror, he or she can't see you. These blind spots are often called the "No Zone."

5 Question: To safely share the road with a light rail vehicle, you _________________.
Question: When sharing the road with a light rail vehicle:
A. Always pass a light-rail vehicle slowly on the right.
B. Never turn in front of an approaching light rail vehicle.
C. Remember they are loud and move more slowly than freight trains.

Answer: Never turn in front of an approaching light rail vehicle.

To safely share the road with a light rail vehicle, you Never turn in front of an approaching light rail vehicle.

6 Question: When sharing the road with a light rail vehicle, you:
A. May not drive in the lane next to the light rail vehicle
B. May turn in front of an approaching light rail vehicle at an uncontrolled intersection
C. Should monitor all traffic signals closely because they can change for the light rial vehicle

Answer: Should monitor all traffic signals closely because they can change for the light rial vehicle

When sharing the road with a light rail vehicle, you Should monitor all traffic signals closely because they can change for the light rial vehicle

7 Question: In this graphic, if both cars arrive at the same time Car B should yield to Car A.
A. True
B. False

Answer: TRUE

8 Question: In this graphic, Car B should yield to Car A.
A. True
B. False

Answer: TRUE

9 Question: Having food in your stomach keeps alcohol from being absorbed __________.
A. quickly
B. slowly
C. completely
D. none of the above

Answer: quickly

Having food in your stomach keeps alcohol from being absorbed as quickly. The alcohol absorption process is slowed down by the food being digested.

10 Question: If you are driving a vehicle at night, dim your lights by switching to low-beams before you are ____ feet from a vehicle coming toward you.
A. 200
B. 300
C. 400
D. 500

Answer: 500

If you are driving a vehicle at night, dim your lights by switching to low-beams before you are 500 feet from a vehicle coming toward you.

11 Question: Solid yellow lines separate:
A. Traffic lanes on one-way street
B. Bicycle lanes from regular traffic
C. Vehicle traveling in opposite directions

Answer: Vehicle traveling in opposite directions

Solid yellow lines separate Vehicle traveling in opposite directions

12 Question: Most drugs taken for headaches, colds, hay fever, allergies, or to calm nerves can make you drowsy and affect your driving.
A. True
B. False

Answer: TRUE

Most drugs taken for headaches, colds, hay fever, allergies, or to calm nerves can make you drowsy and affect your driving. Taking any drug can affect safe driving.

13 Question: To avoid last minute moves, you should be looking down the road to where your vehicle will be in about ______________.
Question: In order to avoid last minute moves, you should look down the road at least ______ ahead of your vehicle.
Question: In order to avoid last minute moves, you should anticipate hazards to come. To do this, look down the road ______ seconds ahead.
A. 1 to 5
B. 5 to 7
C. 10 to 15
D. 15 to 20

Answer: 10 to 15

In order to avoid last minutes moves, you should anticipate hazards to come. To do this, look down the road 10 to 15 seconds ahead.

14 Question: After passing another car, you should not pull back in front of it until you _____________.
Question: When passing another car, you should not pull back in front of it until _________________.
A. you can see its full front in your rear-view mirror
B. you can no longer see it by turning your head
C. you are one car length ahead of it
D. you can see the driver in your rear-view mirror

Answer: you can see its full front in your rear-view mirror

When passing another car, you should not pull back in front of it until you can see its full front in your rear-view mirror.

15 Question: Highways are typically most slippery:
A. After it has been raining for a long time
B. When it first starts to rain after a dry spell
C. During a heavy rainstorm in the middle of summer

Answer: When it first starts to rain after a dry spell

Highways are typically most slippery When it first starts to rain after a dry spell

16. Question: What is the difference between traffic lights with red arrows and those with solid red lights?
A. Red arrows are only used to stop traffic which is turning left
B. You cannot turn on a red arrow, even if you stop first
C. Red arrows are only used for protected turn lanes

Answer: You cannot turn on a red arrow, even if you stop first

17 Question: Unless prohibited by a sign you may legally make a u-turn
A. At an intersection with a green light
B. At an intersection on a one-way street
C. In front of a fire station

Answer: At an intersection with a green light

Unless prohibited by a sign you may legally make a u-turn At an intersection with a green light

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