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Texas Driver's License Test Questions and Answers 10

The allowable blood alcohol concentration (BAC) for Texas drivers over 21 years of age is:
A.) below 0.1%
B.) below 0.09%
C.) below 0.08%
D.) below 0.12%

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Below 0.08%

EXPLANATION: Texas motorists - A driver above 21 cannot have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or more while driving. If a driver submits to giving a blood or breath sample and the results show a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or greater, the driver is subject to a driver license suspension of 90-365 days.


What should a Texas driver do when stopped by a police officer? A.) All of these choices.
B.) Turn off the engine.
C.) Turn on the hazard lights.
D.) Move the vehicle to the right edge of the road.

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All of these choices.

EXPLANATION: When signaled by flashing lights or a siren to stop, a driver should pull his or her vehicle to the right edge of the roadway, turn off the ignition, turn on the vehicle's hazard lights, and await the officer's instructions.)


Who is required to wear seat belts in the state of Texas?
A.) The back seat passengers only.
B.) The driver and front seat passenger.
C.) The driver and all passengers.
D.) The driver only.

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The driver and all passengers.

EXPLANATION: In the state of Texas, the driver and all passengers in a passenger vehicle are required to use safety belts if occupying a seat in a vehicle equipped with a safety belt. Children who are under 8 years of age and less than 4’9” in height (regardless of age) are required by law to be secured in an appropriate child passenger safety seat if occupying a seat in a vehicle equipped with a safety belt.


What should a Texas driver do if he or she is involved in an accident?
A.) Show his or her i.d. to those involved.
B.) Stop and render aid.
C.) Exchange contact and insurance information.
D.) All of the above.

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All of the above.

EXPLANATION: When involved in an accident, a driver should stop and render aid, show his or her identification to others who were involved, and exchange contact and insurance information with all parties.


In Texas, you spot an emergency vehicle approach with its flashing lights switched on. What should you do?
A.) Pull over to the right if possible.
B.) Slow down and make a clear path for the emergency vehicle. Pull over to the right if possible.
C.) Slow down.
D.) Maintain speed and direction. Changing lanes or stopping is unpredictable and could be dangerous

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Slow down and make a clear path for the emergency vehicle. Pull over to the right if possible.

EXPLANATION: You must pull over to the right for an emergency vehicle displaying its flashing lights. If this is not possible, you should slow down and provide a clear path. When you pull back out on the road, remember that you cannot follow within 500ft of any ambulance or fire engine with its flashing lights on. [Yield Right-of-Way to Emergency Vehicles, Chapter 4: Right-of-Way, Texas Driver's Handbook]


According to the Texas Driver's Manual, alcohol played a part in approximately ___ of all fatal automobile accidents in the state.
A.) 5%
B.) 15%
C.) 25%
D.) 35%

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35%

EXPLANATION: Latests stats from TxDOT
28.9 percent of people killed in fatal crashes were not wearing seatbelts
34.9 percent were attributed to drinking and driving
13.4 percent were associated with people being distracted (i.e. texting and driving)


_________ occurs when a vehicle's tires lose contact with the roadway and rise up on top of the water.
A.) tunnel vision
B.) hydroplaning
C.) tailgating
D.) weaving

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Hydroplaning,

EXPLANATION: At higher speeds (greater than 35 mph), tires can lose traction on the surface, especially when it is wet or icy. This condition is known as hydroplaning. Drivers must slow down their vehicles to avoid hydroplaning.


You must yield the right-of-way to police cars or emergency vehicles which are sounding a siren or flashing a red light by:
A.) pulling to the right edge of the roadway and stopping
B.) pulling to the left edge of the roadway and stopping
C.) stopping in the lane, wherever you are
D.) increasing your speed and clearing the lane

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pulling to the right edge of the roadway and stopping

EXPLANATION: You must yield the right-of-way to police cars, fire trucks, ambulances, and other emergency vehicles which are sounding a siren or bell or flashing a red light by pulling to the right edge of the roadway and stopping.


When driving continuously on freeways, you should avoid the condition of freeway hypnosis by:
A.) listening to loud music
B.) frequently shifting your eyes
C.) talking on a cellular phone
D.) using stimulants

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frequently shifting your eyes

EXPLANATION: To avoid freeway hypnosis, you must keep shifting your eyes. Look at different objects near and far, left and right. Read the road signs as you approach them. Check your rear view mirror.


Which of the following situations prohibit you from driving on the left half of the road?
A.) When pavement markings prohibit driving on the left
B.) When there are two or more traffic lanes in each direction
C.) When driving within 100 feet of an intersection
D.) All of the above

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All of the above

EXPLANATION: You must never drive on the left half of the road when pavement markings prohibit driving on the left, when there are two or more traffic lanes in each direction, or when driving within 100 feet of an intersection.


_________ may be used in work zones both day and night to guide drivers into certain traffic lanes.
A.) Large flashing or sequencing arrow panels
B.) Channelizing devices
C.) Barricades
D.) Flag persons

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Large flashing or sequencing arrow panels

EXPLANATION: Large flashing or sequencing arrow panels may be used in work zones both day and night to guide drivers into certain traffic lanes and to inform them that part of the road or street ahead is closed.


If you suddenly get a flat tire while driving, you should:
A.) steer straight ahead and bring your vehicle to a stop
B.) try to shift gears
C.) press hard on the gas pedal
D.) slam on the brakes

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steer straight ahead and bring your vehicle to a stop

EXPLANATION: If you should have a flat tire or blowout, do not slam on the brakes. Instead, take your foot off the gas pedal and gently apply the brakes.


When driving around a rotary traffic island, you should move only to:
A.) the center of the island
B.) the left of the island
C.) the right of the island
D.) all of the above

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the right of the island

EXPLANATION: Rotary traffic islands are also known as traffic circles or roundabouts. When driving around a rotary traffic island, you should move only to the right of the island.


If you approach a school bus from either direction, while the bus is displaying alternately flashing red lights, you must:
A.) stop
B.) increase your speed
C.) reduce your speed
D.) pass with care

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stop

EXPLANATION: If drivers fail to obey the law regarding the right-of-way to school buses displaying alternating, flashing lights, they are subjected to fines between $200.00 to $1,000.00. Drivers must stop their vehicles while approaching a school bus with flashing lights.


6. You must use your low headlight beams at night when you are:
A.) within 500 feet of an approaching vehicle
B.) driving on well-lit roads
C.) following within 300 feet of another vehicle
D.) all of the above

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all of the above

EXPLANATION: When driving at night you must use low headlight beams if you are within 500 feet of an approaching vehicle, following within 300 feet of another vehicle, or driving on well-lit roads.


To avoid the glare caused by oncoming headlights, drivers must shift their eyes:
A.) down to the lower left side of the road
B.) down to the lower right side of the road
C.) toward the driver of the opposite vehicle
D.) toward the center of the lane

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down to the lower right side of the road

EXPLANATION: When oncoming headlights temporarily blind you, avoid looking directly into the headlights of the approaching vehicle. You should shift your eyes down to the lower right side of your traffic lane.


What is meant by “defensive driving?”
A.) Stay alert and keep eyes moving to keep track of what is happening at all times.
B.) Look for trouble spots developing all around him.
C.) Have a plan of action if the other driver does the wrong thing.
D.) Know that the law requires drivers to protect each other from their own mistakes.
E.) All of the above.

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All of the above.


A pennant sign on the roadway indicates:
A.) an emergency stop
B.) a four-way stop ahead
C.) an advance warning of no-passing zones
D.) a yield zone

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an advance warning of no-passing zones

EXPLANATION: This no-passing zone sign indicates that the distance you can see ahead is so limited that passing another vehicle is not permitted.

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