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When two vehicles reach an intersection at the same time, and allway
stop signs or flashing red traffic lights control the intersection,
the driver on the ____ must yield right of way to the driver on
the ____.
Left, right
A driver who wishes to make a _____turn must yield to vehicles approaching from the opposite direction when these vehicles are in the intersection or are near enough to pose the risk of a crash.
left
When a green arrow signal indicates that a vehicle may enter an intersection to make a left turn, the driver must yield to other vehicles or pedestrians already within the intersection.

true or false?
true
When two vehicles approach an uncontrolled “T”intersection, the driver of the vehicle that is turning must yield to all cross traffic

true or false
True
which is true
a. Bicycle riders are allowed to ride two abreast

b. bicycle riders must ride in a single file
a.
Are Motorized bicycles allowed on sidewalks, freeways, or lanes and trails designated for
pedestrians and bicycles.

a. yes

b. no
b. no
the side, behind, and ahead of your vehicle.
On a level highway, it takes ______seconds longer to pass a commercial
vehicle than a car.

a. 1-2
b 3-5
c. 10
b. 3-5
While passing a commerical vehicle:

Allow enough time to pass the commercial
vehicle and return to the right lane before coming within ____feet of
approaching traffic

a. 20
b. 50
c. 100
c. 100
White lines separate lanes of traffic traveling in the same direction.

True or False
True
A line composed of white dashes indicates that drivers can change lanes in areas where this type of marking is present.
A line of shorter and thicker white dashes indicates

a. the lane will end
b. passing is not allowed
c. passing is allowed
a. the lane will end
Double solid white lines indicate that_______

a. you can change lanes
b. lane changes are prohibited
b. prohibted
yellow lines separate traffic moving in ______ directions.

a. the same
b. opposite
b. opposite
.
A solid yellow line indicates that passing is ______ in areas where this marking is present.

a. prohibted
b. allowed
b. prohibited
A line composed of yellow dashes indicates that passing is ________in areas where this type of marking is present.

a. allowed
b. not allowed
a. allowed
A solid yellow line may appear on one side of the roadway, while a
line composed of dashes appears on the other side.

a. drivers are allowed to pass
b. drivers are not allowed to pass
c. Drivers must obey
the marking that is present in their lane of traffic.
c.
Two solid yellow lines, one in each lane of traffic, indicate that

a. passing is allowed in one direction
b. passing is not allowed at all

c. passing is prohibited in both directions.
c. passing is prohibited in both directions.
the center lane between lanes of traffic traveling in opposite directions
may be designated for _____ turns only.

a. right
b. left
b. left

This type of lane is marked
by parallel solid and dashed yellow lines. These lines are sometimes
accompanied by white arrows on the pavement. Vehicles traveling in
either direction can use these lanes to make left turns onto another
roadway or a driveway
Reversible lanes help keep traffic flowing during rush-hour periods.
They are separated by dashed double yellow lines. You _____ cross these
lines only if the overhead signal above the lane you wish to enter has a
green arrow, or if a sign permits you to do so.

a. cannot
b. can
b. can
When you are within _____feet of an oncoming vehicleyour headlights must be
set on _____ beam.

a. 1,000
b. 200
c. 500

a. low
b. high
a. 1,000
a. low
What times during the day should your headlights be used?
Your headlights must be turned on at sunset and used
until sunrise.
Headlights must be used during weather conditions that
include rain, snow, hail, sleet, or fog and any time you cannot clearly
see the road ahead for a distance of at least ____feet.

a. 500
b.200
c. 50
a. 500
What does overdriving your headlights mean? How many feet is this distance normally for a vehicle?
You should be able to stop within
the distance that your headlights illuminate the road. For most vehicles,
this distance is no more than 350 feet on high beam.
What do you do if a glare is coming from behind you?

a. use “day-night” mirror or re-adjust your regular mirror.

b. use the white line on the road

c. pull over
a.
To avoid disrupting traffic flow or “cutting off” other drivers when
you merge you should:

a. slow down
b. speed up
c. try to adjust your speed to accommodate vehicles already on the freeway
c. try to adjust your speed to accommodate vehicles already on the freeway
If you are driving
at a slower speed than other traffic on a freeway, stay in the lane nearest to the:

a. left side of the road
b. to the right side of the road
b. to the right
side of the road.
IF you have to pull over because your car is having problems you should put flares or reflectors within ___ feet of the road

a. 10-12
b. 200-300
c. 100-500
c. 100 to 500 feet
How many feet behind a firetruck should you be?

a. 100
b. 300
c. 500
c. 500
A load must not stick out more than ______ft in front of the front
wheels or bumper of any motor vehicle.

a. 3
b.5
c.10
a. 3
If a load extends ____ feet or more from the rear of any vehicle, a red,
yellow, or orange flag at least 16 inches square must be attached to the
end of the load. At night, a red lantern or lamp, visible from a distance
of at least ____ feet, must be attached to the end of the load.




Passenger vehicles may not carry loads that extend beyond the line
of the fenders on the left side and more than six inches beyond the
fender line on the right side
16
500
If you pull a camper or trailer with your vehicle, you must maintain
at least ____ feet following distance from other vehicles.

a. 100
b. 200
c. 500
c. 500
Trailer Requirements
Measurements:
Maximum length — feet
Maximum width — feet inches
Maximum height — feet inches
Lights:
Tail lamps —
Reflectors —
Rear license plate —
max length: 45
mad width: 8 ft 6 in
max height 13 ft 6 in

tail lamps: two, red
reflectors: two, red
rear license plate: one white
A recreational vehicle combination may not be more than _____feet in
length.

a. 20 ft
b. 50 ft
c. 70 ft
c. 70 ft
The middle vehicle in rv combinations may not be more than _____ feet in length.

a. 28
b. 35
c. 40
a. 28
A recreational vehicle combination may not be driven in the sevencounty
metropolitan area during:
Monday through Friday during the hours of
6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (rush hour)
True or false, is it safe to use cruise control on winter roads
False
What should you do if your vehicle is trapped in ice or snow
If your vehicle becomes stuck on ice or snow, try to free your vehicle
by “rocking” it back and forth. Keep the front wheels straight and
slowly drive forward, then backward, as far as possible, without spinning
the tires. Accelerate gently when the tires grip. If your vehicle
starts to slide or your tires start to spin, apply the brake and repeat
this operation in the opposite direction.
To maintain alertness while driving you should stop :

a. every 6 hours
b. every 2 hours
c. every 3 hours
b. every 2 hours
A vehicle skid occurs when tires lose their grip on the road surface. If
this occurs you should:

a. slam on the brakes
b. take your foot off the accelerator and brakes until you can turn in the
desired direction.
c. do nothing
b.
If you start to skid with Anti lock brakes you should

a. do not pump them as you would regular brakes. press
down on the brake pedal and continue to steer the vehicle until you
regain control
b. do nothing
c. press on the brakes
a.
If you encounter thunderstorms or fog

you should a. reduce speed, b. use extra caution,
and be prepared to stop

c. Increase your following distance.

d. all of the above
d. all of the above
Your headlights,
by law, must be used at times when you cannot see more than
_____feet ahead and when it is raining, snowing, sleeting, or hailing.
Keep them on low beam to reduce glare.
a. 100
b. 300
c. 500
What should you do if your car starts to hydroplane

a. try to manuevuer
b. push on the gas
c. take foot off gas pedal
c. take foot off gas pedal
What do you do if you experience a blowout?
a.
b. hold the steering wheel tightly, steer straight ahead, and slowly ease your foot off the accelerator. Do notbrake until the vehicle is back under your control.
Pull the vehicle completely off the road at the nearest
opportunity
What do you do if you experience steering failure?
If the front wheels of your vehicle do not respond when you turn the
steering wheel, ease up on the accelerator. Do not brake unless it is
necessary to avoid a crash.
Your vehicle may balance on its own and travel in a straight path
as you reduce speed. If you must apply the brake, do so gently. If you
brake suddenly, or try to shift gears, the change in speed may throw
the vehicle off balance and out of control.
What do you do if you experience brake failure?
A brake pedal that sinks slowly when pressure is applied is one sign
that your vehicleʼs brakes may be failing. A warning light should come
on if there is a serious problem.
If your brake pedal suddenly sinks all the way to the floor, try
pumping the pedal to build pressure. If this does not work, slowly apply
your emergency/parking brake. Applying the brake too abruptly could
throw the vehicle into a skid. Remember: the emergency/parking brake
engages only the rear brakes.
Driving Conditions
75
Minnesota Driver’s Manual
If road conditions allow you to coast to a stop, shift your car into a
lower gear. Continue to down shift as you decelerate until you can
safely pull over and stop.
What do you do if you run off the pavement?
If your wheels drift onto the shoulder of the road, do not try to swerve
back onto the pavement. Stay on the shoulder and slowly release the
gas pedal. After you have reduced your speed, turn back onto the
pavement. Then speed up again.
What do you do if a vehicle is coming into your lane?
If your wheels drift onto the shoulder of the road, do not try to swerve
back onto the pavement. Stay on the shoulder and slowly release the
gas pedal. After you have reduced your speed, turn back onto the
pavement. Then speed up again.
How do you avoid a crash if a vehicle is trying to pass you dangerously?
If the passing vehicle is nearly in position to move back into the right
lane, slow down and allow the driver to complete the pass as quickly as
possible. If the passing vehicle must drop back, speed up to make sure
there is adequate room for the vehicle to move into the lane behind you.
If a crash seems probable, and the right shoulder is wide enough for
your vehicle, quickly move to the right and allow the passing vehicle to
move into your lane
What do you do if you are trapped under water?
Most vehicles will float on the surface of water from 30 to 60 seconds.
If your vehicle enters deep water, make every attempt to get out of the
vehicle immediately. If possible, exit the vehicle through open windows
before the water reaches the window level. If your vehicle becomes submerged, try not to panic. Vehicle doors
cannot be opened until water pressure inside the car is equal to that
outside. When the vehicle is completely filled, doors can be opened,
if there is no structural damage.
The weight of the engine will cause the front end of the car to sink
first. The rear passenger compartment may provide an air pocket while
you plan your escape strategy. If there are other people in the vehicle,
determine their condition and try to exit the vehicle together.
What do you do if your car overheats?
Most vehicles have dashboard gauges or lights that indicate the engine
temperature. Activities such as driving in stop-and-go traffic on a hot
day, driving on steep inclines, and towing a trailer can cause your
engine to run hotter than normal.
When your engine becomes hot, turn off any unnecessary vehicle
equipment, such as air conditioning. If the temperature is still too high,
turning on the heater will help draw hot air away from the engine.
If these techniques do not work and engine temperature suddenly
increases or steam rises from the engine, pull over to the side of the
road, stop the vehicle, and turn off the ignition immediately.
What do you do if your headlights fail
If your headlights suddenly go out, try your parking lights, hazard
warning lights, or turn signals — one of them may work and give you
enough light to guide you off the road. If your headlights fail on a busy
or lighted road, you will probably have enough light to guide you. If
all your lights fail on a dark, deserted road, slow down and keep your
vehicle on the pavement until you can move safely onto the shoulder.
What do you do if your gas pedal gets stuck
If your gas pedal sticks, you may be able to free it by hooking your toe
under the pedal and raising it. If this does not work, apply the brakes
and shift into neutral, this will disengage the engine. Next, choose a
safe path and steer to the shoulder of the road. If the shoulder is not
paved, switch on your hazard lights and continue steering the vehicle in
a straight path until you can safely pull over to the shoulder of the road.
What can the penalty be for failing to stop for a school bus with it's red lights on?
Fail to stop for a school bus with its stop arm extended and its red
lights flashing, within five years of a conviction for the same
offense.
Crashes involving impaired drivers kill an average of ___ people
each year in Minnesota and injure thousands of others.
240
How does alchol impair your driving?
Alcohol is a depressant that slows body functions and impairs motor
skills.
12-ounce beer, a five-ounce glass of wine, a typical mixed drink,
and a nine-ounce wine cooler usually contain about the same amount
of alcohol

true or false?
true!
Alcohol
is generally eliminated at the rate of about ___ drink per hour

a. one
b. two
c. none
a. one
Alcohol
is generally eliminated at the rate of about one drink per hour, but many
factors influence the amount of alcohol that is retained.
The body eliminates 95 percent of alcohol through oxidation by
the liver. The remaining alcohol is eliminated through breathing,
perspiration, and urination. Drinking coffee, exercising, and taking
coldshowers do not increase the rate of oxidation

True or False?
True
A person with an alcohol concentration of _____or higher can be arrested for DWI

a. 0.03
b. 0.08
c. 0.06
b. 0.08
A person with a blood/alcohol level of _____ , driving a commercial vehicle), who is in control of a moving
or parked vehicle, can be arrested for driving while impaired (DWI).

a. 0.04
b. 0.03
0.06
a.0.04
Refusal to take a DWI test can lead up to

a. a fine
b. 1 year of imprisonment
c. a ticket
b. 1 year imprisonment
Failure to pass the DWI can result in what?
$680 reinstatement fee and completion of a DWI
knowledge test, driverʼs license application, and a chemical assessment.
Further penalites can be imposed if the the drivers blood alcohol level is up to

a. 0.10
b. 0.20
c. 0.40
b. 0.20
True or false? A driver can receive further penalty for drinking/driving if there is a person under the age of 16 in the car
True
What happens if a driver is found to have a blood alochol level of 0.08
They have a temporary license for 7 days and then their license is suspended.