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every way or place of whatever nature open to the use of the public fro the purpose of vehicular travel and includes the streets of nunicipalites.
highway
an automobile, motorcycle, or otherkind of vehicle (except on rails) which is run by an engine or motor in the vehicle itself.
motor vehicle
anybody who is actually driving motor vehicle on teh highway
operator
every vehicle ovned by a public or governmental agency, or privately owned and operated for compnesation, for the transportation of children to and from school
school bus
anybody who does not live in mississippi
non-resident
means the Commissioner of Public Safety
Commissioner
the place where roads come together or cross (sidewalk crossings included)
intersection
any place where most of the land along the road for 300 feet or more is used for houses or places of business
business or residential district
pedestrian, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, streetcars, and other conveyances, either singly or together while using any highway for the purpose of travel
traffic
when requered means complete cessation of movement
stop
the privilege of the immediate use of the highway
right-of-way
When you are approaching another driver at an intersection, and you both want to make a left turn,
each of you should turn to the left of the other.
Leave from the left lane
and enter into the Left Lane.
when you are leaving a one way or divided street,
always turn from the lane nearest the curb
when entering a one way or divided street,
always turn into the lane nearest you
when you are traveling straight,
you may use any lane except the extreme right or left lanes, which are turning lanes.
can you jump from lane to lane
NO
at a place where one way streets intersect,
west bound vehicles inthe left lane may turn left, and south bound vehicles in the right lane may turn right, all vehicles in the other lanes must continue straight ahead.
3 lane road:
use center lane for making left turns, never drive in the left traffic lane
RIGHT OF WAY:
if another driver yeilds to you,
proceed immedialtely.
RIGHT OF WAY:
if another driver doesnt yeild to you,
slow your vehicle and let him proceed
RIGHT OF WAY:
always remember:
you must yield to a bicycle exactly as you would to any other vehicle
more accidents happen at
intersections
if traffic is blocked when you approach an intersection,
stop before you reach the crosswalk and wait for traffic to move
if you cannot see the entire intersection as you approach,
slow down and proceed cautiously
before entering or crossing any state or federal highway where there are no traffic signs or signals,
you should yield to any approaching traffic, then proceed only when it is safe
if there are no signs or signals at an intersection which you are approaching and another vehicle arrives at teh same time,
the driver on the left must yield to the driver on the right
when two or more vehicles stop at an intersection at the same time,
the vehicle on the right has the right of way
at a crosswalk,
you must bring your vehicle to a complete stop, and you must yield the right of way to any vehicle or pedestrian in the intersection
if you are approaching an intersection on a through street and another vehicle is stopped and waiting to enter,
be courteous and yield the right of way
if a vehicle is in the intersection and signaling for a left turn just as you approach,
you must let him go first.
if you and another vehicle arrive at eh intersection at the same time,
the vehicle going straight on the through street must be given the
right of way
if an emergency vehicle is trying to pass,
if at all possible, pull your vehicle over to the exteme right hand side of the road
when you see or hear an emergency vehicle, and you are at an intersection,
proceed through, then pull over to the extreme right
though your not required to by law, common courtesy dictates that you __________________________ to funeral procissions
yield the right of way
school bus
you must stop for a school bus
a person walking across the street within a crosswalk, whether or not the crosswalk is marker
always has teh right of way
most vulnerable pedestrians are
blind people
you have a special obligation to protect
blind people
if you were to hit a stone wall while driving at only 40 miles an hour, the damage dont to your car would be the same as though you had
driven off a four story building
when to reduce your speeds:
on curves, when approaching intersections, when on a narrow or twisting road, or when traffic is congested
if there are no signs or signals at an intersection which you are approaching and another vehicle arrives at teh same time,
the driver on the left must yield to the driver on the right
when two or more vehicles stop at an intersection at the same time,
the vehicle on the right has the right of way
at a crosswalk,
you must bring your vehicle to a complete stop, and you must yield the right of way to any vehicle or pedestrian in the intersection
if you are approaching an intersection on a through street and another vehicle is stopped and waiting to enter,
be courteous and yield the right of way
if a vehicle is in the intersection and signaling for a left turn just as you approach,
you must let him go first.
if you and another vehicle arrive at eh intersection at the same time,
the vehicle going straight on the through street must be given the
right of way
if an emergency vehicle is trying to pass,
if at all possible, pull your vehicle over to the exteme right hand side of the road
when you see or hear an emergency vehicle, and you are at an intersection,
proceed through, then pull over to the extreme right
though your not required to by law, common courtesy dictates that you __________________________ to funeral procissions
yield the right of way
school bus
you must stop for a school bus
a person walking across the street within a crosswalk, whether or not the crosswalk is marker
always has teh right of way
most vulnerable pedestrians are
blind people
you have a special obligation to protect
blind people
if you were to hit a stone wall while driving at only 40 miles an hour, the damage dont to your car would be the same as though you had
driven off a four story building
when to reduce your speeds:
on curves, when approaching intersections, when on a narrow or twisting road, or when traffic is congested
if the weather is poor
slow down accordingly
interstate min/max
70 40
us roads min/max
55 30
us roads 4 laned if posted min/max
65 40
state roads min/max
55 none
natchez trace parkway min/max
50 none
when can you overtake and pass a vehicle on the right?
1. when the vehicle you are passing is making or about to make a left turn
2. on a four lane highway of adequate width where there are no obstructions or parked cars
3. on any one way highway of adequate width
when do you not pass
on hills, curves, or within 100 feet of bridges, viaducts, overpasses, railroad crossings, crosswalks, intersections, or any place where your view is obstructed in any way
pass only when
the weather is good, never when its raining or sleeting
its illegal to
move across the center line of a four lane highway to pass another vehicle, to pass when the yellow line is in your lane
when being passed on a two or three lane highway,
you are required to keep to the right, and you should not increaseyour speed until the other car has completely passed you
what do you do before changing lanes:
look in the mirror, give a turn signal, glance over your shouler, and then change lanes if its safe
when you are follwing another vehicle,
allow atleast one car lenghth between you for every ten miles per hour of speed
if you meet a vehicle at night with bright or blinding headlights, the safest thing to do is
dim your lights and keep your eyes on the right side of the road
when are you required to use your low beams
within 500 feet of an oncoming vehicle or when you are following within 500 feet of another vehicle (except when you are attempting to pass them)
when driving in fog use your
low beams
why are traffic signs and signals placed on highways and streets?
to control the movement of traffic and to preven accidents
when do drivers and pedestrians not have to obey signs and signals?
when an officer is directing traffic
how does an officers signal you to stop?
by holding up his hand and blowing his whistle
how does an officers signal you to continue moving?
by motioning his hand and giving a series of short blasts on his whistle
how does an officer signal at night?
with his flashlight
rail road crossing signs are how many feet away?
500 to 900
what is used to warn and direct drivers and to regulate traffic?
pavement markings
COLOR: stop or prohibition
red
COLOR: indicated movements permitted, direction guidance
green
COLOR: motorist services guidances
blue
COLOR: general warning
yellow
COLOR: regulation
black and white
COLOR: constrution and maintenance warning
orange
COLOR: publice recreation and scenic guidance
brown
SHAPE: exclusively for stop signs
octagon
SHAPE: generally for guide signs
horizontal rectangle
SHAPE: exclusively for Yield signs
equilateral triangle
SHAPE: advance warning of No Passing Zones
pennant(triangle)
SHAPE: exclusively to warn of existing of possible hazards on roadways or adjacent areas
diamond
SHAPE: generally for regulatory signs
vertical rectangle
SHAPE: school advance and school crossing signs
pentagon
SHAPE: railroad advance warning signs
round
what does the yeild sign mean?
slow down so you can yield the right of way to vehicles on the roadway being entered
drivers cause __% of all accidents
85
How many feet before a turn must you signal?
100
How long does in take for your body to dispose of the alcohol contained in 12 ounces of beer?
one hour
Driving within the range of your headlights means you should be able to stop your vehicle within about how many feet? ?
250 feet
Which way should you turn your steering wheel to get out of a skid?
in the direction of the skid
What extra equipment must a bicycle have when used at night?
A head light visible from 500 feet and a tail light visible from 300 feet.
What does a slow moving vehicle emblem look like?
A reflective orange triangle.
the foot brake must be strong enough to stop the vehicle in __ feetat speed of 20 miles per hour.
30
the hand brake must be strong enough to stop the vehicle in __ feet at a speed of 20 miles per hour
55
your vehicle must have a horn that can be heard from ? feet away
200