driver's ed practice test

Driver’s Ed Practice Questions

Get a taste of a driver’s ed practice test with these practice questions!

 

Question 1

What should you do at a yellow traffic light?

A: Slam on the brakes.

B: Speed up to cross before the light turns red.

C: Stop if it’s safe to do so.

D: Drive through the intersection, but slowly.

Answer 1

C: At yellow traffic lights, stop if it’s safe to do so.

Question 2

You’re approaching a flashing red light at an intersection. Cars on the cross street don’t have a light. What should you do?

A: Stop completely and drive ahead when you can safely do so.

B: Stop and give the right of way only to the vehicle on your right.

C: Keep going. Stops are for solid red lights.

D: Perform a rolling stop since the red light is flashing.

Answer 2

A: Stop completely at the flashing red light and continue driving only when you can safely do so.

Question 3

You are driving on the highway and wish to pass the vehicle in front of you. What is the first thing you should do?

A: Honk your horn to keep from surprising the driver

B: Check to see if everything is clear

C: Shake your arm out the window

D: All choices are incorrect

Answer 3

B: If you wish to pass the vehicle in front of you on the highway, you must first make sure everything is clear.

Question 4

Stella is driving in the far right lane of a multi-lane road, but she needs to make a left turn that’s coming up in 50 feet. What should she do?

A: Brake and wait for vehicles to go around her.

B: Drive past the turn and keep going until she finds a safe place to turn around.

C: Cut across the lanes to make the turn in time.

D: Slow down traffic enough to make her turn.

Answer 4

B: Because she doesn’t have enough time to slow down properly and use her turn signal to warn other vehicles, Stella should keep going and turn around later.

Question 5

Emma has her vehicle’s gear on reverse while turning the wheel right. Which way will her vehicle go?

A: Emma’s vehicle will drive forward to the right.

B: Emma’s vehicle will back out to the left.

C: Emma’s vehicle will back out to the right.

D: Emma’s vehicle will not know what to do.

Answer 5

C: Emma’s vehicle will back out to the right with the gear on reverse while turning her steering wheel to the right.

Question 6

Before changing gears to reverse it is important to ________.

A: have two hands on the steering wheel

B: have a clear view of the front windshield

C: let go of the brake

D: have a clear view of the rear window

Answer 6

D: When you’re about to drive in reverse, it’s important to have a clear view of the rear window before you change gears.

Question 7

How is your following distance determined?

A: Counting seconds from when the driver in front of you passes an object until you pass it.

B: Observing how long it takes the person behind you to pass the object you just went by.

C: Observing how long it takes you to get close to the vehicle in front of you.

D: Observing how quickly you can pass mile markers.

Answer 7

A: Following distance is determined by observing how long it takes you to pass the same object the vehicle in front of you passes.

Question 8

All of the following options are good strategies to avoid fatigue EXCEPT:

A: Making sure your car isn’t too warm

B: Switching drivers often

C: Driving more aggressively

D: Rolling down the window

Answer 8

C: Having the right temperature, switching drivers often, and rolling down the windows are all ways to avoid fatigue.

Question 9

How can you best limit cell phone distractions while driving?

A: Always using the hands-free function.

B: Putting your phone away and on mute.

C: Keeping phone conversations short and refraining from texting.

D: Talking only to family, never to friends.

Answer 9

B: You can limit cell phone distractions while driving by putting your phone out of reach and on mute.

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