Alaska DMV Permit Practice Test 1
THE "THREE-SECOND RULE" APPLIES TO THE SPACE _________ OF YOUR VEHICLE.
Most rear end collisions are caused by tailgating. To avoid tailgating, use the “three-second rule”: when the vehicle ahead of you passes a certain point such as a sign, count “one-thousand-one, one-thousand-two, one-thousand-three.” Counting these numbers takes approximately three seconds. If you pass the same point before you finish counting, you are following too closely.
WHAT ARE THE COLORS OF A SIGN WHICH TELLS YOU THE DISTANCE TO THE NEXT EXIT OF A HIGHWAY?
Guide signs, also known as destination signs, are green with white letters. Guide signs provide information about intersecting roads, help direct you to cities and towns, and show points of interest along the highway.
WHEN A TRAFFIC SIGNAL LIGHT IS NOT WORKING, YOU SHOULD:
Whenever there is a traffic signal blackout, proceed cautiously as if the intersection is controlled by “STOP” signs in all directions.
DRIVERS WHO EAT AND DRINK WHILE DRIVING:
Eating, drinking and smoking are big distractions when it comes to driving. These all create safety problems because they often require you to take your hands off of the wheel and take your eyes off of the road. Drivers who eat or drink while driving have trouble controlling their vehicle, staying in their lane and have to brake more often.
THE CAR BEHIND YOU BEGINS TO PASS YOU. YOU SHOULD
When a vehicle passes you, you can help the passing driver by keeping to the far side of your lane. You’ll make it easier for the other driver if you reduce speed slightly. In any event, don’t speed up while the vehicle is passing. After passing, the other driver will signal to let you know that the car will be returning to your lane.
THIS ROAD SIGN MEANS:
SCHOOL AHEAD. The shape of a pentagon is reserved for school signs. This five-sided sign means you are near a school. Watch for children.
WHEN YOU HEAR THE SIRENS OR SEE THE RED EMERGENCY LIGHTS OF A CLOSELY APPROACHING EMERGENCY VEHICLE, YOU MUST:
Yield the right of way to any emergency vehicle, making sure you are not creating a hazard for other drivers and not blocking the way. Drive to the right edge of the road and stop until the emergency vehicle(s) have passed. However, never stop in an intersection. If you are in an intersection when you see an emergency vehicle, continue through the intersection and then, drive to the right as soon as it is safe and stop.
YOU MAY DRIVE ACROSS A SIDEWALK TO:
Do not drive on a sidewalk, except to cross it to enter or exit a driveway or alley. When crossing, yield to all pedestrians.
ON THE INTERSECTION, IF YOU SEE A GREEN ARROW POINTING TO THE LEFT, YOU CAN:
A green arrow means “GO.” You must turn in the direction the arrow is pointing after you yield to any vehicle, bicyclist, or pedestrian still in the intersection. The green arrow allows you to make a “protected” turn. Oncoming vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians are stopped by a red light as long as the green arrow is lighted.
WHEN ROADS ARE SLIPPERY, YOU SHOULD:
Slow down at the first sign of rain, especially after a dry spell. This is when many roads are the most slippery, because oil and dust have not washed away. A slippery road will not give your tires the grip they need. Drive more slowly than you would on a dry road.
WORN OR BALD TIRES:
The vehicle cannot have bald tires, which would have less than 1/32 inch tread depth in any two adjacent grooves. Tires that are too worn will cause the vehicle to hydroplane at lower speed, increase the stopping distance and have an increased chance of failure. Make sure to check your tires wear and alignment regularly and replace them as needed.
IF YOU SEE ORANGE CONSTRUCTION SIGNS AND CONES ON A FREEWAY, YOU MUST:
Orange construction signs tell you that you are approaching a work zone on the freeway. The road may narrow, there may be a flagger controlling traffic, workers and machinery may be on or near the freeway. Be prepared to meet all these challenges and do not speed. Keep ample distance between yourself and the vehicle in front of you to avoid a rear-end collision.