Idaho DMV Practice Test (ID) # 3

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IF YOU EXPERIENCE BRAKE FAILURE WHILE DRIVING, YOU SHOULD:

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If a vehicle’s conventional disc and drum brakes suddenly fail, a motorist should shift to a lower gear and pump the brake pedal fast and hard several times. If that does not work, the parking brake should be used while holding the brake release, so the motorist can let up if the rear wheels lock and the vehicle begins to skid. With the vehicle in low gear, the motorist should begin looking for a safe place to stop off the roadway and call for help.

THE ROAD SURFACE IS MOST SLIPPERY:

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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.

TEENAGE DRIVERS ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE INVOLVED IN A CRASH WHEN:

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Interacting with other passengers is a distraction. This can be a problem, particularly for teenage drivers. If you are a teen driver with other teens as passengers, statistics show you are more likely to have a crash than if you are driving alone or are driving with adult passengers.

WHEN PASSING IN THE ONCOMING TRAFFIC LANE OF A TWO LANE ROAD, YOU SHOULD CONSIDER:

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Avoid passing other vehicles, including motorcycles and bicycles, on two-lane roads; it is dangerous. Do not pull out to pass unless you know you have enough space to pull back into your lane. You must judge whether or not you have enough room to pass whenever you approach an oncoming vehicle, a hill or a curve, an intersection or a road obstruction.

WHEN THE ROAD IS MARKED WITH A SOLID YELLOW LINE AND A BROKEN YELLOW LINE ON YOUR SIDE YOU MAY PASS

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A solid yellow line marks the center of a road used for two-way traffic. Two solid yellow lines indicate no passing. Broken yellow lines indicate that you may pass if the broken line is next to your driving lane, however you must still make sure that your maneuver is safe and you won't endanger yourself and other road users.

IF YOUR TIRES ARE NOT INFLATED TO THE PRESSURE RECOMMENDED BY THE MANUFACTURER, IT MAY CAUSE:

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Bumps, cuts or bad tread can cause blowouts. Tire pressure should be checked often, especially when tires are cold. A motorist should check the owner’s manual to determine proper tire pressure or should ask for advice at a service station. Properly inflated tires save money in fuel consumption. A vehicle should not be driven with tires that have less than 1/16 inch of tread (about the edge of a dime). To hold on to the road properly, tires must match (do not mix radials with other tire types) and must have enough tread.

WHAT ARE THE COLORS OF THE WARNING SIGNS THAT INDICATE HAZARDS AHEAD, SUCH AS CURVES IN THE ROAD OR NARROW BRIDGES?

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Warning signs are yellow, with back letter or symbols. Warning signs advise that you are approaching a hazardous location or a location where there is a special rule. Sometimes a warning sign is joined with a yellow and black “recommended speed” sign. This indicates reduced speed is advised in that area.

FOLLOWING CLOSELY BEHIND ANOTHER VEHICLE:

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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.

WHEN YOU HEAR THE SIREN OR SEE THE FLASHING RED LIGHT OF A CLOSELY APPROACHING EMERGENCY VEHICLE, AND YOU ARE NOT IN THE INTERSECTION, YOU SHOULD:

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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.

BEFORE YOU REACH THE INTERSECTION, WHEN CROSSING RAILROAD TRACKS IN SLOW TRAFFIC, YOU SHOULD:

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A motorist should never stop his/her vehicle on railroad tracks. If a vehicle stalls on the tracks, and the motorist sees a train coming, he/she should get out and walk clear of the tracks. Never try to race a train. Most trains need more than a mile to stop, if traveling at 60 mph or more.

WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS TRUE ABOUT VEHICLES DISPLAYING A DIAMOND-SHAPED SIGN (INDICATING A HAZARDOUS LOAD)?

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A diamond-shaped sign on a truck means that the load on the truck is potentially dangerous (gas, explosives, etc.). Police department and fire department officers know what to do if the load is accidentally spilled. Vehicles which display these signs are required to stop before crossing railroad tracks.

A RED AND WHITE TRIANGULAR SIGN AT AN INTERSECTION MEANS:

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YIELD. Slow down and give vehicles crossing your path the right-of-way. If the way is clear, you may move forward slowly without stopping. Yield signs are usually placed where auxiliary roads lead into major roads.

TURN YOUR FRONT WHEELS TOWARD THE CURB WHEN YOU ARE PARKED:

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When parking on a hill you must make sure your car does not roll into traffic if the brakes do not hold. If you park where there is a curb facing downhill, turn your wheels toward the curb and shift into reverse gear or PARK. If there are no curbs, turn your wheels toward the edge of the road, whether facing uphill or downhill.

WHEN YOU APPROACH A SHARP CURVE IN THE ROAD, YOU SHOULD:

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On curves, there is a strong outward pull on your vehicle, which is especially dangerous when the road is slippery. Slow down before you enter the curve; you do not know what may be ahead (stalled car, collision, etc.).

WHICH OF THESE STATEMENTS IS TRUE ABOUT DRIVING AND TAKING DRUGS?

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The use of any drug (the law does not distinguish between prescription, over-the-counter, or illegal drugs) which impairs your ability to drive safely is illegal. Check with your physician or pharmacist and read the warning label if you are not sure that taking the medication will affect your driving.

WHEN YOU ENTER A FREEWAY, YOU SHOULD CHECK TRAFFIC BY USING:

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Check your mirrors and look over your shoulder to make sure you are not getting in the way of vehicles in the lane you want to enter. Leave three seconds of space between you and the vehicle ahead of you. Make sure you can stop safely, if necessary.

WHAT ARE THE COLORS OF THE WARNING SIGNS THAT INDICATE HAZARDS AHEAD, SUCH AS CURVES IN THE ROAD OR NARROW BRIDGES?

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Warning signs are yellow, with back letter or symbols. Warning signs advise that you are approaching a hazardous location or a location where there is a special rule. Sometimes a warning sign is joined with a yellow and black “recommended speed” sign. This indicates reduced speed is advised in that area.

TEENAGE DRIVERS ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE INVOLVED IN A CRASH WHEN:

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Interacting with other passengers is a distraction. This can be a problem, particularly for teenage drivers. If you are a teen driver with other teens as passengers, statistics show you are more likely to have a crash than if you are driving alone or are driving with adult passengers.

A DIAMOND-SHAPED SIGN IS A:

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The shape of a diamond is reserved exclusively for warning drivers of existing or possible hazards on roadways and adjacent areas. Diamond-shaped signs are either warning signs or work zone traffic signs.

WHEN YOU ENTER A FREEWAY, YOU SHOULD CHECK TRAFFIC BY USING:

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Check your mirrors and look over your shoulder to make sure you are not getting in the way of vehicles in the lane you want to enter. Leave three seconds of space between you and the vehicle ahead of you. Make sure you can stop safely, if necessary.

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