G1 Rules of the Road Marathon #1

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If a traffic signal changes while a pedestrian is still in the street, which of the following has the right-of-way?

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You must let the pedestrian finish crossing the road.

How close to a fire hydrant may you legally park?

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Do not park within 3 m of a fire hydrant, on or within 100 m of a bridge or within 6 m of a public entrance to a hotel, theatre or public hall when it is open to the public.

Why is it necessary to look over your shoulder when changing lanes?

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It is necessary to look over your shoulder when changing lanes as there is always a blind spot in your rear view mirrors, no matter how you adjust them.

If you are involved in an accident in which someone is injured you must:

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If you are involved in an accident in which someone is injured you must report the accident at once to the nearest provincial or municipal police officer.

Upon approaching a stop sign, a driver must:

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Upon approaching a stop sign, a driver must always come to a full stop, then proceed when it is safe to do so.

A class G1, G2, M1 or M2 driver may be required to attend an interview to discuss his/her record and give reasons why their licence should not be suspended:

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See the Ontario Highway Traffic Act here: http://www.demerit-points.com/Demeritpoints-DemeritPointRegulations.html and section 'Demerit-point System for Level 1 and Level 2 Drivers' of the official MTO Driver's handbook. Pay attention that the question refers to Level 1 and Level 2 drivers, NOT fully licensed drivers.

Before moving your car from a parked position, you should:

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Before moving your car from a parked position, you should check for other traffic, signal and pull from the curb only when it is safe to do so.

If a police officer signals you to pull over and you do not obey, you might:

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If you do not obey a police officer's direction to pull over, you risk being fined (up to $25,000), having your licence suspended or even serving time in prison. [Obey Police; 2. Driving Along; Safe and Responsible Driving; The Official MTO Driver's Handbook]

A "No Parking" sign at a certain location means:

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A No Parking sign means that you may NOT park your vehicle there.

You must report an accident to the police if:

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By law, you must report any collision to the police when there are injuries or damage to vehicles or property exceeding $2,000.

Which item are you prohibited from using while driving?

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Viewing display screens unrelated to driving, such as cell phones, laptop computers and portable DVD players, is prohibited while driving.

Drivers who don't follow the stopping requirements at a school crossing may receive:

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Where a school crossing guard displays a red-and-white stop sign, you must stop before reaching the crossing and remain stopped until all persons, including the school crossing guard, have cleared THE WHOLE ROADWAY and it is safe to proceed. Drivers who don’t follow the stopping requirements may receive a substantial fine and get three demerit points.

If you are convicted of careless driving, you will get six demerit points and can get:

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Police can also charge drivers with careless driving or even dangerous driving (a criminal offence) if they do not pay full attention to the driving task. If you are convicted of careless driving, you will get six demerit points and can be fined up to $2,000, and sentenced to up to six months in jail. In some cases, your licence may be suspended for up to two years.

Never change lanes in traffic without:

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Before changing lanes, you must always give proper signal and look to make sure the move can be made safely.

A novice driver convicted of distracted driving is subject to __________ for a third occurrence.

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A novice driver (subject to the graduated licensing program) convicted of distracted driving will be subject to escalating sanctions (30-day licence suspension for a first occurrence; 90 days for a second occurrence; and licence cancellation and removal from the Graduated Licensing System for a third occurrence).

When approaching an intersection, you notice the roadway beyond the intersection is blocked with traffic. In this situation, you should:

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When approaching an intersection and you notice the roadway beyond the intersection is blocked with traffic, you should stop before entering the intersection and wait until traffic ahead moves on. If not, the light may turn red for you and green for other vehicles and you will end up blocking the intersection.

A flashing green light at an intersection, where turns to the left and right are permitted, indicates:

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A flashing green light means you're allowed to turn left, right, or go straight if the way is clear.

You are driving up to an intersection where there is no signal light or police officer. A pedestrian is in the crosswalk on your side of the street. You should:

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CROSSWALKS are designated areas that allow pedestrians to safely cross roads where there are no traffic lights. Drivers, including cyclists, must stop and allow pedestrians to cross.

When the traffic signal light facing you is red and you intend to go straight through the intersection, what must you do?

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When the traffic light is red, you must stop, proceed only when the signal turns green and when the way is clear.

While travelling on a highway, the driver of a motor vehicle is not permitted to carry _____ in a house or boat trailer.

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You may not carry any person in any trailer (including a house or boat trailer) when it is being towed. (Page 143 of MTO Driver's Handbook)

Under which of the following conditions is it dangerous and unlawful to make a U-turn?

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All the answer options are examples of situations where it is dangerous or unlawful to make a U-turn.

The Ministry of Transportation may suspend a licence after a 9 Demerit Point interview for a fully licensed driver:

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As a fully licensed driver, you may have to go to an interview to discuss your record and give reasons why your licence should not be suspended. You may also have to complete a driver re-examination. If you fail this test, your licence can be cancelled. If you fail to attend an interview, or fail to give good reasons for keeping your licence, it may be suspended.

In a vehicle with manual transmission, when descending a steep hill, a good safe-driving practice is to:

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In a vehicle with manual transmission, try shifting into a lower gear going down long, steep hills. This will help control your speed and you won't have to brake as sharply. Downshift before starting downhill since it may not be possible once you are going downhill.

Upon approaching a yield-sign, what does the law require you to do?

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When approaching a Yield sign you must always slow down, come to a full stop if necessary, and yield right-of-way.

In order to get your vehicle out of a skid, you should:

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Straighten out your steering wheel slowly. Don't turn your steering wheel in different directions while trying to correct the skid;work on one direction at a time. If you've oversteered and the vehicle slides in the opposite direction, repeat the same procedure as before. Always steer in the direction you want to go.

Using a cellular phone while driving...

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Cellular phones can be an important safety aid for drivers, but using a cellular phone while driving takes a driver’s attention away from the task of driving and increases the risk of collision.

When the driver of another vehicle is about to overtake and pass your vehicle, you must:

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If another driver is about to overtake your vehicle, you should move to the right and let them pass.

Level one drivers ( G1 ) must keep their blood alcohol level at zero percent and be accompanied by a class G driver with a blood alcohol level of less than _____ (if class G driver is 22 or older).

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Please note that the question implies a person with G1 licence behind the wheel. They must not drive alone; an accompanying driver must sit in the front passenger seat, have a valid Class G (or higher) licence, at least four years of driving experience, and must have a blood alcohol level of less than 0.05% when accompanying (accompanying drivers 21 and under must have zero per cent). [Level 1 (Class G1), Chapter 1 Getting Your Driver's Licence, The Official MTO Driver's Handbook]

Under the Highway Traffic Act, if you are convicted of driving while your licence is suspended, assuming it is your first offence, you will:

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If you are convicted of driving while your licence is suspended for an HTA offence, you will have to pay a fine of $1,000 to $5,000 for a first offence and $2,000 to $5,000 for a 'subsequent' offence. (A 'subsequent' offence is when you are convicted again within five years.) The court can order you to spend up to six months in jail, or you may have to pay a fine or do both. Six months will be added to your current suspension as well.

On a highway, when may you drive at the maximum speed limit?

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Obey the maximum speed limit posted on signs along the road, but always drive at a speed that will let you stop safely. This means driving below the maximum speed in bad weather, heavy traffic or in construction zones.

Where a highway has divided into lanes for traffic, a driver should:

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Where a highway has divided into lanes for traffic, a driver should signal intention and move to another lane only when it is safe to do so.

When approaching a sign that reads "merging traffic," you must:

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When approaching the 'Merging Traffic' sign, you must always adjust your speed and position to avoid a collision with other vehicles.

Under what circumstances may a driver's licence be cancelled?

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Any or all of these answers are correct.

It is more dangerous to drive at the maximum speed limit at night than during daytime because:

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It is more dangerous to drive at the maximum speed limit at night than during daytime because you cannot see as far ahead at night.

If you are driving and suddenly one of your tires blows out, you should:

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If one of your tires blows while you're driving, you must focus on steering, take your foot off the gas pedal to slow down, and bring your vehicle to a full stop OFF the road.

If you are a teenage driver with your G2 license for 6+ months and until you obtain your full G license or turn 20, how many passengers are you allowed to carry between midnight and 5 a.m.?

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What matters is how long the G2 driver has had his/her license (less than 6 months or more). [Level two (Class G2); 1.Getting Your Driving License; The Official MTO Driver's Handbook]

When driving in heavy fog, you should use:

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If there is a fog warning, delay your trip until it clears, if possible. Use your low beam headlights. High beams reflect off the moisture droplets in the fog, making it harder to see.

At night, should you meet another vehicle with blinding bright lights, the safest thing to do is:

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At night, should you meet another vehicle with blinding bright lights, the safest thing to do is to look slightly to the right hand side.

When lights are required, drivers are required to use low beam headlights:

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Cut down glare at night by following the rules of the road for vehicle lights. Use your lowbeam headlights within 150 metres of an oncoming vehicle.

If the signal light changes from green to amber as you approach an intersection, what should you do?

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If the light changes to amber when you're approaching it, stop. Only if a stop cannot be made safely, proceed with caution.

If you are approaching an intersection and the traffic lights are not working, you should:

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During an electrical failure, traffic lights at intersections will not work. Proceed cautiously and use the intersection the same way you would use an intersection with all-way stop signs.

All vehicles must be insured for third-party liability for at least

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All vehicles must be insured for third-party liability for at least $200,000. This covers you in the event that you injure or kill someone or damage someone's property while driving. Collision insurance to cover damage to your own vehicle is a good idea, but not required by law.

The use of alcohol or drugs affect the driver by impairing:

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The use of alcohol or drugs affects the driver by impairing vision, judgement and reaction time.

Unless otherwise posted, the maximum speed limit allowed in cities, town, villages and built-up areas is:

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Where there are no posted speed limits, the maximum speed is 50 km/h in cities, towns, villages and built-up areas, and 80 km/h elsewhere.

Under all conditions, you should drive at a speed which will allow you to:

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Under all conditions, you should drive at a speed which will allow you to stop within a safe distance.

When lights are required, drivers must switch from high beam lights to low beams when following another vehicle:

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Use your low beam headlights when following a vehicle within 60 metres. On country roads, switch to low beams when you come to a curve or hilltop so you can see oncoming headlights and won't blind oncoming drivers. If you can't see any headlights, switch back to high beams.

If you want to pass a motorcycle, you should:

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Motorcycles, bicycles, limited-speed motorcycles and mopeds often need to pull to the left or right side of their lane to avoid dangerous road conditions or to be seen by other drivers. Do NOT take this as an invitation to pass in the same lane. If you do want to pass these vehicles, do so by changing lanes.

If someone is tailgating you, what should you do?

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While it does not seem logical to slow down, as it will decrease your distance from the tailgater, it will actually allow for more space in front of you. If the car you are following suddenly brakes, you will have enough time to do it gradually, so that the tailgater has some time to slow down, too, without hitting you in the back.

Choose the correct statement from the following:

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Parking lights are only for parking. In low light, use your headlights, not parking lights.

You are approaching the intersection with a flashing red light. You must:

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You must come to a complete stop at a flashing red light. Move through the intersection only when it's safe. [Flashing Red Light; Traffic Lights; 3. Traffic Signs and Lights; The Official MTO Driver's Handbook]

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