Alabama Practice Permit Test 5
IF THE ROADWAY IS WET AND YOUR CAR STARTS TO SKID, YOU SHOULD:
Slow down when there is a lot of water on the road. In a heavy rain at speeds of 50 mph or more, your tires can lose all contact with the road and then your vehicle will be riding on water or “hydroplaning.” A slight change of direction or a gust of wind could throw your vehicle into a skid. If your vehicle starts to hydroplane, slow down gradually – do not apply the brakes.
THE DRIVER'S LEFT ARM AND HAND ARE EXTENDED DOWNWARD. THIS HAND SIGNAL MEANS THAT THE DRIVER PLANS TO
When the driver's left arm and hand are extended downward, the driver is signaling to you that he is slowing down or stopping.
WHAT KINDS OF DRUGS, OTHER THAN ALCOHOL, CAN AFFECT YOUR DRIVING ABILITY
When you drink alcohol or take other drugs, safe driving is not possible. Not every impaired or intoxicated driver causes a traffic crash, but each one is dangerous, putting the lives of himself or herself and those sharing the road at risk.
YOUR BLIND SPOT IS THE AREA OF THE ROAD:
A blind spot is any place around a vehicle a driver cannot see without moving his/her head. Avoid driving your vehicle in another driver’s blind spot.
WHO MUST YIELD WHEN A DRIVER IS TURNING AND A PEDESTRIAN IS CROSSING WITHOUT A TRAFFIC LIGHT?
Yield to pedestrians crossing at intersections or in crosswalks
THIS SIGN MEANS:
MERGING TRAFFIC. Traffic may be merging into your lane from another roadway. Be ready to either changes lanes or allow other traffic to merge into your lane. Merge signs appear on expressways just before expressway ramps. Drivers entering from the right must yield to traffic on the main route, and must make use of speed-change lanes to merge smoothly and safely with the main traffic flow.
WHERE SHOULD YOU PARK WHEN YOU NEED HELP AFTER YOUR TIRE SUDDENLY DEFLATES WHILE DRIVING ON A HIGHWAY?
If you experience vehicle vehicle trouble, and need to stop, pull off the road away from all traffic, if possible. If you cannot get completely off the road, stop where people can see you and your vehicle from behind and turn on your emergency flashers. DO NOT stop just over a hill or just around a curve.
IF YOU ARE DRIVING BEHIND A MOTORCYCLE, YOU MUST:
According to the law, you must allow the motorcyclist/moped driver to use one (1) complete lane.
WHEN DRIVING NEAR A BLIND PEDESTRIAN WHO IS CARRYING A WHITE CANE OR USING A GUIDE DOG, YOU SHOULD:
When driving near a blind pedestrian who is carrying a white cane or walking with a guide dog, you must slow down, yield the right-of-way and proceed with caution. Be prepared to stop your vehicle in order to prevent injury or danger to the pedestrian.
AFTER PASSING A CAR, IT IS SAFE TO RETURN TO YOUR DRIVING LANE WHEN:
IF YOU SEE RED REFLECTORS FACING YOU IN THE PAVEMENT EDGE LINE, THIS MEANS YOU ARE:
If you see red reflectors facing you on the lane lines, you are on the wrong side of the road. Get into the proper lane immediately! Red reflectors always mean you are facing traffic the wrong way and could have a head-on collision.
THIS SIGN MEANS:
The bicycle crossing sign provides you with an early warning that the road you are traveling on will have a bicycle crossing up ahead. Slow down and be on the look-out for cyclists entering and exiting the road. Remember the rules of sharing the road with cyclists.
IF YOU EXIT A FREEWAY WITH A RAMP THAT CURVES DOWNHILL, YOU SHOULD:
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.).
BEFORE GETTING OUT OF YOUR PARKED CAR ON THE TRAFFIC SIDE OF THE STREET, YOU SHOULD:
When you are ready to exit your vehicle, look carefully for passing vehicles, bicyclists, and motorcyclists. Do not open the driver’s side door unless it is safe to do so and you do not interfere with traffic. Do not leave the door open any longer than necessary.
WHEN TRAFFIC IS SLOW AND HEAVY AND YOU MUST CROSS RAILROAD TRACKS BEFORE REACHING THE UPCOMING INTERSECTION, YOU SHOULD:
Expect a train on any track at any time traveling in either direction. If you need to stop after crossing the tracks, wait until you can completely cross the tracks before proceeding. Make sure your vehicle clears the tracks before you stop.
THIS ROAD SIGN MEANS:
SCHOOL CROSSING. As you approach this sign, slow down and watch for children crossing the road. Stop if necessary. Obey signals from any crossing guards.
A GREEN ARROW POINTING TO THE LEFT ON A TRAFFIC LIGHT MEANS YOU MAY:
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.
IF YOU ARE DRIVING AND YOU FEEL THAT YOU CANNOT STAY ALERT AND AWAKE, YOU:
Avoid driving long hours, try not to drive late at night and take regular rest stops even if you are not tired. Taking a short nap whenever you feel tired is one of the best things you can do, you will feel more alert and refreshed even after a 15 minute nap.
YOU CAN DRIVE IN A CARPOOL LANE IF:
An HOV lane is a special lane used only for carpools, buses, motorcycles, or decaled low-emission vehicles. You may use a carpool/HOV lane or on-ramp if your vehicle carries the posted minimum number of people required for the carpool lane, or you drive a low-emission vehicle displaying a special DMV issued decal.
A POLICE OFFICER STOPS YOU BECAUSE HE SUSPECTS YOU ARE DUI. YOU REFUSE TO TAKE A CHEMICAL TEST. WHAT HAPPENS NOW?
If an officer suspects that you are under the influence of drugs, the officer can legally require you to take a blood or urine test. Drivers who refuse these tests are subject to longer driver license suspensions and revocations.
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