DMV Alaska Roads & Signs Test #1

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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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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