Sunday, June 5, 2016

Rules of the road.....nuggets from California DMV book.......

DMV written test
Number of questions: 36
Answer correctly to pass: 31
Passing score: 85%
#Road rule
If you are in an intersection and see an emergency vehicle, continue through the intersection and then drive to the right as soon as you can and stop.
Enter the freeway at or near the speed of traffic. Remember that the maximum speed allowed is 65 mph on most freeways. Do not stop before merging into freeway traffic unless absolutely necessary. Freeway traffic has the right-of-way.
At intersections without a STOP or YIELD sign, yield to pedestrians, vehicles and/or bicycles on the through road. They have the right-of-way.
If drivers see animals or livestock, they should slow down and follow directions from the person in charge of the animals.
You drive in a bike lane, when you are within 200 feet of a cross street where you plan to turn right.
The yield sign means that you must slow down to a reasonable speed and yield right-of-way to all vehicles on the roadway being entered.
When you turn from a high speed, two-lane roadway, try not to slow down too quickly. Use your turn signals to let other drivers know your intentions. Tap your brakes and reduce your speed quickly but safely.
When two vehicles meet on a steep mountain road where neither can pass, which vehicle has the right-of-way?The vehicle traveling uphill.
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 fixed point, such as a sign, count "one-thousand-one, one-thousand-two, one-thousand-three". This takes about three seconds.
When turning left from a one-way road to another one-way road, bring your vehicle into the nearest left lane for traffic on the road you are entering
The first rule for a safe and legal turn is to move into the proper lane well before the turn. To turn left, be in the far left lane for your direction of travel. To turn right, be in the far right lane for your direction of travel.

High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV) lanes are reserved for car pools
There is no crosswalk and you see a pedestrian crossing your lane ahead. You should stop and let him/her finish crossing the street.
A center lane between lanes of traffic traveling in opposite directions may be designated for left turns only. This type of lane is marked by parallel solid and dashed yellow lines and is sometimes accompanied by white arrows on the pavement.
If you are overtaking a bicycle and an oncoming vehicle is approaching, you must slow down and let the vehicle pass first so that you can give extra room to the bicycle.
Intersections are the most likely places for car/motorcycle collisions to occur. This usually is the result of a car driver not seeing the motorcycle and turning into the motorcycle's path.
Hills and curves on rural roads are often steeper and sharper than on highways. Before reaching the crest of a hill or before entering a curve, slow down, move to the right side of the road and watch for oncoming vehicles.
When turning left from a one-way road to another one-way road, bring your vehicle into the nearest left lane for traffic on the road you are entering, unless a lane use control sign or pavement markings direct you otherwise.
If you reach an intersection, yield to vehicles that reach the intersection first, that are just starting to enter the intersection, or that are already in the intersection. If you and another vehicle reach the intersection at roughly the same time, yield if the vehicle is on your right.
If you plan to turn beyond an intersection, signal just after you pass through the intersection. If you signal earlier, another driver may think you are turning at the intersection.
Always signal before passing. Do not pull out to pass unless you know you have enough space to pull back into your lane. Avoid passing other vehicles, including motorcycles and bicycles, on two-lane roads; it is dangerous. Every time you pass, you increase your chances of having a collision.
You are approaching a railroad crossing with no warning devices and are unable to see 400 feet down the tracks in one direction. The speed limit is 15 MPH
When parking your vehicle parallel to the curb on a level street your wheels must be within 18 inches of the curb.
When merging onto the freeway you should be driving at or near the same speed as the traffic on the freeway.
California's "Basic Speed Law" says you should never drive faster than is safe for current conditions.
To avoid last minute moves, you should be looking down the road to where your vehicle will be in about 10 to 15 Seconds

You are about to make a left turn. You must signal continuously during the last 100 feet before the turn.
Unless otherwise posted the speed limit in a residential district is 25 MPH
You may legally block an intersection under no circumstances.
To turn left from a multilane one-way street onto a one-way street, you should turn from the lane closest to the left curb.
You want to make a right turn at an upcoming intersection. You should signal for 100 feet before turning.
You are driving on a freeway posted for 65 MPH. The traffic is traveling at 70 MPH. You may legally drive no faster than 65 mph.
It is illegal to park your vehicle in an unmarked crosswalk.
The safest precaution that you can take regarding the use of cellphones and driving is use hands-free devices so you can keep both hands on the steering wheel.
If you have a green light, but traffic is blocking the intersection, you should stay out of the intersection until traffic clears.
You are getting ready to make a right turn. You should slow down or stop, if necessary, and then make the turn.
You must obey instructions from school crossing guards at all times.
If you plan to pass another vehicle, you should not assume the other driver will make space for you to return to your lane.
You are driving on a freeway posted for 65 mph. Most of the other vehicles are driving 70 mph or faster. You may legally drive no faster than 65 mph.
If you drive faster than other vehicles on a road with one lane in each direction and continually pass the other cars, you will increase your chances of an accident.
You are driving on a one-way street. You may turn left onto another one-way street only if traffic on the street moves to the left.
You drive defensively when you keep your eyes moving to look for possible hazards
You are driving on the freeway. The vehicle in front of you is a large truck. You should drive farther behind the truck than you would for a passenger vehicle.
Listening to music through headphones that cover both ears dangerous to do while driving is illegal

Always stop before you cross railroad tracks when you don't have room on the other side to completely cross the tracks.

A large truck is ahead of you and is turning right onto a street with two lanes in each direction. The truck may have to swing wide to complete the right turn.
You may cross a double, yellow line to pass another vehicle, if the yellow line next to your side of the road is a broken line.
At intersections, crosswalks, and railroad crossings, you should always look to the sides of your vehicle to see what is coming.
When you tailgate other drivers (drive close to their rear bumper), you can frustrate the other drivers and make them angry.

You can block traffic when you drive too slowly.
Flashing yellow arrow signals mean turns are permitted, however the driver must first yield to the oncoming traffic and pedestrians and then proceed with caution.
This warning sign is an indication of a STOP sign ahead. The driver should come to a complete stop near the actual sign before proceeding further.
Left turns at a red light can only be made from a one-way street onto another one-way street. Signal and stop for a red traffic light at the limit line or corner. You may turn left into a left-moving, one-way street if there is no sign to prohibit the turn. Yield to pedestrians, bicyclists, or other vehicles moving on their green light.
A three-sided red yield sign indicates that drivers must slow down and be ready to stop, if necessary, to let any vehicle or pedestrian pass.
A three-sided red yield sign indicates that drivers must slow down and be ready to stop, if necessary, to let any vehicle or pedestrian pass.
A diamond-shaped sign on a truck means that the load on the truck is potentially dangerous (e.g. gas, explosives, etc.). California Highway Patrol (CHP) or fire department officers know what to do if the load is accidentally spilled.
Signals may be given by hand-and-arm positions or by using the vehicle's signal lights. If bright sunlight makes the signal lights hard to see, use hand and arm signals. If a driver in front of you is signaling with hand and arm pointing upwards, it means the driver is about to turn right.
Lanes of traffic going in opposite directions are divided with yellow lane dividers. When yellow lane dividers are present, drivers are not allowed to cross those lines.
Large electronic flashing arrow panels may be used in work zones day and night to guide drivers into certain traffic lanes. These are placed in the roadway or mounted on vehicles to advise approaching motorists of lane closures. Begin your merge well in advance of the sign.
You may drive off of the paved roadway to pass another vehicle under no circumstances.
A white painted curb means loading zone for passengers or mail only.

A school bus ahead of you in your lane is stopped with red lights flashing. You should stop as long as the red lights are flashing.
Two sets of solid, double, yellow lines that are two or more feet apart may not be crossed for any reason.
You see a signal person at a road construction site ahead. You should obey his or her instructions at all times.
A limit line is a wide white line painted across a traffic lane where you must stop before you enter the intersection. You should be able to see traffic coming from all directions.
Yellow lines are also used as left-edge lines on one-way roadways.
You see a flashing yellow traffic signal at an upcoming intersection. The flashing yellow light means slow down and cross the intersection carefully.
A solid yellow line next to a broken yellow line means that vehicles next to the broken line may pass.
A yield sign indicates that a driver must slow down when approaching an intersection and be prepared to come to a complete stop if a vehicle or pedestrian with the right-of-way is approaching from another direction. The yield sign means that you must slow down to a reasonable speed and yield right-of-way to all vehicles on the roadway being entered.
#Car use
You must use your headlights 30 minutes after sunset and leave them on until 30 minutes before sunrise.
If a tire suddenly goes flat while driving, you must hold the steering wheel tightly and keep the vehicle straight

When parking and leaving your vehicle on a highway or street, you must stop the engine, lock the ignition, remove the key, and set the brakes. It is also advisable to raise the windows and lock the doors.
Use hand-over-hand steering when to control movements are critical during a skid.
It is against the law for a minor to use a cell phone while driving. If a cell phone rings, they should not answer the call. Violators of this law are subjected to fines.
Locked wheel skids are usually caused by braking too hard at a high speed and locking the wheels. The vehicle will skid no matter which way the steering wheel is turned. Take your foot off the brake to unlock the wheels. Then straighten the front wheels as the vehicle begins to straighten out. Slow the vehicle gradually until you are at a safe speed to continue driving.
Hydroplaning happens when the tires of your vehicle begin to ride on top of standing water instead of the surface of the road. Contrary to most drivers’ beliefs, hydroplaning can occur even when the roads are only slightly damp.
Low-beams are used when traveling behind other vehicles or when another vehicle is approaching. The high-beams should be used in open country driving when there is no traffic in sight. These beams help a motorist see farther ahead and peripherally or at a wider angle.
Before backing up your vehicle, you should look to the front, sides and rear, and continue to look to the rear while backing.
When driving in fog you should use your low beams.
Large trucks have bigger blind spots than most passenger vehicles.
When parking uphill on a two-way street with no curbs, your front wheels should bet turned to the right (away from the street).
With a Class C drivers license a person may drive a 3-axle vehicle if the Gross Vehicle Weight is less than 6,000 pounds.
Roadways are the most slippery the first rain after a dry spell.
You may not park your vehicle next to a red painted curb.
It is a very windy day. You are driving and a dust storm blows across the freeway reducing your visibility. You should drive slower and turn on your headlights.
Tank trucks marked with hazardous materials placards must always stop before crossing railroad tracks.
#DMV rule
You just sold your vehicle. You must notify the DMV within 5 days.
If you are involved in a traffic collision, you are required to complete and submit a written report (SR1) to the DMV if there is property damage in excess of $750 or if there are any injuries.
You must notify the DMV within 5 days if you sell or transfer your vehicle.
You have been involved in a minor traffic collision with a parked vehicle and you can't find the owner. You must leave a note on the vehicle and Report the Accident without delay to city police or in unincorporated areas to the CHP.

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