North Central Florida Safety Council
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Study Questions-Class E & Learner's License

On your road rules examination, you will be given 20 questions and asked to choose the right answer for each. During the written exam, you may not use books or notes, and you may not talk to anyone except the examiner.
 
You should read each question carefully, and read each of the four possible answers. Choose the best answer. A sample question with the correct answer is shown below.
 
The main reason for examining persons before issuing driver licenses is:
( ) To provide revenue for state government.
( ) To keep a record of the number of drivers.
( ) For accident records and insurance companies.
(X) To determine the applicant’s abilities, knowledge and skills.
 
Your complete written examination will include 20 road signs and 20 questions on road rules. To pass, you must choose the right answers to at least 15 road signs and 15 road rules questions. Sample test questions are listed below. These questions will not necessarily appear on the examination. Answers to all of the sample questions can be found in the FLORIDA DRIVER'S HANDBOOK.
 
1. When a school bus stops to load students
a) you must stop regardless.
b) you must stop on a two-lane roadway in either direction.
c) you need not stop if it is a divided roadway with a 5 foot median or a physical barrier.
d) Both B and C are correct.

You must always stop on a two-way street, but you need not stop if you are on a divided roadway with a five (5) foot median or a physical barrier between your lane and the bus when going in the opposite direction.

2. When the center line on the roadway is broken with white stripes
a) you may pass if it is safe.
b) you may not pass.
c) you should slow down to avoid slow moving farm equipment.
d) Both B and C are correct.
You may pass if it is safe. If there is a solid yellow line in the center of the road on your side of the roadway or if there is a double yellow line, you may not pass. If there are signs that say "NO PASSING", then it is unlawful and unsafe to pass. It is unlawful to exceed the speed limit to complete a pass. You could receive a traffic citation for speeding.

3. When making a right turn, you should
a) yield to pedestrians and bicyclists entering the intersection.
b) slow to a safe speed in order to make a safe turn.
c) check your mirrors and over your shoulders for pedestrians and bicyclists to your rear.
d) All of the above are correct.
When making a right turn, you should yield to pedestrians and bicyclists entering the intersection. Slow to a safe speed to make a safe turn and check your mirrors. Look over your shoulders for pe
destrians and bicyclists as they may be approaching and attempting to cross the street or pass your turning vehicle.

4. When making a right turn using an arm signal, the arm is
a) extended straight out with the arm 180 degrees to the ground.
b) raised in an upward position bent at a 90 degree angle from the elbow.
c) pointed in a downward position.
d) does not apply because of electric turn signals.
To signal a right turn, the arm should be extended in an upward position with a 90 degree bend at the elbow. To signal a left turn, the arm is extended straight 180 degrees to the ground or parallel to the ground. The arm is pointed toward the ground if you are signaling a slow down or stop.

5. It is unlawful to pass
a) on a bridge.
b) within 200 feet of an approaching vehicle.
c) when there is a solid yellow center line on your side of the roadway.
d) All of the above are correct.
It is unlawful to pass on a bridge within 200 feet of an approaching vehicle, or on a solid yellow line to the right of the road's center line.

6. If you change your address, you must notify the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Division of Driver Licenses within ____ days.
a) 5
b) 10
c) 30
d) 90
If you change your address, you must notify the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Division of Driver Licenses within 10 days. Failure to do so could result in a traffic citation. In addition, if you are in a condition or a situation where you are unable to speak for yourself, notification of your family is nearly impossible.

7. Florida uses a point system to evaluate a person's driving and will suspend a person's driving privilege if they receive
a) 12 points within 12 months.
b) 18 points within 18 months.
c) 24 points within 36 months.
d) All of the above are correct.
If you receive 12 points within 12 months, your driving privilege will be suspended for 30 days. If you receive 18 points within 18 months, your driving privilege will be suspended for 3 months. If you receive 24 points within 36 months, your license will be suspended for 1 year.

8. If a person charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) refuses to take a chemical test, that refusal will result in a driver license suspension from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Division of Driver Licenses for
a) 12 months for a first refusal.
b) 18 months for any subsequent refusals.
c) The license is NOT suspended, it is REVOKED for refusing.
d) Both A and B are correct.
Refusing to submit to a chemical test to determine your body's alcohol content will result in the SUSPENSION of your driving privilege by the DHSMV. Your driving privilege is suspended for 1 year on a first refusal and for 18 months on any refusals thereafter.

9. Florida law requires that vehicles with four (4) or more wheels carry insurance and the insurance limit(s) are:
a) $10,000 personal injury protection
b) $25,000 property damage liability
c) $10,000 property damage liability
d) Both A and C are correct
Florida law requires that vehicles with four or more wheels carry $10,000 personal injury protection and $10,000 property damage liability.

10. The penalties for littering may be
a) a fine of up to $500 and/or jailed up to 60 days.
b) a fine of up to $1000 for dumping more than 15 pounds of trash.
c) a charge as a first degree misdemeanor for dumping.
d) All of the above are correct.
You can be charged with a first degree misdemeanor for dumping more than 15 pounds of trash on private property or public property. You can be jailed and fined up to $1000. If you are charged with littering, you may be fined up to $500 and/or sentenced up to 60 days in jail.

11. If you lose your original Florida Driver License, you must apply for a duplicate at:
a) any Florida Highway Patrol Station.
b) the Clerk of Court in the county of residence.
c) the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Division of Driver Licenses.
d) the tax collectors office.
If you lose your Florida Driver License or Identification Card, you must obtain a duplicate from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Division of Driver License. Remember that a duplicate takes precedent over the original. If the original is located, it should be destroyed or turned into the DHSMV.

12. If you knowingly make a false statement in your application for a Florida Driver License or Identification card, your
a) driver license will be revoked.
b) driver license will be suspended.
c) right to ever obtain a driver license will be revoked.
d) None of the above are correct.
Your driver license will be suspended. A false statement is considered to be an untruth and sufficient to suspend the drivers license. The information must be corrected.

13. You may not operate a farm tractor upon a highway
a) unless you have a valid Class A or Class B driver license.
b) unless you have a valid Class E driver license.
c) unless you are at least 21 years of age.
d) None of the above are correct.
You may operate a farm tractor temporarily over the highway. However you are required to have a slow moving triangle mounted in view of anyone following the slow moving vehicle.

14. The first thing affected in a person under the influence of alcohol or other drugs is
a) Vision
b) Balance
c) Judgment
d) Speech
Judgment is the first thing affected. Even small amounts of alcohol will affect a person's ability to operate a motor vehicle safely. It is prima facia evidence that a person is under the influence of an alcoholic beverage if they have a Blood Alcohol Content of a .08% or higher. Converted to a decimal the .08% is .0008. That is an extremely small amount of alcohol.

15. If you receive a traffic citation and fail to pay the fine or appear in court as required,
a) you may renew your driver license on a temporary basis.
b) your driver license will not be affected.
c) you will not be allowed to renew your driver license.
d) you will be required to pay a penalty and still receive your driver license.
You will not be allowed to renew your driver license. Your license will be suspended until the matter is resolved. This is also true if another state suspends your driving privilege. Florida will honor another state's suspension of your driving privilege.

16. When changing lanes, course or direction, you must give a turn signal
a) within 50 feet prior to the movement.
b) within 25 feet prior to the movement.
c) within 100 feet prior to the movement.
d) only if you are making a conflicting turn.
You must give a signal of intent to turn at least 100 feet prior to changing your lane, course, or direction. Remember, a turn signal is not an official traffic control device. If you are being passed on the side in the direction in which you wish to move and you are involved in a crash or violate someone's right of way, you may receive a traffic citation under F.S. 316.083 or 316.085 or 316.087. A turn signal is a signal of intent only.

17. A child that is ____ years or younger must be in a federally approved child restraint device.
a) 5
b) 6
c) 7
d) 16
A child that is 5 years old or younger is required to use a federally approved, crash-tested child restraint device according to F.S. 316.613 (1)(a).

18. Even if a law enforcement officer investigates a crash, the driver must also send an operators crash report to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
a) True
b) False
You are not required to complete and send an operator's form if a law enforcement officer investigates the crash. However, in the event of a serious crash, you may be required to file a report with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

19. A child, 14 years old, is not wearing a seat belt or required restraint device. Who will receive the traffic citation?
a) Driver
b) Offender
c) Driver and Offender
d) Parent
The driver will receive the traffic citation. It is the driver's responsibility to make certain that those required to use safety restraints fully comply with F.S. 316.614.

20. When people are riding in the front seat, ______ must use seatbelts and/or restraint devices.
a) the driver
b) the passenger on the right side
c) the passenger in the center
d) all front seat occupants
Any passenger in the front seat must use safety restraint devices regardless of age. Failure to use a restraint device may cause you to receive a traffic citation. The driver may be issued a citation if a passenger that is required to use the safety restraint device fails to do so under F.S. 316.072-Allowing an Unlawful Act.

21. The maximum speed limit in a residential area where no speed limit signs are posted is ___ miles per hour.
a) 25
b) 30
c) 35
d) 40
In a business or residential area, that does not have the speed limit posted, the maximum speed limit is 30 miles per hour.

22. The maximum speed limit for passenger cars on a two-lane highway, in daylight hours and in good weather, is ___ miles per hour if not posted.
a) 50
b) 55
c) 60
d) 65
The maximum speed in daylight hours, in good weather conditions, is 55 miles per hour. Speed must be reduced anytime visibility is reduced.

23. The maximum speed on a limited access road (Interstate, etc.) is ____ miles per hour in good weather conditions.
a) 55
b) 60
c) 65
d) 70
The maximum speed on a limited access road (Interstate, etc.) is 70 miles per hour under ideal conditions.

24. When approaching a pedestrian with a white cane, you must
a) blow your horn to alert the blind person of danger.
b) yield the right of way to the blind pedestrian.
c) reduce your speed.
d) drive with caution until you have passed.
You must yield the right of way to a blind pedestrian using a white cane and/or a seeing eye dog.

25. When turning onto a multi-lane highway, you should turn into the ___ lane of traffic.
a) Closest
b) Furthest
c) Center
d) Lane with least traffic
You should always turn into the closest traffic lane to avoid conflicting with other traffic. Turn into the right lane when making a right turn and into the closest left lane when making a left turn.
 
 
1. This sign indicates:
a) a lane is ending ahead.
b) you must merge right.
c) choose the right way to merge, left or right.
  d) Both A and B are correct.


2. This sign indicates:
a) you may park here if you are a visitor.
  b) visitor parking ahead.
c) reserved space for visiting doctors.
d) out of state visitors only may park here.
 

3. This sign indicates:
a) you are never allowed to park here.
b) parking is allowed.
c) it is illegal to park here.
  d) Both A and C are correct.


4. This sign indicates:
a) you should be permitted to park here since you pay taxes on the roadway.
  b) you must have a permit to park here.
c) if you park here without a permit, your vehicle will be towed at your expense.
d) Both B and C are correct.
 
 

5. This sign indicates:
a) a winding road.
b) watch out of impaired drivers.
  c) slippery when wet.
d) deep ruts, soft roadway. Use care.


6. This sign indicates:
a) the bridge may be covered with ice.
b) possible Florida ice (water and oil) on the bridge.
c) trees heavily laden with ice, which may have fallen onto the bridge.
  d) None of the above.
 
 

7. This sign indicates:
a) trespassers could be shot on sight.
  b) you should keep out.
c) this is the illegal act of passing more than one vehicle-referred to as trespassing.
d) this sign is used by churches to reference one of the ten commandments.


8. This sign indicates:
a) drag-racing location-blast on for 1000 feet.
b) drag-racing location-blast zone 1000 feet ahead.
c) explosives area 1000 feet ahead.
d) horn blasting allowed in zone 1000 feet.
 
 

9. This sign indicates that you should:
a) Pass with care.
b) Passing is allowed.
c) Football players in area should throw passes with care.
  d) Both A and B are correct.


10. This sign indicates:
a) faster traffic in direction of large arrowhead.
b) slower traffic in direction of smaller arrowhead.
  c) yield sign ahead.
d) Both A and B are correct.
 

11. This sign indicates:
a) a school is ahead and buses will be stopping.
b) school and bus stop ahead.
  c) school bus stop ahead.
d) Both B and C are correct.


12. This sign indicates:
a) a pedestrian crossing.
b) pedestrians must use sidewalk.
  c) school crossing.
d) watch out for people running track on this.
 

13. This sign indicates:
a) a crooked arrow.
b) an "S" curve.
  c) keep to the right.
d) bear right, then left. Continue at a reduced speed.


14. This sign indicates:
a) snake area, be careful exiting your vehicle.
b) hilly road.
c) a winding road.
d) None of the above.
 

15. This sign indicates:
  a) pavement ends, possible change in road consistency.
b) county maintained road ahead.
c) road ends, you must turn around.
d) Both B and C are correct.


16. This sign indicates:
a) merging roadways.
  b) a "Y" intersection.
c) a special yield sign.
d) entrance and exit from a parking lot.
 

17. This sign indicates:
a) a two lane curve.
  b) two way traffic.
c) you are entering an undivided roadway.
d) you are entering a divided roadway.


18. This sign indicates that:
a) you must yield to traffic.
  b) a stop sign is ahead.
c) you must stop for traffic.
d) you need not stop ahead.
 

19. This sign indicates:
a) an intersection with a railroad crossing to the right.
  b) construction area, possible ladders lost on road. Use caution.
c) a bridge has washed out.
d) incomplete construction of a bridge, detour.


20. This sign indicates:
a) reserve parking for doctor treating disabled individuals.
b) paid parking spot, reserved for disabled service employees.
  c) reserved parking for disabled individuals only.
d) Both A and B are correct.
 

21. This sign indicates:
a) entrance to the right.
b) one-way traffic to the right.
  c) curve to the right.
d) possible falling trees, drive with caution.


22. This sign indicates:
a) school crossing, stop for children.
b) school crossing ahead.
c) students may be walking in the roadway.
  d) All of the above.
 
 

23. This sign indicates:
a) local traffic only.
b) road closed ahead.
c) road closed 10 mile ahead.
  d) All of the above.


24. This sign indicates:
a) speed limit is 20 miles per hour.
b) school zone.
  c) only obey the speed sign if attached light is flashing.
d) All of the above.
 

25. This sign indicates:
a) children may be in the area.
b) maximum speed is 20 miles per hour.
c) minimum speed is 20 miles per hour.
  d) Both A and B are correct.
 
 
 
Additional question:
 
  1. If you knowingly make a false statement in an application for a driver license or identification card, can you be fined and placed in prison upon conviction?
  2. Can a person temporarily operate a farm tractor on the highway without a driver license?
  3. You must obtain a new license showing the new address within how many days of moving?
  4. If you lose your Florida driver license and need a replacement license, where do you apply for it?
  5. If you failed to answer a traffic summons, would you be able to renew your license?
  6. What would happen to the license of a driver who was involved in an accident and did not stop to help persons who were injured?
  7. If you receive twelve points within twelve months, for how long will your license be suspended?
  8. What are the penalties for driving under the influence (DUI)?
  9. Both your judgment and vision are affected after drinking alcohol. Which is affected first?
  10. What are the penalties for refusing to take a test to determine whether you are intoxicated?
  11. What type of insurance must you have on motor vehicles with four or more wheels?
  12. If your driver license is suspended for too many points, what type of insurance must you either purchase or prove that you had on effective date of the suspension?
  13. What are the penalties for littering?
  14. If you hit a parked car and are unable to find the owner, what should you do?
  15. When a crash results in property damages of any amount, must the driver notify the Florida Highway Patrol, the Sheriff’s Department, or the City Police Department?
  16. After a crash has been investigated by an officer, does the driver need to send a written report to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles?
  17. Who is required to wear seat belts when riding in the front seat of a car or a pickup truck?
  18. Who could be charged with a violation if a fourteen-year-old front-seat passenger is not wearing a seat belt?
  19. What is the maximum speed limit for passenger cars on a two-lane highway during the daytime?
  20. What is the maximum speed limit in a residential area if there is no speed limit sign?
  21. What is the maximum speed limit on an interstate highway on a clear day? In a rural area?
  22. When are you driving too slowly, can you be issued a ticket?
  23. What must you do when approaching a person who is riding or leading a horse upon or near the roadway?
  24. What must you do when you see a pedestrian with a white cane in the street ahead of you?
  25. To what ages does the Child Restraint Law apply? 
  26. When you are entering a highway or street from a private driveway and the way is clear, can you move forward without stopping first?
  27. Are vehicles traveling in the opposite direction of school buses that have stopped to unload children on a divided highway with a dividing barrier required to stop?
  28. When a school bus stops to unload children on a divided highway, should the vehicles traveling in the same direction as the bus stop?
  29. If a school bus stops to unload children on a four-lane highway divided only by a four-foot paved strip, must vehicles traveling in the opposite direction stop?
  30. For how many feet before you start to turn should you begin your turn signal when you are driving on a highway?
  31. Suppose you are driving on a four-lane highway. From which lane should you turn? Into which lane should you turn?
  32. What is the arm signal for a left turn?
  33. When may you drive in the left lane of a road with four or more lanes with two-way traffic?
  34. After passing a vehicle, you must return to the right side of the road before coming within how many feet of an oncoming vehicle?
  35. At what places is it unlawful to overtake and pass?
  36. Can a driver who crosses a solid line on the right of the center line of the highway be issued a ticket for the violation?
  37. What is the recommended safe following distance?
  38. Which way should you turn your wheels when parking facing uphill where there is a curb? Which way should you turn them where there is not a curb?
  39. Can you park your car on a sidewalk, within an intersection, or on a crosswalk?
  40. May you drive with just your parking lights on, in place of your headlights?
  41. Are motor scooters whose engines have less than 150 cubic centimeter displacement allowed to be driven on an expressway?
  42. What should you do if you drive past the exit on an interstate highway where you wanted to get off?
  43. At what times should you use your headlights?
  44. When approaching another vehicle from the rear at night, within how many feet must you dim your bright headlights?
  45. Within how many feet of an oncoming vehicle should you dim your bright headlights?
  46. Under what conditions must you use your headlights when driving in the daytime?
  47. If you approach a red light and a traffic officer directs you to go through the intersection without stopping, what should you do?
  48. What does a green arrow showing at the same time as a red traffic light mean you can do?
  49. After a full stop at a red traffic light may a driver turn right if the way is clear?
  50. What does a red traffic light mean? What does a flashing red traffic light mean?
  51. Can you proceed with caution when you approach a flashing yellow light?
  52. Where do you usually find “YIELD RIGHT-OF-WAY” signs posted?
  53. If more than one vehicle is approaching a four-way stop sign and you are the first one to get there and stop, do you have the right to move forward first?
  54. What does a solid yellow line to the right of the center line of the highway mean?
  55. What does a double solid yellow line in the center of the highway mean? What does a double solid white line in the center of the highway mean?
  56. What does a broken white line on the highway mean?
  57. When the foot brake is pressed, which light must come on?
  58. In addition to other equipment, is your vehicle required to have a white light that makes the license plate visible from 50 feet, a windshield wiper and a horn?
  59. What rights and duties do riders of bicycles and mopeds have?
  60. When may a motorist preparing to make a right hand turn, move into a bike lane?
  61. What should a motorist do when they approach a bicyclist from the rear?
  62. What should you do when preparing to turn right on a roadway with a bike lane?
  63. What is the proper way to use anti-lock brakes in an emergency situation?
  64. What do anti-lock braking systems prevent when used in an emergency stopping situation?
  65. If a trailer covers the stoplight of the towing vehicle, where else must a stoplight be?
  66. Where should reflectors be mounted?
  67. Give three examples of loads that need to be covered to avoid items, falling or blowing on roadway.
  68. How many feet to the rear should you be able to see objects through the rearview mirror?
  69. When one vehicle is towing another by means of a chain, what does the chain need to have displayed on it?
  70. How long can the drawbar be between the towing vehicle and the vehicle being towed?
  71. Assume that a load extends 4 or more feet beyond the bed or body of a vehicle driven on a highway in the daytime. How many flags must be used to mark it, and what color should they be?