Driving Practice Test

1. If approaching an oncoming car in your lane you should do the following:

A Blow your horn and flash lights, if you have time.
B Do not drive into the left lane
C Brake fast, but don’t lock your wheels.
D A & B
E All of the above

2. If a passing vehicle is in danger you should do the following:

A If it continues to attempt to pass, slow your vehicle and move to the right as far as you can with safety.
B If the other driver definitely cannot complete the pass and must drop back, increase your speed.
C If the right shoulder is safe, and a collision is almost certain, move quickly onto the shoulder to allow the passing car to move into your lane.
D A & C
E All of the above.

3. The following are all proper procedures to recover from a skid except:

A Don’t use the brakes
B Take your foot off the gas pedal
C Turn left for a skid to the left
D Turn right for a skid to the left
E Be careful not to oversteer

4. If you run off the pavement you should do the following except:

A Slow down by using your brakes only.
B If there is no drop-off from the pavement steer back easily onto the road.
C Turn back sharply onto the pavement checking traffic only in your lane.
D A and C
E All of the above.

5. If a tire blowout occurs you should do the following except.

A Hold the steering wheel firmly
B Attempt to move to the right traffic lane
C Let your car slow down.
D Don’t use the brakes until you have slowed to a safer speed
E Brake gently and pull all the way off the road into a safe area

6. If the brakes fail you should do the following except:

A Pump the brake pedal slowly
B Shift to a lower gear
C Look for an escape route
D Use your horns and lights as a warning to other drivers
E Apply the parking brakes slowly

7. If the presence of fire appears near your vehicle you should do the following except:

A Drive off the road clear of traffic and stop.
B Turn off the engine and all electrical switches.
C Get all passengers out of and away from the vehicle.
D Attempt to open the radiator cap to let the radiator cool.
E Seek assistance if a large gasoline or oil fire develops.

8. When jumping a dead battery you should do the following except:

A Take off the vent caps from both batteries. Put a cloth over the open vent wells.
B Turn on the lights, heater and radio.
C Connect the positive post of the dead battery to the positive post of the dead battery.
D Connect the negative post of the live battery to the negative post of the dead battery, or to the engine block or frame.
E Take off the cables in reverse order.

9. If a breakdown occurs at night you should put flares at least ___ feet behind your car on the side of the road.

A 50 feet
B 100 feet
C 150 feet
D 200 feet
E 300 feet

10. If a breakdown occurs during the day all of the following are acceptable except:

A Using a white cloth and tying it to the radio antenna
B Tying a red cloth to the left door handle
C Raising the hood as a signal your car has broken down
D It is generally best to wait outside your car in a safe place and stay with your car.
E Be wary of strangers approaching your vehicle.

Answer Key

1. E
2. E
3. D
4. C
5. B
6. A
7. D
8. B
9. B
10. B