Many people in the world know how to drive, and have obtained their license through a series of classes and driving exercises to learn the rules of the road. These types of rules range from signs and colored curbs to passing lanes and merging. In this quiz, we're exploring many of these rules to see if you're truly a driving expert!
Let's start with a few basic signs. If you see a sign that says "Slower Traffic Keep Right," what do you think that means? Well, it means that anybody who is driving slow should be driving in the far right lane(s), as faster vehicles tend to drive in the leftmost lanes. Another example would be "Shoulder Work Ahead," which indicates that some type of construction activity is going on ahead of you (in the shoulder area). In this case, you should always slow down and even pass into another lane to avoid a potential collision with a construction worker. If a police officer catches you speeding in these types of construction zones, you'll often get a hefty fine as well!
This quiz will also look at parking, crosswalks, scanning, speed limits and more, so we hope you've studied hard for this quiz! If you think you can easily score a 35/35, it's time to test your driving wits now!
If you see a sign that says "JCT" on it, what does that mean?
A junction is abbreviated as "JCT," and indicates two roads that "join together" (sometimes for only a brief time). This is often seen on freeways (an example sign would be JCT 35).
If you see two solid lines that are yellow, what does this mean?
You can pass, but not the driver in the oncoming lane.
Neither you nor the vehicles in the oncoming lane are allowed to pass.
When you see two solid yellow lines on the ground, this is not only to separate lanes, but is used to indicate that nobody is allowed to pass each other. This goes for you, the drivers in your lane and the drivers in the oncoming lane.
The driver in the oncoming lane can pass, but not you
If you see a circular yellow sign with a black "X" through it, what does it mean?
A railroad is nearby.
A circular yellow sign with a black "X" through it means that you are near a railroad area, so you should always slow down before crossing over tracks. If a train is passing, be sure to come to a full and complete stop.
If you're driving on roads that are considered to be hazardous (like snow or rain), how many seconds should be between you and the vehicle ahead of you?
For dangerous roads that are slippery from snow or ice, you should provide at least 4 seconds of space between you and the vehicle in front of you. This is to give you enough space for proper reaction times as well.
Which of the following areas are illegal for making a U-turn?
The driveway of a fire station
A railroad crossing
All of the above
All of the options in the list are not suitable for making a U-turn (and are actually illegal). Only make a U-turn at a green traffic light, or when you see a sign that indicates that U-turns are allowed.
Which of the following are you allowed to do in a public transit bus lane?
If you need to make a turn, you are allowed to cross over a public transit bus lane. However, since these lanes are for public transit buses only, vehicles cannot do any of the other options in this lane.
HOV lanes are "High-occupancy vehicle lanes" which is a fancy way of saying "carpool lanes." This means that only cars with two or more people in them can occupy that lane (these lanes are also widespread throughout California).
When parallel parking, which of these "motions" should you be using?
A "Z" motion
An "8" motion
An "S" motion
You should actually use the "S" motion to efficiently park between a vehicle in front of you and a vehicle behind you. When you're in reverse, you should also slowly drive back at an angle of 45 degrees.
A flashing yellow sign means that you can drive through the intersection, but you have to be cautious of your surroundings. This often means slowing down a bit and looking at drivers on the other side of intersection before proceeding fully.
How far ahead are you supposed to scan for threats when driving?
30-45 seconds ahead
16-20 seconds ahead
8-10 seconds ahead
10-15 seconds ahead
You're supposed to scan 10-15 seconds ahead when driving. The 10-15 seconds rule also indicates that you're not scanning for threats that are too far away as well (rather, it's for potential threats that are at least 10 seconds away).
If you have a Class C license, which of the following are you allowed to drive?
All of the above
If you have a Class C license, you can drive a vanpool. a 3-wheel motorcycle and a 2-axle vehicle. Granted, some restrictions do apply for these vehicles, but they can all be driven under this type of license.
Anybody can park there, but only for a short amount of time.
If you're parking alongside a green-colored curb, that means that you only have a short amount of time (such as 30 minutes or an hour) to park there. There is usually a sign that will indicate the length of time.
In California, blind intersections and alleys both have a speed limit of...
Alleys and blind intersections both have a speed limit of 15 mph. This is for the safety of the driver, as well as nearby pedestrians (and because of a lack of traffic signs in these areas too). We used California, but this applies to many states.
If you're parking on an uphill street, which way should you face your front wheels?
Parallel to the curb
Toward the curb
Away from the curb
If you're parking your car on an uphill street, you'll want to have your front wheels face away from the curb. This is so that if the car starts to roll back, it'll hit the curb (instead of other cars on the street).
Truck drivers have special mirrors on their trucks that allow them to see the sides of the roads. However, these mirrors are not perfect and have blind spots as well. If a driver is in the blind spot of a truck driver (and they can't see each other through the truck's mirrors) this is called the "No Zone."