172 Sample Questions

  1. When must you signal before making a turn?
    At least 100 feet before the intersection
  2. How close may you park to a stop sign?
    50 feet
  3. How close may you park to a corner?
    25 feet
  4. How close may you park to a fire hydrant?
    10 feet
  5. What is the stopping distance on a dry road at 50 m.p.h.?
    243 feet
  6. What is the proper distance you may park from the curb?
    6 inches or less
  7. What are the penalties for driving without insurance?
    Suspension of driver's license and registration and fines
  8. Serious accidents causing death, injury or $200 damage must be reported within 5 days to?
    A Division of motor Vehicles office
  9. Points are only issued for?
    Moving Violations
  10. When will you be given a proposed License Suspension Notice?
    After receiving 12 points
  11. What is the penalty for driving with a suspended license-first offense?
    Fine of $500 and up to 6 months additional license suspension
  12. What is the penalty for not telling the truth when applying for a license?
    No less than a $200 fine and up to 6 months imprisonment
  13. Up to 3 points may be subtracted from your record if you receive no moving violations for how long?
    One year
  14. What is the penalty for refusing the breath test?
    6 months suspension (first offense)
  15. Who is responsible if a student commits a traffic offense?
    Both the student and the accompanying instructor or licensed driver
  16. What should you do if approaching a steady yellow or amber signal?
    Slow down, and stop before entering the intersection, if possible
  17. What is a good practice while driving?
    Keep from looking at one thing for more than a few seconds
  18. What is the proper lane to turn into when making a left turn?
    The lane nearest the center in the direction you are heading
  19. When driving at night you should be able to stop?
    Within the distance you can see ahead
  20. Where should you position your car to make a left turn from a two way street?
    The lane nearest the center of the road, and turn right before reaching the middle of the road
  21. What is a good practice when nearing an intersection?
    Slow down and be prepared to stop
  22. What is the purpose of traffic laws?
    To protect you and other drivers
  23. If there's a "No Turn On Red" sign, when can you make a turn on red?
    Never
  24. If you feel or hear unusual thumping noise while driving it may be?
    The tires
  25. What is the best advice if your car is stranded in a heavy snowstorm?
    Stay with your car
  26. What is a good practice when driving in the city?
    Check intersections ahead for signals
  27. What must you do if you want to turn left at a traffic light?
    Yield to oncoming traffic
  28. If the front of your car vibrates, the problem may be with your:
    Steering
  29. What do two parallel white lines across the road mean?
    Pedestrian cross walk
  30. Which lights should you be using when driving in fog?
    Low beams, or fog lights
  31. What papers must you have when operating a motor vehicle?
    License, registration, and insurance card
  32. When should you use your horn?
    When coming out of a dark alley
  33. What should be done if two cars enter an uncontrolled intersection simultaneously?
    The driver to the left must yield to the driver on the right
  34. Yellow center lines would usually be found where?
    On a two-way road (no passing)
  35. Why should you use seat belts and shoulder belts?
    They increase your chance of surviving an accident
  36. When may you pass on the right?
    If the car in front is turning left and there is a lane for driving on the right
  37. What does a flashing red light mean?
    Stop, proceed with caution
  38. What does a green light mean?
    Proceed in a safe manner
  39. What does a single solid white line across an intersection mean?
    You should stop behind the line for a traffic sign or signal
  40. What does a yellow diamond shaped sign mean?
    Warning or caution
  41. When should you use your parking lights?
    Only when parking
  42. Which way should you turn if you are going into a skid?
    In the direction the back of your car is skidding
  43. How far should you stay behind the car that you are following?
    At least two seconds
  44. What direction should you check first when approaching an intersection?
    The left
  45. If two cars reach a four way stop at the same time, what is proper procedure?
    The driver on the left yields to the driver on the right
  46. What should you do if you go into a skid?
    Take your foot off the gas
  47. What is the most common mistake a new driver makes with the brakes?
    Pushing the brake too hard
  48. What is the best way to talk to other drivers?
    Through the use of your horn and lights
  49. What does a red and white eight sided sign mean?
    Stop
  50. What does a red and white triangular sign mean?
    Yield
  51. If you drive through a deep puddle, what should you do?
    Test your brakes
  52. When is the road surface most slippery?
    During the first few minutes of rain
  53. When should you use your high beams?
    Open country driving situations
  54. If the lights of oncoming cars are in your eyes, what should you do?
    Look to the lower right side of your traffic lane
  55. A driver's left hand extended upward means what?
    He's making a right turn
  56. A driver's left hand extended straight out means what?
    He's making a left turn
  57. A driver's left hand extended downward means what?
    He's making a stop or slowing down
  58. The safest way to exit an expressway is to?
    Slow your car to the posted speed limit
  59. What should you do if your brakes fail?
    Shift to a lower gear and pump your brakes
  60. What should you do if your electric signal fails to operate?
    Use hand signal(s)
  61. What should you do if you have a blowout?
    Slow down gradually
  62. One method of using the 2 second rule is by using a:
    fixed object on the side of the road
  63. What should you do if you miss an exit on an expressway?
    Go to the next exit. Don't back up
  64. When you are driving on a curve, your vehicle will tend to go in what direction?
    Straight
  65. What is good practice at an intersection that has no signs or signal?
    Be ready to stop if necessary (cover the brake)
  66. It is good practice to keep a space cushion in order to?
    Give you time to react
  67. One of the best defenses against drunk drivers is:
    Proper wearing of seat belt
  68. When a school bus has stopped at a school to pick up or let off children, you may pass in either direction at a speed of no more than:
    10 miles per hour
  69. How should you turn your wheels when parking downhill next to a curb?
    To the right towards the curb
  70. Special permits may be issued for a 16 year old when:
    The 16 year old is enrolled in a Behind the Wheel Driver Education Course or enrolled in a Commercial Driving Education course (i.e. driving school) and when the permit is purchased by a state approved Driving Instructor
  71. In city driving, a good habit is to:
    Look ahead 12 seconds
  72. When approaching a railroad crossing with flashing lights:
    Stop no closer than 15 feet of the nearest rail
  73. You are required by new Jersey law to keep to the right except:
    When on a one-way street, when passing, or if it is impractical to travel on that side of the roadway
  74. Studies show that the greatest number of people arrested for drunk driving had been drinking what kind of alcoholic beverage?
    Beer
  75. The speed limit in a school zone is?
    The speed limit in a business area is?
    The speed limit on a highway is?
    25 mph
    25 mph
    50 mph
  76. You should always yield to:
    Other vehicles already in the intersection, pedestrians and emergency vehicles
  77. If you want to return to the road from a dirt shoulder:
    Slow down, then turn your wheels to climb the pavement edge
  78. An agricultural license allows the operation of a farm registered vehicle:
    For agricultural use only
  79. To make a right turn you should:
    Get in the right lane
  80. A 12 oz. Can of beer has as much alcohol in it as:
    1 oz. Of 86 proof whiskey or one 5 oz. Glass of wine
  81. Whether your blood alcohol content raises above legal limits depends on:
    How fast you drank, your weight, how much you drank
  82. The best way to reduce your chances of having an alcohol related accident is:
    Don't drink and drive
  83. If you are arrested for drunk driving in New Jersey, your chances of being convicted are:
    96%
  84. Drugs that may affect basic driving skills are:
    Cold medicines, tranquilizers, and some prescription drugs
  85. Driving while under the influence of intoxicated beverages means:
    The driver shows signs of being drunk, such as swerving, or going too fast or slow
  86. When blood/alcohol content reaches 0.15%, your chances of getting into a serious/fatal accident will increase:
    25 times
  87. What is a "Habitual Offender"?
    Any person whose license has been suspended 3 times within 3 years
  88. The first conviction penalty for anyone over 21 for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is:
    $250-$400 fine and possible imprisonment for 30 days and loss of license for 6 months - 1 year
  89. In NJ, you must always keep to which side of the road (except when passing)?
    Right
  90. With a blood alcohol concentration of .05 - .10%:
    You may or may not be under the influence
  91. With a blood alcohol concentration of .10% or more:
    You are definitely under the influence (regardless of age)
  92. New Jersey licensed drivers may have an eyesight recheck every:
    10 years
  93. What is a good rule of thumb in adjusting to traffic?
    Try to adjust your speed to the flow of traffic
  94. What is a good rule of thumb for following distances on dry roads?
    One car length for every 10 mph speed or 2-3 second space between cars
  95. What does the word " tailgating" mean?
    Driving too close to the vehicle in front. This does not allow enough time to react if the vehicle ahead stops suddenly or slows
  96. What does hydroplaning mean?
    Losing the tire grip on wet roads and riding on a film of water
  97. What is an uncontrolled intersection?
    An intersection where there's no traffic signals or signs
  98. When should you dim your headlights?
    In city driving and when following or meeting another vehicle within 500 feet
  99. What is an acceleration lane?
    An extra lane provided at the entrance to an expressway to provide a vehicle distance in which to build up speed
  100. You must stop (in either direction) at least how many feet from a school bus with its red lights on?
    25
  101. What is the name of the distance that the car travels while the brakes are being applied?
    Braking distance
  102. Dates for studded tires on New Jersey roadways are?
    November 15th to April 1st
  103. Information signs are what color?
    Blue or green
  104. What should you do if a traffic light is not working?
    Slow down, yield to traffic, and proceed when safe
  105. Depth perception means the same as:
    Distance judgment
  106. Persons under the age of 21 are considered under the influence (DUI) when their blood alcohol content is:
    .01, .05 or .1%
  107. You can practice driving with a valid special learners permit (for a 16-20 year old):
    Between 5:01 am and 11 P.M.
  108. You must be at least how many years old to register a motor vehicle?
    17
  109. As you drive, you are required to stop your vehicle:
    At an intersection with a stop sign, at a red light and when an officer orders you to do so
  110. NJ issues a ____ year basic license?
    4
  111. It is important to slow down:
    On narrow roads, at intersections or railroad crossings,and when the road is wet or slippery
  112. Vehicle stopping distances never depend on:
    Time of day
  113. The best way to take a curve is to:
    Slow down before entering the curve
  114. If a student fails the driving test (road test) for the fist time, how long must he/she wait before taking it again?
    At least 14 days
  115. You may drive on public or private property to avoid a traffic sign or signal only if:
    Directed to do so by a police officer
  116. When it is legal to make a right turn on red, you must:
    Make a full stop and treat it like a stop sign
  117. What is a good form of primary I.D. to bring to the Permit test?
    U.S. Passport or Original Birth Certificate (county issued, with the raised seal)
  118. You can get alcohol out of your blood by:
    Time. The more you wait, the less the influence.
  119. The position of the hands on the steering wheel are:
    At 9 and 3 o'clock
  120. The definition of a blind spot is:
    Area which cannot be seen in the mirror(s)
  121. The inspection sticker on a new vehicle is good for:
    24 months
  122. At what age can a high school student with a valid learner's permit take commercial driving lessons (Driving School)?
    16 years
  123. What is the penalty for not having your insurance card with you?
    Fine up to $100
  124. A single, solid white line across a road at an intersection means:
    Stop within 5 feet of the line for a sign or traffic light
  125. If you have an out of state license, and move to NJ, you must apply for a NJ license within :
    60 days, or before your current license expires, whichever comes first
  126. Some signs of alcohol impairment are usually:
    Talkativeness, lessened judgment such as swerving, weaving, and going too fast or slow
  127. What is the penalty for driving a vehicle with an expired inspection sticker?
    Fine,arrest and registration revocation
  128. On a three lane road, the center lane is usually used for:
    Left turns
  129. In selecting an area to do a three point turn (K- turn) you should check:
    Volume of traffic, Width of the road, and if the car is at or near an intersection
  130. If you are involved in a personal injury accident that requires you to report it to the Division of Motor Vehicles you must:
    Report the accident to your insurance company at once
  131. An articulated license allows you to operate what?
    Vehicles of 18,000 lbs or more, joined by a coupling device
  132. How long do you have to report a change in address on a NJ license?
    1 week
  133. What would indicate that a tire has been habitually over-inflated?
    Wear on the center of the tire
  134. Headlights, not parking lights alone, must be used:
    One-half hour before sunset to one-half hour after sunrise, in poor weather conditions, and when visibility is 500 feet or less
  135. A check point for parallel parking is:
    Rear bumper opposite rear bumper of car parked in front of desired space
  136. If your car breaks down on an expressway, the first thing you should do is:
    Try to pull off the road safely
  137. To drive a tractor trailer in NJ what type of license must you obtain?
    Articulated Vehicle license, (CDL)
  138. If you run off the pavement, the first thing you should do is:
    Slow down and turn back onto the pavement slowly
  139. The implied consent law means:
    Driver agrees to take a breath test by simply inserting key in ignition
  140. Most fatal accidents are due to?
    innatentiveness
  141. If a person becomes drunk in your home and has a motor vehicle accident after leaving your home you could:
    Be involved in a lawsuit
  142. The term one car length for each 10 mph is used to describe:
    Following distance
  143. If a driver receives a "proposed license suspension", he/she must......:
    Attend a NJ driver improvement program, ask for a hearing with the division of Motor Vehicles or turn in his/her license for the suspension period
  144. When you buy a used car which has an expired inspection sticker, the car must be inspected within:
    Two weeks
  145. What indicates under-inflated tires?
    Excessive wear on the edges of the tires
  146. How long do you have to report a name change to the DMV?
    2 weeks
  147. If a collision is impossible to avoid, you can lessen the impact by:
    Steering away from objects that do not give way
  148. Hand signals:
    Are the same for all states
  149. A restriction on a special learner's permit for a 16 year old is:
    (S)he must have a behind the wheel driver education course
  150. Failure to give consent to be tested for alcohol consumption (the implied consent law) is punishable by:
    6 months suspension of driving privileges
  151. A "learner's" or "student" permit refers to a permit for a:
    16 year old
  152. In adverse weather conditions, the stopping distance of a truck is increased by:
    25%
  153. When purchasing a used vehicle, you should get the car inspected:
    Either when the current inspection expires, or within 14 days if it already expired
  154. If a traffic light is horizontal, the red is on the:
    left
  155. A provisional license is good for:
    1 year
  156. The legal Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) level in NJ is:
    .08%
  157. To avoid a penalty charge when purchasing a used car:
    Transfer the title in 10 days or less from the date of purchase
  158. Under the Interstate compact laws, all moving violations commited in most other states will show up on your NJ record as:
    2 points
  159. To avoid highway hypnosis:
    Avoid looking at any one point or object for more than a few seconds at a time
  160. Anyone 21 or older must wait____ after passing their written exam and eye test before taking the road test?
    3 months
  161. For any emergency vehicle with flashing lights engaged on your road, you must:
    Pull over to the right
  162. One of the main concerns a driver must have when dealing with a truck is the truck driver's:
    blind spot
  163. A car seat should be placed in the _____ seat of a car?
    rear
  164. What does GDL stand for?
    Graduated Driver License
  165. One of the restrictions of the GDL program is that the driver may not use any _____________ devices?
    handheld game or wireless
  166. For someone 21 or older the GDL time restrictions are___?
    Waived
  167. The standard accident prevention formula is:
    Be alert, Be prepared, Act in time
  168. The standard monetary fine for a GDL infraction is:
    $100
  169. If a person with a BAC level of .05% doubles their chances of getting into an accident, then a person with a BAC level of .10%:
    Has a 6 times greater chance of getting into an accident
  170. The best way to get alcohol out of one's system is not coffee or even eating, but rather:
    Time. The longer one waits, the more their system gets rid of the alcohol.
  171. Is driving a privilege or a right?
    Driving is a privilege.
  172. Considering that emotions play such an active role in driving, when you are angry, excited or upset, you should______?
    Take some time to cool off before driving

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