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True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
 

 1. 

Checking your blind spots while driving is optional as long as your mirrors are set correctly.
 

 2. 

You must get a safety inspection and emissions test for your car on your birthday once every three years.
 

 3. 

You do not have to stop for jay-walkers, ONLY for pedestrians who are in a marked crosswalk.
 

 4. 

You MUST stop at all stop signs UNLESS you determine that there are NO cars in the intersection.
 

 5. 

A JOL holder MAY NOT drive between the hours of 12:30 am and 5:00 am unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
 

 6. 

You do not have to use your turn signal (blinker / directional)  when you are in a “turn only” lane.
 

 7. 

If you have a Junior Operator’s License, your first speeding offense will cause a 90-day license suspension and you must pay a $500 reinstatement fee.
 

 8. 

At a four-way stop, vehicles must go in the order they stopped. The first to stop is the next to go. If in doubt, give the right-of-way to the driver on your right.
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 9. 

Which of the following statements is TRUE?
a.
A railroad sign is always a circle. 
b.
Regulatory signs are always square. 
c.
School zone signs are pentagon-shaped.
d.
A trapezoid-shaped sign is used for No Passing zones.
 

 10. 

Which of the following statements is FALSE?
a.
Stop immediately if the yellow warning light comes on.
b.
If the check engine warning light comes on, you can continue
driving. 
c.
You must wear a seatbelt even if you have an airbag.
d.
If your car is down one quart of oil, you can still drive your car.
 

 11. 

Which of the following statements about changing a flat tire is FALSE?
a.
Put the car in park with the emergency brake applied.
b.
Loosen the lug nuts before jacking up the car.
c.
Block the tire diagonally across from the flat tire.
d.
When the flat tire is raised off the ground, the spare tire will always fit without any further adjustments.                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                     
 

 12. 

Which of the following statements is TRUE?
a.
You can be given a citation for a “moving violation” (ticket) by a police officer even if you are going less than the speed limit.
b.
A JOL holder may drive without a parent or legal guardian at any time as long as the JOL is in good standing for six consecutive months.
c.
If it is your first offense for speeding, your JOL will not be suspended.
d.
You are legally able to go faster than the speed limit on a highway as long as the other cars are going faster than you.                                                                                                                    
 

 13. 

Which of the following statements is TRUE?
a.
Motorcyclists always have the right of way over cars.
b.
School pupil transport vehicles (7D), like vans, station wagons, or family sedans, have flashing red lights and SCHOOL BUS signs on top. These vehicles are treated the same as conventional school buses and you must stop when drivers are letting students on and off.
c.
Large trucks, such as 18-wheelers, may generally use the far left lane on the highway.
d.
You cannot pass a BAT bus while it’s pulled over for passangers.
                                                                                                                   
 

 14. 

At a four-way intersection in which all traffic comes to a stop sign, both you and the vehicle to your right come to a stop at the exact same time.  Which of you has the right of way?
a.
Neither vehicle because there is no law about this. 
b.
Your vehicle 
c.
The vehicle to your right.
d.
You MUST wait for a car from your left to proceed through the intersection first before going.
                                                                                                                    
 

 15. 

The P in SIPDE stands for
a.
Proceed.
b.
Predict.
c.
Power to the rear wheels.
d.
Procedure.
 

 16. 

When parking on a hill, you are expected to turn the wheel all the way to the RIGHT when you are parking
a.
Uphill WITHOUT a curb.
b.
Downhill WITH a curb.
c.
Downhill WITHOUT a curb.
d.
All of the above.
 

 17. 

A solid yellow line located in the middle of a roadway means that
a.
All cars on either side of the line go in the same direction (one-way).
b.
All cars on either side of the line go in the same direction but ONLY during rush-hour
c.
The yellow line divides two-way traffic.
d.
That you may pass a vehicle in front of you.
 

 18. 

Which of the following statements is FALSE?
a.
Bicyclists should obey all traffic rules, signs, and signals. 
b.
Motorcyclists DO NOT have to come to a complete stop at a stop sign. 
c.
Pull over to allow emergency vehicles to pass you safely when the emergency lights and/or siren is on.                                                                                                          
d.
You do not have the right of way to when pulling out into traffic from the side of the road.
 

 19. 

When you encounter a flashing red light at an intersection, you must
a.
Stop
b.
Yield
c.
Expect a green light to glow within 60 seconds.
d.
Proceed without stopping ONLY if no traffic in sight.
 

 20. 

Which of the following would be the safest way to drive on an icy road?
a.
Brake hard to maximize traction when coming to a stop.
b.
Maintain the normal speed limit.
c.
Speed up when taking sharp turns.
d.
Reduce speed and allow for extra time and space.
 

 21. 

When parking on a hill, three basic skills must be performed. PET stands for
a.
Proceed, Emergency, Take
b.
Park, Exit, and Turn the wheel appropriately.
c.
Park, apply Emergency brake, Turn the wheel appropriately.
d.
Pass, apply Emergency brake, Take the right of way.
 

 22. 

When driving a car with a manual (stick-shift/standard) transmission…
a.
Use 5th gear to begin moving forward from a complete stop. 
b.
Use 1st gear to begin moving forward from a complete stop. 
c.
The clutch is an optional device used only at times.
d.
Manual transmissions are always only a 4-speed stick-shift.
 

 23. 

Hydroplaning occurs when
a.
A vehicle goes airborne during an accident. 
b.
Your tires are riding on water and have no contact with the road
c.
Two vehicles collide.
d.
Your brakes are wet.
 

 24. 

Which of the following is FALSE?
a.
You cannot be convicted of operating under the influence if you refuse a breathaylzer.
b.
You are operating above the legal limit if you have a BAC of 0.08 or higher. Massachusetts has a “zero-tolerance” law for drivers under 21. Any driver under 21 will face penalties for having a BAC of 0.02 or higher.
c.
A 12 ounce can of beer has the same alcohol content as a 5 glass of wine.
d.
If your BAC is above the legal limit OR if you refuse a breathalyzer or blood test, the police officer must take away your license. You will be given a notice of suspension, which is effective immediately
 

 25. 

When the light turns green at a stoplight, which vehicle has the right of way?
a.
The vehicle taking a left with its blinker on.
b.
The vehicle that is committed to taking a right turn.
c.
The vehicle that is going straight through the imtersection.
d.
The vehicle that has waited the longest.
 

 26. 

In Massachusetts, in order to get your license when you are under the age 18 (JOL), you must have your Learner’s Permit for at least  
a.
1 month.
b.
1 year.
c.
6 months.
d.
6 months or 40 hours driving experience with your parents; whichever comes first.
 

 27. 

Having a driver’s license is
a.
A right, NOT a privilege.
b.
Guaranteed under the state constitution.
c.
Guaranteed under federal law.
d.
A privilege, NOT a right.
 

 28. 

Which of the following is NOT fundamental to safe driving?
a.
Control of the vehicle at all times.
b.
Driving while fatigued.
c.
Driving in a responsible manner.
d.
Being a courteous driver.
 

 29. 

A white line, whether solid or broken (dashed), as opposed to the same types of yellow lines, means:
a.
That traffic is flowing in one direction…“one way.” 
b.
The DPW ran out of yellow paint.
c.
White or yellow lines have NO distinction.
d.
White provides better contrast.
 

 30. 

If you have an official Massachusetts license to operate an automobile, it is classified as a ______ license.
a.
Class N
b.
Class D
c.
Class Z
d.
Class J
 

 31. 

In order to legally drive with a Learner’s Permit in the State of Massachusetts you MUST:
a.
Be accompanied by a licensed operator who occupies the passenger seat next to you and is at least 18 years old, holds a valid driver’s license from Massachusetts or another state, and has at least two years of driving experience.
b.
Be accompanied by a licensed operator who occupies the passenger seat next to you and is at least 21 years old, holds a valid driver’s license from Massachusetts or another state, and has at least one year of driving experience.
c.
Be accompanied by a licensed operator who occupies the passenger seat next to you and is at least 25 years old, holds a valid driver’s license from Massachusetts or another state, and has at least one year of driving experience.
d.
Be accompanied ONLY by a parent or guardian who knows how to drive, has been driving for at least 20 years, and has attended the Parent Class.
 

 32. 

The S in SIPDE stands for:
a.
Search as much as you can.
b.
Scan as much as you can.
c.
See as much as you can.
d.
All of the above.
 

 33. 

The maximum speed limit on both Route 128 and Interstate 93 is
a.
50 MPH.
b.
55 MPH.
c.
65 MPH.
d.
70 MPH.
 

 34. 

“Hang It Up Before You Buckle Up!”  What does our Driver’s Ed programs’s slogan mean?
a.
Don’t text and drive.
b.
Don’t talk on the phone while driving.
c.
Don’t use your phone for ANY reason while you drive.
d.
All of the above.
 

 35. 

For JOL (Junior Operaor License) holders, most crashes are caused by, but not limited to:
a.
Speeding.
b.
Slower reaction times than experienced drivers.
c.
Texting
d.
All of the above.
 

 36. 

Which of the following scenarios allows you to legally pass on the right?
a.
The vehicle that you are attempting to pass is making or is about to make a left turn.
b.
The vehicle that you are attempting to pass is making or is about to make a right turn.
c.
The vehicle that you are attempting to pass is proceeding straight through an intersection.
d.
You need to go off road in order to pass.
 

 37. 

If you are involved in an accident, the first thing you should do is
a.
Exchange “papers.”
b.
Discuss who was at fault for the accident.
c.
Determine if there are any injuries to anyone involved and call 911 right away if necessary.
d.
Walk around the vehicles to assses damage.
 

 38. 

It is illegal to park your vehicle
a.
Within 20 feet of an intersection.
b.
In front of a fire hydrant.
c.
In a crosswalk, in front of a driveway, or in front of a handicap-access ramp
d.
All of the above.
 

 39. 

When making a RIGHT turn, your PRIMARY blind spot is
a.
To your LEFT.
b.
To your RIGHT.
c.
Directly BEHIND you.
d.
Directly in FRONT of you.
 

 40. 

Driving while high from marijuana is just as dangerous as driving drunk because it can
a.
Cause drowsiness and inattention.
b.
Potentially make you overcompensate and rely only on tunnel-vision.
c.
Cause you to drive erratically and posssibly put yourself and others in grave danger.
d.
All of the above.
 

 41. 

MOST collisions between vehicles and pedestrians occur in or near
a.
Driveways.
b.
Parking lots.
c.
Intersections.
d.
Bus stops.
 

 42. 

Which of the following statements about blind spots is TRUE?
a.
If your side view mirrors are clean properly adjusted, you can eliminate all blind spots.
b.
As long as you periodically monitor your side and rear view mirrors while driving, you will have no blind spot.
c.
TURNING YOUR HEAD over your shoulder and looking in your blind spots is one of THE most important habits that good, safe drivers always use.
d.
Checking blind spots is necessary ONLY for your road test and is otherwise overrated and NOT needed for everyday driving.
 

 43. 

In the state of Massachusetts, if you are under 18 and have your license, then you have a JOL (Junior Operator License).  Once you turn 18, your license is no longer considered a JOL and is considered a standard license.  Which of the following statements about JOL restrictions is TRUE?
a.
You may not drive siblings under the age of 10 within the first six months after receiving your JOL, unless you are accompanied by a person who is at least 21 years old, has at least one year of driving experience, holds a valid driver's license from Massachusetts or another state, and is occupying a seat beside you.
b.
You may not operate a motor vehicle within the first six months after receiving your JOL while any person under age 18 is in the vehicle (other than you or an immediate family member), unless you are accompanied by a person who is at least 21 years old, has at least one year of driving experience, holds a valid driver's license from Massachusetts or another state, and is occupying a seat beside you.
c.
You may not operate a motor vehicle within the first six months after receiving your JOL while any person under age 18 is in the vehicle (other than you or an immediate family member), unless you are accompanied by a person who is at least 18 years old, has at least one year of driving experience, holds a valid driver's license from Massachusetts or another state, and is occupying a seat beside you.
d.
There are NO restrictions once you get your license.
 

 44. 

In all 50 states of the USA, having a driver’s license is a
a.
Right.
b.
Legal mandate for ALL citizens over age 21.
c.
Privilege
d.
Legal requirement by the age of 35, or you can never get one.
 

 45. 

One way to decrease anxiety, impatience, and aggressive driving while on the road and arrive at your destination safely and stress-free is to
a.
Speed when and where you think you can.
b.
ONLY take the highway.
c.
Leave 15 minutes early.
d.
Go faster and get there quicker by zipping through a shortcut someone told you about.
 

 46. 

When confronted by an aggressive driver, you should
a.
Avoid eye contact.
b.
NOT engage in an argument.
c.
NOT let the issue escalate into possible “road rage.”
d.
All of the above.
 

 47. 

Holding the steering wheel with two hands is
a.
ONLY reommended for your road test.
b.
ONLY needed when driving with a parent.
c.
A strongly recommended way to drive safely.
d.
None of the above.
 

 48. 

When merging onto the highway during normal traffic conditions you should
a.
Slow down to be able to safely merge into traffic.
b.
Speed up to match the approximate speed of traffic flow.
c.
Only look in your mirrors and straight ahead and signal left.
d.
Stop and wait for an opportunity to enter when it’s clear.
 

 49. 

Which of the following statements about driving on the highway is FALSE?
a.
You should grip the steering wheel with both hands, especially when windy.
b.
You should only make very slight movements with the steering wheel.  Turning the wheel too much at high speeds will cause you to lose control.
c.
You should drive in the far left lane, even when not passing, as long as you are going faster than the speed of traffic flow.
d.
Rumble strips on the side of a highway may help to alert drivers that they have drifted out of their lane.
 

 50. 

If you text and drive, you are _____ times more likely to crash.
a.
2
b.
7
c.
11
d.
23
 

 51. 

Answer, “I PROMISE THAT I WILL” after you read below declaring that you respect and will always do your best to follow the advice below.
YOU, AND YOU ALONE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR DRIVING RECORD. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS DRIVE SAFELY BY FOLLOWING THE RULES OF THE ROAD AND ELIMINATING AS MANY DISTRACTIONS AS YOU CAN. THIS WAY YOU CAN BE PROUD OF YOUR DRIVING RECORD AND SAVE MONEY ON YOUR CAR INSURANCE AND KEEP IT AT THE LOWEST RATE POSSIBLE. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, SO YOUR PARENTS NEVER HAVE TO BE CONFRONTED WITH THE TRAGIC NEWS THAT YOU HAVE BEEN RUSHED TO AN EMERGENCY ROOM, OR THAT THEY MUST MAKE PLANS TO BURY THEIR CHILD. YOU MUST MAKE A PROMISE TO YOURSELF THAT YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND RESPECT THIS ADVICE AND WILL ALWAYS DRIVE SAFELY AND TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITY.
a.
I PROMISE THAT I WILL.
b.
I do not promise.
 



 
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