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Chapter 4

Traffic Control

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Chapter 4 - Traffic Control Practice Quiz
Please note! - This quiz is intended to help you prepare for the types of questions you will be asked on the written test. The questions on the actual test may vary.

A red and white triangular sign at an intersection means
Slow down if an emergency vehicle is approaching.
Look both ways as you cross the intersection.
Always come to a full stop at the intersection.
Slow down and be prepared to stop if necessary.

A rectangular-shaped sign is
School crossing sign.
Railroad crossing sign.
Stop sign.
Speed limit sign.

A diamond-shaped sign is a
Road hazard sign.
Interstate route sign.
School crossing sign.
Speed limit sign.

What are the colors of the warning signs that indicate hazards ahead, such as curves in the road or narrow bridges
Black letters or symbols on a white background.
Black letters or symbols on a yellow background.
White letters or symbols on a blue background.
White letters or symbols on a green background.

What are the colors of a sign which tells you the distance to the next exit of a highway
Yellow with black letters.
Black with white letters.
Red with white letters.
Green with white letters.

Road sign 4What does this road sign mean
Slow down and prepare to stop only if cars are approaching you.
Come to a full stop, then go when it is safe to do so.
Proceed carefully through the intersection, not always stopping.
Stop only for traffic on an intersecting road.

Road sign 5This sign is a warning that you are approaching
An intersection.
A crosswalk.
A railroad crossing.
A blasting zone.

Which of the following must you obey over the other three
A steady red light.
A policeman.
A stop sign.
A flashing red light.

As you near an intersection, the traffic light changes from green to yellow. Your best action would be to
Speed up to beat the red light.
Apply the brakes sharply to stop.
Be prepared to stop in the center of the intersection.
Be prepared to stop before the intersection.

You may cross a double solid yellow line
To pass a slow moving truck.
To turn into a driveway.
To pass a car if traffic permits.
Under no conditions.

You may cross a single solid white line in the highway
Whenever you want to.
If traffic conditions require.
Only to turn into a driveway.
Only to make a u-turn.

A traffic light which has a green arrow and a red light means that
You may only drive straight ahead.
You may drive only in the direction of the green arrow.
You must wait for a green light.
Vehicles moving in any direction must stop.

What does a flashing yellow light mean
Merging traffic.
Proceed with caution.
Pedestrian crossing.
Come to a full stop.

An intersection has a stop sign, crosswalk, but no stop line. You must stop
Before the crosswalk.
50 feet before the intersection.
Where you think the stop line would be.
With your front wheels in the crosswalk.

You come to an intersection which has a flashing red light. You should
Come to a full stop, then go when safe to do so.
Stop only if cars are approaching the intersection.
Stop only if cars are already in the intersection.
Slow down and be prepared to stop if necessary.

Which of the following is used on some highways to direct drivers into the proper lanes for turning
Flashing red lights.
Flashing yellow lights.
White lines on the side of the road.
White arrows in the middle of the lanes.

You may not cross a single broken white (or yellow) line
When to do so would interfere with traffic.
When turning left into a driveway.
When the car in front is disabled.
When passing to the right on a one-way street.

When the road is marked with a solid yellow line and a broken yellow line on your side you may pass
Only in an emergency.
If you are on an expressway.
If traffic is clear.
Only at an intersection.

A solid white line on the right edge of the highway slants in towards your left. That shows that
There is an intersection just ahead.
You are approaching a construction area.
You will be required to turn left just ahead.
The road will get narrower.

What vehicles must stop at all railroad crossings
Pick up trucks.
School buses and passenger buses carrying passengers.
Motorcycles.
Vehicles towing a trailer.

What is the appropriate action to take when approaching a railroad crossing that does not have signals (such as lights or crossing gates)
Always bring the car to a complete stop.
Slow down and be prepared to stop.
Do nothing; all railroad crossings have signals.
Increase speed to get across the tracks quickly.

If traffic prevents you from crossing all the way across a set of railroad tracks, you may proceed only when
An approaching train is not moving fast enough to be a danger.
There is room for your vehicle on the other side.
At least one-half of your vehicle can cross the tracks.
No trains are in sight.

If an approaching train is near enough or going fast enough to be a danger, you must
Slow down and proceed with caution.
Not cross the tracks until the train has completely passed.
Cross the tracks at your own risk.
Find an alternative route across tracks.

You may drive around or under a gate that is being lowered or raised at a railroad crossing
As long as an approaching train is not too close.
If your vehicle can do so without damaging the gate.
If you first look carefully in both directions.
Under no circumstances.