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Chapter 6

Passing

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Chapter 6 - Passing 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.

What does it mean when a school bus is stopped and its red lights are flashing
You may pass if no children are on the road.
You may not pass while the red lights are flashing.
You may pass if you are facing the front of the bus.
You may pass if it is on the other side of a divided highway.

You may pass another vehicle on the right if it is waiting to
Turn right.
Turn left.
Park at the curb.
Turn into a driveway on the right.

The car behind you begins to pass you. You should
Maintain your speed so traffic will flow smoothly.
Pull to the right and stop so he can pass.
Slow down slightly and stay in your lane.
Blow your horn to allow him to pass.

When you want to overtake and pass another vehicle you should
Wait for a signal from the other driver.
Change lanes quickly so the other driver will see you.
Signal and pass when safe to do so.
Stay close behind so you need less time to pass.

In general, you should pass vehicles going in the same direction as you are going
On the right.
On the left.
Only if the other driver signals it is safe.
Whenever you have the opportunity to do so.

In which of the following situations is passing always forbidden
The vehicle ahead is making a left turn.
You are on a one-way street which has two lanes.
The vehicle ahead is stopped for a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
The vehicle ahead is going to park parallel to the curb.

After you have passed a car you should return to the right lane when you
See the front bumper of the other car in your mirror.
Have put your turn signal on.
Have turned your headlights on.
See the other car's headlights come on.

You are driving in the middle lane on a three lane expressway. A car begins to pass you on the right. The actions of that driver are
Wrong because “pass to the left” is a firm rule.
Wrong because he's passing you in your “blind spot”.
OK as long as he does it on a limited access highway.
OK if no signs forbid passing on the right.