Driving class C

  1. What is the minimum age at which you can get a class C drivers license without driver education or being a hardship case?
  2. How much is the maximum fine for a first conviction of driving without a license?
  3. What type of restrictions may be placed on your license?
    A code letter.
  4. In what direction should you turn your wheels when parking uphill without a curb?
    Turn wheels to the right
  5. What action should you take if you fail to receive the renewal notice card reminding license is about to expire?
    It is still up to you to renew your license. Send in an application for renewal.
  6. On a one-way street, what color is the broken lane marker
    The broken lane marker is white
  7. Describe the "Yield" sign
    A red and white equilateral triangle. This sign tells you that the road you are on joins with another road ahead. You should slow down or stop if necessary so that you can yield the right-of-way to vehicles on the other road.
  8. What does a "narrow bridge" sign look like, and how should the driver react when he sees one?
    It is a yellow diamond and shows that the bridge ahead is not as wide as the road. Slow down and use caution
  9. What is the shape of a "keep right' sign, and how should the driver react when he sees one?
    A yellow diamond that has two arrows pointing up and down, he should keep to the right lane.Vertical, white rectangle; Drivers who are driving slower than other vehicles on the roadway should keep right.
  10. Which sign tells you to slow down because you are approaching a double curve?
    The road curves one way (right) and then the other way (left). Slow down, keep right, and do not pass.
  11. What does a "Do Not Pass" sign mean?
    Do not pass other vehicles.
  12. Which sign tells you to keep in the right-hand lane when driving slow?
    "Slower Traffic Keep Right" sign
  13. What does "Yield right-of-way" mean?
    To allow another vehicle or roadway user to proceed first, when they have the privilege of having immediate use of a part of a roadway.
  14. Describe the equipment required on passenger cars by state law.
    1. Brakes (Foot Brake, Parking Brake) 2. Lights (Two Headlights, Tail Lights, Brake Lights, Turn Signals, License Plate Light, Reflectors, Parking Lights) 3. Horn 4. Muffler 5. Safety Glass 6. License Plates 7. Windshield Wiper 8. Rearview Mirror 9. Slow-Moving Vehicle Emblem (if designed to travel at 25 mph or less) 10. Front Seat Belts 11. Tires 12. Fuel Cap
  15. What is the purpose of an exhaust emission system?
    To reduce air pollution.
  16. Describe the types of equipment which Texas state law specifically forbids on passenger cars driven within the state.
    You must not have... a. A red light showing from the front. b. A bell, siren, or exhaust whistle. c. A muffler cutout. d. Anything that extends more than three inches beyond the left side or six inches beyond the right side of the body, running board, or fenders of your car. e. Flashing red lights on the front.
  17. How should you react when a traffic officer tells you to do something which is ordinarily considered to be against the law?
    You must obey the traffic officer at all times.
  18. Once the brakes have been applied about how many feet does a car 70mph travel before it comes
    It takes 387 feet for the car to stop
  19. When is it necessary to stop before procceding when you overtake a school bus loading or unloading children?
    You should never overtake a school bus, especially when it is loading or unloading children. You should stop until the bus either resumes its drive or the driver tells you to pass.
  20. About how many feet will the average driver going 50mph travel from the moment he sees danger until he hits the brakes?
    110 feet
  21. Within how many feet of a crosswalk may you park, when parking near a corner?
    No less than 20 feet.
  22. What is the state speed limit for automobiles in urban districts.
    30 mph
  23. Does a posted speed limit of 55mph mean that you may drive 55mph on that highway under all conditions?
    No. Speed must be adjusted to conditions in order to avoid accidents.
  24. You should never drive on the left half of the roadway when you are within how many feet from an intersection, bridge, or railroad crossing?
    100 ft (five car lengths)
  25. What should you do if you discover you are in the wrong lane to make a turn as you enter an intersection?
    If you can't get into the proper lane at least within one-half block before you turn, then don't turn and continue straight
  26. When two cars meet at the intersection of a 2-lane road with 4-lane road, which one must yield the right-of-way?
    The car on the two-lane road should yield.
  27. If you are driving and hear a siren coming?
    Yield the right-of-way by moving to the right edge of the roadway and stopping.
  28. What is the first thing that should be done when a car starts to skid?
    Take your foot off the gas pedal and turn the steering wheel in the direction of the skid.
  29. At what time of day should your headlights be turned on?
    Half an hour after sunset until half an hour before sunrise.
  30. Under what conditions may your drivers license be suspended?
    DWI by use of alcohol or drugs, drug offense, intoxication manslaughter, intoxication assault, failure to stop and render aid, causing the death or serious injury of anyone while operating a motor vehicle, any offense punishable as a felony under the motor vehicle laws of Texas, overtaking and passing a school bus, boating while intoxicated, evading arrest, driving while license invalid, alterd/unlawful use of driver license, etc
  31. What is carbon monoxide, and how may it be harmful to drivers?
    It's a colorless, deadly gas in the exhaust fumes produced by cars and can cause poisoning.
  32. Describe what you should do if you have a blowout while driving?
    Move the car off the pavement, turn on emergency warning lights, and tie a white cloth where visible or raise your hood.
  33. What should you do when driving down a steep grade in a car with a standard transmission?
    Use a low gear to slow your vehicle down.
  34. What should you do if you damage an unattended vehicle
    Stop, locate owner/operator, and give name and address. Or, leave a written notic
  35. When are accident reports required?
    When a law enforcement officer hasn't investigated the crash.
  36. If you are required to show proof of financial responsibility for the future, how many years must such proof be kept up?
    Two years.
  37. What type of sign warns you to watch right and left for cross traffic?
    Crossroad ahead. Slow down, look carefully in all directions.
  38. Describe the emblem which identifies vehicles which travel at speeds of 25mph or less?
    A fluorescent orange triangle with retroflective borders.
  39. In which gear should you drive when going down a steep hill?
    Use a low gear to help slow your vehicle down.
  40. What qualifications must one have to teach a beginner to drive?
    Must be a licensed driver, and at least 21 years old. The student must have a instruction permit.
  41. If a person is under 18, when does his provisional license expire?
    On his next birth date after date of issuance.
  42. When parked parralell, your curbside wheels must be no more than how many inches from the curb?
    6 inches
  43. When following another car, what is a good rule to determine the distance at which you should follow behind?
    keep at least two seconds away.
  44. To what agency in within what time period must a change of address be reported for driver licensing purposes?
    It must be reported to the Driver License Office within 30 days.
  45. what effects does the use of marijuana and amphetamine have on driving?
    Marijuana impairs the sensory and perceptual skills, and also affects concentration and judgment. Amphetamines make the driver less coordinated, more edgy, and have been known to cause lapses in concentration
  46. What is the penalty for being convicted of driving while intoxicated?
    Mandatory suspension of license; the first offense has a maximum fine of $2000, suspension of 90-365 days, and confinement of 72 hrs to 180 days.
  47. What does a green arrow showing with a red light mean?
    Proceed carefully in the direction of the arrow, yielding the right-of-way to other vehicles and pedestrians.
  48. How should you react to a flashing red light?
    Stop completely while entering the crosswalk/intersection, and then proceed carefully.
  49. Which sign tells you to watch out for a train?
    A railroad crossing sign; it's circular and yellow with a black X and two Rs. Railroads also have railroad cross bucks posted by the crossing, with a gate and flashing lights.
  50. Describe the sign which warns you to slow down for a winding road?
    Yellow, diamond, and a squiggly line pointing ahead.
  51. What sign indicates that the road that you are on merges with another?
    One lane merging onto the arrow that's pointing ahead.
  52. What kind of sign warns you that the highest safe speed for the turn ahead is 25mph?
    An advisory speed sign; it has an arrow turning with a small sign with the speed limit under it.
  53. Describe the sign that tells you to watch for cross traffic ahead?
    It's a black cross in a yellow diamond. Cross traffic ahead. Slow down, look carefully in all directions.
  54. What type of sign warns you that you should slow down for a sharp rise in the road way?
    Bump warning sign
  55. Describe the type of sign which would let you know that you were on a short state highway in a city or urban area.
    Loop ###, rectangle with black writing.
  56. What is the maximum number of inches that you may lawfully allow an object to extend the left fender of your car?
    3 inches.
  57. Under what conditions must you always stop?
    At stop signs, red lights, crosswalks, and for school buses and emergency vehicles
  58. What should you do when coming onto a street from a private alley or driveway?
    You should stop prior to the sidewalk and yield the right-of-way to all approaching pedestrians
  59. If a child runs into the road 45-50 feet ahead of your car, what is the highest speed from which you can stop with good brakes without hitting him?
    15 mph
  60. How close to a fireplug may a vehicle lawfully park?
    No less then 15 feet.
  61. What does a posted speed limit of 55mph mean?
    It means that the maximum speed is 55 mph on the roadway in ideal conditions.
  62. What is the maximum speed limit for passenger cars on Texas Highway numbered by the state, or for United States outside an urban district?
    Daytime - 70 mph Nighttime - 65 mph
  63. Under what circumstances should you never attempt to pass a car ahead of you?
    When pavement markings prohibit driving on other lane -When within 100 ft of/or crossing an intersection or railroad crossing -On a hill, curve, or other place with limited vision -100 ft of a bridge, viaduct, or tunnel.
  64. Under what conditions are overtaking and passing to the right not permitted?
    if you need to drive off the paved portion of the highway.
  65. When a driver is waiting to make a left turn, what is the procedure he should take when the light turns green?
    Get on the left lane, begin signaling and slowing down at least 100 ft from corner. Stay to the right of the interstate when on the centerline, and yield to approaching vehicles.
  66. What precautions should a driver take at uncontrolled intersections?
    Yield to any vehicle which has entered the intersection from the right or is approaching from the right. Make sure there are not any vehicles going left or right.
  67. What regulations should a bicycle rider observe?
    Same regulations as drivers, but ride as far right in the lane as possible.
  68. Under what conditions should headlights be used?
    When it's half an hour after sunset until half an hour before sunrise, and whenever you can't see clearly.
  69. You should dim your lights when you are within how many feet of an approaching car?
    500 ft.
  70. What type of lighting should cars use when parked on the highway at night?
    Parking lights or lower beam headlights.
  71. Which lights should you use when you are driving in a fog
    Lower (dim) headlights
  72. When are you required to show proof of financial responsibility?
    Upon request, when you're involved in a crash.
  73. When needed, how may one show proof of financial responsibility?
    With a liability insurance policy, or a standard proof of liability insurance form given by the Texas Department of Insurance and issued by a liability insurer
  74. What sign warns you that you must slow down?
    Many of the yellow diamond warning signs. Especially slow down on wet road.
  75. What circumstances may lead to possible loss of your license?
    Suspension/revocation action from another state, parental authorization withdrawn, voluntary surrender for medical/insurance purposes, and false statement on application.
  76. In addition to mufflers what new equipment is required on all cars manufactured in 1968 and after
    An exhaust emission system.
  77. Why are seat belts important?
    They keep you from getting thrown out of your car, hitting the dashboard too hard, and in control of your car.
  78. What is meant by "Defensive Driving?"
    Protecting yourself and others from dangerous and unexpected driving situations by using a space management system. Stay alert to everything happening around you, look for trouble spots developing around, have a plan of action if other driver does the wrong thing, and know the law requires drivers to protect each other from their own mistakes.
  79. What are the different classes of licenses and age requirements for each?
    Class A - 18 or 17 with approved driver education or approval of minor's hardship application. Class B - 18 or 17 with approved driver education or approval of minor's hardship, Class C - 18 or 16 with approved driver education or 15 with approval of minor's hardship, and Class M - for motorcycles, 18 or 16 with approved driver education.
  80. When is a bicyclist not required to ride on the right of the roadway?
    Passing/overtaking, left turn at intersection, unsafe conditions in roadway, lane's width is inappropriate.
  81. When are bicyclists allowed to ride two abreast in a traffic lane?
    When lane is of substandard length.
  82. What are the three most common motorist caused car-bicycle crashes?
    1) Motorists turning left in front of oncoming bicycle traffic. 2) Motorists turning right across path of bicycle traffic. 3) Motorists pulling away from a stop sign or failing to yield to bicycle cross traffic.
  83. What are the penalties for minors(persons under the age of 21)convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol.
    1) Fine up to $500, 20-40 hrs community service, license suspended for 120 days, and/or confinement of up to 180 days. 2) Fine up to $500, 40-60 hrs community service, and maybe AA course. 3) $500-$2000, 40-60 hrs community service, and/or confinement up to 180 days.
  84. What are the penalties for minors(persons under the age of 21)convicted of nondriving alcohol-related offenses?
    1) 60 days suspension. 2) 120 days suspension. 3) 180 days suspension. May be placed in jail until bond is made or appearance before a magistrate or juvenile court judge.
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Driving class C