Arkansas Driver’s Practice Test – 2


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#1. When entering or crossing a city street from a driveway in a business or residence district, you must:

When coming from an alley, private driveway, or building within a business or residence district you must stop before crossing the sidewalk or crosswalk area and yield to pedestrians. When entering the roadway you must yield the right-of-way to all vehicles on the main road. (27-51-602)


#2. To back your vehicle safely, you should do the following except:

You should not depend on your mirrors. Place your right arm on the back of the seat and turn around so that you can look directly through the rear window. This question asked what you should NOT do.


#3. Why should you slow down and be prepared to stop when following a truck with hazardous load close to a railroad crossing?

Leave extra room for vehicles required to come to a stop at railroad crossings, including transit buses, school buses, and vehicles carrying hazardous materials. Remember, if you are following this type of vehicle you should slow down and be prepared to stop. It is against the law to pass any vehicle within 100 feet of a railroad crossing.


#4. Which is the most important driving technique when driving on slippery roads?

The most important driving technique is to slow down and plan for a greater stopping distance.


#5. Why should you not pass or stop close to a truck that is backing up?

Give trucks extra space and time for backing up. Remember, the blind spots. If you are driving behind a truck and cannot see the rearview mirrors of the vehicle in front of you, the driver of the large vehicle cannot see you.


#6. If you plan to turn after an intersection, you should:

Do not confuse other drivers by signaling too early. If there are streets, driveways, or entrances between you and where you want to turn, wait until you have passed to signal.


#7. To avoid a collision, a driver basically has three actions he or she can take:

In avoiding a collision, drivers basically have three options: stop, turn, or speed up.


#8. A two-way special left turn lane in the center of the road should be used for:

Shared center lanes are reserved for making left turns and can be used by vehicles traveling in either direction. Lanes are marked on each side by solid yellow and dashed yellow lines. In Arkansas it is permissible for a vehicle making a left turn from an intersecting street or driveway to utilize a center left turn lane as part of the maneuver to gain access or merge into traffic lanes. It is not permissible to use the center left turn lane as an acceleration lane.


#9. When you park on a hill headed downhill and there is a curb, you should turn your front wheels:

Drivers are responsible for making certain their vehicle does not become a hazard after it has been parked. Headed downhill, turn your front wheels into the curb or toward the side of the road. Set the parking brake. Remember, when you park on a hill, the general rule is to turn your wheels sharply towards the side of the road or curb. This way, if your vehicle starts to roll downhill, it will roll away from traffic. However, when headed uphill at a curb, you should turn the front wheels in the opposite direction, away from the curb and towards the road. Then, let your vehicle roll backwards until the back of your front wheel touches the curb. The curb will stop your car from rolling into traffic.


#10. You have a green light and there are vehicles blocking your way in the intersection. What should you do?

A green light means you may begin to cross the intersection as soon as it is clear. Yield to any vehicles or pedestrians in the intersection. You must not enter an intersection until you can immediately, continuously, and completely move through the intersection without impeding or blocking the movement of cross traffic.


#11. In which situation is it necessary to always allow extra room in front of your vehicle?

You should increase your following distance if you have a heavy load or are towing. The extra weight increases your stopping distance.


#12. Your ability to judge speed, time and distance is altered after only one drink of alcohol.

There is no alcohol concentration at which it is considered safe to operate a vehicle. If you drink alcohol, even a little, your chances of being in a crash are much greater than if you did not drink any alcohol.

Experienced drivers are affected by alcohol even if they have been driving for many years. New drivers are often more affected by alcohol than experienced drivers, because new drivers are still in the learning process.


#13. What can you do to help prevent injured persons from going into shock at the scene of an accident?

To prevent an injured person from going into shock, cover the individual with a blanket or warm clothing such as a coat or jacket.


#14. This sign means:

Cross road or intersection. A road crosses the main highway ahead. Watch for other vehicles entering or leaving the highway.


#15. This sign means:

Divided highway ends.

The divided road ends ahead. Two-way traffic will no longer be divided by a center island. You will be on an undivided roadway with two-way traffic. Keep to the right.


#16. Where is passing another vehicle prohibited?

It is dangerous to pass where a vehicle is likely to enter or cross the road. Such places include intersections, railroad crossings, and shopping center entrances. Arkansas law prohibits passing when approaching within 100 feet of any intersection or railroad grade crossing. It is also illegal to pass within 100 feet of any bridge, viaduct, or tunnel where you view is obstructed.


#17. Before getting out of your parked car on the traffic side of a street, you should:

Check traffic before you open the door. Get out of the vehicle on the curb side if you can. If you have to use the street side, check traffic before you get out. Shut the door as soon as you can after getting out.


#18. You should always fasten your seat belts and make sure all passengers are using seat belts or child restraints:

Before you drive away, always fasten your safety belts and make sure all passengers are using safety belts, or child restraints.


#19. A sign with a pentagon (five-sided) shape means:

The pentagon (five-sided) shape is used for school advance and school crossing signs.


#20. What does this sign mean?

This sign tells you that construction work may have caused a difference in the elevation of parallel traffic lanes.


#21. If another vehicle follows you too closely, you should:

Occasionally, you may find yourself being followed closely or tailgated by another driver. If you are being followed too closely and there is a right lane, move over to the right. If there is no right lane, wait until the path ahead is clear then reduce speed slowly. This will encourage the tailgater to drive around you. Never slow down quickly to discourage a tailgater, which may increase the risk of being hit from behind.


#22. Any time you turn on your wipers due to bad weather, you must also:

Remember to turn on your headlights whenever you have trouble seeing others. If you have trouble seeing them, they may be having trouble seeing you. On rainy, snowy, or foggy days, it is sometimes hard for other drivers to see your vehicle. In these conditions, headlights make your vehicle easier to see. Remember, if you turn on your wipers, turn on your headlights.


#23. With a learner's license you may drive alone:

You may drive only when accompanied in the front passenger seat by a licensed driver who is age 21 or older.


#24. When there is a stop line at a stop sign, drivers must:

When required to stop because of a sign or signal, a driver must stop before the vehicle reaches the stop line, or if there is one, a crosswalk. If there is no crosswalk and no stop line, a driver must stop at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic before entering the intersection.


#25. This sign means:

No Pedestrians. Pedestrians are not allowed on the roadway. Remember that a red circle with a slash means no. The sign shows you what is not allowed.

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25 New Questions for Your Driver’s Practice

Being organized and well prepared for your instruction permit test or driver’s license exam can make all the difference for your results. Effective studying starts with the right attitude. You aren’t just learning to pass the test, you are learning to be a better driver.

The most common mistake young people made when they failed their permit was to not study enough. They though the test wouldn’t be that difficult or that it was all common sense. It’s easy to make that mistake, if you don’t take any driver’s practice tests.

The Advantage of Driver’s Practice Tests

To start with, a driver’s practice test helps you to be less nervous.

Any exam can be a stressful experience and make you go blank when you see a question, even though you know the correct answer.

With practice tests you’ll quickly get familiar with the kind of questions that Arkansas State Police will ask on the real test. It should boost your confidence and make you less nervous on the exam.

Practice tests also help you determine if you are ready for the real thing or not, and if there are areas that you need to dig deeper into. Study at your own pace and use the sample tests to monitor your progress. Don’t attempt to take the real permit test too soon.

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