#1. Hydroplaning occurs:
Hydroplaning occurs when your tires lose traction and start to ride on water instead of the road. As you go faster, the problem becomes worse and you will lose control of your steering.
In a standard passenger car, partial hydroplaning starts at about 35 mph, and increases with speed to about 55 mph at which point the tires may be totally up on the water. In a severe rainstorm, for example, the tires lose all contact with the road at 55 mph.
#2. Which of these statement is true about light rail vehicles?
Never turn in front of an approaching light rail vehicle. When people are boarding or leaving a light rail vehicle where there is no safety zone, you must stop behind the light rail vehicle. Do not overtake and pass on the left of a trolley or light rail vehicle, whether it is moving or standing, except when you are on a one-way street. When the tracks are so close to the right side of the road that you cannot pass on the right, or when a traffic officer directs you, pass on the left. In many cases you may drive in the same lane as a trolley or light rail vehicle.
#3. Which is good rule when it comes to backing or reversing your car?
It is hard for you to see behind your vehicle. Therefore, try to do as little backing as possible. In a shopping center, try to find a parking space you can drive through, so you can drive forward when you leave.
#4. Any time you cannot see things clearly at a distance of 1,000 feet, you must:
In Kansas, headlights must be used from one half hour after sunset until one half hour before sunrise, and at any other time when persons and vehicles are not clearly discernible at a distance of 500 feet.
#5. When approaching a stopped school bus which is picking up or dropping off children and traveling on your side of a divided highway, you must:
You must stop when meeting or overtaking a school bus, church bus or day care bus stopped to pick up or let off children. You must remain stopped until the stop signal is retracted and the red lights are turned off.
#6. When entering or crossing a street from an alley within a business or residence district, you must:
The driver of a vehicle within a business or residential district emerging from an alley, driveway or building, shall stop their vehicle immediately prior to driving onto a sidewalk or onto the sidewalk area extending across any alleyway or driveway, and shall yield the right-of-way.
#7. How does alcohol and other impairing drugs affect you?
Alcohol and other impairing drugs affect those areas of your brain that controls judgment. This is one reason why drinking alcohol and taking certain types of drugs is so dangerous. Alcohol also affects things like vision, color distinction, and reaction time.
#8. A green arrow signal means:
This means you can safely turn in the direction of the arrow, if the intersection is clear of other roadway users. When the arrow is green, oncoming or crossing traffic should yield to your turning action, but be careful of others making a right turn on red from the other side of the intersection. Be alert for signs that prohibit turns at intersections. When turning at intersections, always watch for pedestrians crossing in front or from the side of your vehicle.
#9. It is illegal to park a vehicle if a fire hydrant is within:
Parking is not allowed within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.
#10. When approaching or passing a bicyclist, you should:
When approaching or passing a bicyclist slow down and allow as much space as possible and consider the bicyclist’s speed when you pass.
#11. When approaching or passing a horse, you should:
You must drive at a reasonable speed and at a reasonable distance away from the horse. Do not sound your horn or rev your engine loudly when approaching or passing a horse. It could scare the horse and cause a crash.
#12. Drivers entering a roundabout:
You must always yield to the traffic that is already in the roundabout.
#13. This blue sign with an emergency telephone number is posted:
The Blue Emergency Notification System (ENS) sign is at every highway-rail grade crossing, and provides the public with a 24/7/365 telephone number to call to report problems or emergencies at these railroad locations. ENS signs may be located either on the black and white cross buck or near the actual crossing.
#14. You must always stop at a railroad crossing when:
Do not get trapped on a railroad crossing. Never drive onto a railroad crossing until you are sure you can clear all the tracks safely.
#15. Which of the following is true about seat belts?
Kansas has a mandatory seat belt law that requires all occupants of a vehicle to wear a seat belt. Air bags are supplemental restraints and are designed to work best in combination with seat belts.
#16. Motorcycle operators have the right to:
Motorcycle operators have the right to use a complete traffic lane.
#17. When parking parallel to a curb on a two-way roadway you must park within:
Park your car not more than twelve inches from the curb.
#18. The Implied Consent Law means that you:
Kansas law (K.S.A. 8-1001) requires a driver to submit to and complete one or more test of breath, blood or urine to determine if the driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs or both.
This is known as the implied consent law.
#19. When brakes fail and you cannot get them to work:
Shift to a lower gear to help slow down the car. Slow down and stop by using your parking brake. You may also try to rub tires on curb.
#20. Unmarked crosswalks are crosswalks not marked by painted lines. They exist:
There is basically a crosswalk at every intersection, even if it is not marked by painted lines.
In the illustration, the area from where sidewalk A ends and sidewalk B begins is a legal crosswalk, even though there are no painted lines. For this reason, it is called an unmarked crosswalk.
#21. What does this sign mean?
The sign marks a two-way left turn channelization.
#22. When approaching a sharp curve, you should:
Always reduce speed prior to entering the curve to a safe speed (a speed that allows you to apply slight and constant acceleration through the curve). Reduce speed more when traction is poor, when following other vehicles or when you cannot see the end of the curve. Hard braking after the entry to a curve could cause the vehicle tires to lose traction.
#23. When driving at night you must:
Never overdrive your headlights. When driving at night, you must be able to stop within the distance you can see ahead with your headlights.
#24. If your car breaks down, you should do all of the following except:
Never stand or remain on the roadway and do not try to change a tire in traffic lanes.
#25. This warning sign means:
Low clearance. You are approaching an overpass and the clearance from the roadway surface to the overpass is 12 feet, 6 inches.
Practice for the Kansas DMV Knowledge Test
This is the third sample test with practice questions for your Kansas instruction permit or full driver’s license.
As a first-time applicant in Kansas, you must always pass a knowledge test before you can practice driving.
The knowledge test has 25 questions drawn from the Kansas Driving Handbook . You need 20 correct answers to pass the exam.
The test has questions about road signs, signals, and pavement markings. DMV will also ask you about safe driving practices and common Kansas laws and restrictions.
Read more about the Kansas knowledge test and different kinds of permit and driver licenses: DMV Questions for a Kansas Instruction Permit