Utah Written Knowledge Test 3 – Easy Practice for Your License


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#1. Most road accidents are caused by:

A national study revealed that driver error is a factor in 75% of all car crashes. You might be surprised to know that in Utah, the time of day when most crashes happen is between 2 P.M. and 6 P.M. Even though Utah has many roads and highways, the highest rate of reported car crashes occurs in shopping and business areas.


#2. Emotions affect your driving. If overly worried, excited, afraid or angry, it is a good idea to:

If you are angry or excited, give yourself time to cool off. Take a walk or talk to a friend. Do anything, but stay off the road until you have cooled down.

If you are worried about something, do something that will allow you to concentrate on your driving. Listen to the radio or sing to yourself.

Remember, mental and emotional conditions are just as important as physical health concerns. If your mind is not on your driving, you are probably not driving safely.


#3. Which is true about large trucks?

Large vehicles have serious blind spots into which a car can disappear from view: up to 20 feet in front of the cab, on either side of the tractor trailer, particularly alongside the cab, and up to 200 feet in the rear. They also take more space to speed up, stop and turn.


#4. When you approach a traffic signal displaying a steady yellow light, you must:

A steady yellow light means caution. It is an indication that the light is about to turn red and that the intersection must be cleared. You must stop if you can do so safely.


#5. Which of the following is true about roadways on bridges and overpasses in winter?

When sleet, freezing rain or snow starts to fall, remember that bridges, ramps, and overpasses are likely to freeze first. Also, be aware that slippery spots may remain after road crews have cleared the roadways.


#6. What does this sign mean?

Cross road. A road crosses the main highway ahead. Look in all directions for other traffic.


#7. When a school bus with flashing red lights is stopped on the other side of a four-lane roadway with a median separation, you should:

On a divided highway having four or more lanes with a median separating the traffic, traffic coming toward the school bus does not have to stop.


#8. This sign tells you that:

Hospital is a word message sign or an H symbol sign. Remember, blue and white signs direct you to services, such as rest areas, gas stations, campgrounds, or hospitals.


#9. After a small accident without injuries, the most important thing you can do to reduce the chances of secondary crashes is:

If the crash results in property damage only and there are no injuries, the law allows for the operator of the vehicle to move the vehicle as soon as possible off the roadway or freeway main lines, shoulders, medians, or adjacent areas to a location on the exit ramp, shoulder, a frontage road, the nearest suitable cross street, or other suitable location that does not obstruct traffic, and requires that the operator remain at that location until all other requirements are fulfilled.

Turn on your emergency flashers to show you are having trouble. Never stand in the roadway.


#10. To transport more than 16 passengers in a vehicle weighing 26,000 lbs. or less, you need the following license:

A Class C license is required if the vehicle has a maximum weight of 26,000 pounds and is designed to transport more than 16 passengers.


#11. Before turning left or right you are required to signal for at least:

Every turn requires the necessary signal for two seconds and a head check.


#12. It is legal to smoke with children 15 years of age or younger in the vehicle:

It is an infraction to be stopped for smoking in a vehicle with children 15 years of age or younger. Until July 1, 2014, you will receive a warning, after that time you will receive a citation for the infraction.


#13. Which is the proper way to use anti-lock brakes in an emergency situation?

With anti-lock brakes you should apply steady pressure. This allows the vehicle to stop just as quickly, but also allows you to continue steering.

In an emergency situation, the ABS automatically pumps the brakes at a faster rate than the driver could.


#14. Points on your driving record will be automatically removed:

Points may remain on your driving record for three years after the date of the violation. Points are automatically removed from your record after three years.


#15. You may park your car:

Parking five inches from a sidewalk is allowed.

Parking is not allowed on a crosswalk, bridge, or blocking a driveway.


#16. If your vehicle starts to skid or hydroplane, you should:

If you skid, slowly take your foot off the gas pedal. If your rear wheels skid to the right, turn your front wheels to the right. If the rear wheels skid to the left, turn left. This is known as steering in the direction of the skid, or in the direction you want to go.

Do not steer too far though, as that will make the car skid in the other direction. Once your car regains traction, straighten out your wheels.

Never slam on your brakes.


#17. This sign means:

The chevron sign means there is a sharp change in direction – a sharp curve ahead.


#18. To back your vehicle safely, you should:

Do not back unnecessarily long distances. Back slowly. It is hard to steer while backing. Steer in the direction you want the rear of the vehicle to move. If turning while backing, make quick checks to the front and sides. Keep looking to the rear until you are stopped.


#19. If a yellow center line is solid on your side of the road, it means:

If the solid yellow line is on your side of the road, do not pass. Pass only if there is a dashed (broken) line on your side.


#20. Studies show that drivers who use marijuana:

Studies show that people who use marijuana make more driving mistakes and are arrested for more traffic violations. They are more likely to be bothered by headlight glare.


#21. What do the light gray areas in this illustration mark?

Blind spots are areas that are not covered by your mirrors and that you cannot see without turning your head.


#22. Which of these vehicles must always stop before crossing railroad tracks?

Be alert when you are following commercial vehicles which are required to 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 at a railroad crossing.


#23. If gates rise at a railroad crossing, but the red light is still flashing, you should:

If the gates are down, stay in place and do not cross the tracks until the gates are raised and the lights stop flashing. It is against the law to drive around gates.


#24. After passing a car and before returning to your lane, you should:

After passing and before returning to the proper lane, check your blind spot again. Make sure there is plenty of room between you and the car you have just passed. Avoid cutting in too quickly. A good rule is to wait until the vehicle you have just passed can be seen in your inside rearview mirror.


#25. What does this sign mean?

Divided highway ahead (divided highway begins). The highway ahead is divided into two one-way roadways. Keep to the right.

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Utah Easy Practice Test #3

This is the third practice test for your Utah driver license or learner’s permit. It has 25 questions, like the ones you will see on your real knowledge exam.

When practicing you should aim for a full score and compare the practice test with the information in the Utah Driver Handbook  .

Necessary Documents When Applying for a Utah License

Always make sure that you have all the necessary documentation before visiting a Utah Driver License office. It is common that you will be sent back home just because you miss some documents.

Remember, documents must be an original or a copy certified by the issuing agency. No photocopies!

Documents are always subject to the staff review and approval. In some cases, the Department may need additional information and you may not get approval the same day – even if this is rare.

Documents should be in English to allow for a speedy process.

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