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The first action to take when making an off-road recovery is to
Alcohol begins to affect a person’s abilities
Roads are likely to be especially slick
Which of the following statements about speed limits for cars in North Carolina is/are correct?
I. The speed limit outside a city 55 mph unless otherwise posted.
II. The speed limit inside a city is 25 mph unless otherwise posted.
You are approaching an intersection that has traffic signals. The intersection is
A yellow X on an overhead signal above your lane indicates
The area you can see around you is called
What are the parts of the highway transportation system (HTS)
The purpose of traffic signs are
In which of the following situations should you use your low beams?


I. At night in the city.
II. In foggy or misty weather.
If your brakes fail, you should do which of the following?

I. Shift into a lower gear.
II. Use the emergency brake.
Never remove a radiator cap on a hot engine because
Condition in which a driver is lulled into an inattentive, drowsy state
Most warning signs are
A person can sober up by drinking black coffee and taking a cold shower.
When is using a cell phone while driving appropriate?
A construction zone is indicated by
When a moving object hits something, what is the most important factor in determining how hard it hits?
When driving through heavy fog, you should
The chance of a collision is greatest
What is a space cushion?
Conviction for which of the following carries the highest number of points?
Black ice
Time your eyes need to regain clear vision after being affected by bright lights
What is the main purpose for passenger restrictions as part of GDL laws?
When driving on a long trip, you should
What does the odometer show?
The correct hand signal for a left turn is
When an emergency vehicle sounds it sirens or used a flashing lights you
The alternator warning light indicate
Alcohol first affects a driver by
Driver inattention is a major factor in most crashes and near-crashes.
Of all the possible causes of collisions, what is by far the most common?
Hydroplaning occurs when your tires
The area to the rear of the car not seen in mirrors is
The best place to adjust speed to steer through a curve is
Antifreeze is used in the
Overdriving headlights means
When you determine how to adjust speed or position, which IPDE step are you using?
The four steps in the IPDE Process are
Which roadway marking indicates a no-passing area?
A light that has just turned green is
Which insurance protects you if you are injured by a hit-and-run driver or a driver who has no way to pay costs?
One of the questions you should ask yourself as you are deciding to pass another vehicle is
If your brakes fail, you should do which of the following?

I. Shift into a lower gear.
II. Use the emergency brake.
A vehicle’s electrical energy is stored in the
When rounding a curve, a car tends to
Roughly half of all traffic fatalities involve which of the following?
Most states have set the level of intoxication at a BAC of
A sign with a yellow background is a