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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.
A construction zone is indicated by
When you determine how to adjust speed or position, which IPDE step are you using?
When driving through heavy fog, you should
If your brakes fail, you should do which of the following?

I. Shift into a lower gear.
II. Use the emergency brake.
The chance of a collision is greatest
The area to the rear of the car not seen in mirrors is
Antifreeze is used in the
When driving on a long trip, you should
What does the odometer show?
If your brakes fail, you should do which of the following?

I. Shift into a lower gear.
II. Use the emergency brake.
Of all the possible causes of collisions, what is by far the most common?
You are approaching an intersection that has traffic signals. The intersection is
When an emergency vehicle sounds it sirens or used a flashing lights you
Conviction for which of the following carries the highest number of points?
A light that has just turned green is
Alcohol first affects a driver by
A person can sober up by drinking black coffee and taking a cold shower.
Condition in which a driver is lulled into an inattentive, drowsy state
The first action to take when making an off-road recovery is to
What is a space cushion?
What are the parts of the highway transportation system (HTS)
When a moving object hits something, what is the most important factor in determining how hard it hits?
Roads are likely to be especially slick
Driver inattention is a major factor in most crashes and near-crashes.
Time your eyes need to regain clear vision after being affected by bright lights
The best place to adjust speed to steer through a curve is
What is the main purpose for passenger restrictions as part of GDL laws?
Most warning signs are
A vehicle’s electrical energy is stored in the
When is using a cell phone while driving appropriate?
A sign with a yellow background is a
Overdriving headlights means
The purpose of traffic signs are
The area you can see around you is called
Hydroplaning occurs when your tires
Which insurance protects you if you are injured by a hit-and-run driver or a driver who has no way to pay costs?
Roughly half of all traffic fatalities involve which of the following?
In which of the following situations should you use your low beams?


I. At night in the city.
II. In foggy or misty weather.
Most states have set the level of intoxication at a BAC of
When rounding a curve, a car tends to
The four steps in the IPDE Process are
Never remove a radiator cap on a hot engine because
Alcohol begins to affect a person’s abilities
Black ice
The correct hand signal for a left turn is
The alternator warning light indicate
A yellow X on an overhead signal above your lane indicates
One of the questions you should ask yourself as you are deciding to pass another vehicle is
Which roadway marking indicates a no-passing area?