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Hydroplaning occurs when your tires
Alcohol begins to affect a person’s abilities
Condition in which a driver is lulled into an inattentive, drowsy state
When rounding a curve, a car tends to
Antifreeze is used in the
Never remove a radiator cap on a hot engine because
Most states have set the level of intoxication at a BAC of
A yellow X on an overhead signal above your lane indicates
Which roadway marking indicates a no-passing area?
You are approaching an intersection that has traffic signals. The intersection is
One of the questions you should ask yourself as you are deciding to pass another vehicle is
Roads are likely to be especially slick
If your brakes fail, you should do which of the following?

I. Shift into a lower gear.
II. Use the emergency brake.
In which of the following situations should you use your low beams?


I. At night in the city.
II. In foggy or misty weather.
When an emergency vehicle sounds it sirens or used a flashing lights you
The purpose of traffic signs are
The area to the rear of the car not seen in mirrors is
The four steps in the IPDE Process are
What is a space cushion?
The best place to adjust speed to steer through a curve is
When driving through heavy fog, you should
Black ice
Alcohol first affects a driver by
The alternator warning light indicate
If your brakes fail, you should do which of the following?

I. Shift into a lower gear.
II. Use the emergency brake.
Conviction for which of the following carries the highest number of points?
Time your eyes need to regain clear vision after being affected by bright lights
The area you can see around you is called
The first action to take when making an off-road recovery is to
What does the odometer show?
Driver inattention is a major factor in most crashes and near-crashes.
When driving on a long trip, you should
When you determine how to adjust speed or position, which IPDE step are you using?
Which insurance protects you if you are injured by a hit-and-run driver or a driver who has no way to pay costs?
The chance of a collision is greatest
A vehicle’s electrical energy is stored in the
Of all the possible causes of collisions, what is by far the most common?
The correct hand signal for a left turn is
A person can sober up by drinking black coffee and taking a cold shower.
When a moving object hits something, what is the most important factor in determining how hard it hits?
Roughly half of all traffic fatalities involve which of the following?
When is using a cell phone while driving appropriate?
Most warning signs are
A sign with a yellow background is a
What are the parts of the highway transportation system (HTS)
Overdriving headlights means
A light that has just turned green is
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
What is the main purpose for passenger restrictions as part of GDL laws?