84 Texas DPS Permit Review Questions


What is the minimum age at which you can get a class C drivers license without driver education or being a hardship case?


How much is the maximum fine for a first conviction of driving without a license?

Corrective lenses, LOFS age 21 or older, Daytime only, Do not exeed 45 mph, No expressway driving, M/C not to exeed 250 cc, licensed M/C operator age 21 or older in sight, Moped, Vehicle w/o air brakes-applies to vehicles requiring CDL, CDL interstate com

What type of restrictions may be placed on your license?

Turn wheels to the right

In what direction should you turn your wheels when parking uphill without a curb?

It is still up to you to renew your license. Send in an application for renewal.

What action should you take if you fail to receive the renewal notice card reminding license is about to expire?

The broken lane marker is white.

On a one-way street, what color is the broken lane marker?

A red and white equilateral triangle. This sign tells you that the road you are on joins with another road ahead. You should slow down or stop if necessary so that you can yield the right-of-way to vehicles on the other road.

Describe the "Yield" sign

It is a yellow diamond and shows that the bridge ahead is not as wide as the road. Slow down and use caution.

What does a "narrow bridge" sign look like, and how should the driver react when he sees one?

A yellow diamond that has two arrows pointing up and down, he should keep to the right lane.Vertical, white rectangle; Drivers who are driving slower than other vehicles on the roadway should keep right.

What is the shape of a "keep right' sign, and how should the driver react when he sees one?

The road curves one way (right) and then the other way (left). Slow down, keep right, and do not pass.

Which sign tells you to slow down because you are approaching a double curve?

Do not pass other vehicles.

What does a "Do Not Pass" sign mean?

Slower Traffic Keep Right" sign.

Which sign tells you to keep in the right-hand lane when driving slow?

To allow another vehicle or roadway user to proceed first, when they have the privilege of having immediate use of a part of a roadway.

What does "Yield right-of-way" mean?

1. Brakes (Foot Brake, Parking Brake) 2. Lights (Two Headlights, Tail Lights, Brake Lights, Turn Signals, License Plate Light, Reflectors, Parking Lights) 3. Horn 4. Muffler 5. Safety Glass 6. License Plates 7. Windshield Wiper 8. Rearview Mirror 9. Slow-

Describe the equipment required on passenger cars by state law.

To reduce air pollution.

What is the purpose of an exhaust emission system?

You must not have... a. A red light showing from the front. b. A bell, siren, or exhaust whistle. c. A muffler cutout. d. Anything that extends more than three inches beyond the left side or six inches beyond the right side of the body, running board, or

Describe the types of equipment which Texas state law specifically forbids on passenger cars driven within the state.

You must obey the traffic officer at all times.

How should you react when a traffic officer tells you to do something which is ordinarily considered to be against the law?

It takes 63 feet for the car to stop.

Once the brakes have been applied about how many feet does a car 20 mph travel before it comes

You should never overtake a school bus, especially when it is loading or unloading children. You should stop until the bus either resumes its drive or the driver tells you to pass.

When is it necessary to stop before procceding when you overtake a school bus loading or unloading children?

110 feet

About how many feet will the average driver going 50mph travel from the moment he sees danger until he hits the brakes?

No less than 20 feet.

Within how many feet of a crosswalk may you park, when parking near a corner?

30 mph

What is the state speed limit for automobiles in urban districts..

No. Speed must be adjusted to conditions in order to avoid accidents.

Does a posted speed limit of 55mph mean that you may drive 55mph on that highway under all conditions?

100 ft (five car lengths)

You should never drive on the left half of the roadway when you are within how many feet from an intersection, bridge, or railroad crossing?

If you can't get into the proper lane at least within one-half block before you turn, then don't turn and continue straight.

What should you do if you discover you are in the wrong lane to make a turn as you enter an intersection?

The car on the two-lane road should yield.

When two cars meet at the intersection of a 2-lane road with 4-lane road, which one must yield the right-of-way?

Yield the right-of-way by moving to the right edge of the roadway and stopping.

If you are driving and hear a siren coming?

Take your foot off the gas pedal and turn the steering wheel in the direction of the skid.

What is the first thing that should be done when a car starts to skid?

Half an hour after sunset until half an hour before sunrise.

At what time of day should your headlights be turned on?

DWI by use of alcohol or drugs, drug offense, intoxication manslaughter, intoxication assault, failure to stop and render aid, causing the death or serious injury of anyone while operating a motor vehicle, any offense punishable as a felony under the moto

Under what conditions may your drivers license be suspended?

It's a colorless, deadly gas in the exhaust fumes produced by cars and can cause poisoning.

What is carbon monoxide, and how may it be harmful to drivers?

Move the car off the pavement, turn on emergency warning lights, and tie a white cloth where visible or raise your hood.

Describe what you should do if you have a blowout while driving?

Use a low gear to slow your vehicle down.

What should you do when driving down a steep grade in a car with a standard transmission?

Stop, locate owner/operator, and give name and address. Or, leave a written notice.

What should you do if you damage an unattended vehicle

When a law enforcement officer hasn't investigated the crash.

When are accident reports required?

Two years.

If you are required to show proof of financial responsibility for the future, how many years must such proof be kept up?

Crossroad ahead. Slow down, look carefully in all directions.

What type of sign warns you to watch right and left for cross traffic?

A fluorescent orange triangle with retroflective borders.

Describe the emblem which identifies vehicles which travel at speeds of 25mph or less?

Use a low gear to help slow your vehicle down.

In which gear should you drive when going down a steep hill?

Must be a licensed driver, and at least 21 years old. The student must have a instruction permit.

What qualifications must one have to teach a beginner to drive?

On his next birth date after date of issuance.

If a person is under 18, when does his provisional license expire?

6 inches

When parked parralell, your curbside wheels must be no more than how many inches from the curb?

Keep at least two seconds away.

When following another car, what is a good rule to determine the distance at which you should follow behind?

It must be reported to the Driver License Office within 30 days.

To what agency in within what time period must a change of address be reported for driver licensing purposes?

Marijuana impairs the sensory and perceptual skills, and also affects concentration and judgment. Amphetamines make the driver less coordinated, more edgy, and have been known to cause lapses in concentration.

What effects does the use of marijuana and amphetamine have on driving?

Mandatory suspension of license; the first offense has a maximum fine of $2000, suspension of 90-365 days, and confinement of 72 hrs to 180 days.

What is the penalty for being convicted of driving while intoxicated?

Proceed carefully in the direction of the arrow, yielding the right-of-way to other vehicles and pedestrians.

What does a green arrow showing with a red light mean?

Stop completely while entering the crosswalk/intersection, and then proceed carefully.

How should you react to a flashing red light?

A railroad crossing sign; it's circular and yellow with a black X and two Rs. Railroads also have railroad cross bucks posted by the crossing, with a gate and flashing lights.

Which sign tells you to watch out for a train?

Yellow, diamond, and a squiggly line pointing ahead.

Describe the sign which warns you to slow down for a winding road?

One lane merging onto the arrow that's pointing ahead.

What sign indicates that the road that you are on merges with another?

An advisory speed sign; it has an arrow turning with a small sign with the speed limit under it.

What kind of sign warns you that the highest safe speed for the turn ahead is 25mph?

It's a black cross in a yellow diamond. Cross traffic ahead. Slow down, look carefully in all directions.

Describe the sign that tells you to watch for cross traffic ahead?

Bump warning sign

What type of sign warns you that you should slow down for a sharp rise in the road way?

Loop ###, rectangle with black writing.

Describe the type of sign which would let you know that you were on a short state highway in a city or urban area.

3 inches.

What is the maximum number of inches that you may lawfully allow an object to extend the left fender of your car?

At stop signs, red lights, crosswalks, and for school buses and emergency vehicles.

Under what conditions must you always stop?

You should stop prior to the sidewalk and yield the right-of-way to all approaching pedestrians.

What should you do when coming onto a street from a private alley or driveway?

15 mph

If a child runs into the road 45-50 feet ahead of your car, what is the highest speed from which you can stop with good brakes without hitting him?

No less then 15 feet.

How close to a fireplug may a vehicle lawfully park?

It means that the maximum speed is 55 mph on the roadway in ideal conditions.

What does a posted speed limit of 55mph mean?

Daytime - 70 mph Nighttime - 65 mph

What is the maximum speed limit for passenger cars on Texas Highway numbered by the state, or for United States outside an urban district?

When pavement markings prohibit driving on other lane -When within 100 ft of/or crossing an intersection or railroad crossing -On a hill, curve, or other place with limited vision -100 ft of a bridge, viaduct, or tunnel.

Under what circumstances should you never attempt to pass a car ahead of you?

If you need to drive off the paved portion of the highway.

Under what conditions are overtaking and passing to the right not permitted?

Get on the left lane, begin signaling and slowing down at least 100 ft from corner. Stay to the right of the interstate when on the centerline, and yield to approaching vehicles.

When a driver is waiting to make a left turn, what is the procedure he should take when the light turns green?

Yield to any vehicle which has entered the intersection from the right or is approaching from the right. Make sure there are not any vehicles going left or right.

What precautions should a driver take at uncontrolled intersections?

Same regulations as drivers, but ride as far right in the lane as possible.

What regulations should a bicycle rider observe?

When it's half an hour after sunset until half an hour before sunrise, and whenever you can't see clearly.

Under what conditions should headlights be used?

500 ft.

You should dim your lights when you are within how many feet of an approaching car?

Parking lights or lower beam headlights.

What type of lighting should cars use when parked on the highway at night?

Lower (dim) headlights.

Which lights should you use when you are driving in a fog

Upon request, when you're involved in a crash.

When are you required to show proof of financial responsibility?

With a liability insurance policy, or a standard proof of liability insurance form given by the Texas Department of Insurance and issued by a liability insurer

When needed, how may one show proof of financial responsibility?

Many of the yellow diamond warning signs. Especially slow down on wet road.

What sign warns you that you must slow down?

Suspension/revocation action from another state, parental authorization withdrawn, voluntary surrender for medical/insurance purposes, and false statement on application.

What circumstances may lead to possible loss of your license?

An exhaust emission system.

In addition to mufflers what new equipment is required on all cars manufactured in 1968 and after.

They keep you from getting thrown out of your car, hitting the dashboard too hard, and in control of your car.

Why are seat belts important?

Protecting yourself and others from dangerous and unexpected driving situations by using a space management system. Stay alert to everything happening around you, look for trouble spots developing around, have a plan of action if other driver does the wro

What is meant by "Defensive Driving?

Class A - 18 or 17 with approved driver education or approval of minor's hardship application. Class B - 18 or 17 with approved driver education or approval of minor's hardship, Class C - 18 or 16 with approved driver education or 15 with approv

What are the different classes of licenses and age requirements for each?

Passing/overtaking, left turn at intersection, unsafe conditions in roadway, lane's width is inappropriate.

When is a bicyclist not required to ride on the right of the roadway?

When lane is of substandard length.

When are bicyclists allowed to ride two abreast in a traffic lane?

1) Motorists turning left in front of oncoming bicycle traffic. 2) Motorists turning right across path of bicycle traffic. 3) Motorists pulling away from a stop sign or failing to yield to bicycle cross traffic.

What are the three most common motorist caused car-bicycle crashes?

1) Fine up to $500, 20-40 hrs community service, license suspended for 120 days, and/or confinement of up to 180 days. 2) Fine up to $500, 40-60 hrs community service, and maybe AA course. 3) $500-$2000, 40-60 hrs community service, and/or confinement up

What are the penalties for minors(persons under the age of 21)convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol.

1) 60 days suspension. 2) 120 days suspension. 3) 180 days suspension. May be placed in jail until bond is made or appearance before a magistrate or juvenile court judge.

What are the penalties for minors(persons under the age of 21)convicted of nondriving alcohol-related offenses?