Alberta's Driver Learner's Exam (2016)

A driver is planning on making a turn at the upcoming intersection. The driver should be in the proper turning lane at least how many metres from the intersection?

15 metres

Some things to watch for on the sides of the road are:

people in wheelchairs travelling toward an intersection. children playing with a ball. people who are visually impaired who may have a cane or a guide

Overdriving your headlights at night is dangerous because:

You cannot stop within the distance that you can see.

You are approaching a stop sign. A police officer motions you to proceed. You should:

Obey the police officer.

What legal documents are all drivers required to have with them while they are driving?

Driver's licence, proof of insurance and vehicle registration.

If you are stranded in snow in your vehicle, you should:

Run the engine only for about five minutes an hour to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.

To drive safely at night, one must:

Drive at a speed which permits stopping in the distance illuminated by the headlights.

Before making a left turn, a driver should:

Yield to oncoming traffic and/or pedestrians.

Which of the following is NOT a condition for probationary (Class 5) drivers in the Graduated Driver Licensing program?

Will be suspended at 8 or more demerit points.

It is important to stay well behind large trucks and buses, and out of their blind zones because:

You may not be visible to the driver if you follow too closely. You will not be able to see very well if you follow too closely.You could get crushed between one of these vehicles and the curb if they are turning at an intersection.

Under icy road conditions, in general, most skids are caused by:

Driving too fast.

Unless otherwise posted, what is the speed limit for a primary highway located outside an urban area?

100 km/h

If you are going into a curve too quickly, you should:

Ease off the accelerator, then gently accelerate as you regain traction.

When merging into traffic, a driver should:

Accelerate to the speed of the traffic.Keep checking the gap and any following vehicles. Signal properly.

You should under all conditions drive at a speed that will allow you to:

Stop within a safe distance.

It is important to be careful around large vehicles because:

If you are too close behind them, they may not be able to see you in their rear view mirrors.

If you must stop in the intersection prior to completing a left turn, stay to the right of the centre line and keep your front wheels pointed:

Straight ahead.

When entering a playground zone in either an urban or rural area, while times are in effect, what is the maximum speed allowed (unless otherwise posted)?

30 km/h

If you pull out just slightly into another lane to pass a cyclist you are:

Actually changing lanes and should check your mirror, shoulder check and then signal

How many seconds ahead of your car should you attempt to maintain a visual search?

12-15 seconds

If you pull out just slightly into another lane to pass a cyclist you are:

actually changing lanes and should check your mirror, shoulder check and then signal.

When following a motorcycle, a driver should allow extra space between the vehicle and the motorcycle rider because:

Motorcycles can stop very quickly.

A pedestrian using a white cane means that:

The pedestrian is visually impaired.

When are you permitted to pass in the oncoming lane?

When there is a broken yellow line in the centre of the road and it is safe to do so.

What is meant by the term "space cushion"?

The space between your vehicle and the vehicles in front, behind and on either side of you.

Seat belts are most effective in preventing injury when:

The lap belt and shoulder strap are worn correctly.

If you are on a two-way street and intending to turn left at the next intersection into a one-way street. Which lane must you begin your turn from unless a sign permits otherwise:

Turn from the lane nearest the centre line into the curb lane on the left hand side.

When approaching a railway crossing you should:

Watch for warning lights that indicate an approaching train.Watch for vehicles ahead of you that are required to top.Realize that trains always have the right of way.

How far back are you required to stop from railroad tracks?

5 metres from the nearest rail.

When driving in the outside lane of a traffic circle, a driver must yield the right of way to traffic that:

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When driving in heavy fog, you should use:

Low-Beam Headlights.

Motorcycle drivers often travel in the:

Left portion of the lane.

To become a fully licenced (Class 5) driver you must:

Have been suspension free for the last year of the minimum two year probationary stage and Pass an advanced road test.

Upon entering an intersection marked with a "yield" sign, you are required to:

All vehicles driven on a highway not capable of maintaining a speed over 40 km/h.

When driving at night, it is a good idea to:

Glance to the right edge of the road to avoid glare from oncoming lights

Is it permitted to encroach on the shoulder of a highway in order to perform a legal pass on the right?

No, it is illegal and dangerous.

What is the minimum amount of time it will take to complete the Graduated Driver Licensing program?

3 years

Before passing a vehicle on a two-lane highway, you should:

Pass only when the way ahead is clear and when passing is permitted.

A school zone sign indicates the provincial time (unless otherwise posted) is:

between 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM, and 3:00 PM and 4:30 PM on school days.

When towing a trailer on a public road, what is illegal to transport in the trailer?

Passengers.

Driving on a divided highway, there is a stopped school bus facing in the same direction with the alternating flashing red lights activated. A driver must:

Stop behind the bus, look for pedestrians, and if clear, drive past the bus slowly.

Traffic signs are easily recognized by their shape and colour. A red octagon shaped sign means:

A stop sign.

If feeling tired while driving:

Stop for a rest.

It is against the law to follow an emergency vehicle more closely than:

150 metres.

At uncontrolled intersections you should always:

Slow down and be prepared to stop.

If your car begins to skid, you should:

Steer in the direction you want to go.

When driving at night , it's good to:

Glance to the right edge of the road to avoid glare from oncoming lights.

Do Not enter this road.

Vehicles are not permitted to enter this road. Drivers should plan their routes ahead. Even if a GPS indicates that the driver should enter the road, drivers are not permitted to enter. Find an alternate route to the destination.

Yield Sign

Yield the right of way to traffic not facing the sign to all pedestrians within the intersection of the cross walk.

Wrong Way

Indicated that traffic is moving in an oncoming direction.

Railway crossing.

Railway tracks are here.

Orange Diamond

Construction warning.

Traffic direction signs

If its left , its one way LEFT , if right its one way RIGHT.

Divider Ahead

Keep RIGHT.

School Cross walk.

0

Pedestrian Crosswalk

(Usually white and square)

No Left turn

0

No Right Turn

Crossed out .

Stop Ahead

0

No Parking here

Arrows declare where parking isn't allowed.

Traffic control signals Ahead

0

School Bus Stop Ahead

0

Reverse Curve left

0

turn right

0

Winding road

0

Y Intersection

0

Concealed road

0

Concealed road left

Cross points left

Concealed road right

Cross points right

Merging traffic

0

Added lane (Free Flow)

0

Dead End sign

0

Roads narrow (Both sides)

0

Road narrows right

0

Recommended speed

0

Pavement ends

0

Hill

0

Speed Limit

0

Hospital sign

0

Airport sign

0

Parking sign

0

Food sign

0

Fuel sign

0

Accomodation

...

Uneven Pavement

0

Slow moving Vehicle

0

Handicap

0

Broken yellow lines

Indicate that there is adequate sight distance available to permit passing.

Broken white lines

Indicate that lane changing is permitted .

Solid/Broken yellow lines

Indicated that passing is permitted in one direction. Passing is NOT permitted on the yellow solid line side.

Yellow road lines

In rural areas , solid yellow lines whether single or double indicate that passing is NOT permitted.

Diamond Marking

Indicate that lane is reserved for specific vehicles.

X Marking

Approach to a railway crossing.

PRND

P- PARKING- STARTING ENGINE AND PARKING VEHICLER-REVERSE- BACKING THE VEHICLEN-NEUTRAL-OUT OF GEARD-DRIVE-NORMAL DRIVING

You must dim your high beam lights within ___________ of oncoming vehicles.

150 Meters

You should shoulder check to the right when making a right turn to:

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TRUE OR FALSE If your front tire goes flat, your vehicle will pull strongly to the side that does not have the flat tire.

False

Fatigue can be caused by:

motional stress.Physical activity.Lack of sleep or rest.

True or False. If a pedestrian has entered a marked or unmarked crosswalk, a motorist must stop their vehicle before entering the crosswalk and yield the right-of-way to the pedestrian.

True

When passing a very large vehicle, you should:

Pass as quickly as you can as allowed by law andmake sure you have enough space; you do not want to get stuck in that vehicle's blind spot.

For the purposes of driving, what hours are considered to be nighttime?

Between midnight and 5 AM.

If a vehicle ahead of you is stopped at a cross walk on a multi-lane road you should:

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When parallel parking, you must be within how many centimetres of the curb?

30 cm

Hydroplaning can cause a loss of control of the vehicle. The term "hydroplaning" means:

A thin film of water between the tires and the road surface.

A U-turn is not permitted:

On a curve.Near or at the crest of a hill. Where a sign prohibits a U-turn.

Uncontrolled intersections are ones that:

Have no traffic signs and no traffic signal lights.

Is it permitted to drive over the speed limit in order to complete a passing maneuver?

No, never.

When is it illegal to pass another vehicle?

When approaching vehicles are too close. When a solid yellow line is on your side of the centre line. When a sign indicates a no-passing zone.

Other than cases of necessity, who is permitted to use the shoulder of a highway?

Pedestrians and bicycles

When parallel parking, you must be within how many centimetres of the curb?

50 cm

Motorists must slow to what speed when passing emergency vehicles or tow trucks that are stopped with their lights flashing?

60 km/h

When following a motorcycle, a driver should allow extra space between the vehicle and the motorcycle rider because

Motorcycles can stop very quickly.

When driving with good road and traffic conditions, you should maintain a gap between your car and the vehicle ahead of at least:

2 seconds.

What clues might indicate that you are approaching a stale green light?

the cross walk signal has changed from a white figure to a flashing orange hand.

When parking near a fire hydrant, what is the minimum distance that should be left between the vehicle and the fire hydrant?

15 meters

Using the two-second rule to judge a safe following distance when driving:

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When exiting from a highway, slow down:

After entering the deceleration lane.

When approaching a stop sign where there is no stop line, sidewalk or crosswalk you should:

Stop within 3 meters of the intersecting roadway.

For the purposes of driving, what hours are considered to be nighttime

Between one hour after sunset and one hour before sunrise the next morning.

1. When pulling away from the curb, you should:

Signal, shoulder check, then pull out when safe.

Unless otherwise posted, the maximum speed within an urban area is:

50 km per hour

What is the BEST way to check for other vehicles in your blind spot?

Shoulder check.

You are on a one-way street and are intending to turn left at the next intersection. Which lane must you begin your turn from unless a sign permits otherwise?

The left lane nearest the curb.

When pulling away from the curb, you should:

Mirror check, shoulder check, signal and pull out when safe.

According to the Criminal Code, what is the BAC limit (blood alcohol concentration) above which it is forbidden to drive a vehicle?

0.08

Be cautious of large vehicles backing because:

The correct answer is: Large vehicles have large blind zones.

When passing a cyclist on the roadway, you should:

Go around them like you would any other vehicle.

In the definition of a stop sign, it states that:

A driver must come to a complete stop and not proceed until safe to do so.

On a multi-lane highway, slow moving traffic should travel in:

The far right lane.

When sharing the road with a motorcycle:

You should stay well behind it and pass just as you would with another car.

Travelling at high speeds increases fuel consumption. Every 10 km/h above 90 km/h, you burn:

10% more fuel

When attempting to merge with traffic on a freeway, a driver should:

Time the approach by adjusting the vehicle speed so that there is a gap in traffic, which will allow the driver to merge smoothly.

When parking downhill on a road with a curb, you should turn your steering wheel so:

The tires point towards the curb.

How far away from a stop sign or crosswalk are you required to park?

5 metres

A slow moving vehicle sign must be displayed on the rear of:

All vehicles driven on a highway not capable of maintaining a speed over 40 km/h.

When passing a very large vehicle, you should

Pass as quickly as you can as allowed by law. Make sure you have enough space; you do not want to get stuck in that vehicle's blind spot.

When making a right turn onto a two-way street and there is a parked vehicle in the curb lane, which lane should you turn into?

If the vehicle is parked immediately around the corner, turn into the first available lane to the left of the parked vehicle and If the vehicle is at least 1/2 a block away, turn into the curb lane and then make a proper lane change to the left when safe to do so

When descending a steep hill in a vehicle, a good safe driving practice is to:

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A white diamond marking in a lane indicates that:

The lane is reserved for specific vehicles.

Which of the following is NOT part of the pre-trip check you should do EVERY time you drive?

check to see if you have enough fuel.

Where should you position your hands on the steering wheel?

left hand at the 9 or 10 o'clock position and the right hand at 2 or 3 o'clock.

if you are going into a curve too quickly, you should:

Ease off the accelerator, then gently accelerate as you regain traction.

What you cannot see in your vehicle's rear and side view mirrors is said to be in your:

Blind Zone

You should shoulder check to the right when making a right turn to:

Make sure another road user is not beside you.

When can you make a right turn at a red light?

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To become a probationary driver (Class 5) you must:

A. Be 16 years of age or older.B. Pass the standard Alberta road test.C. Have held a Learner's Licence (Class 7) for at least one year.

When merging into traffic, a driver should:

A. Accelerate to the speed of the traffic.B. Keep checking the gap and any following vehicles.C. Signal properly.

Vehicles approaching a steady red traffic light may:

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Which of the following will result in two demerits to those with a Learner's Licence (Class 7)?

A. Driving at night between midnight and 5 AM.B. Driving more passengers than seat belts.C. Driving with a supervisor who is not fully qualified or driving without a supervisor.

When do emergency vehicles with flashing lights and sirens have the right of way?

In all circumstances.

When approached by an emergency vehicle (ambulance, fire or police) from any direction, and it is sounding a siren, you must yield the right-of-way by:

Immediately move clear of any intersection

Which of the following factors would be most important in choosing a safe speed for driving in fog?

How far you can see.

When there is a solid white line to the left of your vehicle, it means:

Passing is not permitted.

You are on a one-way street and are intending to turn left at the next intersection. Which lane must you begin your turn from unless a sign permits otherwise?

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