Michigan Driver's Permit Practice Test - 1

If your car has a passenger side air bag...

...small children should ride in the back seat.

You can avoid dangerous last minute maneuvers by looking ____ ahead of your vehicle at all times.

10 to 15 seconds

If you're driving on an Interstate (freeway) and a car is attempting to merge into your lane, you should...

...if possible, safely make room for the merging vehicle.

At what time are you allowed to pass a school bus?

If the school bus is in motion.

What is the definition of defensive driving?

Keep your eyes moving to look for possible hazards, drive just below the speed limit in certain situations to improve your braking distance, and keep your foot over the brake pedal when needed to reduce your reaction times.

At what distance should you stop when you see active crossing devices at the railroad crossing?

A maximum of 50 feet and a minimum of 15 feet from the nearest railroad track.

Driving off the paved roadway to pass another vehicle is allowed when...

never.

If you see a solid yellow line next to a broken yellow line this means...

...that only vehicles next to the broken line may pass.

What should you do if your car starts hydroplaning or skidding?

Try to gradually lower your speed.

If you are driving and a dust storm blows across the freeway causing reduced visibility, you should reduce your speed and turn on your...

headlights

You may legally block an intersection when...

never

What should you do if there is an emergency vehicle with flashing light behind you while you are in an intersection?

cross the intersection, proceed to the right lane and stop as soon as you can.

True or False? You must use your turn signal when pulling up to and away from a curb.

True

Before you make a left hand turn, you must signal continuously during the last ____ feet before the turn.

100

You must obey instructions from school crossing-guards when...

You must always obey school crossing-guards.

True or False Tractor trailers and large vehicles have blind spots larger than most passenger vehicles.

True

When merging onto the interstate (freeway) you must accelerate to...

a speed which matches the flow of traffic.

When driving on a slippery surface with snow or ice...

drive slowly to avoid sudden turns or stops.

You are traveling 30 mph (miles per hour), someone pulls out in front of you and you need to stop immediately. Approximately how far will your car go in 1.5 seconds before you can react and start braking?

66 feet.

The only way to ensure you have safely checked your blind spot is to...

...turn your head and look over your shoulder.