Rules of the Road

In addition to a possible fine, when operating a vehicle on a public or private property to avoid a traffic control signal or sign...

A motorist will also receive a 2 point moving violation

Failure to stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk, carries a fine of up to:

$500, up to 25 days in jail, 6 months suspension, 2 points, and community service

If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident resulting in injuries while your driving privileges are suspended, you are subject to:

-suspension of license
-jail sentence

Motorists are subject to double fines for any motor vehicle violations committed in:

a safe corridor and/or on a construction or work zone area

If your driving privilege is suspended for a motor vehicle violation or any other violation, you:

may not drive for any reason until the period of suspension ends and license is restored

Altering a driver's license, or showing an altered driver's license, can result in a fine of up to:

-6 months imprisonment
-loss of driving privileges

When your driving privilege is restored for points suspension or after completing a Driver Improvement Program, you will be on a probationary period for:

1 year

Applying for a drivers license illegally may result in

-license suspension
-fine of $200-$500
-and/or imprisonment

Which of the following convictions will result in and Insurance Surcharge?

-driving unlicensed/suspended
-DUI or refusal to take a breathalyzer test
-no liability insurance

Fines will be imposed to motorist:

-failing to remove snow or ice from a vehicle
-leaving the vehicle idling for more than three minutes
-who violate the "move over law

Driving at a speed of 35 mph or more on wet road surfaces, can cause hydroplaning, when this happens you should:

slow down, and drive on the highest point of the road

In adverse weather conditions, a truck takes:

25% longer to stop

To avoid hydroplaning and losing control of the vehicle on a wet road surface, you should:

slow down and drive on the highest point of the road

After driving through a deep puddle, you should immediately test your:


During daylight hours when rain snow or ice, motorists must turn on

wipers and headlights

On snow-covered roads, a good rule is to maintain a following distance of

six seconds or more

Road surfaces are most slippery:

during the first few minutes of rainfall

If your wheels drift onto the dirt shoulder of the road and you want to return to the paved road, you should:

slow down and turn back to the pavement slowly

If your brakes suddenly give out, the first thing you should try to do is:

shift to a lower gear and pump the brakes several times

In the event of a crash or sudden stop, how do seat belts help you?

-getting thrown from the car
-sliding in your seat
-hitting airbags or dashboard

What should you do if you go into a skid?

Take your foot off the gas and turn in the direction that the rear of the car is skidding

If the driver of a large truck or bus can`t see you in their mirror, you are in the truck's:

no-zone or blind spot

To safely share the road with a large truck and buses, you must know the limitations of the vehicles regarding:

-stopping distances

When approaching or nearing an uncontrolled intersection you should:

reduce speed and be ready to stop

You can reduce your chances by knowing and using the standard accident prevention formula:

-be alert
-be prepared
-act in time

If you have a flat tire or blowout, you should

slow down gradually and remove the foot from the gas pedal

Whenever possible, child car safety seats should be placed:

in the rear seat

To avoid a spin, while in a skid, you should:

turn in the same direction the rear of the vehicle is skidding

It is good to keep a safe distance to

give you time to react to emergencies

The three seconds plus rule can be used at any speed to help:

leep a safe following distance

Speed can be a factor between life and death; therefore how much braking distance will it take a vehicle to stop on a dry surface, when driving at a speed of 60 mph?


When driving behind a large truck or bus, you should

leave enough space so that the truck can spot you in his side view mirrors

When passing a large truck or bus, it is important to remember:

there are several no zones in which the driver cannot see you

If the gas pedal sticks, before calling for help, you should keep your eyes on the road and quickly:

shift to neutral and steer the vehicle off the roadway

To maintain a proper following distance when driving, you should stay at least:

3 seconds + behind the vehicle in front of you

To avoid "highway hypnosis" when driving, it is a good practice to:

avoid looking at any one thing for more than a few seconds

A motorist should be cautious in farm country or in open land because:

unexpected crossing of livestock and/or deer

If you go into a skid you should

Take your foot off the gas pedal

Who is required by the GDL law to wear a seat belt in the vehicle?

the driver and all passengers

When two or more roads join and there are no signs or signals:

a good practice is to reduce speed and be ready to stop if necessary

What are some actions that could cause distracted driving?

-adjusting the radio
-using electronic devices

To make a safe right turn, you should:

approach the intersection as far to the right as possible

When parking downhill on a street with a curb, the vehicle's wheels should be:

turned toward the curb (down down toward)

When should you use your high beams?

Open country driving situations

When driving around a curve, your vehicle may tend to:

keep going straight

What does a yellow diamond shaped sign mean?

a warning or caution

If a vehicle is passing you, you should

slow down to make it easier for the other driver to pass in time

If a school bus is stopped in front of a school, you may pass at a speed of

10 mph

in city driving you should

-drive slower
-watch for pedestrians
-look at least 12 seconds ahead

The New Jersey speed limit in a business or residential area, unless otherwise posted is

25 mph

How close may you park to a fire hydrant?


Every vehicle registered in NJ must be insured for:


When sharing the road with large trucks or buses, you should:

-give more road space to a truck making a wide turn
-leave more space when stopping behind a truck/bus
-maintain a consistent speed when passing

Any change of address must be reported to the MVC within what time period?

1 week

The meaning of a hand signal when a driver's hand and arm are straight out is:

making a left turn

Signals should be used

-when changing lanes
-when turning
-when slowing down

When parking uphill on a street with a curb, the wheels should be turned:

away from the curb (up up away)

If two cars reach a four way stop at the same time, what is proper procedure?

the driver on the left yields to the driver on the right

If not prohibited by a "no turn on red sign", NJ law permits you to turn right on red after:

making a full stop and checking traffic

The rules for passing depend on the type of road. If both center lines are solid:

passing is not allowed

An acceleration lane is

an extra lane at a highway entrance

The most common type of parking on city streets and the one that takes the most practice for new motorists is:

parallel parking

An octogon shaped sign means

to stop

If you miss your exit on an expressway, you should:

go to the next exit

You may not park within how many feet of a stop sign?

50 ft

The meaning of a hand signal when a driver's hand and arm are downward is:

stop or slow down

The speed limit in a school zone unless otherwise posted is:


A deceleration lane is:

an extra lane at a highway exit

A railroad crossing sign is a:

Black and yellow circle

To drive in reverse, the motorist's head and body should be:

turned to the right until he/she can see clearly through the back window without the use of mirrors.

A triangle shaped sign is a:

yield sign

You should always yield to:

-emergency vehicles
-buses re-entering traffic
-other vehicles already in the intersection

Headlights must be used

1/2 hour before sunrise and 1/2 hour after sunset and in conditions when visibility is less than 500 ft

Passing on the right is allowed when:

-more than one lane is going in the same direction
-when the motorist is turning left and there is room to pass

The best way to enter a curve is

slow down before entering

The order of colors on a traffic light hung vertically is:

red, yellow, green

A lost or stolen driver license, permit, or non-driver ID should be:

reported to the police

When driving at night, be sure that you can stop:

Within the distance you can see ahead

On a two lane road, not near a school, when a school bus is stopped and its red lights are flashing, you must stop:

25 ft behind and in front of the bus

When approaching a railroad crossing with flashing lights, you must stop at least:

15 ft from crossing

The best way to "talk" to other drivers on the road is to:

use the horns, lights, and hand signals

If you sell your car and do not buy another, what should you do with the license plates?

turn them into a MVC agency or mail to Trenton

In city driving, a good habit is to:

Look ahead 12 seconds

The shape of a yield sign is:

a triangle

When you see or hear emergency vehicles responding with sirens and/or flashing lights, you must:

pull over to the extreme and let them pass you

When making any turns, state law requires a motorist to get in the proper lane and signal at least:

100ft before the turn

Under New Jersey Law, motorist signaling a right turn must yield to which of the following individuals

-inline skates/skateboarder

Places you cannot park in front of:

-fire hydrant
-bus stop zone

Emotions can have a great effect on your driving, if you are angry or excited you should:

give yourself time to cool off

When you move into New Jersey from another state, you must have your vehicle inspected within

14 days after registering it

Which requirement must be met by the supervisor driver accompanying the holder of a validated GDL Permit (under 21)?

-must be 21 or over and seated in the front seat
-NJ licensed driver
-licensed for a minimum of 3 years

The holder of a validated GDL Special Learner Permit/Examination Permit (under 21) must meet which of the following requirements before obtaining a probationary license

-must pass knowledge, vision, and road test
-must be 17 years old
-must have completed a minimum of 6 months of supervised driving without any suspensions or postponements.

A Special Learner Permit may be purchased by an approved instructor, when the applicant

-16 years old
-signed consent by a parent/guardian
-enrolled in an approved NJDOE behind the wheel training course or commercial driving school

During the probationary two year period after receiving a special learner or an examination permit, a motorist must enroll in a Probationary Driver Program when:

convicted of 2 or more moving violations totaling 4 or more points

The holder of a validated GDL permit (21 years of age or older) is restricted to what driving hours?

No restrictions (examination permit)

Driving privileges will be postponed or suspended to any unlicensed person (13 to 21 years of age) convicted of:

-buying alcoholic beverages
-driving under influence (DUI)
-setting false alarms

How much is the fine for violating any of the conditions of the GDL Permit or Probationary License?

$100 and/or a possible suspension of driving privileges

The driving hours of a GDL permit/probationary license holder (under 21) are restricted to what time?


A probationary driver is probationary for how long?

1 year

You cannot take your road test in a vehicle with any obstructions or consoles between the driver and the examiner because:

the examiner cannot reach the brakes

Under the GDL restrictions the holder of a Probationary Driver License (under 21), is limited to the following passenger restrictions:

dependents and one additional person, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian

Any vehicle operated by a GDL driver under 21, must display:

1 reflective red decal on the front and rear license plate

The holder of a validated GDL Special Learner Permit may not drive between the hours of:

11:01 pm-5:00am

While driving, the holder of a GDL Permit or Probationary Driver License is not permitted the use of:

hand-held or hands free cell phone or any electronic devices

At what age is the holder of a GDL permit (young adult) eligible to obtain a Basic Driver License?

Age 18 with the completion of all the probationary requirements, without any suspensions or postponements

Before practice driving can begin, in addition to a valid registration and a valid insurance card the GDL driver, must also have:

a validated permit from an MVC Driving Testing Center

A probationary license holder (under 21) may drive unsupervised when:

they have passed the road test and completed 6 months of supervised driving

The holder of an Examination permit or Probationary Driver (over 21) is limited to how many passengers?

passenger restrictions do not apply

The purpose of the road test is to make sure the applicant understands the rules of the road and the safety of driving. Therefore, the applicant may be tested on

-stopping and turning
-nearing corners and intersections
-steering properly

If under 21, NJ law states that you may be under the influence if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is:

more than .01% and/or any level above .01%

What does driving under the influence of intoxicating beverages mean?

your senses and judgement are impaired

The best way to reduce your chances of having an alcoholic related accident is to:

not drive at all after drinking

If a person has been drinking, which of the following can sober them up?


If you drink beyond a BACof

.05% - the risk of causing an accident doubles
.10%- 6x
.15%- 25x

Refusal of a breath test in NJ is equal to driving with a BAC of .10% and a MVC insurance surcharge of:

$1,000 per year for 3 years

A 5 ounce glass of wine (12%) contains the same amount of alcohol as:

A 12 ounce can/bottle of bear

whether your BAC rises above legal limits depends on

-amount you drink
-time you take to drink

After two to four drinks, alcohol begins to impair your:

-reaction time

If a motorist has reached a BAC of slightly above .05%, the risk of causing a motor vehicle accident:


Drugs that may affect basic driving skills are:

-cold pills
-some prescription medications

New Jersey's Implied Consent Law means, that by simply using NJ roads motorists have agreed to a:

breathalyzer test

If a person has too much to drink in your home and has a motor vehicle accident after leaving your home, you may:

become involved in a lawsuit

If a motorist has reached a BAC of .10%, the risk of causing a motor vehicle accident is:

6x as great

What is a habitual offender?

Any motorist whose license has been suspended 3 times within 3 years

As of March 1, 2008, motorists in New Jersey may not use a hand-held cellular telephone while driving except for the following instances

-traffic accidents
-medical emergency

What are some signs of a non-aggressive driver

-yielding the right of way to another driver
-making a complete stop at a right turn kn red
-signaling before making a lane change

A single, solid white line across a road at an intersection means:

stop behind the line for a traffic signal or sign

Studies show that the greatest number of people arrested for drunk driving had been drinking what kind of alcoholic beverage?


In extreme cases an aggressive driver may

cause an accident

What color is used to alert motorists that they must share the road or street with pedestrians and bicyclists?


What are some of the measures a motorist must take in order to secure the safety if all pedestrians

-yield the right of way in a crosswalk
-be alert and obey speed limits
-never pass another vehicle that has stopped to yield to a pedestrian

A motorist should never park in front of a public or private driveway

unless directed to do so by a police officer

A child under the age of eight and who are less than 57 inches ( four feet nine inches) tall must be properly belted and seated

in the rear seat of the vehicle, unless there is no rear sear, the front seat will be allowed

As of May 1, 2010 all GDL drivers holding a special learner permit, examination permit or a Probationary License when operating a vehicle must

display a reflectorized red decal on both the front and rear license plate

Which of the following is a possible sign of an aggressive driver?

-improper or erratic traffic lane changes
-failing to yield to the right of way
-following another vehicle to closely

In New Jersey, studded tires can be legally used between

November 15th to April 1st

New Jersey law allows up to three points to be subtracted from a motorists point total for every year that

a motorist goes without a violation or suspension though the point total will never be reduced to zero

Under New Jersey law, inline skaters, skateboarders and bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as

a moving motor vehicle

What is a telltale sign that a motorist has been drinking?

weaving, quick stops, speeding

When behind the wheel a motorist should always

remain calm and follow the rules of the road

Which of the following could potentially cause dangerous levels of carbon monoxide to accumulate inside a vehicle?

-an exhaust leak
-blocked tailpipe
-running the engine in an enclosed space such as a garage

Before entering an intersection and nearing a yellow or amber traffic signal, you should


If someone is suspected of suffering carbon monoxide poisoning, it is important that you:

immediately remove them from the source of carbon monoxide and call 911

If you accumulate six or more points within three years you are subject to a surcharge of $150. How much is the surcharge for each additional point after the six?


You cannot park within how many feet of a crosswalk at an intersection?

25 feet

Which motorist is most at risk for drowsy driving?

Sleep deprived, driving alone, young people

A motorist should always be prepared to yield to which of the following?

trains, buses, postal vehicles

If a motorist's vehicle becomes disabled he/she must:

pull off as far as possible onto the shoulder or median

Which of the following convictions will lead to an Insurance Surcharge

-operating under the influence of liquor/drugs
-operating under the influence of liquor/drugs and refusal to take a breathalyzer test
-refusal to take a breathalyzer test

How much is the penalty for pedestrians under 17 who violate the pedestrian law?


The New Jersey child passenger restraint safety law requires that a child pounds or less, must ride in a booster seat in the

rear seat, 8 years old, 80 pounds or less

Which of the following is a possible symptom of carbon monoxide poisoning?

Loss of consciousness, dizziness, nausea/vomiting