NJ DMV Permit Test

24 July 2022
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When must you signal before making a turn?
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At least 100 feet before the intersection
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How close may you park to a stop sign?
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50 feet
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How close may you park to a corner?
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25 feet
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How close may you park to a fire hydrant?
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10 feet
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What is the stopping distance on a dry road at 50 m.p.h.?
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243 feet
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What is the proper distance you may park from the curb?
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6 inches or less
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What are the penalties for driving without insurance?
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Suspension of driver's license and registration and fines
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Serious accidents causing death, injury or $200 damage must be reported within 5 days to?
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A Division of motor Vehicles office
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Points are only issued for?
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Moving Violations
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When will you be given a proposed License Suspension Notice?
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After receiving 12 points
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What is the penalty for driving with a suspended license-first offense?
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Fine of $500 and up to 6 months additional license suspension
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What is the penalty for not telling the truth when applying for a license?
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No less than a $200 fine and up to 6 months imprisonment
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Up to 3 points may be subtracted from your record if you receive no moving violations for how long?
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One year
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What is the penalty for refusing the breath test?
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6 months suspension (first offense)
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Who is responsible if a student commits a traffic offense?
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Both the student and the accompanying instructor or licensed driver
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What should you do if approaching a steady yellow or amber signal?
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Slow down, and stop before entering the intersection only if possible
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What is a good practice while driving?
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Keep from looking at one thing for more than a few seconds
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What is the proper lane to turn into when making a left turn?
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The lane nearest the center in the direction you are heading
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When driving at night you should be able to stop?
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Within the distance you can see ahead
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Where should you position your car to make a left turn from a two way street?
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The lane nearest the center of the road
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What is a good practice when nearing an intersection?
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Slow down and be prepared to stop`
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What is the purpose of traffic laws?
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To protect you and other drivers
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If there's a "No Turn On Red" sign, when can you make a turn on red?
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Never
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If you feel or hear unusual thumping noise while driving it may be?
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The tires
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What is the best advice if your car is stranded in a heavy snowstorm?
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Stay with your car
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What is a good practice when driving in the city?
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Check intersections ahead for signals
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What must you do if you want to turn left at a traffic light?
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Yield to oncoming traffic
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If the front of your car vibrates, the problem may be with your:
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Steering
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What do two parallel white lines across the road mean?
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Pedestrian cross walk
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Which lights should you be using when driving in fog?
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Low beams, or fog lights
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What papers must you have when operating a motor vehicle?
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License, registration, and insurance card
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When should you use your horn?
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When coming out of a dark alley
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What should be done if two cars enter an uncontrolled intersection simultaneously?
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The driver to the left must yield to the driver on the right
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Yellow center lines would usually be found where?
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On a two-way road (no passing)
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Why should you use seat belts and shoulder belts?
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They increase your chance of surviving an accident
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When may you pass on the right?
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If the car in front is turning left and there is a lane for driving on the right
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What does a flashing red light mean?
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Stop, proceed with caution
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What does a green light mean?
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Proceed when safe
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What does a single solid white line across an intersection mean?
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You should stop behind the line for a traffic sign or signal
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What does a yellow diamond shaped sign mean?
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Warning or caution
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When should you use your parking lights?
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Only when parking
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Which way should you turn if you are going into a skid?
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In the direction the back of your car is skidding
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How far should you stay behind the car that you are following?
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At least two seconds
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What direction should you check first when approaching an intersection?
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The left
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If two cars reach a four way stop at the same time, what is proper procedure?
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The driver on the left yields to the driver on the right
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What should you do if you go into a skid?
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Take your foot off the gas
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What is the most common mistake a new driver makes with the brakes?
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Pushing the brake too hard
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What is the best way to talk to other drivers?
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Through the use of your horn and lights
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What does a red eight-sided sign mean?
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Stop
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What does a red and white triangular sign mean?
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Yield
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If you drive through a deep puddle, what should you do?
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Test your brakes
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When is the road surface most slippery?
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During the first few minutes of rain
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When should you use your high beams?
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Open country driving situations
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If the lights of oncoming cars are in your eyes, what should you do?
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Look to the lower right side of your traffic lane
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A driver's left hand extended upward means what?
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He's making a right turn
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A driver's left hand extended straight out means what?
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He's making a left turn
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A driver's left hand extended downward means what?
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He's making a stop or slowing down
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The safest way to exit an expressway is to?
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Slow your car to the posted speed limit
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What should you do if your brakes fail?
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Shift to a lower gear and pump your brakes
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What should you do if your electric signal fails to operate?
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Use hand signal(s)
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What should you do if you have a blowout?
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Slow down gradually
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One method of using the 2 second rule is by using a:
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Fixed object on the side of the road
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What should you do if you miss an exit on an expressway?
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Go to the next exit. Don't back up
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When you are driving on a curve, your vehicle will go in what direction?
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Straight
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What is good practice at an intersection that has no signs or signal?
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Be ready to stop if necessary (cover the brake)
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It is good practice to keep a space cushion in order to?
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Give you time to react
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One of the best defenses against drunk drivers is:
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Proper wearing of seat belt
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When a school bus has stopped at a school to pick up or let off children, you may pass in either direction at a speed no more than:
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10 miles per hour
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How should you turn your wheels when parking downhill next to a curb?
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To the right towards the curb
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Special permits may be issued for a 16 year old when:
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The 16 year old is enrolled in a Behind the Wheel Driver Education Course or enrolled in a Commercial Driving Education course and when the permit is purchased by a state approved Driving Instructor
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In city driving, a good habit is to:
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Look ahead 12 seconds
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When approaching a railroad crossing with flashing lights:
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Stop no closer than 15 feet of the nearest rail
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You are required by new Jersey law to keep to the right except:
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When on a one-way street, when passing, or if it is impractical to travel on that side of the roadway
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Studies show that the greatest number of people arrested for drunk driving had been drinking what kind of alcoholic beverage?
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Beer
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The speed limit in a school zone is:
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25 mph
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The speed limit in a business area is:
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25 mph
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The speed limit on a highway is:
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50 mph
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You should always yield to:
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Other vehicles already in the intersection, pedestrians and emergency vehicles
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If you want to return to the road from a dirt shoulder:
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Slow down, then turn your wheels to climb the pavement edge
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An agricultural license allows the operation of a farm registered vehicle:
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For agricultural use only
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To make a right turn you should:
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Get in the right lane
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A 12 oz. Can of beer has as much alcohol in it as:
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1 ยฝ oz. Of 86 proof whiskey or one 5 oz. Glass of wine
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Whether your blood alcohol content raises above legal limits depends on:
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How fast you drank, your weight, how much you drank
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The best way to reduce your chances of having an alcohol related accident is:
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Don't drink and drive
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If you are arrested for drunk driving in New Jersey, your chances of being convicted are:
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96%
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Drugs that may affect basic driving skills are:
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Cold medicines, tranquilizers, and some prescription drugs
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Driving while under the influence of intoxicated beverages means:
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The driver shows obvious signs of being drunk
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When blood/alcohol content reaches 0.15%, your chances of getting into a serious/fatal accident will increase:
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25 times
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What is "Habitual Offender"?
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Any person whose license has been suspended 3 times within 3 years
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The first conviction penalty for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is:
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$250-$400 fine and possible imprisonment for 30 days and loss of license for 6 months - 1 year
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In NJ, you must always keep to which side of the road (except when passing)?
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Right
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With a blood alcohol concentration of .05 - .08%:
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You may or may not be under the influence
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With a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more:
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You are definitely under the influence (regardless of age)
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New Jersey licensed drivers have an eyesight recheck every:
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10 years
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What is a good rule of thumb in adjusting to traffic?
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Try to adjust your speed to the flow of traffic
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What is a good rule of thumb for following distances on dry roads?
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One car length for every 10 mph speed or 2-3 second space between cars
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What does the word " tailgating" mean?
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Driving too close to the vehicle in front. This does not allow enough time to react if the vehicle ahead stops suddenly or slows
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What does hydroplaning mean?
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Losing the tire grip on wet roads and riding on a film of water
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What is an uncontrolled intersection?
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An intersection where there's no traffic signals or signs
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When should you dim your headlights?
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In city driving and when following or meeting another vehicle within 500 feet
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What is an acceleration lane?
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An extra lane provided at the entrance to an expressway to provide a vehicle distance in which to build up speed
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You must stop at least _ feet from a school bus with its red lights on?
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25
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What is the name of the distance that the car travels while the brakes are being applied?
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Braking distance
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Dates for studded tires on New Jersey roadways are?
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November 15th to April 1st
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Information signs are what color?
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Blue or green
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What should you do if a traffic light is not working?
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Slow down, yield to traffic, and proceed when safe
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Depth perception means the same as:
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Distance judgment
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Persons under the age of 21 are considered under the influence (DUI) when their blood alcohol content is:
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.01, .05, or .08%. Any amount of alcohol is over the limit
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You can practice driving with a valid special learners permit (for a 16 year old):
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Between 5:01 am and 11 P.M.
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You must be at least _ years old to register a motor vehicle?
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17
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As you drive, you are required to stop your vehicle:
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At an intersection with a stop sign, at a red light and when an officer orders you to do so
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NJ issues a _ year basic license?
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4
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It is important to slow down:
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On narrow roads, at intersections or railroad crossings,and when the road is wet or slippery
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Vehicle stopping distances never depend on:
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Time of day
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The best way to take a curve is to:
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Slow down before entering the curve
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If a student fails the driving test (road test) for the fist time, how long must he/she wait before taking it again?
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At least 14 days
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You may drive on public or private property to avoid a traffic sign or signal only if:
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Directed to do so by a police officer
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When it is legal to make a right turn on red, you must:
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Make a full stop and check traffic
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What is a good form of I.D. to bring to the Permit test?
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Original Birth Certificate (county issued, with the raised seal)
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You can get alcohol out of your blood by:
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Time. The more you wait, the less the influence.
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The position of the hands on the steering wheel are:
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At 9 and 3 o'clock
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The definition of a blind spot is:
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Area which cannot be seen in the outside mirror(s)
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The inspection sticker on a new vehicle is good for:
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24 months
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At what age can a high school student with a valid learner's permit take commercial driving lessons?
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16 years
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What is the penalty for not having your insurance card with you?
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Fine up to $100
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A single, solid white line across a road at an intersection means:
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Stop within 5 feet of the line for a sign or traffic light
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If you have an out of state license, and move to NJ, you must apply for a NJ license within:
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60 days, or before your current license expires, whichever comes first
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Some signs of alcohol impairment are usually:
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Swerving, going too fast or slow
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What is the penalty for driving a vehicle with an expired inspection sticker?
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Fine, arrest and registration revocation
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On a three lane road, the center lane is used for:
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Left turns
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In selecting an area to do a three point turn (K- turn) you should check:
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Volume of traffic,Width of the road, and if the car is at or near an intersection
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If you are involved in a personal injury accident that requires you to report it to the Division of Motor Vehicles you must:
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Report the accident to your insurance company at once
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An articulated license allows you to operate what?
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Vehicles of 18,000 lbs or more, joined by a coupling device
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How long do you have to report a change in address on a NJ license?
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1 week
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What would indicate that a tire has been habitually over-inflated?
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Wear on the center of the tire
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Headlights, not parking lights alone, must be used:
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One-half hour before sunset to one-half hour after sunrise, in poor weather conditions, and when visibility is 500 feet or less
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A check point for parallel parking is:
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Rear bumper opposite rear bumper of car parked in front of desired space
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If your car breaks down on an expressway, the first thing you should do is:
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Try to pull off the road safely
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To drive a tractor trailer in NJ what type of license must you obtain?
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Articulated Vehicle license, or CDL
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If you run off the pavement, the first thing you should do is:
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Slow down and turn back onto the pavement slowly
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The implied consent law means:
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Driver agrees to take a breath test
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Most fatal accidents are due to?
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Inattentiveness
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If a person becomes drunk in your home and has a motor vehicle accident after leaving your home you could:
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Be involved in a lawsuit
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The term one car length for each 10 mph is used to describe:
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Following distance
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If a driver receives a "proposed license suspension", he/she must......:
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Attend a NJ driver improvement program, ask for a hearing with the division of Motor Vehicles or turn in his/her license for the suspension period
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When you buy a used car which has an expired inspection sticker, the car must be inspected within:
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Two weeks
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What indicates under-inflated tires?
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Excessive wear on the edges of the tires
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How long do you have to report a name change to the DMV?
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2 weeks
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If a collision is impossible to avoid, you can lessen the impact by:
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Steering away from objects that do not give way
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Hand signals:
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Are the same for all states
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A restriction on a special learner's permit for a 16 year old is:
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(S)he must have a behind the wheel driver education course
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Failure to give consent to be tested for alcohol consumption (the implied consent law) is punishable by:
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6 months suspension of driving privileges
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In adverse weather conditions, the stopping distance of a truck increases by:
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25 percent
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When making a left turn into a road with more than one lane going in the same direction, you must:
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Start to turn the wheel a little before reaching the middle of the road, and turn into the nearest lane to the center.
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When purchasing a used vehicle you may:
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Get the car inspected within 14 days, or wait until the inspection from the previous owner expires if applicable
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If a traffic light is hanging horizontally, which side is the red on?
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The left
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A provisional license is good for:
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1 year
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A basic license is good for:
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4 years
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The BAC level for over 21 is:
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.08 under 21: .01 (i.e. anything)
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To avoid a $25 charge when purchasing a used car:
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Transfer title within 10 business days of sale
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For all moving violations committed on a NJ license while driving in any state under the interstate compacts laws, you will receive:
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2 points on your NJ license
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To avoid highway hypnosis:
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Avoid looking at any one thing for more than a few seconds at a time
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Anyone over 21 must wait to take their road test (after passing the written test):
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3 months
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Where do you go in the event of an emergency vehicle:
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Move to the extreme right
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You know you are in the blind spot of a truck in front of you if:
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You can't see him in his mirror
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One of the main things to look out for when dealing with a truck is:
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Their blind spot
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Where should a car seat be placed?
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In the back seat in the middle NOT THE FRONT
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What isn't allowed to get a GDL permit?
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Handheld devices
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The standard accident prevention "formula" is:
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Be alert, Be prepared, Act in time.
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The standard fine for a GDL infraction is:
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$100
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A "learner's" or "student" permit, refers to:
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A permit for a 16 year old.
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Since emotions play such a large role in driving, when you are angry, upset or overly excited:
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It is always better to put off driving until you have had time to cool down.
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If a person with a BAC level of .05% doubles their chances of getting into an accident, then a person with a BAC level of .10%:
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Has a 6 times greater chance of getting into an accident
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You must be careful to stop for bicyclists and pedestrians?
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As directed by law, when they are in a crosswalk
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If a driver is 21 or older, are they subject to the GDL time restrictions?
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No
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Is driving a privilege or a right?
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Driving is a privilege