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- A steep grade is ahead. Check your brakes before going down the hill. Expect slow moving trunks and other large vehicles
If there is no Stop line or crosswalk, where do you stop?
Before the unmarked crossing area. If there are no pedestrians, pull forward until you can see traffic coming from your left and right, but before you get into the intersection.you may cautiously drive through the the intersection or enter the intersection and make your turn, after looking both ways for oncoming traffic. Yield right of way to traffic in the intersection or close enough to be a hazard.
What do you do on slippery roads?
Reduce speed. DO NOT break hard or change direction suddenly. Increase the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you.
What are possible signs to see in a work zone?
Drums, cones, tubes and barricades.
Where does a School Zone begin and end?
Begins at the SCHOOL SPEED LIMIT 20 sign, Ends at eh END SCHOOL SPEED ZONE sign.
What is a Safety Corridor?
Safety corridors are designated stretches of state and local highway with more fatal and serious injury crashes than the statewide average for that type of roadway. TRAFFIC FINES DOUBLE IN THESE AREAS
What do you do if a traffic signal appears dark?
Stop as you would if there were stop signs in all directions, or the same as a four-way stop intersection
What does a steady red light on a Traffic Signal represent?
STOP and remain stopped until the signal changes.
What turns are you allowed to make on a Steady red traffic signal?
- When entering a two-way street, you may cautiously turn right.
- When entering a one-way street, you may cautiously turn right or left in the direction of traffic.
What does a FLASHING RED light on a traffic signal represent?
Come to a complete stop. Look both ways and to the front, yield to traffic and pedestrians, and proceed when it is safe to do so, just like with a stop sign.
What does a STEADY YELLOW LIGHT on a traffic signal mean?
The signal is about to turn red. Stop before entering the intersection. If you cannot stop safely, you may then drive cautiously through the intersection.
What does a FLASHING YELLOW LIGHT on a Traffic Signal represent?
Slow down and proceed with caution.
What does a STEADY GREEN LIGHT on a Traffic Signal represent?
Go. If you are making a left or right turn, you must yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
What does a RED ARROW LIGHT on a Traffic Signal represent?
STOP and remain stopped until the signal changes.
What does a YELLOW ARROW LIGHT on a Traffic signal represent?
The signal is about to turn red. Stop before entering the intersection. If you are within the intersection or cannot stop safely you may cautiously complete the turn and clear the intersection.
What does a FLASHING YELLOW ARROW LIGHT mean on a Traffic Signal?
You may make the movement indicated by the arrow, but you must first yield to pedestrians and oncoming traffic.
What does a GREEN ARROW LIGHT represent on a Traffic Signal?
You have the right-of-way and may make the movement indicated by the arrow. Oncoming traffic must stop.
What is a Ramp Meter?
Ramp meters are placed on freeway on-ramps to help prevent slowdowns and stop and go traffic conditions. Ramp meters look like a traffic signal you see at an intersection, but only operate during certain times of the day. When operating ramp meters alternate between red and green lights every few seconds. Only one vehicle can pass each time the green light comes on. Do not stop at a dark ramp meter.
What do YELLOW PAVEMENT MARKINGS represent?
yellow markings are used to separate traffic moving in opposite directions (center line) and to mark the left edge of one-way roads and ramps, two-way left turn lanes, and painted medians.
What does a SOLID YELLOW LINE on the pavement represent?
Used to mark the left edge of one-way roads and ramps. When driving, the yellow line should always be to your left.
What does a BROKEN YELLOW LINE on the pavement represent?
used to mark the center of a two-way road used for traffic traveling in opposite directions where passing is permitted for both direction of travel.
What does a double line consisting of a YELLOW SOLID LINE and a YELLOW BROKEN LINE represent?
These lines are used to mark a centerline where passing is permitted for on direction of traffic, but is not the other. If the solid line is in your lane, it meant you are not allowed to pass. DO NOT CROSS A SOLID YELLOW LINE ON YOUR SIDE OF THE ROAD TO CROSS ANOTHER VEHICLE.
What does a DOUBLE SOLID YELLOW LINE on the pavement represent?
Passing is prohibited for both directions of traffic. The Solid yellow line in your means you are not allowed to pass.
What is a TWO-WAY SPECIAL LEFT TURN LANE and how do you use it?
A lane provided for making left turns. Enter the two-way left turn lane just before you want to make the trun. Wait in the lft turn lane until traffic clears and you can safely complete the left turnIT is illegal to travel in a two-way left turn lane.
What does a painted median with double solid yellow lines on both sides represent?
The area enclosed is between two direction of travel on the same roadway. you may make a left turn across such a median into an intersection, alley, private road, or driveway after waiting for oncoming traffic to clear. You may not use a painted median as a refuge to drive into.
What do Yellow diagonal stripes on the pavement represent?
Used inside a painted median. It is illegal to use or make a turn across a painted median with diagonal yellow stripes.
What are WHITE PAVEMENT MARKINGS used for?
- Seperate lanes of traffic flowing in the same direction
- Mark the right edge of travel lanes
- Stop Lines
What does a SOLID WHITE LINE on the pavement represent?
- Edge or Fog lines
- Used as guides to to help drivers stay on the road, especially at night or in bad weather
What does a WIDE SOLID WHITE LINE on the pavement represent?
- Used to channel or direct traffic into specific lanes
- Used at intersections
- Separate bike lanes from traffic lanes
- Crossing permitted but discouraged
What does a BROKEN WHITE LINE on the pavement represent?
- Separates lanes for traffic going in the same direction
- Crossing is permitted with caution
What does a DOTTED WHITE LINE prior to an exit ramp or intersection represent?
The lane you are traveling in will not continue on the same route
What does a DOTTED WHITE LINE on a freeway entrance ramp represent?
You are entering the freeway and MUST merge into traffic
What is the purpouse of a DOTTED WHITE LINE within and intersection?
Help guide you through the intersection into the proper lane.
What does a DOUBLE SOLID WHITE LINE on the pavement represent?
You are not allowed to change lanes.
How do you drive at a crosswalk?
- Drive with caution and be ready to stop when a pedestrian is in the crosswalk
- EVERY CORNER IS A CROSSWALK, whether it is marked or unmarked.
What is a STOP LINE?
A solid white line across your lane to show the point at which you are required to stop.
What is a YIELD LINE?
A row of triangles in your lane pointing toward your vehicle to indicate the pint at which you are required to yield.
What are the protocals involving a BIKE LANE?
- Bicycles must travel in the same direction as adjacent traffic
- Drivers must yield to bicycles in the bicycle lane
- Drivers my turn across a bicycle lane
- Drivers may NOT drive in the bicycle lane when approaching a turn.
What do WHITE CHEVRONS on the pavement represent?
Used to inform you of fixed objects in the road ahead or areas that are prohibited from vehicle use.
What marks are on the pavement to indicate a RAILROAD CROSSING?
- Large X
- Letters RR
- No Passing Zone
- Stop Line
What do you do when you see a RAILROAD CROSSING SIGNS/SIGNALS?
Slow down look and listen. You may have to stop!
When do you stop at a RAILROAD CROSSING?
- Flashing red lights are activated
- Crossing gate is lowered
- A flagger signals you to Stop
- a train is clearly visible or is so close that it would be hazardous to cross
- A stop sign is posted
- IT IS ILLEGAL TO GO THROUGH, AROUND OR UNDER A CROSSING GATE OR BARRIER THAT IS DOWN OR IS BEING OPENED OR CLOSED
Where do you stop at a RAILROAD CROSSING?
- At the stop line
- When there is no stop line, stop at least 15 feet from the nearest rail.
What is the protocol when driving on a street shared with a light rail or streetcar?
- Wait for the left turn signal
- Check for trains before changing lanes
- DO NOT swerve suddenly into a lane with tracks
- Use caution when passing a stopped train or streetcar and look for pedestrians
- Pay attention to bicyclists (rails can cause bicyclists to lose control)
What is the protocol for parking on roadways with light rail or streetcars?
- Park behind the line separating the parking area from the track
- If no stripe is present, allow at least 4 feet outside of the rails.
What is the protocol when approaching rail tracks at an intersection?
- Slow down and look both ways before crossing
- NEVER stop on the track or within the area protected by the crossing gates
- Stay behind road markings
- Do not go around crossing gates when they ar down
- For non-gated rail crossings, stay well behind the stop lines marked on the pavement.
- NEVER turn in front of an approaching light rail train or streetcar.
- DO NOT try to beat the train through the intersection.