#1. You have just gone through deep water. To dry off the brakes you should:
Test brakes lightly after driving through deep water. Brakes may pull to one side or may not hold at all. Dry brakes by driving slowly in low gear while applying brakes lightly.
#2. When a traffic signal is showing a flashing red light, you must:
A red flashing light means you must stop completely, treat as you would a stop sign. Proceed with caution only after yielding the right-of-way to pedestrians and to other vehicles at the intersection.
#3. What should you do if you are involved in a traffic crash and someone is injured?
Send for professional help as soon as possible. Unskilled handling can cause further and more severe injuries. Do not move or lift the victim unless it is absolutely necessary.
Remember, the nearest law enforcement agency must immediately be notified if anyone is injured or killed.
#4. Hitting the ground from a four-story building has the same force of impact as striking something at:
At 40 mph, the force of a head-on crash is the same as diving off a four-story building. Speed is a leading factor in serious injury and death as a result of traffic accidents. The greater the speed, the greater the force of impact. The illustration in the driver’s manual conveys the relative force of impact when you strike a fixed object.
#5. When driving on wet winter roads, you should:
Reduce speed according to conditions. Keep a safe distance between you and other vehicles. Watch for hazards or changing road conditions ahead. Never apply sudden braking. Instead, slow down gradually before you come to an intersection, make a turn, or stop. Use a low gear when going down steep hills. Be careful on bridges and overpasses. These areas freeze first and dry out last.
#6. You approach an intersection. Where should you stop if there is a stop sign, but no stop line or crosswalk?
You must make a complete stop at a marked stop line. If there is no stop line, stop before the crosswalk on your side of the intersection. If there is no crosswalk, stop at a point from which you can best see oncoming traffic – without entering the intersection!
Remember, you must come to a complete stop at the stop line, when present, not at the actual stop sign or traffic signal.
#7. Near schools, watch for:
Pay special attention to children who may be walking along or crossing the roadway. Be especially alert during morning and afternoon when children are going to and from school or at play.
#8. A Class D license holder may not drive between the hours of:
A Class D provisional license holder may not drive between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. No Exceptions.
(Effective July 2014.)
#9. When approaching another vehicle from behind at night, at what distance are you required to dim your headlights?
You must dim your headlights when within 500 feet of an oncoming vehicle and within 200 feet when following another vehicle.
#10. Which distance should you keep from an emergency vehicle on its way to an emergency?
You must not follow any fire fighting apparatus traveling in response to a fire alarm, or other emergency vehicles, closer than 200 feet.
#11. If there is a double solid yellow line in the center of a roadway, crossing the solid yellow line is:
Two solid yellow lines mean no passing. Crossing these lines is allowed if you need to turn into or out of a private road or driveway.
#12. Following closely behind another vehicle (tailgating) is:
Most rear-end collisions are caused by following another vehicle too closely. When following another vehicle on any street or highway, there must be enough distance for you to safely stop if the vehicle in front of you suddenly slows down or stops.
#13. You should enter a roundabout:
Yield to vehicles in the roundabout. Enter when there is a big enough gap in traffic.
#14. A leaky exhaust system in your vehicle is dangerous because it can cause:
The exhaust system carries exhaust gases to an exit point located to reduce entry of fumes into the passenger compartment and reduces the noise to an acceptable level. To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, keep your exhaust system free of leaks.
#15. Where is a U-turn illegal?
U-turns are illegal on a one-way street (you will be driving against traffic).
Do not make a U-turn on a curve or near the top of a hill if you cannot be seen by other drivers approaching from either direction. Do not make a U-turn where signs prohibit doing so.
The law does not prohibit U-turns in front of police stations, unless a No U-turn sign is posted.
#16. Areas around trucks and buses where your car disappears from the view of the drivers are known as:
The No-Zone represents the danger areas around trucks and buses where crashes are more likely to occur. Some No-Zones are actual blind spots or areas around trucks and buses where your car disappears from the view of the drivers. These blind spots are the Side No-Zone, Rear No-Zone, and Front No-Zone areas.
#17. What should you do when you approach a railroad crossing?
A round railroad sign is posted a few hundred feet in front of the tracks and alerts you to slow down, look, listen and prepare to stop. If necessary, roll down a window and listen carefully for an approaching train.
Remember, if a train is approaching, stop. If a train is not approaching, proceed with caution.
#18. At a crosswalk at an uncontrolled intersection, parking is not allowed within the following limit:
Parking is not allowed within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection. (You may stop momentarily to pick up or drop off passengers).
#19. Using your turn signal to let other drivers know it is safe to pass is:
It is against the law to flash turn signals as a courtesy or do pass signal to other drivers in the rear.
#20. When entering an expressway, you should:
When entering an expressway watch for an opening, activate your turn signal, and merge smoothly with the other traffic. Do not forget to check your blind spot by looking over your shoulder.
Georgia DDS Driver Knowledge Examination
Quick facts about the Georgia DDS written test for learner’s permit and driver’s license:
|Number of Questions:||20 (road signs)
20 (road rules)
|Correct answers needed:||15 (road signs)
15 (road rules)
|Passing score:||75 percent|
|Earliest retest upon failure:||1 day (1st failure)
7 days (2nd and subsequent failures)
This Road Rules Sample Test
The Georgia knowledge examination for drivers applying for a learner’s permit or full driver’s license has two parts.
Both have 20 questions, and you must correctly answer 15 questions (75%) on each test to pass. Remember, 20 correct answers on the road sign test and 10 on the road rules will not result in a passing score. You must have at least 15 correct answers on each part!
This practice test focuses on the Georgia road rules, traffic laws, and safe driving practices that you are expected to know.
All of them are described in the Georgia Driver’s Manual . Always start by studying the manual, it will make the practice tests much easier.
What You Must Know about the Real Examination
Tests are given on a computer screen. Most questions are multiple-choice with only one correct answer. There may also be true-or-false statements.
There is no allotted time for the test, but you must start at least 30 minutes before closing time. The test usually takes less than 20 minutes to complete.
Obviously, cheating is not allowed. You must not:
- Bring pens, pencils, paper, or any other items into the testing area.
- Use cell phones, text messaging devices, and other types of wireless devices in the testing area.
- Talk to anyone during the test other than the examiner administering the test.
If you fail the test, you must wait until the next day before retaking the portion you have failed. Should you fail two or more times, you must wait 7 days before you can retake any part of the knowledge test.
The road sign part of the test is given in English only. The test that addresses common road rules are given in some additional languages:
Is the Georgia DDS Knowledge Test Hard?
Overall, the difficulty on the Georgia knowledge test is graded “moderate”. The road test has low failure rates and is considered to be the easiest. Failure rate on the road rules test is estimated to be around 35 percent.
What Happens after I pass the Test?
After passing both the vision exam and the two knowledge tests, Georgia DDS will issue a temporary permit. The real permit will be mailed to you within a few days.
With the permit in your hand, you can start practicing your driving skills.
When you drive you must always be accompanied by another person who is at least 21 years old and who is licensed to drive a Class C vehicle. This supervising driver must always sit in a front seat beside you. They must also be fit and capable of exercising control over the vehicle.
If you are under 18 years, the rules of the Graduated Licensing Program applies to you.
To move on to the next step (Class D Provisional License) you must be 16 years and have held your permit for at least one year and one day.
During the permit period, you must complete a minimum of 40 hours of supervised driving experience, of which 6 hours must be at night.
You must also complete a driver education course approved by DDS.
An approved driver education course consists of:
- Either 30 hours of classroom instruction OR completion of an equivalent online virtual course
- 6 hours of on-the-road experience with a certified instructor OR completion of the DDS approved Parent-Teen Driving Guide
You must present proof of completion of the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP). This program is taught in most schools and is also available online. For information about ADAP you should read this: What is ADAP?
Don’t Forget to Check Your Knowledge of Georgia Road Signs
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