#1. When two vehicles meet at an intersection and both have signaled to turn left, each motorist should:
When you meet another driver at an intersection and both of you want to turn left, each will turn to the left of the other.
#2. When approaching a stopped school bus with flashing red lights traveling on your side of an undivided highway with four or more lanes, you must:
Once the flashing lights have turned red and the stop signs have extended from the side of the bus, it is unlawful for any vehicle to pass the stopped school bus while it is loading or unloading passengers. On a highway divided by a median, cars traveling on the opposite side from the stopped school bus are not required to stop, however drivers should remain attentive for children walking along or crossing the roadway.
#3. What does a solid yellow line on a two-lane road indicate?
A solid yellow line marks a No Passing zone. If the solid yellow line is on your side of the road, do not pass. Pass only if there is a broken line on your side.
#4. During a rainfall, when are road pavements usually most slippery?
Remember, the first half-hour of rainfall is the most dangerous because roadways become extremely slippery when the water mixes with oil and other chemicals on the road surfaces.
#5. If you are declared a habitual violator, it means that:
You will be declared a habitual violator and your license will be revoked for a minimum period of 5 years if you are suspended for a third time within 5 years for any combination of some specified convictions.
#6. When entering an expressway, you should always:
Remember, even if courteous drivers will permit you to move into the expressway traffic, vehicles on the expressway have the right of way.
#7. Can you stand your vehicle within 15 feet of a fire hydrant?
Parking is not allowed within 15 feet of a fire hydrant. You may stop only momentarily to pick up or drop off passengers.
#8. The driver in front of you signals (left arm extended, with elbow bent upward, at about a 90-degree angle):
Right turn – left arm extended, with elbow bent upward, at about a 90-degree angle.
#9. When should you use your high-beam headlights?
Use high-beam headlights only when driving in rural areas and when other cars are not nearby.
You should dim (lower) your headlights when:
- Within 500 feet of an approaching vehicle so as not to blind the driver.
- Following closely (within 200 feet) behind another vehicle.
- Driving on lighted roads.
- Driving in rain, fog, snow, or smoke.
#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. Which of the following increases the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning?
Don’t leave the car motor running in a garage. Cars produce carbon monoxide, a deadly odorless and colorless gas. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are sudden weariness, yawning, dizziness, and nausea.
#12. If you drive on a rural highway and cannot remember the last few miles driven, you should know that:
Some warning signs of drowsy driving include:
- Difficulty remembering the last few miles driven.
- Missing road signs or exits.
- Head nodding or dropping.
- Hitting the rumble strips or unplanned lane change.
- Yawning repeatedly.
- Rubbing eyes, watery eyes, or heavy eyelids.
- Falling asleep at stop lights.
#13. You come to an intersection with a yellow flashing light. You should:
A yellow flashing light means you must slow down and exercise caution before proceeding through the intersection.
#14. The best way to drive through a sharp curve is:
It is easy to go too fast in a curve. Sharper curves are usually marked with a safe miles-per-hour sign. Reduce your speed before entering these curves. If, while driving through the curve, you realize that you are traveling too fast, do not forcefully apply brakes because this may cause your vehicle to skid. Instead, take your foot off the accelerator, carefully apply the brake, and continue steering through the curve.
#15. You approach a railroad crossing. A train gives a warning signal and is an immediate hazard due to its speed or nearness to the crossing. What should you do?
You must always stop within 50 feet, but not less than 15 feet, from the nearest rail of a railroad crossing when any of the following apply:
- The signal is flashing.
- The crossing gates are lowered.
- A flagman is giving a signal.
- A train is approaching so closely as to create an immediate hazard.
- A train gives a warning signal and is an immediate hazard due to its speed or nearness to the crossing.
- A stop sign is posted.
#16. When entering a roundabout you will always turn:
You will always enter a roundabout to the right of the center island, and continue circling counterclockwise until you have reached the roadway onto which you want to turn.
When reaching the desired road, you will always exit to the right.
#17. Liability insurance coverage is needed whenever you drive:
Maintaining valid insurance at all times is very important. A law enforcement officer may verify your status while you are operating your vehicle, detained at a traffic stop, or when you are involved in an accident. Your insurance status may also be verified when you register for, replace or renew your vehicle tag.
#18. When keeping a two-second following distance between you and the car ahead, you know that you always have enough space to stop safely.
One way to determine if there is enough distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you is to measure the amount of time between when the vehicle in front of you passes a reference point and when your vehicle passes the same reference point. Watch the car ahead of you. When it passes a reference point, such as a telephone pole or street sign, count one-thousand-one, one-thousand-two. This is known as the two-second rule. If you pass the same spot before you are through counting, you are following too closely.
Remember, the two-second rule does not mean that you are able to stop within two seconds.
During inclement weather, during construction, during heavy traffic, and always at night, the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you should be even greater.
#19. If you are involved in an accident, you must:
If you are involved in an accident, you must:
- Stop immediately.
- Notify the nearest law enforcement agency if anyone is injured or killed, or if property damage exceeds $500.00.
- Provide reasonable assistance to any person injured.
- Warn approaching motorists.
- Exchange name, address, phone, registration and insurance information.
Note: If law enforcement is not called to the scene of an accident, you’ll should complete a Personal Report of Accident. This form is for your personal use only.
#20. You follow a large commercial vehicle. If you cannot see the driver's face in the side view mirror:
An excellent rule of thumb for drivers sharing the road with a tractor-trailer is, If you cannot see the truck driver in his or her side mirror, he or she cannot see you.
Never tailgate a truck and never linger alongside a truck when passing. Always pass completely and always on the left side. If you linger when passing, your position makes it impossible for the trucker to take evasive action if an obstacle appears on the road ahead.
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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