#1. When a traffic signal turns green, you:
A green light means you may proceed if it is safe to do so after stopping for pedestrians and yielding to vehicles within the intersection.
#2. When making a left turn on a two-way street with multiple lanes, you should complete the turn in:
When safe to do so, and when permitted, make your turn so that your vehicle ends up in the lane closest to the center lanes(s) in your direction of traffic on the street you turned onto.
If there are multiple turning lanes on the street you are turning from, complete the turn so that your vehicle ends up in the corresponding lane on the street you are turning onto.
Remember, once you have entered an intersection to make a left turn, you cannot change lanes in the intersection.
#3. Who should be given the right-of-way at a roundabout?
When approaching a roundabout, yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk. When entering a roundabout, traffic laws concerning right-of-way still apply. You must yield to other traffic that is already in the roundabout. When exiting, watch for and yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk.
#4. You can legally park on the street side of another parked vehicle:
Parking along the street or highway next to another parked vehicle (double parking) is not allowed.
#5. If you cannot drive completely through a railroad crossing, you should:
If it won’t fit, don’t commit. Do not enter a crossing unless you can drive completely through without stopping!
#6. To avoid getting tired on a long trip, you should:
Do not drive if you are tired. More frequent stops, more fresh air, lively radio programs and other measures can help you to avoid drowsiness and inattention.
Highway hypnosis is a condition of drowsiness or unawareness brought on by monotony, the sound of the wind, the tires on the pavement, and the steady hum of the engine. Always stop driving if you feel drowsy. Do not rely on stimulant drugs (also called Stay Awake Drugs). They are likely to make your driving even more hazardous.
#7. How can you check your blind spots while driving?
Blind spots are areas around your vehicle that you cannot see in your rear view or side view mirrors. Stay out of another driver’s blind spot. Traveling in a position where the driver ahead of you cannot observe your vehicle in the rear view or side mirrors is a dangerous practice. <br /><br />You must turn your head and look back to check your blind spot.
#8. Dashed white lines separating a HOV lane mean:
Double white lines mean no entry. Dashed white lines mean you may enter.
#9. On a highway divided by a median, you must stop for a stopped school bus with flashing red lights traveling in the opposite direction:
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.
#10. What is the safest thing to do if you encounter a heavy fog?
If possible, avoid driving in heavy fog. Do not drive with parking or hazard lights on.
#11. If you have a tire blowout, you should:
If you experience a sudden tire blow-out, do not panic. Grasp the steering wheel firmly and take your foot off the accelerator to allow the vehicle to roll to a stop. Apply brakes lightly if necessary and safe to do so. Do not move to the shoulder of the road until the car has slowed greatly.
#12. Unless otherwise posted, the general maximum speed limit on a rural interstate is:
Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit is 70 miles per hour on a rural interstate.
#13. Who are affected by the Hands Free Georgia Law?
Hands Free Georgia Law (HB 673) affects all drivers on any highway of this state.
#14. If you see a deer crossing the road, you should:
Deer usually travel in groups and it is likely that there is another one following closely behind.
#15. Driving requires your full attention.
Distracted driving is doing another activity while driving. It is one of the fastest growing safety issues. Common distractions include but are not limited to talking on a cell phone, texting, reading, eating, grooming, using a navigation device, and adjusting the stereo system. Georgia law requires drivers to exercise due care in operating a motor vehicle and prohibits any action that distracts the driver from the safe operation of such vehicle.
#16. It is a good idea to use your high-beam headlights in the following situations, except:
Remember, you should not use your high-beam headlights in fog.
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.
#17. A Class D license holder may apply for a Class C license upon reaching the age of:
A Class D license holder may apply for a Class C license upon reaching the age of 18. The applicant must have held a valid Class D license for one year and one day without having been convicted of any major traffic violations in the 12 months preceding the application.
#18. What is true about bald or badly worn tires?
Bald or badly worn tires increases your stopping distances and increases the chance of hydroplaning on wet road surfaces. To prevent hydroplaning, maintain good tires with adequate water-channeling thread on your vehicle.
Once every month, or before you embark upon a long road trip, check your tires for wear and damage problems.
#19. The areas around trucks where your car cannot be seen by the trucker 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.
#20. You want to pass another vehicle on a two-lane road. There is a curve ahead that blocks your view. What should you do?
Passing is prohibited on two-lane roads on a hill or curve where it is not possible to see oncoming vehicles which might be close enough to be a hazard.
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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