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#1. If your vehicle starts to hydroplane, you should:
Sudden turns, lane changes or hard braking can cause you to lose control and skid.
#2. To make a right turn at a corner with a bicycle lane, you should:
Do not move into a bicycle path or lane in preparation for a turn.
Cross a bicycle path or lane only when turning or when entering or leaving an alley, driveway or private road.
#3. What parts of a road might hold frost and ice while the rest of the road is dry?
Be aware that moisture on ramps, bridges and overpasses may occasionally freeze before other sections of the driving roadway.
#4. When merging onto an interstate highway, you should be driving:
Good judgment and timing are needed to merge smoothly with fast-moving traffic on highways. When you enter an interstate on-ramp, stay to the right and increase your speed in the acceleration lane to allow your car to merge with traffic when your path is clear.
Your speed should be the same speed as the highway traffic, without exceeding the speed limit.
#5. A driver basically has three options if it appears that the car will hit something:
Despite safe driving, emergencies do arise. If it appears that a car will hit something, there are three things you can do, depending on the situation:
- Stop quickly
- Turn quickly. If you feel you cannot stop in time, turn your vehicle away from the potential collision
- Speed up. Accelerating may be the best or only way to avoid a collision.
#6. True or false? The best way to check your blind spots is to rely solely on your mirrors.
Areas near the left (or right) rear corner of your car are called blind spots because you cannot see them through the mirrors. When changing lanes, briefly turn your head towards the lane that you are entering to make sure that there is no vehicle in your blind spot and that there is sufficient room to move into the adjacent lane.
Because of their size, motorcycles and motor driven cycles can be hidden in a vehicle’s blind spot or missed in a quick shoulder check. Always check your mirrors and blind spots before entering or leaving a lane of traffic and at intersections.
Don’t linger in the blind spots on the sides and in the rear of large vehicles.
#7. A double yellow line in the center of a highway means:
Double solid yellow lines prohibit vehicles moving in either direction from crossing the lines. You may not cross these lines unless turning left when it is safe to do so.
#8. Your doctor has given you a prescription medicine. Why should you ask how the medicine will affect you?
Consult the label on any medication or discuss its side effects with a doctor before driving.
Avoid driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including prescription medications or over-the-counter medication that can cause drowsiness and other side effects.
#9. The driver in front of you signals (left arm extended horizontally out of open window):
Left turn – left arm extended horizontally out of open window.
The safest type of signal is using the lighted signals used in most vehicles. If, however, one or more of these signals is malfunctioning, you may use hand signals.
#10. It can be dangerous and illegal to drive at the posted speed limit:
Reduce speed in dangerous conditions. Driving at the posted speed limit during the following roadway conditions is dangerous and illegal:
- Bad weather and poor visibility.
- Slick or icy roads.
- Driving with worn tires.
- Unsafe vehicle conditions.
- Impaired physical condition.
- Hazardous conditions on road surface.
#11. Why should you avoid leaving vents open when following closely behind another car?
Carbon monoxide gas from a vehicle engine can harm or kill you or your passengers. Carbon monoxide is most likely to leak into a vehicle when its heater is running, when the exhaust system is not working properly, or in heavy traffic where exhaust fumes are breathed from other vehicles.
How to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning:
- Have your vehicle’s exhaust system checked regularly.
- Be alert for any unusual roar from under the car.
- Never let your vehicle’s engine run in a closed garage.
- In congested traffic, close the fresh-air vent.
- On highways in cold weather, open the fresh-air vent.
#12. Which of the following is an acceptable reason for not wearing safety belts?
Whatever your reason for not wearing seat belts, it is usually not reasonable and may violate the law. In Indiana it is illegal to drive or to be a passenger without wearing seat belts
#13. In this situation (approaching the bicyclist from behind), you should:
Drivers may pass a bicyclist when there is a safe amount of room beside the bicyclist (three-foot minimum) and when there is no danger from oncoming traffic. If a lane is too narrow to pass a bicycle at a safe distance, be patient until you can safely use an adjacent lane or wait until it is safe to pass in the lane you share.
The pavement marking in this situation tells you that passing on the other half of the roadway is not allowed.
#14. Which is one factor that greatly affects your stopping distance?
Many factors affect a vehicle’s ability to stop. Some of the most important are:
- Weight of vehicle.
- Type and condition of brakes.
- Type and condition of tires.
- Physical condition of pavement.
- Slickness of pavement.
- Grade of road.
#15. To reduce the chance of an accident with a tractor-trailer, you should be especially familiar with:
To reduce the chance of an accident with a tractor-trailer, be familiar with their braking ability, blind spots and maneuverability.
#16. A school bus with flashing red lights has stopped on a four-lane highway divided only by unimproved median, you must stop:
You must stop when you approach a school bus with flashing red lights activated and stop arm extended.
If you are driving on a highway that is divided by a barrier or unimproved median, you are required to stop only if you are traveling in the same direction as the school bus.
#17. When you approach a traffic light displaying a flashing red signal:
A red flashing light at an intersection is equivalent to a stop sign and means that you must come to a complete stop before entering the intersection.
If you are facing a red flashing light at an intersection at which cross-traffic is not required to stop, you may proceed only when the intersection is clear and you will not interfere with the right-of-way of cross-traffic.
If you are facing a red flashing light at an intersection at which all traffic is required to stop, you may proceed only after you have stopped and yielded the right-of-way to any vehicle that is already in the intersection, any vehicle that stopped before you and is entering the intersection, and any vehicle that arrived at the same time as you and is to your right.
Indiana BMV Permit Knowledge Test
Quick facts about the written knowledge test for an Indiana learner’s permit or adult driver’s license:
|Number of Questions:||
34 (road rules)
16 (road signs)
|Correct answers needed:||
28 (road rules)
14 (road signs)
|Passing score:||84 percent (total)|
|Earliest retest upon failure:||1 day|
This Indiana Knowledge Test Practice
This practice test for a learner’s permit or driver’s license can help you study for the road rules part of the official Indiana driver examination. It has 17 multiple-choice questions about the road rules and safe driving practices described in the Indiana Driver’s Manual.
The real written test about road rules has 34 questions. This sample test is limited to 17 questions but by taking two practice tests in a row, you can simulate a real examination. Each test is random with questions from a larger pool of BMV questions.
Note that this sample test with random questions is designed to be a learning tool, it should not be considered a cheat sheet with the purpose of giving you all the answers from an exam. To pass the Indiana BMV permit test you should focus on learning the rules of the road, not just memorizing questions and answers.
To study for the road signs part of the knowledge exam, you should use this practice test: Indiana BMV Road Sign Recognition Test
Get the Indiana Driver’s Manual
Before you do anything else, you should get a copy of the driver’s manual. Everything you need to learn for the driver’s test is described in this manual. Read it at least a couple of times and switch between the manual and a practice test. It will speed up the learning process.
You can get the manual from any BMV office or download a PDF-version of the Indiana Driver’s Manual online .
Read the Questions Carefully
Both when using practice tests and taking the real examination, you should read questions and answer choices carefully. You should try not to rush and pick the first answer that looks right. Sometimes all answers are correct (the fourth alternative will say “All answers are correct”). This is not a good way of creating tests, but Indiana BMV still uses it.
This is a good example from the Indiana Driver’s Manual:
Question: As fog can greatly reduce visibility of other vehicles, pedestrians, and traffic signals, you should:
- A. Drive cautiously and reduce speed
- B. Not use your high headlight beams
- C. Use low headlight beams to better illuminate the road and objects
- D. All answers are correct
It is easy not to read further than choice A. Driving cautiously and reducing speed are general safe driving practices that apply too many situations. So, most test takers will identify this as a correct choice.
But in the next two choices, you are asked which beam to use in fog. B and C actually say the same thing and are either both wrong – or correct.
Now, you have probably learned that you should turn on low beams in fog, which means that C is correct (and B).
By reading everything carefully, you suddenly know that D is the right way to go. All statements are correct.
The Indiana BMV written permit test is available in 13 different foreign languages:
What if You Fail the Test?
The Indiana written driving test is not an easy test. The difficulty on the road signs part is graded easy but hard on the road rules part. The failure rate for first-time test takers is estimated to be around 50%.
Should you fail your exam, you are not alone.
You can take the test again the next day. But if you had 8 or more errors on the road rules test, you need to prepare better. Give it a couple of more days.
What if You Pass the Indiana BMV Permit Test?
If you pass your vision screening and the knowledge test, you are ready to start practicing your driving skills.
Indiana BMV will issue a learner’s permit which you must always have in your possession when you drive.
Under no circumstances can you drive alone when you hold a learner’s permit.
Rules for driving with Indiana BMV permit are slightly different depending on your age and if you are enrolled in a driver education program or not.
Under 16 Years and Enrolled in a Driver Education Program
You may drive only when you are accompanied by a licensed driver training instructor or a certified driver rehabilitation specialist who is both recognized by the BMV and employed through a driver rehabilitation program.
You may also practice driving with a licensed driver who has valid (not expired, suspended, or revoked) driving privileges and is 25 years of age or older. The licensed driver must be related to you by blood, marriage, or legal status. You may also choose to practice driving with your spouse, who must be licensed and at least 21 years of age.
The supervising driver must always sit in the front passenger seat beside you.
Under 18 Years and NOT Enrolled in a Driver Education Program
You may practice driving with a licensed driver who has valid (not expired, suspended, or revoked) driving privileges and is 25 years of age or older.
The licensed driver must be related to you by blood, marriage, or legal status. You may also choose to practice driving with your spouse, who must be licensed and at least 21 years of age.
You may also practice driving if accompanied by an individual licensed as a driver training school instructor who is working under the direction of a driver training school, or a certified driver rehabilitation specialist who is recognized by the Indiana BMV and employed through a driver rehabilitation program.
The supervising driver must always sit in the front passenger seat beside you.
18 Years or Older
You can practice driving only when accompanied by a licensed driver with valid (not expired, suspended, or revoked) driving privileges who is at least 25 years of age, or with your spouse provided he or she is licensed and at least 21 years of age or older.
The licensed driver must always sit in the front passenger seat beside you.