Test your vehicle and traffic law IQ, round 4
For several years at about this time, we issued a “Did You Know” article with 20 questions on Vehicle & Traffic Law and traffic safety, and gave you an opportunity to answer them.
The following week, the answers to the questions comprised the weekly article. Now, here is round four, consisting of 10 true/false and 10 multiple choice questions. Take the quiz, jot down your answers, look for the correct answers in this column next week, and see how extensive your knowledge of V&T law and traffic safety really is.
The answers to all the questions have been discussed in previous “Did You Know” articles. The first 10 questions are true or false:
Anyone operating a motor vehicle that injures or kills a cat must stop and locate the owner, and if unable to do so must report it to the police.
U-turns are prohibited in school zones where a school crossing sign is posted.
A “two-way left turn” lane may be used to enter a street or highway.
A New York state resident may register his/her boat trailer in New Hampshire.
Simultaneously flashing signals (hazard lights), not the right turn signal, must be used for a vehicle stopped on the side of a public highway.
A right turn on a red arrow is permitted after a full stop, unless a sign prohibits it.
It is illegal to change lanes separated by double solid white lines.
Unless you are preparing for a left turn, it is a violation to enter any intersection unless you can drive through the intersection.
Drivers may use earphones while driving.
If the signal lights at an intersection are not working (i.e. power failure) the less busy street or road must yield to the busier street or road.
The first country to mandate daytime running lights on all vehicles was Finland in: a) 1972, b) 1982, c) 1992, d) 2002.
If a snowplow hits and destroys your rural mailbox, the municipality that owns the snowplow must fix the mailbox within: a) 48 hours, b) one week, c) by the following April 1st, d) is under no obligation to repair it.
A conviction for texting while driving carries: a) 2, b) 3, c) 5, d) 7 driver violation points.
In most European countries, the limit for drunk driving is a BAC level of: a) 0.02, b) 0.05, c) 0.08, d) 0.10.
Two vehicles arrive simultaneously at an intersection controlled by all-way stop signs. Which vehicle has the right-of-way: a) vehicle on the left, b) vehicle on the right, c) vehicle on the busier street, d) first vehicle to start through the intersection.
When are full headlights (not daytime running lights) not required by law: a) when wipers are on, b) when visibility is less than 1000 feet, c) 1/2 hour before sunset, d) 1/2 hour before sunrise?
You are required to slow down and move over when approaching: a) stopped police vehicles with red/white/blue flashing lights, b) a utility truck with amber flashing lights, c) a rural mail carrier with flashing amber light, d) all of these.
Turn signals are not required in which of the following situations: a) 100 feet before a turn, b) 100 feet before a lane change, c) when leaving a parallel parking place, d) when rounding a 90-degree corner with no intersecting roads.
Which of the following are deemed “traffic control devices”: a) pedestrian walk/don’t walk signal, b) a sign giving the mileage to the next village, c) a painted arrow on the pavement in a turn lane, d) all of the above.
A driver convicted of speeding more than 40 mph above the posted limit receives how many driver violation points: a) 3, b) 5, c) 8, d) 11.
How do you think you did? For the answers to these 20 questions, read next week’s article on V & T Law and traffic safety. For these and many more traffic law and safety articles go to www.franklincony.org and from the pull-down menu for departments, click on Traffic Safety Board. “Like” us on Facebook as well.