New York Permit Practice Test No 1 – Study Help for Your Learner’s Permit

New York Permit Practice Study Help

# 1: You are driving car B when three vehicles approach an uncontrolled intersection. You have car A on your right and car C on your left. You must yield to:

Right-of-way at an uncontrolled intersection
Car A goes first. Car B must yield to car A. Car C must yield to both car A and B. At intersections not controlled by signs or signals, or where two or more drivers stop at STOP signs at the same time and they are at right angles, the driver on the left must yield the right-of-way to the driver on the right.

# 2: Your high-beam headlights will normally let you see about:

Your headlights cover about 350 feet ahead. It is important that you drive at a speed that allows you to stop safely within that distance.

# 3: When can you legally park your car in front of a private driveway?

Parking or standing is not allowed in front of a driveway. It doesn't matter if it is public or private.

# 4: Which of the following vehicles must always stop before crossing railroad tracks?

School buses with or without passengers, other buses while carrying passengers, and vehicles carrying explosives or flammable cargo must stop at all railroad crossings. Keep this in mind if you are following one of these vehicles.

# 5: If you are being followed closely (tailgated), you should:

Most rear end collisions are caused by the vehicle in back following too closely. If a driver tailgates you, move to another lane if possible, or slow down and pull off the road to let the driver go by you. Be sure to signal when you drive off the road and when you return to it. Do not press your brakes to warn the offending driver, this could make a difficult situation become even more dangerous.

# 6: What is the main cause of car skids?

Unsafe speed is the most common cause of skidding accidents.

# 7: You approach an intersection. Where should you stop if there is a stop sign, but no stop line or crosswalk?

When required to stop because of a sign or signal, you must come to a stop before the stop line, if there is one. If not, you must stop before entering the crosswalk. If there is no stop line or crosswalk, you must stop before entering the intersection, at the point nearest the intersection that gives you a view of traffic on the intersecting roadway.

# 8: If your wheels suddenly run off the pavement onto the shoulder, you should:

If your wheels move off the pavement, do not pull the steering wheel back. Ease your foot off the gas pedal and brake gently. When your vehicle has decreased speed, check for traffic behind you, then turn carefully back onto the pavement.

# 9: You reduce your risk of hitting a deer or other type animal on the road, if you are extra careful:

Use extreme caution when driving at dawn and dusk. This is when driver visibility is poor and the deer are most active.

# 10: The single most important rule in any driving emergency is:

The single most important rule in any emergency is do not panic. You have a better chance of handling the emergency safely if you do not let fear take over. In most emergencies, you will have a second or two to think before you act.

# 11: If you need to use arm signals, how would you signal a left turn?

Left turn - left arm extended horizontally out of open window.

# 12: When you proceed straight ahead on a solid green light, you must:

A driver who approaches an intersection must yield the right-of-way to traffic that is in the intersection.

# 13: If you drive while intoxicated or impaired by drugs and cause serious physical injury to a child less than 16 years of age in the vehicle, it may result in:

Drivers who drive while intoxicated or impaired by drugs and cause serious physical injury to a child less than 16 years of age in the vehicle may be charged with the Class C felony, punishable by up to 15 years in State prison.

# 14: You must always stop before a railroad crossing:

Do not, under any circumstances, attempt to cross any railroad tracks unless you are certain your entire vehicle will clear all of the tracks at the crossing. You cannot go across any railroad tracks unless there is room for your vehicle on the other side. If other traffic prevents you from going fully across, wait and go across only when there is room.

# 15: When a traffic signal is showing a steady green arrow, you:

A green arrow means you may enter the intersection to make the movement indicated by the arrow. This is known as a protected turn. If the green arrow comes on at a red light, you may turn in the direction of the arrow. You must yield the right of way to all pedestrians and vehicles already in the intersection. Remember, the green arrow does not mean that ALL other traffic is stopped by a red light. Traffic may turn from the opposing direction and vehicles going straight in your direction may also have a green light.

# 16: True or false? You can drink alcohol while driving as long as your blood alcohol concentration remains less than .08 percent.

It is a traffic infraction for a driver or passenger in a motor vehicle on a public highway, street or road, to drink an alcoholic beverage, or to possess an alcoholic beverage with the intent of drinking it. The open container law covers the passenger area of any motor vehicle, including unlocked glove compartments and any other areas of the vehicle that are readily accessible to the driver or passengers while in their seats.



Permit Practice for the State of New York

This permit practice test for the State of New York has 16 questions about laws, driving rules, and safe techniques. It is designed to help you study for your New York Learner’s permit or full driver license. Questions are drawn from a larger pool of questions, which means you can take the permit practice several times to get more questions. You can also continue with our second permit test to get 16 new questions.

In addition, there are a handful of quizzes dealing with just road signs. The real New York permit test has 20 questions, 16 about laws and rules, and 4 about road signs, of which you must answer at least two correctly.

Be sure to read the NY Driver’s Manual

You’ll find suggestions on more practice tests here: Resources for Your NY Permit Practice

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