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Video: North Carolina Permit Test – Questions & Answers

Video with 25 NC Permit Test Questions

This video can help you recap some important information when you are on the go.

Questions like to the ones you may get on your North Carolina Permit Test. They are taken from a large database with more than 1,000 test questions and you will find answers in the latest version of the North Carolina Driver Handbook.

Remember, to pass the North Carolina permit test you should always start by reading the handbook and use practice tests to verify what you have learned. It is the easiest way to pass your knowledge exam on your first try.

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#1. A traffic light with a flashing red signal has the same meaning as a:

A flashing red signal light means stop.

#2. You must wear your seat belt unless:

A. Your vehicle is equipped with air bags
B. You drive no faster than 20 mph

The driver and all passengers in a motor vehicle manufactured with seat belts shall have a seat belt properly fastened about his or her body at all times when the vehicle is in forward motion on a street or highway in this state.

#3. When overtaking a motorcycle, you should:

Motorcycles are entitled to the full width of their lane. To pass a motorcycle, you must change lanes and pass in the same manner as you would for a larger motor vehicle. Always give the motorcyclist the same right of way consideration as you would for the driver of any other vehicle.

#4. Before changing lanes, you should check:

A. The side and rear-view mirrors
B. Over your shoulder to be certain the blind spot is clear

Before changing lanes you should always check side and rear-view mirrors and glance over your shoulder to be certain the blind spot is clear.

#5. On three-lane highways, passing on the right is allowed:

A. When driving on the shoulder
B. When a vehicle in the center lane is turning left

On three-lane highways, you must not pass except in the center lane, and then only where the center lane is marked for passing in your direction. Exception: When the vehicle in the center lane is making a left turn.

#6. When there is a stop line at a stop sign, drivers must stop:

When a stop sign, traffic light, flashing light or other traffic-control device requires a vehicle to stop at an intersection, the driver must stop at the appropriately marked stop line. If there is no stop line or marked crosswalk, the driver must stop before entering the intersection where he/she has a view of the intersecting street.

#7. Very slow driving is especially dangerous:

A. Just after you have rounded a curve
B. Just after you have passed the crest of a hill

Very slow driving is especially dangerous just after you have passed the crest of a hill or rounded a curve.

#8. A right turn against a traffic light showing a red arrow:

A Solid Red Arrow: Stop. No turns are allowed.

#9. If you miss your exit on an interstate highway, you should:

If you miss an exit, do not slow down, back up or try to turn around. Proceed to the next exit and leave the highway there instead.

#10. Alcohol is a depressant. This means that alcohol:

A. Improves your co-ordination
B. Slows brain functions

Alcohol is a depressant. This means alcohol slows brain functions so that you cannot respond to situations, make decisions or react quickly. Alcohol also makes it harder to do more than one thing.

#11. You must not drive to the left of two solid yellow lines unless you:

A. Turn left into a private road
B. Pass a motorcyclist

You cannot cross them to pass in either direction, but you may cross the to turn left into a driveway or side road.

#12. It is dangerous to leave a small child in a motor vehicle on a hot day:

It is dangerous and deadly to leave children and/or animals in a vehicle. During the spring and summer months, after sitting in the sun, with even a slightly opened window, the temperature can rise rapidly inside a parked vehicle.

#13. Most accidents occur:

Crashes occur most frequently at intersections, and they are considered the most dangerous places on a street or highway. More than one-third of fatal traffic crashes involving motor vehicles occur at intersections.

#14. Tires that are under inflated:

A. Have better grip on the road
B. Increase the risk of hydroplaning

Tires with worn tread and those that are under inflated have less grip on the road surface, increasing your chance of hydroplaning.

#15. If you use windshield wipers due to bad weather, you must also:

All North Carolina motorists are required to use headlights whenever they are using windshield wipers due to inclement weather.

#16. If a blowout occurs:

A. Hold the steering wheel tightly
B. Take your foot from the accelerator

If a blowout occurs:
• Hold the steering wheel tightly and try to keep the vehicle straight on your side of the road;
• Reduce speed by lifting your foot from the accelerator;
• Do not apply the brakes until the engine has slowed the vehicle enough to allow you to maintain control of the vehicle; and
• Find a safe place to move the vehicle completely off the road.

#17. Which is a proven way of sobering up when you have been drinking alcohol?

A. Plenty of coffee
B. A cold shower

The only thing that sobers up a drinker is time. Coffee, a big meal or cold showers will not work.

#18. You are traveling 55 mph in ideal conditions. To stop completely, your car needs a stopping distace of :

Even with ideal conditions, if you are traveling 55 miles per hour your vehicle requires approximately 211 feet to stop completely.

#19. You must always stop at a railroad crossing:

A. When you transport children under 4 years
B. When a crossing gate is lowered

You must always stop at a railroad crossing when a crossing gate is lowered or when a human flagman gives or continues to give a signal of the approach or passage of a railroad train.

#20. Which is true about carbon monoxide?

Carbon monoxide is an invisible gas that has no smell, taste or color but is poisonous, even deadly.

#21. Traffic from both directions must stop, when a school bus has stopped for passengers:

Two-lane roadway with a center turning lane: When school bus stops for passengers, all traffic from both directions must stop.

Roadway of four lanes or more with a center turning lane: When school bus stops for passengers, only traffic following the bus must stop.

Divided highway of four lanes or more with a median separation: When school bus stops for passengers, only traffic following the bus must stop.

#22. Which signal means you can make a protected turn?

A. A steady green arrow
B. A flashing yellow arrow

#23. If you change your name or address, you must notify NC DMV within:

If you change your name or address, you must notify DMV within 60 days.

#24. If you must drive during foggy conditions:

A. Turn on the low beam headlights
B. Reduce your driving speed

If you must drive during fog:
• Turn on the low beam headlights;
• Reduce your driving speed and be alert for tail lights of the vehicle in front of you; and
• Watch for the vehicles behind you.

#25. Roads are likely to be especially slick:

Roads are more dangerous just after rain has begun to fall, especially if it has not rained for a while. For the first 10 to 15 minutes, rain combines with oil from asphalt and vehicles, and with dirt, dust and rubber to create a slick surface. You should drive with extreme caution.

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