10 Most Common Driving Test Questions

When starting your driving test, things can get pretty serious really quick. The written test particularly trumps many who take it, causing many people to come back and retake it. While it may seem that the test is out to get you, it really isn't. Some of the questions are the same but they are just worded differently. These leave no room for interpretation, it's either you know the answer or you don't. Guessing is always an option, but for many of these questions, that's a 25 percent chance that it will be right. But worry not, here are the most commonly asked driving questions.

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10 Choose The Statement That Is NOT TRUE/TRUE For The Following Question…

Apart from being one of the most common ones, it is also one of the harder types of questions. No matter the topic, this type of question is usually gotten wrong by test takers. The reason being that out of four answers, three of them will be wrong so you really don't have much of a choice but to carefully interpret what you are doing. On the other hand, you also have to consider that the time constraint to answer this question is very short. So, while working under stress most test-takers tend to pick the incorrect answer. This type of question will come up frequently across multiple topics, so you can expect to get it wrong a couple of times if you aren't careful.

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9 What Should You Do If You Have A Tire Blowout?

Having a blown-out tire can be a very dangerous situation. Both in theory and in real life, when it comes to high-stress situations many test takers have no idea what they need to do. While taking the test, this question frequently pops up and many test-takers are left in a state of shock, which lead them to get it wrong. Most of the options lead to the car going out of control while letting it slow down is the most reasonable option. Since traction will eventually stop the car from going out of control. Test takers have to consider that the questions are very literal, not situational.

8 What Should You Do At An Intersection With A Roundabout Island?

Intersections are a hassle. Many answers about intersections are frequently wrong. While not all of them are listed, situations regarding intersections appear frequently in the written test. When it comes to intersections and roundabout islands, that's where test-takers fail. There is no change in the way that it is organized, a roundabout is just another different intersection. The same rules are applicable, only that drivers need to have their respective blinkers on, signaling when they will go. It's a little complicated in theory but when actually performed it works. Since this is a common question it's always good to be aware of the roundabout rules since they frequently come up.

7 Your Vehicle’s Lights Must Be Turned On From…

This is one of those questions that gets most test-takers. While many cars have automatic lights that turn on when the car computer deems they are needed. There are still many out there who have to turn on their lights manually. Which is what most test takers don't expect. Lights must always be turned on thirty minutes before sunset until thirty minutes after sunrise. While this may seem a little time constrictive, the answer is always very specific. Most test-takers choose the option of, always. Which may seem right but is incorrect. Test takers should consider more technical answers when responding to this type of question, a car's lights don’t always have to be on.

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6 What Is Expected Of The Drivers Entering An Intersection To Turn Left?

Turning left is arguably one of the most dangerous actions a driver can perform. It is a complex type of turn that requires timing and caution. That's why people are frequently tested on it, and why it is such an important thing. The answer to this is that drivers should only turn if they can complete the turn without having to stop. In theory, it seems like a completely doable process, although it's more complicated in practice. Since most drivers do anything but this when they are actually driving. You can really blame reckless drivers or those in a hurry for not teaching children the proper way to drive but it's something that usually doesn't change.

5 Why Should A Driver Be Extra Alert For Motorcyclists, Bicycles, And Pedestrians?

Most people think they got this question right. It seems simple enough when you consider a common factor that they all have in common. They use the sidewalk. Right? Wrong, motorcyclists don't use sidewalks and in some places neither to bicyclists. These are overlooked simply because there is a pedestrian involved. The answer to this is that they should be especially alert since they are difficult to see in traffic. But like other questions, most people end up answering that it is because they have the right of way. Which is correct, but not for this question which is worded differently. It is understandable why they got it wrong, it looks simple, but isn't.

4 What Should You Do When Parking Downhill With A Curb After Setting The Parking Brake?

This is very frequent. You can expect this on your driving test without a doubt. It comes up for everyone. Downhill parking is one of the most complicated types of parking out there. It is not very common in a lot of states and countries, but in the ones that it is, you will expect a hassle with it. The proper way to downhill park is to set the brake and turn the wheels of the car into the curb. Surprisingly, many people get this wrong, believing that their cars would not roll down the hill with the parking brake on. The parking brake isn't magical, it won't stop a downhill force.

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3 What Is Visibility Distance For A Bicycle’s White Headlight When Riding At Night?

If remembering all these questions is hard, then remembering the answers will be even more complicated. Especially those that require you to remember numbers. Large numbers. Unless you’ve ridden a bicycle, this question will stump you. Maybe by guessing you will get it right. Usually, the answers vary from 300, 400, or 500 feet. The answer for this is 500 feet. This is because the further the light can be seen, the better it is for drivers to see when a bicycle is incoming. Many other biking questions will come up so be aware that safety for all types of vehicles is a topic you should study.

2 How Much Space Is A Sufficient Gap To Pass Another Vehicle On A Two-Lane Road Where The Posted Speed Is 55 MPH?

Who really knows what a safe passing space is? No one. It all really depends on the size of the car and other factors, which the test does not give you. However, there is a correct answer and it’s more to time rather than space. Ten to 12 seconds. This answer will often be the wrong one and you won't be the only one. Most test-takers get the question wrong because it is just difficult for no reason. There is no set answer for this question since speeds vary and apart from that there is also a universal lack of knowledge on the question.

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