2023 Iowa Permit Test 9

The following questions are from real DMV written tests. These are some of the actual permit questions you will face in Iowa. Each permit practice test question has three answer.. Read More

The following questions are from real DMV written tests. These are some of the actual permit questions you will face in Iowa. Each permit practice test question has three answer choices. Select one answer for each question and select "grade this section." You can find this button at the bottom of the drivers license quiz. For a complete list of questions and answers for Iowa please visit https://cheat-sheets.dmv-written-test.com/en/iowa/car.

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9. Tailgating other drivers (driving too closely to their rear bumper):

Explanation
Tailgating is a common behavior that can lead to aggressive driving, and so it should be avoided. Drivers may face legal consequences for driving unsafely.

10. This road sign means:

georgia-do not enter
Explanation
This sign marks a one-way road, entrance, or exit. If you are facing this sign, traffic is coming toward you. Turn around if you are driving toward this sign.

11. What does a single dashed white line separating traffic mean?

Explanation
White lines separate lanes of traffic that are moving in the same direction. Dashed white lines may be crossed to pass or change lanes, if it is safe to do so.

12. While driving, you come upon a sign displaying the words “Reduced speed, 35 mph." This means:

Explanation
"Reduced speed" signs inform drivers that they must reduce their speeds. If a new speed limit is posted on one of these signs, the new speed limit begins at the sign.

13. This sign means:

illinois-stop ahead
Explanation
This sign indicates that a stop sign is ahead.

14. If there is no crosswalk and you see a pedestrian crossing your lane, you should:

Explanation
Drivers must always yield the right-of-way to pedestrians in the roadway, even if there is not a marked crosswalk.

15. Which statement is true?

Explanation
You must stop at a railroad crossing when directed to do so by a flagger, stop sign, or warning signal. Use caution when driving near railroad tracks.

16. When you approach a railroad crossing without flashing warning signals or crossing gates, you should:

Explanation
Always be prepared to yield to any oncoming trains before crossing railroad tracks, particularly if there are no lights or gates controlling the crossing. Never start to cross the tracks until there is room for your entire vehicle on the other side of the tracks. Due to the risk of a vehicle stalling, it is not wise to shift gears when crossing railroad tracks.
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