2022 Maine Permit Test 9

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The following questions are from real DMV written tests. These are some of the actual permit questions you will face in..

The following questions are from real DMV written tests. These are some of the actual permit questions you will face in Maine. 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 Maine please visit https://cheat-sheets.dmv-written-test.com/en/maine/car.

Passing grade:

Before passing another vehicle, you should signal:

Explanation
Before passing, you should signal early enough for other drivers to know your plans in advance.

If a child is about to run into the street, you should:

Explanation
If there is danger, you may need to sound a sharp blast on your horn. Do this when a child or any other pedestrian is about to enter into the street in front of your moving vehicle.

When driving at night, you should:

Explanation
Driving at night is more hazardous than daytime driving because the lowered visibility makes it difficult to judge speed, distances, and other potential hazards. Increase your following distance to help prevent a potential collision if the vehicle in front of you should stop abruptly. Use your headlights when driving at night, following the rules for proper usage of high beams and low beams.

When driving under snowy or icy conditions, it is safe to use your cruise control as long as your speed is reduced.

Explanation
You should not use cruise control when driving on snowy or icy roads. Your tires may lose contact with the road and you will no longer have control of your vehicle.

You exit the freeway on a ramp that curves downhill. You should:

Explanation
You should always slow down before entering a curve. You may not be able to see hazards ahead and braking in a curve may cause your vehicle to skid.

A school bus is stopped ahead of you in your lane with its red lights flashing. You should:

Explanation
When a stopped school bus is using its flashing red lights, approaching drivers must stop and remain stopped until the lights stop flashing. If the school bus is on the opposite side of a divided highway, drivers do not need to stop.

While driving, your wheels slip off the edge of the road. You should:

Explanation
If your vehicle begins to leave the road, continue to drive with the wheels off the pavement and reduce your speed by gently applying the brakes. When at a safe speed, turn the steering wheel to return to the pavement. Do not attempt to force your vehicle back onto the pavement by sharply turning the steering wheel.

A driver should be extra alert to motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians because:

Explanation
In many collisions with motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians, drivers reported that they were looking but still did not see the smaller vehicle or pedestrian. These can be more difficult to spot in traffic than passenger vehicles because they are smaller, may move faster, and have less noticeable lighting. To prevent collisions with these smaller and less protected road users, drivers should always be alert to the presence of motorcycles, bikes, and pedestrians.
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