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1. Traffic Code and Crash Investigations

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An arrested traffic violator may be released on his promise to appear if the

All listed are correct

Bobby is driving his motor vehicle upon a public roadway during the time of day that lighted lamps are required. Lighted lamps are required to be displayed:

One half hour after sunset to a half-hour before sunrise

Which of the following vehicles is not required to stop at all railroad grade crossings?

The operator of a vehicle carrying flammable liquids as its principal cargo when approaching a railroad grade crossing within the city limits of an incorporated city, providing the operator slows down and then looks and listens in both directions

In which of the following circumstances are headlights not required?

half an hour after sunrise in clear weather conditions

Which of the following persons must be restrained in a child safety seat in a moving motor vehicle?

A child six years of age

Rules of the Road—Definitions—are found in The Transportation Code Chapter in which of the following statutes?

541

An operator emerging from an alley, driveway, or building in a business or residence district shall

all listed are correct

When parking you must be within ____ distance from the curb

18 inches

A “tail-lamp” shall emit a red light plainly visible at a distance of ________ feet from the rear of the vehicle.

1,000

How many days must a police officer give a violator to appear in court when the person has been permitted to sign the traffic ticket?

Ten

An operator intending to turn a vehicle right or left shall signal continuously for not less than the last ______ feet of movement of the vehicle before the turn.

100

A "motorcycle" as defined in the Transportation Code must

All listed are correct

Unless a person has a medical exemption, he or she must wear protective headgear while operating or riding on a motorcycle

on all public streets or highways if the person is under twenty-one years of age

An operator emerging from an alley, driveway, or building in a business or residence district shall:

stop the vehicle before moving on a sidewalk or sidewalk area extending across an alley or driveway

In accordance with T.C. 601.191, which of the following violations is punishable by a fine of not less than $175 for the first offense?

Failure to show proof of financial responsibility to a police officer upon request

Which of the following is not an "authorized emergency vehicle" in accordance with the Transportation Code?

A vehicle operated by an employee of the blood bank transporting the daily supply of fresh blood to a local hospital under normal circumstances

Which of the following persons may not be issued a driver's license?

A Class A driver's license for a person sixteen years of age who has had driver education and a class C driver's license

A skip skid is made up of broken or interrupted skids without the brakes being released. The skip skid is:

usually less than 5 feet in the gaps

“__________” means the period beginning one-half after sunset and ending one-half hour before sunrise.

Night time

An operator may not drive to the left side of the roadway if the operator is approaching within _______ feet of an intersection or railroad grade crossing in a municipality.

100

An operator approaching an oncoming vehicle within ________ feet shall select the lowermost distribution of light or composite beam (dim lights), regardless of road contour or condition of loading.

500

A ___________ is a graph on which three or more scales are arranged so that a straight line drawn though values on any two will cross the third at a corresponding value.

nomograph

Skid marks indicate

how far a vehicle slid after the wheels locked

Upon reaching an uncontrolled intersection of equal design and surface, an operator of a vehicle must yield right-of-way to

the vehicle on his right

“_____________” means a motor vehicle designed, used, or maintained primarily to transport property.

Truck

To determine which person was operating a particular vehicle, the investigating officer's best approach is to

place a hand on the vehicle and ask, "Who was operating this car at the time of the crash?"

In order to have a ticket dismissed by a driving safety course, an eighteen-year-old person must

All listed are conditions of the dismissal

Unless otherwise stated, a person found guilty of violating the Transportation Code is charged with

a misdemeanor

The penalty for “Illegal Dumping” involving litter or other solid waste that weights five pounds or less or has a volume of five gallons or less is

Class “C” Misdemeanor

How many head lamps can the operator of a vehicle legally activate at any one time?

4

Which of the following is required of a minor who applies for a driver's license?

All listed

An operator is not required to yield the right-of-way when facing a

flashing yellow light

“________________” means a self-propelled vehicle or a vehicle that is propelled by electric power from overhead trolley wires. The term does not include an electric bicycle or an electric personal assistive mobility device.

Motor Vehicle

Which of the following would most likely be responsible for livestock running loose on the highway?

County sheriff officers

A “moped” means a motor-driven cycle that cannot attain a speed in one mile of more than ______ miles per hour.

30

The operator of any vehicle that collides with and damages a fixture upon a highway must:

take reasonable steps to locate and notify the owner or person in charge of the property

Which of the following circumstances does not require an officer to take the arrested person immediately before a magistrate?

The violator is charged with a Class C misdemeanor

Which of the following is false?

None listed

Which of the following is required to obtain a valid certificate of registration from the Department of Transportation for a vehicle?

A Texas resident operating a motor home on the public roadway

Danielle is driving her automobile on a public street or highway. She intends to turn left at the next intersection. Danielle must give the appropriate signal for the turn continuously during not less than the last _____ feet traveled by the vehicle before the turn.

100

For which of the following violations must the police officer permit the violator to sign a promise to appear if the operator is a resident of the state of Texas and is operating a vehicle licensed in Texas?

Speeding

Which of the following groups or persons does not come under the jurisdiction of the Transportation Code while upon a roadway?

None listed

A tail-lamp or a separate lamp shall be constructed and mounted to emit a ________ light that; (1) illuminates the rear license plate; and makes the plate clearly legible at a distance of _____ feet from the rear.

white, 50

Bill is driving his vehicle upon a roadway and approaches a flashing red signal. Bill should:

Stop before entering the intersection and proceed subject to the rules governing a stop at a stop sign

An operator of a motor vehicle is required to stop at a railroad crossing when a railroad engine approaching within approximately __________ feet of the highway crossing emits a signal audible from that distance and the engine is an immediate hazard because of its speed or proximity to the crossing?

1,500

The transportation code does not relieve the operator of an authorized emergency vehicle from:

the duty to operate the vehicle with appropriate regard for safety of all persons or the consequences of reckless disregard for the safety of others

Which of the following movements is not permitted by a vehicle passing another vehicle on the right side?

When such movement is made by driving off the main-traveled portion of the highway

A person commits an offense if the person operates an open-bed pickup truck or an open flatbed truck or draws an open flatbed trailer when a child younger than ______ years of age is occupying the bed of the truck or trailer.

18

Which of the following reports is filed in every reportable accident for which the Texas peace officer has jurisdiction to investigate collisions?

Texas Peace Officer's Accident Report, CR-3

“Shoulder” means the portion of a highway that is:

All listed

Study Notes

Traffic Violations and Rules of the Road

  • An arrested traffic violator may be released on their promise to appear in court.
  • Lighted lamps are required to be displayed on public roadways from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise.

Vehicle Requirements

  • A motorcycle is defined as a motor vehicle with an engine that cannot exceed a certain horsepower.
  • Unless medically exempt, motorcyclists must wear protective headgear.
  • A moped is a motor-driven cycle that cannot attain a speed of more than 30 miles per hour in one mile.

Driver Obligations

  • When emerging from an alley, driveway, or building, drivers must yield to pedestrians and other traffic.
  • Drivers must signal continuously for at least the last 100 feet of movement before turning.
  • Drivers must stop at all railroad grade crossings, except for authorized emergency vehicles.

Child Safety

  • Children under eight years old must be restrained in a child safety seat in a moving motor vehicle.

Lighting Requirements

  • Headlights are not required during daytime hours or in well-lit areas.
  • A tail-lamp or separate lamp must emit a red light visible at a distance of 500 feet from the rear of the vehicle.

Traffic Safety

  • Drivers must yield right-of-way to oncoming traffic at uncontrolled intersections.
  • Skid marks indicate a vehicle's speed and direction.

Penalties and Consequences

  • Failure to wear protective headgear while operating or riding on a motorcycle is punishable by a fine of at least $175 for the first offense.
  • Littering or illegal dumping is punishable by a fine.
  • Drivers found guilty of violating the Transportation Code are charged with a misdemeanor.

Reports and Records

  • A crash report is filed in every reportable accident for which a Texas peace officer has jurisdiction to investigate collisions.

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