Get to know the colours and shapes of the road signs
White lines seperate lanes of traffic moving in the SAME direction
Yellow lines seperate lanes of traffice moving in OPPOSITE
Broken lines allow you to cross over them to pass other cars
Solid lines means no passing or corossing over except in emergency
situations(solid white lines) or to make left turns (solid yellow lines)
You need to obey Traffic lights: Red means STOP, Green means
GO WHEN SAFE, Yellow Means STOP IF SAFE and warns you that the red light
will be next.
Arrow lights are for the lane of traffic you are in and are
pointing in the direction you are going. They are to be treated like
circular traffic lights for that lane of traffic.
Lanes and lines and signals and signs: the messengers of
the road. They tell you where to go, what to do, how to get where you
are going. Some are just for information and others are so important that
your life literally depends on noticing and obeying them.
Look, see, notice, respond.
This is an important chapter for getting your drivers license
because a large percentage of the questions people get wrong on their
driving test are related to signs and lights, road markings and lane use.
If you want to pass the written test, you had better be sure you know
this stuff. Sometimes people tell me that the test is all common
sense. And some of it is. But...some of the questions require specific
knowledge to answer correctly. If you guess, you get it wrong.
There is a difference between "common sense" and "common
knowledge". For example, many students know that the maximum distance
you can be from the curb when you parallel park is 18 inches. They
might know this because a brother or sister or friend was practicing.
But that does not make it common sense; in fact, it changes from place
to place. in New York, it is 12" and in British Columbia, Canada, it is
24". The point is: there is lots of information here that you will
need to commit to memory.
As a driver, you are the one responsible for responding
to notices on the roadway. Excuses don't count.
ASSIGNMENT: Read the document
we prepared for our students. LLSS
a. The traffic the arrow
is pointing towards must stop
b. You may not proceed
in that direction until the green light shows
c. You may proceed in the direction of the arrow
d. If the arrow is pointing up, you may not turn on the green light
e. You may not park on the grass unless it is Sunday
Answer is B.
A red light means STOP, whether it is solid or flashing, circular or arrow-shaped.
You may not proceed until you see the green light. And even then you must
make sure it is clear before you go.
a. If you need to pass the slow traffic on the way to K Mart
b. If you need to turn into a driveway or private road
c. If there is sufficient light to see that the lines are faded
d. When you need to get into the right turn lane
e. None of the above
Answer is B.
The solid white line is the one separating the travelled part of the road
from the shoulder. You may not cross this line for the purpose of driving
on the shoulder. You may cross it to get off the road.
a. Yellow lines separate traffic moving in opposite directions and
white lines separate traffic moving in the same direction.
b. White lines delineate the edge of the traveled portion of the
c. Broken yellow lines mean passing is OK if traffic is clear
d. A double yellow line always means no passing
e. You may cross a solid white line in unusual circumstances if you
Answer is D. Look carefully at the question. Which
is NOT true?
A is true. B is true. C is true. E is true. But D is not true. The
double yellow line could be one line solid and one broken line. The answer
does not say a double SOLID yellow line. So therefore, if you are on the
side that has a broken line, you could pass, or cross over that line.
b. Any lane that is not occupied provided you give an adequate signal
c. The lanes indicated for right turns by a black and white sign
d. A and C above
e. B and C above
Answer is D.
You may turn right from the extreme right-hand lane. If
a regulatory sign indicates other lanes are designated turn lanes, then
you may use these lanes for turning. Also, white pavement markings are
regualtory signs. So an (official) arrow painted on the road can also
indicate a turning lane.