Road Rules DMV Practice Test for Florida Learner's Permit
Florida requires learners to take the same test that all drivers are required to take to get their license. In addition they are required to take an additional prep course called the DATA course. There are forty questions on the DMV test. Half are about signs and the other half road rules. This is an overview of the road rules section when applying for your learner’s permit:
Speed Limits and Intersections
- Standard Speeds (subject to road conditions and construction):
- Municipal Speed Areas: 30
- Business or Residential Area: 30
- Rural Interstate: 70
- Limited Access Highways: 70
- All Other Roads and Highways: 55
- School Zones: 20
- Minimum Speed and Traffic Flow
For highway driving, when speed posted is 70mph, the minimum is 50 mph. Drivers are expected to go with the flow of traffic.
- Getting pulled over
If you are pulled over by a police officer or other official, pull over to the far right, as far from traffic as possible, when safe, then turn your engine off. If it’s night or dusk, turn your lights to the parking position. Be calm and wait for the officer to speak with you. Heed any law enforcement official or fireman directing traffic or speaking with you in your vehicle.
Guidelines for approaching an intersection:
- Look in both all direction (left, right, ahead) and be prepared to stop.
- Drive slowest before crossing, not while crossing.
- Never pass people at an intersection.
- Know if vehicles behind you and are following at a safe distance.
Keep an eye out for people on bikes, people walking, or motorcyclists you might not have spotted approaching the intersection. See handbook “here”: http://www.123driving.com/flhandbook/driver-handbook3.shtml
Parking and Pedestrians
- Motorist responsibility
All the responsibility rests on the driver to avoid collision with pedestrians. A pedestrian will almost always win in court if struck by a car. People on bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, or push scooters are considered pedestrians, as are people on foot. Motorists must yield and give the right away to pedestrians crossing at intersections or marked crossing areas between intersections, in driveways.
While bicyclists are considered to be pedestrians in Florida, they are also considered to be vehicles, and must obey the traffic laws and be treated as if they were a slow moving vehicle. Passing bicyclists can only be done in proper zones marked in such a way.
- Special Populations, Funerals, and Emergency Vehicles
Drivers have to come to a complete stop if a blind person or disabled individual is crossing the street. Likewise, if a school bus is stopped in the road, drivers must come to a complete stop behind it and cannot pass it. If an emergency vehicle appears, all drivers must pull to the side of the road and come to a full stop, exiting the lane that is closest to the emergency vehicle and moving away from that vehicle, if possible. If there is a funeral procession, vehicles in that procession have the right of way before other vehicles or pedestrians.
- Driveways and School Crossing
If a vehicle is turning out of a driveway, right of way goes to the traffic on that road and to anyone on the sidewalk. In pulling into a driveway, right of way goes to anyone on the sidewalk. When approaching a school crossing, look for a crossing guard and obey their signals to stop, coming to a full stop. Take care around these stops because children may do things you don’t expect and run across the street suddenly.
Turning and Passing
- Steps to Doing a Safe Legal turn
Avoid last making last-minute decisions —plan ahead when turning and never turn suddenly.If you have to change lanes while turning (not recommended), look behind you in other lanes and into the lane your turning.Get into the right turning lane before the intersection and don’t turn if you’re in the wrong lane. Signal 100 ft. before making the turn. Maintain a safe speed while turning after slowing down. A slower vehicle or bike might catch up with you while you’re slowing down to turn. Check your mirrors before turning, especially on the side you’ll be turning towards. Always look for pedestrians when turning, especially when turning left (because of your blind spot if your in a car). When turning, stay in your lane and yield to vehicles of bicyclists from the in other lanes. When finishing your turn stay in your lane.
Maintain a safe distance behind the car you are passing. Don’t return into the lane of the car you are passing until you can see the tires of the car you are passing in your rear view mirror. You can only pass on two lane roads. If there is a car coming in the opposite direction within 200 ft., passing is dangerous and prohibited.
Remember, in order for one to pass the DMV test, one must get 15 of twenty questions right in each of the sections of the test, Road Signs, and Road Rules. See Dmv Florida for more info. You can also find the cheat sheat “here”: http://www.dmvcheatsheets.com/exams/florida-learners-permit-test/products/florida-dmv-cheat-sheet—2 that will assist in passing the Florida Learner’s permit written test.