12 DMV Questions of Parallel Parking
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# 1. A NO PARKING sign at a certain location means
A. You may never stop your vehicle there.B. You may stop temporarily to load or unload passengers.C. You may park there if the driver remains in the vehicle.D. You may leave your vehicle unattended for less than 5 minutes.
Explanation : A NO PARKING sign means you may stop only temporarily to load or unload merchandise or passengers.
# 2. A NO STANDING sign at a certain location means
A. You may never stop your vehicle there.B. You may park there if the driver remains in the vehicle.C. You may stop temporarily to pickup or discharge passengers.D. You may stop to load or unload merchandise.
Explanation : A NO STANDING sign means you may stop only temporarily to load or unload passengers.
# 3. A driver may park in a space reserved for people with disabilities if the vehicle displays license plates for the disabled
A. Regardless of who is in the vehicle.B. Only if the driver is disabled.C. And is carrying the disabled person named on the registration.D. If someone in the driver's immediate family is disabled.
Explanation : It is illegal for any vehicle to park, stop, or stand in a space reserved for the disabled unless it has license plates for the disabled issued by the DMV. the vehicle must actually be in use to transport the disabled person named in the registration.
# 4. You may never park
A. On a one-way street.B. At the entrance of a building.C. In a crosswalk.D. Within 50 feet of a fire hydrant.
Explanation : Parking, standing or stopping is not allowed:
Within 15 feet (5 m) of a fire hydrant, unless a licensed driver remains in the vehicle to move it in an emergency.
On a sidewalk or in a crosswalk.
# 5. Before you leave a parking space which is parallel to the curb you should
A. Sound your horn.B. Turn on your four-way flasher.C. Look for traffic by turning your head.D. Look for traffic by using your inside rear-view mirror.
Explanation : To pull out of a parallel parking space, make sure your wheels are straight, back up to the vehicle behind you, and turn your wheels away from the curb. pull out into the traffic lane only when it is safe to do so.
# 6. When parking your vehicle parallel to the curb on a level street.
A. Your front wheels must be turned toward the street.
B. Your wheels must be within 18 inches of the curb.
C. One of your rear wheels must touch the curb.
# 7. It is illegal to park your vehicle:
A. In an unmarked crosswalk
B. Within three feet of a private driveway.
C. In a bicycle lane.
# 8. A NO STOPPING sign means that, unless directed to do so by a policeman, you may stop only
A. Long enough to unload packages.B. To avoid conflict with other traffic.C. To discharge passengers.D. For less than 5 minutes.
Explanation : A NO STOPPING sign means you may stop only in order to obey a traffic sign, signal or officer, or to avoid conflicts with other vehicles.
# 9. In a parking space reserved for people with disabilities, a non-disabled driver
A. May park in an emergency.B. May not park, but stop in an emergency.C. May not park or stop, but may stand in an emergency.D. May neither park, stop nor stand.
Explanation : It is illegal for any vehicle to park, stop, or stand in a space reserved for the disabled unless it has license plates for the disabled issued by the DMV.
# 10. You may not park your vehicle:
A. On the side of the freeway in an emergency.
B. Next to a red painted curb.
C. Within 100 feet of an elementary school.
# 11. Assuming that the street is level, what should you do after you have finished parallel parking in a space between two other cars
A. Leave your front wheels turned toward the curb.B. Make sure your car almost touches the car behind you.C. Move as far forward in the space as possible.D. Straighten your front wheels and leave room between cars.
Explanation : Straighten your wheels, and pull forward. Allow room for the vehicles ahead and behind you to get out. In your final parking position, your wheels must be no more than one foot (30 cm) from the curb.
# 12. If you are parked parallel to the curb, you may get out of the car on the traffic side
A. During the daytime when other drivers can see you.B. When the traffic light at the closest intersection turns red.C. When you will not interfere with oncoming vehicles.D. If you use your four-way flasher first.
Explanation : After parking, remember that you may not open the door on the road side if it will interfere with traffic.