(From the 2015 Missouri driver handbook)

Directions: Any one who drives a motor vehicle on public streets or highways in Missouri is required legally to possess a valid driver’s license. A first time driver license applicant who resides in Missouri must pass a vision test, a written test on traffic laws, a road sign test and a skills test. The written test has 25 multiple-choice questions based on topics of the Missouri Driver Handbook. You are required to answer correctly, at least, 20 questions to pass.
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  1. What is the definition of defensive driving?

    All of the above.

    Keep your foot over your brake pedal when needed to reduce your reaction times.

    Keep your eyes moving to look for possible hazards.

    Drive just below the speed limit in certain situations to improve your braking distance.

  2. What should you do if your car starts hydroplaning or skidding?

    Try to steer off or away from the road

    Step firm on the brake

    Turn the wheel firm and sharp

    Try to gradually lower your speed

  3. Which of the following statements is true about blind spots.

    Tractor trailers and large vehicles have blind spots which are larger than most passenger vehicles.

    You can eliminate your blind spots by using your 2 outside mirrors.

    The proper use of all 3 mirrors will eliminate your blind spot.

    Blind spots? I'm invincible.

  4. What is the best answer if your car is equipped with a passenger side airbag?

    Use the rear-facing child restraint system in the front passenger seat.

    Small children should ride in the back seat.

    It is OK for small children to ride in the front passenger seat of your car.

  5. You can avoid dangerous last minute maneuvers by looking ________ ahead of your vehicle at all times.

    20 to 25 seconds

    60 seconds

    15 to 30 Seconds

    10 to 15 seconds

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