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Traffic Signs

1. Near a pedestrian crossing, when the pedestrians are waiting to cross the road, you should

A. Stop the vehicle and wait till the pedestrians cross the road and then proceed

2. You are approaching a narrow bridge, another vehicle is about to enter the bridge from opposite side you

A. Wait till the other vehicle crosses the bridge and then proceed

3. When a vehicle is involved in an accident causing injury to any person

A. Take all reasonable steps to secure medical attention to the injured and report to the nearest police station
within 24 hours

4. On a road designated as one way

A. Should not drive in reverse gear

5. You can overtake a vehicle in front

A. Through the right side of that vehicle

6. When a vehicle approaches an unguarded railway level crossing, before crossing it, the driver shall

A. Stop the vehicle on the left side of the road, get down from the vehicle, go to the railway track, and
ensure that no train or trolley is coming from either side
7. How can you distinguish a transport vehicle.

A. By looking at the number plate of the vehicle.

8. Validity of learners licence

A. 6 months

9. In a road without footpath, the pedestrians

A. Should walk on the right side of the road

10. Free passage should be given to the following types of vehicles

A. Vehicles with emergency alerts (Lights / Siren)

11. Vehicles proceeding from opposite direction should be allowed to pass through...

A. Your right side

12. Driver of a vehicle may overtake...

A. When the driver of the vehicle in front shows the signal to overtake

13. Driver of a motor vehicle shall drive through

A. The left side of the road

14. When a Vehicle is parked on the road side during night

A. The park light shall remain lit

15. Fog lamps are used

A. When there is mist.

16. Zebra lines are meant for...

A. pedestrians crossing

17. When an ambulance is approaching...

A. the driver shall allow free passage by drawing to the side of the road

18. Red traffic light indicates...

A. stop the vehicle.

19. Parking a vehicle in front of entrance to hospital

A. Improper

20. Where the slippery road sign is seen on the road, the driver shall

A. reduce the speed by changing the gear

21. Overtaking is prohibited in following circumstances

A. when it is likely to cause inconvenience or danger to other traffic

22. Overtaking when approaching a bend

A. not permissible
23. Drunken driving

A. prohibited in all vehicles.

24. Use of horn prohibited

A. Near Hospital, Courts of Law

25. Rear view mirror is used

A. for watching the traffic approaching from behind

26. Boarding in and alighting from a vehicle while in motion

A. prohibited in all vehicles

27. Each vehicles have to obtain P.U.C.C. in every six month interval -

A. After one year from date of initial registration

28. When fuel is filled in a vehicle

A. shall not smoke

29. Mobile phones shall not be used

A. While driving a vehicle

30. Overtaking is prohibited

A. When the road ahead is not clearly visible

31. The pedestrians shall not cross the road at sharp bends or very near to a stopped vehicle. Why

A. Drivers of other vehicles coming at a distance may not see persons crossing the road.

32. Documents of a private vehicle are

A. Registration certificate, Insurance Certificate, Tax Token, PUCC, Driving Licence.

33. While turning to a road to the left of the road in which you are going, you should

A. Show the left turn signal, keep to the left side of the road and turn to the left with twice horn blown.

34. Validity of P.U.C.C. Pollution Under Control Certificate

A. 6 months

35. While you are driving with the head light in high beam during night, a vehicle approaches from
opposite direction, you will

A. Dim the head light till the vehicle passes

36. The Driver of a vehicle extends his right arm with the palm downward and moves the arm upward and
downward several times. You will understand that

A. He is slowing down the vehicle

37. Minimum age for getting a licence to drive motor cycle without gear

A. 16 years

38. When you see the traffic sign School, you should
A. Slow down and proceed with caution

39. While turning to the left, the driver of a two wheeler shall

A. Show left turn signal with his right hand

40. The Signal while taking U-turn

A. Right turn signal

41. The driver of a vehicle shall not take U-turn

A. In a busy road

42. 'One Time Tax' of a car at West Bengal, is for

A. 5 years

43. Before overtaking a vehicle, it should be ensured that...

A. No other vehicle is overtaking me, the road ahead is clearly visible and it is safe to overtake.

44. Number of persons can be carried in the cabin of a Goods Carriage

A. As many persons as recorded in the Registration Certificate

45. When your vehicle is being overtaken, you should

A. Not obstruct the other vehicle from over taking

46. A place where parking is prohibited

A. On foot-path

47. The hand brake is to be used

A. To park a vehicle

48. More than two persons on a two wheeler is

A. Violation of law

49. You want to overtake a vehicle near a hospital. You will

A. Not blow horn.

50. Using unregistered vehicle in public place is

A. Illegal

51. Minimum age for obtaining driving licence for transport vehicles.

A. 20 years

52. Overtaking is prohibited in the following case

A. Narrow bridge.

53. If a person in charge of an animal apprehending that the animal may become unmanageable, request to
stop a vehicle.

A. The driver shall stop the vehicle.

54. Parking prohibited in the following case...

A. near traffic signal.

55. Over speeding...

A. is an offence leading to suspension or cancellation of driving licence

56. When school buses are stopped for picking up or setting down students

A. proceed slowly and cautiously since there is chance of students suddenly crossing the road

57. When a blind person crosses the road holding White Cane

A. The driver of a vehicle shall consider the white cane as a traffic sign to stop the vehicle

58. When a motor vehicle is involved in an accident

A. shall report to the nearest police station within 24 hours

59. When any property of a third party is damaged due to an accident

A. driver shall report to the nearest police station within 24 hours

60. When the vehicle behind has begun to overtake our vehicle

A. We shall not overtake another vehicle.

61. The driver of the vehicle in front has not given signal for over taking

A. we shall not overtake

62. When our vehicle is being over taken

A. We shall not increase speed

63. Within options, where Parking is prohibited

A. Entrance of hospital

64. Parking is prohibited in the following place

A. blocking a fire hydrant

65. To carry pillion rider on a motor cycle

A. the vehicle shall be provided with foot rest, hand grip and sari guard

66. Smoking while driving public service vehicle

A. can attract suspension of driving licence

67. Abandoning vehicle in a public place causing in convenience to others or passengers

A. the driving licence is liable to be suspended or cancelled

68. Abandoning a transport vehicle as a mark of protest or agitation or any kind of strike, in a public place
or in any other place causing obstruction or inconvenience to the public or passengers or other users of such

A. the driving licence is liable to be suspended or cancelled

69. Carrying overload in goods carriages

A. can attract suspension or cancellation of driving licence

70. The driver of a taxi refusing the offer for journey for the reason that the distance is short.

A. can attract suspension / cancellation of driving licence

71. When you reach an intersection where there is no signal light or police man, you will

A. Give way to the traffic approaching the intersection on your right side and proceed after giving necessary

72. While you are approaching an intersection where the yellow signal light is blinking, you should

A. Slow down the vehicle and proceed only after ensuring that it is safe to do so

73. Where the road is marked with continuous yellow line the vehicle should

A. Not touch or cross the yellow line

74. While you are driving on gradient roads, you should

A. Give precedence to the vehicles going up the hill

75. The driver of a tractor shall not carry

A. Any person other than the driver.

76. While a vehicle entering a main road from a branch road, the driver shall give preference.

A. To all vehicles proceeding along the main road

77. You can overtake a vehicle through the left side if

A. The driver of that vehicle indicates his intention to turn right and proceeds to the center of the road

78. What is 'Tail-gating'?

A. Driving too close behind a vehicle in a dangerous manner.

79. A vehicle can be seized by authorised officers, if

A. The vehicle is not covered by a valid registration or permit

80. Type of horn permitted

A. Electric horn

81. Road on which driving in reverse gear is prohibited

A. One-way road

82. If drunken driving is detected, the driver is liable to be punished with...

A. Imprisonment which may extent to 6 months or Rs.2000/- as fine or both

83. You hold a learners licence for motor cycle...

A. You will not carry any other person on the motor cycle except for the purpose of getting instructions
from an instructor who holds a valid driving licence to drive motor cycle

84. When the yellow light at an intersection appear on the signal light, the driver of a approaching vehicle

A. Must slow down to stop (if within possibility)

85. All motor insurance vehicles must be covered by

A. Third party (liability) Insurance

86. Minimum distance to be kept from the vehicle going in front

A. 'Safe Distance' according to speed i.e. minimum 10 seconds time gap, to cross one particular point by
two vehicles.

87. The number of passengers permitted to be taken in private vehicle is recorded in the

A. Registration Certificate

88. Overtaking is prohibited when...

A. vehicle is driven on a steep hill.

89. If the road is marked with broken white lines, you...

A. can change track if required.

90. Blinking red traffic light means.

A. stop the vehicle and proceed if safe.

91. What is defensive driving?

A. Driving cautiously anticipating violation of traffic rules and road signs both by drivers and other road

92. What is meant by stop line

A. A line with 5 centimeters width in white or yellow colour at the approach of road junction or pedestrian

93. Maximum distance allowed between towing and towed vehicles

A. 5 meters

94. According to section 112 of the Motor Vehicles Act 1988

A. Speed limit shall not be exceeded

95. Zig-Zag driving is

A. Dangerous to all at all times

96. You are on a long downhill slope. What should you do to help control the speed of your vehicle?

A. change to low gear

97. While on a round about

A. traffic on the roundabout has right of way

98. It is essential to wear a helmet while driving a two-wheeler because

A. It is for your individual safety & by Rule also.

99. You are overtaking a car at night. You must ensure that

A. you flash headlamps before overtaking

100. A flashing yellow signal is used when

A. you should slow down & proceed with caution

101. You stop for pedestrians waiting to cross at a zebra crossing. They do not start to cross. What should
you do?

A. be patient and wait

102. You are allowed to park

- on a footpath

- at top of a hill

A. neither of these two alternatives

103. A high beam in foggy conditions

A. is bad because it reflects back and can dazzle

104. When approaching a crossing where you are to go straight

A. change lanes at least 50 mts ahead to the middle lane

105. You are driving. A vehicle comes up quickly behind, flashing head lamps. You should

A. allow the vehicle to overtake, if safe & with proper signal

106. When must you use a dipped / high beam headlight during the day?

A. In poor visibility and highways

107. You are driving in rain. Why should you keep well back from the vehicle in front?

A. in case it stop suddenly

Traffic Signs




Compulsory turn left


Give way


One way


U-turn prohibited


Pedestrian crossing

Parking on the right allowed


Right turn prohibited


Horn prohibited

Narrow bridge ahead




First aid post


Resting place

End of speed restriction


Narrow road ahead


Level crossing unguarded


Overtaking prohibited

Cross road


No entry


Side road left


Sound horn compulsory


Compulsory turn right


No parking




No entry for cars and motor cycles


Trucks Prohibited


Bullock cart prohibited


Pedestrians prohibited


Left turn Prohibited


Drive the vehicle not exceeding 50 km/hr.


No entry for vehicles having more than 2 meters width.


Entry for vehicles having height not exceeding 3.5 meters.


No Stopping or standing


Ahead only


Compulsory ahead or turn left


Compulsory keep left


Right hand curve


Left hand curve


Right hair pin bend


Left hair pin bend


Right reverse bend


Left reverse bend


Axle weight limit, up to 6 tons.


Side road right


Major Road ahead


Round about


Dangerous dip


Guarded level cross


Y-inter section left


Y-inter section right


Y-inter section


Compulsory go ahead or turn to right


Slippery road

Loose gravel


Cycle crossing


Possibility of cattle on road


School ahead

Men at work


Falling rocks




Steep ascend

Steep descend


Road widens ahead


Gap in median

Hump or rough road


Barrier ahead


No thorough side road


No thorough road


Parking both sides of this sign


Parking lot - scooters and motor cycles


Parking lot - Cars


Parking lot - Autorickshaw


Intends to turn right


Intends to turn left


Intends to slow down the vehicle


Intends to stop the vehicle


Order to stop the vehicle from behind


Order to stop the vehicle from behind and front


Order to stop the vehicle from front

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