U.S. DMV Questions about Traffic Signals

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U.S. Traffic Signals

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Which traffic light has the same meaning as a stop sign?

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When should you always continue against a steady yellow light?

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A traffic signal with a flashing yellow arrow means:

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When a traffic signal shows a steady red light:

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When a traffic signal shows a green light:

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A traffic light with a green arrow in a left-turn lane indicates that:

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If traffic signals do not work, you:

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For which of the following must you always stop your vehicle?

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A flashing yellow light means:

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If you have entered an intersection to make a turn when the traffic signal changes from yellow to red, you should:

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The Traffic Signals Quiz


U.S. Traffic Signals

You may be preparing for your first DMV test to get your learner’s permit or driver’s license. Or you may be visiting the United States and find the different rules about traffic signals confusing.

Unlike many other countries, United States state laws allow you to turn right against a red light. Sometimes, you may also turn left against a solid red light. But how should you treat a red arrow?

The different arrows and combinations can also be confusing for foreigners and first-time test takers in the United States.

This quick quiz will check your knowledge of traffic signals and lights in the United States. Can you reach a 100% score? Most users need help.

Suppose you want to dig deeper into what different signals mean. In that case, we recommend this article: DMV Questions about Highway Traffic Signals .

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2 Comments on U.S. DMV Questions about Traffic Signals

  1. The answers are very different than what I expected them to be. For example, question #9 was “what to do when a traffic light is flashing red” and I answered “stop, yield right of way for pedestrians, and wait until the light turns green”. But it gave a different answer that said that “you’re allowed to make a right turn at a red light”.

    • No such question in this quiz.

      Just a note, though. A green light never follows a flashing red. Flashing red has the same meaning as a stop sign. You must stop, yield, and then go when safe.

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