Form DS-875Q "Article 19-a Biennial Oral/Written Examination" - New York

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ARTICLE 19-A BIENNIAL ORAL/
WRITTEN EXAMINATION
INTRODUCTION:
This examination is required under Section 6.12 of the Commissioner’s Regulations. It will be conducted
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as an open-book test at the carrier’s place of business.
You must answer 20 questions: 15 in Section A, and 5 in Section B.
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The certified examiner will tell you which questions you must answer from Section A and Section B.
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Each question is worth 5 points. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 12 out of 15 questions in
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Section A, and at least 4 out of 5 questions in Section B, for a total score of 80. If you fail, you are
disqualified from driving under Article 19-A. You may ask your carrier to let you take the examination again.
INSTRUCTIONS TO DRIVER:
1. Before beginning the exam, print your name and enter the date at the top of each page of these
question/answer sheets.
2. Listen carefully to the examiner, and circle the number of each of the questions you have to answer.
3. Read each of the questions you have to answer, and circle the selection (a, b, c or d) that you think best
answers the question.
4. While taking this examination, you are permitted to refer to Part 6 of the Commissioner’s Regulations,
the New York State Commercial Driver’s Manual, and the New York State Department of Motor
Vehicles Driver’s Manual.
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ARTICLE 19-A BIENNIAL ORAL/
WRITTEN EXAMINATION
INTRODUCTION:
This examination is required under Section 6.12 of the Commissioner’s Regulations. It will be conducted
u
as an open-book test at the carrier’s place of business.
You must answer 20 questions: 15 in Section A, and 5 in Section B.
u
The certified examiner will tell you which questions you must answer from Section A and Section B.
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Each question is worth 5 points. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 12 out of 15 questions in
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Section A, and at least 4 out of 5 questions in Section B, for a total score of 80. If you fail, you are
disqualified from driving under Article 19-A. You may ask your carrier to let you take the examination again.
INSTRUCTIONS TO DRIVER:
1. Before beginning the exam, print your name and enter the date at the top of each page of these
question/answer sheets.
2. Listen carefully to the examiner, and circle the number of each of the questions you have to answer.
3. Read each of the questions you have to answer, and circle the selection (a, b, c or d) that you think best
answers the question.
4. While taking this examination, you are permitted to refer to Part 6 of the Commissioner’s Regulations,
the New York State Commercial Driver’s Manual, and the New York State Department of Motor
Vehicles Driver’s Manual.
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Driver Name (print)
Date:
SECTION A
1. The most important reason for being alert to a hazard is so:
a. Law enforcement personnel can be called.
b. You will have time to plan your escape if the hazard becomes an emergency.
c. You can help impaired drivers.
d. Accident reports will be accurate.
2. You are driving at 50 MPH. Driving conditions are ideal (dry pavement, good visibility). What is the least amount
of space that you should keep in front of your vehicle to be safe?
a. 2 seconds
b. 3 seconds
c. 4 seconds
d. 5 seconds
3. You are driving a new bus with a manual transmission. What gear will you probably have to use on a long,
steep downhill grade?
a. A higher gear than you would use to climb the hill.
b. None: Newer buses can coast down hills.
c. The same gear that you would use to climb the hill.
d. A lower gear than you would use to climb the hill.
4. You are driving a vehicle that could safely be driven at 55 MPH on an open road. But traffic is now heavy, moving
at 35 MPH though the speed limit is 55. The safest speed for your vehicle is most likely:
a. 25 MPH
b. 35 MPH
c. 45 MPH
d. 55 MPH
5. While driving, you see a small (1 foot square) cardboard box ahead in your lane. You should:
a. Brake hard to avoid hitting it.
b. Hit it with your vehicle to knock it off the road.
c. Stop and direct traffic around it.
d. Steer around it without making a sudden or unsafe move.
6. Which of these statements is a good rule to follow when backing up your vehicle?
a. Use a helper whenever possible.
b. Rely on mirrors for all information on your path of travel.
c. Use the highest reverse gear while backing.
d. Back and turn toward the right side.
7. Immediately after a long, hot drive, you check air pressure in a tire and it is 5 lb. high. You should:
a. Let out 5 lb. of air from the tire.
b. Before the next trip, set the cold air pressure 5 lb. below the recommended level.
c. Recheck the pressure after the tire cools.
d. When you resume your trip, drive slower.
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Driver Name (print)
Date:
8. Which of these items is checked in a pre-trip inspection?
a. Whether all vehicle lights are working and are clean.
b. Wiper blades.
c. Emergency exits.
d. All of the above.
9. Where or when should you test the stopping action of your service brakes?
a. In a parking lot when the vehicle is not moving.
b. When moving at 5 MPH.
c. At a special Brake Testing Center only.
d. When the vehicle is going downhill without a load.
10. Which of these can cause a vehicle to skid?
a. Turning too sharply.
b. Overacceleration.
c. Not enough weight on the front axle.
d. All of the above.
11. What is counter steering?
a. Turning the wheel back in the other direction after steering to avoid a traffic emergency.
b. Turning the steering wheel counterclockwise.
c. Steering in the opposite direction from what other drivers expect you to do.
d. Using the steering axle brakes to prevent oversteering.
12. High beams should be:
a. Used when it is safe and legal to do so.
b. Dimmed at the time that you get within 100 feet of another vehicle.
c. Turned on when an oncoming driver does not dim his/her lights.
d. All of the above.
13. Which of these statements about marking a stopped vehicle is true?
a. If a hill or curve keeps drivers behind you from seeing the vehicle within 500 feet, the rear reflective triangle
should be moved back down the road to give adequate warning.
b. The vehicle’s tail lights should be kept on to warn other drivers.
c. You do not need to put out reflective triangles unless the vehicle will be stopped for 30 minutes or more.
d. All of the above are true.
14. You are driving in the right lane of a four-lane, undivided road. You come over a hill and find a car stopped ahead
in your lane. You do not have room to stop, and the hill blocks your view to the rear. The shoulder is clear. Which of
these is most likely the best action to take?
a. Steer to the right.
b. Use hard braking and brace for collision.
c. Steer into the left lane.
d. Steer into the oncoming lanes.
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Driver Name (print)
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15. You can see a marking on a vehicle ahead of you. The marking is a red triangle with an orange center. What does the
marking mean?
a. It is being driven by a student driver.
b. It may be a slow-moving vehicle.
c. The vehicle is hauling hazardous materials.
d. It is a law enforcement vehicle.
16. When driving through work zones, you should:
a. Drive slowly.
b. Use your brake lights to warn drivers behind you.
c. Turn on your flashers.
d. Do all of the above.
17. You should stop driving:
a. After 5 hours.
b. After 7 hours.
c. After 9 hours.
d. Whenever you become sleepy.
18. Which of these statements about drugs is true?
a. A driver can use any prescription drug while driving.
b. Use of drugs can lead to accidents and/or arrest.
c. Amphetamines (“pep pills” or “bennies”) can be used to help the driver stay alert.
d. All of the above.
19. Which of these statements about using turn signals is true?
a. You should use your turn signals to mark your vehicle when it is pulled off on the side of the road.
b. When turning, you should cancel the signal before you make the turn.
c. You do not need to use a signal when changing lanes in traffic on a four-lane highway.
d. When turning, you should signal early.
20. You must exit a highway using an off-ramp that curves downhill. You should:
a. Come to a full stop at the top of the ramp.
b. Wait until you are in the curve before downshifting.
c. Slow down to a safe speed before the curve.
d. Slow down to the posted speed limit for the off-ramp.
21. You are driving a heavy bus with a manual transmission. You have to stop the vehicle on the shoulder while driving
on an uphill grade. Which of these is a good rule to follow when putting it back in motion up the grade?
a. Let the vehicle roll straight backwards a few feet before you engage the clutch.
b. Let the vehicle roll backwards a few feet before you engage the clutch, but turn the wheel so that the back moves
away from the roadway.
c. Keep the clutch slipping while slowly accelerating.
d. Use the parking brake to hold the vehicle until the clutch engages.
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Driver Name (print)
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22. As the Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) goes up, what happens?
a. Judgment and self-control are affected.
b. The drinker can sober up in less time.
c. The drinker more clearly sees how alcohol is affecting him/her.
d. The effects of alcohol decrease.
23. When looking ahead of your vehicle while driving, you should look:
a. To the right side of the road.
b. To the left side of the road.
c. Back and forth, near and far.
d. Straight ahead at all times.
24. When the roads are slippery, you should:
a. Make turns as carefully as possible.
b. Stop and test the traction while going up hills.
c. Decrease the distance that you look ahead of your vehicle.
d. Drive alongside other vehicles.
25. Which of these is a good thing to remember about using mirrors?
a. You should look at a mirror for several seconds at a time.
b. Convex mirrors make things look larger and closer than they really are.
c. There are “blind spots” that your mirror cannot show you.
d. You should check your mirrors twice before making a lane change.
26. Which of these is a good thing to do when driving at night?
a. Wear sun glasses.
b. Keep your instrument lights bright.
c. Keep your speed slow enough that you can stop within the range of your headlights.
d. Look directly at oncoming headlights only briefly.
27. Which of these is a sign of tire failure?
a. Vibration.
b. A loud “bang”.
c. Steering that feels heavy.
d. All of the above.
28. Your vehicle is in a traffic emergency and may collide with another vehicle if you do not take action. Which
statement is true?
a. Leaving the road is always more risky than hitting another vehicle.
b. Unbuckle your safety belt before impact so you will not be trapped inside your vehicle.
c. You can almost always turn to miss an obstacle more quickly than you can stop.
d. Stopping is always the safest action in a traffic emergency.
29. What should you do when your vehicle hydroplanes?
a. Accelerate slightly.
b. Counter steer hard.
c. Release the accelerator.
d. Start stab-braking.
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