DRIVERS ED FINAL REVIEW
• If you are convicted of passing a school bus that is receiving or discharging passengers, you may
lose your driver’s license for at least three months.
• Alcohol is the single greatest factor in fatal motor vehicle accidents.
• Headlights are required from dusk to dawn, during periods of poor visibility, and when weather
conditions require the use of windshield wipers.
• When a two lane pavement is marked with a single , solid yellow line on your side of the center
line you must not cross the yellow line to pass another vehicle.
• Drivers are not permitted to wear headsets or have a television receiver visible from the drivers
• A driver moving out of an alley, private road, or driveway within an urban area must stop before
reaching the sidewalk and yield to pedestrians and vehicles before proceeding. • When passing another vehicle, you should not cut back into the right lane until you can see the
vehicle that you just passed in your rearview mirror.
• Illinois law requires children under the age 8 to be secured by a restraining system or seat belt
ANYWHERE IN THE VEHICLE when traveling in a car.
• You are required by law to yield the right-of-way to any authorized vehicle engaged in highway
construction or maintenance that is displaying amber (yellow) oscillating, rotating or flashing
• In order to reinstate full driving privileges after a (DUI) revocation, a person must: submit to a
professional assessment of alcohol and/or drug use and attend a remedial or rehab program,
carry high –risk auto insurance for three years, be approved for reinstatement by the Secretary
of State’s of Administrative, and wait a minimum of one year.
• If you are under the age of 17 and you drive after nighttime driving restriction hours, you must
have a parent, legal guardian or someone 18 years of age or older with you. Your parents or
legal guardian must approve of the person. If these conditions are not met, your license will not
be valid during those hours.
• It is illegal for any person to leave the roadway and travel across private property to avoid an
official traffic control device.
• When driving on a slippery road and the rear end of your vehicle starts to skid, you should hold
the wheel firmly and steer straight ahead, braking gradually.
• When a right turn against a red light is allowed, the proper way to make the turn is to stop, give
the right-of-way to any persons or vehicles within the intersection, then cautiously make your
• It is illegal to pass on the shoulder of the road.
• Motorcycles, though smaller and lighter in weight, have the same right-of-way privileges as
other vehicles. Special observations should be given to motorcycles when they approach an
intersection, a railroad crossing, bridge or when bad weather occurs.
• Your driving privileges will be revoked by the state of Illinois if you are convicted of leaving the
scene of the accident, street racing, and DUI.
• Motorcycles are entitled to use the full width of a traffic lane , the same as a vehicle. Therefore,
when you are driving a vehicle and want to pass a motorcycle, you should not pass the
motorcycle in the same lane that it is using, but change lanes and pass the way you would pass
any other vehicle.
• When a traffic light shows both a red light and a green arrow in the direction you wish to turn,
you may proceed in the direction of the arrow with caution.
• The driver and front-seat passengers (age 8 and above )are required to wear seat safety belts
while riding in a motor vehicle on Illinois roadways.
• When making a left hand turn in a business or residential district, a continuous signal to turn
must be given NO LESS THAN 100 FEET BEFORE TURNING.
• Most rear end collisions are caused by the vehicle in the back driving too closely • When you come to a stop sign , you must stop your vehicle at a marked stop line, before
entering the crosswalk, or before entering the intersection if there is no crosswalk. • Many intersection accidents occur because drivers fail to slow down and look carefully to the
left and right before entering the intersection.
• Illinois residents must insure their vehicle for liability, carry proof of insurance in the vehicle,
produce proof of insurance when stopped for a traffic violation, during a random check, or
involved in a traffic accident.
• When there are flashing signals at a railroad crossing and the train clears the crossing, you
should proceed when you check to make sure another train is not approaching on another track. • When you are driving and one of your tires has a blowout, you should grip the steering wheel
firmly, take you foot off the gas pedal, and let the vehicle slow down before you drive onto the
• If you must drive during foggy weather, you should turn your low-beam headlights on and drive
at a speed that will allow you to stop within your field of vision.
• A flashing red traffic light at an intersection means exactly the same as a stop sign. • The road surface of a bridge may be dangerous in winter because there may be ice on bridges
even when other pavements are clear.
• When approaching a railroad crossing that does not have any warning system ( such as electric
flashing lights or gates), you should look, listen, slow down in case you have to stop, and
proceed when safe to do so
• When an authorized emergency vehicle that is using its siren and flashing lights approaches your
vehicle , you should pull over to the right-hand edge of the highway and stop, if possible. • You are waiting at an intersection and the traffic signal light changes to green. You may then go
ahead after first yielding to the right-of-way to any persons or vehicles that are within the
• When driving along the highway and the front right wheel of your vehicle runs off the pavement,
you should grasp the steering wheel tightly and take your foot off the accelerator. • If your vehicle starts to skid on water (hydroplane), you should turn your wheel slightly to the
right and brake gently.
• When headlights are required, bright lights should be dimmed at least 500 feet before meeting
and 300 feet before overtaking another vehicle.
• ROAD SIGNS!
No U Turn
No Right Turn
Slow Moving Vehicle
Yield Right of Way
School Zone and School Crossing
Pedestrian Crossing No Passing Zone
Road Construction and Maintenance Area
Reduction In Lanes Do Not Enter