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Mississippi Driver's Manual - Appendix B

This book needs to be re-written by a teacher. The subjects are poorly grouped and the number of typos is astounding. The questions in the back may or may not have answers in the book. Nevertheless, it's what you have to study to pass the test for a permit. 

We took quite a lot of time to locate the <possible> answers to the Appendix B sample questions and are pleased to share their locations. If we were unsure, there's a question mark... so keep that in mind!

If you know or find out better/clearer answers, please share them with us: 
Margaret and Maggie

Last updated: 2-28-07

1. When you are driving on an interstate, why is it dangerous to follow the same vehicle for a long time? p. 56
2. When you overtake another vehicle at night, why should you use your low beams? p. 34
3. What should you do if you are being overtaken by an emergency vehicle (fire truck, police car, ambulance) flashing it's emergency lights? p. 27
4. Why should you use your turn signals well in advance of a turn? p. 18
5. If you are going to make a turn at an intersection, what is the first thing you should do? p. 19
6. What should you do before backing out of a diagonal parking space? p. 51
7. When are paved roads most likely to be their slickest? p. 52
8. What does a flashing yellow traffic signal mean? p. 36
9. If there is any question about right-of-way in a particular situation, what should you do? Slowly approach; yield to the right? p. 25
10. When may you drive at the posted speed limits in Mississippi?  p. 29
11. As a driver, how can you help reduce accidents at intersections? p. 19
12. As a driver, what is your responsibility to pedestrians? p. 28
13. What should you do if you are involved in an accident in which there is personal injury or $1,000 or more in property damage? p. 64
14. Why shouldn't you drive when you are ill, angry, or depressed? p. 49
15. What is the legal maximum distance at which you may park your car parallel to the curb? p. 53
16. What should you do when a law enforcement officer is directing traffic.  p. 35
17. What is the best way to inform other drivers of any maneuver you are about to make on the highway?  p. 18
18. When waiting to make a left turn, what should you do? Watch for a safe opening in the oncoming traffic?
19. Where do most accidents occur?  p. 19
20. What should you do if you take the wrong exit on the interstate?  p. 57
21. What is your first step if your vehicle has a blowout?  p. 51
22. Before you leave your vehicle parked on a downhill slope, parallel to the curb, what should you do?  p. 53
23. On a two-way, four-lane street, which lane should you use  to make a left turn? p. 24
24. Why are rear-end collisions so common on interstate highways? Tailgating? p. 56
25. If you are traveling in the right lane of an interstate highway, what adjustments must you make when other vehicles are entering the highway? p. 55
26. What action should you take if you encounter a pedestrian crossing the street where there is no marked crosswalk? p. 28
27. What is the penalty for the first offense under Mississippi's DUI laws? p. 60
28. If you approach a school bus that is loading or unloading school children, what should you do? p. 28
29. If you are driving slower than other traffic on an interstate, which lane should you use? p.55
30. What is the first step you should take before backing any vehicle? p. 51?
31. What is a traffic lane? p. 17
32. If you are involved in an accident, what information should you give the other drivers involved? p. 63
33. What does a flashing light or a ringing bell at a railroad crossing signify? (Did they really ask this?) p. 38
34. As a general rule, what is the safest thing to do if your vehicle goes into a skid? p. 52
35. At night, when is it acceptable to drive with your lights on high beam? p. 34
36. What light beam should you use when driving at night in a heavy fog? p. 34
37. When is passing permitted? p. 47
38. When entering an interstate highway from the acceleration land, how fast may you go? p. 55
39. If your vehicle has become disabled on an interstate highway, what is the proper way to signal other motorists that you need assistance? p. 56
40. A child restraining device must be provided by every person transporting a child in a motor vehicle if the child is under the age of: p. 67
41. Refusal to submit to a chemical breath test upon the request of a law enforcement officer is this state will result in the suspension of your driver's license for how many days? p. 60
42. When you are approaching a flashing red traffic light at an intersection, you should: p. 36
43. Before making a turn at an intersection you should give a signal for at least how many feet? p. 43
44. When meeting a car at night with blinding lights, what is the safest thing to do? p. 33
45. When nearing an intersection marked with a "yield right of way" you are required to: p. 41
46. When overtaking a vehicle on a two-lane highway the safest thing to do before cutting back in front of the vehicle being passed is: p. 31
47. The most dangerous place on a highway is: Intersection? p. 19
48. What traffic violation is most likely to cause deaths in automobile accidents? p. 29
49. When a traffic light shows both a red light and a green arrow in the direction you wish to turn, you: Turn! (What are they looking for here??)
50. A pedestrian using a white or white-tipped-with-red cane is usually: p. 29
51. What is a driver's responsibility when driving through a congested area where children are playing? p. 29
52. A double solid white line is used to define a traffic lane where travel in the same direction is permitted on both sides of the line, but: p. 47
53. When meeting or following a vehicle at night you should dim your headlights at least how many feet away? p. 34
54. When two vehicles enter or approach an intersection at approximately the same time and there are no traffic signs or signals, who has the right of way? p. 26
55. In driving, What is meant by the term "over-driving" your headlights? p. 33 - 1st paragraph under Driving at Night (Had to ask about this one because the term "over-driving" is not used.)
56. What is the maximum speed limit for cars and trucks on the highways of Mississippi? Whatever is posted (?) Read their definition of "highway" on page 7. <shrug> Then see speeds listed on p. 30.
57. When the driver of a vehicle approaches an intersection the question of right-of-way should be determined: Is this the same as #54?
58. A right turn is permitted at a red traffic signal only after the driver of the vehicle has: p. 36

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