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CDL Practice Test: Driving Rules & Regulations

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CDL Practice Test: Driving Rules & Regulations

Driving Rules & Regulations Questions

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Commercial drivers must notify their employer about the following, except:
  • Any traffic violation within 30 days of the date of conviction
  • Any suspension, revocation or cancellation of their driving privileges, as well as any disqualification or out-of-service action, within one day of notification of action
  • Complete employment and driving record for the previous 10 years
  • Current marital status
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Quote From Page 8 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Commercial drivers also must notify their employer of the following:

  • Any traffic violation within 30 days of the date of conviction.
  • Any suspension, revocation or cancellation of their driving privileges, as well as any disqualification or out-of-service action, within one day of notification of action.
  • Complete employment and driving record for the previous 10 years.
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Knowingly and willfully leaving the scene of an accident while operating a CMV or non-CMV results in disqualification for how long?
  • Minimum of 18 months
  • Minimum of 24 months
  • Minimum of 6 months
  • Minimum of 12 months
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Quote From Page 8 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

The following offenses also will lead to disqualification:

  • Knowingly and willfully leaving the scene of an accident while operating a CMV or non-CMV results in disqualification for a minimum 12 months.
  • Committing a felony while operating a CMV or non-CMV results in disqualification for a minimum 12 months.
  • A conviction for either offense above while carrying placarded hazardous materials results in disqualification for a minimum three years.
  • A conviction for violation of an out-of-service order results in disqualification for a minimum six months.
  • The use of a CMV or non-CMV in the commission of any felony involving manufacturing, distributing or dispensing a controlled substance, or possession with intent to manufacture, distribute or disperse a controlled substance,results in a lifetime disqualification.

Operating a commercial motor vehicle in violation of regulations pertaining to railroad-highway grade crossings:

  • First conviction 60-day disqualification
  • Second conviction within a three-year period -120-day disqualification
  • Third and subsequent conviction within a three year period - one year disqualification.
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A commercial driver may be placed out of service with how much alcohol in his/her system?
  • Any amount
  • BAC of .04
  • BAC of .02
  • BAC of .08
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Quote From Page 8 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Illinois law requires drivers operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) or a non-commercial motor vehicle (nonCMV) on highways to automatically give their consent to submit to certain tests to determine blood-alcohol concentration (BAC). A CDL holder may not operate a commercial vehicle with a BAC of .04 or more or a noncommercial vehicle with a BAC of .08 or more.

  • Any driver operating a CMV or non-CMV who refuses to submit to chemical testing or submits to a test with results in excess of the legal limit is disqualified for a minimum 12 months.
  • Any driver convicted of DUI (regardless of BAC) is disqualified for a minimum 12 months.
  • If either violation above takes place while transporting placarded hazardous materials, the driver is disqualified for a minimum three years.
  • A driver who commits two of the above violations, arising from two or more incidents, is disqualified for life.
  • A CDL holder operating a CMV found to have any alcohol in his or her system is placed out of service for at least 24 hours.
  • Anyone convicted of driving a commercial motor vehicle with any amount of drug, substance or compound resulting from unlawful use or consumption of cannabis listed in the Cannabis Control Act or controlled substance listed in the Controlled Substance Act is disqualified for a minimum 12 months.

TruckingTruth's Advice:

CDL holders can be criminally charged for driving under the influence with a .04 BAC or higher, but will be placed out of service for 24 hours if any trace of alcohol is detected in their system

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Reckless driving is considered a serious traffic violation. All of the following are grounds for reckless driving except:
  • Driving on a sidewalk
  • Passing a vehicle stopped for a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
  • Performing an illegal U-Turn
  • Passing a school bus receiving or discharging passengers or displaying a warning not to pass
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Quote From Page 9 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Reckless Driving Operating a CMV or non-CMV in a manner that exhibits a willful, wanton or reckless disregard of the safety of persons or property.

  • Passing a vehicle stopped for a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
  • Driving on a sidewalk.
  • Passing a school bus receiving or discharging passengers or displaying a warning not to pass.

TruckingTruth's Advice:

Reckless driving is a serious traffic violation which carries additional consequences. Two serious traffic violations within a three-year period results in a two-month disqualification. Three serious traffic violations in the same period results in a four-month disqualification.

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Combination vehicles longer than 25 feet or wider than 80 inches (excluding mirrors, bumpers and other safety devices) must have special lighting and reflective equipment. Which of the following is NOT required:
  • All of these are required
  • Three red lights on the rear of the vehicle in a horizontal line
  • Two yellow or amber lights on the front of the vehicle
  • Three white reflectors on the front of the vehicle
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Quote From Page 10 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Second division or combination vehicles longer than 25 feet or wider than 80 inches (excluding mirrors, bumpers and other safety devices) must have special lighting equipment. The following lighting equipment is required on vehicles operated outside the limits of cities, towns or villages between sunset and sunrise:

  • Two yellow or amber lights on the front of the vehicle. One light must be on each upper-front corner and visible for 500 feet.
  • Three red lights on the rear of the vehicle in a horizontal line and visible for 500 feet.
  • Two yellow or amber reflectors on the front of the vehicle. One reflector must be on each lower corner.
  • Two red reflectors on the rear of the vehicle. One reflector must be not more than 12 inches from each lower corner.
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Traffic violations which are deemed "serious" by the DOT carry additional consequences. What is an example of a serious traffic violation?
  • All of these are serious traffic violations
  • Following Too Closely
  • Excessive Speeding
  • Improper Lane Usage
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Quote From Page 9 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

The following are listed as serious traffic violations:

  • Excessive Speeding
  • Reckless Driving
  • No Valid CDL
  • Following Too Closely
  • Improper Lane Usage
  • Conviction Involving a Fatal Accident
  • Multiple Licenses
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Turn signals must be visible from how many feet away?
  • 400 feet
  • 100 feet
  • 200 feet
  • 300 feet
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Quote From Page 11 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Vehicles must have right and left signals on the front and rear. They must be visible from 300 feet.

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How long will a driver be placed out of service with a .02 Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)?
  • At least 24 hours
  • A driver will not be placed out of service unless they have a .08 BAC
  • A driver will not be placed out of service unless they have a .04 BAC
  • At least 12 hours
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Quote From Page 8 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

A CDL holder operating a CMV found to have any alcohol in his or her system is placed out of service for at least 24 hours.

TruckingTruth's Advice:

Alcohol is taken very seriously for commercial drivers. If you have any alcohol in your system at all, you will be placed out of service and will most likely lose your job. While you will not be criminally charged for driving under the influence unless your BAC is .04 or higher, you can still lose your job for any level under that and will certainly be placed out of service. A good rule of thumb is "24 hours from bottle to throttle." In other words, don't even think about driving for 24 hours after your last drink.

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