While quite a few of the Connecticut permit test questions will be common sense and won't require you to present in-depth knowledge of traffic rules, some of them cover the vehicle code and traffic laws and you must make sure to memorize the laws that are presented in the official CT drivers handbook. The “move over law” is one of such laws and it appears in quite a few CT permit test papers, that's why we could not pass it by and decided to go ahead and include a sample question covering the law into the permit practice test CT exam. Most other states have similar laws, so you should observe it even if you travel out of the state.
Sample Practice Question
Before we get down to this sample CT permit test question, we urge everyone to read the Connecticut drivers handbook that is available on the DMV website free of charge. The book contains all Connecticut permit test answers, it is free and it is one of the best resources for those getting ready to apply for the Connecticut drivers license.
THE “MOVE OVER LAW”:
A. Requires you to yield to faster traveling vehicles
B. Requires teenagers to yield the driver's seat to a more experienced driver while on the highway
C. Protects law enforcement and emergency workers
D. Requires you to keep as much space as possible between you and the cyclist when passing him
Those who think they know the right answer to this question should check if they are correct at the end of the page. Read on for a detailed explanation to each one of these options.
Permit Test Answers
Answer A to the permit practice test CT question states that the move over law requires you to yield to other drivers who are going faster than you. While you should never impede traffic and most of the highways will have minimum speed limits that you need to observe, this is not what the move over law is about.
Answer B to the Connecticut practice permit test question suggests that the move over law requires teenagers to yield the driver's seat to a more experienced driver when driving on the highway. While there is nothing wrong with yielding the driver's seat to someone more experienced of you feel that you are not up to current on-road conditions, the move over law does not really single out inexperienced drivers and applies to everyone and this is not what the law is about.
Answer C to the learners permit practice test CT question tells us that the move over law protects law enforcement and emergency workers. No objections so far, but let's look at other answers as well.
Answer D to the Connecticut permit practice test question states that the move over law requires you to keep as much space as possible between you and the cyclist when passing him. This is certainly reasonable, since cyclists may have to move left or right to avoid danger that you cannot even see, so giving them extra space is a good thing to do. However, the move over law is not about bicycles.
Correct Permit Test Answer
The correct answer to this CT permit test question is C:
THE “MOVE OVER LAW” PROTECTS LAW ENFORCEMENT AND EMERGENCY WORKERS
The Connecticut “MOVE OVER LAW” went into effect in 2009 and it was introduced to protect law enforcement and emergency workers whose duty takes them to high speed motorways. According to the current law, if you see an emergency vehicle pulled over on any part of a highway or road with the emergency lights activated, you must slow down below the posted speed limit (it is best to slow down to at least 20 mph under the posted speed limit) and move the vehicle over one lane whenever it is safe to do so. The idea is that you must be as far away as possible from the emergency vehicle and people working around it as possible.
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