While this DMV NY permit test practice question is about school zones, it is also about speed limits and driving safely when children are around. Remember that there are special regulations that require you stop for school buses and reduce speed when children are present near the highway. Breaking these regulations is punishable by a very large fine (the fine may be as high as $1000 for repeat offenders, plus you lose 5 points off your license) and you may even lose your drivers license altogether if you are found to be guilty of this violation three times within a three year period. We frequently see question on school zones and school buses on NY permit test papers and that's why we are looking at one of such questions today. Today's question covers the speed limit in school zones in New York. If you want to do more questions like this one, make sure to check out the full NY DMV permit practice test!
Sample DMV Question
“THE SPEED LIMIT CANNOT BE LOWER THAN _______ MILES PER HOUR WHEN THE YELLOW LIGHTS ARE FLASHING ON THE SCHOOL ZONE SPEED SIGN”
If you don't know the answer to this question and you would like to learn more about speed limits in New York, make sure to check out the New York state drivers manual that is provided by the NYDMV absolutely free of charge. The book covers everything you need to know to pass the NY permit test the first time you take it and so it's one of the best study resources for anyone trying to obtain a New York drivers license or learners permit.
Permit Test Answers
Answer A to the DMV NY permit test practice question suggests that the speed limit in a school zone cannot be lower than 25 miles per hour when the yellow lights are flashing on the school zone speed sign. This answer is incorrect, 25 miles per hour is the lowest speed limit that can be set of a work area.
Answer B to the NY DMV practice permit test states that the speed limit in school zones cannot be less than 15 miles per hour. Sounds reasonable, let's see what other options we have.
Answer C to the New York state DMV practice question tells us that school authorities cannot set the speed limit lower than 20 miles per hour in school zones. This is incorrect.
Answer D to the NYS DMV practice permit test question suggests that the speed limit in school zones cannot be lower than 35 miles per hour. This is one of those answers you can cross out as soon as you see it, most people should realize that 35 miles per hour is way too much for a school zone.
Correct DMV Test Answer
The correct answer to this DMV NY permit test practice question is B:
“THE SPEED LIMIT CANNOT BE LOWER THAN 15 MILES PER HOUR WHEN THE YELLOW LIGHTS ARE FLASHING ON THE SCHOOL ZONE SPEED SIGN”
While New York does not set a statewide speed limit for school zones, like some other states do, the lowest possible speed limit for such zones is set by the state and it is currently 15 miles per hour. School officials are allowed to set a higher speed limit if deemed safe and appropriate signs are places on the school zone sign that marks the beginning of the zone. Always watch out for those signs, they tell you how fast you can go and whether the speed limit is active now.
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