Pedestrians are the least protected group of road users. Drivers have the whole car to protect them, motorcyclists use special gear that helps to minimize the damage from impacts, even cyclists wear helmets while on the road. Pedestrians don't have any of this protection and this is why you must exercise extreme caution when driving near pedestrians or in areas where children may enter the road unexpectedly. Your Texas drivers permit test will have some questions on sharing the road with pedestrians so we decided to go ahead and do the same for our practice permit test Texas sample quiz. Today's sample questions deals with special signs that may be used by pedestrians to attract your attention.
Practice Permit Test Question
Remember that all questions from the Texas permit test can be found in the official drivers handbook that is distributed absolutely free of charge. Texas drivers manual can be downloaded off the DPS website and you may either print it out of just read it off the screen. We advise that you always keep a copy of the book in the car with you in case you want to refresh your knowledge of driving rules or need to look up some information regarding a specific situation.
“YOU NEED TO USE EXTRA CAUTION WHEN DRIVING NEAR A PEDESTRIAN USING A WHITE CANE BECAUSE”
A. He or she is deaf
B. He or she has a mental disability
C. He or she is blind
D. He or she has a walking problem
Let's look through the answers to this sample question together to find out which one is the right answer.
Permit Test Answers
Answer A to this Texas permit practice test question tells us that pedestrians who use white canes are deaf. This is not correct, deaf people do not use white canes as they do not have any need for them. In most cases, deaf people don't have much difficulty navigating the streets and do not require any assistance, they can go by the visual signals around them.
Answer B to the practice permit test Texas sample quiz suggests that white cane marks a person with a mental disability. While you certainly need to exercise due caution when driving in an area where you may encounter people with mental disabilities, they do not usually use white canes to warn you.
Answer C to the Texas practice permit test question claims that people who use white canes are usually blind. This sounds correct, as the cane is usually used by the blind to provide them with information about their surroundings.
Answer D to the Texas learners permit practice test suggests that the person with a white cane has a walking disability. While this is definitely a possibility and any person with a cane may have trouble walking, the white color of the cane is not used to denote this disability.
Correct Texas Permit Test Answer
The correct answer to this Texas permit test question is C:
“YOU NEED TO USE EXTRA CAUTION WHEN DRIVING NEAR A PEDESTRIAN USING A WHITE CANE BECAUSE HE OR SHE IS BLIND”
White cane is used as a signal that the person is blind all over the world. The blind usually use the cane to provide them with more information about their surroundings and signal to other people when they require assistance. For example, a blind person standing on the shoulder of the road may raise the cane parallel to the ground to signal cars that he would like to cross the road, this is your signal to stop and let him pass. Remember that blind people cannot see you and predict your actions, this makes you responsible for ensuring their safety. Don't use your horn to warn the blind about your approach as it may scare them and make them do something unexpected.
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