Traffic School, Drivers Ed Test Answers ★ When Approaching a Railroad Crossing

Question: When approaching a railroad crossing, you must look_____.
A.) both ways
B.) straight ahead
C.) to the left
D.) to the right

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both ways


Question: Always approach highway railroad crossings at a ________ speed.
A.) reasonable
B.) fast
C.) inconsistent

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reasonable


Question: Crossbuck signs are found at highway-rail intersections.
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE

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TRUE

EXPLANATION: CROSSBUCK SIGN - Crossbuck signs are found at highway-rail intersections. They are yield signs. You are legally required to yield the right-of-way to trains. Slow down, look and listen for a train, and stop if a train approaches. Railroad crossbuck signs are found at most crossings. If there is more than one track, the sign below the crossbuck will show the number of tracks at the crossing


Question: Flashing red lights at a railroad crossing mean __________.
A.) stop
B.) proceed, if it's safe
C.) yield to the train
D.) if no train is in sight, keep going

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stop

EXPLANATION: FLASHING RED LIGHT SIGNALS - At many highway-rail crossings, the crossbuck sign has flashing red lights and bells. When the lights begin to flash, stop! A train is approaching. DO NOT STOP ON THE TRACKS OR WITHIN 15 FEET OF THE CROSSING. If there is more than one track, make sure all tracks are clear before crossing. Do not move forward until you can do so safely. In heavy traffic make sure there is room for your vehicle on the other side before starting to cross.


Question: Crossbuck signs are ________signs.
A.) yield  
B.) stop
C.) pedestrian

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yield  

EXPLANATION: Crossbuck signs are yield signs. You are legally required to yield the right-of-way to trains. Slow down, look and listen for a train, and stop if a train approaches. Railroad crossbuck signs are found at most crossings. If there is more than one track, the sign below the crossbuck will show the number of tracks at the crossing


Question: Railroad crossing signs are _____-shaped.
A.) circle
B.) octagon
C.) rectangle

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circle


Question: Crossbuck signs are considered yield signs.
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE

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TRUE


Question: Crossbuck signs are considered stop signs.
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE

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FALSE


Question: Controls at railroad crossings include:
A.) Flashing green lights
B.) Sirens
C.) Crossing guards
D.) Crossing gates

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Crossing gates

EXPLANATION: GATES - Many crossings have gates with flashing red lights and bells. Stop when the lights begin to flash and before the gate lowers across your road lane. If the gates are down, the road is closed. It is against the law to drive around or under a crossing gate, either down or being opened or closed. Do not move forward until the gates are raised and the lights stop flashing as there may be a train approaching on an adjacent track.


Question: Always approach highway railroad crossings at maximum speed.
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE

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FALSE


Question: Always approach highway railroad crossings at reasonable speeds.
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE

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TRUE


Question: The driver of every vehicle shall reduce speed when__________.
A.) approaching and crossing an intersection or railway grade crossing
B.) approaching and going around a curve
C.) both options are correct

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both options are correct


Question: On the cross buck or gate at the railroad crossing, there is a sign telling you how many tracks are at that crossing.
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE

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TRUE


Question: Some vehicles must stop at all railroad tracks, even if a train is not coming or if signal lights are not flashing or gates are not being lowered. Which of the following vehicles would NOT have to stop at all railroad tracks?
A.) School bus
B.) Vehicles carrying passengers for hire (excluding taxi cabs)
C.) Cars, pickups, SUVs
D.) Vehicles carrying explosive substances or flammable liquids

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Cars, pickups, SUVs


Question: At a railroad crossing, you should look for a train approaching the crossing.
A.) TRUE
B.) FALSE

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TRUE


Question: Less than _________________________________________ of all public highway rail-grade crossings have flashing lights or gates.
Less than how many of all public highway rail grade crossings use flashing lights or actively learn
ANS: ONE-THIRD
Less than ONE-THIRD of all public highway rail-grade crossings have flashing lights or gates.

Question: Some vehicles must stop at all railroad tracks, even if a train is not coming or if signal lights are not flashing or gates are not being lowered. Which of the following vehicles would NOT have to stop at all railroad tracks?
A.) School bus
B.) Vehicles carrying passengers for hire (excluding taxi cabs)
C.) Cars, pickups, SUVs
D.) Vehicles carrying explosive substances or flammable liquids

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Cars, pickups, SUVs


Question: You arrive at a railway crossing. The crossing has flashing red lights and a signal bell. You can see that a train is approaching. Which of the following is true?
ANS: You must stop at least 15ft away from the tracks

Question: If your car is stuck on the tracks and a train is approaching, get out of the car and run:
A.) at a 45-degree angle away from the tracks away from the direction of the train
B.) at a 45-degree angle away from the tracks towards the direction of the train
C.) both
D.) neither

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at a 45-degree angle away from the tracks towards the direction of the train


Question: If your car is stuck on the tracks and a train is approaching, get out of the car and run _____.
A.) at a 45-degree angle away from the train down the track
B.) at a 45-degree angle away from the train up the track
C.) both
D.) neither

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at a 45-degree angle away from the train down the track


Question: At railroad crossings, __________
A.) be especially alert when you are following buses or trucks, which have to stop at railroad crossings even when gates are up and the warning lights are not flashing.
B.) stop at least 5 feet from the nearest rail of the railroad when the electrical or mechanical warning devices are flashing.
C.) if your car stalls on the tracks and a collision is imminent, the safest direction to run in is in the same direction as the train.
D.) all of the above

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be especially alert when you are following buses or trucks, which have to stop at railroad crossings even when gates are up and the warning lights are not flashing.

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