North Carolina Defensive Driving Test

Having defensive driving skills is extremely important, but it is especially important for people just earning their drivers license. The reason for this is that young drivers often make poor split-second decisions because of their lack of experience. What does defensive driving mean? It means being aware of road conditions and other motorists. Defensive driving also means anticipating issues that might lie ahead and knowing how to handle them when they arrive. By learning to drive defensively, inexperienced North Carolina drivers can reduce the risk of being involved in an accident. In addition, they will also be in a much better position to deal with surprises that may arise while driving. Ultimately, developing defensive driving skills is an important element that young motorists need to grasp to keep our roadways safe.

If you consider yourself a maestro of defensive driving, this test shouldn’t be too much of a challenge. We’ll cover a variety of topics regarding defensive driving that will help you gauge your true depth of knowledge on the topic. Do you know what to do in a skidding vehicle on an icy road? Or, what about driving in a construction zone?

North Carolina Defensive Driving Test

See if you’re up to date on the knowledge and techniques of defensive driving in North Carolina. Get settled in and let’s get started! Press start to begin.


Defensive Driving Test
10 Questions, No Time Limit
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1 / 10

When following a truck at night, you should always:

2 / 10

Collisions happen more often when...

3 / 10

How many seconds should you trail the car in front of you in good driving conditions during the day?

4 / 10

The stopping distance of a car is equal to:

5 / 10

When should you plan your driving route for a trip?

6 / 10

A teenage driver's likelihood of crashing increases when...

7 / 10

If you see a pedestrian walking with a white cane, you need to be more cautious because...

8 / 10

When traveling down a three lane, one-way street, you should make a left turn from...

9 / 10

After a train has passed at a railroad crossing you should...

10 / 10

What must vehicles do to be granted right-of-way in a funeral procession?

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The average score is 83%

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