DMV Practice Test Answers: Alcohol


The DUI law states that upon a second conviction the violator will serve not less than:

C.        45 days in jail
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If you have a BAC of .10%, you are _______ times more likely to cause an accident than if you were sober.

C.        With a .10% BAC, you are 7 times more likely to cause a crash than if you were sober.


The amount of alcohol in the blood is referred to as:

B.        Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is the amount of alcohol contained in the blood.


When taking any medicine, you should:

When taking medicine, have your doctor explain how the drug will affect your ability to drive safely.


Special studies show that all fatal crashes involving alcohol in Tennessee:

B.        Statistics reveal that over the past few years Tennessee's rate of fatal crashes involving alcohol has decreased to about one-third.


Which of the following driving skills is/are affected by the use of alcohol and/or drugs?

C.        Alertness and coordination are both affected by use of alcohol and/or drugs.


If you have had several beers before driving, the effects of alcohol will be reduced only by:

You can only reduce the effects of alcohol by waiting several hours before driving.


Driving under the influence (DUI) for a first conviction is determined by which blood alcohol concentration?

 Drivers are considered to be under the influence (DUI) for a first conviction at a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more.


Which of the following substances can affect the ability to drive?

 Any of the listed substances can affect the mental and physical skills needed for safe driving.


The DUI law states that upon first conviction the penalty will be:

C.      The minimum penalty for first DUI conviction is $350.00 fine, 48 hours in jail and 1 year license revocation.


If you are operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a drug or alcohol and you are involved in a crash that results in a death of another person(s), you may:

Both penalties may result if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol and involved in a crash causing the death of another.


Alcohol in any concentration is:

B.     Alcohol, in any concentration, is a depressant and not a stimulant.


Select the statement below that is false:

C.        The more you drink in a fixed amount of time, the higher the BAC. Thus three drinks in one hour will affect you more than three drinks in three hours.


If you have had three beers in the past hour, about how long will it take for all the alcohol to leave your blood stream?

C.        It takes about 3 hours to cancel the intoxicating effect of 3 beers.


Driving while under the influence of drugs carries:

 Driving while under the influence of drugs carries the same penalty as for alcohol.

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