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Traffic Laws and Signs Self-Test

This page last updated November 27, 2013

So you wanna see if you've mastered the German traffic laws and signs?  Take this self-test and see how you do!

(The right-of-way diagrams on this page were taken from the US Army Drivers Handbook and Examination Manual for Germany [AE Pamphlet 190-34].  The answers for each and accompanying explanations are my own.)


Section 1 - Right-of-way

1. In what order can the vehicles proceed?


2. When can the driver of vehicle 2 proceed?


3. In what order can the vehicles proceed?


4. When can the driver of vehicle 1 proceed?


5. Who has the right-of-way?


6. Who has the right-of-way?


7. Who has the right-of-way?


8. Who is required to yield?


9. Who is required to yield?


10. Who goes first?


11. In what order can the vehicles proceed?


12. In what order can the vehicles proceed?


13. In what order can the vehicles proceed?


14. Which vehicles can proceed?


15. Which vehicles must yield at these intersections?


16. Who goes first?


17. Who must yield?


18. Who has the right-of-way?


19. In what order can the vehicles proceed?


20. Who must yield?


21. In what order can the vehicles proceed?


22. Who has the right-of-way?


23. In what order can the vehicles proceed?


24. In what order can the vehicles proceed?


25. Does vehicle 2 have to yield?


26. In what order can the vehicles proceed?


27. In what order can the vehicles proceed?


28. In what order can the vehicles proceed?


29. In what order can the vehicles proceed?


30. Which vehicles must yield?


31.  Who has the right-of-way, the car or the pedestrians?


32. Which vehicles can proceed?


33. Which vehicles must stop?


34. Which vehicle can proceed?


35. The traffic signal is flashing yellow.  Does the driver have to stop?


36. The traffic signal is flashing yellow.  Which vehicles must stop?


37. Which vehicles must stop?


38. Who must yield?




Section 2 - Signs & Signals

1. What is the difference in meaning between these two signs?


2. What is the difference in meaning between these two signs?


3. What is the difference in meaning between these two signs?


4. What is the difference in meaning between these two signs?


5. What is the difference in meaning between these two signs?


6. What is the difference in meaning between these two signs?


7. What is the difference in meaning between these two signs?


8. What is the difference in meaning between these two signs?



9. What is the difference in meaning between these two signs?


10. What is the difference in meaning between these two signs?


11. What is the difference in meaning between these two signs?


12. What is the difference in meaning between these two signs?


13. What is the difference in meaning between these two signs?


14. What is the difference in meaning between these two signs?




15. What is almost always posted along with this sign?


16. You're driving a standard passenger car (PKW) with no trailer and wish to overtake in an area where these signs are posted.  Are you permitted to do so?



17. You are driving a standard passenger car (PKW) and wish to visit someone who lives on a street where these signs are posted.  Can you drive on this street?



18. What speed limit does this sign indicate?


19. What speed limit does this sign indicate?


20. What speed limit does this sign indicate?


21. What does the number 8 on this sign indicate?


22. How long does this 60 km/h speed limit apply?

Sign 103.20
Sign 274

23. What does this sign indicate?


24. What right-of-way does this sign give you?


25. You wish to turn left at an intersection where this sign is posted.  Are you permitted to do so?


26. What are the requirements to park where these signs are posted?



27. Do you have to stop at an intersection with this signal and sign?


28. Can you make a right turn at this signal?


29. You're driving down the right-hand side of this road and wish to overtake.  Are you permitted to do so?


30. What do the signs and markings here indicate?




Section 3 - Other Rules and Misc.

1. What emergency equipment must you carry in your vehicle?


2. In the event of an accident or breakdown, how far behind your vehicle must you place a warning triangle?


3. You are traveling down a rural road with no speed limit signs.  How fast are you permitted to travel?


4. You spot some children playing on the sidewalk next to the street.  What must you do?


5. How long can you stand your vehicle before you are considered parked?


6. When is it legal to park on the left side of the street?


7. You're at an Autobahn service area on a Sunday afternoon and notice the parking lot is full of trucks.  Why?


8. You break down on the Autobahn and need to call for assistance.  How do you locate the nearest emergency telephone?


9. You back into and damage a parked car.  What are you required to do?


10. Is it illegal to run out of fuel on the Autobahn?


11. You're parked in an area where the signs read "mit Parkschein".  What are you required to do to park there?


12. The Autobahn has been closed due to an accident and you are forced to exit.  How do you find your way to the next Autobahn entrance?


13. The road you're driving on has conflicting yellow and white pavement markings.  Which color markings should you obey?


14. You are in the left lane on the Autobahn and are approaching a traffic jam.  What should you do and what are you required to do?


15. You are in the left lane on the Autobahn going 200 km/h and a vehicle is approaching from behind.  What are you required to do?


So how did you do?  If you need to brush-up on anything, you can do so here:


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