California Drivers Examination

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  • 1. 
    You want to pass a bicyclist riding on the right edge of your lane you:
    • A. 

      Must honk your horn before passing the bicyclist

    • B. 

      Must not squeeze past the bicyclist

    • C. 

      May not pass the bicyclist for any reason


  • 2. 
    You should use your horn when:
    • A. 

      Another vehicle is in your way

    • B. 

      It may help prevent an accident

    • C. 

      Another driver makes a mistake


  • 3. 
    You must make a written report of traffic accident (SR 1) to DMV within 10 days if you:
    • A. 

      Are in accident that causes $750 in damage

    • B. 

      Plan on being out the state for more than 30 days

    • C. 

      Refinance the remaining balance of your vehicle loan


  • 4. 
    Large trucks turning right onto a street with two lanes in each direction:
    • A. 

      May complete their turn in either the left or right lane

    • B. 

      Often have to use part of the left lane to complete the turn

    • C. 

      Must stay in the right lane at all times


  • 5. 
    You want to make a right turn at the corner.  A pedestrian with a guide dog is at the corner ready to cross the street in front of you.  Before making your right turn you should:
    • A. 

      Turn off your engine until the person crosses the street

    • B. 

      Tell the pedestrian when to cross the street

    • C. 

      Wait until the person crosses the street


  • 6. 
    Which of these statements about drugs and driving is true:
    • A. 

      Any prescription drug is safe to use if you don't feel drowsy

    • B. 

      Even over the counter drugs can impair your driving

    • C. 

      Only illegal drugs can impair your driving


  • 7. 
    Which of the following will help you to avoid being hit from behind:
    • A. 

      Signaling at least 100 feet before turning

    • B. 

      Decreasing your following distance

    • C. 

      Changing lanes frequently


  • 8. 
    At intersections, crosswalks, and railroad crossings, you should always:
    • A. 

      Stop, listen, and proceed if you cannot hear anything

    • B. 

      Look to the sides of your vehicle

    • C. 

      Concentrate on oncoming traffic


  • 9. 
    Which of these vehicles must stop before crossing railroad tracks:
    • A. 

      Tank trucks marked with hazardous materials placards

    • B. 

      Motor homes or pickup trucks towing a trailer

    • C. 

      Sport utility vehicles carrying four or more persons


  • 10. 
    When changing lanes on a freeway, you should:
    • A. 

      Signal for at least five seconds

    • B. 

      Slow down before you start to change lanes

    • C. 

      Assume there is enough space for your vehicle, if you signal first


  • 11. 
    If you have trouble seeing other vehicles because of dust or smoke blowing across the roadway, you should drive slower and turn on your:
    • A. 

      Emergency flashers

    • B. 

      Parking lights

    • C. 

      Headlights


  • 12. 
    You are driving on a one way street. you may turn left onto another one way street:
    • A. 

      Only if a sign permits the turn

    • B. 

      If traffic on the street is moving to the right

    • C. 

      If traffic on the street is moving to the left


  • 13. 
    You should allow more space in front of your vehicle when following large trucks because:
    • A. 

      You need the extra room to see around the truck

    • B. 

      Their heavier weight allows them to stop more quickly than you

    • C. 

      If you follow to closely, you will get caught in the wind draft caused by the truck


  • 14. 
    Highways are typically most slippery:
    • A. 

      During a heavy rainstorm in the middle of summer

    • B. 

      When it first starts to rain after a dry spell

    • C. 

      After it has been raining for a long time


  • 15. 
    What is the difference between traffic lights with red arrows and those with solid red lights?
    • A. 

      Red arrows are only used to stop traffic which is turning left

    • B. 

      Red arrows are only used for protected turn lanes

    • C. 

      You cannot turn on a red arrow, even if you stop first


  • 16. 
    At dawn or dusk, or in rain or snow, it can be hard to see and be seen.  a good way to let other drivers know you are there is to turn:
    • A. 

      Up the instrument panel lights

    • B. 

      On your parking lights

    • C. 

      On your headlights


  • 17. 
    It is illegal for a person 21 years of age or older to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that is ___ or higher.
    • A. 

      0.08%

    • B. 

      0.10%

    • C. 

      0.05%


  • 18. 
    You must notify dmv within 5 days if you:
    • A. 

      Sell or transfer your vehicle

    • B. 

      Are cited for a traffic violation

    • C. 

      Paint your vehicle a different color


  • 19. 
    Which of these statements is true about road construction zones:
    • A. 

      Fines are the same for violations committed in construction zones

    • B. 

      You are responsible for the safety of the road workers

    • C. 

      Slow down only if you think the workers are present


  • 20. 
    You are driving on a road with only one lane in each direction.  you want to pass another vehicle, but there is a curve approaching which blocks your view of the road ahead. you must:
    • A. 

      Not pass the other vehicle

    • B. 

      Pass on the shoulder of the road

    • C. 

      Signal longer than five seconds to pass safely


  • 21. 
    When is it legal to use a cell phone without a hands free device while driving?
    • A. 

      When making a call while stopped at a red light

    • B. 

      When making a call for emergency assistance

    • C. 

      Never


  • 22. 
    Pedistrians crossing at corners have the right of way
    • A. 

      Only at controlled intersections

    • B. 

      Only when a crosswalk is painted on the street

    • C. 

      Whether or not a crosswalk is marked


  • 23. 
    When planning to pass another vehicle you should:
    • A. 

      Not assume they will make space for you to return to your lane

    • B. 

      Assume they will maintain constant speed

    • C. 

      Assume they will maintain a constant speed


  • 24. 
    If you drive slower than the flow of traffic, you will most likely; interfere with traffic and receive a ticket:
    • A. 

      Interfere with traffic and receive a ticket

    • B. 

      Improve traffic flow

    • C. 

      Demonstrate defensive driving techniques


  • 25. 
    When you enter traffic from a stop (away from the curb), you:
    • A. 

      Should drive slower than other traffic for 200 feet

    • B. 

      Need a large enough gap to get up to the speed of traffic

    • C. 

      Should wait for the first two vehicles to pass, than drive into the lane


  • 26. 
    When passing another vehicle, it is safe to return to your lane if you:
    • A. 

      Cannot see the vehicle directly to your right

    • B. 

      See the vehicles headlights in your rear view mirror

    • C. 

      Have passed the other vehicles front bumper


  • 27. 
    Dim you lights for oncoming vehicles or when your are within 300 feet of a vehicle:
    • A. 

      You are approaching from behind

    • B. 

      Approaching you from behind

    • C. 

      You have already passed


  • 28. 
    If you see orange construction signs and cones on a freeway, you must:
    • A. 

      Slow down because the lane ends ahead

    • B. 

      Be prepared for workers and equipment ahead

    • C. 

      Change lanes and maintain your current speed


  • 29. 
    U turns in residential districts are legal
    • A. 

      On a one way street on a green arrow

    • B. 

      When there are no vehicles approaching nearby

    • C. 

      Across two sets of solid double, yellow lines


  • 30. 
    You consent to take a blood test for the alcohol content of you blood, breath, or urine:
    • A. 

      Only if you have been drinking alcohol

    • B. 

      Whenever you drive in California

    • C. 

      Only if you have an accident


  • 31. 
    On a green arrow, you must
    • A. 

      Yield to any vehicle, bicyclist, or pedestrian in the intersection

    • B. 

      Yield to pedestrians only in the intersection

    • C. 

      Wait four seconds before proceeding


  • 32. 
    When driving at night on a dimly lit street, you should:
    • A. 

      Drive slowly enough so you can stop within the area lighted by your headlights

    • B. 

      Turn on your high beam headlights to better see the vehicles ahead of you

    • C. 

      Keep the instrument panel lights bright to be more visible to the other drivers


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