California Driver's Examination

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California Driver's Examination 2010

  
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  • 1. 
    You must notify DMV within 5 days if you:
    • A. 

      Paint your vehicle a different color

    • B. 

      Are cited for a traffic violation

    • C. 

      Sell or transfer your vehicle


  • 2. 
    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. 

      0.10% - One tenth of one percent

    • B. 

      0.08% - Eight hundredths of one percent

    • C. 

      0.05% - Five hundredths of one percent


  • 3. 
    You want to turn left at an upcoming corner. Give the right-of-way to:
    • A. 

      Oncoming vehicles also turning left

    • B. 

      All approaching vehicles

    • C. 

      Pedestrians on the sidewalk waiting for a "WALK" signal


  • 4. 
    When parking your vehicle on any hill
    • A. 

      One of your rear wheels should touch the curb

    • B. 

      Use your parking brakes and leave the vehicle in gear or "park"

    • C. 

      Your front wheels should be parallel to the road if there is no curb


  • 5. 
    You must show proof of insurance to law enforcement:
    • A. 

      Only if you are involved in a collision

    • B. 

      If you are involved in a collision or stopped for a citation

    • C. 

      Only if you are stopped for a citation


  • 6. 
    You enter a designated turn lane to make a left turn at an upcoming intersection. There is oncoming traffic. You should:
    • A. 

      Move to the left of the center lane

    • B. 

      Signal before you arrive at the intersection

    • C. 

      Turn your front wheels to the left to be prepared to turn


  • 7. 
    If your cell phone rings while you are driving and you do not have a hands-free device, you should:
    • A. 

      Answer the call because it may be an emergency

    • B. 

      Let the call go to voicemail

    • C. 

      Check the incoming number before answering the call


  • 8. 
    You were parked and have been waiting for a long time with your turn signal on to re-enter traffic. However, traffic is heavy. You should:
    • A. 

      Continue waiting and yielding to traffic in the lane

    • B. 

      Slowing inch your vehicle into the traffic lane

    • C. 

      Drive on the shoulder until a gap in traffic appears


  • 9. 
    The speed limit at an uncontrolled railroad crossing is
    • A. 

      25 mph

    • B. 

      15 mph

    • C. 

      20 mph


  • 10. 
    The driver ahead of you stops at a crosswalk. What should you do?
    • A. 

      Cautiously pass the vehicle at 10 mph or less

    • B. 

      Stop, then proceed when all pedestrians have crossed

    • C. 

      Change lanes, look carefully, and pass the stopped vehicle


  • 11. 
    Which child requires a child passenger restraint system?
    • A. 

      A six-year old weighing 60 pounds

    • B. 

      A five-year old weighing 55 pounds

    • C. 

      A five-year old weighing 65 pounds


  • 12. 

    When you see this red and white sign, you should stop, and:
    • A. 

      Check for vehicles in the direction you plan on going, then proceed

    • B. 

      Let all vehicles that arrive or after you go first

    • C. 

      Check traffic in all directions before proceeding


  • 13. 
    Smoking inside a vehicle when a person younger than 18 years of age is present is:
    • A. 

      Legal, if it is your child

    • B. 

      Illegal at all times

    • C. 

      Not restricted by law


  • 14. 
    Which statement is true about motorcyclists and motorists?
    • A. 

      Motorcyclists are not allowed to drive faster than other traffic during congested road conditions

    • B. 

      Motorcyclists have the same rights/responsibilities as other motorists.

    • C. 

      Motorcyclists are heavier than other vehicles and are less affected by wind/rain


  • 15. 
    When merging onto a freeway, you should be driving:
    • A. 

      At or near the same speed as the freeway traffic

    • B. 

      At the legal freeway speed limit

    • C. 

      Slower than the freeway traffic


  • 16. 
    You are driving on a city street and see an emergency vehicle with flashing red lights behind you. What should you do?
    • A. 

      Drive to the right edge of the road and slow down

    • B. 

      Drive to the right edge of the road and stop

    • C. 

      Stay in your lane, slow down, and let it pass


  • 17. 
    Which of the following blocks the smooth flow of traffic?
    • A. 

      Slowing down to look at an accident scene

    • B. 

      Avoiding unnecessary lane changes

    • C. 

      Using public transportation instead of your car


  • 18. 
    You are approaching an intersection at the posted speed limit when the signal light turns yellow. You should:
    • A. 

      Slow down and proceed through the intersection without caution

    • B. 

      Speed up to cross the intersection before the light turns red

    • C. 

      Stop before entering the intersection, if you can do so safely


  • 19. 
    It is legal to drive with an alcoholic beverage container that has been opened if the container is
    • A. 

      Under the front seat

    • B. 

      In the glove compartment

    • C. 

      In the trunk


  • 20. 
    Allow extra space in front of your vehicle when following a:
    • A. 

      Station wagon

    • B. 

      Passenger car

    • C. 

      Motorcycle


  • 21. 
    Your driving lane is next to a bicycle lane. You want to make a right turn at the upcoming intersection. You:
    • A. 

      May not enter the bicycle lane to make your turn

    • B. 

      Should only merge into the bicycle lane if you stop before turning

    • C. 

      Must merge into the bicycle lane before making your turn


  • 22. 
    If you want to pass a bicyclist in a narrow traffic lane when an oncoming car is approaching:
    • A. 

      Honk your horn, then pass the bicyclist

    • B. 

      Slow down and let the car pass, then pass the bicyclist

    • C. 

      Wait until the bicyclist rides off the roadway


  • 23. 
    You hit a parked car and can't find the owner. What must you do?
    • A. 

      Call your insurance company when you get home

    • B. 

      Wait for the owner to return

    • C. 

      Leave a note with your name and address on the parked car


  • 24. 
    Before you change lanes, you should check your mirrors and:
    • A. 

      Never look over your right shoulder

    • B. 

      Always slow down in your traffic lane

    • C. 

      Glance over your shoulder


  • 25. 
    Which of the following is true about vehicles displaying a diamond-shaped sign (indicating a hazardous load)?
    • A. 

      They are not allowed to drive on freeways

    • B. 

      They must stop before crossing railroad tracks

    • C. 

      They are not allowed to exceed 35 mph


  • 26. 
    If there are two solid yellow lines dividing opposite lanes of traffic, you may:
    • A. 

      Cross over the lines to make a left turn from to into a private road or driveway

    • B. 

      Cross over the lines to pass another vehicle unless there is a "No Passing" sign posted

    • C. 

      Cross over these lines to make a U-turn when oncoming traffic is 100 feet or closer


  • 27. 
    Which of these is a safe driving practice?
    • A. 

      Using your high-beam lights in the fog

    • B. 

      Staring at the road ahead of your vehicle

    • C. 

      Checking your rearview mirrors frequently


  • 28. 
    Check you rearview mirrors:
    • A. 

      Often to see how traffic is moving behind you

    • B. 

      To see if a vehicle is in your blind spot

    • C. 

      Only when you are slowing down


  • 29. 
    If you drive 55 mph in a 55 mph zone, you can be given a speeding ticket:
    • A. 

      Under no circumstances because it is always legal

    • B. 

      If road or weather conditions require a slower speed

    • C. 

      Only if you are approaching a sharp curve in the road


  • 30. 
    There is a vehicle stopped on the right shoulder of the road ahead with its hazard lights on. You should:
    • A. 

      Change lanes to the left and speed up

    • B. 

      Slow down and pass very carefully

    • C. 

      Stop your vehicle until you can see what has happened


  • 31. 
    You see a pedestrian with a white cane at the corner ready to cross the street. The person takes a step back and pulls in his cane. You should:
    • A. 

      Stop and then proceed through the intersection because the person is not ready to cross

    • B. 

      Stop your car a minimum of six feet from the crosswalk and wait for the person to cross the street

    • C. 

      Honk your horn to let the person know when to cross the street


  • 32. 
    When driving on a slippery surface such as snow or ice:
    • A. 

      Shift to a low gear before going down steep hills

    • B. 

      Maintain traction by following other vehicles closely

    • C. 

      Pump your brakes to keep them from freezing


  • 33. 

    When you see this yellow sign you:
    • A. 

      Are approaching a railroad crossing; prepare to stop

    • B. 

      Always stop at the upcoming railroad crossing

    • C. 

      Stop and wait for a signal before crossing the railroad tracks


  • 34. 
    Which of the following roadways freezes first when wet?
    • A. 

      Bridges and over-passes

    • B. 

      Intersections

    • C. 

      Tunnels


  • 35. 

    There are five vehicles following closely behind you on a road with one lane in your direction. When you see this white sign you should:
    • A. 

      Drive to the right edge of your lane, but keep moving

    • B. 

      Slow down and signal the other drivers to pass you

    • C. 

      Drive to the side of the road into the designated area


  • 36. 
    You want to park downhill on a two-way road and there is no curb. Which way do you turn your front wheels?
    • A. 

      So they face straight ahead

    • B. 

      Right - towards the side of the road

    • C. 

      Left - towards the center of the road


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