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Free DMV Practice Test 1

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free DMV practice test 1

Free California driving test No. 1 for C class driving license

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    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

  • 2. 
    You must notify DMV within 5 days if you:
    • A. 

      Are cited for a traffic violation

    • B. 

      Paint your vehicle a different color

    • C. 

      Sell or transfer your vehicle

  • 3. 
    You should not pass another vehicle:
    • A. 

      Where someone is likely to enter or cross the road

    • B. 

      On a multilane one-way street

    • C. 

      When a broken, yellow line is on the left side of your lane

  • 4. 
    Driving along the right-rear side of another vehicle is:
    • A. 

      Dangerous because you’re probably in one of the driver’s blind spots

    • B. 

      A good defensive driving technique to avoid drivers’ blind spots.

    • C. 

      A good way to maintain a space cushion on your left side

  • 5. 
    You may legally turn right on a solid red light:
    • A. 

      Only after slowing down and checking traffic

    • B. 

      Only after stopping, unless otherwise posted

    • C. 

      Under no circumstances

  • 6. 
    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

  • 7. 
    You are driving in the far right lane of a four-lane freeway and you see this yellow sign. Which of the foliowing is true?                                          
    • A. 

      Another lane is merging with yours from the right

    • B. 

      The right lane ends ahead, merge left

    • C. 

      The left lane ends ahead, merge right

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      The speed of other vehicles traveling in your direction

    • B. 

      The posted speed for the road or freeway you are using

    • C. 

      Whatever speed you feel is safe for you and your vehicle

  • 9. 
    This yellow sign means:
    • A. 

      Red cross station is ahead

    • B. 

      There is a “T” intersection ahead

    • C. 

      Another road crosses yours ahead

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      May not drive in the lane next to the light rail vehicle

    • B. 

      Should monitor all traffic signals closely because they can change for the light rail vehicle

    • C. 

      May turn in front of an approaching light rail vehicle at an uncontrolled intersection

  • 11. 
    Solid yellow lines separate:
    • A. 

      Traffic lanes on one-way streets

    • B. 

      Bicycle lanes from regular traffic

    • C. 

      Vehicles traveling in opposite directions

  • 12. 
    You are waiting to turn left into a driveway. A car is approaching from the opposite direction with a turn signal on. You should:
    • A. 

      Make your turn, but only if the driver is signaling for a right turn

    • B. 

      Make your turn, but only if the driver is signaling for a left turn

    • C. 

      Wait until the other car starts its turn before making your turn

  • 13. 
    You must yield to a pedestrian using a white cane or guide dog:
    • A. 

      Only when a guide dog is leading the person across a street

    • B. 

      Only when the pedestrian is obeying traffic controls

    • C. 

      At all times

  • 14. 
    You are on a two-way street with two lanes in each direction. To turn left, start the turn in:
    • A. 

      Any lane open to you for traffic in your direction

    • B. 

      The left lane for traffic in your direction

    • C. 

      The right lane for traffic in your direction

  • 15. 
    Driving slowly in front of traffic in the far left (fast) lane on any freeway:
    • A. 

      Can frustrate other drivers and make them angry

    • B. 

      Cannot result in a traffic citation

    • C. 

      Saves lives by causing others to slow down, too

  • 16. 
    You are traveling on a road with only one lane in your direction Many cars are pulling out to pass you. You should:
    • A. 

      Use a turnout area so the other vehicles can pass you

    • B. 

      Pull onto the right shoulder of the road, but continue driving

    • C. 

      Maintain your speed and lane position

  • 17. 
    When driving in the far right lane of a freeway, you:
    • A. 

      Should expect merging vehicles at on ramps

    • B. 

      Must be driving slower than other traffic

    • C. 

      Must give the right-of-way to merging traffic

  • 18. 
    Trucks are most likely to lose speed and cause a hazard:
    • A. 

      On long, gradual curves

    • B. 

      Going up long or steep hills

    • C. 

      Going down long gradual hills

  • 19. 
    You must carefully watch for bicycles in traffic lanes because they:
    • A. 

      Must ride facing oncoming traffic

    • B. 

      Could be hidden in your blind spots

    • C. 

      Usually have the right-of-way

  • 20. 
    In California, anyone who drives a motor vehicle has consented to take a chemical test for the alcohol content of his or her blood, breath, or urine:
    • A. 

      If asked by law enforcement

    • B. 

      Only if you have been drinking alcohol

    • C. 

      Only if an accident has occurred

  • 21. 
    When should you use your headlights?
    • A. 

      One hour before sunset until one hour after sunrise

    • B. 

      Any time you can’t see at least two miles ahead

    • C. 

      Any time you have trouble seeing others or being seen

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is true about use of your turn signals?
    • A. 

      You should never use both electric and hand signals

    • B. 

      If you signal for a lane change, other drivers must let you in

    • C. 

      It is a good habit to always signal for lane changes

  • 23. 
    Weaving in and out of freeway Ianes during heavy traffic:
    • A. 

      Improves traffic flow by creating space for others to merge

    • B. 

      Causes further traffic congestion by slowing down other vehicles

    • C. 

      Increases fuel efficiency

  • 24. 
    You are crossing an intersection and an emergency vehicle is approaching with a siren and flashing lights. You should:
    • A. 

      Stop immediately in the intersection until it passes

    • B. 

      Pull to the right in the intersecti n and stop

    • C. 

      Continue through the intersection, pull to the right, and stop

  • 25. 
    If you cannot stop safely at a yellow traffic light, you should
    • A. 

      Stop your vehicle before entering the intersection anyway

    • B. 

      Enter the intersection carefully and continue across

    • C. 

      Stop your vehicle in the intersection and back up carefully

  • 26. 
    Accidents tend to happen when
    • A. 

      All vehicles are traveling near or at the same speed

    • B. 

      One lane of traffic is traveling much slower than others

    • C. 

      One vehicle is traveling faster or slower than the flow of traffic

  • 27. 
    • A. 

      Imprisonment in a state prison for five years

    • B. 

      A fine of not less than $1000

    • C. 

      Attending an anger-management class

  • 28. 
    Orange-colored road signs warn you of
    • A. 

      School zone ahead

    • B. 

      A traffic signal ahead

    • C. 

      A Construction zone ahead

  • 29. 
    The safe distance for an airbag inflating is:
    • A. 

      At least 10 inches away from the steering wheel

    • B. 

      Within 61/2 inches of the steering wheel

    • C. 

      With your head positioned directly above the steering wheel

  • 30. 
    If it starts to rain on a hot day, the road is the most slippery:
    • A. 

      For the first few minutes

    • B. 

      After it has been raining for a few hours

    • C. 

      After it has stopped raining

  • 31. 
    Unless prohibited by a sign, you may legally make a U-turn:
    • A. 

      At an intersection with a green light

    • B. 

      At an intersection on a one-way street

    • C. 

      In front of a fire station

  • 32. 
    This yellow sign means: 
    • A. 

      Less space between lanes ahead

    • B. 

      The highway will be divided ahead

    • C. 

      The right lane will end ahead

  • 33. 
    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 voice mail

    • C. 

      Immediately pull off the road and answer the call

  • 34. 
    You are entering a freeway. You should check traffic by:
    • A. 

      Looking over your shoulder

    • B. 

      Using the inside and outside mirrors only

    • C. 

      Checking all mirrors and turning your head

  • 35. 
    If the road is wet from a heavy rain, you should:
    • A. 

      Use the “two second” following distance rule

    • B. 

      Drive one car-length behind the care ahead

    • C. 

      Increase the distance between your vehicle and the car ahead

  • 36. 
    • A. 

      A six -year old weighing 60 pounds

    • B. 

      A five-year old weighing 55 pounds

    • C. 

      A five-year old weighing 65 pounds

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