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  • 1. 
    You are getting ready to make a right turn. You should:
    • A. 

      Always stop before making a right turn

    • B. 

      Signal during the last 100 feet before you turn

    • C. 

      Slow down and signal as you start your turn


  • 2. 
    The speed limit in any alley is:
    • A. 

      20 mph

    • B. 

      15 mph

    • C. 

      10 mph


  • 3. 
    You should stop before crossing railroad tracks:
    • A. 

      Whenever a crossing is not controlled by gates

    • B. 

      Any time a train may be approaching, whether or not you see it

    • C. 

      If your vehicle has three or more axles


  • 4. 
    When driving in fog, snow, or rain, use both your windshield wipers and:
    • A. 

      Low-beams headlights

    • B. 

      High-beam headlights

    • C. 

      Running lights


  • 5. 
    You should adjust your rearview and side mirrors
    • A. 

      Before you get into the car

    • B. 

      Before you start driving

    • C. 

      After you start driving


  • 6. 
    You are driving in the far right lane of a multilane freeway. A line of five cars is merging into your lane ahead from an onramp. You:
    • A. 

      Must maintain your speed and position

    • B. 

      Must slow down to let the other vehicles merge

    • C. 

      Should make room for the merging vehicles, if possible


  • 7. 
    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


  • 8. 
    A pedestrian who is blind or visually impaired uses traffic sounds before deciding to cross the street. If you see a pedestrian with a guide dog or white cane waiting to cross at a corner, you should:
    • A. 

      Stop at the crosswalk and honk your horn

    • B. 

      Drive into the crosswalk so the person can hear your engine

    • C. 

      Pull up to the crosswalk so the person can hear your engine


  • 9. 
    When you change lanes or merge with another lane, you:
    • A. 

      Have the right-the-way

    • B. 

      Should first stop and check for cross traffic

    • C. 

      Need at least a 4-second gap in traffic


  • 10. 
    When a traffic signal light isn't working at an intersection, you should:
    • A. 

      Come to a complete stop, then proceed when it is safe

    • B. 

      Stop before entering and let all other traffic go first

    • C. 

      Slow down or stop, if necessary


  • 11. 
    The speed limit for a school zone is ____, unless otherwise posted.
    • A. 

      15 mph

    • B. 

      25 mph

    • C. 

      20 mph


  • 12. 
    If you are convicted by the court of a first DUI, the court will:
    • A. 

      Suspend your driving privilege

    • B. 

      Sentence you to a mandatory 30 days in jail

    • C. 

      Confiscate and sell your vehicle


  • 13. 
    Two vehicles are approaching an uncontrolled "T" intersection. One vehicle is one the through road and the other is on the road that ends. Who has the right-of-way at the intersection?
    • A. 

      The vehicle on the through road

    • B. 

      The vehicle on the right

    • C. 

      The vehicle that arrives first


  • 14. 
    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 and stop in the designated area


  • 15. 
    You are driving in the far right lane of a four-lane freeway and notice think broken white lines on the left side of your lane. You are driving in:
    • A. 

      The carpool lane and must merge into the next lane

    • B. 

      A special lane for slow moving vehicles

    • C. 

      An exit lane


  • 16. 
    To be sure a lane is clear before you change lanes, you should:
    • A. 

      Look in your outside mirrors only

    • B. 

      Look over your shoulder into the lane you want to enter

    • C. 

      Always turn your head and look over your right shoulder


  • 17. 
    You have had your license for eight months. You may:
    • A. 

      Drive between 5:00am and 5:00pm unaccompanied

    • B. 

      Transport minors unaccompanied at any time

    • C. 

      Transport minors between 11:00pm and 5:00am unaccompanied


  • 18. 
    Your wheels should be pointed straight ahead, unless you are:
    • A. 

      Waiting to make a left turn at a traffic light

    • B. 

      Parked on a hill or sloping driveway

    • C. 

      Parked on the side of a level roadway and there is no curb


  • 19. 
    You are driving on a city street and see an emergency vehicle with flashing 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


  • 20. 
    For which of the following traffic lights must you always stop your vehicle?
    • A. 

      Solid red lights, flashing red lights, and blacked-out traffic signals

    • B. 

      Solid red lights, red arrows, and flashing yellow lights

    • C. 

      Solid red lights, flashing red lights, and yellow lights


  • 21. 
    Check your rearview mirrors:
    • A. 

      Often to see how traffic is moving behind you

    • B. 

      Only on a freeway or highway

    • C. 

      Only when you are slowing down


  • 22. 
    You must notify DMV within 5 days if you:
    • A. 

      Sell or transfer your vehicle

    • B. 

      Paint your vehicle a different color

    • C. 

      Are cited for a traffic violation


  • 23. 
    The driver ahead of you stops at a crosswalk. What should you do?
    • A. 

      Pass the vehicle once any pedestrian has crossed your lane

    • B. 

      Stop, then proceed when all pedestrians have crossed

    • C. 

      Change lanes, look carefully, and pass the stopped vehicle


  • 24. 
    It is illegal for a person under 21 years of age to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that is _____ or more.
    • A. 

      0.08%

    • B. 

      0.01%

    • C. 

      0.05%


  • 25. 
    You are on a two-way road and the vehicle ahead of you is turning left into a driveway. You may legally pass the vehicle on the right:
    • A. 

      If there is enough road between the curb and the vehicle to do so

    • B. 

      Even if you must drive on the shoulder to do so

    • C. 

      Even if you must cross a solid white painted on the road


  • 26. 
    When looking ahead while driving, you should:
    • A. 

      Stare at the middle of the road

    • B. 

      Look directly in front of your car

    • C. 

      Scan from side to side


  • 27. 
    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


  • 28. 
    If there is a deep puddle in the road ahead, you should:
    • A. 

      Maintain the posted speed and drive through the water

    • B. 

      Steer your vehicle around the water, if possible

    • C. 

      Shift into neutral as you drive through the water


  • 29. 
    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


  • 30. 
    If you have a green light, but traffic is blocking the intersection:
    • A. 

      Stay out of the intersection until traffic clears

    • B. 

      Enter the intersection and wait until traffic clears

    • C. 

      Merge into another lane and try to go around the traffic


  • 31. 
    Which of the following is true about large trucks?
    • A. 

      Trucks have fewer blind spots due to the vehicle's height

    • B. 

      It is the best spot to pass trucks very slowly and on the right side

    • C. 

      Trucks often appear to travel slower because of their large size


  • 32. 
    To turn left from a one-way street onto a one-way street, start from:
    • A. 

      The lane closest to the left curb

    • B. 

      The center lane

    • C. 

      Any lane as long as it seems safe to do so


  • 33. 
    Cargo extending more than four feet from your rear bumper:
    • A. 

      Is illegal under all circumstances

    • B. 

      Must be marked with a red flag or lights

    • C. 

      Does not legally have to be marked, but it is a good idea


  • 34. 
    You may legally park your car:
    • A. 

      At the corner in an intersection

    • B. 

      Across a sidewalk if you are partially in a driveway

    • C. 

      In a bicycle lane if there is no sign forbidding it


  • 35. 
    Give extra space to drivers backing out of parking spaces because:
    • A. 

      They may not see you

    • B. 

      They have the right-of-way

    • C. 

      It is required by law


  • 36. 
    Which of these statements is true about child passengers?
    • A. 

      Children one or older and over 20 pounds should ride in the front side.

    • B. 

      Children under age one should not ride in the front seat in air bag-equipped vehicles

    • C. 

      The front seat is generally safest for children six years of age and older


  • 37. 
    Which of these statements is true about driving and making medications?
    • A. 

      Most cold medications can make a person drowsy

    • B. 

      Over-the-counter medications cannot impair driving ability if taken in the recommended dosages

    • C. 

      Medications are safe to take at any time if prescribed by a doctor


  • 38. 
    Instructions from school crossing guards must be obeyed:
    • A. 

      At all times

    • B. 

      During school hours only

    • C. 

      Only when children are present in front of school


  • 39. 
    You must make a written report (SR 1) to DMV when:
    • A. 

      Your vehicle fails a smog test

    • B. 

      You are involved in an accident and there is an injury

    • C. 

      You change your insurance company


  • 40. 
    The California Driver Handbook recommends several tips to help you keep alert on long drives. One of these tips is:
    • A. 

      Pull off the road and rest

    • B. 

      Turn on your air conditioner

    • C. 

      Alternately drive close to the left and right sides of your lane


  • 41. 
    If your cell phone rings while you are driving, you should:
    • A. 

      Answer it if you have a hands-device

    • B. 

      Let the call go to voicemail

    • C. 

      Answer it if the call is from your parents


  • 42. 
    You are being chased by a police vehicle with its lights and sirens activated. You ignore the warning to stop and speed away. During the chase, a person is seriously injured. You are subject to:
    • A. 

      Imprisonment in a state prison for five years

    • B. 

      A fine of not less than $1000

    • C. 

      Attending an anger-management class


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