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Practice Quiz DMV Part 1

25 Questions
DMV Quizzes & Trivia

Part 1 of 100 question quiz for DMV 2009 state of California, Department of Motor Vehicles

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
    • A. 

      0.08%

    • B. 

      0.10%

    • C. 

      0.05%

  • 2. 
    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

  • 3. 
    When you see a yellow sign with 2 students crossing you should be prepared to stop if
    • A. 

      Any time at any cross walk

    • B. 

      Stop at any cross walk and wait for a guard to signal for you to go

    • C. 

      Be prepared to stop if you see children are in a cross walk

  • 4. 
    The speed limit for a school zone where children are present is
    • A. 

      15 mph

    • B. 

      25 mph

    • C. 

      20 mph

  • 5. 
    Instructions from school crossing guards must be obeyed
    • A. 

      At all times

    • B. 

      Only during school hours

    • C. 

      Only when children are present in front of a school

  • 6. 
    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

  • 7. 
    You must make a written Report of Traffic Accident (SR 1) to DMV if you
    • A. 

      Fail to pay your registration fees with in 90 days of receiving your renewal notice

    • B. 

      Allow a licensed driver from another state to drive your vehicle

    • C. 

      Are involved in an accident and there is more than $750 in damages.

  • 8. 
    Two Vehicles are approaching an uncontrolled “T” intersection. One vehicle is on the through road and the other is on the road that ends.Which has the right of way?
    • A. 

      The Vehicle on the through road

    • B. 

      The vehicle on the right

    • C. 

      The vehicle that arrives first

  • 9. 
    A peace officer is signaling you to drive to the edge of the roadway. You decide to ignore the officer’s warning and flee the scene. You are guilty of a misdemeanor and can be punished by being
    • A. 

      Fined up to $1,000

    • B. 

      Jailed in the county jail for not more than one year

    • C. 

      Given a warning and a citation

  • 10. 
    . You are driving in the far right lane of a four lane freeway and notice thick 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 slower moving vehicles

    • C. 

      An exit lane

  • 11. 
    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

  • 12. 
    It is only legal to use a cell phone without a hands free device while driving when
    • A. 

      Making a call while stopped at a red light

    • B. 

      Making a call for emergency assistance

    • C. 

      Never

  • 13. 
    It is not only dangerous while driving, but also illegal to be
    • A. 

      Wearing a headset that covers both ears

    • B. 

      Having one or more interior light on

    • C. 

      Using cruise control on residential streets

  • 14. 
    Which of these is true about child passengers?
    • A. 

      Children 1 or older and over 20 pounds should ride in the front seat

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      The front seat is generally the safest place in the car for children six years of age and older

  • 15. 
    When you change lanes or merge with another lane, you
    • A. 

      Have the right of way

    • B. 

      Should first stop and check for cross traffic

    • C. 

      Need at least a 4-second gap in traffic

  • 16. 
    The speed limit in any alley is
    • A. 

      20 mph

    • B. 

      15 mph

    • C. 

      25 mph

  • 17. 
    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

  • 18. 
    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

  • 19. 
    • 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

  • 20. 
    You are driving in the far right lane ahead from an on ramp. You:
    • A. 

      Must maintain your speed and position

    • B. 

      Must slow down to let the other vehicles merge

    • C. 

      Have the legal right-of-way, but should make room for the merging vehicles, if possible

  • 21. 
    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

    • B. 

      Even if you must drive in a bicycle lane to do so

    • C. 

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

  • 22. 
    A yellow sign marked with R X R means
    • A. 

      Railroad crossing is controlled-continue at your regular speed

    • B. 

      Look, listen, and prepare to stop at the crossing, if necessary

    • C. 

      Stop at the railroad tracks and wait for a signal before crossing

  • 23. 
    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

  • 24. 
    When driving in fog, snow, or rain, you should use
    • A. 

      Low-Beam Headlights

    • B. 

      High-Beam Headlights

    • C. 

      Running Lights

  • 25. 
    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

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