2010 California Driver's Examination

36 Questions | Total Attempts: 101

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California Driver Exam Quizzes & Trivia

You have been planning to get behind the wheels for a while now and have taken the driving classes leading up to the final test. How ready do you feel you are to tackle the driver’s test? The quiz below is designed to help you better prepare for it. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    It is illegal for a person 21 yeasts of age or older to drive with a bloodd 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. 
    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. 

      Check the incoming number before answering the call

  • 4. 
    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

  • 5. 
    When driving a vehicle with air bags, you are safest when seated:
    • A. 

      At least 10 inches away from the steering wheel

    • B. 

      Within 6 1/2 inches of the steering wheel

    • C. 

      With your head positioned directly above the steering wheel

  • 6. 
    Which of the following children 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

  • 7. 
    Collisions 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 the others

    • C. 

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

  • 8. 
    Weaving in and out of freeway lanes 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

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    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 up to seven years

    • B. 

      A fine of not less than $1,000

    • C. 

      Attending an anger-management class

  • 11. 
    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. 

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

  • 12. 
    The maximum speed limit for ideal driving condition is:
    • 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

  • 13. 
    Orange-colored road signs warn you of:
    • A. 

      A school zone ahead

    • B. 

      A traffic signal ahead

    • C. 

      Road workers or road equipment ahead

  • 14. 
    Driving slowly in front of traffic in the far left (fast) lane on the 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

  • 15. 
    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 intersection and stop

    • C. 

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

  • 16. 
    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

  • 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. 
    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 cautiously and continue across

    • C. 

      Stop your vehicle in the intersection and back up carefully

  • 19. 
    This yellow sing means: 
    • A. 

      Less space between lanes ahead

    • B. 

      The highway will be divided ahead

    • C. 

      The right lane will end ahead

  • 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. 
    This yellow sign means:
    • A. 

      Medical services ahead

    • B. 

      There is a "T" intersection ahead

    • C. 

      Another road crosses yours ahead

  • 22. 
    If the road is wet from heavy rain, you should:
    • A. 

      Use the "two second" following distance rule

    • B. 

      Drive one car-length behind the car ahead

    • C. 

      Increase the distance between your vehicle and the car ahead

  • 23. 
    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

  • 24. 
    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

  • 25. 
    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

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