California DMV Permit Tests

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You have consented to take a test for the alcohol content of your blood, breath, or urine:
    • A. 

      Only if you have been drinking alcohol

    • B. 

      Whenever you drive in California

    • C. 

      Only if an accident has occurred

  • 2. 
    U-turns in residential districs are legal:
    • A. 

      On a one-way street at green arrow

    • B. 

      When there are no vehicles approaching nearby

    • C. 

      Across two sets of solid double yellow lines

  • 3. 
    A law enforcement officer notices that one of your passengers is not wearing a seat belt and writes a citation. Which of the following is true?
    • A. 

      Both you and your passenger will receive a citation

    • B. 

      Your passenger will receive the citation, regardless of age

    • C. 

      You may receive the citation if the passenger is younger than 16

  • 4. 
    When you enter traffic from a full stop (e.g., pulling away from the curb), you:
    • A. 

      Should drive slower than other traffic for 200 feet

    • B. 

      Need a large enough gap to get up the speed of traffic

    • C. 

      Should wait for the first vehicle to pass, then pull into the lane

  • 5. 
    Which way do you turn your front wheels when parked uphill next to a curb?
    • A. 

      Parallel to the curb

    • B. 

      Away from the curb

    • C. 

      Toward the curb

  • 6. 
    Which of these is recomended when driving at night on a dimly lit street?
    • A. 

      Drive slowly enough to stop within the area lighted by your headlights

    • B. 

      Briefly look at oncoming headlights so you won't be blinded

    • C. 

      Keep instrument lights bright to be more visible to other drivers

  • 7. 
    To make a right turn onto a two-way street from a two way street, start in the right-hand lane and end in:
    • A. 

      The left lane

    • B. 

      The lane closest to the curb

    • C. 

      Any lane that is available

  • 8. 
    Dim your lights for oncoming vehicles OR when you are within 300 feet of a vehicle:
    • A. 

      You are approaching from behind

    • B. 

      Approaching you from behind

    • C. 

      You have already passed

  • 9. 
    Following closely behind another vehicle (tailgating):
    • A. 

      Increases fuel efficiency

    • B. 

      Is a common cause of rear-end collisions

    • C. 

      Helps keep traffic moving

  • 10. 
    If you have a collision, the law requires you to exchange your driver license information with:
    • A. 

      Witnesses

    • B. 

      Others involved in the collision

    • C. 

      Security guards

  • 11. 
    At night, if an oncoming vehicle fails to dim its high beams, look:
    • A. 

      Toward the center of the roadway

    • B. 

      Toward the the right edge of your lane

    • C. 

      Straight ahead of your lane

  • 12. 
    You are driving 45mph in a 55mph zone. You can be cited for speeding: 
    • A. 

      Only if you are approaching a sharp curve in the road

    • B. 

      Under no circumstances because it is always legal

    • C. 

      If it is unsafe for current weather conditions

  • 13. 
    Parking is NEVER permitted: 
    • A. 

      In a crosshatched (diagonal) pattern space

    • B. 

      Twenty feet from a railroad track

    • C. 

      In a bicycle lane, unless otherwise posted

  • 14. 
    When traffic is slow and heavy and you must cross railroad tracks before reaching the upcoming intersection, you should:
    • A. 

      Stop between the crossing gates in case they close

    • B. 

      Stop on the tracks and wait for your light to turn green

    • C. 

      Wait until you can completely cross the tracks before you proceed