California Drivers Examination

32 Questions | Total Attempts: 2078

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California Driver Exam Quizzes & Trivia

The California drivers’ examination consists of a total of 46 questions and one has to get about 38 correct so as to get the pass mark. The quiz below is designed to show you which questions you might expect and the answers to them. Give it a shot and good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You want to pass a bicyclist riding on the right edge of your lane you:
    • A. 

      Must honk your horn before passing the bicyclist

    • B. 

      Must not squeeze past the bicyclist

    • C. 

      May not pass the bicyclist for any reason

  • 2. 
    You should use your horn when:
    • A. 

      Another vehicle is in your way

    • B. 

      It may help prevent an accident

    • C. 

      Another driver makes a mistake

  • 3. 
    You must make a written report of traffic accident (SR 1) to DMV within 10 days if you:
    • A. 

      Are in accident that causes $750 in damage

    • B. 

      Plan on being out the state for more than 30 days

    • C. 

      Refinance the remaining balance of your vehicle loan

  • 4. 
    Large trucks turning right onto a street with two lanes in each direction:
    • A. 

      May complete their turn in either the left or right lane

    • B. 

      Often have to use part of the left lane to complete the turn

    • C. 

      Must stay in the right lane at all times

  • 5. 
    You want to make a right turn at the corner.  A pedestrian with a guide dog is at the corner ready to cross the street in front of you.  Before making your right turn you should:
    • A. 

      Turn off your engine until the person crosses the street

    • B. 

      Tell the pedestrian when to cross the street

    • C. 

      Wait until the person crosses the street

  • 6. 
    Which of these statements about drugs and driving is true:
    • A. 

      Any prescription drug is safe to use if you don't feel drowsy

    • B. 

      Even over the counter drugs can impair your driving

    • C. 

      Only illegal drugs can impair your driving

  • 7. 
    Which of the following will help you to avoid being hit from behind:
    • A. 

      Signaling at least 100 feet before turning

    • B. 

      Decreasing your following distance

    • C. 

      Changing lanes frequently

  • 8. 
    At intersections, crosswalks, and railroad crossings, you should always:
    • A. 

      Stop, listen, and proceed if you cannot hear anything

    • B. 

      Look to the sides of your vehicle

    • C. 

      Concentrate on oncoming traffic

  • 9. 
    Which of these vehicles must stop before crossing railroad tracks:
    • A. 

      Tank trucks marked with hazardous materials placards

    • B. 

      Motor homes or pickup trucks towing a trailer

    • C. 

      Sport utility vehicles carrying four or more persons

  • 10. 
    When changing lanes on a freeway, you should:
    • A. 

      Signal for at least five seconds

    • B. 

      Slow down before you start to change lanes

    • C. 

      Assume there is enough space for your vehicle, if you signal first

  • 11. 
    If you have trouble seeing other vehicles because of dust or smoke blowing across the roadway, you should drive slower and turn on your:
    • A. 

      Emergency flashers

    • B. 

      Parking lights

    • C. 

      Headlights

  • 12. 
    You are driving on a one way street. you may turn left onto another one way street:
    • A. 

      Only if a sign permits the turn

    • B. 

      If traffic on the street is moving to the right

    • C. 

      If traffic on the street is moving to the left

  • 13. 
    You should allow more space in front of your vehicle when following large trucks because:
    • A. 

      You need the extra room to see around the truck

    • B. 

      Their heavier weight allows them to stop more quickly than you

    • C. 

      If you follow to closely, you will get caught in the wind draft caused by the truck

  • 14. 
    Highways are typically most slippery:
    • A. 

      During a heavy rainstorm in the middle of summer

    • B. 

      When it first starts to rain after a dry spell

    • C. 

      After it has been raining for a long time

  • 15. 
    What is the difference between traffic lights with red arrows and those with solid red lights?
    • A. 

      Red arrows are only used to stop traffic which is turning left

    • B. 

      Red arrows are only used for protected turn lanes

    • C. 

      You cannot turn on a red arrow, even if you stop first

  • 16. 
    At dawn or dusk, or in rain or snow, it can be hard to see and be seen.  a good way to let other drivers know you are there is to turn:
    • A. 

      Up the instrument panel lights

    • B. 

      On your parking lights

    • C. 

      On your headlights

  • 17. 
    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. 

      0.08%

    • B. 

      0.10%

    • C. 

      0.05%

  • 18. 
    You must notify dmv within 5 days if you:
    • A. 

      Sell or transfer your vehicle

    • B. 

      Are cited for a traffic violation

    • C. 

      Paint your vehicle a different color

  • 19. 
    Which of these statements is true about road construction zones:
    • A. 

      Fines are the same for violations committed in construction zones

    • B. 

      You are responsible for the safety of the road workers

    • C. 

      Slow down only if you think the workers are present

  • 20. 
    You are driving on a road with only one lane in each direction.  you want to pass another vehicle, but there is a curve approaching which blocks your view of the road ahead. you must:
    • A. 

      Not pass the other vehicle

    • B. 

      Pass on the shoulder of the road

    • C. 

      Signal longer than five seconds to pass safely

  • 21. 
    When is it legal to use a cell phone without a hands free device while driving?
    • A. 

      When making a call while stopped at a red light

    • B. 

      When making a call for emergency assistance

    • C. 

      Never

  • 22. 
    Pedistrians crossing at corners have the right of way
    • A. 

      Only at controlled intersections

    • B. 

      Only when a crosswalk is painted on the street

    • C. 

      Whether or not a crosswalk is marked

  • 23. 
    When planning to pass another vehicle you should:
    • A. 

      Not assume they will make space for you to return to your lane

    • B. 

      Assume they will maintain constant speed

    • C. 

      Assume they will maintain a constant speed

  • 24. 
    If you drive slower than the flow of traffic, you will most likely; interfere with traffic and receive a ticket:
    • A. 

      Interfere with traffic and receive a ticket

    • B. 

      Improve traffic flow

    • C. 

      Demonstrate defensive driving techniques

  • 25. 
    When you enter traffic from a stop (away from the curb), you:
    • A. 

      Should drive slower than other traffic for 200 feet

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      Should wait for the first two vehicles to pass, than drive into the lane