California Driver's Examination 2012

36 Questions | Total Attempts: 72

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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 _____ or higher.
    • A. 

      0.08% - Eight hundredths of one percent

    • B. 

      0.10% - One tenth of one percent

    • C. 

      0.05% - Five hundredths of one percent

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

      Maintain the posted speed to make it through the water

    • B. 

      Avoid the puddle, if possible

    • C. 

      Shift into neutral as you drive through the water

  • 4. 
    Smoking inside a vehicle when a person younger than 18 years of age is present is:
    • A. 

      Legal, if it is your child

    • B. 

      Illegal at all times

    • C. 

      Not restricted by law

  • 5. 
    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 slow moving vehicles

    • C. 

      An exit lane

  • 6. 
    You are required to wear your safetly belt in a moving vehicle:
    • A. 

      Unless the vehicle was manufactured before 1975

    • B. 

      Unless you are riding in the back of a pickup/camper

    • C. 

      And failure to do so will result in a traffic ticket

  • 7. 
    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

  • 8. 
    This red and white sign means you should:  
    • A. 

      Stop and check traffic both ways before proceeding

    • B. 

      Give the right-of-way to traffic on the road you wish to enter or cross

    • C. 

      Keep a steady speed and check traffic both ways

  • 9. 
    You must file a Report of Traffic Accident Occurring in California (SR 1) with DMV if you:
    • A. 

      Fail to pay your registration fees within 90 days of receiving

    • B. 

      Are involved in a collision and there is more than $750 in damages

    • C. 

      Allow a licensed driver from another state to drive your vehicle

  • 10. 
    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 a school

  • 11. 
    This white sign 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

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is true about large trucks?
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      Trucks often appear to travel slower because of their large size

  • 13. 
    Which of these statements 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

  • 14. 
    Your wheels should be pointed staight ahead, unless you are:
    • A. 

      Waiting to make a left turn at a traffic light

    • B. 

      Parked on a hill or sloping freeway

    • C. 

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

  • 15. 
    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

  • 16. 
    You are crossing at 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

  • 17. 
    All of the following are dangerous while driving. Which is also illegal?
    • A. 

      Wearing a headset that covers both ears

    • B. 

      Having one or more interior lights on

    • C. 

      Using cruise control on residential streets

  • 18. 
    The speed limit on a school zone where children are present is _______, unless otherwise posted.
    • A. 

      15 mph

    • B. 

      25 mph

    • C. 

      20 mph

  • 19. 
    Two vehicles are approaching an uncontrolled “T” intersection. One vehicle is on 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

  • 20. 
    When you change lanes or merge wih 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

  • 21. 
    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

  • 22. 
    Which of these statements is true about driving and taking 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

  • 23. 
    To be sure a lane is clear before you change lanes, you should:
    • A. 

      Look in your outside mirrors only

    • B. 

      Glance over your shoulder into the lane you want to enter

    • C. 

      Always turn your head and look over your right shoulder

  • 24. 
    You should stop before crossing railroad tracks:
    • A. 

      Even when the railroad tracks are out-of-service

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      If you vehicle has three or more axles

  • 25. 
    When driving in fog, snow, or rain, you should use your:
    • A. 

      Low-beam headlights

    • B. 

      High-beam headlights

    • C. 

      Running lights

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