CAlifornia Driver's Examination CA 2013 N°1.

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0.08%-Eight hundredths of one percent. . . . . . . . . .
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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.

    Correct Answer
    A. 0.08%-Eight 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Sell or transfer your vehicle.
    Explanation
    You must notify the DMV within 5 days if you sell or transfer your vehicle because it is important for the DMV to have accurate records of vehicle ownership. This notification allows them to update their records and transfer the vehicle's registration to the new owner. It also helps to prevent any potential issues or liabilities that may arise from the vehicle being under your name after it has been sold or transferred.

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  • 3. 

    Which statement is true about motorcyclists and motorists?  

    • A.

      Motorcyclists are not allowed to drive faster than other traffic during congests 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Motorcyclists have the same rights/responsibilities as other motorists.
    Explanation
    Motorcyclists have the same rights/responsibilities as other motorists. This means that they are entitled to the same privileges and are expected to follow the same rules and regulations as other drivers on the road. They have the right to use the same lanes, make turns, and have the same access to the road as any other vehicle. They are also responsible for obeying traffic laws, signaling their intentions, and maintaining a safe distance from other vehicles, just like any other motorist.

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  • 4. 

    A person may legally ride in the back of a pick truck when:

    • A.

      The side of the pickup bed are at least 24 inches high.

    • B.

      The back of pickup is covered with a camper shell.

    • C.

      In the secured seats and using approved safety belts.

    Correct Answer
    C. In the secured seats and using approved safety belts.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "In the secured seats and using approved safety belts." This means that a person can legally ride in the back of a pick truck only if they are seated in a secure seat and using safety belts that have been approved for use. This is important for the safety of the individual as it helps to prevent them from being thrown out of the truck in case of sudden stops or accidents. Riding in the back of a pick truck without proper safety measures can be dangerous and is generally not allowed.

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  • 5. 

    Smoking inside vehicle when a person younger than 18 years of  age is present is:

    • A.

      Legal, if it is your.

    • B.

      Illegal at all times.

    • C.

      Not restricted by law.

    Correct Answer
    B. Illegal at all times.
    Explanation
    It is illegal to smoke inside a vehicle when a person younger than 18 years of age is present. This is because secondhand smoke is harmful to children and can lead to various health issues. Laws have been implemented to protect children from the dangers of secondhand smoke, and smoking inside a vehicle with a minor present is considered a violation of these laws. Therefore, it is illegal at all times to smoke inside a vehicle when a person younger than 18 years of age is present.

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  • 6. 

     Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit in a residential area area is:

    • A.

      35 mph.

    • B.

      30 mph.

    • C.

      25 mph.

    Correct Answer
    C. 25 mph.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 25 mph because residential areas are typically populated with homes, pedestrians, and children playing, making it necessary to drive at a slower speed to ensure the safety of everyone in the area.

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  • 7. 

    Safely backing your vehicle includes all of the following except:

    • A.

      Looking over your right shoulder as you back up.

    • B.

      Checking behind your vehicle before you get in.

    • C.

      Tapping your horn before you back up.

    Correct Answer
    C. Tapping your horn before you back up.
    Explanation
    Safely backing your vehicle requires looking over your right shoulder as you back up and checking behind your vehicle before you get in. These actions help ensure that there are no obstacles or pedestrians in your path. However, tapping your horn before you back up is not necessary for safe backing. Horn usage should be reserved for alerting others of your presence in emergency situations, not as a routine practice while backing up.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these of statements is true about motorcycles?

    • A.

      Motorcycles are small and can easily be seen by drivers.

    • B.

      Motorcycles may not share traffic lanes.

    • C.

      Motorcycles should be following at a 4 second following distance.

    Correct Answer
    C. Motorcycles should be following at a 4 second following distance.
    Explanation
    This statement is true because motorcycles should maintain a 4 second following distance to ensure they have enough time to react to any sudden changes in traffic. This distance allows them to have a safe braking distance and avoid collisions with the vehicle in front of them. It is important for motorcycles to have this additional space as they are more vulnerable and have less stability compared to other vehicles on the road.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these statements is true about changing lanes?

    • A.

      You only need to turn over and look over your right shoulder for lane changes to the right or left.

    • B.

      Look over your right shoulder for right lane change and your left shoulder for a left land change .

    • C.

      Vehicles with two outside mirrors do not have blind spots.

    Correct Answer
    B. Look over your right shoulder for right lane change and your left shoulder for a left land change .
    Explanation
    When changing lanes, it is important to check your blind spots to ensure that there are no vehicles in the adjacent lanes. The correct answer states that you should look over your right shoulder for a right lane change and your left shoulder for a left lane change. This is because the blind spot on the right side of the vehicle is typically larger than the one on the left side. By looking over your shoulder, you can effectively check for any vehicles that may not be visible in your mirrors. The statement about vehicles with two outside mirrors not having blind spots is incorrect, as all vehicles have blind spots regardless of the number of mirrors they have.

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  • 10. 

    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 answer the call.

    Correct Answer
    B. Let the call go to voice mail.
    Explanation
    When driving, it is important to minimize distractions in order to maintain focus on the road and ensure safety. Answering a phone call without a hands-free device can be dangerous and increase the risk of accidents. Therefore, the best course of action is to let the call go to voice mail and deal with it later when it is safe to do so.

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  • 11. 

    You should increase the distance between your car and the vehicle ahead when you:

    • A.

      Follow a small passenger car.

    • B.

      Are being tailgated by another driver.

    • C.

      Driver slower than the posted speed limit.

    Correct Answer
    B. Are being tailgated by another driver.
    Explanation
    When you are being tailgated by another driver, it is important to increase the distance between your car and the vehicle ahead. This is because if the car in front of you suddenly stops or slows down, you will need enough space to brake safely without causing a collision with the tailgating driver. Increasing the distance also gives you more time to react to any sudden changes in traffic conditions, reducing the risk of accidents.

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  • 12. 

    Two sets of solid double yellow lines spaced two feet or more:

    • A.

      May only be crossed to make a left turn or u-turn.

    • B.

      Should be treated like a a solid wall and and not be crossed.

    • C.

      May be used to begin or end left-hand turns.

    Correct Answer
    B. Should be treated like a a solid wall and and not be crossed.
    Explanation
    Two sets of solid double yellow lines spaced two feet or more should be treated like a solid wall and not be crossed. This means that it is prohibited to cross over these lines for any reason, including making left turns or U-turns. These lines are put in place to indicate a no-passing zone, and crossing them is illegal and unsafe.

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  • 13. 

    Which of these statements is true about large trucks?

    • A.

      They take longer to stop than passenger cars.

    • B.

      They all have air brake which allow them to to stop quickly.

    • C.

      They are more maneuverable than passenger vehicles.

    Correct Answer
    A. They take longer to stop than passenger cars.
    Explanation
    Large trucks take longer to stop than passenger cars due to their size and weight. The momentum generated by the heavy loads carried by trucks requires more time and distance to come to a complete stop. Additionally, the braking systems in trucks are designed to handle the increased load and may not be as responsive as the brakes in passenger cars. This makes it crucial for drivers to maintain a safe following distance and exercise caution when sharing the road with large trucks.

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  • 14. 

    You must yield the eight-of-way to a emergency vehicle by:

    • A.

      Driving to the right edge of the road and stopping.

    • B.

      Moving into the right lane and driving slowly until it have passed.

    • C.

      Stopping immediately, even if you are in an intersection.

    Correct Answer
    A. Driving to the right edge of the road and stopping.
    Explanation
    When encountering an emergency vehicle, it is important to yield the right-of-way to allow it to pass safely. The correct answer suggests that you should drive to the right edge of the road and stop. This action allows the emergency vehicle to have a clear path and continue on its way without any obstruction. By pulling over and stopping, you are ensuring that you are not impeding the progress of the emergency vehicle and allowing it to reach its destination quickly.

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  • 15. 

    When approaching a crosswalk where a blind pedestrian is waiting   to cross, you must stop:

    • A.

      More than 5 feet from the crosswalk so the pedestrian will not be distracted by the sound of your engine.

    • B.

      At the crosswalk and wait for the pedestrian to cross the street.

    • C.

      At the crosswalk and then tell the pedestrian when to cross the street.

    Correct Answer
    B. At the crosswalk and wait for the pedestrian to cross the street.
    Explanation
    When approaching a crosswalk where a blind pedestrian is waiting to cross, you must stop at the crosswalk and wait for the pedestrian to cross the street. This is the correct answer because it ensures the safety and right of way for the blind pedestrian. Stopping at the crosswalk allows the pedestrian to have a clear path to cross without any distractions or potential dangers from vehicles. It is important to give priority to pedestrians, especially those with disabilities, to ensure their safety and well-being.

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  • 16. 

    While driing, you should look 10 to 15 seconds aheadof you:

    • A.

      And focus on the middle of the road.

    • B.

      Because it's a legal requirement.

    • C.

      To see potential hazards early.

    Correct Answer
    C. To see potential hazards early.
    Explanation
    Looking 10 to 15 seconds ahead while driving allows you to anticipate and identify potential hazards in advance. This gives you more time to react and take necessary precautions to avoid accidents or collisions. By focusing on the middle of the road, you can effectively scan the entire road ahead and be aware of any potential dangers that may arise, such as pedestrians, other vehicles, or obstacles. This proactive approach to driving helps ensure your safety and the safety of others on the road.

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  • 17. 

    You are waiting to turn right at a red traffic light. There is a pedestrian on the right side of your vehicle waiting to cross the street you want to enter.  Who has the right-of-way when your light turn green?

    • A.

      The pedestrian has the right-of-way.

    • B.

      You have the right-of-way only if the crosswalk is not marked.

    • C.

      You have the right-of-way because your light is green.

    Correct Answer
    A. The pedestrian has the right-of-way.
    Explanation
    When waiting to turn right at a red traffic light, the pedestrian has the right-of-way when the light turns green. This is because pedestrians always have the right-of-way at intersections, regardless of whether the crosswalk is marked or not. As a driver, it is important to yield to pedestrians and ensure their safety before proceeding with the right turn.

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  • 18. 

     U-turn in business destricts are:  

    • A.

      Always illegal because they are dangerous.

    • B.

      Legal whenever oncoming vehicles are not a hazard.

    • C.

      Legal only at intersection, unless a sign prohibits them.

    Correct Answer
    C. Legal only at intersection, unless a sign prohibits them.
    Explanation
    U-turns in business districts are legal only at intersections, unless there is a sign prohibiting them. This means that if there is no sign specifically stating that U-turns are not allowed, they are permitted at intersections. However, if there is a sign indicating that U-turns are prohibited, then they are not legal. It is important to follow the specific regulations and signs in place to ensure safe and legal driving practices in business districts.

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  • 19. 

    Here two way road you are driving on has a lane marked as shown  in the picture. This lane is used:

    • A.

      To begin or end left turns or start a permitted U-turn.

    • B.

      As a regular driving lane during periods of heavy traffic.

    • C.

      To pass other vehicles that are moving slowly.

    Correct Answer
    A. To begin or end left turns or start a permitted U-turn.
    Explanation
    The lane marked in the picture is used to begin or end left turns or start a permitted U-turn. This means that drivers can use this lane when they need to make a left turn or a U-turn. It is specifically designated for these maneuvers and should not be used as a regular driving lane or for passing other vehicles.

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  • 20. 

    Which way do you turn your front wheels to park downhill next to a  curb?   

    • A.

      Into the curb.

    • B.

      Away from the curb.

    • C.

      Parallel to the curb.

    Correct Answer
    A. Into the curb.
    Explanation
    When parking downhill next to a curb, you should turn your front wheels into the curb. This is because if your vehicle starts to roll downhill, the curb will act as a barrier and prevent it from rolling into traffic. Turning the wheels into the curb also helps to ensure that the vehicle remains parallel to the curb and does not stick out into the road.

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  • 21. 

    This yellow sign means:

    • A.

      There is a sharp turn to the right.

    • B.

      Right turn only lane.

    • C.

      Right turn permitted on green arrow only.

    Correct Answer
    A. There is a sharp turn to the right.
    Explanation
    The yellow sign in question indicates that there is a sharp turn to the right ahead. This sign is used to warn drivers to slow down and be prepared for a significant change in direction. It is important for drivers to pay attention to this sign and adjust their speed and position accordingly to navigate the upcoming turn safely.

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  • 22. 

    An orange-colored sign like this means:

    • A.

      There is road work ahead.

    • B.

      You must change lanes ahead.

    • C.

      There ia a detour ahead.

    Correct Answer
    A. There is road work ahead.
    Explanation
    The orange-colored sign indicates that there is road work ahead. This sign is commonly used to warn drivers of construction or maintenance activities on the road, which may result in delays, lane closures, or other changes in traffic patterns. It is important for drivers to be cautious and follow any instructions or detours provided to ensure their safety and the smooth flow of traffic in the work zone.

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  • 23. 

    When can you drive using only your parking lights?

    • A.

      30 minutes after sunset or 30 minutes before sunrise.

    • B.

      Under no circumstances.

    • C.

      On foggy days when visibility is low.

    Correct Answer
    B. Under no circumstances.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Under no circumstances" because parking lights are not designed to provide sufficient illumination for driving. They are only meant to be used when the vehicle is parked or to indicate its presence in low-light conditions. Using parking lights while driving can be dangerous as it does not provide adequate visibility for the driver or other road users. It is always recommended to use headlights when driving in low-light conditions or during inclement weather.

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  • 24. 

    You are driving 55 mph in the far left (fast) lane of a freeway posted   for 65 mph. You could be cited driving too slowly:  

    • A.

      If the road or weather condition warrant driving this slowly.

    • B.

      If you block the normal and reasonable flow of traffic.

    • C.

      Under no circumstances because it is always safer to drive slower than other traffic.

    Correct Answer
    B. If you block the normal and reasonable flow of traffic.
    Explanation
    If you block the normal and reasonable flow of traffic, you could be cited for driving too slowly. This means that if you are driving significantly below the speed limit and impeding the flow of other vehicles, you may be penalized. It is important to maintain a speed that is appropriate for the road and traffic conditions, and not hinder the movement of other vehicles on the road.

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  • 25. 

    There are two traffic lanes in your direction. You are driving in the left  lane and many cars are passing you on the right. If the driver behind   you wishes to drive faster, you should:

    • A.

      Stay in your lane so you don't impede the traffic flow.

    • B.

      Drive onto the left shoulder to let the other vehicles pass.

    • C.

      Move over into the right lane when it is safe.

    Correct Answer
    C. Move over into the right lane when it is safe.
    Explanation
    If the driver behind you wishes to drive faster, the correct course of action is to move over into the right lane when it is safe. This allows the faster-moving vehicles to pass you on the left, maintaining the flow of traffic. Staying in your lane would impede the traffic flow and potentially cause congestion. Driving onto the left shoulder is illegal and dangerous, as it is intended for emergencies only. Therefore, the safest and most appropriate option is to move into the right lane when it is safe to do so.

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  • 26. 

    It is night. A car coming toward you has it high beam on which  make it hard to see the road ahead. You should:  

    • A.

      Look ahead toward the left edge of your lane.

    • B.

      Look ahead toward the right edge of your lane.

    • C.

      Look straight ahead in your lane.

    Correct Answer
    B. Look ahead toward the right edge of your lane.
    Explanation
    When a car with its high beams on is coming towards you at night, it can be difficult to see the road ahead due to the glare. Looking straight ahead in your lane may cause the glare to directly hit your eyes, making it even harder to see. By looking ahead toward the right edge of your lane, you can avoid the direct glare and still maintain visibility of the road ahead. This allows you to safely navigate the road while minimizing the impact of the high beams.

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  • 27. 

      Turn on your windshield wiper and use your headlights on rainy snowy, or foggy days: 

    • A.

      On the high-beam setting.

    • B.

      So other drivers can see you.

    • C.

      Only when drivers on the freeway.

    Correct Answer
    B. So other drivers can see you.
    Explanation
    Using windshield wipers and headlights on rainy, snowy, or foggy days is important so that other drivers can see you. These weather conditions can reduce visibility, making it difficult for other drivers to spot your vehicle. By turning on your windshield wipers and using your headlights, you increase your visibility on the road, reducing the risk of accidents. This is especially crucial during inclement weather when visibility is already compromised.

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  • 28. 

    At an uncontrolled intersection where you can't see cross traffic until  you are just about to enter the intersection, the speed limit is:

    • A.

      15 mph.

    • B.

      25 mph.

    • C.

      20 mph.

    Correct Answer
    A. 15 mph.
    Explanation
    At an uncontrolled intersection where visibility of cross traffic is limited until the moment you are about to enter the intersection, the speed limit is set at 15 mph. This is because at such intersections, it is crucial to drive at a slower speed in order to have enough time to react and stop if necessary, ensuring the safety of all drivers. Driving at a higher speed in such situations would increase the risk of collisions and accidents.

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  • 29. 

    It is againt the law to enter an intersection when:  

    • A.

      You can't get all the way across before the light turns red.

    • B.

      The light is flashing yellow and you didn't stop first.

    • C.

      The light is yellow and you can stop safely.

    Correct Answer
    A. You can't get all the way across before the light turns red.
    Explanation
    It is against the law to enter an intersection when you can't get all the way across before the light turns red because this can lead to traffic congestion and accidents. Entering an intersection without enough time to clear it before the light changes can block the flow of traffic and create a dangerous situation for other drivers. It is important to wait for a clear opportunity to enter the intersection and ensure that you have enough time to safely cross before the light changes.

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  • 30. 

    What should you do at an intersection with a flashing yellow signal light?

    • A.

      Maintain your speed but watch for other vehicles.

    • B.

      Stop before crossing the intersection.

    • C.

      Slow down and cross carefully.

    Correct Answer
    C. Slow down and cross carefully.
    Explanation
    At an intersection with a flashing yellow signal light, the correct thing to do is to slow down and cross carefully. This is because a flashing yellow light indicates caution, allowing drivers to proceed with caution while being prepared to yield to other vehicles or pedestrians. It is important to slow down to ensure safety and be aware of any potential hazards or approaching vehicles before crossing the intersection.

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  • 31. 

    Which of these is the proper way to change lanes?

    • A.

      Signal, check your mirrors and then change lanes.

    • B.

      Signal, check your mirrors and look over your shoulder before you change lane.

    • C.

      Check your mirror, look over your shoulder, then change lanes.

    Correct Answer
    B. Signal, check your mirrors and look over your shoulder before you change lane.
    Explanation
    The proper way to change lanes is to signal, check your mirrors, and look over your shoulder before you change lanes. This ensures that you are aware of any vehicles in your blind spot and can safely move into the desired lane without causing any accidents or collisions.

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  • 32. 

    If you are convicted of driving with an excessive blood alcohol  concentration (BAC), you may be sentenced to serve:

    • A.

      Up to six months in jail.

    • B.

      Up to twelve months in jail.

    • C.

      No jail time but you must pay a fine of $500.

    Correct Answer
    A. Up to six months in jail.
    Explanation
    If you are convicted of driving with an excessive blood alcohol concentration (BAC), you may be sentenced to serve up to six months in jail. This means that if you are found guilty of driving with a BAC above the legal limit, the maximum punishment you can receive is a jail sentence of six months. The other options of up to twelve months in jail or no jail time but a fine of $500 are not applicable in this case.

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  • 33. 

    If your vehicle starts to lose traction because of water on the road  (hydroplane), you should:

    • A.

      Driver as a constant speed to gain better traction.

    • B.

      Apply the brakes firmly to prevent your vehicle from sliding.

    • C.

      Slow down gradually and not apply the brakes.

    Correct Answer
    C. Slow down gradually and not apply the brakes.
    Explanation
    When a vehicle starts to lose traction due to water on the road, it is important to slow down gradually and not apply the brakes. This is because sudden braking can cause the tires to lock up and the vehicle to slide, making it difficult to regain control. By slowing down gradually, the weight of the vehicle is distributed more evenly, allowing the tires to maintain better contact with the road and reducing the risk of hydroplaning.

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  • 34. 

    This white sign means you:

    • A.

      May turn left only on a green arrow.

    • B.

      May turn left on a green light when it is safe.

    • C.

      Must wait for the solid green light before you turn left.

    Correct Answer
    B. May turn left on a green light when it is safe.
    Explanation
    The white sign indicates that you are allowed to turn left on a green light when it is safe to do so. This means that you do not have to wait for a green arrow specifically, but you should exercise caution and ensure that there is no oncoming traffic or pedestrians before making the left turn.

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  • 35. 

    You must file a report of Traffic Accident Occurring in California  (SR 1) with DMV when:

    • A.

      Your vehicle fail a smog test.

    • B.

      You are involved in a collision and there is an injury.

    • C.

      You change your insurance company.

    Correct Answer
    B. You are involved in a collision and there is an injury.
    Explanation
    When you are involved in a collision and there is an injury, you must file a report of Traffic Accident Occurring in California (SR 1) with DMV. This is because it is important to document the accident and the injuries sustained in order to ensure that proper legal and insurance procedures are followed. Filing a report helps to establish the facts of the accident and can be used as evidence if there are any legal disputes or insurance claims that arise from the incident.

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  • 36. 

    When may you legally go around or under a railroad crossing gate?  

    • A.

      Under no circumstances.

    • B.

      When you can see clearly in both direction.

    • C.

      When the warning light are not flashing.

    Correct Answer
    A. Under no circumstances.
    Explanation
    It is illegal to go around or under a railroad crossing gate under any circumstances. This is because the gate is there to indicate that a train is approaching and it is unsafe to cross the tracks. Going around or under the gate can lead to serious accidents and is against the law. It is important to always obey railroad crossing signals and wait for the gate to fully open before crossing the tracks.

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