California Driver's Examination

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California Driver's Examination 2010


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You must notify DMV within 5 days if you:
    • A. 

      Paint your vehicle a different color

    • B. 

      Are cited for a traffic violation

    • C. 

      Sell or transfer your vehicle

  • 2. 
    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. 

      0.10% - One tenth of one percent

    • B. 

      0.08% - Eight hundredths of one percent

    • C. 

      0.05% - Five hundredths of one percent

  • 3. 
    You want to turn left at an upcoming corner. Give the right-of-way to:
    • A. 

      Oncoming vehicles also turning left

    • B. 

      All approaching vehicles

    • C. 

      Pedestrians on the sidewalk waiting for a "WALK" signal

  • 4. 
    When parking your vehicle on any hill
    • A. 

      One of your rear wheels should touch the curb

    • B. 

      Use your parking brakes and leave the vehicle in gear or "park"

    • C. 

      Your front wheels should be parallel to the road if there is no curb

  • 5. 
    You must show proof of insurance to law enforcement:
    • A. 

      Only if you are involved in a collision

    • B. 

      If you are involved in a collision or stopped for a citation

    • C. 

      Only if you are stopped for a citation

  • 6. 
    You enter a designated turn lane to make a left turn at an upcoming intersection. There is oncoming traffic. You should:
    • A. 

      Move to the left of the center lane

    • B. 

      Signal before you arrive at the intersection

    • C. 

      Turn your front wheels to the left to be prepared to turn

  • 7. 
    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 voicemail

    • C. 

      Check the incoming number before answering the call

  • 8. 
    You were parked and have been waiting for a long time with your turn signal on to re-enter traffic. However, traffic is heavy. You should:
    • A. 

      Continue waiting and yielding to traffic in the lane

    • B. 

      Slowing inch your vehicle into the traffic lane

    • C. 

      Drive on the shoulder until a gap in traffic appears

  • 9. 
    The speed limit at an uncontrolled railroad crossing is
    • A. 

      25 mph

    • B. 

      15 mph

    • C. 

      20 mph

  • 10. 
    The driver ahead of you stops at a crosswalk. What should you do?
    • A. 

      Cautiously pass the vehicle at 10 mph or less

    • B. 

      Stop, then proceed when all pedestrians have crossed

    • C. 

      Change lanes, look carefully, and pass the stopped vehicle

  • 11. 
    Which child 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

  • 12. 
    When you see this red and white sign, you should stop, and:
    • A. 

      Check for vehicles in the direction you plan on going, then proceed

    • B. 

      Let all vehicles that arrive or after you go first

    • C. 

      Check traffic in all directions before proceeding

  • 13. 
    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

  • 14. 
    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. 

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

  • 15. 
    When merging onto a freeway, you should be driving:
    • A. 

      At or near the same speed as the freeway traffic

    • B. 

      At the legal freeway speed limit

    • C. 

      Slower than the freeway traffic

  • 16. 
    You are driving on a city street and see an emergency vehicle with flashing red lights behind you. What should you do?
    • A. 

      Drive to the right edge of the road and slow down

    • B. 

      Drive to the right edge of the road and stop

    • C. 

      Stay in your lane, slow down, and let it pass

  • 17. 
    Which of the following blocks the smooth flow of traffic?
    • A. 

      Slowing down to look at an accident scene

    • B. 

      Avoiding unnecessary lane changes

    • C. 

      Using public transportation instead of your car

  • 18. 
    You are approaching an intersection at the posted speed limit when the signal light turns yellow. You should:
    • A. 

      Slow down and proceed through the intersection without caution

    • B. 

      Speed up to cross the intersection before the light turns red

    • C. 

      Stop before entering the intersection, if you can do so safely

  • 19. 
    It is legal to drive with an alcoholic beverage container that has been opened if the container is
    • A. 

      Under the front seat

    • B. 

      In the glove compartment

    • C. 

      In the trunk

  • 20. 
    Allow extra space in front of your vehicle when following a:
    • A. 

      Station wagon

    • B. 

      Passenger car

    • C. 

      Motorcycle

  • 21. 
    Your driving lane is next to a bicycle lane. You want to make a right turn at the upcoming intersection. You:
    • A. 

      May not enter the bicycle lane to make your turn

    • B. 

      Should only merge into the bicycle lane if you stop before turning

    • C. 

      Must merge into the bicycle lane before making your turn

  • 22. 
    If you want to pass a bicyclist in a narrow traffic lane when an oncoming car is approaching:
    • A. 

      Honk your horn, then pass the bicyclist

    • B. 

      Slow down and let the car pass, then pass the bicyclist

    • C. 

      Wait until the bicyclist rides off the roadway

  • 23. 
    You hit a parked car and can't find the owner. What must you do?
    • A. 

      Call your insurance company when you get home

    • B. 

      Wait for the owner to return

    • C. 

      Leave a note with your name and address on the parked car

  • 24. 
    Before you change lanes, you should check your mirrors and:
    • A. 

      Never look over your right shoulder

    • B. 

      Always slow down in your traffic lane

    • C. 

      Glance over your shoulder

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is true about vehicles displaying a diamond-shaped sign (indicating a hazardous load)?
    • A. 

      They are not allowed to drive on freeways

    • B. 

      They must stop before crossing railroad tracks

    • C. 

      They are not allowed to exceed 35 mph