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The California DMV Class C Driver's test practice questions.


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  • 1. 
    You may drive off of the paved roadway to pass another vehicle:
    • A. 

      If the shoulder is wide enough to accommodate your vehicle.

    • B. 

      If the vehicle ahead of you is turning left.

    • C. 

      Under no circumstances.

  • 2. 
    You are approaching a railroad crossing with no warning devices and are unable to see 400 feet down the tracks in one direction. The speed limit is:
    • A. 

      15 mph

    • B. 

      20 mph

    • C. 

      25 mph

  • 3. 
    When parking your vehicle parallel to the curb on a level street.
    • A. 

      Your front wheels must be turned toward the street.

    • B. 

      Your wheels must be within 18 inches of the curb.

    • C. 

      One of your rear wheels must touch the curb.

  • 4. 
    When you are merging onto the freeway, you should be driving:
    • A. 

      At or near the same speed as the traffic on the freeway.

    • B. 

      5 to 10 MPH slower than the traffic on the freeway.

    • C. 

      The posted speed limit for traffic on the freeway.

  • 5. 
    When driving in fog, you should use your:
    • A. 

      Fog lights only.

    • B. 

      High beams. High beams. # High beams. High beams.

    • C. 

      Low beams.

  • 6. 
    A white painted curb means:
    • A. 

      Loading zone for freight or passengers.

    • B. 

      Loading zone for passengers or mail only.

    • C. 

      Loading zone for freight only.

  • 7. 
    A school bus ahead of you in your lane is stopped with red lights flashing. You should:
    • A. 

      Stop, then proceed when you think all of the children have exited the bus.

    • B. 

      Slow to 25 MPH and pass cautiously.

    • C. 

      Stop as long as the red lights are flashing.

  • 8. 
    California's "Basic Speed Law" says:
    • A. 

      You should never drive faster than posted speed limits.

    • B. 

      You should never drive faster than is safe for current conditions.

    • C. 

      The maximum speed limit in California is 70 mph on certain freeways.

  • 9. 
    You just sold your vehicle. You must notify the DMV within ___ days.
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      15

  • 10. 
    To avoid last minute moves, you should be looking down the road to where your vehicle will be in about ______________.
    • A. 

      5 to 10 seconds

    • B. 

      10 to 15 seconds

    • C. 

      15 to 20 seconds

  • 11. 
    You are about to make a left turn. You must signal continuously during the last ____ feet before the turn.
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      75

    • C. 

      100

  • 12. 
    Which of the following statements about blind spots is true?
    • A. 

      They are eliminated if you have one outside mirror on each side of the vehicle.

    • B. 

      Large trucks have bigger blind spots than most passenger vehicles.

    • C. 

      Blind spots can be checked by looking in your rear view mirrors.

  • 13. 
    You have been involved in a minor traffic collision with a parked vehicle and you can't find the owner. You must:
    • A. 

      Leave a note on the vehicle.

    • B. 

      Report the accident without delay to the city police or, in unincorporated areas, to the CHP.

    • C. 

      Both of the above.

  • 14. 
    Unless otherwise posted the speed limit in a residential area is ____.
    • A. 

      20 mph

    • B. 

      25 mph

    • C. 

      30 mph

  • 15. 
    You may legally block an intersection:
    • A. 

      When you entered the intersection on the green light.

    • B. 

      During rush hour traffic.

    • C. 

      Under no circumstances.

  • 16. 
    When parking uphill on a two-way street with no curb, your front wheels should be:
    • A. 

      Turned to the left (toward the street).

    • B. 

      Turned to the right (away from the street).

    • C. 

      Parallel with the pavement.

  • 17. 
    With a Class C drivers license a person may drive:
    • A. 

      A 3-axle vehicle if the Gross Vehicle Weight is less than 6,000 pounds.

    • B. 

      Any 3-axle vehicle regardless of the weight.

    • C. 

      A vehicle pulling two trailers.

  • 18. 
    To turn left from a multilane one-way street onto a one-way street, you should start your turn from:
    • A. 

      Any lane (as long as it is safe).

    • B. 

      The lane closest to the left curb.

    • C. 

      The lane in the center of the road.

  • 19. 
    If you are involved in a traffic collision, you are required to complete and submit a written report (SR1) to the DMV:
    • A. 

      Only if you or the other driver is injured.

    • B. 

      If there is property damage in excess of $750 or if there are any injuries.

    • C. 

      Only if you are at fault.

  • 20. 
    Roadways are the most slippery:
    • A. 

      During a heavy downpour.

    • B. 

      After it has been raining for awhile.

    • C. 

      The first rain after a dry spell.

  • 21. 
    You may not park your vehicle:
    • A. 

      On the side of the freeway in an emergency.

    • B. 

      Next to a red painted curb.

    • C. 

      Within 100 feet of an elementary school.

  • 22. 
    You must notify the DMV within 5 days if you:
    • A. 

      Sell or transfer your vehicle.

    • B. 

      Fail a smog test for your vehicle.

    • C. 

      Get a new prescription for lenses or contacts.

  • 23. 
    Two sets of solid, double, yellow lines that are two or more feet apart:
    • A. 

      May be crossed to enter or exit a private driveway.

    • B. 

      May not be crossed for any reason.

    • C. 

      Should be treated as a separate traffic lane. Should be treated as a separate traffic lane. * Should be treated as a separate traffic lane. Should be treated as a separate traffic lane.

  • 24. 
    You want to make a right turn at an upcoming intersection. You should slow down and:
    • A. 

      Move toward the left side of your lane.

    • B. 

      Avoid driving in the bicycle lane.

    • C. 

      Signal for 100 feet before turning.

  • 25. 
    You are driving on a freeway posted for 65 MPH. The traffic is traveling at 70 MPH. You may legally drive:
    • A. 

      70 mph or faster to keep up with the speed of traffic.

    • B. 

      Between 65 mph and 70 mph.

    • C. 

      No faster than 65 mph.

  • 26. 
    It is illegal to park your vehicle:
    • A. 

      In an unmarked crosswalk .

    • B. 

      Within three feet of a private driveway.

    • C. 

      In a bicycle lane.

  • 27. 
    The safest precaution that you can take regarding the use of cellular phones and driving is:
    • A. 

      Use hands-free devices so you can keep both hands on the steering wheel.

    • B. 

      Keep your phone within easy reach so you won't need to take your eyes off the road.

    • C. 

      Review the number before answering a call.

  • 28. 
    If you have a green light, but traffic is blocking the intersection, you should:
    • 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.

  • 29. 
    You are getting ready to make a right turn. You should:
    • A. 

      Signal and turn immediately.

    • B. 

      Stop before entering the right lane and let all other traffic go first.

    • C. 

      Slow down or stop, if necessary, and then make the turn.

  • 30. 
    You must obey instructions from school crossing guards:
    • A. 

      At all times.

    • B. 

      Only during school hours.

    • C. 

      Unless you do not see any children present.

  • 31. 
    It is a very windy day. You are driving and a dust storm blows across the freeway reducing your visibility. You should drive slower and turn on your:
    • A. 

      Interior lights.

    • B. 

      Parking lights.

    • C. 

      Headlights.

  • 32. 
    If you plan to pass another vehicle, you should:
    • A. 

      Not assume the other driver will make space for you to return to your lane.

    • B. 

      Assume the other driver will let you pass if you use your turn signal.

    • C. 

      Assume the other driver will maintain a constant speed.

  • 33. 
    You are driving on a freeway posted for 65 mph. Most of the other vehicles are driving 70 mph or faster. You may legally drive:
    • A. 

      70 mph or faster to keep up with the speed of traffic.

    • B. 

      Between 65 mph and 70 mph.

    • C. 

      No faster than 65 mph.

  • 34. 
    If you drive faster than other vehicles on a road with one lane in each direction and continually pass the other cars, you will:
    • A. 

      Get you to your destination much faster and safer.

    • B. 

      Increase your chances of an accident.

    • C. 

      Help prevent traffic congestion.

  • 35. 
    Which of these vehicles must always stop before crossing railroad tracks?
    • A. 

      Tank trucks marked with hazardous materials placards.

    • B. 

      Motor homes or pickup trucks towing a boat trailer.

    • C. 

      Any vehicle with 3 or more axles or weighing more than 4,000 pounds.

  • 36. 
    You are driving on a one-way street. You may turn left onto another one-way street only if:
    • A. 

      A sign permits the turn.

    • B. 

      Traffic on the street moves to the right.

    • C. 

      Traffic on the street moves to the left.

  • 37. 
      A large truck is ahead of you and is turning right onto a street with two lanes in each direction. The truck:
    • A. 

      May complete its turn in either of the two lanes.

    • B. 

      May have to swing wide to complete the right turn.

    • C. 

      Must stay in the right lane at all times while turning.

  • 38. 
    You may cross a double, yellow line to pass another vehicle, if the yellow line next to:
    • A. 

      The other side of the road is a solid line.

    • B. 

      Your side of the road is a broken line.

    • C. 

      The other side of the road is a broken line.

  • 39. 
    At intersections, crosswalks, and railroad crossings, you should always:
    • A. 

      Stop, listen, and proceed cautiously.

    • B. 

      Look to the sides of your vehicle to see what is coming.

    • C. 

      Slowly pass vehicles that seem to be stopped for no reason.

  • 40. 
    You drive defensively when you:
    • A. 

      Always put one car length between you and the car ahead.

    • B. 

      Look only at the car in front of you while driving.

    • C. 

      Keep your eyes moving to look for possible hazards.

  • 41. 
    You are driving on the freeway. The vehicle in front of you is a large truck. You should drive:
    • A. 

      Closely behind the truck in bad weather because the driver can see farther ahead.

    • B. 

      Farther behind the truck than you would for a passenger vehicle.

    • C. 

      No more than one car length behind the truck so the driver can see you.

  • 42. 
    All of the following practices are dangerous to do while driving. Which of these is also illegal?
    • A. 

      Listening to music through headphones that cover both ears.

    • B. 

      Adjusting your outside mirrors.

    • C. 

      Transporting an unrestrained animal inside the vehicle.

  • 43. 
    Always stop before you cross railroad tracks when:
    • A. 

      You don't have room on the other side to completely cross the tracks.

    • B. 

      The railroad crossing is located in a city or town that has frequent train traffic.

    • C. 

      You transport two or more young children in a passenger vehicle.

  • 44. 
    When you tailgate other drivers (drive close to their rear bumper):
    • A. 

      You can frustrate the other drivers and make them angry.

    • B. 

      Your actions cannot result in a traffic citation.

    • C. 

      You help reduce traffic congestion.

  • 45. 
    Should you always drive slower than other traffic?
    • A. 

      No, you can block traffic when you drive too slowly.

    • B. 

      Yes, it is a good defensive driving technique.

    • C. 

      Yes, it is always safer than driving faster than other traffic.

  • 46. 
      You see a signal person at a road construction site ahead. You should obey his or her instructions:
    • A. 

      Only if you see orange cones on the road ahead.

    • B. 

      Unless they conflict with existing signs, signals, or laws.

    • C. 

      At all times.

  • 47. 
    When can you drive in a bike lane?
    • A. 

      During rush hour traffic if there are no bicyclists in the bike lane.

    • B. 

      When you are within 200 feet of a cross street where you plan to turn right.

    • C. 

      When you want to pass a driver ahead of you who is turning right.

  • 48. 
    1. You see a flashing yellow traffic signal at an upcoming intersection. The flashing yellow light means:
    • A. 

      Stop before entering the intersection as long as you can do so safely.

    • B. 

      Stop. Yield to all cross traffic before crossing the intersection.

    • C. 

      Slow down and cross the intersection carefully.

  • 49. 
    There is no crosswalk and you see a pedestrian crossing your lane ahead. You should:
    • A. 

      Make eye contact and then pass him/her.

    • B. 

      Slow down as you pass him/her.

    • C. 

      * Stop and let him/her finish crossing the street. * Stop and let him/her finish crossing the street. Stop and let him/her finish crossing the street.

  • 50. 
    A solid yellow line next to a broken yellow line means that vehicles:
    • A. 

      In both directions may pass.

    • B. 

      Next to the broken line may pass.

    • C. 

      Next to the solid line may pass.