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

      Are cited for a traffic violation

    • B. 

      Sell or transfer your vehicle

    • C. 

      Paint your vehicle a different color

  • 2. 
    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

  • 3. 
    Where should you be prepared to stop your vehicle when there is no limit line?
    • A. 

      Just past the corner

    • B. 

      At the corner

    • C. 

      Twenty feet before the intersection

  • 4. 
    A large truck is driving in the middle of three lanes.  You want to pass the large truck.  It is best to pass:
    • A. 

      Quickly on the left and move ahead of it

    • B. 

      Very slow on the left and move ahead of it

    • C. 

      Very quickly on the right and move ahead of it

  • 5. 
    If an oncoming vehicle has started to turn left in front of you:
    • A. 

      Honk your horn to warn the driver and maintain your speed

    • B. 

      Maintain your speed and take your right-of-way

    • C. 

      Slow or stop your car to prevent a collision

  • 6. 
    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

    • C. 

      Check you mirror, look over your shoulder, and then change lanes

  • 7. 
    When approaching a crosswalk where a blind pedestrain is waiting to cross, you must stop:
    • A. 

      More than five 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

  • 8. 
    A person may legally ride in the back of a pickup truck when:
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      The back of the pickup is covered with a camper shell

    • C. 

      In secured seats and using approved safety belts

  • 9. 
    This black and white sign means:             
    • A. 

      One lane road to the right

    • B. 

      One way street - traffic travels to the right

    • C. 

      All traffic must turn right ahead

  • 10. 
    An orange-colored sign like this means:
    • A. 

      There is road work ahead

    • B. 

      You must change lanes ahead

    • C. 

      There is a detour ahead

  • 11. 
    You are driving on a divided street with multiple lanes in your direction.  If you need to make a U-turn, where should you start?
    • A. 

      In the median

    • B. 

      On the shoulder

    • C. 

      In the left lane

  • 12. 
    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

  • 13. 
    You are required to wear your safety belt in a moving vehicle:
    • A. 

      Unless your vehicle was manufactured before 1975

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      And failure to do so may result in a trafic ticket

  • 14. 
    If you are involved in a collision, you must exchange with the other person(s) involved, your driver license information and:
    • A. 

      Proof of isurance only

    • B. 

      Proof of insurance and vehicle registration only

    • C. 

      Proof of insurance, vehicle registration, and current address

  • 15. 
    You have been convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol.  The judge sentenced you to 48 hours in jail.  In addition, you may:
    • A. 

      Have to pay a fine

    • B. 

      Have your vehicle taken away for 60 days

    • C. 

      Have to install an ignition interlock device (IID) on your vehicle

  • 16. 
    When you are in a dedicated turn lane controlled by a green arrow, which one of the following is true?
    • A. 

      All vehicles or pedestrians must yield to you

    • B. 

      All oncoming vehicles and pedestrians are stopped by red lights

    • C. 

      You may turn in the arrow's direction without checking trafic

  • 17. 
    Do not cross a solid double yellow line in the center of the roadway to:
    • A. 

      Pass other vehicles

    • B. 

      Make a left turn

    • C. 

      Enter a private driveway

  • 18. 
    When looking ahead of your vehicle while driving, you should:
    • A. 

      Look straight ahead at all times

    • B. 

      Look only at the cars ahead of you

    • C. 

      Scan your surroundings

  • 19. 
    What should you do at an intersection with a flashing red signal light?
    • A. 

      Cautiously continue driving throught the intersection

    • B. 

      Stop before entering, then proceed when safe

    • C. 

      Stop before entering. Wait for the green light before proceeding

  • 20. 
    If you are caught driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above the legal limit:
    • A. 

      You may be fined by the court

    • B. 

      Your breath test result by itself cannot be used to convict you

    • C. 

      Your driver license will automatically be revoked

  • 21. 
    There is one lane in your direction.  The vehicle ahead of you often slows down for no apparent reason.  You should:
    • A. 

      Speed up to pass the vehicle as soon as possible

    • B. 

      Increase the following distance between you and the other driver

    • C. 

      Flash your headlights quickly to alert the other driver

  • 22. 
    It is illegal for a person under 21 years of age to drive witha blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that is _____ or more.
    • A. 

      0.08% - Eight hundredths of one percent

    • B. 

      0.01% - One hundredths of one percent

    • C. 

      0.05% - Five hundredths of one percent

  • 23. 
    Your should usually drive your vehicle slower when:
    • A. 

      You see brake lights coming on several vehicles ahead of you

    • B. 

      Passing large trucks on the freeway

    • C. 

      You want to look at a controlled accident scene

  • 24. 
    The 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

  • 25. 
    Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit in a business district is:
    • A. 

      25 mph

    • B. 

      20 mph

    • C. 

      30 mph

  • 26. 
    You are driving on a five-lane freeway in the lane closest to the center divider.  To exit the freeway on the right you should:
    • A. 

      Carefully cross all the lanes at one time

    • B. 

      Change lanes one at a time until you are at the proper lane

    • C. 

      Slow before beginning each lane change

  • 27. 
    There are twon 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 to the right lane when it is safe

  • 28. 
    The speed limit posted on a road is 55 mph.  When this road is wet:
    • A. 

      Maintain a 55 mph speed

    • B. 

      Drive 5 to 10 mph under the limit

    • C. 

      Drive 20 to 25 mph under the limit

  • 29. 
    If you are a minor and your cell phone rings while you are driving, you should:
    • A. 

      Answer if you have a hands-free device

    • B. 

      Let the call go to voice mail

    • C. 

      Answer it if the call is from your parents

  • 30. 
    You may not stop a passenger vehicle at any time:
    • A. 

      Next to a curb painted red

    • B. 

      Next to a curb painted yellow

    • C. 

      In front of a school when children are present

  • 31. 
    If your vehicle starts to hydroplane, you should:
    • A. 

      Drive at 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

  • 32. 
    To back out of a parking space, always back slowly and look:
    • A. 

      At your rear view mirror as you back up

    • B. 

      At your side mirrors as you look back up

    • C. 

      Over your right shoulder as you back up

  • 33. 
    What is the best advice for driving when heavy fog or dust occurs?
    • A. 

      Try not to drive until the conditions improve

    • B. 

      Do not drive too slowly, because other drivers may hit you

    • C. 

      Alternate your low and high beams to improve your vision

  • 34. 
    You are driving slowly in the fast lane of a freeway and there is traffic behind you in your lane.  The driver behind you wishes to drive faster.  You should:
    • A. 

      Not change lanes if you are driving the speed limit

    • B. 

      Change lanes to the right when it is safe to do so

    • C. 

      Only change lanes if five or more vehicles are behind you

  • 35. 
    This yellow sign means:
    • A. 

      Business district ahead

    • B. 

      Divided highway ahead

    • C. 

      Obstructed roadway ahead

  • 36. 
    Driving slower than the traffic flow tends to:
    • A. 

      Make a collision less likely to happen

    • B. 

      Make a collision more likely to happen

    • C. 

      Not change the chances of having a collision

  • 37. 
    During the first 12 months after you are licensed, you may:
    • A. 

      Transport minors at any time

    • B. 

      Transport minors between 11 pm and 5 am., if you are accompanied by a licensed driver 25 years of age or older

    • C. 

      Drive at any time

  • 38. 
    This blue sign means parking is allowed:
    • A. 

      Only for persons in wheelchairs

    • B. 

      For disabled persons without a special placard or plate

    • C. 

      Only for disabled persons with a special placard or plate

  • 39. 
    When you back up in a passenger vehicle:
    • A. 

      Rely on your rearview mirrow

    • B. 

      Look over your right shoulder through your rear window

    • C. 

      Only use your left side and rearview mirrors

  • 40. 
    A school bus has stopped ahead on your side of the road and is flashing its red lights.  What should you do?
    • A. 

      Stop first, then proceed when you think it is safe

    • B. 

      Stop as long as the red lights flash

    • C. 

      Stop until all the children have crossed your lane

  • 41. 
    Use your high-beam headlights at night:
    • A. 

      As little as possible

    • B. 

      Only on unlighted streets

    • C. 

      Whenever it is legal and safe

  • 42. 
    When stopped at railroad tracks with multiple tracks, cross:
    • A. 

      Only when it is safe to do so

    • B. 

      As soon as the train has passed your roadway

    • C. 

      Only when other vehicles begin crossing

  • 43. 
    Which of these is true about other drivers?
    • A. 

      Drivers always obey traffic signs and signals

    • B. 

      Drivers using turn signals always turn in the direction indicated

    • C. 

      Never assume other drivers will give you the right-of-way

  • 44. 
    On a sharp curve, you should use your brakes to slow your vehicle:
    • A. 

      Just after you enter the curve

    • B. 

      During the entire time you drive the curve

    • C. 

      Before you enter the curve

  • 45. 
    You can be fined up to $1,000 and jailed for six months if you are cited for:
    • A. 

      Dumping or abandoning an animal on a highway

    • B. 

      Making a U-turn from a center left-turn lane

    • C. 

      Parking in a bicycle lane

  • 46. 
    Turn you front wheels toward the curb when you are parked:
    • A. 

      Facing downhill

    • B. 

      Facing uphill

    • C. 

      On a level road

  • 47. 
    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

  • 48. 
    When driving in the far right lane of a freeway, you:
    • A. 

      Should expect merging vehicles at on-ramps

    • B. 

      Must be driving slower than other traffic

    • C. 

      Must give the right-of-way to merging traffic

  • 49. 
    This yellow sign means:
    • A. 

      Medical services ahead

    • B. 

      There is a "T" intersection ahead

    • C. 

      Another road crossed your ahead

  • 50. 
    You may legally turn right on a solid red light:
    • A. 

      Only after slowing down and checking traffic

    • B. 

      Only after stopping, unless otherwise posted

    • C. 

      Under no circumstances

  • 51. 
    Orange-colored road signs warn you of:
    • A. 

      A school zone ahead

    • B. 

      A traffic signal ahead

    • C. 

      Road workers or road equipment ahead

  • 52. 
    Which of the following is true about use of your turn signals?
    • A. 

      You should never use both electric and hand signals

    • B. 

      If you signal for alane change, the other drivers must let you in

    • C. 

      You must always signal for lane changes

  • 53. 
    When should you use your headlights?
    • A. 

      One hour before sunset until one hour after sunrise

    • B. 

      Anytime you can't see at least two miles ahead

    • C. 

      Anytime you have trouble seeing others or being seen

  • 54. 
    A red arrow pointing to the right on a trafic light means you may:
    • A. 

      Turn in that direction after slowing and checking traffic

    • B. 

      Not turn in that direction until the light turns green

    • C. 

      Turn in that direction after you come to a complete stop

  • 55. 
    If a pedestrian is in a crosswalk in the middle of a block:
    • A. 

      The pedestrian has the right-of-way

    • B. 

      The pedestrian must yield the right of way

    • C. 

      Vehicles have the right-of-way, but drivers must legally take care for the pedestrian's safety

  • 56. 
    Parking is NEVER permitted:
    • A. 

      In a crosshatched (diagonal) patter space

    • B. 

      Twenty feet from a railroad track

    • C. 

      In a bicycle lane, unless otherwise posted

  • 57. 
    You are being chased by a police vehicle with its lights and sirens activated.  You ignore the warning to stop and speed away.  During the chase, a person is seriously injured.  You are subject to:
    • A. 

      Imprisonment in a state prison for up to seven years

    • B. 

      A fine of not less than $1,000

    • C. 

      Attending an anger-management class

  • 58. 
    If you cannot stop safely at a yellow traffic light, you should:
    • A. 

      Stop your vehicle before entering the intersection anyway

    • B. 

      Enter the intersection cautiously and continue across

    • C. 

      Stop your vehicle in the intersection and back up carefully

  • 59. 
    The maximum speed limit for ideal driving conditions is:
    • A. 

      The speed of other vehicles traveling in our direction

    • B. 

      The posted speed for the road or freeway you are using

    • C. 

      Whatever speed you feel is safe for you and your vehicle

  • 60. 
    If the road is wet from a heavy rain, ou should:
    • A. 

      Use the "two second" following distance rule

    • B. 

      Drive one car-length behind the car ahead

    • C. 

      Increase the distance between your vehicle and the car ahead

  • 61. 
    Solid yellow lines separate:
    • A. 

      Traffic lanes on one-way streets

    • B. 

      Bicycle lanes from regular traffic

    • C. 

      Vehicles traveling in opposite directions

  • 62. 
    You are crossing 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 of the intersection and stop

    • C. 

      Continue through the intersection, pull to the right, and stop

  • 63. 
    Collisions tend to happen when:
    • A. 

      All vehicles are traveling near or at the same speed

    • B. 

      One lane of traffic is traveling much slower than the others

    • C. 

      One vehicle is traveling faster or slower than the flow of traffic

  • 64. 
    Driving slowly in front of traffic in the far left (fast) lane on any freeway:
    • A. 

      Can frustrate other drivers and make them angry

    • B. 

      Cannot not result in a traffic citation

    • C. 

      Saves lives by causing others to slow down, too

  • 65. 
    Driving along the rear-side of another vehicle is:
    • A. 

      Dangerous because you're probably in one of the driver's blind spots

    • B. 

      A good defensive driving technique to avoid drivers' blind spots

    • C. 

      A good way to maintain a space cushion on your left side

  • 66. 
    Weaving in and out of frfeeway lanes during heavy traffic:
    • A. 

      Improves traffic flow by creating space for others to merge

    • B. 

      Causes further vehicle congestion by slowing down other vehicles

    • C. 

      Increase fuel efficiency

  • 67. 
    You should not pas another vehicle:
    • A. 

      When someone is likely to enter or cross the road

    • B. 

      On a multi-lane one way street

    • C. 

      When a broken, yellow line is on the left side of your lane

  • 68. 
    When driving a vehicle with air bags, you are safest when seated:
    • A. 

      At least 10 inches away from the steering wheel

    • B. 

      Within 6-1/2 inches of the steering wheel

    • C. 

      With your head positioned direcly above the steering wheel

  • 69. 
    Which child requires a child passenger restraint system?
    • A. 

      A six-year old whois 4 feet 10 inches tall

    • B. 

      A seven-year old who is 4 feet 7 inches tall

    • C. 

      An eight-year old who is4 feet 9 inches tall

  • 70. 
    If it starts to rain on a hot day, the road is most slippery:
    • A. 

      For the first few minutes

    • B. 

      After it has been raining for a few hours

    • C. 

      After it has stopped raining

  • 71. 
    You must yield to a pedestrian using a white cane or guide dog:
    • A. 

      Only when a guide dog is leading the person across a street

    • B. 

      Only when the pedestrian is obeying the traffic controls

    • C. 

      At all times

  • 72. 
    You must carefully watch for bicycles in traffic lanes because they:
    • A. 

      Must ride facing oncoming traffic

    • B. 

      Could be hidden in your blind spots

    • C. 

      Ususally have the right of way

  • 73. 
    This white sign means:
    • A. 

      Railroad crossing is controlled - continue at your regualr 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

  • 74. 
    You are entering a freeway.  You should check traffic by:
    • A. 

      Looking over your shoulder

    • B. 

      Using the inside and outside mirrors only

    • C. 

      Checking all mirrors and turning your head

  • 75. 
    You are on a two-way street with two lanes on each direction.  To turn left, start the turn in:
    • A. 

      Any lane open to you for traffic in your direction

    • B. 

      The left lane for traffic in your direction

    • C. 

      The right lane for traffic in your direction

  • 76. 
    Large trucks are most likely to lose speed and cause a hazard:
    • A. 

      On long, gradual turns

    • B. 

      Going up long or steep hills

    • C. 

      Going down long gradual hills

  • 77. 
    This yellow sign means:
    • A. 

      Less space between lanes ahead

    • B. 

      The highway will be divided ahead

    • C. 

      The right lane will end ahead

  • 78. 
    In California, anyone who drives a motor vehicle has consented to take a chemical test for the alcohol content of his or her blood, breath, or urine:
    • A. 

      If asked by law enforcement

    • B. 

      Only if you have been drinking alcohol

    • C. 

      Only if a collision occured

  • 79. 
    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/responsibilites as other motorists

    • C. 

      Motorcycles are heavier than other vehicles and are les affected by wind/rain

  • 80. 
    You are driving 45 mph in a 55 mph zone.  You can be cited for speeding:
    • A. 

      Only if you are approaching a sharp curve in the road

    • B. 

      Under no circumstances because it is always legal

    • C. 

      If it is unsafe for current weather conditions

  • 81. 
    When you enter traffic from a full stop (e.g., pulling 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 vehicle to pass, then pull into the lane

  • 82. 
    Dim your lights for oncoming vehicles or when you are within 300 feet if a vehicle: 
    • A. 

      You are approaching from behind

    • B. 

      Approaching you from behind

    • C. 

      You have already passed

  • 83. 
    Generally speaking, you are in a large truck's blind spot if you:
    • A. 

      Drive close to the truck's left front wheel

    • B. 

      Cannot see the truck driver in the truck's side mirrors

    • C. 

      Follow no closer than ten feet behind the large truck

  • 84. 
    At night, if an oncoming vehicle fails to dim its high beams, look:
    • A. 

      Toward the center of the roadway

    • B. 

      Toward the right edge of your lane

    • C. 

      Straight ahead in your lane

  • 85. 
    You may legally drive in any freeway carpool lane if:
    • A. 

      All the other lanes are stopped with heavy traffic

    • B. 

      You are carrying the minimum number of persons shown on the sign

    • C. 

      It is between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.

  • 86. 
    This white sign means:
    • A. 

      Drive to the right

    • B. 

      Right turn yield

    • C. 

      Slower traffic should move to the right

  • 87. 
    Turn your front wheels toward the curb when parked _______________?
    • A. 

      Uphill

    • B. 

      Downhill

    • C. 

      Zig Zag road

    • D. 

      Side of the Road

  • 88. 
    The maximum speed limit for ideal driving conditions is __________________.
    • A. 

      In the morning

    • B. 

      Before sunset

    • C. 

      The posted speed limit for the road or freeway you are using?

    • D. 

      When Elmo is riding with you

  • 89. 
    If the road is wet from heavy rainfall, you should ________________________________.
    • A. 

      Decrease the distance between your vehicle and the car ahead

    • B. 

      Speed up towards the car in front of you

    • C. 

      Slow down on the highway

    • D. 

      Increase the distance between your vehicle and the car ahead

  • 90. 
    Collisions tend to happen when _________________________.
    • A. 

      One vehicle is traveling faster or slower than the flow of traffic

    • B. 

      One vehicle is traveling with the headlights on

    • C. 

      The sunlight is distracting the driver's eyesight

    • D. 

      The moonlight is too bright for the driver's vision

  • 91. 
    Weaving in and out of the freeway lanes during heavy traffic ________________________.
    • A. 

      Causes improved trafic flow in the freeway

    • B. 

      Impoves the driver's skill on the road

    • C. 

      Causes further vehicle congestion by slowing down other vehicles

    • D. 

      Relieves stress among the driverson the highway

  • 92. 
    You should not pass another vehicle ____________________________.
    • A. 

      When the other driver is trying to hit you

    • B. 

      When someone is likely to enter or cross the road

    • C. 

      When the other driver wants to race you

    • D. 

      When the moon is full

  • 93. 
    If it starts to rain on a hot day, the rain is most slippery  ________________________.
    • A. 

      For the next 2 hours

    • B. 

      When there is sand on the road

    • C. 

      For the last 20 minutes

    • D. 

      For the first few minutes

  • 94. 
    In California, anyone who drives a motor vehicle has consented to take a chemical test for the alcohol of his/her blood, breath, or urine when ________________________________.
    • A. 

      Asked by law enforcement

    • B. 

      Asked by the Governor

    • C. 

      Asked by you mother

    • D. 

      Asked by your teacher

  • 95. 
    You are driving on a divided street with multiple lanes in your direction.  If you need to make a U-Turn, where should you start?
    • A. 

      Right Lane

    • B. 

      Middle Lane

    • C. 

      Left Lane

    • D. 

      Slow Lane

  • 96. 
    When you are in a dedicated turn lane controlled by a green arrow, which one of the following is true?
    • A. 

      All incoming vehicles must yield to you

    • B. 

      All incoming vehicles must come to a complete stop

    • C. 

      You must give the oncoming vehicle the right of way

    • D. 

      All oncoming vehicles and pedestrians are stopped by red lights

  • 97. 
    Do not cross a solid yellow line in the center of the roadway to __________________.
    • A. 

      Look out for tourists

    • B. 

      Pass other vehicles

    • C. 

      Go sightseeing

    • D. 

      Make a scene with other drivers

  • 98. 
    If you're caught with a BAC at or above the legal limit, you _______________________________.
    • A. 

      May be fined by the court

    • B. 

      May be given an award

    • C. 

      May be given a day off

    • D. 

      May be jailed for 5 days

  • 99. 
    Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit in a business district is ________.
    • A. 

      35 mph

    • B. 

      45 mph

    • C. 

      25 mph

    • D. 

      15 mph

  • 100. 
    The speed limit posted on a road is 55 mph, when the road is wet the driver must travel ___________________.
    • A. 

      10 to 25 mph over the speed limit

    • B. 

      5 to 10 mph under the speed limit

    • C. 

      25 to 35 mph under the speed limit

    • D. 

      5 to 10 mph over the speed limit