DMV Test

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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. 
    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

  • 3. 
    When parking next to a curb, you should use your turn signals:
    • A. 

      Only when pulling away from the curb

    • B. 

      When pulling next to , but not away from ,the curb

    • C. 

      When pulling next to or away from the curb

  • 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 want to park uphill on a two-way road and there is no curb.which way do you turn your front wheels?
    • A. 

      So they face straight ahead

    • B. 

      Right- towards the side of the road

    • C. 

      Left - towards the center of the road

  • 6. 
    You are driving on the freeway behind a larger truck.you should drive:
    • A. 

      Closer behind the truck than for a passenger car

    • B. 

      Farther behind the truck than for a passenger car

    • C. 

      To the right side of the truck and wait to pass

  • 7. 
    This yellow sign means:
    • A. 

      Controlled railroad crossing ahead

    • B. 

      Be prepared to stop if the light is flashing

    • C. 

      There is a traffic signal ahead

  • 8. 
    A flashing yellow traffic signal at an intersection means:
    • A. 

      You should treat the signal like a stop sing

    • B. 

      Stop. yield to all cross traffic before crossing the intersection

    • C. 

      Slow down and be alert at the upcoming intersection

  • 9. 
    Tailgating other drivers (driving too close to their rear bumper):
    • A. 

      Can frustrate other drivers and make them angry

    • B. 

      Cannot result in a traffic citation

    • C. 

      Reduces collisions by preventing you from being "cut off"

  • 10. 
    Driving under the influence of any medication which impairs your driving is permitted :
    • A. 

      Under no circumstances

    • B. 

      If you don't feel drowsy

    • C. 

      If it is prescribed by a physician

  • 11. 
    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 answering the call

  • 12. 
    You are driving on a city street and see an emergency vehicle with flashing light 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

  • 13. 
    What is the benefit of a space cushion around your vehicle ?
    • A. 

      Other drivers can "cut" in front of you, improving traffic flow

    • B. 

      If another driver makes a mistake, you have time to react

    • C. 

      It inflates to protect you from injury in case of a collision

  • 14. 
    You reach an intersection with stop signs on all four corners at the same time as the driver on your left. who has the right-of-way?
    • A. 

      The driver on your left has the right-of-way

    • B. 

      You have the right-of-way

    • C. 

      Whoever is signaling to make a turn has the right-of-way

  • 15. 
    To turn left from a one-way street with multiple lanes onto a two-way street, start the turn in:
    • A. 

      The far left lane

    • B. 

      Any lane available

    • C. 

      The lane closest to the middle of the street

  • 16. 
    You are on the freeway and traffic is merging into your lane.you should:
    • A. 

      Make room for the merging traffic, if possible

    • B. 

      Assert your right-of-way by driving faster

    • C. 

      Always slow down and maintain your position

  • 17. 
    If you are riding in a vehicle equipped with a lap belt and also a separate shoulder belt , you are:
    • A. 

      Only required to use the lap belt

    • B. 

      Required to use both the lap and shoulder belts

    • C. 

      Only required to use the shoulder belt

  • 18. 
    A flashing red traffic light at an intersection means:
    • A. 

      Slow down before entering

    • B. 

      Stop before entering

    • C. 

      Stop and wait for the green light

  • 19. 
    When driving on a multilane street with two-way traffic:
    • A. 

      Drive alongside the other vehicles so the driver can see you

    • B. 

      You should drive ahead of or behind the other vehicles

    • C. 

      It is safest to drive in the lane next to the center line

  • 20. 
    A freeway on-ramp is marked with this white sign. which of the following vehicles may use this lane?
    • A. 

      A convertible with an adult and two children

    • B. 

      A carpool van containing on the driver

    • C. 

      A sport utility vehicle containing an adult, child, and family pet

  • 21. 
    You may drive in a bike lane:
    • A. 

      If you drive slower than 15 mph

    • B. 

      No more than 200feet before making a right turn

    • C. 

      Whenever bicyclist are not present

  • 22. 
    To see cars in your blind spots, you should check:
    • A. 

      The inside rearview mirror

    • B. 

      The outside rearview mirror

    • C. 

      Over your shoulders

  • 23. 
    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. 

      At all times

    • C. 

      Only if a crossing guard is present

  • 24. 
    You must stop at the intersection ahead. just before the intersection, you have to cross railroad tracks. you should stop before you cross the railroad tracks when:
    • A. 

      You dont have room to completely cross the tracks

    • B. 

      The crossing is located in a city or town with frequent train traffic

    • C. 

      You transport two or more children in a passenger vehicle

  • 25. 
    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

  • 26. 
    California's " basic speed law" says you must:
    • A. 

      Keep your speed close to that of other traffic

    • B. 

      Never drive faster than is safe for current conditions

    • C. 

      Always drive at the posted speed limit

  • 27. 
    Which of the following is true about roadways on bridges and overpasses in cold, wet weather?
    • A. 

      They tend to freeze before the rest of the road does

    • B. 

      They do not freeze because they are made of concrete

    • C. 

      They tend to freeze after the rest of the road does

  • 28. 
    Which statement is true about motorcyclist and motorists?
    • A. 

      Motorcyclist are not allowed to drive faster than other traffic during congested road conditions

    • B. 

      Motorcyclist have the same right/responsibilities as other motorist

    • C. 

      Motorcyclist are heavier than other vehicle and are less affected by wind/rain

  • 29. 
    A solid yellow line next to a broken yellow line means that vehicles:
    • A. 

      In both direction may pass

    • B. 

      Next to the broken line may pass

    • C. 

      Next to the solid line may pass

  • 30. 
    Backing your vehicle is:
    • A. 

      Always dangerous to do

    • B. 

      Dangerous if you have a helper

    • C. 

      Only dangerous in large vehicle

  • 31. 
    While all of the following are dangerous to do while driving, which is also illegal?
    • A. 

      Listening to music through a set of dual headphones

    • B. 

      Adjusting your outside mirrors

    • C. 

      Reading a road map

  • 32. 
    If there is no crosswalk and you see a pedestrian crossing your lane, you should:
    • A. 

      Make sure the pedestrian can see you before proceeding

    • B. 

      Cautiously drive around the pedestrian

    • C. 

      Stop and let pedestrian finish crossing

  • 33. 
    You are involved in a minor collision at an intersection. there are no injuries and very little vehicle in the traffic damage. you should:
    • A. 

      Leave you vehicle in the traffic lane until law enforcement arrives

    • B. 

      Move your vehicle out of the traffic lane,if possible

    • C. 

      Not move your vehicle for any reason

  • 34. 
    Blocking an intersection during " rushing hour" traffic is not permitted:
    • A. 

      Unless you entered the intersection on a green light

    • B. 

      Under any circumstances, even if your lights is green

    • C. 

      Unless you have the right-of-way or green light

  • 35. 
    Drivers are required to obey instructions from:
    • A. 

      Security guards patrolling parking lots

    • B. 

      Other drivers whose vehicles are broken down on the roadway

    • C. 

      Flaggers (signal person) at the construction sites

  • 36. 
    This yellow sing means:
    • A. 

      The road ahead has many curves

    • B. 

      There is a sharp curve in the road ahead

    • C. 

      The road ahead may be slippery