DMV Written Test Practice

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DMV Written Test Practice

A practice test for the dmv questions on the actual test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A red arrow pointing to the right on a traffic 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.

  • 2. 
    You are going to make a left turn from a dedicated left-turn lane when a yellow arrow appears in your lane. You should:
    • A. 

      Speed up to get through the intersection.

    • B. 

      Stop and not turn under any circumstances.

    • C. 

      Be prepared to obey the next signal that appears.

  • 3. 
    Generally speaking, you are in a large truck's blind spot if you:
    • A. 

      Drive close to the large 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.

  • 4. 
    The "three-second rule" applies to the space _____ of your vehicle.
  • 5. 
    After passing a car, it is safe to return to your driving lane when:
    • A. 

      The driver you just passed signals you to return to your lane.

    • B. 

      You signal your intention to return to your lane for four seconds.

    • C. 

      You see the headlights of the passed car in your rearview mirror.

  • 6. 
    During the first 12 months after you are licensed, you must be accompanied by your parent or guardian if you:
    • A. 

      Drive between the hours of 5 a.m. and 11 p.m.

    • B. 

      Transport minors between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.

    • C. 

      Transport adults betweenthe hours of 5 a.m. and midnight.

  • 7. 
    You have consented to take a test for the alcohol content of your blood, breath, or urine:
    • A. 

      Only if you have been drinking alcohol.

    • B. 

      Whenever you drive in california.

    • C. 

      Only if an accident has occured.

  • 8. 
    A law enforcement officer notices that one of your passengers is not wearing a seat belt and writes a citation. Which of the following is true?
    • A. 

      Both you and your passenger will recieve a citation.

    • B. 

      Your passenger will recieve the citation, regardless of age.

    • C. 

      You may recieve the citation if the passenger is younger than 16.

  • 9. 
    If the roadway is wet and your car starts to skid, you should:
    • A. 

      Slowly ease your foot off the gas pedal.

    • B. 

      Slow down by shifting to a lower gear.

    • C. 

      Slow down by pumping the brakes quickly and firmly.

  • 10. 
    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.

  • 11. 
    Which way do you turn your front wheels when parked uphill next to a curb?
    • A. 

      Parallel to the curb.

    • B. 

      Away from the curb.

    • C. 

      Toward the curb.

  • 12. 
    This red sign means:
    • A. 

      Other drivers must yield to you.

    • B. 

      Give the right-of-way to other drivers.

    • C. 

      Make a complete stop before asserting your right of way.

  • 13. 
    Parking is NEVER permitted:
    • A. 

      In a crosshatched (diagonal) pattern space.

    • B. 

      Twenty feet from a railroad track.

    • C. 

      In a bicycle lane, unless otherwise posted.

  • 14. 
    This red and white sign means:
    • A. 

      The road ahead is closed to traffic in your direction.

    • B. 

      Do not enter the road ahead unless it is safe to do so.

    • C. 

      The road ahead is closed to traffic in all directions.

  • 15. 
    If you are a minor and your cell phone rings while you are driving you should:
    • A. 

      Answer it 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.

  • 16. 
    You are driving 55 mph in the far left (fast) lane of a freeway posted for 65 mph you could be cited for driving too slowly:
    • A. 

      If the road or weather conditions 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.

  • 17. 
    If your vehicle starts to lose traction because of water on the road (hydroplane), you should:
    • A. 

      Drive at a constant speed to gain better traction.

    • B. 

      Apply your breaks firmly to prevent your vehicle from sliding.

    • C. 

      Slow down gradually and not apply the brakes.

  • 18. 
    When may you legally go around or under a railroad crossing gate?
    • A. 

      Under no circumstances.

    • B. 

      When you can see clearly in both directions.

    • C. 

      When the warning lights are not flashing.

  • 19. 
    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.

  • 20. 
    Which of these statements is true about changing lanes?
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      Vehicles with two outside mirrors do not have blind spots.

  • 21. 
    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 dont 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.

  • 22. 
    Which of these is the proper way to change lanes?
    • A. 

      Signal, check your mirrors, then change lanes.

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

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

  • 23. 
    A person may legally ride in the back of a pickup truck when:
    • A. 

      The sides 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 saftey belts.

  • 24. 
    Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit in a residential area is:
    • A. 

      35 mph

    • B. 

      30 mph

    • C. 

      25 mph

  • 25. 
    If you are convicted of driving with an excessive blood alcohol concentration 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.

  • 26. 
    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.

  • 27. 
    You must file a report of traffic accident occuring in california with DMV when:
    • A. 

      Your vehicle fails a smog test.

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      You change your insurance company.

  • 28. 
    An orange colored sign means:
    • A. 

      There is road work ahead.

    • B. 

      You must change lanes ahead.

    • C. 

      There is a detour ahead.

  • 29. 
    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

  • 30. 
    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. 

      Drive slower than the posted speed limit.

  • 31. 
    When can you drive using only your parking lights?
    • A. 

      30 minutes after sunset or 30 minutes after sunrise.

    • B. 

      Under no circumstances.

    • C. 

      On foggy days when visibility is low.

  • 32. 
    Which of these statements is true about large trucks?
    • A. 

      They take longer to stop than passenger cars.

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      They are more vulnerable than passenger vehicles.

  • 33. 
    Which of these statements is true about motor cycles?
    • A. 

      Motorcycles are small and can easily be seen by drivers.

    • B. 

      Motorcycles may not share traffic lanes.

    • C. 

      Motorcycles should be followed at a 4 second following distance.

  • 34. 
    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.

  • 35. 
    Turn on your wind sheild wipers 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 driving on the freeway.