Driver's Examination Exam #3

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A Test/Quiz on the written portion of the driving exam for 2010.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    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

  • 2. 
    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 receive a citation

    • B. 

      Your passenger will receive the citation, regardless of age

    • C. 

      You may receive the citation if the passenger is 15 or younger

  • 3. 
    To make a right turn onto a two-way street from two-way street, start in the right-hand lane and end in:
    • A. 

      The left lane

    • B. 

      The lane closest to the curb

    • C. 

      Any lane that is available

  • 4. 
    Following closely behind another vehicle (tailgating): 
    • A. 

      Increases fuel efficiency

    • B. 

      Is a common cause of rear-end accidents

    • C. 

      Helps keep traffic moving

  • 5. 
    When traffic is slow and heavy and you must cross railroad tracks before reaching the upcoming intersection, you should:
    • A. 

      Stop between the crossing gates in case they close

    • B. 

      Stop on the tracks and wait for your light to turn green

    • C. 

      Wait until you can completely cross the tracks before you proceed

  • 6. 
    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

  • 7. 
    You should always turn on your emergency flashers when:
    • A. 

      You are double parked in a traffic lane

    • B. 

      You are parked on the side of the road in heavy fog

    • C. 

      Your car has broken down on the roadway

  • 8. 
    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

  • 9. 
    You exit a freeway on a ramp that curves downhill. You should:
    • A. 

      Slow to a safe speed before the curve

    • B. 

      Slow to the posted speed limit for the freeway

    • C. 

      Wait until you have entered the curve to begin breaking

  • 10. 
    This 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

  • 11. 
    You are going to make a left turn from a dedicated left-turn lane when a yellow arrow appears for 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

  • 12. 
    This sign means don’t pass:
    • A. 

      Until after you pass the sign

    • B. 

      Unless it seems safe to do so

    • C. 

      Other vehicles for any reason

  • 13. 
    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 occurred

  • 14. 
    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

  • 15. 
    Always look carefully for motorcycles before you change lanes because:
    • A. 

      Their smaller size makes them harder to see

    • B. 

      They usually have the right-of-way at intersections

    • C. 

      It is illegal for motorcycles to share traffic lanes

  • 16. 
    Dim your lights for oncoming vehicles or when you are within 300 feet of a vehicle:
    • A. 

      You are approaching from behind

    • B. 

      Approaching you from behind

    • C. 

      You have already passed

  • 17. 
    Before getting out of your parked car on the traffic side of the street, you should:
    • A. 

      Give an arm signal that you are exiting your vehicle

    • B. 

      Turn on your left signal

    • C. 

      Check traffic approaching from behind

  • 18. 
    On a green arrow, you must:
    • A. 

      Yield to any vehicle, bicycle, or pedestrian in the intersection

    • B. 

      Yield only to pedestrians in the intersection

    • C. 

      Wait five seconds before proceeding

  • 19. 
    A peace officer stops you because he suspects you are DUI. You refuse to take a chemical test. What happens now?
    • A. 

      Your driving privilege will be taken away

    • B. 

      You will receive an additional fine

    • C. 

      You will not be allowed to post bail

  • 20. 
    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 PM and 7 AM

  • 21. 
    When roads are slippery, you should:
    • A. 

      Avoid making fast turns and fast stops

    • B. 

      Pump your breaks to test the traction of your tires

    • C. 

      Decrease the distance that you look ahead of your vehicle

  • 22. 
    If you have an accident, the law requires you to exchange your driver license information with:
    • A. 

      Witnesses

    • B. 

      Others involved in the accident

    • C. 

      Security guards

  • 23. 
    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

  • 24. 
    When a school bus with its red lights flashing is stopped ahead on your side of the road you must
    • A. 

      Stop until you think all the children are unloaded

    • B. 

      Stop until the lights stop flashing

    • C. 

      Change lanes, drive slowly, and pass cautiously

  • 25. 
    If there is a single set of solid yellow lines in the center of the roadway, you:
    • A. 

      May cross the lines to turn left into a private driveway

    • B. 

      Are on a two-lane street

    • C. 

      Should not cross for any reason

  • 26. 
    Before driving into an intersection from a stop, you should look:
    • A. 

      Left and right only

    • B. 

      Straight ahead and to the left

    • C. 

      Left, right, and left again

  • 27. 
    Generally speaking, you are in a large truck’s blind spot if you:
    • A. 

      Drive closely to the large truck’s left front wheel

    • B. 

      Can’t see the truck driver in the truck’s side mirrors

    • C. 

      Follow no closer than ten feet behind the large truck

  • 28. 
    U-turns in residential districts are legal:
    • A. 

      On a one-way street at a green arrow

    • B. 

      When there are no vehicles approaching nearby

    • C. 

      Across two sets of solid double yellow lines

  • 29. 
    You must use your seat belt:
    • A. 

      Unless you are riding in a vehicle built before 1978

    • B. 

      Unless you are riding in a limousine

    • C. 

      If the vehicle is equipped with seat belts

  • 30. 
    It is illegal for a person under 21 years of age to drive with a 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

  • 31. 
    You are at red traffic signal. The traffic light turns green, but there are still other vehicles in the intersection. You should:
    • A. 

      Wait until the vehicles clear the intersection before entering

    • B. 

      Move ahead only if you can go around the other vehicles safely

    • C. 

      Enter the intersection and wait for the traffic to clear

  • 32. 
    An orange and red sign of this shape always means:
    • A. 

      The vehicle has the right-of-way

    • B. 

      Slow-moving vehicle

    • C. 

      Emergency vehicle ahead

  • 33. 
    You want to make a right turn at the corner. A pedestrian with a guide dog is at the corner ready to cross the street in front of you. Before making your right turn, you should:
    • A. 

      Turn off your engine until the person crosses the street

    • B. 

      Tell the pedestrian when to cross the street

    • C. 

      Wait until the person crosses the street

  • 34. 
    Parking is NEVER permitted:
    • A. 

      In a crosshatched pattern space

    • B. 

      Twenty feet from a railroad track

    • C. 

      In a bicycle lane, unless otherwise poster

  • 35. 
    The “three-second rule” applies to the space _____of your vehicle:
    • A. 

      In back

    • B. 

      Ahead

    • C. 

      To the sides

  • 36. 
    Which of these is recommended when driving at night on a dimly lit street?
    • A. 

      Driving slowly enough to stop within the area lighted by your headlights

    • B. 

      Briefly look at oncoming headlights so you won’t be blinded

    • C. 

      Keep instrument lights bright to be more visible to other drivers

  • 37. 
    When you enter traffic from a full stop (i.e. 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

  • 38. 
    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 car you passed in your rearview mirror

  • 39. 
    This sign means:
    • A. 

      Drive to the right

    • B. 

      Right turns yield

    • C. 

      Slower traffic should move to the right

  • 40. 
    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

  • 41. 
    If you see orange construction signs and cones on a freeway, you must:
    • A. 

      Slow down because the lane ends ahead

    • B. 

      Be prepared for workers and equipment ahead

    • C. 

      Change lanes and maintain your current speed

  • 42. 
    You must notify the DMV within 5 days if you:
    • A. 

      Are citied for a traffic violation

    • B. 

      Sell or transfer your vehicle

    • C. 

      Paint your vehicle a different color

  • 43. 
    During the first twelve months after you are licensed, you must be accompanied by your parent of guardian if you:
    • A. 

      Drive between the hours of 5:00 AM and 11:00 PM

    • B. 

      Transport minor between the hours of 11:00 PM and 5:00 AM

    • C. 

      Transport adults between the hours of 5:00 AM and 11:00 PM

  • 44. 
    A green arrow pointing to the left on a traffic light means you may:
    • A. 

      Make a protected turn in that direction

    • B. 

      Turn left or continue going straight

    • C. 

      Turn in that direction only after you stop

  • 45. 
    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 breaks quickly and firmly

  • 46. 
    This sign means:
    • A. 

      Other driver must yield to you

    • B. 

      Give the right-of-way to other drivers

    • C. 

      Make a complete stop before asserting your right-of-way