California DMV Permit Practice Test

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This hand signal indicates that: (hand pointing upwards)

the driver is making a right turn

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2

When there is water on the roadway you must reduce your speed to avoid:

hydroplaning

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3

Whenever you want to change lanes you must check for traffic:

behind your vehicle and to the sides

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4

If an emergency vehicle is moving in your lane displaying red flashing lights or using a siren you are required to:

pull over to the curb and stop

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5

If you approach an intersection at which the traffic lights are not working you must first __________ before entering the intersection and yield the right-of-way.

come to a complete stop

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6

Things that can distract your attention away from the road include:

text messaging and talking on the phone

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7

_________ are designed to allow vehicles to slow down and leave the expressways.

Exit ramps

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8

When you find both a solid and a dashed yellow line between opposing lanes of traffic you must not pass:

if the solid yellow line is on your side

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9

A broken yellow line alongside a solid yellow line indicates that:

passing is permitted on the side of the broken line but not on the side of the solid line

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10

Which of the following should be done before entering the curve in order to avoid a skid while driving?

Reduce the speed by applying brakes

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11

If a driver behind you repeatedly flashes his/her headlights you should:

get out of the way

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12

When passing a truck or a commercial motor vehicle the passing car driver must watch for:

the side, rear and front no-zones

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13

When two vehicles meet on a steep mountain road where neither can pass which vehicle has the right-of-way?

The vehicle traveling uphill

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14

If you double your speed on a highway

your braking distance increases by four times

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15

When driving on gravel or dirt you must slow down because:

you do not have much traction

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16

When following a large vehicle at night always:

dim your high-beam headlights

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17

This triangular sign represents: (Red Triangle)

a slow-moving vehicle

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18

If you are on a single or two-lane road and come to an intersection with a divided highway or a roadway with three or more lanes

you must yield the right-of-way to other traffic

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19

When stopped behind another vehicle on a hill you should stay back at least:

one vehicle length

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20

You must not pass another vehicle if you see:

an approaching hill or a curve where there is no clear visibility a school bus ahead with red flashing lights and an extended stop arm

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21

When turning corners drivers must turn the steering wheel using:

the hand-over-hand technique

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22

When traveling on a one-way street you must use:

the outside lanes for turning and the center lanes for through-travel

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23

You should ______ when you are preparing to turn left at an intersection and see an oncoming vehicle.

yield the right-of-way to the oncoming vehicle

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24

If you are driving at a slower speed than other traffic on a highway or freeway stay in the lane:

nearest to the right side of the road

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25

Yellow pavement markings on the road indicate:

the left edge of a roadway

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26

Which of the following must NOT be done if your vehicle's tire blows out?

Brake immediately

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27

If it feels like your tires have lost traction with the surface of the road you should:

ease your foot off the gas pedal keep the steering wheel straight not stop until your tires are gripping the road again

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28

This green traffic signal indicates that:

the drivers on the way are allowed through the intersection

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29

If a blind pedestrian is waiting at a crosswalk with a white cane or a guide dog you must:

stop your vehicle within 5 feet of the crosswalk

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30

Do not _______ at crash scenes or at locations along the highway where a law enforcement officer may have a vehicle pulled off the road.

rubberneck

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31

A driver must _______ for a school bus that is stopped with its red lights flashing on the opposite side of the road.

come to a complete stop

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32

If you see a stray animal in your path you should:

slow down or stop if it is safe

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33

When making a right turn look right and left yield right-of-way and turn the steering wheel using:

a hand-over-hand technique

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34

Talking on a cell phone while driving increases your chances of being in a crash by:

as much as four times

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35

On a road with three or more lanes traveling in the same direction the left-most lane is intended to be used:

to pass slower vehicles

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36

At the end of most entry ramps on a freeway you will find _________ that allows you to increase your speed.

an acceleration lane

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37

Making U-turns is not legal in which of the following areas?

Near a crest of a hill or in a curve On a divided highway At rail crossings

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38

The driver of the car being passed must _________ until the pass is complete.

not increase speed

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39

Disabled persons who display their placard can park at a __________ painted curb.

blue

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40

A driver who is a minor receives a phone call on his/her cell phone. He/she should:

not answer the call

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41

A traffic signal with a flashing yellow arrow means:

Proceed with caution

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42

You must use your headlights __________ after sunset.

30 minutes

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43

A child under the age of 6 years __________ when all the rear seats are already occupied by children under the age of 12 years.

may ride in the front seat of a vehicle with a seat belt

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44

The broken yellow lines on the pavement mean:

Passing is allowed if done safely

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45

The first step a driver should do during an enforcement stop is:

turn on the right turn signal

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46

If you are in an intersection and hear the siren of an emergency vehicle you should:

continue through the intersection, then drive to the right and stop

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47

If you litter on the roadside you are subjected to a fine of:

$1000

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48

When you want to enter a freeway you should:

enter the freeway at or near the speed of the freeway traffic

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49

A __________ sign on a truck means that the load on the truck is potentially dangerous.

diamond-shaped

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50

When two vehicles meet on a steep mountain road where neither can pass which vehicle has the right-of-way?

The vehicle traveling uphill

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51

To avoid tailgating one should follow the:

three-second rule

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52

If a bicycle on your right reaches the intersection at the same time as you do you should:

yield to the bicycle

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53

A driver who is involved in a collision should report it to the DMV within:

10 days

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54

Use __________ steering when correcting a skid.

hand-over-hand

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55

If your vehicle starts to hydroplane you should:

slow down gradually

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56

The maximum speed limit for vehicles towing trailers is __________ on a two-lane undivided highway.

55 mph

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57

A person under the age of 21 years:

must have Zero Blood Alcohol Content

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58

When drivers see livestock they should:

follow directions from the person in charge of the animals

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59

Locked wheel skids are usually caused by:

braking too hard at a high speed

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60

When passing another vehicle:

look ahead for road conditions and traffic

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61

What is the use of the special "turnout" areas marked on a two lane road?

To allow vehicles behind the driver to pass

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62

A driver in front of you is signaling with hand and arm pointing upwards which means the driver wants to:

turn right

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63

Left turns at a red light can only be made from a:

one-way street onto a one-way street

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64

While driving in a fog you should use your

low-beam lights

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65

If you are having vehicle trouble and need to stop first step you should do is:

pull off the road and away from traffic

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66

In a roundabout a driver must drive in:

a counter-clockwise direction

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67

Two sets of solid double yellow lines spaced two or more feet apart indicate:

a barrier

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68

At an unmarked crosswalk drivers are required to:

yield the right-of-way to the pedestrians

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69

When you see this sign you should:

yield to the vehicles on the highway

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70

If your parked car rolls away and hits another vehicle you should:

report the incident to the city police

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71

It is illegal for a person 21 years of age or older to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that is _____ or higher.

0.08% - Eight hundredths of one percent

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72

You must notify DMV within 5 days if you:

Sell or transfer your vehicle

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73

When is it legal to use a cell phone without a hands-free device while driving?

When making a call for emergency assistance

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74

Which of the following increases your chances of having a collision?

Continually changing lanes to pass other vehicles

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75

At dawn or dusk, or in rain or snow, it can be hard to see and be seen. As good way to let other drivers know you are there is to turn:

On your headlights

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76

When changing lanes on a freeway, you should:

Signal for at least five seconds

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77

Which statement is true about motorcyclists and motorists?

Motorcyclists have the same rights/responsibilities as other motorists

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78

Pedestrians crossing at corners have the right-of-way:

Weather or not a cross walk is marked

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79

Which if these vehicles must stop before crossing railroad tracks?

Tank Trucks marked with hazardous materials placards

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80

A police officer is signaling you to continue driving through a red traffic light. What should you do?

Do as the officer tells you

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81

Smoking inside a vehicle when a person younger than 18 years of age is present is:

Illegal at all times

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82

You must use your seat belt:

And failure to do so will result in a traffic ticket

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83

Which of the following will help you to avoid being hit from behind?

Decreasing your following distance

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84

You are driving on a one-way street. You may turn left onto another one-way street :

If traffic on the street is moving to the left

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85

This white sign means:

Stay in the right lane if you are driving slower than other traffic

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86

Highways are typically most slippery:

When it first starts to rain after a dry spell

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87

When planning to pass another vehicle you should:

Not count on other drivers making room for you

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88

Large trucks turning right onto a street with two lanes in each direction:

Often have to use part of the left lane to complete the turn

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89

When making a right turn from a highway with two lanes in your direction you may turn from:

The lane nearest the curb or edge of the roadway

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90

What is the difference between traffic lights with red arrows and those with solid red lights?

You cannot turn on a red arrow, even if you stop first

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91

You should use your horn when:

It may help prevent a collision

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92

You want to turn left ahead. In the middle of the road there is a lane marked as shown. You must:

Merge completely into this lane before you make your left turn

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93

You should allow more space in front of your vehicle when following large trucks because:

You need the extra room to see around the truck

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94

Which of these statements about drugs and driving is true?

Even over-the-counter drugs can impair your driving

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95

This yellow sign means:

Merging traffic ahead

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96

At intersections, crosswalks, and railroad crossings, you should always:

Look to the sides of your vehicle

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97

If you have trouble seeing other vehicles because of dust or smoke blowing across the roadway, you should drive slower and turn on you:

Headlights

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98

You may cross double yellow lines to pass another vehicle if the:

Yellow line next to your side of the road is broken

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99

Which of these statements is true about road work zones?

You must "Slow for the Cone Zone"

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100

Animals may be transported in the back of a pickup truck only if:

They are are properly secured

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