dmv 2020 sample test questions

  1. What does this warning sign mean?
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    D. There is a stop sign ahead.
  2. If a bicycle on your right reaches an intersection at the same time as you do, you should

    C. yield to the bicycle.
  3. What is the first thing you should do during an enforcement stop?

    D. Turn on your right turn signal.
  4. When you see livestock near the roadway, you should

    D. follow directions from the person in charge of the animals.
  5. What does this regulatory sign mean?
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    D. No U-turn
  6. A child under 8 years old __________ when all the rear seats are already occupied by children under 7 years old.

    A. may ride in the front seat
  7. Disabled persons who display their placards can park at a __________ curb.

    C. blue
  8. If you litter on the roadside, you are subject to a fine of

    C. $1,000.
  9. To pass another vehicle,

    B. look ahead for road conditions and traffic.
  10. When two vehicles meet on a steep mountain road where neither can pass, which vehicle has the right-of-way?

    B. The vehicle traveling uphill
  11. If your parked car rolls away and hits another vehicle, you should

    B. report the incident to the police.
  12. A driver who is a minor receives a phone call on his or her cell phone. He or she should

    D. not answer the call.
  13. If your vehicle starts to hydroplane, you should

    A. slow down gradually.
  14. You can make a left turn on a red light

    C. only from a one-way street onto a one-way street.
  15. To avoid tailgating, one should follow the

    A. three-second rule.
  16. Use __________ steering when correcting a skid.

    B. hand-over-hand
  17. Special "turnout" areas marked on a two-lane road

    C. allow vehicles to pass.
  18. When you want to enter a freeway, you should

    A. enter the freeway at or near the speed of freeway traffic.
  19. If you are having vehicle trouble and you need to stop, what is the first thing you should do?

    D. Pull off the road and away from traffic.
  20. At an unmarked crosswalk, you must

    D. yield the right-of-way to the pedestrians.
  21. While driving in fog, you should use your

    C. low-beam headlights.
  22. A driver who is involved in a collision should report it to the DMV within

    C. 10 days.
  23. You must use your headlights __________ after sunset.

    C. 30 minutes
  24. Locked wheel skids are usually caused by

    D. braking too hard at a high speed.
  25. A driver under the age of 21

    C. must have a blood alcohol content of zero.
  26. A(n) __________ sign on a truck means that the truck's load is potentially dangerous.

    A. diamond-shaped
  27. In a roundabout, you must drive in

    D. a counterclockwise direction.
  28. If you are in an intersection and you hear the siren of an emergency vehicle, you should

    B. continue through the intersection, then move to the right and stop.
  29. A driver in front of you is signaling with his or her hand and arm pointing upward. This driver wants to

    C. turn right.
  30. A traffic signal with a flashing yellow arrow means that you should

    B. proceed with caution.
  31. On a two-lane undivided highway, the maximum speed limit for vehicles towing trailers is

    B. 55 mph.
  32. This sign warns you about
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    C. a winding road.
  33. The broken yellow lines on the pavement mean that
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    D. passing is allowed if done safely.
  34. Two sets of solid double yellow lines spaced two or more feet apart indicate
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    C. a barrier.
  35. This sign represents
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    D. a school zone.
  36. What type of sign is this?
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    D. Yield
  37. When you approach an intersection with a through road but without stop signs or yield signs, you must
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    D. yield to traffic and pedestrians on the through road.
  38. What does this sign mean?
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    B. You are approaching an airport.
  39. This warning sign represents
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    A. the end of a divided highway.
  40. You may drive off of the paved roadway to pass another vehicle:

    C. Under no circumstances.
  41. You are approaching a railroad crossing with no warning devices and are unable to see 400 feet down the tracks in one direction. The speed limit is:

    B. 15 mph.
  42. When parking your vehicle parallel to the curb on a level street:

    B. Your wheels must be within 18 inches of the curb.
  43. A white painted curb means:

    C. Loading zone for passengers or mail only.
  44. A school bus ahead of you in your lane is stopped with red lights flashing. You should:

    B. Stop as long as the red lights are flashing.
  45. California's "Basic Speed Law" says:

    A. You should never drive faster than is safe for current conditions.
  46. You just sold your vehicle. You must notify the DMV within ___ days.

    C. 5
  47. To avoid last minute moves, you should be looking down the road to where your vehicle will be in about ______________.

    C. 10 to 15 seconds
  48. You are about to make a left turn. You must signal continuously during the last ____ feet before the turn.

    B. 100
  49. Which of the following statements about blind spots is true?

    A. Large trucks have bigger blind spots than most passenger vehicles.
  50. You have been involved in a minor traffic collision with a parked vehicle and you can't find the owner. You must:

    C. Both of the above.
  51. Unless otherwise posted the speed limit in a residential area is ____.

    A. 25 mph
  52. You may legally block an intersection:

    A. Under no circumstances.
  53. When parking uphill on a two-way street with no curb, your front wheels should be:

    B. Turned to the right (away from the street).
  54. With a Class C drivers license a person may drive:

    A. A 3-axle vehicle if the Gross Vehicle Weight is less than 6,000 pounds.
  55. To turn left from a multilane one-way street onto a one-way street, you should start your turn from:

    B. The lane closest to the left curb.
  56. If you are involved in a traffic collision, you are required to complete and submit a written report (SR1) to the DMV:

    C. If there is property damage in excess of $1,000 or if there are any injuries.
  57. Roadways are the most slippery:

    B. The first rain after a dry spell.
  58. You may not park your vehicle:

    A. Next to a red painted curb.
  59. You must notify the DMV within 5 days if you:

    B. Sell or transfer your vehicle.
  60. Two sets of solid, double, yellow lines that are two or more feet apart:

    C. May not be crossed for any reason.
  61. You want to make a right turn at an upcoming intersection. You should slow down and:

    B. Signal for 100 feet before turning.
  62. You are driving on a freeway posted for 65 MPH. The traffic is traveling at 70 MPH. You may legally drive:

    B. No faster than 65 mph.
  63. It is illegal to park your vehicle:

    A. In an unmarked crosswalk.
  64. The safest precaution that you can take regarding the use of cellular phones and driving is:

    A. Use hands-free devices so you can keep both hands on the steering wheel.
  65. If you have a green light, but traffic is blocking the intersection, you should:

    C. Stay out of the intersection until traffic clears.
  66. You are getting ready to make a right turn. You should:

    A. Slow down or stop, if necessary, and then make the turn.
  67. You must obey instructions from school crossing guards:

    B. At all times.
  68. It is a very windy day. You are driving and a dust storm blows across the freeway reducing your visibility. You should drive slower and turn on your:

    A. Headlights.
  69. If you plan to pass another vehicle, you should:

    A. Not assume the other driver will make space for you to return to your lane.
  70. If you drive faster than other vehicles on a road with one lane in each direction and continually pass the other cars, you will:

    A. Increase your chances of an accident.
  71. Which of these vehicles must always stop before crossing railroad tracks?

    B. Tank trucks marked with hazardous materials placards.
  72. You are driving on a one-way street. You may turn left onto another one-way street only if:

    B. Traffic on the street moves to the left.
  73. A large truck is ahead of you and is turning right onto a street with two lanes in each direction. The truck:

    C. May have to swing wide to complete the right turn.
  74. You may cross a double yellow line to pass another vehicle, if the yellow line next to:

    C. Your side of the road is a broken line.
  75. At intersections, crosswalks, and railroad crossings, you should always:

    A. Look to the sides of your vehicle to see what is coming.
  76. You drive defensively when you:

    C. Keep your eyes moving to look for possible hazards.
  77. You are driving on the freeway. The vehicle in front of you is a large truck. You should drive:

    B. Farther behind the truck than you would for a passenger vehicle.
  78. All of the following practices are dangerous to do while driving. Which of these is also illegal?

    A. Listening to music through headphones that cover both ears.
  79. Always stop before you cross railroad tracks when:

    B. You don't have room on the other side to completely cross the tracks.
  80. When you tailgate other drivers (drive close to their rear bumper):

    C. You can frustrate the other drivers and make them angry.
  81. Should you always drive slower than other traffic?

    A. No, you can block traffic when you drive too slowly.
  82. You see a signal person at a road construction site ahead. You should obey his or her instructions:

    B. At all times.
  83. When can you drive in a bike lane?

    C. When you are within 200 feet of a cross street where you plan to turn right.
  84. You see a flashing yellow traffic signal at an upcoming intersection. The flashing yellow light means:

    C. Slow down and cross the intersection carefully.
  85. There is no crosswalk and you see a pedestrian crossing your lane ahead. You should:

    C. Stop and let him/her finish crossing the street.
  86. A solid yellow line next to a broken yellow line means that vehicles:

    B. Next to the broken line may pass.
  87. Following too closely behind another vehicle is called

    A. tailgating
  88. Before backing up your vehicle, you should look to the front, sides, and rear, and continue to look _________ while backing.

    A) to the rear
  89. On a highway with three or more lanes going in one direction, vehicles passing others or turning left should use

    D. the left lane
  90. What does this sign mean?
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    B. a pedestrian crossing is ahead; vehicles must yield
  91. A single solid white line across a road at an intersection means that you must

    A) stop before the line
  92. What does this sign indicate?

    B. you can only go straight
  93. When you approach a roundabout, you must enter the _______ of the central island.

    A. right
  94. Before reaching the crest of a hill or entering a curve, you must _________, and watch for oncoming vehicles.

    C) slow down, move to the right side of the road
  95. Which of the following statements about passing other vehicles are true?

    D. all of the above
  96. What is the first rule of a safe and legal turn?

    C) move into the proper lane well before the turn
  97. Large electronic flashing arrow panels may be used in work zones day and night to

    A. guide drivers into certain traffic lanes
  98. What does this sign mean?
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    D. a place reserved for persons with disabilities
  99. Blind pedestrians may carry _______ canes or use guide dogs.

    C. white
  100. A center lane between lanes of traffic traveling in opposite directions may be designated for: 
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    B) left turns only
  101. If a car approaches you with its high-beam headlights on, you must __________ to keep yourself from being temporarily blinded.

    B. look toward the right edge of the road
  102. The speed limit for a blind intersection is

    C. 15 mph.
  103. High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes are reserved for

    A. car pools and vehicles with more than one person.
  104. A yield sign indicates that a driver must slow down and be prepared to _________ if a vehicle or pedestrian with the right-of-way is approaching from another direction.

    A. stop
  105. If a tire suddenly goes flat while driving, you must

    D. hold the steering wheel tightly and keep the vehicle straight.
  106. At an intersection, you should yield to another vehicle

    D. in all of the above situations.
  107. Which of the following statements is NOT true regarding the use of headlights?

    D. High beams are used when traveling behind other vehicles.
  108. This posted sign is a/an 
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    D. speed limit sign on expressways.
  109. What should you do if you are overtaking a bicycle and an oncoming vehicle is approaching at the same time?

    D. Slow down and let the oncoming vehicle pass first to leave extra room for the bicycle.
  110. When passing other vehicles,

    D. do all of the above.
  111. When turning left from a one-way road onto another one-way road, start your turn from

    C. the far left lane.
  112. If you plan to turn beyond an intersection, you must

    B. signal just after passing through the intersection.
  113. What does this sign mean? 
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    D. Turn left or go straight.
  114. What should you do if another driver tailgates your vehicle?

    A. Pull over and allow the tailgater to pass.
  115. When you turn off a high-speed, two-lane roadway, _______ if you have traffic following you.

    A. try not to slow down your vehicle too quickly
  116. When you park and leave your vehicle on a highway or street, you should NOT

    B. lower the windows.
  117. What does this sign warn you about
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    B. hospital ahead
  118. When should you switch on your high-beam headlights?

    C. When driving in open country at night or on dark city streets
  119. All regulatory devices on the road tell you

    C. to stop, proceed in a certain direction, or limit your speed.
  120. A vehicle's stopping distance is equal to

    A. the sum of the braking distance and reaction distance.
  121. The wide white line painted across a traffic lane before an intersection is known as a

    B. limit line.
  122. It is unsafe for you to pass when

    D. you are moving through an intersection.
  123. When you turn left from a one-way street onto another one-way street, you should turn into

    B. any safely open lane.
  124. If you are approaching a stop sign, you must

    C. stop at the solid white limit line.
  125. What does this sign mean? 
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    D. A disabled parking permit
  126. Lanes of traffic going in opposite directions are divided by

    A. yellow lines.
  127. You must use your high-beam headlights in all of the following situations, except

    D. in fog, snow, or heavy rain.
  128. _________ are the most likely places for car and motorcycle collisions to occur.

    B. Intersections
  129. When in a roundabout, you should do all of the following EXCEPT

    D. stopping your vehicle to turn.
  130. When merging into freeway traffic, who has the right-of-way?

    D. The freeway traffic
  131. It is illegal for anyone over the age of 21 to operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of ____ percent or higher.

    D. 0.08
  132. You must not follow within ____ feet of any emergency vehicle with a siren or flashing lights.

    D. 300
  133. If your vehicle is parked on a level street, in which direction should the tires point?

    B. Parallel to the curb
  134. You may drive in a designated carpool lane if

    D. any of the above are true.
  135. Before changing lanes on a freeway, you should signal for at least

    A. 5 seconds.
  136. Is talking on your cell phone permitted while driving?

    A. Yes, but only if a hands-free device is used.
  137. Are minors permitted to talk on cell phones while driving?

    C. No, except in an emergency situation.
  138. When is one-handed steering best used?

    C. When you are backing up without much turning.
  139. You should reduce your speed by half when the road is

    B. packed with snow.
  140. When passing a bicyclist in a travel lane, you must ensure there is enough width for the cyclist. The amount of space required is

    C. 3 feet.
  141. If you start to skid,

    D. do all of the above.
  142. May you park beside a white curb?

    D. Yes, but only long enough to pick up or drop off passengers or mail.
  143. In which of these situations is it appropriate to use your horn?

    D. To make eye contact with another driver
  144. When there are three lanes to choose from, choose __________ lane for the smoothest driving.

    A. the middle
  145. You must not park within ____ feet of a railroad track.

    B. 7.5
  146. In which of these situations should you leave extra space between your vehicle and the one in front of you?

    D. All of the above
  147. In which of the following places is a U-turn permitted?

    C. Across a double yellow line
  148. If you were parked on the side of the road and are now reentering traffic,

    B. the traffic on the road has the right-of-way.
  149. When preparing to exit the freeway, you should signal for at least ____ seconds before reaching the exit.

    C. 5
  150. Why should you always make a shoulder check for motorcycles before changing lanes?

    D. Their small size makes them difficult to see.
  151. Which safety precaution(s) should you take when driving in a cone zone?

    D. Do all of the above.
  152. Drive into a special "turnout" area to

    C. allow vehicles to pass you.
  153. When approaching a school zone while children are outside, you must drive no faster than 25 mph if you are within ________ feet of the school.

    C. 500-1000
  154. To avoid tailgating, how much space should you leave between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you?

    B. 3 seconds
  155. "NEV Use Only" lanes have vehicles

    D. that are slow-moving and restricted to neighborhood use.
  156. If weather conditions require you to use your windshield wipers, you must also __________________.

    C. turn on your headlights.
  157. When driving on a two-lane road with a solid yellow center line and a broken yellow center line, are you permitted to pass a vehicle in front of you?

    D. Yes, if the broken line is on your side.
  158. How will you know it is safe to merge back in front of a vehicle you have just passed?

    D. The vehicle's headlights are visible in your rear-view mirror.
  159. In open country at night and on dark streets, you should drive with

    A. high-beam headlights.
  160. When arriving at an intersection, you should first look _____ because ________________.

    D. to the left; vehicles coming from the left are closer to you
  161. While driving in a center left-turn lane, you may only drive for ____ feet.

    A. 200
  162. While driving up a mountain road, you meet another vehicle and there is not enough room for you to pass. What should you do?

    A. Wait for the other vehicle to reverse back up the hill until there is room for you to pass.
  163. If your vehicle breaks down and you cannot get it completely off the road, where should you stop?

    C. Where your vehicle can be seen from behind
  164. If you need to cross multiple freeway lanes, you should

    B. cross them one at a time.
  165. When approaching an intersection to make a right turn, you must stay _______ and make the turn close to the right curb.

    A. as close to the right as possible
  166. Vehicles approaching a roundabout must:

    B. yield to the traffic in the roundabout
  167. This diamond-shaped sign warns that 
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    A. the road is slippery when wet; drivers must go slow
  168. Unless it is prohibited, drivers must use the three-point turn to

    B) turn around on a narrow road
  169. Do not use your horn

    D. in any of the above situations
  170. Which of the following right-of-way rules is not true?

    B. at an intersection where there is not stop sign, yield sign, or traffic signal, drivers must yield to vehicles coming from the left
  171. While driving, when you see a triangular road sign, you must

    A. reduce your speed and yield
  172. Car drivers should never be alongside a motorcycle in the same lane even if the lane is wide and the cyclist is riding to one side, because

    A) motorcycles need the width of the lane
  173. If you are parallel parked on the right-hand side of the street, you should _______ before pulling out into traffic.

    C. signal a left turn and look over your left shoulder
  174. If a pedestrian is in a marked or unmarked crosswalk, you must

    B. stop and wait until the pedestrian has crossed the street
  175. A _________ indicates the outer edge of the traffic lane, and it may be crossed only by traffic moving to or from the shoulder.

    B) solid white line
  176. Which of the following statements about passing a vehicle is NOT true?

    C) you can exceed the speed limit to pass quickly
  177. A double solid yellow line in the center of the road means that

    C. passing is not allowed in either direction
  178. _________ occurs on wet roads when your front tires start to ride on water instead of on the road.

    A) hydroplaning
  179. This hand signal indicates that 
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    C. the driver is slowing or stopping
  180. The primary traveling aids for a blind person include

    A. a white cane and a trained guide dog
  181. On a two-way roadway with a center lane, drivers from either direction can _______ from the center lane.

    B. make left turns and U-turns
  182. On two-lane roads where traffic moves in opposite directions, you may pass on the left only when

    B. a broken yellow line is in your lane
  183. At an intersection, a steady yellow arrow pointing left indicates to the driver that

    C. the signal is about to change to a green or red light or to a red arrow
  184. On two-lane highways, you are allowed to pass

    B) when there is a dashed yellow line on your side of the dividing line
  185. What is the correct hand signal for indicating a right turn?

    A. hand and arm extended upward
  186. Flashing yellow lights on a school bus require other drivers to

    A. slow their vehicles and prepare to stop
  187. If you see two solid yellow lines on your way, it means that

    D. no passing is permitted
  188. Flag persons are often located on highways and in work zones

    A) to stop, slow, or guide traffic safely through construction areas
  189. Which of the following statements about the right-of-way is incorrect?

    C) at an uncontrolled T-intersection, the vehicle on the through street must yield to the vehicle on the terminating street
  190. A triangular orange sign on the back of a slow-moving vehicle indicates that

    C) the vehicle cannot travel faster than 25 mph
  191. What does this flashing arrow panel mean? 
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    C. part of the road ahead is closed
  192. You may not pass another vehicle except

    B. when your lane is separated by a broken yellow line
  193. Which of the following are used as left-edge lines on divided highways?

    A. single or double solid yellow lines
  194. Passing on the right is NOT permitted

    C. when driving in a lane set aside for left turns
  195. What does this road sign indicate? 
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    D. a steep downgrade ahead
  196. If a driver extends his or her arm out horizontally, it indicates that the driver is going to

    D. make a left turn
  197. With any turning vehicle, the rear wheels follow a _______ than the front wheels.

    A. shorter path
  198. If you are driving on a two-lane road, it is safest to drive your vehicle _______ of your lane.

    B) in the center
  199. The octagonal shape in the figure is 
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    D. a stop sign
  200. A two-headed arrow with one head pointing straight ahead and the other pointing to the left means that

    C. you may either proceed straight ahead or turn left
  201. On one-way roads, yellow lines are used as

    B) left-edge lines
  202. An _______ is the connection of a freeway to a road or another freeway by a series of ramps.

    C. interchange
  203. If you approach an intersection with a steady yellow light, you must

    C. slow down and proceed with caution, if you cannot stop safely
  204. On an expressway, you can avoid highway hypnosis by:

    D. ) constantly shifting your eyes from one area of the roadway to another.
  205. _______ pavement markings indicate parking spaces for persons with disabilities.

    C. blue
  206. Which of the following can be considered a legal parking zone?

    C. the curb or edge of a public road
  207. If you are signaled by a flag person at or near a railroad crossing or construction site, you must

    A. obey his or her signals, no matter which lane you are in.
  208. Proactively looking ahead, to the sides, and behind the vehicle to anticipate problems is part of

    D. defensive driving.
  209. If you suddenly go into a skid, you should

    B. ease your foot off the gas pedal.
  210. A steady red arrow means

    B. you must stop and you cannot turn in the direction of the arrow.
  211. What does this image mean? 
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    B. you are permitted to proceed through this lane
  212. When you come to an intersection and intend to make a move, you should follow the _________ rule before you pull out.

    B. left-right-left
  213. When turning left from a two-way street onto a one-way street, you must

    c. do any of the above.
    B. start the turn with your left wheel as close as possible to the yellow dividing line.
  214. A double solid white line marks the edge of a traffic lane where

    C. travel in the same direction is permitted on both sides of the line, but crossing the line is prohibited.
  215. When you see an elderly person crossing an intersection, you should
    increase the speed of your vehicle and cross the intersection quickly.
    continue driving your vehicle.
    stop your vehicle and yield the right-of-way.
    blow your horn to stop the person.
    stop your vehicle and yield the right-of-way.
  216. The best way to take a curve is to

    D. slow down before entering the curve.
  217. The posted sign indicates 
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    A. a low underpass or bridge
  218. In a skid, your most important vehicle control device is

    D. the steering wheel.
  219. The eye test for the driver's license evaluates

    D. all of the above
  220. When changing lanes, look over your shoulder in the direction you plan to move to make sure there are no other vehicles in

    A. blind spots
  221. If you find a "speed zone ahead" sign, you are approaching

    A. an area where a lower speed limit has been established.
  222. At 55 mph, in good conditions, your vehicle will travel about ____ feet in the time that it takes you to react to an object in your path and bring your vehicle to a complete stop.

    D. 400
  223. You should never back your vehicle in any travel lane except

    A. to parallel park.
  224. It is against the law to make a left turn on a red light EXCEPT when turning

    C. from a one-way street onto another one-way street.
  225. Which of the following statements is NOT correct?

    B. Bicycles and motorcycles move slower and stop slower than expected.
  226. When you are turning right from a one-way street onto a two-way or divided street, always turn from

    D. the lane nearest to the right curb.
  227. Rain, snow, and ice impair your ability to see ahead, so you must _________ to be able to stop your vehicle safely.

    B. increase your following distance.
  228. If you are changing lanes, preparing to pass another vehicle, or entering traffic, signal and check for passing traffic by using your mirrors. Then

    D. check your vehicle's blind spots.
  229. __________ are diamond-shaped, with black lettering or symbols on a yellow background.

    D. Warning signs
  230. Is it legal to leave a child 6 years old or younger unattended in a vehicle?

    C. No, not under any circumstances.
  231. On interstate highways, slow-moving vehicles must travel _________, except when passing.

    B. in the right-hand lane
  232. The stopping distance of your vehicle depends on which of the following factors?

    D. All of the above
  233. If your vehicle's turn signals fail, use _________ until you can get them repaired.

    B. hand signals
  234. Which of the following statements is true regarding lane markings on the road?

    D. A solid white line between lanes of traffic means that you should stay in your lane unless a special situation requires you to change lanes.
  235. When a highway is divided into two roadways by a median or barrier,

    C. you must not drive across the median or barrier except where there is an approved crossover.
  236. This figure indicates 
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    C. the ending of a right lane
  237. __________ on your side of the road indicates a no-passing zone.

    C. A solid yellow line
  238. If an emergency vehicle with red flashing lights or using a siren is moving in your lane, you are required to

    B. pull over to the curb and stop.
  239. _________ occurs on wet roads when your front tires start to ride on water instead of on the road.

    D. Hydroplaning
  240. While preparing to turn left at an intersection, you see an oncoming vehicle. You should

    D. yield the right-of-way to the oncoming vehicle.
  241. When driving on gravel or dirt, you must slow down because

    C. you do not have much traction.
  242. If you are driving at a slower speed than other traffic on a highway or freeway, stay in the lane:

    A. nearest to the right side of the road
  243. Things that can distract your attention from the road include

    C. text messaging and talking on the phone
  244. 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

    A. yield the right-of-way to other traffic.
  245. When entering a freeway, use _________ to speed up and merge with fast-moving traffic already on the road.

    B. an acceleration lane
  246. When driving on a one-way street with three or more lanes of traffic, you must use

    B. the outside lanes for turning and the center lanes for through travel
  247. If a blind pedestrian with a white cane or a guide dog is waiting at a crosswalk, you must

    C. stop your vehicle within 5 feet of the crosswalk
  248. Do not _______ at crash scenes or locations along the highway where a law enforcement officer may have pulled a vehicle off the road.

    D. rubberneck
  249. You must not pass another vehicle if you see

    D. any of the above things
  250. If you see a stray animal in your path, you should

    D. slow down or stop, if it is safe
  251. If you double your speed on a highway, your braking distance increases by

    D. four times
  252. When passing a truck or commercial motor vehicle, the passing automobile driver must watch for

    B. the side, rear, and No-Zones
  253. Whenever you want to change lanes, you must check for traffic

    C. both behind your vehicle and to the side
  254. On a road with three or more lanes traveling in the same direction, the leftmost lane is used for

    B. passing slower vehicles
  255. If you approach an intersection at which the traffic lights are not working, you must first _______ before entering the intersection and then yield the right-of-way

    D. come to a complete stop
  256. Which of the following must NOT be done iof uyour vehicle is in an acceleration skid?

    A. brake immediately
  257. When following a vehicle at night, always

    B. turn off your high-beam headlights
  258. If a driver behind you repeatedly flashes his or her headlights, you should

    D. get out of the way
  259. The driver of the car being passed must _______ until the pass is complete

    C. not increase speed
  260. Yellow pavement markings on the road indicate

    B. the left edge of a roadway
  261. _______ are designed to allow vehicles to slow down and leave the expressways

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

    B. come to a complete stop
  263. If it feels like your tires have lost traction on the surface of the road, you should

    D. do all of the above
  264. Making a U-turn is illegal

    D. in all of the above locations
  265. When stopped behind another vehicle on a hill, you should stay back at least

    C. one vehicle length
  266. To avoid skidding, which of the following should be done before you enter a curve?

    A. reduce your speed by applying the brakes
  267. Which of the following statements is true?

    C. it is not illegal to use audio navigation while driving
  268. Because trucks are so large, they often appear to be driving

    A. slower
  269. To avoid last-minute moves, look down the road _______

    D. 10-15 seconds
  270. If you are a California driver under the age of 21 and you receive your first DUI conviction, your driving privileges will be revoked for 1 year, and

    A. you will be required to complete a DUI program
  271. In California, what is the age range for obtaining a minors' instruction permit?

    D. 15 1/2 - 17 1/2
  272. If a California driver with a provisional driver's license fails to address a conviction for a traffic violation,

    B. his or her license will be suspended
  273. What is the minimum property damage coverage requirement for an auto insurance policy on a California vehicle?

    D. $5,000
  274. If you are convicted of driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) or 0.20% or higher, the court may,

    D. do all of the above
  275. What is the minimum age requirement for a minors' driver license in the state of CA?

    A. 16
  276. A signed note may allow a California driver with a provisional license to drive during restricted hours

    D. for any of the above reasons
  277. If you are an adult driver, for your first DUI conviction, your driver's license will be suspended for at least

    C. 6 months
  278. How long will a provisional driver's license be suspended after three or more "at fault" collisions or convictions within a 12-month period in the state of California?

    C. 6 months
  279. A California driver who holds a minors' instruction permit must have a licensed driver _______ years of age or older in the vehicle at all times.

    D. 25
  280. The drunk driving law in the state of California is also a _______ driving law

    D. drugged
  281. If a driver is under DUI probation, what is the maximum legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that he or she may exhibit while operating a vehicle?

    A. 0.01%
  282. Any driver who operates a vehicle on California's roadways consents to

    C. chemical drug and alcohol testing
  283. A standard Class C California driver's license allows a driver to tow up to ___ vehicle(s).

    C. 1
  284. If a California driver's first DUI conviction is for a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.20% or higher, his or her license will be suspended for ____ months.

    D. 10
  285. If a preliminary alcohol screening (PAS) test of an underage California driver reveals a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of ______ or higher, the officer may require the driver to take a second test.

    C. 0.05%
  286. Which of the following are alternatives to liability insurance coverage under California's compulsory Financial Responsibility Law?

    D. All of the above
  287. If a law enforcement officer finds that a driver under 21 has a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.05% or higher, the officer will

    D. arrest the driver and suspend his or her license
  288. A driver with a standard class C California driver's license may legally operate

    D. all of the above
  289. If you are a California resident between the ages of 13 and 21 and you are convicted of consuming alcohol, your driver's license will be suspended (or your eligibility to apply for one will be delayed) for _____ year(s)

    A. 1
  290. Two or more DUI convictions in the state of California may result in up to ___ years of license revocation.

    C. 5
  291. In California, it is illegal to use _______ that impair your ability to drive while operating a motor vehicle.

    D. any of the above
  292. If a California driver is caught smoking inside a vehicle with a minor as a passenger, he or she can be fined up to

    B. $100
  293. Which of the following is against California law?

    C. storing an opened container of alcohol in a vehicle's console or glove compartment
  294. A California minor may have his or her driver's license canceled at any time by

    D. a parent or legal guardian
  295. What is the most common traffic conviction for young California drivers?

    A. speeding
  296. In California, the fine for littering is _____. You may also be required to _______.

    D. $1,000; pick up what you littered
  297. If a California driver has had his or her license suspended for 10 months following multiple DUI convictions, which of the following can allow that driver to regain his or her driving privileges?

    B. installation of an ignition interlock device (IID)
  298. Under California's Negligent Operator Treatment System (NOTS), you will lose your driver's license if you earn ____ points in 12 months.

    D. 4
  299. What is California's minimum age requirement for an adult driver's license?

    D. 18
  300. If a CA driver under the age of 21 is caught with alcohol inside his or her vehicle, the state of California may impound the vehicle for up to

    D. 30 days
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