Practice for DMV test

Below are 224 questions to help you prepare for taking the DMV test. Click the "Score Test" button at the bottom of the page to see how well you did. You do not need to answer all the questions at one time—only the questions you answer will be scored.  That way, you can practice taking smaller portions of the test, remembering where you left off each time.

 

1.

This sign means:

  1. Business district ahead
  2. Divided highway ahead
  3. Obstructed highway ahead

2.

Which of these statements is true about and taking medication:

 

  1. Most cold medications can make a person drowsy
  2. Prescription medications are safe to take at any time
  3. Over-the-counter medications cannot impair driving ability if taken in the recommended dosages

3.

When stopped at railroad tracks with no crossing gate, you may cross:

 

  1. Only when the train is completely out of sight
  2. As soon as the train has passed your roadway
  3. Only when you can see clearly in both directions

4.

When can you drive using only your parking lights?

 

  1. Under no circumstances
  2. On foggy days when visibility is low
  3. 30 minutes after sunset or 30 minutes before sunrise

5.

During the first 6 months after you are licensed, you may:

 

  1. Transport minors unaccompanied at any time
  2. Drive between the hours of midnight and 5:00 am unaccompanied
  3. Not transport minors between midnight and 5:00 am unaccompanied

6.

You should use your horn:

 

  1. If a driver does not immediately begin driving at a green light
  2. To tell another driver he or she has made a mistake
  3. To alert a driver who may try to turn in front of you

7.

When you are in a dedicated turn lane controlled by a green arrow, which of the following is true?

 

  1. All vehicles or pedestrians in the intersection must yield to you
  2. You may turn in the arrow's direction without checking traffic
  3. All oncoming vehicles and pedestrians are stopped by red lights

8.

The speed limit in any alley is:

 

  1. 20 mph
  2. 15 mph
  3. 10 mph

9.

You must notify the DMV within 5 days if you:

 

  1. Sell or transfer your vehicle
  2. Paint your vehicle a different color
  3. Modify your vehicle's exhaust system

10.

If you have a green light, but traffic is in the intersection:

 

  1. Stay out of the intersection until traffic clears
  2. Enter the intersection and wait until traffic clears
  3. Merge into another lane and try to go around the traffic

11.

If a vehicle approaches you quickly from the road on the right while you are driving through an uncontrolled intersection, you should:

 

  1. Speed up to get out of the way
  2. Stop in the middle of the intersection and back up
  3. Sound your horn and stop your vehicle in the intersection

12.

When you change lanes or merge with another lane, you:

 

  1. Have the right-of-way
  2. Should first stop and check for cross traffic
  3. Need at least a 4-second gap in traffic

13.

The driver ahead of you stops at a cross walk. What should you do?

 

  1. Change lanes, look carefully, and pass the stopped vehicle
  2. Pass the vehicle only once the pedestrian has crossed your lane
  3. Stop, then proceed when all pedestrians have crossed

14.

You are on a two-way road and the vehicle ahead of you is turning left into a driveway. You may legally pass the vehicle on the right:

 

  1. If there is enough road between the vehicle and the curb to do so
  2. Even if you must drive on the shoulder to do so
  3. Even if you must cross a solid white line painted on the road

15.

An orange-colored sign like this means there is:
  1. A detour ahead
  2. Road work ahead
  3. A sobriety check point ahead

16.

When you back up in a passenger vehicle:
 
  1. Rely on your rear view mirror
  2. Only use your side and rearview mirrors
  3. Look over your right shoulder through your rear window

17.

Driving slower than the traffic flows tends to:
 
  1. Make an accident less likely to happen
  2. Make an accident more likely to happen
  3. Not change the chances of having an accident

18.

If an oncoming vehicle has started to turn left in front of you:
 
  1. Honk your horn to warn the driver and maintain your speed
  2. Maintain you speed and take your right-of-way
  3. Slow or stop your car to prevent an accident

19.

A person may legally ride in the back of a pickup truck when:
 
  1. In secured seats and using approved safety belts
  2. The back of the pickup is covered with a camper shell
  3. The sides of the pickup bed are at least 24 inches high

20.

It is illegal for a person under 21 years of age to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that is _____ or more:
 
  1. 0.08% - eight hundredths of 1%
  2. 0.01% - one hundredth of 1%
  3. 0.05% - five hundredths of 1%

21.

This sign means parking is allowed:
  1. Only for wheelchairs
  2. For disabled persons without a special placard or plate
  3. Only for disabled persons with a special placard or plate

22.

Use your high-beam headlights at night:
 
  1. As little as possible
  2. Only on unlighted streets
  3. Whenever it is legal and safe

23.

Do not cross a solid double, yellow line in the center of the roadway to:
 
  1. Pass other vehicles
  2. Make a left turn
  3. Enter a private driveway

24.

A school bus has stopped ahead on your side of the road and is flashing its red lights. What should you do:
 
  1. Stop first, then proceed when you think it is safe
  2. Stop as long as the red lights flash
  3. Stop until all of the children have crossed your lane

25.

The speed limit on the road is 55 mph. When this road is wet:
 
  1. Maintain a 55 mph speed
  2. Drive 5 to 10 mph under the limit
  3. Drive 20 to 25 mph under the limit

26.

A large truck is driving in the middle of three lanes. You want to pass the large truck. It is best to pass:
 
  1. Quickly on the left and move ahead of it
  2. Very slowly on the left and move ahead of it
  3. Very quickly on the right and move ahead of it

27.

If your vehicle starts to hydroplane, you should:
 
  1. Drive at a constant speed to gain better traction
  2. Slow down gradually and  not apply the brakes
  3. Apply the brakes firmly to prevent your vehicle from sliding

28.

This sign means:
  1. One lane road to the left
  2. One way street—traffic travels to the left
  3. All traffic must turn left ahead

29.

If another driver "cuts" in front of you, if would be better if you:
 
  1. Brake suddenly
  2. Take your foot off the gas
  3. Accelerate to avoid being "cut" off

30.

You have been convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol. The judge sentenced you to 48 hours in jail. In addition, you may:
 
  1. Have to pay a fine
  2. Have your vehicle taken away for 60 days
  3. Lose your license for up to 18 months

31.

Which of these is true about other drivers?
 
  1. Truck drivers are professionals and pose less of a hazard
  2. Drivers using turn signals always turn in the direction indicated
  3. Never assume other drivers will give you the right-of-way

32.

When looking straight ahead of your vehicle while driving, you should look:
 
  1. Straight ahead at all times
  2. Only at the car ahead of you
  3. Back and forth, near and far

33.

To back out of an angled parking space, always back slowly and look:
 
  1. At your rearview mirror as you back up
  2. At your side mirrors as you back up
  3. Over your right shoulder as you back up

34.

When driving in fog, snow or rain, you should use your:
 
  1. Low beam headlights
  2. High beam headlights
  3. Running lights

35.

You may not park a passenger vehicle at any time:
 
  1. Next to a curb painted red
  2. Within 1000 feet of a police station
  3. In front of a school when children are present

36.

You are driving slowly in the fast lane of a freeway and there is traffic behind you in your lane. The driver behind you wished to drive faster. You should:
 
  1. Not change lanes if you are driving the speed limit
  2. Change lanes to the right when safe to do so
  3. Only change lanes if five or more vehicles are behind you

37.

This sign means:
  1. You must turn left or make a U-turn
  2. Left or U-turn permitted on any green light
  3. Left or U-turn permitted on green arrow

38.

You are driving on a four-lane freeway in the lane closest to the center divider. To exit the freeway n the right you should:
 
  1. Carefully cross all the lanes at one time
  2. Change lanes one at a time until you are in the proper lane
  3. Slow before beginning each lane change

39.

There are two traffic lanes in your direction. You are driving in the left lane and many cars are passing you on the right. You should:
 
  1. Stay in your lane so you don't impede the traffic flow
  2. Pull onto the left shoulder to let them other vehicles pass
  3. Move over into the right lane when it is safe

40.

If your vehicle is going to be hit from behind, you should:
 
  1. Be ready to brake after impact
  2. Hold down the brake pedal
  3. Shift to neutral and turn off the ignition

41.

Which of these is the proper way to change lanes?
 
  1. Signal, check your mirrors, and then change lanes
  2. Signal and look over your shoulder before you change lanes
  3. Check your mirrors and then change lanes

42.

If you are involved in an accident, you must exchange with the other person(s) involved, your driver license information and:
 
  1. Proof of insurance only
  2. Proof of insurance and vehicle registration only
  3. Proof of insurance, vehicle registration and current address

43.

If you are caught driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above the legal limit:
 
  1. You will be issued an order suspending your driving privilege
  2. Your breath test result by itself cannot be used to convict you
  3. Your car will be immediately seized and sold at auction

44.

You are approaching an intersection. The traffic signal light is flashing red. What should you do?
 
  1. Slow down as you drive through the intersection
  2. Stop before entering, then proceed when safe
  3. Stop before entering. Wait for the green light before proceeding

45.

You are required to wear your safety belt in a moving vehicle:
 
  1. Unless your vehicle was manufactured before 1975
  2. Unless you are riding in the back of a pickup/camper
  3. If your vehicle is equipped with safety belts

46.

Which of the following is true about large trucks?
 
  1. Trucks have fewer blind spots due to the vehicle's height
  2. It is best to pass trucks very slowly and on the right side
  3. Trucks often appear to travel slower because of their large size

47.

If you are convicted by the courts of a first DUI, DMV will:
 
  1. Revoke your driving privilege
  2. Sentence you to mandatory 30 days in jail
  3. Put your vehicle in storage for up to 30 days at your expense

48.

When you see this sign, you should:
  1. Always stop at the crosswalk
  2. Stop at the crosswalk until a crossing guard signals you to go
  3. Be prepared to stop if pedestrians are in the crosswalk

49.

For which of the following traffic lights must you always stop your vehicle:
 
  1. Solid red lights, flashing red lights, and blacked-out traffic lights
  2. Solid red lights, red arrows, and flashing yellow lights
  3. Solid red lights, flashing red lights, and yellow lights

50.

Cargo extending more than four feet from your rear bumper:
 
  1. Is illegal under all circumstances
  2. Must be marked with a red flag or lights
  3. Does not legally have to be marked, but it is a good idea

51.

This sign means:
  1. Railroad crossing is controlled—continue at your regular speed
  2. Look, listen, and prepare to stop at the crossing, if necessary
  3. Stop at the railroad tracks and wait for a signal before crossing

52.

This sign means you should:
  1. Stop and check traffic both ways before proceeding
  2. Give the right-of-way to traffic on the road you are entering or crossing
  3. Keep a steady speed and check traffic both ways

53.

Your wheels should be pointing straight ahead, unless you are:
 
  1. Waiting to make a left turn at a traffic light
  2. Parked on a hill or sloping driveway
  3. Parked on the side of a level roadway and there is no curb

54.

You are driving in the far right lane of a four -lane freeway and notice thick broken white lines on the left side of your lane. You are driving in:
 
  1. The car pool lane and must merge into the next lane
  2. A special lane for slow moving vehicles
  3. An exit lane

55.

You are getting ready to make a right turn. You should:
 
  1. Always stop before making a right turn
  2. Signal during the last 100 feet before you turn
  3. Slow down and signal as you start your turn

56.

If you are involved in an accident and there is more than $500 in damages, you must make a written report (SR-1) to:
 
  1. Your insurance company
  2. The DMV
  3. The CHP

57.

You should stop before crossing railroad tracks:
 
  1. Whenever a crossing is not controlled by gates
  2. Any time a train mar be approaching, even if you cannot see it
  3. If your vehicle has three or more axles

58.

The speed limit for a school zone where children are present is _____ unless otherwise posted:
 
  1. 15 mph
  2. 25 mph
  3. 20 mph

59.

Instructions from school crossing guards must be obeyed:
 
  1. At all times
  2. During school hours only
  3. Only when children are present in front of a school

60.

When you see this sign, you should stop and:
  1. Cautiously look for vehicles in the direction you want to go, then proceed
  2. Proceed immediately afterwards
  3. Check traffic in all directions before proceeding

61.

You are driving in the far right lane on a multilane freeway. A line of five cars is merging into your lane from an on-ramp. You:
 
  1. Must maintain your speed and position
  2. Must slow down to let the other vehicles merge
  3. Should make room for the merging vehicles, if possible

62.

To turn left from a one-way street onto a one-way street, start from:
 
  1. The lane closest to the left curb
  2. The center lane
  3. Any lane as long as it seems safe to do so

63.

Check your rear view mirrors:
 
  1. Often to see how traffic is moving behind you
  2. Only on a freeway or highway
  3. Only when you are slowing down

64.

Which of the following contributes to improved traffic flow?
 
  1. Not slowing down to look at an accident scene
  2. Lowering the speed limit on major freeways
  3. Using your car instead of public transportation

65.

If there is a deep puddle in the road ahead, you should:
 
  1. Maintain the posted speed and make it through the water
  2. Steer your vehicle around the water, if possible
  3. Shift into neutral as you drive through the water

66.

You are driving on a city street and see an emergency vehicle with flashing lights behind you. What should you do?
 
  1. Drive to the right edge of the road and slow down
  2. Drive to the right edge of the road and stop
  3. Stay in your lane, slow down, and let it pass

67.

To be sure the lane is clear before you change lanes, you should:
 
  1. Look in your outside mirrors only
  2. Look over your shoulder into the lane you want to enter
  3. Always turn your head and look over your right shoulder

68.

The "California Driver's Handbook" recommends several tip to help you keep alert on long drives. One of these tips is:
 
  1. Pull off the road and rest
  2. Turn on your air conditioner
  3. Alternately drive close to the left and right sides of your lane

69.

Give extra space to drivers backing out of parking spaces because:
 
  1. They may not see you
  2. They have the right-of-way
  3. It is required by law

70.

You may legally park your car:
 
  1. At the corner of an intersection
  2. Across a sidewalk if you are partially in a driveway
  3. In a bicycle lane of there is no sign forbidding it

71.

When looking ahead when driving, you should:
 
  1. Stare at the middle of the road
  2. Look directly in front of your car
  3. Scan from side to side

72.

To pass a bicyclist in a narrow traffic lane when a car is approaching:
 
  1. Drive into the oncoming lane to pass the bicyclist
  2. Slow down and let the car pass, then pass the bicyclist
  3. Speed up to pass the bicyclist before the car comes

73.

Two vehicles are approaching an uncontrolled "T" intersection. One vehicle is on the through road and the other is on the road that ends. Who has the right-of-way at the intersection?
 
  1. The vehicle on the through road
  2. The vehicle on the right
  3. The vehicle that arrives first

74.

Which of these statements is true about child passengers?
 
  1. Children age 1 or older and over 20 pounds should ride buckled up in the front seat
  2. Babies shouldn't ride in the front seat if there is a passenger-side airbag
  3. The front seat is generally the safest place for children age 6 and older

75.

When a traffic signal isn't working at an intersection, you should:
 
  1. Come to a complete stop, then proceed when it is safe
  2. Stop before entering and let other traffic go first
  3. Slow down or stop, if necessary

76.

If your brakes fail while driving, you should:
 
  1. Downshift to a lower gear
  2. Turn the ignition off immediately
  3. Immediately shift into neutral and put on your parking brake

77.

When merging onto a freeway, you should be driving:
 
  1. At or near the same speed as the freeway traffic
  2. At the legal freeway speed limit
  3. Slower than the freeway traffic

78.

You should adjust your rearview and side mirrors:
 
  1. Before you get in the car
  2. Before you start driving
  3. Only when driving on a level surface

79.

On a sharp curve, you should use your brakes to slow your vehicle:
 
  1. Just after you enter the curve
  2. During the entire time you drive through the curve
  3. Before you enter the curve

80.

You should usually drive your vehicle slower when:
 
  1. You see brake lights coming on several vehicles ahead of you
  2. Passing large trucks on the freeway
  3. You want to look at a controlled accident scene

81.

You are driving on a divided road with multiple lanes in your direction. If you need to make a U-turn, where should you start?
 
  1. In the left lane
  2. In the median
  3. On the shoulder

82.

There are five vehicles following close behind you on a road with one lane in your direction. When you see this sign, you should:
  1. Drive to the right edge of your lane, but keep moving so others can pass
  2. Slow down and signal the other drivers to pass you
  3. Drive to the side of the road and stop in the designated area

83.

Where should you stop your vehicle when there is no limit line?
 
  1. East of the corner
  2. At the corner
  3. After the cross walk

84.

There is one lane in your direction. The driver ahead of you often slows down for no apparent reason. The "California Driver's Handbook" recommends:
 
  1. Speeding up to pass the driver as soon as possible
  2. Allowing a lot of room between you and the driver
  3. Flashing your headlights quickly to alert the driver

85.

If you are driving and find it hard to stay awake, you should:
 
  1. Drink plenty of black coffee
  2. Open your windows
  3. Pull off the road and rest

86.

What is the best advice for driving when heavy fog or dust occurs?
 
  1. Try not to drive until the conditions improve
  2. Do not drive too slowly, because other drivers may hit you
  3. Alternate your low and high beams to improve your vision

87.

The two way road you are driving on has a lane that is marked as shown in the picture. This lane is used:
  1. To begin or end left turns or start a permitted U-turn
  2. As a regular driving lane during heavy periods of traffic
  3. To pass other vehicles that are moving slowly

88.

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit in a business district is:
 
  1. 25 mph
  2. 35 mph
  3. 30 mph

89.

This sign means:
  1. Road hazard to the right
  2. Right turn permitted on green arrow only
  3. Curve to the right

90.

You should not start across an intersection if you know you will block the intersection when the light turns red:
 
  1. Under any circumstances
  2. Unless you entered the intersection on a green arrow
  3. Unless you entered the intersection on a green light

91.

When planning to pass another vehicle you should:
 
  1. Not assume they will make space for you to return to your lane
  2. Assume they will let you pass if you use your turn signal
  3. Assume they will maintain a constant speed

92.

What is the difference between traffic lights with red arrows and those with solid red lights?
 
  1. Red arrows are only used to stop traffic which is turning red
  2. Red arrows are only used for protected turn lanes
  3. You cannot turn against a red arrow, even if you stop first

93.

Animals may be transported in the back of a pickup truck only if:
 
  1. The sides of the truck bed are at least 18 inches high
  2. They are properly secured
  3. The tailgate of the truck is closed

94.

You should use your horn when:
 
  1. Another vehicle is in your way
  2. It may help prevent an accident
  3. Another driver makes a mistake

95.

You are driving on a one-way street. You may turn left onto another one-way street:
 
  1. Only if a sign permits the turn
  2. If traffic on the other street moves to the right
  3. If traffic on the other street moves to the left

96.

Which of these statements is true about road construction zones?
 
  1. Fines are the same for violations committed in construction zones
  2. You are responsible for the safety of the road worker
  3. Slow down only if you think workers are present

97.

When changing lanes on a freeway, you should:
 
  1. Signal for at least five seconds
  2. Cross several lanes at a time to avoid slow downs
  3. Avoid driving over broken white lines and lane markings

98.

You are driving on a road with only one lane in each direction. You want to pass another vehicle, but there is a curve approaching which blocks your view of the road ahead. You must:
 
  1. Not pass the other vehicle
  2. Increase your speed to pass safely
  3. Signal longer than five seconds to pass safely

99.

You want to turn left ahead. In the middle of the road there is a lane marked as shown. You must:
  1. Turn from your current traffic lane after signaling
  2. Merge completely into this lane before you make your left turn
  3. Not enter this lane for any reason

100.

Driving faster than traffic and continually passing other cars:
 
  1. Will get you to your destination much faster and safer
  2. Increases your chances of an accident
  3. Helps to prevent traffic congestion

101.

Which of these vehicles must stop before crossing railroad tracks?
 
  1. Tank trucks marked with hazardous materials placards
  2. Motor homes or pickup trucks towing a trailer
  3. Sport utility vehicles carrying four or more persons

102.

At dawn or dusk, or in rain or snow, it can be hard to see and be seen. A good way to let other drivers know you are there is to:
 
  1. Use your horn every once in a while
  2. Turn on your parking lights
  3. Turn on your low-beam headlights

103.

When parking your vehicle on any hill:
 
  1. One of your rear wheels should touch the curb
  2. Use your parking brake and leave the vehicle in gear or "park"
  3. Your front wheels should be parallel to teh road if there is no curb

104.

A traffic light is red, but a peace officer is signaling you to continue driving. What should you do?
 
  1. Change lanes and drive slowly
  2. Wait for the green light
  3. Do as the officer tells you

105.

If you have trouble seeing other vehicles because of dust or smoke blowing across the roadway, you should drive slower and turn on your:
 
  1. Interior lights
  2. Parking lights
  3. Headlights

106.

You are driving on a road where the speed limit is 45 mph. All other vehicles are driving 50 mph or faster. You may legally drive:
 
  1. 50 mph or faster. The speed of traffic
  2. Anywhere between 45 mph and 50 mph
  3. No faster than 45 mph

107.

At intersections, crosswalks, and railroad crossings, you should always:
 
  1. Stop, listen, and proceed cautiously
  2. Look to the sides of your vehicle
  3. Pass vehicles that seem to be stopped for no reason

108.

You are driving on a highway when a tire blows out on your vehicle. What should you do?
 
  1. Pump your brakes and slow to a stop on the roadway
  2. Brake hard and steer to the right
  3. Don't apply the brake until the vehicle is almost stopped

109.

Pedestrians crossing at corners have the right-of-way:
 
  1. Only at controlled intersections
  2. Only when a crosswalk is painted on the street
  3. Whether or not a crosswalk is marked

110.

When you park on a level road next to a curb:
 
  1. Your wheels must be within 18 inches of the curb
  2. Your front wheels must be turned towards the side of the road
  3. You do not have to set your parking brake

111.

This sign means:
  1. You should slow down and move to the right lane
  2. Stay in the right lane if you are driving slower than other traffic
  3. Slower traffic must exit on the right

112.

You are driving defensively when you:
 
  1. Always put one car length between you and the car ahead
  2. Keep your eyes moving to look for possible hazards
  3. Stare at the car in front of you while driving

113.

You should allow more space in front of your vehicle when following large trucks because:
 
  1. You need the extra room to see around the truck
  2. Their heavier weight allows them to stop more quickly than you
  3. If you follow too closely, you will get caught in the wind draft caused by the truck

114.

Which of the following will help you to avoid being hit from behind?
 
  1. Signaling at least 100 feet before turning
  2. Decreasing your following distance
  3. Quickly pumping your brakes just before turning

115.

Large trucks turning right onto a street with two lanes in each direction:
 
  1. May complete their turn in either the left or right lane
  2. Often have to use part of the left lane to complete their turn
  3. Must stay in the right lane at all times

116.

Highways are typically most slippery:
 
  1. During a heavy rainstorm in the middle of summer
  2. When it first starts to rain after a dry spell
  3. After it has been raining for a long time

117.

This sign means:
  1. One-lane road ahead
  2. Merging lane ahead
  3. Lane ends ahead

118.

To make a right turn onto a two-way street, start in the right-hand lane and end in:
 
  1. The left lane
  2. The lane closest to the curb
  3. Any lane that is available

119.

Which of these is a good way to spot driving hazards?
 
  1. Focus on your outside mirrors
  2. Focus on the vehicle ahead
  3. Scan ahead of your vehicle

120.

This sign means don't pass:
  1. Until after you pass the sign
  2. Unless it seems safe to do so
  3. Other vehicles for any reason

121.

When you enter traffic from a full stop (i.e. pulling away from a curb), you:
 
  1. Should drive slower than other traffic for 200 feet
  2. Need a large enough gap to get up to the speed of traffic
  3. Should wait for the first vehicle to pass, then pull into a lane

122.

Generally speaking, you are in a large truck's blind spot if you:
 
  1. Drive close to the truck's left front wheel
  2. Can't see the truck driver in the truck's side mirrors
  3. Follow no closer than 10 feet behind the large truck

123.

If the roadway is wet and your car starts to skid, you should:
 
  1. Slowly ease your foot off the gas pedal
  2. Slow down by shifting to a lower gear
  3. Slow down by pumping the brakes quickly and firmly

124.

After passing a car, it is safe to return to your driving lane when:
 
  1. The driver you just passed signals you to return to your lane
  2. You signal for four seconds your intention to return to your lane
  3. You see the headlights of the passed car in your rearview mirror

125.

If you see orange construction signs and cones on a freeway, you must:
 
  1. Slow down because the lane ends ahead
  2. Be prepared for workers and equipment ahead
  3. Change lanes and maintain your current speed

126.

If a pedestrian is in a crosswalk in the middle of a block:
 
  1. The pedestrian has the right-of-way
  2. The pedestrian must yield the right-of-way
  3. Vehicles have the right-of-way, but drivers must legally take care for the pedestrian's safety

127.

Dim your lights for oncoming vehicles or when you are within 300 feet of a vehicle:
 
  1. You are approaching from behind
  2. Approaching you from behind
  3. You have already passed

128.

When a school bus with its red lights flashing is stopped ahead on your side of the road, you must:
 
  1. Stop until you think the children are unloaded
  2. Stop until the lights stop flashing
  3. Change lanes, drive slowly, and pass cautiously

129.

You are entering a freeway. You should check traffic by using:
 
  1. Only your rearview mirror
  2. The inside and outside mirrors only
  3. All mirrors and turning your head

130.

This sign means:
  1. The road ahead is closed to traffic in your direction
  2. Do not enter the road ahead unless it is safe to do so
  3. The road ahead is closed to traffic in all directions

131.

This sign means:
  1. Drive to the right
  2. Change lanes to the right
  3. Slower traffic should move to the right

132.

You are going to make a left turn from a dedicated left-turn lane when a yellow arrow appears in your lane. You should:
 
  1. Speed up to get through the intersection
  2. Stop and do not turn under any circumstances
  3. Be prepared to obey the signal that next appears

133.

A red arrow pointing to the right on a traffic light means you may:
 
  1. Turn in that direction after slowing and checking traffic
  2. Not turn in that direction until the light turns green
  3. Turn in that direction after you come to a complete stop

134.

If you have an accident, the law requires you to exchange your driver license information with:
 
  1. Fire fighters
  2. Others involved in the accident
  3. Security guards

135.

Which of these is recommended when driving at night on a dimly lit street:
 
  1. Drive slowly enough to stop within the area lighted by your headlights
  2. Briefly look at oncoming headlights so you won't be blinded
  3. Keep instrument lights bright to be more visible to other drivers

136.

This sign means:
  1. You have the right-of-way
  2. Give the right-of-way to other drivers
  3. Make a complete stop before accepting your right-of-way

137.

Before getting out of your parked car on the traffic side of the street, you should:
 
  1. Give a hand and arm signal for a left turn
  2. Open your door so the other vehicles will stop and let you out
  3. Check traffic from behind before opening your door

138.

The "three-second rule" applies to the space _____ of your vehicle.
 
  1. In back
  2. Ahead
  3. To the sides

139.

A peace officer stops you because he suspects you are DUI. You refuse to take a chemical test. What happens now?
 
  1. Your driving privilege will be taken away
  2. You will receive an additional fine
  3. You will not be allowed to post bail

140.

At night, if an oncoming vehicle fails to dim its high beams, look:
 
  1. Toward the center of the roadway
  2. Toward the right edge of your lane
  3. Straight ahead of your lane, beyond the oncoming vehicle

141.

You have consented to take a test for the alcohol content of your blood, breath, or urine:
 
  1. Only if you have been drinking alcohol
  2. Whenever you drive in California
  3. Only if an accident has occurred

142.

When roads are slippery, you should:
 
  1. Avoid making fast turns and stops
  2. Stop and test the traction of your tires while going up steep hills
  3. Decrease the distance that you look ahead of your vehicle

143.

Parking is never permitted:
 
  1. In a crosshatched pattern space
  2. Twenty feet from a railroad track
  3. In a bicycle lane, unless otherwise posted

144.

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?
 
  1. Both you and your passenger will receive a citation
  2. Your passenger will receive a citation, regardless of age
  3. You may receive the citation if the passenger is 15 or younger

145.

You exit a freeway on a ramp that curves downhill. You should:
 
  1. Slow to a safe speed before the curve
  2. Slow to the posted speed limit for the freeway
  3. Wait until you have entered the curve to begin braking

146.

If there is a solid double, yellow line in the center of the roadway, you:
 
  1. May turn left into a private driveway
  2. Are on a one-way street
  3. Are in a center left-turn lane

147.

When traffic is slow and heavy and you must cross railroad tracks before reaching the upcoming intersection, you should:
 
  1. Stop between the crossing gates in case they close
  2. Stop on the tracks and wait for the light to turn green
  3. Wait until you can completely cross the tracks before you proceed

148.

An orange and red sign of this shape means:
  1. Vehicle has the right-of-way
  2. Slow-moving vehicle
  3. Road work ahead

149.

Which way do you turn your front wheels when parked uphill next to a curb?
 
  1. Parallel to the curb
  2. Away from the curb
  3. Into the curb

150.

Always look carefully for motorcycles before you change lanes because:
 
  1. Their smaller size makes them harder to see
  2. They usually have the right-of-way at intersections
  3. It is illegal for motorcycles to share traffic lanes

151.

A green arrow means go, but first you must:
 
  1. Yield to any vehicle, bicycle, or pedestrian in the intersection
  2. Check the vehicle behind you in your rearview mirror
  3. Wait five seconds before proceeding

152.

Before driving into an intersection from a stop, you should look:
 
  1. Left and right only
  2. Straight ahead and to the left
  3. Left, right, and left again

153.

You may legally drive in any carpool lane if:
 
  1. All the other lanes have heavy traffic
  2. You are carrying the minimum number of persons shown on the sign
  3. It is between the hours of 7 pm and 7 am

154.

During the second six months after you are licensed, you must be accompanied by your parent or guardian if you:
 
  1. Drive between the hours of 5:00 am and midnight
  2. Transport minors between the hours of midnight and 5:00 am
  3. Transport adults between the hours of 5:00 am and midnight

155.

A green arrow pointing to the left on a traffic light means you may:
 
  1. Make a protected left turn in that direction
  2. Turn left or continue going straight
  3. Turn in that direction only after you stop

156.

U-turns in residential districts are legal:
 
  1. On a one-way street at a green arrow
  2. When there are no vehicles approaching nearby
  3. Across two sets of solid double, yellow lines

157.

You are at a red traffic signal. The traffic light turns green, but there are still other vehicles in the intersection. You should:
 
  1. Wait until the vehicles clear the intersection before entering
  2. Move ahead only if you can go around the other vehicles safely
  3. Enter the intersection and wait for traffic to clear

158.

Following closely behind another vehicle:
 
  1. Increases fuel efficiency
  2. Is a common cause of rear-end accidents
  3. Helps you avoid other drivers' blind spots

159.

You should always turn on your emergency flashers when:
 
  1. You are double parked in a traffic lane
  2. You are parked on the side of the road in heavy fog
  3. Your car has broken down on the roadway

160.

You are driving 45 mph in a 55 mph zone. You can be cited for speeding:
 
  1. Only if you are approaching a sharp curve in the road
  2. Under no circumstance because it is always legal
  3. If road or weather conditions require an even slower speed

161.

This sign means:
  1. The road ahead has many curves
  2. There is a sharp curve in the road ahead
  3. The road ahead may be slippery

162.

If you always insist on letting other drivers go ahead of you at intersections, you are most likely:
 
  1. Causing traffic delays
  2. Improving traffic flow
  3. Effectively using defensive driving techniques

163.

This sign means:
  1. The traffic signal ahead is not working
  2. Be prepared to stop if the light is flashing
  3. There is a traffic signal ahead

164.

You were in an accident which caused more than $500 worth of damage. You must report the accident within 10 days to:
 
  1. The DMV
  2. The CHP
  3. Your insurance company

165.

You may cross double, yellow lines to pass another vehicle if the:
 
  1. Vehicle in front of you moves to the right to let you pass
  2. Yellow line next to your side of the road is broken
  3. Yellow line next to the other side of the road is broken

166.

To see cars in your blind spots, you should check:
 
  1. The inside rearview mirror
  2. The outside rearview mirror
  3. Over your shoulders

167.

Tailgating other drivers (driving too close to their bumper):
 
  1. Can frustrate other drivers and make them angry
  2. Cannot result in a traffic violation
  3. Reduces accidents by preventing you from being "cut off"

168.

Backing your vehicle is:
 
  1. Always dangerous to do
  2. Not dangerous if you have a helper
  3. Only dangerous in large vehicles

169.

You may drive in a bike lane:
 
  1. During rush hour traffic if bicycles are not present
  2. No more than 200 feet before making a right turn
  3. Whenever bicyclists are not present

170.

Do not start across an intersection if you know you will block the intersection:
 
  1. Under any circumstances
  2. Unless you entered the intersection on a green arrow
  3. Unless you entered the intersection on a green light

171.

To turn right from a highway with two lanes in your direction, turn from:
 
  1. The lane closest to the center of the road
  2. The lane closest to the curb or edge of the roadway
  3. Either lane, depending on oncoming traffic

172.

Which of these statements about drugs and driving is true?
 
  1. Any prescription drug is safe to use if you don't feel drowsy
  2. Even over-the-counter drugs can impair your driving
  3. Only illegal drugs can impair your driving

173.

A flashing red traffic light at an intersection means:
 
  1. Slow down before entering
  2. Stop before entering
  3. Stop and wait for the green light

174.

You must notify DMV within 5 days if you:
 
  1. Sell or transfer your vehicle
  2. Modify your vehicle's exhaust system
  3. Paint your vehicle a different color

175.

While all of the following are dangerous to do while driving, which is also illegal?
 
  1. Listening to music through a set of dual headphones
  2. Adjusting your outside mirrors
  3. Reading a road map

176.

If your driving record shows you failed to appear in court after receiving a traffic ticket, the DMV will:
 
  1. Suspend the registration of the vehicle you are driving
  2. Suspend your driving privilege until you appear in court
  3. Restrict your driving privilege

177.

You have had your license for three months. You may:
 
  1. Drive between 5:00 am and 5:00 pm unaccompanied
  2. Transport minors unaccompanied at any time
  3. Transport minors between midnight and 5:00 am unaccompanied

178.

Who has the right-of-way at an intersection with no crosswalks?
 
  1. Pedestrians always have the right-of-way
  2. Vehicles, but they should slow down and be careful
  3. Pedestrians, but only with the green "WALK" signal

179.

This lane in the middle of a two-way street is used to:
  1. Pass other vehicles when there is no oncoming traffic
  2. Make right turns when there is no oncoming traffic
  3. Begin or end left turns, or start a permitted U-turn

180.

You are approaching a sharp curve in the road. You should:
 
  1. Start braking before you enter the curve
  2. Start braking as soon as you enter the curve
  3. Accelerate into the curve and brake out of it

181.

If you approach a curve on the top of a hill and you do not have a clear view of the road ahead, you should:
 
  1. Pull over and wait for conditions to improve
  2. Use your high beam lights to be more visible
  3. Slow down so you can stop if necessary

182.

A person between 13 and 18 years of age may have his/her driving privilege _____ for one year if convicted as a habitual truant.
 
  1. Extended
  2. Cancelled
  3. Suspended

183.

If you are towing another vehicle or trailer on a freeway with four lanes in your direction, you may travel in:
 
  1. Any of the traffic lanes in your direction
  2. Either of the two right lanes
  3. The far right lane only

184.

To see vehicles in your blind spot, you must look:
 
  1. Over your shoulders
  2. In your side mirrors
  3. In your inside rearview mirror

185.

When you look ahead while driving, it is best to:
 
  1. Focus on the right side of your lane
  2. Look only at the back of the car ahead of you
  3. Look beyond the car ahead of you

186.

You are crossing an intersection and an emergency vehicle is approaching with siren and lights flashing. You should:
 
  1. Stop immediately in the intersection until it passes
  2. Pull to the right in the intersection and stop
  3. Continue through the intersection, pull to the right, and stop

187.

It is a good habit to signal continuously during the last 100 feet before you turn at an intersection:
 
  1. Unless you are in a designated turn lane
  2. Unless your turn is protected by a green arrow
  3. Even if you do not see any other vehicles around

188.

For the first six months after you are licensed, you must be accompanied by your parent or guardian if you:
 
  1. Drive between the hours of 5:00 am and midnight
  2. Transport minors between the hours of midnight and 5:00 am
  3. Transport adults between the hours of 5:00 am and midnight

189.

Which of these is a legal U-turn?
 
  1. On a highway where there is a paved opening for a turn
  2. 150 feet away from a hill or curve
  3. Over two sets of double, yellow lines in the roadway

190.

When a traffic light turns green, should you go immediately?
 
  1. Yes, but yield to any vehicle or person still in the intersection
  2. Yes, or you could be given a ticket for causing gridlock
  3. No, because you must first wait 5 seconds before proceeding

191.

You may legally park your car in front of a driveway:
 
  1. If the driveway is in front of your house
  2. As long as it is not parked for longer than15 minutes
  3. Under no circumstances

192.

This sign means:
  1. Narrow pedestrian bridge ahead
  2. Pedestrians must yield the right-of-way ahead
  3. There is a pedestrian crosswalk ahead

193.

When parked on any hill, you should always set your park brake and:
 
  1. Leave your vehicle in neutral
  2. Keep your front wheels parallel to the road
  3. Leave your vehicle in gear or the "park" position

194.

Even if you know your vehicle can maneuver a sharp curve at the legal speed limit, you should still slow down because:
 
  1. You must leally drive below the speed limit on sharp curves
  2. The strong inward pull on your vehicle can be dangerous
  3. There may be a stalled car or accident ahead that you can't see

195.

You may turn right on a sold red light:
 
  1. Only after slowing down and checking traffic
  2. Only after stopping, unless otherwise posted
  3. Under no circumstances

196.

If you r vehicle's gas pedal sticks. you should:
 
  1. Pull up the pedal with your tow
  2. Apply the parking brake immediately
  3. Shift into neutral and apply the brakes

197.

You are driving at night on a dimly lit street and using high beams. You should dim your lights when you are within500 feet of:
 
  1. A vehicle approaching you from behind
  2. An oncoming vehicle
  3. A sharp curve or hill

198.

If 5 or more vehicles are following you on  narrow two-lane road, you should:
 
  1. Move to the right side of your lane and drive slowly
  2. Pull off the road when it is safe and let them pass
  3. Continue driving because you have the right-of-way

199.

When driving a  vehicle with air bags, you are the safest when seated:
 
  1. At least 10 inches away from the steering wheel
  2. As close to the steering wheel as possible
  3. with your head positioned directly above the steering wheel

200.

You are involved in an accident and there is a death. You must notify law enforcement and make a written report (SR1) to:
 
  1. Your insurance company
  2. The DMV
  3. The CHP

201.

You are approaching an uncontrolled intersection. You:
 
  1. Should always stop before driving through the intersection
  2. Must yield the right-of-way to all other vehicles
  3. Should slow down and be ready to stop, if necessary

202.

You are driving 55 mph on a two-lane highway, one lane in each direction, and want to pass the car ahead of you. To pass safely, you need to:
 
  1. Wait until double, yellow lines separate the lanes
  2. Increase your speed to 65 mph
  3. Have at least a 10 to 12 second gap in the oncoming traffic

203.

This sign means:
  1. One-way road widens into two lanes ahead
  2. Vehicles on this road travel in two directions
  3. There is a divided highway ahead

204.

Whose responsibility is it to know how your medications affect your driving?
 
  1. You doctor's
  2. Your pharmacist's
  3. Yours

205.

When driving in the far right lane of a freeway, you:
 
  1. Should expect merging vehicles at onramps
  2. Must be driving slower than the other traffic
  3. Must give the right-of-way to merging traffic

206.

You see a car approaching from the rear. When you check your mirror again to change lanes, you no longer see the car. You should:
 
  1. Look over your shoulder to be sure the car isn't in your blind spot
  2. Turn your signal on and change lanes slowly
  3. Signal, honk your horn, and change lanes quickly

207.

If you are unable to see the road ahead while driving because of heavy rain or fog, and your wipers do not help, you should:
 
  1. Slow down and continue driving
  2. Turn on your high beams and continue driving
  3. Pull off the road completely until visibility improves

208.

If you think a driver is going to pull out in front of you, the safest thing to do is:
 
  1. Honk your horn and maintain speed
  2. Slow or stop your car and use your horn
  3. use your horn and swerve into the next lane

209.

It is very foggy. You should slow down and turn on your:
 
  1. High beam lights
  2. Low beam lights
  3. Emergency flashers

210.

This sign means:
  1. Less space between lanes ahead
  2. The highway will be divided ahead
  3. The right lane will end ahead

211.

Allow extra space in front of your vehicle when following a:
 
  1. Passenger car
  2. Station wagon
  3. Large tour bus

212.

When should you use your headlights?
 
  1. One hour before sunset and one hour before sunrise
  2. Anytime you can't see at least two miles ahead
  3. Anytime you have trouble seeing other cars or being seen

213.

You park your car at the curb on a level two-way street. Before getting out of the car, you should:
 
  1. Look for cars and bicycles on the traffic side of the vehicle
  2. Turn your front wheels toward the curb
  3. Make sure you are parked at least two feet from the curb

214.

When sharing the road with a trolley or light rail vehicle:
 
  1. Never turn in front of an approaching trolley or light rail vehicle
  2. Always pass a light rail vehicle or trolley slowly like freight trains
  3. Remember they are loud and move slowly like freight trains

215.

Other drivers are not making room for you to merge onto a freeway with heavy traffic. If it is absolutely necessary, you may:
 
  1. Drive on the freeway shoulder until a gap appears
  2. Stop before merging with freeway traffic
  3. make room by forcing your way into a small gap

216.

When driving near road construction zones, you should:
 
  1. Slow down to watch the construction as you pass
  2. Step on the brakes before you pass the construction
  3. Pass the construction zone carefully and avoid "rubbernecking"

217.

Which of the following is true about safety belts?
 
  1. More likely you will drown if your car goes into a lake or a river
  2. They keep you from being thrown clear to safety
  3. They increase your chances of survival in most types of accidents

218.

Solid yellow lines separate:
 
  1. Traffic lanes on one-way streets
  2. Bicycle lanes from regular traffic
  3. Vehicles going in opposite directions

219.

This sign means:
  1. You may not enter the road from your direction
  2. You may enter the road only if no cars are approaching
  3. The road ahead is closed to traffic in all directions

220.

You must carefully watch for bicycles in traffic lanes because they:
 
  1. Must ride facing oncming traffic
  2. Could be hidden in your blind spots
  3. usually have the right-of-way

221.

This sign means:
  1. Medical services ahead
  2. There is a "T" intersection ahead
  3. Another road crosses yours ahead

222.

It is illegal to leave a child six years of age or younger unattended in a motor vehicle:
 
  1. When the keys are in the ignition
  2. If they are with a 12-year old brother or sister
  3. Only if the engine is running

223.

Which of the following children requires a child restraint system?
 
  1. A six-year old weighing 45 pounds
  2. A five-year old weighing 55 pounds
  3. A five-year old weighing 65 pounds

224.

Other drivers are not making room for you to merge onto a freeway with heavy traffic. If it is absolutely necessary, you may:
 
  1. Drive on the freeway shoulder until a gap appears
  2. Stop before merging with freeway traffic
  3. Make room by forcing yourself in to a small gap