This is a set of questions I received from my Driver's Education class. This is study material. Please use it as a guage as to which topics you might need more studying in. Don't rely solely on these questions. I tried relying on just knowing these questions on my last driver's license test and barely passed. One more wrong answer and I would have failed. I got these in the year 2000 and I have ommitted the questions that asked about signs.

2000


It is illegal for a minor to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that is _____ or more
One hundredth (0.01) of one percent
Five hundredth (0.05) of one percent
Eight hundredths (0.08) of one percent

You sold your vehicle. You musty notify ___ within 5 days

Your insurance company
Your automobile club
DMV

You have injured someone in a traffic accident. Who must complete the accident report?

The police officer
Your automobile club
You

You want to change lanes. To be sure the lane is clear, you should:

Look into the rear mirror only
Turn your head and look in the lane you want to enter
Turn your head and look over your right shoulder

If you are being tailgated, you should:

Flash your brake lights
Increase your following distance
Signal the tailgater when it is safe to pass you

A pedestrian crossing at a corner has the right of way:

Only at controlled intersections
Whether or not a crosswalk is marked
Only when a crosswalk is painted

The speed limit for school zone where children are present is ___ unless otherwise posted.

15 m.p.h.
25 m.p.h.
20 m.p.h.

A yellow curb means:

Limited parking, but OK for buses
Loading or unloading things or people
Commercial vehicles only

When can you merge into a bike lane for a right turn?

Under no circumstances
No more than 200 feet before turning
No more than 100 feet before turning

If you get sleepy while driving, you should:

Drive to a safe place, stop, and rest
Play the radio loudly and roll down the windows
Drink coffee to make you more alert

To turn left from a one-way street into a one-way street, use

The lane closet to the left curb
The center left-turn lane
Any lane as long as it is safe

Which of the following could best contribute to improve traffic flow?

Using public transportation
Raising the speed limit
Eliminating the space cushion

You want to merge into a freeway. You should drive:

The same speed as the freeway traffic
At the legal freeway speed limit
10 m.p.h. slower than the freeway traffic

Which of these is a good way to spot driving hazards?

Focus on your inside mirrors
Focus on the vehicle ahead
Scan ahead of your vehicle

When should you not take your legal right-of-way?

When other drivers want to drive faster
When it helps prevent accidents
Never, it confuses other drivers

Orange construction signs warn you:

That there are driver services ahead
Of workers and road equipment ahead
Of an accident ahead

While you are driving, you notice a car ahead which is flashing its hazard lights. What does this mean?

The car wants the right-of-way
The car is carrying children to school
There may be an accident ahead

Driving under the influence of any drug which makes you drive unsafely is permitted:

Under no circumstances
If it is not an illegal drug
If it is prescribed by a physician

Generally speaking, you know you are in a trucks blind spot if:

You stay close to the vehicles right front wheel
You can't see the vehicles mirrors
You follow no closer than six feet

Blocking an intersection during "rush hour" traffic is:

Not permitted under any circumstances
Not permitted unless some of the cross traffic can get around you
Not permitted unless you have the right-of-way

You are involved in an accident and there is an injury, death, or more than $500 in damages. You must:

Make a written report (SR 1) only to the CHP
Make a written report (SR 1) to the DMV
Show evidence that you have insurance to a peace officer

How far ahead should you scan for hazards?

6 to 8 seconds
10 to 15 seconds
4 to seconds

Which of the following is true about double parking?

It is illegal under all circumstances
It is illegal unless you wait in a vehicle
It is allowed if you are making a delivery

You should use a turn out lane when:

You want to pass another driver
You want to make a U-turn
Faster drivers want to pass you

If your car has an air bag, you should use your seat belt:

Unless you are only driving within city limits
Only on the freeway
At all times

If you have a conditional driver's license, there is (are):

A special time limit to renew your license
Special restrictions you must follow when driving
Age limits imposed on your driver license

When a traffic signal light is not working, you should:

Stop the continue driving when it is safe
Stop only if other vehicles are present
Slow down and stop if necessary

The speed limit in any alley is:

15 m.p.h.
20 m.p.h.
10 m.p.h.

You must turn on your head lights ___ minutes. After sunset and leave them until ___ minutes before sunrise.

60;60
30;30
20;20

Which of these statements is true about safety zones?

The road is probably being repaired by slow moving vehicles
If a streetcar is stopped at a safety zone controlled by a traffic signal, you can pass at 25 m.p.h.
It is a space set aside for pedestrians and marked by raised buttons or road markings

There is a railroad crossing ahead and you see flashing red lights or mechanical signal warning you of a train coming. You must:

Slow down before crossing
Stop then proceed when safe
Stop only if you see a train coming

What is a common factor in the traffic deaths of teenage drivers?

Lack of driving skill
Slow reflexes
The need to push themselves and their cars to the limit

You are approaching an intersection. The handbook recommends that you look:

Left, right, left and right again before pulling out
Straight ahead and to the left before pulling out
Left, right and left again before pulling out

The best advice for driving in fog is DON'T. But, if you must drive in the fog, you should use:

Fog lights only
Low beam lights
High beam lights

When should you use your headlights?

One hour after sunset
Anytime you can't see at least a mile ahead
Anytime you have trouble seeing other cars

You are getting ready to make a right turn. You should:

Use your emergency flasher at least 200 feet before turning
Signal at least 100 feet before your turn
Turn your parking lights on

You just rear-ended the car in front of you. You were probably:

Weaving in and out of traffic
Following too closely
Looking in your rear mirror too often

You must look for bicycle riders in the same lanes used by motor vehicles because they:

Must ride facing oncoming traffic
Have the right-of-way
Are entitled to share the road with you

Flashing red lights on a stopped school bus means:

Stop if you are following the bus, but not if you are across the street from it
Stop as long as the red lights flash
Stop first, then proceed when it is safe

Highways are the most slippery:

During a heavy rainstorm
When it first starts to rain after a dry spell
In a light rain

You are approaching an intersection. The traffic signal light is flashing red. What should you do?

Slow down but allow cross traffic to go first
Stop before entering, then proceed when safe
Wait for the green light before entering

You are driving defensively when you:

Put 10 feet of space between you and the car ahead of you
Look only at the car in front of you
Keep your eyes moving and look for possible accidents

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

Signaling at least 100 feet before turning
Keeping your parking light on at all times
Using your emergency flashers at least 200 feet before turning

Seat belts are not effective:

When going 40 m.p.h.
Seat belts are always effective
At slow speeds

The handbook recommends several tips to help you keep alert on long drives. One of these tips is:

Change lanes frequently
Use the "fast" lane to avoid traffic
Let fresh air into the vehicle

What is the Basic Speed Law?

Keeping up with the flow of traffic
Never drive faster than it is safe for current conditions
Never drive faster than posted speed limits

Should you drive slower than other traffic?

No, you can block traffic when you drive too slowly
Yes, it makes the other traffic drive slower also
Yes, it is safer then driving too fast

What is the benefit of a space cushion around your vehicle?

There is none. Other drivers would just crowd in front of you
If another driver makes a mistake, you have time to react
You don't have to worry about the driver next to you

Pedestrians at corners have the right-of-way:

Only at controlled intersections
Only when a crosswalk is painted on the street
Whether or not a crosswalk is marked

You are driving on a street with two lanes in each direction. You need to make a U-turn. Where should you start your U-turn?

Always use the center left turn lane
In either lane
The left lane

Checking traffic behind you:

Will help you know if you are being followed by a tailgater
Is not a good idea, you should pay attention to the traffic in front of you
Is only a good idea when you are slowing down

You are driving on a highway. Your tire suddenly goes flat and you need to pull over and get help. Where should you pull over?

Off the pavement
In the right-hand lane
Wherever your car will be visible for 200 feet from the front

Always look carefully for motorcycles before you change lanes because:

Their similar size makes them harder to see
They always have the right-of-way at intersections
It is illegal for motorcycles to share traffic lanes

You can make a right turn at a red light, after checking for pedestrians and other traffic:

Only if there is a sign that says it is OK
At any time, only if you slow down first
After you turn and there is no sign to prohibit the turn

It is against the law to enter an intersection when:

The light is yellow
The light is flashing yellow and you didn’t stop first
You can’t get all the way across before the light turns red

At a railroad crossing without gates or controls, where you are within 100 feet of the crossing and you can’t see the tracks 400 feet in both directions, the speed limit is:

15 m.p.h.
25 m.p.h.
10 m.p.h.

Pedestrians using dog guides or white canes:

Must be given the right-of-way at all times
Must be given the right-of-way at corners only
Must cross at intersections with traffic controls only

Which of these statements is true about blind spots?

You only need to turn and look over your right shoulder for lane changes to the right or left
Look over your right shoulder for a right lane change and your left for a left lane change
Vehicles with two outside mirrors do not have blind spots

You are driving 65 m.p.h. on a two lane road and you want to pass the car ahead of you. To pass safely, you need a ___ gap in the oncoming traffic.

5 seconds
7 seconds
10 to 12 seconds

Which of these statements is true about light rail vehicles?

Light rail vehicles do not have the same responsibilities as other vehicles on public roadway
Light vehicles can preempt traffic signals
You must always pass a light rail vehicle on the right

Which of these statements is true about large trucks?

They do not need more space to stop and start
They do not need more space for turns
Trucks are not as maneuverable as passenger vehicles

You were in an accident, which caused $1000 worth of damage. How many days do you have to report an accident to the DMV?

10
7
14

Which way do you turn your wheels to park downhill?

Into the curb
Away from the curb
Parallel to the curb

Which of these statements is true about driving and taking drugs?

Most drugs taken for headaches or colds can make a person drowsy
Drugs and alcohol can be used at the same time
Prescription drugs are safe to take at any time

A curb painted red means:

Parking is for emergency vehicles only
Perking is for disabled persons only
Stopping or parking is not allowed (except buses)

You can drive in a carpool lane if:

You are driving an empty 15-passenger van
Want to pass the vehicle ahead
Have the minimum number of passengers shown on the sign

If your driving record shows you failed to appear in court after receiving a traffic ticket, DMV will:

Suspend the registration of the vehicle you are driving
Restrict your driving privilege
Suspend your driving privilege until you appear in court

Yellow lines separate:

Traffic lanes on one-way streets
Traffic lanes moving in opposite direction
All carpool lanes from regular traffic lanes

You want to back out of an angle parking space. You should always back slowly and:

Look at your rear view mirror
Have someone outside of the vehicle direct you
Look over your right shoulder

The “implied consent law” says you have agree to take a test for the alcohol content of your blood:

Only if ordered by a court
Whenever you drive in California
On advice of an attorney

Scanning while you drive means:

You look at everything
You look at the car immediately in front of you
You look as far as you can see

You are driving on a city street and see an emergency vehicle behind you with flashing lights. What should you do?

Speed up to clear traffic
Drive to the right edge of the road and stop
Stay in your lane, but slow down

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

Drive to the right edge and stop
Stop, then proceed when safe
Change lanes, look carefully, and pass

Safely backing your vehicle does not include:

Looking over your right shoulder as you back
Checking behind your vehicle before you get in
Tapping your horn as you back

When may you legally go around or under a railroad crossing gate?

Under no circumstances
When you can see clearly in both directions
When the crossing gates are stuck

Parking is NEVER permitted:

In a crosshatched pattern space next to a disabled parking space
Twenty feet from a railroad track
On a hill

The speed limit at a blind intersection is:

25 m.p.h.
15 m.p.h.
10 m.p.h.

The maximum speed limit for ideal driving conditions is:

The speed of other vehicles on the road
The posted speed for the road or freeway you are using
Whatever speed you feel is safe for you

Bicycle riders must:

Ride in the direction of traffic
Ride facing traffic
Ride on the sidewalk if there is no bike lane

You hit a parked car and can’t find the owner. What must you do?

Call your insurance when you get home
Wait for the owner to return
Leave a note on the other car

You can drive off the road to pass:

If the vehicle ahead is turning left
If there are two or more lanes traveling in your direction
Under no circumstances

Accidents usually happen:

On multilane freeways
When one driver is going faster or slower than other drivers
On bridges and overpasses

When should a 3-year-old weighing 45 lbs. be place in a safety seat?

Under all circumstances
Only if the child is in the front seat
Only when driving on the freeway

You see an accident ahead. You are the first person stopping to help. Where should you stop your vehicle?

Before you reach the accident scene
Close to the edge of the lane to help slow down traffic behind you
After you have passed the accident scene

You are driving and come to a corner with a flashing yellow signal light. What should you do?

Wait for the green light before entering
Stop before crossing
Slow down and cross carefully

Which of these is a legal U-turn?

On a highway where there is an opening turn
In front of a fire station
150 feet before a curve in the road

To make a left turn from a two-lane one way street into a two-way street, start:

In the far left lane
In any lane available
In the lane closet to the street

You just parked your vehicle parallel to the curb. The wheels must be within ___ inches of the curb.

12
18
16

You are driving at night and using high beams. Dim your light when you are ___ feet from oncoming vehicle

600
500
400

You are driving in lane 1 of a 4 lane freeway. To exit you should:

Only signal fro ten seconds
Change lanes one at a time until you are in the proper lane
Be driving 10 m.p.h. under the posted speed limit

You have just been convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol. The judge sentenced you to 48 hours in jail. In addition you may:

Have to pay a fine
Have your vehicle taken away for 60 days
Lose your license for up to 18 months

Which of these will make a person sober?

Drinking black coffee
The passing of time
Exercising vigorously

Which way do you turn your front wheels to park uphill next to a curb?

Parallel to the curb
To the left – away from the curb
To the right – into the curb

A person between 13 and 18 years of age may have his or her driving privilege ___ for one year if convicted as a habitual truant

Revoked
Canceled
And vehicle impounded

A curb painted blue means:

Parking for a disabled person with a placard
Loading or unloading passengers only
Parking for a limited time

The handbook recommends signaling for at least ___ seconds before changing lanes on a freeway.

5
7
3

Which of these statements is true regarding motorcycles?

Motorcycles are small and can be easily seen by drivers
Motorcycles may not share lanes
Motorcycles should be followed at a greater distance

Why should you signal when you don’t see any vehicles around?

You don’t have to signal if no one else is in the road
A vehicle you don’t see might hit you
You only need to signal when changing lanes

You forget to set your parking brake and your vehicle rolled into another car. What must you do?

Leave a note on the other vehicle
Make a report to your insurance company only
Wait for the owner to return

When you follow too closely and another driver cuts suddenly in front of you, you should:

Take your foot off the gas pedal
Swerve into the lane next to you
Drive into the shoulder of the road

Which of these is not a safe driving practice?

Keeping your low beam lights on during a bad weather
Staring at the road ahead of your vehicle
Maintaining a three-second following distance

The handbook recommends which of the following to help you know when to return to your lane after passing?

When you are two seconds in front of the other vehicle
When you can see the front of the vehicle in your rear view mirror
When you have passed the other vehicle’s front bumper

When five or more vehicles are following you on a narrow two lane road, you should:

Speed up when they try to pass you
Pull off the road when it is safe and let them pass
Continue driving and ignore them

Is it legal to drive with an open container of alcohol in your vehicle?

Yes, if the container is in the driving space of a motor home
No, there are no exceptions
Yes if the container is in the trunk

The school bus ahead of you is flashing red lights. What should you do?

Stop first, then proceed when safe
Stop as long as the red lights flash
Stop only if you are across the street

You should check traffic behind you:

So you know if you are being followed by a tailgater
Only on a freeway of highway
Only when you are slowing down

A peace officer stopped you because he suspects you are under the influence of alcohol. You refuse to take a chemical test. What happens now?

Your driving privilege will be taken away
You will receive an additional fine
You will not be allowed to post bail

You are driving on a two-way street and you want to turn left at the corner. Give the right-of-way to:

Vehicles stopped at the red light
Any vehicle coming towards you
Pedestrians on the sidewalk waiting for a “WALK” signal

You are stopped at an intersection. The traffic light just turned green. Can you go immediately?

Yes, but yield to any vehicle or person still in the intersection
Yes, you have the right-of-way
Yes, other traffic or pedestrians must yield to you

You are driving at night and using high beams. Dim your lights when you get closer than ___ feet from the car ahead

300
200
400

You want to park down hill and there is no curb. Which way do you turn your front wheels?

Parallel to the road
Towards the side of the road
Away from the road

To make a right turn, start in the right hand lane and end in:

The left lane
The lane closest to the curb
Any lane available

Which of these statements is true about seatbelts?

Children age 1 or older and over 20 lbs. should ride buckled up in the front seat
Babies should not ride in the front seat in vehicles with passenger-side air bags
The back seat is generally not the safest place in the car all children 12 and younger

Which of these statements is not true about road workers?

Fines are doubled for some violations committed in construction zones
White signs tell you of closed lanes and roadwork ahead
Road working equipment is painted in orange

You want to park uphill, but there is no curb. Which way do you turn your front wheels?

Parallel to the road
Towards the side of the road
Away from the road

A curb painted white means:

You may pick up or drop off passengers
You can load or unload freight
Buses use this space as a loading zone

Which of these statements is true about slippery road surfaces?

Bridges and overpasses freeze last
On cold, wet days, shade from buildings or trees can hide spots of ice
Pavements are not slippery for the first few minutes after it starts to rain on a hot day

A traffic light is red, but a peace officer is telling you to go ahead. What should you do?

Do as the officer tells you
Wait for the green light
Change lanes and drive slowly

The speed limit in a business district is ___ unless otherwise posted.

25 m.p.h.
20 m.p.h.
30 m.p.h.

A driver unexpectedly pulls in front of you. The handbook recommends:

Swerving into the lane next to you
Driving onto the shoulder next to you
Taking your foot off the gas pedal

A person can ride in the back of a pickup truck when the:

Sides of the pickup bed are at least 24 in. high
Pickup bed has a seat bolted to the frame
Back of the pickup is equipped with a restraint (seat belt) system

If you are convicted of defacing property by using paint or another liquid, the court may delay your driving privilege for ___ months.

6
12
18

Why should you scan 10 to 15 seconds ahead of you?

To avoid using your side mirrors
It’s a legal requirement
To avoid last minute moves

Signal for a turn during the last ___ feet before the turn

75
50
100

When can you park using only your parking lights?

30 minutes after sunset or 30 minutes before sunrise
Not under any circumstances
On foggy days

You are repeatedly convicted of traffic violations. What can happen?

DMV may suspend your driving privileges
DMV may revoke your insurance
DMV will suspend the registration of your vehicle

To turn left from a two way street, start the turn:

In any lane open to you
In the left lane
In the right lane

If you are under 21 years of age and convicted of driving under the influence, while operating your own vehicle, the court may:

Revoke your driving privileges until you reach the age 21
Put your vehicle in storage for up to 30 days at your expense
Sentence you to a mandatory 30 days in jail

Before you change lanes, you should:

Lightly tap your brakes to signal other drivers
Signal so that you have the right-of-way
Look over your shoulder

The intersection has a stop sign. Where should you stop?

Out far enough to see cross traffic
At the crosswalk
After the crosswalk

The “implied consent law” means you have given your consent:

To inspection of your vehicle for alcohol
To be tested for alcohol in your blood
For a field sobriety test

The speed limit in a residential area is ___ unless otherwise posted.

35 m.p.h.
25 m.p.h.
30 m.p.h.

A green painted curb means:

Passenger loading or unloading area
Stopping or parking for a limited time only
Parking for emergency vehicles only

Where should you stop your vehicle when there is no limit line?

Out far enough to see cross traffic
At the crosswalk
After the crosswalk

Why should your passenger wear a seatbelt?

It’s the law
It helps prevent accidents
Passengers are not required to wear seatbelts

What is a safety zone?

An empty lane next to the freeway dividers
The median strip on a divided highway
A space set aside for pedestrians

When you leave your lane to pass another vehicle, you know you have enough room to return to your driving lane when you:

Can see the front of the vehicle in your rear view mirror
Are two seconds n front of the other vehicle
Have passed the other vehicle’s front bumper

You reach the intersection at the same time as the driver on the left. Who goes first?

The driver on your left goes first
You go first
Whoever is signaling to make a turn

Following distance should increase when you:

Follow a small passenger car
Are crowded by a tailgater
Drive slower than the posted speed limit

You can avoid skidding on a slippery surface by:

Shifting to a lower gear after you start down a steep hill
Following in the tracks of the vehicle in front of you
Slowing down as you approach curves and intersections

Who has the right of way at an intersection where there are no crosswalks?

The vehicle, but it should slow down
The pedestrians, always
The pedestrians, but only when a crosswalk is marked

You may cross over a double line on the road to pass another vehicle if the line on your side of the road is:

Solid yellow
Broken
Double solid yellow

You have had your license for three months. You may:

Drive between the hours 5:00am and 5:00pm unaccompanied
Transport minors unaccompanied at any time
Transport minors between the hours of midnight and 5:00am unaccompanied

For the first six months after your license you must be accompanied by your parents or guardian if you:

Drive between the hours of 5:00am and midnight
Transport minors between the hours of 5:00am and midnight
Transport adults between the hours of 5:00am and midnight

During the first six months after your licensed, you may not:

Transport minors at any time
Transport minors between the hours of 5:00am and midnight
Transport minors between the hours of 5:00am and midnight unaccompanied

During the second six months after your licensed, you must be accompanied by your parents or guardian if you:

Drive between the hours of 5:00am and midnight
Transport minors between the hours of 5:00am and midnight
Transport adults between the hours of 5:00am and midnight

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