California residents who drive on public roads and highways must have a California driver license. When you apply for a California license, you must present acceptable document(s) establishing your identity, residency, birthdate, and provide your social security number, if eligible. Examinations include a vision test, a knowledge test, and a driving test, if required. The DMV written test covers information found in the California DMV Driver Handbook, including road rules, safe driving practices, and signs questions. The DMV knowledge test consists of 36 questions and you need 30 correct answers to pass (83%). Practice with this sample test to get ready for the official CA driver's license test.
1. As you drive on the expressway, make sure:
your directional signal goes off before you change lanes.
to signal all lane changes.
you cut off vehicles behind you when you change lanes.
2. In areas with no pedestrian crosswalks or signals, pedestrians:
should yield the right-of-way to vehicles before crossing.
have the right-of-way over motor vehicles, but not over bicycles.
should leave the curb as soon as possible to avoid being hit.
3. What is the meaning of blue traffic signs?
Motorist services guidance.
They indicate public recreation areas.
They guide drivers and give directional information.
4. Yellow lines separate:
traffic moving in opposite directions on a two-way road.
traffic lanes on one-way streets.
all carpool lanes from regular traffic lanes.
5. In which of the following situations may drivers need more space in front of their vehicle?
When carrying a heavy load or pulling a trailer.
When following motorcycles.
All of the above.
6. You are reaching an intersection, and trees block your view to the side for the last 100 feet before crossing. The intersection is considered:
7. When drivers see this road sign:
they must turn around immediately.
they must come to a complete stop and call the police.
they must not drive past this sign.
8. Roadways are the most slippery:
During a heavy downpour.
The first rain after a dry spell.
After it has been raining for awhile.
9. When sharing the road with a light rail vehicle:
remember they are loud and move slowly like freight trains.
always pass a light rail vehicle slowly on the right.
never turn in front of an approaching light rail vehicle.
10. A flashing red light at an intersection means:
Stop before entering.
Slow down before entering.
Stop and wait for the green light.
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Number of questions: 36
Correct answers to pass: 30
Passing score: 83%
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