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California Drivers License Practice Test 1

1. You are about to make a left turn. You must signal continuously during the last ____ feet before the turn.
2. To avoid last minute moves, you should be looking down the road to where your vehicle will be in about ______________.
  5 to 10 seconds
  10 to 15 seconds
  15 to 20 seconds
3. 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:
  15 mph
  20 mph
  25 mph
4. Unless otherwise posted the speed limit in a residential area is ____.
  20 mph
  25 mph
  30 mph
5. When you are merging onto the freeway, you should be driving:
  At or near the same speed as the traffic on the freeway.
  5 to 10 MPH slower than the traffic on the freeway.
  The posted speed limit for traffic on the freeway.
6. You are driving on a freeway posted for 65 MPH. The traffic is traveling at 70 MPH. You may legally drive:
  75 MPH or less.
  70 MPH or less.
  65 MPH or less.
7. All of the following practices are dangerous to do while driving. Which of these is also illegal?
  Listening to music through headphones that cover both ears
  Adjusting your outside mirrors.
  Transporting an unrestrained animal inside the vehicle.
8. Roadways are the most slippery:
  During a heavy downpour.
  After it has been raining for awhile.
  The first rain after a dry spell.
9. With a Class C drivers license a person may drive:
  A 3-axle vehicle if the Gross Vehicle Weight is less than 6,000 pounds.
  Any 3-axle vehicle regardless of the weight.
  A vehicle pulling two trailers.
10. If you plan to pass another vehicle, you should:
  Not assume the other driver will make space for you to return to your lane.
  Assume the other driver will let you pass if you use your turn signal.
  Assume the other driver will maintain a constant speed.
11. You want to make a right turn at an upcoming intersection. You should slow down and:
  Move toward the left side of your lane.
  Avoid driving in the bicycle lane.
  Signal for 100 feet before turning.
12. . You are driving on a freeway posted for 65 mph. Most of the other vehicles are driving 70 mph or faster. You may legally drive:
  70 mph or faster to keep up with the speed of traffic.
  Between 65 mph and 70 mph.
  No faster than 65 mph.
13. You may legally block an intersection:
  When you entered the intersection on the green light.
  During rush hour traffic.
  Under no circumstances.
14. If you have a green light, but traffic is blocking the intersection, you should:
  Stay out of the intersection until traffic clears.
  Enter the intersection and wait until traffic clears.
  Merge into another lane and try to go around the traffic.
15. You must notify the DMV within 5 days if you:
  Sell or transfer your vehicle.
  Fail a smog test for your vehicle.
  Get a new prescription for lenses or contacts.
16. You are driving on the freeway. The vehicle in front of you is a large truck. You should drive:
  Closely behind the truck in bad weather because the driver can see farther ahead.
  Farther behind the truck than you would for a passenger vehicle.
  No more than one car length behind the truck so the driver can see you.
17. When driving in fog, you should use your:
  Fog lights only.
  High beams.
  Low beams.
18. You may drive off of the paved roadway to pass another vehicle:
  If the shoulder is wide enough to accommodate your vehicle
  If the vehicle ahead of you is turning left.
  Under no circumstances
19. If you are involved in a traffic collision, you are required to complete and submit a written report (SR1) to the DMV:
  Only if you or the other driver is injured.
  If there is property damage in excess of $750 or if there are any injuries.
  Only if you are at fault.
20. If you drive faster than other vehicles on a road with one lane in each direction and continually pass the other cars, you will:
  Get you to your destination much faster and safer.
  Increase your chances of an accident.
  Help prevent traffic congestion.
21. The safest precaution that you can take regarding the use of cellular phones and driving is:
  Use hands-free devices so you can keep both hands on the steering wheel.
  Keep your phone within easy reach so you won\'t need to take your eyes off the road.
  Pull over to the side of the road to use your cellular phone.
22. Which of the following statements about blind spots is true?
  They are eliminated if you have one outside mirror on each side of the vehicle.
  Large trucks have bigger blind spots than most passenger vehicles.
  Blind spots can be checked by looking in your rear view mirrors.
23. A white painted curb means:
  Loading zone for freight or passengers.
  Loading zone for passengers or mail only.
  Loading zone for freight only.
24. You drive defensively when you:
  Always put one car length between you and the car ahead.
  Look only at the car in front of you while driving.
  Keep your eyes moving to look for possible hazards.
25. You just sold your vehicle. You must notify the DMV within ___ days.