California Permit Test 2019
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It is against the law for a minor to use a cell phone or electronic wireless communications device while driving.
To contact law enforcement, a physician, the fire department, or an emergency contact in an emergency situation.
When can a minor use their cell phone in the car?
Give the DMV your new address within 10 days
What must you do when you move houses?
Enter the freeway at or near the speed of the freeway traffic
When you want to enter a freeway, you should
4-sided diamond-shaped sign
A/an______ warns you of specific road conditions and dangers ahead. Many warning signs are ______.
8-sided red Stop sign
A/an______ indicates that you must make a full stop whenever you see this sign.
Stop before entering the intersection
What to do when there is no limit line before a STOP sign?
3-sided red yield sign
A_______indicates that you must slow down and be ready to stop, if necessary, to let any vehicle, bicyclist, or pedestrian pass before you proceed.
square red and white regulatory sign
A______indicates that you must follow the sign's instruction.
Do Not Enter sign
A______means do not enter a road or off ramp where the sign is posted.
Wrong Way sign
A_______may or may not be posted with a DO NOT ENTER sign. It means you are not going the correct way with traffic.
Drive to the side of the road and stop. When safe, back out or turn around and return to the road that you were on.
What to do if you see a DO NOT ENTER sign, and/or a WRONG WAY sign?
A sign that has a red circle with a red line through it always indicates "NO".
Yellow and black circular sign or an x-shaped sign
A/An_______or a/an _______sign indicates that you are approaching a railroad crossing. You must look, listen, slow down, and prepare to stop if necessary.
A_________indicates that you are near a school. Stop if children are in the crosswalk.
white rectangular sign
A______indicates that you must obey important rules.
Only from a one-way street onto a one-way street
When can you make a left turn on a red light?
yield to the bicycle
If a bicycle on your right reaches an intersection at the same time as you do, you should:
Low beam headlights
While driving in fog, you should use your:
Three second rule
To avoid tailgating, use the
allow vehicles to pass
Special "turnout" areas marked on a two-lane road:
two sets of solid double yellow lines spaced two or more feet apart indicate:
follow directions from the person in charge of the animals
When you see livestock near the roadway, you should:
report the incident to the police
If your parked car rolls away and hits another unattended vehicle, you should:
may ride in the front seat if properly secured in a federally approved child passenger restraint system
A child under 8 years old __________ when all the rear seats are already occupied by children under 7 years old.
A driver who is involved in a collision should report it to the DMV within:
The vehicle traveling uphill
When two vehicles meet on a steep mountain road where neither can pass, which vehicle has the right-of-way?
0.01% or higher
It is illegal for a person under 21 to operate a vehicle with a BAC of:
0.08% or higher
It is illegal for a person over 21 to operate a vehicle with a BAC of:
A driver under the age of 21 must have a BAC of
You must turn your headlights on ___minutes after sunset
The fine for littering on the roadside is:
slow down gradually
If your vehicle starts to hydroplane, you should:
yield to traffic and pedestrians on the through road
When you approach an intersection with a thorough road but without stop or yield signs, you must:
Braking too hard at a high speed
Locked wheel skids are usually caused by:
Turn on your right turn signal
What is the first thing you should do during an enforcement stop?
passing is allowed if done safely
Broken white lines on the road mean:
Pull off the road and away from traffic
If you are having vehicle trouble and you need to stop, what is the first thing you should do?
hand over hand steering
how to correct a skid:
proceed with caution
A traffic signal with a flashing yellow arrow means that you should:
On a two-lane undivided highway, the maximum speed limit for vehicles towing trailers is:
continue through the intersection, then move to the right and stop
If you are in an intersection and you hear the siren of an emergency vehicle, you should:
A driver in front of you is signaling with his or her hand and arm pointing upward. This driver wants to:
slow down or stop
A driver in front of you is signaling with his or her hand and arm pointing downward. This driver wants to
A driver in front of you is signaling with his or her hand and arm pointing straight out. This driver wants to
yield the right of way to pedestrians
At an unmarked crosswalk, you must:
A ___painted curb is designated for disabled or handicapped people
A ___painted curb means you can only stop there long enough to pick or drop off passengers or mail
A ___painted curb means you can park there for a limited amount of time (look for a posted sign with time limit)
A ___painted curb means you can only stop as long as the time limit permits to load/unload passengers or freight
A ___painted curb means you may not park or stop there
In a roundabout, you must drive in a _____________ direction.
If a person is convicted of causing serious bodily injury when trying to evade a peace officer, the maximum imprisonment is:
slow down and move to the right side of the road
Before reaching the crest of a hill or entering a curve, you must _________, and watch for oncoming vehicles.
The left lane
On a highway with three or more lanes going in one direction, vehicles passing others or turning left should use:
You are moving through an intersection
It is unsafe to pass another vehicle when:
The wide white line painted across a traffic lane before an intersection is known as a:
try not to slow down your vehicle too quickly
When you turn off a high-speed, two-lane roadway, _______ if you have traffic following you.
hold the steering wheel tightly and keep the vehicle straight
If a tire suddenly goes flat while driving, you must:
In fog, snow, or heavy rain
When should you not use your high beam headlights?
Speed limit for a blind intersection:
Pull over and allow the tailgater to pass
What should you do if someone is tailgating you?
to the rear
Before backing up your vehicle, you should look to the front, sides, and rear, and continue to look _________ while backing.
left turns only
A center lane between lanes of traffic traveling in opposite directions may be designated for:
_________ are the most likely places for car and motorcycle collisions to occur.
Move into the proper lane well before the turn
What is the first rule of a safe and legal turn?
start signaling when you are in the intersection
If you plan to turn beyond an intersection, you must:
any safely open lane
When you turn left from a one-way street onto another one-way street, you should turn into:
guide drivers into certain traffic lanes
Large electronic flashing arrow panels may be used in work zones day and night to:
the sum of the braking distance and reaction distance
A vehicle's stopping distance is equal to:
carpools and vehicles with more than one person
High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes are reserved for:
Look toward the right edge of the road
If a car approaches you with its high-beam headlights on, you must __________ to keep yourself from being temporarily blinded.
the far left lane
When turning left from a multiple lane one-way road onto another one-way road, start your turn from:
What is the most likely place that a car and motorcycle collision will occur?
in all of the above situations
At an intersection, you should yield to another vehicle: A.) if the vehicle reaches the intersection before you. B.) if the vehicle is just starting to reach the intersection. C.) if the driver is on your right and reaches the intersection at the same time you do. D.) in all of the above situations
On one-way roads, yellow lines are used as:
in the center
If you are driving on a two-lane road, it is safest to drive your vehicle _______ of your lane.
_________ occurs on wet roads when your front tires start to ride on water instead of on the road.
the signal is about to change to a green or red light or to a red arrow
At an intersection, a steady yellow arrow pointing left indicates to the driver that:
An __________ is the connection of a freeway to a road or another freeway by a series of ramps.
signal a left turn and look over your left shoulder
If you are parallel parked on the right-hand side of the street, you should _________ before pulling out into traffic.
solid white line
A _________ indicates the outer edge of the traffic lane, and it may be crossed only by traffic moving to or from the shoulder.
The vehicle cannot travel faster than 25 mph
A triangular orange sign on the back of a slow-moving vehicle indicates that
turn around on a narrow street
Unless it is prohibited, drivers must use the three-point turn to
With any turning vehicle, the rear wheels follow a _________ than the front wheels.
a broken yellow line is in your lane
On two-lane roads where traffic moves in opposite directions, you may pass on the left only when
Which of the following statements about passing a vehicle is NOT true? A.) Avoid passing on the right unless you can do it safely. B.) You can exceed the speed limit to pass quickly. C.) Do not pass more than one vehicle at a time. D.) Do not follow another vehicle that is passing a car in front of you.
Under no circumstances
You may drive off of the paved roadway to pass another vehicle:
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:
Your wheels must be within 18 inches of the curb
When parking your vehicle parallel to the curb on a level street:
Loading zone for passengers or mail only
A white painted curb means:
Stop as long as the red lights are flashing
A school bus ahead of you in your lane is stopped with red lights flashing. You should:
You should never drive faster than is safe for current conditions
California's "Basic Speed Law" says:
You just sold you vehicle. You should let the DMV know within:
To avoid last minute moves, you should be looking down the road to where your vehicle will be in about __________.
You are about to make a left turn. You must signal continuously during the last _______ feet before the turn.
Which statement about blind spots is true? A.) They are eliminated if you have one outside mirror on each side of the vehicle. B.) Large trucks have bigger blind spots than most passenger vehicles. C.) Blind spots can be checked by looking in your rear view mirrors.
You have been involved in a minor traffic collision with a parked vehicle and you can't find the owner. You must: A.) Leave a note on the vehicle.
B.) Report the accident without delay to the city police or, in unincorporated areas, to the CHP.
C.) All of the above.
Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit in a residential area is:
Under no circumstances
You may legally block an intersection:
turned to the right
When parking EITHER uphill or downhill on a two-way street with no curb, your front wheels should be:
turned to the left
When parking uphill on a two-way street with a curb, your two front wheels should be:
turned to the right
When parking downhill on a two-way street with a curb, your two front wheels should be:
With a Class C license, a person may drive: A.) A 3-axle vehicle if the Gross Vehicle Weight is less than 6,000 pounds B.) Any 3-axle vehicle regardless of the weight.
C.) A vehicle pulling two trailers.
The lane closest to the left curb
To turn left from a multilane one-way street onto a one-way street, you should start your turn from:
If you are involved in a traffic collision, you are required to complete and submit a written report (SR1) to the DMV: A.) Only if you or the other driver is injured.
B.) If there is property damage in excess of $1,000 or if there are any injuries.
C.) Only if you are at fault.
The first rain after a dry spell
Roadways are the most slippery:
may not be crossed for any reason
Two sets of solid, double yellow lines that are more than two feet apart:
You want to make a right turn at an upcoming intersection. You should slow down and:
A.) Move toward the left side of your lane.
B.) Avoid driving in the bicycle lane.
C.) Signal for 100 feet before turning.
You are driving on a freeway posted for 65 MPH. The traffic is traveling at 70 MPH. You may legally drive:
A.) 70 mph or faster to keep up with the speed of traffic.
B.) Between 65 mph and 70 mph.
C.) No faster than 65 mph.
It is illegal to park your vehicle:
A.) In an unmarked crosswalk.
B.) Within three feet of a private driveway.
C.) In a bicycle lane.
Stay out of the intersection until traffic clears
If you have a green light, but traffic is blocking the intersection, you should:
Slow down or stop, if necessary, and then make the turn.
You are getting ready to make a right turn. You should: