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California Class C License Practice Written Test #2

This exam contains 39 question. In order to pass the entire exam, you must correctly answer at least 33 questions. Skipped questions will NOT be counted in your score. If questions are skipped, at least 82.6% of the answers must be correct in order to partially pass. This exam was specifically designed to aid in the written examination. Thus, if you can pass all six exams with out skipping any questions, then — with high probability — you will pass the DMV class C license written exam (permit test).

1. There is a railroad crossing ahead. You see a mechanical signal warning you of an approaching train. You must:

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

2. You should check traffic behind you:

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

3. Which of these statements is true about safety zones?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. The speed limits for a school zone where children are present is _____ unless otherwise posted.

15 mph
20 mph
25 mph

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

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

9. You can avoid skidding on a slippery surface by:

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

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

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

11. You should use a turn-out lane when:

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

12. 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.

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

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

14. 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.

15. 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 shoulder for a left lane change.
Vehicles with two outside mirrors do not have blind spots.

16. If your driving record shows your 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.

17. Which of these is a legal U-turn?

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

18. 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.

19. 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.

20. This sign means:

Stay to the right.
Change lanes to the right.
Right lane ends ahead.

21. 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.

22. Scanning while you drive means:

You look at everything.
You look at the car immediately ahead of you.
You look as far ahead as you can see.

23. 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.

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


25. There is a railroad crossing ahead and you can't see if any trains are coming until you are almost ready to cross the tracks. How fast should you be driving?

10 mph.
25 mph.
15 mph.

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

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

27. You must turn on your headlights _____ minutes after sunset and leave them on until _____ minute before sunrise.

60; 60
30; 30
20; 20

28. You forgot 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.

29. A curb painted blue means:

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

30. You can drive off the road to pass:

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

31. 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 the traffic behind you .
After you have passed the accident scene.

32. A peace office 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.

33. Which of these is not a safe driving practice?

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

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

Pull off the road and rest.
Change lanes frequently.
Use the "fast" lane to avoid traffic.

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

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

36. Safely backing your vehicle does not include:

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

37. 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 closest to the middle of the street.

38. 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.

39. This sign means:

One way street; traffic to the right.
Right lane ends ahead.
Turn right at the corner.