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California Class C License Practice Written Test #4

This exam contains 40 question. In order to pass the entire exam, you must correctly answer at least 34 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. When there are no signs showing other limits, the speed limit for driving in a business district is:

20 mph.
25 mph.
30 mph.
35 mph.

2. This sign means:

You must exit at the next off ramp.
The lane on the right is ending.
There is a rest area ahead.
There is a restricted area ahead.

3. People who slow down "to take a look" when they drive past an accident scene:

Are making sure emergency help is on the scene.
Add to the traffic congestion and may cause additional accidents.
Are helping emergency crews by going more slowly.
Help other drivers to slow down.

4. Can your passenger, age 16 or older, receive a ticket for not wearing his or her seat belt?

Yes, but only if sitting in the front seat.
No, because seat belts are not effective in reducing injuries and deaths.

5. Which is the correct meaning of the colored curb marking?

Blue-parking for a disabled person without a placard.
Yellow-load or unload things or people only.
Red-park for a limited time, but yield to buses.
White-commercial vehicles only.

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

There is none, other driver's 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.

7. This sign means:

Another lane is merging with yours.
Divided highway ahead.
Right lane will end.

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

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

9. 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.

10. You sold your vehicle. You must notify _____ within 5 days.

Your insurance company
Your automobile club

11. This sign means:

You cannot turn left.
You cannot enter the side road.
You cannot make a U-turn.

12. You can drive off the road to pass:

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

13. Signal for a turn during the last _____ feet before the turn.


14. Which of these statements is not true about road workers?

Orange signs tell you of closed lanes and road work ahead.
Road working equipment is painted yellow.
Fines are doubled for some violations committed in construction zones.

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

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

16. This sign means:

There is a passing lane ahead.
Be prepared for vehicles to pass you.
Don't pass under any circumstances.

17. You can drive in a carpool lane if you:

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

18. 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.
Wherever your car will be visible for 200 feet from the front.
In the right-hand lane.

19. Who has the right-of-way at an intersection with no crosswalks?

The vehicle, but it should slow down.
The pedestrian.
The pedestrian, but only when he or she has the green "WALK" signal.

20. 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.
Double solid yellow.

21. Which of the following is true about double parking?

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

22. Always look carefully for motorcycles before you change lanes because:

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

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


24. This sign means:

Pedestrians must walk facing traffic.
There is a pedestrian crosswalk ahead.
Pedestrians may walk in the street.

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

35 mph
30 mph
25 mph

26. Parking is NEVER permitted:

On a hill.
In a cross-hatched pattern space next to a disabled parking space.
Twenty feet from a railroad track.

27. 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 vehicle.

28. You are stopped at an intersection. The traffic light just turned green.

Can you go immediately?
Yes, you now have the right-of-way.
Yes, but yield to any vehicle or person still in the intersection.
Yes, other traffic or pedestrians must yield to you.

29. 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:

10 mph.
15 mph.
25 mph.

30. You want park downhill and there is no curb. Which way do you turn your front wheels?

Parallel to the road.
Towards the center of the road.
Towards the side of the road.

31. You are driving 55 mph on a two-lane road and want to pass the car ahead of you. To pass safely, you need a _____ gap in the oncoming traffic.

5 second
7 second
10 to 12 second

32. It is illegal to block an intersection:

Unless you have the right-of-way.
Unless some of the cross traffic cam get around you.
Under any circumstances.

33. 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.

34. When should a 3 year old weighing 45 lbs. be placed in a safety seat?

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

35. If you have a conditional driver license, there is (are):

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

36. 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 than driving too fast.

37. 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.

38. This sign means:

Another road crosses yours.
Side road ahead on the right.
Another lane is merging with yours.

39. 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?

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

40. 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.
There may be an accident ahead.
The car is carrying children to school.