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California Class C License Practice Written Test #5

This exam contains 45 question. In order to pass the entire exam, you must correctly answer at least 38 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. Motorcycle riders:

Are hard to see.
Must wear reflective helmets at night.
Can avoid accidents more easily than car drivers.
Always have the right-of-way.

2. What is the purpose of a turn-out lane?

To allow you to move into this lane so faster drivers can pass.
To allow vehicles to turn right and not interfere with other traffic.
To let your engine cool down before starting downhill.
To allow slower vehicles to climb uphill and not interfere with other traffic.

3. This sign means:

Divided highway ahead.
Vehicles on this road travel in two directions.
One way road widens into two lanes.
There are at least two lanes of traffic in each direction.

4. When stopping for any reason along a highway, other than as required for traffic, you should stop:

Off the pavement.
Near the center divider.
Wherever your car will be visible for 200 feet from the rear.
In the right-hand lane.

5. Driving with only your parking lights on is:

Advisable if you can't see 1000 feet ahead.
Required until 30 minutes before sunrise.
Never legal.
Helpful in foggy weather.

6. Braking studies have shown that a tractor trailer traveling at 55 mph needs _____ (the) distance to stop as an automobile.

The same
Two times
Three times
Four times

7. When crossing a divided highway, you come to a second stop sign on the center divider strip. You must:

Stop only if there is a limit on the pavement.
Stop at the second sign only if cars are coming.
Stop again at the second sign.
Slow down and proceed with caution.

8. If you are convicted of being an habitual truant, the court may suspend or revoke you driving privilege for:

6 months.
12 months.
18 months.
24 months.

9. A curb painted white means that stopping or parking is permitted:

To load or unload freight or passengers.
For buses at a loading zone.
For emergency and police vehicles only.
Only long enough to pick up or drop off passengers or mail.

10. When slowing down behind another vehicle, you should:

Apply your emergency flashers.
Apply your brakes early as signal to the other vehicles behind you.
Apply your brakes when you are three car lengths behind the vehicle.
Apply your brakes when you are two seconds behind the vehicle.

11. The "implied consent law" says you have agreed to take a test for the alcohol content of your blood:

Whenever you drive in California.
On advice of an attorney.
If an accident has occurred.
Only for CHP sponsored roadside "DUI" checks.

12. You may be fined up to $1000 and have your driver license _____ for one year if you fail to stop when a school bus is stopped and flashing red lights.


13. Yellow lines are used to separate:

Traffic lanes on one-way streets.
Bicycle lanes from regular traffic.
Lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions.
All carpool lanes from regular traffic lanes.

14. This lane in the middle of a two-way street may be used for:

Passing other cars when there is no traffic coming in the opposite direction.
Making right turns if there is no traffic coming in the opposite direction.
Ending or beginning left turns as traffic coming in the opposite direction.
During "rush hour" traffic.

15. The very first effect of even a small amount of alcohol on a person's safe driving ability is to reduce his or her:

Steering ability.
Good Judgment.
Muscle control.
Quick reflex movements.

16. Can your passenger 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 at slow speeds.

17. This sign means:

Entrance for emergency vehicles.
The road ahead is closed to traffic.
You must not enter the road from your direction.
Do not enter unless it is safe.

18. 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 slow down and may cause additional accidents.
Are helping emergency crews by going more slowly.
Can learn, in this way, how to avoid an accident.

19. You will more easily spot a hazard if you keep your eyes:

Focused on the vehicle ahead.
Scanning ahead of your vehicle.
From getting tired.
Focused on your inside mirrors.

20. When driving in heavy fog, reduce your speed and use:

Use your high beams.
Use your low beams.
Fog lights only.
Parking lights only.

21. Drivers under age 21 years, if found to have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of _____, or more, may be subject to a driver license sanction.


22. When you hear the siren or see the red emergency light of a closely approaching emergency vehicle, you must:

Speed up to clear traffic.
Move into the right lane and drive slowly until it has passed.
Stop in the intersection.
Drive to the right edge of the road and stop.

23. When you reach a corner without a traffic light or stop sign at the same time as other vehicles, you must yield the right-of-way to:

The driver on your right.
The driver on your left.
None of the drivers.
The driver across from you.

24. Orange colored signs and flags mean that you must be alert for:

Road closures.
Changed road conditions.
Speed zones.
High occupancy lanes.

25. When backing your car, you should always:

Look over the shoulder which gives you the best view.
Look over your right shoulder through the rear window while backing slowly.
Use both rear view mirrors only.
Look over your left shoulder while backing.

26. A person may ride in the back of a pickup truck:

If the pickup truck is equipped with a restraint system and the person uses it.
If the sides of the pickup truck are at least 24 inches high.
If the person is accompanied by an adult.
If the pickup truck has a seat bolted to the frame.

27. If a speed limit is not posted before a curve on the highway:

Continue at the same speed.
Slow down at least 10 mph.
Change your speed based on the sharpness of the curve.
Drive on the inside of the lane and maintain your speed.

28. When you follow too closely and another driver cuts suddenly in front of you, what is the best thing to do?

Slam on the brakes.
Swerve into the lane next to you.
Take your foot off the gas pedal.
Drive onto the shoulder of the road.

29. If you decide to change lanes on a multi-lane road, you should first look for vehicles:

Following closely behind you.
Beside you.
Turning off the road.
In the lane you wish to move into.

30. This sign means:

Crossroad intersects the main road.
Divided highway ahead.
Side road ahead on the right.
Fewer lanes ahead.

31. For a first driving under the influence conviction:

You will only be fined.
You will go to jail for 30 days.
You may go to jail only if you are involved in an accident.
You may be jailed and fined and you could lose your license.

32. If you see a car coming from the left at an intersection without signs or signals, you should:

Prepare to stop and yield the right-of-way, if necessary.
Continue at the same speed since you have the right-of-way.
Move as far to the right as possible and maintain your speed.
Blow your horn, maintain speed, and continue driving.

33. A flashing red traffic light at an intersection means:

Stop before entering.
Slow down before entering.
Wait for the green light.
Stop as long as the red light flashes.

34. If you have a traffic conviction and an "at fault" accident while holding a provisional License:

DMV may wait to see if you have another before taking action.
You will be restricted to driving only when accompanied by a licensed driver 25 years of age or older.
You will be sent to a traffic violator school.
Your driving privilege will be suspended.

35. If your driving record shows that you break traffic laws:

You are more likely to have an accident.
Your driving privilege will be restricted.
You are less likely to have an accident.
Your chances of having an accident are the same as any other driver's chances.

36. Blocking an intersection during "rush hour" traffic is:

Permitted because you have the right-of-way.
Permitted if you have already waited through two red lights.
Permitted as long as some of the cross traffic can get around you.
Never permitted.

37. Which one of the following is a recommended habit for safe driving?

Keep your eyes on the vehicle ahead.
Turn your head and look as you are turning the steering wheel.
Keep your eyes moving.
Cover the brake pedal with your left foot so you can stop quickly, if needed.

38. You are driving alongside a bicycle lane and want to turn right at a corner. You should signal, look carefully for bike riders, then:

Merge into the bike lane no more than 200 feet before turning.
Make your turn, being careful to stay out of the bike lane.
Speed up and pass any bike riders before they get to the corner.
Merge into the bike lane no more than 50 feet before turning.

39. The usual speed limit in a business or residential area is:

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

40. Safety belts or restraint seats for children in a car:

Can be effective in reducing injury.
May cause internal injuries.
Should only be used for children weighing over 30 pounds.
Will keep them from moving around.

41. If you can't avoid being hit from behind, you should:

Throw yourself across the seat.
Protect your face with your arms and hands.
Be ready to brake.
Brace yourself with the steering wheel.

42. A person over the age of _____ may have his or her license delayed or suspended for one year if convicted of defacing property by using paint or another liquid.

13 years.
16 years.
18 years.
21 years.

43. Should you signal when you don't see any vehicles around.

Yes, a vehicle you don't see might hit you.
No, there isn't any need to signal if you don't see anyone else on the road.
Yes, to maintain good signaling habits.
Yes, but only when pulling away from the curb.

44. You want to make a U-turn at an intersection. There are two left turn lanes. Which of the two left turn lanes should you use for your U-turn?

Either of the two lanes.
The left turn lane on your side of the street.
The lane closest to the curb.
Any open lane on your side of the street.

45. At a corner where there is a stop sign, you must first stop:

After crossing the crosswalk.
Between the two lines.
At the crosswalk.
Out far enough to see cross traffic.