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Free California DMV Online Practice Test

You are about to take a FREE Sample of the California DMV Online Practice Test. The sample test consists of 18 multiple choice questions and answers.

Please select the best answer for each question below and then click "Submit."

1. When can you pass a vehicle on the right?

a.
Driver ahead of you is turning left
b.
On a highway with two or more lanes traveling in your direction
c.
If you are blocked or unable to pass on the left
d.
When it is safe to do so
e.
a and b
f.
c and d

2. What is the penalty for being convicted of driving under the influence (DUI)?

a.
Six month jail sentence
b.
Six month suspension of your driver’s license
c.
Required to complete a DUI program
d.
Three month suspension of your driver’s license
e.
a and d
f.
b and c
g.
All of the above

3. What is the maximum speed limit on most California highways?

a.
75 mph
b.
65 mph
c.
60 mph
d.
70 mph

4. Which of the following is an example of a legal U-turn?

a.
At an intersection when there is a green light or arrow
b.
In a residential area if there is no approaching traffic
c.
On a highway where there is a paved opening for a turn
d.
All of the above

5. How long after becoming a California resident are you required to get a state driver’s license?

a.
15 days
b.
20 days
c.
25 days
d.
10 days
e.
None of the above

6. When can you pass a streetcar or trolley?

a.
When the streetcar or trolley is stopped at a safety zone
b.
At an intersection where traffic is controlled by a police officer
c.
At an intersection where traffic is controlled by a traffic signal
d.
All of the above

7. What is the penalty for lending your vehicle to a driver who doesn’t have a license?

a.
Cancellation of your vehicle insurance
b.
Immediate revocation of your license
c.
One-month jail sentence
d.
Immediate 30-day suspension of your license
e.
None of the above

8. What does a yellow, five-sided shaped sign indicate?

a.
Construction zone
b.
School zone
c.
Residential area
d.
No passing zone
e.
None of the above
f.
All of the above

9. In California, anyone who drives a motor vehicle has consented to take a chemical test for the alcohol content of their blood, breath or urine (in certain cases) in which of the following situations?

a.
If asked by law enforcement
b.
Only if an accident has occurred
c.
Only if you are stopped under suspicion of drinking and driving

10. What should you do when you park your vehicle at a curb on a level two-way street before getting out?

a.
Set the parking brake
b.
Look for cars or bicycles on the traffic side
c.
Make sure wheels are parallel
d.
Make sure you are parked within 18 inches of the curb
e.
All of the above

11. When should you use your headlights when driving?

a.
To get another driver’s attention
b.
On country or mountain roads to help other drivers see you
c.
When weather conditions require you to use your windshield wipers
d.
Anytime you have trouble seeing other cars
e.
All of the above
f.
None of the above

12. What is the “No-Zone?”

a.
No parking zone
b.
Construction zone
c.
No stopping or unloading zone
d.
No passing zone
e.
None of the above

13. You are approaching an intersection at the posted speed limit when the signal light turns yellow. You should:

a.
Slow down and proceed through the intersection without caution
b.
Speed up to cross the intersection before the light turns red
c.
Stop before entering the intersection, if you can do so safely
d.
All of the above

14. What is the preferred way to check if your vehicle has a blind spot?

a.
Look over your shoulders constantly
b.
Ask your passenger to check
c.
Use your rearview mirrors
d.
None of the above

15. If you are caught driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above the legal limit:

a.
You may be fined by the court
b.
Your breath test result by itself cannot be used to convict you
c.
Your driver license will be automatically revoked

16. What do orange-colored signs warn you of?

a.
A hospital zone
b.
Road workers or road equipment ahead
c.
A traffic signal ahead
d.
A school zone

17. What should you do when traveling on a divided highway with two or more lanes in each direction if you see a stopped school bus with its red lights flashing on the other side of a safety island or raised median?

a.
Slow to 10 mph
b.
Nothing, you do not need to stop
c.
Stop and wait for it to load or unload children.
d.
All of the above

18. How many drinks does it take to impair your driving?

a.
It depends on the type of alcohol being consumed
b.
More than 3 drinks
c.
It depends on the person’s height and weight
d.
One drink
e.
None of the above
f.
All of the above