Home Home Directions Directions Contact Contact

California Class C License Practice Written Test #3


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. Driving under the influence of any drug which makes you drive unsafely is:

Not against the law if it is an emergency.
Always against the law.
OK if the drug is prescribed by a physician.
Only against the law if you have an accident.



2. A slow vehicle must turn off a two lane road at a turnout whenever it is being followed by:

Two vehicles.
Four vehicles.
Five or more vehicles.
You don't have to pull over regardless of the number of vehicles.



3. Driving off the road to pass a car is:

Permitted if there are two or more lanes traveling in your direction.
Not legal.
Permitted if the vehicle ahead is turning right.
Permitted if the vehicle ahead is turning left.



4. This symbol at a parking space means that you may park there if you:

Have a permission slip from your physician.
Have disabled person plates or a placard.
Are taking someone to the hospital in an emergency.
Are unloading a passenger in a wheelchair.



5. This sign means:

Divided highway ahead.
Freeway entrance ahead.
Be prepared for vehicles to pass you.
Fewer lanes ahead.



6. You may not legally drive faster than 65 mph:

At any time.
Except on designated freeways where posted.
Except to keep up with the flow of traffic.
Unless it is safe to do so.



7. You have a restriction on your license that states "must wear corrective lenses." You lost your contacts the day before. What should you do?

Limit your driving to familiar routes until you replace your contacts.
Do not drive until your contacts are replaced.
Drive only in an emergency.
Drive to DMV for a 30-day restriction exemption.



8. When driving near schools, playgrounds, and parks:

Drive 10 mph slower than the posted speed limit.
Drive more carefully than usual.
Drive no faster than 15 mph.
Always drive the posted speed limit.



9. You must not cross two solid yellow lines in the center of the roadway if you are.

Making a left turn.
Passing another car.
Towing a trailer.
Taking a left-hand exit on the freeway.



10. A person between the ages of 13 and 17, who is a habitual truant, may have his or her license delayed by the court for:

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



11. This sign means:

You must not turn left here.
You may turn left here.
The street curves to the left.
You must not enter this road from your direction.



12. When you enter a freeway, you should be driving:

At the legal speed limit on the freeway.
10 mph below the legal speed limit on the freeway.
The same speed as the freeway traffic.
About 5 mph faster than the freeway speed limit.



13. When you park your vehicle, you must leave the vehicle in gear or "park" and:

Close the windows.
Take the key from the ignition.
Set the parking brake.
Always turn your wheels towards the curb.



14. A good rule to follow when you are not sure about using your headlights is:

Use them any time you have trouble seeing other cars.
Don't use your headlights if it will bother other drivers.
Turn them on one hour after sunset.
Turn them on any time you can't see at least 2000 feet ahead.



15. 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 mph.



16. Bicycle riders:

Should ride facing oncoming traffic if there is no bike lane.
Can move into a left turn lane to turn left.
Should ride on the sidewalk if there is no bike lane.
Should never walk the bicycle across the street.



17. An exception to carrying alcoholic beverages in your vehicle is when:

Your parent is with you.
The container is sealed.
There are no exceptions.
It is carried in the trunk.



18. What is a general rule for passenger vehicles regarding blind spots for large trucks and buses:

If you can't see the vehicle's mirrors, you can be sure that the truck or bus driver can't see you.
If the vehicle has eight mirrors, then there is no blind spot.
If you follow no closer than six feet, you are not in a blind spot.
If you stay close to the vehicle's right front wheel, you are not in a blind spot.



19. When a school bus with flashing red lights has stopped on the road ahead, you must:

Stop until the lights stop flashing.
Slow down because children may be in the road.
Change lanes and pass cautiously.
Slow to 15 mph.



20. When driving in heavy fog, you should greatly reduce your normal driving speed and use:

Low beam headlights.
High beam headlights.
Fog lights only.
Parking lights only.



21. The "basic speed law" says that:

You may have to slow down suddenly at intersections with a stop sign.
You must consider other posted speed limits.
You must consider road, traffic, and weather conditions.
You must be aware of synchronized stop lights.



22. To avoid sudden "last minute moves," how far ahead should you look when scanning the road for hazards?

4 to 5 seconds.
6 to 8 seconds.
10 to 15 seconds.
2 seconds.



23. When you leave your lane to pass another vehicle, you know you have enough room to return to your driving lane when you:

Have passed the other vehicle's front bumper.
Can see the front of the vehicle you just passed in your rear view mirror.
Are three car lengths ahead of the other vehicle.
Are two seconds in front of the other vehicle.



24. If your driving record shows you failed to appear in court after receiving a traffic ticket, DMV will:

Take no action.
Suspend the registration of the vehicle you are driving.
Suspend your driving privilege until you appear in court.
Restrict your driving privilege.



25. This sign means:

You may turn left or right when the light is green.
You may turn left at any time.
You must wait for the green light.
You may turn left when the light is green if no traffic is close enough to be a hazard.



26. Before changing lanes in traffic, you need to:

Use arm signals.
Look over your shoulder to be sure the lane you want to use is clear.
Signal so that you have the right-of-way.
Only check your rear view mirror.



27. A red painted curb means that stopping or parking is:

Not allowed. (A sign may be posted allowing buses to stop.)
For emergency vehicles only.
For dropping off passengers only.
For disabled persons if no other parking spaces are available.



28. If you use both your left and inside rear view mirrors when looking for vehicles near you:

You will be able to see traffic behind you.
You will see any cars in your blind spots.
You will be able to see traffic beside you.
You may not see vehicles near the rear of your car because of a blind spot.



29. In California, you may make a right turn at an intersection against a red light:

Only when on-coming cars have a green arrow.
If you can move safely without interfering with traffic.
Only if a sign says you can turn.
Only on one-way streets.



30. Accidents are more likely to happen:

When one driver is going faster or slower than other drivers on the road.
On bridges and overpasses.
On multi-lane freeways.
On city streets during "rush hour" traffic.



31. If you are under 21, and convicted of driving under the influence while operating your own vehicle, the court may:

Put your vehicle in storage until you reach age 21.
Sentence you to a mandatory 30 days in jail.
Put your vehicle in storage for up to 30 days at your expense.
Revoke your driving privilege until you reach age 21.



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

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



33. If a peace officer asks you to take an alcohol test, you may choose:

A blood, breath, or urine test.
A field sobriety test.
To say the alphabet backwards.
Either a breath or urine test only.



34. When entering an intersection on a green light you should be careful because:

Pedestrians on the cross streets have the right-of-way.
Drivers on the cross streets may not stop.
The light may change color before you get through the intersection.
Cross traffic may have a green arrow.



35. Use your horn:

To show other drivers they have made a mistake.
To encourage other drivers to speed up.
When necessary to avoid an accident.
When you must slow down quickly.



36. If you are the first person to stop to give assistance at an accident scene, you should drive off the road:

After you have passed the accident scene.
Before you reach the accident scene.
Next to the accident scene.
Close to the edge of the lane to help slow the traffic behind you.



37. When driving through fog or rain, it is advisable to:

Turn on your parking lamps only.
Use your turn signals regularly.
Use your emergency flashers regularly.
Turn on your headlights.



38. How many days do you have to report to DMV the sale or transfer of your vehicle?

5 days.
10 days.
15 days.
20 days.



39. If a traffic light is red, but a peace officer or fire fighter tells you to go ahead, you should:

Wait for the green light.
Do as he or she tells you.
Pull over to the curb and stop.
Report him or her to the Chief of Police.



40. A green painted curb means that stopping or parking is:

For emergency vehicles only.
For picking up passengers only.
For limited time- look for signs or street markings showing the time limits.
Not allowed.



41. Seat belts properly worn:

Are intended only for freeway driving.
Are required by law.
Will prevent accidents.
Will keep you from moving your body.



42. To be sure a lane is clear before moving into it, you should:

Turn your head and look in the lane you want to enter.
Look in the left side mirror.
Look Into the rear view mirror.
Turn your head and look over your right shoulder.



43. Will a conviction for littering while you are driving show on your driving record?

Yes, if you are under 18.
Yes, regardless of age.
No.
No, unless you are age 18 or older.



44. A pedestrian crossing at a corner has the right-of-way:

Only when a crosswalk is painted on the street.
When pedestrian traffic controls are working.
Whether or not a crosswalk is marked.
When vehicular traffic lights are not working.



45. A sign which reads "WRONG WAY" means:

The road ahead is closed to all traffic.
You must not enter this road from your direction.
Enter carefully, construction ahead.
Do not enter unless it is safe.