This online DMV California practice test, with multiple choice questions, is intended to help you prepare for the California DMV permit test that is required before you can get your driver’s license.

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You will find most roads are most slippery during:

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Which of the following is a basic step to take after an accident?

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What should you do when coming to a curve?

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The best way to stop quickly on a wet or icy roadway is to:

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When the traffic signal light facing you is red and you intend to go straight through the intersection, what must you do first?

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The only way to ensure you have safely checked your blind spot is to:

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To pass a large truck, you must:

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If you see a solid yellow line next to a broken yellow line this means:

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Who has right-of way when driving in a traffic circle?

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Motorcycles must follow the rules of the road and are considered:

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When driving in fog, you should use your:

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Passing on the right is permitted if:

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What should you do if you feel drowsy while driving?

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If you must park on an unlighted highway at night what should you do?

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When making a left turn from a single left-turn lane, a green arrow indicates that:

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When pulling away from the curb, you should:

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When entering a blind intersection how should you proceed?

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What does the solid white line on the right edge of the road represent?

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When you are required to yield to an emergency vehicle?

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When entering a freeway you should:

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Driving more slowly than surrounding traffic is:

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When driving on the highway where the posted speed limit is 65 mph, yet traffic is traveling at 70 mph or more, how fast may you legally drive?

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Which of these statements is true about construction zones?

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When encountering a funeral procession you should:

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What is intersection?

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Why should you reduce your speed when driving at night?

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You should dim your headlights when:

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When you come to a corner where there are no traffic lights or stop signs, you should:

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It is best to turn your front tires into the curb when you are:

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When you reach a four-way stop at the same time as another car, you must yield to the car:

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If you have completed a defensive driving course, you may be able to save on your auto insurance premiums when buying a new or used car either by financing, leasing or through bank car loan.

Regulatory traffic signs instruct drivers what they should, or should not do, in certain circumstances. You will be asked to identify roadway signs on the California Permit Test.

Tips for the California DMV Permit Test

You’ve taken a certified driver’s ed. class, and now you have to take the written exam. Knowing what to expect can alleviate any pre-test nerves and stress.

It is always a good idea to review the California Driver Handbook since all of the test questions are taken from the current handbook. There are 46 questions on the California DMV permit test, and you must answer 38 correctly in order to pass. The test is multiple choice, and there is only one correct answer. According to the California DMV website, the other options on the knowledge test will be either obviously wrong or they will not pertain to the question asked. It is, however, important to read the questions carefully so that you do not misunderstand what is being asked.

Take one or more practice tests to build confidence. The more you practice, the more familiar you will be with the format of the test, the types of questions that will be asked, and the time it takes you to complete the test.

The California DMV permit test is available in a number of languages, so if you are more comfortable taking the test in a language other than English, be sure to check to see if your language is available. The California DMV also offers alternate formats for the written exam. If you are not comfortable with a written format or have special needs, it is advisable to request to take the audio or the person-to-person (where an examiner asks the questions) knowledge test.

The DMV utilizes a touch-screen terminal to administer the test, and it can be taken at any California DMV. Be sure to make an appointment to take the written exam as soon as possible. California DMVs are always busy, so the sooner you make your appointment, the better. You can make your appointment online at the California DMV website or by phone, and you can make your appointment up to 90 days in advance.

The most important thing you can do to pass the written exam is to be prepared. Review, practice, and don’t be nervous! Contact us for more information on the California driver exam and to take free practice tests. We want to see you pass your written exam so that you can become a skilled driver.