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

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Why is it necessary to shoulder-check when changing lanes?

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If your car has air bags, you should use your seatbelt:

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When should you use your car's signals?

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Crosswalks are always:

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A U-turn is not permitted:

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What should you do if you are driving and see an emergency vehicle with flashing lights behind you?

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A school bus is stopped on a 2 way undivided road with flashing red lights, you must:

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A solid line at the left of your lane means:

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When turning left onto a one way road with two lanes you must:

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What might you see on a highway that tells you that the lane you are in may force you to turn?

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If two vehicles arrive at an uncontrolled intersection at approximately the same time, the right-of-way should be given to:

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If you are on the other side of a divided highway coming toward a school bus with flashing red lights you should:

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When approaching a stop sign where there is no stop line or marked crosswalk at the intersection:

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In a construction area what is a 'flagger'...?

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You are required to stop your vehicle:

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When waiting to turn left, which way should you have your tires pointed?

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If someone is tailgating you, you should:

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The center left turn lane may be used for:

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If you're driving on a freeway and a vehicle is attempting to merge into your lane, you should:

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When the light is red, you may make a right turn after:

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Speed limit signs indicate the maximum speed during ideal conditions

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If another vehicle is trying to pass you on the left, you should:

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A traffic light which has a green arrow and a red light means that:

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If you are in an intersection waiting to turn left and the light turns yellow, you should:

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If a vehicle in front of you is stopped at a crosswalk on a multi-lane road, you should:

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You are driving down a two lane road where there is a bicyclist to your right and oncoming traffic approaching on the left. What is the best strategy to pass the bicyclist safely?

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If you see orange construction signs and cones on an expressway, you must:

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Who must stop when a school bus, with flashing red lights, is stopped on a four lane road with no median separation?

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Passing using the unpaved shoulder is:

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Which of the following has the right-of-way over all others at an intersection when the light is green?

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It is recommended that you take a practice test before you take the actual written test. There are seven free practice tests for each state. First two tests cover roads signs and the other tests cover road and traffic rules.

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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.

All You Need to Know About the DMV California Test

Before you can get your California driver’s license, you need to take a DMV road test. This is a test where you practice driving on a designated testing site. You must take this test in addition to the written DMV California test you took before you got your permit.

The test involves driving on the DMV testing site, which includes several roads and streets that involve situations that will test your knowledge of basic traffic laws, such as when to signal and who gets the right of way. The examiner will also test you on your driving capabilities, such as whether you drive smoothly or too fast/slow and whether you turn properly. You’ll be required to perform basic maneuvers, such as the three-point-turn.

In the State of California, you can only take the road test if you are over 18 years old OR you have met the Graduated Driver’s Licensing requirements (meaning you have taken a driver’s ed course).

You should make sure to get enough practice before you take the road test. Everyone is different, but many states recommend that you get 50 hours of driving practice, 15 of which are after dark before you take the road test.

It is illegal to practice in a DMV road test area, but you can practice on roads that involve similar situations. It is also important that you are comfortable with the car you will be driving during the road test, whether that is your parent’s car or the car provided by your driving school.

Make sure to reread the driver’s handbook and take several practice written tests again before you go to the road test so that you are up to date on traffic laws; some traffic law violations may result in failing the test.

On the day of the test, get enough sleep and come refreshed. Stay calm; nobody is perfect and everyone makes a mistake or two. Just focus on driving smoothly, not on the examiner.

For more information on how to get a driver’s license in California and for practice tests, contact us.