This online DMV California driving test, with multiple choice questions, is intended to help you prepare for the DMV California written test that is required before you can get your driver’s license.
Pedestrians have the right-of-wayWho has the right-of-way at an intersection with no crosswalk?

Question 1 of 30

Fasten your safety beltWhich of the following statements is true?

Question 2 of 30

turning left onto a one way roadIn to which lane should you turn if you are turning left onto a one way road?

Question 3 of 30

make a left hand turn Before you make a left hand turn you must signal continuously during the last ____ feet before the turn

Question 4 of 30

enter the flow of traffic on a highway The safest way to enter the flow of traffic on a highway with a very short entrance lane is to:

Question 5 of 30

pass on the leftIn most situations, you should pass another vehicle that is going in the same direction:

Question 6 of 30

right-of-way to oncoming cars Before turning left, the right-of-way should be given to oncoming cars:

Question 7 of 30

miss highway exitWhen you planning to leave the highway and you miss your exit:

Question 8 of 30

prevent collision with an animal To help prevent collision with an animal you should:

Question 9 of 30

do not park in front of a driveway You may legally park in front of a driveway:

Question 10 of 30

passing laneWhen you have three lanes of traffic all going in the same direction which lane is best for passing?

Question 11 of 30

Scan your surroundings When looking ahead of your vehicle while driving, you should:

Question 12 of 30

Ride bicycle close to the right curbWhere there is no bicycle lane, on what portion of the road must a bicyclist ride?

Question 13 of 30

backing up When backing up:

Question 14 of 30

Green left arrow When you have the right of way you should:

Question 15 of 30

approaching a yield signWhen approaching a yield sign:

Question 16 of 30

tire blows outIf a tire blows out:

Question 17 of 30

large trucksWhat is true about large trucks?

Question 18 of 30

parking lightsDriving only with parking lights:

Question 19 of 30

crosswalk for pedestrians Two parallel lines painted across the road indicate:

Question 20 of 30

red lightA red light means:

Question 21 of 30

driver's license privilegeReceiving a driver's license is a privilege, not a right

Question 22 of 30

drive across the solid white line on the right sideUnder what circumstances can you drive across the solid white line on the right side of a highway?

Question 23 of 30

vehicle hydroplaningIf your vehicle starts to hydroplane, you should:

Question 24 of 30

single broken lineA single broken line means:

Question 25 of 30

Solid yellow linesYellow lines are used to separate:

Question 26 of 30

double parkingWhich of the following is true about double parking?

Question 27 of 30

Obey the policeman's signal

Question 28 of 30

entering a freewayWhen entering a freeway you should:

Question 29 of 30

turn right to a drivewayIf you want to turn right to a driveway directly after crossing an intersection, when should you begin signaling?

Question 30 of 30



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.

What You Need to Know About the DMV California Written Test

When going to take the DMV California Written Test it’s important that you understand that many of the questions you encounter on the written exam may be situations that you have never encountered in your day-to-day driving activities. Therefore, it’s important that you review the California Driver Handbook so that you are familiar with the information that may appear on the test. Moreover, there are sample tests there that you can use to practice for practice before taking the actual written test.

What Do I Expect When I Take the Exam?

When you are actually taking the written portion of the DMV California Written Test there will be 46 questions on the exam. You will need to answer at least 38 of them to pass the exam. Use the sample tests from the Driver Handbook to practice. You are allotted 3 chances to pass the exam.

Consider booking a time to take the test that is not at “peak DMV hours” such as morning or evening. It may be quieter that time of day and it will help you focus on your test.

What Help Is Available For My Me On My Test If I Need It?

The state of California offers a variety of services to help people with a variety of disabilities be able to take and successfully pass the written portion of their DMV written test. The written part of the DMV California Written Test in a variety of different languages to suit your needs. You are also able to request the test to be given with auditory assistance or in a person-to-person format rather than on the computer if needed. Coming during the late morning or early afternoon when it’s not so busy at the DMV can help you have a quieter environment to take the exam in. Try to remain calm throughout the test period and you will be able to think more clearly if you are calm and collected rather than frazzled.

Moreover, tests must be available for those who need it to be in large print and they also must provide the test with a video version of American Sign Language (ASL) for those who require such assistance.

What Else Should I Know Before Taking My DMV California Written Test?

If you feel that you need additional practice beyond what is available for free in the Driver Handbook, you can sign up to take an online course to help you prepare for your written exam.

If you are taking a renewal exam for your license you will only have to take a test consisting of 18 questions rather than 46 questions like the first time around. You also get 3 chances to take the exam before you have to pay another fee and register again. If you fail, do not worry, just go back and study some more and come back and try again! Keep at it and eventually, you will succeed!

For more information on what you can expect when you go to take the DMV California Written Test please feel free to contact us.


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