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California CAR DMV Practice Test 7

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1. This yellow warning sign means:
You are approaching a school or school crosswalk.
Slow down, drive with caution, and watch for children.
Both of the above.

This sign is placed on roads near schools to warn drivers to slow down, drive with caution, and watch for children.

2. Fines in a construction zone are:
Cut in half.

Fines for moving traffic violations are doubled in highway construction or maintenance zones where workers are present. When operating in a construction zone, you must drive carefully and follow all directions provided by signs, signals, officers, and flaggers.

3. Hydroplaning occurs when tires ride on a thin film of water instead of on the surface of the road. To prevent hydroplaning in rainy weather, you should:
Put on your cruise control to maintain a constant speed.
Decrease your speed.
Move to the shoulder of the road as soon as it starts to rain.

In rainy weather, you should lower your speed to reduce the risk of hydroplaning. Driving too fast may cause your tires to ride up on the water and lose contact with the surface of the road, making it very difficult to control your vehicle.

4. A flashing red traffic light at an intersection means:
Slow down before entering.
Stop before entering.
Stop and wait for the green light.

A flashing red signal means "stop." After coming to a stop, you may proceed once it is safe, observing all right-of-way rules.

5. On freezing, wet days, which of the following roadways is most likely to hide spots of ice?
Roadways near the tops of hills
Roadways on bridges and overpasses
Roadways paved with asphalt

Bridges and overpasses tend to freeze before the rest of the road does. They can hide spots of ice.

6. In inclement weather, you should:
Steer off the road.
Drive in a low gear.
Steer and brake smoothly.

When driving during unfavorable weather conditions, avoid slamming on the brakes and making sharp, quick turns. These behaviors will make controlling your vehicle in inclement weather even more difficult.

7. There is no crosswalk and you see a pedestrian crossing your lane ahead. You should:
Make eye contact with and then pass the pedestrian.
Slow down as you pass the pedestrian.
Stop and let the pedestrian finish crossing the street.

At an intersection where traffic is not controlled by traffic signal lights, drivers are required to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians within any crosswalk, marked or unmarked. Even if there is no crosswalk, yield to the pedestrian.

8. When taking any medicine, you should:
Consult your doctor about the effects before driving.
Have someone follow you home.
Keep your window open and drive more slowly.

Legal medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, can potentially impair your ability to drive. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about how a particular drug or drug combination will affect your ability to drive. You should particularly make a point of talking with your doctor if they give you a prescription for a tranquilizer or sedative.

9. To improve visibility lowered by rain or fog, drivers should use their:
Low beam headlights.
High beam headlights.
Parking lights.

Use low beam headlights when driving in rain, snow, sleet, or fog. High beam headlights in adverse weather conditions lower visibility by reflecting off the precipitation and back into the driver's eyes.

10. This yellow sign means:
There is a sharp turn to the right.
The lane must turn right.
A right turn is permitted on a green arrow only.

Some warning signs have a fluorescent yellow-green background. These signs warn of upcoming conditions, including roads with curves and sharp turns.

11. This sign means:
No passing zone.
Slow-moving vehicle.
Two-way traffic.

A triangular yellow sign with black lettering indicates a no passing zone. It will appear on the left side of a two-way, two-lane roadway at the beginning of an area where prohibitive pavement markings are also used.

12. When approaching a roundabout, you should always:
Increase your speed.
Decrease your speed.
Maintain your speed.

When approaching a roundabout, slow down. A roundabout is designed to be driven at a low speed.

13. A broken yellow line beside a solid yellow line indicates that passing is:
Permitted from the side next to the solid yellow line.
Not permitted from either direction.
Permitted from the side next to the broken yellow line.

When the center of the road is marked by a solid yellow line beside a broken yellow line, passing is permitted from the side next to the broken line and prohibited from the side next to the solid line.

14. You want to make a right turn at the corner. A pedestrian with a guide dog is at the corner ready to cross the street in front of you. Before making your right turn, you should:
Turn off your engine until the person crosses the street.
Tell the pedestrian when to cross the street.
Wait until the person crosses the street.

Pedestrians using guide dogs or white canes (with or without a red tip) must be given the right-of-way at all times.

15. To turn left from a one-way street with multiple lanes onto a two-way street, start the turn in:
The far left lane.
Any available lane.
The lane closest to the middle of the street.

When making a left turn from a one-way street onto a two-way street, start from the far left lane.

16. This sign means:
No U-turn.
No left turn.
No right turn.

Where this sign is posted, it is prohibited to make a right turn. It would be unsafe and unlawful to make a right turn at an intersection with this sign.

17. You may drive off of the paved roadway to pass another vehicle:
If the shoulder is wide enough to accommodate your vehicle.
If the vehicle ahead of you is turning left.
Under no circumstances.

You may never drive off the paved or main-traveled portion of the road and onto the shoulder to pass another vehicle.

18. The speed limit at an uncontrolled railroad crossing is:
25 mph.
15 mph.
20 mph.

When you are within 100 feet of an uncontrolled railroad crossing where you cannot see the tracks for 400 feet in both directions, the speed limit is 15 mph.

19. You are driving behind a motorcycle and want to pass. You must:
Stay in the right lane as much as possible because the motorcycle is small and doesn't use all of the lane.
Blow your horn to make the motorcycle move onto the shoulder so that you can pass.
Have your vehicle entirely in the left lane before and during the pass.

When passing a motorcycle, allow a full lane to the motorcycle. Never crowd into the same lane as the motorcycle. Returning to the original lane too soon can force a rider to swerve to the right and into traffic or off the road.

20. You want to pass a bicyclist in a narrow traffic lane when an oncoming vehicle is approaching. You should:
Honk your horn then pass the bicyclist.
Slow down and let the vehicle pass you before you pass the bicyclist.
Wait until the bicyclist rides off the roadway.

In this situation, you should take on one danger at a time. Rather than trying to squeeze between the bicyclist and the other vehicle, you should slow down to let the other vehicle pass, and then pass the bicyclist when it is safe to do so.

21. California's "Basic Speed Law" says:
You should never drive faster than posted speed limits.
You should never drive faster than is safe for current conditions.
The maximum speed limit in California is 70 mph on certain freeways.

The "Basic Speed Law" means that you may never drive faster than would be safe in current conditions. For example, if you drive 45 mph in a 55 mph zone during a dense fog, even though you are below the posted limit, you may be cited for driving too fast for conditions.

22. If you pass a school bus that is stopped with its red lights flashing, you will:
Be fined up to $1,000.
Be fined up to $100.
Face no legal consequences.

Drivers must come to a complete stop when approaching a school bus stopped with its red lights flashing. Failure to stop until the red lights stop flashing may result in license suspension and a fine of up to $1,000.

23. This yellow sign means:
One lane ahead.
Merging traffic ahead.
Lane ends ahead.

This sign warns of the possible presence of merging traffic.

24. If you are getting tired while driving, you should:
Stop and either get rest or change drivers.
Drink something with caffeine.
Open a window.

To avoid the dangers of fatigued driving, take breaks every hour or so during a long trip. If possible, share driving responsibilities with another person so you can each sleep while the other person drives.

25. It is legal to make a left turn at a red traffic light after stopping only if:
You are traveling on a two-way street and turning onto a two-way street.
You are traveling on a one-way street and turning onto another one-way street.
You yield to all other traffic at the intersection.

After coming to a complete stop, you may turn left at a red light only if you are traveling on a one-way street and turning onto another one-way street. Only make the turn if there are no posted signs prohibiting such a turn.

26. You have allowed the wheels of your vehicle to run off the edge of the pavement. What should you do first?
Turn the front wheels slightly to the left to edge the car back onto the pavement.
Hold the steering wheel firmly, release the gas pedal, and gently apply the brakes.
Apply the brakes and turn the front wheels sharply to the left.

If your vehicle leaves the roadway, hold the steering wheel firmly, release the gas pedal, and gently apply the brakes. Wait until your speed has reduced, check the traffic, and look for a place to safely return to the roadway by merging back into traffic. Overcompensating by jerking the wheel to return to the roadway can cause you to lose control of your vehicle or may cause your car to go into other lanes of traffic.

27. This sign means:
Curves ahead.
Divided highway starts.
Divided highway ends.

Warning signs are usually yellow with black markings. This sign warns that the divided highway ends ahead. Prepare to change lanes or shift lane position.

28. Which of the following increases your chances of being in a collision?
Looking over your shoulder while making lane changes
Continuously changing lanes to pass other vehicles
Adjusting your rearview mirror before you start driving

Every time you pass another vehicle, you increase your chances of being in a collision.

29. To avoid hydroplaning while driving in rainy conditions, you should:
Drive at a speed appropriate for ideal conditions.
Apply your brakes as soon as your car starts to skid.
Slow down.

When driving too quickly in wet conditions, your tires may lose all contact with the road surface. Loss of traction will cause the vehicle to ride on top of the water, which is called "hydroplaning." The best way to prevent this from happening is to drive more slowly in rainy or wet conditions than you would when driving during ideal weather conditions.

30. If you come across livestock or other animals on the roadway, you should:
Swerve out of the way.
Slow down and stop.
Ignore them.

If you are driving and come across an animal of any kind in the road, try to slow down and stop if it's safe to do so. Swerving to avoid an animal can be dangerous because your vehicle may lose control and cause an accident.

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