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California CAR DMV Practice Test 9

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1. When passing another vehicle:
Pass the vehicle as slowly as possible.
Drive at the same speed as the vehicle you are passing.
Pass the vehicle as safely and as quickly as possible.

When passing another vehicle that is traveling in the same direction as you, pass quickly to resume visibility. Return to your previous lane only when you can see both of the vehicle's headlights in your rearview mirror.

2. This sign indicates that:
There is a steep hill ahead.
No trucks are allowed on the upcoming hill.
A logging road is ahead.

Warning signs are usually yellow with black markings. This sign warns drivers about an upcoming steep hill. Drivers should slow down and be ready to control their speed and protect their brakes from damage.

3. Which of the following statements about blind spots is true?
Blind spots are eliminated if you have one outside mirror.
Large trucks have bigger blind spots than most passenger vehicles.
Blind spots can be checked by looking in your rearview mirror.

Even if a vehicle is properly equipped with rearview and outside mirrors, it still has blind spots that cannot be seen in the mirrors. Large trucks have much larger blind spots than most passenger vehicles.

4. This sign means:
Merge right.
Divided highway begins.
Lane ends.

This sign indicates that the right lane ends ahead. A merging maneuver will be required for drivers in that lane.

5. You should drive on the shoulder to pass a car:
If the vehicle ahead of you is turning left.
Under no circumstances.
If the shoulder is wide enough.

Passing on the right is permissible only if it is possible to do so without driving off the roadway. Never pass another vehicle on the shoulder because the other driver will not expect you to be there and may pull off the road.

6. To make a right turn at a corner, you:
May not enter the bicycle lane.
Should only merge into the bicycle lane if you stop before turning.
Must merge into the bicycle lane before turning.

When making a right turn where there is a bicycle lane, you must merge into the bicycle lane no more than 200 feet before the corner and then make the turn. Be sure there are no bicyclists in your path before merging.

7. A solid yellow line next to a broken yellow line means that vehicles:
Driving in both directions may pass.
Next to the broken line may pass.
Next to the solid line may pass.

Yellow lines separate lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions. A broken yellow line next to your driving lane means that you may pass.

8. When parking your vehicle parallel to the curb on a level street:
Your front wheels must be turned toward the street.
Your wheels must be within 18 inches of the curb.
One of your rear wheels must touch the curb.

When parking alongside the curb on a level street, the front and back wheels of your vehicle must be parallel with and within 18 inches of the curb.

9. This road sign means:
Watch for people crossing your path.
No passing zone.
Work zone ahead.

This orange warning sign tells drivers that an area of roadwork is upcoming. When traveling through a work zone, stay alert for temporary traffic control devices.

10. When turning left at an intersection:
You should always yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
Oncoming traffic and pedestrians should yield to you.
You should never yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.

Drivers making left turns must yield to oncoming traffic that is traveling straight. Drivers must always yield to pedestrians.

11. Changing from one lane to another is best done:
Quickly and often.
When a car is in your blind spot.
Gradually and carefully.

You should always change lanes gradually and carefully. Only change lanes when necessary. Every lane change increases the possibility of a traffic accident.

12. To know where traffic is behind you:
Frequently check your rearview mirror.
Turn and look out your back window.
Keep other vehicles out of your blind spots.

Drivers should check their rearview mirrors often to stay aware of the position of traffic behind them.

13. When merging onto the freeway, you should be driving:
At or near the speed of the freeway traffic.
At the legal speed limit.
More slowly than the freeway traffic.

You should enter a freeway at or near the speed of traffic, unless the speed of traffic exceeds the legal speed limit.

14. You must yield the right-of-way to an emergency vehicle that is using its siren and flashing lights by:
Driving as closely to the right edge of the road as possible and stopping.
Moving into the right lane and driving slowly until it has passed.
Stopping immediately, even if you are within an intersection.

You must yield the right-of-way to any emergency vehicle that is using its siren and flashing lights. Do this by driving to the right edge of the road and stopping, taking care not to stop in an intersection. You may move again after the emergency vehicle has passed.

15. To prevent tailgating, drivers should follow the:
One-second rule.
Two-second rule.
Three-second rule.

Most rear-end collisions are caused by tailgating. To avoid tailgating, use the “Three-Second Rule.” When the vehicle ahead of you passes a certain point, such as a sign, count “one-thousand-one, one-thousand-two, one-thousand-three.” If you pass the same point before you finish counting, you are following too closely.

16. You should not make sudden stops in front of large trucks and buses because:
Small vehicle drivers cannot adequately see large trucks and buses in their rearview mirrors.
Large trucks and buses, due to their size and weight, require longer distances to stop than smaller passenger vehicles.
Large trucks and buses travel at a higher speeds than small vehicles.

Large vehicles require longer distances to stop and accelerate than smaller vehicles do. Making a sudden stop in front of a large vehicle is dangerous because the other driver may not be able to stop in time to avoid a collision.

17. This is the shape and color of a ____ sign.
Wrong way

Downward-facing triangular signs mean drivers must yield. When approaching a yield sign, slow down to a speed that is reasonable for existing conditions and stop if necessary. If you must stop, do so at a marked stop line, if it exists.

18. This sign means:
No U-turn.
No turning.
No left turn.

This sign indicates that you may not make a U-turn. You cannot turn around to go in the opposite direction at an intersection where this sign is posted.

19. You have been involved in a minor traffic collision with a parked vehicle and you can't find the owner. You must:
Leave a note on the vehicle.
Report the collision without delay to the city police or, in unincorporated areas, to the California Highway Patrol.
Both of the above.

If you collide with a parked car or other property, leave a note with your name, phone number, and address securely attached to what you hit. You must report the collision to the local city police or, if the collision was in an unincorporated area, to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

20. If weather or light conditions require you to have your lights on while driving:
Use your parking lights.
Use your high beams.
Use your low beams.

Use your low beam headlights when driving in foggy, snowy, or rainy conditions. Light from high beam headlights will reflect back, causing glare and making it even more difficult to see ahead.

21. Which of the following is true about roadways on bridges and overpasses in cold, wet weather?
They tend to freeze before the rest of the road does.
They do not freeze because they are made of concrete.
They tend to freeze after the rest of the road does.

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

22. When entering traffic after being parked at a curb, you:
Should drive more slowly than other traffic for 200 feet.
Should wait for a large enough gap to get up to the speed of traffic.
Should wait for the first two vehicles to pass, then drive into the lane.

Any time that you merge into city or highway traffic, you should wait for a gap in traffic large enough for your vehicle to get up to the speed of other traffic.

23. Use your headlights on rainy, snowy, or foggy days:
To keep your engine warm.
So others can see your vehicle.
To warn others of bad weather conditions.

On rainy, snowy, or foggy days, it may be difficult for other drivers to see your vehicle. Under these conditions, headlights make your vehicle easier to see. If the weather requires you to turn on your windshield wipers, you must also turn on your low beam headlights.

24. Check your rearview mirrors:
Often to see how traffic is moving behind you.
To see if a vehicle is in your blind spot.
Only when you are slowing down.

When driving, do not develop a fixed stare. Frequently check your rearview mirrors so you know the positions of vehicles near you.

25. If you drive faster than other vehicles on a road with one lane moving in each direction and continually pass the other cars, you will:
Get you to your destination much more quickly and safely.
Increase your chances of an collision.
Help prevent traffic congestion.

You should avoid passing other vehicles on two-lane roads. Every time you pass a vehicle, your odds of being in a collision increase.

26. You should signal continuously while turning because it:
Is illegal to turn off your signal before completing a turn.
Lets other drivers know what your intentions are.
Is always unsafe to turn off a signal before completing a turn.

You should always signal when turning, changing lanes, slowing down, or stopping so that other drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians will know your intentions.

27. You should turn on your headlights:
One half hour after sunset.
When stopped at a railroad crossing.
When parked at a school.

Headlights must be used one half hour after sunset until one half hour before sunrise, when windshield wipers are being used due to rain or snow, and in any other situation when visibility is less than 1,000 feet. They should be used when a car is being driven on a small country or mountain road, even in sunny weather.

28. You are approaching an intersection with a steady yellow traffic light. If you have not already entered the intersection, you should:
Speed up to beat the red light.
Reduce you speed and proceed carefully through the intersection.
Come to a safe stop.

When a steady yellow light appears on a traffic signal, you should prepare to stop. If you are already within the intersection, you should clear the intersection as quickly as possible.

29. There is a vehicle stopped on the right shoulder of the road with its hazard lights on. You should:
Change lanes to the left and speed up.
Slow down and pass very carefully.
Stop your vehicle until you can see what has happened.

If you see a vehicle’s hazard lights ahead, slow down. There may be a collision or other road emergency ahead. Stop and give assistance if asked by anyone, or pass very carefully.

30. This sign means:
Trucks entering.
Truck exit only.
Steep downgrade ahead.

This sign warns that a steep downgrade is ahead on the road. Drivers should check their brakes.

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