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a. Dumping or abandoning an animal on a highway.
b. Making a U-turn from a center left-turn lane.
c. Parking in a bicycle lane.
a. Your driving privilege will be revoked for one year.
b. You will be sentenced to a mandatory 30 days in jail.
c. Your vehicle will be confiscated and sold.
a. Slow down before entering.
b. Stop before entering.
c. Stop and wait for a green light.
a. You intend to file a certificate of non-operation for your vehicle.
b. Your vehicle is towed for parking illegally.
c. You have a collision and there is an injury or death
a. Pedestrians always have the right-of-way.
b. Vehicles, but they should slow down and be careful.
c. Pedestrians, but only with a green “walk” signal.
a. Must ride facing oncoming traffic.
b. Could be hidden in your blind spots.
c. Usually have the right-of-way.
a. Answer it if you have a hands free device.
b. Let the call go to voice mail.
c. Answer it if the call is from your parents.
a. Always dangerous to do.
b. Dangerous if you have a helper.
c. Only dangerous in large vehicles.
a. Less space between lanes ahead.
b. The highway will be divided ahead.
c. The right lane will end ahead.
a. Drive between 5am and 11pm unaccompanied.
b. Transport minors unaccompanied at any time.
c. Transport minors between 11pm and 5am unaccompanied
a. 20 mph
b. 15 mph
c. 10 mph
a. They may not see you.
b. They have the right-of-way.
c. It is required by law.
b. Others involved in the collision.
c. Security guards.
a. Stop at the crosswalk and honk your horn.
b. Drive into the crosswalk so that the person can hear your engine.
c. Pull up to the crosswalk so that the person can hear your engine.
a. Always stop at a crosswalk.
b. Stop at a crosswalk until a guard signals you to go.
c. Be prepared to stop if children are in the crosswalk
a. One-lane road ahead.
b. Merging lane ahead.
c. Lane ends ahead.
a. If there is enough road between the vehicle and the curb to do so.
b. Even if you must drive on the shoulder to do so.
c. Even if you must cross a solid white line painted on the road.
a. Before you get into the car.
b. Before you start driving.
c. After you start driving.
a. Your driving privilege may be taken away.
b. You will receive an additional fine.
c. You will not be allowed to post bail.
a. Increases fuel efficiency.
b. Is a common cause for rear-end collisions.
c. Helps keep traffic moving.
a. The pedestrian has the right-of-way.
b. The pedestrian must yield the right-of-way.
c. Vehicle have the right-of-way, but drivers must legally take care for the pedestrian’s safety.
a. Only if you have been drinking alcohol.
b. Whenever you drive in California.
c. Only if an accident occurred.
a. Drive close to the large truck’s left front wheel.
b. Cannot see the truck driver in the truck’s side mirrors.
c. Follow no closer than 10 feet behind the large truck.
a. 0.08% – Eight hundredths of one percent
b. 0.01% – One hundredth of one percent
c. 0.05% – Five hundredths of one percent
a. Stay out of the intersection until traffic clears.
b. Enter the intersection and wait until traffic clears.
c. Merge into another lane and try to go around the traffic.
a. Is illegal under all circumstances.
b. Must be marked with a red flag or lights.
c. Does not legally have to be marked but it is a good idea.
a. The sides of the truck bed are at least 18 inches high.
b. They are properly secured.
c. The tailgate of the truck is closed.
a. 50mph or faster, the speed of traffic.
b. Anywhere between 45mph and 50mph.
c. No faster than 45mph.
a. Other lanes are stopped with heavy traffic.
b. You are carrying the minimum number of persons shown on the sign.
c. It is between the hours of 7pm and 7am.
a. Drive between the hours of 5am and 11pm.
b. Transport minors between the hours of 11pm and 5am.
c. Transport adults between the hours of 5am and midnight.
a. Solid red lights, flashing red lights, and blacked-out traffic signals.
b. Solid red lights, red arrows, and flashing yellow lights.
c. Solid red lights, flashing red lights, and yellow lights.
a. If you drive slower than 15mph.
b. No more than 200 feet before making a right turn.
c. Whenever bicyclists are not present.
a. Suspend the registration of the vehicle you are driving.
b. Suspend your driving privilege until you appear in court.
c. Restrict your driving privilege.
a. Both you and your passenger receive a citation.
b. Your passenger will receive a citation regardless of age.
c. You may receive a citation if your passenger is younger than 16.
a. The far left lane.
b. The center lane.
c. Any lane as long as it seems safe to do so.
a. Always stop before making a right turn.
b. Signal during the last 100 feet before your turn.
c. Slow down and signal as you start your turn.
a. On a one-way street at a green arrow.
b. When there are no vehicles approaching nearby.
c. Across two sets of double yellow lines.
a. Must always stop before driving through the intersection.
b. Must yield the right-of-way to all other vehicles.
c. Should slow down and be ready to stop.
a. The carpool lane and must merge into the next lane.
b. A special lane for slow moving vehicles.
c. An exit lane.
a. Signal for at least 5 seconds prior to changing lanes.
b. Cross several lanes at a time to avoid slow downs.
c. Avoid driving over broken white lines and lane markings.
a. The road ahead is closed to traffic in your direction.
b. Do not enter the road unless it is safe to do so.
c. The road ahead is closed to traffic in all directions.
a. Passed any vehicle once the pedestrian has passed your lane.
b. Stop, then proceed when all pedestrians have crossed.
c. Change lanes, look carefully, and pass the stopped vehicle.
a. Drive slowly enough to stop within the area lighted by your headlights.
b. Briefly look at oncoming headlights so you won’t be blinded.
c. Keep instrument lights bright to be more visible by other drivers.
a. Only if you are approaching a sharp curve in the road.
b. Under no circumstances because it is always legal.
c. If it is unsafe for current weather conditions.
a. Must maintain your speed and position.
b. Must slow down to let the other vehicles merge.
c. Should make room for the merging vehicles if possible.
a. You must legally drive below the speed limit on sharp curves.
b. The strong inward pull on your vehicle can be dangerous.
c. There may be a stalled car or a collision ahead that you can not see.
a. You are approaching from behind.
b. Approaching you from behind.
c. You have already passed.
a. Another vehicle is in your way.
b. It may help prevent a collision.
c. Another driver makes a mistake.
a. Change lanes and drive slowly.
b. Wait for the green light.
c. Do as the officer tells you.
a. The left lane.
b. The lane closest to the curb.
c. Any lane that is available.
a. During a heavy rainstorm in the middle of summer.
b. When it first starts to rain after a dry spell.
c. After it has been raining a long time.
a. At the corner in an intersection.
b. Across a sidewalk if you are partially in a driveway.
c. In a bicycle lane if there is no sign forbidding it
a. Waiting to make a left turn at a traffic light.
b. Parked on a hill or sloping driveway.
c. Parked on the side of a level roadway and there is no curb.
a. One hour before sunset until one hour after sunrise.
b. Anytime you can’t see at least two miles ahead.
c. Anytime you have trouble seeing others or being seen.
a. Speed up and get through the intersection.
b. Stop and not turn under any circumstances.
c. Be prepared to obey the next signal that appears.
a. Fines are the same for violations committed in construction zones.
b. Slow down for the safety of you and the construction workers.
c. Slow down only if you think workers are present.
a. This vehicle has the right-of-way.
b. Slow-moving vehicle.
c. Emergency vehicle ahead.
a. Stop between the crossing gates in case they close.
b. Stop on the tracks and wait for your light to turn green.
c. Wait until you can completely cross the tracks before you proceed.
a. Under any circumstances.
b. Unless you entered the intersection on a yellow light.
c. Unless you entered the intersection on a green light.
a. Look over your shoulder to be sure the car is not in your blind spot.
b. Turn on your signal and change lanes slowly.
c. Signal, honk your horn, and change lanes quickly.
a. At all times
b. During school hours only.
c. Only when children are present in front of a school.
a. Sell or transfer your vehicle.
b. Paint your vehicle a different color.
c. Are cited for a traffic violation.
a. Increases fuel efficiency.
b. Increases your chances of an accident.
c. Helps prevent traffic congestion.
a. Look in your outside mirrors only.
b. Look over your shoulder into the lane that you want to enter.
c. Always turn your head and look over your right shoulder.
a. The traffic signal ahead is not working.
b. Be prepared to stop if the light is flashing.
c. There is a traffic signal ahead.
a. Drive to the right edge of the road and slow down.
b. Drive to the right edge of the road and stop.
c. Stay in your lane, slow down, and let it pass.
a. Maintain the posted speed and drive through the water.
b. Steer your vehicle around the water if possible.
Shift into neutral as you drive through the water
a. Only after slowing down and checking traffic.
b. Only after stopping, and yielding to pedestrians, and bicyclists, unless otherwise posted.
c. Under no circumstances.
a. Should drive slower than other traffic for 200 feet.
b. Need a large enough gap to get up to the speed of traffic.
c. Should wait for the first vehicle to pass, then pull into the lane.
a. Parallel to the curb.
b. Away from the curb.
c. Toward the curb.
b. Parking lights.
c. Emergency flashers.
a. Wait until solid double yellow lines separate the lanes.
b. Increase your speed to 65mph.
c. Have at least a 10 to 12 second gap in the oncoming traffic.
a. You may not enter the road from your direction.
b. Stop and proceed with caution.
c. The road ahead is closed to traffic in all directions
a. In a crosshatched (diagonal) pattern space.
b. Twenty feet from a railroad track.
c. In a bicycle lane, unless otherwise posted.
a. Look in the inside rearview mirror.
b. Look in the outside rearview mirror.
c. Turn your head.
a. Any of the traffic lanes in your direction.
b. Either of the two right lanes.
c. The far right lane only.
a. Looking over your shoulder.
b. Using the inside and outside mirrors only.
c. Checking all mirrors and turning your head
a. Yes, but yield to any person or vehicle still in the intersection.
b. Yes, or you could be given a ticket for causing gridlock.
c. No, because you must first wait 5 seconds before proceeding.
a. One of your rear wheels should touch the curb.
b. Use your parking brake and leave your vehicle in gear or “park”
c. Your front wheels should be parallel to the road if there is no curb.
a. At or near the same speed as the freeway traffic.
b. At the legal freeway speed limit.
c. Slower than the freeway traffic.
a. Turn from your current traffic lane after signaling.
b. Merge completely into this traffic lane before making your left turn.
c. Not enter this lane for any reason.
a. May cross the lines to turn left into a driveway.
b. Are on a two-lane one-way street.
Should not cross for any reason
a. May complete their turn in either the left or right lane.
b. Often have to use part of the left lane to complete their turn.
c. Must stay in the right lane at all times.
a. Often to see how traffic is moving behind you.
b. Only on a freeway or highway.
c. Only when you are slowing down.
a. Stop until you think that the children are unloaded.
b. Stop until the lights stop flashing.
c. Change lanes, drive slowly, and pass carefully
a. Stop, listen, and proceed if you cannot hear anything.
b. Look to the sides of your vehicle.
c. Concentrate on oncoming traffic.
a. Not pass the other vehicle.
b. Pass on the shoulder of the road.
c. Signal longer than 5 seconds to pass safely.
a. Drive between 5am and 5pm unsupervised.
b. Transport minors unaccompanied anytime.
c. Transport minors between 11pm and 5am unaccompanied.
a. The driver you just passed signals you to return to your lane.
b. You signal your intention to return to your lane for four seconds.
c. You see the headlights of the passed car in your rearview mirror.
a. Most cold medications can make a person drowsy.
b. Over-the-counter medications cannot impair driving ability if taken in the recommended dosages.
c. Medications are safe to take at any time if prescribed by a doctor.
a. Vehicle in front of you moves to the right to let you pass.
b. Yellow line next to your side of the road is broken.
c. Yellow line next to the other side of the road is broken.
a. Honk your horn and maintain your speed.
b. Slow or stop your car and use your horn.
c. Use your horn and swerve into the next lane.
a. Detour ahead.
b. Right turn permitted on green arrow only.
c. Sharp turn to the right.
a. You need the extra room to see around the truck.
b. Their heavier weight allows them to stop more quickly than you.
c. If you follow too closely, you will get caught in the truck’s wind draft.
a. Slow to a safe speed before the curve.
b. Slow to the posted speed limit for the freeway.
c. Wait until you have entered the curve to begin braking.
a. Tank trucks marked with hazardous materials placards.
b. Motorhomes or pickup trucks towing a trailer.
c. Sport utility vehicles carrying four or more passengers.
a. Trucks have fewer blind spots due to the vehicle’s height.
b. It is best to pass trucks very slowly and on the right side.
c. Trucks often appear to travel slower because of their large size.
a. The lane closest to the center of the road.
b. The lane nearest the curb or edge of the roadway.
c. Either lane, depending on oncoming traffic.
a. You are double parked in a traffic lane.
b. You are parked on the side of the road in heavy fog.
c. Your car has broken down on the roadway.
a. Slow down and continue driving.
b. Turn on your high beams and continue driving.
c. Pull off of the road completely until visibility improves.
a. Slow down and watch the construction as you pass.
b. Step on your brakes just before you pass the construction.
c. Reduce speed and be prepared to stop.
a. Signaling at least 100 feet before turning.
b. Decreasing your following distance.
c. Quickly pumping your brakes just before turning.
a. You should slow down and move to the right lane.
b. Stay in the right lane if you are moving slower than the other traffic.
c. Slower traffic must exit to the right.
a. Imprisonment and /or fine of at least $2,000.
b. A fine of not less than $1,000.
c. Attending an anger-management class.
a. Never turn in front of an approaching light-rail vehicle.
b. Always pass a light-rail vehicle slowly on the right.
c. Remember they are loud and move more slowly than freight trains.
a. Left and right only.
b. Straight ahead and to the left.
c. Left, right, and left again.
a. Only at controlled intersections.
b. Only if a crosswalk is painted on the street.
c. Whether or not a crosswalk is marked.
a. Low-beam headlights
b. High-beam headlights
c. Running lights
a. Not assume that they will make space for you to return to your lane.
b. Assume that they will let you pass if you use your turn signal.
c. Assume they will maintain a constant speed.
a. They are unnecessary for vehicles equipped with front and side air bags.
b. They keep you from being thrown clear to safety, which lowers your chances of surviving a collision.
c. They increase your chances of survival in most types of collisions.
a. Stare at the middle of the road.
b. Look directly in front of your car.
c. Scan from side to side.
a. Interfere with traffic and receive a ticket.
b. Improve traffic flow.
c. Demonstrate defensive driving techniques.
a. Red arrows are only used to stop traffic that is turning left.
b. Red arrows are only used for protected turn lanes.
c. You can never turn against a red arrow, even if you stop first.
a. Pull off the road and rest.
b. Turn on your air conditioner.
c. Alternately drive close to the left and right sides of your lane.
a. Give an arm signal that you are exiting your vehicle.
b. Turn on your left turn signal.
c. Check traffic approaching from behind.
a. Slowing down to look at a collision scene.
b. Avoiding unnecessary lane changes.
c. Using public transportation instead of your car.
a. Only when the guide dog is leading a person across the street.
b. At all times.
c. Only if a crossing guard is present.
a. Make a protected turn in that direction.
b. Turn left or continue going straight.
c. Turn in that direction only after you stop
a. Unless you are riding in a vehicle built before 1978.
b. Unless you are riding in a limousine.
c. And failure to do so may result in a traffic ticket.
a. Check for vehicles in the direction you plan on going, then proceed.
b. Let all vehicles that arrive before or after you go first.
c. Check traffic in all directions before proceeding.
a. Narrow pedestrian bridge ahead.
b. Pedestrians must yield the right-of-way ahead.
c. There is a pedestrian crosswalk ahead.
a. Should expect merging vehicles at on-ramps.
b. Must be driving slower than other traffic.
c. Must give the right-of-way to merging traffic.
a. Turn in that direction after slowing and checking traffic.
b. Not turn in that direction until the light turns green.
c. Turn in that direction after you have come to a complete stop.
a. Their smaller size makes them harder to see.
b. They usually have the right-of-way at intersections.
c. It is illegal for motorcycles to share traffic lanes.
a. Toward the center of the roadway
b. Toward the right edge of your lane.
c. Straight ahead in your lane.
a. Your doctor’s.
b. Your pharmacist’s.
a. Drive to the right.
b. Right turn yield.
c. Slower traffic should move to the right.
a. Come to a complete stop. And then proceed when it is safe.
b. Stop before entering and let all other traffic go first.
c. Slow down, or stop if necessary.
a. Children one or older and over 20 pounds should ride in the front seat.
b. Children under age one should not ride in the front seat in air bag equipped vehicles.
c. The front seat is generally safest for children six years of age and older.
a. A six year old who is 4 feet 10 inches tall.
b. A seven year old who is 4 feet 7 inches tall.
c. An eight-year old who is 4 feet 9 inches tall.
a. Railroad crossing is controlled-continue at your regular speed.
b. You are approaching a railroad crossing.
c. Stop at the railroad tracks and wait for a signal before crossing.
a. Have the right of way
b. Should first stop and check for cross traffic.
c. Need at least a four second gap in traffic.
a. Legal, if it is your child.
b. Illegal at all times.
c. Not restricted by law.
a. The road ahead has many curves.
b. There is a sharp curve in the road ahead.
c. The road ahead is slippery.
a. In back.
c. To the sides.
a. Honk your horn, then pass the bicyclist.
b. Slow down and let the car pass, then pass the bicyclist.
c. Wait until the bicyclist rides off of the roadway.
a. One-way road widens into two lanes ahead.
b. Vehicles on this road travel in two different directions.
c. There is a divided road ahead.
a. Stop and check traffic both ways before proceeding.
b. Give the right of way to traffic on the road that you are entering or crossing.
c. Keep a steady speed and check traffic both ways.
a. When the keys are in the ignition.
b. If the child is with a 12 year old brother or sister.
c. On a cold, rainy day, and all of the windows are closed.
a. Traffic lanes on one-way streets.
b. Bicycle lanes from regular traffic.
c. Vehicles going in opposite directions.
a. Wait until the vehicles clear the intersection before entering.
b. Move ahead only if you can go around the other vehicles safely.
c. Enter the intersection and wait for traffic to clear.
a. Slowly ease your foot off of the gas pedal.
b. Slow down by shifting into a lower gear.
c. Slow down by pumping the brakes quickly and firmly.
a. Any prescription drug is safe to use if you do not feel drowsy.
b. Even over the counter drugs can impair your driving.
c. Only illegal drugs can impair your driving.
a. Whenever a crossing is not controlled by gates.
b. Any time a train may be approaching whether you can see it or not.
c. If your vehicle has three or more axles.
a. The DMV
b. The CHP
c. Your insurance company.
a. Drive on the freeway shoulder until a gap appears.
b. Stop before merging with freeway traffic.
c. Make room by forcing your way into a small gap.
a. On a highway where there is an opening for a turn.
b. 150 feet from a hill or curve.
c. Over two sets of double yellow lines in the roadway.
a. Your vehicle fails a smog test.
b. You are involved in a collision and there is an injury.
c. You change your insurance company.
a. Only if a sign permits the turn.
b. If the traffic on the street is moving to the right.
c. If traffic on the street is moving to the left.
a. Pull over and wait for conditions to improve.
b. Use your high beam lights to be more visible.
c. Slow down so you can stop if necessary.
a. 15 mph
b. 25 mph
c. 20 mph
a. A vehicle approaching you from behind.
b. An oncoming vehicle.
c. A sharp curve or hill.
a. Medical services ahead.
b. There is a “T” intersection ahead.
c. Another road crosses yours ahead.
a. The vehicle on the through road.
b. The vehicle on the right.
c. The vehicle that arrives first.
a. Avoid making fast turns and fast stops.
b. Pump your brakes to test the traction of your tires.
c. Decrease the distance that you look ahead of your vehicle.
a. Can frustrate other drivers and may make them angry.
b. Can result in a traffic citation.
c. Reduces accidents by preventing you from being “cut off”.
a. Stop immediately in the intersection until it passes.
b. Pull to the right in the intersection and stop.
c. Continue through the intersection, pull to the right and stop.
a. You wheels must be within 18 inches of the curb.
b. Your front wheels must be turned towards the side of the road.
c. You do not have to set the parking brake.
a. Passenger car.
b. Station wagon.
c. Large tour bus.
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