Permit Test 3

1. Smoking inside a vehicle when a person younger than 18 years of age is present is:

  Illegal at all times
  Legal, if it is your child
  Not restricted by law

2. Always look carefully for motorcycles before you change lanes because:

  Their smaller size makes them harder to see
  They usually have the right-of-way at intersections
  It is illegal for motorcycles to share traffic lanes

3. During the first 12 months after you are licensed, you must be accompanied by your parent or guardian if you:

  Drive between the hours of 5:00 AM and midnight
  Transport minors between the hours of 11 PM and 5:00 AM
  Transport adults between the hours of 5:00 AM and midnight

4. You should always turn on your emergency flashers when:

  You are double parked in a traffic lane
  You are parked on the side of the road in heavy fog
  Your car has broken down on the roadway

5. Dim your lights for oncoming vehicles or when you are within 300 feet of a vehicle:

  You are approaching from behind
  Approaching you from behind
  You have already passed

6. You are entering a freeway. You should check traffic by using:

  Only your rearview mirror
  The inside and outside mirrors only
  All mirrors and turn your head

7. Which of these is a good way to spot driving hazards?

  Focus on your outside mirrors
  Focus on the vehicle ahead
  Scan ahead of your vehicle

8. A green arrow means go, but first you must:

  Yield to any vehicle, bicycle, or pedestrian in the intersection
  Check the vehicle behind you in your rearview mirror
  Wait five seconds before proceeding

9. Generally speaking, you are in a large truck's blind spot if you:

  Drive close to the large truck's left front wheel
  Can't see the truck driver in the truck's side mirrors
  Follow no closer than ten feet behind the large truck

10. Which way do you turn your front wheels when parked uphill next to a curb?

  Parallel to the curb
  Away from the curb
  Into the curb

11. Parking is NEVER permitted:

  In a crosshatched pattern space
  Twenty feet from a railroad track
  In a bicycle lane, unless otherwise posted

12. You have consented to take a test for the alcohol content of your blood, breath, or urine:

  Only if you have been drinking alcohol
  Whenever you drive in California
  Only if an accident has occurred

13. You must use your seat belt:

  Unless you are riding in a vehicle built before 1978
  Unless you are riding in a limousine
  If the vehicle you are traveling in is equipped with seat belts

14. Before driving into an intersection from a stop, you should look:

  Left and right only
  Straight ahead and to the left
  Left, right, and left again

15. When traffic is slow and heavy and you must cross railroad tracks before reaching the upcoming intersection, you should:

  Stop between the crossing gates in case they close
  Stop on the tracks and wait for your light to turn green
  Wait until you can completely cross the tracks before you proceed

16. When you enter traffic from a full stop (i.e., pulling away from the curb), you:

  Should drive slower than other traffic for 200 feet
  Need a large enough gap to get up to the speed of traffic
  Should wait for the first vehicle to pass, then pull into the lane

17. A peace officer stops you because he suspects you are DUI. You refuse to take a chemical test. What happens now?

  Your driving privilege will be taken away
  You will receive an additional fine
  You will not be allowed to post bail

18. At night, if an oncoming vehicle fails to dim its high beams, look:

  Toward the center of the roadway
  Toward the right edge of your lane
  Straight ahead in your lane

19. You must notify DMV within 5 days if you:

  Are cited for a traffic violation
  Sell or transfer your vehicle
  Paint your vehicle a different color

20. You are at a red traffic signal. The traffic light turns green, but there are still other vehicles in the intersection. You should:

  Wait until the vehicles clear the intersection before entering
  Move ahead only if you can go around the other vehicles safely
  Enter the intersection and wait for traffic to clear

21. This sign means:

  You have the right-of-way
  Give the right-of-way to other drivers
  Make a complete stop before asserting your right-of-way

22. The "three-second rule" applies to the space of your vehicle

  In back
  To the sides

23. If there is a solid double, yellow line in the center or the roadway, you:

  May turn left into a private driveway
  Are on a one-way street
  Are in a center left-turn lane

24. It is illegal for a person under 21 years of age to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that is .... or more

  0.08% Eight hundredths of one percent
  0.01% One hundredth of one percent
  0.05% Five hundredths of one percent

25. An orange and red sign of this shape always means:

  Vehicle has the right-of-way
  Slow moving vehicle
  Roadwork ahead

26. If a pedestrian is in a crosswalk in the middle of a block?

  The pedestrian has the right-of-way
  The pedestrian must yield the right-of-way
  Vehicles have the right-of-way, but drivers must legally take care for the pedestrian's safety

27. If you have an accident, the law requires you to exchange your driver license information with:

  Others involved in the accident
  Security guards

28. Following closely behind another vehicle (tailgating):

  Is safe in wet weather
  Is a common cause of rear-end accidents
  Helps prevent you from being rear-ended

29. A red arrow pointing to the right on a traffic light means you may:

  Turn in that direction after slowing and checking traffic
  Not turn in that direction until the light turns green
  Turn in that direction after you come to a complete stop

30. Before getting out of your parked car on the traffic side of the street, you should:

  Give a hand and arm signal for a left turn
  Open your door so the other vehicles will stop
  Check traffic approaching from behind

31. This sign means:

  The road ahead is closed to traffic in your direction
  Do not enter the road ahead unless it is safe to do so
  The road ahead is closed to traffic in all directions

32. When a school bus with its red lights flashing is stopped ahead on your side of the road, you must:

  Stop until you think all the children are unloaded
  Stop until the lights stop flashing
  Change lanes, drive slowly, and pass cautiously

33. If the roadway is wet and your car starts to skid, you should:

  Slowly ease your foot off the gas pedal
  Slow down by shifting to a lower gear
  Slow down by pumping the brakes quickly and firmly

34. After passing a car, it is safe to return to your driving lane when:

  The driver you just passed signals you to return to your lane
  You signal for four seconds your intention to return to your lane
  You see the headlights of the passed car in your rearview mirror

35. Which of these is recommended when driving at night on a dimly lit street?

  Drive slowly enough to stop within the area lighted by your headlights
  Briefly look at oncoming headlights so you won't be blinded
  Keep instrument lights bright to be more visible to other drivers

36. To make a right turn onto a two-way street from a two-way street, start in the right-hand lane and end in:

  The left lane
  The lane closest to the curb
  Any lane that is available

37. This sign means don't pass:

  Until after you pass the sign
  Unless it seems safe to do so
  Other vehicles for any reason

38. If you see orange construction signs and cones on a freeway, you must:

  Slow down because the lane ends ahead
  Be prepared for workers and equipment ahead
  Change lanes and maintain your current speed

39. U-turns in residential districts are legal:

  On a one-way street at a green arrow
  When there are no vehicles approaching nearby
  Across two sets of solid double, yellow lines

40. A law enforcement officer notices that one of your passengers is not wearing a seat belt and writes a citation. Which of the following is true?

  Both you and your passenger will receive a citation
  Your passenger will receive the citation, regardless of age
  You may receive the citation if the passenger is 15 or younger

41. You are driving 45mph in a 55mph zone. You can be cited for speeding:

  Only if you are approaching a sharp curve in the road
  Under no circumstances because it is always legal
  If road or weather conditions require an even slower speed

42. You may legally drive in any freeway carpool lane if:

  All the other lanes have heavy traffic
  You are carrying the minimum number of persons shown on the sign
  It is between the hours of 7PM and 7AM

43. This sign means:

  Drive to the right
  Change lanes to the right
  Slower traffic should move to the right

44. You exit a freeway on a ramp that curves downhill. You should:

  Slow to a safe speed before the curve
  Slow to the posted speed limit for the freeway
  Wait until you have entered the curve to begin braking

45. You are going to make a left turn from a dedicated left-turn lane when a yellow arrow appears for your lane. You should:

  Speed up to get through the intersection
  Stop and not turn under any circumstances
  Be prepared to obey the next signal that appears

46. A green arrow pointing to the left on a traffic light means you may:

  Make a protected turn in that direction
  Turn left or continue going straight
  Turn in that direction only after you stop