California Road Rules Test 6

Our practice exams offer a comprehensive set of questions covering all the important topics and regulations you need to know for your California driver’s license test. These include road signs, traffic laws, and safe driving practices.

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At 55 mph, how far does it take the average driver to react and stop in good conditions?

Question 1 of 30

On multilane highways, you should avoid…?

Question 2 of 30

You should be particularly careful about not making assumptions on the basis of what a turn signal is showing when dealing with what type of vehicle?

Question 3 of 30

You must switch your headlights to low beams at night before you come within what distance of a vehicle you are following?

Question 4 of 30

When approaching emergency vehicles, tow trucks, or DoT vehicles displaying flashing warning lights, you should…?

Question 5 of 30

In which of the circumstances do you not have to report a collision in which someone was injured or killed or property damage over $1000 occurred?

Question 6 of 30

When driving down long or steep hills, you should always check behind you for…?

Question 7 of 30

What is the hand signal for making a right turn?

Question 8 of 30

The penalty for smoking in your vehicle when a minor is present is up to what?

Question 9 of 30

If two vehicles meet on a mountain road where neither can pass, which vehicle must yield right-of-way and backup to a place where the other vehicle can pass?

Question 10 of 30

If a zone only permits disabled persons to park, what color will be curb be?

Question 11 of 30

Which of these can adversely affect your driving?

Question 12 of 30

Any person convicted of engaging in vandalism, including graffiti, can have their driving license suspended for up to how long?

Question 13 of 30

When entering highway traffic from a standing start, you should always leave yourself at least what gap before entering traffic?

Question 14 of 30

Which of these areas tend to freeze before the rest of the road does in cold conditions?

Question 15 of 30

What is the maximum fine and/or imprisonment for assaulting a highway worker?

Question 16 of 30

Your vehicle may be removed if it is left standing on or by a freeway for more than what time period?

Question 17 of 30

When driving on packed snow, you should reduce your speed by…?

Question 18 of 30

If your vehicle starts to hydroplane, what should you do?

Question 19 of 30

You can signal that you are slowing down or stopping by making what hand signal?

Question 20 of 30

If it is safe to pass a streetcar, trolley, or bus, you must do so at no more than…?

Question 21 of 30

When approaching an intersection, how should you check for other traffic?

Question 22 of 30

You may be ordered to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle if you are caught with a blood alcohol concentration in excess of what?

Question 23 of 30

Any DUI conviction will remain on your DMV record for how long?

Question 24 of 30

If the steering wheel was a clock face, the optimal hand position is around…?

Question 25 of 30

During rainfall on a hot day, the road will be most slippery at what point?

Question 26 of 30

If you are convicted of manslaughter as a result of attempting to evade police in a pursuit, you can be sent to state prison for up to what term?

Question 27 of 30

If you drive to the scene of a fire, collision, or other disaster for sightseeing, you may be…?

Question 28 of 30

You may be considered a negligent operator if you accumulate how many points on your driver record within 12 months?

Question 29 of 30

If you are involved in a collision, you or your representative must present a written report to the police or California Highway Patrol within what time?

Question 30 of 30


 

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Understanding The California DMV Test Questions

California DMV Test QuestionsWhen it comes to driving tests, every state has its peculiarities and requirements. This means that whether it’s your first time getting a license or applying in California, you should prepare beforehand. A DMV test doesn’t have to be challenging, but given its importance, it is a good idea to prepare for it properly.

With that in mind, today, we’ll examine how the California DMV test is organized and what you can do to prepare for it.

How is the test organized?

At its core, the California DMV test is just a memorization test, which is largely true of all driving tests in the nation. Everything in the test will be found in the California Driver’s Handbook and will aim to apply road regulations practically.

The California test currently comprises 46 questions; applicants must get at least 38 right to pass. While that number might seem daunting initially, one advantage to the California DMV test questions is that they are all multiple-choice.

Overall, 38 might sound like a tall order at first, but the multiple-choice factor helps tone down the memorization to a degree. Additionally, the fact that all questions come from a single source means that you won’t ever be faced with a surprise question. So a good grasp on the Driver’s Handbook is really all that the tests asks of it’s applicants.

What are the most common questions?

While the California DMV test questions aren’t fixed, some recurring elements can be found in how they are organized and presented. Almost every test iteration counts with questions related to common traffic signs. This means that learning the proper meaning of each sign will guarantee a fair amount of right answers.

Similarly, questions are usually focused on the practical use of the knowledge of the Driver’s Handbook. Questions are phrased in practical examples, which means they are often verbatim as they were in the Handbook.

Questions related to light settings, car distances, and turns are common in the test. So those are particular areas where you can expect a heavier focus regarding the test questions.

How to properly prepare for the test?

The first thing you have to do is go through the entire California Driver’s Handbook. Every single question comes right from it, and if you properly grasp its content, it’s impossible to miss a question. Likewise, you shouldn’t be afraid to highlight any relevant information so you can easily return to it for later studying sessions.

Pay close attention to phrases that explain what to do in a given example. Anything that tells you to “Do X when Y happens” is prime material for questions. These are some of the most important tidbits of information to remember, and highlighting them lets you easily go back to them.

Once you grasp the Handbook well, you should take an online test to check how well you are truly faring. There is no shortage of websites with California DMV test questions, and you can even download an app or opt for an online course.

Doing a practice test is important because it lets you check how well you have grasped the topics. Since the questions are all based on or come from real iterations of the test, it teaches you how the test is structured.

Something important to keep in mind when facing a question is that you should take it at face value. All questions in the test are rather straightforward and, as we mentioned, are pretty much 1:1 with the handbook’s content. So, if you properly prepare beforehand, your first instinct is bound to be the right answer.

A good tip for any test, regardless of content, is to try to look for the logic behind each rule or tip. Memorizing every single tip in the Handbook can be stressful. On the other hand, understanding the reasoning behind each suggestion will become practical knowledge for you. This means you’ll have an easier time recalling it for the test and that it’ll stick around once you are behind the wheel, which is ultimately what the test is made for.