Drivers License Exam

Updated 2007-01-31 02:31


Some things to memorize when studying to take your Driver's License test at the BMV. These are based on the California laws as of Oct 2006 (laws in other states might differ slightly).

Traffic Rules

Residential area default speed25 mph
Headphones while drivingillegal if they cover both ears
When parking, wheels must be within18 inches of curb
Flashing yellow traffic light means- slow down - cross carefully
When selling or transfering car, you mustnotify DMV within 5 days
Red painted curb may be parked next tonever

Traffic Rules II

In a fog, use yourlow beams
When parking uphill, wheels should aimto the right
When traffic light is brokenstop, then proceed when it's safe
You may park in unmarked crosswalknever
You may turn left from one-way street onto one-way street ifstreet is one-way to the left
On the freeway following a truck, drivefarther behind than for a passenger vehicle

Traffic Rules III

Broken yellow line next to solid yellow line meanscars next to broken line may pass
When school bus ahead in your lane has red lights flashingdon't pass it
In dust storm you shouldslow down and turn on headlights
Turn on turn signal how far before turning?100 feet
You may disobey school crossing guardsnever
Class C drivers license entitles you to drive 3-axle vehicle that weighs under 6,000 lbs

Traffic Rules IV

White painted curb meansLoading zone for passengers or mail
Submit report after an accident when- damage exceeds $750 - any injuries occurred
To turn left from multilane one-way street onto a one-way street, turn fromlane closest to left curb
Look both ways at- intersections - crosswalks - railroad crossings
You may drive off a paved roadway to passnever

Traffic Rules V

After colliding with parked car, if owner can't be found- leave a note on car and - report accident to the police
You may drive in bike lane whenwithin 200 feet of turning right
You may cross double yellow line to pass ifyour side of road is a broken line
When parking on flat surface, wheels should aimstraight ahead
When other cars drive faster than 65 mph, may you drive faster also?no


Question Answer
What is the most important driving technique to avoid crashes when driving in icy or snowy conditions? reduce speed and increase following distance
A flashing red traffic signal at an intersection has the same requirements as which of the following?a stop sign
The Application for an operator’s license must be signed by the parent or guardian when the applicant is under what age?18
Unless posted otherwise, the speed limit in a residential area is25 mph
Child restraints are required forchildren who are under the age of four OR who weigh less than 20 lbs
When traveling on a highway divided into four traffic lanes, which vehicles are required to stop for a school bus that has stopped to unload children?Only vehicles approaching the rear of the bus traveling in the same direction as the bus.
When two vehicles arrive at an intersection at the same time, which one has the right-of-way when no signs or signals indicate rules?the car approaching from the right
When someone is drunk what will remove them from under the influence to a point at which they can drive?time
When is a driver permitted to turn right on a red traffic signal?When the driver has stopped and checked to see that the turn will not interfere with crossing traffic.
When a stop is required at an intersection and no markings appear to indicate a stop line or crosswalk, which of the following is the appropriate place to make the stop?At the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway before actually entering the roadway.