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As a resident of California, you are required to have a California driver’s license to drive on public roads as well as highways.
To apply for a new California driver’s license, you must provide you identity documents that establish your full name, birthdate, social security, and residency.
If required, examinations include vision, knowledge, and driving tests.
The California (CA) DMV test is written and will include questions around topics such as road rules/signs, and safe driving practices, which are in the California Driver Handbook.
For the CA DMV written test, you will answer 36 questions and you’re required to have 30 correct answers to earn a passing score of at least 83%.
The minimum age to apply is 15 ½.
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What does a broken yellow centerline mean?
Switching to the left lane is allowed when there is no approaching traffic.
How should you drive when driving under snowy or icy conditions?
It is inadvisable to use cruise control or drive like under normal conditions because tires that are not specially designed for winter periods may lose contact with the road and cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Therefore, making speed and directional changes progressively is safer and would give the driver more control over his car.
When is it safe for a driver to increase the distance between his vehicle and the vehicle ahead?
When a driver is tailgated, it's best to create a more significant distance between his vehicle and the tailgater. Slowing down gradually in cases of necessity or switching to a more unobstructed lane are preferable options.
Which of these procedures is the safest while changing lanes?
Because mirrors may have blind spots, looking over the right and left shoulder for lane changes after looking into the mirror is the safest option.
What should you do when you see this sign "California railroad crossing road sign"?
Even when the sign is not displayed, it is advised that a driver should slow down, listen, look, and prepare to stop before crossing any railroad tracks.
When should the wheels of a vehicle not be pointed straight ahead?
When the wheels of a vehicle are not pointed straight ahead on a hill or sloping driveway, it averts rolling into traffic should the brakes fail. However, it is best to keep the when straight at a traffic light until it is safe to start a turn.
What step may avert a collision when a tailgater trails a driver?
Which light may a driver use in a foggy, rainy, or snowy condition?
The rays of high beams will reflect to the driver and may make it difficult to see ahead.
9. What should a driver do if a truck or bus makes a turn where he also needs to make a turn?
Trying to do otherwise is highly risky and may result in a severe crash.
Which of the following acts blocks the smooth flow of traffic?
Slowing down or completely stopping to look at collisions or other unusual things are some of the causes of traffic congestion.
What is the danger of fatigue when driving?
Fatigue increases the risk of a driver falling asleep while driving and causing him to crash. A driver should pull over and take a rest before continuing his journey.
What should a driver do if he approaches a traffic light with a red signal, and a police officer directs him to go through the intersection without stopping?
The instructions from Police officers directing traffic always override posted traffic signals and signs, so it is best to follow the officer's instructions.
What do yellow lines separate?
What does an orange and red triangular sign "California slow-moving vehicle road sign" on a vehicle mean?
Vehicles like tractors, animal-drawn carts, maintenance vehicles, and bulldozers always display the orange and red triangle sign on their rear end.
When should drivers use their seat belts?
Drivers must always wear their seat belts. A driver may be ticketed for not doing so.
What does the white sign "California slower traffic keep right road sign" mean?
What should be done when driving in work zones?
Reduce your speed and be prepared to stop suddenly. Speed limits posted in work zones must be obeyed, and the driver must be vigilant.
If a driver needs to make a right turn at an upcoming intersection, albeit slowing down, what else should be done?
19. What kinds of drugs can impair a driver's driving?
Even self-administered drugs and prescription drugs can impair a driver's driving. Regarding this, it is illegal to drive under the influence of any medication that reduces a driver's ability to drive safely.
What should be done when a driver is driving on a dimly lit street at night?
What should be done when being overtaken by another vehicle?
It is best to yield to the overtaking vehicle by maintaining a constant speed to avoid a collision.
What may best be done when a driver approaches a green traffic light, and traffic is blocking the intersection?
Does the California pedestrian crossing road sign mean that
The yellow with black sign notifies drivers to where pedestrians may be crossing. Until the crosswalk is free of any pedestrian before any approaching driver moves.
What should be done when a driver approaching an intersection at the posted speed limit sees the signal turns yellow?
When is one legally permitted to ride in the back of a pickup truck?
Albeit riding in a secured seat and while using an approved safety belt, it is illegal to ride in the bed of a pickup truck.
What should be done when one is behind a motorcycle?
When a car driver is behind a motorcyclist, he should allow a more considerable following distance. Driving in contrast to this suggestion is risky to the driver and the cyclist as motorcycles can stop quickly.
What should be done when reversing?
Because the rearview or side mirrors as mirrors do not show directly behind the vehicle, it is best to look through the rear window while reversing.
Albeit setting the parking brake when parking uphill on the street with a curb, what else should be done?
What should be avoided if a driver is about to be hit from the rear?
In this situation, a driver should anticipate pressure, press against the back of his seat, and put his head against the head restraint. He should also focus on driving and prepare to apply brakes to avoid being pushed into another vehicle.
What should be done if a preceding driver stops at a crosswalk?
Since there may be pedestrians crossing the street, the safest option is to Stop moving till all the pedestrians have crossed.
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