California DMV Driving Test

Pass the California Permit Test the first time with our FREE California Practice Tests. Study real driving permit test questions from the DMV handbook!.


1. May you park beside a white curb?
2. It is legal to drive with an alcoholic container that has been opened if the container is:
3. When parking next to a curb, you should use your turn signals
4. If you want to park downhill and there is no curb, which way do you turn your front wheels?
5. What lights should you use when driving at night?
6. A two-headed arrow with one head pointing straight ahead and the other pointing to the left means that
7. When you see an elderly person crossing an intersection, you should
8. If you experience slipping, skidding or hydroplaning while driving, you should:
9. Why should you clean your windows and mirrors?
10. To see vehicles in your blind spot, you should check:
11. If you are convicted of driving with an excessive blood alcohol concentration(bac), you may be sentenced to serve:
12. A police officer is signaling you to continue driving through a red light, what should you do?
13. Which of the following must not be done if your vehicle is in an acceleration skid?
14. All of the following practices are dangerous to do while driving. which of these is also illegal?
15. When driving on a one-way street with 3 or more lanes of traffic, you must use
16. What should you do at an intersection with a flashing yellow signal light:
17. To help avoid skidding on slippery surfaces you should:
18. California residents who operate vehicles in the state must have a california driver's license except for ____.
19. To avoid sudden last-minute moves, how far ahead should you look when scanning the road for hazards?
20. A person may ride in a pickup truck if the:
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To operate a motorcycle in California, you must have a Class M license. Licenses are issued through the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The state offers a motorcycle instruction permit and two license levels. An M1 license includes any type of motorcycle, and an M2 license is specifically for motorbikes, mopeds, or scooters. You must be at least 15 ½ to apply for a Class M1 or M2 permit. At age 16, you can apply for an M1 or M2 license if you have held a permit for at least 6 months.

To receive a Class M1 or M2 permit or license, you must submit your documentation, pass the vision screening, pass the driver and motorcycle knowledge tests, complete a Form DL44 application, and pay the fees. Anyone under the age of 21 must also complete the California Highway Patrol California Motorcyclist Safety Program (CHP CMSP) and submit the certification. Applicants who are over 21 are encouraged to take the CHP CMSP course as well, and the motorcycle skills test is waived for those who complete the course.

Tests are scheduled through your local DMV. The written exam contains 25 questions about signaling, crossing, changing lanes and other safe driving practices. You must answer 20 of the questions correctly to pass. The motorcycle skills test examines how well you handle and operate your motorcycle. If you fail a test, you must wait one day to retake it.