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. If you are stopped, intending to turn left, but oncoming vehicles are approaching, you should:
2. Which is true about vehicles displaying a diamond-shaped sign (indicating a hazardous load)?
3. A vehicle suddenly 'cuts' in front of you creating a hazard. which of these actions should you take first
4. During a test, if you use any testing aids such as a cheat sheet or the california driver handbook, what are the consequences?
5. Before turning left, the right-of-way should be given to oncoming cars:
6. You are driving on a freeway posted for 65 mph. most of the other vehicles are driving 70 mph or faster. you may legally drive:
7. You see a signal person at a road construction site ahead. you should obey his or her instructions:
8. Do not use your horn
9. When you enter traffic from a stop (ex: pulling away from the curb), you:
10. What does a five-sided sign typically indicate?
11. In which of the following situations should you not use your horn?
12. Which of the following statements about passing a vehicle is not true?
13. You have had your license for 3 months. you may:
14. Smoking inside a vehicle when a person younger than 18 years of age is present
15. While driving in a center left-turn lane, you may only drive for ____ ft
16. At an intersection controlled by a stop sign, if you can't get a good view of cross-street traffic when you stop behind the white top bar painted on the pavement, you should:
17. During which of the following situations would it be illegal for you to drive?
18. A steady green light at an intersection means that you:
19. What should a driver do at an intersection without a 'stop' or 'yield' sign?
20. If you drive much slower than other vehicles you can be ____.
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About Permit Practice Tests

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.