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. When is one-handed steering best used?
2. At intersections, crosswalks, and railroad crossings, you should always:
3. What purpose do shared roadway bicycle markings, or sharrows, serve?
4. If your vehicle starts to hydroplane, you should
5. Which of the following signs represents two-way traffic?
6. When there are 3 lanes to choose from, choose ____ lane for the smoothest driving.
7. The speed limit for a blind intersection is what?
8. Out-of-state minors applying for a driver license or identification card must have their applications signed by whom?
9. A steady yellow light means that a ____ light will soon appear.
10. Proactively looking ahead, to the sides, and behind the vehicle to anticipate problems is part of
11. At dawn or dusk or in rain or snow, it can be hard to see and be seen. a good way to let other drivers know you are there is to turn
12. A two-headed arrow with one head pointing straight ahead and the other pointing to the left means that
13. Other drivers are not making room for you to merge onto a freeway with heavy traffic. if it is absolutely necessary, you may:
14. Dim your headlights for oncoming vehicles or when you are within 300 feet of a vehicle:
15. A driver who is taking a non-prescription drug should
16. You should not start across an intersection if you know you will block the intersection when the light turns red
17. Which of the following would best improve traffic flow?
18. If you are following a truck that swings left before making a right turn at an intersection, you should remember that it is very dangerous to:
19. A good safety rule, when you are sure you have a legal right-of-way, is:
20. On freezing wet days, which of the following roadways is most likely to hide spots of ice

California DMV Driving Test

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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.