California DMV Driving Test

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1. Where should you start your u-turn on a street with two lanes in each direction?
2. If you start to skid, you should ____
3. What should you do if your engine stalls while you are driving?
4. When bus is stopped in a safety zone controlled by an officer, you may pass at a speed never more than ____ mph.
5. Traffic breaks are used by law enforcement to do what, exactly?
6. What is the most common traffic violation for teenage drivers?
7. What does one solid yellow line on a public road indicate?
8. Two sets of solid double yellow lines two feet or more apart:
9. You must use your seat
10. Disabled persons who display their placards can park at a ____ curb.
11. You may not park a passenger vehicle at any time:
12. To avoid skidding, which of the following should be done before you enter a curve?
13. When parking your vehicle parallel to the curb on a level street.
14. On a two-way roadway with a center lane, drivers from either direction can ____ from the center lane.
15. If you are having vehicle trouble and you need to stop, what is the first thing you should do?
16. If you are changing lanes, preparing to pass another vehicle, or entering traffic, signal and check for passing traffic by using your mirrors. then
17. You are approaching a green traffic light, but traffic is blocking the intersection. what is the best thing to do?
18. What does a five-sided sign typically indicate?
19. Slow-moving vehicles such as farm tractors or animal-drawn carts can typically only reach speeds of ____ or less.
20. Unless it is prohibited, drivers must use the three-point turn to
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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.