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. It is illegal to leave children age six or younger unattended in vehicle on a hot day:
2. What is a common factor in the traffic deaths of teenage drivers?
3. If you drink alcohol socially, what helps insure safe driving
4. When a traffic light turns green, should you go immediately?
5. While driving up a mountain road, you meet another vehicle and there is not enough room for you to pass. what should you do?
6. If you have a BAC of .10%, you are ____ times more likely to cause an accident than if you were sober.
7. If you have had 3 beers in the past hour, about how long will it take for all the alcohol to leave your blood stream?
8. A solid yellow line next to a broken yellow line means that vehicles
9. When you approach an intersection with a through road but without stop signs or yield signs, you must
10. California's 'basic speed law' says:
11. When you are driving in the left of two traffic lanes, and many cars are passing on your right, you should:
12. Flash your brake lights or turn on your emergency flashers if you
13. When planning to pass an other vehicle, you should
14. What should you do if a tire blows out while you are driving?
15. If you need to cross multiple freeway lanes, you should
16. Lanes of traffic moving in the same direction are divided by ____ lines.
17. You want to make a right turn at an upcoming intersection. you should slow down and:
18. Which of the following will help you avoid being hit from behind
19. Which of the following people may a minor practice driving with?
20. This warning sign represents
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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.