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 driving and you find that nothing seems to help you stay awake, you should:
2. Use your high-beam headlights at night:
3. If you litter on the roadside, you are subject to a fine of
4. If you see red reflectors facing you in the pavement edge line, this means you are:
5. This hand signal indicates that
6. A curb painted blue means parking is
7. To help avoid skidding on slippery surfaces you should:
8. Before getting out of your car, after parking at a two-way street curb, you should:
9. Drivers are required to obey instructions from
10. What is the dmv's standard vision requirement?
11. Which of these statements is not true about road workers?
12. Since blind pedestrians rely on sound much more than any other sense, it is important that you stop your vehicle how many feet from the crosswalk?
13. Which safety precaution(s) should you take when driving in a cone zone?
14. Which of the following would best improve traffic flow?
15. Why should you always make a shoulder check for motorcycles before changing lanes?
16. During which of the following situations would it be illegal for you to drive?
17. When following a vehicle at night, always
18. You must obey instructions from school crossing guards:
19. When a red light flashes at a railroad crossing, you must:
20. A class c driver license entitles the bearer to drive what?
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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.