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. What are the rules for cell phone use for minors?
2. You may cross solid yellow lines:
3. On a sharp curve, you should use your brakes to slow your vehicle:
4. When sharing the road with a trolley or light rail vehicle:
5. In open country at night and on dark streets, you should drive with
6. Those who possess a valid diplomatic driver's license issued by the U.S. department of state are ____
7. When a red light flashes at a railroad crossing, you must:
8. ____ are diamond-shaped, with black lettering or symbols on a yellow background.
9. Minimum speed signs are designed to
10. You are approaching a railroad crossing with no warning devices and are unable to see 400 feet down the tracks in one direction. the speed limit is:
11. Which is true about vehicles displaying a diamond-shaped sign (indicating a hazardous load)?
12. What does this flashing arrow panel mean?
13. What is the basic speed law?
14. When you are driving it's most important to look left, right and ahead of your vehicle ____.
15. Which of the following statements about senior drivers is true?
16. When you want to make a right turn, your car must be
17. Which of the following driving skills are affected by the use of alcohol and/or drugs?
18. A safe speed to drive your car
19. Do not cross a solid double yellow line in the center of the roadway to:
20. When may you legally go around or under a rail road crossing gate:

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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.