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California Drivers Permit Test

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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. The golden Rule of driving is...

2. The ____________ who signed the application for a provisional license may request to have the license canceled at any time and for any reason.

3. What is the purpose of barrels filled with sand in front of an abutment (such as a support for a highway over pass)?

4. How many months must a minor(under 18) hold an instructional Permit before taking a drive test?

5. Within the first 12 months - unless accompanied by a parent or guardian - a licensed driver 25 years of age or older - or a licensed or certified driving instructor - provisional licensees cannot drive between 11 P.M. and _______.

6. Which is not a result of poor peripheral vision?

7. When should you always engage your parking brake?

8. Driving in California is ________?

9. Within How many days should you notify the DMV of an address change?

10. If there are two yellow lines dividing lanes of traffic - and the line closest to your lane is broken - _________________________________.

11. You may cross over either a single solid yellow line or double solid yellow lines to _____________ at an intersection - to enter or exit a road or a driveway - or to make a U-turn - if it can be made safely and is not otherwise prohibited.

12. Yield means ______.

13. What is a provisional license?

14. White lines parallel to the road separate two or more lanes going in the______________.

15. What is the best protection against injury if you have an accident?

16. A stop sign means that you __________________.

17. What is the youngest age a minor can apply for a provisional permit?

18. ____________ are the leading cause for death among teenagers and teenagers have __________the rate of these than adults.

19. When encountering a _____________ - obey the rules of a stop sign controlled intersection.

20. The force of a moving object is called momentum. The momentum of an object is proportional to its weight and speed. The more momentum it has - the more force it has. So if there were two cars - both the same model - and one of the cars was traveling

21. The force of a vehicle increases as its momentum...

22. Provisional licensees would have their license suspended for 6 months and probation for 1 year after receiving _______ points in 12 months.

23. A vehicle is capable of causing extensive property damage - injury - and death. You should operate your vehicle with extreme caution - because it is like handling __________.

24. ___________ changes due to: (a) ice - (b) rain - (c) snow - (d) oil and diesel fuel buildup - or (e) sand or dirt will reduce the traction of your tires. This does not affect the control of your vehicle.

25. A flashing red light at an intersection means...

26. What should you do if you find yourself in a situation with an aggressive driver?

27. What is one of the top 5 causes of accidents in the U.S. ?

28. Within the first six months - unless accompanied by a parent or guardian - a licensed driver 25 years of age or older - or a licensed or certified driving instructor - provisional licensees cannot transport passengers under age _____.

29. Friction is_________ if your tires are over-inflated or are worn smooth. This makes it ______for you to stop you vehicle.

30. Drivers under 18 are ______ times more likely to have a fatal accident than the average driver.

31. Your ______________ influences your ability to concentrate - stay alert - be courteous - think clearly and rapidly - contain anger and aggressiveness - and control tendencies to 'show off.'

32. A carpool lane will be marked with a ____ symbol?

33. You can avoid situations leading to road rage by...

34. If you are parking facing downhill - you should always turn your front wheels _______the curb or side of the road.

35. In order to keep a vehicle in a turn without allowing centrifugal force to pull the car out - what should you not do?

36. There are a number of traits which are dangerous while driving - and they include...

37. Gravity __________ your kinetic energy when you are driving uphill and __________it when you are driving downhill.

38. When can a right turn be made on a solid red light?

39. What are the penalties for driving without a license or with a suspended or revoked license?

40. If you are under severe tension - emotionally distressed (e.g. - depressed - angry or upset) - or otherwise preoccupied with your emotions - thoughts or personal problems - it is advised that you _______________________.

41. The five abilities required for being a safe driver are...

42. When traveling at 55mph - How many feet do you need to stop?

43. The holder of a drivers license should have it ____________ whenever driving a car.