California Road Rules Test 6

Our practice exams offer a comprehensive set of questions covering all the important topics and regulations you need to know for your California driver’s license test. These include road signs, traffic laws, and safe driving practices.

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California Road Rules Test 06

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If the steering wheel was a clock face, the optimal hand position is around...?

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When entering highway traffic from a standing start, you should always leave yourself at least what gap before entering traffic?

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You may be ordered to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle if you are caught with a blood alcohol concentration in excess of what?

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If it is safe to pass a streetcar, trolley, or bus, you must do so at no more than...?

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During rainfall on a hot day, the road will be most slippery at what point?

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The penalty for smoking in your vehicle when a minor is present is up to what?

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When driving on packed snow, you should reduce your speed by...?

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If you are involved in a collision, you or your representative must present a written report to the police or California Highway Patrol within what time?

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Which of these areas tend to freeze before the rest of the road does in cold conditions?

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What is the hand signal for making a right turn?

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When driving down long or steep hills, you should always check behind you for...?

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You can signal that you are slowing down or stopping by making what hand signal?

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Your vehicle may be removed if it is left standing on or by a freeway for more than what time period?

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At 55 mph, how far does it take the average driver to react and stop in good conditions?

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You must switch your headlights to low beams at night before you come within what distance of a vehicle you are following?

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When approaching an intersection, how should you check for other traffic?

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Any DUI conviction will remain on your DMV record for how long?

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If you are convicted of manslaughter as a result of attempting to evade police in a pursuit, you can be sent to state prison for up to what term?

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You should be particularly careful about not making assumptions on the basis of what a turn signal is showing when dealing with what type of vehicle?

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Which of these can adversely affect your driving?

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When approaching emergency vehicles, tow trucks, or DoT vehicles displaying flashing warning lights, you should...?

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If your vehicle starts to hydroplane, what should you do?

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On multilane highways, you should avoid...?

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You may be considered a negligent operator if you accumulate how many points on your driver record within 12 months?

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If a zone only permits disabled persons to park, what color will be curb be?

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What is the maximum fine and/or imprisonment for assaulting a highway worker?

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If two vehicles meet on a mountain road where neither can pass, which vehicle must yield right-of-way and backup to a place where the other vehicle can pass?

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In which of the circumstances do you not have to report a collision in which someone was injured or killed or property damage over $1000 occurred?

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If you drive to the scene of a fire, collision, or other disaster for sightseeing, you may be...?

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Any person convicted of engaging in vandalism, including graffiti, can have their driving license suspended for up to how long?

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Understanding The California DMV Test Questions

California DMV Test QuestionsWhen it comes to driving tests, every state has its peculiarities and requirements. This means that whether it’s your first time getting a license or applying in California, you should prepare beforehand. A DMV test doesn’t have to be challenging, but given its importance, it is a good idea to prepare for it properly.

With that in mind, today, we’ll examine how the California DMV test is organized and what you can do to prepare for it.

How is the test organized?

At its core, the California DMV test is just a memorization test, which is largely true of all driving tests in the nation. Everything in the test will be found in the California Driver’s Handbook and will aim to apply road regulations practically.

The California test currently comprises 46 questions; applicants must get at least 38 right to pass. While that number might seem daunting initially, one advantage to the California DMV test questions is that they are all multiple-choice.

Overall, 38 might sound like a tall order at first, but the multiple-choice factor helps tone down the memorization to a degree. Additionally, the fact that all questions come from a single source means that you won’t ever be faced with a surprise question. So a good grasp on the Driver’s Handbook is really all that the tests asks of it’s applicants.

What are the most common questions?

While the California DMV test questions aren’t fixed, some recurring elements can be found in how they are organized and presented. Almost every test iteration counts with questions related to common traffic signs. This means that learning the proper meaning of each sign will guarantee a fair amount of right answers.

Similarly, questions are usually focused on the practical use of the knowledge of the Driver’s Handbook. Questions are phrased in practical examples, which means they are often verbatim as they were in the Handbook.

Questions related to light settings, car distances, and turns are common in the test. So those are particular areas where you can expect a heavier focus regarding the test questions.

How to properly prepare for the test?

The first thing you have to do is go through the entire California Driver’s Handbook. Every single question comes right from it, and if you properly grasp its content, it’s impossible to miss a question. Likewise, you shouldn’t be afraid to highlight any relevant information so you can easily return to it for later studying sessions.

Pay close attention to phrases that explain what to do in a given example. Anything that tells you to “Do X when Y happens” is prime material for questions. These are some of the most important tidbits of information to remember, and highlighting them lets you easily go back to them.

Once you grasp the Handbook well, you should take an online test to check how well you are truly faring. There is no shortage of websites with California DMV test questions, and you can even download an app or opt for an online course.

Doing a practice test is important because it lets you check how well you have grasped the topics. Since the questions are all based on or come from real iterations of the test, it teaches you how the test is structured.

Something important to keep in mind when facing a question is that you should take it at face value. All questions in the test are rather straightforward and, as we mentioned, are pretty much 1:1 with the handbook’s content. So, if you properly prepare beforehand, your first instinct is bound to be the right answer.

A good tip for any test, regardless of content, is to try to look for the logic behind each rule or tip. Memorizing every single tip in the Handbook can be stressful. On the other hand, understanding the reasoning behind each suggestion will become practical knowledge for you. This means you’ll have an easier time recalling it for the test and that it’ll stick around once you are behind the wheel, which is ultimately what the test is made for.