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 under eighteen and want to apply for a driver's license which of the following must you have in order to qualify?
2. You are getting ready to make a right turn. you should:
3. In a skid, your most important vehicle control device is
4. When you are merging onto the freeway, you should be driving:
5. Yellow pavement markings on the road indicate
6. What is not true of sharrows?
7. Which of the following is a reason a driver should often check traffic behind them?
8. With any turning vehicle, the rear wheels follow a ____ than the front wheels.
9. A red and white triangular sign at an intersection means:
10. A white painted curb means:
11. To make a right turn onto a two-way street from a two-way street, start in the right-hand lane and end in:
12. Two sets of solid double yellow lines spaced two or more feet apart indicate
13. There is no crosswalk and you see a pedestrian crossing your lane ahead. you should:
14. If you drive much slower than other vehicles you can be ____.
15. Some streets and highways have diagonal yellow lines. these indicate that
16. Why should you drive more slowly in heavy traffic?
17. When approaching a school zone while children are outside, you must drive no faster than 25 mph if you are within ____ feet of the school.
18. In some circumstances, a driver who is no longer able to drive because of physical and mental conditions can exchange his valid driver license for ____.
19. If you are driving at a slower speed than other traffic on a highway or freeway, stay in the lane
20. When looking ahead of your vehicle while driving, you should look:
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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.