Sample Tests

Here are a couple of sample written tests (they came from the 2006 Driver's Handbook) and some spare questions reported by people that already took the test.

Sample Test 1

  1. Increase the space in front of your car when you:
    • Drive slower than the posted speed limit
    • Follow another passenger vehicle
    • Are being tailgated
  2. Your turn lane is controlled by a green arrow. Which of the following statements is true?
    • a - All vehicles and pedestrians in the intersection must yield to you
    • Oncoming vehicles are stopped by red lights
    • You may make your turn without checking traffic
  3. The extra space in front of a large truck is needed for:
    • Other drivers when merging onto a freeway
    • The truck driver to stop the vehicle
    • Other drivers when they want to slow down
  4. Roads are slippery after it first starts to rain. When the road is slippery you should:
    • Avoid making fast turns and fast stops
    • Test your tires’ traction while going uphill
    • Decrease the distance you look ahead of your vehicle
  5. Accidents can happen more often when:
    • All vehicles are traveling about the same speed
    • One lane of traffic is traveling faster than the other lanes
    • One vehicle is traveling faster or slower than the flow of traffic

Answers at the bottom of the page

Sample Test 2

  1. When you drive through a construction zone, you should:
    • Slow down to watch the workers
    • Decrease your following distance
    • Pass the construction zone carefully and not “rubberneck”
  2. To make a right turn at the corner, you:
    • May not enter the bicycle lane
    • Should only merge into the bicycle lane if you stop before turning
    • Must merge into the bicycle lane before turning
  3. If a traffic signal light is not working, you must:
    • Stop, then proceed when safe
    • Stop before entering the intersection and let all other traffic go first
    • Slow down or stop, only if necessary
  4. A pedestrian is crossing your lane but there is no crosswalk. You should:
    • Make sure the pedestrian sees you and continue driving
    • Carefully drive around the pedestrian
    • Stop and let the pedestrian cross the street
  5. Always use your seat belt:
    • Unless the vehicle was built before 1978
    • Unless you are in a limousine
    • When the vehicle is equipped with seat belts

Answers at the bottom of the page

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Some tricky questions


Sample test 1: 1c 2b 3b 4a 5c
Sample test 2: 1c 2c 3a 4c 5c

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