Tuesday, October 6, 2009

California Traffic School Online Test Answers

Wow, that took forever.  Here's a tip: if you disable Javascript, you can click through the test a lot faster... Saving these in case I have to take this thing again:

When you are planning to make a turn at an intersection, you must use your turn signal for the last _______ feet before you reach the intersection.


California's Basic Speed Law states _______________.

D. never drive faster than is safe for present conditions

When you park alongside a curb, the front and back wheels must be parallel within ____ of the curb.

B. 18 inches

The speed limit when passing a school while children are present (unless otherwise posted) is ____ mph.

B. 25

If you park alongside a curb with your car facing downhill, you should set the parking brake and ______________.

C. turn the wheels into the curb

To avoid potentially dangerous confrontations _______________.

D. all of the above

IPDE stands for ____________________.

A. Identify, Predict, Decide, and Execute

The four basic categories a driver can use to group information are signs, signals, and roadway markings, the highway, motorized vehicles, and ___________.

C. non-motorized highway users

Always search the area in and near your intended path of travel ____ in front of your car.

C. 4 seconds

Truck drivers probably can't see your vehicle if ______________.

B. you cannot see the truck driver in his or her side mirrors

California State Law requires motorcycle riders to ride with helmets on ________________.

A. any time they are on the roadways

In almost _____ of motorcycle collisions, it is the fault of the driver not the motorcyclist.

C. two-thirds

A large tractor-trailer often appears to be going at a faster speed because of its size.

B. False

While crossing a crosswalk, pedestrians should keep to their ________.

A. right

Bicyclists can legally make left turns from the left lanes as well as move left to pass other vehicles or bicycles.

A. True
Bicycle riders _________________.

B. can move into the left-turn lane when needed

Which of the following types of road users are prohibited from crossing a railroad crossing gate while the gate is closed?

D. All of the above

Babies up to 20 lbs. and age ____ or less should ride in a child safety seat that is secured to the back seat and faces to the rear of the car.

A. one
Which of the following statement(s) are true about air bags?

D. All of the above

Which is the safest place for children under 12 when traveling in a car?

B. Back seat
Do not use your high-beam headlights under which of the following conditions?

C. Both A and B

Your taillights should be visible ___________ to the rear of your vehicle if your car was made in 1969 or later.

B. 1000 ft

Your brakes should be capable of stopping your vehicle within a distance of 25 ft or less from an initial speed of ____ mph.

B. 20

Tires inflated to the recommended pressure will improve gas mileage and ______________.

A. vehicle control

A flashing red light means ________________.

D. stop, look, evaluate, and proceed when safe

If you come to a yield sign, __________________.

B. yield to traffic in the cross street

_________ signs provide service-related information, such as where to find food, lodging, or gas.

C. Blue

Which braking technique provides a smooth transition from acceleration to braking?

A. Cover braking
It is illegal to make a U-turn _____________.

D. all of the above

You may drive for no more than ____ feet in a center left-turn lane.

D. 200

When making a right or left turn, if your view is blocked, you must do which of the following?

C. Yield and move very slowly until you have good visibility

Which of the following is one of the two most common mistakes when entering the freeway?

B. Suddenly slowing or stopping

In order to avoid last minutes moves, you should anticipate hazards to come. To do this, look down the road ______ seconds ahead.

C. 10 to 15

Carpooling and riding buses and trains are good ways to __________________.

D. all of the above

When driving on a three-lane freeway, you should use the left lane as the __________.

A. passing lane
When you encounter roadwork in a construction zone, you should __________________.

A. not stop to watch road work
If you are forced to share a narrow mountain road with oncoming traffic, always allow __________ to proceed first.

C. the uphill driver

Passing is prohibited on two-lane roadways when you are within _____ feet of a railroad crossing.

C. 100
On open highways in rural areas, which of the following hazards and driving challenges should you be aware of?


When you drive uphill, use a ___________ to make climbing the hill easier for your car.

B. lower gear

Animals may wander onto the roadway, especially ___________.

C. at night

Most drugs taken for headaches, colds, hay fever, allergies, or to calm nerves can make you drowsy and affect your driving.

A. True

If you have not designated a driver in advance ________________.

C. take a taxi, call someone who has not been drinking for a ride

The best source of information about how drugs or medicine can affect your driving ability is ____________.

B. your doctor

In 2006, alcohol was involved in ______ % of all fatal crashes.

B. 32

Alcohol first impairs your _________.

C. judgment

Alcohol is a _____________.

A. depressant

Having food in your stomach keeps alcohol from being absorbed __________.

A. quickly

It takes about __________ for alcohol to work its way out of your body.

D. two hours

 If the vehicle is registered in your name when you are convicted of Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or other drugs (DUI), the court may take your vehicle away for up to ____ days.

C. 30

The Zero tolerance law applies to drivers _________.

A. under the age of 21

If you are carrying an alcoholic beverage in your car and it is open it should be ____________.

D. put in the trunk of your car

When you apply for a driver license, the law considers that you have given implicit consent to a test of ________________.

B. the alcoholic content of your blood

The best rule for fog is ___________.

C. to avoid driving

The roads are most slippery _________________.

A. when it first starts to rain

California law states that you must drive with your headlights on from ____ minutes after sunset until ____ minutes before sunrise.

B. 30; 30

If you are following another vehicle at night, switch to low-beams when you get closer than ___ feet.

B. 300

In a standard passenger car, partial hydroplaning can start at about __ mph.

C. 35

If you run off the pavement, you should _______________.

D. all of the above

If your tire blows out ___________________.

D. all of the above

If your brakes fail _____________________.

D. A and C

If you do not have the proper insurance coverage, your driving privileges will be suspended for _________.

C. a year

The minimum amount of auto insurance in California is $____ for a single death or injury, $____ for multiple deaths or injuries, and $____ for property damage.

C. 15,000; 30,000; 5,000

If you are involved in a collision, you should ________________.

D. all of the above

If you are involved in a collision and property damage is over $750 dollars, you must report the collision to the DMV within ____ days.

A. 10

Whenever you approach parked cars __________________.

A. increase the space between your car and the parked car

California's Basic Speed Law requires you to _____________.

D. never drive faster than is safe for present conditions, regardless of the posted speed limit

When you are sure you have the legal right-of-way, a good safety rule is _____________.

B. never insist on it

When backing up your car you should ___________.

B. look over your right shoulder through the rear window and back up slowly

The DMV keeps a record of your 1 point traffic convictions for ____ months.

D. 36

If you get ____ points in 36 months, you are considered a negligent operator.

C. 8

When you are within 100 ft of an uncontrolled railroad crossing and the tracks are not visible for more than 400 ft in either direction, you must slow down to a speed of ______ mph.

A. 15

If you become angry or upset while driving, you should _____________.

B. park the car and cool down

It is unlawful for anyone under 21 years of age to drive with a blood alcohol level of_____ % or more.

C. 0.01

In a standard passenger car, partial hydroplaning can start at about __ mph.

C. 35

When you come to a corner with a stop sign, you should stop __________________.

C. behind the crosswalk or limit line

At an intersection with four stop signs or with no stop signs, you must yield the right-of-way to _______________.

B. the car that reached the intersection first

Persons age 21 or older who drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of ______% or more, are driving illegally.

C. 0.08

As a driver, which of the following can you adjust to reduce the chances of a collision?

C. Your speed and position

Before changing lanes you must ______________.

A. see if it is safe before making the move
California law requires motorcycle riders to ride with helmets ___________________.

A. any time they are on California roadways
If the brake lights of several cars ahead of you flash, you should _____________.

D. let up on the accelerator and prepare to stop

You can increase visibility in dense fog by using your ________________.

C. low-beam headlights

The speed limit when passing a school while children are present (unless otherwise posted) is ____ mph.

B. 25

When passing another car, you should not pull back in front of it until _________________.

A. you can see its full front in your rearview mirror

When driving you should stay at least _______________.

C. 3 seconds behind the vehicle in front of you