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Our California DMV practice tests have 1,000+ unique license and permit questions and answers. The California DMV practice test questions are based on the 2015 Driver Handbook from www.dmv.ca.gov. They cover all areas of the official CA DMV test, including the rules of the road and road signs.

With the driver's license and permit practice tests at Driver's Prep, you will get instant feedback and explanations. When you take the real the real California DMV test, it will feel like you have already seen all questions.

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Practice permit tests 100% free! Do not settle for costly dmv cheat sheets or a dmv practice test with just a few questions. These DMV practice tests are based on more than 1,000 free driver test questions and answers for California. It should be all the questions and practice tests you need to prepare. Guaranteed. Oh... and when we say free, we really mean FREE!

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 » Our online CA DMV practice tests are safe and easy to use.
 ...Nothing to download. No intrusive tracking.

 » Each DMV practice test at Driver's Prep consists of random practice test questions and answers.
 ...Many are real questions from www.dmv.ca.gov.

 » You will get instant answers.
 ...Along with detailed explanations. If you are wrong, we tell you why.

 » Take our dmv practice tests as many times as you like.
 ...The DMV practice tests are random and will change each time. Just like real DMV tests.

 » No sign-up.
 ...We will not ask for any personal information or your e-mail address.

 » Large Database.
 ...We give you more driving test questions than cheat sheets and other websites. With 1,000 questions, you are completely covered and will pass your exam without any problems.

 » Best of all:
 ...Nothing to pay. Free is indeed FREE! You get all California dmv test questions and answers free!

 » Instant feedback
 ...See below. Red color marks incorrect choice. Green always shows you the correct answer. Comments after each driving test question give you more information and explanations for your real dmv test.

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When Do I Need To Take the Written Test?



 » When you are a first time California license applicant:
 ...and have never held a driver's license before.

 » When you are already licensed in California or another state:
 ...and wish to renew your California license or transfer your out-of-state license. A knowledge test may be given at the discretion of the California DMV - be prepared to take the knowledge test if they ask you to.

 » When you are a new U.S. resident with an out-of-country license:
 ...and wish to convert to a California driver's license.

How Many Questions are there on the California Written Knowledge Test?



» Less than 18 and applying for an original provisional permit: You need to take the California DMV written test on traffic laws and traffic signs with 46 questions. You must correctly answer 38 questions (82%). If you fail, you must wait one week before taking the California DMV test again. You are given three chances to pass your test.

» Over 18 and applying for an original driver's license: The California DMV written test will have 36 questions. You are allowed 6 incorrect answers. If you never been licensed before you will be issued a permit before you can get a full license.

» Renewing or transferring an original driver's license: The California DMV written test will have only 18 questions. You are allowed 3 incorrect answers. This test may be waived at the discretion of the California DMV.

The written test will make sure you understand traffic signs, driving laws and safe driving techniques. All questions are based on the information in California Driver Handbook published by www.dmv.ca.gov. Make sure you know and fully understand laws and rules of California, like the laws against smoking in a vehicle with a minor and leaving an unattended child in a vehicle.

Sample tests are available on the California DMV Home Page at www.dmv.ca.gov. You will find additional questions on our DMV practice tests at driver's prep. All our DMV tests have 25 questions.

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Auto Theft Information

What if Your Car is Stolen?

Think about this: what would happen if your car suddenly disappeared? Victims of auto theft often find it difficult, if not impossible, to go on with everyday life. That is why auto theft protection is so important.

The Most Stolen Cars in United States

The most stolen cars are NOT expensive sports cars or multi-purpose passenger vehicles. In fact, the most reported stolen cars are ordinary passenger cars.

According to NHTSA, the (2012) most reported stolen models are:

  1. Mercedes Benz CL-Class
  2. Mitsubishi Eclipse
  3. Mazda 6
  4. Chrysler Dodge Charger
  5. Nissan Infiniti FX35/FX50
  6. Chrysler Dodge Avenger
  7. Chrysler 300
  8. GM Chevy Impala
  9. Mitsubishi Galant
  10. GM Chevy Captiva

Did you know that every 45 seconds a car is stolen in the United States? Only half of them (54%) are recovered. Thieves can strip a vehicle in less than 30 minutes. They can make 2-4 times a vehicle’s worth by selling its individual parts.

Didn’t you find your model in the list? See The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2012 Theft Data for a complete list.

States with the Most Stolen Vehicles

The following are the 10 U.S. States with the most stolen vehicles:

  1. California
  2. Florida
  3. Texas
  4. New York
  5. Georgia
  6. Illinois
  7. New Jersey
  8. North Carolina
  9. Ohio
  10. Nevada

The auto theft rate in these states has a significant effect on auto insurance premiums in those states.

How to Protect Yourself from Auto Theft

There are some simple steps you can follow to beat the thieves at their own game and protect yourself from auto theft.

First, get anti-theft systems and devices that make your car more difficult to steal and easier to recover. Most vehicles today come with audible warning devices. They may deter random auto theft by loud sounds. VIN-etching your vehicles windows/glass and even parts, is a simple and inexpensive protection. Electronic devices that prevent thieves from bypassing your vehicle’s ignition system are also effective. There are other electronic devices that disable the flow of electricity or fuel to the engine. You can also get simple GPS devices that can help law enforcement reveal the location of your stolen car.

Secondly, always park your car in a safe place. If you have a garage, use it. Hide your valuables. Always close all windows and lock the car. Never leave your car with the key in the ignition.

Get more information from The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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California YouTube Videos

California Permit Practice Now on YouTube

In an effort to make our permit questions and answers more accessible, we have uploaded additional permit practice tests on YouTube. The idea is to make video short enough for quick viewing and easy to digest. Studying to get your California permit or full driver’s license has probably never been easier.

We suggest that you take several permit practice test on our website to learn and fully understand the contents of the 2015 California Driver Handbook. Use the videos when you are on the go and need a quick reminder.

Three Practice Videos Online

The first California DMV Permit Practice set consists of three videos. We will release additional sets during March and April, until we cover all DMV questions.

Remember, questions can be asked in many different ways. Just trying to memorize phrases is usually not a good idea. Make sure you fully understand questions and answers. The overwhelming majority of serious teen driver crashes are the result of “critical errors” and “lack of knowledge”. The more you know, the safer you will be on the road. Take every test seriously.

Studies That Will Pay Off

New drivers who use our California DMV permit practice tests have an overall pass rate of 95% on their first California Driver Examination. In other words, studying the California Driver Handbook and taking several online practice tests at driversprep.com will pay off.

Our tests are highly rated by high schools, colleges and driving schools. We also have great reviews on social media. You can be sure that we have the questions and answers you need.

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Park on Hills - Illustration from Highway Code GB

Knowing How to Park on Hills is a Must

Even if a few states fail to mention this in their driver’s manual or handbook, it is important to understand proper parking on hills. You must understand why you park differently if you face uphill or downhill.

Improper is an offense and may result in a ticket. Expect this to be enforced in some cities.

A Pitfall on the DMV test

Consider the following question: You park on headed uphill and there is a curb. How should you turn your front wheels?

On the California test, 49 percent of the test takers pick the correct answer. The correct procedure is described on page 46 in the California Driver Handbook along with a good illustration. This, of course, makes it easier for you to learn.

On the Florida test, only 38 percent get the question right. Correct parking is basically described in the handbook with images only. It is easy to miss this when you study the Florida Handbook.

In Connecticut, more than two out of three miss this question (only 32 percent get it right). The driver’s manual does not mention how to turn the wheels when facing uphill. But you are still required to know this, since it is part of your behind-the-wheel driving test.

Park on Hills – The Rule is Simple

To make it very simple, there is only one thing you have to remember: uphill and a curb!

When you park on hills and face uphill and have a curb, you take advantage of the curb as an extra brake. Turn your steering wheel away from the curb when facing uphill. Let the vehicle roll back a little bit. The back of your front wheel will touch the curb and act as a brake. If you do this, your car will not go anywhere. Set your parking brake. Use “park” if your car has an automatic transmission. Turn off ignition and remove your key.

I all other situations, you turn the front wheels the other way. This means that your front wheels should point toward the curb or side of the road. Facing downhill, the curb will once again act as a brake. When there is no curb, your car will roll off the road – should your parking brake fail!

More About Parking

Additional reading: Parking on Hills

Video released by dmv.ca.gov: California DMV Parking

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Getting An Auto Insurance
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Since you are taking practice tests on this site you will soon have a new driver's license in your hand. And perhaps a new car? And your first auto-insurance?

Finding the best auto insurance is actually harder than you would think. Just because a friend or neighbor got a great deal doesn't mean you will get the same offer.

Here are some good advice on how to get a deal.

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In many states, two out of three fail their first attempt at the DMV written test. That is why we created this site with free DMV practice tests and all you need to pass your DMV permit test. We are committed to help you pass your DMV examination the first time.

Being familiar with how the DMV test works is very important. Our DMV practice tests are based on the way the written DMV tests work in most states. You will be given multiple-choice questions with three or four answers. Only one is correct.

We suggest that you take some practice tests every day until you easily score 90% or more.

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2015-04-09: Our Delaware DMV test now has more than 1,000 practice questions and answers. They will help you pass your exam. Guaranteed.

Questions on Alabama Practice Tests Updated

2015-04-08: Written reports after an accident is no longer necessary in Alabama, if both parties were insured at time of accident. Alabama DPS is now Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. Questions on our Alabama practice tests have been updated to reflect those changes.

Delaware DMV Practice Tests Updated

2015-03-05: A handful of questions on the Delaware Practice Tests have been reviewed and updated. One question incorrectly stated that you must signal 100 feet before a turn. Delaware law states you must signal for at least 300 feet before turning.

Blacked-out Traffic Signals in Delaware

2015-02-15: Questions about blacked-out traffic lights on the Delaware practice test have been updated. Delaware law does not require stopping when the signals are out-of-order. You must, however, slow down and be prepared to yield.

Passing Bicycles in Virginia.

2015-02-13: Like many other states, Virginia now requires motorists to keep a distance of at least three feet when passing a bicyclist. Two of our questions referred to old information from the previous driver's manual (two feet). These practice questions have now been updated.

More Questions about Aggressive Driving

2015-02-13: New questions about aggressive driving added to the California DMV Practice Tests today.

Tire Depth in Idaho

2015-02-07: While most states require tires to have at least 2/32” of tread groove, Idaho has set the minimum requirement to 1/32. One of our questions on the Idaho practice test incorrectly stated 2/32. It has now been updated. Thanks to Beryl for reporting this.


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