California Drivers Ed Practice Test – Now Better Than Ever
Before you head down to your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office to take your knowledge test, you should take several drivers ed practice tests from a website you can trust. Besides the California DMV’s website, licenseroute.com is your best source for learning and the website with the most reliable practice tests.
Licenseroute has been online since 2009 and has always offered nonprofit drivers ed practice tests. With just a few clicks, you will have access to endless tests, based on more than 1,000 questions.
All practice tests are based on the California driver handbook and real DMV examinations.
The One Thing That Most Applicants Forget
Most permit or driver’s license applicants think that the knowledge needed to pass the written DMV test is just common sense.
They forget that the test actually is designed to be the most important incentive for a new driver to acquire the necessary knowledge and attitudes from the information published by California DMV. Tests are basically the DMV’s means of making sure new applicants have read the California Handbook. Everything on the DMV written test is taken from the handbook and there is a focus on understanding the specific California rules and laws. Common sense? Yes, sometimes. And sometimes, perhaps not.
If you like, you can see the handbook as the very the definition of the knowledge needed to get your driver’s license or learner’s permit. Don’t think you can skip this booklet. Simply put, it contains every piece of information you need to pass. Many times questions are worded in the same manner as the text.
Do You Need Practice Tests?
Drivers ed practice tests offer a simple way of verifying that you master the information in the handbook. Questions and answers are often taken directly from current or earlier DMV examinations. In addition, you will see questions that are worded differently to make sure you didn’t just memorize answers. If you truly know the answer, you will answer such questions correctly. Those who do not know the answer will often answer incorrectly.
Studies show that using practice tests speeds up the learning process and help you to retain the information. There is no doubt that DMV practice tests is the best way to prepare for your real knowledge test.
How Many Practice Tests Should You Take?
The number of drivers ed practice tests you need before you are ready to take on the real test is individual. By taking a few test every day for a week or two, you will test your knowledge on all major areas. This will give you a good idea if you master the handbook or not. With a passing score on the real test that is above 80%, you need to make sure your score on the practice tests is at least 90%. In fact, you should strive to get 100%.
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Drivers Prep Tests for Learner’s Permit and Driver Licenses
Licenseroute.com offers drivers prep tests for all States in U.S.A. The preparation tests are based on the the real DMV tests and the driver handbooks issued by DMV in each State. They are easy to use and completely free. Our online drivers prep courses and practice tests will help you build up your knowledge and make it easy to pass the written exam the first time.
Our drivers prep tests cover all parts of your State’s driver’s manual. You will see questions that are the same or very similar to the ones on the real DMV knowledge test. Your confidence will grow each time you take a practice test and you will stop being nervous about the real test.
Practice tests are based on a large number of questions about road signs, safe driving practices, rules of the road, alcohol and drugs, and vehicle equipment. Every time you start a test, you will get new questions. Answers are followed by a brief comment or explanation to help you learn and understand.
The Best Drivers Prep Tests online
We are confident that our drivers prep tests are the best you can find online. Studies show that nine out ten using our drivers prep tests pass their real test on their first try. We also make sure that all questions and answers are up-to-date at all times.
All our drivers prep tests are free. There are no hidden gimmicks or anything to buy. You stay completely anonymous and we do not save your personal results.
How to Study
- Get your State’s drivers manual or driver handbook. Read it!
- Take a drivers prep test.
- Study the questions you miss. Make sure you understand the answers.
- Continue taking practice tests and compare with the manual/handbook until you reach a score of at least 90%.
- Don’t try to memorize answers. It is true knowledge that counts, both on the real test and behind the wheel.
- Don’t rely solely on the experience of others. Rules change over time. So does safe driving practices. Always use the manual as the prime source for your knowledge.
- Don’t rush it. The more time you use, the better you will learn and remember.
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California DMV Knowledge Exam Shows Low Pass Rates
During the first two weeks of 2015, more than 115,000 new applicants has taken the written DMV knowledge exam in California. This is a result of the driver’s license law known as AB60 that went into effect on January 1. The new law allows undocumented immigrants to apply for a California driver’s license if they have been living in California for at least six months.
The test pass rate among these new tests takers is not good.
Only one out of three Spanish speaking test takers pass their first attempt at the California DMV knowledge exam, according to numbers released by www.dmv.ca.gov. In Nevada, which implemented a similar law, the passing rate is less than one out of three (30%).
Among English speaking applicants, the passing rate is 54%. Which means that only every second test taker pass their first DMV knowledge exam.
Study is the Key
Javier Rodriguez has been living outside Santa Ana for more than two years. He was one of the first to apply for a driver’s license under the new law.
“I was nervous“, he says. “I know I am a good and safe driver, and I know the rules. But the test is hard. I was lucky to pass. The important thing is to study the book and practice a lot.“.
How Can We Help?
Not everyone was as lucky as Javier that morning. Many had studied the driver handbook, but not taken any practice tests. They also claim that they knew the answers to many questions, but clicked the wrong answer on the touch screen.
How can License Route Help?
We offer a large number of practice questions for both California and Nevada. All our DMV practice tests are 100% free to use. No fees. No gimmicks. No sign-up process. Just click and go. You remain anonymous and we do not track any of your results. You can basically take as many tests as you want.
Get a copy of the California (or Nevada) driver handbook. Study it carefully. Take online practice tests and verify that you understand road signs and safe driving practices.
Remember, you don’t have to pay for your practice tests or give up any personal information. With some hard work you can pass this test.
Practice Permit Tests in Spanish
There are no practice tests in Spanish, yet. They will be added later this year.
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Preparing for the Permit Test
Learn the best way to prepare for Your Permit Test in 2015. All states have some kind of graduated licensing process for teenagers. This process means you must go through a two-step (or three-step) process to get a full operator’s license.
When you reach the eligible age (14 – 16 years), you may apply for a learner’s or instruction permit. You will need to pay a fee to apply and you must pass a vision test and a written knowledge test about the rules of the road and traffic signs.
Why Most Teenagers Fail the Permit Test
Failing the permit test is still very much the rule among first time drivers. The reasons are many, but it is clear that most teenagers do not give the preparations enough time.
Getting the state’s official driver handbook or driver’s manual is a first and necessary step. You can find it at your local DMV office or on-line (pdf-version). Then, you must read and study the manual.
Glancing through this booklet and trying to memorize it is not enough. You need to have a thorough knowledge of the content for your permit test and to be a safe driver! In fact, you should return to the driver’s manual from time to time, even after you pass your written permit test. With time we tend to forget things, even important things. We all need to refresh our knowledge now and then, especially when we are young.
Give the driver’s manual plenty of time. Start preparing at least a few months before your actual permit test. Divide the manual in small chunks and make up a plan. It might sound boring, but a well-structured preparation phase will not only help you pass the permit test – it will also help you become a better driver.
Practice Permit Test
Some might suggest that the permit practice test or permit test sample questions are all you need. While we do believe that our permit practice tests will help you pass, they are better used for verifying you knowledge rather than gaining new knowledge.
When you miss a question, try to figure out why you missed it. Did you read too quickly? Did you not evaluate the alternatives carefully enough? Or did you not understand the piece of knowledge presented in the question?
It is important that you try to learn from the mistakes and not just simply try to memorize an answer. Remember: Read it, Write It, Speak It (read more here).
Our new 2015 database update will have all the questions you need to make sure you have fully learned the driver handbook for your permit test. Given them just as much time as you give the manual.
Some examples of tips given by state divisions: California and New York
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Understand the “Move Over” law
Any permit practice or driver’s license test include questions about the “Move Over” law. In 2015 there will be more focus on this important law. It is not just a law – it’s the right thing to do!
Leading Cause of Death of Police Officers
Preliminary data shows that three law enforcement officers were struck and killed in 2014 as a result of drivers not obeying the “Move Over” law. Data also shows that being struck by a vehicle is the 4th-leading cause of death of police officers. In 2013, 46 law enforcement officers were struck and killed in traffic-related incidents.
Not the Same Law in All States
Details of the “Move Over” law differ between states, but the general idea behind the law is the same. It requires motorists to change lanes away from public safety vehicles to help protect public safety personnel.
The General Idea
If there are two lanes or more lanes in the same direction, you must move to the lane farthest away from a stopped emergency vehicle – if you can to do so safely. If you are unable move over to another lane, you must slow down speed and pass with caution. Emergency vehicles usually include all tow trucks, ambulances, fire trucks, and police cars.
Penalties for not obeying the law can be as high as $500. In some States, a violation of the law may result in jail time as well.
Questions on Your Permit Test
Before taking your permit test or driver’s license exam, you must become familiar with the “Move Over” law in your state. All 50 States have such a law, but very few Americans (71 percent) know they exist! This is why you should expect questions about this law on your permit test.
Permit practice tests on licenseroute.com will include more practice questions on the “Move Over” law in 2015.
The law says that you must pass certain tests to show that you can drive a car or motorcycle legally and safely before you can get your Oklahoma Driver License. You apply for your license and take your tests at a Driver Testing Facility operated by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety.
For the Class D license, there are three tests: the vision screening, the written test, and the driving test.
The questions for a Class D license test are all based on the information in the Oklahoma Driver’s Manual. You will be asked about Oklahoma traffic laws, safe driving practices, and drug and alcohol laws. You should also know local traffic laws for your city or town.
How should you prepare?
You should always study the manual carefully. Some details in the manual might seem irrelevant or insignificant for your driving skills, but everything is there for a reason and questions on your test may be taken from all parts of the manual.
Take as many practice tests as you can. They help you understand what the real written test is all about. They also help you lose the fear and be more confident.
Our practice tests for the Oklahoma driver’s license or learner’s permit are now updated and contain many more questions, together with simple explanations.
Remember, the idea with our practice tests is not to try to cram everything into your short-term memory or for you to memorize answers.
You need to fully understand laws and safe driving practices. Don’t rush this knowledge.
Always read each question and all the answers given. Don’t jump to conclusions based on what you think looks familiar.
If you skip reading one or more of the answers for a question, you risk missing the best answer (which means you risk getting the question wrong).