California Defensive Driving Test

Having defensive driving skills is an essential skill for all drivers, especially for people just earning their drivers license. The reason for this is that new drivers are more likely to be involved in accidents due to inexperience. Defensive driving involves paying attention to all of your surroundings, including other vehicles and the weather and road conditions. It also means anticipating issues that might lie ahead and knowing how to handle them when they arrive. As they gain the ability to anticipate and respond correctly, inexperienced California drivers make the roadways safer. Defensive drivers are also better prepared to respond to surprises that may arise while driving. At the end of the day defensive driving is a vital skill that all new drivers in California need to grasp if they want to be safe drivers.

For anyone that thinks of themselves as an excellent defensive driver, our California defensive driving quiz shouldn’t be too much of a challenge. We’ll cover a variety of topics regarding defensive driving to see if you’re truly as smart as you think you are. Do you know what to do in a skidding vehicle on an icy road? Or, what about driving in a construction zone?

California Defensive Driving Test

Test your knowledge of defensive driving techniques with this quick quiz. Get settled in and let’s get started! Press start to begin.


Defensive Driving Test
10 Questions, No Time Limit
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1 / 10

When a school bus stops in front of you with it's stop sign activated you should...

2 / 10

A teenage driver's likelihood of crashing increases when...

3 / 10

Collisions happen more often when...

4 / 10

When traveling down a three lane, one-way street, you should make a left turn from...

5 / 10

Where should you stop at an intersection where there is a stop sign, but there is no stop line or crosswalk present?

6 / 10

How should you control your vehicle's speed as you take a curve?

7 / 10

What is the completely safe speed when driving in snow?

8 / 10

After a train has passed at a railroad crossing you should...

9 / 10

The stopping distance of a car is equal to:

10 / 10

How many seconds should you trail the car in front of you in good driving conditions during the day?

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The average score is 83%

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