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Introduction
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* This article is Royce's notes from the California drivers book. This may help others study for their written test. This is not yet completed. The goal of this article is to quickly study and pass the test. This article to be replaced by all questions of official test.
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Article Key
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* @ means “at”.
* [L] means “Left”.
* [R] means “Right”.
* Numbers at beginning of each line indicate page number in manual.
* Skipped pages mean there was nothing of use on that page.
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* Errors….. Is this wrong: [L]Turn from 2wayStreet =start from center of road; swing into any lane if safe. [R]Turns= Start nearest to [R] curb; Do not swing into another lane.
* Page 29 through 85 will be inserted at a later date.
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Page 01 - 02:
03: CA Resident MoreThan 10 day = must get license.
04 - 16:
17: red light= no left turn; turn right after stopping. red arrow= no turn ever. flashing yellow= slow/alert. yellow arrow= prepare for next light. green light and green arrow= go after yield to pedestrians/turning cars. flashing red and light blackout= stop sign. stop sign= whoever gets there first goes first; only yield to car on right; car on your left has to yield to you.
18: 8sided= stop. 3sidedTriangle= slow down & yeild(stop only if necessary). red & or white square/rectangle= regulations(commands).
19: when night= red reflectors shine when going wrong way. circle sign=rail crossing. 5sided “house” sign=school. 4sided diamond= road condition warning.
20: orangeSign=construction. pedestrian=any person except bicycle. unmarked intersection=yield&slow.
21: roundabout=round counterclockwise intersection.
22: CA basic speed law= dont drive faster than conditions. highway speed=65 except for 2laneUndivided which are 55. 60mph crash= 4x force of 30mph. [L] lane=fast lane. trucks=right lane/specific lane; trucks on 4lane must drive on either right lane.
23: 25mph=500 ft school. bus flashing yellow= slow prepare stop. bus flashing red=stop light, must stop from either lane. 15mph in ally or 100ft of blind rail crossing(cant see 400ft track either direction) or blind intersection(cannot see 100ft). 10mph= safteyzone(marked by lines) or parked bus. trolley/streetcar/bus are same.
24: business/residence=25mph. turnout=place for slow driver to get off road when 5 cars or more following him. yellow center line=only pass on broken line. ok to pass through solid yellow line if its after broken line. no pass on solid yellow line closer than broken line. intersection/driveway/privateRoad/carpoolEntrance=never pass yellow line. solid white line=1wayStreet. broken white line separates multilane going my direction.
25: change lanes: check mirrors & turn head. left/right turn= signal/slow 100ft from corner. stay in lane, never cut corner. Left turn = look [L], look [R], look [L] again cause its where you're going. [R] turn= look over [R] shoulder, ok to cut through bike lane, stop behind limit line, look both ways before turn.
26: no enter bike lane unless 200ft of turning. may park in bikelane unless sign say NoParking. safety zone= dotted lined area on roadside where buses often load. pass cars ony on the left except if multiple lanes going your direction. carpool(marked with Diamond)=2people &or motorcycle &or LowEmissionVehicleWithDMVdecal. No crossing solid lanes to enter/exit carpool. Automobiles with trails=Can'tUseCarpool because restricted to rightHand lane.
27: [L] turn=ok to cross solid or double yellow. 2, 2ft spaced DoubbleYellow, are same as devider wall & may not be passed/uturned. Uturn only @ uturn sign.
28: If street has CenterTurnLane, you must drive completely in it and turn only when safe. Drive in CenterTurnLane no more than 200ft. Ok to drive across Center[L]TurningLane. Ok to turn [L] against red light on 1way street; but never against red arrows.
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Sources Cited
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* 2009 California Driver Handbook.
* 2010 California Driver Handbook.
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Internet Resources
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* CA Drivers Book available to read online: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/hdbk/driver_handbook_toc.htm
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booknotes/california_driver_handbook.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/09 20:30 by reb