Every Alabama resident who operates any motor vehicle must have a driver license or learner’s permit. The written test covers the contents of the Alabama DMV Driver’s Manual. It contains questions on Alabama road signs, traffic laws, and rules of safe driving. The written knowledge test consists of 40 questions. To pass the DMV test, you must correctly answer at least 32 questions (80%). Practice with this sample test to familiarize yourself with the format of the Alabama driver's license test.
1. Following another vehicle too closely is known as:
2. You should never depend on your mirrors when you prepare to change lanes. Why?
Mirrors leave “blind spots” behind both sides of vehicles.
Mirrors need to be adjusted.
Mirrors are useless.
3. At a crosswalk:
construction workers must yield to you.
you must yield to pedestrians.
pedestrians must yield to you.
4. This road sign means:
Flagger ahead
No right turn
Turn left or go through
5. Which of the following is true about the Anti-Locking Brake System?
It prevents skidding.
It allows drivers to steer during an emergency braking situation.
All of the above.
6. When you prepare to make a left turn from a one-way road into a two-way road, you must:
enter the two-way road to the left of its center line.
approach the turn in the right lane or from the right side of a single lane.
approach the turn in the left lane or from the left side of a single lane.
7. You have stopped for a train at a railroad crossing. After the train passes, you must:
watch for multiple trains.
watch for vehicles that must stop at railroad crossings (school buses, trucks carrying hazardous materials, etc.).
All of the above.
8. If you have a tire blowout while driving, you should:
brake hard and steer toward the right edge of the roadway.
pump the brakes.
grip the steering wheel firmly, slow down, and exit from the traffic lanes.
9. A solid yellow line next to a broken yellow line means that vehicles:
next to the solid line may pass.
in both directions may pass.
next to the broken line may pass.
10. When you make a left turn from a one-way road into a two-way road, you must:
enter the two-way road to the left of its center line.
make a U-turn into the two-way road.
enter the two-way road to the right of its center line.
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AL DMV Permit Test Facts

Number of questions: 40
Correct answers to pass: 32
Passing score: 80%
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