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. What should you do if an entrance ramp is short?
Go to the next entrance ramp.
Stop and wait for a large space in traffic, then enter the expressway and accelerate quickly.
Reduce your speed to 20 MPH or less and blend with traffic.
2. Your red traffic signal changes to green while a pedestrian is crossing in your traffic lane. The right of way should be given:
by the pedestrian, but only when vehicles are turning left.
by the pedestrian.
to the pedestrian.
3. This sign means:
Reversible lane ahead.
The divided highway ends 350 to 500 feet ahead.
Drivers are coming to a point where another traffic lane joins the one they are on.
4. When they see this sign, drivers:
should be prepared to make sharp turns at a high speed.
need to be prepared to turn right and then left quickly.
should not speed up or brake quickly.
5. This road sign means:
Right turn is not permitted
Left turns are permitted
None of the above.
6. What do warning signs mean?
Danger ahead.
Drivers are approaching a location where there is a special rule.
All of the above.
7. A steady yellow light means:
Be prepared to stop for the red light.
Drive with caution.
Be prepared to go. The light will soon be green.
8. The proper way in which to make a right turn is:
approach the corner in the lane nearest the right curb, but move over toward the middle of the street before turning.
slow down and get into the lane nearest the centerline.
signal and get into the lane nearest the right curb.
9. When driving at night, if the oncoming lights are blinding you, you should:
switch your lights to the high beam.
look toward the right edge of the road.
turn your lights on and off.
10. When you see this yellow sign, you should:
be prepared to stop if children are in the crosswalk.
stop at the crosswalk until a crossing guards signals you to go.
always stop at the crosswalk.
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AL DMV Written Test Facts

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