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. When driving on gravel or dirt roads:
your tires do not have as much traction, so you must drive slower.
your tires can grip the road better than on pavement.
visibility is better.
2. Should your wheels drop off the roadway or pavement edge, you should:
turn back onto the roadway immediately.
wait until it is safe to do so, then turn gradually back onto the roadway.
3. On the freeway, you see a ”merging traffic“ sign. You should:
slow down to allow traffic to enter.
move to another lane, if safe, to let traffic enter.
speed up to avoid congesting traffic.
4. What does a yellow arrow signal mean?
The same as the yellow light, but applies only to movement in the direction of the arrow.
The same as a green light.
Vehicles moving in all directions must stop if they can. The light will soon be red.
5. Collisions can happen more often when:
one lane of traffic is traveling faster than the other lanes.
one vehicle is traveling faster or slower than the flow of traffic.
all vehicles are traveling about the same speed.
6. At a red traffic light with a green arrow, you may proceed in the direction of the arrow if you:
make a complete stop first.
wait until the light changes.
are in the proper lane and the roadway is clear.
7. When turning left at an intersection:
you should never yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
oncoming traffic and pedestrians should yield to you.
you should always yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
8. If you are blinded by headlights on an approaching vehicle, you should:
flash your headlights to high beam for a second, then return to low beam.
move your eyes to the right.
All of the above.
9. When is it safe to pass another vehicle?
Whenever signs and/or roadway markings permit passing other vehicles.
When entering a curve and there are no oncoming vehicles.
When driving through an intersection and there are no oncoming vehicles.
10. If you have had several beers before driving, the effects of alcohol will be reduced only by:
waiting several hours.
taking a cold shower.
drinking several cups of coffee.
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Number of questions: 40
Correct answers to pass: 32
Passing score: 80%
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