Any resident of the State who wishes to operate a motor vehicle in Maine is required to have a Maine driver’s license or learner’s driving permit. The examination process includes a written test, a vision screening and a road test. The Maine DMV written test measures your understanding and knowledge of road signs, traffic laws, driving skills and vehicle handling. Everything you will need to know is covered in the Maine Driver’s Manual. The written test consists of 60 questions. To pass the knowledge test, you are allowed to miss 2 of the 10 questions about road signs, and 10 of the 50 questions about road rules.
1. This road sign means:
Do not enter
Two-way traffic
Side road
Lane ends
2. A solid yellow line on your side of the center line means:
Pass with caution
Do not pass
Slow down
Keep right on hills
3. This road sign means:
Do not pass
Keep left
Pass with caution
Keep right
4. When overtaking a pedestrian who is walking along the roadway and an oncoming vehicle is approaching, you should:
keep driving, you have the right-of-way.
honk your horn so the pedestrian moves over.
slow down and let the vehicle pass first.
5. A crosswalk is:
another name for a 4-way intersection.
the area where pedestrians may cross the roadway.
an area designated for road construction workers.
6. Certain highway signs and markings require that you must obey the indicated instruction. Such signs are known as:
regulatory signs.
guide signs.
information signs.
warning signs.
7. A driver should always be looking:
directly in front of the car.
beside, ahead and to the rear of the car.
at the middle of the road.
8. There is no crosswalk and you see a pedestrian crossing your lane ahead. You should:
make eye contact and then pass him/her.
slow down as you pass him/her.
stop and let the pedestrian finish crossing the street.
9. When following a motorcycle, drivers must remember that motorcycles can ____________ than other vehicles.
accelerate much faster
stop much more slowly
stop much more quickly
drive much faster
10. If you stop at a railroad crossing with more than one track:
go through as soon as the train passes.
wait until you have a clear view of both tracks.
stop on the railroad track and watch for another train.
go through when one of the tracks is free.
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ME DMV Permit Test Facts

Number of questions: 60
Signs questions: 10
Correct answers to pass: 48
Passing score: 80%
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