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. You want to turn left at an intersection ahead. A car reaches the intersection from the opposite direction and moves straight ahead. You:
must make a U-turn and then turn right.
must wait for the car to go through before you turn.
can turn left. You have the right of way.
may not enter the intersection to prepare for your left turn if the light is green.
2. Double solid lines on the roadway mean:
you cannot pass.
you cannot change lanes.
you can not go across the lines except to turn left to enter or leave the highway.
All of the above.
3. This road sign means:
Lane ends
Two way Traffic
Slippery when wet
No right turn
4. When approaching a railroad crossing that has no warning signals, a driver should look, listen and slow down.
5. The drivers who have had alcohol to drink before getting behind the wheel:
do not have good control over themselves or the vehicles they are driving.
are better drivers because they are more careful.
are always aware of the risks they are taking.
have a quicker reaction time.
6. When driving in heavy rain, drivers should use:
parking lights.
emergency flashers.
high beam headlights.
low beam headlights.
7. Two motorcyclists are allowed to:
race on empty roads.
share the lane with another vehicle.
ride side-by-side in a single lane.
exceed the posted speed limit when driving on expressways.
8. At intersections where two or more drivers stop at STOP signs at the same time and they are at right angles:
the driver who was going faster before stopping must yield.
the driver on the left must yield to the driver on the right.
the driver who is late for work has the right-of-way.
the driver on the right must yield to the driver on the left.
9. If you become drowsy while driving, you should:
take a break.
try to fight it.
take some “stay-awake” drugs.
10. This road sign means:
Trucks only
Trucks entering highway
Trucks have the right of way
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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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