Anyone who operates a motor vehicle on the public roads in Maryland is required to have a valid driver's license or learner’s permit. Licensing requirements include a vision screening, a knowledge test, and a driving skills test. The Maryland MVA written test is designed to check the applicant’s knowledge of motor vehicle laws, road rules, road signs and safe driving practices. Everything you need to know is covered in the Maryland MVA Driver’s Manual. The written consists of 25 questions, and you need at least 22 correct answers to pass (85%).
1. This road sign means:
All traffic must go straight ahead
All traffic must turn right
A road joins from the right
2. This sign indicates:
Divided highway ends
Merging traffic
Winding road
3. When using a deceleration lane to exit a roadway, drivers should:
not follow the posted warning speed unless the roadway is slippery.
not slow down until their vehicle has moved onto the deceleration lane.
not use their turn signal until the vehicle has moved onto the deceleration lane.
4. This road sign means:
School Crossing
Jogging Trail
Pedestrian Crossing
5. This sign warns drivers that:
the highway ahead is divided into two one-way roadways. Drivers should keep to the right.
there is a winding road ahead.
there is a double curve ahead.
6. An edge line that angles toward the center of the road indicates that:
you must turn right if possible.
there’s a narrow bridge ahead.
the road is narrower ahead.
7. If your brakes are wet, you can dry them by:
having them checked by a mechanic.
riding the pedal lightly.
pull over to the right and wait until it stops raining.
8. If another vehicle passes you on the left, you must:
decrease your speed, then pull over to the right and stop.
increase your speed slightly and keep to the right.
decrease your speed slightly and keep to the right.
9. Excessive speed:
often leads to high-risk decision-making.
does not increase the chance of a crash.
increases your ability to react to a hazard.
10. What does the flashing signal in the picture indicate?
Pedestrians should start crossing the street.
Pedestrians should finish crossing the street if started.
The same thing as a stop sign.
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Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass: 22
Passing score: 85%
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