You must have a valid driver's license or driving permit to operate a motor vehicle on public streets and highways in Michigan. As part of the examination process, you will be given a vision test to determine if your vision meets minimum standards. The Michigan DMV written test is designed to check your knowledge of road signs, road rules, traffic laws and safe driving practices. Everything you need to know is covered in the Michigan DMV Driver’s Manual. The knowledge test consists of 50 questions. To pass the written test, you must score 80% or higher (at least 40 correct answers).
1. A pedestrian in the crosswalk when the “DON’T WALK” signal begins flashing must:
stop immediately.
go back and wait the “WALK” light
finish crossing the street.
yield to other pedestrians.
2. If you are being passed on the right by many vehicles, you should:
increase your speed immediately.
move into the left lane and allow other vehicles to pass you on the right.
move into the right lane and allow other vehicles to pass you on the left.
pull over to the right and stop until the road is clear.
3. The minimum drinking age in this state is ____ years.
4. This sign warns drivers that:
they must turn either to the right or left.
there's an intersection ahead.
there is a double curve ahead.
there is a winding road ahead.
5. The yield sign means:
Go. The light will soon be red.
If the way is clear, you may move forward slowly without stopping.
Stop if you can.
6. When you approach this sign, you must:
stop if necessary.
watch for workers crossing the road.
go to work.
None of the above.
7. If an intersection has crosswalk lines but no STOP line, where must you stop for a red light?
Before the stop line.
On the crosswalk.
Before the crosswalk.
After the crosswalk.
8. If your car starts to skid, turn your steering wheel:
in any direction. It doesnt matter.
in the direction you want the vehicle to go.
in the opposite direction of the skid.
to keep the front wheels straight.
9. When drivers see this road sign:
they must not drive past this sign.
they must treat it as a 4-Way Stop sign.
they must turn around immediately.
they must come to a complete stop and call the police.
10. What should you do if your headlights suddenly go out?
Brake immediately and activate your emergency lights.
Ease your foot off the gas pedal and brake gently.
Ease your foot off the gas pedal and brake gently.
Use your emergency lights, parking lights or directional signals.
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MI DMV Practice Test Facts

Number of questions: 50
Correct answers to pass: 40
Passing score: 80%
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