You need a New Hampshire driver’s license or learner’s permit if you want to drive on New Hampshire streets and highways. The driver test includes a vision test, a knowledge test, and a road test. The knowledge test is a 40 question multiple choice test. Each question is displayed along with four possible answers. You will have 40 minutes to complete the test, and you need at least 32 correct answers to pass (80%). The written test is designed to check your knowledge of road signs, road rules and safety rules. Everything you need to know is covered in the New Hampshire DMV Driver’s Manual. If you fail the test you may request an appointment to retest not sooner than ten days from the current date.
1. When you see an emergency vehicle with flashing lights behind you, you must:
stay in your lane, slow down, and let it pass.
pull over to the side of the road and stop.
drive to the right edge of the road and slow down.
stop as quickly as you can.
2. A vehicle is stopped at a crosswalk to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway. The driver of the vehicle approaching from the rear should:
sound the horn.
overtake and pass the stopped vehicle.
not overtake and pass the stopped vehicle.
None of the above.
3. Vertical rectangles tell drivers:
the direction they should travel.
the law.
that there's a school zone ahead.
what is not allowed.
4. This road sign means:
Truck stop ahead
Trucks under 18,000 lbs. allowed
Hill ahead
No trucks allowed
5. This sign is a:
service sign.
warning sign (caution).
stop sign (full stop).
regulatory sign (traffic rules).
6. Left turns on a red light are allowed:
in school zones.
at intersections, after stopping, if the way is clear.
from a one-way street into a one-way street.
7. This sign tells drivers that:
they must make a left turn at the intersection.
U-turns are not allowed.
they must not make a right turn.
None of the above.
8. When you need to change lanes, it is important to:
check your blind spot.
make sure the lane is clear before entering.
signal your intentions ahead of time.
All of the above.
9. If you stop along the road at night:
turn off all your lights.
use your parking lights only.
use your headlights only.
turn on your emergency flashers and leave your low beams on.
10. Which of the following is NOT true about ABS?
It improves the steering ability.
It helps increase your stopping distance.
It improves the vehicle stability.
None of the above.
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Number of questions: 40
Correct answers to pass: 32
Passing score: 80%
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