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Anyone who operates a motor vehicle or motor-driven cycle on public streets or highways in New Jersey is required to have a valid driver’s license or learner’s permit. A vision screening is required for all motorists. The questions on the New Jersey written knowledge test will be based on information taken from the NJ MVC Driver’s Manual, and will concern the New Jersey traffic laws, road rules, road signs and safe driving practices. The MVC written test consists of 50 questions, and you need at least 40 correct answers to pass (80%). Practice with this sample test to familiarize yourself with the format of the New Jersey driver's license test.
1. You must yield for emergency vehicles:
only when other vehicles yield.
when you see a flashing red or blue light or hear a siren.
None of the above.
2. How can you prevent fatigue on a long trip?
Schedule regular stops for every couple of hours.
Plan to drive long trips with a companion.
Get enough sleep.
All of the above.
3. At a stop sign there is no stop line or crosswalk. You must stop:
only if the traffic signal turns red.
at the next crosswalk.
before you enter the intersection.
after you enter the intersection, if you have a clear view of traffic on the intersecting roadway.
4. Who must yield when a driver is turning and a pedestrian is crossing without a traffic light?
The pedestrian.
The driver.
Whoever is slower.
Whoever started last.
5. This sign means:
Roundabout ahead. Slow down.
Intersection ahead.
The highway ahead is divided into two one-way roadways.
The divided highway on which drivers are traveling ends ahead.
6. Speed limit signs are:
warning signs
destination signs (guide signs)
regulation signs (regulatory signs)
service signs
7. In which of the following situations may drivers need more space in front of their vehicle?
When following motorcycles.
When carrying a heavy load or pulling a trailer.
When it is hard to see ahead.
All of the above.
8. When in travel lanes on the roadway:
don’t stop for any reason. Keep moving until you can safely pull off the road.
you may stop to look up an address.
you may make a U-turn or back up if you get on the wrong entrance ramp of the freeway.
you may stop to let out passengers.
9. This sign tells you that:
no turns are allowed on this road.
the road narrows ahead.
the road may be slippery when wet.
there are a series of curves ahead.
10. When you make a left turn from a one-way road into a two-way road, you must:
enter the two-way road to the left of its center line.
enter the two-way road to the right of its center line.
make a U-turn into the two-way road.
turn left into the one-way road.
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NJ Permit Test Facts

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