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Every Alabama resident who operates any motor vehicle must have a driver license or learner’s permit. The DMV written test covers the contents of the Alabama DMV Driver’s Manual. It contains questions on Alabama road signs, traffic laws, and rules of safe driving. The Alabama DMV written knowledge test consists of 40 questions. To pass the AL DMV test, you must correctly answer at least 32 questions (80%). Practice with this sample test to familiarize yourself with the format of the Alabama driver's license test.
1. If you remain in the back blind spot of a large vehicle:
you increase the chance of a crash.
the large vehicle will take much longer to stop.
you can reduce fuel consumption.
2. If you see a “lane closed ahead” sign you should:
make a U-turn. You are on the wrong side of the road.
merge into the correct lane when it is safe.
speed to the end of the closed lane and try to get into the other lane.
3. You should increase your following distance:
at night or if it is raining.
when the road is slippery.
All of the above.
4. You are traveling on a two-lane road and you want to pass a bicyclist who is ahead of you to your right. An oncoming vehicle is approaching. You should:
keep driving, you have the right-of-way.
honk your horn to warn the pedestrian.
slow down and let the oncoming vehicle pass first.
5. The best way to deal with tailgaters is to:
let them pass if it's safe to do so.
flash your brake lights.
always keep your eyes focused ahead of your car.
6. If you continually pass the other vehicles on a road with one lane in each direction, you will:
help prevent the chances of a crash occurring due to traffic congestion.
get to your destination much faster.
increase your chances of being involved in an accident.
7. This road sign means:
advance warning sign
Railroad crossing
One way
Limited parking
8. Alcohol:
makes you less aware of what is happening to your driving abilities.
makes it easier to make correct decisions.
improves your reaction time.
9. What do flashing red lights on a school bus indicate?
The bus is stopped to load or discharge passengers.
Traffic that approaches from either direction may proceed.
The bus is about to stop.
10. Roads are the most slippery:
the first rain after a dry spell.
after it has been raining for an hour or more.
for the first 2 hours of a rain storm.
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AL DMV Permit Practice Test

Number of questions: 40
Correct answers to pass:32
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 15
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