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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. A vehicle is stopped at a crosswalk to allow 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.
2. This road sign means:
hill sign
Trucks ahead
Construction zone
3. Before making a left turn from a one-way street, you must:
be in the lane closest to the left curb.
be in the lane closest to the right curb.
be in the lane closest to the center of the street.
4. When the traffic light is green, but traffic is blocking the intersection, drivers should:
enter the intersection and wait for traffic to clear.
not enter the intersection until they can get completely across.
honk their horn to establish their right-of-way.
5. Only _____ can reduce the alcohol level in the blood.
drinking coffee
taking a cold shower
6. This road sign means:
no right turn sign
Right turn on red light permitted
Stop Sign Ahead
No Right Turn
7. To enter a gap in traffic while driving on a highway:
check behind, then watch the vehicle ahead.
speed up and let vehicles make way.
watch only the vehicles behind the gap.
8. Arrows on the roadway:
show which lanes you must use.
indicate reserved lanes.
indicate HOV lanes.
9. A traffic sign with a red circle around and a slash over a symbol means:
the maneuver shown by the symbol is not allowed.
Do not drive faster than the posted speed limit.
the maneuver shown on the sign should be executed with extreme caution.
10. To avoid glare from the headlights of an approaching car:
stay focused on the center line on the road.
don't look directly into the oncoming headlights, look toward the right edge of your lane.
flash your high beams.
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AL DMV Permit Test Facts

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