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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. Following another vehicle too closely is known as:
2. You should never depend on your mirrors when you prepare to change lanes. Why?
Mirrors leave “blind spots” behind both sides of vehicles.
Mirrors need to be adjusted.
Mirrors are useless.
3. At a crosswalk:
construction workers must yield to drivers.
drivers must yield to pedestrians.
pedestrians must yield to drivers.
4. This road sign means:
no right turn sign
One-way street ahead
No right turn
Turn left or go through
5. Which of the following is true about the Anti-Locking Brake System?
It prevents skidding.
It allows drivers to steer during an emergency braking situation.
All of the above.
6. When you prepare to 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.
approach the turn in the right lane or from the right side of a single lane.
approach the turn in the left lane or from the left side of a single lane.
7. You have stopped for a train at a railroad crossing. After the train passes, you must:
look to see if another train is coming, then cross the tracks if it is safe to do so.
watch for vehicles that must stop at railroad crossings (school buses, vehicles carrying hazardous materials, etc.).
All of the above.
8. If one of your tires blows out while driving, you should:
apply the brakes firmly and steer toward the right edge of the road.
pump the brakes.
hold the steering wheel firmly, slow down, and steer smoothly.
9. A solid yellow line next to a broken yellow line means that vehicles:
next to the solid line may pass.
in both directions may pass.
next to the broken line may pass.
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.
make a U-turn into the two-way road.
enter the two-way road to the right of its center line.
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AL DMV Written Test Facts

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