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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 the entrance lane is too short to allow acceleration to highway speed, you should:
go to the next entrance ramp.
stop and wait for a large gap in traffic, then enter the highway and accelerate quickly.
merge into highway traffic as soon as possible.
2. Your red traffic signal changes to green while a pedestrian is crossing in your traffic lane. The right of way should be given:
by the pedestrian, but only when vehicles are turning left.
by the pedestrian.
to the pedestrian.
3. This sign means:
divided highway ends sign
Reversible lane ahead.
The divided highway ends ahead.
Drivers are coming to a point where another traffic lane joins the one they are on.
4. When they see this sign, drivers:
slippery road sign
should be prepared to make sharp turns at a high speed.
need to be prepared to turn right and then left quickly.
should not speed up or brake quickly.
5. This road sign means:
no right turn sign
Right turn is not permitted
Left turns are permitted
You may turn right after yielding the right-of-way to oncoming traffic
6. What do warning signs mean?
Danger ahead.
Drivers are approaching a location where there is a special rule.
All of the above.
7. A steady yellow light means:
Be prepared to stop for the red light.
Drive with caution.
Be prepared to go. The light will soon be green.
8. To make a proper right turn:
swing to the left before turning right.
slow down and get into the lane nearest the centerline.
give the proper signal and get into the lane nearest the right curb.
9. When driving at night, if an approaching car is using its high-beams you should:
look toward the left edge of the road.
look toward the right edge of the road.
turn your lights on and off.
10. When you see this sign, you should:
school sign
be prepared to stop if children are in the crosswalk.
slow down, proceed with caution and watch for blind people.
always stop at the crosswalk.
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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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