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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. This road sign means:
no right turn sign
Right turn permitted
Sharp curve ahead
No right turn
2. One broken line indicates:
You can pass other vehicles and change lanes, if it is safe.
You can not pass other vehicles or go across the line.
You can change lanes, but only when traffic conditions or obstructions in the road make it necessary.
3. When driving behind a motorcycle, drivers should:
slow down.
be ready to use the horn.
increase the following distance.
4. If your brakes are wet, you can dry them by:
riding the pedal lightly.
pull over to the right and wait until it stops raining.
having them checked by a mechanic.
5. Any use of a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle is considered a distraction because:
it occupies the drivers hands, eyes, and mind.
it draws the attention of other drivers as it is an illegal activity.
it causes the driver to be concerned about the cost of the call.
6. A large vehicle is backing up to unload goods. You should:
enter one of the blind spots and wait.
try to pass close behind.
be patient and wait until the large vehicle has completed its backup maneuver.
7. This road sign means:
divided highway ends sign
Curves ahead
Bumps in the road
Divided highway ends
8. If the motorist sees pedestrians in a crosswalk, what should the motorist do?
Pull to the right and go behind them.
Go ahead. The motorist has the right-of-way.
Wait for them to cross.
9. This road sign means:
no right turn sign
No U-turns
No right turn
No left turn
10. What should you do if your brakes fail?
Hook your shoe under the pedal and see if you can free it.
Turn on your cruise control.
Try pumping the brake pedal to increase pressure.
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AL DMV Driving Test Facts

Number of questions: 40
Correct answers to pass:32
Passing score:80%
Number of questions: 40
Correct answers to pass:32
Passing score:80%
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