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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. When driving on gravel roads:
your tires do not have as much traction.
you should use cruise control to increase traction.
you should keep your eyes moving.
2. If your wheels drop off the pavement edge, you should:
turn back onto the roadway immediately.
turn gradually back onto the roadway when safe.
3. When you see a "merging traffic" sign on the freeway, you should:
merging traffic sign
slow down to allow traffic to enter.
move to another lane to let traffic enter, if safe.
speed up to avoid congesting traffic.
4. What does a yellow arrow signal mean?
yellow arrow
The same as the yellow light, but applies only to movement in the direction of the arrow.
The same as a green light.
Vehicles moving in all directions must stop if they can. The light will soon be red.
5. Collisions can happen more often when:
one lane of traffic is traveling faster than the others.
one vehicle is traveling faster than the flow of traffic.
all vehicles are traveling at the posted speed limit.
6. At a red traffic light with a green arrow, you may proceed in the direction of the arrow:
after making a complete stop first.
if you wait until the light changes.
if you are in the proper lane and the roadway is clear.
7. When turning left at an intersection:
you should never yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
oncoming traffic and pedestrians should yield to you.
you should always yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
8. If you are blinded by the headlights of an approaching vehicle, you should:
avoid looking directly at the bright lights.
glance toward the side of the road, then look quickly ahead to determine the other vehicle’s position.
All of the above.
9. When is it safe to pass another vehicle?
When signs and/or markings permit passing other vehicles.
When you are entering a curve and there are no oncoming vehicles.
When you are driving through an intersection and there are no oncoming vehicles.
10. If you've had a few beers, the effects of alcohol will be reduced only by:
waiting several hours.
taking a cold shower.
getting a cup of coffee.
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AL DMV Permit Test

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