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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 yellow arrow on a traffic signal means:
Drivers are not required to signal before turning from that lane.
Be prepared to stop and give the right-of-way to oncoming vehicles.
Increase your speed to make the turn before the light changes.
2. If you encounter an aggressive driver you should:
show them how to drive defensively.
speed up.
get out of their way.
3. When you approach an intersection with a flashing yellow light, you must:
come to a complete stop, then proceed.
slow and proceed with caution.
maintain your normal speed.
4. When you pass another vehicle, before you return to the right lane, you must:
look at your interior rear-view mirror.
All of the above.
5. When an aggressive driver confronts you, you should:
Try to move away safely.
Remain calm and relaxed.
All of the above.
6. Before changing lanes or attempting to pass another vehicle, you should:
signal your intention before changing lanes.
Check your blind spots and mirrors.
All of the above.
7. This sign indicates that:
hill sign
there is a steep hill ahead.
trucks are merging from the right.
there's a side road ahead.
8. If an intersection has crosswalk lines but no STOP line, where must you stop for a red light?
After the crosswalk.
Before the stop line.
Before the crosswalk.
9. How can you prevent fatigue on a long trip?
Plan to drive long trips with a companion.
Get enough sleep.
All of the above.
10. This sign means:
night speed
Take route 45 if you are driving at night.
The night-time speed limit is 45 MPH.
The minimum speed limit is 45 MPH.
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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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