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Every person who operates a motor vehicle on Alaska streets and highways must have a valid Alaska driver’s license or learner’s permit. A vision test is required of each driver before any license or permit is issued. The AK DMV written test covers the information found in the Alaska Driver's Manual, including traffic laws, road rules, safe driving practices, and road signs. The knowledge test consists of 20 questions. To pass the written test, you must score 80% or higher (at least 16 correct answers).
1. The driver of an emergency vehicle that uses lights and a siren can legally:
go the wrong way.
pass red lights.
exceed the speed limit.
All of the above.
2. A red flashing signal means the same as a:
stop sign.
yield sign.
caution sign.
red light.
3. Alcohol:
increases reaction time.
makes it difficult for drivers to judge their condition.
makes drivers more prone to take chances.
All of the above.
4. A red traffic sign means?
Do not enter.
Wrong way.
All of the above.
5. When an emergency vehicle approaches using a siren, lights or other warning devices, you must:
move to the right side of the road and stop until the vehicle has passed.
drive to the nearest intersection and stop.
come to a complete stop as soon as you can see the emergency vehicle in your rearview mirror.
reduce your speed and drive with caution.
6. What is the meaning of orange traffic signs?
Stop, do not enter or wrong way.
Construction and maintenance warning.
Warning of school, pedestrian, and bicycling activity.
7. Tailgating:
cannot result in a traffic citation.
helps reduce traffic congestion.
is a defensive driving tecnique.
can frustrate other drivers and make them angry.
8. Before turning, you should:
increase your speed.
sound your horn to alert the other drivers.
give the proper turn signal.
change lanes.
9. In case of skidding, drivers should NOT:
tap the gas pedal with their foot.
take their foot off the gas pedal.
steer the car into the direction of the skid.
pump the brakes gently if they are about to hit something.
10. The amount of space you need to cross traffic depends on the:
road and weather conditions and oncoming traffic.
number of cars behind you.
presence of a yield sign.
number of cars in front of you.
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AK DMV Permit Test Facts

Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 14
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