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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 State of 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. Your car stalls on the tracks at a railroad crossing, and a collision with a train is imminent. After getting yourself and your passengers out of the car, you should:
get back into the vehicle.
signal the train to stop.
run toward the train but stay off the tracks.
cross the tracks.
2. After you stop for a school bus, you must:
turn off your engine.
drive again before the red lights stop flashing.
wait until the red lights stop flashing.
None of the above.
3. A driver cuts off another vehicle, or threatens another motorist or a pedestrian. These are examples of:
defensive driving
road rage
furious driving
excessive driving
4. When driving on a multi-lane roadway you should check for blind spots behind you by:
slowing down to shrink your blind spot.
changing lanes frequently to get a changed view of those behind you.
honking your horn to let drivers behind you know you might not be able to see them.
None of the above.
5. When approaching any intersection or driveway, drivers should:
drive at the fastest speed just before entering the intersection.
pass other vehicles and then stop.
look both ways and be ready to stop.
change lanes.
6. Drivers can not pass a vehicle on the left if:
they can not safely return to the right lane before they reach a solid yellow center line for the right lane.
they are within 100 feet of a railroad crossing on a two-way roadway.
they approach the top of a hill on a two-way road and can not see over it.
All of the above.
7. What should you do if a vehicle is approaching head-on in your lane?
Turn off the ignition if your vehicle has power steering.
Decrease speed, pull over to the right and sound your horn to warn the other driver.
Pull over to the left and use your emergency lights to stop the other driver.
Come to a complete stop and use your horn to warn the vehicles behind you.
8. Emergency vehicles:
may follow each other.
may use a loudspeaker to give instructions.
have the right of way when using siren, horn, and red/blue lights.
All of the above.
9. If a driver follows you too closely, you should:
activate your stop lights.
move to another lane if possible.
brake suddenly.
increase your speed as you are probably driving too slowly.
10. When meeting a car with blinding headlights, you should:
look away and toward the right side of the road.
dim your lights and then speed up to pass quickly.
flash your lights on and off to warn the other driver.
look away and toward the left side of the road.
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AK DMV Written Test Facts

Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
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