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Any person who operates a motor vehicle, motorcycle or moped on the public streets and highways in Colorado is required to be at least 16 years of age and have a valid driver’s license or learner’s permit. Applicants are required to pass all required examinations (physical, vision, written test and/or driving test) and pay the required fees. The Colorado DMV knowledge test questions will cover the contents of the Colorado Driver Manual including road signs, driving rules, safety rules and legal items. The CO DMV written test consists of 25 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 20 questions (80%).
1. Which sign has white letters on a red background?
Speed limit
School zone
2. If the entrance lane is too short to allow acceleration to highway speed, you should:
go to the next entrance ramp.
stop and wait for a large gap in traffic, then enter the highway and accelerate quickly.
merge into highway traffic as soon as possible.
None of the above.
3. To avoid the risk of being involved in an alcohol-related crash, you should:
decide before you start drinking that you are not going to drive.
say “No, thanks" if someone offers you alcohol.
call a taxi if you've been drinking.
All of the above.
4. What does a flashing yellow light mean?
flashing yellow light
Drivers may move forward with caution.
The same thing as a stop sign.
Warning: hospital ahead.
All of the above.
5. Highway hypnosis is a driving condition that can result from:
heavy traffic.
staring at the roadway for long periods of time.
frequent rest stops.
traveling on HOV lanes.
6. When an approaching driver at night blinds you by failing to dim their high beams, you should look:
straight down the middle of the road.
towards the left side of the road.
None of the other answers is correct.
towards the right side of the road.
7. When following motorcycles, drivers should:
reduce the minimum following distance.
keep more space in front of their vehicle.
keep less space in front of their vehicle.
try to pass them as they have different braking capabilities than other motor vehicles.
8. What is the first thing you should do if your wheels move off the pavement?
Try pumping the gas pedal to increase pressure.
Ease your foot off the gas pedal and brake gently.
Pull the steering wheel back.
Pull over to the right and sound your horn to warn the other drivers.
9. Speed limit signs are:
warning signs
destination signs (guide signs)
regulatory signs
service signs
10. If you begin to feel drowsy while driving, you should:
open your window.
get some coffee.
get an energy drink.
stop driving.
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CO DMV Written Test Facts

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 15
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