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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. What is the purpose of minimum speed limits?
To halt the traffic flow.
To allow emergency vehicles with red flashing lights to safely pass other vehicles.
To keep a smooth traffic flow.
To decrease the state average speed statistic.
2. When you need to enter a freeway exit ramp:
don't slow down on the freeway itself. Wait until you are in the deceleration lane.
pass slower vehicles on the right.
slow down before entering the exit ramp.
don't slow down on the freeway itself, and maintain your speed once in the exit ramp.
3. Does a vehicle prepared to enter a traffic circle or rotary have the right-of-way over the vehicles in the circle?
No. Vehicles already in the circle have the right-of-way.
Yes, but only if they are entering the rotary from the right lane.
Only if the light is green.
4. Before turning left, it is important to:
swing to the right side of your lane.
sound your horn to warn the other drivers.
yield to oncoming vehicles.
flash your headlights to alert the other drivers.
5. This sign indicates that:
advisory speed sign
the highest safe speed drivers should travel around the curve ahead is 25 MPH.
the safe speed around the curve ahead is at least 25 MPH.
there is a school zone after the curve.
drivers may not turn right if traveling at 25 MPH or less.
6. When you pass another vehicle, before you return to the right lane, you must:
look at your interior rear-view mirror.
make sure you can see the front bumper of the vehicle you passed.
All of the above.
7. This road sign:
roundabout circle sign
provides an advance notice of a roundabout.
warns drivers that U-turns are not permitted.
warns drivers of a sharp turn left. Drivers should slow their speed and keep to the left.
is a no-right-turns sign.
8. What is the only effective method to reduce your BAC?
Drinking coffee.
Not drinking over a period of time.
Eating before or while you drink.
9. What is a likely effect when you take another drug while you drink alcohol?
There are no effects, unless the drug is prescription only.
If the drug is over-the-counter, there are no effects.
The effects of alcohol are reduced by the drug.
The effects of the alcohol and the drug are enhanced.
10. What should you do in case of a steering failure?
Call an ambulance.
Leave the road immediately.
Pump your gas pedal a few times to increase the pressure.
Don't panic. Turn on your emergency lights to let other drivers know you are having car problems. Move toward the side of the road and bring the car to a gradual stop.
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CO DMV Written Test

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