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Any resident of the State who wishes to operate a motor vehicle in Maine is required to have a Maine driver’s license or learner’s driving permit. The examination process includes a written test, a vision screening and a road test. The ME DMV written test measures your understanding and knowledge of road signs, traffic laws, driving skills and vehicle handling. Everything you will need to know is covered in the Maine DMV Driver’s Manual. The DMV written test consists of 60 questions. To pass the knowledge test, you are allowed to miss 2 of the 10 questions about road signs, and 10 of the 50 questions about road rules.
1. To check your blind spot before changing lanes:
look into the left side mirror.
look over your shoulder in the direction you plan to move.
look into the right side mirror.
look into the rearview mirror.
2. If a vehicle starts to skid on water (hydroplane) the driver should quickly apply the brakes.
3. Sudden wind gusts on highways:
generally affect only the movement of large vehicles.
can be a problem for all vehicles.
cause only visual problems because of dust and dirt blowing around.
4. When you prepare to make a left turn from a one-way road into a two-way road, you must:
enter the two-way road to the left of its center line.
approach the turn in the left lane or from the left side of a single lane.
approach the turn in the right lane or from the right side of a single lane.
None of the above.
5. What should you do in case of a brake failure?
Pull off the road into an open space.
Apply the parking brake slowly.
Rub your tires on the curb to slow your car.
All of the above.
6. This road sign means:
sharp right left
Sharp right turn
A road joins from the right
The road ahead turns sharply right then sharply left
7. When driving in fog, drivers should use:
parking lights.
high beam headlights.
low beam headlights.
emergency flashers.
8. When you park on a hill, with the vehicle heading down the hill:
turn your wheels sharply towards the side of the road.
turn your wheels away from the side of the road.
keep your wheels straight.
9. This sign means drivers should:
yield sign
give the right-of-way to traffic on the road they wish to enter.
keep a steady speed and check traffic both ways.
not drive in this lane.
stop and check traffic both ways before proceeding.
10. On average, how long does it take your body to remove the alcohol contained in 5 ounces of wine?
30 minutes.
one hour.
10 minutes.
3 hours.
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ME DMV Written Test Facts

Number of questions: 60
Signs questions:10
Correct answers to pass:48
Passing score:80%
Number of questions: 60
Signs questions:10
Correct answers to pass:48
Passing score:80%
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