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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. A yellow arrow means:
The same as a steady yellow light.
Do not go in the direction of the arrow.
If you intend to turn in the direction of the arrow, be prepared to stop.
None of the above.
2. Adjust your rearview and side mirrors:
whenever you need to use them.
before you start driving.
before you get into the car.
3. When a school bus with its red lights flashing is stopped ahead on your side of the road, you must:
change lanes, drive slowly and pass cautiously.
stop until all the children have left the bus.
stop until the lights stop flashing.
4. When driving on slick roads, drivers should:
change lanes quickly.
take turns more slowly.
accelerate quickly.
brake hard.
5. You should never depend on your mirrors when you prepare to change lanes. Why?
Mirrors leave “blind spots” behind both sides of vehicles.
Mirrors are useless.
You should look over your shoulder instead.
Mirrors need to be adjusted.
6. Prior to entering a curve, you should:
brake hard.
activate your turn signal.
reduce your speed.
7. If an approaching driver does not dim the headlights, you should:
flash your headlights to low beam for a second, then return to high beam.
move your eyes to the left to help avoid the glare of approaching high beams.
switch to daytime lights.
flash your headlights to high beam for a second, then return to low beam.
8. This road sign means:
Slow down or stop
Stop only for traffic on an intersecting road
Road narrows ahead
9. The best way(s) to avoid hydroplaning is:
keep your tires properly maintained.
slow down when roads are wet or slushy.
watch out for standing water or puddles.
All of the above.
10. Who is most at risk?
Long-distance commuters.
Drivers who are driving on long, boring roads.
Drivers who are fatigued.
All of the above.
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ME DMV Practice Test Facts

Number of questions: 60
Signs questions:10
Correct answers to pass:48
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 15
Number of questions: 60
Signs questions:10
Correct answers to pass:48
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 15
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