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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 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. Drivers should adjust their rearview and side mirrors:
whenever they need to use them.
before they start driving.
before they get into the car.
3. A school bus ahead of you in your lane is stopped with red lights flashing. You must:
reduce your speed, change lanes and pass.
stop until all the children have left the bus.
stop until the lights stop flashing.
4. When driving on slick roads, drivers should:
use alternate routes.
take turns more slowly.
accelerate quickly.
drive as they would on dry roads.
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. Before entering a curve, you should:
pump your brakes several times.
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.
move your eyes to the right and avoid looking directly at the bright lights.
8. This road sign means:
Slow down or stop
Stop if necessary
Road narrows ahead
9. To avoid hydroplaning you should:
keep your tires properly inflated.
slow down when roads are wet.
stay away from puddles and standing water.
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
Correct answers to pass:48
Passing score:80%
Signs questions:10
Signs - Correct answers to pass:8
Minimum age to apply: 15
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