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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. Defensive driving is a driving technique in which you as a driver:
defend yourself against accidents by following close to the vehicle ahead.
defend against accidents by driving your vehicle fast enough to stay ahead of traffic congestion.
defend against poor drivers by getting ahead of them in traffic.
identify dangerous driving situations and take action to avoid an accident.
2. A steady yellow light means:
Be prepared to stop for the red light.
Be prepared to go. The light will soon be green.
Drive with caution.
Stop, yield the right-of-way, and go.
3. Which of the following is a defensive driving skill/technique?
Keep your vehicle in good condition.
Maintain the correct speed.
Do not drive if you are very weary.
All of the above.
4. This road sign means:
side road sign
A side road enters ahead
Two one-way roads merge ahead
All traffic must turn right
No right turn
5. Which of the following does NOT affect the distance that it takes to stop your vehicle?
Reaction distance.
Braking distance.
Perception time.
Steering ability.
6. If a pedestrian is illegally crossing in the middle of the street (not at a crosswalk) you:
do not have to stop for them.
should increase your speed, honk your horn and proceed.
must still stop for them.
7. When you leave your vehicle unattended, you must:
turn off the engine.
lock the ignition and remove the ignition key.
set the parking brake.
All of the above.
8. The best way to deal with tailgaters is to:
pump your brakes to get them to back off.
speed up to increase the space between you and the tailgater.
ignore them completely.
slow down to encourage the tailgater to pass.
9. To avoid having to make an emergency stop while driving in traffic, drivers should:
drive in the right lane only.
look ahead and maintain a safe following distance.
sound their horn to warn other drivers.
drive slower than the flow of traffic.
10. This road sign means:
no right turn sign
Right turn on red light permitted
Stop Sign Ahead
No Right Turn
No U-turns
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ME DMV Permit Test

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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