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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. When a vehicle is hydroplaning:
the windshield wipers cannot keep the windshield clear of rain.
the tires lose contact with the road surface.
the spray from large trucks reduces visibility.
All of the above.
2. When other vehicles are approaching an uncontrolled intersection at approximately the same time, you should:
increase your speed and get through the intersection.
watch for vehicles coming from the right and yield the right-of-way, then proceed when safe.
maintain your speed and proceed through the intersection.
come to a complete stop and wait until there are no vehicles at the intersection.
3. This road sign means:
merging traffic sign
Merging traffic from the right
Intersection ahead
One-way traffic
Sharp curves ahead
4. When you see an emergency vehicle with flashing lights, you must:
increase your speed to provide a clear path for the emergency vehicle.
drive with your flashers on.
pull over to the side of the road and stop.
slow down until it passes you.
5. At sunset you should:
drive with your parking lights on.
drive with your emergency flashers on.
turn on your headlights.
avoid turning your vehicle lights on.
6. To help relieve fatigue on a trip:
drink coffee frequently.
change feet on the gas pedal.
stretch your legs while driving.
stop for a rest every two hours.
7. When being passed by another vehicle, drivers should:
slow down.
slightly increase their speed.
maintain a constant speed.
8. Some roadway surfaces are more slippery during certain times or at certain places. Which of the following is more likely to be slippery on cold, wet days?
Asphalt rather than concrete roads.
Roads in shady areas.
Roundabouts and traffic circles.
9. As long as you don’t leave the road, you may legally pass a vehicle on the right:
if you are on a two-lane, two-way road and the other vehicle is turning left.
Only during daylight hours.
when you are turning into a one-way street with no oncoming traffic.
10. When you are driving, turning your head and looking before changing lanes is:
a good driving habit.
a bad driving habit.
unnecessary, you should use your rearview mirror instead.
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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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