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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. 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 reduce visibility.
All of the above.
2. When approaching an uncontrolled intersection, a driver should:
increase your speed to safely get through the intersection.
take his/her foot off the accelerator, cover the brake, look left, right, and left again, and be prepared to yield.
maintain speed and proceed.
come to a complete stop and wait.
3. This road sign means:
merging traffic sign
Merging traffic from the right
Intersection ahead
One-way traffic
Highway curves ahead
4. When you see an emergency vehicle approaching with flashing lights, you must:
keep moving slowly, staying to the right side of the road.
drive with your emergency flashers on.
drive to the right side of the road and stop.
slow down until it passes you.
5. At dusk you should:
drive with your parking lights on.
drive with your four way flashers on.
turn on your vehicle lights.
not turn any vehicle lights on.
6. To help relieve fatigue on a trip, it is a good idea to:
drive with one eye open at a time.
change feet on the gas pedal.
do arm exercises every hour.
stop for a rest every two hours.
7. When being passed by another vehicle, drivers should:
slow down.
speed up.
maintain a constant speed.
8. Which area is more likely to be slippery after snow or rain during freezing weather?
Concrete rather than asphalt roads.
Roads in shady areas.
Hilly open roads.
9. In what situation is it legal to pass a vehicle on the right, as long as you don’t leave the road?
If you are on a two-lane, two-way road and the vehicle you are overtaking is turning left.
Only during daylight hours.
It is never legal to pass on the right.
When the vehicle is going below the speed limit and there is a large shoulder on the road.
10. When you are driving a vehicle the act of turning your head and looking before changing lanes is:
a good driving habit.
a bad driving habit.
not necessary if you use the rear-view mirror.
a dangerous distraction.
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ME DMV Practice 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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