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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. You are required to signal anytime you pull away from the curb.
2. As you near an intersection, the traffic light changes from green to yellow. You should:
be prepared to stop in the center of the intersection.
apply the brakes sharply to stop.
speed up to beat the red light.
be prepared to stop before the intersection.
3. When a pedestrian is crossing a street guided by a dog or carrying a white cane:
you must yield the right of way at corners only.
you must always yield the right-of-way.
you must tell them where to cross the street.
None of the above.
4. What should you do in case of a steering failure?
Try pumping your gas pedal to increase pressure.
Call an ambulance.
Leave the road immediately.
Don't panic. Turn on your emergency lights to let other drivers know you are having car problems. Move toward the side of the road and bring the car to a gradual stop.
5. If a vehicle using high beams comes toward you, you should look towards:
the left side of the road.
the center of the road.
the right side of the road.
either side of the road.
6. This road sign means:
yield sign
You must come to a complete stop and yield right-of-way
Slow down and yield to traffic on main road when merging
Always come to a complete stop
Reduction in Lanes
7. The only effective way to reduce your blood alcohol content (BAC) is:
drinking coffee.
taking a cold shower.
fresh air.
8. What is the first thing you should do if your wheels move off the pavement?
Ease your foot off the gas pedal and brake gently.
Try pumping the gas pedal to increase pressure.
Pull the steering wheel back.
Pull over to the right and sound your horn to warn the other drivers.
9. A flashing yellow light means:
Drive with caution.
The light will soon change from green to red.
Yield the right-of-way to other traffic at the intersection.
None of the above.
10. Your blind spot is the area of the road:
you cannot see without moving your head.
directly behind your vehicle.
you see in your rearview mirror.
you see in your side mirror.
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ME DMV Knowledge Test

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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