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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. Drivers must signal anytime they pull away from the curb.
2. As you approach an intersection, the traffic light changes from green to yellow. You should:
be prepared to stop in the middle of the intersection.
apply the brakes sharply and come to a complete stop.
speed up to beat the red light.
be prepared to stop before the intersection.
3. When a pedestrian is crossing a street using a guide dog or carrying a white cane, drivers must:
yield the right of way at corners only.
always yield the right-of-way.
help the pedestrian cross the street.
None of the above.
4. What should you do in case of a steering failure?
Pump your gas pedal a few times to increase the 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, look towards __________ of the road.
the left side
the center
the right side
either side
6. This road sign means:
yield sign
you must come to a complete stop and yield the right-of-way
Slow down and yield to traffic on main road when merging
Always come to a complete stop
Lane reduction ahead
7. The only effective way to reduce your blood alcohol content (BAC) is:
drinking coffee.
taking a cold shower.
fresh air.
not to drink over a period of time.
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.
You have the right-of-way.
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
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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