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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. A driver who approaches an intersection:
must drive straight through the intersection, even if another vehicle is already in the intersection.
must yield the right-of-way to traffic already in the intersection.
has the right-of-way over traffic already in the intersection.
None of the above.
2. Your red traffic signal changes to green while a pedestrian is crossing in your traffic lane. The right of way should be given:
to the pedestrian.
by the pedestrian, but only when vehicles are turning left.
by the pedestrian.
to you.
3. While inside a roundabout, you should:
change lanes before you check for vehicles behind you.
use your left turn signal if you are in position to exit now.
remain in your lane until you are ready to exit.
all of the above.
4. If you missed your exit on a freeway, you should:
make a quick U-turn from your lane of travel.
None of the above.
use the right turn signal, check your mirrors and move to the right.
go to the next exit and come back to the exit you missed.
5. A flashing yellow traffic signal means:
No right turn.
Slow down and be alert at the upcoming intersection.
Stop and proceed when a green light appears.
The same thing as a stop sign.
6. This road sign means:
merging traffic sign
Pass only in the right lane
Merging traffic ahead
No left turn
Cars in right lane must slow down
7. Before crossing any railroad tracks, you must:
look and listen for trains.
wait until the crossing gates are completely up.
make sure there is room for your vehicle on the other side.
All of the above.
8. Do not pass:
on hills or curves.
when approaching intersections.
when school bus lights are flashing.
All of the above.
9. This road sign means:
flagger sign
Flagger ahead
Turn left at the intersection
Lane shifting
Turn right
10. Distractions that take your attention away from driving can be caused by ______ while driving.
eating or drinking
using your cell phone
changing the radio
All of the above.
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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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