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Anyone who operates a motor vehicle on the public roads in Maryland is required to have a valid driver's license or learner's permit. Licensing requirements include a vision screening, a knowledge test, and a driving skills test. The Maryland MVA written test is designed to check the applicant’s knowledge of motor vehicle laws, road rules, road signs and safe driving practices. Everything you need to know is covered in the Maryland Driver's Manual. The MD DMV written consists of 25 questions, and you'll need at least 22 correct answers to pass (85%).
1. What does this road sign indicate?
yield to bikes sign
Vehicles traveling straight must yield to bicyclists entering a right turn lane.
Drivers have the right of way over bicyclists turning left.
Vehicles entering a right turn lane may encounter bicyclists traveling straight, and must yield to the bicyclists.
2. When they see a yellow X signal, drivers should:
lane yellow x
come to a complete stop at the marked stop line.
turn off the ignition.
prepare to leave the lane safely.
3. When entering an expressway from the entrance ramp, you should:
use the acceleration lane to blend into the traffic.
go down to the bottom of the ramp and stop until it is safe to enter the expressway.
cross over to the traffic lane as soon as possible.
4. When you prepare to make a left turn from a one-way road into a one-way road, you must:
move into the right lane, or to the left side of a single lane.
move into the left lane, or to the left side of a single lane.
move into the right lane, or to the right side of a single lane.
5. A defensive driver:
knows when it is safe to pass other vehicles.
never drives below the speed limit.
considers what other drivers might do and is always prepared to act.
6. The best way to deal with tailgaters is to:
let them pass if it's safe to do so.
always keep your eyes focused ahead of your car.
flash your brake lights.
7. On slippery roads, drivers should:
come to a complete stop.
leave more space in front of their vehicle.
increase their speed to avoid hydroplaning.
8. To avoid becoming an aggressive driver, you should:
use your horn frequently to warn other drivers.
allow plenty of time to reach your destination.
talk on your cell phone while driving.
9. Roads are the most slippery:
after it has been raining for an hour or more.
for the first 2 hours of a rain storm.
the first rain after a dry spell.
10. Drivers should change lanes:
as quickly as possible.
gradually and carefully.
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MD MVA Permit Practice Test

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:22
Passing score:85%
Minimum age to apply: 15 ¾
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