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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. Two motorcyclists are allowed to:
race on empty roads.
ride side-by-side in a single lane.
share the lane with another vehicle.
2. Drivers often fail to see a motorcycle headed toward them. Why?
Motorcycles are hard to see.
It is difficult to judge a motorcycle's speed.
All of the above.
3. The ‘One Way’ sign means that:
one way sign
only vehicles turning left may travel in the direction of the arrow.
there is only one road that turns left at the intersection.
drivers must travel only in the direction of the arrow.
4. Roads are most slippery:
when it stops raining.
just before it rains.
when it first starts to rain.
5. A four-way stop sign means:
4 way stop sign
traffic from all four directions must stop.
if two vehicles reach the intersection at the same time, the driver on the left yields to the driver on the right.
All of the above.
6. Drivers under the age of 21 are subject to a specific restriction prohibiting them from driving:
before midnight.
before consuming alcohol.
with alcohol in their system.
7. When preparing to drive, you should:
pump the brakes.
adjust your seat and mirrors.
shift the transmission to neutral.
8. Your BAC depends on:
the amount of alcohol you drink.
the type of beverage you drink.
how fit you are.
9. While inside a roundabout, you should:
use your left turn signal if you are in position to exit now.
remain in your lane until you are ready to exit.
change lanes before you check for vehicles behind you.
10. If an intersection has crosswalk lines but no STOP line, where must you stop for a red light?
Before the crosswalk.
After the crosswalk.
Before the stop line.
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MD DMV Written Test Facts

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