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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. You reach an intersection that is not controlled at the same time as a driver on your right, and both of you prepare to go straight. Who has the right-of-way?
No one.
The other driver.
2. This road sign means:
no right turn sign
Sharp curve ahead
No right turn
Right turn permitted
3. When driving in fog, drivers should use:
parking lights.
high beam headlights.
low beam headlights.
4. When following a motorcycle, drivers must remember that motorcycles can ____________ than other vehicles.
stop much more quickly
accelerate much faster
stop much more slowly
5. Parking is not allowed:
on public roads.
within 300 feet of a pedestrian safety area.
In an intersection.
6. Just like alcohol and other drugs, drowsiness can:
make you feel better.
help you to be a better driver.
impair your judgment.
7. In heavy rain, tires can begin to ride on the water that is on top of the road pavement. This is called:
8. If a driver follows you too closely, you should:
brake suddenly.
activate your stop lights.
move to another lane if possible.
9. Which of the following drugs could affect your ability to drive?
A cold remedy.
All of the above.
10. What is the meaning of orange traffic signs?
Construction and maintenance warning.
Warning of school, pedestrian, and bicycling activity.
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MD DMV Written Test

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