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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. If your car goes into water, you should:
remove yourself before it starts to sink.
wait for water to rush in and let it out in small breaths through your nose.
call the fire department immediately.
2. BAC is:
the number of ounces of alcohol in your blood.
the acronym for Beer ACcumulation.
the percentage of alcohol in your blood.
3. When following motorcycles, drivers should:
reduce the minimum following distance.
try to pass them as they have different braking capabilities than other motor vehicles.
keep more space in front of their vehicle.
4. This sign warns ____________ ahead.
two way traffic ahead sign
that a divided highway ends
of two-way traffic
of a reduction of lanes
5. This sign warns drivers of:
narrow bridge sign
a bridge ahead, wide enough to accommodate two lanes of traffic, but with very little clearance.
a dip in the road. Drivers should be ready to stop if the dip is filled with water.
a reduction of lanes.
6. Warning signs are:
7. When they see this sign, drivers should:
right curve sign
Increase their speed and keep well to the right.
Slow down and pass other vehicles before they reach the curve.
Slow down, and not pass other vehicles.
8. When approaching any intersection or driveway, drivers should:
pass other vehicles and then stop.
look both ways and be ready to stop.
drive at the fastest speed just before entering the intersection.
9. What is the meaning of blue traffic signs?
 A blue background indicates a regulatory sign.
They give directional information.
Blue indicates road user services.
10. This road sign means:
winding road sign
Multiple Turns
Pedestrian Crossing
Winding road
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MD DMV Permit Test Facts

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