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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. This road sign means:
yield sign
Yield the right-of-way
You have the right of way
No Passing Zone
2. This road sign warns drivers that:
two way traffic ahead sign
the one-way street or roadway is about to change to two-way traffic.
a divided highway is ahead.
they are coming to a point where another traffic lane joins the one they are on.
3. When passing another car, you have enough room to return to the driving lane when:
you are at least 50 feet in front of the vehicle.
you can see both headlights of the car you passed in your rearview mirror.
you cannot see the vehicle directly to your right.
4. The ‘Slower Traffic Keep Right’ sign is used:
at most intersections.
in school zones.
on multilane highways.
5. When children are close, what should you do before you back out of a driveway?
Rely on your mirrors.
Look through your back window for children.
Get out of the car and check behind the car.
6. Drivers should use high beam headlights when:
following another vehicle.
there are no oncoming vehicles approaching.
they come within 50 feet of an oncoming vehicle.
7. You may drive faster than the posted speed limit:
Under no circumstances.
when passing another vehicle, as long as it is safe to do so.
when your lane is empty.
8. Blind spots around a large vehicle are _________________ than the blind spots around a car.
less dangerous
narrower and shorter
larger and deeper
9. A thumping sound can be a warning:
that a tire blowout is about to occur.
of a steering failure.
of a brake failure.
10. This sign tells drivers that:
stay right sign
there is a right turn ahead.
a divided highway ends ahead.
they must stay on the right side of the divider.
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MD DMV Practice Test Facts

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