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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. A 4-way stop sign means:
4 way stop sign
The first vehicle to reach the intersection should move forward first.
There are four stop signs at the intersection.
All of the above.
2. Are drivers allowed to exceed the speed limit to pass other vehicles?
Yes, but only by 10 MPH or less.
Yes, but only if they drive with caution.
3. Driving under the influence of any medication which impairs your driving ability is permitted:
if you dont feel drowsy.
if it is prescribed by a physician.
under no circumstances.
4. What is the first thing you should do if your wheels move off the pavement?
Ease your foot off the gas pedal and brake gently.
Pull over to the right and sound your horn to warn the other drivers.
Pull the steering wheel back.
5. This road sign warns drivers that:
side road sign
the road will make a sharp turn to the right.
another road enters the highway from the direction shown.
left turns are not allowed at the intersection.
6. Where must a pedestrian walk when there are no sidewalks?
In the middle of the road, facing oncoming traffic.
On the side of the road, facing the traffic.
On the side of the road, in the same direction of traffic.
7. When you see a funeral procession:
you must pass the procession on the right on a multiple lane highway.
you must yield the right-of-way to any vehicles in the procession.
wait for a gap in the funeral procession to proceed.
8. A solid yellow line next to a broken yellow line means that vehicles:
next to the solid line may pass.
next to the broken line may pass.
in both directions may pass.
9. The traffic light is green and you want to drive straight through an intersection. If a car is already in the intersection and is making a turn, you must:
drive through the intersection. You have the right-of-way.
let that car complete its turn before you enter the intersection.
enter the intersection and then stop.
10. Which statement about drinking alcohol and driving is true?
If you are under the legal BAC limit, your driving is not affected.
After drinking, a cold shower will sober you up.
Alcohol affects judgement and coordination, which are needed to drive safely.
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MD MVA Test Facts

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