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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. What shape is a yield sign?
Vertical rectangle
Upside-down triangle
2. A driver who approaches an intersection:
has the right-of-way over traffic already in the intersection.
must drive straight through the intersection, even if another vehicle is already in the intersection.
must yield the right-of-way to traffic already in the intersection.
3. If you remain in the back blind spot of a large vehicle:
the large vehicle will take much longer to stop.
you can reduce fuel consumption.
you increase the chance of a crash.
4. To avoid hydroplaning, drivers should:
apply the brakes firmly.
drive at a constant speed.
slow down.
5. This sign tells drivers that:
no right turn sign
they must not make a right turn.
they must make a left turn at the intersection.
U-turns are not allowed.
6. A steady yellow light means:
Drive with caution.
Be prepared to go. The light will soon be green.
Be prepared to stop for the red light.
7. Before a school bus stops to load passengers, the driver will usually flash:
red warning lights.
yellow warning lights.
red lights.
8. You must come to a full stop at a yield sign:
If traffic conditions require it.
9. It's 10 AM. This sign tells you that:
no parking between
you are not allowed to park here.
you are allowed to park until 5:30 PM.
you must display a special permit in order to park here.
10. Drivers may legally block an intersection:
only during rush hour traffic.
under no circumstances.
only after entering the intersection on a green light.
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MD DMV Knowledge Test Facts

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