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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 MD MVA Driver’s Manual. The Maryland DMV written consists of 25 questions, and you need at least 22 correct answers to pass (85%).
1. What does this road sign indicate?
yield to bikes sign
Vehicles turning left must yield to bikes entering a right turn lane.
Drivers have the right of way over bikes turning left.
Motor vehicles and bikes are going to weave, and bikes that are going straight through have the right-of-way.
2. When they see a yellow X signal, drivers should:
lane yellow x
come to a complete stop at the marked stop line.
turn off the ignition.
prepare to leave the lane safely.
3. What is the proper way to enter an expressway from the entrance ramp?
Use the acceleration lane to blend into the traffic.
Go down to the bottom of the ramp and stop until it is safe to enter the expressway.
Go down the ramp and cross over to the traffic lane as soon as possible.
4. When you prepare to make a left turn from a one-way road into a one-way road, you must:
move into the right lane, or to the left side of a single lane.
move into the left lane, or to the left side of a single lane.
move into the right lane, or to the right side of a single lane.
5. A defensive driver:
knows the other driver will do the right thing.
expects no breaks and gives none.
considers what other drivers might do and is prepared.
6. The best way to avoid a dangerous situation when driving is to:
know what is happening around your vehicle.
always keep your eyes focused ahead of your car.
turn off the radio.
7. On slippery roads, drivers should:
come to a complete stop.
leave more space in front of their vehicle.
increase their speed to avoid hydroplaning.
8. To reduce road rage, you should:
use your horn frequently.
always signal your intention when changing lanes.
talk on your cell phone while driving.
9. Roadways are the most slippery:
after it has been raining for awhile.
during a heavy downpour.
the first rain after a dry spell.
10. Changing from one lane to another is best done:
quickly and often.
gradually and carefully.
when a car is in your blind spot.
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MD DMV Practice Permit Test

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:22
Passing score:85%
Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:22
Passing score:85%
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