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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. Most signs used in street work areas are:
diamond shaped.
rectangle shaped.
2. This road sign warns drivers that:
pavement ends sign
the road surface ahead changes to a low-type surface or earth road.
vehicles must leave the pavement immediately.
the dirt on the side of the road is soft.
3. An emergency vehicle that uses lights and a siren can be unpredictable. Why?
Emergency vehicle drivers are not required to be careful.
The driver can legally pass red lights.
Emergency vehicles must go faster than the posted speed limit when it is safe to do so.
4. You should never depend on your mirrors when you prepare to change lanes. Why?
Mirrors are useless.
Mirrors need to be adjusted.
Mirrors leave “blind spots” behind both sides of vehicles.
5. The first sign drivers see when approaching a highway-rail intersection is usually:
an advance warning sign.
a crossbuck sign.
a speed limit sign.
6. There is no crosswalk and a pedestrian is crossing your lane ahead. You should:
stop and let the pedestrian finish crossing the street.
slow down as you pass the pedestrian.
make eye contact and then pass the pedestrian.
7. This road sign means:
two way traffic ahead sign
Four-lane traffic ahead
Divided highway ahead
Two-way traffic ahead
8. Your license can be suspended if you are under 21 and drive with a BAC of:
0.08% or more.
0.15% or more.
any amount.
9. This sign warns drivers that:
sharp right turn
another road enters the highway from the direction shown.
right turns are not allowed.
the road will make a sharp turn to the right.
10. This sign means:
traffic signal ahead sign
Traffic signal ahead
No traffic signal ahead
Open intersection ahead
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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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