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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:
side road sign
All traffic must go straight ahead
All traffic must turn right
A road joins from the right
2. This sign indicates:
merging traffic sign
Divided highway ends
Merging traffic
Winding road
3. When using a deceleration lane to exit a roadway, drivers should:
disregard the posted advisory speed unless the road is slippery.
not slow down until their vehicle has moved onto the deceleration lane.
not use their turn signal until their vehicle has moved onto the deceleration lane.
4. This road sign means:
pedestrian crossing
School crossing
Bicycle crossing
Pedestrian crossing
5. This sign warns drivers that:
double curve sign
the highway ahead is divided into two one-way roadways. Drivers should keep to the right.
there is a winding road ahead.
there is a double curve ahead.
6. An edge line that angles toward the center of the road indicates that:
you must turn right.
there’s a narrow bridge ahead.
the road is narrower ahead.
7. If your brakes are wet, you can dry them by:
Increasing your speed while obeying the speed limit.
Lightly pressing the gas and brake pedals at the same time.
Pulling over to the right and wait until it stops raining.
8. If another vehicle passes you on the left, you must:
decrease your speed, then pull over to the right and stop.
increase your speed slightly and keep to the right.
decrease your speed slightly and keep to the right.
9. Driving at excessive speed:
often leads to high-risk decision-making.
does not increase the chance of a crash.
improves your reaction time.
10. What does the flashing signal in the picture indicate?
dont walk flashing
Pedestrians should start crossing the street.
Pedestrians should finish crossing the street if started.
The same thing as a stop sign.
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MD MVA Written Test Facts

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