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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. Speed limit signs are:
service signs
warning signs
regulatory signs
2. This sign warns drivers that:
two way traffic ahead sign
they will soon be facing oncoming traffic.
they cannot go straight ahead.
a shared lane starts ahead.
3. Motorcycles:
are entitled to use a complete traffic lane.
must share a traffic lane with another vehicle.
are easier to see than cars.
4. You hear a siren close by but cannot see where the emergency vehicle is. What do you do?
Stop immediately and activate your emergency flashers.
Keep driving until you are sure the emergency vehicle is headed toward you.
Pull over to the right side of the road and stop until you are sure the emergency vehicle is not headed toward you.
5. Drivers cannot pass a vehicle on the left if:
their lane has a solid yellow center line.
they cannot safely return to the right lane before any oncoming vehicle comes within 200 feet of them.
All of the above.
6. There are two traffic lanes in your direction. You are driving in the left lane and many vehicles are passing you on the right. If the driver behind you wishes to drive faster, you should:
move over into the right lane when safe to do so.
drive onto the left shoulder to let the other driver pass.
stay in your lane and maintain your current speed.
7. Regulatory signs are ____ rectangles with ____ letters or symbols.
white; black
yellow; black
green; white
8. Which sign has white letters on a red background?
School zone
9. At a stop sign there is no stop line or crosswalk. You must stop:
at the next crosswalk.
before you enter the intersection.
after you enter the intersection, if you have a clear view of traffic on the intersecting roadway.
10. What happens if two vehicles reach at the same time an intersection with four-way stop signs?
The driver on the left yields to the driver on the right.
The first vehicle to reach the intersection must yield.
The driver on the right yields to the driver on the left.
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MD 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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