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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:
no turn on red sign
Drivers must turn left on red
Drivers may not turn right on red
T intersection ahead
2. This sign means:
reduction of lanes sign
road construction.
lane ends, merge left.
narrow bridge ahead.
3. ___________ normally are white rectangles with black letters or symbols.
Regulatory signs
Destination signs (guide signs)
Warning signs
4. Driving at night is more dangerous because:
your reaction time is slower.
you cannot see as far ahead.
the road is more slippery.
5. What is the main reason night driving is more difficult than daytime driving?
Reduced visibility.
Driving within the range.
The use of headlight is required by law.
6. This sign tells drivers that:
must turn sign
a divided highway is ahead.
they cannot go straight ahead.
left and right turns are not allowed.
7. Slowing down just to look at collisions or anything else out of ordinary:
improves traffic flow.
causes traffic congestion.
helps prevent rear-end collisions.
8. When a pedestrian carrying a white cane is at the corner ready to cross the street in front of you, before making your right turn, you should:
turn off the ignition until the person crosses the street.
yield the right-of-way and wait until the pedestrian crosses the street.
use your horn to help the pedestrian cross the street.
9. If a vehicle is coming toward you at night with its high beams on, making it hard to see the road ahead, you should:
look straight ahead toward the middle of the lane.
look ahead toward the right edge of your lane.
look ahead toward the left edge of your lane.
10. A yellow arrow means:
If you intend to turn in the direction of the arrow, be prepared to stop.
The same as a steady yellow light.
Do not go in the direction of the arrow.
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MD DMV 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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