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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. When riding at night you should:
decrease your following distance.
increase your following distance.
speed up.
2. This sign is used to warn drivers about:
reduction of lanes sign
road construction.
lane ends, merge left.
road curves ahead.
3. ___________ normally are white rectangles with black letters or symbols.
Regulation signs (regulatory signs)
Destination signs (guide signs)
Warning signs
4. It is more dangerous to drive at night than in daytime, because:
your reaction time is slower at night.
you cannot see as far ahead at night.
the road is probably more slippery at night.
5. When riding long distances, how often should you stop and stretch?
Every two hours
Every 50 miles
Every five hours
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 the ordinary:
prevents rear-end collisions.
causes traffic congestion.
improves traffic flow by preventing collisions.
8. You want to make a right turn at the corner. A pedestrian with a guide dog is at the corner ready to cross the street in front of you. Before making your right turn, you should:
turn off your engine until the person crosses the street.
wait until the pedestrian crosses the street.
tell the pedestrian when to cross the street.
9. A vehicle coming towards you at night has its high beams on, which makes it hard to see the road ahead. You should:
look straight ahead in your lane.
look ahead towards the right edge of your lane.
look ahead towards 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
Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:22
Passing score:85%
Minimum age to apply: 15 ¾
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