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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:
increase your following distance.
speed up.
decrease your following distance.
2. This road sign warns drivers that:
two way traffic ahead sign
the one-way street or roadway is about to change to two-way traffic.
a divided highway is ahead.
they are coming to a point where another traffic lane joins the one they are on.
3. When passing another car, you have enough room to return to the driving lane when:
you have cleared the front bumper of the passed vehicle.
you can see both headlights in the rearview mirror.
you cannot see the vehicle directly to your right.
4. The ‘Slower Traffic Keep Right’ sign is used:
at most intersections.
in school zones.
on multiple lane highways.
5. When riding long distances, how often should you stop and stretch?
Every 50 miles
Every five hours
Every two hours
6. Drivers should use high beam headlights:
when they are following another vehicle.
when there are no oncoming vehicles approaching.
when they come within 50 feet of an oncoming vehicle.
7. When is it legal to drive faster than the posted speed limit?
As long as it takes to safely pass another vehicle.
If you dont see any other traffic in your lane.
8. Blind spots around a large vehicle are _________________ than the blind spots around a car.
less dangerous
narrower and shorter
larger and deeper
9. A thumping sound can be a warning:
that a tire blowout is about to occur.
of a steering failure.
of a brake failure.
10. This sign tells drivers that:
stay right sign
there is a right turn ahead.
a divided highway ends ahead.
they must stay on the right side of the divider
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MD DMV Practice 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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