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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. How can you prevent fatigue on a long trip?
Plan to drive long trips with a companion.
Get enough sleep.
All of the above.
2. Two drivers reach an uncontrolled intersection at the same time. Who has the right of way?
The driver on the right.
The driver on the left.
No one.
3. At a crosswalk:
construction workers must yield to drivers.
pedestrians must yield to drivers.
drivers must yield to pedestrians.
4. This sign means:
divided highway ahead sign
Roundabout ahead. Slow down.
The highway ahead is divided into two one-way roadways.
The divided highway on which drivers are traveling ends ahead.
5. A crosswalk is:
the area where pedestrians may cross the road.
an area designated for blind persons.
a special type of 4-way intersection.
6. Which signs have black letters on a white background?
Warning signs (diamond)
Guide signs (horizontal rectangle)
Regulatory signs (vertical rectangle)
7. This regulatory sign tells drivers that:
left lane turns left
all vehicles must turn left immediately.
traffic in the right lane must go straight.
traffic in the left lane must turn left at the intersection ahead.
8. When a school bus is picking up or dropping off children, you must:
stop if you are driving in the same direction.
stop regardless of your direction of travel.
slow down and pass the bus with caution.
9. The yield sign means:
yield sign
Drive with caution in wet weather.
You must come to a complete stop.
Slow down and give vehicles crossing your path the right-of-way.
10. This road sign means:
slippery road sign
Do not use your brakes in this area
Slippery when wet
Warning, curves ahead
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MD MVA Permit Test

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