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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. The road is the most dangerous:
after it rains.
when it begins to rain.
All of the above.
2. When they approach this sign, drivers must:
school crossing sign
slow down and watch for children crossing the road.
obey signals from crossing guards.
All of the above.
3. Your BAC depends on:
how much time passes between drinks.
how much alcohol you drink.
All of the above.
4. This road sign means:
yield ahead sign
Stop sign ahead
Side road entering from left
Yield sign ahead
5. What does a flashing left yellow arrow mean?
flashing left yellow arrow
Vehicles turning left must stop if they can. The light will soon be red.
Left turns are allowed. Yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
Only right turns are allowed.
6. Which of the following blocks the smooth flow of traffic?
Using public transportation instead of your vehicle.
Avoiding unnecessary lane changes.
Slowing down to look at collision scene.
7. What is the first thing you should do if your front wheels start to skid?
Immediately steer in the direction you want to go.
Take your foot off the gas and shift to neutral.
Accelerate and turn the steering wheel in the direction the vehicle is trying to go.
8. Regulatory signs are:
9. Night driving poses special problems for drivers because:
vehicle speed and distance are harder to judge.
there are fewer cars on the roads at night.
the speed limit is increased at night.
10. Where must you position your vehicle when you prepare to make a left turn from a two-way roadway into a one-way roadway?
As close as possible to the center line.
As far to the right as possible.
On the right curb.
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MD DMV Practice Test Facts

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass: 22
Passing score: 85%
Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass: 22
Passing score: 85%
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