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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. Diamond-shaped signs:
are used to warn drivers of hazards on roadways.
typically provide guidance to drivers.
indicate no pass zones.
2. A flashing red light:
flashing red light
is used at dangerous intersections.
means the same thing as a stop sign.
All of the above.
3. This road sign means:
cross road sign
All traffic must turn
Yield sign ahead
Warning, crossroad ahead
4. What does this road sign indicate?
Interstate highway
Hospital service
Area reserved for people with disabilities
5. What is the first thing you should do if your wheels move off the pavement?
Ease your foot off the gas pedal and brake gently.
Pull the steering wheel back.
Pull over to the right and sound your horn to warn the other drivers.
6. A large vehicle is backing up to unload goods. You should:
enter one of the blind spots and wait.
be patient and wait until the large vehicle has completed its backup maneuver.
try to pass close behind.
7. To maintain an adequate "space cushion" to the front, drivers need to:
control their speed to suit the road and traffic conditions.
keep a safe distance between their car and the vehicle in front.
The other answers are both correct.
8. When turning left at an intersection:
you should always yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
you should never yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
oncoming traffic and pedestrians should yield to you.
9. This sign indicates that:
advisory speed sign
the safe speed around the curve ahead is at least 25 MPH.
drivers may not turn right if traveling at 25 MPH or less.
the highest safe speed drivers should travel around the curve ahead is 25 MPH.
10. When you see this sign you should stop and:
check traffic in all direction before proceeding.
check for vehicles in the opposite direction, then proceed.
yield the right-of way to all vehicles coming from the left, then proceed.
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MD DMV Knowledge Test

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