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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. 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
Warning, parking area ahead
Warning, crossroad ahead
4. What does this road sign indicate?
Interstate highway
Hospital service
Area reserved for people with disabilities
5. When riding long distances, how often should you stop and stretch?
Every two hours
Every 50 miles
Every five hours
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. What is the benefit of a space cushion around your vehicle?
It inflates to protect you from injury in case of a collision.
Other drivers can cut in front of you, improving traffic flow.
If another driver makes a mistake, you have time to react.
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 direction you plan on going, then proceed.
yield the right-of way to all vehicles that arrive before or after you.
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MD DMV Permit Test

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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