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You must have a valid driver's license or driving permit to operate a motor vehicle on public streets and highways in Michigan. As part of the examination process, you will be given a vision test to determine if your vision meets minimum standards. The Michigan DMV written test is designed to check your knowledge of road signs, road rules, traffic laws and safe driving practices. Everything you need to know is covered in the Michigan Driver's Manual. The DMV knowledge test consists of 50 questions. To pass the MI DMV written test, you must score 80% or higher (at least 40 correct answers).
1. This sign means:
270 degree turn
270 degree turn ahead.
Roundabout ahead.
Wrong way; Turn around immediately.
360 degree turn ahead.
2. Which of the following must you obey over the others?
A police officer.
A steady red light.
A stop sign.
A flashing red light.
3. What should you do when an aggressive driver confronts you?
Challenge the aggressive driver with increased speed.
Avoid eye contact with the aggressive driver.
Return gestures and shouts.
Make eye contact.
4. This sign means:
school sign
Business area nearby. Watch for business people.
Shopping center ahead.
The driver is near a school and should watch for children.
There is a work zone ahead. Watch for workers.
5. If your gas pedal is stuck, you should:
hook your shoe under the pedal and see if you can free it. If not, shift into neutral and use the brake to slow your vehicle and get off the road.
try pumping it to increase pressure.
ease your foot off the gas pedal and brake gently.
turn off the ignition if your vehicle has power steering.
6. This road sign means:
pedestrian crossing
Pedestrian crossing ahead
Pedestrians must not cross
School zone ahead
7. When the road is slippery, you should:
press your brakes in slow, steady strokes.
brake suddenly carefully.
use your emergency or parking brake.
pump your brakes.
8. This road sign means:
center lane left turns sign
The center lane in both directions of travel will soon turn left.
Vehicles may only travel in the center lane.
The center lane is shared for left turns in both directions of travel.
Sharp left turns ahead, in both directions.
9. This road sign means:
divided highway ahead sign
Slippery when wet
Divided highway ends
Divided highway begins
Merging traffic
10. Green and white signs:
warn drivers of unexpected road conditions.
give information about directions and distances.
direct drivers to services.
are mainly used at intersections and driveways.
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MI DMV Test Facts

Number of questions: 50
Correct answers to pass:40
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 14 ¾
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