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Anyone who operates a motor vehicle or motor-driven cycle on public streets or highways in Montana is required to have a driver’s license or learner's permit. Knowledge, vision, and a road test are required for your first license. The Montana DMV written test is designed to check the applicant’s knowledge of traffic laws, road signs, road rules and safe driving practices. Everything you need to know is covered in the Montana Driver's Manual. The DMV written test consists of 33 questions, and you'll need at least 27 correct answers to pass (82%). Practice with this sample test to familiarize yourself with the format of the Montana DMV driver's license test.
1. To practice defensive driving you should:
look well ahead of your vehicle and be aware of developing traffic situations around you.
maintain a proper following distance.
always leave yourself a way out.
All of the above.
2. To drive more safely at night:
don’t drive when you are tired.
make sure your headlights are working properly.
increase your following distance.
All of the above.
3. This sign tells drivers:
no turn on red sign
they may not turn right or left during the red light.
turning right on red is forbidden.
they must wait for the traffic signal to turn green before turning right or left.
All of the above.
4. Drugs may interfere with a person’s ability to drive safely:
only when driving at night.
only when combined with alcohol.
even if they are prescribed by a doctor.
unless they are prescribed by a doctor.
5. After you have parallel parked, are you allowed to open a door on the road side of your vehicle?
Yes, but only if oncoming vehicles or bicycles are at least 10 feet away.
Yes, but only if it does not interfere with bicyclists and other traffic.
No, never.
Yes, always.
6. The following symptoms are associated with drowsy driving:
Your eyes go out of focus by themselves.
You don’t remember driving the last few miles.
You continue to yawn.
All of the above.
7. On a road with two or more lanes in the same direction, you approach an emergency vehicle that is stopped with its warning lights on. You must:
maintain your current speed and stay in your lane.
drive to the right side of the road and stop.
pass the emergency vehicle as quickly as possible.
slow down. If possible, change lanes.
8. ___________ are the most frequent fatality in work zone crashes.
Construction workers
9. Your BAC depends on:
how much time passes between drinks.
your weight.
how much alcohol you drink.
All of the above.
10. Which of the following does NOT affect the distance that it takes to stop your vehicle?
Braking distance.
Steering ability.
Reaction distance.
Perception time.
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MT DMV Permit Test Facts

Number of questions: 33
Correct answers to pass:27
Passing score:82%
Minimum age to apply: 14 ½
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