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You need a New Hampshire driver’s license or learner’s permit if you want to drive on New Hampshire streets and highways. The driver test includes a vision test, a knowledge test, and a road test. The knowledge test is a 40 question multiple choice test. Each question is displayed along with four possible answers. You will have 40 minutes to complete the test, and you need at least 32 correct answers to pass (80%). The New Hampshire written test is designed to check your knowledge of road signs, road rules and safety rules. Everything you need to know is covered in the NH DMV Driver’s Manual. If you fail the test you may request an appointment to retest not sooner than ten days from the current date.
1. Always signal when:
pulling into traffic from a parking area or alley.
changing lanes.
pulling in or out of a parking space.
All of the above.
2. Is it legal to pass when the pavement is marked with a double yellow line?
Only if the vehicle ahead of you is driving under the speed limit.
Only if there is no oncoming traffic.
3. When exiting a highway, you should slow down:
once you have moved into the exit lane.
once you see the toll booth.
on the main road, just before the exit lane.
when you first see the exit sign.
4. To avoid a collision, drivers should:
drive across the left lane to the left shoulder of the road.
move into the other vehicle’s lane.
stop, turn, or speed up, depending on the situation.
stay in their lane and brace for the accident.
5. When you drive through an area where children are playing, you should expect them:
not to cross unless they are with an adult.
to run out in front of you without looking.
to stop at the curb before crossing the street.
to know when it is safe to cross.
6. The yield sign means:
yield sign
Drive with caution in wet weather.
Slow down and give vehicles crossing your path the right-of-way.
You must come to a complete stop.
The traffic light will soon be red.
7. This road sign means:
cross road sign
4-way stop
Okay to increase speed
Railroad crossing
Crossroad ahead
8. To check your blind spot before changing lanes:
look into the left side mirror.
look into the right side mirror.
look into the rearview mirror.
look over your shoulder in the direction you plan to move.
9. Driving while being distracted by any activity inside the vehicle:
usually causes the driver to react more slowly to hazards.
usually causes the driver to drive faster.
is only dangerous for young drivers.
is never dangerous.
10. This road sign warns drivers that:
side road sign
another road enters the highway from the direction shown.
the road will make a sharp turn to the right.
left turns are not allowed at the intersection.
another traffic lane joins the one they are on.
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NH DMV Permit Test Facts

Number of questions: 40
Correct answers to pass:32
Passing score:80%
Number of questions: 40
Correct answers to pass:32
Passing score:80%
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