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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 NH DMV 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'll 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 New Hampshire 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. This road sign means:
no right turn sign
No right turn
No U-turns
No left turn
Do not pass
2. When a hazard is seen ahead, reaction distance:
is the sum of perception distance and braking distance.
equals total stopping distance minus perception distance.
is how far a vehicle will continue to travel, in ideal conditions, before the driver hits the brakes.
None of the above.
3. Drivers must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians when:
the driver is turning a corner and pedestrians are crossing with the light.
pedestrians are crossing at an intersection without a traffic light and without a crosswalk.
pedestrians are crossing the road in marked crosswalks.
All of the above.
4. When they see a yellow X signal, drivers should:
lane yellow x
turn off the ignition.
stay in their lane.
come to a complete stop at the marked stop line.
prepare to leave the lane safely.
5. You are approaching a railroad crossing and the crossing signals are flashing. You should:
do what the approaching vehicle does.
slow down and look for a train.
look for a train, then speed up.
stop and look for a train.
6. Your car stalls on the tracks at a railroad crossing, and a collision with a train is imminent. After getting yourself and your passengers out of the car, you should:
signal the train to stop.
run toward the train but stay off the tracks.
cross the tracks.
get back into the vehicle.
7. To keep your vehicle from rolling into traffic when parked on a hill, if you are facing uphill you should:
set the parking brake and keep the front wheels straight.
turn the front wheels toward the curb or edge of the road.
turn the back wheels toward the curb or edge of the road.
turn the front wheels away from the curb or edge of the road.
8. This sign means:
slippery road sign
Road slippery when wet. Drive slowly.
Double curve ahead.
Winding road ahead. Drive with caution.
The road will curve to the right, then to the left.
9. When a traffic signal light turns green while a pedestrian is in the street, you must:
wait 5 seconds before proceeding.
yield the right-of-way to the pedestrian.
back up slowly.
speed up to clear the intersection quickly.
10. If you drive much slower than the posted speed limit you:
always have the right of way.
are a defensive driver.
might cause a crash.
are driving safely and can avoid tailgaters.
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NH DMV Written Test Facts

Number of questions: 40
Correct answers to pass:32
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 15 ½
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