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Anyone who operates a motor vehicle or motor-driven cycle on public streets or highways in New Jersey is required to have a valid driver's license or learner’s permit. A vision screening is required for all motorists. The questions on the New Jersey written knowledge test will be based on the contents of the New Jersey Driver's Manual, and will concern the New Jersey traffic laws, road rules, road signs and safe driving practices. The NJ MVC written test consists of 50 questions, and you'll need at least 40 correct answers to pass (80%). Practice with this sample test to familiarize yourself with the format of the New Jersey driver's license test.
1. Drivers may drive on public or private property to avoid a traffic sign or signal:
only if their speed is 15 MPH or less.
only when directed to do so by a police officer.
only with permission of the property owner.
2. When other drivers around you are acting in anger, you should:
slow down or move over safely.
distance yourself from the situation.
avoid making eye contact.
All of the above.
3. If you are driving behind a school bus with a flashing red light, you must:
speed up and pass.
slow down to 10 MPH and pass the bus.
stop at least 25 feet away.
stop directly behind the bus.
4. This road sign means:
divided highway ahead sign
Divided highway ahead - stay to the right
Do not enter
Do not pass
No turn on red
5. A flashing yellow light:
flashing yellow light
is used at dangerous intersections.
can be found before reaching a sharp curve.
warns drivers to proceed with caution.
All of the above.
6. _________________ your mirrors when you prepare to change lanes.
Always rely on
It is not recommended to check
Never depend on
Never use
7. This road sign means:
side road sign
Merging traffic.
All traffic must go straight ahead.
Side Road.
Sharp right turn.
8. A vehicle is stopped at a crosswalk to allow a pedestrian to cross the roadway. The driver of the vehicle approaching from the rear should:
sound the horn.
overtake and pass the stopped vehicle.
not overtake and pass the stopped vehicle.
None of the above.
9. Doing all you can to prevent crashes is called:
Anti-Collision Driving
Defensive Driving
Crash-Prevention Driving
ABS Driving
10. This warning sign means:
school sign
Watch out for children crossing the street
Slow down, drive with caution and watch for children
You are approaching a school
All of the above.
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NJ DMV Test Facts

Number of questions: 50
Correct answers to pass:40
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 16
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