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Anyone operating a motor vehicle or motorcycle on public roadways in Rhode Island must have a driver license or learner's permit. The RI DMV written test covers the contents of the Rhode Island Driver's Handbook, and includes questions on road rules, safe driving practices, road signs, and identification of signals and pavement markings. The RI DMV written knowledge test consists of 25 questions, and you'll need at least 20 correct answers to pass (80% or higher). Practice with this sample DMV test and study the manual to get ready for the official Rhode Island driver's license test.
1. When driving on the highway behind large trucks, you should:
increase your following distance.
drive to the right side of the truck and pass it quickly.
drive closer behind the truck than you would for a passenger vehicle.
2. Look over your shoulder to check your blind spot:
on all right and left turns.
when pulling to the right side of the road or away from a curb.
when changing lanes.
All of the above.
3. This sign means:
slippery road sign
The road will curve to the right, then to the left.
Winding road ahead. Drive with caution.
Road slippery when wet. Drive slowly.
Double curve ahead.
4. You are driving and you are feeling drowsy. You should:
turn on the radio to keep you awake.
have a beer or two to keep you awake.
avoid drinking coffee.
find a safe place to stop for a break.
5. When driving in fog, you should never use your high beams because:
the light will reflect back into your eyes.
vehicles behind you may follow too closely.
oncoming vehicles might not see you.
6. A four-way stop sign means:
4 way stop sign
if two vehicles reach the intersection at the same time, the driver on the left yields to the driver on the right.
traffic from all four directions must stop.
there are four stop signs at this intersection.
All of the above.
7. Which statement about drinking alcohol and driving is true?
Alcohol affects judgement and coordination, which are needed to drive safely.
After drinking, a cold shower will sober you up.
If you are under the legal BAC limit, your driving is not affected.
8. If you remain in the back blind spot of a large vehicle:
the large vehicle will take much longer to stop.
you increase the chance of a crash.
you can reduce fuel consumption.
All of the above.
9. Where must a pedestrian walk when there are no sidewalks?
On the left side of the road, behind slower vehicles.
In the middle of the road, facing oncoming traffic.
On the side of the road, in the same direction of traffic.
On the side of the road, facing the traffic.
10. The octagonal shape is used:
for stop signs and railroad advance warning signs.
exclusively for stop signs.
for yield signs.
to warn drivers of existing or possible hazards on roadways.
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RI DMV Permit Test Facts

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 16
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