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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. This sign tells drivers that:
no right turn sign
they must not make a right turn.
they must make a left turn at the intersection.
U-turns are not allowed.
None of the above.
2. Warning signs are normally:
3. If your wheels drop off the pavement edge, you should:
turn back onto the roadway immediately.
turn gradually back onto the roadway when safe.
4. When following a motorcycle, drivers do not need to allow as much distance as when following a car.
5. When they see this sign, drivers should:
right curve sign
Slow down, and not pass other vehicles.
Slow down and pass other vehicles before they reach the curve.
Increase their speed and keep well to the right.
Not turn right.
6. There are two traffic lanes in your direction. You are driving in the left lane and many vehicles are passing you on the right. If the driver behind you wishes to drive faster, you should:
move over into the right lane when safe to do so.
drive onto the left shoulder to let the other driver pass.
stay in your lane and maintain your current speed.
7. This road sign means:
no u turn sign
Do not pass on the left.
Do not enter.
No U-turn.
No left turn.
8. If the entrance lane is too short to allow acceleration to expressway speed, you should:
reduce your speed to 15 MPH or less and blend with traffic.
enter the expressway and accelerate quickly.
stop and wait for a large space in traffic.
accelerate to expressway speed and blend with traffic.
9. You are driving at night, and a vehicle comes toward you with their high beam headlights on. You should:
flash your headlights once quickly.
look in the direction of the vehicle.
keep your high beams on.
10. This sign indicates the _______________ vehicles can safely travel in this area.
speed limit sign
maximum speed
reaction speed
suggested speed
minimum speed
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RI DMV Written Test Facts

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