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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 roads that may be slippery:
reduce your following distance.
use cruise control to maintain a steady speed.
always drive at the highest speed allowed.
do not make any sudden changes in direction or speed.
2. When driving on slick roads, drivers should:
accelerate quickly.
take turns more slowly.
drive as they would on dry roads.
use alternate routes.
3. 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:
run toward the train but stay off the tracks.
signal the train to stop.
get back into the vehicle.
cross the tracks.
4. Who is most at risk?
Experienced drivers.
Drivers who have overslept.
Drivers who are driving long distances without rest breaks.
Drivers who have traditional work schedules.
5. If your brakes are wet, you can dry them by:
Increasing your speed while obeying the speed limit.
Lightly pressing the gas and brake pedals at the same time.
Pulling over to the right and wait until it stops raining.
None of the above.
6. It's 10 AM. This sign tells you that:
no parking between
you must display a special permit in order to park here.
you are not allowed to park here.
you are allowed to park until 5:30 PM.
you must park your car between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM.
7. From top to bottom, traffic lights are:
green, red and yellow.
red, yellow and green.
green, yellow and red.
red, green and yellow.
8. This sign warns drivers of:
sharp right turn
a cross road.
a winding road.
a sharp turn.
a side road.
9. Drivers may pass on a two-lane roadway marked with a single solid yellow line on their side of the center line.
10. This road sign means:
slippery road sign
Slippery when wet
Warning, intersection ahead
Warning, curves ahead
Do not use your brakes in this area
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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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