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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. If weather requires you to have your lights on, you should use your:
low beams.
emergency flashers.
parking lights.
high beams.
2. When you are involved in an accident and your vehicle is blocking traffic, you should:
wait for the police to arrive before moving your vehicle.
move your vehicle off of the traveled portion of the roadway, if possible.
not move your vehicle under any circumstances.
None of the above.
3. When they see this road sign, drivers should:
animal crossing sign
drive carefully because the animal pictured on the sign is extremely rare in the area.
watch for this species crossing the road.
park in the zoo area.
be ready to hit a reindeer.
4. To avoid hydroplaning, drivers should:
drive at a constant speed.
apply the brakes firmly.
slow down.
All of the above.
5. When driving in work zones you should:
tailgate the vehicle ahead.
gradually come to a complete stop and wait for a flagger to guide traffic safely through the work zone.
carefully watch for workers and moving equipment.
6. This road sign means:
divided highway ahead sign
Keep right
Lane ends
Keep left
Divided highway begins
7. This road sign means:
slippery road sign
Slow down, slippery when wet
Detour ahead
Road curves ahead
You are approaching a hill
8. When approaching a blind person walking with a white cane or guide dog, drivers should yield the right-of-way.
9. What does a red arrow on a traffic light mean?
You may proceed slowly through the intersection.
You must stop and then proceed when the way is clear.
You must stop. Do not go in the direction of the arrow until a green light or arrow light goes on.
You may turn in the direction of the arrow.
10. Before stopping their vehicle on the roadway, drivers should:
check their mirrors for traffic.
pump the brakes to check if they work properly.
place their foot on the accelerator.
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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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