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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 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 you are blinded by headlights on an approaching vehicle, you should:
move your eyes to the right.
flash your headlights to high beam for a second, then return to low beam.
use the road edge as a guide until the approaching vehicle passes by.
All of the above.
2. You may park or stop along the shoulder of the freeway:
as long as you turn on your 4-way (emergency) flashers.
if no part of your vehicle is on the road.
if you need to look at a map for directions.
only if you have an emergency.
3. You should always travel:
according to road and weather conditions.
at the speed limit.
at the speed of vehicles in front of you.
4. This road sign means:
merging traffic sign
Merging traffic from the right
One-way traffic
Intersection ahead
Highway curves ahead
5. When merging onto an interstate highway, drivers should:
merge over two lanes at once and speed up.
always stop before entering the highway.
select a safe gap and merge into the lane of traffic.
6. When traveling behind a motorcycle:
allow a following distance of at least 2 car lengths.
allow at least 4 seconds of following distance.
allow a following distance of at least 4 motorcycle lengths.
allow at least 2 seconds of following distance.
7. To know where traffic is behind you:
keep other vehicles out of your blind spots.
look out the back window.
frequently check your rearview mirror.
8. When passing another vehicle:
honk your horn at least 4 times.
there is no need to signal.
pull within 20 feet of the vehicle ahead of you before starting to pass.
pass the vehicle as safely and as quickly as possible.
9. Passing is prohibited:
when a school bus is stopped to load or unload children on a public road (unless physical barrier separates traffic.
whenever a solid line marks the left side of your lane.
at intersections.
All of the above.
10. A pedestrian in the crosswalk when the “DON’T WALK” signal begins flashing must:
dont walk flashing
finish crossing the street.
go back and wait the “WALK” light
yield to other pedestrians.
stop immediately.
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RI DMV Test Practice

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