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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 you are blinded by the headlights of an approaching vehicle, you should:
glance toward the side of the road, then look quickly ahead to determine the other vehicle’s position.
avoid looking directly at the bright lights.
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 emergency flashers.
if no part of your vehicle is on the road.
if you need to check your smartphone for directions.
only if you have an emergency.
3. You should always travel:
according to weather and road conditions.
at the speed limit.
at the speed of the vehicle behind.
4. This road sign means:
merging traffic sign
Merging traffic from the right
One-way traffic
Intersection ahead
Sharp curves ahead
5. When merging onto an interstate highway, drivers should:
turn on their emergency flashers right before merging.
always stop before entering the highway.
select a safe gap and merge into the lane of traffic.
6. When driving 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. Before you change lanes, you should:
keep other vehicles out of your blind spots.
check your left mirror.
check behind you by looking quickly over your left shoulder.
8. When passing another vehicle:
honk your horn repeatedly to warn the other driver.
there is no need to signal.
you can exceed the posted speed limit.
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.
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 Permit Test

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