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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. When a school bus is stopped and has its red warning lights on:
you dont need to stop if youre in a school yard.
you only need to stop if you see children present.
you never need to stop.
it is against the law to pass it.
2. When you see an emergency vehicle with flashing lights, you must:
slow down and keep moving in your lane.
keep driving in your lane.
stop exactly where you are.
pull to the curb and stop.
3. You are approaching an intersection and have a green light. Pedestrians are crossing against the red. You should:
drive close and frighten the pedestrians so they’ll think twice before crossing against a red light.
speed up and pass in front of the pedestrians.
stop to let the pedestrians cross safely.
honk your horn.
4. This road sign means:
bicycle crossing sign
Fines double in work zone
Bicycle crossing
Stop ahead
Bicycles have the right-of-way
5. At an intersection with a stop sign, you should stop and:
check your rearview mirror for cars tailgating.
go when the vehicle ahead of you goes.
look left first, then right, then left again.
look right first, then left, then right again.
6. Hydroplaning is best described as:
your tires causing sheets of water to splash on passing vehicles.
your tires actually floating on a film of water.
your tires throwing water to the rear, causing problems for following vehicles.
your tires pushing water out of their paths.
7. Roadways are the most slippery:
during a heavy downpour.
after it has been raining for awhile.
the first rain after a dry spell.
8. The drivers who have had alcohol to drink before getting behind the wheel:
are better drivers because they are more careful.
have a quicker reaction time.
are always aware of the risks they are taking.
do not have good control over themselves or the vehicles they are driving.
9. Drivers must not drive at:
a speed that is unsafe for existing conditions.
a speed that is greater than the posted maximum speed limit.
a speed that is greater than what is reasonable and prudent.
All of the above.
10. When approaching a railroad crossing that has no warning signals, a driver should look, listen and slow down.
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RI DMV Written Test Facts

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass: 20
Passing score: 80%
Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass: 20
Passing score: 80%
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