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You need a Tennessee driver’s license or learner’s permit if you want to drive on Tennessee streets and highways. To qualify for a Class D license, you must be at least 16 years of age, and must pass a vision screening, knowledge test, and driving test. The TN DMV written test covers the contents of the Tennessee Driver's Handbook, and includes questions on road rules, road signs and signals, and safe driving practices. The Tennessee DMV test consists of 30 questions, and you must score 80% or higher (at least 24 correct answers) to pass. Practice with this sample DMV test to familiarize yourself with the format of the Tennessee written test.
1. This sign means:
270 degree turn
270 degree turn ahead.
Roundabout ahead.
Wrong way; Turn around immediately.
2. Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit on primary and secondary state and federal highways is:
65 MPH
70 MPH
55 MPH
3. When following motorcycles, drivers should:
keep more space in front of their vehicle.
reduce the minimum following distance.
try to pass them as they have different braking capabilities than other motor vehicles.
4. If you meet a stopped school bus with the lights flashing and the signal arm extended, you should:
watch for children and proceed at normal speed.
proceed at 15 MPH or less, if no children are present.
5. When driving at night with no other vehicles ahead, a driver should use:
low-beam lights.
high beam lights.
parking lights.
6. Continuous hard braking on ice and snow often:
causes the front wheels to lock.
keeps the brakes from freezing.
is the best option during winter.
7. On average, how long does it take your body to remove the alcohol contained in 5 ounces of wine?
3 hours.
one hour.
30 minutes.
8. Who has a greater risk of being involved in a traffic crash?
Drivers who are driving alone.
Young people.
All of the above.
9. In the following situations, drivers should increase their following interval:
When it is hard to see ahead because of bad weather.
When following vehicles that are required to come to a stop at railroad crossings.
All of the above.
10. This road sign means:
divided highway ahead sign
Do not pass
Divided highway ahead - stay to the right
Do not enter
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TN DMV Written Test Facts

Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass:24
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 15
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