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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:
low clearance sign
Narrow bridge ahead. Slow down and drive with caution.
Do not enter if your vehicle is taller than the height listed on the sign.
No passing zone ahead.
2. What is the meaning of orange traffic signs?
Warning of school, pedestrian, and bicycling activity.
Construction and maintenance warning.
3. This road sign means:
pedestrian crossing
School zone
School crossing
Pedestrian crossing
4. __________________ are not required to stop before crossing any railroad grade crossing.
School or church buses
Farm trucks hauling produce
5. What do warning signs mean?
Drivers are approaching a location where there is a special rule.
Danger ahead.
All of the above.
6. If traffic on the other side of an intersection is backed up and you cannot get completely through, you must:
enter the intersection and try to avoid blocking it.
wait until traffic ahead is clear.
enter the intersection and proceed with caution.
7. If you are involved in a crash and must move an injured person, you should:
go to prison.
pull the victim feet first away from the danger.
keep the back and neck as straight as possible.
8. What should drivers do when they see this sign?
one lane bridge
Make sure the bridge is clear of oncoming traffic before they cross.
Allow others to merge smoothly.
Look to the left and right for other traffic.
9. Emergency crossovers on the interstate are legal in Tennessee for:
making a U-Turn when you missed your exit.
turning around when no other vehicles are present.
emergency vehicles and highway maintenance crews only.
10. If an intersection has crosswalk lines but no STOP line, where must you stop for a red light?
After the crosswalk.
Before the stop line.
Before the crosswalk.
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TN DMV Practice Test Facts

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