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If you live in Vermont and plan to drive in Vermont, you must obtain a Vermont driver's license or learner’s permit. To get a driver’s license, you must pass a vision, knowledge and driving test. The DMV knowledge test has 20 multiple choice questions, based on the material in the Vermont Driver's Manual. The VT DMV written test is designed to check your knowledge of road rules, road signs and signals, traffic laws and safe driving practices. You must answer at least 16 questions correctly to pass the test. If you fail the VT DMV test, you must wait at least one day before taking another one. Practice with these sample tests and study the driver’s manual to get ready for the official Vermont DMV written test.
1. Distractions that take your attention away from driving can be caused by ______ while driving.
changing the radio
using your cell phone
eating or drinking
All of the above.
2. What does a flashing left yellow arrow mean?
flashing left yellow arrow
Only right turns are allowed.
Left turns are allowed. Yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
Vehicles turning left must stop if they can. The light will soon be red.
None of the above.
3. This road sign means:
winding road sign
Winding road ahead
Right lane closed
No turns are allowed on this road
Do not enter
4. When driving behind a school bus that is stopped with its red lights flashing:
drivers don't need to stop unless they are in a school zone.
drivers only need to stop if children are present.
drivers may not pass the school bus.
drivers never need to stop.
5. When passing a motorcycle, you must:
have your vehicle entirely into the left lane before and during the pass.
honk your horn to alert the motorcyclist.
speed up above the speed limit and use your emergency lights to alert the motorcyle that you are about to pass.
6. If the entrance lane is too short to allow acceleration to highway speed, you should:
go to the next entrance ramp.
stop and wait for a large gap in traffic, then enter the highway and accelerate quickly.
merge into highway traffic as soon as possible.
None of the above.
7. Which signs have black letters on a yellow or orange background?
Warning signs (diamond)
Railroad advance warning signs (round)
Regulatory signs (vertical rectangle)
None of the above.
8. When following a motorcycle, drivers must remember that motorcycles can ____________ than other vehicles.
stop much more slowly
stop much more quickly
drive much faster
accelerate much faster
9. Your car stalls on the tracks at a railroad crossing, and a collision with a train is imminent. After getting yourself and your passengers out of the car, you should:
run toward the train but stay off the tracks.
get back into the vehicle.
signal the train to stop.
cross the tracks.
10. Which of the following is the most effective safety restraint in a traffic crash?
Air bag only
A combination of lap/shoulder belt and air bag.
Pumping the brakes.
Lap and shoulder belt only
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VT DMV Practice Test Facts

Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 15
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