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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. At a railroad crossing drivers:
must stop at least 5 feet from the nearest rail.
should check for a train that may be approaching and drive around a closed railroad gate.
should start across immediately after a train passes.
must stop at least 15 feet from the nearest rail when there are flashing lights.
2. Drivers who eat and drink while driving:
must yield the right-of-way.
may have trouble controlling their vehicles.
tend to be more aggressive.
have no driving errors.
3. Two drivers reach an uncontrolled intersection at the same time. Who has the right of way?
No one.
The driver who does not control the car.
The driver on the right.
The driver on the left.
4. As you approach a right turn, your vehicle should be _________ the right side of the road.
about 1 foot from
about 3 feet from
about 5 feet from
as close as possible to
5. From top to bottom, traffic lights are:
red, green and yellow.
red, yellow and green.
green, red and yellow.
green, yellow and red.
6. At a stop sign there is no stop line or crosswalk. You must stop:
after you enter the intersection, if you have a clear view of traffic on the intersecting roadway.
before you enter the intersection.
at the next crosswalk.
only if the traffic signal turns red.
7. This road sign is:
slower traffic keep right
a speed reduction sign.
a warning sign.
a guide sign.
a regulatory sign.
8. A steady yellow light means:
Be prepared to go. The light will soon be green.
Stop, yield the right-of-way, and go.
Be prepared to stop for the red light.
Drive with caution.
9. You should use turn signals to indicate your intention with sufficient time to allow other drivers to see the signal:
if it’s raining.
even if they are short sighted.
AFTER you move.
BEFORE you move.
10. This road sign means:
Slow down or stop
Stop if necessary
Yield the right-of-way to oncoming vehicles
You must make a complete stop
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VT DMV Knowledge Test Facts

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