This exam tests your knowledge of driving rules in the United States. Since the rules differ from state to state, refer to your state's motor vehicle laws for definitive answers. You have 15 minutes to answer 20 questions. To pass the test, you must answer at least 17 questions correctly. Press the START button to begin.
The driver knowledge examination tests your knowledge of traffic laws, road signs, and driving safety rules. It determines whether you are prepared to operate a vehicle in accordance with the laws. Before you can get a driver's license you need to have reached a minimum age. Most states allow you to get a driver's license at age 16.
Because the driver's license is used as a main form of identification, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) checks identifying information rigorously before the license is issued. You will need to provide your Social Security number, an official document providing proof of identity, such as a birth certificate, passport or naturalization certificate. You will also need proof of residential address, such as bank statements or letters addressed to you.
You will need to pass a vision screening test. Wear glasses if you need them. Read the DMV manual that outlines the driving rules for your state, and take the written test. If you fail the test, there is usually a waiting period before you can take the test again.
The rules for driving throughout the United States are fairly uniform, but some states have special licensing programs to help young drivers build better skills while they gain more experience. Many states require that first-time drivers complete a certain number of hours in a driver's education course before they can apply for a permit or driver's license.
Most traffic accidents are caused by careless driving. Distractions, such as the use of a cellular telephone while driving, are becoming increasingly common causes of vehicular accidents. One study found that talking on the phone is as dangerous as driving while intoxicated. Alcohol consumption and driving do not mix. Alcohol impairs judgement and slows the reflexes. Never drink and drive.