Useful Reminders for the DMV Written Test


Scott McGregor lists 7 important reminders for the DMV written test on It is a quick summary of some very useful tips for students who are preparing to take the DMV written knowledge test.

Outsmart the Multiple-choice Test

The article offers some insight to how multiple-choice tests work, which may give you an edge over DMV and the test-makers. Even if knowledge of rules of the road is by far the best recipe for passing the DMV test, there may be situations when you are forced to guess on the exam.

Test makers often construct false choices (“distractors”) by using words like always or never. Unless the question is directly related to traffic laws, this may warn you that the answer is false.

If you are force to wild guessing, you should also look for the longest answer, or the answer with more details. But be aware of unnecessary details, like numbers, penalties and similar, that may change over time. Test makers don’t want to change their questions just because the law changes.

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All tests are written by humans and are constructed in a certain way to make sure you have the proper knowledge. Test-makers are, of course, also aware of the above and may try to outsmart you instead. So, be careful when you take the exam. Who outsmarts who in the question above?

The Best Strategy is to Use Practice Tests

A DMV written practice test at serves two purposes:

  • You familiarize yourself with the test format.
  • You get instant feedback on your current knowledge level.

With DMV practice tests that are little bit more challenging, you will also learn how to pace yourself and read everything twice. An important experience, when you enter the test room at your local DMV office.

Start by motivate yourself, read your state’s driver handbook, and then take as many practices tests as you need. The more tests you take, the more you will learn.

According to Scott, you should aim for a score of 95 – 100 % on the practice test. Friends and family may also be able to help with honest feedback. You shouldn’t be afraid to ask them.


Driver’s Prep Updates More DMV Tests


New Updates to Idaho and Massachusetts

You get almost 1,000 DMV practice questions for each State, which is all you need to pass your written knowledge test without any problems or worry. As always, the permit practice tests at Driver’s Prep are 100% FREE. No hidden gimmicks and no sign-up.

How to Pass Your DMV Test

Start by getting your State’s Driver’s Manual. It is a MUST. Then, make sure you read it! It is also a good idea to discuss safe driving practices and rules of the road with a friend or an adult.

When you got the hang of most rules and laws, take some practice tests. This will show you if you have learned the material or not. Go back to the manual and study things you miss on each test. Then, take some more practice tests. This way you will build up confidence.

Read everything carefully. In a world of phones and computers, we tend not to read as carefully as we did when we got our tests on paper. Just remember this, and you will ace on the real DMV knowledge test.

Links to Your DMV Test

Why Should You Use Practice Tests at License Route?

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Updated Practice Tests at License Route

Today, you can find many websites with DMV practice tests. Not many has been around as long as The website started in 2009 and have an ever growing database of DMV practice questions. All questions are customized to meet the demands of each State’s Driver’s Manual. Some are taken directly from the State’s official test bank, some are unique for the website.

This month’s update include new questions from DMV California, Delaware, Oregon, and more.

Tests You Can Trust

Studying for you Driver’s License or Permit exam is an important task. You must make sure that the DMV practice tests are easy to use, accurate, and trustworthy.

Based in United States is based in United States and has a long proven track record.

Higher Pass Rates

With online practice tests that cover all aspects of the driver handbook, you can be sure you have a better chance to pass your DMV exam. Surveys show that more than 93% pass their written knowledge test the first time.

Constant Updates

Practice test questions and answers are reviewed and updated on a regular basis. When the law changes, the practice tests change. They are always customized and up-to-date for each state.

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You don’t need an account. don’t ask for your email address or any personal data. They don’t use gimmicks or 20-question-teasers. They will not try to sell you anything.

Louisiana Free DMV Test – 2013 Update

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The Free DMV practice tests for Louisiana (LA) are updated at You will find more than 500 questions, covering everything you need to know for your actual driver’s license exam.

It doesn’t matter if you are studying for your first learner’s permit, if you need to convert a foreign license to a LA driver’s license, or if you are required to re-take the knowledge test. works for everyone.

Do not waste your time with other websites that only give you short sample tests and try to sell you additional questions. gives you everything for free, no hidden fees or gimmicks.

Learn and master the practice questions before you attempt the real thing. This way you will probably pass the first time. No need to take the real knowledge test several times.

Remember, you can take our practice tests over and over until you have covered the complete manual. Practice makes perfect.

Click on start and go!

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Free Alabama DMV Tests

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Alabama Driver Manual

We have added new and updated questions for the Alabama DMV test.

As always, our tests include all the necessary questions on Alabama traffic laws, road signs, and rules of safe driving.

We offer a complete coverage of the material published in the Alabama Driver Manual.

You should always start by reading the manual, which you can find in digital format on the DPS web site.

Many of the details in the manual are easy to skip. They might seem irrelevant or insignificant for becoming a good driver. However, knowing the facts is often an important part of the written knowledge test.

Safe following distances, what to do at a railroad crossing, in what situations you are required to stop, and responsibilities at the scene of an accident are all areas that might show up on your test. Generally, you will also find questions about drinking and driving. Study all of these chapters carefully.

When you think you are ready with the manual, take a handful of practice tests at When you reach a score of 90% or more you are probably ready for your real test.

Click on the button to get to our free tests. Remember, everything is free without any stupid gimmicks. You don’t need to sign up or we don’t ask for any personal information.


Colorado Driver’s License Tests

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The online preparation tests for the Colorado driver’s license and instruction permit are updated and better than ever before! is the best way to prepare for the DMV written knowledge test. Thousands of users can verify that our tests are effective and easy to use.

I guarantee that you will pass the DMV written test the first time or I will refund all your money

Oh, yeah, sorry… I forgot! doesn’t charge anything. The website is absolutely free, with no hidden gimmicks.

Plus you will get more and better questions than on any other site.

The catch? There must be one…

Well, there isn’t.

I just want to make sure you are well prepared. And that you will be the best possible driver out there.

Get the Colorado Driver Handbook here: and start your free test here:

New and Revised Questions on Texas Practice Test

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This week the Texas preparation tests on have been updated with new and revised questions.

All questions are now based on the 2012 version of the Driver’s Handbook. About 50 new questions have been added and many questions have been totally rewritten.

Each free test consists of a set of 25 questions, randomly picked from the large pool of questions (the pool has more than 500 questions).

On the practice test you must correctly answer 20 questions to pass (80%), which is slightly more than on the real test.

Taking several practice tests on the web site is one of the best ways to prepare for the real written test. But don’t forget to read the handbook!

What questions can you expect on the driver’s license test?

A written test will cover all the contents of the handbook including road signs, safety rules and legal items. It will sample across all knowledge categories or domains, in order to make sure you have a complete understanding of the handbook.

Meaning, you must both read and practice.

That way you will an advantage over many others, and most likely pass at your first try.

Tests are absolutely free. No hidden fees or strange gimmicks. And you stay anonymous. does not save information about you.

To take one of the free tests now, click on the start button below.


Nobody Wants To Be Wrong website


When you run a website with free tests for instruction permits and driver’s licenses, you get many comments. Some people simply feel an urge to comment whenever they get a question wrong.

Gaurav do not agree with the need to check your blind spots when changing lanes:

Why would you need to turn your head!? thats illegal and dangerous!

Anonymous in Arizona do not understand why you should turn on your windshield wipers as soon as it starts to rain:

You should wait 10 minutes before using windshield wipers because you would be spreading dirt all over the windshield.

Have a clean windshield before you start driving, maybe?


New Cell Phone Law in Wisconsin

Young Woman Using Cell Phone While Driving


As of today, November 1, drivers with an instruction permit or probationary license are prohibited from using a cellular or other wireless telephone while driving.

In Wisconsin, anyone learning to drive must first obtain an instruction permit. You are eligible for an instruction permit at age 15-1/2. A probationary license can be issued if you are at least 16-years-old and have held an instruction permit for six months.

In addition to new drivers, probationary licenses are required for the following:

  • Drivers licensed in other countries.
  • Persons with suspended or revoked instruction permits or probationary licenses.
  • New state residents who have fewer than three years of driving experience.
  • New state residents under the age of 21.
  • New state residents who surrender a license that is expired for more than six months.

Wisconsin law also prohibits texting while driving
for all motorists of all ages. That law went into effect in December 2010.

32 states and the District of Columbia have already banned all cell phone use by novice drivers.


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Prepare for Your DMV Test

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It is only natural to be nervous before your driver’s license test. Here are some good advice to get rid of the anxiety.

Always prepare for the test well in advance. Take as many practice tests as possible weeks before the real test.

Driver’s Prep Tests has more than 500 questions. Many of them are very similar to the real test. Try to get a score of 90% or more on these practice test. This will boost your confidence. The real test is usually easier!

Try to do something else the day before the test. Cramming too much information into your memory is not always a good idea.

Get a good night’s sleep. Your result will suffer if you are tired when doing the test.

Eat and drink. Again, your result will suffer if you are hungry and thirsty.

Arrive at the test center early. Yes, there will be some waiting time. Listen to music and relax. Think about something else.

When it is time, read instructions carefully. Can you skip questions and go back to them later? Is there a time limit? This is important to know!

When you start your test, read questions and all alternatives carefully. Even if you think you spot the right answer right away, do not stop reading. Consider all alternatives. Just because one answer seems familiar from the driver’s manual, it doesn’t mean it is correct.

If you encounter a difficult question and you can save it until later, do so! Take the easy questions first.

When in comes to best driving practices, you must use judgment and common sense. Focus on general situations without being too specific. Best driving practices seldom cover all driving situations that can occur. Do not read anything into a question that is not there.

Do not skip any questions. If you have saved the tricky ones until last and still do not know which alternative is correct, you should still answer the question. Start by eliminating alternatives that you think are wrong. Often, wrong alternatives are easier to spot.

Good Luck.