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.


Utah Practice Tests – 2013 Update

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Since mid-November 2013 the Utah practice tests at cover all important items in the Utah Driver Handbook.

With more than 600 practice questions you should be completely covered when taking the required written tests. Don’t miss this. Our tests have the best ratings on internet.

The Written Test

The final Utah knowledge test will include a first part with road signs. You will be shown several common road signs and asked to tell what they mean. A second part will have a number of written questions based upon information in the handbook.

Remember, Utah allows you to take a second knowledge test the same day, should you fail the first.

The Practice Tests

When you use our practice tests you will probably pass the first time. Each practice test is random and questions are taken from all sections in the handbook.

Questions are the multiple-choice-type. Only one answer is correct. The passing score is 80%. You must correctly answer 20 out of 25 questions. There are no time limits, and you can basically take as many tests as you want, for as long as you want. And as always, it is completely free. No trial, no gimmicks.

Start here: Utah Permit Practice Test

Oklahoma Practice Tests Updated
The practice tests for Oklahoma have been revised and updated this morning at

There are more than 500 questions covering all aspects of the Oklahoma driver’s manual.

You apply for your license and take your tests at a Driver Testing Facility operated by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety. For the Class D license, there are three tests: the vision screening, the written test, and the driving test for cars and motorcycles.

All questions for a Class D license test will be based on the Oklahoma driver’s manual. The written test will include questions about Oklahoma traffic laws, safe driving practices, and drug and alcohol laws and effects.

Two out of three fail their first test – you don’t have to.

By preparing with several practice tests at Driver’s Prep, you can make sure you pass the first time.

Read what one of our users wrote about our tests (April 28, 2013):

I took the test for the first time and passed. Thank you for making this website available free of cost. It was extremely helpful. The explanation given for the answers was a learning tool in itself. If you practice these questions often enough and pass fairly consistently you are bound to pass the real test.

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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.

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Free Alabama DMV Tests

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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.


Free Maryland Permit Tests

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The free driver’s license tests at driver’s prep now include a complete coverage for Maryland.

More than 500 questions cover everything appearing in the driver’s manual. All tests are free and unlimited. No gimmicks, and no sign-up required.

Each test on consists of 25 questions, drawn from the large database. You should correctly answer at least 22 questions to make sure you pass the real knowledge test.

Always start by reading the driver’s manual. All questions on the real MVA knowledge test are based on the information in the manual. There are no trick questions, but the Maryland manual is known for being a bit scanty. Read it carefully. Important information is often mentioned in a single sentence.

Most items in the driver’s manual may show up on the real test.

The MVA knowledge test also consists of 25 questions. You need a score of 85% or better to pass. MVA may use a time limit. At, however, there is no time limit.

Tests are administered on a computer. They are available in English, as well as Spanish. Other translations or oral tests may also be available. Make sure you make an appointment if you need other translations or oral tests.


A Real Money Saver

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Virginia DMV Practice Tests. A complete test for Virginia Driver’s License has now been launched at Driver’s Prep. The test consists of 25 questions about road signs, traffic rules and safe driving. As always the practice test is absolutely free, no hidden fees or stupid gimmicks.

Each test is randomly generated from a database with more than 500 questions. You will cover every important aspect of the Virginia Driver Manual and improve your changes of pass the real DMV knowledge exam. Remember, at least one of two (50%) still fail the knowledge exam at their first attempt.

Don’t think you don’t need to read the manual or take any practice tests. You do. And this is your real money saver.

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