How To Pass Your Driver’s License Test

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School Bus Questions on Your DMV Test

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Expect Questions about School Buses on Your DMV Test

When summer is over, school buses return to the roads. Learn how to share the roads with school buses and the laws in your State. Not only because questions about school buses are very common on the DMV knowledge test, but because you want to avoid potentially tragic accidents and unnecessary penalties.

Avoid Distractions

Our lives are filled with distractions, but we simply must put them aside and focus on the road ahead when we get behind the wheel,” said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. “Even a momentary distraction – especially around school buses and in school zones – can lead to tragedy.

You need to be alert and look for children every time you drive through a school zone, not only during school hours. Some States have laws or local ordinances against using cell phones in school zones. Make sure you obey them. Your call can usually wait.

Amber Flashing Lights

Do you know what the amber flashing lights mean? How should you react when the amber lights on top a school bus starts flashing? If you have already started to pass a school bus, should you proceed?

When amber lights begin flashing on top of a school bus, they mean that the school bus is slowing down and preparing to stop. In general, you are not prohibited to pass and overtake the school bus in this situation, but you must proceed with care. Remember, children are often unpredictable and your view to the sides are limited while passing the bus.

Your best course of action is to slow down an be prepared to stop, if you can do so safely.

Red Flashing Lights Means Stop

When the red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended, you are required to stop in from all directions. Some States require that you keep a distance of at least 10 feet or 20 feet from the bus. You are, however, rarely asked about these specific distances on your DMV knowledge test – just remember that you should always keep a good distance to the bus so you can see ahead and to the sides, and so that the bus driver can see you.

When You Don’t Need to Stop

Remember, the general rule is that you must stop when approaching a stopped school bus from ANY direction. All States have one exception to this rule. The most common one says that you need not stop when the school bus is on a different roadway, or when the school bus is stopped upon a controlled-access highway in a loading zone and where pedestrians are not permitted to cross the highway.

A different roadway is often defined as a highway clearly separated by a divider, such as concrete barriers or grass medians. In a few States, you need not stop when approaching from the other direction on multi-lane highways.

Look up this rule and the exception in you State’s driver handbook or manual, it is one of the most important rules learn. Make sure you fully know and understand when you must stop and when you may proceed with caution.

Even if you do not need to stop, you must remain careful and watch for children trying to cross the road to catch the bus.


Penalties for failing to stop for a school bus are harsh. If you are convicted, you usually face a heavy fine, several points on your driving record and a possible license suspension. Details about these penalties may be listed in your manual and, if so, they could show up on your written knowledge test.

Speed Limits in School Zones

More often, though, your DMV test will have questions about speed limits in school zones (usually 15 or 20 mph) and when they are in effect. Remember to slow down when approaching a school zone and to be cautious at all times.

If there are any questions about speed limits on your DMV test, the two most common ones are about speed limits in school zones and the meaning of the “basic speed rule”. The last one means you may never driver faster than current conditions allow.

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Why Should You Use Our Practice Tests?

There are many DMV practice tests available online. While most of them serve the same purpose, some of these websites are good, and some are not so good. Some offer free practice tests, others use the word “free” just as a teaser. Some are based in other countries and just contain questions that have been “copied and pasted” from other sources.

Learning the rules of the road is an important task that will affect you for many years to come. It is important to use DMV practice tests that you can trust. is based in United States and have been offering free online DMV practice tests since 2009.

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Our practice tests are proven to improve scores and pass rates of almost every student. More than 93% pass their written knowledge test the first time.

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Our written practice tests are continuously reviewed and updated. They are customized for each state. There are at least 500+ practice questions for each state. Some states have more than 1,000 questions.


While some users find our questions difficult, they are accurate and always based on common rules and state laws. Tests are designed to encourage thinking and reflection, and improve confidence. Once you master our practice test, you will have no problems with the real DMV written test.

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Everything is web-based, which means that there no software to install. We do not ask for personal data and we do not track your results. When you contact us, we never store your email address and we never spam.

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DMV Written Tests Updated |

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April DMV Written Tests Updates

Several new and updated questions have been added to our free DMV written test practice in April. Notable are large updates for Oregon DMV tests, California DMV tests, and Delaware DMV practice tests. As always, the database for each state consists of at least 500 question. Most states have a lot more questions.

Our California written test practice for permit or full driver’s license is now based on more than 1,200 question. The practice tests for Delaware have more than 1,100 questions. The Oregon DMV tests are based on more than 900 questions.

Our Practice Tests are Constantly Reviewed

To reflect the ever-changing rules of the road and state law, our practice tests undergo continuous scrutiny by our team of instructors and administrators. They should always be up to date with current state manuals or driver handbooks, and state knowledge tests.

Parents’ Involvement

The greatest risk of traffic crashes is among teenage drivers. In fact, drivers aged 16 to 19 years of age have the highest crash and traffic violation rates. That is why we encourage parents’ involvement in their teen’s learning. In fact, when setting out to learn something new it is of great help to have someone to discuss with. Instead of just learning single facts, teens should try to look at the broader picture and understand why and how.

We hope that the large number of questions with brief explanations should provide a good basis for reflections and discussions. If there is anything we need to improve, let us know. If you think these tests are a great help, let others know!

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California DMV Knowledge Exam – Pass Rates

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California DMV Knowledge Exam Shows Low Pass Rates

During the first two weeks of 2015, more than 115,000 new applicants has taken the written DMV knowledge exam in California. This is a result of the driver’s license law known as AB60 that went into effect on January 1. The new law allows undocumented immigrants to apply for a California driver’s license if they have been living in California for at least six months.

The test pass rate among these new tests takers is not good.

Only one out of three Spanish speaking test takers pass their first attempt at the California DMV knowledge exam, according to numbers released by In Nevada, which implemented a similar law, the passing rate is less than one out of three (30%).

Among English speaking applicants, the passing rate is 54%. Which means that only every second test taker pass their first DMV knowledge exam.

Study is the Key

Javier Rodriguez has been living outside Santa Ana for more than two years. He was one of the first to apply for a driver’s license under the new law.

I was nervous“, he says. “I know I am a good and safe driver, and I know the rules. But the test is hard. I was lucky to pass. The important thing is to study the book and practice a lot.“.

How Can We Help?

Not everyone was as lucky as Javier that morning. Many had studied the driver handbook, but not taken any practice tests. They also claim that they knew the answers to many questions, but clicked the wrong answer on the touch screen.

How can License Route Help?

We offer a large number of practice questions for both California and Nevada. All our DMV practice tests are 100% free to use. No fees. No gimmicks. No sign-up process. Just click and go. You remain anonymous and we do not track any of your results. You can basically take as many tests as you want.

Get a copy of the California (or Nevada) driver handbook. Study it carefully. Take online practice tests and verify that you understand road signs and safe driving practices.

Remember, you don’t have to pay for your practice tests or give up any personal information. With some hard work you can pass this test.

Practice Permit Tests in Spanish

There are no practice tests in Spanish, yet. They will be added later this year.

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Best Way to Prepare for Your Permit Test in 2015

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Preparing for the Permit Test

Learn the best way to prepare for Your Permit Test in 2015. All states have some kind of graduated licensing process for teenagers. This process means you must go through a two-step (or three-step) process to get a full operator’s license.

When you reach the eligible age (14 – 16 years), you may apply for a learner’s or instruction permit. You will need to pay a fee to apply and you must pass a vision test and a written knowledge test about the rules of the road and traffic signs.

Why Most Teenagers Fail the Permit Test

Failing the permit test is still very much the rule among first time drivers. The reasons are many, but it is clear that most teenagers do not give the preparations enough time.

Getting the state’s official driver handbook or driver’s manual is a first and necessary step. You can find it at your local DMV office or on-line (pdf-version). Then, you must read and study the manual.

Glancing through this booklet and trying to memorize it is not enough. You need to have a thorough knowledge of the content for your permit test and to be a safe driver! In fact, you should return to the driver’s manual from time to time, even after you pass your written permit test. With time we tend to forget things, even important things. We all need to refresh our knowledge now and then, especially when we are young.

Give the driver’s manual plenty of time. Start preparing at least a few months before your actual permit test. Divide the manual in small chunks and make up a plan. It might sound boring, but a well-structured preparation phase will not only help you pass the permit test – it will also help you become a better driver.

Practice Permit Test

Some might suggest that the permit practice test or permit test sample questions are all you need. While we do believe that our permit practice tests will help you pass, they are better used for verifying you knowledge rather than gaining new knowledge.

When you miss a question, try to figure out why you missed it. Did you read too quickly? Did you not evaluate the alternatives carefully enough? Or did you not understand the piece of knowledge presented in the question?

It is important that you try to learn from the mistakes and not just simply try to memorize an answer. Remember: Read it, Write It, Speak It (read more here).

Our new 2015 database update will have all the questions you need to make sure you have fully learned the driver handbook for your permit test. Given them just as much time as you give the manual.

DMV Tips

Some examples of tips given by state divisions: California and New York

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New Driver’s License Laws in 2015

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New Driver’s License Laws for seniors in Virginia

In Virginia, a new driver’s license law for drivers over 75 is in effect from January 1, 2015. Earlier rules required seniors to renew their license every eight years. Now, they must renew their licenses every five years. They must also renew in person. They can no longer renew their license by mail or online.

When renewing their licenses they must pass a vision test or present a vision statement.

Driving Log Required for Minors in Minnesota

Minnesota follows other states. The Graduated Driver’s Licensing (GDL) program now requires teenagers with an instruction permit to complete 50 practice hours behind the wheel before they can take the road test. 15 of these hours must be nighttime driving.

The new driver’s license laws also require all driver education programs to offer a 90 minute class for parents. If a parent, guardian, or any other adult being the primary driving supervisor completes the class, less hours are required on the Supervised Driving Log (40 instead of 50).

Undocumented Immigrants in California

In California, the new driver’s license law known as AB60 goes into effect. This law will allow undocumented immigrants to apply for a California driver’s license.

Anyone, 16 years or older and with no criminal record, can now apply for a California permit or license. The applicant must prove identity and that he or she has been living in California within six months of application. The implementation of AB60 is not completed, additional rules are likely to follow. For more information, go to

Ticket Quotas and License Confiscation in Illinois

In Illinois, police departments will no longer be able to issue ticket quotas for their officers.
A new law will also allow drivers keep their licenses for minor traffic offenses. Earlier, a police officer could confiscate a driver’s license for certain traffic tickets. To keep the license, an offender can now simply sign the traffic citation as long as the offense does not require a court appearance.

School Attendance in Nevada

Nevada teens who skip school may face delay or suspension of their driver’s license. Beginning January 1, 2015, students under the age of 18 applying for a permit or license must provide proof (DMV 301) that they meet the minimum Nevada school attendance requirements. If the student obtained a permit prior to January 1, 2015, proof must be submitted at the time of the driving skills test.

More information is found at

Will the New Driver’s License Laws affect the Knowledge Tests?

While supervised driving rules may show up on permit tests in Minnesota, we have no indication that the number of hours will be included in these questions. Such details may sometimes be included in our permit practice tests, but are rarely seen on the real written tests.
The other law changes will not affect our practice tests for 2015, neither for permit practice or full driver’s license practice.