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Try our totally free practice tests for your driver’s license or learner’s permit. We give you more questions than any other site.
We don’t give you just a few sample questions and then ask you to pay. We give you the complete tests – free!
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To use our tests, you do not need an account and we do not ask for your email address or any other personal information. In other words; no gimmicks, no hassle, and no spam.
And best of all? Most people fail at their first written exam. With our free practice tests, you will probably pass the first time – and without any problems!
Easy To Use
Our online test is easy to use. Each time you start a test, we will pick 25 random questions from a database with more than 500 questions. You get instant answers and detailed explanations. Complete coverage of state laws and the driver’s manual. And you can – with very few limitations – take a new test as many times as you like.
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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.
Licenseroute.com is based in United States and have been offering free online DMV practice tests since 2009.
Higher Pass Rates
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.
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.
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.
Easy to Use
A common web-based interface makes our tests simple and straight-forward for all users.
We do not use gimmicks or teasers and we will not try to sell you something. Our DMV practice tests are always 100% free.
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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.
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 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 www.dmv.ca.gov. 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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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.
Some examples of tips given by state divisions: California and New York
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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 AB60.dmv.ca.gov
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 dmvnv.com
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.
Understand the “Move Over” law
Any permit practice or driver’s license test include questions about the “Move Over” law. In 2015 there will be more focus on this important law. It is not just a law – it’s the right thing to do!
Leading Cause of Death of Police Officers
Preliminary data shows that three law enforcement officers were struck and killed in 2014 as a result of drivers not obeying the “Move Over” law. Data also shows that being struck by a vehicle is the 4th-leading cause of death of police officers. In 2013, 46 law enforcement officers were struck and killed in traffic-related incidents.
Not the Same Law in All States
Details of the “Move Over” law differ between states, but the general idea behind the law is the same. It requires motorists to change lanes away from public safety vehicles to help protect public safety personnel.
The General Idea
If there are two lanes or more lanes in the same direction, you must move to the lane farthest away from a stopped emergency vehicle – if you can to do so safely. If you are unable move over to another lane, you must slow down speed and pass with caution. Emergency vehicles usually include all tow trucks, ambulances, fire trucks, and police cars.
Penalties for not obeying the law can be as high as $500. In some States, a violation of the law may result in jail time as well.
Questions on Your Permit Test
Before taking your permit test or driver’s license exam, you must become familiar with the “Move Over” law in your state. All 50 States have such a law, but very few Americans (71 percent) know they exist! This is why you should expect questions about this law on your permit test.
Permit practice tests on licenseroute.com will include more practice questions on the “Move Over” law in 2015.