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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Top 10 Questions – Understand the Move Over Law

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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 will include more practice questions on the “Move Over” law in 2015.


New Oklahoma Practice Tests

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The law says that you must pass certain tests to show that you can drive a car or motorcycle legally and safely before you can get your Oklahoma Driver License. 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.

The questions for a Class D license test are all based on the information in the Oklahoma Driver’s Manual. You will be asked about Oklahoma traffic laws, safe driving practices, and drug and alcohol laws. You should also know local traffic laws for your city or town.

How should you prepare?

You should always study the manual carefully. Some details in the manual might seem irrelevant or insignificant for your driving skills, but everything is there for a reason and questions on your test may be taken from all parts of the manual.

Take as many practice tests as you can. They help you understand what the real written test is all about. They also help you lose the fear and be more confident.

Our practice tests for the Oklahoma driver’s license or learner’s permit are now updated and contain many more questions, together with simple explanations.

Remember, the idea with our practice tests is not to try to cram everything into your short-term memory or for you to memorize answers.

You need to fully understand laws and safe driving practices. Don’t rush this knowledge.

Always read each question and all the answers given. Don’t jump to conclusions based on what you think looks familiar.

If you skip reading one or more of the answers for a question, you risk missing the best answer (which means you risk getting the question wrong).


Louisiana Free Practice Tests

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Preparing for your written knowledge test in the state of Louisiana?

Do you need to practice for your learner’s permit? Do you want to know what questions you will get on the test?

Look no further. You have come to the right place. We have all the questions and all the information you need to pass your test.

To get a learner’s permit, you must be fifteen (15) years of age. You must also complete thirty (30) hours classroom instruction and eight (8) hours behind the wheel driving instruction.

New residents have to obtain a Louisiana license within 30 days of moving to the state. Some are required to take the knowledge test.

The knowledge test in Louisiana is actually a test consisting of two parts:

Traffic Sign Test

You must know the meaning of standard road signs and traffic signals and be able to identify certain signs by shape, color and/or symbol.

Knowledge Test

You will be given written questions about your responsibility as a driver, including knowledge of laws and safe driving practices. All subjects you need to know is covered in the Louisiana driver’s manual

Where Do You Take the Test?

Louisiana law allows Third party examiners to administer road skills tests for Class D and E licenses. Examiners must be certified through the Office of Motor Vehicles.

This Is The Free Alternative

Remember, this site will not charge for practice tests. You can take as many as you want. All for free. We also have the largest database with more than 500 questions.

Each test is randomly created and consists of 25 questions. 80% is our passing score, but you should aim for at least 90% to be sure to pass the real test.

Good Luck.


Maryland MVA Practice Tests

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The MVA knowledge test for the noncommercial Class C license consists of 25 questions. A score of 85% or better is required to pass.

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

On you can find a complete coverage of the Maryland Driver’s Manual. All important areas are added to our tests.

Remember, MVA has made every effort to prevent applicants from passing the test simply by memorizing the answers to a limited number of test questions. Questions are drawn from a large pool of test items, allowing anything appearing in the driver manual to show up on the test.

You need to read the driver’s manual, and fully understand things like use of signals, how to handle emergencies, sharing the road with trucks, alcohol use, and headlight use.

After reading the manual, take a few of our practice tests. There is no time limit. You must correctly answer 22 questions to “pass”.

All our practice tests are free and, in most cases, unlimited.