#1. When is it allowed to drive around or under a lowered gate at a railroad crossing?
Do not cross the tracks until all signals have stopped and the crossing gate is up all the way. Do not drive around or under a gate that is lowered. It is dangerous and against the law.
#2. To obtain a graduated driver license (Class G) you must be:
A graduated (class G) driver’s license is issued to an applicant who is at least 16, but less than 18, years of age and is valid to operate any vehicle that does not require a motorcycle or commercial license.
#3. A conviction of reckless driving will result in the following number of points on your driving record:
Eight points will be assessed for reckless driving.
#4. Your blind spot is the area of the road:
Your blind spot is the area of the road you cannot see without moving your head and looking over your shoulder.
#5. Following this vehicle too closely is unwise because:
Follow trucks at a safe distance. Trucks are almost as wide as some lanes of travel. If you follow too closely behind, you will not be able to react quickly enough to changing traffic conditions. Large vehicles block your field of vision of the road ahead, you will need extra distance to see around the vehicle.
#6. An orange and red sign attached to the back of a vehicle means:
Slow-moving vehicles have an orange/red triangle on the back. A vehicle with the sign cannot travel faster than 25 mph. Do not become impatient if you find yourself behind one of these slow vehicles. It has the legal right to be there.
#7. What color do flaggers in construction zones wear on vests, shirts or jackets?
Flag persons in construction zones wear fluorescent orange-red or fluorescent yellow-green vests, shirts or jackets and use stop/slow paddles or red flags to direct traffic through work zones.
#8. A yellow and black circular sign indicates that you are approaching:
A circle-shaped sign provides a warning that you are approaching a railroad crossing.
This is the only sign that is circular!
The shape of a traffic sign can give you as much information about the meaning of a sign as the sign’s color or wording. When visibility is poor, such as in heavy rain, dust storms, or fog, you may be able to make out only the shape of a particular sign.
#9. When there is an oncoming car to your left and a child on a bicycle to your right on a two-way road, you should:
When you cannot separate risks, and you must deal with two or more at the same time, compromise by giving the most room to either the greatest or most likely danger. Instead of driving between the car and the bicyclist, take one danger at a time. First, slow down and let the car pass. Then, move to the left and closer to the center line to allow plenty of room before you pass the bicyclist.
When sharing a lane with a bicycle, you must allow at least three feet for clearance between you and the bicycle. You must also moderate your speed.
#10. You want to overtake another vehicle on a two-lane highway. When there is room to do so, you are allowed to pass on the right if
Passing on the right is permitted only when it is safe and:
- The driver of the other vehicle is making a left turn.
- An open highway is clearly marked for two or more lanes of vehicles moving in the same direction as you are going.
- You are in a business or residential district where the pavement is wide enough for two or more lanes of vehicles moving in the direction you are going.
#11. To back your vehicle safely you should:
Turn around so you can look directly through the rear window. Do not depend only on your mirrors or a back-up camera. Back up slowly.
#12. The left lane on a freeway should be used by:
The right lane is used for entering and exiting, and for slow traffic. The left lane is used by higher-speed traffic. Avoid the right lane of a freeway during rush hour. This will leave room for vehicles entering and exiting.
#13. When entering a freeway, it is dangerous and wrong to:
The key to entering a freeway smoothly is to accelerate on the entrance ramp to match the speed of freeway traffic in the right lane. Then signal, check the traffic around you, and merge carefully. Do not cross a solid line.
Note that this question asked what you should not do.
#14. You should only use high beams:
Use high beams on highways outside cities and towns when no other vehicle is coming toward you within 500 feet. Switch to low beams whenever you meet oncoming traffic to avoid blinding the other driver.
#15. Double solid yellow lines in the center of the roadway:
Double solid yellow lines mean that passing is not allowed in either direction. You may not cross the lines unless you are making a left turn.
#16. When a traffic signal is showing a steady red light:
A steady red light means stop. You must come to a complete stop before you reach the intersection, stop line or crosswalk. Remain stopped for as long as the light stays red.
Where not prohibited by signs, a right turn may be made after coming to a complete stop, when motor traffic and pedestrian traffic are clear. You may also turn left from a one-way street onto another one-way street, unless signs prohibit it, and only after stopping and yielding to traffic and pedestrians.
#17. When are you allowed to park your vehicle in an intersection?
You must never park within the boundaries of an intersection.
#18. Driving across a barrier or an unpaved space on a freeway:
It is unlawful to drive over or across any median or divided highway separation, except where an opening or crossover has been established by public authority.
#19. What distance must you keep when following a fire truck responding to a fire alarm?
It is against the law to follow closer than 500 feet of any fire truck answering an emergency call.
#20. What does this sign tell you?
Cross Road/Four-Way Intersection. A road crosses the main highway ahead. Look in all directions for other traffic.
#21. You have given consent to take a test for determining the alcoholic level in your blood:
When you apply for and accept the privilege to drive a vehicle in Arizona, you give consent to test for blood alcohol concentration (BAC) or drug content if you are arrested for driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (DUI). This is known as the Implied Consent Law.
#22. If you are involved in a crash where someone was injured, you must report the crash to the police:
If anyone was injured, you are required to immediately file a report with the police.
#23. This warning sign means:
Two-way Traffic. The sign warns that the road changes from a multi-lane roadway to a two-lane, two-way section. It is also used along such a road.
#24. The shape of a do not enter sign is:
The Do Not Enter sign tells you that the road or street ahead is for one-way traffic traveling in the opposite direction. You may not enter this section of roadway from the direction you are traveling.
The sign is a square sign with a white horizontal line inside a red ball. It is not round.
#25. When you exit a roundabout, you should:
When exiting a roundabout, you should maintain a slow speed and indicate your exit by using your right turn signal. Do not accelerate until you are beyond the pedestrian crossing at the exit. Do not stop within a roundabout unless it is the only way to safely avoid a collision or other danger.
#26. You are approaching a stopped school bus on your side of a divided highway. The bus is flashing its red lights. You must:
When approaching a school bus that is picking up or dropping off passengers, you must come to a complete stop before reaching the bus, regardless of your direction of travel.
You are not required to stop for a school bus on a divided roadway when traveling in the opposite direction. A divided roadway is one in which the road is separated by physical barriers such as a fence, curbing or separation of the pavement. Roadway striping by itself does not constitute a physical separation of the roadway.
#27. Parallel parking: When you pull up alongside the vehicle in front of a free space, the distance between your car and the other vehicle should be:
Stop when you are alongside the forward car and your back bumper lines up with the back bumper of the parked vehicle. Leave approximately two feet between you and the forward car.
#28. The following are true about large trucks, except:
It is not true that the driver of a large truck can see the road better.
Trucks have larger blind spots than vehicles.
#29. What is true about child car safety seats?
Child safety seats must meet U.S. Department of Transportation safety standards and must be used by following manufacturer’s and automobile manufacturer’s instructions.
#30. You drive defensively when you:
Defensive driving means being constantly aware of the driving conditions, planning ahead, anticipating dangers and taking the right action so as not to come in contact with any obstacle or another vehicle.
A defensive driver is in responds to their driving environment. Keep your eyes moving and learn to read the road. To avoid the need for last minute decision making, look ahead for a distance of about one city block. Be alert and watch for cars, bicyclists, people or animals that may cross your path.
Another important defensive driving skill is compromise. When you cannot separate risks, and you must deal with two or more at the same time, compromise by giving the most room to either the greatest or most likely danger.
AZ MVD Written Examination
Key numbers for your Arizona Driver License test:
|Number of Questions:||30|
|Correct answers needed:||24|
|Passing score:||80 percent|
|Time limit:||No limit|
|Earliest retest upon failure:||7 days|
What You Should Know about the Arizona Driver License Test
The written examination is a multiple-choice test taken on a computer.
Just like this practice test, the official test is randomized, which means that you are not likely to get the same test as another test taker. Questions are drawn from a larger question bank and will cover the most important items in the Arizona Driver License Manual .
To improve your chances of passing the first time you should always get a copy of the manual and read it.
The passing score is 80%. You must correctly answer 24 of 30 questions to pass.
Questions cover common traffic signs and signals, safe driving, and Arizona traffic laws.
Is the Arizona Driver License Test Hard?
Arizona does not publish knowledge test failure rates. It is, however, estimated that one of three new drivers fails the written examination.
Test difficulty is graded “moderate”. Not the hardest out there, but also not the easiest.
Arizona Graduated Driver Licensing Law
Arizona has a Graduated Driver Licensing program to help young drivers get their initial driving experience under conditions that involve lower risks. With a step-by-step program they are introduced in stages to more complex driving situations.
The program has three phases:
Graduated Instruction Permit
Graduated Driver License (Conditional License)
Full and Unrestricted Driver License
Instruction Permit Requirements for Teens
Minimum age is 15 years and 6 months
To be eligible for a Graduated Instruction Permit, a teenager must be at least 15 years and 6 months old.
Proof of identity, age, and legal presence is needed
The teen and parent must provide necessary application documents. These include documents that show full name and birth date, like a birth certificate or passport, social security number, and proof of Arizona address .
For teens under 18 years, the application for an instruction permit or driver license must be signed by at least one adult, usually a parent or legal guardian. The adult will be responsible for any negligence or willful misconduct when the teen is driving.
Must pass vision exam and the written test
Before the application is approved, a teenager must pass a vision test and the written test.
Practice driving with the Graduated Instruction Permit
After passing the test, MVD issues a temporary Instruction Permit, also known as a Learner’s Permit.
The permit allows a teenager to practice driving together with a license driver who is at least 21 years old.
When you practice driving, you must always have the permit in your possession and the supervising driver must always occupy the front seat next to you.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Test
The written driver license test in Arizona has 30 questions. You must correctly answer 24 of 30 questions to pass.
The passing score is 80%. You must correctly answer 24 of 30 questions to pass.
Arizona does not publish knowledge test failure rates. It is, however, estimated that one of three new drivers fails the written examination. Test difficulty is graded "moderate".