#1. 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.
#2. This hand signal means:
Left turn – left arm extended horizontally out of open window.
#3. The yellow no-passing zone sign warns of:
The no-passing zone sign warns of the beginning of a no-passing zone. It is found on the left side of the road.
#4. When stopped by a police vehicle:
After you have stopped your car, you should:
- Put the car in park.
- Remain in the vehicle.
- Keep your seatbelt fastened. (This also applies to any other vehicle occupants.)
- Keep your hands on the steering wheel in a visible location.
- Wait for the law enforcement officer to approach your vehicle and make contact.
- Consider lowering your windows, especially if tinted.
- At night, turn on overhead passenger compartment lights to illuminate the inside of the vehicle.
- If requested, inform the officer of any weapons on your person or in the vehicle.
- Reach around inside the vehicle.
- Get out of the vehicle unexpectedly or approach the officer.
- Do not:
#5. If you have an Arizona driver's license, change of name must be reported within:
You are required by law to notify MVD within 10-days of a change to your name. You may NOT do this by telephone. You may notify MVD by writing or you may go to any MVD or authorized third party office.
#6. Driving skills can be impaired by:
Alcohol, prescription drugs and emotions can all impair concentration, judgment, and the sensory and perceptual skills needed for careful driving
#7. Which is true about large trucks?
In general, large vehicles are more difficult to maneuver and require much more room to turn. They have larger blind spots and need greater stopping distances.
#8. This sign means:
Winding Road. There are several curves ahead. Slow down and drive carefully.
#9. What do the light gray areas in the picture mark?
Turn your head before changing lanes, because your mirrors have blind spots. These blind spots can hide a motorcyclist or a bicyclist. Do not drive in another driver’s blind spot.
#10. On an undivided four-lane road, a school bus is stopped with its stop-sign arm extended. You must:
You must stop. It is the law. It does not matter which side of the road you are traveling on.
If the school bus is on the other side of a divided highway with a barrier between travel directions, you don’t need to stop.
#11. This sign tells you:
Regulatory Speed Limit sign. It shows the maximum speed you are allowed to travel.
#12. If you are 21 years or older and driving a car, you must keep an opened container of wine:
It is a Class 2 misdemeanor for a driver or passenger to consume or possess an open container of spirituous liquor in the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle while on any public highway or right-of-way. Passengers riding in a bus, limousine, taxi or the living area of a motor home are exempt. Passenger compartment includes any unlocked compartments or portable devices within reach of the driver or passenger. It does not include the trunk or the area behind the last upright seat of a vehicle not equipped with a trunk.
#13. Know signs by their standard colors. Red is used for:
Red is used for regulatory signs and indicates stop or prohibition.
#14. When you approach this sign at an intersection, you should:
This is a yield sign.
Three-sided red yield signs require that you yield the right-of-way to cross traffic or to merging traffic.
#15. If your car has an air bag, you should use your seat belt:
Air bags can save lives and prevent serious injuries. They are intended to be used with safety belts. In Arizona, each front seat occupant of a motor vehicle must be buckled up.
#16. A vehicle's braking distance is directly related to:
Braking distance is directly related to things like:
- Speed of the vehicle.
- Type and condition of pavement.
- Type and condition of tires.
- Vehicle weight.
- Type and condition of brakes.
#17. Before entering a road from an alley or driveway, you must:
When entering from an alley, driveway or private road, you must stop before reaching the sidewalk, or if there is no sidewalk, at a point prior to entering the roadway. Yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and approaching vehicles.
#18. If you are under 21 and convicted of Driving Under the Influence, you driving license will be suspended for:
If you are under 21, any trace of alcohol, illegal drugs or drugs that impair your ability to drive safely will result in stiff penalties, and your license will be suspended for 2 years.
#19. If your car starts to skid, you should ease off the gas and:
Ease off the gas pedal. Do not press on the brake any further, this will only make the skid worse.
Turn the wheel in the direction you want your vehicle to follow (in the direction of the skid).
As the car begins to straighten out, turn the wheel back the other way so your vehicle does not skid in the opposite direction.
#20. If you sell your vehicle and need to turn in the license plate to MVD, you must do so:
Plate stays with you when your vehicle is sold. Within 30 days you are required to take one of the following actions through MVD or an Authorized Third Party provider:
#21. If traffic control signals are blacked out and inoperative, be cautious and proceed as though there is:
When approaching an intersection with an inoperative traffic control signal, treat it as you would a 4-way stop. Come to a complete stop before entering the intersection and then proceed when the roadway is clear. If two vehicles arrive at the intersection at about the same time, both must stop and the driver of the vehicle on the left must yield the right-of-way to the driver on the right.
#22. You must yield the right-of-way:
Drivers must yield the right-of-way to any vehicle that is part of a funeral procession being led by a funeral escort vehicle flashing a red or a blue light.
#23. When you plan to exit a freeway, you should:
When you want to get off a freeway, plan ahead and watch for signs. Be sure to signal before exiting the freeway. Most freeways will have deceleration lanes to assist you in your exit. Use proper braking to allow for a smooth exit.
#24. Pavement in center two-way left turn lanes is marked on both sides with:
Many two-way streets have a center lane marked as a two-way left turn lane. This lane is bordered on either side by two yellow lines – the inner line is broken, the outer line is solid.
You must use this lane if preparing for or making a left turn from or into the roadway or if preparing for or making a U-turn (if otherwise permitted by law).
Do not use the two-way left turn lane for passing or for thru traffic.
#25. Unless otherwise posted, you can park and leave your car:
You must not park on a crosswalk or on a bridge.
The distance you must keep to the nearest rail of a railroad crossing is more than 50 feet.
#26. Do not cross railroad tracks if:
Do not get trapped on a railroad crossing. Stop before the crossing if you cannot cross and completely clear the tracks.
#27. Drivers may be temporarily blinded at night by which of the following?
Glare from other vehicles make night driving hazardous. If the high beams of an oncoming car are not dimmed, avoid looking directly at the bright lights. Glance toward the right side of the road, then look ahead to determine the position of the other vehicle. Keep doing this until you have passed the other vehicle.
#28. This picture illustrates:
Always finish turning in the proper lane. Start a left turn from the left-most lane and finish in the lane directly to the right of the center line. Finish a right turn in the right-most lane. Do not cut corners. Do not swing wide on your turns.
#29. When should you use your high-beam headlights?
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.
Use low beams when driving on city or town streets, in fog, heavy rain or snowfall.
#30. Bicyclists must always ride:
Bicyclists must obey the same traffic laws as drivers of vehicles, and they have the right-of-way under the same conditions as motorists.
Bicyclists must ride in the same direction as other vehicles.
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".