#1. You may be cited for aggressive driving if you exceed the posted speed limit and commit the following:
You may be cited for aggressive driving if you create immediate hazard to another person or vehicle by exceeding the posted speed limit and committing two of the following violations:
- Failure to obey traffic control signs or signals.
- Passing another vehicle on the right side.
- Unsafe lane change.
- Following too close.
- Failure to yield to emergency vehicles.
#2. You must have the following brake system in proper working order:
Cars and trucks must have both a foot brake and an emergency brake. Each set of brakes must apply to at least two wheels.
#3. It is illegal to park:
You must never park within the boundaries of an intersection.
Parking in a disabled person parking space is allowed when you display a valid placard or license plate with the international symbol of access, and only when transporting the person who was issued the placard or plate.
#4. During the first six months with a graduated driver license (Class G), you may drive alone:
For the first 6 months, a driver with a graduated driver license cannot drive a motor vehicle between the hours of midnight and 5:00 a.m. The driver may drive alone between 5:00 a.m. and midnight.
#5. 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.
#6. Locked wheel skids are usually caused by:
This type of skid is usually caused by braking too hard at a high rate of speed and locking the wheels. Ease off the brake if the wheels lock and the car begins to skid.
#7. Driving at night is more hazardous than driving in the daytime:
Reduced visibility, glare from oncoming headlights, and unseen objects in the road all combine to make night driving hazardous. Headlights are a poor substitute for daylight. Never drive so fast that you cannot stop within the distance you can see ahead with your light
#8. Which road signs have a circular shape?
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. This sign means:
Winding Road. There are several curves ahead. Slow down and drive carefully.
#10. When you proceed straight ahead on a solid green light, you must:
This signal means GO. You may go through an intersection in the direction indicated by the signal if the roadway is clear. Check right and left for oncoming traffic.
Remember, do not enter the intersection if the roadway is not clear.
#11. When two vehicles from different directions arrive at the same time at a four-way stop, which one must yield?
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.
#12. Which lane should your vehicle be in after turning left into a two-lane, one-way street?
Bring your car into the extreme left traffic lane on the road you are entering. Turn without swinging wide.
#13. Why should you avoid using your high beam headlights when driving in fog?
Fog reflects light and can reflect your own headlights into your eyes. When driving in fog, use low beams only and look for road edge markings to guide you. Even light fog reduces visibility and your ability to judge distance.
#14. Under most conditions, on which side should you pass another vehicle that is headed in the same direction?
When you want to pass a vehicle traveling in the same direction, pass on the left. You may pass on the right only under certain circumstances.
#15. Before turning left or right you should signal during the last:
Always signal your left or right turn during the last 100 feet before reaching the turning point.
#16. If you are involved in a minor crash and you are blocking the flow of traffic, you should:
Provided there has been no serious physical injury or fatality, the vehicles involved in the crash must be removed from the main traveled portions of the roadway.
Turn off the ignition of vehicles involved in the crash. Do not smoke. Do not stand or walk in traffic lanes.
#17. When you see this sign, you are approaching:
Low clearance / Maximum height.
The overpass has a low clearance. Do not proceed if your vehicle is too tall to pass under.
#18. When you see a motorcycle's turn signal flashing:
Motorcycle turn signals do not automatically shut off, and riders may forget to cancel them after a turn is completed. Make sure you know what the rider is doing before you move.
#19. What does this sign mean?
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.
#20. When driving on a slippery surface such as snow or ice, you should:
Reduce your speed. Allow extra space between your car and the car ahead. Do not brake or turn suddenly, instead brake early. Use a low gear when going down steep hills. Be extra careful when passing bridges, shaded spots, overpasses and infrequently traveled roads, which will freeze first and may remain icy after the rest of the roadway is clear and dry.
#21. You drive behind a gasoline tanker that slows down before a railroad crossing. What is the best thing to do?
Watch for vehicles such as buses and gasoline tankers, which must stop at railroad crossings. Slow down and be prepared to stop.
#22. Drivers entering a roundabout:
Approaching vehicles must always yield to pedestrians and bicyclists that are crossing the road. Vehicles must also yield to the traffic in the circle.
#23. During a traffic stop by a police officer, you should:
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.
#24. A broken yellow center line:
Broken yellow lines separate lanes of traffic going in opposite directions and indicates that passing on the left is permitted when the roadway is clear. Since you are facing oncoming traffic, overtaking and passing must be done with extreme caution.
#25. When you see a sign with this shape, color, and symbol, you must:
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.
#26. The minimum amount of liability insurance for injury of one person is:
Minimum levels of financial responsibility for private passenger vehicles are $25,000 bodily injury liability for one person, $50,000 for two or more persons, and $15,000 property damage liability.
#27. You are stopped behind a school bus. Red lights stop flashing and the stop sign folds back. What should you do?
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.
#28. 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.
#29. If you are 21 years or older and driving a car, you must keep an opened container of liquor:
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.
#30. The following are true about large trucks, except:
It is not true that trucks gain speed quicker than cars.
Trucks are longer, heavier, and require more time than a car to accelerate and reach normal speed.
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".