#1. 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.
#2. What does this sign mean?
Bike Crossing. The yellow (or fluorescent yellow-green) bicyclists sign is an example of a warning sign. Watch for bicyclists on or entering the roadway.
#3. You can drink alcohol while driving:
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.
#4. How do you check your blind spots while driving?
Turn your head briefly. Mirrors should be adjusted before you start driving and will always have blind spots. These blind spots can hide a motorcyclist or a bicyclist. Do not drive in another driver’s blind spot.
#5. Which is the background color on a road sign like this?
Construction and maintenance signs are used to notify drivers of possible danger in or near work areas. Most signs used in highway and street work areas are diamond-shaped. Orange is the basic color.
#6. 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.
#7. A large truck is turning right onto a street with two lanes in each direction. The truck:
Pay close attention to truck turn signals. Trucks make wide right turns and sometimes must leave an open space to the right just before the turn.
To avoid a collision, do not pass a truck on the right if there is any possibility that it might make a right turn.
#8. What is the no-zone in terms of driving?
No-zones are danger areas around large vehicles where crashes are more likely to occur. These zones are blind spots to the front, sides, and rear of the vehicle.
#9. You see this sign ahead. What should you do?
Winding Road. There are several curves ahead. Slow down and drive carefully.
#10. To avoid glare from headlights of an approaching car at night:
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.
#11. A pedestrian has entered a crosswalk and should be given the right-of-way:
You must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians crossing the street in any marked or unmarked crosswalk. When the light turns green, you must still yield to pedestrians and vehicles in intersections. The law also requires vehicles to come to a complete stop at any school crossing when the crosswalk is occupied by any person.
In the interest of safety, if you see persons crossing any street, give them the right-of-way.
#12. When approaching a stationary emergency vehicle with flashing lights on a multi-lane highway, you must:
The Move Over Law requires motorists to move over one lane to create a safe margin of space when driving by any vehicle with flashing lights pulled to the side of a road or highway. If it is not safe or possible to move over, motorists must slow down and use caution.
This law pertains to all vehicles pulled over with flashing lights, including emergency-response and law-enforcement vehicles, tow trucks, highway maintenance vehicles and private vehicles. It applies to all freeways and other multiple lane highways, city roads and streets.
#13. 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.
#14. If a clearly visible railroad signal tells you that a train is approaching at a crossing:
Always stop within fifty (50) feet but not less than fifteen (15) feet from the nearest rail.
#15. You have just gone through deep water. To dry off the brakes you should:
If the brakes are wet, they may suddenly grab or pull to one side. Dry them by accelerating slowly while gently holding down the brake pedal.
#16. Visitors with a driver's license from their home state or country may drive in Arizona without a state driver's license:
State law requires that you obtain an Arizona driver’s license and registration immediately if you remain in Arizona for a total of 7 months or more during any calendar year, regardless of your permanent residence.
#17. The car that made a correct turn was:
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. The correct lane for the right turn is the lane next to the right edge of the roadway.
#18. Which of the following traffic violations will add more than four points to your driving record?
Six points will be assessed for leaving the scene of an accident.
#19. 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.
#20. On a four-lane divided highway:
White lines separate lanes of traffic moving in the same direction.
#21. During a rainfall, when are road surfaces usually most slippery?
Be extra careful during the first 30 minutes after rain begins. Grime and oil on the road surface mix with water and make the road slippery.
#22. This red and white sign means:
The wrong way sign is a supplement to the Do not enter sign. It is placed along the exit ramp or the one-way roadway farther from the crossroad. It tells you that the road is closed to traffic going in your direction and you are driving in the wrong direction. When safe, back out or turn around and return to the road you were on.
#23. You can park your car:
It is not illegal to park on a hill.
You must be sure that you are not in the way of traffic, obstructing visibility or in an illegal parking zone.
Do not park on a bridge, on a crosswalk, or within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing.
#24. A school bus stops to drop off passengers in the far right lane on a four-lane street. The street does not have a barrier between lanes. Which traffic must stop?
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 do not need to stop.
#25. You may be cited for aggressive driving if you exceed the posted speed limit, run a red light, and also 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.
#26. Without a completed driver education program, an applicant for a graduated license must have completed 30 hours of supervised driving, including:
An applicant must have satisfactorily completed an Arizona driver education program approved by MVD or the parent or guardian must certify in writing that the applicant has completed at least 30 hours of supervised driving practice, including at least 10 hours at night.
#27. If you need to use arm signals, how would you signal a slowdown and stop?
Slowing or stop – left arm extended downward, with palm of hand to the rear.
#28. 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.
#29. State law requires all children younger than age 8 to be in an appropriate child passenger safety seat, unless:
State and federal laws require that children are secured in an age-appropriate child passenger restraint system until they are 8 years of age, or at least four feet, nine inches tall.
#30. When approaching within 100 feet of a street crossing, you must:
You must not pass when approaching within 100 feet of a street crossing.
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".