Arizona Driver License Test Practice – 30 Questions



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#1. If your vehicle breaks down on a highway, you should always:

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.


#2. Does a posted speed limit of 65 mph mean that you may drive 65 mph on that highway under all conditions?

Vehicles may not be driven at speeds greater or less than reasonable, depending on conditions of traffic, road and weather.


#3. If you are driving in fog and conditions are so bad that you can barely see the road ahead:

It is very important to slow down when you encounter fog. Since conditions may change from moment to moment as you pass through areas of even thicker fog, you should adjust your speed and be prepared for emergency maneuvers. If the fog becomes so thick that you can barely see, pull off the road and turn your headlights off, then stay there until the fog lifts.


#4. When approaching a stationary emergency vehicle with flashing lights and it is unsafe to move over and change lanes, you should:

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.


#5. The driver in front of you signals (left arm extended horizontally out of open window):

Left turn – left arm extended horizontally out of open window.


#6. It is illegal to park if a fire hydrant is within:

Parking is not allowed within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.


#7. A sign shaped like this requires that you:

The triangle shape requires that you yield the right-of-way to cross traffic or to merging traffic.

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.


#8. 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.


#9. When you drive through a construction zone, you should:

When you drive through a construction zone, you should watch for workers and equipment on the highway. You must slow down when you drive through these areas.


#10. When should you turn on your headlights?

You must use headlights from sunset to sunrise. Fog, snow, rain, and other conditions also limit visibility, so turning on your headlights is necessary to see and to be seen.

By law, you must turn on your headlights from sunset to sunrise and at any other time when you cannot clearly see persons and vehicles on the highway at a distance of five hundred feet ahead.


#11. You are following a school bus and there is a railroad crossing ahead. You must slow down and be prepared to stop because the bus:

Some vehicles must stop before crossing train tracks. These vehicles include school buses, and trucks transporting hazardous loads.


#12. Which statement is true about alcohol and driving?

Driving requires skill and judgment, both of which are diminished through consumption of alcohol. Alcohol also seriously reduces your reflexes, physical control over the vehicle and ability to recognize dangerous situations. Your ability to drive can be affected even after one drink.


#13. The three-six second rule helps a driver know:

You can use the three-six second rule to determine if you have enough cushion between you and the vehicle you are following. At times you will need more than a three-second cushion (like when road conditions are poor). At high speeds, the distance your vehicle travels while you are reacting to a problem is greater and your margin for error is less. If you are following too closely, you may not be able to stop in time.


#14. What does this sign mean?

School or School Crossing Zone.

Permanent five-sided (pentagon shaped) school crossing signs warn drivers that children may be crossing any time of the day. School crossing signs may be yellow or yellow-green.


#15. When driving on slippery roads, you should:

Reduce your speed on wet roads and increase your following distance.


#16. With a valid Arizona operator license (class D) you may:

An operator license allows you to drive any vehicle that does not require a motorcycle or commercial license. You must be at least 18 years of age to apply for an operator license.

When the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of trailer or trailers are 10,001 lbs. or more you need a commercial license.


#17. You are on a four-lane roadway without median separation. When approaching a school bus with flashing red lights that has stopped on the other side of the road, 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.


#18. When you approach a roundabout, you should:

Approaching vehicles must yield to the traffic in the circle. Always yield to pedestrians and bicyclists that are crossing the road.


#19. True or false? If you miss your exit on an interstate highway, you may drive over an unpaved median to turn around.

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.


#20. To make a left turn, you should turn into:

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.


#21. When turning in the direction of a green arrow, you must:

A green arrow appearing alone or with another signal light means that you may proceed in the direction of the arrow, if you are in the proper lane and the roadway is clear.

Green arrows indicated protected turns. Oncoming traffic is stopped by a red light.


#22. When is it important to increase the gap between your vehicle and the one in front to more than three seconds?

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.


#23. What does this sign mean?

Slippery when wet. In wet weather, drive slowly. Do not speed up or brake hard. Make sharp turns at a very slow speed.


#24. What does the pavement marking (diamond symbol) in this lane tell you?

High-Occupancy-Vehicle (HOV) lanes are indicated by white diamonds in the roadway.

On the freeway, you may not drive a vehicle carrying fewer than two persons, including the driver, in an HOV lane at the posted times Monday through Friday. At those times, the HOV lanes are restricted to car pool vehicles, motorcycles, buses or vehicles displaying alternative fuel or hybrid license plates. A motorist who violates this restriction is subject to substantial fines and penalties.


#25. Heavy rain frequently causes flash floods in Arizona washes. If you encounter flooded washes, you should:

Heavy rain frequently causes flash floods in Arizona washes. Do not cross flooded washes. Water can stall your engine, hide potholes and can carry your vehicle downstream. Seek an alternate route.

A driver of a vehicle who drives around barricades set up due to flooding is liable for the expenses of any emergency response.


#26. Crossing a double solid white line is:

A double solid white line separates two lanes of traffic going in the same direction. Crossing a double solid white line is prohibited.


#27. Your lane ends ahead and there is a large truck in the lane beside you. What is the best thing to do?

Slow down and merge behind the truck.

Do not cut in front of trucks. It takes trucks twice as long to stop. If you move into that space and have to brake suddenly, you cut the truck’s available stopping distance in half, placing you and your passengers in danger.


#28. Which of the following traffic violations will add more than four points to your driving record?

Eight points will be assessed for reckless driving.


#29. This is an example of:

This is an example of a U.S. route marker.


#30. In this situation (approaching a bicyclist from behind), you should:

Be patient when passing a bicyclist. Moderate your speed and pass only when it is safe. Do not squeeze the bicyclist off the road. In this situation passing on the other half of the roadway is not allowed.

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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.

Moderate - DMV Test difficulty grading by licenseroute

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".

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