Arkansas Driver License Practice Test – 25 Questions



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#1. If you are involved in a traffic crash and someone is injured, it is generally a bad idea to:

Do not move the injured unless they are trapped inside a burning vehicle or other immediate form of danger. Moving a person can make injuries worse.

This question asked what you should not do.


#2. What does a solid yellow line on a two-lane road indicate?

The double yellow line in center of the roadway means passing is prohibited for vehicles traveling in either direction. A driver may cross a solid yellow line to turn into a driveway if there is no opposing traffic approaching the planned turn site.


#3. When you plan to exit a high-speed roadway, you should:

Keep up with the speed of traffic as long as you are on the main road. If the road you are traveling has exit ramps, do not slow down until you have moved onto the exit ramp.


#4. It is important that you always allow more space than normal in front of your vehicle when following:

The drivers of trucks, buses, vans, or vehicles pulling campers or trailers may not be able to see you when you are directly behind them. They could stop suddenly without knowing you are behind them. These large vehicles also block your view of the road ahead. Reducing your speed and falling back allows you more room to see ahead.


#5. When approaching a stopped school bus with flashing red lights and traveling in the opposite direction on an undivided roadway with two lanes, you must:

When approaching a school bus that is stopped and red warning lights on the bus are activated, all approaching vehicles are required to also stop.

Regardless of where the driver may be in relation to the bus, whether it is in the same lane of traffic, opposing lane or at an intersection, traffic must come to a complete stop until the school bus turns off the warning lights and begins to move.

Drivers are not required to stop if the school bus is approaching along an opposite lane of travel separated by a median twenty feet or more in width.


#6. When parking parallel to a curb it is against the law to park:

When you park alongside a curb on a level street, the front and back wheels must be parallel and within 18 inches of the curb. Park parallel to the street if there is no curb.


#7. When you see a sign with this shape, color, and symbol, you must:

Do not enter.

The sign marks a one-way roadway with traffic coming against you. You must not enter from the direction you are traveling.

Remember, this is a square sign with a white horizontal line inside a red ball. The sign is not circular.


#8. The program that gradually phases in driving privileges for new teen drivers is known as:

Any person between the ages of 14 and 18 who has not been issued an Arkansas Driver’s License will be issued a driver’s license under the Arkansas Graduated Licensing Law. The law mandates a progressive driver’s licensing program for young drivers. Drivers are required to adhere to the restrictions at each level before they can move on to the next level.


#9. What does this sign mean?

Divided highway ahead (divided highway begins).

The highway ahead is divided into two one-way roadways. Keep to the right.


#10. Research shows that over two-thirds of the car/motorcycle accidents are the result of:

Motorcyclists are more vulnerable to injury than a car driver if involved in an accident. Research shows that over two-thirds of the car/motorcycle accidents are the results of a car driver turning in front of a motorcyclist.


#11. Driving at night with parking lights instead of headlights is:

Never drive at any time with only your parking lights turned on. Parking lights are for parking only.


#12. Know signs by their standard colors. Orange is used for:

Work zone signs are typically diamond shaped, orange with black letters or symbols. A work zone sign warns a driver that workers may be along side or on the roadway. These warnings include reduce speed, detours, slow moving construction equipment, and poor or suddenly changing road surfaces. In work areas, traffic may be controlled by a person with a sign or flag, known as a flagger.


#13. Who is prohibited from general use of a handheld cell phone while driving?

Except for emergencies, the use of a cellphone is prohibited when you hold a permit, learner’s license, or an intermediate license (under 18).

If you hold a class D license and are less than 21 years, you may not use a handheld device, except for emergencies.


#14. What does the basic speed rule mean?

Speed limits are posted for ideal conditions. If the road is wet or icy, if you cannot see well, or if traffic is heavy, then you must slow down. Even if you are driving under the posted speed limit, you can get a ticket for traveling too fast under these conditions. This is known as the basic speed rule.


#15. What is the best advice to a driver who has been drinking alcohol?

There are ways of dealing with social drinking situations. Arrange to go with two or more persons and agree which one of you will not drink alcohol. You can rotate among the group to be a designated driver. You can also use public transportation or a cab, if available.


#16. When passing a truck, you should pass:

Always pass a tractor-trailer completely and always on the left side. If you linger when passing a truck, your position makes it impossible for the truck driver to take evasive action if an obstacle appears in the road ahead.


#17. When a police officer is directing you to drive on the wrong side of the road, you should:

Traffic controls include traffic signals, traffic signs and pavement markings. Traffic control also can be provided by law enforcement, highway personnel or school crossing guards. You must obey directions from these persons.


#18. An important reminder for safe night driving is to:

Overdriving headlights is a common and dangerous practice. You must be able to stop within the distance you can see ahead with your headlights. Your headlights let you see about 400 feet ahead. You should drive at a speed that allows you to stop within this distance, or about 50 mph.


#19. A pedestrian has entered a crosswalk where there are no signs or signals. Who should be given the right-of-way?

You must yield to pedestrians in or about to enter a crosswalk. Always yield to pedestrians before making a turn.


#20. What does this sign mean?

A yield sign is shaped like a downward pointing triangle. It is red and white with red letters. It means you must slow down and yield the right of way to traffic in the intersection you are crossing or roadway you are entering.


#21. To avoid getting tired on a long trip, you should:

There are things you can do to help from getting tired on a long trip:

  • Try to get a good night’s sleep before you leave.
  • Do not leave on a trip if you are already tired.
  • Do not take any medicine that can make you drowsy.
  • Eat light meals. Do not eat a large meal before you leave. Large, full meals tend to cause drowsiness.
  • Take breaks. Stop regularly or as needed.
  • Plan for plenty of time to complete your trip safely.
  • Avoid long trips during hours your body is accustomed to resting.

Remember, never drive if you are sleepy.


#22. When can you turn right on a red traffic light?

Traffic facing a steady circular red signal must stop.

After stopping, a driver may turn right on red at the intersection of two-way streets, or may turn left on red from a one-way street to another one-way street. These turns may be made after yielding to all other traffic and pedestrians, and if no signs are posted to prohibit them.


#23. If you have a tire blowout while driving, you should:

A blowout is a sudden collapse of a tire that can throw the vehicle out of control. To regain control, hold tightly to the steering wheel, steer straight ahead, and ease up on the accelerator. Do not brake until the vehicle is under control. Then pull all the way off the road into a safe area.

Remember, it is dangerous to brake or steer off the road before your vehicle is under control.


#24. Which car or cars are best positioned for a left turn on this one-way street?

Turn from the lane that is closest to the direction of travel and turn into the lane closest to the lane from which the turn is initiated. When making turns, go from one lane to the other as directly as possible without crossing lane lines or interfering with traffic.

Once a turn has been completed, a change of lanes can begin.


#25. Which of the following vehicles is required to stop at all railroad crossings?

Leave extra room for vehicles required to come to a stop at railroad crossings, including transit buses, school buses, and vehicles carrying hazardous materials. Emergency vehicles do not stop.

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Arkansas State Police Driver License Knowledge Test

Quick facts for your Arkansas driver license test:

Number of Questions: 25
Correct answers needed: 20
Passing score: 80 percent
Time limit: No limit
Earliest retest upon failure: 1 day

What You Should Know about the State Police Knowledge Exam

The test consists of 25 multiple-choice and true-or-false questions given on a computer. You need 20 correct answers to pass the examination.

Exam questions are randomly chosen from a larger group of questions, which means that you will not get the same exam twice.

Should you fail your test, you can take it again the next day – but it may be a good idea to wait longer and read the Study Guide again. Use practice test to verify your knowledge.

State police charges a new fee every time you want to take the test, so it is a good idea to pass it the first time. It saves you money and unnecessary trips to a test location.

The written test is available in English and Spanish only.

If you speak another language, you may bring a dictionary of English to your native language to the test. Unlike many other states, Arkansas does not allow you to have an interpreter with you for the knowledge exam.

Arkansas does not offer any kind of online testing from your home.

Is the Arkansas Knowledge Test hard?

Official failure rates show that almost 50% of all first-time test takers fail the exam.

The difficulty of the Arkansas examination is graded hard.

Hard - DMV Test difficulty grading by licenseroute

What You Should Know about the Arkansas Driver License Practice Test

A practice test does not replace the Arkansas Driver License Study Guide. If you want to pass the actual test, you must read the study guide and completely understand Arkansas rules of the road.

Use practice tests as a supplement only.

Just like the real exam, each practice test is random. Each test will generate a new set of 25 questions.

You can repeat the practice test as often as you want.

After each question you will get instant feedback. If your answer is incorrect, there is also a brief explanation. Answers to questions can be found in the Study Guide.

Aim for a full score on each practice test.

What Happens if You Fail the Written Examination?

If you fail the examination, you can normally retake the test the next business day.

A new fee is required every time you take the test.

What Happens After You Have Passed the Written Examination?

As a first step, Arkansas state police always issues an instruction permit. The permit allows you to practice driving together with a supervising driver who is licensed and at least 21 years old.

When you practice driving, you must always have the instruction permit in your possession and the supervising driver must sit in the front seat beside you.

All passengers must wear seat belts, regardless of seating position.

You cannot use a cell phone or any other wireless device, including hands-free devices, while driving unless it is for emergency purposes.

The permit is valid for one year and cannot be extended.

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