Arkansas Driver License Practice Test – 25 Questions



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#1. By law, the following vehicles must stop at all railroad crossings, except:

Leave extra room for vehicles required to come to a stop at railroad crossings, including transit buses, school buses, and vehicles carrying hazardous materials.

Remember, if you are following this type of vehicle you should slow down and be prepared to stop. It is against the law to pass any vehicle within 100 feet of a railroad crossing.


#2. You have given consent to take a test for determining the alcoholic level in your blood:

The law in Arkansas says that if you are driving a vehicle, you have given consent to submit to a chemical test for the purpose of determining the amount of alcohol in your blood.

If a law enforcement officer instructs you to take an alcohol test you are compelled to do so. You can lose your driver license if you refuse to take an alcohol test.


#3. To avoid getting tired on a long trip, it is often a good idea to:

When you are tired, you cannot drive as well as you do when you are rested. Decisions are slower and more difficult to make, with a tendency to become upset easily. There is always the chance you will fall asleep behind the wheel. To keep 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.


#4. When driving away from a rising or setting sun, it is a good idea to:

When driving away from a rising or setting sun, turn on your headlights. Drivers coming toward you may have trouble seeing your vehicle. Your headlights will help them see you.


#5. What happens if a holder of a learner's license is convicted of a serious moving violation?

When applying for a learner’s license or an intermediate license, the applicant must not have been at fault in traffic crash or been convicted of a serious traffic violation within the preceding six month period prior to application.

To be eligible for a full license, the applicant must not have been at fault in connection with a traffic crash or been convicted of a serious traffic violation within the preceding twelve months prior to application.


#6. When entering a high-speed roadway, you should avoid:

Do not drive to the end of the ramp and stop. This will not leave you enough room to get up to the speed of traffic. Also, drivers behind you will not expect you to stop. If they are watching traffic on the main road, you may be hit from the rear.

This question asked what you should not do.


#7. A two-second rule is used for:

There is an easy way to tell if you are following too closely. It is call the two-second rule, and it works at any speed. There are situations where you need more space in front of your vehicle. In these situations, you may need a four second following distance to be safe.

Remember, the two-second rule does not mean that you are able to stop within two seconds.


#8. Who should be given the right-of-way at a traffic circle?

A driver entering a traffic circle or rotary must yield to drivers already in the circle.


#9. Bicycles have the same rights and responsibilities on the streets as other vehicles, and must share lanes of traffic.

Bicycles have the same rights and responsibilities on the streets as other vehicles, and must share lanes of traffic. Bicycles are required to travel on the right hand side of the road with other traffic.


#10. When approaching a stopped school bus with flashing red lights at a four-way intersection, you must stop:

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.


#11. What does this sign mean?

Merging Traffic sign. Traffic may be moving into your lane. Be ready to change your speed or your lane to avoid a crash.


#12. When driving beside a motorcycle, you should:

Respect the vehicle space of a motorcycle and its position in traffic. Motorcycles are allowed the full width of a lane in which to maneuver. Don’t share the lane with a motorcyclist. It restricts the rider’s ability to avoid hazardous situations.


#13. Signs in work areas are typically square shaped, yellow, displaying black letters or symbols, and serve as a warning that people are working on or near the highway.

Work zone signs are typically diamond shaped and orange with black letters or symbols – not yellow.


#14. When making a left turn, you should:

Make sure it is safe to turn. If you are turning left, make sure there are no vehicles or pedestrians blocking your path. You do not want to be caught waiting for a path to clear while being stuck across a lane that has an oncoming vehicle moving in your direction.


#15. 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.


#16. What does a sign with eight sides mean?

An eight-sided red stop sign indicates that you must make a full stop whenever you see this sign.


#17. 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.


#18. A traffic light with a green arrow indicates:

A green arrow may be shown alone or with other indications. Drivers facing the signal may enter the intersection to make the movement shown by the arrow. When the green arrow is shown in a left-turn signal, it usually means that opposing traffic is stopped. This is known as a protected turn.

Remember, the green arrow does not mean that all other traffic is stopped by a red light.

You must allow opposing traffic already in the intersection to clear the intersection before proceeding.


#19. If you are being followed too closely while driving on a two-lane road, you should:

Occasionally, you may find yourself being followed closely or tailgated by another driver. If you are being followed too closely and there is a right lane, move over to the right. If there is no right lane, wait until the path ahead is clear then reduce speed slowly. This will encourage the tailgater to drive around you. Never slow down quickly to discourage a tailgater, which may increase the risk of being hit from behind.


#20. When stopping on a slippery surface such as snow or ice, you should:

Starting and stopping on ice or snow can be very tricky. When trying to stop, do not slam on the brakes or the wheels will lock and you may be thrown into a dangerous skid. Use brakes and accelerator gently. Start braking early.


#21. The road edge on the right side is marked by a:

Solid white lines divide lanes of traffic traveling in the same direction. Solid white lines are also used to mark the right edge of the road.


#22. If you are involved in a collision you must always:

If you are involved in a crash you must stop, regardless of the extent of damage.


#23. When you park your car on any hill:

Drivers are responsible for making sure that their vehicle is not a hazard when it is parked. Always set your parking brake when you park. Leave the vehicle in gear if it has a manual transmission or in park if it has an automatic transmission.


#24. When are you allowed to drive faster than a maximum speed limit?

You must comply with speed limits.

Remember, 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.


#25. You should always fasten your seat belts and make sure all passengers are using seat belts or child restraints:

Before you drive away, always fasten your safety belts and make sure all passengers are using safety belts, or child restraints.

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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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