Arkansas Driver License Practice Test – 25 Questions


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#1. What are the fines you may face after a first conviction of driving under the influence?

If you are found guilty of an alcohol violation and it is your first conviction, you will be fined from $150 to $1000, in addition to court costs. You could also be sentenced to one year in jail, and your license will be suspended for 120 days. For second and subsequent convictions the penalties are much worse, including being sent to prison.


#2. In winter, roads freeze more quickly when they are:

On cold and wet days, ice may linger in shady spots along the roadway. These areas are the first to freeze and the last to thaw.


#3. What does this sign mean?

This sign is used at locations along a roadway where a flagger may be stationed to control traffic.


#4. 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.


#5. What can you do to help prevent injured persons from going into shock at the scene of an accident?

To prevent an injured person from going into shock, cover the individual with a blanket or warm clothing such as a coat or jacket.


#6. On this road (white lines), traffic flows in one direction only.

White lines are used as right edge lines on roadways and to delineate the separation of traffic flow in the same direction.


#7. When parking uphill on a two-way street with no curbs, your front wheels should be:

Headed either uphill or downhill and there is no curb, turn the wheels to the right so the car will roll away from the center of the road if the brakes fail.

Remember, when you park on a hill, the general rule is to turn your wheels sharply towards the side of the road or curb. This way, if your vehicle starts to roll downhill, it will roll away from traffic. However, when headed uphill at a curb, you should turn the front wheels in the opposite direction, away from the curb and towards the road. Then, let your vehicle roll backwards until the back of your front wheel touches the curb. The curb will stop your car from rolling into traffic.


#8. Know signs by their standard colors. Black or white is used for:

Black and white signs are generally regulatory signs and must be obeyed. Other black and white signs are used as route markers.


#9. The following are true about large trucks, except:

It is not true that trucks need shorter stopping distance.

A fully loaded tractor-trailer, traveling 55 mph, needs three times the distance a vehicle needs to stop.


#10. Which is the most important vehicle control to use during a skid?

The most important vehicle control to use during a skid is the steering wheel.

If your vehicle begins to skid, stay calm. Ease off the gas and do not use your brakes. Concentrate on steering out of trouble.


#11. 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.


#12. What is a suitable restraint system for a child under the age of one year?

For the best possible protection, place infants in the back seat of your vehicle in rear-facing child safety seats. Rear-facing seats are the safest way to transport an infant and should be used until the child no longer meets the height or weight limit of the particular seat.


#13. 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.


#14. Under certain conditions, you may receive a ticket for speeding even if you are driving at or less than the posted speed limit:

Posted speed limits do not tell you at what speed to drive. They only tell you what the maximum legal speed is under ideal conditions. By law, you have to go slower if conditions make the posted speed limit unsafe.


#15. When is it wrong to use your horn?

Don’t use your horn:

  • To encourage other vehicles to speed up
  • To inform other drivers of a mistake
  • To greet a friend on the road
  • Blind pedestrians.

#16. Which will help reduce the risk of neck injury in a collision?

Head restraints are designed to prevent neck injuries should your vehicle be struck from behind. Head rests should be adjusted so the head restraint contacts the back of the head.


#17. If you have entered an intersection to make a turn, and the signal turns from yellow to red, you should:

If you are waiting in the intersection to make a turn, and the signal turns from yellow to red, complete the turn as soon as it is safely possible. Do not block the intersection and do not back up.


#18. 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.


#19. When is it safe to pass a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk?

Never pass when a vehicle in front of you has stopped at an intersection to allow a pedestrian to cross.


#20. A sign like this means:

The sign marks a one-way roadway with traffic coming against you. It means that you are NOT allowed to enter the roadway from your direction.


#21. When entering or crossing a city street from a driveway in a business or residence district, you must:

When coming from an alley, private driveway, or building within a business or residence district you must stop before crossing the sidewalk or crosswalk area and yield to pedestrians. When entering the roadway you must yield the right-of-way to all vehicles on the main road. (27-51-602)


#22. When can a motorcycle operator use a complete traffic lane?

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.


#23. Suppose you are driving on a four-lane highway. From which lane should you turn right?

The correct lane for the right turn is the lane next to the right edge of the roadway.


#24. 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.


#25. When approaching an intersection with a stop sign, you must:

When required to stop because of a sign or signal, a driver must stop before the vehicle reaches the stop line, or if there is one, a crosswalk. If there is no crosswalk and no stop line, a driver must stop at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic before entering the intersection.

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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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