Georgia Road Rules Test – 20 Questions and Answers



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#1. Other than to stand momentarily to pick up or drop off passengers, you must not park your car within how many feet of a fire hydrant?

Parking is not allowed within 15 feet of a fire hydrant. You may stop only momentarily to pick up or drop off passengers.


#2. When may you drive at the maximum speed indicated by a speed limit sign?

The basic speed rule means that you must not drive a vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard for the actual and potential hazards than existing. 40-6-184


#3. A Revocation of your driving privilege is the same as:

If a license is revoked, all driving privileges are terminated and withdrawn until the end of the period of time prescribed by the formal action of the Department. At the expiration of the revocation period, a resident may apply for a new license.


#4. When entering or crossing a highway from a private road:

If you are about to enter or cross a highway from an alley, private road or highway you must stop and yield the right-of-way to all other pedestrians and vehicles already traveling on the roadway or sidewalk you are entering or crossing.


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

Never overdrive your headlights. When traveling at night or in other situations that make the use of headlights necessary for safe travel, do not drive at a speed that requires a stopping time greater than the distance illuminated by your headlights.


#6. When making a left turn on a two-way street with multiple lanes, you should complete the turn in:

When safe to do so, and when permitted, make your turn so that your vehicle ends up in the lane closest to the center lanes(s) in your direction of traffic on the street you turned onto.

If there are multiple turning lanes on the street you are turning from, complete the turn so that your vehicle ends up in the corresponding lane on the street you are turning onto.

Remember, once you have entered an intersection to make a left turn, you cannot change lanes in the intersection.


#7. An important key to defensive driving is:

The key to defensive driving is awareness. You must keep your eyes moving so that you can keep track of what is happening around you at all times. Avoid staring at the center line on the roadway. Instead, look ahead for trouble spots which may endanger you or your passengers. A defensive driver will also frequently check the rear view and side mirrors to keep abreast of the traffic and road conditions to the rear and sides.


#8. When should you use your high-beam headlights?

Use high-beam headlights only when driving in rural areas and when other cars are not nearby.

You should dim (lower) your headlights when:

  • Within 500 feet of an approaching vehicle so as not to blind the driver.
  • Following closely (within 200 feet) behind another vehicle.
  • Driving on lighted roads.
  • Driving in rain, fog, snow, or smoke.

#9. You approach a motorcycle in the same lane. When passing you must:

A motorcyclist legally occupies the full width of a single lane when traveling. When passing a motorcyclist, a driver must pass in an adjacent lane. Drivers are not permitted to occupy the same lane as a motorcyclist while passing them.


#10. At a railroad crossing, trains must be given the right-of-way:

If the train is approaching, stop! Do not try to calculate whether you can make it across the track. Never try to beat the train. Trains do not and cannot stop at crossings – they must always be given the right-of-way.


#11. When a traffic signal is showing a flashing red light, you must:

A red flashing light means you must stop completely, treat as you would a stop sign. Proceed with caution only after yielding the right-of-way to pedestrians and to other vehicles at the intersection.


#12. What is an easy way of checking tread depth on your tires?

  • Take a penny and hold Abraham Lincoln’s body between your thumb and forefinger.
  • Select a point on your tire where the tread appears the lowest and place Lincoln’s head into one of the grooves.
  • If any part of Lincoln’s head is covered by the tread, you’re driving with the legal and safe amount of tread. If your tread gets below that (approximately 2/32 of an inch), your car’s ability to grip the road in adverse conditions is greatly reduced.

#13. What can you do to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning?

Cars produce carbon monoxide, a deadly odorless and colorless gas. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are sudden weariness, yawning, dizziness, and nausea. Do not:

  • Leave the car motor running in a garage.
  • Leave the car motor running and the windows closed while the car is parked.
  • Use the heater or air conditioner in a parked car with the windows closed.
  • Drive with a defective muffler or exhaust system.

#14. Even if you do not see other vehicles around, you should signal:

You must give a continuous turn signal for an adequate distance to alert other drivers before turning or changing lanes. Never decide to make a turn at the last minute. You must also signal before stopping or suddenly decreasing speed. Any stop or turn signal must be given either by means of the hand and arm or by signal lights (brake lights).


#15. A solid yellow line next to a broken yellow line means that vehicles:

Solid yellow lines on two-lane roads indicate zones where passing is prohibited. They will be located on the right of the broken yellow line when they apply to the lane in which you are traveling. In some instances, both yellow lines will be solid, indicating it is not safe for passing in either direction.


#16. Which of the following may be a symptom of drowsy driving?

Some warning signs of drowsy driving include:

  • Difficulty remembering the last few miles driven.
  • Missing road signs or exits.
  • Head nodding or dropping.
  • Hitting the rumble strips or unplanned lane change.
  • Yawning repeatedly.
  • Rubbing eyes, watery eyes, or heavy eyelids.
  • Falling asleep at stop lights.

#17. If you are involved in a traffic crash and someone is injured, you should do the following except:

Send for professional help as soon as possible. Unskilled handling can cause further and more severe injuries. Do not move or lift the victim unless it is absolutely necessary.

Remember, the nearest law enforcement agency must immediately be notified if anyone is injured or killed.


#18. You approach a stopped school bus with flashing red lights. You are traveling in the opposite direction on a highway divided by a median. What should you do?

if a school bus has stopped on the other side of a divided highway with a barrier between travel directions, you do not have to stop.


#19. When your view is obstructed, the law prohibits passing another vehicle:

Passing is prohibited on two-lane roads when the view is obstructed upon approaching within 100 feet of any bridge, viaduct, or tunnel.


#20. If your car starts to skid, what is the most common cause?

Skids are caused by drivers traveling too fast for conditions. The best way to prevent skids or hydroplaning is to keep your speed down, avoid fast turns and quick stops, and have good tire tread.

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Georgia DDS Driver Knowledge Examination

Quick facts about the Georgia DDS written test for learner’s permit and driver’s license:

  Number of Questions: 20 (road signs)
20 (road rules)
Total: 40
  Correct answers needed: 15 (road signs)
15 (road rules)
  Passing score: 75 percent
  Time limit: N/A
  Earliest retest upon failure: 1 day (1st failure)
7 days (2nd and subsequent failures)

This Road Rules Sample Test

The Georgia knowledge examination for drivers applying for a learner’s permit or full driver’s license has two parts.

The first part has a set of questions on the meaning of common highway signs . The second part addresses driver responsibility, Georgia traffic laws, and safe driving practices.

Both have 20 questions, and you must correctly answer 15 questions (75%) on each test to pass. Remember, 20 correct answers on the road sign test and 10 on the road rules will not result in a passing score. You must have at least 15 correct answers on each part!

This practice test focuses on the Georgia road rules, traffic laws, and safe driving practices that you are expected to know.

All of them are described in the Georgia Driver’s Manual . Always start by studying the manual, it will make the practice tests much easier.

What You Must Know about the Real Examination

Tests are given on a computer screen. Most questions are multiple-choice with only one correct answer. There may also be true-or-false statements.

There is no allotted time for the test, but you must start at least 30 minutes before closing time. The test usually takes less than 20 minutes to complete.

Obviously, cheating is not allowed. You must not:

  • Bring pens, pencils, paper, or any other items into the testing area.
  • Use cell phones, text messaging devices, and other types of wireless devices in the testing area.
  • Talk to anyone during the test other than the examiner administering the test.

If you fail the test, you must wait until the next day before retaking the portion you have failed. Should you fail two or more times, you must wait 7 days before you can retake any part of the knowledge test.

The road sign part of the test is given in English only. The test that addresses common road rules are given in some additional languages:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese

Is the Georgia DDS Knowledge Test Hard?

Overall, the difficulty on the Georgia knowledge test is graded “moderate”. The road test has low failure rates and is considered to be the easiest. Failure rate on the road rules test is estimated to be around 35 percent.

Moderate - DMV Test difficulty grading by licenseroute

What Happens after I pass the Test?

After passing both the vision exam and the two knowledge tests, Georgia DDS will issue a temporary permit. The real permit will be mailed to you within a few days.

With the permit in your hand, you can start practicing your driving skills.

When you drive you must always be accompanied by another person who is at least 21 years old and who is licensed to drive a Class C vehicle. This supervising driver must always sit in a front seat beside you. They must also be fit and capable of exercising control over the vehicle.

If you are under 18 years, the rules of the Graduated Licensing Program applies to you.

To move on to the next step (Class D Provisional License) you must be 16 years and have held your permit for at least one year and one day.

During the permit period, you must complete a minimum of 40 hours of supervised driving experience, of which 6 hours must be at night.

You must also complete a driver education course approved by DDS.

An approved driver education course consists of:

  • Either 30 hours of classroom instruction OR completion of an equivalent online virtual course
  • 6 hours of on-the-road experience with a certified instructor OR completion of the DDS approved Parent-Teen Driving Guide

You must present proof of completion of the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP). This program is taught in most schools and is also available online. For information about ADAP you should read this: What is ADAP?

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2 Comments on Georgia Road Rules Test – 20 Questions and Answers

  1. Judith Boone // December 11, 2021 at 8:32 am // Reply

    Exactly the practice I was looking for 🙂 thank you!

  2. Thank you it is very helpful

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