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#1. When are you allowed to cross the center divider of an interstate highway?
It is illegal for any vehicle, other than an emergency vehicle or a highway maintenance vehicle, to make a U-turn by crossing the median or crossover of an interstate highway.
If you miss an exit, you must drive to the next exit.
#2. Into which lane should you turn when making a left turn from a one-way street into a two-way street with multiple lanes?
To turn left, be in the far-left lane for your direction of travel. You must give a proper turn signal at least 200 feet before turning. Always check your mirrors and blind spots at intersections. Before entering an intersection, make sure the intersection is clear before you proceed. Only one vehicle at a time may move into an intersection to turn left.
#3. When driving at night in heavy traffic, you should use:
Use low beams when following other vehicles, when meeting oncoming vehicles, and when driving in town where there are streetlights.
When headlights are on, lower headlight beams must be used when approaching within 500 feet of an oncoming vehicle or when following within 200 feet of the rear of another vehicle.
#4. You have just gone through deep water. To dry off the brakes you should:
Wet brakes may not work right. After driving through water puddles, test your brakes by pumping them at low speed. Doing so will help to dry them.
#5. What do pavement markings in the center of this road indicate?
Busy roads on which there are many places a vehicle may make a left turn often have a center lane designated solely for the left-turning vehicles. Always be aware that vehicles traveling in the opposite direction may be entering the center lane to turn left in front of your vehicle. Never use this type of center lane for passing other vehicles.
Designated center lanes for left turns can usually be identified by a sign with alternate directional arrows that states CENTER LANE ONLY or with pavement arrows, although some center lanes do not have signs or pavement arrows.
#6. If you are sharing the left turn lane with a bicyclist, you should:
If a motorist is sharing the left turn lane with a bicyclist, stay behind the cyclist until he or she has safely completed the left turn.
#7. What is the first thing you should do if you have a traffic accident and someone is injured?
If the accident results in the injury or death of another person, you must give reasonable assistance to each person injured in or entrapped by the accident. You must get help by making sure local police, county sheriff, or a 911 telephone operator is notified.
Do not move an injured person unless it is absolutely necessary. Never give injured persons anything to drink, not even water.
#8. Carbon monoxide is a gas produced by engines, and it:
Carbon monoxide gas from a vehicle engine can harm or kill you or your passengers. You cannot see, smell, or taste carbon monoxide.
#9. Unless otherwise posted, the maximum speed limit on county roads is:
On county roads, vehicles may not exceed 55 miles per hour or the posted speed limit.
#10. When a big trailer appears to be starting a left turn ahead, you should:
Tractor-trailer drivers often swing out as the first step in making a tight turn. When following a tractor-trailer, watch its turn signals before trying to pass, especially to the right. If the tractor-trailer appears to be moving to the left, wait a moment to check and see which way the driver is signaling and watch for a right turn.
#11. What is the best thing to do if you start to feel tired while driving?
Be prepared to stop driving if you are unable to stay alert or experience any signs of fatigue. If you are feeling drowsy let another person drive or find a safe area to pull over and rest.
#12. Signals and directions from a flagger in a construction zone:
At some work sites, one or more flaggers are posted at each end of the work zone to control traffic flow. Always obey the instructions from flaggers.
According to Indiana code 9-21-8-49, anyone who does not follow the traffic directions given by a police officer, flagman or school crossing guard has committed a class C misdemeanor.
#13. Yellow or amber flashing lights near the top of a school bus mean:
School buses are equipped with both amber and red flashing lights. When the school bus driver activates the amber lights, he or she is warning other drivers that the bus is slowing and is going to load or unload children. Once the bus stops, the red lights and stop arm will be activated.
#14. You may always continue carefully against a yellow light if:
If you are facing a steady yellow light, your right-of-way is ending. Remember, you should stop for a yellow signal, unless you are too close to the intersection to stop safely. If you cannot stop safely, drive cautiously through the intersection after yielding the right of way.
Never speed up to beat the red signal.
#15. The risk of hydroplaning increases:
Chances of hydroplaning increases with speed and, at any point your tires may be in contact only with the oil, dirt and water. If this happens, there is no friction to brake, speed up, or turn, and a gust of wind, a change of road level, or a slight turn can cause you to lose control of your vehicle.
#16. You are approaching a pedestrian standing by the roadway. The pedestrian is carrying a white cane and using a guide dog. You should:
Drivers must always yield the right of way to persons who are blind.
Traveling aids for a person who is blind are often a white cane or a trained guide dog. Independent travel for people with visual disabilities involves some risk that can be greatly reduced when drivers are aware of the use and meaning of a white cane or guide dog.
#17. When approaching a stationary police vehicle with flashing lights on an interstate, you must:
When you see a stationary emergency vehicle with flashing lights, you must slow down and move into a lane that is not adjacent to the emergency vehicle, if it is possible to do so safely. If it is not possible to do so safely, you must slow down and proceed with caution.
Indiana BMV Permit Knowledge Test
Quick facts about the written knowledge test for an Indiana learner’s permit or adult driver’s license:
|Number of Questions:||
34 (road rules)
16 (road signs)
|Correct answers needed:||
28 (road rules)
14 (road signs)
|Passing score:||84 percent (total)|
|Earliest retest upon failure:||1 day|
This Indiana Knowledge Test Practice
This practice test for a learner’s permit or driver’s license can help you study for the road rules part of the official Indiana driver examination. It has 17 multiple-choice questions about the road rules and safe driving practices described in the Indiana Driver’s Manual.
The real written test about road rules has 34 questions. This sample test is limited to 17 questions but by taking two practice tests in a row, you can simulate a real examination. Each test is random with questions from a larger pool of BMV questions.
Note that this sample test with random questions is designed to be a learning tool, it should not be considered a cheat sheet with the purpose of giving you all the answers from an exam. To pass the Indiana BMV permit test you should focus on learning the rules of the road, not just memorizing questions and answers.
To study for the road signs part of the knowledge exam, you should use this practice test: Indiana BMV Road Sign Recognition Test
Get the Indiana Driver’s Manual
Before you do anything else, you should get a copy of the driver’s manual. Everything you need to learn for the driver’s test is described in this manual. Read it at least a couple of times and switch between the manual and a practice test. It will speed up the learning process.
You can get the manual from any BMV office or download a PDF-version of the Indiana Driver’s Manual online .
Read the Questions Carefully
Both when using practice tests and taking the real examination, you should read questions and answer choices carefully. You should try not to rush and pick the first answer that looks right. Sometimes all answers are correct (the fourth alternative will say “All answers are correct”). This is not a good way of creating tests, but Indiana BMV still uses it.
This is a good example from the Indiana Driver’s Manual:
Question: As fog can greatly reduce visibility of other vehicles, pedestrians, and traffic signals, you should:
- A. Drive cautiously and reduce speed
- B. Not use your high headlight beams
- C. Use low headlight beams to better illuminate the road and objects
- D. All answers are correct
It is easy not to read further than choice A. Driving cautiously and reducing speed are general safe driving practices that apply too many situations. So, most test takers will identify this as a correct choice.
But in the next two choices, you are asked which beam to use in fog. B and C actually say the same thing and are either both wrong – or correct.
Now, you have probably learned that you should turn on low beams in fog, which means that C is correct (and B).
By reading everything carefully, you suddenly know that D is the right way to go. All statements are correct.
The Indiana BMV written permit test is available in 13 different foreign languages:
What if You Fail the Test?
The Indiana written driving test is not an easy test. The difficulty on the road signs part is graded easy but hard on the road rules part. The failure rate for first-time test takers is estimated to be around 50%.
Should you fail your exam, you are not alone.
You can take the test again the next day. But if you had 8 or more errors on the road rules test, you need to prepare better. Give it a couple of more days.
What if You Pass the Indiana BMV Permit Test?
If you pass your vision screening and the knowledge test, you are ready to start practicing your driving skills.
Indiana BMV will issue a learner’s permit which you must always have in your possession when you drive.
Under no circumstances can you drive alone when you hold a learner’s permit.
Rules for driving with Indiana BMV permit are slightly different depending on your age and if you are enrolled in a driver education program or not.
Under 16 Years and Enrolled in a Driver Education Program
You may drive only when you are accompanied by a licensed driver training instructor or a certified driver rehabilitation specialist who is both recognized by the BMV and employed through a driver rehabilitation program.
You may also practice driving with a licensed driver who has valid (not expired, suspended, or revoked) driving privileges and is 25 years of age or older. The licensed driver must be related to you by blood, marriage, or legal status. You may also choose to practice driving with your spouse, who must be licensed and at least 21 years of age.
The supervising driver must always sit in the front passenger seat beside you.
Under 18 Years and NOT Enrolled in a Driver Education Program
You may practice driving with a licensed driver who has valid (not expired, suspended, or revoked) driving privileges and is 25 years of age or older.
The licensed driver must be related to you by blood, marriage, or legal status. You may also choose to practice driving with your spouse, who must be licensed and at least 21 years of age.
You may also practice driving if accompanied by an individual licensed as a driver training school instructor who is working under the direction of a driver training school, or a certified driver rehabilitation specialist who is recognized by the Indiana BMV and employed through a driver rehabilitation program.
The supervising driver must always sit in the front passenger seat beside you.
18 Years or Older
You can practice driving only when accompanied by a licensed driver with valid (not expired, suspended, or revoked) driving privileges who is at least 25 years of age, or with your spouse provided he or she is licensed and at least 21 years of age or older.
The licensed driver must always sit in the front passenger seat beside you.