New Jersey MVC Written Knowledge Test for 2021



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#1. The best cure for carbon monoxide poisoning is:

If you suspect that someone is suffering from CO poisoning, it is important to immediately remove that person from the source of the CO and call 911 for immediate medical attention. If you are in a vehicle, turn off the engine, get out of the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so and try to get the victim to breathe fresh air while you wait for help.


#2. You should always allow extra room in front of your vehicle when:

Be careful when you are towing a trailer or carrying a heavy load. Heavier vehicles may take longer to stop.


#3. Properly inflated tires:

Properly inflated tires save money in fuel consumption.

They do NOT eliminate the chances of hydroplaning.


#4. If you have a flat tire or blowout while driving, you should take your foot off the gas pedal and:

If a motorist experiences a flat tire or blowout, he/she should hold the steering wheel firmly and keep the vehicle straight while gradually slowing down. The motorist should remove his/her foot from the gas pedal but not use the brakes. The vehicle should coast to a stop on its own as the motorist pulls to a safe area off the roadway.


#5. For which of the following reasons should you reduce your speed?

No speed is safe in all situations.

Always slow down:

  • On narrow or winding roads.
  • At intersections or railroad crossings.
  • On hills.
  • At sharp or blind curves.
  • Where there are pedestrians or driving hazards.
  • When the road is wet or slippery.

#6. The road is wet when you approach this sign. Which of the following is most likely to cause a problem?

Slippery when wet.

In wet or slippery conditions, you should drive carefully, always keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front and maintain a speed consistent with the road conditions. Do not speed up or brake hard. Make sharp turns at a very slow speed.


#7. If your car has an enabled front passenger air bag, a rear-facing infant seat must:

Children cannot be secured in a rear facing child passenger restraint system in a front seat of any motor vehicle that is equipped with a passenger-side airbag that is not disabled or turned off.


#8. You are approaching a stopped emergency vehicle on a multi-lane roadway. The vehicle has its emergency lights activated. What should you do?

New Jersey’s Move Over law requires that you, if possible, must change to a lane not adjacent to the authorized vehicle. If a lane change is impossible, prohibited by law or unsafe, you must slow down to a reasonable and proper speed and be prepared to stop.


#9. When driving in a fog, you should:

Always slow down when driving in fog. Headlights should be kept on low beam. Turn on fog lights, if available. Keep a safe distance between you and the car in front of you. If you are involved in a collision, get your car off the road as quickly as possible.


#10. In this picture, car A may pass the vehicle ahead:

A dashed (broken) yellow line on a motorist’s side the road means that passing is permitted – when safe.


#11. You can legally drive in a carpool lane if you are:

White diamonds indicate high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes. These lanes are lanes reserved for a particular vehicle type or vehicles carrying multiple riders, as identified by posted regulatory signs (in this case 2). Such signs will also indicate hours that HOV lanes are in operation.

HOV lanes may also be marked with white diamonds painted on the pavement.


#12. You are following a school bus and there is a railroad crossing ahead. You must slow down and be prepared to stop because the bus:

Some vehicles, such as school buses or vehicles carrying hazardous materials, must always stop at railroad crossings. When driving behind one of these vehicles, a motorist must be prepared to stop, even if signals do not indicate a train is coming.


#13. What does this road sign tell you?

Lane reduction ahead. There will be fewer lanes ahead. Traffic must merge left. Drivers in the left lane should allow others to merge smoothly. Right lane ends.


#14. Which is one factor that greatly affects your stopping distance?

Stopping distance depends on:

  • Motorist perception and reaction time
  • Weather and visibility conditions
  • Vehicle weight
  • Brake conditions
  • Condition and type of tires
  • Roadway conditions
  • Speed

Posted speed limit does not affect your stopping distance, only your actual speed does.


#15. A flashing yellow traffic signal at an intersection means:

A flashing yellow traffic signal light warns you to be careful. You do not need to stop for a flashing yellow light, but you must slow down and proceed with care.


#16. A condition known as highway hypnosis is often brought on by:

When you have been behind the wheel for a long time, you may experience highway hypnosis. It is a trance-like condition of drowsiness or unawareness. It is brought on by monotony, the sound of the wind, the tires on the pavement, and the steady hum of the engine. It may be avoided by not looking at any one thing for more than a few seconds.

It is recommended that a motorist rest every two hours and/or share the driving with another licensed motorist.


#17. What is the No-Zone in terms of driving?

No-zones are danger areas around large vehicles where crashes are more likely to occur. No-zones on the side, front and rear also include blind spots where your car disappears from the driver’s view. Learning the No-zones can save your life!


#18. Parking your car in front of a driveway is:

Never park in front of a public or private driveway.


#19. People who use marijuana:

After alcohol, marijuana is the drug most often found with drivers involved in collisions.

Marijuana use may affect a motorist in the following ways:

  • Loss of tracking ability: This is the ability to maintain a vehicle in a given line.
  • Distance judgment: Following too closely can cause problems.
  • Vigilance: Not remaining attentive to the driving task can cause a motorist to follow too closely, drift into another lane, etc.
  • Divided attention: Driving is a task that requires constant attention to traffic, roadway and weather conditions, passengers, gauges, etc.

#20. Passing another vehicle on the right on a two-lane, two-way roadway is only allowed if:

You may pass on the right (but not on the shoulder), when you have enough room on a two-lane roadway, and when the vehicle you are passing is making or is about to make a left turn.


#21. The Safe Corridors Law means:

The Safe Corridors law doubles fines on various state highways for a variety of driving offenses, including speeding and aggressive driving. Highways are designated as safe corridors based on statistics showing crash rates 50 percent over the state rate and 1,000 or more crashes reported over a three-year period.


#22. A regulation sign is normally:

Vertical signs, including square signs, are generally used for regulatory signs. They give instructions or tell you the rules of the road. Some warning signs may also have this shape.

In the horizontal position, the signs generally give directions or information.


#23. A license holder who changes addresses must report this change to the MVC within:

A motorist who changes addresses must report this change to the MVC within one week after moving.


#24. If holder of a special learner's permit receives a cell phone call while driving, he or she should:

A permit holder must not use handheld or hands-free cell phones or any other electronic devices, except in an emergency.


#25. You must use extra caution when approaching a pedestrian using a white cane because:

A white cane is used by many people who are blind or visually impaired, both as a mobility tool and as a courtesy to others. You should always give blind persons the right-of-way, even if the traffic signals or other right-of-way rules are not in their favor. In some states that is the law.

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New Jersey MVC Written Test

Quick facts about your MVC driver’s license and learner’s permit test in New Jersey:

  Number of Questions:50
  Correct answers needed:40
  Passing score:80 percent
  Time limit:None
  Earliest retest upon failure:

500+ New Jersey MVC Written Test Questions

With practice tests you can pass your written NJ knowledge exam on your first try. Appointments for the written test is in high demand and waiting times can be long at some locations, so it is a good idea to prepare well for your written test.

This practice test is a random multiple-choice test with 25 questions. You can take it as many times as you need to prepare. The database holds more than 500 questions to help you cover all important facts in the New Jersey Driver Manual.

The real exam has 50 questions, and the passing score is 80%, which means that you must correctly answer at least 40 questions to pass. On this practice test, you should aim for a higher score to make sure you can pass the real thing.

New Jersey MVC Practice Test

What is on the New Jersey Written Knowledge Test?

The main purpose of the NJ written test is to check that you have read and understood the information in the Driver Manual.

It is difficult to pass the examination without reading the manual, so we really recommend you to start by getting a copy.

If you are enrolled in a driver education class, the driver manual should be provided as part of the course. Otherwise, you can get a hard copy from any NJ Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) location or download a PDF-version from › mvc

New Jersey Driver Manual

The written test covers most of the items described in the Driver Manual with a focus on New Jersey traffic laws, safe driving, and common rules of the road, including road signs and signals.

You should expect questions about the dangers of driving a vehicle in an aggressive manner, including:

  • unexpectedly altering the speed of a vehicle,
  • making improper or erratic traffic lane changes,
  • disregarding traffic control devices,
  • failing to yield the right of way, and
  • following another vehicle too closely.

There will also be questions about how to safely share the roadway with pedestrians, cyclists, skaters, riders of motorized-scooters, and other non-motorized vehicles.

These questions include, but are not be limited to, passing a cyclist on the roadway, recognizing bicycle lanes, navigating intersections with pedestrians and cyclists, and exiting a vehicle without endangering pedestrians and cyclists.

You should also expect questions about the effects alcohol or drugs has on a person’s ability to operate a motor vehicle and the legal consequences of impaired driving.

The dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning from motor vehicles is also one of the subjects on the test. Proper maintenance of a motor vehicle is an important knowledge for safe driving. Don’t skip this part.

Teenagers should expect questions related to the dangers of impaired driving and the New Jersey’s Graduated Driver License program including driving restrictions placed on permits and the probationary license.

Is the NJ MVC Test hard?

According to MVC, about 30% of all first-time test takers fail the written part of the driver examination.

The test is not timed, but 50 questions will take you about 20 – 25 minutes to answer. Many test takers rate the test as hard.

Hard - DMV Test difficulty grading by licenseroute

What Happens if You Fail the Test?

There is no official wait time to take the test again, but appointments are in high demand and a retest is at the discretion of the examiner. You may not be allowed to take the test again the same day.

There is no additional fee for retesting.

Understand New Jersey Graduated Driver License (GDL) Law

If you apply for your firs New Jersey Driver License and never had a driver license or permit before, you must follow the New Jersey’s Graduated Driver License program to get your first unrestricted basic driver license.

  • 16 years old follow the Early Bird Road program
  • 17-21 years old follow the Young Adult Road program
  • 21 years and older follow the Adult Road program

The GDL law affects all new drivers, regardless of age. The purpose is to give first-time drivers increased, step-by-step instruction and driving experience.

Regardless of age, you must pass the knowledge and vision test before you can practice driving. After passing the tests, MVC issues a permit that lets you get behind the wheel with a supervising driver who is at least 21 years old and has been licensed to drive for at least 3 years. The supervising driver must sit beside you in the front seat.

The initial learner’s permit must be obtained in person at any open Licensing Center.

If you are enrolled in a behind the wheel driver training course, you can get your first special learner’s permit when you are 16 years.

Stop for Nikhil Safety Pledge

Safety Pledge to Nikhil

In August of 2015, “Nikhil’s Law” was signed into law. The law reinforces the dangers of failing to comply with New Jersey’s motor vehicle traffic laws.

With Nikhil’s Law, NJ MVC has included awareness questions on the driver’s license test. After the law was passed, the test asks new drivers if they are aware of the dangers of failing to follow the states motor vehicle traffic laws and if they are aware that they have the option to take the “STOP for Nikhil Safety Pledge”.

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3 months ago

Where can I get the NJ drivers written test questions

5 months ago

I will pass!