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Before taking the real DMV permit or driver's license test you should take some practice tests.

With our 100% free practice tests, you will get instant feedback with explanations. You will also understand what kind of questions you will get on your real exam. It will feel like you have seen all questions before.

We offer free tests based on more than 500 questions for your state.

When we say free, we mean free! No hassle, no fees and no hidden gimmicks. Just 500+ questions, answers and explanations. You will NOT find this anywhere else!

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 » Our online preparation tests are safe and easy to use.
 ...Nothing to download. No intrusive tracking.

 » Each test consists of random questions.
 ...Many are real DMV questions.

 » You will get instant answers.
 ...Along with detailed explanations. If you are wrong, we tell you why.

 » Take our tests as many times as you like.
 ...Tests are random and will change each time. Just like real tests.

 » No sign-up.
 ...We will not ask for any personal information or your e-mail address.

 » Large Database.
 ...This is better than cheat sheets or any other site. More than 500 questions have you completely covered.

 » Best of all:
 ...Nothing to pay. Free is indeed free.

When Do I Need To Take the Written Test?

 » When you are a first time applicant:
 ...and have not had a license before.

 » When you are a new state resident:
 ...and cannot surrender a valid out-of-state license.

 » When you are a new U.S. resident with an out-of-country license:
 ...and wish to convert to a state driver's license (exceptions exist).

 » When the rules in your state requires a re-exam, like when your license was revoked.
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International Trend

Right now, there is an international trend in lower car insurance premiums. In Great Britain premiums have fallen sharply. Even most states in U.S. see lower costs.

The reason? Safer cars and lower costs for insurance companies.

Averages in U.S.

National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) uses a five-year running average of annual premium costs. This year’s data shows that premiums have declined in most states. Some states, as much as 2 to 4 percent. Drivers with good records and modestly priced cars can benefit even more from this trend. Oklahoma is the only state where the average increased by more than 1 percent.

Premiums vary greatly between states. An annual car insurance policy in Washington, D.C., as an example, is twice as expensive as the average premium in Iowa. A car owner in Florida pays 27 percent more than the average U.S. vehicle owner.

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Stop for a Stopped School Bus

All states have laws requiring a driver to stop for a stopped school bus with flashing red lights. Unfortunately, the laws differ slightly from state to state.

The typical state law requires you to stop when meeting or overtaking a school bus from either direction. You must stop before reaching the bus and you must remain stopped until such school bus resumes motion or the flashing red lights are no longer activated. Remember, red lights are turned on whenever a school bus is stopped on the highway for the purpose of receiving or discharging school children. Even if you cannot see any children, you must remain stopped.

When are you Allowed to Pass?

You may be allowed to proceed with care when meeting a school bus which is on a different roadway. The definition of a different roadway varies. You may also be allowed to proceed on highways with limited access when the bus has stopped in a loading zone where pedestrians are not permitted to cross the roadway.

Study the Rules in Your State

Make sure you know the laws in your state and any state you plan to visit. Penalties for passing a stopped school bus are often severe. Watch for the flashing lights and stop arms on school buses. Always obey crossing guard instructions, as well as speed restrictions. Focus on traffic and be aware of your surroundings. Do not use your cell phone in a school zone. It may distract you and may be against the law.

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Heatstroke: Get Involved

Know the Facts

In ten minutes a car can heat up 20 degrees. What if you keep a window open? Unfortunately, rolling down a window does very little to keep your vehicle cool.

Higher Risk

A child is at a much higher risk than an adult of dying from heatstroke in a hot vehicle – especially when the child is too young to communicate.

Always Remember

Never leave a child alone in a parked car, even with the windows rolled down, or air conditioning on.

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Nationwide Campaign

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is launching a nationwide campaign against distracted driving.

States where text messaging is both prohibited and a primary offense may get $8 million in grant funding to support this and other efforts designed to fight distracted driving.

Several states have already started crackdowns by law enforcement agencies. In New Jersey, as an example, the crackdown started on April 1 and will continue until April 21.

Deadly Epidemic

Drivers talking and messaging on their phones while driving are in focus for this campaign.

Distracted driving has become a deadly epidemic on America’s roads, and teens are especially vulnerable because of their inexperience behind the wheel“, says Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

What is the leading cause of death among teenagers in U.S.?

Is it:

 A. Drug overdose.

 B. Intentional self-harm (suicide).

 C. Traffic crashes.

 D. Cancer.

You guessed correctly. It is traffic crashes. American teens are involved in three times as many fatal crashes as all other drivers. 16 percent of teen drivers involved in fatal crashes were distracted while driving.

The Laws in Your State

Make sure you know the laws in your state. When you apply for your first permit, you are very likely to be asked about cell phone and messaging restrictions.

Currently 43 states and District of Columbia ban text messaging for all drivers, regardless of age.

12 states and District of Columbia prohibit all drivers, regardless of age, from using a handheld cell phone while driving.

Even if the use of a handheld phone is allowed in your state, the safest thing you can do is not to use your phone while driving. Pull of the road if you must use your phone. Using your phone with a hands-free device is also an option, but limit all use as much as possible.

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Borrowing Money

If you are heading for college, it is more than likely that you will borrow money to help pay for your education. You will exhaust all scholarship and grant options. You will look for federal student loans and maybe loans sponsored by your school or other private institutions.

Imagine you are suddenly flush with cash. More money than you ever had. You want new clothes. You want a cool car. You want your own place to stay.

Can You Pay Back?

Make sure you understand that all money must be repaid. It doesn’t matter if you get your degree or not, or if you get a job or not. The lender wants his money back.

The point here is that missed payments on your student loans can hurt your credit rating and cause lots of other financial problems. Once you start digging that hole, it may stay with you for a long time! Make sure you know your limits.

How Much Should You Borrow?

A common rule is to borrow no more than your expected starting salary. Unfortunately, starting salaries have been slipping the last couple of years. Don’t overestimate your future earnings. You may be confronted with a harsh reality.

It is true that the federal repayment plan comes with a better safety net, but you should still borrow wisely.

Keeping a good credit rating is a large part of your dream to get your driver’s license and your own car. Don’t mess it up!

Some Good Sources

Credit Karma gives you access to free credit scores, free monitoring, and free advice on how to improve your credit.

FinAid can help you figure out how much school will cost. They have tools for calculating college costs, loan payments, savings, and more.

The US Department of Education has tons of information about choosing and applying to schools, and taking required tests. You will learn if you are eligible for financial aid or not. They will help you with repayment plans and how to get help with problems.

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Auto insurance

Since you are taking practice tests on this site you will soon have a new driver’s license in your hand. And perhaps a new car? And your first auto-insurance?

Nowadays you can do most things online. You also have smart tools that let you compare things side by side and find the best deals. Often true about cars. A lot of web sites also tell you how to find cheap auto insurance. But do they work?

Well, not so good.

Finding the best auto insurance is actually harder than you would think. Just because a friend or neighbor got a great deal doesn’t mean you will get the same offer.

Instant quotes online, like, are nothing more than very rough estimates. Our tests showed differences up to 40% compared to the real premiums.

Not until you have provided your Social Security number and a lot of other information can an insurance agent or a web service calculate the real quote. All of this requires a check-up on your driving record, credit history and other official records.

Now, there is much to be said about how the insurance industry works, but this is what we have to live with.

Good Student

As long as you study and live with your parent’s, stay on their auto insurance. This will also give you time to get a driving record. Hopefully without accidents or tickets.

If you move from home and need your own insurance, ask for good student discounts, most insurance companies have such discounts.

Good Records

Your driving record matters. You should of course avoid accidents and tickets. If you get points on your record, ask your local DMV office if you can get rid of them by taking a defensive driving course.

Your credit score also matters. Make sure you know what your credit report says. Correct any errors and make sure you pay all your bills and credit cards on time.

Safe Car

The insurance premium is not all about you. It is also about your car. Check safety ratings and compare the average premiums for different car models. That will give you a fairly good idea about which cars to avoid (usually sports cars) and which ones will lower your premium.

An Agent or Online?

Some say that an agent will get you the lowest price, others argue that buying online direct from a company is better.

If records and other circumstances aren’t straight-forward, you should talk to an agent. An agent can give you a lot of useful advice. Compare the agents offer with what you can get online before you decide.



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A lot of people take their knowledge test without being prepared. They think that it is all common sense since they already know how to drive. Others just get nervous, not knowing what to expect.

In fact, two out of three fail their first attempt.

That is why we created this site. We don’t want you to fail; we want you to pass the first time.

The Manual

Reading the driver’s manual is a must. The test is all about verifying that you have done just that.

Don’t just use your eyes when you are reading. The exact recall of specific words and quotations can have the opposite effect in a test if you don’t read questions carefully. You should the try to see the bigger picture, instead of isolated facts.

Discuss questions with yourself or with others. Why is it this way? Why should you use a two-second or three-second following distance? Why do the seconds matter?

Prepare in Time

Start early and read the manual, but don’t rush through everything at once. Give the manual at least a week or two. The key is to digest everything slowly and carefully. After each chapter, try to summarize what you have read. What is important?

If you created a test, what would you ask?


Being familiar with how the test works is very important. Our tests are based on the way the written tests work in most states. You will be given multiple-choice questions with three or four answers. Only one is correct.

Take practice tests every day until you easily score 90% or more.

The Questions

Read the question again, because this is where you are most likely to fail.

Some read too much into questions, anxious not to be the victim of a trick question. Others glance directly at the answers and see a familiar phrase that they believe is correct, and don’t look at the question again.

There are no trick questions on the real knowledge test. Questions are usually very simple and straight-forward with clear answers. (The tests on this site are harder!).

The difference between giving a question a quick glance or read it carefully one or two times is not that big! You are usually not in a hurry.


What if you have no clue, should you guess?

You might see a question where you have no clue about the answer. After taking our practice tests, we don’t believe that will happen, but still… What should you do in this situation?

If you can save the question until later, do that (most states allow this)! Otherwise, take a guess. But don’t despair if the answer is wrong, just move forward.

However, do not guess too often. If you have read the manual, you should know the answer. Relax and try to picture yourself with the manual. Surely it was in there somewhere? Think and discuss with yourself. Remembering images often helps.

If you need to guess several times, you are probably not ready for your test. Nothing wrong in that, just prepare better next time.


Recent Changes To Our Tests

Pink Road Signs

2014-07-29: Fluorescent Pink road signs are used for Warning of incident management activity. This information is no longer part of the Florida Driver's Manual and questions regarding this have been excluded from our tests.

Submerged Vehicles

2014-07-19: Our Florida and New Jersey Practice tests have new question about Escape and Rescue from Submerged Vehicles.

Sharing the Road with Motorcycles

2014-07-18: We have added 2-3 questions about sharing the road with motorcycles on the practice tests for California, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, and Oregon.

Errors on Result Page

2014-07-18: A coding error made the result page look weird in most browsers! It has now been fixed. Thanks to Roxanne for reporting this.

Oregon Sample Tests Updated

2014-07-12: New questions about sharrows and bike boxes have been added to our tests.

Illinois Driving Practice Test Updated

2014-06-29: Minor changes and updates to our Illinois practice tests. Two question on our California tests have also been modified.

Minor Fixes and Improvements

2014-06-18: Several state tests have been updated with improved comments and modified questions.

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