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Our Texas DPS practice tests have 500+ unique license and permit questions and answers. The Texas practice tests are based on the 2012 Texas Driver's Handbook from Texas Department of Public Safety. They cover all areas of the official TX DPS test, including the rules of the road and road signs.

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When Do I Need To Take the Written Test?

 » When you are a first time Texas license applicant:
 ...and have never been licensed and not completed a driver education course.

 » When you have been licensed in another state:
 ...but your out-of-state driver's license has expired.

 » When you are a new U.S. resident over 18 with an out-of-country license:
 ...and wish to convert to a Texas driver's license. The Texas DPS written test is waived if you hold a valid license from U.S. territory, Canada, France, South Korea, Germany or Taiwan (this does not apply to minors under 18 from France, Germany, South Korea and Taiwan.)

If hold a valid, unexpired learner's license from another U.S. state/U.S. territory, or Canada, France, Germany, South Korea, or Taiwan you must take the driving test but not the knowledge test.

If you hold a unrestricted license from any country other than the U.S., Canada, France, South Korea, Germany or Taiwan you must pass both the knowledge and behind-the-wheel test.

Anyone under 25 is required to pass a driver education course and present the original certificate of completion at the DPS office. A knowledge test is part of the program. The adult (18 and older) driver education course can be completed online.

How Many Questions are there on the Texas DPS Written Knowledge Test?

The official Texas DPS written test consists of 30 questions and you are allowed 9 incorrect answers are allowed (70% passing score). If you are over 25 or older, you must pass this knowledge test before you receive your driver's license, unless you are eligible to transfer a valid license to a Texas license (see above).

The DPS written test will measure your knowledge of traffic signs, driving laws and safe driving. All questions are based on the information contained in Texas Driver Handbook.

If you don't pass the written knowledge and behind-the-wheel tests on your first attempt, your application is put on hold for 90 days. After 90 days or three failed tests, you must submit a new application and pay the fee again.

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Confusing Texas Cell Phone Laws

In 2011, Texas Gov. Rick Perry issued a veto against Texas House Bill 242, which would have banned texting while driving. Perry said supported measures that make Texas roads safer for everyone. But he refused to “micromanage the behavior of adults“.

This have made the map of legal and illegal cell phone use in Texas a total mess. Although Texas has no statewide law banning all use of cell phones while driving, there are many local ordinances that prohibit or restrict the use of cell phones while driving.

This confusing map of Texas laws will continue. The next Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, shares the current governor’s dislike of further distracted driving legislation. Meaning, Texas will be left with a patchwork of local ordinances to confuse drivers for a long time.

Summary of Texas Cell Phone Laws

1. There is no statewide law banning the use of cell phones while driving for all drivers.

2. Drivers with learner’s permits are prohibited from using handheld cell phones in the first six months of driving. If over 18, drivers may use hands-free cell phones.

3. Drivers under the age of 18 are prohibited from using all wireless communications devices.

4. In school zones, all drivers are prohibited from texting and using handheld devices while driving.

5. Local ordinances may ban all uses of wireless communications devices while driving, ban on texting and other manual uses of wireless communication devices while driving, or ban just texting while driving.

According to the Texas Legislative Council, the following cities have ordinances prohibiting texting while driving: Alamo, Alice, Amarillo, Aransas Pass, Arlington, Austin, Bellaire, Brownsville, Canyon, Conroe, Converse, Corpus Christi, Denton, El Paso, Farmers Branch, Galveston, Grand Prairie, Harlingen, Helotes, Laredo, Magnolia, Maypearl, McAllen, Meadowlakes, Mission, Missouri City, Mount Vernon, Nacogdoches, Palmview, Pampa, Penitas, Richwood, Rowlett, San Antonio, Shoreacres, Sinton, Stephenville, Tomball, Universal City, West University Place.

Austin and San Antonio updated their ordinances on January 1, 2015. Both cities now ban all handheld devices as well as all texting. In Denton, the texting ban grace period will be over on Monday, February 16, and police will be start issuing tickets.

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The Texas preparation test has been updated with new and revised questions.

All questions are now based on the 2012 version of the Driver’s Handbook. Approximately 50 new questions have been added. Each of the free Texas tests consists of 25 questions. You must correctly answer 20 questions to pass (80%).

The new handbook and the revised tests include information about the new pedestrian hybrid beacons, also known as HAWK.

Pedestrian hybrid beacons are installed at a marked crosswalk and activated by pedestrians. The light sequence includes flashing yellow, steady yellow, steady red and flashing red signals. You must know what to do when approaching these beacons and when lights are activated.

Some new signs have also been added in the handbook, as well as information about cell phone use in school zones and new limits for liability insurance.

When cities and counties establish or alter a speed limit they must now establish the same speed limit for daytime and nighttime. The differences in speed limits between daytime and nighttime have been removed.

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Look before you lock campaignSoon the summer heat kicks in again. Do you think it is safe to leave your child in the car while you just run into a store for a few minutes? Think they are safe in a locked car?

Think again. Consequences of leaving a child unattended in a vehicle can be deadly.

It does not take long for a small child to be overcome by the heat. Because of their small body mass and size, they heat up faster. And the heat is always more intense inside a car than outside. The difference can be as much as 30 degrees. Even cool temperatures in the 60s can cause the temperature to rise well above 110° Fahrenheit inside your car. The inside temperature can rise almost 20 degrees within the first 10 minutes.

Heat exhaustion can occur at temperatures above 90 degrees and heat stroke can occur when temperatures rise above 105 degrees. If not treated immediately, heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke. With respiratory systems that are still developing, children are particularly vulnerable to heat exhaustion.

More than 30 children die each year.

Texas is one state that has criminalized the act of knowingly or intentionally leaving your child in a vehicle. If you leave a child age seven or under alone in a vehicle for five minutes or more, you can face a Class C misdemeanor. If the child is injured, the charge could become a felony. Penalties include up to two years behind bars and a fine of up to $10,000. If you leave your child in the vehicle for more than five minutes in Texas it must be supervised by another person 14 years of age or older. (Read more.)

In California, children under age 6 may not be left alone in a motor vehicle. The child must be accompanied by someone age 12 or older. If the child is harmed in any way, the parent or guardian will face appropriate criminal charges.

This question may show up in the California written knowledge test.

Other states that have criminalized leaving children unattended in a vehicle include Washington (16 years), Pennsylvania (6 years), Nebraska (6 years), Missouri (10 years), Michigan (6 years), Maryland (8 years), Louisiana (6 years), Kentucky (8 years), Illinois (6 years), Hawaii (9 years), Florida (6 years), and Connecticut (12 years)

Remember, even if a state does not have a specific law prohibiting you from leaving children unattended, state and local prosecutors have the discretion to criminally charge you under existing child endangerment laws.

Children should never be left alone in a vehicle. Always lock your car and ensure nobody else have access to keys or remote entry devices.


Getting An Auto Insurance
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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?

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.

Here are some good advice on how to get a deal.

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Ready for Your DMV Test?
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In many states, two out of three fail their first attempt at the DMV written test. That is why we created this site with free DMV practice tests and all you need to pass your DMV permit test. We are committed to help you pass your DMV examination the first time.

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

We suggest that you take some practice tests every day until you easily score 90% or more.

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Recent Changes To Our Tests

Delaware DMV Practice Tests Updated

2015-03-05: A handful of questions on the Delaware Practice Tests have been reviewed and updated. One question incorrectly stated that you must signal 100 feet before a turn. Delaware law states you must signal for at least 300 feet before turning.

Blacked-out Traffic Signals in Delaware

2015-02-15: Questions about blacked-out traffic lights on the Delaware practice test have been updated. Delaware law does not require stopping when the signals are out-of-order. You must, however, slow down and be prepared to yield.

Passing Bicycles in Virginia.

2015-02-13: Like many other states, Virginia now requires motorists to keep a distance of at least three feet when passing a bicyclist. Two of our questions referred to old information from the previous driver's manual (two feet). These practice questions have now been updated.

More Questions about Aggressive Driving

2015-02-13: New questions about aggressive driving added to the California Practice Tests today.

Tire Depth in Idaho

2015-02-07: While most states require tires to have at least 2/32” of tread groove, Idaho has set the minimum requirement to 1/32. One of our questions on the Idaho practice test incorrectly stated 2/32. It has now been updated. Thanks to Beryl for reporting this.

California DMV Practice Tests Updated

2015-01-22: 12 new questions have been added for the 2015 California DMV knowledge test. Minor spelling errors have been fixed.

Illinois Practice Test Updated

2015-01-21: Minimum coverage according to Illinois mandatory auto insurance law have been updated.
  • $25,000 - injury or death of one person in an accident
  • $50,000 - injury or death of more than one person in an accident
  • $20,000 - damage to property of another person
Thanks to Michael for reporting the change.

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