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New Oregon DMV Practice Tests

With the release of the new 2016 – 2017 Oregon Driver Manual from Oregon DMV, studying for your Oregon driver’s license or instruction permit got a lot easier. DMV has trimmed down the manual from 116 pages to 69. Detailed information, such as suspension periods and penalties, has been removed from the manual. This allows you to study for your permit without learning too many unnecessary details.

This also means that we have reviewed our Oregon DMV practice tests. We have removed almost 50 practice question so far, other questions and answers have been updated to better match the contents of the new manual. You can expect additional updates as we take a closer look at all questions in our database.

Oregon Class C Knowledge Test

The Oregon knowledge test is based solely on the Driver Manual. It includes all the information necessary to pass the test, as well as our permit practice tests. Don’t fool yourself and think that you can skip reading the manual.

The Oregon knowledge test has questions about road signs, traffic laws, and other information about rules of the road that a driver needs to know. It consists of 35 multiple-choice questions.
You must answer 28 questions correctly to pass the test, which is a passing score of 80%. Our practice tests have 25 questions, which is a number preferred by most of our test takers. The passing score is the same as on the real test.

If you are under 18, there is an additional safe driving practices test that you must pass. It checks your theoretical knowledge of common safe driving practices. You can take this test as soon as you are within 30 days of your 16th birthday. It is also based on the information in the driver manual. Questions from the safe driving practices test is also included in our permit practice tests.

Oregon Driver Manual - Driver's Prep

Computerized Knowledge Tests

You will take your DMV knowledge tests on a touch-screen computer, with or without audio assistance. You may use a foreign language translation dictionary and/or authorized interpreters. Should you require some other accommodation to take a knowledge test, you should contact your local office ahead of your test.

The test is available in the following languages (with or without audio assistance):

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

If You Fail the DMV Knowledge Test

After each failed testing attempt, you must wait until the next day before you can take the test again. Should you fail a fourth (or subsequent) time, you must wait at least 28 days before you can try again.

It is a good idea to take the Oregon DMV practice tests at this website many times. Each time you pass, you will boost your self-confidence and eliminate some of the test anxiety that might plague you. You can take our practice tests 100 times, and still see new questions.

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Hawaii Driver's Manual - published by Hawaii Department of Transportation

Updated Hawaii DOT Practice Tests

Our Hawaii DOT Practice Tests for your instruction permit or full driver’s license have recently been reviewed and updated. The practice tests here at are designed for use as a guide to help you qualify for a Hawaii driver’s license or permit and become a safer driver.

More Than 500 Questions

With more than 500 practice questions in the database, our practice tests cover all aspects of the Hawaii Drivers Manual. Even if you can study and pass the exam solely by using our practice tests, we encourage you to get a copy of the driver’a manual and read it carefully. All questions on the final Hawaii DOT permit exam are drawn from this manual.

Known “Error” in the 2015 Version

In 2003, Hawaii Department of Transportation updated the driver’s manual regarding parking on hills. The change reflected what is included in most state manuals and what is being taught in driver education classes. When parking uphill, you should turn your front wheels away from the curb, letting your vehicle roll back a few inches until the rear of one front wheel touches the curb. Read more on how to park on hills and why you should turn your wheels the “other” way: Parking on Hills.

Unfortunately, this update has been removed from the issue published in September 2015. Back to “old school” in other words. Hopefully, a mistake that will be corrected in the next edition.

Parking on hills from Hawaii Drivers Manual

Removed Practice Questions

The issue published in September 2015 also removed several of the practice questions that came with photographs from real-life situations. They were a great help for new drivers, and it is a pity that they were removed (even if some photos seemed to have been there since the fifties).

PennDot No Registration Stickers 2017 - Copyright: PennDot

PennDot Eliminates Vehicle Registration Stickers

Starting at the end of 2016, Pennsylvania will no long issue that little vehicle registration sticker that you put on your license plate each year.

The last registration sticker will be issued by PennDot on December 30, 2016.

Money Saver for Taxpayers

Not only will PennDot save taxpayers about $1 million per year, customers will also be able to pay their registration fee online and print their own permanent registration credential. In the future, it will also be possible to upload the registration card to your smart phone and eliminate the requirement to print a copy altogether.

In short, no more waiting around for paperwork to be delivered by mail!

Through electronic means, law enforcement can verify whether a vehicle registration is valid or not. Automated License Plate Readers (ALPR) can connect to PennDOT’s database and more efficiently validate both the registration and the motor vehicle insurance.

Registration Still Necessary

Even if the stickers are eliminated, you still have to register your vehicle. The process, however, will be easier.

Do You Have to Remove Old Stickers?

If your License Plate have an old sticker, issued before December 31, you can leave the sticker on. There is no requirement to remove old stickers.

Illinois The Rules of the Road Review Course

Illinois Review Course Workbook

Illinois Secretary of State releases a Driver’s license practice guide for Illinois drivers.

The Review Course Workbook is designed to give drivers, and in particular senior citizens, a valuable tool in refreshing the knowledge of Illinois driving laws. This is often needed when drivers are required to take the written knowledge test, either as a new driver or when renewing an Illinois Driver’s License.

A License Practice Guide with Test Questions

The Illinois guide combines an explanation of the driving exam with a practice written exam. The questions and information are taken from the official Rules of the Road, but is simplified to help drivers measure their general knowledge of driving skills and Illinois traffic laws.

How to Use the Review Course Workbook

You should start with a review of the Illinois Rules of the Road manual. It contains everything you need to know to pass the written knowledge test. The practice questions in the workbook are limited to true or false questions together with 24 road signs. They will give you a general idea of the type of questions you can expect on the real test.

You should, however, be aware that the real exam consists of 35 questions, of which 15 are traffic signs. The remaining 20 questions are either multiple-choice or true-false questions. The most of them are multiple-choice.

If you are taking the test as a first-time applicant, you should not expect the same questions on your real written test.

Image: Nebraska Online Practice Tests 2016

Updated Online Practice Tests

The Nebraska online practice tests at Driver’s Prep have been updated. The questions and answers in these permit practice test are the same as, or very similar to, the questions on the real DMV written exam. You now have more than 800 questions at your fingertips. This is all you need to make sure you fully understand the Nebraska rules of the road and common safe driving practices.

Don’t Forget the Driver’s Manual

By reviewing and study the information in the Nebraska Driver’s Manual and taking our online practice tests, you will have a very good chance of passing the driver license test the first time. Studies show that less than one out 10 fail their exam after using our tests.

Endless Practice Tests

You can take our online practice tests over and over again. All test questions are generated randomly from a large pool of real DMV questions. This means that you will see a new set of questions each time you take a test.

Read Carefully

Remember to read everything carefully. The point is not to learn phrases by heart, but to fully understand correct answers and why they are correct. Compare practice test answers with the text in the manual to speed up learning.

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