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#1. Which classified driver's license permits a person to drive a motorcycle or moped?

A motorcycle license or endorsement (class M) is required to drive a motorcycle or motor driven cycle. You must be at least 16 to apply for a motorcycle license.


#2. What does this sign mean?

School or School Crossing Zone.

Permanent five-sided (pentagon shaped) school crossing signs warn drivers that children may be crossing any time of the day. School crossing signs may be yellow or yellow-green.


#3. What does this sign mean?

Graded/Steep Hill ahead. Slow down and be ready to shift to lower gear.


#4. To prepare for emergencies and avoid collisions, you should always:

The space between you and other vehicles gives you (and the other drivers) time to react in emergencies and avoid collisions. Create a space cushion around you by staying in the middle of your lane. Make sure there is enough room ahead and behind to pass or stop safely.

If another driver follows you too closely, move to another lane if there is room or, when the road ahead is clear, gradually slow down and move to the right. These actions should encourage the tailgater to pass you.


#5. When you park on a hill headed downhill and there is no curb, you should turn your front wheels:

When you park on a downhill grade, turn your wheels toward the curb and set your parking brake.


#6. When driving in foggy conditions, high beams will:

Fog reflects light and can reflect your own headlights into your eyes. When driving in fog, use low beams only and look for road edge markings to guide you. Even light fog reduces visibility and your ability to judge distance.


#7. You must come to a complete stop, yield to cross traffic or pedestrians, and then proceed when it is safe:

A flashing red light has the same meaning as a stop sign. You must come to a full stop, then proceed with caution when the roadway is clear.


#8. What do the light gray areas in the picture mark?

Turn your head before changing lanes, because your mirrors have blind spots. These blind spots can hide a motorcyclist or a bicyclist. Do not drive in another driver’s blind spot.


#9. What is the main cause of car skids?

Unsafe speed is the most common cause of skidding accidents.


#10. When it rains, roads are usually most slippery:

Be extra careful during the first 30 minutes after rain begins. Grime and oil on the road surface mix with water and make the road slippery.


#11. When reaching the desired exit in a roundabout, you will always:

Remember, traffic moves in one direction, counterclockwise (to the right), around the center island. You will always enter a roundabout to the right, and continue circling to the right until you have reached the roadway onto which you want to turn. When reaching the desired road, you will always turn right.


#12. When no sign is posted, the speed limit approaching a school crosswalk is:

The following speed limits must be observed when no limit is posted:

  • 15 mph when approaching a school crossing
  • 25 mph in any business or residential district.

#13. You must make sure that you have enough space to pass another vehicle on a two-lane road:

Whenever signs or road markings permit you to pass, you must always make sure you have time and room to get all the way in front of the vehicle you are passing without creating danger for vehicles coming toward you and before you reach a no-passing zone.

Do not pass when approaching a curve or the top of a hill where you cannot see ahead to be sure of safe passing. Passing is prohibited within 100 feet of a street crossing.


#14. Which statement is true about alcohol and driving?

Driving requires skill and judgment, both of which are diminished through consumption of alcohol. Alcohol also seriously reduces your reflexes, physical control over the vehicle and ability to recognize dangerous situations. Your ability to drive can be affected even after one drink.


#15. You must have the following brake system in proper working order:

Cars and trucks must have both a foot brake and an emergency brake. Each set of brakes must apply to at least two wheels.


#16. Know signs by their standard colors. Red is used for:

Red is used for regulatory signs and indicates stop or prohibition.


#17. Which of the following must you always do if you are involved in an accident?

If you are a driver involved in a crash where there is damage to a vehicle, injury or death, you are required by law to stop your vehicle at the scene of the crash, or as close as possible and immediately return to the scene. You must remain at the scene to:

  • Provide aid to any injured person, including making arrangements for medical treatment.
  • Provide your name, address and license plate number.
  • If requested, show your driver license to any person involved.

Do not stand or walk in traffic lanes. Do not moved injured persons, unless necessary.


#18. You should adjust your seat, rearview mirror, and side mirror:

Your safety and that of the public depends greatly on what you do before driving, including adjusting your seat and mirrors, using safety belts, checking your vehicle, maintaining a clear view outside the vehicle, and securing the vehicle.

Always check your seat and mirrors before driving away. Do not adjust the seat while the vehicle is in motion.


#19. Passing another vehicle on the right by driving off the pavement is:

You must never pass on the right by driving off the paved or main portion of the roadway.


#20. You are approaching a stopped school bus on your side of an undivided highway with two lanes. The bus is flashing its red lights. You must:

When approaching a school bus that is picking up or dropping off passengers, you must come to a complete stop before reaching the bus, regardless of your direction of travel.

You are not required to stop for a school bus on a divided roadway when traveling in the opposite direction. A divided roadway is one in which the road is separated by physical barriers such as a fence, curbing or separation of the pavement. Roadway striping by itself does not constitute a physical separation of the roadway.


#21. When you buy a vehicle, you must apply for a title within:

When you buy a vehicle, Arizona law requires that you apply for a title within 15 days of purchase or transfer. If your vehicle was registered in another state and you wish to operate it in Arizona, you must register it here as soon as you become an Arizona resident.


#22. Which of these vehicles must always stop at railroad crossings:

Some vehicles must stop before crossing train tracks. These vehicles include school buses, and trucks transporting hazardous loads.


#23. Which lane should your vehicle be in after turning left into a two-lane, one-way street?

Bring your car into the extreme left traffic lane on the road you are entering. Turn without swinging wide.


#24. Adult passengers in a car must always wear safety belts when seated:

Each front seat occupant of a motor vehicle per federal and state motor vehicle safety standards must either:

  • Have the lap and shoulder belt properly adjusted and fastened while the vehicle is in motion, or
  • If only a lap belt is installed where the occupant is sitting, the lap belt must be properly adjusted and fastened while the vehicle is in motion.

#25. Driving across a barrier or an unpaved space on a freeway:

It is unlawful to drive over or across any median or divided highway separation, except where an opening or crossover has been established by public authority.


#26. If you are stopped by a police officer and cited for a traffic law violation, you should avoid:

If the officer gives you a ticket, do not argue. Depending on the nature of the stop the officer may issue a citation, warning, or take a violator into custody. The citation should contain the specific code or statute and a description of the violation. Signing for or accepting a citation from an officer is not an admission of guilt or responsibility, it is simply acknowledging the receipt of the citation in the case of a civil violation and promising to appear in the case of a criminal violation.


#27. It is legal to drive with an alcoholic beverage container that has been opened if the container is:

It is a Class 2 misdemeanor for a driver or passenger to consume or possess an open container of spirituous liquor in the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle while on any public highway or right-of-way. Passengers riding in a bus, limousine, taxi or the living area of a motor home are exempt. Passenger compartment includes any unlocked compartments or portable devices within reach of the driver or passenger. It does not include the trunk or the area behind the last upright seat of a vehicle not equipped with a trunk.


#28. Which pavement marking separates traffic traveling in opposite directions?

Yellow lines mark the center of a road used for two-way traffic. Broken yellow lines indicate that passing is permitted.


#29. Most accidents involving a car and a motorcycle are the result of:

Most car-motorcycle accidents are the result of a car turning in front of a motorcycle, usually because the driver did not see the motorcycle. Watch for the unexpected and give the motorcycle its share of the road.


#30. What kind of sign is this?

Small yellow square signs like this indicated the safe speed to drive through a curve or exit ramp. It is an advisory speed sign, showing the recommended safe speed, not the maximum speed you are allowed to travel. Regulatory speed limit signs are black and white.

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Key Facts Arizona MVD Permit Examination

What You Should Know
  Number of questions on exam: 30
  Passing score: 80 percent
  Correct answers to pass: 24
  Allotted time to complete test: No limit
  Wait time before retest: 7 days
  Test at Home: If under 18 years
This Practice Test
  Number of questions on each practice test: 30
  Question pool: 1,000+
  Each test is random and different from the previous

What are Arizona MVD Permit Practice Tests?

Each Arizona permit practice test at Driver’s Prep has 30 questions picked randomly from a large database, which means that each practice test will be different. When you take the real AZ MVD exam you are likely to see questions that are, if not exactly same, at least similar to the ones in this practice test.

We have designed all our tests to help you study and pass the real written test. Focus is on learning. You should know that we have offered free prep tests since 2007 and give you sample tests you can trust.

You can find the answers to all test questions in the Arizona Driver License Manual.

We, however, also stretch it a bit. Hopefully, we can help you, not only to pass the test, but also to be a safe and knowledgeable driver.

After each question on the practice test, you get instant feedback. If your answer is wrong, you will get a brief explanation. This will help you learn faster and pass the real exam the first time.

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How Should I Study for the AZ MVD Test?

That is a particularly good question.

Start by getting the latest version of the Arizona Driver License Manual . Study the manual and get a feel for everything you need to know for your exam. Sometimes, you need to study important chapters more than once.

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Then, use these permit practice tests to check your progress and see what you have missed in the driver’s. Don’t use the test as a replacement for reading the manual, the tests are intended as a supplement only.

What is the Passing Score on the Arizona MVD Exam?

The passing score in Arizona is 80 percent, which means you must correctly answer at least 24 of 30 questions.

When you study and practice for the permit exam, aim higher. To be on the safe side, it is always a good idea to strive for the perfect score of 100%.

Focus on learning and understanding, not memorizing.

Exam questions are drawn from a large pool of questions. AZ MVD asks questions in many ways and choices are not always worded identically. Memorization without true understanding can trip you up on the test, but more importantly; it doesn’t make you a good driver.

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When Do I Need to Take the Arizona MVD Knowledge Test?

When you apply for your first original driver’s license or an instruction permit, you must always pass a written knowledge test, a vision test, and a road test.

You must also take the written test after Arizona MVD has revoked your driver’s license.

A revocation is a complete withdrawal of your Arizona driving privilege. The termination is indefinite and there is no guarantee that you will get your license back. After a specified time, you may apply for a new license and you must pass all tests again.

This is different from a license suspension. If your driver’s license would have been suspended, your privilege is not terminated – it is just put on hold. It is a temporary action for a period, after which you will get your license back.

What if I have a License from Another State?

If you have a driver’s license from another state and want to get an Arizona license, MVD usually waives both the written test and the driving test.

There are, however, some situations when Arizona officials can ask you to pass a knowledge test, even if you have a valid driver’s license. If you are in doubt, it’s a good idea to contact your local MVD office before you visit.

How many questions are on the Arizona MVD Test?

How Many Questions are on the Arizona MVD Test?

The real driver’s license and permit exam has 30 multiple-choice questions. You can miss 6 questions and still pass (80%).

You take the test at a computer workstation using a touch screen. The test has random questions from a larger pool of questions based on the content of the Arizona Driver License Manual.

Like all DMV exams, each test is random and different than what another test taker gets.

Can I Take the Arizona Test at Home?

If you are under 18 years, AZMVD offers the option to take the test online in your home with supervision of parents or legal guardians.

To qualify as a test administrator in in the Permit Test @ Home program, a parent or legal guardian must:

  • Have a State-issued driver license or ID card
  • Certify that they are the test takers parent/guardian
  • Commit to administering the exam in a room or facility where access can be limited
  • Ensure test taker don’t have access to other mobile or electronic devices, documents, notes or writing materials during the exam

Arizona MVD Permit Test at Home

The registration for the Permit Test @ Home account is made by the parent or legal guardian.

Just like the official test at an AZMVD location, the test is scored as it progresses. You will see the results immediately with an on-screen notification. You need 24 correct answers to pass.

Should you fail, you can retake the test without waiting time and with no extra fees. When you take the test at the MVD office, you must wait 1 day before you can take it again.

The online test can also be offered by an Arizona Professional Driving School.

Can I Ask for an Oral Test?

If you have trouble reading, you should ask for an oral test at one of MVD’s locations. They will offer oral tests in the following situations:

  • You cannot read, or your reading competency is low.
  • You have incorrectly answered many questions on a previous test or has failed a second or third attempt.
  • You read in a foreign language and a written test in the foreign language is not available.

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What If I Fail the First Time?

MVD gives you three attempts to pass the written test within 12 months from the date of the application.

Should you fail the test at MVD, you can take it again the next day, if there are available appointments. You will not get the same test again since all tests are random.

After failing three times, you must pay for a new application.

Note that this doesn’t apply if you are under 18 years and use the Permit Test @ Home program.

What is the GDL Process?

Like all states, Arizona has a Graduated License Program. The purpose is to allow teen drivers to get driving experience and skills gradually over time.

The program has three steps:

1   Graduated instruction permit (learner’s permit)

2   Graduated restricted driver’s license (provisional license)

3   Unrestricted driver’s license (class D)

Step 1: Graduated Instruction Permit

If you are at least 15 years and 6 months but under 18 years, you can apply for the Instruction Permit.

Bring a completed Driver License Application (Form 40-5122) to the licensing office or start the application online.

If you are under 18 years old, a parent or legal guardian must sign the application and the signature must be witnessed. This is usually done when you visit the MVD office.

You must show proof of your identity and age. MVD must also verify your legal U.S. presence. [ Read More ]

Then, before MVD issues the permit, you must pass both the written test and a vision test.

When you have your instruction permit, you can start practicing. You must be accompanied by a licensed driver who is at least 21 years and sits beside you whenever you drive.

The permit is valid for 12 months.

Step 2: Graduated Driver’s License

When you are 16 years and have had an instruction permit for at least six months, you can apply for a Graduated Driver’s License, often called a provisional license or intermediate license.

MVD will ask for a log of 30 hours of supervised driving practice. You must have completed 20 hours of daytime driving and 10 hours of nighttime driving.

With your restricted driver’s license, you can drive alone. But you can only drive between 5 a.m. and midnight. If you want to drive at night (midnight to 5 a.m.), you must drive with a parent or legal guardian who has a valid driver license and is sitting in the front passenger seat.

You can drive unsupervised after midnight if you are driving to or from a sanctioned school sponsored activity, sanctioned religious activity, place of employment, or must drive because of a family emergency.

The nighttime restriction is lifted after the first six months with a graduated driver’s license.

The license also has a passenger restriction. You cannot drive with more than one passenger under the age of 18 unless one of these conditions is met:

  • The passengers are your siblings.
  • You are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian with a valid driver license who occupies the front passenger seat.

You cannot use a wireless device while driving

Wireless Communication Restrictions

Both the instruction permit and the provisional license comes with a new (2018) wireless device restriction.

While you hold the instruction permit, you cannot use a wireless communication device for any reason except during an emergency in which stopping the vehicle is impossible or will create an additional emergency or safety hazard.

During the first six months with the class G license, you may not drive using a wireless communication device for any reason except:

  • During an emergency in which stopping the vehicle is impossible or will create an additional emergency or safety hazard.
  • When using an audible turn-by-turn navigation system under specified conditions.

The New Cellphone Law for All License Holders

In 2019, use of handheld devices was be banned for all license holders. The law is enforced starting this year (2021).

The new law prohibits:

  • Holding a cellphone in any way while talking on the phone.
  • Writing, sending, or reading any text-based communication including a text, instant message, or email.
  • Watching any kind of video or recording video.

Unlike some other states you may, however, use a handheld cellphone while stopped at a traffic light or stop light.

You are also allowed to:

  • Swipe a phone screen to make or accept a phone call.
  • Talk on the phone if using an earpiece, headphone device or device worn on a wrist.
  • Use a GPS system.
  • Talk on a handheld cellphone when calling 911.

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Step 3: Class D Operator License

If you want, you can continue using your Class G graduated driver license even after you turn 18.

But you probably want to get a new license reflecting the Class D operator status. Visit to replace your current graduated license.

If you are under 21 years, the unrestricted license retains the special vertical orientation. It indicates that you are still under 21.

When you turn 21,you are eligible to (but not required to) get a replacement license with the regular horizontal orientation. This license will not have the under-21 designation.

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Arizona MVD Service Limitations During COVID-19 Pandemic

During the pandemic, Arizona MVD office services are by appointment only. Some appointments can be scheduled online others by calling 602.255.0072 for all services, appointments, or questions. Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. More information

Activate your AZ MVD Now account and see if you can get the service you need online.

Please note that it is mandatory to wear a mask when visiting a MVD office in Arizona.

Other Common Questions (FAQ)

Yes. If you are eligible for the Permit Test @ Home program, you can take the knowledge test comfortably at home.

Applications for Arizona driver licenses, identification cards and instruction permits at MVD offices are currently limited. Please call 602.712.2700 for a visit.

Normally, you would complete the online application, gather your documents and then visit an MVD office or Authorized Third Party Driver License provider, where you need to have a photo taken and pass a vision screening.

During the pandemic, your Arizona driver license is automatically extended. Deadlines to renew standard driver licenses that have an expiration date between March 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020, have been extended one year from their original expiration date

For example, if a driver license expired on June 20, 2020, the new expiration date will be June 20, 2021.

You must report any change of address to MVD within 10 days. You can change your address online. Register at AZ MVD Now and update your personal information.

You may also visit a Arizona MVD service office. Please call 602.712.2700 to schedule an appointment.

Note that you need to replace your driver license if you want the license to reflect your new address.

Arizona Driver Services don't record failure rates. It is, however, estimated that about one third of all new applicants fail the knowledge test the first time. It is slightly below average in United States.

Due to the use of home tests, estimates are less reliable.

Yes, all customers must wear a mask in Arizona MVD offices. During the pandemic all visits are by appointment only.


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  1. What are the documents that i will need for my Arizona driver’s license? Do i need actual paper bills because i do paperless billing. Also will only one bill with my name on it work or do i need 2?

    • To prove AZ residency you need TWO documents with your name and address (the same in most states)

      The documents MUST be mail issued from a business, organization or government agency. They must also be originals or certified copies, in English, certified by the issuing party. This will probably be changed in the future, but these are the rules right now.

      Some suggest that you call your cable company, utility provider, bank, credit card company, or similar and ask them to send a one-time paper bill or contract.

  2. Why the fuck wouldn’t you pull over if you had a blowout see that’s the kind of shit that pisses me off

    • If you have a blowout, you take your foot off the gas and keep going straight. If you pull off the road when you still have speed, you can easily lose control.

      Don’t pull over until after you have stopped or when your speed is down to a crawl.

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