#1. If you are 21 years or older and driving a car, you must keep an opened container of beer:
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.
#2. This sign tells you:
No Left Turn.
You must not make a left turn at this intersection.
#3. First conviction of failure to produce evidence of current financial responsibility will result in a suspension of your driving privilege for:
A person that is convicted of not having or failing to produce evidence of current financial responsibility within the vehicle shall receive a suspension of the driving license, vehicle registration and license plates (as directed by the courts) for:
- 3 months for a first violation.
- 6 months for second violation within 36 months.
- 1 year for a third or subsequent violation within 36 months.
#4. When driving near a pedestrian who is carrying a white cane or using a guide dog, you should:
Slow down and be prepared to stop. 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.
#5. Your blind spot is the area directly in front of the vehicle.
Blind spots are areas on the left and right sides of your vehicle that are not visible in your mirror. Do not rely on your mirrors alone to see other vehicles. Look over your shoulder to see if the way is clear before changing lanes.
#6. If you are involved in a traffic crash and someone is injured, you must always:
If anyone is hurt in the accident, notify the police and emergency officials (call 911). Give as much assistance as possible. However, do not move injured persons unless there is danger of fire.
#7. What is true about using high-beam headlights?
Remember, 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.
#8. Who should be given the right-of-way at a roundabout?
Approaching vehicles must always yield to pedestrians and bicyclists that are crossing the road. Vehicles must also yield to the traffic in the circle.
#9. 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 must stop before crossing train tracks. These vehicles include school buses, and trucks transporting hazardous loads.
#10. When you drive at night, you should:
Drive slower at night, because you cannot see as far ahead. Use your high beams whenever possible in open country. Always dim your headlights for bicyclists.
#11. When you see this warning sign you should:
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.
#12. Consuming alcohol affects:
Driving requires skill and judgment, both of which are diminished through consumption of alcohol. Alcohol 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.
#13. What is an important reason for increasing the distance between your car and a large vehicle ahead?
Follow trucks at a safe distance. Trucks are almost as wide as some lanes of travel. If you follow too closely behind, you will not be able to react quickly enough to changing traffic conditions. Large vehicles block your field of vision of the road ahead, you will need extra distance to see around the vehicle.
#14. You want to pass another vehicle on a two-lane road. There is a curve ahead that blocks your view. What should you do?
Do not pass when approaching a curve or the top of a hill where you cannot see ahead to be sure of safe passing.
#15. In which of the following places are you prohibited to park and leave your car?
You cannot park 10 feet of a fire hydrant (this is within 15 feet).
Note: this question asked where you cannot park.
#16. A car passenger six years of age must:
State and federal laws require that children are secured in an age-appropriate child passenger restraint system until they are 8 years of age, or at least four feet, nine inches tall.
#17. To prevent skidding on slippery surfaces, you should:
To prevent skidding on slippery surfaces you should adjust your speed, avoid fast turns and quick stops.
#18. When a traffic signal is showing a steady red light:
A steady red light means stop. You must come to a complete stop before you reach the intersection, stop line or crosswalk. Remain stopped for as long as the light stays red.
Where not prohibited by signs, a right turn may be made after coming to a complete stop, when motor traffic and pedestrian traffic are clear. You may also turn left from a one-way street onto another one-way street, unless signs prohibit it, and only after stopping and yielding to traffic and pedestrians.
#19. What is a no-zone in terms of driving?
No-zones are danger areas around large vehicles where crashes are more likely to occur. These zones are blind spots to the front, sides, and rear of the vehicle.
#20. If you are on the main road when you see this sign:
Merging Traffic sign. You are approaching a point where other traffic lanes come together with your lane. Watch for traffic from that direction.
#21. You see this sign beside the road. You should:
Traffic signal ahead. Slow down and be prepared to stop, if necessary.
#22. What is true about sharing the road with a bicyclist?
Bicyclists must obey the same traffic laws as drivers of vehicles, and they have the right-of-way under the same conditions as motorists.
Bicyclists must ride in the same direction as other vehicles.
#23. When stopped by law enforcement, if there is a firearm in the vehicle, the driver should:
After you have stopped your car, you should:
- Put the car in park.
- Remain in the vehicle.
- Keep your seatbelt fastened. (This also applies to any other vehicle occupants.)
- Keep your hands on the steering wheel in a visible location.
- Wait for the law enforcement officer to approach your vehicle and make contact.
- Consider lowering your windows, especially if tinted.
- At night, turn on overhead passenger compartment lights to illuminate the inside of the vehicle.
- If requested, inform the officer of any weapons on your person or in the vehicle.
- Reach around inside the vehicle.
- Get out of the vehicle unexpectedly or approach the officer.
- Do not:
#24. When making a left turn from the lane closest to the center on a street with more than one lane marked for left turns, you should:
Always finish turning in the proper lane. Start a left turn from the left-most lane and finish in the lane directly to the right of the center line. Finish a right turn in the right-most lane. Do not cut corners. Do not swing wide on your turns.
#25. If you are involved in a traffic accident and fail to stop and render aid, your driving privilege will be:
Your driving privilege will be revoked for failure to stop and render aid at the site, if you are involved in a traffic accident.
#26. In which situation are you allowed to pass a school bus?
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. A school bus will have alternating flashing lights and a mechanical stop-sign arm extended while passengers are entering or leaving the bus. You must remain stopped until the school bus moves ahead or until the stop-sign arm and flashing red lights are no longer shown.
Exercise extreme care when in the vicinity of any stopped school bus, as a child may dart from the front or the rear of the bus.
#27. The driver in front of you signals (left arm extended, with elbow bent upward, at about a 90-degree angle):
Right turn – left arm extended, with elbow bent upward, at about a 90-degree angle.
#28. When driving in heavy rain, you should slow down and:
Driving in heavy rain can be hazardous, especially if you also encounter gusty wind conditions, such as in a thunderstorm. You should slow down to increase the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead to at least 6 seconds.
#29. If there is a double solid yellow line in the center of a roadway, crossing the solid yellow line is:
Double solid yellow lines mean that passing is not allowed in either direction. You may not cross the lines unless you are making a left turn.
#30. The four-sided diamond shape is used for which road signs?
Four-sided diamond-shaped signs warn you of a possible danger ahead.
The shape of a traffic sign can give you as much information about the meaning of a sign as the sign’s color or wording. When visibility is poor, such as in heavy rain, dust storms, or fog, you may be able to make out only the shape of a particular sign.
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|
|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.
All practice tests at driversprep.com are 100% FREE. No gimmicks and no registration is necessary.
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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.
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 ServiceArizona.com 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.
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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