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#1. You come to an intersection with a flashing red light. You must:

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.

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#2. True or false? You are allowed to park on a crosswalk if you are more than 20 feet from an intersection.

It is illegal to park on a crosswalk or within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection.

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#3. At an uncontrolled intersection, a pedestrian has entered the crosswalk. In this situation, you should:

You must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians crossing the street in any marked or unmarked crosswalk. When the light turns green, you must still yield to pedestrians and vehicles in intersections. The law also requires vehicles to come to a complete stop at any school crossing when the crosswalk is occupied by any person.

In the interest of safety, if you see persons crossing any street, give them the right-of-way.

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#4. 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.

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#5. What should you do at the first sign of rain or snow?

Slow down and increase following distance at the first sign of rain, drizzle, or snow. Turn on your windshield wipers, headlights, and defroster.

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#6. When you hold a graduated instruction permit you may only drive with a licensed driver who is:

With a graduated or operator permit you must be accompanied by a class A, B, C or D licensed driver at least 21 years of age, who occupies the seat beside you.

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#7. When driving at night in town, you should normally use:

Use low beams when driving on city or town streets and whenever there is oncoming traffic. When following another car, use low beams whenever you are within 200 feet.

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#8. If you see this sign in front of you, it tells you that:

The Do Not Enter sign tells you that the road or street ahead is for one-way traffic traveling in the opposite direction. You may not enter this section of roadway from the direction you are traveling.

The sign is a square sign with a white horizontal line inside a red ball. It is not round.

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#9. What is the meaning of this sign?

Cross Road/Four-Way Intersection. A road crosses the main highway ahead. Look in all directions for other traffic.

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#10. When you buy a vehicle, Arizona law requires that you 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.

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#11. If red lights are flashing at a railroad crossing, you should:

If red lights are flashing at a railroad crossing, you must always stop. Remain stopped until the train passes by and the lights stop flashing.

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#12. Crossing a double solid white line is:

A double solid white line separates two lanes of traffic going in the same direction. Crossing a double solid white line is prohibited.

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#13. To obtain a graduated driver license (Class G) you must be:

A graduated (class G) driver’s license is issued to an applicant who is at least 16, but less than 18, years of age and is valid to operate any vehicle that does not require a motorcycle or commercial license.

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#14. When may you drive faster than a maximum speed limit?

It is always unlawful to drive at a speed exceeding a posted speed limit.

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#15. It is against the law for your vehicle to have:

Every motor vehicle must have a muffler in good working condition and in constant operation to prevent excessive pollution or unusual noise. It is against the law to use a muffler cut-out, bypass or similar device.

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#16. Traffic in a roundabout always travel:

All vehicles in the roundabout travel in one direction (counterclockwise). Always enter a roundabout to the right of the central island.

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#17. What does this sign mean?

Cattle crossing.

This sign tells you that you are near an area where cattle might cross the street. Slow down and be prepared to stop.

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#18. Where are car/motorcycle collisions most likely to occur?

Intersections are the most likely places for car/motorcycle collisions to occur. This usually is the result of a car driver not seeing the motorcycle and turning into the motorcycle’s path

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#19. If your car is equipped with an airbag on the passenger side, you should:

Airbags are intended to be used with safety belts. Children age 12 years and under should never ride in the front seat of a car. If a child must ride in the front seat of a car, turn off the front seat passenger side air bag. Never use a rear-facing child passenger restraint system in the front seat.

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#20. When making a right turn:

As you prepare to turn right, stay close to the right curb or edge of the road. Do not swing wide before or while turning.

In some areas, turns may be made from more than one lane. If this is allowed, signs and pavement markings will tell you.

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#21. The blood alcohol level at which it is illegal for any person 21 years or older to drive is:

If you are stopped for driving under the influence and a test shows that you have an alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or more, you will lose your driving privilege on the spot. If you are under 21, your license may be suspended if there is any alcohol concentration.

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#22. 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.

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#23. When approaching a stationary emergency vehicle with flashing lights on a freeway, you must:

The Move Over Law requires motorists to move over one lane to create a safe margin of space when driving by any vehicle with flashing lights pulled to the side of a road or highway. If it is not safe or possible to move over, motorists must slow down and use caution.

This law pertains to all vehicles pulled over with flashing lights, including emergency-response and law-enforcement vehicles, tow trucks, highway maintenance vehicles and private vehicles. It applies to all freeways and other multiple lane highways, city roads and streets.

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#24. Always signal to other drivers when you:

You should always signal before you:

  • Change lanes.
  • Turn at an intersection or into a driveway or alley.
  • Enter or leave a freeway.
  • Pull away from the curb.
  • Pull over to the side of the road.
  • Slow down or stop suddenly.

Turns may be indicated using electric turn signals, hand signals, or both. Hand signals can also be used in combination with brake lights.

When turning the law requires you to signal at least 100 feet before you turn.

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#25. What does a red and white triangular sign at an intersection mean?

Three-sided red yield signs mean you must slow down and be ready to stop to let any vehicle, bicyclist, or pedestrian pass before you proceed.

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#26. Under most conditions, on which side should you pass another vehicle that is headed in the same direction?

When you want to pass a vehicle traveling in the same direction, pass on the left. You may pass on the right only under certain circumstances.

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#27. In cold, wet weather the roadways on bridges and overpasses:

Watch for ice on bridges and in shady areas (bridge surfaces freeze before other road surfaces). These areas can hide spots of ice.

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#28. On an undivided four-lane road, a school bus is stopped with its stop-sign arm extended. You must:

You must stop. It is the law. It does not matter which side of the road you are traveling on.

If the school bus is on the other side of a divided highway with a barrier between travel directions, you don’t need to stop.

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#29. What is the right lane on a freeway used for?

The right lane is used for entering and exiting, and for slow traffic. The left lane is used by higher-speed traffic. Avoid the right lane of a freeway during rush hour. This will leave room for vehicles entering and exiting.

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#30. Where will you find a sign with this shape?

Crossbuck signs are found at railroad crossings.

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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 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.

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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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4 Comments

  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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