#1. If your vehicle starts to skid or hydroplane, you should:
If your vehicle starts to hydroplane, slow down gradually. Do not apply the brakes.
#2. Signals and directions from a flag person in a construction zone:
Always obey special signs or instructions from a flag person in a construction zone.
#3. When you approach an intersection:
When approaching an intersection, be sure to check both left and right before proceeding.
#4. A vehicle's braking distance is directly related to:
Braking distance is directly related to things like:
- Speed of the vehicle.
- Type and condition of pavement.
- Type and condition of tires.
- Vehicle weight.
- Type and condition of brakes.
#5. What do these signs mean?
Do not exceed the school zone speed limit during indicated times. Watch for children!
#6. What is the best thing to do if there is a heavy fog?
Driving in heavy fog is dangerous. If possible, wait until the fog lifts.
#7. A revocation of a driving privilege is the same as:
Revocation is the removal of your privilege to drive. It is required by law, upon conviction of certain driving offenses. Once your revocation period has ended, your driving privilege will remain revoked until an investigation is completed. The investigation is to determine that all withdrawal actions have ended, and that all statutory requirements are met.
#8. The driver in front of you signals (left arm extended downward, with palm of hand to the rear):
Slowing or stop – left arm extended downward, with palm of hand to the rear.
#9. If a police officer issues a citation requiring your signature, you should:
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.
#10. You are on a four-lane roadway without median separation. When approaching a school bus with flashing red lights that has stopped on the other side of the road, 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.
#11. After a conviction of driving without insurance, you will be required to carry an SR-22 certificate of insurance for how long?
The law requires you to carry the SR-22 Certificate of Insurance for 3 years from the date of suspension.
#12. To back your vehicle safely:
Turn around so you can look directly through the rear window. Do not depend only on your mirrors or a back-up camera. Back up slowly.
#13. If a clearly visible railroad signal tells you that a train is approaching at a crossing:
Always stop within fifty (50) feet but not less than fifteen (15) feet from the nearest rail.
#14. When driving on wet winter roads, you should:
Reduce your speed. Allow extra space between your car and the car ahead. Do not brake or turn suddenly. Use a low gear when going down steep hills. Be careful on bridges and overpasses. These areas freeze first and dry out last.
#15. 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.
#16. You approach an intersection. The traffic light is green and you want to drive straight through. Another vehicle is already in the intersection making a left turn. You must:
This signal means GO. You may go through an intersection in the direction indicated by the signal if the roadway is clear. Check right and left for oncoming traffic.
Remember, do not enter the intersection if the roadway is not clear.
#17. When you are passing a truck and traffic ahead is stopping or slowing down, you should:
Avoid passing a truck when traffic may stop or slow down. Remember, do not cut in front of trucks. It takes trucks twice as long to stop. If you move into that space and have to brake suddenly, you cut the truck’s available stopping distance in half, placing you and your passengers in danger.
#18. The following are true about large trucks, except:
It is not true that trucks gain speed quicker than cars.
Trucks are longer, heavier, and require more time than a car to accelerate and reach normal speed.
#19. 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.
#20. A pedestrian is crossing your lane at an intersection, but there is no marked crosswalk. 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.
#21. To check your blind spot before changing lanes to the left you should:
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.
#22. When driving in fog, you should turn on:
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.
#23. Where will you find a sign with this shape?
Crossbuck signs are found at railroad crossings.
#24. Your judgment and ability to drive can be altered after only one drink of alcohol:
Alcohol or use of drugs seriously reduces your reflexes, physical control over the vehicle and ability to recognize dangerous situations. There are many conditions that can affect your ability to drive even after one drink.
#25. 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.
#26. What is true about child car safety seats?
Child safety seats must meet U.S. Department of Transportation safety standards and must be used by following manufacturer’s and automobile manufacturer’s instructions.
#27. When are you allowed to park your vehicle in an intersection?
You must never park within the boundaries of an intersection.
#28. The area in the center of this road is used for:
Many two-way streets have a center lane marked as a two-way left turn lane. This lane is bordered on either side by two yellow lines – the inner line is broken, the outer line is solid.
You must use this lane if preparing for or making a left turn from or into the roadway or if preparing for or making a U-turn (if otherwise permitted by law).
#29. If you miss your exit when leaving a freeway, you should:
If you miss your exit, take the next one. Do not stop or try to back up.
#30. You approach this road sign. What does it mean?
The side/cross road sign tells you that there is an intersection ahead. Watch out for traffic entering from the side road and oncoming traffic turning.
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 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.
Activate your AZ MVD Now account and see if you can get the service you need online.
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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