#1. When you see this sign, how many curves should you expect close ahead?
Reverse curves. This sign tells you there is a gradual curve to left, and then right. Adjust your speed. Below the signs may be small yellow square signs indicating the safe speed to drive through the curve.
#2. When brakes fail:
When brakes fail do not panic. Ease off the gas pedal. Shift to a lower gear and remember your parking brake. Apply your parking brake cautiously so that you do not lock the wheels and throw your car into a skid.
#3. To avoid glare from headlights of an approaching car at night:
If the high beams of an oncoming car are not dimmed, avoid looking directly at the bright lights. Glance toward the right side of the road, then look ahead to determine the position of the other vehicle. Keep doing this until you have passed the other vehicle.
#4. This sign tells you:
Regulatory Speed Limit sign. It shows the maximum speed you are allowed to travel.
#5. Why should you slow down and be prepared to stop when following a truck with hazardous load and there is a railroad crossing ahead?
Some vehicles must stop before crossing train tracks. These vehicles include school buses, and trucks transporting hazardous loads.
#6. When being passed by another vehicle, you should:
When you are being passed by another vehicle, you should maintain a constant speed and stay to the right until the other driver has safely passed. If necessary, slow down to make extra room. Never speed up when another vehicle is passing you.
#7. 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.
#8. You should cross a solid white line on the right edge of the roadway only:
A solid white line marks the right edge of the roadway and separates lanes of traffic moving in the same direction. Only cross the solid line on the right edge of the roadway in case of emergency or to avoid a road hazard.
#9. Before entering the roadway from an alley or driveway:
When entering a paved thoroughfare from a private road, a driveway, or an unpaved road, you must stop.
#10. During a traffic stop by a police officer, you may cause unnecessary anxiety for the officer if you:
You should not:
- Reach around inside the vehicle. If you need to reach for an item, contact the officer verbally to indicate the item you need to locate and only do so after the officer has given verbal confirmation.>/li>
- Get out of the vehicle unexpectedly or approach the officer. If you need to exit your vehicle, contact the officer verbally to ask to exit the vehicle, only exit after the officer has given verbal confirmation to do so.
#11. 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.
#12. When passing a truck, it is dangerous to:
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.
Pull back when you can see its headlights in your inside rearview mirror. Maintain your speed. Never make sudden stops in front of large vehicles.
This question asked what you should not do.
#13. What does this sign mean?
Two-way Traffic. The sign warns that the road changes from a multi-lane roadway to a two-lane, two-way section. It is also used along such a road.
#14. The road surface of a bridge may be dangerous in winter because it may remain icy after the rest of the roadway is clear.
Always approach bridges, shaded spots, overpasses and turns slowly. They freeze early and may remain icy after the rest of the roadway is clear and dry.
#15. This is an example of:
This is an example of a U.S. route marker.
#16. If you see an accident ahead, how can you warn drivers behind you?
If you can see an accident ahead, reduce speed and warn the drivers behind you by turning on your emergency flashers. You can also use the hand signal when slowing. Never stop on the road, unless necessary for safety or to obey a law.
#17. When driving in a fog, you should:
When driving in fog, use low beams only and look for road edge markings to guide you. It is very important to slow down. If necessary, pull off the road and turn your headlights off, then stay there until the fog lifts.
#18. Before turning left, it is important to:
Make sure it is safe to turn. Only turn left when the path is clear of pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicles. Yield to oncoming vehicles.
#19. What color is the flag a flagger in a construction zone would use to direct traffic?
Flag persons in construction zones wear fluorescent orange-red or fluorescent yellow-green vests, shirts or jackets and use stop/slow paddles or red flags to direct traffic through work zones.
#20. When two vehicles from different directions arrive at the same time at a four-way stop, which one must yield?
If two vehicles arrive at the intersection at about the same time, both must stop and the driver of the vehicle on the left must yield the right-of-way to the driver on the right.
#21. To get an Arizona operator permit (Class D) you must be at least:
If you are at least 15 years and 6 months of age you may be issued a graduated instruction permit.
You must be at least 18 for an operator permit.
#22. You may pass a school bus from the front or rear on an undivided roadway:
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.
#23. 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.
#24. State law requires all children younger than age 8 to be in an appropriate child passenger safety seat, unless:
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.
#25. Vehicles new to Arizona may require an MVD inspection for the purpose of:
The Vehicle Inspection Program provides vehicle inspections for the purpose of detecting stolen vehicles or stolen vehicle parts before the vehicle is titled and registered in this state.
#26. Which of the following is directly related to your ability to stop your car safely?
Stopping distance is directly related to driver perception time – the length of time it takes to see and recognize a dangerous situation.
#27. Which is the background color on a road sign like this?
Arizona is one of the few states where all state highways have mileage markers. These reference markers are set 2 feet off the right shoulder and are about 1 mile apart.
Green signs indicate exits, distance to cities, interstate interchanges, street or route names, and bicycle routes.
#28. A right turn against a red light is:
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.
#29. When keeping a three-second following distance between you and the car ahead, you know that you always can stop within three seconds.
The three second rule refers to a following distance. It does not mean you can stop within three seconds.
#30. Alcohol involvement in vehicle crashes reaches its highest rate for those between the ages of:
Alcohol involvement in vehicle crashes reaches its highest rate for those between the ages of 21 and 34.
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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|
|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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