#1. If there are no reduced speed limits posted in a work zone, you should:
If there are no reduced speed limits posted, drivers should obey the normal posted speed limit. Remember to be prepared for the unexpected when traveling through work zones.
#2. The main reason why drinking alcohol and then driving is so dangerous is that it affects your:
Alcohol affects those areas of your brain that control judgment and skill. This is one reason why drinking alcohol is so dangerous – it affects your judgment. Good judgment is important to driving, but in this case, judgment helps you to know when to stop drinking.
#3. Road signs with orange background are used:
Work zone signs are typically diamond shaped, orange with black letters or symbols. A work zone sign warns a driver that workers may be along side or on the roadway. These warnings include reduce speed, detours, slow moving construction equipment, and poor or suddenly changing road surfaces. In work areas, traffic may be controlled by a person with a sign or flag, known as a flagger.
#4. To avoid a collision, a driver basically has three actions he or she can take:
In avoiding a collision, drivers basically have three options: stop, turn, or speed up.
#5. A driver with an intermediate license is normally not allowed to drive unsupervised between:
A driver with an intermediate driver’s license may not drive between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. am unless accompanied by a licensed driver 21 years of age or older, driving to or from a school activity, church activity, job, or because of an emergency.
#6. When driving at night, be sure that you can stop:
You must be able to stop within the distance you can see ahead with your headlights. Your headlights let you see about 400 feet ahead. You should drive at a speed that allows you to stop within this distance, or about 50 mph.
#7. By law, the following vehicles must stop at all railroad crossings, except:
Leave extra room for vehicles required to come to a stop at railroad crossings, including transit buses, school buses, and vehicles carrying hazardous materials.
Remember, if you are following this type of vehicle you should slow down and be prepared to stop. It is against the law to pass any vehicle within 100 feet of a railroad crossing.
#8. You are more likely to get tired on a long trip if you:
You should not drive late at night when you normally sleep.
To help prevent you from getting tired on a long trip:
- Try to get a normal night’s sleep before you leave.
- Do not leave on a trip if you are already tired. Plan your trips so you can leave when you are rested.
- Eat lightly. Do not eat a large meal before you leave. Some people get sleepy after they eat a big meal.
- Take breaks. Stop every two hours or so, or when you need to.
- Plan for plenty of time to complete your trip safely.
- Try not to drive late at night when you are normally asleep.
- Never drive if you are sleepy.
#9. What is true about safety belts?
Your chances of not being killed in an accident are much better if you stay inside the car. Seat belts can keep you from being thrown out of your vehicle into the path of another one.
#10. Suppose you are driving on a four-lane highway. From which lane should you turn right?
The correct lane for the right turn is the lane next to the right edge of the roadway.
#11. If you are involved in a collision you must always:
If you are involved in a crash you must stop, regardless of the extent of damage.
#12. You want to overtake the vehicle ahead of you. Which pavement marking tells you that you are allowed to pass?
A normal broken yellow line tells you that passing with care is allowed.
Remember, broken lines are permissive in character. Solid lines are restrictive in character.
#13. During hot summer days the temperature inside a parked vehicle:
Every summer we read tragic stories of children or pets dying due to drivers who left them unattended inside a hot vehicle. Even with the windows partially open, temperatures rapidly rise to deadly levels inside a vehicle parked in direct sunlight.
#14. Should you always drive slower than other traffic?
Going much slower than other vehicles traveling in the same direction can be just as bad as speeding. It causes traffic to back up behind you. If vehicles are accumulating behind you, pull over and allow them to pass. The safest speed to drive in traffic is the same speed as other vehicles.
#15. When parking on any hill or sloping street, facing uphill or downhill, it is important to:
Drivers are responsible for making sure that their vehicle is not a hazard when it is parked. Always set your parking brake when you park. Leave the vehicle in gear if it has a manual transmission or in park if it has an automatic transmission.
#16. This sign added to a stop sign means:
When you see the 4-way or all-way sign all approaching traffic to this intersection must stop.
#17. When you plan to exit a high-speed roadway, you should:
Keep up with the speed of traffic as long as you are on the main road. If the road you are traveling has exit ramps, do not slow down until you have moved onto the exit ramp.
#18. You are at a stop sign. A motorcycle approaches from the left and signals a right turn into the road you are about to leave. What should you do?
Do not assume the rider’s intention until the maneuver is unmistakably started, such as a turn into an intersection or driveway. Don’t be fooled by a flashing turn signal on a motorcycle – motorcycle signals may not be self-canceling and motorcyclists sometimes forget to turn them off. Make sure you know what the rider is going to do BEFORE you move into the motorcycle’s path
#19. You should check your rearview mirrors:
To be a good driver, you must know what is happening around your vehicle. Along with watching traffic ahead of your route, you must check traffic behind you. It is necessary to check your rearview and side view mirrors more often when traffic is heavy. This is the only way you will know if another vehicle is following too closely or coming up too fast and it will give you time to do something about it.
It is very important to look behind for vehicles when you change lanes, slow, back up, or are driving along a steep incline.
#20. When a traffic signal is showing a flashing red light, you must:
A flashing red traffic light indicates the same as a stop sign. A driver must come to a complete stop, then proceed only when it is safe.
#21. This sign tells you:
Regulatory Speed Limit sign. With the word minimum, it shows the minimum speed you are allowed to travel.
Minimum limits are usually posted on freeways and other controlled access highways. Do not drive slower than the minimum posted limit unless bad weather or poor road conditions make it necessary.
#22. Which is the best rule to remember when it comes to turning on your headlights?
The best rule is to remember to turn on your headlights whenever you have trouble seeing other vehicles. If you have trouble seeing them, chances are, the other vehicles are having trouble seeing you.
#23. When a truck makes a turn:
With any turning vehicle, the rear wheels follow a shorter path than the front wheels. The longer the vehicle, the greater the difference. That is why the drivers of tractor-trailers must often swing out to the left as the first step in making a right turn.
#24. The meaning of this sign is:
Two-way traffic ahead. Also used to indicate that you are on a two-way road.
#25. When approaching a stationary emergency vehicle with flashing lights, you should:
Arkansas law requires that any motor vehicle operator on a multilane highway must move whenever safely possible to the farthest lane away from law enforcement vehicle that is stopped and has emergency lighting turned on.
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|This Practice Test||Number of questions on each practice test:||25|
|Each test is random|
Each practice test at Driver’s Prep has 25 random questions picked from a large database.
Answers to questions are found in the Arkansas Driver License Study Guide.
Many questions are from the official Arkansas State Police Driver’s Testing exams.
After each practice question, you will see the correct answer. If your answer is wrong, you will also get a brief explanation.
Before you take on the practice tests, make sure you have studied the latest version of the Arkansas Study Guide. Get a copy from your nearest test location or get it online .
You must have a good understanding of the information in the manual to pass your driver exam.
After studying the guide, use these practice tests to check your progress.
Online practice tests are the best way to study for a driver’s license exam but be careful not to just memorize answers. You must also understand the facts behind the answers.
Keep in mind that safe driving on Arkansas highways requires both skill and knowledge.
How Many Questions are on the Arkansas Knowledge Test?
|What You Should Know|
|Number of questions on exam:||25|
|Passing score:||80 percent|
|Correct answers to pass:||20|
|Allotted time to complete test:||No limit|
|Wait time before retest:||1 day|
The Arkansas written knowledge test has 25 questions. The passing score is 80 percent, which means you must answer at least 20 questions correctly to pass.
When you use the practice tests, you should aim for a higher score. We recommend that you keep studying until you can correctly answer at least 24 questions. A full score is, of course, even better.
More than 40% of all first-time test takers fail the test. So, you should prepare well.
Who Must Take the Official Knowledge Test?
If you are a first-time applicant
You must take the written, vision, and road examination when you apply for an Arkansas driver’s license for the first time or upgrade to a different class of license.
When you want to renew an expired license
When you wish to renew your driver license, you must take the written test if your license is expired for 31 days or more.
When you have a license from another country
Drivers with an out-of-country license must, in general, pass all examinations, including the knowledge test.
Arkansas state police offers exemptions for drivers with a valid license from Manitoba Canada, Germany, France, Taiwan, and South Korea. They are not required to take the test.
Holders of a Valid Out-of-State License
If have a driver’s license from another state and move to Arkansas, you can surrender your out-of-state license in exchange for an Arkansas driver’s license. You don’t have to take the tests.
Your out-of-state license must be valid or expired no more than 31 days.
If your out-of-state license is expired over 31 days or you don’t have a license to surrender, you must take the knowledge test and pas the vision examination. The road test is normally waived unless your license is expired more than one year.
Remember, when you become a resident of Arkansas, you must get your Arkansas driver’s license within 30 days.
Lying about a Previous Driver’s License
If you don’t disclose information about a previous driver license or present any false information or altered documents, you can lose all future driving privileges in Arkansas.
Where and When Can You Take the Test?
Testing dates and times differ by location. You should call ahead and check when you can take the test. Test schedules are also found here .
Documents You Need When under 18 Years
When you apply for a permit or driver’s license, you must show proof of your full name, birth date, and legal presence. The application of a minor under 18 years must also be signed by a parent or legal guardian.
If you are under 18 years, you need the following:
1 Original or certified copy of a Birth Certificate.
Note that hospital birth certificates or birth registration cards are not accepted. The certificate must be original or certified, no photocopies or scanned documents.
Non-U.S. Citizens must present Passport with U.S. Visa and current I-94, Permanent Resident Card, Employment Authorization Card, Naturalization Certificate or Certificate of Citizenship.
2 Accepted Secondary Identification
A secondary identification to prove your full name and birth date is usually an Arkansas state ID, A work or school ID with photo, or a certified school transcript.
3 Signature of parent or legal guardian
Parent may be present with a state driver’s license or state ID. Legal guardians must be present and show court documents establishing guardianship and a state driver’s license or state ID.
4 Attendance form for students (school form)
Documents You Need When 18 Years or Older
If you are 18 years or older, you need to bring two primary documents or one primary and one secondary document to establish your birth date, full name, and legal presence.
1 Primary Documents Examples:
U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport Card
Foreign Passport (with U.S. Visa and I-94)
INS Permanent Resident Card
Employment Authorization Card
INS Certificate of Citizenship
INS Naturalization Certificate
2 Secondary Documents Examples:
Arkansas state ID or Valid out-of-state ID
Photo work or school ID
Vehicle registration and/or title
IRS/State tax forms
Certified school transcript
Understand the Arkansas Graduated Driver License Program
Like all states, Arkansas has a graduated driver license program.
The purpose of the graduated driver license program is to allow drivers to gradually become safe and experienced drivers with a step-by-step process.
1 First step – Instruction Permit
As a first step, Arkansas state police always issues an instruction permit. The permit allows a new driver practice driving together with a supervising driver.
To apply for an instruction permit, you must be at least 14 years old. When your application is accepted, you must pass the knowledge exam and vision test to receive your instruction permit.
With an instruction permit you may practice driving with a licensed driver 21 years or older. The supervising driver must always sit beside you in a front seat.
The permit is valid for one year and cannot be extended.
If you are under 16 years and pass the skills test, you may proceed to step 2 and get your first learner’s license.
2 Step 2 – Learner’s License
Arkansas state police issues a learner’s license after you have passed the skills test and if you are between 14 and 16 years old.
When you hold a learner’s license, you must always be accompanied by a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old and all passengers must wear seat belts.
The Learner’s License is restricted to supervised driving until your 16th birthday AND until six months of supervised driving is completed.
3 Step 3 – Intermediate License
You may get an intermediate license if you have passed all tests, have held the instruction permit, and are between 16 and 18 years old.
The intermediate license is also restricted to supervised driving unless the six-month period with supervised driving has already been met when the applicant turns 16.
If the intermediate license is restricted to supervised driving, you must be accompanied by a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old until the period of six months is complete.
After the six-month period, you may drive alone.
With an intermediate driver’s license, you may, however, not drive alone between the hours of 11:00 pm and 4:00 am unless you are driving to and from school activity, church activity, job, or in an emergency.
There is also a passenger restriction when you drive alone. You cannot drive with more than one unrelated minor passenger. An unrelated minor passenger is a person under 21 years old who is not a sibling, step-sibling, or a child who lives in the same household as the driver.
4 Step 4 – Unrestricted Class D License
The Class D license is a non-restricted license issued to persons 18 years or older.
Before you can get an unrestricted license, you must have held a valid Instruction Permit indicating a completion of the knowledge exam, vision, and skills test.
You must also be free of serious accident and conviction of a serious traffic violation for at least 12 months prior to application.
FAQ – Arkansas Graduated Driver License Program
The Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) law helps provide a safe environment for young drivers by placing strategic restrictions on when and with whom they may drive. The process of receiving a teen driver license contains three levels: learner's license, intermediate license, and unrestricted/regular driver license.
A learner's license is issued to teens between 14 and 16 years old. With a learner's license, a teenager must always drive with a supervising adult. The intermediate license allows a teenager to drive alone, but with a curfew between 11:00 pm and 4:00. With the intermediate license they are also restricted from having more than one unrelated passenger under 21 years.
You must be at least 14 years old to apply for an Instruction Permit in Arkansas. State police will issue the permit after you pass the knowledge exam and vision test. The permit is valid one year.
You must be 14 years old, pass the knowledge exam and vision test before the state issues an instruction permit. Study the Arkansas Driver License Study Guide well ahead of your exam and take several practice tests to make sure you can pass.
When you apply, you must must present an original birth certificate, an Attendance Form for Students (school form), and a parent or legal guardian must sign your application.
To get your first learner's license, you must be between 14 and 16 years old and have a valid Instruction Permit. The permit must show that you have passed the knowledge test, the vision exam, and the skills test.
To get an Intermediate License in Arkansas, you must be between 16 and 18 years old. You must have a valid Instruction Permit indicating a completion of the knowledge exam, vision and skills test. Your driving record must also be clean, with no serious traffic violations or at fault accidents during the previous 6 months.
If you have not held a learner’s license or permit for at least 6 months, you are restricted to supervised driving only. This restriction is lifted after six months of supervised driving.
You cannot drive between the hours of 11:00 pm and 4:00 am unless accompanied by a licensed driver, driving to and from school activity, church activity, job, or an emergency.
The use of a cell phone, whether it is talking or texting, is prohibited by law except for an emergency.
No more than one unrelated minor passenger is allowed, unless you are accompanied by a licensed driver. Unrelated minor passenger is a person under 21 years old who is not a sibling, step-sibling, or a child who lives in the same household as you.
In order to get a Class D License in Arkansas, you must be 18 years old and a valid Instruction Permit indicating a completion of the knowledge exam, vision and skills test. You must also be free of serious accident and conviction of a serious traffic violation for at least the previous 12 months prior to application.
If you have not been licensed before, you must always start by applying for an Instruction Permit. To get the Instruction Permit, you must pass the knowledge test and the vision test. The permit allows you to practice driving with a supervising driver who is at lest 21 years old and sits beside you in the front seat.
When you are 18 years old and have passed the skills test, Arkansas state police can issue a Class D Driver License without restrictions.
No, a driver education course is not mandatory in Arkansas. You must, however, pass a knowledge test before the state police issues a learner's permit and teens must practice driving for at least six months before they can be eligible for a license.
COVID 19 Alert
Arkansas has not limited face-to-face services at their testing sites due to COVID-19 and not issued any special recommendations.
Be aware that testing sites may have limited hours of operations even under normal circumstances. You can use this map to find testing locations and their hour of operations: Arkansas County Map .
You should, however, wear a face covering when you are exposed to non-household members and physical distancing cannot be assured.