#1. To avoid glare from headlights of an approaching car at night:
If the driver fails to dim the lights, look toward the right side of the road. This will keep you from being blinded. You should also be able to see enough of the edge of the road to remain on course.
Do not try to get back at other driver by keeping your headlights turned to the high-beam setting. If you do, both of you may be blinded.
#2. When alcohol is taken together with other depressants, like tranquilizers, negative effects are:
Remember, never drink alcohol while you are taking other drugs. Some drugs multiply the effects of alcohol. The negative effects are not just doubled or added together – they are multiplied. These effects not only reduce your ability to be a safe driver but could cause serious health problems, even death.
#3. Which of the following vehicles is required to stop at all railroad crossings?
Leave extra room for vehicles required to come to a stop at railroad crossings, including transit buses, school buses, and vehicles carrying hazardous materials. Emergency vehicles do not stop.
#4. A trucker who sits twice as high as the driver of a car:
Many motorists falsely assume that truckers can see the road better because they sit higher than the driver of a car. While tractor-trailer drivers do enjoy a better forward view from the cabs of their trucks and have bigger mirrors, they still have serious blind spots into which a car can disappear from view – up to 20 feet in front of the cab, on either side of the tractor-trailer (particularly alongside the cab), and up to 200 feet in the rear of the truck.
Tractor-trailers are not designed to be as maneuverable as cars.
#5. When an emergency vehicle using flashing lights approaches you from behind, you must:
Pull over to the right edge of the road, or as near to the right as possible, when you see or hear an emergency vehicle approaching from any direction.
If you are in an intersection, drive through the intersection before you pull over.
#6. 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.
#7. What does this sign mean?
A yield sign is shaped like a downward pointing triangle. It is red and white with red letters. It means you must slow down and yield the right of way to traffic in the intersection you are crossing or roadway you are entering.
#8. When you want to pass a motorcycle from behind:
When passing a motorcycle, allow a full lane to the motorcycle. Never crowd into the same lane as the motorcycle. Returning to the original lane too soon can force a rider to swerve to the right into traffic or off the road.
#9. Which is the background color on a road sign like this?
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.
#10. The do not enter sign is an example of a regulatory sign and it is:
Do not enter.
The sign marks a one-way roadway with traffic coming against you. You must not enter from the direction you are traveling.
Remember, this is a square sign with a white horizontal line inside a red ball. The sign is not circular.
#11. What does this sign mean?
Pedestrian crossing. This sign warns you that there is a crosswalk or pedestrian path crossing the road. Watch out for, and yield to people walking across the road.
#12. When should you give sharp blast on your horn?
If there is danger, sound a sharp blast on your horn. Sound a sharp blast when:
- A child or older person is about to walk, run, or ride into the street.
- Another car is in danger of hitting you.
- You lose control of your vehicle and you are moving into the lane of oncoming traffic or in the direction of pedestrians.
#13. A good advice to avoid last minute moves when driving is to:
To be a good driver, you must know what is happening around your vehicle. You must look ahead, to the sides, and behind the vehicle. Scanning helps you to see problems ahead, vehicles and people that may be in the road by the time you reach them, signs warning of problems ahead, and signs giving you directions.
#14. On a road with three or more lanes traveling in the same direction, you should:
On a road with three or more lanes traveling in the same direction remain in the right lane except to pass. If there is a lot of merging traffic, then use the center travel lane.
#15. What happens if an intermediate license holder less than 18 years is convicted of a serious moving violation?
When applying for a learner’s license or an intermediate license, the applicant must not have been at fault in traffic crash or been convicted of a serious traffic violation within the preceding six month period prior to application.
To be eligible for a full license, the applicant must not have been at fault in connection with a traffic crash or been convicted of a serious traffic violation within the preceding twelve months prior to application.
#16. Signaling when suddenly slowing down or stopping is:
Signaling is required by law. Normally, your brake lights let people know that you are slowing down.
Always slow as early as it is safe to do so. If you are going to stop or slow at a place where another driver does not expect it, tap your brake pedal three or four times quickly to let those behind you know you are about to slow.
#17. If you are involved in a traffic crash and someone is injured, it is generally a bad idea to:
Do not move the injured unless they are trapped inside a burning vehicle or other immediate form of danger. Moving a person can make injuries worse.
This question asked what you should not do.
#18. Children must be secured in a child safety seat until they are:
A child who is less than six (6) years of age and who weighs less than sixty (60) pounds shall be restrained in a child passenger safety seat properly secured to the vehicle.
#19. 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. Remember, drivers turning left must yield to oncoming cars traveling straight ahead.
#20. If there is an oncoming vehicle approaching head-on in your lane, your escape path from a collision is:
If you see a vehicle coming toward you in your lane, move to the right, slow down, then sound your horn and flash your headlights.
Do not turn into the lane the vehicle has left, since the driver may realize their mistake and turn back into the proper lane.
Generally it is better to run off the road than crash head-on into another vehicle.
#21. It is illegal to park a vehicle if a crosswalk is within 20 feet.
Parking is not allowed within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection.
#22. When approaching a stopped school bus which is picking up or dropping off children and traveling on your side of an undivided highway with two lanes, you must:
When approaching a school bus that is stopped and red warning lights on the bus are activated, all approaching vehicles are required to also stop.
Regardless of where the driver may be in relation to the bus, whether it is in the same lane of traffic, opposing lane or at an intersection, traffic must come to a complete stop until the school bus turns off the warning lights and begins to move.
Drivers are not required to stop if the school bus is approaching along an opposite lane of travel separated by a median twenty feet or more in width.
#23. When emerging from an alley in a business or residence district, you must stop prior to the sidewalk.
When coming from an alley, private driveway, or building within a business or residence district you must stop before crossing the sidewalk or crosswalk area and yield to pedestrians. When entering the roadway you must yield the right-of-way to all vehicles on the main road. (27-51-602)
#24. On a long trip, you are more likely to fall asleep behind the wheel and crash when you:
You should not leave on a trip if you are already tired.
There are things you can do to help from getting tired on a long trip:
- Try to get a good night’s sleep before you leave.
- Do not leave on a trip if you are already tired.
- Do not take any medicine that can make you drowsy.
- Eat light meals. Do not eat a large meal before you leave. Large, full meals tend to cause drowsiness.
- Take breaks. Stop regularly or as needed.
- Plan for plenty of time to complete your trip safely.
- Avoid long trips during hours your body is accustomed to resting.
This question asked what you should not do.
#25. What does a solid yellow line on a two-lane road indicate?
The double yellow line in center of the roadway means passing is prohibited for vehicles traveling in either direction. A driver may cross a solid yellow line to turn into a driveway if there is no opposing traffic approaching the planned turn site.
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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.