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#1. 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.

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#2. An anti-lock brake system (ABS) mainly provides drivers with the ability to:

One important aspect of having ABS is that you can steer your vehicle while braking without skidding.

One misconception concerning the effectiveness of the ABS is that it will stop a vehicle in a much shorter distance than regular brakes. This is only partially true.

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#3. The best way 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.

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#4. To back your vehicle safely, do not:

You should not depend on your mirrors.

Place your right arm on the back of the seat and turn around so that you can look directly through the rear window.

This question asked what you should NOT do.

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#5. If you are under 21, you are driving under the influence if your blood alcohol level is:

If the tests show an alcohol concentration of .08 or more, you will be considered legally intoxicated. For drivers under the age of 21, it is against the law to drive if it is .02% or higher (zero tolerance law).

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#6. What road signs have an upside-down triangle shape?

A yield sign is a red and white that is triangular shaped. The older sign may be yellow and black.

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#7. You may always continue carefully against a yellow light if:

A steady yellow light means caution. It indicates the traffic signal is about to change. The driver of a vehicle must stop if such a stop can be executed safely without blocking the intersection.

If the driver is within the intersection when the yellow light changes, the driver must not stop, but proceed through the intersection.

Remember, do not enter the intersection, if you can stop safely.

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#8. Parking close to fire station driveway is allowed, if you keep this distance from the driveway:

It is illegal to park within 20 feet of a fire station driveway on the same side of the street, or within 75 feet of a fire station driveway on the opposite side of the street where proper signs are posted.

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#9. If you cannot get in the clear on the other side of a railroad crossing, you should:

Never start to cross until there is enough distance for your vehicle on the opposite side of the track. Never stop your vehicle on the railroad tracks.

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#10. When driving in fog, you should turn on:

Use the low beams in fog, or when it is snowing or raining. Light from high beams will reflect back, causing glare, and make it more difficult to see ahead.

Some vehicles have fog lights that may be better suited under these conditions.

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#11. When driving on ice, you should:

On ice, you must slow to a crawl. It is very dangerous to drive on ice.

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#12. What does this sign mean?

Divided highway ahead (divided highway begins).

The highway ahead is divided into two one-way roadways. Keep to the right.

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#13. Motorcycle operators:

Respect the vehicle space of a motorcycle and its position in traffic. Motorcycles are allowed the full width of a lane in which to maneuver. Don’t share the lane with a motorcyclist. It restricts the rider’s ability to avoid hazardous situations.

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#14. What does this sign mean?

Lane Use.

Your lane is splitting off into two separate directions. You can turn left or go straight through.

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#15. At a four-way stop, a driver should always yield the right-of-way to:

At four-way stops, the first vehicle to stop should move forward first. If two vehicles reach the intersection at the same time, the driver on the left yields to the driver on the right.

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#16. After you have made a small turn or lane change, you should:

After you have made a turn or lane change, make sure your turn signal is off. After small turns, the signals may not turn off by themselves. Turn it off if it has not clicked off by itself. If you don’t, other drivers might think you plan to turn again.

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#17. A tractor-trailer driver has serious blind spots in which a car can disappear from view:

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.

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#18. With a learner's license you may drive alone:

You may drive only when accompanied in the front passenger seat by a licensed driver who is age 21 or older.

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#19. When entering a limited access highway:

You must yield the right-of-way to traffic on the highway. Vehicles on the interstate have the right of way, but courteous drivers will permit you to move into the highway traffic.

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#20. An adult car passenger must always wear a safety belt:

State law requires all front-seat occupants to be restrained. Occupants younger than 15 must be restrained regardless of seat position.

Even when the law requires only front seat passengers to wear safety belts, it is still a good idea to encourage everyone to buckle up.

All passengers must be buckled up when the driver holds an instruction permit, learner’s license, or intermediate license.

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#21. Signs in work areas are typically square shaped, yellow, displaying black letters or symbols, and serve as a warning that people are working on or near the highway.

Work zone signs are typically diamond shaped and orange with black letters or symbols – not yellow.

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#22. What is true about a shared center lane?

Shared center lanes are reserved for making left turns and can be used by vehicles traveling in either direction.

Lanes are marked on each side by solid yellow and dashed yellow lines.

In Arkansas it is permissible for a vehicle making a left turn from an intersecting street or driveway to utilize a center left turn lane as part of the maneuver to gain access or merge into traffic lanes. It is not permissible to use the center left turn lane as an acceleration lane.

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#23. If an oncoming vehicle is drifting head-on into your lane:

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.

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#24. What should you do if you are involved in a traffic crash and someone is injured?

If any person is injured or killed, call for help. Make sure police are notified with a precise location of the crash scene and provide to the dispatchers any cautionary information such as gas spills, fire or downed electric lines.

Do not move the injured unless they are trapped inside a burning vehicle or other immediate form of danger.

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#25. If you see orange construction signs and cones on a highway, you must:

Adjust your speed to traffic conditions. Proceed with caution. Obey all instructions provided by signs, traffic signals and flaggers. Do not follow other vehicles too closely. Remember to be prepared for the unexpected when traveling through work zones.

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This Practice Test
  Number of questions on each practice test: 25
  Question pool: 500+
  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 DMV Test?

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.

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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 .


Arkansas document check list

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)

 Full list of documents if you are under 18 years


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

 Full list of accepted documents

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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.

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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.

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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 .

Arkansas County Map

You should, however, wear a face covering when you are exposed to non-household members and physical distancing cannot be assured.

 

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