#1. When making a left turn on a two-way street with multiple lanes, you should complete the turn in:
Always finish turning in the proper lane. Where there are no signs or lane markings to control turning, a driver should turn from the lane that is closest to the direction of travel and turn into the lane closest to the lane from which the turn is initiated. When making turns, go from one lane to the other as directly as possible without crossing lane lines or interfering with traffic.
Once a turn has been completed, a change of lanes can begin.
#2. Who is usually at fault when there is a collision between a motorist and a bicyclist?
The most common causes of collisions are drivers turning left in front of an oncoming bicycle or turning right, across the path of the bicycle.
#3. A sign with this shape means:
A five-sided sign indicates that you are near a school. Stop if children are in the crosswalk.
#4. Where are crashes between motorcycles and other motor vehicles most likely to occur?
Motorcyclists are more vulnerable to injury than a car driver if involved in an accident. Research shows that over two-thirds of the car/motorcycle accidents are the results of a car driver turning in front of a motorcyclist.
#5. If you are involved in a crash with injuries, you are required to file a crash report with either the Office of Driver Services or your insurance company.
You must report the accident to the Office of Driver Services division of the Department of Finance and Administration if there is an injury, a death, or property damage in excess of $1,000 to one person’s property.
Reporting a crash or incident to your insurance company does not fulfill your legal obligation.
You must file the report within 30 days of the accident.
#6. When following a large truck that blocks your view ahead, you should:
The drivers of trucks, buses, vans, or vehicles pulling campers or trailers may not be able to see you when you are directly behind them. They could stop suddenly without knowing you are behind them. These large vehicles also block your view of the road ahead. Reducing your speed and falling back allows you more room to see ahead.
#7. If you see a pedestrian with a white cane attempting to cross the street, you must:
Pedestrians using a guide dog or carrying a white cane should always be given the right-of-way. Stop, and do not use your horn as it could confuse or frighten a blind pedestrian.
#8. You see this sign beside the road. You should:
Traffic signal ahead. Slow down and be prepared to stop, if necessary.
#9. Which of the following will increase the risk of getting tired on a long trip?
You should not drive late at night when you normally sleep.
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.
#10. On a multi-lane highway like this, the far-left lane should be used for:
The basic rule is to drive in the right lane and pass on the left.
#11. Driving under the influence of medication that impairs your ability to drive safely is:
It is illegal to drive when you are affected to the extent that you cannot drive safely.
#12. When brakes fail and you cannot get them to work:
Shift to a lower gear and look for a place to slow down and stop off the roadway. Use your horn and lights to warn other drivers. Use the parking brake, but hold the brake release so you can ease up on the brake if the rear wheels lock and cause a skid.
#13. A learner's license does not allow you to drive:
You may drive only when accompanied in the front passenger seat by a licensed driver who is age 21 or older.
#14. What does this road sign mean?
Incline or Hill. The sign warns you of hills where special care must be taken. Slow down before you start downhill.
#15. When a traffic signal is showing a steady green arrow, you:
A green arrow may be shown alone or with other indications. Drivers facing the signal may enter the intersection to make the movement shown by the arrow. When the green arrow is shown in a left-turn signal, it usually means that opposing traffic is stopped. This is known as a protected turn.
Remember, the green arrow does not mean that all other traffic is stopped by a red light.
You must allow opposing traffic already in the intersection to clear the intersection before proceeding.
#16. Before you start driving you should:
Always check your seat and mirrors before driving away. Some vehicles are driven by more than one person and these adjustments will have to be made regularly as the drivers change.
Adjust the driver seat so that you can see above the front of the vehicle with an unobstructed view of the roadway.
You should be able to see out the back window with the rear view mirror, and to the sides using the exterior side mirrors.
Head restraints are designed to prevent neck injuries should your vehicle be struck from behind. Head rests should be adjusted so the head restraint contacts the back of the head.
#17. Unless posted otherwise, you can legally park at a railroad crossing, if you keep this distance from the nearest rail:
Parking is not allowed within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing.
#18. What is true about signaling?
Always signal to other drivers when you plan to turn left, right, slow down, or stop. Signals may be given by hand-and-arm positions or by using the vehicle’s signal lights
#19. What does this sign mean?
This is a regulatory No Pedestrian sign. It means that no pedestrians are allowed on the road.
Remember that a red circle with a slash means no. The sign shows you what is not allowed.
#20. Why should you avoid sitting in a car with the motor running and windows closed?
Cars produce carbon monoxide, a deadly odorless and colorless gas. Fumes from a leaky exhaust system can cause death in a very short time. Never run the motor in your garage, or sit in the car with the motor running, without opening a window.
#21. If you meet a school bus traveling in the opposite direction on a four-lane highway divided only by a five-foot paved strip and the bus is displaying a stopped signal, you must:
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. A four-foot unpaved strip is not considered a barrier.
#22. The posted speed limit on a road is 55 mph. When this road is wet:
When the road is slippery, the tires do not grip as well as on a dry road. On a wet road you should reduce your speed about 10 mph. On packed snow you should cut your speed in half. On ice, you must slow to a crawl. It is very dangerous to drive on ice.
#23. What is the safest and easiest way to find out if a railroad crossing has more than one track?
A number sign under the crossbuck indicates there is more than one set of tracks. At crossings with more than one track, wait until a passing train has cleared the area before starting to cross. Another train could be coming, one that might have been hidden by the one that just passed.
#24. Yellow lines separate:
Yellow lines mark the center of a road used for traffic going in opposite directions.
#25. Arkansas law requires that you turn on headlights:
Turn on your headlights whenever you have trouble seeing others. If you have trouble seeing them, they are having trouble seeing you.
By law, you must turn on your headlights from a half hour after sunset to a half hour before sunrise. You must also use headlights at any time you cannot see a person or object clearly within 500 feet.
If you turn on your wipers due to weather conditions, you must also turn on your headlights. It is the law in Arkansas.
|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.