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Our Colorado DMV practice tests have 500+ unique driver's license and permit questions and answers. You will find the answer to all Colorado DMV practice test questions in the latest Driver Handbook from They cover all areas of the official CO DMV examination, including safe driving and Colorado laws, rules of the road, and road signs.

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How Important Are Numbers on DMV Tests?

How Important Are Numbers on DMV Tests?

Should You Memorize All the Numbers?

If you flip through the Colorado Driver Handbook, you will find a lot of numbers. Is it important to learn all of them for the DMV exam?

There is no exact answer to that question, but the following are some good hints:

Numbers Found in Colorado Law

If the law says you must signal 100 feet before a turn, that is a number you must learn. The same thing goes for many numbers specified by a rule in Colorado Statutes - especially when it affects your safety on the road. Questions about penalties, suspension periods, fees, and/or driver points are, however, rare.


Numbers drawn from statistics usually don't show up on the Colorado DMV test, since they are soft numbers. They tend to change over time and even be disputable. It is enough to understand any conclusion that can be drawn from them.

What You Need to Know about Road Signs

Road Signs - Know the Basic Shapes

Learn to decode road signs by shape and color

Being able to decode road signs by just looking at shapes and colors is important for your DMV written test, but also for your safety on the road. A question about the shapes or colors of road signs is likely to appear on your permit practice test, and may also appear your real examination. The idea is that you should be able to recognize signs from a distance and to act correctly, even if the sign is barely visible.

Two important shapes

Diamond shaped signs are perhaps most important. They warn you of possible hazards on or close to the road. If you aren't sure about the message on the sign, the shape and the colors yellow (for general warning) or orange (indicates a work zone) should tell you to slow down and be alert.

A circular shaped sign is placed on the side of the road when you approach a railroad crossing. It is the only circular sign in United States. Slow down and be prepared to stop, if necessary.

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Colorado Basic Written Test

Who Must Take the Test?

You need to take the basic written test when you apply for a license or permit and have not been licensed before. Once you obtain a Colorado driver's license or instruction permit, you only have to repeat the written test if you apply for a different class of license or add an endorsement, have had your license or permit canceled, revoked or denied, or let the license or permit expire for more than one year. Traffic tickets which result in suspension, may also require a new test.

If you are 16 years of age or older and have a valid license issued by another U.S. state, territory or possession, you will normally not be required to take the written test or the road test.

Colorado has agreements with Canada, France, Germany, and the Republic of South Korea. If you apply for a Colorado license and have a driver license from any of these countries, the testing requirements will be waived. Drivers any other country are required to successfully pass both the Colorado written knowledge exam and the road test.


Appointments are not required for the written test. Testing are on a first come, first served basis. To allow sufficient time to complete the test and any processing, no written test will normally be given after 4:15 p.m.

Road tests are by appointment only.

How Many Questions Are There?

The Colorado written knowledge test has 25 questions. You must correctly answer 20 out of the 25 questions (80% passing score).

What the Exam Questions Contain

The Colorado basic written test covers various aspects of driving knowledge and safety. Questions are based on the contents of the driver handbook including road signs, driving under the influence, as well as other driving rules, safety rules and legal items.


How Should You Prepare for the Colorado Examination?

Read the Colorado Driver's Handbook. All driver's license and permit test questions are based on the material in this booklet. Get familiar with all areas and learn the laws and rules specific to Colorado. Pay special attention to information and facts that are bolded or highlighted in the manual.

Give yourself plenty of time. Start preparing at least two weeks before the real test. Take several of our driver permit practice tests. They will help you determine when you are ready for the real thing.

The DMV Practice Tests

Our permit and driver license practice tests have 25 questions. As a rule of thumb, you should answer 18 questions correctly to pass (70%). You should, however, aim for a score of 92% or more when taking the practice tests. The better your score you have, the more confident you can be in passing the challenging driver's exam later on.

Read Everything Carefully

Don't focus on memorizing the exact answers or choices from your practice! Instead, you should get in the habit of reading everything twice. One answer may be correct when a certain question is asked, but wrong when you get another question. On the practice tests, you will see questions repeated with different wording and different choices. This is to help you being more aware of wordings and choices. Remember, real DMV tests are created the same way.

Watch out for the word "not", since it negate or "cancel" a statement that otherwise may be true.

All questions on the test are multiple-choice (or true/false). If two choices seem possible, make sure you evaluate question and all choices again. Only one choice is correct and acceptable.


Passing scores on State DMV tests

What is the passing score in other states?

See a list of passing scores on the DMV test here. Where the DMV knowledge test consist of two parts with a separate road sign test, the average passing scores from both parts are used. (Road signs tests usually have a higher passing scores, like Virginia where you must correctly answer all 10 road sign questions.)

Some states have multiple passing scores

As an example, California has three different tests, depending on your age and if you are a first-time applicant or not. The passing scores vary slightly depending on which test you need to take.

Higher passing scores does not necessarily mean that the DMV test is more difficult.

How many questions?

The number of questions on the real DMV written test usually vary between 20 and 50, depending on State.

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DMV Test: Back Up Your Car

What you need to know before visiting Colorado DMV

For your road test, it is important that you know how to back up your car or drive it in reverse. Questions about backing up may also show up on your written DMVtest. We tell you what to expect.

The Colorado DMV test, and then what?

If you still have your DMV written challenge ahead you, there are some important points you should remember before getting in front of the computer screen and take your test. Afterwards, when you have your learner's permit, make sure that you go through them again and practice driving in reverse until you feel comfortable with it. Do you have a backup camera? Then, learn how to back up both with it and without it.

Quick Colorado safety reminders

Know what to do before you get behind the wheel and put the gear in reverse. Know how to start, how look behind you, and which speed to use. All of those things are very important for your test and to back up safely.

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Driver's Prep was created in 2007. At the time, there were no websites offering free licenseor permit practice tests to the public in United States.

Driver's Prep was a game changer. For the first time, any applicant for a permit or driver's license could access online tests without signing up with a driving school or driving class, and without paying a fee. Driver's Prep was also unique by not requiring users to create an account.

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