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#1. What does this sign mean?

No left turn.

You cannot make a left turn at this intersection.

Remember, regulatory signs with a red circle with a red slash over a symbol prohibit certain actions.

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#2. If you are using the left-hand lane to pass slower traffic and someone tailgates you, it is best to:

Every now and then you may find yourself being followed closely or tailgated by another driver. If you are being followed too closely and there is a right lane, move over to the right. If there is no right lane, wait until the road ahead is clear then reduce speed slowly. This will encourage the tailgater to drive around you. Never slow down quickly to discourage a tailgater, all that does is increase your risk of being hit from behind.

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#3. When you plan to exit a high-speed highway, you should:

Keep up with the speed of traffic if you are on the main road. If the road you are traveling has exit ramps, do not slow down until you move onto the exit ramp.

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#4. During a traffic stop, your vehicle may be searched on-scene:

Your vehicle may be searched on-scene if consent is provided to the officer to do so, if the officer believes he/she has probable cause to do so, or as part of an inventory assessment of a vehicle that is being towed.

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#5. When driving on a slippery surface such as snow or ice, you should:

When the road is slippery, you must slow down. The tires do not grip as well as they do on a dry road. Allow extra space between your car and the car ahead. Do not brake or turn suddenly. Use a low gear when going down steep hills. Be careful on bridges and overpasses. These areas freeze first and dry out last.

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#6. A pavement marking with the letter R on each side of a large X means:

Many highway-rail intersections have roadway surface or pavement markings in advance of the crossing. These markings usually include an X symbol with the letters RR and a stop bar.

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#7. After stopping, a left turn against a red arrow is:

Delaware does not allow turning against a red arrow.

A full stop is required when a steady red arrow is displayed. You may not proceed in the direction of a steady red.

Note: This turn may be allowed in other states.

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#8. Temperature just above freezing point. You approach a bridge with this road sign. What is the best thing to do?

This sign warns of conditions that can cause you to lose control of your car. The road surface of a bridge may be dangerous in winter because it freezes first and may remain icy after the rest of the roadway is clear. In wet or cold weather, drive slowly. Do not speed up or brake hard.

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#9. The area in the center of this road is used for:

Shared center lanes are reserved for making left turns (or U-turns when they are permitted) but can be used by vehicles traveling in both directions. On the pavement, left-turn arrows for traffic in one direction alternate with left-turn arrows for traffic coming from the other direction. These lanes are marked on each side by solid yellow and dashed yellow lines.

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#10. What is true about using high-beam headlights?

Use your high beams on rural highways and when there are no oncoming vehicles. High beams let you see twice as far as low beams.

Use the low beams in fog or when it is snowing or raining hard.

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#11. What is true about giving your horn a sharp blast?

Never use your horn to encourage someone to drive faster or get out of the way.

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#12. A license applicant over age 18 with a temporary instruction permit must be accompanied by a licensed driver who is:

A temporary instruction permit (learner’s permit) is issued to first time applicants over age 18. The learner’s permit will be issued for six months. While you are learning to drive you must be accompanied by a licensed driver who is qualified to drive the class of vehicle in which you are training, and he/she must be at least 21 years of age.

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#13. You are driving on an interstate posted for 65 mph. Around you, traffic is traveling at 70 mph. What should your speed be?

You must comply with the posted speed limit.

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#14. You are approaching a stopped school bus on your side of an undivided highway with four lanes. The bus is flashing its red lights. You must:

You must always stop before reaching any school bus from either direction when it is stopped to load or unload school children except when you are on the opposite side of a highway having four or more lanes, even then proceed slowly.

The overhead alternately flashing red lights and stop arm will be activated when the bus is stopped to pick up and discharge pupils. You must not proceed until the red lights have stopped flashing, and the stop arm has been retracted, then proceed cautiously.

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#15. You approach a railroad crossing. There is heavy traffic ahead. You must stop before the crossing when:

Never start to cross if there is not room for your vehicle on the far side, or if you will have to stop on the tracks. Do not block the crossing. Wait until there is room for your vehicle on the far side.

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#16. Which of the following will help you steer straighter with less weaving?

Looking well down the road will help you to steer straighter with less weaving.

Look well down the road, not just at the road in front of your vehicle. Look for traffic situations where you will need to steer before you get to them. This way, you have time to steer smoothly and safely.

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#17. What is a no-zone in terms of driving?

No-zone is a highway safety term that describes blind spots and danger areas around trucks where crashes are more likely to occur. These zones exist up to 20 feet in front of the cab, on either side of, particularly alongside the cab, and up to 200 feet in the rear.

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#18. To avoid getting tired on a long trip, it is often a good idea to:

Take breaks. Stop every hour or so or when you need to. Walk around, get some fresh air, and have some coffee, soda, or juice. The few minutes spent on a rest break can save your life.

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#19. This sign means:

When you come to a stop sign, you must make a complete stop at the stop line. If there is no stop line, stop at the crosswalk. If there is no crosswalk, stop before entering the intersection. Before starting you must yield the right-of-way to any vehicle or pedestrian in or approaching the intersection. Be careful to look for less visible vehicles such as bicycles, mopeds, and motorcycles.

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#20. What is the standard color of a general warning sign like this?

General warning signs are usually yellow with black lettering or symbols and most are diamond shaped. These signs warn you to slow down and be prepared to stop if necessary. They warn you that a special situation or a hazard is ahead.

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#21. Worn or bald tires often:

Worn or bald tires can increase your stopping distance and make turning more difficult when the road is wet. Worn tires also increase the effect of hydroplaning and increase the chance of having a flat tire.

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#22. When children are nearby, what should you do before you back out of a driveway or parking lot?

Walk around and check behind your vehicle before you get in. Children or small objects cannot be seen from the driver’s seat.

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#23. One primary factor that affects absorption of alcohol and your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is:

The lower the weight of the drinker, the lower the amount of alcoholic beverage it takes to bring the blood alcohol concentration to a specified level. It takes about half as much for a person weighing 100 pounds as for another weighing 200 pounds.

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#24. What is true about checking air pressure in your tires?

Check tire air pressure with an air pressure gauge when the tires are cold.

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#25. You can park and leave your car:

You may not park your car close to a traffic control signal, in front of a public or private driveway, or on a bridge.

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#26. Always allow extra room in front of your vehicle when:

You should allow a four-second or more following distance when you have a heavy load or are pulling a trailer. The extra weight increases your stopping distance.

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#27. What does this road sign tell you?

Reduction of lanes. There will be fewer lanes ahead. Traffic must merge left. Drivers in the left lane should allow others to merge smoothly. Right lane ends.

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#28. Drinking just one drink of alcohol

If you drink alcohol, even a little, your chances of being in a crash are much greater than if you did not drink any alcohol.

Remember, even one drink of alcohol can affect your driving. With two or more drinks in your bloodstream you are impaired and could be arrested.

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#29. It is illegal to drive on a sidewalk except to:

It is illegal to drive on a sidewalk except to cross it.

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#30. Why should you check over your shoulder after passing a bicyclist and before moving back to normal position?

Be especially careful to look for bicyclists when you are preparing to enter a roadway or to make a turn. Intersections are particularly dangerous for both cars and bikes. You must glance over your shoulder to be sure no one is in the blind spot. Always make a visual check for the bicyclist when changing lanes. Bicycles are small and may be hidden in your blind spot. Do not pass a cyclist only to turn directly in front of him. When in doubt, wait.

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Delaware DMV Permit Test – Quick Facts

What You Should Know
  Number of questions on exam: 30
  Passing score: 80 percent
  Correct answers to pass: 24
  Allotted time to complete test: No limit
  Wait time before retest: 10 days

 

This Practice Test
  Number of questions on each practice test: 30
  Question pool: 1,000+
  Each test is random

Delaware Class D written knowledge test has 30 multiple-choice questions. You must correctly answer at least 24 questions to pass the test.

The passing score on the Delaware knowledge test is 80 percent, which is slightly higher than it used to be. But don’t let this discourage you. Just remember to read the manual and take many practice tests until you feel comfortable with all questions and answers.

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Delaware Permit and Driver License Practice Tests

This practice test draws 30 random questions from a large database with questions and answers based on the information in the Delaware Driver Manual and official state tests.

After each question, you will see if your answer is correct or not. If your answer is wrong, there is also a short explanation to help you learn faster and look up the corresponding item in the driver’s manual.

Remember that the practice test is a supplement to the manual. It should not be used instead of the manual.

1   Always Start by Reading the Manual

Before taking practice tests for your Learner’s Permit or Operator’s License, we strongly recommend that you familiarize yourself with the contents of the Delaware Driver Manual and read it carefully.

You can pick up a copy of the manual at a DE DMV office or download it online from www.dmv.de.gov .

Without a good knowledge about the rules and laws described in the Driver Manual, it is difficult to pass the knowledge exam.

When studying the Delaware manual, you can use the practice tests to verify your progress and identify weak spots.

Don’t attempt the real exam too soon. Aim for a full score on a few practice tests. It gives you a good margin for passing the real knowledge examination.



 

Is the Delaware DMV Test Hard?

The difficulty is considered moderate. After studying with these free DE DMV practice test questions, we are convinced that you will pass.

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Who Must Take the Delaware Knowledge Test?

All new drivers who haven’t had a license before must pass the knowledge test.

When you want to get a revoked Delaware driver’s license back, you must apply for a new license. This means you must start all over by taking all tests again, including the written knowledge test.

If your Delaware driver’s license has been suspended, there some suspensions that require a new knowledge test.

When renewing an expired Delaware driver’s license, the examiner may also ask for a new knowledge test.

The written knowledge test is always necessary when you move to Delaware and wish to transfer a driver’s license from a country other than United States, U.S. Territories, Germany, Taiwan (Republic of China) and France.

If you have a valid driver’s license from another state in United States, Germany, Taiwan (Republic of China) and France, DMV will waive the written knowledge test. But if your license has expired, the DMV examiner will usually ask you to take the test.

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What’s on the Delaware Knowledge Test?

On the test, you must identify certain highway signs only by their shape, color, or the symbols appearing on them. You must also understand the meaning of these and other highway signs, traffic signals, and pavement markings.

A second part of the test covers Delaware motor vehicle laws and general safety practices.

You should expect 10 road sign questions and 20 questions about common road rules, traffic laws, and safe driving practices.

There will also be two questions related to traffic stops by a law-enforcement officer, including some of the following:

    Your constitutional and other legal rights during a traffic stop, including rights related to searches and seizures, to remain silent, and to an attorney.

    Laws regarding questioning and detention by a law-enforcement officer.

    The role of a law-enforcement officer in general and during a traffic stop and the procedures a law-enforcement officer must follow during a traffic stop.

    How to interact with a law-enforcement officer during a traffic stop.

    How and where to file a complaint against or compliment on behalf of a law-enforcement officer.

Read more:

  What Should You Do at a Traffic Stop by the Police?

All questions are based on the information in Delaware Driver Manual. You should study this manual carefully. The test will contain questions from all sections of the manual. Make sure you discuss anything which is not perfectly clear with a friend or a parent. It helps you learn faster.

Read more:

  Is it the Same Questions on the Real Test?

What If I Fail the Knowledge Test?

If you fail any part of the driver examination test, you must wait at least 10 days before DMV will let you take the test again. Use this time to prepare yourself even better. Try to remember which questions you missed on the exam and read up on these areas.



 

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Delaware Graduated Driver License Program

Delaware, like all other states in USA, has adopted The Graduated Driver License (GDL) program. Its purpose is to reduce the high accident and fatality rate among young drivers. In the GDL program, new drivers will get a supervised driving experience and reduced exposure to high-risk driving situations. The way towards a basic Delaware driver license is divided into different steps.

The program is designed for new drivers under 18 years. Participation is optional for any person who is 18 years or older. If opting out of the program, a new driver 18 years or older must pass both the knowledge and road skills exam at DMV.

Delaware Level One Learner’s Permit

Requirements for the Delaware Learner’s Permit:

  Be between 16 years and 18 years old.

You must be at least 16 years old to apply for a level one learner’s permit in Delaware. DMV issues the permit to applicants between 16 and 18 years old, or to applicants up to 22 years if they are part of an Individualized Education Program (IEP).

  Passed a certified Delaware Driver Education Course.

You must pass a certified Delaware Driver Education Course before you apply. Present the Delaware Driver Education Certificate (Blue/White Certificate) as proof.

  Provide necessary documents.

You must show proof of full name, birth date, and social security number. Unless you live at the same address as your sponsor (usually a parent or legal guardian), you must also show two proofs of your address in Delaware.

If you are under 18 years, you must show a document that also has your parent(s) or legal guardian(s) name(s). This means that you should bring a U.S. issued birth certificate in original or a certified copy. In case of legal guardians, bring court documents in original.

Applicants 18 years or older may bring a passport, U.S. Citizen Identification Card, or State/Province/Territory issued photo ID card. See full list .

I addition to documents that prove your identity and birth date, DMV wants your social security number from your Social Security Card, W-2 tax form, SSA 1099 form, or a pay stub with your name and full SSN.

Unless you are a minor that lives with your sponsor, you must also show two proofs of Delaware residency. This can be achieved by bringing utility bills, credit card statements, bank account records, employment records, or rental Agreements etc.

Alien residents must show proof valid proof of legal presence in the United States, such as a Resident Alien Card or Temporary Resident Identification Card. See full list .

  Application must be signed by a sponsor.

A sponsor is normally a parent, legal guardian, or court-appointed custodian. The sponsor must sign the application in the presence of a Division licensing employee.

  Pay the license fee.

The fee for a license application in Delaware is currently $40.00

  Pass a vision test.


COVID-19 Alerts

Delaware COVID-19 Response

  Due to current pandemic, Delaware DMV is now operating at limited capacity until further notice (Check wait times .)

  Wednesday hours will be 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for the time being (there are no evening hours.)

  There are dedicated opening hours for seniors and vulnerable population from 8:00-9:00 am, Monday through Friday

  All exam appointments are accepted, including knowledge tests. To schedule your test, please visit: mydmv.delaware.gov

  Do NOT visit Delaware DMV service locations if you are sick. Be prepared to answer health screening questions and for a no-touch temperature screening.

  Remember to wear face coverings during all visits at DE DMV


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