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This Practice Test – Georgia Road Rules
  Number of questions on each practice test: 20 questions
  Question pool: 500+
  Test is randomized.



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#1. You approach a HAWK signal with steady red lights. A pedestrian has crossed the street and is no longer in your path. What should you do?

HAWK stands for High-Intensity Activated CrossWalk. It is a new kind of signal designed to help pedestrians cross busy streets.

The double solid red signals require drivers to stop. The double solid red signals are followed by double flashing red signals. The signal will then go dark until activated again by a pedestrian. During the double flashing red signal indication, drivers are required to come to a full stop, but may proceed when pedestrians have cleared the crosswalk and it is safe to proceed.


#2. To make a right turn from a two-way street onto a two-way street, you should start in the right-hand lane and end in:

Approach the intersection in the right lane, staying as close as practicable to the curb or edge of the roadway. Make the turn in such a way as to end up in the right lane of the street into which you have turned and avoid entering any other lane of traffic.

If there are multiple turning lanes on the street you are turning from, complete the turn so that your vehicle ends up in the corresponding lane on the street you are turning onto.


#3. To avoid getting tired on a long trip, you should:

Do not drive if you are tired. More frequent stops, more fresh air, lively radio programs and other measures can help you to avoid drowsiness and inattention.

Highway hypnosis is a condition of drowsiness or unawareness brought on by monotony, the sound of the wind, the tires on the pavement, and the steady hum of the engine. Always stop driving if you feel drowsy. Do not rely on stimulant drugs (also called Stay Awake Drugs). They are likely to make your driving even more hazardous.


#4. When driving in fog, you should:

You should dim (lower) your headlights when you are driving in rain, fog, snow, or smoke. Bright lights produce a glare in heavy fog, actually making it more difficult to see than when using regular headlights.


#5. Driving slowly in low gear while applying brakes lightly will help to:

Test brakes lightly after driving through deep water. Brakes may pull to one side or may not hold at all. Dry brakes by driving slowly in low gear while applying brakes lightly.


#6. A broken yellow center line may be crossed:

Broken yellow lines are used when there are only two lanes and it is safe to pass in either direction.

Look ahead along the roadway to determine the length of the passing zone and if there is traffic approaching from the opposite direction. You must have sufficient time and space to execute your passing maneuver and return your vehicle completely to the right lane before the passing zone ends, before entering an intersection, and before oncoming traffic is within 200 feet of your vehicle.


#7. Drivers involved in minor crashes on the interstate or freeway system in which there are no injuries, and the vehicles are drivable should:

When a traffic accident occurs on a multilane highway or expressway, and if there is no apparent serious injury or death, it is the duty of the drivers of the vehicles involved to move their vehicles from the roadway to a safe location along the shoulder, emergency lane, median, or any other safe refuge.

Drivers should only do this if the vehicles are capable of being driven normally and successfully, and driving the vehicles will not present any further hazard or harm to the vehicles themselves, to the driver, to persons nearby, or to the roadway.


#8. When may you drive faster than a maximum speed limit?

It is always unlawful to drive at a speed exceeding a posted speed limit.


#9. How often should you check your tires for wear and damage problems?

Once every month, or before you embark upon a long road trip, check your tires for wear and damage problems.


#10. If there is heavy fog, you should:

If possible, avoid driving in heavy fog. Do not drive with parking or hazard lights on.


#11. Following closely behind another vehicle (tailgating) is:

Most rear-end collisions are caused by following another vehicle too closely. When following another vehicle on any street or highway, there must be enough distance for you to safely stop if the vehicle in front of you suddenly slows down or stops.


#12. The law allows parking in all of following places, except:

Parking is not allowed within 30 feet of a stop sign.


#13. When are you required to stop at a railroad crossing?

You must always stop within 50 feet, but not less than 15 feet, from the nearest rail of a railroad crossing when any of the following apply:

  • The signal is flashing.
  • The crossing gates are lowered.
  • A flagman is giving a signal.
  • A train is approaching so closely as to create an immediate hazard.
  • A train gives a warning signal and is an immediate hazard due to its speed or nearness to the crossing.
  • A stop sign is posted.

#14. Using a motor vehicle in fleeing or attempting to elude an officer, will result in:

Using a motor vehicle in fleeing or attempting to elude an officer will result in a mandatory suspension.


#15. Unless there is an emergency it is illegal to use a cell phone for text messaging while driving:

Any driver under age 18 who holds a Class D license or a learner’s permit is prohibited from using any wireless device while driving. Any driver age 18 or over is prohibited from reading, writing, or sending a text message while driving. This ban applies to any texting device including cell phones, and applies to text messages, instant messages, email and Internet data.

Exceptions are provided for emergency personnel, drivers responding to emergencies, and drivers who are fully parked.


#16. What can you do to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning?

Cars produce carbon monoxide, a deadly odorless and colorless gas. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are sudden weariness, yawning, dizziness, and nausea. Do not:

  • Leave the car motor running in a garage.
  • Leave the car motor running and the windows closed while the car is parked.
  • Use the heater or air conditioner in a parked car with the windows closed.
  • Drive with a defective muffler or exhaust system.

#17. Passing another vehicle on the right on a two-lane, two-way roadway is only allowed if:

You may pass on the right of another vehicle which is making or about to make a left turn if there is sufficient pavement width for both your vehicle and the vehicle making the left turn. You may also pass on the right when traveling on a multi-lane highway carrying two or more lanes of traffic in the same direction.


#18. You should always look carefully for motorcycles before you change lanes because:

The small profile of the motorcycle may make it appear farther away and traveling slower than it actually is. Drivers need to take a second look, and then a third. Always make a visual check (mirrors, too) of blind spots before entering or leaving a lane of traffic and at intersections. Intersections are the most likely places for car/motorcycle crash to occur. This usually is the result of a car driver NOT SEEING the motorcycle and turning into the motorcycle’s path.


#19. You should enter a roundabout:

Yield to vehicles in the roundabout. Enter when there is a big enough gap in traffic.


#20. Near schools, watch for:

Pay special attention to children who may be walking along or crossing the roadway. Be especially alert during morning and afternoon when children are going to and from school or at play.

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Facts about the Georgia DDS Knowledge Examination

DDS Knowledge Test for Permit and Driver’s License
  Number of questions on exam: Road signs: 20
Road rules: 20
Total: 40
  Passing score: 75 percent
  Correct answers to pass: Road signs: 15
Road rules: 15
  Allotted time to complete test: No limit (but must be completed before closing)
  Wait time before retest: 1st failure: 1 day
2nd or subsequent failure: 7 days

The Two-Part DDS Knowledge Exam

The written knowledge exam for a learner’s permit or driver’s license is a two-step examination.

The first step has a set of questions on the meaning of Georgia highway signs. You must identify road signs by color, shape, symbols, and their message. To pass this part you must correctly answer 15 out of 20 questions.

The second step is a road rules test. It asks questions about your responsibilities as a driver, Georgia traffic laws, and safe driving techniques, and common rules of the road. Again, you must correctly answer 15 out of 20 questions.

Remember, you cannot combine the results from the two tests to reach a passing score. You must pass each test with a score of at least 75%.

Students who fail the test usually fail on the second part about driver responsibility, knowledge of laws, and safe driving practices.

By making sure you can answer all questions on the practice tests, you will most likely pass the official Georgia knowledge examination the first time.

What are the Georgia Practice Tests?

Each practice test has questions from the GA Driver’s Manual and real DDS examinations.

On this practice test we pick 20 random questions about road rules from a large database with more than 500 Georgia test questions.

Just like the real DDS examinations, each practice test is random with different questions.

After every question, you get instant feedback and have access to brief explanations. It is simply the best way to learn everything you need to know for your Georgia driver’s license or permit exam.

The purpose is not to show you every possible question from a real live test, but to help you study for your exam. By verifying that you know the answers to practice questions, you build up confidence and will pass the real knowledge exam much easier.

You test your knowledge of Georgia road signs here: Georgia DDS Road Signs Recognition Test – 20 Questions

Georgia DDS Road Sign Test

Get the Georgia Driver’s Manual!

If you haven’t done so already, start by getting the latest version of the Georgia Driver’s Manual . You should have a clear understanding of everything described in the Driver’s Manual. Identify topics that can be your weak spots.

Laws that control what you can do and cannot do are especially important to learn – not only for the test, but for your everyday driving.

Step by Step - Photo by Julia M Cameron

Verify Your Progress with Practice Tests

Practice tests help you measure your improvements in an easy and objective way.

1  Start by reading the manual to get an overview of what you need to learn.

2  Take a few tests at the beginning of your study period and make a note of questions you miss.

3  Look up answers in the Georgia Driver’s Manual. Pay extra attention to those weak spots and study the full chapters.

4  Engage others in your studies and discuss safe driving with parents or friends. Ask questions – even about things you think you understand.

5  In the middle of your studies, take more practice tests. If you still miss some questions, look them up in the manual.

6  At the end of your studies you should be able to answer all questions correctly.

Some people will say that you can learn everything you need to know by just taking practice tests. This is true for some students, but being a safe driver is not about passing a test. You should learn as much as possible before you get behind the wheel. Not only for your own sake, but for the safety of everyone on the road.

Read more: Risky Study Tactics that Could Cause You to Fail

Reminder to Teen Drivers

For teen drivers it is important to remember that there is still an alarming high rate of accidents among drivers 15-20 years old. An average of 887 young drivers is injured every day in United States.

“Drivers of all ages need to focus on the road and other activity around them instead of the radio, food, or a cell phone conversation. But many younger drivers have not yet developed the ability to decide which activities (other cars, pedestrians, traffic signals, emergency vehicles) going on around them demand their attention first.”

Erin Huskey

Who must take the Georgia knowledge test?

Who Must Take the Georgia Knowledge Test?

 First time applicants

All persons applying for an original Georgia license must pass a knowledge exam including a road signs test and a road rules test.

 Applicants with an expired license

If you want to renew a driver’s license that has been expired more than two years, you must pass the knowledge test again.

 Applicants from another country

A knowledge test is required when you have a license issued in another country and move to Georgia.

Citizens of some foreign countries may be exempt from knowledge and skills testing. For a list of these countries, visit

You Don’t Have to Take the Georgia Knowledge Test

 If you have a license from another state

If you hold a valid driver’s license or permit issued by any other state of the United States or by the District of Columbia, you will normally get a comparable license or permit issued by Georgia without taking the exam.

 If you renew your Georgia license

Unless your driver’s license has been expired for more than two years, no testing is necessary when you renew your license. In most cases you can renew online or by mail.

What to Remember about the Georgia Permit Test

What Documents do You Need to Apply for a Permit or License?

1  You must show an original or certified document that proves your full name and birth date, such as a certified Birth Certificate, US Passport, or Certificate of Naturalization.

2  DDS will ask for your Social Security Number. Bring your Social Security Card, a W-2 form or a pay stub with full name and SSN.

3  You also need to prove that you live in Georgia. Bring school records, employment records, phone bills, utility bills, bank statements, credit card statements or similar that shows your street address. You need 2 documents from different sources, and they cannot be older than six months. [Read more ]

If You are under 18 Years

If you are under 18 years, you must bring a parent or legal guardian, a responsible adult, or authorized driver training instructor to sign the form for a permit or license. You must show also Current Certificate of Enrollment from school.

If You are a Resident Alien

If you aren’t a US citizen, you must bring your passport and original immigration documents (including your green card or visas). You must also be able to prove that you have established residency in Georgia (2 documents with your address). Note that DDS doesn’t accept translated documents. A birth certificate in a non-English language is not accepted.

What to Remember about the DDS Test

Once DDS have accepted your documents and you have paid the fee, you will be able to take the vision screening and knowledge test.

Knowledge exams are normally given on a walk-in basis at every Customer Service Center, but you must begin taking the written test at least 30 minutes before closing.

During the ongoing pandemic (COVID 19), all customers must schedule an appointment for in-person services. If you need to visit a center, check appointment availability. DDS strongly recommends all customers wear Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) such as face masks when visiting their centers. [Read More]

The first test sequence with questions about Georgia road signs and signals is in English only. You must understand simple English such as the text on some highway signs.

The second sequence with road rules questions is available in these languages:



Special help for customers with reading disabilities and hearing impairment is also available. Check with your local Customer Service Center.

Don’t Cheat on the Knowledge Test

You may not bring pens, pencils, paper, books, or any other items into the testing area. DDS also prohibits all use of cell phones, text messaging devices, and other types of wireless devices.

You cannot speak to other persons during the test. If you have questions, you must alert the staff.

If you are caught cheating on the exam, it will be marked as a failure. DDS is also likely to take an action against your license application or driving privilege. If someone assisted you in the cheating, DDS will also act against that person’s driving privilege.

traffic sign colors - work sheet

What about Cheat Sheets?

Cheat sheets are basically a learning tool, sometimes advertised as the only thing you need to pass the test.

They don’t contain real tests or exact questions/answers. You still need to learn the important facts in the Driver’s Manual.

Just memorizing answers is also a poor way of gaining knowledge.

Cheat sheets, however, can be useful as quick recaps of the most common items on the test. But don’t bring them to your Customer Service Center and not into the testing area.

What Happens if You Fail the Knowledge Test?

If you fail the first time, you must wait at least one day before you can take the test again.

After a second (or subsequent) failure, you must wait at least 7 days to retest.

These waiting times also applies to the behind-the-wheel test.

Be aware that you must pay the test fee every time you attempt the knowledge test. Retesting is also subject to reservation availability during the pandemic.

It is a good idea to make sure you can pass the exam the first time, right?

What Happens after You Have Passed the Permit Test?

DDS issues a Class C Instructional Permit (CP). With this permit you can start learning the skills of safe driving.

But you can only drive when accompanied by another person who is at least 21 years old and who is licensed to drive a Class C vehicle. The supervising driver must be fit and capable of exercising control over the vehicle. He or she must also sit in a front seat beside you.

You must hold your permit for at least one year and one day before you can move on to the next step (Class D Provisional License). During this time, you must complete a minimum of 40 hours of supervised driving experience, of which 6 hours must be at night.

The more you practice with someone beside you, the better driver you will be.

When you apply for your provisional license, you must also show that you have successfully completed a driver education course (this is not mandatory if you are 17 years or older).

Teen driver - Photo by Daria Shevtsova

Common Questions

There are 40 questions on the Georgia DDS test. You will get 20 questions about common road signs, traffic signals and road markers. The next 20 questions are about traffic laws, driver responsibilities, and safe driving techniques. All questions are drawn from the information in the Georgia Driver's Manual.

The passing score on the permit test in Georgia is 75%. There are two parts that have 20 questions each. You must have 15 correct answers on each part.

Georgia DDS does not release failure rates, but the difficulty level on part 1 (road signs) is generally considered to be easy and the level is medium on part two (road rules).

Unlike some other states, Georgia does not offer any kind of online testing from home. There are, however, several driving schools that are certified third party tester and that will offer the written knowledge test at their locations. You can also take the test at a DDS customer center.

The first time, you may retake the test the next day. If you fail a second time, you must wait at least 7 days to retest. A 7-day waiting period also applies to any subsequent failures. You must pay the fee of $10 each time you take the test.

Practice tests are a learning tool. They give you an idea about what questions will be asked. They also help you track your progress. When you find all practice test questions easy, you may be ready for the real thing.

The first part of the Georgia knowledge test is always in simple English. The second part is available in several different languages, including Spanish.

Frequently Asked Questions at Driversprep

More FAQ

In Georgia, you can apply for a Learner’s Permit when you are 15 years old.

After having a valid learner’s permit for one full year and a day, you may apply for your first driver’s license (Class D provisional license), also called an intermediate license. This means you must be at least 16 years old (plus one day) before DDS issues the provisional license.

If you are 18 years old, you can exchange a Class D restricted license for a Class C unrestricted (full) driver's license. You can do this by using DDS Online Services or by downloading the DDS 2 Go Mobile App.

The Georgia learner's permit has only one restriction; you must also be accompanied by a supervising driver who is at least 21 years old. The supervising driver must have a valid Class C driver's license and sit beside you in a front seat at all times while driving. There is no night curfew or passenger restrictions during this phase.

[icon name="circle-o" class="" unprefixed_class=""] Curfew: with a Class D license you must not drive between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 5:00 a.m.
[icon name="circle-o" class="" unprefixed_class=""] Passenger restriction first six months: No passengers who are not members of your immediate family.
[icon name="circle-o" class="" unprefixed_class=""] Passenger restriction next six months: Only one passenger under 21 years and who is not a member of your immediate family.
[icon name="circle-o" class="" unprefixed_class=""] Passenger restriction after 1 year: Only three passengers under 21 years and who are not members of your immediate family.

No. The Georgia Provisional License comes with a night curfew. You must not drive between 12:00 midnight and 5:00 a.m. Unlike many other states, Georgia does not allow any exceptions to this rule.

Under the Joshua law in Georgia, you must complete an approved 30-hour driver education course to get your intermediate license if you are under 17 years. If you are older there is no such requirement.

ADAP stands for Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program. It is a 4-hour course that most teens complete during their freshmen year of high school. Teenagers that are not able to take the course in the traditional classroom environment may complete the course online (eADAP). If you are under 18 years, you must show proof that you have completed the program in order to get your Class D driver's license. If you are 18 years or older, you are no longer required to take the course to get your license.

COVID-19 Alerts

DDS COVID-19 Response

All customers must schedule an appointment for in-person services at a DDS service center. If you need to visit a center, check appointment availability here .

DDS strongly recommends all customers wear Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) such as face masks and gloves. There are no temperature checks, unless you have scheduled a CDL Road Test, but do not visit a service location if you have a fever.

Social distancing is practiced. Follow signage to remain 6 feet apart.

Customer capacity limits are strictly enforced.

Read more: DDS COVID-19 Response .

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  2. I need to know if there are DDS workers that can come to a site and administer the written test for School Buses to get drivers the permit? I would like to hold a week for a class due to some having issues and I feel if it is administered by officers it would be more affective. I had this years ago and we studied for two days then took the official tests on site where we were signed up for the training. then it was up to us to get the road test but we had the permit. I teach this but finding it more affective from outsiders. Please let me know if we can arrange this or work on some way to get us drivers for Telamon Head Start.

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