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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 want to overtake the vehicle ahead of you. Which pavement marking tells you that you are allowed to pass?

A normal broken yellow line tells you that passing with care is allowed.

Remember, broken lines are permissive in character. Solid lines are restrictive in character.


#2. It is more dangerous to drive at night than in daytime, because:

Because of decreased vision at night and the glare of oncoming headlights, night driving is more demanding and requires greater concentration than daytime driving. Most of the contributing factors in night-time crashes are directly or indirectly involved with vision. Do not drive at a speed that requires a stopping time greater than the distance illuminated by your headlights.


#3. If your car starts to skid, what is the most common cause?

Skids are caused by drivers traveling too fast for conditions. The best way to prevent skids or hydroplaning is to keep your speed down, avoid fast turns and quick stops, and have good tire tread.


#4. When you approach a roundabout:

When approaching a roundabout, yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk. When entering a roundabout, traffic laws concerning right-of-way still apply. You must yield to other traffic that is already in the roundabout. When exiting, watch for and yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk.


#5. The best way to avoid last minute moves when driving is to:

The key to defensive driving is awareness. You must keep your eyes moving so that you can keep track of what is happening around you at all times. Avoid staring at the center line on the roadway. Instead, look ahead for trouble spots which may endanger you or your passengers. A defensive driver will also frequently check the rear view and side mirrors to keep abreast of the traffic and road conditions to the rear and sides.


#6. After an accident, the most important thing you can do to reduce the chances of secondary crashes is:

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.


#7. Passing another vehicle by using the shoulder is:

Passing is prohibited on the shoulder of the road.

You must not pass on the right by driving off the roadway.


#8. You must turn on your headlights:

By law, you must use your headlights between one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise. You must also use your headlights at any time when it is raining. When there is not sufficient visibility to render clearly discernible persons and vehicles on the highway at a distance of 500 feet ahead, you must also turn on your headlights.


#9. Which is true about safety belts?

Using safety belts correctly are a preventable health care habit that:

  • Helps you keep control of the vehicle.
  • Helps keep your head from striking the dash or windshield.
  • Helps keep people in the vehicle from hitting each other.
  • Helps spread the crash force across the stronger parts of the body.
  • Helps protect you from injury.
  • Helps keep you from being ejected from the vehicle.
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    #10. What should you do when you approach a railroad crossing?

    A round railroad sign is posted a few hundred feet in front of the tracks and alerts you to slow down, look, listen and prepare to stop. If necessary, roll down a window and listen carefully for an approaching train.

    Remember, if a train is approaching, stop. If a train is not approaching, proceed with caution.


    #11. The restriction code letter B on your driver's license means:

    DDS is authorized to impose restrictions on your driver’s license, whenever there is good cause, to assure the safe operation of a motor vehicle. If you must wear corrective lenses, the letter B will appear in the License Restrictions area on your license.


    #12. Parking on the street side of another parked vehicle (double parking):

    Parking on the street side of any parked vehicle (double parking) is not allowed at any time.


    #13. Always signal to other drivers when you plan to:

    You must give a continuous turn signal for an adequate distance to alert other drivers before turning or changing lanes. Never decide to make a turn at the last minute. You must also signal before stopping or suddenly decreasing speed. Any stop or turn signal must be given either by means of the hand and arm or by signal lights (brake lights).


    #14. You are approaching this traffic light in the left-hand lane. You wish to turn left. What should you do?

    A green arrow means you may turn or go straight ahead in the direction of the arrow, after stopping for pedestrians and yielding to vehicles within the intersection.

    A green arrow allows you to make a protected turn. This means oncoming vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians are stopped by a red light as long as the green arrow is lighted. A flashing yellow arrow means oncoming traffic still has the green light.


    #15. When a school bus with flashing red lights is stopped on the other side of a highway divided by a median, you should:

    On a highway divided by a median, cars traveling on the opposite side from the stopped school bus are not required to stop, however drivers should remain attentive for children walking along or crossing the roadway.


    #16. When driving long stretches at night you should rely on stimulant drugs (also called Stay Awake Drugs).

    Do not rely on stimulant drugs (also called Stay Awake Drugs). They are likely to make your driving even more hazardous.


    #17. A traffic officer is directing you to do a U-turn against existing signs. What should you do?

    Obey the traffic directions of a law enforcement officer or firefighter, even if it goes against what the traffic control devices tell you to do.

    Flaggers are used to direct traffic through and around work zones. In a work zone, a flagger has the same authority as a regulatory sign. Do not disobey a flagger’s traffic control directions.

    You must also obey police volunteers and school-crossing guards with authority to direct, control, or regulate traffic.


    #18. Which is the most common cause of crashes between cars and motorcycles?

    Intersections are the most likely places for car/motorcycle collisions to occur. This usually is the result of a car driver not seeing the motorcycle and turning into the motorcycle’s path.


    #19. You are preparing for a right turn. A bicyclist is approaching on the right. What should you do?

    At intersections, wait until the bicyclist is out of the intersection before making a turn. Remember to check your blind spot before turning. Do not cut off or crowd a bicyclist.

    Always yield right-of-way to pedestrians, vehicle operators, and bicyclists who move into the intersection before you by stopping and remaining stopped until they have cleared the intersection.


    #20. If you are unable to drive at a posted minimum speed under normal driving conditions, you should:

    On certain highways, minimum speed limits are posted. If you are unable to drive at the minimum speed, you should seek an alternate route.

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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.”

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    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.

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    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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