|This Practice Test – Georgia Road Rules||Number of questions on each practice test:||20 questions|
|Test is randomized.|
#1. 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.
#2. If you agree to become an organ donor and have a fatal accident, your family will be charged for any costs arising from an organ or tissue donation.
There is no cost to the donor’s family for any expenses related to organ tissue/ eye donation. Also, there is no delay in funeral arrangements.
#3. At a fire hydrant, parking and leaving your car is not allowed:
Parking is not allowed within 15 feet of a fire hydrant. You may stop only momentarily to pick up or drop off passengers.
#4. Which of the following is generally illegal when driving on an expressway?
Stopping on the expressway is prohibited. You will find rest areas and service signs at frequent intervals, use them. Stopping on the roadway shoulder is highly dangerous and permitted only in an emergency.
#5. Driving with both hands on the steering wheel in the 8 and 4 o'clock positions:
When gripping the steering wheel, place your left hand at the 9 o’clock position and your right hand at the 3 o’clock position on the wheel. Some manufacturers recommend placing your hands at 8 o’clock and 4 o’clock positions when the vehicle is equipped with air bags. Always keep both hands on the wheel unless you are safely performing another driving related task, such as activating your turn signal.
#6. What is true about motorcycles?
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.
#7. When driving at night in heavy traffic, you should use:
Dimming headlights when meeting or following is required by law, as well as being a sensible driving practice. Glare can seriously impair vision, many times to the point of causing temporary blindness.
Use high-beam headlights only when driving in rural areas and when other cars are not nearby.
You should dim (lower) your headlights when:
- Within 500 feet of an approaching vehicle so as not to blind the driver.
- Following closely (within 200 feet) behind another vehicle.
- Driving on lighted roads.
- Driving in rain, fog, snow, or smoke.
#8. Your two-second reference distance applies to:
A rear-end collision is 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.
During inclement weather, during construction, during heavy traffic, and always at night, the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you should be increased.
#9. All the following practices are dangerous while driving. Which is also always illegal?
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.
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. This includes cell phones, computers, and all texting devices. Exceptions are provided for emergencies and for drivers who are full parked.
#10. Unless otherwise posted, the general maximum speed limit on an urban interstate is:
Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit is 65 miles per hour on an urban interstate or on a multi-lane divided highway.
#11. 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.
#12. If you strike an unattended vehicle and are unable to find the owner, you must:
If you damage an unattended vehicle, you must either locate the owner or leave your name, address, and the name of the owner of the vehicle you were driving, in a conspicuous place where the owner will find it.
#13. When a traffic signal is showing a flashing yellow light, you must:
A yellow flashing light means you must slow down and exercise caution before proceeding through the intersection.
#14. You approach a railroad crossing. Red lights are flashing at the crossing. What should you do?
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.
#15. If your car starts to skid, you should ease off the gas and:
Ease your foot off the gas pedal and slow down gradually. Turn the front wheels in the direction of the skid and the direction you want the vehicle to go. This means, if rear of vehicle is skidding to the left you want to steer to the left to bring the front of the vehicle back in line.
#16. Once you have entered an intersection to make a left turn, and it is safe, you should move to the right lane on the street you are turning onto.
Once you have entered an intersection to make a left turn, you cannot change lanes in the intersection.
#17. When driving on a slippery surface such as snow or ice, you should:
Reduce speed according to conditions. Keep a safe distance between you and other vehicles. Watch for hazards or changing road conditions ahead. Never apply sudden braking. Instead, slow down gradually before you come to an intersection, make a turn, or stop. Use a low gear when going down steep hills. Be careful on bridges and overpasses. These areas freeze first and dry out last.
#18. A leak in the exhaust system can:
The exhaust system carries exhaust gases to an exit point located to reduce entry of fumes into the passenger compartment and reduces the noise to an acceptable level. To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, keep your exhaust system free of leaks.
#19. You must obey directions, signals, and instructions from:
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.
#20. If there is a double solid yellow line in the center of a roadway, crossing the solid yellow line is:
Two solid yellow lines mean no passing. Crossing these lines is allowed if you need to turn into or out of a private road or driveway.
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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
|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
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.
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.
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.”
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 www.dds.ga.gov.
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 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.
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).
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.
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.
Curfew: with a Class D license you must not drive between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 5:00 a.m.
Passenger restriction first six months: No passengers who are not members of your immediate family.
Passenger restriction next six months: Only one passenger under 21 years and who is not a member of your immediate family.
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.
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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