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Mississippi Permit Test Practice & Driver License Tests – 2021

Mississippi Permit Test Practice
  Questions per test: 25
  Question pool: 500+
  Type of test: Random multiple-choice



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#1. What should you do if you are involved in a traffic crash and someone is injured?

What to do after a collision:

  • Try to stay calm.
  • Stop your vehicle immediately.
  • Make your identity known to any interested person. Severe penalties are imposed against drivers who choose to leave the scene of a collision without properly identifying themselves.
  • Report all collisions to the nearest state or local police immediately.
  • Request rescue assistance if personal injury is involved.
  • In the event of a minor collision, if possible, drive your vehicle off to the side of the roadway and notify the police.

#2. If you see orange construction signs and cones on a highway, it is very important to:

In work zones:

  • Slow down and pay attention.
  • Dedicate full attention to the roadway.
  • Refrain from distracting activities.
  • Pay close attention to merge signs and flaggers.
  • Do not change lanes within the work zone unless it is required.
  • Expect the unexpected.
  • Do not tailgate.

#3. Never back your car:

Never stop and back up on freeways.


#4. What does this sign mean?

Bicycle crossing. Bicycles regularly cross or ride beside traffic in this area. Drive with caution.


#5. Which of the following acts could be aggressive driving?

If you are confronted by a driver displaying aggressive behaviors toward you, follow these guidelines:

  • Do not respond to the other driver. Avoid any escalation of conflict.
  • Remain calm, and take a deep breath.
  • Avoid eye contact with the other driver or passengers.
  • Be tolerant and forgiving – the other driver may be having a really bad day and be looking for a way to vent anger.
  • Be polite and courteous, even if the other driver is not. Your behavior may help reduce his or her anger.
  • Be sure to allow enough room around your vehicle so that you can pull out or around if someone approaches your vehicle.
  • Do not get out of your vehicle

#6. Any time visibility is reduced to 500 feet, you must:

You must turn on vehicle headlights when driving any time from sunset to sunrise and any time you cannot see 500 feet ahead of you. Headlights must be turned on if it is raining or snowing or in conditions which would reduce visibility to less than 500 feet. Headlights must be on anytime wipers are on.


#7. This sign means:

Change in road alignment. The chevron sign provides additional emphasis and guidance for the driver for a horizontal change in direction ahead. It marks a sharp change in direction. Slow down!


#8. Emotions affect your driving. If you feel angry or excited, you should:

Emotions can affect safe driving. You may not be able to drive well if you are overly worried, excited, afraid, angry, or depressed. Most emotional upsets are, however, temporary. If you must drive, wait until the strength of the emotion has faded so that you are more likely to drive safely and courteously.


#9. If two drivers arrive at an uncontrolled intersection, which one should yield?

Intersections without signs or signals are known as uncontrolled intersections. When approaching uncontrolled intersections, motorists must treat the intersection as if there were a yield sign present. In the absence of signs or signals, when two (2) vehicles approach or enter an intersection from different highways or streets at approximately the same time, the driver of the vehicle on the left must yield the right-of-way to the vehicle on the right.


#10. Parking a vehicle across the street from a fire station is illegal if the station driveway is within:

Places where you may not park or stop include within 20 feet of the driveway of a fire station or across the street within 75 feet of the driveway, where there are signs.


#11. The three-second rule refers to:

The three-second rule refers to a following distance. If the roadway is wet or slippery, you will need additional distance.


#12. In general, you will find the most alcohol in:

There is generally more alcohol in two bottles (24 oz) of beer.

A 12-ounce container of beer, a 4-to-5-ounce glass of wine and a 1 to 1 1/2 ounce shot of hard liquor have about the same amount of alcohol.


#13. What does this sign mean?

No Left Turn. You must not make a left turn at this intersection.


#14. A reversible lane is marked with:

Reversible lanes are designed to carry traffic in one direction at certain times and in the opposite direction at other times. These lanes are usually marked by double-dashed yellow lines.


#15. Which is true about air-bag safety?

When combined with the shoulder and lap belts, air bags can save lives. Children and infants should always ride in the back seats of vehicles equipped with passenger side air bags. Air bags supplement safety belts. Some motorists may have to move their seats back to establish a safety zone from a deployed air bag.


#16. When you approach a roundabout or traffic circle, you must:

  • Slow down to the posted speed. Yield to pedestrians and other motorists, they have the right-of way.
  • Ensure you have an adequate safe gap. Move to the proper lane position upon entering, maneuvering and exiting the roundabout.
  • ENTER: Yield to vehicles in the roundabout. Wait for a gap in traffic, and then merge into traffic in the roundabout in a counterclockwise direction.
  • PROCEED: Continue through the roundabout until you reach your street. Never stop in a roundabout unless it is an emergency.
  • EXIT: Signal, then exit the roundabout to the right. Yield to pedestrians.

#17. At a railroad crossing, trains must be given the right-of-way:

Trains do not and cannot stop at crossings – they must always be given the right-of-way.


#18. When threatened with a head-on collision, you should:

Head-on collisions may result in injury that is more serious to drivers and passengers, than any other type of crash. Head-on collisions are also more likely to result in death than any other type of crash. The following steps can be taken to avoid a head-on collision:

  1. Maintain vehicle control. Brake hard, but do not lock the wheels. Slowing lessens the force of the impact, gives the other driver space, and time to recover control.
  2. Blow the horn and flash the headlights. These actions might alert an impaired driver. Continue braking and move to the right if the driver does not heed your warning.
  3. Steer right toward the shoulder or curb-line. Do not steer left. The other driver likely will try to steer back into the proper lane. Prepare to drive entirely off the roadway to the right, if necessary.

#19. When stopped by law enforcement, it is important that you:

Keep your hands on the steering wheel. Do nothing until you are told to do so by the officer. You are not allowed to exit your vehicle unless asked to do so by the officer.


#20. Hydroplaning occurs:

Hydroplaning occurs when the front tires of your vehicle lose contact with the road surface on a wet road, and you lose steering capability. Guard against hydroplaning by keeping tire pressure inflated to manufacturer’s recommended standard, reducing speed, and being careful while driving in the rain. Avoid areas where water pools.


#21. You may not pass another vehicle on the left side of the road:

Passing on a hill, curve, railroad crossing, at an intersection, where signs prohibit, over solid lines, entering a tunnel or bridge, or over the posted speed limit is dangerous and may be the last mistake you make.


#22. Right turns against a traffic light showing a red arrow:

When a red arrow is displayed, you must stop and may not proceed in the direction of the arrow. When the red arrow goes out, it will be followed either by a green arrow, a steady green light, or a flashing yellow arrow. If there is a lane marked for turning, you should be in that lane well in advance of approaching the intersection, give your signal and make the turn so as not to interfere with other traffic.


#23. This sign means:

This sign tells you that you are approaching a bridge wide enough to accommodate two lanes of traffic, but with very little clearance.


#24. Before turning left, it is important to:

Before turning, check traffic behind and in front of you. Both the motor vehicle directly approaching you and the vehicle approaching on your right has the right-of-way.


#25. What does this sign mean?

The octagonal (eight-sided) shape is used for stop signs only. When stopping, drivers should completely cease all forward motion for a minimum of three seconds. This gives the driver time to look left, look right, look left again, and proceed with caution. Do not proceed to move again until you are sure the way is clear.

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The Official Mississippi Permit & Driver Exam
  Exam Questions: 30
  Passing score: 80%
  Correct answers to pass: 24
  Allotted time to complete test:
  Wait time before retest: 1 day

Mississippi Permit & Driver License Test

Mississippi Practice Tests

You can now prepare for your Mississippi Driver’s License or Learner’s Permit with practice tests from

Each test has 25 random questions based on the Driver’s Manual and the real exam questions from Mississippi Driver Services Bureau.

After each question, you will get instant feedback that tells you if your answer is correct or not. When you make a mistake, there is also a short explanation to help you learn faster. Remember, if you don’t fully understand questions and answers, study the relevant chapter in the Driver’s Manual.

You can take the test as many times as you want or need. Each time, a new set of questions will be generated from a large pool of test questions.

Do I Need to Study the Driver’s Manual

Everything you must learn for your knowledge examination is found in the Driver’s Manual, which is why you must study the manual. Practice tests work best a supplement to the manual and should not be used instead of reading the manual.

You should make sure that you have the latest version of the manual. We strongly recommend you that you get a hard copy from a Driver Services office, but please note that there is a small fee for the printed copy.

You can also download a copy of the manual from their website, for which the Driver Service Bureau also charges a fee. Mississippi is currently the ONLY state in United States that charges you a fee for on online version.

Unfortunately, there are several reports of a malfunctioning download service and zero support, which is why you should go for a printed copy and not waste your money on a PDF-version.

How Should I Study for the Exam?

When you’ve read the manual, you can use the practice tests to check your progress and see which facts you might have missed.

Don’t focus on memorizing questions and answers. They can be worded differently on the real exam. True understanding will make the tester easier and will also make you a better driver.

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Can I Take the Test online?

Mississippi Driver Service Bureau does not offer online testing from the comfort of your home. You must take the test at a service location or as part of your driver education course.

How Many Questions are on the Mississippi DPS Written Test?

Questions on the test will cover the Mississippi traffic laws and the rules of safe driving. There are 30 questions on the exam, and you must correctly answer at least 24 questions to pass. This means you must reach a score of at least 80%. You can afford to miss 6 questions.

DMV will let you take the test on computerized testing station. If you are not completely sure on how it works, ask your examiner for additional information before you start the test. The test station also includes a headset for you to use if you want audio support, which means that you have an option to let the test read the questions and choices aloud for you.

What Happens if You Fail the Test?

If you fail the test, you cannot take it again the same day. You must wait until the following business day. Should you fail your three times in a row, you must wait 30 days before you can take the test again. There is no limit on the number of times you can take the knowledge test.

Read more about preparing for your license exam: Best Way to Study

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What is on the Mississippi Knowledge Exam?

The test checks the following:

  • Do you know the Mississippi traffic laws and the rules of safe driving?
  • Can you read, understand, and follow traffic signs and signals?
  • Are you a safe and skillful driver?
  • Do you understand and have the proper attitude toward the rights of pedestrians and other drivers?
  • Do you understand how to keep your vehicle in safe condition?
  • Are you physically and mentally capable of driving safely?

Who Must Take the Computerized Knowledge Exam?

In general, you must pass the Mississippi Written knowledge test:

 » When you apply for your first driver’s license or permit:
 …have never had driver’s license or permit before.

 » When you are a new resident in Mississippi with an out-of-state driver’s license:
 …and your out-of-state license has been expired for 30 days or more. You are also required to take the written knowledge test if the license is valid, but you are under 18 years of age and have held the out-of-state license for less than six months.

 » When you are a new Mississippi resident with an out-of-country license:
 …and need to transfer to a Mississippi driver’s license.

 » When you wish to renew your Mississippi driver’s license:
 …and your driver’s license has been expired for one year or more.

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