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#1. A child seven years of age or younger can be left in a car on a hot day:

Never leave a child age 7 or younger unattended in a vehicle if the conditions present a significant risk to the health and safety of that child unless the child is being supervised by, and within sight of, a person at least 12 years old.

Violation of this law is a misdemeanor offense.

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#2. Parking on a crosswalk in the middle of a block is:

You may not park your car on a crosswalk or within 20 feet of a crosswalk.

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#3. After you turned on the engine and before you drive off, you should:

When you turn on the engine:

  • Check fuel level and warning lights.
  • Adjust the volume on your stereo system. Can you hear normal traffic sounds? If not, reduce the volume so you can hear them.
  • If needed, turn on headlights, turn signal and windshield wipers.
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#4. You are driving on a road with few streetlights on a clear night. If you cannot see well with your low-beam headlights, which of these actions would help?

Use your high beams in open country or on dark city streets, as long as it is not illegal. Do not blind other drivers with your high beam headlights. Dim your lights when necessary.

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#5. What do the light gray areas in the picture mark?

Always check your mirrors and look over your shoulder to check your blind spots before you change lanes.

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#6. When making a left-hand turn onto a highway and there is a center turn lane, you should:

Center lanes for left turns are used for making a left turn onto or from the highway. These are not travel lanes and may not be used for passing. You may not travel more than 200 feet in a center turn lane before making a left-hand turn and you may not travel more than 50 feet in a center lane after making a left-hand turn onto the highway before merging with traffic.

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#7. Signals and directions from a flag person in a construction zone:

Always obey special signs or instructions from a flag person in a construction zone.

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#8. When two vehicles from different directions arrive at the same time at a four-way stop:

At a 4-way stop, the driver reaching the intersection first gets to go first, after stopping completely. If in doubt, give the right-of-way to the driver on your right.

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#9. The criminal penalties for a second DUI conviction within seven years include a revocation of your driver's license for:

Second DUI offense within 7 years:

  • Driver’s license revoked for one year which may include the time served in the administrative revocation at the judge’s discretion.
  • Jail sentence or residential confinement of 10 days to 6 months
  • Fine of $750 to $1,000
  • 100 to 200 hours of community service
  • Possible vehicle registration suspension
  • May be ordered to attend a program of treatment or be placed under clinical supervision of a treatment facility for up to one year
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#10. Most crashes between large commercial trucks and smaller cars are caused by:

Most crashes between large commercial trucks and smaller cars are caused by the car drivers.

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#11. When the green light comes on at a ramp meter:

If a freeway entrance is equipped with ramp meters and they are switched on, you must pull up to the stop line and stop on red. Wait for the green light. Be alert: the signal will change more rapidly than a signal at an intersection. When the light turns green, proceed along the ramp and merge onto the freeway safely. Remember, one car per green.

Some freeway entrance ramps have more than one travel lane, and each lane is controlled by its own ramp meter. Motorists are encouraged to use both lanes, and to abide by the ramp meter signal controlling their lane of travel.

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#12. What does this sign mean?

Eight-sided red stop signs mean you must make a full stop. Come to a full stop behind the stop sign at the crosswalk or stop line. Give right of way to pedestrians and to any cross traffic before moving forward.

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#13. Alcohol is a mind-altering drug that works as:

Alcohol is a mind-altering drug that works as a sedative. It changes the way you think and act.

Remember, alcohol is not a stimulant. The false feeling of stimulation that comes with small doses of alcohol is caused by the lessening of inhibitions.

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#14. You should be especially careful around children on bicycles because:

Inexperienced riders, especially children, require special courtesy and care. They may not always follow traffic rules. Be especially careful around these riders and expect the unexpected.

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#15. Which is true about signaling before making a sudden stop?

Always signal before you slow down, stop, make a turn, or change lanes. It is important that other highway users know your intentions. Signals may be given by hand-and-arm positions or by using the vehicle’s signal lights the law requires you to signal a turn or lane change with your directional lights or hand signals at least 100 feet ahead.

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#16. Which traffic signs are normally yellow and diamond shaped?

Yellow diamond shaped signs warn you of special conditions or hazards ahead. Slow and proceed with caution.

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#17. When may you legally drive around a lowered gate at a railroad crossing?

If a gate is lowered, you may not proceed around it even if no train is visible.

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#18. A conviction of reckless driving will result in the following number of points on your driving record:

Eight points will be assessed for reckless driving.

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#19. What should you do if you suddenly hear a thumping sound from your tires?

A blowout (when a tire suddenly loses air) can throw a vehicle out of control. Use the following tips for safe recovery:

  • Grip the steering wheel firmly.
  • Ease up on the gas pedal to slow down. Do not hit the brakes!
  • Look for a safe place to pull off and signal your intent to move off the highway.
  • When you are sure your vehicle is under control and you have slowed down, gently use the brakes to stop.
  • Make sure your vehicle is safely off the roadway and use parking lights or flashers to warn other drivers.
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#20. Safe and courteous driving on the freeway include all of the following except:

Freeways have several lanes in each direction. On these roads, you should leave the extreme left lane for faster traffic. Remember, lane hopping is always dangerous, annoys other drivers, increases the risk of accidents, and seldom saves time.

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#21. If an official police vehicle approaches from behind and signals you to stop, you should:

Pull over and stop!

  • Stop your vehicle as far out of the lane of traffic as possible.
  • Stay in your vehicle.
  • If you are stopped at night, turn on the interior light.
  • Keep your hands in plain view at all times.
  • Refrain from making any sudden movements.
  • Wait for the officer to request your documents.
  • Officers are trained to ask for identification first and provide an explanation of why you were stopped second.
  • Don’t argue a citation with the officer.
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#22. Which of the following statements is true about making a good left turn?

To make a left turn, drive close to the center divider line or into the left turn lane, not to the right side. Begin signaling about 100 feet before the turn. While waiting to turn left, keep your wheels pointed straight ahead. Do not turn too soon or cut the corner of the lane belonging to the vehicles coming towards you.

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#23. You approach an intersection. Where should you stop if there is a stop sign, but no stop line or crosswalk?

Stop your vehicle behind the crosswalk or stop line. If there is not a stop line or crosswalk, stop before entering the intersection.

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#24. Motorcycle operators:

Motorcyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as other drivers.

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#25. If you miss your exit when leaving a freeway, you should:

If you miss your exit, take the next one.

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Facts about Your Nevada DMV Driver License Test

Nevada Written Knowledge Test for a Permit or Driver License
  Number of questions on exam: 25 questions
  Passing score: 80 percent
  Correct answers to pass: 20
  Allotted time to complete test: No limit
  Wait time before retest: No official wait time

The Official DMV Test in Nevada

The official DMV written test in Nevada is now limited to 25 questions. You need 20 correct answers to pass the test.

Normally, you will be asked to take the test on a computer with touch-screen. The computer system also offers audio-based testing if you need it.

If you have trouble reading or understanding a written test, you may also contact your local service office ahead of the test and ask for an oral examination.

There is no allotted time limit for the test, so you should proceed with care and carefully read questions and all answer alternatives. Be especially alert when the last option is “all of the above” or “None of the above”. Expect the test to take about 15 minutes to complete.

Should you fail the test, you can theoretically take it again the same day. Unfortunately, the booking system may not allow you to do that and taking the test on walk-in basis often means long waiting times. There is also a re-testing fee each time you take the test again. So, you should prepare well and try to pass the test the first time.

The test is only available in English and Spanish. If you have trouble understanding either of these languages, you may bring an interpreter. Interpreters must attest that they are approved by a governmental agency, court, educational institution, or non-profit advocacy group by presenting a letter from the approving agency. The cost of an interpreter must be paid by you (the applicant).

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Is the Nevada DMV Test Hard?

About 40 percent of all first-time test takers fail the Nevada DMV test, which makes the test tougher than in states like Illinois and New York, but also easier than many other states.

The Nevada Driver’s Handbook

Answers to all questions on the official knowledge test are found in the Nevada Driver’s Handbook. We recommend that you start by reading this handbook. You can get a copy of the handbook at your nearest DMV office or download it from the DMV website .

The handbook covers the most important Nevada’s traffic laws, safe driving tips, road signs, signals, and pavement markings. It gives you information on driving under the influence and defensive driving recommendations. The handbook also gives you tips about handling your vehicle in any given situation.

The handbook is a must-read if you want to pass the knowledge test.

The Nevada Practice Test

This practice test is a randomized test. It draws random test question from a larger pool of questions.

After each question, you will get instant feedback that tells you if your answer is correct or not. If you miss a question, there is also a brief explanation to help you learn faster. Often, you will find the same information in the Nevada Driver’s Handbook and read up on things you don’t understand.

The passing score in Nevada is 80% (20 correct answers). On a practice test, you should aim higher, preferably a full score. This gives you a very good chance of passing the real exam the first time. Don’t attempt the real test too soon.

Studying for the Exam

The thought of taking a knowledge exam is stressful to most people. Some think that it doesn’t matter how much they study, read the handbook, or take practice tests, it still going to be difficult and even impossible to pass. But trust us – anyone can ace the exam . It is all about determination, confidence, and avoiding some risky study behaviors .



Who Must Take the Nevada Knowledge Test?

If you are a new driver, who has never been licensed in Nevada or the United States before, you must take and pass the written knowledge test.

The following drivers must also pass the knowledge test:

  • Licensed in Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory or foreign country.
  • Licensed in the U.S. and less than 21 years of age.
  • Any driver licensed in the U.S. but without a license in their possession.
  • A driver with three or more moving violations in the last 4 years.
  • Any suspension, revocation, cancellation, or other disqualification in the last 4 years.
  • Any DUI conviction within the past 7 years.
  • License restrictions that require reevaluation of driving skills.
  • Renewing an instruction permit expired more than 30 days.
  • Renewing a license expired more than one year.
  • A driver with six or more moving violations within the last 4 years who wishes to reinstate the license.
  • Reinstatement when license was suspended, revoked, denied, or cancelled more than one year.
  • Reinstatement when the driver was at fault in any accident during the 1-year period immediately preceding the date of reinstatement.

Note that the DMV examiner can ask any driver to take all tests again, depending on factors such as driving history or medical conditions.


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