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2021 Utah Permit Practice & Driver License Tests

This Utah Permit Practice Test
  Questions per test: 25
  Question pool: 500+
  Type of test: Random multiple-choice / True or False



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#1. What does this sign mean?

Winding road. There are several curves ahead. Drive slowly and carefully. An advisory speed sign may be attached.


#2. Bells, sirens, and whistles on your vehicle are:

Sirens, bells, and whistles are illegal equipment.


#3. Which road signs have a round shape?

A circular sign is used to warn that there is a railroad crossing ahead.


#4. A flashing red traffic light tells you to:

A flashing red signal light means stop.

You must come to a complete stop. Look both ways, yield to traffic and pedestrians and proceed when it is safe to do so.

Observe the right-of-way rules.


#5. When may drivers less than 18 years of age drive with a passenger who is not an immediate family member?

You may not drive with any passenger who is not an immediate family member of the driver until you have had your license for six months or you reach 18 years of age.


#6. There is always a crosswalk where a road intersects a sidewalk, even if it is not marked by painted lines.

In the illustration, the area from where sidewalk A ends and sidewalk B begins is a legal crosswalk, even though there are no painted lines. For this reason, it is called an unmarked crosswalk.


#7. Which lane is marked as unavailable or closed?

Green arrows indicate the lane is open, while red X’s indicate that lane is for opposing traffic and motorist should not be traveling in it. Yellow X’s tell motorists that the lane is in transition and they need to merge right.

Flex Lanes are a method to vary the number of eastbound and westbound lanes during peak travel times.


#8. When passing a truck, it is dangerous to:

Do not cut in too quickly after passing a large vehicle.

Cutting off a truck in traffic or on the highway to reach an exit or turn or cutting into the open space in front of a truck removes the truck driver’s cushion of safety.


#9. You are going on a 400-mile trip. How often should you take a rest stop?

Take rest breaks regularly, even if you do not feel tired. Stop for a bit of refreshment every 100 miles or every two hours of driving time.

While driving, shift your eyes from one part of the road to another. Try to enjoy the scenery without neglecting your driving. Look at objects near and far, left, and right.


#10. This picture illustrates:

Always finish turning in the proper lane. Enter the street onto which you are turning just to the right of the center line. Do not turn from or enter into the right-hand lane. Do not swing wide or cut the corner.


#11. How many points will be removed from your driving record if you drive one full year without being convicted of a moving traffic violation?

The point system provides that when you drive one full year without being convicted of a moving traffic violation, half of the total points on your record will be removed.


#12. If you need to use arm signals, how would you signal a right turn?

Right turn – left arm extended, with elbow bent upward, at about a 90-degree angle.


#13. The best way to drive through a sharp curve is:

There are times when the law requires that you slow down, like when approaching and going around a curve.

Always slow down before you enter the curve, so you do not have to brake in the curve. Braking in a curve can cause the vehicle to skid.


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

You may pass on the right when the vehicle overtaken is making or about to make a left turn.

You may never pass by driving off the pavement.


#15. This sign tells you:

Reduction of lanes. Right lane ends. Merge left.

Two lanes of traffic will soon become one lane of traffic. Right-lane traffic must yield when merging.


#16. Increasing your following distance to four seconds is recommended when:

The two-second rule refers to a following distance. Always keep at least two seconds space cushion between you and the vehicle ahead.

Remember, you may need to give yourself a four-second-or-more cushion if you are driving on slippery roads, following a motorcycle, pulling a trailer, or following large vehicles.


#17. Drinking just one drink of alcohol

Driving after even one drink is asking for trouble. The bottom line is that when you drive after drinking, you are driving with impairment.


#18. If your vehicle begins to hydroplane, you should:

Chances of hydroplaning increase as speeds increase.

Your car may start to hydroplane at speeds over 35 mph. As you go faster, the problem becomes worse, and you will lose control of your steering.

When your tires lose traction, slow down gradually to a speed at which you can control the car.


#19. A child who is under eight years of age is exempt from the requirement to be in a child restraint device if the child:

A child who is under eight years of age and is 57 inches tall or taller is exempt from the requirement to be in a child restraint device and shall use a properly adjusted and fastened safety belt.


#20. The SEE process described in the Utah Driver Handbook contains which three steps?

A simple system to heighten awareness of potential problems while on the roadway is known as SEE process and consists of the following steps:

  • S – Search for factors in the area.
  • E – Evaluate the potential risks and options.
  • E – Execute with control and precision.

#21. In which situation are you allowed to overtake a school bus?

You may overtake a school bus if it is in motion and no red lights are flashing.


#22. Which of these vehicles must stop before crossing railroad tracks?

Be alert when you are following commercial vehicles which are required to stop at railroad crossings, including transit buses, school buses, and vehicles carrying hazardous materials.

Remember, if you are following this type of vehicle you should slow down and be prepared to stop. It is against the law to pass any vehicle at a railroad crossing.


#23. It is illegal to park a vehicle if a stop sign is within:

Parking is not allowed within 30 feet of any flashing beacon, stop sign, yield sign, or traffic control signal.


#24. When a police officer is directing you to drive against a red light, you should:

Regardless of what traffic lights or signs may indicate, you must always obey the instructions of a police or peace officer.

Flaggers are often used to give specific directions in work zones. Follow all directions given by a flagger.

You must also follow directions given by school crossing guards.


#25. When turning from a side street or driveway into a two-way left turn lane, it is not allowed to:

In Arkansas it is permissible for a vehicle making a left turn from an intersecting street or driveway to utilize a center left turn lane as part of the maneuver to gain access or merge into traffic lanes, except that it is not permissible to use the center left turn lane as an acceleration lane.

Remember, this is not allowed in all states.

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The Official Utah Written Knowledge Test
  Questions on real exam: 50 questions
  Passing score: 80 percent
  Correct answers to pass: 40
  Allotted time to complete test: No limit
  Wait time before retest: No (2 attempts per day)

2019 Utah Permit Practice & Driver License Test - Driver's Prep

How Many Questions are on the FREE Utah Practice Tests?

Each practice test has 25 questions with answers found in the Utah Driver License Handbook. After every question, you will get instant feedback, so you’ll know if your answer is correct or not. If you miss a question, there is also a brief explanation to help you understand the correct answer.

Even if the official passing score in Utah is 80%, you should aim for a full score on your practice tests. Take as many tests as you need until you get there! There is no limit. We want you to pass.

How Many Questions are on the Real Knowledge Test?

The real knowledge examination in Utah has 50 multiple-choice and True or False questions. You must correctly answer 40 of the 50 questions to pass the examination.

Be careful with the True or False questions since they may seem simple but can be quite tricky.

What is the Best Way to Study?

What is the Best Way to Study?

The first step is to get the latest version of the Utah Driver Handbook. Then, make sure you read it!

Everything you need to learn for the knowledge examination is found in the handbook.

The practice tests help you verify your knowledge and study for the exam. They are intended to be a learning tool – don’t use them instead of the handbook.

Trying to just memorize questions and answers from the sample tests is a risky study tactic which can cause you to fail the exam.

Who Must Take the Utah Knowledge Test?

To get a learner’s permit you must successfully pass the knowledge test.

If you are younger than 19 years old, you must complete an approved driver education course while holding the permit. Once completed, you must pay a non-refundable original license fee, and pass a driving skills test.

Anyone less than 18 years old must hold a learner’s permit for six months before applying for a provisional license.

You must also pass the knowledge test if you have a Utah driver’s license and let it expire. In such a case, you must apply for a new license and be prepared to complete all phases of the examination process (including the knowledge test).

If you are a new Utah resident and have a license from another State in USA or another Country, Utah Driver License Division will ask you to pass a 25-question open-book test.

If you cannot show proof of an out-of-country or out-of-state driver license, you must pass a 50-question closed book test.

When applying for a Utah driver license, your privilege to drive in another state cannot be suspended, revoked, disqualified, or denied.

What's on the Written DMV Test - Driver's Prep

Utah Written Knowledge Test

The written knowledge test has questions from the Utah Driver License Handbook. Questions are related to your specific written test or tests for the required license and/or endorsements.

In general, you will see several common road signs and must explain what they mean. You will also get questions about rules and safe driving practices.

Utah allows you take two written tests in the same day. After two failures, you must wait until the next day. After three failures, you must pay a new fee.

From the day you paid your permit fee you have six months to complete all your tests.

When taking the written knowledge test, please arrive early. You should also allow yourself at least one hour to complete the test, even if most test takers finish in less than 20 minutes.

You may take the test in your native language with the assistance of an interpreter approved by the Department of Workforce Services.

Frequently Asked Questions

In Utah, a teenager may obtain a learner permit at the age of 15. Before Utah Driver License Division issues a Learner Permit you must pass the written knowledge test, an eye examination, and complete an online safety trends exam.

Utah Driver License Division may issue an unrestricted driver license when you are 16 years and have held the permit for six months, passed an driver education course, the supervised driving requirements, and the driving skills test.

If you are 18 years, you must complete an approved driver education course.

If you are 19 years or older, you must hold a permit for 3 months OR complete an approved driver education course.

All first-time driver license applicants must pass the online traffic safety and trends exam.

The Utah knowledge test for a driver's license or learner's permit has 50 questions. To pass the test, you need 40 correct answers.

Utah Driver License Division draws questions from all parts of the Utah Driver Handbook. They focus on common road signs and traffic signals, safe driving practices, Utah traffic laws, and driver license sanctions. Practice tests gives you a good idea of what to expect.

Utah Driver License Division do not publish the official failure rate. Estimates suggest that failure rate is less than 30%. By reading the handbook and taking advantage of online practice tests, most applicants pass their test the first time.

No. Utah DLD offers testing on a walk-in basis at any driver license office.  Scheduling your visit is, however, highly recommended to cut your waiting time. If you plan to walk-in for your visit you can complete the driver license application in the office, or ahead of time online.

Since 2016, you must pass a knowledge test before receiving a permanent Utah license. It is an online course with training videos covering driving safety topics and major causes of traffic related deaths, followed by exam questions. You must complete all sections with a score of 100%.

Between 15 and 17 years, a permit holder must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, driving instructor, or responsible adult who signed for financial responsibility (the person must sit in the front seat). If younger than 17 years, the holder cannot drive between the hours of 12:00 am and 5:00 am. Unlike many other states, there is no passenger restrictions until tour license is issued.

If you are under 18 years, you must hold your permit for 6 months before applying for a class D license.

There is no holding period if you are 18 years, but you must complete an approved driver education course.

If you are 19 years or older, there is a 3-month holding period unless you choose to complete an approved driver education course.

Nighttime restrictions (between the hours of 12:00 am and 5:00 am) apply when you are between 16 and 17 years. Passengers restrictions (only immediate family members in vehicle) apply until 6 months from the date your license was issued or until you are 18 years.



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  1. During this covid how can I get in to take a test for my learners permit. I am 20 yrs old and I am enrolled with a1 driving school. I’m not able to move forward without my learners permit

    • This is a very unique situation. Every state handles this pandemic differently. Please contact your local DMV or driving school for more information. If you can’t take your test right away, they should be able to schedule it or at least put you on a waiting list.

      Good luck!

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