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2022 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. A pavement marking with the letter R on each side of a large X means:

At railroad crossings, the pavement is usually marked with the letter R on each side of a large X (R X R).


#2. If a school bus with flashing red lights has stopped on the other side of an undivided roadway with two lanes, you must

If a school bus is displaying alternating flashing red light signals visible from the front or rear, you shall stop immediately before reaching the bus and must remain stopped as long as the red lights flash.


#3. To drive a single vehicle or a combination of vehicles with a class D driver's license, the weight must not exceed:

With a class D license you may drive a vehicle (or combination of vehicles) with a gross weight rating (GVWR) under 26,001 pounds, provided the vehicle is not designed to transport sixteen or more passengers (including the driver), and the vehicle is not transporting material defined as hazardous material.


#4. When stopping at a railroad crossing, you must stop at least 15 feet but not more than 50 feet from the nearest rail.

When you stop at a crossing, you must be between 15 and 50 feet from the nearest rail.

Remember, this is stopping, not parking.


#5. What does this sign mean?

Cross road. A road crosses the main highway ahead. Look in all directions for other traffic.


#6. During the first step of parallel parking you should stop even with the front car. The distance between your car and the other car should be:

Signal your intention, and then stop even with the car ahead. Leave about a foot and a half between you and the car beside you.


#7. A circular shaped sign means:

The circular or round shape is used for railroad advance warning signs.


#8. This sign alerts you to horse drawn vehicles in the area.

You are likely to find horse drawn vehicles in this area.


#9. License plate light is required equipment and must show:

License plate light is required equipment and must show a white light.


#10. When approaching another vehicle from behind at night, at what distance are you required to dim your headlights?

If your vehicle’s high beam lights are on and a car is coming toward you, dim your lights before you get within 500 feet of the oncoming car. If you are following a car, dim your lights when you are within 300 feet of the vehicle ahead of you.


#11. When overtaking another vehicle on a two-lane road, you must:

Give proper signals. Change lanes carefully. Do not forget to check your blind spots. If you are driving on a two-lane highway, do not start to pass if you cannot return to your side of the road safely.


#12. When two vehicles arrive at the same time at an uncontrolled intersection, which one should yield?

When two cars enter an open intersection (without traffic control signs or signals) at the same time, the driver on the left must yield to the driver on the right.


#13. A trucker's ability to take evasive action to avoid dangerous situations, is hampered by:

Motorists lingering in blind spots on the sides or at the rear of large trucks hamper the trucker’s ability to take evasive action to avoid dangerous situations, thus increasing the possibility of a crash.


#14. What is the safest and easiest way to find out if a railroad crossing has more than one track?

Crossbuck signs are found at all public crossings. If there are more than one set of tracks, a sign below the crossbuck indicates the number of tracks.


#15. Which of the following must you obey over the other two?

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.


#16. Which of the following is true about driving on a wet roadway?

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.


#17. This type of interchange is known as:

Continuous Flow Intersections are an alternative approach to intersection design. Compared to a traditional intersection, it reduces the steps in the light cycle by displacing left turns along a safer path.


#18. When should you share a lane with a motorcyclist?

Respect the vehicle space of a motorcycle and its position in traffic. Motorcycles are allowed the full width of a lane in which to maneuver. Refrain from sharing a lane with a motorcyclist. It is against the law.
br />Remember, the motorcyclist has the same rights and responsibilities on the roadway as drivers of other vehicles. Motorists should recognize this and not attempt to crowd motorcycles or take the right-of-way from motorcyclists.


#19. To back your vehicle safely you should:

Do not back unnecessarily long distances. Back slowly. It is hard to steer while backing. Steer in the direction you want the rear of the vehicle to move. If turning while backing, make quick checks to the front and sides. Keep looking to the rear until you are stopped.


#20. The shape of a do not enter sign is:

Do not enter.

The sign marks a one-way roadway with traffic coming against you. You must not enter from the direction you are traveling.

Remember, this is a square sign with a white horizontal line inside a red ball. The sign is not circular.


#21. After stopping, a left turn against a red arrow is:

Utah does not allow turning against a red arrow. You must stop and remain stopped until an indication to proceed is shown.

A special situation exists when making left turns. If for some reason the light does not change, and you have been stranded by the red arrow light, and it is safe to do so, you may make a left turn from a one-way street onto a one-way street.


#22. A blind spot is the area of the road:

Blind spots are areas which cannot be seen when using your mirrors. Drivers who fail to check these areas by looking over their shoulders cause many crashes.

To see vehicles in the blind spots you have to turn your head and look over your shoulder in the direction you want to move.

Check quickly. Do not take your eyes off of the road ahead of you for more than an instant.


#23. If asked to take a legal test for alcohol or drugs, you can choose which test you want to take.

If asked to take any chemical tests, you may not choose which tests you will take, or consult with an attorney or doctor before agreeing to take such tests.


#24. After a conviction of driving without insurance, you will be required to carry an SR-22 for how long?

SR-22 is a financial responsibility form. The most common way to file future proof of insurance is to furnish evidence that you are covered by an SR-22 automobile liability insurance policy.

If you are convicted for driving without insurance or driving without proof of insurance, you will be required to carry an SR-22 for three years and pay a $30 reinstatement fee.


#25. Which is always a safe speed on two-lane highways?

No speed is safe in all situations.

In Utah, there is the basic speed law which states that you may never drive faster than is reasonably safe. There are several situations when the law requires that you slow down.

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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. Kai Slusser May 26, 2020

    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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