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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. The road edge on the right side is marked by a:

Solid white lines divide lanes of traffic traveling in the same direction. Solid white lines are also used to mark the right edge of the road.


#2. This yellow sign means:

Divided highway ahead (divided highway begins).

The highway ahead is divided into two one-way roadways. Keep to the right.


#3. To prepare for hazards on the road ahead, you should:

When you are driving, it is very important to pay attention to the road and other cars and objects around you. Always scan ahead for potential trouble spots. Do not fix your gaze on any one object for more than a moment. Shift your eyes from one part of the road to another. Look well ahead of your vehicle. Check mirrors frequently.


#4. 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.

#5. When you park on a hill headed uphill and there is no curb, you should turn your front wheels:

Headed either uphill or downhill and there is no curb, turn the wheels to the right so the car will roll away from the center of the road if the brakes fail.

Remember, when you park on a hill, the general rule is to turn your wheels sharply towards the side of the road or curb. This way, if your vehicle starts to roll downhill, it will roll away from traffic. However, when headed uphill at a curb, you should turn the front wheels in the opposite direction, away from the curb and towards the road. Then, let your vehicle roll backwards until the back of your front wheel touches the curb. The curb will stop your car from rolling into traffic.

Study the diagram provided in your driver’s handbook.


#6. A pedestrian has entered a crosswalk on your side of the roadway and should be given the right-of-way:

If a pedestrian is crossing the street in a marked or unmarked crosswalk, you must yield the right-of-way to the pedestrian when the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which your vehicle is traveling. Drivers must also yield when a pedestrian approaching from the opposite side of the roadway is close to the center of the roadway.


#7. If there is an oncoming vehicle approaching head-on in your lane, you should:

Honk your horn or blink your lights. The other driver may be asleep. If this does not work, swerve to the right, if possible.

Avoid swerving to the left, into the oncoming lane or traffic. The other driver may try to move the car back into the original lane of travel. If you are in that lane because you swerved the wrong direction, you may end up in a head-on collision.


#8. Where is the safest place for children up to 12 years?

Children 12 and under should ride buckled up in a rear seat. Children under age eight must also be properly restrained in an approved car safety seat.


#9. Unless otherwise posted, what is speed limit on a rural highway in Utah?

Speed limit is 55 mph on major highways.

Remember, only when posted on interstate highways is 65, 75, or 80 mph allowed. The 65/75/80 mph transition zones in Utah are indicated with pavement markings and additional signs.


#10. After passing a car and before returning to your lane, you should:

After passing and before returning to the proper lane, check your blind spot again. Make sure there is plenty of room between you and the car you have just passed. Avoid cutting in too quickly. A good rule is to wait until the vehicle you have just passed can be seen in your inside rearview mirror.


#11. When a stop line is present at a stop sign, drivers must:

If there is a stop line, you must stop at the stop line. If there is a crosswalk without a stop line, you must stop behind the crosswalk line that is nearest you. If there are no pavement markings, you must stop before entering the intersection, but close enough to see cross traffic.


#12. If you are convicted of DUI in a motorboat, you can lose your driving privilege, even if you are not convicted in court.

Your driver license will be suspended or revoked if you are convicted of DUI or alcohol-related reckless driving in a motorboat. If you are arrested for operating a motorboat while under the influence of alcohol, administrative action may be taken against your privilege to operate a motor vehicle, even if you are not convicted in court.


#13. This sign means:

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


#14. Tailgating a truck is especially dangerous because:

Tailgating a truck or car is dangerous because you take away your own cushion of safety if the vehicle in front of you stops short. If the vehicle you are following hits something on the road, you will have no time to react before it hits the front of your car.


#15. You must obey directions, signals, and instructions from:

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. When should you drive with your parking lights turned on?

Never use parking lights instead of your headlights.


#17. Which traffic light has the same meaning as a stop sign?

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.


#18. A pentagon shaped sign means:

The pentagon (five-sided) shape is used for school advance and school crossing signs. It means that school children may be crossing. Slow down and watch for them.


#19. What should you do when you approach a railroad crossing and see a vehicle with this sign ahead?

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.


#20. Without a special recommendation of the court, a conviction of driving on wrong side of road will result in how many points on your driving record?

60 points will be assessed if you are convicted of driving on the wrong side of the road.

Except for speeding citations, points may vary plus or minus 10 percent, depending upon the recommendation of the court.


#21. When making a left turn from the lane closest to the center on a street with more than one lane marked for left turns, you should:

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.


#22. What does this sign mean?

No Right Turn. You cannot make a right turn at this intersection.

Remember that a red circle with a slash means no. The sign shows you what is not allowed.


#23. Consuming alcohol greatly affects:

Alcohol affects those parts of your brain that control your judgment and motor skills. The more you drink, the more trouble you will have judging distances, speeds, and the movements of other vehicles. You will also have much more difficulty controlling your own car.

Alcohol also slows your reflexes and reaction time, reduces your ability to see clearly, and makes you less alert.


#24. Windshields that are dirty, foggy, or icy at night will usually:

Although not safe at any time, windshields that are not clear at night will cause headlights and other lights to glare, which may result in the driver being blinded. Glaring headlights also hinder your judgment.


#25. What does a barricade with three bars indicate?

Barricades with three bars indicate the road is closed and the stripes indicate the direction you should go.

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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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