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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?

This is a regulatory No Pedestrian sign. It means that no pedestrians are allowed on the road.

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


#2. You should always be especially alert for motorcycles because:

Due to its relatively small size, a motorcycle is sometimes difficult to see. Motorists’ failure to detect and recognize motorcycles in traffic is the predominant cause of motorcycle crashes

It is vital for motorists to condition themselves to look for motorcyclist in traffic. The appearance of a motorcycle in traffic situations when the motorist is not prepared can lead to a hazardous situation.


#3. When stopping at a stop sign or traffic signal:

When stopping at a stop sign or traffic signal do not stop over marked stop line, pedestrian crosswalk, sidewalk, or another marker. Do not stop vehicle in the intersection.


#4. If you have a tire blowout while driving, you should:

Do not slam on the brakes. Let your car roll so that you can steer more easily. Hold the wheel tightly and slowly apply your brakes. When you have slowed down enough, pull all the way off the road.

Remember, it is dangerous to brake or steer off the road before your vehicle is under control.


#5. When parking parallel to a curb you should not park:

If parking next to a curb, the back wheel of your car must be no further than 12 inches away from the curb.


#6. When backing a vehicle, you should back slowly because:

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.


#7. If you have mechanical trouble and must stop beside the road, you can show others you need assistance by doing what?

Lift the hood and tie a white cloth to the antenna, side mirror or door handle to signal an emergency.


#8. What is a SR-22?

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.


#9. What does this sign mean?

There is a traffic signal ahead. The sign is an example of a warning sign.


#10. 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.


#11. If you operate a motorboat while under the influence of alcohol, the same laws apply as if you were operating a motor vehicle.

If you operate a motorboat while under the influence of alcohol, the same laws apply as if you were operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.


#12. 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.


#13. Stop lines, crosswalks and parking spaces are marked with:

Stop lines, crosswalks and parking spaces are marked with white lines.


#14. When entering a freeway, you should always:

Do not force yourself into traffic. You must yield and wait until it is safe to enter the traffic flow on the highway.


#15. This sign alerts you to horseback riders in the area.

Horseback riders in the area.


#16. When a truck makes a turn:

With any turning vehicle, the rear wheels follow a shorter path than the front wheels. The longer the vehicle, the greater the difference. That is why the drivers of tractor-trailers must often swing out to the left as the first step in making a right turn.


#17. What does this sign mean?

This sign is placed where there is an unprotected shoulder drop-off. The road shoulder is much lower than road surface.


#18. 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.


#19. If a vehicle comes toward you at night and flashes its high-beam headlights, you should:

If a vehicle comes toward you with high beams on, or flashes its headlights, make sure you have dimmed your lights.

Remember, you must dim your lights when you are within 500 feet of an oncoming vehicle, or following another vehicle at a distance of 300 feet or less.


#20. 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.


#21. Whenever you drive, you should adjust your speed based on:

Posted speed limits do not tell you at what speed to drive. They only tell you what the maximum legal speed is under ideal conditions. By law, you have to go slower if conditions make the posted speed limit unsafe.


#22. What is the biggest risk with air bags?

The biggest risk is being too close to the air bag.

Driver and front seat passengers should be moved as far back as practical. An air bag comes out of the dashboard at up to 200 mph, faster than the blink of an eye. The force of an air bag can hurt those who are too close to it.


#23. 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.


#24. It is a very windy day. A dust storm blows across the highway, reducing your visibility. You should drive slower and turn on your:

You must also turn on your headlights any time conditions keep you from seeing 1,000 feet ahead. These conditions include fog, stormy weather, or dust.


#25. Your main blind spot is the area directly in front of the vehicle.

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.

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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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