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This Vermont Permit Practice Test
  Questions per test: 20
  Question pool: 500+
  Type of test: Random multiple-choice



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#1. On two lane highways, you must slow to a speed that is at least 20 mph less than the posted speed limit:

When you are approaching any law enforcement, emergency, or repair vehicle with a flashing light on the side of the road, slow down. The law says you must proceed with caution and make a lane change away from the emergency vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so. If you are unable to change lanes you must slow down to 20 mph below the speed limit in order to go by the stopped vehicles.


#2. You are approaching this traffic light in the left-hand lane. You wish to turn left. What should you do?

A steady green arrow means you are given the right-of-way and can safely turn in the direction of the arrow. Oncoming traffic has a red light. There should be no oncoming or crossing traffic while the arrow is green.


#3. You may change lane and pass when the line dividing two lanes is:

A broken white line between lanes of traffic means that you may cross it to change lanes.

Broken lines are permissive in character.


#4. You must stop before railroad tracks:

By law, you must stop not less than 15 feet from the nearest rail when:

  1. Flashing lights, lowered gates, or a flagman signals the approach or passage of a railroad train.
  2. You see a train or hear its whistle.
  3. When there is a STOP sign at the crossing.

#5. If you are involved in a highway accident you must always:

A driver who has been involved in a crash is required by law to stop and give any assistance that is reasonably necessary.


#6. You can legally park your car:

You must not park your car on a bridge, in front of any driveway, or on a crosswalk.


#7. If your car is equipped with an airbag on the passenger side, you should:

If your car is equipped with an airbag on the passenger side, put children in the back seat. Never use a rear-facing child passenger restraint system in the front seat.


#8. A bicycle rider:

Bicyclists are entitled to share the road with motor vehicles.

They have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists.

They must obey all traffic signals and stop signs.

They must ride in the same direction as other traffic, not against it.


#9. Which is true about alcohol?

Alcohol is a depressant. It will affect you in the following ways:

  • Judgment: You may no longer be able to make good decisions about driving. You may think you are fine, but you are not aware of the risks you may be taking.
  • Vision: Your overall vision may be greatly reduced.
  • Concentration: Your mind wanders and you cannot concentrate.
  • Understanding: Your comprehension level about what is happening around you will suffer. You may not realize what you are doing.
  • Feelings (Senses): Your feelings are suppressed. You do not feel speed so you will not realize that you could be speeding.
  • Reaction time: It will take you longer to react and move your foot from the gas pedal to the brake. This slowed-down reaction time can be the difference between arriving safely or not arriving at all.

#10. What does this sign mean?

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


#11. When may you drive faster than a maximum speed limit?

It is always unlawful to drive at a speed exceeding a posted speed limit.


#12. Passing on the right of a vehicle is allowed if:

A driver may pass on the right of another vehicle on a multilane road. On roads that are not multilane, a driver may pass on the right of a vehicle or bicycle turning or preparing to turn left if there is room to go by safely. Under no conditions can a motor vehicle be passed by driving off the pavement or main traveled part of the road.


#13. If a school bus with flashing red lights has stopped on your side of an undivided highway with two lanes, you must:

Once the red warning lights have been activated you must stop your vehicle. Even in a schoolyard, you must not pass a stopped school bus with its alternately flashing red warning lights activated. There are a few exceptions where a stop is not necessary. You do not have to stop on a divided highway if the school bus is traveling in the opposite direction. A concrete barrier may be used to separate traffic from the bus, and you are not required to stop.


#14. If you see a pedestrian with a white cane attempting to cross the street, you must:

Use extra caution when approaching a blind pedestrian. When a pedestrian who has a white cane or is being led by a guide dog is crossing or waiting to cross the street ahead of you, you must stop and yield the right-of-way.


#15. If an aggressive driver cuts you off or does something else that is unsafe, you should:

If an aggressive driver cuts you off or does something else that is unsafe, do not try to get even. Stay calm. Get out of the drivers way. Do not challenge them. Trying to get even with the aggressive driver is a bad idea.


#16. This hand signal means:

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


#17. When driving on a clear night with a steady stream of oncoming traffic, you should use:

When driving in areas with heavy traffic at night always use your low beams. Never drive with parking lights when headlights are required.


#18. If you have difficulty focusing or keeping your eyes open while driving, you should:

Some signs of drowsy driving are:

  • Having problems focusing or keeping your eyes open
  • Yawning repeatedly
  • Not remembering the last few miles you drove
  • Drifting out of the travel lane
  • Missing traffic signs

Do not drive when tired. Driving when tired is a major cause of crashes on interstates. If you do become tired, it is important that you stop and rest in a safe area as soon as possible.


#19. This sign means:

A stop sign means you must stop, scan the intersection, honor the right of way, and then proceed. You are required to stop before the stop line, crosswalk (marked or unmarked) or the intersecting road, whichever comes first.


#20. What do the light gray areas in this picture show?

Turn your head before changing lanes because your mirrors have blind spots. These blind spots can hide a motorcyclist or a bicyclist. Do not drive in another driver’s blind spot.

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The Official Vermont Written Knowledge Test
  Questions on real exam: 20 questions
  Passing score: 80 percent
  Correct answers to pass: 16
  Allotted time to complete test: No limit
  Wait time before retest: 1 day

Vermont Practice Tests

This practice tests for a Vermont Driver License or Learner’s Permit has 20 random questions based on the handbook and real exam questions. After each question, you will get instant feedback. You can immediately see if your answer is correct or not. When you miss a question, there is also a brief explanation to help you learn faster.

Since the test is randomly created, there are unlimited sets of questions available. You can take as many as you need, as many times as you want.

Get the Latest Vermont Driver’s Manual

Your first step is to get the latest version of the Vermont Driver’s Manual. You can get a copy from a local branch office, your high school, driving school, or download it online .

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When you’ve studied the manual, use this practice test to check your progress and see if you are ready for the real examination or not.

Don’t use the tests as a replacement for studying the manual. Practice tests are only a supplement to help you learn faster and verify your progress.

Make sure you fully understand all answers. Just memorizing questions and answers is a risky study tactic .

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Passing Score in Vermont is 80 Percent

The passing score in Vermont is 80 percent, which means you must answer at least 16 of 20 questions correctly to pass the examination.

Since there are only 20 questions it is easy to make four or more mistakes and not pass. This is why you should aim for a 100% score on the practice tests. It gives you a better margin for errors when attempting the real exam.

Who Must Pass the Vermont Knowledge Test?

To get an original Vermont Driver License all first-time applicants must pass the knowledge test.

When you apply for your first Learner Permit or Junior Operator License you are subject to the rules in the Vermont Graduated Driver License law.

When you move to Vermont with a valid out-of-state license or an out-of-state license that has been expired for one year or less, DMV will normally waive the knowledge and road tests. Should you let your out-of-state license expire for more than one year, you must take the same tests as a first-time applicant.

If another state has suspended, revoked, denied, or cancelled your driver license, you cannot get a Vermont license.

With an out-of-state junior operator’s license, you must successfully pass the required examinations, show proof of successful completion of a driver education program, and have completed 40 hours of driving. You are subject to all provisions in the Vermont Graduated License law, unless you have held the Junior Operator’s License in the other state for a period of at least six months.

With an out-of-country license you must always pass the knowledge test before DMV will issue a Vermont license.

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Vermont Written Permit Test

The purpose of the Vermont written test is to verify your understanding of common road signs, traffic laws and safe driving practices.

It is a multiple-choice test with four available answers to choose from (this practice test has only three choices).

Only one alternative is correct and there are no trick questions.

The knowledge and road tests are usually done on separate days. You cannot make an appointment for the road test until you have passed the written test.

If you fail the written test, you must wait at least one business day before taking a new one.

Remember, all exams now require an appointment. Taking the knowledge test on a walk-in basis is not an option during the ongoing pandemic. Read more .

Oral Tests

The computerized test has audio support so that you can listen to all questions.

If you have trouble reading or any another disability that requires a person-to-person oral test, you should inform DMV when making an appointment. DMV will provide you with assistance and schedule an oral test. At an oral test, the examiner will give you a road sign identification test and then read the rest of the written test to you.


If you are hearing impaired and want an interpreter, you must ask for one when you schedule your appointment.


If you speak another language and have difficulty reading English, you may use a dictionary and also ask the examiner to assist you.

Should you wish to have an interpreter other than an ASL interpreter, you must provide the interpreter yourself and that person must have a valid driver license from a U.S. State or territory.

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