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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. 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.


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

Your blind spot is the area of the road you cannot see without moving your head and looking over your shoulder.


#3. If you are having trouble remembering driving the last few miles, it is most likely a sign of:

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.


#4. Motorcycle riders:

Because of its small size, a motorcycle can be easily hidden by objects inside or outside a car (door posts, mirrors, passengers, bushes, trees, parked cars, fences, bridges, blind spots, etc.). Take an extra moment to thoroughly check traffic, whether you are changing lanes or turning at intersections.


#5. What does the State's basic speed rule mean?

Vehicles may not be driven at speeds greater or less than reasonable, depending on conditions of traffic, road, and weather. A driver must keep the vehicle under control in order to be able to bring it to a stop within assured clear distance ahead.


#6. Drinking coffee after drinking alcohol:

Time is the only way to reduce the effects of alcohol. Drinking coffee, taking a shower, exercising, etc., cannot reduce your BAC or the effects of alcohol.


#7. Right turns against a traffic light showing a red arrow:

Drivers intending to turn left must stop and wait. Do not enter an intersection to turn when a solid red arrow is being displayed.


#8. Which one of the following statements is true about safety belts?

When wearing a safety belt (or seat belt) you are less likely to be injured or killed in a collision. Safety belts make it easier to sit in a safe, comfortable position for better control of the vehicle. Safety belts hold you in the position motor vehicle makers intended you to be. Safety belts keep you inside the vehicle, in one position, rather than being thrown out of the vehicle where the instances of death and serious injury are much greater. The use of safety belts keep occupants in one position within the vehicle where the chances of injury from other occupants is also limited in a crash.


#9. 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.


#10. When two vehicles from different directions arrive at the same time at a four-way stop, which one should be given the right-of-way?

At a four-way intersection controlled by stop signs, you must yield the right-of-way to the driver on your right if both of you arrive at the intersection at the same time (Same Time Rule).


#11. A warning sign with these symbols has the following shape:

Circular signs with a large X and the letters RR indicate there is a railroad crossing ahead.


#12. If you are stopped by a police officer and cited for a traffic law violation, you should:

Do not argue with the officer at the scene. Roadside is not the place to argue traffic offenses. There will be time in court to address the offense.


#13. Signaling before turning is:

The law states that a driver must use a turn signal not less than 100 feet before making a turn or changing lanes. Signaling three to five seconds before any of these actions covers this requirement. Applying your brakes will signal vehicles behind you that you are planning to slow down or stop. If your vehicle’s directional lights or brake lights are not working, you must use hand signals to let other drivers know you are planning to stop or turn. Directional lights or brake lights which do not work must be fixed immediately.


#14. If you are on a roadway marked with a yellow line on the right edge and a white line to your left:

If you ever find yourself with yellow to your right and white to your left, you are going the wrong way.

Remember, solid yellow lines are used on the left of the roadway edge of divided streets or roadways. When driving, a yellow line should always be to your left.


#15. 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.

#16. This sign means that traffic in the left lane:

This sign indicates two lanes of traffic are permitted to turn left. The traffic in the left lane must turn left, traffic in the other lane has a choice.

Drivers must always follow through on the directions that are indicated in the lane they are in. For example, if a driver is driving in a lane with a straight arrow, it is illegal and unsafe to attempt a turn to the right or left once they are at the intersection. A sudden lane change increases the risk of a crash. It is safer to drive around the block and find an alternate route to the destination.


#17. If you become stranded in a snowstorm, the best thing to do is:

If you become stranded in a snowstorm, the best thing to do is stay in the car because you are more likely to be found.


#18. When parking parallel to a curb you must not park:

A vehicle parked on a two-lane road must have the right wheels within 12 inches of the right side of the road or curb. On a one-way road the vehicle must be positioned within 12 inches of the side of the road. Your vehicle must be parked in the same direction as traffic flow.


#19. When entering an expressway:

Enter the expressway at or near the speed of traffic. Do not stop before merging with expressway traffic unless absolutely necessary. Expressway traffic has the right-of-way. Watch for vehicles around you. Use your mirrors and turn signals. Turn your head to look quickly to the side before changing lanes.


#20. You meet a school bus that has stopped on the other side of the highway. The bus activates its flashing lights. When are you allowed to proceed without stopping?

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.

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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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