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Preparation for DMV Knowledge Test

We have prepared this set of Questions to help you study for your written test. We recommend that you also study the driver's manual issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles. If you have any questions concerning these sample questions, Please feel free to call our office.
1. When must you signal before making turn?
A. At least 100 feet.

2. How close may you park to a stop sign?
A. 50 feet.

3. How close may you park to a corner?
A. 25 feet

4. How close may you park to a fire hydrant?
A. 10 feet.

5. What is the stopping distance on a dry road at 50 m.p.h?
A. 243 feet.

6. What is the proper distance you may park from a curb?
A. 6 inches

7. What are the penalties for driving without insurance?
A. Suspension of driver's license and registration and fines.

8. Serious accidents causing death, injury or $200 damage must be reported in 5 days to?
A. Division of Motor Vehicles.

9. Points are only issued for?
A. Moving violations

10. When will you be given a proposed License Suspension Notice?
A. When you have received 12 points

11. What is the penalty for diving with a suspended license?
A. First offense fine of $500 and up to 6 months additional license suspension.

12. What is the penalty for not telling the truth when applying for a license?
A. Not less than a $ 200 fine and/or up to 6 months imprisonment.

13. Up to 3 point may be subtracted from your record if you receive no moving violations for how long?
A. One year.

14. What is the penalty for refusing to take the breath test?
A. 6 months to 1 year license suspension.

15. Who is responsible if a student commits a traffic offense?
A. Both the student and the instructor or licensed drivers.

16. What should you do if approaching a steady yellow or amber signal?
A. Stop before entering the introduction if possible.

17. What is a good practice while driving?
A. Keep from looking at any one thing for more than a few seconds
18. What is proper lane to turn into when making a left turn?
A. The lane nearest the center in the direction you are heading.

19. When driving at night you should be able to stop how?
A. Within the distance you can see ahead.

20. Where should you position the car to make a left turn from a two way street?
A. The lane nearest the center of the road.

21. What is a good practice when nearing an intersection?
A. Slow down and be prepared to stop.

22. What is the purpose of traffic laws?
A. To protect you and other drivers.

23. If there is no “No Turn on red” sign, when can you make a turn on red?
A. After making a full stop and yielding to traffic.

24. If you feel or hear an unusual thumbing noise while driving it may be?
A. The tires.

25. What is the best advice if your car is stranded in a heavy snow or storm?
A. Stay with your car.

26. What is a good practice when driving in the city?
A. Check intersections ahead for signals.

27. What must you do if you want to turn left at a traffic light?
A. Yield to the oncoming traffic.

28. If the front of your car vibrates, the problem may be with your.
A. Steering.

29. What do two parallel white lines across the road means?
A. Pedestrian crosswalk.

30. Which lights should you use when driving in fog?
A. Low beams.

31. What papers must you have when operating a motor vehicle?
A. License, registration and insurance card.

32. When should you use your horn?
A. If you are driving out of an alley.

33. What should be done if two cars inter an uncontrolled Intersection simultaneously?
A. The driver on the left must yield to the driver on the right.

34. Double solid center lines would usually be found where?
A. On a winding two way road – no passing.
84. If you are arrested for drunk driving in New Jersey. Your chances of being converted are:
A. 72%

35. Why should you use seat and shoulder belts?
A. They increase your chances of surviving an accident.

36. When may you pass on the right?
A. If the car in front is turning left and there is a lane for driving on the right.

37. What does a flashing red light mean?
A. Stop, proceed with caution.

38. What does a green light mean?
A. Proceed when safe

39. What does a single solid white line across an intersection mean?
A. You should stop behind the line for a traffic sign or signal.

40. What does a yellow diamond shaped sign mean?
A. Warning or Caution.

41. When should you use your parking lights?
A. When parking only.

42. Which way do you turn if you go into a skid?
A. In the direction the back of the car is skidding.

43. How far should you stay behind the car you are following?
A. At least 2 seconds.

44. What direction should you check first when approaching an intersection?
A. To the left.

45. If two cars reach four way stop at the same time, what is the proper procedure?
A. The driver on the left yields to the driver on the right.

46. What should you do if you go into a skid?
A. Take your foot off the gas pedal

47. What is the most common mistake a new driver makes with the brake?
A. Pushing the brake too hard.

48. What is the best way to talk to other drivers?
A. Through the use of your horn or lights.

49. What do red eight-sided sign mean?
A. Stop

50. What does a red and white triangular sign mean?
A. Yield.
51. If you drive through a deep-puddle, what should you do?
A. Test your breaks.

52. When is the road surfaced most slippery?
A. During the first few minutes of rain.

53. When should you use your high beam lights?
A. Open country driving situations.

54. If the light of oncoming cars is in your eyes, what should you do?
A. Look to the lower right side of your traffic lane.

55. A driver's left hand extended upward means what?
A. He making a right turn.

56. A driver's left hand extended straight out means what?
A. He is making left turn.

57. A driver left hand extended downward means what?
A. He is making a stop or slowing down.

58. The safest way to exit an expressway is to?
A. Slow your car to the posted exit speed.

59. What should you do if your brakes fail?
A. Shift to a lower gear and pump your brakes.

60. What should u do if your electric signals fail to operate?
A. Use hand signal

61. What should you do if you have a Blowout?
A. Slow the vehicle gradually

62. What should you do if you are angry or upset?
A. “Cool off” before attempting to drive.

63. What should you do if you miss an exit on an expressway?
A. Go on to the next exit. Do not reverse or backup

64. When you are driving on a curve, your vehicle will lend to go in what direction?
A. Straight.

65. What is a good practice at interactions that have no signs and signals?
A. Be ready to stop if necessary.

66. It is a good practice to keep a space cushion to:
A. Give you time to react.

67. One of the best defenses against drunk drivers is
A. Proper wearing of a safety belt

68. When a school bus has stopped at a school to pick up or let off children, you may pass from either direction at a speed of no more then:
A. 10 miles per hour.
69. What must you do if a school bus is stopped and it's red lights are flashing?
A. Stop.

70. How should you turn your wheels when parking downhill next to a curb?
A. To the right toward the curb.

71. Special Permits may be issued at age 16 when:
A. Enrolled in a Behind the wheel Driver Education Course or Enrolled in Commercial Driving Education Courses and purchased by an Approved Driving Instructor.

72. In city driving. A good habit is to:
A. Look 12 seconds ahead

73. When approaching a railroad crossing with flashing light:
A. Stop within 50 feet but not less than 16 feet of the nearest rail.

74. You are required by New Jersey laws to keep to the right except:
A. When on a one-way street, when passing, or is impractical to travel on that side of the roadway.

75. Studies show that the greatest number of people arrested for drunk driving had been drinking what kind of alcoholic beverage?
A. Beer

76. The speed limit in a school Zone is 25 m.p.h.
A. The speed limit in a business area is 25 m.p.h The speed limit on a highway is 50 m.p.h.

77. You should always yield to:
A. Other vehicles already in the intersection, pedestrians and emergency vehicles.

78. If you want to return to the road from the dirt shoulder.
A. Slow down, and then turn your wheels to climb to the pavement edges

79. An Agricultural License allows the operation of Farm Registered Vehicle:
A. For Agricultural purposes only.

80. To make a right turn, you should
A. Get in the right lane.

81. A twelve-ounce can of beer has as much alcohol in it:
A. 1 1/2 Ounces of 86 proof whiskeys or one 5 ounce glass of wine.

82. Whether your blood alcohol content raises above legal limits depend on :
A. How fast you drink, your weight and amount you drink.

83. The best way to reduce your chances of having an alcohol related accident is for:
A. Don't drive at all after drinking.
85. Drugs that may affect basic driving skills are:
A. Cold pills, trenquillzene and some precaution drugs.

86. Driving while under the influence of intoxicating beverages means:
A. The driver shows obvious signs of being drunk.

87. When blood/alcohol content reaching 0.16 percent, your chances of getting into a serious or fatal accident will increase:
A. 25 times

88. What is an “Habitual offender”?
A. Any person whose license has been suspended 3 times within 3 years.

89. The first conviction penalty for driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is:
A. $ 250 to $ 400 one and possible imprisonment for 30 days and loss of license for 6 months to 1 year.

90. With a blood alcohol concentration of 0 to .05%:
A. You are presumed NOT to the under the insurance.

91. With a blood alcohol concentration of .05% to 10%:
A. You may or not be under the influence.

92. With a blood alcohol concentration of .10% or more:
A. You are under the influence.

93. New Jersey licensed drivers must take on eyesight recheck:
A. Every ten years.

94. What is a good “rule of thumb” in adjusting your speed to traffic?
A. Try to adjust your speed to the flow of traffic.

95. What is the “rule of thumb” for following distances on dry road?
A. One car length back for each 10 miles per hour speed or 2-3 second space between cars.

96. What does the word “tailgating” mean?
A. Driving too close to the vehicle in front. It does not allow you enough time to react if the vehicle ahead suddenly slows or stops.

97. What does hydroplaning mean?
A. Losing the tire grip on wet roads and riding on a film of water.

98. What is an uncontrolled intersection?
A. One where there are no traffic signs or signals.

99. When should you dim your headlights?
A. In city driving and when following of meeting another vehicle within 500 feet.

100. What is an acceleration lane?
A. An extra lane provided at the entrance to an expressway.