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NJ DMV Practice Test

Please enjoy a complementary practice test containing questions similar to that of the NJ DMV written exam. The test contains 50 questions from which you must receive an 80% or higher to pass.

  • To Obtain a Special learner's permit you must:
    • be at least 17
    • pass a written and eye test
    • pass a written test only
    • pass a written test, eye test and 6 hours of behind the wheel.
  • Which of the following can affect your driving:
    • drugs and alcohol
    • illness
    • tiredness
    • all of the above
  • A Stop sign has ______ sides.
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 8
  • An uncontrolled intersection is:
    • an intersection with a stop sign
    • an un-marked intersection
    • an intersection with a yield sign
    • none of the above
  • The purpose of a deceleration lane is:
    • to allow the driver to speed up when approaching a highway
    • to allow the driver to slow down when approaching a highway
    • to allow the driver to slow down when leaving a highway/expressway
    • all of the above
  • One 12 ounce glass of beer has the same amount of alcohol as:
    • one 5 ounce glass of wine
    • 1 and 1/2 ounces of 86 proof liquor
    • a margarita
    • only 1 and 2 are correct
    • all of the above are correct
  • Speed limit in a business district is:
    • 10 mph
    • 15 mph
    • 25 mph
    • 50 mph
  • Three things every licensed driver must have with them while driving:
    • a valid permit, a supervising driver and insurance
    • a valid license, valid insurance and registration
    • a valid license, a supervising driver and insurance
    • none of the above
  • When can you make a right turn on red
    • only when entering a one-way street
    • never in New Jersey
    • only after making a complete stop
    • after making a complete stop, there is no sign posted stating "no turn on red", traffic has been checked and you have yielded to vehicles with the green light
    • both A and C
  • If you are under 21 years old, you're considered under the influence if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is:
    • .10%
    • .08%
    • .04%
    • 0.01%
  • Having a driver's license is a:
    • right
    • needed
    • privilege
    • all of the above
    • none of the above
  • A licensed driver from another state must apply for his/ her New Jersey licence within:
    • 2 weeks
    • 30 days
    • 60 days
    • 90 days
  • A driver with a CDL moving into New Jersey from another state must apply for a New Jersey licence within:
    • 2 weeks
    • 30 days
    • 60 days
    • 90 days
  • How long is a permit for a 16 year old valid?
    • Until requirements are met or 60 days
    • Until requirements are met or 6 months
    • Until requirements are met or 1 years
    • Until requirements are met or 2 years
  • You must be ______ age to register a motor vehicle in N.J.
    • 16 years old
    • 17 years old
    • 18 years old
    • 21 years old
  • When may a person drive on public or private property to avoid a light or stop sign
    • When the owner of the property says it is ok
    • to avoid a traffic light
    • a police officer directs you to
    • to avoid traffic
  • When parking your car in the street you have to be at least _____ feet from a fire hydrant :
    • 10 feet
    • 20 feet
    • 25 feet
    • 50 feet
  • When parking your car in the street you have to be at least _____ feet from a stop sign.
    • 10 feet
    • 20 feet
    • 25 feet
    • 50 feet
  • When parking your car in the street you have to be at least _____ feet from a cross walk:
    • 10 feet
    • 20 feet
    • 25 feet
    • 50 feet
  • After driving through a puddle of water you should:
    • pump your brakes to test them and see if they are working right
    • step hard on the gas pedal and increase your speed to help dry the brakes
    • Put your left foot on the brake pedal and the right foot on the gas so that you heat the brakes to dry them off
    • Stop the car and get out
  • At what part of a curve should you slow down?
    • Just before the curve
    • as you start to go into the curve
    • half way through the curve
    • only when you start to skid
  • When driving around a curve your vehicle will tend to ____________.
    • turn
    • speed up
    • go straight
    • slow down a lot
  • Road surfaces are slipperiest
    • the first few minutes after the rain starts to fall
    • after it has been raining for a while
    • during a hard rain
    • none of the above
  • Riding on a thin layer of water and your tires are not making contact with the road is called.
    • skidding
    • sliding
    • hydroplaning
    • water ride
  • When you miss your exit on a highway ______________
    • Stop, pull to the side of the road and back up safely
    • Continue driving to the next exit and then get off the highway and turn around
    • Back up on the highway, because it is a long way on a highway to the next exit
    • Wait for a police officer to assist you backing up on the highway
  • When you are being passed by another driver you should:
    • slow down and let them pass
    • speed up to stop them from cutting in front of you
    • Maintain your speed and if possible close the gap between you and the vehicle ahead of you, so that the other driver can not complete the pass.
    • all of the above
  • When driving at night you should be able to stop:
    • Within 100 feet
    • You should be able to stop within a block
    • On a dime
    • Within the area that is illuminated by your headlight
  • What is not a rule for the proper following distance between your vehicle and the one ahead:
    • 2 plus second rule / 3 plus second rule
    • 1 car length (20') for every 10 MPH you are traveling
    • Stay as close behind the vehicle ahead as possible, but still be able to stop rule
  • What BAC Blood Alcohol Content may represents driving while impaired for a driver over 21 years of age?
    • .01%
    • .04%
    • .05%
    • .08%
    • .10%
  • The BAC at which a driver over 21 is regarded as intoxicated is _________.
    • .01%
    • .04%
    • .08%
    • .10%
    • .15%
  • Studies show that most people arrested for drinking and driving had been drinking:
    • Beer
    • Wine
    • Liquor 80 proof or above
    • Only water
    • Only soda
  • In order to keep your vehicle centered in your lane, you should:
    • look low to the left of the white lane
    • look high and into the center of your driving path
    • look to the center of your hood
    • look over the right fender
  • If a person has been drinking what is the only thing that will sober them up?
    • eating
    • drinking coffee or having a Red Bull
    • time
    • taking a nap
  • How much more likely are you to have a crash if your BAC is .05%
    • 2x
    • 4x
    • 6x
    • 12x
  • A good indication that a driver is going to change lanes when the directional signals are not used is:
    • position of the front wheels
    • position of hands on wheel
    • either
    • neither
  • To stop a car when skidding on a slippery road with anti-lock braking system, you should:
    • apply gradual pressure to brake
    • apply firm study pressure to the brake
    • press the gas pedal
    • apply emergency brake
    • apply pumping action to brake
  • Passing on the right is legal when:
    • when a car is turning left at an intersection
    • on the shoulder
    • at a RR crossing
    • on a 4 lane highway with continuous lines of traffic
    • a and d are correct
  • To drive in New Jersey your car must be insured for:
    • liability
    • PIP
    • uninsured motorist
    • all of the above
  • Alcohol affects the driver's condition by:
    • reducing their reaction time
    • reducing their coordination
    • reducing their sense of judgment
    • only A and B are correct
    • A,B, and C are correct
  • What is the penalty for insurance fraud?
    • $5,000.00 fine and or criminal charges
    • $10,000.00 fine and or criminal charges
    • $15,000.00 fine and or criminal charges
    • none of the above
  • What is the penalty for driving an uninsured vehicle?
    • $100.00 - $500.00, community service, 30-day suspension, no surcharge ($100.00 restoration charge)
    • $300.00 - $1,000.00, community service, 1-year suspension, $250.00 surcharge for 3 years. ($100.00 restoration charge)
    • $300.00 - $1,500.00, community service, 6 month suspension, $100.00 surcharge for 2 years. ($100.00 restoration charge)
    • $500.00 - $2,000.00, community service, 1-year suspension, $200.00 surcharge for 3 years. ($100.00 restoration charge)
  • A flashing yellow or amber light means:
    • stop
    • speed up
    • park your car
    • slow down and proceed with caution
  • A warning sign is what shape?
    • Diamond
    • Circle
    • Octagon
    • Square
  • School crossing sign has __________ sides.
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 8
  • A sign that is shaped like a triangle with a red border is a _________ sign.
    • Stop
    • work zone
    • train tracks
    • yield
    • school crossing
  • When are head lights required in New jersey?
    • A half hour after sunset
    • Between a half hour after sunset and until a half hour before sunrise or if visibility is less than 500 feet.
    • When backing up
    • Between a half hour before sunset and until a half hour after sunrise or if visibility is less than 500 feet.
  • When your windshield wipers are on you should __________.
    • have your headlights on
    • play the radio
    • have your headlights on and only use your parking lights
    • drive faster
  • A solid line in the middle of a two lane road means
    • you can pass
    • pass at your own risk
    • no passing over the solid line
    • pass only when safe
  • Broken or dashed line in the middle of a two lane road means:
    • no passing
    • you can pass, if it is safe
    • you can pass, only with a police officers direction
    • none of the above
  • In what position should your wheels be when parking down hill street with a curb to the right?
    • Away from the curb
    • Straight
    • Away from the curb with the parking brake on
    • Towards the curb