2022 Iowa Permit Test

The following questions are from real DMV written tests. These are some of the actual permit questions you will face in Iowa. Each permit practice test question has three answer.. Read More

The following questions are from real DMV written tests. These are some of the actual permit questions you will face in Iowa. Each permit practice test question has three answer choices. Select one answer for each question and select "grade this section." You can find this button at the bottom of the drivers license quiz. For a complete list of questions and answers for Iowa please visit https://cheat-sheets.dmv-written-test.com/en/iowa/car.

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17. When approaching a school bus stopped with its stop arm extended, drivers should:

Explanation
When approaching a stopped school bus that is using its stop signal, a driver is required to come to a complete stop. They should not proceed until the stop arm is withdrawn.

18. You come to an intersection with a flashing red light. You must:

Explanation
A flashing red light means that you must come to a full stop, and then proceed when the way is clear.

19. If you experience a tire blowout:

Explanation
If you experience a tire blowout, take your foot off the gas pedal and do not immediately apply the brakes. Gradually slow down before gently applying the brakes and pulling off the side of the road.

20. When making a turn, you must ____ your speed.

Explanation
When turning, you should reduce to a speed that allows you to maintain control of your vehicle, stay in your lane, and react to unexpected situations.

21. What should you do when you see this sign?

alabama-railroad crossing(2)
Explanation
This sign indicates that there is a railroad crossing on the road ahead. You should always slow down when approaching a railroad crossing. Trains cannot yield to cars, so you must let them pass before crossing the tracks.

22. Headlights are required when visibility is less than:

Explanation
Iowa law requires drivers to use their headlights from sunset to sunrise. Headlights must also be used at any other time when visibility is limited to 500 feet or less.

23. A leaky exhaust system in your vehicle is dangerous because it can cause:

Explanation
The exhaust system carries exhaust gas out of the vehicle and prevents fumes from entering into the passenger compartment. To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, keep your exhaust system free of leaks. Replace all defective parts immediately.

24. This road sign means:

virginia-winding road ahead
Explanation
This sign indicates that the road ahead winds with a series of turns or curves.
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