2022 Iowa Permit Test 11

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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1. How can you lower the risk of hydroplaning?

Explanation
Hydroplaning happens when a vehicle glides on top of a thin layer of water between its tires and the road. Tires with low air pressure or bad tread can increase the risk of hydroplaning. Speeding also increases the risk.

2. When driving at night on a dimly lit street, you should:

Explanation
You should drive more slowly at night than during the day because it is not possible to see as far ahead at night. You should make sure that you can stop within the area illuminated by your headlights.

3. When being passed by another vehicle:

Explanation
When being passed, you must yield to the passing vehicle and not increase your speed. Allow the vehicle to safely merge back into your lane.

4. Which is the correct sequence of events as a school bus driver prepares to stop to load or unload children?

Explanation
When you meet an oncoming school bus displaying flashing amber lights, you must slow to a speed no faster than 20 mph and be prepared to stop. If its red lights are flashing or if its stop arm is out, you must come to a complete stop at least 15 feet from the bus. Remain stopped as long as the red lights flash or the stop arm is out.

5. When changing lanes, you should never:

Explanation
Before changing lanes, check for drivers trying to pass you who may be trying to enter the same lane as you. Look over your shoulder to check your blind spot. You should never attempt to pass or otherwise change lanes in an intersection.

6. Which of the following road surfaces freezes first?

Explanation
Pavement on bridges and overpasses can become icy even when other surrounding pavement is dry. Bridges often freeze before, and thaw out after, the rest of a road.

7. This road sign means:

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Explanation
Regulatory signs provide notice to road users of traffic laws that must be obeyed. This particular sign tells you the maximum speed limit for the stretch of highway where it is posted. You may drive more slowly than the posted speed limit, based on road conditions, but it is illegal to drive any faster than the posted speed limit.

8. When meeting a car with blinding headlights, you should:

Explanation
If a vehicle comes toward you with its high beams on, look away from the headlights and toward the right side of the road until the car has passed. This will keep you from being blinded.
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