Iowa Driver’s Examination

2022 Iowa Permit Test 12

The following questions are from real DMV written tests. These are some of the actual permit questions you will face in..

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

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This sign means:

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Warning signs prepare drivers for upcoming road conditions and hazards and are usually yellow with black markings. This sign alerts drivers to potential traffic merging from the right. Drivers should prepare to allow the traffic to merge safely.

What do speed limit signs indicate?

Speed limit signs indicate the maximum or minimum safe speed that is allowed to be driven on a roadway. The maximum limits are for ideal conditions and you must reduce your speed when conditions require it.

You have the right-of-way when turning left on which of the following traffic signals?

A green steady arrow means you may pass through the intersection in the direction that the arrow is pointing. Oncoming traffic is required to stop for turning traffic.

Cell phones can be a serious source of driver distractions.

When on the road, drivers should not use cell phones, computers, or other distracting devices, except to report a crash or emergency. Your full attention should be devoted to driving.

Roads become very slippery:

Pavement can become very slippery within the first 10 to 15 minutes of a rainstorm because the rain causes oil in the asphalt to rise to the surface of the road. This problem becomes even worse in hot weather. The heat combined with the water causes more oil to rise to the road surface.

If the gates at a railroad crossing are down and red lights are flashing, you should:

Stop at a railroad crossing when the warning lights start to flash and the gate lowers. Remain stopped until the gate is raised and the lights stop flashing. Never drive around lowered gates at a railroad crossing because it is against the law and very dangerous.

To check your blind spot when changing lanes to the left, you should glance:

To check your blind spot, glance over your shoulder in the direction that you want to move.

Yellow lines separate:

Yellow lines mark the center of a road used for two-way traffic. A solid yellow centerline indicates that drivers may not cross the line to pass. A broken yellow centerline indicates that drivers may cross the line to pass, but only if passing would not interfere with traffic.
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