Massachusetts driver's examination

Number of tests: 16
Number of questions: 25
Passing score: 18
Directions: Each learner’s permit exam has 25 multiple-choice questions. Topics covered on the exam include alcohol misuse, suspensions, and JOL violations, as well as rules of the road and identifying road signs.To pass the exam, you must answer 18 questions correctly within the allotted time of 25 minutes.

Full-service RMV Branches have automated testing stations (ATS), which are easy-to-use videoscreen kiosks that use a computer program to deliver learner’s permit exam questions visually. The ATS lets you practice with sample questions before beginning the actual exam. You must study the contents of this manual to be able to pass the learner’s permit exam.

The learner’s permit exam fee of $30 covers the cost of processing your application and administering your learner’s permit exam. If you fail the exam or your permit expires, you will be charged this fee again for another examination.
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1.
If your wheels drop off the pavement and onto the shoulder of the road, you should:
Brake hard and turn sharply back onto the pavement.
Stop your car on the edge of the road.
Slow down and very carefully turn back onto the pavement.
Maintain your speed and turn sharply back onto the pavement.
2.
Another driver is trying to pass your car. You should:
Pull off the road.
Signal to the other driver when it is safe for them to pass.
Check for oncoming traffic and adjust your speed to allow safe passing.
Speed up.
3.
You are approaching a railroad crossing that has no visible gates or flashing lights, but has a standard crossbuck. You should:
Approach all tracks with extreme caution and cross only when you know that there is no train coming.
Turn your radio down to hear if there may be an approaching train.
Only continue once cleared to do so by a flagger, if applicable.
All of the above.
4.
When driving in fog, you should use your:
Low beam headlights.
High beam headlights.
Parking lights.
Hazard flashers.
5.
The best way to avoid hydroplaning is to:
Keep your tires properly maintained.
Slow down when roads are wet or slushy.
Watch out for standing water or puddles.
All of the above.
6.
What does alcohol do to your driving skills and judgement?
It helps driving skills but harms your judgement.
It harms both driving skills and judgement.
It has no effect on either driving skills or judgement.
It has no effect on judgement but it harms driving skills.
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