Massachusetts driver's examination

Number of tests: 14
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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Passing grade —
7 or fewer errors
From top to bottom, the following is the proper order for traffic lights:
Green, yellow, red
Red, yellow, green
Green, red, yellow
Red, green, yellow
Vehicle stopping distances never depend on:
Your own reaction time
Condition and type of vehicle tires
Condition of your vehicle's brakes
The time of day
Passing is prohibited:
on hills and curves
at intersections
at railroad crossings
all of the above
If someone has consumed alcoholic drinks, what will help the person overcome the influence of those drinks?
Fresh air
Tomato juice and lime
Hot coffee
What can you do to avoid the need to make emergency (or “panic”) stops while driving in traffic?
Honk your horn to make others aware of your presence
Drive slower than the flow of traffic
Look ahead and maintain a safe following distance
Drive in the right lane only
What should you be most concerned about when you see this sign?
Hydroplaning, if the shoulder has water on it
Damaging a tire, if you drift onto the shoulder
Losing control of the vehicle,if you drift onto the shoulder because of a drop off
Driving with your headlights out of alignment because one side of your car is higher than the other
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