Alabama DMV Practice Test 2022

The Alabama DMV permit test consists of 30 questions, and you must answer at least 24 questions correctly to get a passing score (80%). The questions in our sample tests are nearly identical to those on the official AL exam.

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Is parking within 13 feet of a fire hydrant permitted?


In Alabama, parking is prohibited within 15 feet of a fire hydrant. This means if you park closer, the car is parked illegally.

In which scenario is parking prohibited?

On a sidewalk or pedestrian crosswalk
BWithin 10 feet of another vehicle
CAdjacent to any curb

Parking is prohibited in many places in Alabama. Some of the places where parking is prohibited are: (1) on sidewalks or pedestrian crosswalks, (2) adjacent to yellow curbs, (3) in front of a driveway, and (4) on a bridge or in a tunnel.

What will happen if you refuse a breath test when an officer suspects you of driving while intoxicated?

Your driver license will be suspended
BYou will face imprisonment for up to 5 years
CNothing - the officer cannot require you to submit a breath test

The implied consent law in Alabama says that by getting behind the wheel, you have already given consent (i.e. answered "yes") to allow a blood, breath, or urine test if requested by a law enforcement officer. Refusing a police breath/chemical test is a serious offense and will result in license suspension.

What is the BAC-limit for drivers that are 21 years old or older?


Operating or being in actual physical control of a vehicle with a BAC of 0.08 or more is illegal in Alabama and counts as DUI. You can also be convicted if you are "driving under the influence" of alcohol or drugs, even when your BAC is below the legal limit. The penalty for a first-time conviction is a fine of up to $2,100, up to one year in jail, and a license suspension for 90 days.

What is the BAC-limit for drivers under 21 years old?


Alabama drivers under 21 face stricter rules than older drivers and must not drive with a BAC of .02 or more. The stricter BAC limit also applies for school bus drivers and day care vehicle operators.

When driving at night, you must dim your lights to low-beam when you're within _____ of an oncoming vehicle.

500 feet
B700 feet
C1000 feet

High beam headlights will temporarily blind other drivers if used the wrong way. In Alabama, you are required to dim your light to low beam if (1) within 500 feet of an oncoming vehicle or (2) within 200 feet of a vehicle traveling in your direction.

You're driving at night and approaching another vehicle traveling in your direction. When must you dim your lights?

Within 200 feet of the vehicle
BWithin 300 feet of the vehicle
CWithin 400 feet of the vehicle

High beam headlights will temporarily blind other drivers if used the wrong way. In Alabama, you are required to dim your light to low beam if (1) within 500 feet of an oncoming vehicle or (2) within 200 feet of a vehicle traveling in your direction.

Which of the following is an example of when you must use your headlights?

Between sunset and sunrise
BWhen visibility is less than 1500 ft
COn a clear day in a business district

Drivers in Alabama must use their headlights between (1) sunset and sunrise or (2) when visibility is less than 500 feet. In addition, drivers are also required to dim your lights to low beam when (1) within 500 feet of an oncoming vehicle and (2) within 200 feet of a vehicle traveling in your direction.

What should you do when you see that there is a stopped emergency vehicle on the road ahead?

Vacate the lane closest to the emergency vehicle
BCome to a complete stop at least 50 feet from the emergency vehicle
CTry to pass the emergency vehicle as quickly as possible

You must follow the Alabama Move-Over-Law which is designed to protect emergency personnel and workers. If approaching a stopped emergency vehicle on the road ahead, you must vacate the lane closest to the stopped vehicle. If changing lanes is unsafe or not possible, you must move as far away from the emergency vehicle as possible within your lane and slow down to a safe speed at least 15 mph less than the posted speed limit. The move-over-law also applies when approaching a wrecker, utility vehicle, or Department of Transportation vehicle displaying flashing lights.

Is the use of Hazard Lights permitted while driving?


Hazard light use is permitted while driving in Alabama unless otherwise posted.

What is considered a sufficient following distance on a dry road?

At least 2 seconds
B1 second or less
CAt least 3 Seconds

You should always maintain a following distance of at least 2 seconds to the vehicle in front of you, according to the "two-second rule" used in Alabama. In bad conditions and at higher speeds, you should consider increasing the following distance to 4-5 seconds so you have time to safely stop if necessary.

What does this sign mean?

Pedestrians are prohibited from crossing here
BPedestrians are not allowed in the area
CVehicles have the right-of-way in the area

The ‘NO PEDESTRIAN CROSSING’ regulatory sign prohibits pedestrians from crossing the street.

What should you do if you get a tire blowout or flat tire while driving?

AImmediately apply your parking brake and steer towards the center of the road
Keep control over your vehicle, ease up on the gas, and slow down gradually
CTurn on your emergency flashers and keep on driving

Don’t panic in case of a tire blowout / flat tire! Focus on controlling your vehicle until you can safely stop.

Take your foot off the gas and begin braking gently once you have your vehicle under control. Don’t accelerate or brake hard as you may lose control over your vehicle.

What does this sign mean?

The road changes in the direction of the arrow at a sharp angle
BDriving in the direction of the arrow is prohibited
COne-way traffic ahead

This is a ‘directional arrow’ sign. It is often placed in extreme curves to warn drivers to slow down to an appropriate speed.

What does this sign mean?

ATwo-way traffic ahead
BRoundabout ahead
CHospital ahead
Crossroad ahead

You’re approaching a 4-way intersection.

When changing lanes:

Yield to traffic already traveling in the lane
BYou have the right-of-way

Before changing lanes, make sure that it’s safe to do so by checking your mirrors and blind spots. Yield to traffic already in the lane before you make the lane change.

Is it generally recommended to gesture at other drivers that you think did something wrong in traffic?


Gestures can be misunderstood or interpreted as hostile. Avoid gesturing at other drivers even if you think they did something wrong.

Where should you look to avoid being temporarily blinded by an oncoming vehicle's high-beam headlights?

AToward the left side of the road
BBelow the oncoming vehicle’s left headlight
Toward the right side of the road
DStraight ahead

Look toward the right edge of the road to prevent being blinded by the oncoming vehicle's headlights, while still being able to see the road ahead. Remember to check the position of the oncoming vehicle every few seconds.

What does this sign mean?

AOnly trucks permitted
Trucks prohibited
CNo trucks permitted in heavy traffic

This sign is a ‘NO TRUCKS’ regulatory sign. Trucks are prohibited from entering roads marked with this sign.

On wet roads, how can you tell if your tires are losing their grip on the road surface?

AThe steering will feel very heavy
BThe engine noise will increase
The steering will feel very light

If you drive at speed in very wet conditions, your steering may suddenly feel lighter than usual. If your steering feels very light, the tyres have lifted off the surface of the road, which is known as hydroplaning.

In case of hydroplaning, reduce your speed but don’t brake until your steering returns to normal.

Is the Alabama Permit Test Hard?

Not if you are properly prepared. All of Zutobi’s material is designed to be easy to understand and easy to remember. With our driving course, you’ll learn everything you need to know in order to pass your Alabama permit test, and you’ll learn it in a way that makes recalling it on test day a breeze. However, learning information to get your learner’s permit is different than actually driving on the Alabama roads.

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