Colorado DMV Practice Test 2024

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


The implied consent law in Colorado 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?


Drivers must not drive on or over the legal Colorado BAC limit of 0.08! If you are above 0.05 BAC but below 0.08, it may count as "permissible inference that person was driving while impaired". If you suspect you are close to the limit, do not drive! Also, even a low BAC may impact your driving drastically so refrain from driving if you feel affected in any way.

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

Drivers under 21 face stricter rules than older drivers in Colorado and may be convicted of a DUI with a blood alcohol concentration of .02 or higher.

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


High beam headlights will temporarily blind other drivers if used the wrong way. In Colorado, 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. High beams should also not be used in fog.

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

High beam headlights will temporarily blind other drivers if used the wrong way. In Colorado, 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. High beams should also not be used in fog.

You are required to use your headlights in certain conditions. Which of the following is an example of such a condition?

In Colorado, you must use your headlights between (1) sunset and sunrise or (2) when visibility is less than 1000 feet. Also, you're 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 . High beams should also not be used in fog.

Is the use of Hazard Lights permitted while driving?

Hazard light use is not permitted while driving in Colorado, except if the vehicle is driving slower than 25 mph.

You see that there is a stopped emergency vehicle on the road shoulder ahead,. What should you do?

The Colorado move-over-law is designed to protect emergency personnel and workers. If approaching a stationary emergency response vehicle with flashing lights, including utility- and maintenance vehicles and tow trucks, you must vacate the lane closest to the stopped vehicle. If changing lanes is unsafe or not possible, you must slow down to a safe and prudent speed for the conditions.

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

You should always maintain a following distance of at least 3 seconds to the vehicle in front of you according to the "three-second rule" used in Colorado. 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. On slippery roads, it may be necessary to increase the following distance even more.

What is the standard speed limit in residential areas?

In Colorado, the standard speed limit in residential areas is 30 mph unless signs indicate otherwise.

What is the standard maximum speed limit in a business district?

In Colorado, the standard speed limit in a business district is 25 mph unless signs indicate otherwise.

On two-way roads, you may pass to the left of:


A solid line on your side of the road indicates that passing is prohibited. In this picture, you are NOT allowed to pass as you will need to cross double solid yellow lines.

Should you always obey your passengers requests?


It’s the drivers' responsibility to drive legally and safely. 

Don’t let your passengers negatively affect your driving or distract you. Instead, you can ask your passengers to ease your driving by e.g. helping you identify potential hazards, acting as navigators, or helping you change music.

What does this sign mean?


This sign warns you that the right lane is ending. Vehicles in the right lane must merge left.

Driving too close to the vehicle in front:


Rear-end collisions stand for a large sum of all traffic accidents, and they can often be avoided by keeping a sufficient following distance. Increase the following distance when driving at night or in bad conditions.

Are drivers required to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalks when entering or exiting a roundabout?


Drivers must yield to pedestrians when entering or exiting a roundabout. If the pedestrian is carrying a white cane or being led by a guide dog, he/she is likely blind - give blind pedestrians a wide berth and priority in every situation! 

Before entering the roundabout, also yield to vehicles already in the roundabout. 

What should you do if you meet a vehicle with just one working headlight at night?


With just one working headlight, it will be difficult to know if the oncoming vehicle is a bicyclist, a motorcyclist or a car. 

It’s especially dangerous if the remaining functioning headlight is the right light, as it can trick you into thinking that the vehicle is driving further to the right than it actually is.

What does '40' mean in this case?


This sign indicates the recommended speed for this curve is 40 mph in good conditions. Consider slowing down even more in poor weather conditions.

What should you do if you begin to feel tired while driving?


It’s very dangerous to drive when tired. While listening to music and rolling down the car windows can help a little, it won’t prevent fatigue. What helps is rest - so pull over and rest until you no longer feel tired.

Why is it helpful to use headlights when driving on mountain roads, even during the day?


Headlights help increase visibility by either providing you with more light, or helping other drivers see you. They help counter the limited vision on mountain roads and as a consequence reduce the chance of a collision.

Is the Colorado Permit Test Hard?

Like every other test, that depends on how you study. But you should know that roughly 50% fail the permit test nation-wide.

Zutobi’s approach takes the boring out of studying. We can help you learn how to drive, practice for your DMV permit test, and feel confident behind the wheel, all in a fun and engaging way.

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Less than 50% of teens pass their learner’s permit test nation-wide, which is a statistic we are changing. This is how we help you get a passing score:

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  • Learn about traffic laws like coming to a complete stop at a stop sign (feel free to critique your parents on that one), road signs, and safe driving skills.
  • With our Colorado practice permit tests, you can test your knowledge before you sit down to take the real thing.
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