Delaware DMV Practice Test 2022

The Delaware 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 DE exam.

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What to expect on the official DE permit test
Number of questions:
30
Correct answers needed to pass:
24
Passing score:
80%
Minimum age to apply:
16years
Length of test:
40min
Minimum period between attempts:
10days
practice test
Questions

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

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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 Delaware 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?

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A0.02
B0.05
0.08

Operating a vehicle with a BAC of 0.08 or more is illegal in Delaware 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 $1,500, up to 12 months in jail, and a license revocation for 12-24 months depending on your BAC.

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

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B0.02
C0.08

Drivers under 21 have a zero-tolerance on alcohol in Delaware. This means they must not drive with any alcohol in their system!

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

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500 feet
B700 feet
C1000 feet

High beam headlights will temporarily blind other drivers if used the wrong way. In Delaware, 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 Delaware, 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 are required to use your headlights in certain conditions. Which of the following is an example of such a condition?

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

In Delaware, you must use your headlights between (1) sunset and sunrise, (2) when visibility is less than 1000 feet and (3) when windshield wipers are in use. 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.

Is the use of Hazard Lights permitted while driving?

AYes
No

Hazard light use is not permitted while driving in Delaware, except for the purpose of indicating a traffic hazard.

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

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

The Delaware move-over-law is designed to protect emergency personnel and workers. If approaching a stationary emergency vehicle with flashing lights, including tow trucks and public utility vehicles, you must slow down and 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?

A2 seconds or less
At least 3 seconds
CAt least 4 Seconds

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 Delaware. 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 business and residential districts?

A15 mph
25 mph
C45 mph

In Delaware, the standard speed limit in business and residential districts is 25 mph unless signs indicate otherwise.

What is the standard maximum speed limit in school zones, unless otherwise posted?

A15 mph
20 mph
C35 mph

Signs will be posted indicating when the school speed limit is active. Be extremely careful close to schools as children are unpredictable and may cross the road without warning. The penalties for drivers not following the school speed limit are severe in Delaware.

What does this sign mean?

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AThe maximum speed for this curve is 40 mph
The recommended speed for this curve is 40 mph
CThe minimum speed for this curve is 40 mph

This sign indicates the recommended speed in good conditions. Consider slowing down even more in poor weather conditions.

You reduce your speed from 50 mph to 25 mph. How will this affect the braking distance?

AIt won’t be affected
BIt will be halved compared to before
It will be one quarter compared to before
DIt will increase

If you doubled your speed, the braking distance would be 4 times longer. This also means that if you halved your speed, the braking distance would be ¼ compared to before.

What style of driving decreases the risk(s) related to driving for all road users?

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Defensive
BCompetitive
CAggressive

Defensive driving is about trying to anticipate and be prepared for any potential hazards.

Competitive and aggressive driving are the opposite of defensive driving and will increase the risk(s) for all road users

What does this sign mean?

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Airport ahead
BLow-flying airplanes in this area
CAirplanes may need to land on this road in case of an emergency

This sign tells you that there is an airport in the area.

How should you act if you’re hydroplaning?

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AAccelerate to regain control of your car
BBrake hard to stop your vehicle as quickly as possible
Carefully steer in the direction you want your car to go and slow down gradually
DLet go of the steering wheel and take your foot off the gas pedal

Don’t brake hard, accelerate, or let go of the steering wheel! Keep calm, maintain a firm grip on the steering wheel, ease off the gas, and avoid quick or jerky movements. 

Remember that high speeds, poor tire tread depth, and under-inflated tires will increase the risk of hydroplaning. 

You are on a medication that has a warning label saying ‘do not drive’. What does that mean?

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AYou can still drive if you feel unaffected
Do not drive
CIn general, you should not drive, but you may drive if you take regular rest breaks

Medicines can affect your concentration, coordination, mood, and reactions. The label says ‘do not drive’ for a reason.

Does your weight affect your BAC level?

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Yes
BNo

Different persons will reach different BAC even though they drink the same amount. There are a number of factors that will affect your BAC including the type of alcohol you consume, how long since you’ve had your last meal, your body size and your gender.

Which statement is true regarding experienced and inexperienced drivers?

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Experienced drivers scan their surroundings better than inexperienced drivers
BInexperienced drivers scan their surroundings better than experienced drivers
CInexperienced drivers are better at recognizing hazards than experienced drivers

Instead of focusing on the surroundings, inexperienced drivers tend to focus on stationary objects that aren’t dangerous, and too much on the car in front. The more you drive, the better a driver you will become.

What does this hand-signal indicate? The driver is _____.

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AStopping
BTurning right
Turning left
DMaking a U-turn

Drivers may have to use hand signals if the vehicle’s signals are broken or not working properly. 

This hand signal means that the driver is indicating a left turn - slow down and be prepared to stop.

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