Georgia DDS Practice Test 2022

The Georgia DDS permit test consists of 40 questions, and you must answer at least 30 questions correctly to get a passing score (75%). The questions in our sample tests are nearly identical to those on the official GA exam.

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What to expect on the official GA permit test
Number of questions:
40
Correct answers needed to pass:
30
Passing score:
75%
Minimum age to apply:
15years
Minimum period between attempts:
1day
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Questions

What can you assume that the speed limit is in an urban or residential district without speed limit signs?

A15 mph
30 mph
C45 mph
DNone of the above

The standard speed limit is 30 mph in urban/residential areas in Georgia, unless otherwise posted.

In case of an accident, you must notify law enforcement if:

AThere is property damage exceeding $500
BAnyone is injured
CAnyone is killed
All of the above

In Georgia, you must notify law enforcement after an accident if there is property damage exceeding $500 or if anyone is injured/killed.

Are drivers over 21 years old permitted to text or read messages when driving?

AYes
No
C
D

Drivers of ALL ages are strictly forbidden from texting or reading messages when driving.

"Bicyclists in Georgia are entitled to a full lane width". Is this statement true?

Yes
BNo

Bicyclists need, and are entitled to, a full lane width. Respect bicyclists in traffic and keep in mind that they’re more vulnerable in traffic.

For persons 21+, driving with a BAC of ____ or more is considered DUI.

A0.02
B0.04
0.08

Driving with a BAC of 0.08 or more is considered a DUI. The penalties include license suspension, fines, community service and possible jail time.

Driving with a headset is:

APermitted
Illegal
CLegal but not recommended
D

In Georgia, it’s illegal to wear a headset or any other in-ear device that impairs your hearing. Sound queues are very important when driving, and without them you will have a hard time knowing what is happening around your vehicle.

You’re caught littering on the road from your vehicle. What may happen?

AYou may be fined up to $1000
BYou may be sentenced to jail
Both of the above
DNone of the above

Littering on any public OR private property in Georgia is against the law. The penalties include fines and possible jail time.

When parallel parking on a level street, your vehicle must be:

AWithin 12 inches of the curb
Within 18 inches of the curb
CWithin 24 inches of the curb
D

In Georgia, your vehicle must be no more than 18 inches from the curb when parallel parking on a level street.

You see a vehicle parked 20 feet from a fire hydrant. Is this permitted?

Yes
BNo

In Georgia, parking is prohibited within 15 feet of a fire hydrant, but you may stop briefly to drop off/pick up passengers. The reason being that the fire brigade need to have an easy and unobstructed access to available fire hydrants.

When are you NOT required to stop for a stopped school bus with its flashing red lights activated?

AWhen traveling in the same direction as the bus and there are 2 or more lanes of traffic
When traveling on the opposite side from the bus on a divided highway
CWhen traveling in the opposite direction from the bus on a two-lane road
D

The only time you aren’t required to stop is when you’re traveling in the opposite direction from the bus on a divided highway (separated by a median strip).

A driver pulls out of a driveway in front of you, forcing you to brake hard. How should you react?

Stay calm and ignore the mistake
BFlash your lights or sound your horn to show your frustration
CPass the driver as soon as possible

Don’t react aggressively, all drivers make mistakes. Be alert near driveways, parked cars, and whenever other road users can cross your path.

What is the purpose of the oil dipstick?

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AIt provides the engine with oil
BIt makes sure that the oil stays fresh
CIt serves no purpose
It helps drivers check the oil level in the engine

To check the oil level: 

  1. Pull out the dipstick and wipe it off
  2. Put it back into the pipe
  3. Pull out the dipstick again and note how high the oil film reaches. There are markings on the dipstick that indicate when you need to add more oil.

Which of the following signifies defensive driving?

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AChanging lanes without signaling
BSounding your horn at other drivers if they make a mistake
Allowing other drivers to merge into your lane

Defensive driving is about preparing for the unexpected and not being taken by surprise. Drive in traffic in a way that doesn’t anger, offend, or cause any danger to others.

Ask yourself what you would be irritated about in traffic and understand that others often feel the same. Most people are, for example. angered by other drivers tailgating them and/or moving into their safety margin.

How can you calculate the following distance?

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APick a moving object and count the seconds until you pass the same object
BYour following distance is sufficient when you can’t read the number plate of the vehicle in front
Pick a stationary object and count the seconds until you pass the same object

Increase the following distance if too close. Maintaining a sufficient following distance is vital to prevent unnecessary accidents as it’ll give you more time to stop if you have to.

How should you use your GPS so that it doesn't distract you when driving?

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ATurn it off while driving in cities
BOnly set the destination if lost
Stop in a safe place before setting the destination

A GPS is useful when driving on unfamiliar routes. Don’t adjust your GPS while driving as it will severely distract your attention from driving.

What is hydroplaning?

AWhen you don’t have time to respond to a hazard because you’re distracted
BWhen all electronic devices in the vehicle stop working
When a layer of water builds between your tires and the road surface

When you’re hydroplaning, you will often skid uncontrollably due to your vehicle ‘surfing’ on top of the water. 

High speeds, low tread depth, and low air pressure increases the risk of hydroplaning.

Whenever driving a new vehicle (e.g. a friends vehicle):

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Adjust the driver’s seat and all mirrors so they are correctly set for you
BDon’t change the mirrors or the driver’s seat as you’re just borrowing the car

Before you drive any vehicle, make sure that you’re comfortably seated and able to reach all the controls. If you think that your friend will be upset, you can always change back the seat and mirrors to their original position when returning the car. 

The mirrors should be positioned so you can scan the area around your vehicle without changing your position.

Your car plunges into water of unknown depth. What should you do?

AUndo your seatbelt and wait for the car to fill up with water before getting out of the vehicle
Undo your seatbelt, open your window immediately and crawl out of the vehicle

When crashing into a body of water, you need to get out of the vehicle immediately - the vehicle will only float for 30 seconds up to 2 minutes. If unable to open the window, break it using nearby tools or by kicking out the window.

You’re being passed by another vehicle. What should you do?

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AKeep driving at the same speed or slow down slightly
BLeave space in front of your vehicle
CKeep to the right
All of the above

Don’t increase your speed while being passed. If possible, you should keep to the right and leave space in front of your vehicle so the other driver can return to the right lane after passing.

In what direction must you drive in a roundabout?

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Counterclockwise
BClockwise

Roundabouts allow for traffic to drive in one direction only. Always enter on the right side of the central island and you’ll drive in a counterclockwise direction. 

Entering or exiting in the incorrect lane can be all it takes for a crash to occur.

Is Passing the Georgia DDS Permit Test Hard?

The Georgia permit test is easy for some and hard for others. It all comes down to how effectively you are studying. Many who have tried to get through the Georgia driver’s manual will know how hard it is to transfer that knowledge to the actual test. Nationally, around 50% of people fail to get a passing score their first time taking their learner’s permit test due to unpreparedness. The best way to study for your permit test is with Zutobi’s popular prep course.

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