Indiana BMV Practice Test 2022

The Indiana BMV permit test consists of 50 questions, and you must answer at least 42 questions correctly to get a passing score (84%). The questions in our sample tests are nearly identical to those on the official IN exam.

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Indiana has a point system to keep unsafe drivers off the roads, which of the following is a 4-point violation?

Failure to stop when facing a stop sign
BFailure to yield to an emergency vehicle responding to an alarm
CDriving 26 mph or more over the speed limit

Failure to stop when facing a STOP sign is a 4-point violation, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle responding to an alarm is a 6-point violation, and driving 26 mph or more over the speed limit is a 6-point violation. Points will stay active on the driver's driver record for two years.

You're driving and suddenly see a stopped emergency vehicle with flashing lights on the road shoulder ahead. What should you do?

AStop immediately in your lane
BTry to drive past as quickly as possible
Vacate the lane closest to the emergency vehicle

For the safety of the emergency personnel, you must vacate the lane closest to the stopped emergency vehicle OR slow down to a safe speed if unable to change lanes.

An officer suspects you of driving while intoxicated and asks for a breath test, what will happen if you refuse?

License suspension for up to 2 years
BImprisonment for up to 5 years
CNothing - the officer cannot require you to submit a breath test

Refusing a police breath/chemical test is a serious offense and will result in license suspension for up to two years.

What does it mean when a school bus has it's flashing red lights activated?

AThat the bus is preparing to stop
That traffic from either direction must come to a complete stop
CThat the bus has engine issues

School buses have two flashing lights - red and amber. Red lights indicate that the bus is picking up/dropping off children and that traffic must come to a complete stop. You may proceed when the flashing lights have stopped flashing AND the STOP-arm has been withdrawn.

You see another car that's part 13 feet from a fire hydrant, is that permitted?


Parking is prohibited within 15 feet of fire hydrants, so the car is parked illegally.

When passing a cyclist, how much space must you maintain between your vehicle and the cyclist?

ANo more than 2 feet
At least 3 feet
CAt least 5 feet

When passing a cyclist, make sure you have at least 3 feet of clearance between yourself and the cyclist. Cyclists are more vulnerable in traffic and you must drive carefully when around them.

When may you turn left on a red light?

From a one-way street onto another one-way street
BFrom a two-way street onto another two-way street
CFrom a one-way street onto a two-way street

The only time you're permitted to turn left on a red light is when your turning from a one-way street onto another one-way street. Before turning, make sure there aren't any signs prohibiting the turn.

For how long must you signal before making a turn?

ALess than 100 feet
At least 200 feet
CAt least 350 feet

Other drivers need to know what you're planning to do. Indiana law states that you must signal for at least 200 feet before changing lanes or turning. If the speed limit is 50 mph or more you're required to signal for at least 300 feet before turning.

You're driving behind a school bus and suddenly see a sign warning of a railroad crossing ahead. Why must you be prepared to stop?

ABecause buses usually get stuck on the railroad tracks
Because buses must stop before crossing the tracks
CBecause buses are prohibited from crossing railroad tracks

All school buses must come to a complete stop before crossing railroad tracks, and therefore you should be prepared to stop as well.

In which scenario is it OK to cross a solid yellow line?

ATo pass another vehicle
To turn left onto a driveway

A solid line usually indicates that crossing the line is prohibited. However, you may cross a solid yellow line to enter/exit a private property or driveway.

When passing, you must return to the right side of the road before you are within _____ of an oncoming vehicle.

100 feet
B200 feet
C300 feet

Do not attempt to pass if unsure that you can safely return to your lane before you're within 100 feet of an oncoming vehicle.

Which of the following is a dangerous driving distraction?

Looking at a road map
BUsing your windscreen wipers
CLooking in your mirrors

Don’t let anything take your attention away from the road. If you need to look at a road map or GPS, stop in a safe place!

When passing a car at night, you must:

AChange to a higher gear
BSwitch to high beams before passing
Make sure you don't temporarily blind other drivers

Don’t turn on your high beams until you’ve passed the other vehicle, as you may blind the driver otherwise.

A green sign with white lettering is a:

AService sign
BWarning sign
Guide sign
DSTOP sign

Guide signs give you directional information e.g. the distance until the next exit.

What does this sign mean?

AOnly left turn or U-turn from this lane
No left turn or U-turn from this lane
COnly left turns from this lane
DNo U-turn from this lane

You are NOT allowed to turn left or make a U-turn from a lane marked with this sign.

When driving on the freeway, be prepared for:

AVehicles changing lanes
BChanges in traffic conditions and traffic flow
CVehicles entering and exiting the freeway
All of the above

The traffic conditions can change rapidly on a freeway. Be aware of your surroundings by regularly checking your mirrors etc.

If this sign is displayed and you are driving in the right-most lane:

AYou may turn right or proceed straight ahead
BYou may only turn left
CYou may only proceed straight ahead
You may only turn right

Drivers in the right-most lane must turn right.

Drivers in the middle lane must proceed straight ahead.

Drivers in the left-most lane must turn left.

What should you do when driving near heavy vehicles in wet weather?

AKeep at least a 1-second gap
BPass using the shoulder
Be aware of spray that may reduce your vision

When driving near heavy vehicles in wet weather, you should stay well back as you’ll:

  • be visible to the driver
  • be able to see the road ahead better
  • be safer from any spray thrown up by the truck’s tires

You’re about to enter the freeway. Which statement is true?

AFreeway traffic must yield to you
BStop at the end of the acceleration lane and enter the freeway at a low speed
Adjust your speed to the speed of the freeway traffic

It’s dangerous to drive much slower than the traffic flow on a freeway. If you do, drivers behind you may be forced to brake or swerve to avoid crashing into you. For that reason, you should drive at about the same speed as the freeway traffic when reaching the end of the acceleration lane. 

Remember to merge with care - don’t try to squeeze your vehicle into a small gap.

What does this sign mean?

AOnly right turns ahead
BRight turns prohibited ahead
Right curve ahead
DWinding road ahead

The road ahead curves to the right. In this case, the recommended speed for the curve is 40 mph in ideal conditions. The sign varies depending on the direction of the curve.

Is the Indiana Permit Test Hard?

That depends on how you study for it. About 50% fail their learner’s permit test on their first try, but many that fail simply do not study enough (or use the wrong resources to study).

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