Michigan DOS Practice Test 2024

The Michigan DOS permit test consists of 80 questions, and you must answer at least 56 questions correctly to get a passing score (70%). The questions in our sample tests are nearly identical to those on the official MI exam.

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Which of the following indicates that a reversible lane is open for traffic?

A green arrow means that you may drive in the lane, and a red ‘X’ means that the lane is closed for traffic. These lights are used over reversible lanes in Michigan to help drivers determine which lanes are open or closed.

What does a red ‘ X’ mean when it is placed over a reversible lane?

A red ‘X’ means that the lane is closed for traffic and that you should change lanes immediately. These lights are used over reversible lanes in Michigan to help drivers determine which lanes are open or closed.

When facing a green light at an intersection, you may proceed:

Before proceeding at an intersection, you're always required to yield to traffic already in the intersection. This applies even if you're facing a green light.

What is the penalty for leaving the scene of a crash resulting in serious bodily injury?

Drivers in Michigan convicted of leaving a crash scene resulting in serious bodily injury will have their license revoked, receive a fine of no more than $5,000, and face imprisonment for up to 5 years.

What information should you exchange with other involved parties in a car accident?

Exchange your name, address, driver's license information, insurance information and phone number with anyone else involved in the crash. After exchanging information, write down as much information about the crash as possible. This includes weather conditions, road conditions, time of the crash, and how the crash occurred. This will help determine who is at fault and help with insurance claims. Crashes in Michigan must be immediately reported in incidents of injury, fatality, or vehicle- or property damage exceeding $1,000.

When may you turn right on a red light?

If the turn can be made safely, you may turn right on a red light in Michigan after coming to a complete stop and yielding to any pedestrians/vehicles lawfully proceeding through the intersection. Look for signs that prohibit the turn.

What should you do if you crash into an unattended vehicle and you're unable to locate the owner?

If you crash into an unattended vehicle, you're expected to make a reasonable attempt to locate the owner of the vehicle. If unable to locate the owner, you should instead leave a note in a secure place with your contact information and details regarding the crash. In additon, you should take pictures of the scene (including damage to the other car and their license plate number), and notify your insurance company as well as the nearest police department about the accident. Crashes in Michigan must be immediately reported in incidents of injury, fatality, or vehicle- or property damage exceeding $1,000.

Are headsets or earplugs prohibited while driving?

In Michigan, there is no prohibition on wearing headsets while driving. However, you should be very careful about covering your ears entirely as you will miss the visual queues otherwise present in the road environment.

Texting while driving is:


Texting while driving is prohibited for all drivers in Michigan. This is because any such use will severely distract you and increase the risk of a crash. In addition, school bus drivers and novice drivers witha level 1 or 2 license are prohibited from using a cell phone at all while driving. It's recommended that you pull off the road and stop if you need to make a call. Never use a phone when driving in hazardous conditions as you must focus all your attention on driving.

When may you turn left on a red light?

The only time you're permitted to turn left on a red light in Michigan is when turning from a one-way street onto another one-way street. Before turning, yield to any pedestrians/vehicles lawfully proceeding through the intersection and make sure there aren't any signs prohibiting the turn

What is the standard maximum speed limit in mobile home parks and most municipal parks?

The standard speed limit in mobile home parks and most municipal parks in Michigan is 15 mph unless signs indicate otherwise.

Why must you be prepared to stop when driving behind a school bus and approaching a railroad crossing?

Vehicles carrying passengers for hire and vehicles transporting hazardous material must stop at all railroad crossings in Michigan. If you are driving behind any of these vehicles, you should be prepared to stop as well.

You’re approaching a curve with poor visibility. Which statement is true?


Your view will be limited when approaching the curve. Maintain a safe speed and keep to the right to avoid a crash with an oncoming vehicle that suddenly “appears”. 

Always be extra careful and adapt your driving at any place where your view is limited such as crests and curves.

You park your vehicle on the right-hand side of the road facing uphill, and you notice that there is no curb. In which direction should you point your wheels?


When parking uphill/downhill on roads WITHOUT a curb - turn the wheels so that the vehicle rolls away from the center of the road in case of brake failure.

If your ____ is low, it could cause a crash?

It’s very important that you check the brake fluid level regularly. If it drops below the minimum level, it could lead to a loss of braking efficiency and even complete brake failure. This doesn’t mean that other fluid levels are unimportant. You should check all fluid levels regularly.

Which statement is true regarding the dashboard lights?


Different dashboard colours have different meaning: 

- Red = resolve the issue or get assistance immediately 

- Yellow = something is wrong and should be resolved

- Green/Blue = something is on (e.g. high-beam headlight activated)

When backing, who's especially in danger of not being seen?

Be aware that small children may not be visible through the rear windscreen of your vehicle. If there are children nearby, get out and check that it's clear before backing.

What is the standard maximum speed limit in urban areas?

What must you do if a flagger signals like this?


Always obey directions given by flaggers or other authorized persons - they help guide you through hazardous areas. 


This signal means that you must stop and wait for further instructions.

Who has priority at out-of-order traffic lights?


Nobody has priority at out-of-order traffic lights. They should be treated as a ‘4-way stop’.

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