Minnesota DMV Practice Test 2024

The Minnesota DMV permit test consists of 40 questions, and you must answer at least 32 questions correctly to get a passing score (80%). The questions in our sample tests are nearly identical to those on the official MN exam.

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If caught driving with a blood alcohol concentration of _____, you can be arrested for DWI.

Driving with a BAC of .08 or higher counts as DWI (driving while impaired). However, you can be arrested for DWI with a BAC-level of .04 depending on how the alcohol affects your driving. Drivers under 21 aren't allowed to drive with any detectable alcohol in their system.

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

Refusal to submit a breath, blood, or urine test will result in license revocation for up to 6 years (depending on your driving record).

Texting while driving is:

Reading or sending text messages is prohibited while driving - it’s a severe driving distraction and will increase the risk of a crash.

The ‘Minnesota basic speed’ law states that:

When determining a safe speed - look at weather conditions, road conditions, and how much traffic there is.

Who in the vehicle is required to use a seatbelt?

All passengers must wear a seatbelt regardless of seating position or age. The driver must also wear a seatbelt (except in certain situations).

In which scenario is parking prohibited?

You are not allowed to park on or within 20 feet of a crosswalk as you will make it more difficult and dangerous for pedestrians to cross the road. By leaving space leading up to the crosswalk, approaching vehicles can easily spot pedestrians about to cross.

If you're involved in a crash resulting in death/injury or property damage exceeding $1,000, you must report the crash within:

You must file a traffic crash report no more than 10 days after the incident.

Driving without a valid liability insurance is:

You must always have a valid proof of insurance in your vehicle at all times. Failure to provide proof of insurance may lead to license revocation.

You're driving on a road with two lanes in your direction and suddenly notice a stopped emergency vehicle with flashing lights on the road shoulder ahead. What should you do?

The Minnesota “Move Over” law requires drivers vacate the lane closest to the stopped emergency vehicle or slow down and pass with caution if unable to change lanes. The same applies when approaching stopped maintenance vehicles, construction vehicles, and service vehicles with flashing warning lights.

When passing a bicyclist, you must leave at least _____ of clearance between your car and the cyclist.

For safety purposes, you must maintain at least 3 feet between your vehicle and the bicyclist.

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

To avoid blinding the other driver with your high-beam headlights - Minnesota law requires you to dim your lights to low beam whenever you're within 1000 feet of an oncoming vehicle.

Does the stopping distance increase in wet conditions?


The stopping distance increases significantly in wet conditions, regardless of the road. Always adjust your speed in wet conditions to ensure that you have enough time to stop if necessary.

What does this sign mean?


Some exits/off ramps have advisory signs that inform you of the maximum recommended speed for the particular exit in ideal conditions. Remember that advisory speed signs are there for your safety and should always be obeyed.

Turning the steering wheel while stationary can damage the  ____.


Turning the steering wheel while stationary can cause unnecessary wear to the tires and steering mechanism.

In which situation are you most likely to be affected by side winds?

Be careful on exposed roads during high winds. Watch out for motorcyclists, trucks, and other road users that are likely to be affected.

Should you ever drive alongside (share a lane with) a motorcyclist?


Don’t share a lane with a motorcyclist! They are more vulnerable in traffic and need a full lane width to be safe.

You're taking a medicine that causes drowsiness. You start feeling better, but you still need to take the medicine. Should you drive?


If taking medicine that makes you drowsy, you aren't fit to drive. Check with your doctor if unsure. Never put other road users, your passengers or yourself at risk.

You see a sign with this shape, but you can’t read the text on it. By its shape you know that it’s a:


It’s important to be able to recognize signs by their shape - especially in bad weather. An octagon shaped sign (an eight-sided sign) is a STOP sign.

Is your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) always the same if you drink the same amount of alcohol?


Drinking the same amount of alcohol on different days can result in different BAC levels as there are many factors affecting the BAC. Another thing to keep in mind when drinking alcohol is that alcohol stays in your system for a while - many drivers test above zero BAC the morning after drinking.

During which hours are you and other drivers most likely to be involved in sleep-related accidents?


If you’re driving when you would normally be sleeping, you're much more likely to be falling asleep behind the wheel. Avoid fatigue by taking breaks regularly. Don't don't if you're tired!

Did you know that every year across the U.S., almost 100,000 crashes are caused by drivers falling asleep?

Is the Minnesota Permit Test Hard?

About 50% fail the permit test nation-wide, but how you’ll do depends on how well you’ve prepared. If you only use the Minnesota driver’s handbook, your permit test might be harder than it needs to be.

Zutobi’s material is specifically designed to be easy to learn and easy to recall. Our gamified approach to driver’s ed not only makes it fun to challenge your friends, but you will stay engaged in what you’re learning and motivated to pass your exam.

Pass Your Minnesota Permit Test with Zutobi

Here’s how Zutobi can help you get your learner’s permit.

  • Leave the driver’s handbook behind and download Zutobi as your all-in-one, convenient, and easy-to-understand driver’s prep course.
  • Learn the Minnesota traffic laws, road signs and their meanings, and safe driving techniques so you can pass your test (and critique your parents and their skills!).
  • Test your knowledge with a Minnesota DVS practice test and learn from your mistakes with answers and explanations to each of the test questions,
  • You’ll be prepared on the day of your permit test because each question on our practice tests is taken from past tests.
  • Our summarized Minnesota driver’s manual is the best tool you can use to learn the rules of the road.
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