Missouri DOR Practice Test 2024

The Missouri DOR permit test consists of 25 questions, and you must answer at least 20 questions correctly to get a passing score (80%). The questions in our sample tests are nearly identical to those on the official MO exam.

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For how long should you signal before making a turn?

A common fault when turning is failing to signal properly, leading to many crashes each year in Missouri. You should signal for at least 100 feet before any turn.

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 Missouri to help drivers determine which lanes are open or closed and are often accompanied by double-dashed yellow lines. Reversible lanes are designed to help with rush hour traffic by carrying inbound traffic during the morning peak hours and outbound traffic during evening peak hours.

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

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

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 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 Missouri must be reported in incidents of injury, fatality, or vehicle- or property damage exceeding $500. The deadline to file the report is 5 days.

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 Missouri 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 Missouri must be reported in incidents of injury, fatality, or vehicle- or property damage exceeding $500. The deadline to file the report is 5 days.

Are headsets or earplugs prohibited while driving?

In Missouri, 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.

When may you turn left on a red light?

Many states allow drivers to turn left from a one-way street onto another one-way street, but that is not the case in Missouri. In Missouri, you must not turn left on red under any circumstances.

Texting while driving is:


Texting while driving is prohibited in Missouri for drivers 21 and under. This is because any such use will severely distract you and increase the risk of a crash. Even if you are older than 21, it's recommended that you pull off the road and stop if you need to text someone or make a call. Never use a phone when driving in hazardous conditions as you must focus all your attention on driving.

What is the standard speed limit in any city, town or village?

The standard speed limit in any city, town or village in Missouri is 25 mph unless signs indicate otherwise.

What is the standard maximum speed limit on rural interstates and freeways?

The standard speed limit on rural interstates and freeways in Missouri is 70 mph. The standard speed limit applies if there aren't any speed limit signs posted.

Which part of the body is hurt in a whiplash injury?

Whiplash injuries occur when the neck is thrown back and forth in a collision, which causes injury to the neck muscles. It’s a common injury mainly caused by being hit from behind (rear-end accidents).

What’s the purpose of minimum speed limit signs? They help keep:


Minimum speed limit signs ensure that drivers don’t drive too slowly i.e. at a speed that halts the traffic flow and/or creates a dangerous road environment. This helps keep a smooth traffic flow and congestion to a minimum. Try to keep up with the traffic flow even when there aren’t any minimum speed limit signs.

You're about to back into a driveway. A pedestrian is waiting to cross behind you. What should you do?


Look all around before and during the maneuver. Stop and yield to any pedestrians who want to cross behind you. Avoid waving them across or giving any other signals that could mislead them and create a dangerous situation.

How should you approach this intersection?


This is an example of a so-called "blind intersection" where your view of oncoming traffic is blocked. As you can't see other traffic, you want to proceed carefully until you have a clear view of the intersecting roads. Keep the front wheels out of the cross lanes as you edge forward.

What does this sign mean?


You are crossing a one way street and may only turn in the direction of the arrow.

What does this sign mean?


Keep to the right and prepare for two-way traffic ahead.

Upon looking in your rear-view mirror, you notice that another driver is tailgating you. Which statement is true?


If you are being tailgated, you should allow for the tailgater to pass by slowing down and/or changing lanes. Lightly tap your brakes a couple of times to warn the tailgater that you are about to slow down. 

Consider pulling over to let the tailgater pass if you’re driving on a two-lane road where passing is prohibited.

Should you assume that other drivers will leave you enough space to return to your lane after passing on a two-lane road with oncoming traffic?


You can never be sure that other drivers will slow down in time to let you back into your lane. Never pass unless certain that you have enough time and distance to complete the maneuver safely.

Is the Missouri DMV Permit Test Hard?

Yes, don’t expect to pass the permit test if you do not study properly. As mentioned, over 50% fail the permit test in Missouri - making it one of the most difficult in the nation.

We highly recommend that you study using proper resources , such as the Zutobi Missouri Prep Course, as you’ll save both time and money by not having to retake the exam.

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