Montana MVD Permit Practice Test 2024

The Montana MVD permit test consists of 33 questions, and you must answer at least 27 questions correctly to get a passing score (82%). The questions in our sample tests are nearly identical to those on the official MT exam.

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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 Montana 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.

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 or death?

Drivers in Montana convicted of leaving a crash scene resulting in serious bodily injury or death will have their license revoked, receive a fine of no more than $50,000, and face imprisonment in a state prison for 1-10 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 Montana 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 Montana 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 Montana 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 Montana, 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.

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

School buses, vehicles carrying 7 or more passengers for hire, and vehicles transporting hazardous material must stop at all railroad crossings in Montana. If you are driving behind any of these vehicles, you should be prepared to stop as well.

When may you turn left on a red light?

The only time you're permitted to turn left on a red light in Montana 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 on urban area highways?

The standard speed limit is 65 mph on urban area highways in Montana, both during day and night. The standard speed limit applies if there aren't any speed limit signs posted. Vehicles traveling on any two-way road may exceed the speed limit by 10 mph to overtake another vehicle, if safe.

Is texting when driving in Montana illegal?


There are no bans on texting or cell phone use in Montana yet, but it's likely to be illegal within the near future. This is because any such use will severely distract you and increase the risk of a crash. Even though it's not illegal, you should still consider to stop at the side of the road if you need to make a call or send a text message. Never use a phone when driving in hazardous conditions as you must focus all your attention on driving.

For how long should you signal before making a turn in a rural area?

To let other drivers know of your intention to turn, Montana law requires you to signal for at least 100 feet (equal to 1/3 of a city block) before changing lanes or turning. In rural areas, signal for at least 300 feet.

Why shouldn't you drive with your high-beam headlights in fog?


In fog, you should slow down, turn on your headlights on low beam and increase the following distance to the vehicle in front of you. Do NOT put your headlights on high beam when driving in heavy fog as it can reduce your visibility and blind oncoming drivers.

When sick, your ability to drive may be impaired. As a consequence, always:


Being sick can negatively affect you in many ways, e.g. falling asleep at the wheel. Only drive if you're fit to do so.

You approach a curve at a fairly high speed. What should you do?


Evaluate and adjust your speed before reaching the curve. You want to keep a speed at which you won’t have to brake further, as braking in a curve may cause your vehicle to skid.

You need to be careful when backing. You should:


Backing requires skill and concentration. Don’t entirely depend on your mirrors when backing, by turning your head and looking over your shoulder you will see more than just by using the mirrors.

What should you do before exiting your car?


Do NOT cause a hazard to any person or vehicle when exiting your vehicle. Keep in mind that cyclists often ride very close to the parked cars at the side of the road and may be seriously hurt by an open door.

What does a green traffic signal light mean?


A green light does not give you the right-of-way over traffic already within the intersection from the last light change. Likewise, you must yield to pedestrians crossing the street if you decide to make a turn.

What does this sign mean?


You must keep to the right of this sign.

How should you treat a person suffering from shock?

What to do if someone is suffering from shock:

  • Keep them warm and comfortable
  • Reassure them
  • Stay by their side

Don’t give them anything to eat or drink.

Is the Montana Permit Test Hard?

The exam will be hard if you aren’t prepared (which is why about 50% fail the test), but it can also be easy if you prepare properly.

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