North Dakota DOT Practice Permit Test 2024

The North Dakota DOT 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 ND exam.

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Are you required to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk?

Drivers in North Dakota must stop and yield to pedestrians crossing the road at a crosswalk. When approaching a crosswalk, use caution and watch both sides of the street for pedestrians. Pedestrians have both right and duties, and should not attempt to cross the road at other place.

What do flashing yellow or amber lights on a school bus mean?

Flashing amber lights are used by school buses in North Dakota and many other states to indicate that they are slowing down and preparing to stop. The amber lights are generally activated 100-300 feet before the bus will stop depending on the speed limit.

When is passing on the right permitted?

In North Dakota, passing on the right is only permissible when the vehicle in front of you is preparing for or making a left turn OR when multiple lanes are used for travel in the same direction. In addition, drivers must not drive off the roadway when passing on the right. Passing on the right can be especially dangerous as the other driver may not expect or see you and decide to change lanes or turn.

Which passengers have to wear a seat belt?

In North Dakota, the driver and front-seat passengers age 18 and older must wear a seat belt. Violation of the seat belt law is a secondary offense. In addition, the child passenger safety law also requires that all children wear an appropriate child restraint, which may refer to a child passenger safety restraint or a seat belt. What is appropriate depends on the size, height and weight of the child.

Which of the following is a 1-point violation?

North Dakota uses a point system to keep unsafe drivers off the roads, like most other states.Speeding by 6-10 mph over limit is a 1-point violation. Speeding by 16-20 mph over limit is a 5-point violation. Speeding by 31-35 mph over limit is a 12-point violation. Accumulating 12 or more points will result in a suspension of the driver's license for 7 days per point on or above 12. A minor under 18 will have their driver's license canceled if they accumulate 6 or more points.

What should you do before driving in snowy conditions?

Removing snow and ice will not only make it easier for you to see the road ahead. It will also make it easier for other road users to see you. While it can be beneficial to let your engine warm up before driving, it's unnecessary to let it warm up for 40 minutes. Checking your tire tread depth is important, but it is something you should do when driving in all weather conditions and not just snowy conditions.

When are studded tires permitted?

Studded tires have studs embedded in the tread that provide added traction. They are permitted in North Dakota between October 15 to April 15. School buses may use studded tires the entire year.

Does your trailer need to be equipped with braking adequate to control the movement and stop the trailer?

The added weight of the trailer to your vehicle can drastically increase the distance needed to come to a full stop. For this reason, most states have laws regarding independent braking on trailers over a certain gross vehicle weight (GVW). In North Dakota, the limit is set to when a trailer is operated above 25 mph.

What does the child restraint law mean for children of different ages?

The child restraint law requires that children be seated in appropriate restraint systems for their size, weight and height. Child restraint laws are standard enforcement. In North Dakota: Children 8 to 17 must be in a seat belt or child restraint system. Children under 8 years olf and less than 4 feet 9 inches must be secured in a child restraint system. Remember that it's often safer for children to ride in the back seat than the front seat. Never place a rear-facing child safety seat in a seat that has an active airbag.

How far away from a school bus loading or unloading passengers do vehicles have to stop?


When a school bus in North Dakota is stopped and flashing its red lights, vehicles from both directions have to stop. School buses use flashing red lights to indicate that the bus is stopped to load or unload school children. Do not proceed until the school bus has started driving again, the lights have stopped flashing or the bus driver signals to let the drivers pass. A stop is not required when driving on the opposite side of a divided road.

When should you begin slowing down when exiting the freeway?

When exiting a freeway or interstate, you may cause a rear-end collision if you begin slowing down too early as other drivers may not expect it. Wait until after entering the deceleration lane before slowing down.

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


What is most important when nearing uncontrolled railroad crossings?


At any crossing, make sure that there aren’t any approaching trains before proceeding.

Where should you look to avoid being temporarily blinded by an oncoming vehicle's high-beam headlights?


Look toward the right edge of the road to prevent being blinded by the oncoming vehicle's headlights, while still being able to see the road ahead. Remember to check the position of the oncoming vehicle every few seconds.

Should you drive closely behind a vehicle you want to pass?


When driving closely behind another vehicle, you won’t be able to see as much of the road ahead and you won’t have as much time to react in case the other vehicle suddenly brakes.

Is there any problem with the orange car passing the white car in this situation?


Don’t pass near any curve, crest or hill with limited visibility - even in you can’t see oncoming traffic! You can pass later when you have a clear view of the road ahead.

You’re about to merge onto the freeway from an on ramp/acceleration lane. Who has the right-of-way?


Traffic entering the freeway must yield to traffic already traveling on the freeway. Adjust your speed to the speed of the freeway traffic so that you can safely merge onto the freeway.

It is not unusual that the freeway traffic makes it easier for traffic to enter the freeway by changing lanes or slowing down. However, you shouldn’t expect this when entering the freeway. 

How should you act when driving on a slippery road?


The stopping distance increases in bad weather, so drive slower than you would in ideal conditions and increase the following distance.

If you double your speed, the braking distance will:


The braking distance increases quickly, especially when driving at high speeds. It’s important that you keep a sufficient following distance so that you have enough time to safely stop if anything happens.

What’s the purpose of electronic flashing arrow panels in construction sites?


Flashing arrow panels are used to warn drivers that they’re approaching a construction zone. They also help guide drivers by indicating which lanes are open for traffic.

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