New Jersey MVC Permit Practice Test 2024

The New Jersey MVC permit test consists of 50 questions, and you must answer at least 40 questions correctly to get a passing score (80%). The questions in our sample tests are nearly identical to those on the official NJ exam.

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The standard speed limits in school zones, business districts, and residential districts is 25 mph unless indicated otherwise. However, some low density residential and business districts may have a speed limit of 35 mph.

What’s the maximum BAC limit for drivers 21 years old or older?

Alcohol greatly reduces your driving ability, and you should always avoid driving if you’ve been drinking alcohol. Drivers 21+ must not drive with a BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) of 0.08 or more.

Parking on a bridge is:

Parking on bridges and in tunnels is prohibited unless indicated otherwise.

Can your license be suspended if you drive an uninsured vehicle?

All vehicles on the roads in New Jersey must have liability insurance. Penalties for driving an uninsured vehicle include license suspension, heavy fines, community service and more.

A sufficient tire tread depth is necessary to avoid skidding and hydroplaning. What is the minimum permitted tire tread depth?

The tread depth wear along with the tire. The deeper the tread, the more grip you will have on the road surface. In NJ, it must be at least 1/16 inch of a tread.

In New Jersey, you can be heavily fined if you idle for longer than necessary. Idling is restricted to _____.

If you know that you need to idle for more than three minutes, shut off your vehicle to avoid getting fined and breathing in potentially dangerous gases.

For traffic violations committed out-of-state, _____ will be added to your record.

All point violations will stay on the driving record. Up to three points will be subtracted from each year a driver goes without a violation of suspension.

Drivers caught littering may:

Littering on New Jersey roads is illegal and comes with a severe punishment of up to $1000 and a possible loss of license.

Don’t drive within ____ of an emergency vehicle with flashing lights.

Give emergency vehicles the space they need when responding to an alarm. In NJ, you should drive at least 300 feet behind an emergency vehicle with flashing lights.

The New Jersey ‘Move Over’ Law states that drivers must ______ a stopped emergency vehicle and other service vehicles displaying flashing red, blue or other amber lights.

The law states that you must vacate the lane closest to the stopped emergency vehicle OR slow down to a safe speed if lane change isn’t possible.

Which of the following alternatives increases the chance of skidding?


Skidding is more likely to occur on roads with ice, mud, packed wet leaves etc. The likelihood of a skid will also be affected by tire pressure, tread depth and the overall condition of your vehicle.

You're at a crash scene and there is no risk of further collisions. What should you do?


It's very important to call for help! Crash scenes can be chaotic and it can be hard to remember exactly what to do. Calling for help as soon as possible can save lives.

Which statement is true regarding highway interchanges (e.g. cloverleaf or trumpet etc.) ? 


Highway interchanges are more efficient than regular intersections and help transfer vehicles from one highway to another without interfering with traffic already traveling on the highway.

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.

Diamond markings indicate:


Diamonds painted in a lane indicate a ‘High Occupancy Vehicle’ lane.

What should you do if one or more wheels run off the pavement?


Don’t slam on your brakes! Slowly steer back onto the pavement once you have control over your vehicle, or stop on the roadside if necessary. You can begin to apply light pressure on the brake pedal once you have control of your vehicle.

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.

You're turning right at an intersection. What should you especially watch out for?


When turning at an intersection, be aware that you may cross paths with pedestrians on the road you're turning into.

When approaching the intersection, check if there are pedestrians nearby and check once more before turning. Remember to yield to them if needed.

Should you assume that other drivers will obey the road rules and yield the right-of-way when they are supposed to?


Some drivers don’t know the road rules well enough to yield when they should, and other drivers may even have forgotten the road rules. Always be ready for the unexpected - this is part of defensive driving.

What does this sign mean?


The sign warns that the divided highway is about to end.

Is the New Jersey Permit Test Hard?

That all depends on how you prepare. About 50% fail the permit test nation-wide, but that’s also a result of them not studying enough (or using bad resources to prepare).

Zutobi’s practice tests use questions from previous and current New Jersey MVC written tests to be as accurate as possible. You can use these questions, as well as all of the other material we offer, as an engaging study guide that you can be sure will help you ace your test.

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Here’s how Zutobi can help you get a passing score on your permit exam.

  • Trade the old-school driver’s manual in for our improved and condensed driver’s manual - and learn to drive the fun way!
  • Take our New Jersey practice tests and test your knowledge before the real thing.
  • Learn from your mistakes with the correct answers and explanations to all of the multiple choice test questions.
  • Challenge your friends to some healthy competition as you earn points and level up through our different learning levels.
  • Learn New Jersey traffic laws, road signs, and safe driving techniques - all within the Zutobi platform
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