New Jersey MVC Permit Practice Test 2022

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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What to expect on the official NJ permit test
Number of questions:
50
Correct answers needed to pass:
40
Passing score:
80%
Minimum age to apply:
16years
Length of test:
35min
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Questions

In‌ ‌school‌ ‌zones,‌ ‌the‌ ‌speed‌ ‌limit‌ ‌will‌ ‌most‌ ‌likely‌ ‌be:‌ ‌

A10 mph
25 mph
C35 mph

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?

0.08
B0.05
C0.01

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:

APermitted
Prohibited
CPermitted but not recommended

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

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

Yes
BNo

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?

A1/8 inch of a tread
1/16 inch of a tread
C1/32 inch of a tread

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 _____.

A10 minutes or less
B5 minutes or less
3 minutes or less
D1 minute or less

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.

AOne point
Two points
CThree points

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:

Be fined up to $1000 and lose their license
BBe sent to jail for 2 years
CBe fined up to $10 and get 10 hours community service

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.

A100 feet
B200 feet
300 feet
D400 feet

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.

Vacate the lane closest to
BStop 25 feet behind

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?

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AAccelerating abruptly
BTaking a curve too fast for the conditions
CChanging direction suddenly
All of the above

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?

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AMove people away from the street
BTake photos of the involved vehicles
Call the emergency services, unless already done

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.) ? 

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AThey are a bad construct and are being replaced by normal intersections
BThey usually result in unnecessary delays and block-ups
They help transfer you from one highway to another without interfering with other traffic

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:

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AIncrease by two times
Increase by four times
CIncrease by eight times
DRemain the same

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:

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An HOV-lane
BA U-turn lane
CAn emergency lane

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

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

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AImmediately slam on your brakes
BForcefully steer back onto the road
Keep a firm grip on the wheel and steer straight

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  ____.

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AGearbox
BClutch
CBrakes
Tires

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?

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Pedestrians
BAnimals
CParked cars
DRoad signs

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?

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AYes
No

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?

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ADivided highway begins ahead
Divided highway ends ahead
CHairpin curve ahead
DWinding road ahead

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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