Utah DLD Practice Permit Test 2024

The Utah DLD 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 UT exam.

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What does a red ‘ X’ mean when it is placed over a flex 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, or flex lanes as they are generally called in Utah, to help drivers determine which lanes are open or closed, and are often accompanied by double-dashed yellow lines. Flex 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.

What is the penalty for leaving the scene of a crash resulting in serious bodily injury?

Drivers in Utah convicted of leaving a crash scene resulting in serious bodily injury can be charged with a Third Degree Felony, punishable by a license revocation, a fine of no more than $5,000, and imprisonment for up to 5 years. For accidents that only involve property damage or injury to another person, you can be cited with a Class A Misdemeanor and face up to 12 months in jail and a $2,500 fine.

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

Flashing amber lights are used by school buses in Utah and many other states to indicate that they are slowing down and preparing to stop. Motorists should slow down and prepare to stop when they see these lights. The amber lights are generally activated 100-300 feet before the bus will stop depending on the speed limit.

Which passengers have to wear a seat belt?

In Utah, the driver and all passengers must wear a seat belt or an appropriate restraint such as a car seat or booster seat for children under 8. What is appropriate depends on the size, height and weight of the child.

Are headsets or earplugs prohibited while driving?

In Utah, 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.

Are you required to yield to pedestrians in marked or unmarked crosswalks?

In Utah, you must stop and yield to pedestrians in both marked and unmarked crosswalks when a pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway you are traveling on or approaching so closely from the opposite side to be in danger. When approaching any crosswalk, use caution and watch both sides of the street for pedestrians.

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

School buses and vehicles transporting hazardous material must stop at all railroad crossings in Utah. If you are driving behind any of these vehicles, you should be prepared to stop as well.

When are studded tires permitted?

Studded tires have studs embedded in the tread that provide added traction. Studded tires are permitted in Utah between October 15 to March 31.

Texting while driving is:


Texting while driving is prohibited for all drivers in Utah. This is because any such use will severely distract you and increase the risk of a crash. In addition, there is an all cell phone ban for school bus drivers and novice drivers under 18. Regardless of age, drivers are recommended to pull off the road and stop if they need to make a call. Never use a phone when driving in hazardous conditions as you must focus all your attention on driving.

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 Utah, all children under 8 years old and less than 4 feet 9 inches tall must use a child restraint system. Never place a rear-facing child safety seat in a seat that has an active airbag.

Which of the following is not a 60-point violation?

Utah uses a Driver Improvement Program that has a point system to keep unsafe drivers off the roads. Failure to yield right-of-way is a 60-point violation. Following too closely is a 60-point violation. Speeding is a 35-70 point violation depending on severity). Accumulating 200 or more points within any three-year period will lead to a hearing where your driver's license may be suspended for 3-12 months based on your driving record. For drivers under 21, the accumulated point limit is 70.

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


Vehicles from both directions have to stop for school buses loading or unloading passengers. School buses in Utah use flashing red lights to indicate that the bus is stopped to load or unload school children. Do not proceed until the lights have stopped flashing. A stop is not required when driving on the opposite side of a divided highway having four or more lanes with a median separating the two directions of travel, or when traveling on the opposite side of a five or more lane highway having a shared center turn lane.

What does this sign mean?


Keep to the left when you see this sign if it applies to you.

What does this sign mean?


Avoid driving too close to the road shoulder as there is a significant height difference between the road surface and the road shoulder.

In which lane should you enter the roundabout if you intend to make a U-turn or turn left?


When making a U-turn or turning left:

  1. Signal left as you approach the roundabout
  2. Enter in the left lane and keep close to the central island
  3. Signal right before exiting

You're driving behind a driver who's acting inexperienced. How should you treat the driver?


Be extra patient when driving close to inexperienced drivers. Learning to drive is a process of practice and experience - allow them more room and keep a safe following distance. 

What does this sign mean?


This sign warns you that the right lane is ending. Vehicles in the right lane must merge left.

What is hydroplaning?

When you’re hydroplaning, you will often skid uncontrollably due to your vehicle ‘surfing’ on top of the water. 

High speeds, low tread depth, and low air pressure increases the risk of hydroplaning.

When driving at 70 mph you will use _____ more fuel compared to driving at 50 mph. Assume you’re using the same gear and covering the same distance.


Your vehicle will also use less fuel if you avoid heavy acceleration, as the higher the engine revs, the more fuel you'll use.

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.

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