Vermont DMV Permit Practice Test 2024

The Vermont DMV permit test consists of 20 questions, and you must answer at least 16 questions correctly to get a passing score (80%). The questions in our sample tests are nearly identical to those on the official VT exam.

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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 injury?

Drivers in Vermont convicted of leaving a crash scene resulting in serious injury will have their license revoked, receive a fine of no more than $3,000, and face imprisonment for up to 5 years. If the accident only results in personal injury, it's punishable by a fine of no more than $2,000 and 2 years in jail.

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

Flashing amber lights are used by school buses in Vermont 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.

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 Vermont after coming to a complete stop and yielding to any pedestrians/vehicles lawfully proceeding through the intersection. Look for signs that prohibit the turn.

Which passengers have to wear a seat belt?

In Vermont, the driver and all 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. What is appropriate depends on the size, height and weight of the child. For children ages 8-16, the appropriate restraint is a seat belt or child safety seat.

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 Vermont all year.

Does your trailer need to be equipped with independent braking?

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 Vermont, the gross weight limit is 3,000 lbs.

When may you turn left on a red light?

The only time you're permitted to turn left on a red light in Vermont 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 speed limit in residential areas?

The standard speed limit in residential areas in Vermont is 25 mph unless otherwise posted.

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 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 and the lights have stopped flashing. Failure to stop for a school bus displaying red lights is a 5-point offense in Vermont. A stop is not required when driving on the opposite side of a divided highway.

Which of the following is a 2-point violation?

Vermont uses a point system to keep unsafe drivers off the roads. Failure to stop for a stop sign or red light is a 2-point violation. Texting while driving is a 2-5 point violation. Speeding is a 2-8 point violation depending on the severity. Accumulating 10 or more points within any two-year period will lead to the suspension of your driver's license.

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.

Are you required to yield to pedestrians in a marked crosswalk?

You must stop and yield to pedestrians within crosswalks. In Vermont, failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk is a 4-point offense. When approaching a crosswalk, use caution and watch both sides of the street for pedestrians.

What is considered a sufficient following distance on a dry road?

You should always maintain a following distance of at least 4 seconds to the vehicle in front of you according to the "four-second rule" used in Vermont. In bad conditions and at higher speeds, you should consider increasing the following distance to 5-6 seconds so you have time to safely stop if necessary. On slippery roads, it may be necessary to increase the following distance even more.

You need to scan the area around your car. What does it mean to scan?


Knowing your surroundings is a part of defensive driving. You can minimize the risk of a car accident by knowing your surroundings as you’re able to spot and react to hazards faster.

You are required to use your headlights in certain conditions. Which of the following is an example of such a condition?


From which lane should you begin a U-turn?


A U-turn refers to making a 180º turn to go back the way you came from. Make the U-turn from the far-left lane (the lane closest to the yellow center dividing line) without holding up traffic.

On wet roads, how can you tell if your tires are losing their grip on the road surface?


If you drive at speed in very wet conditions, your steering may suddenly feel lighter than usual. If your steering feels very light, the tyres have lifted off the surface of the road, which is known as hydroplaning.

In case of hydroplaning, reduce your speed but don’t brake until your steering returns to normal.

Should you overtake in this situation? The vehicle in front is driving slowly and you are approaching a railway crossing.


As you are close to a railway crossing, you should not overtake under any circumstances. You need to cross the railway crossing after carefully looking toward both sides, which cannot be done while overtaking another vehicle at speed. Trains have large stopping distances and will not be able to stop for a vehicle on the crossing.

Is the Vermont Permit Test Hard?

That depends on who you ask. The fact is that less than 50% of people pass their permit tests on their first try, but we are convinced that’s because they only stuck to the handbook or didn’t study properly. That depends on who you ask. The fact is that less than 50% of people pass their permit tests on their first try, but we are convinced that’s because they only stuck to the handbook or didn’t study properly.

Zutobi offers practice tests with questions based on past and current written tests. With these practice test questions, and the other material offered in our driving course, passing the test can be easier than you think.

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