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Free Maryland MVA Practice Test (MD)

  • Perfect for learner’s permit, driver’s license, and Senior Refresher Test
  • Based on official Maryland 2024 Driver's manual
  • Updated for July 2024
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6 min to complete
Available in EN, ES, RU

This Maryland MVA practice test has just been updated for July 2024 and covers 40 of the most essential road signs and rules questions directly from the official 2024 MD Driver Handbook. As part of meeting the requirements to get your Maryland learner’s permit or driver’s license, you must take a knowledge test and correctly answer 22 out of 25 questions, to achieve the required passing score of 85%. Once you pass the knowledge test, a vision test, and meet any other requirements, you can receive your learner’s instructional permit. This is for any driver of any age who has not had a noncommercial driver’s license before. You must be 15 years and nine months old, at least, to apply for your learner’s instructional permit, and once you receive it, it is valid for a maximum of two years. The fee for a learner’s instructional permit is $50. This cost includes the conversion to a full license when the time comes, so you will not have to pay again. This practice test will help succeed on the Maryland knowledge test as it contains information straight from the 2024 Maryland Driver’s Manual.


Maryland Learner’s Permit Test FAQs in 2024

What are the steps to obtain a learner’s permit?

To get a learner’s permit in Maryland, you must be at least 15 years and 9 months old, pass a vision screening and a knowledge test, and provide proof of identity, age, and residency. Parental consent is required if you are under 18.

Am I allowed to drive alone with a permit?

No, in Maryland, if you have a learner’s permit, you must be accompanied by a qualified supervising driver who is at least 21 years old and has held a license for a minimum of three years.

How much does the learner’s permit cost?

The fee for a learner’s permit in Maryland is approximately $50. This fee includes the cost of the knowledge test and the permit itself. It’s advisable to check the latest fee on the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration website or at a local office.

How many questions must be answered correctly to pass the permit test?

In Maryland, the permit test consists of 25 questions, and you must correctly answer at least 22 questions to pass, which is an 88% passing score.

Is a written test required to get a driver’s license?

Yes, in Maryland, a written knowledge test is required to obtain a learner’s permit. However, once you have a permit and are applying for a driver’s license, you are not required to retake the written test if you’re under 25. If you’re 25 or older and have never held a license, you must pass a written test.


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List of questions (classic view)

  1. Which of the following will NOT help prevent road rage and aggressive driving?
  2. A typical passenger car can start to hydroplane at speeds as low as
  3. A safe following distance between your vehicle and the one ahead of you is at least
  4. What does this sign mean?
  5. To avoid drowsiness and highway hypnosis and stay alert while driving, you should
  6. Which of the following statements about using cell phones on Maryland roads is true?
  7. It is against the law to pass a motorcycle
  8. Which of the following statements is true?
  9. What does this sign mean?
  10. You must turn on your headlights whenever you cannot see clearly at least ________ ahead.
  11. On a highway with two or more lanes in your direction, if you are driving more slowly than the other vehicles, you should
  12. This sign prohibits you from making
  13. You must not park your vehicle within __________ of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing.
  14. Which of the following statements about winter driving is FALSE?
  15. If you are found to be driving under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substance, _____ points will be added to your driving record.
  16. What does this sign indicate?
  17. Vertical rectangular signs with black letters on a white background are used as
  18. When you see a double solid yellow line on a two-lane road, you must
  19. Maryland motor vehicle law requires that __________ must wear a seat belt or suitable child restraint if the driver is under the age of 18 and holds a provisional license.
  20. What does this sign indicate?
  21. In a roundabout, you should drive in
  22. Interstates and other limited-access highways are usually reached by an entrance ramp and
  23. When a school vehicle has stopped on the roadway and is operating its flashing red lights, you must stop _________, regardless of which direction you are traveling in.
  24. What does this sign mean?
  25. When following a truck at night, you should always
  26. When emerging from an alley, driveway, private road, or building across a sidewalk or onto a street or highway, you must
  27. You cannot make a U-turn on a curve or a hill where your vehicle cannot be seen at least __________ away by the driver of another vehicle proceeding in either direction.
  28. What does this sign mean?
  29. When passing a truck or other large commercial vehicle, you must watch out for
  30. You must continuously signal your intention to turn for at least _________ before turning.
  31. On a two-lane road, you may pass another vehicle
  32. When you see this sign, you must
  33. It is illegal to drive in Maryland if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is
  34. On steep mountain grades, __________ are built to stop runaway vehicles safely without injuring drivers or passengers.
  35. The stopping distance of a car is equal to
  36. This sign represents
  37. When approaching or driving through a work zone, you must not
  38. The only octagonal (eight-sided) traffic sign is the
  39. If a tire blows out, you must NOT
  40. What does this sign indicate?