DMV Test Questions and Answers for the Nevada DMV

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by Joshua on February 11, 2014

This is it. After a full year of permitted driving practice with your parents, mom or dad sitting passenger clutching the armrest and stomping at the floorboard for brakes they longer control, you are finally old enough to get your driver’s license. Find your independence and schedule your driving test as soon as possible.
This guide will detail what you need to know so you wonít have to retake the test. If you fail the test and need a retake you will have to pay another $10 for the additional test and wait a minimum of 30 days before you can take it.
Avoid the hassle of a retake and study for your driving test so you can be sure to pass. This guide tells you everything you need to know for the test and includes some sample questions at the end so you can be even more prepared.

What You Need to ObtainYour First Driverís License in Nevada

There are six things you need to bring with you when you go get your driverís license. These things are your parent or guardian, your instruction permit, proof of identity (such as a birth certification, social security card, or passport), your driverís education hours certificate or a high school transcript showing a passing grade in a driverís education course, a completed Beginning Driver Experience Log (Form DLD-130), and finally a registered and insured vehicle.

The Driving Test

Once you meet all of the above criteria you can then take the driving test. There are three parts to the driving test: the vision test, the written knowledge test, and the driving skills test.
You pass the vision test with an eyesight of 20/40 or better. If you cannot see to that level without wearing contact lenses or glasses you will receive a designation of Restriction B on your driver license.
After the vision test you will take the knowledge test, which consists of 50 multiple choice questions. You need to get 80% or more of the questions correct on this test to pass.
The last step is the skills test, a live test with an instructor on the basic principles of driving. You must pass the knowledge test before you are able to take the skills test. You will need to register for an appointment for a skill test at a smaller DMV office, but some larger offices offer tests for walk-ins with relatively little wait.
Before you set out on your skills test your instructor will need to see documentation to confirm your car is registered and insured. The vehicle must be in the same class of vehicles covered by the class of licensure you are applying for. You cannot take the skills test with a rental car.

Sample Knowledge Test Questions

1) In which of the following situations do you have to come to a complete stop before turning?

A) Approaching a stop sign at a four way intersection with no other cars around
B) Approaching a roundabout with a car already in the roundabout
C) Turning right at a red light
D) In all of the above situations you should come to a complete stop before turning

2) You look in your rearview mirror and see an ambulance gaining on you from behind with its lights and sirens on. What should you do?

A) Slow down
B) Brake and park the moment you see the ambulance, even in the middle of the street
C) Pull over to the right side of the road and come to a complete stop
D) Use this opportunity to pass a few cars in traffic that have pulled over

3) What is the curfew in Nevada for drivers under 18?

A) If you are under 18 you canít drive between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. unless you are going to or from a planned function like a school event or part-time job.
B) If you are under 18 you canít drive between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. unless you are going to or from a planned function like a school event or part-time job.
CIf you are under 18 you canít drive between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. unless you are going to or from a planned function like a school event or part-time job.
D) There is no curfew for drivers under 18 in Nevada

  1. Answer Key

1) D)In all of the above situations you should come to a complete stop before turning
2) C) Pull over to the right side of the road and come to a complete stop
3)B) If you are under 18 you canít drive between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. unless you are going to or from a planned function like a school event or part-time job.

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