Sample Tests

Below is a sample of the kinds of questions that are asked on a written examination for an driver's license. This sample test does not replace the test you must take to qualify for a Connecticut driver's license. The sample test is designed to give you an opportunity to test your knowledge before taking the actual exam.

All buttons are pre-set to start you at the top of each selection to review possible answers, but you must mark the correct answer in each category. When you are completed, please submit your answers.


Question 1: Drivers must yield to pedestrians:

A) During inclement weather.
B) At all times.
C) On private property.
D) Only in a crosswalk.

Question 2: Speed limit signs:

A) Represent the maximum speed for ideal driving conditions.
B) Represent the suggested speed for the road or highway.
C) Represent the maximum speed for all driving conditions.
D) May be disregarded if the traffic flow is faster.

Question 3: If your vehicle has a two-part safety belt system you should:

A) Use both the lap and shoulder belt.
B) Use only the shoulder belt.
C) Use only the lap belt.
D) Use whichever you are most comfortable with.

Question 4: If it feels like your tires have lost traction with the road during rain:

A) Ease your foot off of the gas pedal.
B) Try to keep the steering wheel straight.
C) Do not try to stop or turn until the tires grip the road.
D) All of the above.

Question 5: The blind spots where trucks will not be able to see you are:

A) Directly behind the body.
B) The right side of the cab from rear tractor wheels outward and around in front of the truck.
C) The immediate left of the cab.
D) All of the above.

Question 6: A pedestrian with a white cane is:

A) Blind.
B) Elderly.
C) Deaf.
D) Handicapped.

Question 7: You are approaching a school bus which has stopped on the other side of a divided highway. You should:

A) Stop and wait for it to load or unload children.
B) Stop, check for children, then proceed.
C) Watch for children and be ready to stop.
D) Stop and wait until the flashing red lights go off.

Question 8: To avoid being blinded by oncoming cars at night, you should:

A) Look at the right side of the road.
B) Wear polarizing anti-glare glasses.
C) Concentrate on the center line.
D) Squint to reduce glare.

Question 9: When you are behind a motorcycle, you should:

A) Ride the brake.
B) Allow more following distance.
C) Drive more slowly.
D) Be ready to use the horn.

Question 10: There is an emergency vehicle coming from behind you with emergency lights on and flashing. You should:

A) Slow down and keep moving.
B) Speed up and get out of the way.
C) Maintain your speed.
D) Pull over to the right and stop.

Question 11: Reaction time is slower after:

A) Drinking alcohol.
B) Exercising.
C) Sleeping.
D) Working hard.

Question 12: If you get angry or upset, you should:

A) Put some relaxing music on the stereo as you drive.
B) Cool off before you drive.
C) Breathe deeply as you drive to get your self-control.
D) Concentrate and be cautious as you drive.

Question 13: While being passed in a passing zone, you should:

A) Speed up to stay ahead of the vehicle.
B) Maintain your speed and position.
C) Pull off the road.
D) Slow down and let them safely return to the drive lane.

Question 14: When you approach a traffic signal displaying a steady yellow light, you must:

A) Go through the intersection before it turns red.
B) Stop if it is safe to do so.
C) Be prepared to stop.
D) Slow down and proceed with caution.

Question 15: You may not park within how many feet of a fire hydrant?

A) 5 feet.
B) 10 feet.
C) 15 feet.
D) 20 feet.

For more information, please see CT Driver's Manual.

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