Driving Practice Test


From the shores of Lake Michigan to the southern tip of the state, Illinois has a lot to see and do. To take advantage of everything the state has to offer, you'll need a driver's license. This test provides practice Illinois driving tests to help you on your journey. Specifically, this site is designed to help you practice for the Illinois written exam so that you are ready to pass it on your first try. The official Illinois Secretary of State written road examination consists of 35 questions and candidates must answer 28 questions correctly to pass. Click the "Start Test" button below to begin our Illinois driver's license practice test, there is no time limit.

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What is the safe and lawful following distance behind another vehicle?

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A second vehicle weighing _____ pounds or less is allowed to have a personalized or vanity license plate

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You need evidence of liability insurance when:

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You must keep the following distance when parking close to a fire hydrant:

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You can cross a set of double solid yellow lines when:

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You are required to successfully complete a driver remedial education course to regain your driving privileges if your license was suspended prior to age ____

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What does this white, rectangular sign with black lettering and symbol indicate?

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Can you proceed straight through an intersection when you have a green signal?

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For children 12 and under the ____ is the safest place for them to ride in a vehicle equipped with air bags.

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The mandatory insurance limits for the state of Illinois is?

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A flashing red traffic light indicates:

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You should ___ when approaching a bicyclist from behind.

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A school bus is displaying flashing red lights on a divided roadway on a two lane road that is on the opposite side you are traveling. What should you do?

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When approaching a traffic control signal that is not operational, a driver should:

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It is important to _____ when changing lanes.

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A space cushion around your vehicle will:

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At a red traffic signal can you turn left?

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At a steady yellow traffic signal you must:

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This circular yellow sign with black markings identifies what?

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At the first sign or rain or snow you should:

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Changing lanes is prohibited when the line dividing two lanes is:

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If you are involved in a crash with an unattended vehicle you must:

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When a training is approaching, all vehicles are required to stop within _____ feet of the nearest rail of the railroad crossing.

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You should ____ when you see a truck preparing for a right turn ahead.

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This sign indicates:

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This sign indicates

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Which of the following are true about Illinois's speed limits?

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Not wearing a safety belt is acceptable when:

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Driving privileges may be suspended under which of the following conditions:

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At a traffic signal that is not functioning you should:

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This sign indicates

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A muffler to prevent excessive noise and smoke is:

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When passing a bicyclist on a narrow country road that you're alone on you should go:

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When an emergency vehicle has stopped ahead of you with flashing lights on you should:

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The _____ department keeps record of your traffic violations and crashes while a resident of Illinois

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How To Get A Illinois Drivers License

In Illinois, driver’s licenses are administered by the Illinois Secretary of State. Applicants who are 15 years of age in Illinois may undertake the Graduated Driver License Program. Parental or legal guardians must consent to those obtaining the permit. This with a permit must be enrolled in a driver’s education program, pass a vision test and a written test. Drivers can only drive during the following times: Sun.-Thurs., 10 p.m.-6 a.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 p.m.-6 a.m. (local curfews may differ) Drivers must practice for at least 50 hours, including 10 hours at night, supervised by a parent or adult who is at least 21 years of age. The permit is valid for 2 years, and must be held for a minimum of 9 months. Permit drivers must have a clean driving record during their learning period.

Drivers who are the ages of 16 to 17 must undergo an Initial Licensing Phase. Those that have logged their 50 hours of driving time must have this time certified by their parents or legal guardians. They also must have completed their driver’s education course. They must also have driving hours restrictions Sun.-Thurs., 10 p.m.-6 a.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 p.m.-6 a.m. (local curfews may differ).Once drivers have a license, for the first 12 months of driving, or when the driver turns 18, they can only have one passenger who is under the age of 20, unless that passenger is a sibling, stepsibling, child or step child of the driver.

Those applicants who are between the ages of 18 and 20 may possess a driver’s license in the Full Licensing phase. Those drivers who did not take a certified driver’s education course must take a 6 hour adult driver education course. Additionally, those drivers under the age of 19 may not use a cell phone while driving unless it is an emergency.

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How To Pass the Illinois Driver's License Test

As you prepare for your driver’s test, some helpful things to keep in mind:

  • Be sure to take some free online Illinois DMV practice tests prior to your written exam. Being familiar with the types of questions you'll see will help you perform on exam day.
  • Take detailed notes during your Illinois driver's training course and study them often.

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  • Spend as much time as you can behind the wheel with your learner's permit and spend time driving where your test will take place to become familiar with road signs, speed limits, hazards, etc.
  • Practice parking and backing up for your road skills test
  • Study the Illinois Rules of the Road

Additional Information

Information on the Illinois Secretary of State

The Illinois Secretary of State is responsible for testing student drivers and licensing all drivers.

Find the Illinois DMV location nearest you:

You can schedule your licensing exam or get more information by contacting them here:

Phone:  217.782.6212

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