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Driving Test Practice


If you’re preparing to take the New Jersey driving test, or you’re looking to work your way through the graduated driver's license program, you’ll want to study up to make sure you’re prepared. The test is required for all motorists between the ages of 16 and 17. As part of this process, you’ll need to take the NJ permit test and the NJ MVC written test (often referred to as the NJ DMV written test) along with the road skills test to prove you have the safe driving skills to operate a motor vehicle in New Jersey. This website offers up NJ driving test simulations that include multiple-choice questions to help you practice your knowledge of road signs and traffic laws. All of the tests are free and work on both computers and mobile devices, so take them as often as you’d like. These New Jersey practice driving tests can be a valuable component to help you pass your permit test section of the NJ MVC written test. This is the sample passenger vehicle driver’s test for the state of New Jersey. You will be presented with 50 questions and you must answer 40 questions correctly to pass. There is no time limit. You may not go back once you answer a question. Click the “Start Quiz” button below to begin.

1 / 50

Your braking distance increases by ______ when you double your speed on the highway.

2 / 50

You should ______ when crossing railroad tracks in heavy traffic.

3 / 50

The two-second rule is for:

4 / 50

______ years old is the minimum drinking age in this state.

5 / 50

When driving near a school zone a driver must:

6 / 50

Two sets of solid double yellow lines that are spaced two or more feet apart indicate:

7 / 50

When you see a "merging traffic" sign on the freeway you should:

8 / 50

When approaching a car with headlights that are blinding you should:

9 / 50

A fine for a first offense of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) by a minor 17 years of age or older, but less than 21 is:

10 / 50

You should _____ if your car breaks down on the highway.

11 / 50

Tampering with your emissions control devices ____________.

12 / 50

On a road with an odd number of lanes on which traffic is allowed to travel in both directions, the center lane is used for:

13 / 50

The rear wheels follow a ____compared to the front wheels when turning.

14 / 50

You can be fined up to how much if you dump more than 15 pound of trash?

15 / 50

If you stop at a railroad crossing with more than one track:

16 / 50

A gross vehicle weight rating of how many pounds or more means you are required to have a commercial driver license?

17 / 50

It is wrong to ______ if you encounter an aggressive driver on the road.

18 / 50

To improve your safety when driving at night it is best to:

19 / 50

If you need to make a right turn, left turn, a U-turn, or continue forward, the driver must _____ in a roundabout.

20 / 50

"Transit" is used to indicate _____.

21 / 50

It is illegal for any person 21 years or older to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of:

22 / 50

A flashing yellow light indicates:

23 / 50

To retain your license you must complete Basic Driver Improvement course in these cases:

24 / 50

What does this sign indicate?

25 / 50

It is best to _____when under emotional or physical stress while driving a vehicle.

26 / 50

This sign indicates:

27 / 50

A driver must slow down or stop for pedestrians within _____ when there are no traffic control signals.

28 / 50

Broken white lines on pavement are used to indicate _____ in this area.

29 / 50

You should ____ on slippery roads.

30 / 50

Except when passing, or on a road with 3 or more lanes traveling in the same direction, stay in the ___ lane.

31 / 50

You are required to stop your vehicle when _____.

32 / 50

What does this sign indicate?

33 / 50

You should ____ before backing up.

34 / 50

A speeding conviction of more than 15 mph over the speed limit results in how many "points" on your license.

35 / 50

The right-of-way is given to ______ when a driver enters a traffic circle.

36 / 50

Your license and registration will be suspended for up to _____ year(s) if you are unable to show proof of insurance under the No-Fault Law.

37 / 50

Passing is prohibited:

38 / 50

You may have to complete a traffic law substance abuse education class if _____.

39 / 50

You do not have to stop for an actively loading / unloading school bus if you are traveling on the opposite side of a divided highway with an unpaved divider of at least ____ in width.

40 / 50

____ lines divide traffic moving in the same direction.

41 / 50

When approaching a slow-moving vehicle you in your driving lane you should _______.

42 / 50

_____ is known as the distance a vehicle travels between the time the driver realizes there is a problem and when he / she applies the brakes.

43 / 50

This sign is used when:

44 / 50

It is best to keep a space cushion:

45 / 50

Which of the following is not a proper use of a turn signal?

46 / 50

You must make a full stop in all of these situations except:

47 / 50

You should stop at an intersection with a stop sign and:

48 / 50

This sign indicates:

49 / 50

You should not _____ when changing lanes.

50 / 50

To get a New Jersey license you must have ____ proofs of address.

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Drivers License

How To Get A New Jersey Drivers License

The process for getting a New Jersey’s driver’s license is essentially a three stage process of obtaining a Special Learner’s Permit, Probationary License and then a Basic Driver License. While this may initially seem complicated, we can guide you by answering some of the most common questions people have about the state of New Jersey’s requirements for getting a driver’s license.

How old do you have to be to get a New Jersey driver’s license? You can apply for a special learner’s permit when you are 16 years old, once you have enrolled in a licensed driving school. After completing your driver’s education, you will then pass a vision test and your knowledge permit test. You will need to complete 6 hours of behind the wheel instruction with a licensed instructor. Once a person has these steps, they must then wait until they are 17 for the next step for a basic New Jersey drivers license.

After completing your driver’s education, you will then pass a vision test and your knowledge permit test. You will need to complete 6 hours of behind the wheel instruction with a licensed instructor. Once a person has these steps, they must then wait until they are 17 for the next step for a basic New Jersey drivers license. 

Can you take the New Jersey driver’s permit test online? You cannot take the New Jersey permit test online. You will need to schedule it and make an appointment for your knowledge test in person after you purchase your examination permit.

What are the steps for obtaining a driver’s permit in New Jersey?

To earn your learner’s permit you’ll need to pass a driver’s education course that covers New Jersey traffic laws and the basics of operating a motor vehicle safely. Beyond that you will need to:

  • Provide the requirements documents of your personal identification and address
  • Complete and submit form BA-412D
  • Pass the written driver’s permit test
  • Schedule a Knowledge Test
  • Pass a vision test
  • Pass the knowledge test
  • Pay your $10 fee
  • Complete the required 6 hours of driving instruction with a certified and licensed driving instructor 

What driving restrictions does New Jersey have for permit holders?

Holders of New Jersey driver’s permits must practice supervised driving for 6 months. Supervised driving has a number of regulations, including: 

  • Purchase a decal for $4 and display on your front and back license plate
  • Not permitted to drive after 11:01 and before 5:00 AM
  • Accompanied by an adult, over 21 supervised license driver who possesses a valid New Jersey driver’s license. 
  • Only parents, guardians, or dependents are allowed as passengers
  • Only one additional passenger is permitted
  • Cell phones or any wireless device, regardless of it being “hands-free” or not, is not permitted
  • Seat belt usage is required

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How To Pass the New Jersey Driver's License Test

To pass the New Jersey knowledge permit test preparation is essential in the process to obtain your full license. Read the New Jersey driver’s manual. Study the manual and take notes on critical sections. Additionally, take good notes during your driver’s education course. As you study the manual and your notes from driver’s education,  you can begin to gauge your progress by taking a NJ permit practice test like the one available on this site. You can also take our road signs practice test if you want to improve your knowledge of those.

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Need a New Jersey driver’s manual?

You can find the New Jersey Driver manual, as well as additional resources for teen drivers here on the NJMVC website. These are available in English and Spanish, and they’re free. 


New Jersey License Frequently Asked Questions

You can do a same day renewal online for your driver’s license. You can do renew in person. You can do so online, in person, or through the mail. In both instances, you will need a valid Required documentation includes proof of ID (license, passport, birth certificate, etc.), social security number, and proof of current address. There is also an option to renew your drivers license in person. There is a $24 fee. 

For those renewing their license in New Jersey no additional testing is necessary.

You can reschedule a road test if you fail. However, you must wait 14 days to take your road test again.

The following skills are commonly a part of the New Jersey driving skills test:

  • Driving in reverse
  • Stopping at appropriate signs
  • Nearing corners or intersections
  • Stopping smoothly
  • Sitting properly
  • Turning around
  • Steering properly
  • Parallel parking
  • Yielding to right-of-way

For drivers with a valid license or permit from another state, no additional testing is required. Bring in your license or permit with a secondary form of identification to a New Jersey DMV location within 30 days of moving to New Jersey and you can update to a new license relatively seamlessly.

Additional Information

Information on the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission

The MVC is responsible for testing student drivers and licensing all drivers. To schedule your licensing examination or get more information contact them via:

Phone:  609.292.6500

To find the location nearest you, please visit:

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