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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Rules of the road: driver license practice tests now online

Studying the Arizona Driver License
Manual is the key to passing your exam.
When do pedestrians have the right-of-way over motor vehicles? How long should you signal before you turn? What does a flashing red traffic light mean?

These are questions you might be trying to learn the answers to in order to get your very first driver license ... or, maybe you just moved here from out of state and need to study for the driver license exam, too.

Perhaps the questions are ones you knew long ago, back when you prepped for your first driver license exam, but it has been years since you studied. Could now be the time for a little refresher?

Whatever your reason is, if you want to brush up on your skills and learn about proper vehicle safety you can visit the ADOT Motor Vehicle Division website. There you’ll find the Arizona Driver License Manual, available for download as a PDF.

After you study, be sure to take the online Driver License practice tests.

The online practice tests are new to the site and the direct result of an MVD online web survey. Practice tests were the No. 1 item requested by those who took the survey.

So far, the tests have proven to be pretty popular among visitors to the MVD website since they went online May 31. By the end of the first week, roughly 4,500 tests had been taken, according to John Guild, the forms, publications and web content manager for MVD.

The tests are an educational tool and give people an idea of what they should expect when they take the real test … but, remember, taking the practice tests is in no way a substitute for studying the manual!

“We want to stress that they need to study the manual,” said Guild, adding there’s a lot more to passing the written driver license exam than what’s presented on the online practice tests.

So, go ahead and try taking the practice test … if you do, be sure to share your scores with us either here in the comments, or over on our Facebook page!
Posted by Angela DeWelles   |  Labels:  Arizona-Driver-License-Exam, MVD
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