Applicants for a driver's license can take a practice test online through the local department of motor vehicles (DMV) website. Their online test has a sampling of the kinds of questions that will be asked in the written test taken at a local DMV, though only seven questions are available for free. In order to answer more practice questions, and take unlimited practice tests, the DMV charges a fee.
Prior to taking the practice tests, it is helpful to be knowledgeable about the rules of the road, and read the DMV driver's manual. The answers to DMV test questions are often very similar sounding, which increases the difficulty of the exam. Depending upon the type of license being issued, a score of 80 percent correct is usually considered passing.
Questions asked on the practice test may involve the direction that tires need to be turned while making a turn in an intersection, the necessity of safety belts, speed limits while passing, the meaning of different lights and signs, and the distance that should be maintained between cars.
Some states have their own online practice tests for driver's licenses, such as Tennessee. Practice questions are not identical to those on the test, but address similar issues such as alcohol, laws, procedures and signs.