The states of New York, Florida, and Maryland provide sample driver test questions for individuals applying to obtain their learner's permit. The Department of Motor Vehicles also provides practice permit tests on DMV.org.
In most states, anyone who wants to drive must first obtain a learner's permit. In order to pass, the applicant must at least be of the acceptable age and must pass the learner's permit knowledge test. The test is prepared by the DMV of the state and often includes topics, such as road signs and rules, alcohol and drugs, and defensive driving. The sample questions can be taken online and are accessible free of charge. The practice tests on the state of Florida website are located on two third-party service providers: HighSchoolDriver.com and 123driving.com. DMV.org requires online users to create an account in order to access the free sample practice questions on the site.
Florida, Washington D.C., Maryland and most states require first-time applicants to sign up for a driver-training course. The course may be completed in a state-approved education program provider or a certified driving school. In Washington D.C., if the applicant is older than 15 1/2 years old, he may choose to not take the driving course and take the learner's permit knowledge test at an approved testing center.