In densely packed snow you should...use chains or snow tires. If you must drive during heavy snow or fog, use your... low-beam headlights. Alcohol-related highway deaths account for... 38% of all traffic fatalities. If you accumulate 7 or more points on your traffic record you may... attend a Driver Improvement Clinic to deduct three points from your driving record. The traffic conviction that adds the highest number of points (5) to your driving record is... passing a stopped school bus that is loading or unloading children. "Secondary roads" are roads where... hills are more likley to be more steep and curves are likely to be more sharp than on primary roads. Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit in cities and towns is... 35 miles per hour. To have a revoked driver license restored, you must... visit a driver license office, pay a restoration fee, and reapply for a license. When three vehicles reach a 4-way stop at the same, the right of way belongs to... the car on the right. If a vehicle sways freely, leans heavily to one side during a turn or seems to bounce continuously, there may be a problem with the... suspension system. If you experience a breakdown, you should... call a law enforcement officer. To maintain a safe driving distance between your car and the car in front of you, you should... use the two-second rule. If you take any medication before you drive, you should... find out what effect the medicine has. If you are planning a long road trip, you should... stop and rest every 100 miles. Before passing another vehicle, you should... look ahead to ensure that there is enough room for you to pass. When driving down a very steep hill, you should... shift into a lower gear to control your speed. If you run off the side of the road, you should... gradually take your foot off the gas pedal. When travelling on rural highways, farm equipment usually... travels at its maximum speed of 15-20 mph. If you are driving into a circle you should... yield to cars already in the circle. If you are in a crash, you should... move your car off of the road. School buses are required to... stop at all railroad crossings. In city traffic, you should... be alert for drivers who make quick stops. Truckers have serious blind spots into which cars can disappear from view. Unless there is a sign indicating no turn on red, you can turn right on red... after stopping and making sure that the turn can be made safely. For any underage person who aids or abets another attempting to purchase any alcoholic beverage, the law requires... a one-year driver license revocation. Your license will be revoked immediately if your blood alcohol concentration is at least... 0.08 percent. When aproaching a road that is blocked from view you should... stop and proceed with caution. Defensive drivers check their rear view mirror and side mirrors roughly... every 10 seconds. If going 45 miles per hour, how far ahead should you signal before turning?.. 200 ft. If you plan to turn and are not in the proper lane to do so, you should... continue to the next intersection, then turn. The most common type of accident on a highway is a rear-end collision When driving behind someone... you should not use your high beams To dry wet brakes, gently apply the brakes "Don't hang out in the No zone" refers to not being... in truckers' blind spots
When approaching a railroad crossing... slow down and prepare to stop If you pull up to a red arrow, the turning lane is the only lane that should stop if you are a pedestrian walking along side the road at night, you should carry or wear something white Use high beams When driving on a highway and no car is approaching Slippery roads are most likely to occur when It has just begun to drizzle or rain When traveling behind a farm vehicle on a two-lane road Wait until the farm vehicle has the chance to pull over to the side, then pass with caution Large trucks (tractor trailers) Have large blind spots to the side and rear When preparing to make a right-hand turn Turn on your turn signal and approach the righthand side of the road A "shoulder check" is A quick glance over your shoulder on the side in which you intend to turn or change lanes When you get tired on a long trip, you should Stop and rest Q: If you are following a car at night, how do you know if the road is bumpy? A: You watch the tail-lights.
There is also a visual test where you will be asked to identify common traffic signs by their shape and color only. For example, they show you a red octagon and you must identify it as a stop sign. Crazy. Here are a few other examples:
A blank white square with black border: Speed Limit An orange triangle on its side, pointing to the right: No passing sign A yellow circle with a large X in it extending to the sides of the circle: Railroad crossing Inverted red triangle with a white center: Yield
Which of the following is true about pedestrians? In the city, 2 out of 5 people killed in a car crash are pedestrians. What should you do while entering in curve...? You should apply brake before entering curve. While parking the car in down hill where will you place the front wheel? Towards the curb. While driving in the downhill...? Shift to lower gear. Signal test -- if you see any sign of circular orange color then tell them "CAUTION, Signal is about to turn RED" Two questions on my test that were not on the list. Which of the following is true. Speed limit unless posted on highways 75 MPH Speed limit unless posted in city 25 MPH Speed limit unless posted outside city 55 MPH . Speed limit outside city is correct. At an intersection without traffice lights who has the right of way. The pedestrian "If the car u are travelling meets with an accident "we have to call the law enforcement immediately" even before pulling the car off the road.
In bad weather "we have to keep a safe distance while following car". Where would it be dangerous to drive very slow?........Answer: When you have just passed the crest of a what should you do when backing up? Check your mirrors and honk; put your left hand on the steering wheel, your right arm over the passenger's chair and turn around; or (something else-can't remember question). One more question.. On a freeway if u miss an exit what would u do?? Take the next exit.
Posted by: Ritesh | November 16, 2006 08:42 PM
Jay, This is going to save us on the exam. We just moved here from NY and I gotta say... for having such a comprehensive test, NC drivers are HORRIBLE! No offense, I'm sure you'd agree. Everyone should be paying you for this. Except me, since I brought up the idea. Thanks!
Posted by: Brian | November 17, 2006 08:09 AM
Under the point system... a driver who gets 12 points within 3 years may lose his/her license. A driver will lose his or her license if he or she is convicted of... speeding more than 70 mph in a 55 mph zone. In cities, 2 of every 5 people killed in motor vehicle crashes are... pedestrians.
Posted by: Scott | November 22, 2006 01:27 PM
if a person refuses to take the chemical test...the license may be immediately revoked for TWELVE months...(another option was 6 months..so jus be careful) if the solid yellow line is on ur side of the road and there is a dotted yellow next to it on the other side it means....that u are not allows to cross to the left...
Posted by: Divya | November 22, 2006 05:05 PM
hey..thanks.. i cleared the test with 100% in the first attempt..jus by memorizing the cheat sheet..hehe...
Posted by: Divya | November 22, 2006 05:12 PM
This site is wonderful
Posted by: Moni paul | November 25, 2006 08:39 AM
my daughter was so sad when she failed the test the first try. then after finding and studying your site she passed the next day with flying colors. thanks!
Posted by: jh | November 25, 2006 05:13 PM
What do you do if you have break failure? Correct answer is: Shift into a lower gear, release the clutch pedal (for manual transmissions) and apply the emergency brake. Another answer is to shift into neutral and that IS NOT CORRECT. Answer is lower gear.
Posted by: Glenn | November 29, 2006 11:36 AM
Who has the right of way at an intersection? Correct answer: When crossing with a green signal, pedestrians have the right-of-way over all vehicles, including those turning across the paths of the pedestrians.
Posted by: Anonymous | November 29, 2006 11:38 AM
As you approach a railroad crossing, you must: slow your speed; keep alert; and watch for the railroad crossing signal.
Posted by: Glenn | November 29, 2006 11:40 AM
When driving on the interstate how to you merge onto the highway: When entering the interstate, use the acceleration lane until your vehicle's speed matches that of the other traffic and then merge safely.
Posted by: Glenn | November 29, 2006 11:41 AM
There is a question about faulty mufflers and exhaust systems. The correct answer is: A leak in the exhaust system can allow poisonous carbon monoxide gas to enter the passenger compartment of the car.
Posted by: Glenn | November 29, 2006 11:43 AM
There is a question about why you need to check your tires. The correct answer is: For safe driving and fuel economy, tires should have the right amount of air.
Posted by: Glenn | November 29, 2006 11:44 AM
Where do most bicycle accidents occur? ...IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS What do you do if your car begins to skid? ...TURN YOUR STEERING WHEEL IN THE SAME DIRECTION THAT THE REAR-END OF YOUR CAR IS GOING
Posted by: SG | November 30, 2006 01:35 PM
Hi Jay: It must have took me five years to get to your site but I wished I would have came across you sooner if it was there at the time! I moved here from Florida and I was in totally shock mode trying to understand why I couldn't pass my first two exams after reading NC's DMV book (like a brain) to obtain a license. Some things in NC are like fictional story telling like "Goldie Locks and the Three Bears, but ultimately did pass on the third charm! Jay, you could be an enterpreuner out there saving all soon to be NC residents.
Posted by: Cha-Cha | December 2, 2006 09:29 AM
Jay, Like most people, I stressed over taking the test. The test took me just over 5 minutes and I aced it. Most of what was on my test can be found in the Brain Dumps. I found the test straight forward and, for the most part, merely common sense. Almost all questions were found on your site. Some additional Brain Dumps: What best characterizes a bike rider? He is likely to sustain severe injuries when struck by a car. A blind person ready to cross the road has the right of way: if he has a white cane with a red tip or a guide dog. I'm glad I found your site. Thanks a million. With best regards, Rich
Posted by: Rich | December 11, 2006 04:23 PM
if you are walking at night what should you do?....wear a white shirt
Posted by: charlotte | December 13, 2006 02:53 PM
Couple more questions 1. The flashing red signal has the same meaning a the stop sign ... Stop and do not proceed to move until you can enter the intersection without interfering with approaching traffic. 2. When entering the interstate,.... use the acceleration lane until your vehicle’s speed matches that of the other traffic and then merge safely.
Posted by: Dinara | January 22, 2007 10:39 AM
One more if you refuse to submit to a blood or breath test your driver's licence will be suspended for ... 1 year
Posted by: Dinara | January 22, 2007 10:43 AM
Q: When a car is approaching you with full beam headlights on, what should you do? A: Look straight in front of you, avoid looking at the car. Q: How can a truck driver see blind spots? A: By looking over the shoulder. Q: What should you do when you are approaching a railroad crossing? A: Slow down and prepare to stop if you see a train. Q: What should you do if your car is involved in a crash? A: "Notify the police" NOT "pull over to the side".
Posted by: Ushma | January 30, 2007 10:37 AM
A North Carolina driver's license is required if you... are sitting in the driver's seat of a vehicle with the motor running. If you are caught driving while under the influence... your license will be suspended.
Posted by: Gerald Diller | February 1, 2007 11:14 PM
Hello There! My Husband and I both just moved from New York to North Carolina. We have a 19 year old son, who doesn't know how to drive. This afternoon, all three of us took the North Carolina Drivers Exam, and we all did GREAT! There was nothing on my test that wasn't on this site. I got 100%, my son got 100% and my Husband got 95% (he is still disputing to himself whether you should move your car from the site of an accident or call the police first) He opted for calling the Police first and that was the one he got wrong. So, remember. . MOVE YOUR CAR FIRST. . is the answer. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Getting a permit is a BIG THING for my son. He has been waiting a while. . .but where and what was he going to drive in NEW YORK.. and who could pay those horrendous insurance rates! We are all on our way, and had a wonderful experience today. . thanks to YOU! Thank you. Love, Connie
Posted by: Connie | February 7, 2007 07:25 PM
what is the most commmon accident on the highway/interstate? ...rear end collision
Posted by: tina | February 20, 2007 10:16 PM
Hey Jay, Thanks a lot! Both my roomie n I got our learners today only by reading your points .. :) My two cents to the list .. 1. When you are entering a curved road what would you do ? Answer is slow down before entering the curve. There was another option which said - gradually reduce speed or something. 2.Registration of vehicles for NC state is checked for every .. 1.6 months 2.12 months 3.Two years. I skipped this question but I think the answer is 12 months .. do check it! Thanks once again!
Posted by: Div | February 27, 2007 11:52 PM
I've got one that probably tops them all and is not mentioned. Here goesWhen you get into an accident what should you do? a. Move your vehicle off the road. b. Notify the state police. c. Notify your insurance. answer: b, even though you should do all of these,keep in mind they never specify how severe the accident is (i.e. can your car move or not?) nor do they ask "in which order you should do these things".
Posted by: Nate | April 16, 2007 12:26 PM
I took the test yesterday and got a perfect score mainly because of this website, took about five minutes of memorizing, bless you. One question that was on the test that I didn't see here was, Speedlimit inside of city unless otherwise posted is 35 MPH
Posted by: Peggy | April 18, 2007 11:08 AM
Took the test back in Jan and got 100% with your help! On my signs test. There was a blank round yellow sign. It's actually the railroad crossing sign but they took out the X. Sneaky sneaky.
Posted by: Sue | April 21, 2007 09:03 PM
I really wish I'd had this before I took the test the first time. I moved to NC and have been driving for 20 years, so I was pissed when I failed, especially since the ones I missed had nothing to do with driving! Here is one to add to the bad question list: What's the most likely time to have a bicycle accident? A: Saturday at dusk (and yes, it's that specific). Thanks for the list (as I still need to retake my test:-) Melissa
Posted by: Melissa | May 14, 2007 03:24 PM
The answer on what to do if in an accident, is notify the police. Tried pull the car off to the side of the road today, and it was scored wrong. When approaching a traffic light, if it changes to yellow, proceed through cautiously.
Posted by: Brian | May 17, 2007 07:30 PM
There was a question about littering on my test today. The answer was a minimum of $250 and maximum of $1,000 fine. Thanks to you, I got the test perfect.
Posted by: Kristin | September 20, 2007 04:13 PM
Hey, some other info that might be useful... In bad weather you should slow down and allow yourself extra following distance. Bikers sustain more injuries. Slow driving can be dangerous in a city. If you're skidding, don't apply the breaks but rotate the vehicle in the direction of your rear wheels.
Posted by: Kristy | December 28, 2007 02:22 PM
OMG i was so scared about taking the drivers permit test. When i went to to take it though it was so easy becasue of what you put up. I barely looked at the DMV hand book, and i passed. One question i remeber is; what blood level would you be considered intoxicated? 1) .1 2) .05 or 3) .08 I believe the answer was .05. It also asked the question about which traffic conviction adds the highest number of points- that would be the school bus. more questions were about speed limits, like what is the maximum speed limit on all highways (70 mph) and what is the basic speed in which farm equipment travel at (15-20mph) the rest was just really simple common sense stuff, and basically all the questions on the test were on you study guid. thank you SO SO SO SO MUCH!! :)
Posted by: Anonymous | December 31, 2007 12:13 PM
Thanks Jay, This was a great use, I got a perfect score surely thanks to you. you might probably want to add this one to the list. Q. Studies show that the most hazardous of all drivers and the cause for most number of accidents are. 1. Slow drivers 2. Middle Aged drivers 3. Women drivers. The answer is Slow drivers. Thanks again for this great work.
Posted by: Ram | January 7, 2008 02:37 PM
Yes, when I took the test the only question I got wrong was: If you are in an accident, Call the Police. Don't pull over first. This is the most common wrong answer.
Posted by: Tyler | January 8, 2008 12:48 AM
This guide was an absolute lifesaver. My wife found it, and we both read over the list a couple of times before taking the test. She got a 100%, I missed one. Just print out the question list and take it with you
to the DMV. You'll have a few hours to read over it while you are standing in line. The questions are goofy and you won't pass by relying on common sense. One question which I didn't see above: Q) How can you avoid a rear end collision on the interstate? A) Check your mirrors often. Don't ask me how that's supposed to prevent a rear end collision, but it's the answer they want.
Posted by: Matt | February 10, 2008 09:12 PM
This list is awesome!! I got my test cleared in first attempt by giving 100% correct answers. There are couple of questions that are not here. One of them is Q1) If you have leaking exhast pipe, it can cause Ans: Harmful fumes can enter into vehicle. Here is the explanation from book on this point. "One function of the exhaust system is to take harmful fumes from the engine to the rear of the vehicle to be released. Check your exhaust system often to be sure it is not leaking. Aleak in the exhaust system can allow poisonous carbon monoxide gas to enter the passenger compartment of the vehicle. Carbon monoxide poisoning often can be fatal, and even small amounts can cause you to become sleepy or unconscious and lose control of the vehicle. For this reason, it is suggested that you keep a window open about one inch while traveling.". Q2) Where the accidents occur most. Ans: At the intersections. You will have anothe option which is "Parking Lots". But choose "At the intersections" as correct answer. May be it is time to recompile all the meterial into short list again. Thanks a bunch!! Suresh
Posted by: Suresh | February 13, 2008 08:23 PM
Oh this cheat sheet is very useful. Thanks to the author and whoever added information to this sheet. I also want to add couple of questions 1) where maximum numbers of accidents occur Ans is at intersection 2)what is the percentage of the accidents due to the drunken drivers.. ans is 38%
Posted by: Anonymous | March 6, 2008 03:11 PM
Thanks so much for your site. I'm not sure I would have passes without it and I did read the book! I got a question about littering that I don't think I saw on this site. The question was something to the effect of: What happens if you are convicted of littering? I think the answers were....1.$250 minimum fine and $1,000 maximum fine (correct) 2. doesn't go on permanent driving record 3. license suspended. Hope this helps someone.
Posted by: Melody Jemison | March 10, 2008 05:40 PM
The only thing that really upset me was I did not have a Social Security card,I was instructed where to go to get a new copy of it I spent 3hr waiting to receive my card they gave me an official document stamped and dated,this still wasn't good enough.Here is the part that made me most frustrated was for my ID I had a Ret Military ID which had my Social Security number on it Along with this document from Social Security office,still not good enough.Come on DMV this was a little overboard. Thanks Ken
Posted by: Kenneth McQueen | March 23, 2008 12:06 PM
I just took my test today (March 24, 2008) and it was very easy. This brain dump was extremely helpful, infact, this was all I used to study and I scored a 100% within 10 minutes. You will need to know your road signs because the examiner will ask you what they are before you take the computerized exam. They will show you a picture of a yellow School Zone sign put without the people in it. They will also show you a picture of a yellow dot without the "X", which is a Railroad crossing sign. The exam is 25 questions and you can get 5 wrong. I skipped the question everyone is talking about above regarding "What do you do first if you get into and accident" and I didn't have to go back and answer it because I already got 20 questions correct so the exam stopped and showed me that I passed. If you take 10 minutes to study the road signs in your drivers manual and know the answers to all of the brain dump questions/answers above then you will pass. If I passed the exam then anyone can pass. Thanks for this helpful study guide. Curtis
Posted by: Curtis | March 24, 2008 05:32 PM
I took the test this morning and completed it in about 10 minutes. I studied this page for about 15 minutes last night and 15 minutes this morning while waiting for the test. There were 4 questions that I didn't see here, but all the others are on this page. I answered the others correctly so I got a 100%. I recently moved to NC and I was concerned about taking the test. I've been driving for over 15 years and would have been upset if I failed this poorly written state exam. One thing though, go to the DMV early. There is no time limit on the test and you may have to wait a long time. One gut next to me literally tested for about 1 hour! I finished in 10 minutes. Thanks for posting.
Posted by: Bob | March 28, 2008 11:08 AM
Hey, I got my learners permit just by reading ur site. Its amazing!!!!!!!!. Two questions went wrong, one is before passing, just look ahead and determine whether its safe to pass or not. I opted a different choice. i don't remember the other question as i encountered it in the beginning of the exam.
Posted by: Shruthi | March 31, 2008 03:22 PM
I took the test last week and this site was instrumental in me passing. I did get one question wrong that was not on this site. Which of the following does NOT result in a supension of your license? a) Prearranged racing with another motor vehicle on the highway b) Reckless Driving c) Refusing a breathalyzer. The answer is B) Reckless Driving. Thanks so much!!!!
Posted by: Donna P | April 4, 2008 10:36 AM
Hi there, this site is great. I passed the test and only missed one question: What is the best way to keep from being hit from behind (rear-ended)? ANSWER: Check side and rearview mirrors often.
Posted by: Gus | April 4, 2008 01:40 PM
thanks for your effort my test was superb!!!!! one more question -when litter is thrown or blown from a vehicle - the driver of the vehicle is held responsible and the minimum fine is $250.00
Posted by: abcd | April 8, 2008 09:38 AM
Hi, everyone. I just had my test this morning and,thanks to this site, I made it. I thougt I would have the hole test in the computer,but the first thing you have to do is to read some numbers and tell the officer what some signs mean. But it is not a multiple choice question, so you have to know the signs. They will show you the stop sign without the word stop, same with yield,railroad crossing , school, no passing zone. There were also hill, divided highway ends, reserved parking for handcapped people. Then, I went to the computer for the multiple choice questions. There was a question about what to do when you see an emergency vehicle aproaching: drive to the right curb and stop completely. There was another one about crashes: they occur most frequently at intersections. And one asking what to do when you are in a curve and you can't see the oncoming traffic: should blow the horn. I hope this can help many others like me. Thanks again
Posted by: Tania | April 10, 2008 02:22 PM
Here is a dump for the motorcycle test. A minimum of two seconds distance should be maintained behind the vehicle ahead. Adjust the mirrors before riding the motorcycle. Most motorcycle accidents occur at intersections. Usually, a good way to handle tailgaters is to: Change lanes and let them pass. If you wait an hour for each drink before riding: Side effects from the drinking may still remain. The FRONT brake supplies how much of the potential stopping power? About three-quarters It is MOST important to flash your brake light when: You will be slowing suddenly. If a tire goes flat while riding, it is usually best to: brake on the good tire and steer to the side of the road. If a car is waiting to enter an intersection? Reduce speed and be ready to react. When riding, you should: Turn your head and shoulders to look through turns. To reduce your reaction time, you should: Cover the clutch and brakes. Making eye contact with other drivers: Doesn’t mean that the driver will yield. Reflective clothing should: Be worn day and night. The best way to stop quickly is to: Use both brakes at the same time. If your motorcycle starts to wobble: Grip the handlebars firmly and close the throttle gradually. Passengers should: Lean as you lean. Keep loads low. To tell if a road is bumpy: whatch cars tailights If you cannot see: use cars headlights After the first rider passes safely, the second rider should move up to the left position and watch for a safe chance to pass.
38% rider are killed using alcohol.
Posted by: Stephen | April 12, 2008 12:31 AM
Hi Jay, Today I cleared my learner's test with the help of your cheatsheet. Thank A Lot. Here are my two questions that were not in the list: 1. You should inspect your vechinle every --- 12 months. There was other option for 6 months. 2. If you are going by car and a bicycle is in front of you and from the other side a car is coming and the road is very narrow, what should you do? the answer is you should slow your speed, let the other car pass and then safely pass the bicycle.
Posted by: Deepti Agarwal | April 15, 2008 10:55 AM
Here is one more Q not in the list. 1) Giving pass to emergency vehicle....Going right and stopping completely, till the emergency vehicle passby. Remember on right completely stop
Posted by: SP | April 15, 2008 11:24 AM
What should you do if you are involed in a car crash? IS it pull over to the side or notify the police.
Posted by: Fred Turner | April 15, 2008 01:46 PM
At a flashing yellow light don't stop completely only at flashing red do you stop
Posted by: jake | April 15, 2008 09:24 PM
The site is tremendous ... thank y9ou very much!!! I want to add some guidance I got and found it to be invaluable. When taking the test it is best to skip questions you are even slightly unsure of and answer ONLY the ones you are certain of. That way when you answer 20 correctly (80%) the test stops and you pass. If you do them sequentially, when you have 5 that are incorrect, the test stops and you fail. I got 20 correct out of the 1st 23 that I looked at so I only answered 20 questions. Again, thanks for the site !!! Talk about public service !!!
Posted by: Lynn Dupuy | April 24, 2008 06:18 PM
I have a Master's degree with extensive training in test construction and the NC DMV test fails all rules of test design. Jay is correct when he characterizes the test as "insipid" and "poorly written." It has shaken my confidence in NC. Still, we are subject to it if we are to have the privilege of driving in NC. Thanks to all who have shared here. Greatly appreciated.
Posted by: Lynn | April 26, 2008 04:12 PM
Jay, Thankyouthankyouthankyou! I failed my test yesterday after studying the guide for days. Then found your site, printed out the study guide and went back today and got 100! You Rock! There was also a question about what causes the biggest hazard on the road..women drivers (WHAT?!) the elderly or slow drivers and the answer is slow drivers. Thanks again!
Posted by: Kim | April 29, 2008 12:35 PM
Just took the test today and got all the answers right, thanks to this site. One question I had was When do you adjust your rear and sideview mirrors? The answer is each time you get ready to drive somewhere. If NC drivers all adhered to every bizarre rule, we'd be a bunch of neurotic, anal folks.
Posted by: Victoria | May 8, 2008 12:42 PM
There was one question on my test it is not listed here: What to do when you have a flat tire? Answer was move to car to SIDE... (Not sure about wording)... Answer was MOVE THE CAR ...
Posted by: One Source | May 9, 2008 11:32 PM
Thanks for the site. Motorcycle exam Q's: Q: If approaching an intersection and a car is stopped waiting to turn the direction you are going what to do? A: Slow down, be ready to adjust position. Q: When you are going to change lanes and there is a car next to you (picture), you should? Look in the mirror, +/- speed up/slow down, or turn head. A: Turn head. Q: how does a motorcycle respond to a passenger? Longer to speed up and slow down. Q: When crossing an object in the road? Rise slightly from seat.
Posted by: Jumblies | May 13, 2008 05:26 PM
This was the perfect study guide for the test--almost all the questions came exactly from this. You might want to add a little something about requirements to get your license--I sat for 10 minutes rifling through my purse for a government document that spelled out my middle name, despite the fact that everything had my middle initial on it.
Posted by: Erika | May 14, 2008 12:28 PM
The answer on what to do if in an accident, is notify the police. Tried pull the car off to the side of the road today, and it was scored wrong. when to adjust your rear view and side mirrors ? 1.before entering car 2.before starting to drive answer is 2
Posted by: swetha | May 15, 2008 01:21 PM
I found this site using google in hopes of finding a good preparation for the test. Well i found this and i studied it for about 5-10 minutes for 2 days and before i took the test and I PASSED. About 90% of the questions here on on the test.Thank you so much. A couple that were not on here were: When you are entering a curved road, What should you do? Gradually reduce speed. Another one is about if a blind person is about to cross the road, they have the right of way only if they are carrying a white cane with a red tip or has a guide dog.
Posted by: Chelsea | May 23, 2008 07:13 AM
Bit of a trick question:
When approaching an intersection and the traffic light turns yellow you sould: proceed with caution stop immediately press the gas pedal The correct answer is Proceed with caution This may not be on the test however, I have since found out that if the light turns yellow before you cross the white line - you will get a ticket for crashing a red light!
Posted by: Chuck | May 24, 2008 09:06 AM
Thank you so much for this information! My whole family moved here from IL and we all passed this test using your notes and the notes of the other posters. One tip I can give is if you don't know the answer use the "skip" function this will bring a new question up. The computer keeps the total questions answered correctly for you and stops automatically when you reach 20 correct. The questions you skip will go to the end of the test and hopefully won't come back up once you have done 20 correctly. Thanks again!
Posted by: Kelley | June 3, 2008 02:35 PM
I used this guide and i passed!!!! thank you so much! there was a question on the test that i didnt agree with the answer. it was: Q. if you come up to a blind intersecton what should you do A. stop and look to make sure that noone is coming I answered that you should slow down and honk your horn so others will know your there because i thought it would dangerous to stop in the middle of the road if there is no stop sign (says nothing about a stop sign) just an fyi!
Posted by: JESS | June 4, 2008 11:40 AM
It is now mandatory that you show your unlaminated Social Security Card with middle name (not initial) and Proof of Car Insurance from your agent before you take the test. I went once and tried to show my Passport as ID per their web site instead of my Soc. Sec. Card and they would not honor it. Supposedly the rule changed this year but they haven't reprinted/updated their requirements for the public. Also, don't forget to take something like a lease, utility bill, or bank statement to show you are a resident. Thanks for your site; it helped me pass today!
Posted by: Nita Kruse | June 4, 2008 05:16 PM
I have one question that i couldn't answer: 1. If you drive under impaired condition what will happen. Answer : License is suspended.
Posted by: nik | June 4, 2008 07:29 PM
This website is FANTASTIC!!! I took the test today and PASSED!!! I got a 100% on both the written test and the signs test!!! All the Questions here on this website are EXACTLY what are on the NC Test. I promise. I didn't beleive it until I seen it. Study the Brain Dumps in the Begining and then the other questions that people have added on here and you will pass with flying colors!! I finished the exam in less than 10 minutes. Here are several Questions that were on there that I encountered... If you are going by car and a bicycle is in front of you and from the other side a car is coming and the road is very narrow, what should you do? the answer is you should slow your speed, let the other car pass and then safely pass the bicycle.
Farm Machinery speed - Answer 15-20MPH Which of the following does NOT result in a supension of your license? a) Prearranged racing with another motor vehicle on the highway b) Reckless Driving c) Refusing a breathalyzer. Answer- Reckless Driving BAC Level - Answer - .08 what carries the most number of points on your license - Answer - passing a stopped school bus Pedestrians wear a white shirt at night The two-second rule was on there and also the "shoulder look" question as well. Good Luck Everyone!!!
Posted by: Holly Meredith | June 6, 2008 12:51 PM
I am new to North Carolina, I just relocated here from Pennsylvania in early May of 08, I needed to apply for a NC driver's license, and I stumbled on this site. The following is the results of this site. There are so many comments on the driver's exam that have many people confused. I studied the BrainDumps site, and I must say it is a great help to prepare yourself for the exam. I studied it over the weekend and Monday afternoon I went to the NCDMV office at 12:45PM and I was out with my new NC drivers license in less than 30 minutes. Sure there a few signs that are shown to you that do not have any markings at all on them, they were the stop sign, yield sign, the school sign, and the railroad crossing sign, we should know what they stand for anyway!!. But all the rest of the signs had markings and instructions letting you know what they stood for. And as for the questions just study the info that Jay made available on this site and you will do as I did... pass with 100%. But take your time and read the questions over two or three times before you choose the answer and if you are not sure of the answer skip that question and go to the next one. Of course driving for 53 years does help with over the road experience, And Self confidence and support from your spouse!! And help from Jay. Thanks Jay, KB in NC
Posted by: Ken | June 9, 2008 04:41 PM
I took the test today and failed. I'm going back tomorrow to try again, now that I've seen this cheat sheet. My favorite question ever: Q: Why should you pay close attention on country roads? 1. The scenery can be beautiful 2. Cows have the right of way 3. Slow moving farm machinery may use the roads (The answer is 3)
Posted by: Eddie | June 19, 2008 11:02 PM
By the way, one question I've encountered on my exam: ...if your car broke down in the highway what do you need to do? A. lift your hood up B. stay in front of your vehicle C. stay behind your vehicle ANSWER: A
Posted by: Mhiller | June 24, 2008 10:09 PM
I put all of this into a mp3 file to listen to while driving to work or on the iPod, should make it even quicker and easier to pass that silly test. Feel free to put this up in the main area for people to download, contact me if I need to rehost it. http://www.filefactory.com/file/95800a/n/Drivertest_mp3 Enjoy -J
Posted by: Jeremy Paul | June 25, 2008 11:38 PM
Here's one I don't remember seeing.. In a construction zone, you should "keep with the pace of traffic unless otherwise directed." Also (in Charlotte) if possible, you may want to avoid the Arrowood DMV.. we waited over 2 hours to get our number called and didn't walk out with our licenses until 3 hours after arriving! We heard there is a faster one in town.
Posted by: melissss | June 26, 2008 06:23 PM
Passed with 100% today using this site. Thanks everybody. Learn your signs from the DMV book. Then study the questions here and you'll be fine. The sign test will show you 12 Signs: Hill, School, Handicap Parking, RR Crossing, Yield, Stop, Divided Highway, No Passing and a few more you just have to read back to the examiner. My test had a question about driving safely in snow. The answer was "Drive at a slower speed."
Posted by: Junior | June 30, 2008 11:06 AM
Q: Penalty for passing a stopped school bus. A: 5 points Useful Tip. When you see a curve, you will slow down before you enter the curve, so that you will not need to brake while in the curve.
Posted by: Nimma | July 1, 2008 01:22 PM
When entering an interstate use the acceleration lane until your vehicle speed matches that of the other trafic and then merge safely.
Posted by: Nimma | July 1, 2008 01:26 PM
Also, vehicles must be inspected EVERY 12 MONTHS in NC. I believe the options were 6 months, 12 months, 24 months. When school bus stops for passengers, all traffic from both directions must stop at: 1. Two-lane roadway with center turning lane. 2. Divided highway of four lanes or more with a median separation. 3. Roadway of four lanes or more with a center turning lane. The answer is 1.
Traffic from the opposite direction on a four lane highway with a median separation, or a turn lane do not have to stop.
Posted by: Cheryl Miller | August 26, 2008 08:57 PM
There was this question . When do you set to your Car mirrors . A) when you are Driving B) when you are get into car and before Start C) Before getting into car D) Don't care about mirror. Answer was "B"