Arkansas Learner’s Permit Practice Test No. 4


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#1. Any time you cannot see beyond 500 feet, you must:

Turn on your headlights whenever you have trouble seeing others. If you have trouble seeing them, they are having trouble seeing you. By law, you must turn on your headlights from a half hour after sunset to a half hour before sunrise. You must also use headlights at any time you cannot see a person or object clearly within 500 feet. If you turn on your wipers due to weather conditions, you must also turn on your headlights. It is the law in Arkansas.


#2. A learner's license allows you to drive unsupervised:

You may drive only when accompanied in the front passenger seat by a licensed driver who is age 21 or older.


#3. Merging onto a highway is safest if you:

Anytime you want to merge with other traffic, you need a gap of about four seconds. If you move into the middle of a four second gap, both your vehicle and the vehicle that is now behind you have a two second following distance.

You need a four second gap whenever you change lanes, enter a roadway, or your lane merges with another travel lane.

Do not try to merge into a gap that is too small. A small gap can quickly become even smaller. Enter a gap that gives you a big enough cushion of safety.


#4. To back your vehicle safely:

Place your right arm on the back of the seat and turn around so that you can look directly through the rear window. Do not depend on your rearview or side mirrors since you cannot see directly behind your vehicle. Back slowly, your vehicle is much harder to steer while you are backing.


#5. You have a green light and there are vehicles blocking your way in the intersection. What should you do?

A green light means you may begin to cross the intersection as soon as it is clear. Yield to any vehicles or pedestrians in the intersection. Drivers may not enter an intersection unless they can get through it without having to stop. You should wait until traffic clears, so that you are not blocking the intersection.


#6. Using an unpaved shoulder to pass another vehicle on the right is:

Never pass on the shoulder, whether it is paved or not. Other drivers will never expect you to be there and may pull off the road without looking.


#7. If you hold a learner's license, the use of a cell phone is permitted:

Except for emergencies, the use of a cellphone is prohibited when you hold a permit, learner’s license, or an intermediate license.


#8. You should expect to be in a large truck's blind spot if you:

An excellent rule when sharing the road with a tractor-trailer is, if you cannot see the truck driver in the tractor side mirror, the driver cannot see you.


#9. Penalties for driving under the influence of drugs are:

Driving while intoxicated of alcohol, controlled substances, or any intoxicant are subject to the same penalties.


#10. A flashing red traffic light tells you to:

A flashing red traffic light indicates the same as a stop sign. A driver must come to a complete stop, then proceed only when it is safe.


#11. To help prevent you from getting tired on a long trip, it is often a good idea to:

When you are tired, you cannot drive as well as you do when you are rested. Decisions are slower and more difficult to make, with a tendency to become upset easily. There is always the chance you will fall asleep behind the wheel. To keep from getting tired on a long trip:

  • Try to get a good night’s sleep before you leave.
  • Do not leave on a trip if you are already tired.
  • Do not take any medicine that can make you drowsy.
  • Eat light meals. Do not eat a large meal before you leave. Large, full meals tend to cause drowsiness.
  • Take breaks. Stop regularly or as needed.
  • Plan for plenty of time to complete your trip safely.
  • Avoid long trips during hours your body is accustomed to resting.

Remember, never drive if you are sleepy.


#12. A circular shaped sign means:

The circular or round shape is used for railroad advance warning signs.


#13. If you are being followed too closely on a two-lane two-way road, you should:

Occasionally, you may find yourself being followed closely or tailgated by another driver. If you are being followed too closely and there is a right lane, move over to the right. If there is no right lane, wait until the path ahead is clear then reduce speed slowly. This will encourage the tailgater to drive around you. Never slow down quickly to discourage a tailgater, which may increase the risk of being hit from behind.


#14. You are in a roundabout when an emergency vehicle with flashing lights approaches from behind. You should:

If you are within an intersection, including a roundabout, clear it before you pull over. Remember, do not block intersections.


#15. Two solid yellow lines mean no passing. Do not cross these lines unless:

Two solid yellow lines mean no passing. Crossing these lines is allowed if you need to turn into or out of a private road or driveway.


#16. When driving in fog, you should turn on:

Use the low beams in fog, or when it is snowing or raining. Light from high beams will reflect back, causing glare, and make it more difficult to see ahead. Some vehicles have fog lights that may be better suited under these conditions.


#17. Worn or bald tires often:

Worn or bald tires can increase your stopping distance and make turning more difficult when the road is wet. Worn tires also increase the effect of hydroplaning and increase the chance of having a flat tire.


#18. What should you do when following a motorcycle on gravel roads?

If the motorcycle should fall, you need extra distance to avoid the rider. The chances of a fall are greatest on wet or icy roads, gravel roads, or metal surfaces such as bridges, gratings, and streetcar or railroad tracks.


#19. Why should you dim your headlights when you overtake another vehicle at night?

To avoid blinding another driver, dim your high beams whenever you come within 500 feet of an oncoming car. Also, use your low beams when following another vehicle closer than 200 feet.


#20. This sign means:

Incline or Hill. The sign warns you of hills where special care must be taken. Slow down before you start downhill.


#21. How do seat belts help you when you drive?

If your vehicle is hit from the side, your body will be thrown toward the side that is hit. Your lap and shoulder belts are needed to help keep you behind the wheel. Get ready to steer or brake to prevent your vehicle from hitting another object.


#22. You see this sign posted. What should you expect ahead?

Traffic signal ahead. Slow down and be prepared to stop, if necessary.


#23. When are you allowed to drive faster than a maximum speed limit?

You must comply with speed limits. If the road is wet or icy, if you cannot see well, or if traffic is heavy, then you must slow down. Even if you are driving under the posted speed limit, you can get a ticket for traveling too fast under these conditions. This is known as the basic speed rule.


#24. Research shows that over two-thirds of car/motorcycle accidents are the result of:

Motorcyclists are more vulnerable to injury than a car driver if involved in an accident. Research shows that over two-thirds of the car/motorcycle accidents are the results of a car driver turning in front of a motorcyclist.


#25. In winter, roads freeze more quickly when they are:

On cold and wet days, ice may linger in shady spots along the roadway. These areas are the first to freeze and the last to thaw.

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Get Your Arkansas Learner’s Permit

This is the 4th permit practice test to help you qualify for Arkansas Learner’s Permit (also known as an Instruction Permit). It has 25 questions and you should aim for a full score (even if 20 correct answers are enough to pass the exam).

Age Requirement for Arkansas Learner’s Permit

Arkansas allows applicants as young as 14 years old to get a Learner’s Permit – but the state doesn’t issue a driver’s license until you turn 16.

To apply for a Learner’s Permit, make sure you have all necessary documents. Then, find your nearest Arkansas State Police (ASP) testing office. You don’t need to make an appointment, but it is recommended you call to verify test schedules before making a long trip.

Arkansas State Police Manages All Testing

Unlike many other states, there is no Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in Arkansas. The State Police handles all testing and issues all Learner’s Permits and Driver’s Licenses.

ASP doesn’t require any driver’s education course, but a course can help you to pass both the theory test and the behind-the-wheel test.

Arkansas Provisional Driver’s License

Once you turn 16 and have held the Learner’s Permit for at least 6 months with NO accidents or traffic violations, you can apply for an Arkansas Provisional Driver’s License.

Study Tips for Your Learner’s Permit Test

Read this on how to build up real knowledge for your Permit Exam: How to Study for the DMV Written Test

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