Alaska DMV Teen Driver Frequently Asked Questions
How Many Questions Do You Have to Get Right?
What Do You Need to Apply for Your Instruction Permit?
- Proof of identity, date of birth, and principal residential address
- Proof of Social Security number
- Necessary fees ($15 for an instruction permit, as of this writing)
- A completed parental consent form
What Happens if you Fail the Test?
What Kinds of Questions Are on the Test?
All of the questions that appear on the instruction permit test are found in the Alaska Driver’s Handbook, which is also available for free download from the Alaska DPS website. The answers to these questions are also found in the handbook, so reading this book cover to cover is your best bet to ensure you achieve a passing score.There are two categories of questions found on the test. The first essentially deals with the “rules of the road”, and covers a wide range of information to include:
- Driving laws (liability insurance laws, alcohol-related laws, pedestrian laws, implied-consent laws)
- The penalties for violating these laws
- Various kinds of maneuvering (turning, signaling, lane changing, and parking)
- Differences between highway driving and city driving, including speed limits
- Procedures to be used in accidents or emergencies
The second category deals specifically with the different types of road signs. Questions from this category may include:
- The four basic uses for signs (indicating hazard, providing guidance, providing information, and regulating traffic) and which color is used for each
- Distinguishing various signs and their meaning based on color and shape
- The uses for pavement markings on both highways and streets, and the ways in which they restrict the actions of drivers