Utah DLD Teen Driver Frequently Asked Questions
How Many Questions Are on the Test?The learner’s permit test consists of 25 multiple choice questions.
How Many Questions Do You Have to Get Right?To receive a passing grade on the examination you must correctly answer twenty out of twenty-five questions.
What Do You Need to Apply for Your Learner’s Permit?In order to apply for your permit, the State of Utah requires that you provide the following documents:
- Proof of identity
- Social Security card
- Proof of residence
- Proof of citizenship or legal presence
- Necessary fees ($15 for a learner’s permit, as of this writing)
- A parent or guardian’s signature
What Happens if you Fail the Test?
If you fail the test, you may retake it two more times without having to pay any additional fees. For your fourth and all subsequent attempts, you will be charged a retesting fee.In general, obtaining a learner’s permit is not a difficult process. Students who have studied the Utah Driver’s Handbook in its entirety rarely have any problem passing the test, and for extra assurance an excellent idea is take one or more of the free practice tests that are available online.
What Kinds of Questions Are on the Test?All of the questions that appear on the learner’s permit test are found in the Utah Driver’s Handbook, which is also available for free download from the Utah 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 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