(From the 2015 Iowa driver handbook)

Directions: In Iowa the minimum age requirement to begin the licensing process is 14 years old. When you are ready and eligible, you will take your permit test at a local DOT office. This is a crucial test to pass. If you do not pass the state permit test, you will not receive your permit. Passing the Iowa Permit Test will demonstrate your understanding of Iowa traffic laws, road signs, speed limits and traffic violations.

The Iowa permit test consists of 35 multiple-choice questions. To pass and move onto the next part of the licensing process, you will need to answer 28 of those 35 questions correctly. These practice permit tests will you give a good sense of whether you can pass the Iowa’s real permit Test.
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  1. Which of the following statements is true about blind spots.

    Tractor trailers and large vehicles have blind spots which are larger than most passenger vehicles.

    You can eliminate your blind spots by using your 2 outside mirrors.

    The proper use of all 3 mirrors will eliminate your blind spot.

    Blind spots? I'm invincible.

  2. You can avoid dangerous last minute maneuvers by looking ________ ahead of your vehicle at all times.

    20 to 25 seconds

    60 seconds

    10 to 15 seconds

    15 to 30 Seconds

  3. What should you do if your car starts hydroplaning or skidding?

    Try to steer off or away from the road

    Turn the wheel firm and sharp

    Try to gradually lower your speed

    Step firm on the brake

  4. What is the definition of defensive driving?

    Keep your eyes moving to look for possible hazards.

    All of the above.

    Drive just below the speed limit in certain situations to improve your braking distance.

    Keep your foot over your brake pedal when needed to reduce your reaction times.

  5. What is the best answer if your car is equipped with a passenger side airbag?

    Small children should ride in the back seat.

    It is OK for small children to ride in the front passenger seat of your car.

    Use the rear-facing child restraint system in the front passenger seat.

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