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Based on the 2024 Driver Handbook

Utah DPS Driver’s License Practice Test

For the Real UT DPS Written Test:

  • How Many Questions:50
  • How Many Correct Answers to Pass:40
  • Passing Score:80%

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Prepare for the Utah Permit Test

Pass the written knowledge test for your Utah driver’s license the first time! Use this free practice test to help you prepare.

Ready to test your knowledge? Take the Utah DMV permit practice test.

New drivers just like you have found success by studying with this free Utah DMV practice test and some of the other study resources found throughout this site.

Plus, we’ve got all the information and simplified guides you’ll need to gain an understanding of the steps to:

  • Completing Driver Education.
  • Completing a Utah Driver License Application.
  • Getting a UT learner’s permit.
  • Getting your driver’s license.

UT DPS Sample Test Questions

Use these sample questions in addition to the Utah DPS practice test above to study for your driver’s license written exam. These questions are based on information you can find in your official driver’s handbook. 

1. As you enter the deceleration lane or the exit ramp, slow down and _.

  1. Stop immediately.
  2. Continue slowing to the posted advisory speed limit before you reach the traffic signal or get back onto the surface streets.
  3. Turn on your emergency lights.
  4. Then continue driving at the speed limit posted on the freeway.

2. Allow a larger space cushion when stopping:

  1. In a parking space.
  2. On a flat road.
  3. On a decline.
  4. On an incline.

3. Striking a fixed object at 60 mph is the same as falling from a:

  1. 10-story building.
  2. 5-story building.
  3. 2-story building.
  4. 1-story building.

4. You are entering an expressway, and are in the acceleration lane. You should speed up to:

  1. Just faster than the speed of traffic on the freeway.
  2. The posted speed limit on the freeway.
  3. Just below the speed of traffic on the freeway.
  4. Match the speed of traffic on the freeway.

5. All of the following practices are dangerous to do while driving. Which one is also illegal?

  1. Adjusting the radio.
  2. Adjusting your mirrors while driving.
  3. Listening to music with headphones or earbuds in both ears.
  4. Driving with an unrestrained dog in the car.

Please refer to the section below to find the answers to the sample questions above. 

UT DPS Written Test Answers

Check your answers below to see how you did. Click through to find an explanation for each topic. Remember to read through your driver’s handbook to gain an understanding of each topic that may show up on the official exam. 

1. As you enter the deceleration lane or the exit ramp, slow down and _. B. Continue slowing to the posted advisory speed limit before you reach the traffic signal or get back onto the surface streets.

2. Allow a larger space cushion when stopping: D. On an incline.

3. Striking a fixed object at 60 mph is the same as falling from a: A. 10-story building.

4. You are entering an expressway, and are in the acceleration lane. You should speed up to: D. Match the speed of traffic on the freeway.

5. All of the following practices are dangerous to do while driving. Which one is also illegal? C. Listening to music with headphones or earbuds in both ears.

Continue studying for your Utah knowledge test with more free DPS practice tests and explanations in our DPS written test question and answers section. 

Utah Driver Handbook

Here’s what you’ll find in the Utah Driver’s Manual:

  • How to get a license in Utah.
  • Getting ready to drive.
  • Utah traffic laws and road rules.
  • Driving safety.
  • Sharing the road.
  • Hazard recognition.
  • Road signs and traffic signals.
  • Intersection rules.
  • Crossing railroad tracks.
  • Using different lanes of traffic.
  • Colored curbs and lane markings.
  • School bus laws.

All of these topics and more may show up on the real Utah permit test. Be sure to study and practice to gain an adequate knowledge level of each topic.

Our practice tests provide you with instant feedback and our DMV questions and answers sections will provide you with brief explanations of specific questions you can find on the real 50-question exam.

Utah DPS Written Test Requirements

There are 50 multiple-choice and true / false questions on the written Utah driver license test.

The questions are based on the information in the driver’s manual and will test topics such as driving safety, traffic laws and traffic sign recognition.

To pass the written test, you will need to score at least 80% (40 correct questions).

After Passing the Written Exam

If you are at least 18 years of age and have never been licensed before, you will have to have a learner’s permit at least 90 days after passing the written test

If you are under 18 years of age, you will receive your learner’s permit after passing the written test.

Utah Driver’s License & Testing FAQs

Check out the FAQs below to find answers to common questions about getting your driver’s license and taking your written test.

What is the minimum age to obtain a learner’s permit in Utah?

You must be at least 15 years old to qualify for a driver permit in Utah.

To apply, you’ll need:

  • Schedule an appointment and visit your local Utah Driver License Division (DLD) office.
  • Be accompanied by a parent of legal guardian, if necessary.
  • Complete an application for a new driver’s license.
  • Complete a driver’s education course, if you are under 18 years old.
  • Pass a vision test.
  • Provide proof of your identity and that you are a resident of Utah.
  • Pass the written knowledge test.
  • Pay the application fee.

Learn more about the steps to getting a Utah driver’s permit plus some of the restrictions and hours of driving you’ll need to log with a responsible adult supervisor.

How long do you have to have a learning permit for if you are under 18?

If you are under 18 years of age, you will have to have a learning permit for at least 6 months.

If you are at least 18 years old, you can waive the permit requirements by completing driver’s education.

What are the supervised driving requirements in UT?

Anyone with a learner’s license must complete at least 40 hours of supervised driving practice with an adult with license. 10 hours must be completed at night.

How many questions are on the learner’s permit test in Utah?

There are 50 questions on the Utah written test for your driver’s license.

How many questions can you miss on the Utah learners permit test?

You must answer 40 of 50 questions correctly to pass the test.

What happens if you fail the written test?

You are allowed up to 2 attempts to pass the written test in one day. If you fail 3 times, you will have to pay the fee again.

Is the Utah permit test open book?

If you have never been licensed in Utah or any other state, you will need to pass the closed-book 50-question driver’s permit test.

If you’ve held a valid driver’s license from another state or country, you’ll need to pass a 25-question open book test.

However, it is still important to study the driver’s manual and practice beforehand so that you have a good understanding of the topics that may show up on the test.

How old must you be to apply for a driver’s license in Utah?

You must be at least 16 years old to qualify for a driver’s license in Utah.

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