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Free Tennessee DMV Driving Practice Test (TN)

  • Perfect for learner’s permit, driver’s license, and Senior Refresher Test
  • Based on official Tennessee 2024 Driver's manual
  • Updated for July 2024

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6 min to complete
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Exam Overview:

  • Total Questions: 30
  • Passing Score: 24/30 correct answers (80%)
  • Age Requirement: 15+ years
  • Test Sections: 4 (Intoxicating substances, Traffic signs and signals, Road rules, Safe driving practices)


  • Updated for July 2024
  • Questions from the official 2024 TN Driver Handbook
  • Instant feedback to track your progress

Licensing Stages:

  • Learner’s Permit: 15 years old (vision screening + $10.50 fee)
  • Intermediate Restricted License: 16 years old (after 180 days of holding a learner’s permit)
  • Intermediate Unrestricted License: 17 years old (or one year after the intermediate restricted license)
  • Full Driver’s License: 18 years old

Ideal For:

  • Anyone applying for a Tennessee Learner’s Permit or Driver’s License
  • Senior Citizens needing a Refresher Test
  • Drivers looking to renew their Tennessee License

TN Graduated Driver License (GDL) Journey:

Step 1: Learner’s Permit
Eligibility: 15 years old
Requirements: Pass a vision screening
Fee: $10.50
Validity: 12 months

Step 2: Intermediate Restricted License
Eligibility: 16 years old, after holding a Learner’s Permit for 180 days
Driving Conditions: Certain restrictions apply, such as no driving after dark or with more than one non-family passenger.

Step 3: Intermediate Unrestricted License
Eligibility: 17 years old, or one year after obtaining the Intermediate Restricted License, whichever comes first
Upgrades: Removal of certain restrictions from the previous stage

Step 4: Full Driver’s License
Eligibility: 18 years old
Full Privileges: No restrictions


Key FAQs for the Tennessee Learner’s Permit Test in 2024

How challenging is the Tennessee permit test?

The difficulty of the Tennessee permit test varies for each individual, but with thorough study and practice, many find it manageable. It’s important to be well-prepared by studying the Tennessee Driver’s Handbook.

What are the steps to obtain a learner’s permit?

To obtain a learner’s permit in Tennessee, you must be at least 15 years old, provide proof of identity and residency, pass a vision screening, and successfully complete the written knowledge test.

Is it possible to get a permit at 14 in Tennessee?

In Tennessee, the minimum age to obtain a learner’s permit is 15 years. It is not possible to get a permit at 14.

Can I obtain a driver’s license without first having a permit?

In Tennessee, individuals must first hold a learner’s permit before they can apply for a driver’s license, especially if they are under 18 years of age.

What is the cost of a driver’s permit in Tennessee?

The cost for a driver’s permit in Tennessee is typically around $10.50, but it’s advisable to check the latest fee structure on the official Tennessee DMV website or contact a local DMV office for the most current information.


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15 y/o

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List of questions (classic view)

  1. The stopping distance of a car traveling at 50 mph under ideal driving conditions is approximately
  2. To maintain a safe following distance behind the vehicle ahead of you, you should use
  3. If you miss your exit on an interstate highway, what should you do?
  4. What does this sign indicate?
  5. Two common types of interchanges are
  6. On an interstate highway, you can prevent highway hypnosis by
  7. In Tennessee, you must dim your headlights at night whenever you are within _______ of a vehicle you are meeting or following.
  8. What does this sign indicate?
  9. In Tennessee, it is illegal for a driver at least 21 years old to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of ______ or above.
  10. If you see a pedestrian using a guide dog or carrying a white cane, you must
  11. If you plan to turn beyond an intersection, you should
  12. What does this sign mean?
  13. When a train is approaching a railroad crossing, you must stop _________ from the nearest rail.
  14. The speed limit in a roundabout is usually
  15. If an emergency vehicle displaying flashing red or blue lights or sounding a siren or air horn is approaching from either direction, you must
  16. What does this sign indicate?
  17. You are parked parallel to the curb, facing downhill. Which way should you point your front wheels?
  18. To hold the steering wheel, especially in turns, you should keep
  19. Under Tennessee law, the maximum speed limit on interstate highways is
  20. What does this sign mean?
  21. Under Tennessee law, if you intend to turn, you must start to signal _________ before you turn.
  22. A broken white line
  23. On an undivided road, you must stop for a school bus that has stopped with its red lights flashing and its stop arm extended. If you are found guilty of failing to do so, you will be fined
  24. What does this sign indicate?
  25. When driving through dense fog, heavy rain, or snow in the daytime, you must switch on your
  26. If your vehicle starts to skid, you should turn the steering wheel
  27. On a divided highway, _________indicates the left edge of traffic lanes going in your direction.
  28. What does this sign indicate?
  29. _________ are mobile devices that are used to give drivers advance warning of work zones or other unusual conditions.
  30. Work zone signs usually have
  31. To enter an interstate highway, use _________ to speed up and merge with fast-moving traffic already on the interstate.
  32. What does this sign indicate?
  33. If a driver holds a learner permit or an intermediate restricted driver license, which occupants of the vehicle must wear seat belts or suitable child restraints?
  34. The speed limit on state and federal roadways that are not part of the interstate highway system is ________ except where otherwise posted.
  35. If another driver tries to pass you on your left, you should
  36. What does this sign indicate?
  37. If two vehicles arrive at an uncontrolled intersection (i.e., one without signs or signals) at about the same time, then
  38. You may NOT make a U-turn
  39. In Tennessee, your headlights must be turned on
  40. What does this sign indicate?