Written Exam

Every driver must take a written exam every eight years, except a driver having no traffic convictions. The basic written exam requires driver’s license applicants to:

  •  Identify traffic signs by shape, color or symbol. 
  • Identify signals and pavement markings. 
  • Answer multiple-choice and true-or-false questions about traffic laws, safety rules, crash prevention and vehicle equipment.

The exam requirements for motorcycles, trucks and buses vary. Applicants should consult the appropriate operator’s manual for these types of vehicles.