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Practice Tests for New Rhode Island Drivers

DMV.com has carefully selected every piece of information that is in the Study Guide, so that you can learn it in the most efficient way. Moreover, apart from the Study Guide, we offer a Practice Test in order to test yourself before taking the official Rhode Island knowledge test. This Practice Test, along with the Study Guide, will prepare you to pass the DMV written drivers exam on your first attempt.

Did You Know? The Rhode Island DMV reports that 45% of test takers pass the DMV drivers exam on their first try.

In order to pass the exam on the first time, simply follow the study tactics detailed below.

How to Pass the Rhode Island Written Driver’s Test

DMV.com has created a proven, three-step study method, so you are guaranteed to achieve a passing score on your written driving test. Our study regimen consists of the following:

  1. Start by reading the Rhode Island Driver’s Manual, and pay attention to each chapter on road rules and traffic signs.
  2. Afterwards, continue by reading our Study Guide in order to memorize the most important information you have already learned. Our DMV.com Study Guide covers everything you will face on the written drivers test. You will find it easy to remember all important information because the Guide is organized in a simplified manner.
  3. After reviewing our Study Guide, test your knowledge by taking the RI practice drivers test.

The questions on the FREE Sample Test are similar to the questions on the official written drivers test. Therefore, you are advised to take the Sample Practice Test online now in order to check your knowledge on Rhode Island road rules, and to see what you will receive from the full Practice Drivers Test.

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Road Rules to Study

  • Basic driving skills and safety rules
  • Signals and roadway markings
  • Sharing the road safely
  • Systems for safe, courteous, and defensive driving
  • Driving emergencies

How to Ensure Your Passing Score

In order to maximize your chances of passing the DMV written drivers exam, you need to prepare yourself for the test by building a knowledge foundation with Rhode Island Driver’s Manual. From it, you will learn all important traffic laws and road rules, which you will then reinforce with the Premium Study Guide and Drivers Practice Test.

The supplementary DMV.com study bundle is concise and complete and it covers all important sections from the official DMV written drivers test. Don’t forget that you also have unlimited access to the Practice Driving Test. Take the Practice Test in order to check your knowledge before taking the official DMV written drivers test. Then, you could focus on the subjects you knew the less and continue studying.

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Knowing When to Take the Rhode Island Driving Test

You need to score 90% or more on the DMV.com Practice Test before you schedule an appointment at the Rhode Island DMV. However, if you score less than 90%, we advise that you continue studying and revisiting the sections that you are having trouble with, as well as retaking the Practice Test.

Test Day Tips

Once you feel confident in your DMV studies, the next step is to book your Test Day exam with the Rhode Island DMV. As your written drivers test approaches, keep the following in mind:

  1. The Rhode Island written drivers test consists of 25 questions. You must get at least 20 questions (80%) correct for a passing score.
  2. The cost to get a driver’s license in Rhode Island is $38.50. This includes the fee for the written drivers test.
  3. To take the official Rhode Island written driving exam, you must be at least 16 years old.
  4. You must go at an RI DMV in person to submit a learner’s permit application and take the written drivers test.
  5. If you fail the DMV exam, new drivers have another chance to pass the Rhode Island written drivers license test.

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DMV Checklist

You are required to take the written drivers license test on the same day that you apply for your learner’s permit or your driver’s license. Bring the following documents when you visit any local Rhode Island DMV office:

  • Proof of written signature
  • Certified birth certificate or other proof of identity:
    • Valid U.S. or Canadian Driver’s License
    • U.S. or foreign passport
    • U.S. Naturalization Certificate
  • Proof of Social Security Number:
    • Social Security card
    • Denial letter from Social Security Administration containing applicant’s name and date of birth
  • Proof of residency:
    • Valid Voter Registration Card
    • Utility Bill
    • Personal check or bank statement
    • Payroll check stub
    • Insurance policy
    • Property tax bill for your residence
    • Letter from Rhode Island shelter or halfway house
    • School records for minors
  • Name change documents, if applicable, (one of the following):
    • Marriage certificate
    • Original divorce decree
    • Court papers

Test Languages

The Rhode Island written driving test is in English. Aside from English, the following languages are also available:

  • Albanian
  • Arabic
  • Cambodian
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hmong
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Laotian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

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Documents Needed for Noncitizens

Rhode Island DMV now offers driver’s licenses to both documented and undocumented immigrants living in the state. Non-US citizens are required to provide documents proving their identity and RI residency in order to get a learner’s permit or a driver’s license. Accepted documents are listed below:

  • Passport:
    • Original I-20 showing your entry to the U.S. If you lost your original I-20 you should apply for a replacement I-20 and the new I-20 will be reprinted with a notation of “Replace Lost I-20”. The DMV may collect copies of all your documents and send for review to DHS
    • I-94 print out
  • Two documents as proof of residency:
    • Lease agreement with address, name and signature of the landlord
    • Utility bill
    • Tuition invoice/official mail from college or university dated within 12 months prior to application
    • Renter’s insurance policy

After the Written Test

After you pass the Rhode Island written drivers exam, you must hold a learner’s permit for a specific length of time. If you fail the road exam on your first try, you will have another chance to take the road test. In order to avoid this, DMV.com encourages you to practice driving behind the wheel as often as possible before scheduling your Rhode Island DMV road skills test appointment.

Additionally, you will need to pass a vision test with a visual acuity of 20/40 with or without glasses.

In order to be issued an RI Limited Instructional Permit, all applicants must complete 33 hours of classroom driver education class.

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