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New drivers fail the written driving test on their first try.


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Most first-time testers believe that they will have no trouble passing their WI permit test and driving test. However, they do not know that almost half of drivers fail the test on their first try, and almost one in three fail it a second time.

There are a variety of reasons that drivers fails their Wisconsin permit test: nerves, unpreparedness or poor studying habits. Additionally, driver’s handbooks can be 100 pages or more, and permit test questions are taken from that overwhelming amount of information. Permit tests are automated, and the driving test questions can cover any number of topics. Use a learners permit practice test to prepare for the official test and make the best use of your studying time.

What are the benefits of taking a Wisconsin DMV practice test?

Students who use practice tests to prepare for their Wisconsin driving test are as much as five time more likely to pass than the national average. The test questions provided in the DMV practice test are drawn specifically from state driving laws and the motorist manual. The practice exam mimics the form and content of the official driving test, so that students will be comfortable when it comes time for their official exam. Additionally, a practice tests helps students:

  • Build stamina. Tests are tiring, especially when the stakes are as high as whether or not you will earn your Wisconsin learners permit or driving license. Studying with a practice test makes the official exam less overwhelming and helps students finish faster.
  • Discover what you already know. You may not have driven in Wisconsin before, but you have undoubtedly absorbed some rules of the road. You most likely know seatbelt laws and to stop for school buses, and there is likely to be other information that you already know. Take a practice test before you start studying to find the information you already know, and budget your study time accordingly.
  • Discover what you need to study. A drivers ed practice test will also help you find the material you need to devote more time to. If the practice test shows that you are not comfortable with road signs, you will know to spend more time studying driving terms and signs than seatbelt laws and public courtesy.

Did You Know? Less than half of new drivers get a passing score on the DMV written knowledge exam on their first try.

What is included in’s Wisconsin drivers license practice test?

The sample driving test is a comprehensive 50-question test composed of common permit test topics. The practice test draws questions from the same sources as the Wisconsin permit test in order to make the material as similar to the test questions as possible.

The questions on the DMV driving test cover every topic that young drivers need to know, including:

  • Lane markings.
  • Road signs.
  • Traffic light meanings.
  • Safe driving laws.
  • Driving in bad weather.
  • Cellphone laws in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Drivers License Test Rules and Requirements

The Wisconsin drivers test is offered at DMV customer service locations. It is available in a variety of languages and there are audio tests available for those who struggle with reading. Additionally, foreign language tests are offered in:

  • Chinese.
  • Hmong.
  • Polish.
  • Russian.
  • Serbo-Croatian.
  • Somali.
  • Spanish.

In Wisconsin, applicants may only take the test five times within a year. If an applicant fails the test five times, he or she needs permission from the DMV to attempt it again. Obtaining permission requires the applicant to prove what they have done since his or her last attempt in order to improve the score. You can avoid Wisconsin’s DMV testing limit by using a practice driving test to study.

How to Pass a Driving Test in Wisconsin

Wisconsin DMV practice tests are heavy on terms and laws, because permit tests are straight-forward. Driving tests are not designed to be tricky, so smart studying and hard work makes it easier to pass one. There is an overwhelming amount of information the test can draw from, but the key points of driving safety and etiquette are similar in each law. Use the drivers ed practice test multiple times and read the study guide against the Wisconsin driving manual. Some examples of information students will need to know include:

  • Two places you are likely to find slippery slopes.
  • What a yellow sign means.
  • The minimum safe driving distance.
  • The rule of thumb for turning on your headlights.
  • What to do when you hear an emergency siren.
  • The meaning of implied consent.

What is included in’s Wisconsin drivers test study guide?

The DMV permit practice test contains 50 sample questions and a helpful answer key, but the study guide exists to explain the driving test questions and answers. As a condensed, plain-language version of the Wisconsin motorist manual, the study guide is an excellent supplement to the state handbook. It covers the same necessary material in an easy-to-understand way and comes complete with graphics of road signs, lane markings and driving situations.

The Wisconsin DMV study guide is good for more than checking your practice test answers. Combine it with the state manual as a study aid when a topic is confusing, or use it as a refresher when you need a quick reminder. Like the drivers manual, the study guide covers road signs, traffic lights, safe driving, lane signals and the official number of hand signs used on the road. Whether you are curious about parking or driving under the influence, the Wisconsin drivers test study guide has the answers you need.

How to Use’s Wisconsin Drivers Permit Practice Test and Study Guide

Use active studying habits to make the most of your drivers license practice test and study guide. Educational studies have proven that reading and note-taking are not the most effective ways to study, yet most students do not know other ways. Combine your state handbook with our Wisconsin permit test study guide to make the most efficient use of your studying. In addition to memorization, try:

  • Using’s learners permit study guide and practice test as examples, and craft your own quizzes.  By forcing yourself to write your own practice test, you have to engage more thoroughly with the information.
  • Using the margins of the guide to write down your own experiences. Wisconsin requires all drivers younger than 18 years of age to attend traffic school, so use the study guide as driving dairy to connect your real experience with abstract information.
  • Combine the driving test study guide with your handbook to organize your studying. Either to refresh your memory or work as an introduction, use the study guide conjoined with the manual. Using two separate sources for study keeps information fresh and prevents students from growing bored with their material.
  • Use the learners practice test multiple times and track your progress. Keep a record of your performance, and make notes of which topics you need to study.

Free DMV Practice Tests in Wisconsin

Wisconsin offers two DMV practice tests to help new drivers prepare for their driving exam. There is a short written practice test in the back of the Wisconsin Motorist Manual, and there is a state-sanctioned practice test app. The app is available from the Google Play store and the Apple store. Reviews of the app vary, but both free tests provide a handful of questions that are similar to what will appear on the test. However, students should not expect that the free questions provided by the state to be on any permit test.

There are additional free, online practice tests, but new drivers should be wary of any generic DMV practice tests. Though driving is much the same across the nation, each state has its own specific laws. A learner’s permit or driver’s license applicant will be expected to know the details of state laws, and a generic DMV sample test will not help them prepare for an official state exam. To be as helpful as possible, practice guides are always state-specific in order to provide the greatest study value for new motorists.

How to Schedule a Drivers License Test in Wisconsin

You can schedule your Wisconsin DMV driving test appointment online at the DMV’s website. The same portal can be used to schedule, cancel or confirm an appointment. In order to schedule your test, you need your drivers license, ID card number or Social Security Number. You will also need to input your date of birth, zip code and contact information.

Find the nearest driver testing locations for the knowledge test. It is administered by computer and thus is not restricted to regional locations like the skills test.

What to Bring to a Driving Test in Wisconsin

While a drivers permit practice test may help you prepare for your written driving test, you must first apply for a permit. In addition to the license application, young drivers need their social security card, proof of their residence in Wisconsin, proof of their identity, and proof of their name and date of birth. Applicants younger than 18 years of age also need a parent or legal guardian to file proof of insurance.

The documents presented to the Wisconsin DMV must be originals and any the applicant must be recognizable from any photos presented. The applicant needs:

  • Proof of legal residence:S. passport, U.S. birth certificate, proof of adoption, U.S. Consular report of birth abroad, permanent resident card, U.S. certificate of naturalization, U.S. certificate of citizenship or an unexpired foreign passport containing a valid U.S. visa.
  • Proof of name and date of birth: a document from the list above also counts as proof of name and date or birth.
  • Proof of identity: A valid photo ID, U.S. passport, military discharge papers, military identification cards, any document from the list above that has a photograph, TWIC Card, college photo ID, W-2 form, SSA-1099 form, Non SSA-1099 form.
  • Proof of Wisconsin residency: A paycheck with an employer’s name and address, a utility bill, mobile phone bill, a bank statement, Wisconsin hunting or fishing license, mortgage or rental agreement, homeowner’s insurance, a photo ID card issued by the state, homeless shelter documentation.

Applicants under 18 years of age may use documents showing their parents or legal guardian’s name as their proof of residence.

Wisconsin DMV Driving Test Fees

The Wisconsin driving test fee for a skills test is $15, and this fee is charged for every appointment not cancelled at least 24 hours in advance. The Wisconsin DMV accepts payments in cash, check, debit card and from most major credit card companies. There is a $35 fee for an instruction permit, and the fee is the same for a permit renewal.

Last updated on Tuesday, March 3 2020.

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