How to Prepare for the Road Signs Test

Date posted: 07/04/2012

by Kathy Teel on
in Education & Training

1420 How to Prepare for the Road Signs Test

The road signs test is a standard component of both the regular and non-commercial driver’s license tests.

As the name implies, the road signs test consists of questions about the meaning of standard highway signs, signals, and markers.

To pass the license exam, you must:

  • Identify the road signs by color and shape.
  • Explain what each sign means.

Tips for Passing the Road Signs Test

  • Be aware that most road signs tests are in English only. Many states provide written exams in other languages, but when it comes to the road signs portion of the tests, all drivers should have the ability to read and understand simple English words, such as those used on road and highway signs.
  • Study a copy of your state’s driver’s manual. The traffic signs section is designed to help you in preparing for the road signs test.
  • Take a road sign practice test or two. You can find these for free or low cost online, or check your driver handbook for one.
  • Take a few practice tests to prepare for the drivers license test, too. Many handbooks include these, and some states even post them on their DMV websites.

Have you take the road signs portion of your written exam? How did you study for it?

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Kathy Teel is a freelance writer and editor, a sometime college instructor, and a perpetual student. She has written extensively in the areas of local law, business, politics, addiction and recovery, marriage and sexuality, parenting, education, and religion and spirituality. She is a founding member of her town’s community theatre and works with learning disabled children in her local school. She makes her home in Missouri with her husband, another writer/ editor/ student/ actor, and her three incredibly talented children. Kathy has been writing for a living since 2006, and would love to consider new projects. Contact her at More articles by Kathy Teel

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