If you are aware of any questions that are on the USAREUR driver license test that are not on the practice test, please let us know by posting the info below.
We have found that the material on the real test, although in the study guide called AE Pamphlet 190-34 and USAFE Pamphlet 31-206, and/or in the Driving in Germany video may not be a part of the practice questions provided.
We would like to compile an accurate list of questions with the correct answers, that you have found on the real test, but are not on the practice test.
I do wish to clarify up front that this is not a form of cheating. This is a form of studying. When you go to take the real test, you will be armed with nothing more than your knowledge and a No2 pencil to mark your answers.
We are here to help you pass your test the first time.
After reading the regulatory pamphlets, I found the answers. The video about the BAC is either outdated or for German law, not American standards. And passing a bus at 5kph is for driving off the installation. Same with the seatbelt stuff. I didn't really dig into the actual manual before trying the practice tests or reading this post. Thanks for the heads up. I would have missed a few.
It kind of goes without saying that since you are in Germany, the laws are German standards. American standards don't really play a role with German driving.
The video is the latest available, and as you said, is for German law. It's not like you can tell a German Polizei that you are American and would rather he cite you based on U.S. laws.
The practice test site, if used as instructed on the site, will help you earn a passing score. Missing a few on the test isn't going to make you fail on its own. The test is a pass/fail score, so missing a few is not a concern as long as you pass.
I've mentioned this before, but as a courtesy, I will mention it again. As boring as they are, watch the videos. The videos are truly a cure for insomnia, but there is a lot of info in the videos that you'll be tested on, that does not appear in the practice test material. That is why we broke the video down into smaller pieces, which allows you to watch a portion or two of the video at your leisure, instead of having to watch the entire thing and find yourself waking up after your test was scheduled. Just be sure you watch all parts of the video, and perhaps do it twice. If you have a wireless connection at home, and you have a laptop, maybe do watch the videos while in the bathroom, instead of reading a magazine.
One question that I found on the test, that I could not find on the practice test or manuel or videos is the question of seatbelts. The question was something like.....If your passenger is caught without a seatbelt who is responsible for the ticket.
possible answers are:
Both passenger and driver
I could not find the answer....my wife will take the test soon, any advice?
The information regarding seatbelts can be found on pages 14 and 29 of the manual. If you don't have the manual, you can download it from TAB 1.
I had one question that i still am not sure of but he doesnt tell you whether you were right or wrong so I dont know even if i answered correctly, This i dont think but i could be wrong was not in the study guide and def. not on practice test. It said not quoting the exact question but it said something like is it illegal to drive with ONLY the front and back windows obstructed? i said false since i thought all windows couldnt be obstructed but IDK for sure. Also make sure you check out all the signs even the ones you dont think are important like the wind one that was on the test and some people might not know what its is. Also reading the actual book is good and not just doing the test i had a lot of q's about speed limits if not posted what is the speed on autobahn and outside limits.
Speed limits can be found in the videos. We make it extremely clear that it is important to watch the videos several times.
Video Module 1 has all of the info about speed limits.
Information on the window tint can also be found on this site. Just search for WINDOW TINT in the search window at the upper right of every page.
However, since it is not legal to drive with the back or front window tinted, the answer would be a gimme.
My husband and I are on our way over there to Ramstein in September and I have been studying your website http://www.usareurpracticetest.com like crazy! I think I have put in about 10 hours so far, wanting to make sure I pass this test!
I do have a question though. We are both wanting to take it Stateside at our current base so that we can drive as soon as possible on arrival...can anyone tell me if they have taken the test Stateside and what it was like? I am curious what the format is for taking it here instead of in Germany.
I cannot answer about what the test is like stateside. I am not aware of all of the new procedures regarding stateside testing, but the last time I looked only AD were allowed to take the test before arriving. This could have changed.
Your husband can take the test on a CAC access site at work. The test is now a CBT with a mini-test at the end of each module. He'll take each test until he passes it with 100%. No penalty for having to take a couple of modules a few times until you get 100%. I don't have dependents, so I can't tell you what you can do before arrival (sorry!). I *think* you have to wait until you get here. Even if you both wait until you get here, the process is pretty painless and the personnel in the licensing office are incredibly helpful.
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Your husband can take the test on a CAC access site at work. The test is now a CBT with a mini-test at the end of each module. He'll take each test until he passes it with 100%. No penalty for having to take a couple of modules a few times until you get 100%.......
I am waiting to see how much of an increase there is in car accidents because of dumbing down the test.
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I am waiting to see how much of an increase there is in car accidents because of dumbing down the test.
Good point. The responsibility for licensing lies with the Army, so I guess the test has been "Army-proofed."
Thank you for both of your replies. We were told by my husband's sponsor that we should both get our license before coming over so I am hopeful that we can. I would hate to think I had put in this many hours and then have to wait to put me out of my misery! LOL
0.82 is correct. What is missing is"mg/mL". For non-scientist, 1 gram = 1 mL. Since there are 1000 mg in 1 g, 0.82 is less than 1 mg/mL of blood.
I took the exam today and received an “A”….first time go ;-). I have to say that between taking orientation, studying the study guide and taking the test therein, watching the videos (
), and reviewing the tips presented in this blog, I did a good job. Thus, I am posting what I remember from today’s exam so that I can pay it forward.
1. You must know the road signs to include those with German language. Pay attention to/learn the following: rollsplitt, strassenschaden, vorfahrt geandert, anlieger frei, bei Nasse, Stau, and zoll douane. You should also know the following signs: 102, 150, 151, 153, 156, 205, 208, 270, 275, 276, 283 and 286, 297, 298, 301, 306, 308, 310, 331, 393, 432, 430, 450, and 458. These signs are either presented as questions in the exam or at the end of the exam in matching (there are 25 matching of street sign with the correct answer).
2. You must know the rules of right-of-way and when these rules do and do not apply. Questions from the practice test in AE PAM 190-34 that are on the exam include #53, 57/58, 59, 60, 61, 69, 75, 88, 143, 135.
3. Drivers must be 1.5 meters behind cyclists.
4. T/F. Drivers must wait for streetcars that have stopped to allow passengers to get on and off, except at pedestrian islands. This is true. (reference page 27, paragraph 23b).
5. Ensure that you know the legal distance that vehicles must be parked from RR crossings, intersections, and bus stops.
6. Drivers must stop when busses are stopped on US bases/posts (this is a question on the exam). For German rules, drivers may not pass a bus when lights are flashing, but may pass at walking speed when the bus is stopped (also on the exam).
7. Know hand arm signs for German traffic police; that when their front or back is to you at an intersection, you must stop (you do not have the right of way). Traffic that is parallel to the traffic officer may proceed (on the exam).
8. Use of horn blast and/or flashing lights of intent to pass within city limits vs on the autobahn (allowed on autobahn only).
9. Punishment for failing to provide assistance (via Good Samaritan Law) is up to 1 year confinement and fine; no loss of license.
10. Tires may not protrude from wheel wells.
11. Minimum height for seatbelts is 150 cm.
12. Number of hours that you must wait to consume alcohol after an accident is 6 (this is a multiple choice question).
Good Luck on the exam!
I recently took and passed the test on my first try, and for anyone who's preparing for it I want to say how helpful this thread is, as well as usareurpracticetest.com. I psyched myself out after reading some threads online and was sure I was going to fail, but if you simply read through this thread and WATCH THE VIDEOS at the practice test website, you should be fine.
Also: I know this is a KMC board, but I took the test in Wiesbaden and they had us spend a good three hours watching a different, but highly informative video before taking the test. It was VERY comprehensive, told you EVERYTHING you need to know, and if it's not used in KMC it really should be. As it was I passed with a 97%, but I think I might even have squeaked by with an 85% (the minimum passing grade) if I'd just watched those videos. Maybe something to think about for people who are nervous.
Alright, on to specifics: make SURE you know and understand all the rules related to right-before-left and who yields when and to whom. A lot of the test is made up of fairly intuitive true/false questions, but if you haven't studied you probably won't be able to guess the right-of-way stuff. Study some of the more arcane signs. Know the specifications on tire tread. Know under what circumstances cars are allowed to use their horn in the city. Most of all, USE THE STUDY MATERIAL - the test is really not that hard if you do.
I am a contractor spouse and took the test at Panzer yesterday. My husband was able to take it online, but I had to sit through a four hour class then take the test in the room. I'm a nervous test taker in my 50s (so I haven't taken a test in a very long time). But thanks to ALL of the information provided here I passed with a 95. I studied about 12 hours, took the practice tests several times, watched all the videos twice (and they show them again in the class), read all the comments here (which helped me pick up things I missed elsewhere). The test was 100 questions, 25 on signs. It was such a blur I wish I could remember more, but one question that sticks out (and I'm sure I got wrong) was penalty related to the Good Samaritan Law. I knew there was one, just hadn't locked in the rest of that data.
THANK YOU for this site and information. It was invaluable to me!