Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa DOT Releases Kindle Version of Its Driver's License Practice Test

Posted on: June 19, 2013

AMES, Iowa – June 19, 2012 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is announcing that its popular “IA Driver Test” app, a practice test for the real written exam that applicants must take to get their driver’s license, is now available for Kindle devices.

The app will generate 25 questions, randomly chosen from among 69 included in the real knowledge test given at any Iowa driver’s license station. Users can repeat the test as often as they like; each new test generates a different set of 25 questions. The app also tracks a user’s high scores and includes a pass/fail indicator.

The app is not just for teens, it’s great for experienced drivers as well. Take the quiz just for fun, as a family, with friends, or as a refresher to see if you are as smart as a 14 year old – the youngest age in which someone in Iowa can get an instruction permit to drive. 

Mark Lowe, director of the Iowa DOT’s Motor Vehicle Division, encourages people to use the app as a practice aide after studying the Iowa Driver’s Manual. Parents are urged to talk to their young drivers about their test results to foster discussion about safe driving rules and behaviors. 

The free app, developed in partnership with Iowa Interactive, is now available to download to your Kindle through Amazon (search for “IA Driver Test”). The app is also available for iPad and Android devices.

Don’t be fooled by imitation apps developed by others that may be unreliable and will charge a fee. The official Iowa DOT app is free and will appear with the words “Iowa DOT” on the icon. 


Media contact: Mark Lowe at 515-237-3121 or

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