If you operate a motor vehicle on public roadways in Kentucky you are required to have a driver’s license or driving permit. The Kentucky DMV written test is based on information contained in the official Driver’s Manual, and is designed to check your knowledge of rules of the road, road signs, traffic laws and safe driving practices. The Kentucky written test consists of 40 multiple-choice questions, and you need at least 32 correct answers to pass (80%). Practice with this sample test to familiarize yourself with the format of the Kentucky driver's license test.
1. The traditional mirror setting:
may be more appropriate when towing or backing in tight areas.
adds 12 to 16 degrees additional viewing area to each side of the vehicle.
can be adjusted by leaning your head to the left/right until it touches the driver side window and the rear fender is just visible.
2. A driver who approaches an intersection:
must yield the right-of-way to traffic already in the intersection.
must drive straight through the intersection, even if another vehicle is already in the intersection.
has the right-of-way over traffic already in the intersection.
3. This road sign means:
Do not block intersection
Right lane closed
Flagger ahead
4. After you stop for a school bus, you must:
drive again before the red lights stop flashing.
turn off your engine.
wait until the red lights stop flashing.
5. If your brakes are wet, you can dry them by:
riding the pedal lightly.
having them checked by a mechanic.
pull over to the right and wait until it stops raining.
6. If another vehicle passes you on the left, you must:
decrease your speed slightly and keep to the right.
decrease your speed, then pull over to the right and stop.
increase your speed slightly and keep to the right.
7. You should increase your following distance:
at night or if it is raining.
when the roads are slippery.
All of the above.
8. When they see this sign, drivers should:
slow down and keep well to the left.
increase their speed and keep well to the right.
slow down and keep well to the right.
9. Blind spots are:
spots in your vision when you become fatigued.
traffic control devices.
areas of the road that cannot be seen even when looking into your mirrors. Check over your shoulders to avoid hitting vehicles that are in your blind spots when you change lanes.
10. What is the first thing you should do if your wheels move off the pavement?
Ease your foot off the gas pedal and brake gently.
Pull over to the right and sound your horn to warn the other drivers.
Pull the steering wheel back.
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Number of questions: 40
Correct answers to pass: 32
Passing score: 80%
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