To apply for a learner permit or driver license in New York State, you must complete an Application for Driver License (MV-44). You must pass a vision and written test and pay the application and license fees. The written test covers the contents of the New York State DMV Driver’s Manual, including road rules, road signs, driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, as well as other driving and safety rules.
The knowledge test consists of 20 multiple choice questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 14 questions, and at least 2 of the 4 questions about road signs.
1. This signal means:
Turn left
2. “Driving within the range” of your headlights means:
Driving at a speed that allows you to stop within the distance covered by your headlights.
Always obeying the posted speed limit at night.
Using your headlights on narrow roads with many curves.
Using your headlights at night, as required by the law.
3. Parking is not allowed:
on a bridge.
within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.
on a sidewalk.
All of the above.
4. When you make a left turn from a two-way road into a one-way road, you must make the turn ______ you reach the center of the intersection and turn into the _____ lane of the road you enter.
after; left
before; right
before; left
after; right
5. You must report to DMV any traffic crash or incident that involves:
$1,000 or more in property damage.
a fatality.
a personal injury.
All of the above.
6. This regulatory sign tells drivers that:
traffic in the right lane must go straight.
all vehicles must turn left immediately.
traffic in the left lane must turn left at the intersection ahead.
None of the above.
7. What is the average total stopping distance of a tractor unit (no trailer) traveling at 55 MPH?
93 feet
193 feet
243 feet
430 feet
8. This sign means?
The road will curve to the right.
Left turns are not allowed at the intersection.
Winding road ahead.
Do not turn right.
9. _________________ your mirrors when you prepare to change lanes.
Always rely on
Never depend on
It is not recommended to check
Never use
10. The driver of a school bus containing pupils:
must make a left turn at a steady red light when turning from a one-way road into another one-way road.
is allowed to make a turn at a red light even if there is a NO TURN ON RED sign.
is not allowed to yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
can not turn right on any red light.
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NY DMV Written Test Facts

Number of questions: 20
Signs questions: 4
Correct answers to pass: 14
Passing score: 70%
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