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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 NY 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 New York State 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. A solid line with broken line means:
Passing is not permitted on the side with the solid line.
If you are on the side with the solid line, you can not go across the line except to make a left turn into a driveway.
If you are on the side with the broken line, you can pass if it’s safe to do so.
All of the above.
2. If your brakes are wet, you can dry them by:
riding the pedal lightly.
pull over to the right and wait until it stops raining.
having them checked by a mechanic.
none of the above.
3. Parking is not allowed within __ feet of a fire station driveway.
4. A bicycle used at night must have a red taillight visible from at least _____ behind.
100 feet
300 feet
200 feet
500 feet
5. What is the average total stopping distance of a car traveling at 55 MPH?
256 feet
193 feet
123 feet
430 feet
6. Alcohol:
makes drivers more prone to take chances.
makes it difficult for drivers to judge their condition.
reduces reaction time.
All of the above.
7. A vehicle that enters a road from a driveway:
must enter the roadway immediately.
must stop and yield the right-of-way to traffic on the roadway and to pedestrians.
has the right-of-way.
must yield to traffic approaching from the right, while it has the right-of-way over vehicles approaching from the left.
8. When you speed in work zones, ticket fines:
triple, even when the workers are not there.
triple, if the workers are in the work zone.
9. On slippery roads, drivers should:
reduce the reaction distance.
increase their speed to avoid hydroplaning.
come to a complete stop.
leave more space in front of their vehicle.
10. You get stopped and there is a passenger under 16 without a belt. You can face a fine, and receive how many penalty points on your driver license for each violation?
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NY DMV Written Test Facts

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