You must obtain a learner’s permit before you operate a motor vehicle on public roadways in Pennsylvania. You will need to take and pass the vision, knowledge and road tests to get your driver’s license. The written test covers the information found in the Pennsylvania DOT Driver’s Manual, and includes questions on road rules, traffic laws, road signs and markings, and safe driving practices. The Pennsylvania DOT written test consists of 18 questions, and you need at least 15 correct answers to pass (83%). After passing the knowledge test, the examiner will give you a learner’s permit, which is valid for 1 year.
1. When the yellow lights are flashing on the school zone speed sign, the speed limit is:
35 MPH
15 MPH
20 MPH
25 MPH
2. How many different classes of mopeds are there?
3. This road sign means:
Lane change
4. This sign means:
Follow a detour to the right
The road to the right is for one-way traffic only
Stay on the main highway if possible
Not enter
5. If you begin to feel tired while driving, the best thing to do is:
turn on the radio.
open your window.
stop driving.
get some coffee.
6. The amount of space you need to cross traffic depends on the:
presence of a stop sign.
road and weather conditions and oncoming traffic.
use of your turn signals.
cars behind you.
7. Warning signs normally are:
8. As you drive on the expressway, make sure:
you cut off vehicles behind you when you change lanes.
your directional signal goes off before you change lanes.
to signal all lane changes.
All of the above.
9. If an oncoming driver is heading toward you in your lane, you should:
stay in the center of your lane, blow your horn, and brake.
steer right, blow your horn, and brake.
steer left, blow your horn, and brake.
steer right, blow your horn, and accelerate.
10. Which sign has white letters on a red background?
Speed limit
School zone
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PA DMV Permit Test Facts

Number of questions: 18
Correct answers to pass: 15
Passing score: 83%
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