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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. This road sign means:
Watch for people working on or near the roadway
Warning, road ends
Yield the right-of-way
Expect a traffic signal ahead
2. This road sign means:
No left turn
No U-Turn
No Turning
No right turn
3. A steady yellow light means:
Stop, yield the right-of-way, and go.
Drive with caution.
Be prepared to go. The light will soon be green.
Be prepared to stop for the red light.
4. What is a likely effect when you take another drug while you drink alcohol?
The effects of alcohol are reduced by the drug.
There are no effects, unless the drug is prescription only.
The effects of the alcohol and the drug are enhanced.
If the drug is over-the-counter, there are no effects.
5. To help avoid crashes, drivers should:
drive on side streets and back roads.
avoid driving during rush hour.
communicate with other drivers on the road.
ignore other drivers on the road.
6. If your car goes into water, you should:
wait for water to rush in and let it out in small breaths through your nose.
remove yourself before it starts to sink.
call the fire department immediately.
None of the above.
7. To prepare for anything coming up in the road ahead, you should:
maintain focus toward the middle of the road.
drive with your left foot resting lightly on the brake pedal.
continually scan the entire road and roadsides.
stare straight ahead at all times.
8. When driving on wet roads, drivers should:
stay close to the vehicle ahead.
increase following distance to 5 or 6 seconds.
decrease following distance to 2 seconds.
maintain the 4-second following distance rule.
9. Which shape is a stop sign?
Upside-down triangle
10. Before changing lanes on a multi-lane highway you should:
check your mirrors and blind spots.
reduce your speed.
sound your horn.
turn on your headlights.
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PA DMV Practice Test Facts

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