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. The sign in the picture:
is a Construction and Maintenance Traffic Control sign.
means that you need to stop.
is found at most intersections and indicates that drivers must yield to other vehicles.
is displayed on the rear of slow moving vehicles.
2. This sign warns that:
the pavement ends.
traffic must merge right.
the bridge ahead is wide enough for only one vehicle at a time.
traffic must merge left.
3. The octagonal shape is used:
for yeild signs.
exclusively for stop signs.
for stop signs and railroad advance warning signs.
to warn drivers of existing or possible hazards on roadways.
4. If your blood alcohol level is .04, you:
are 2 – 7 times more likely to have a crash than a person who has not consumed any.
are above the legal blood alcohol limit but fine to drive.
can be very sure that you will drive safely.
should drink plenty of coffee before getting behind the wheel of your car.
5. On what three conditions does your blood alcohol content (BAC) depend?
Your weight. The type of beverage you drink. How fit you are.
Your height. How much alcohol you drink. The type of beverage you drink.
How fit you are. How much alcohol you drink. Your height.
Your weight. How much alcohol you drink. How much time passes between drinks.
6. If a green arrow turns into a green light, drivers:
may still turn but they must yield to oncoming traffic.
still have the right-of-way to turn.
no longer have to turn the way the arrow indicates.
may no longer turn and must proceed straight.
7. When following a motorcycle, drivers must remember that motorcycles can ____________ than other vehicles.
stop much more quickly
drive much faster
accelerate much faster
stop much more slowly
8. Roads are most slippery:
just after the rain begins.
when it stops raining.
just before it rains.
on hills.
9. When drivers see the ‘Wrong Way’ sign:
they must drive past this sign and reach the next intersection.
they must not leave the pavement except in an emergency.
they are going the wrong way on an expressway exit ramp.
they must stop immediately.
10. What should drivers do in case of a brake failure?
Tie a white cloth on the left door handle.
Use your ABS System.
Shift to a lower gear.
Brake lightly.
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Number of questions: 18
Correct answers to pass: 15
Passing score: 83%
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