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. Drivers can not pass a vehicle on the left if:
their lane has a solid yellow center line.
they can not safely return to the right lane before any oncoming vehicle comes within 200 feet of them.
they approach a curve on a two-way road and can not see around it.
All of the above.
2. Never make a U-turn from:
the lane you’re in.
the right lane.
the left part of the lane nearest to the centerline of the roadway.
the left lane.
3. This sign indicates that:
drivers may not turn right if traveling at 25 MPH or less.
there is a school zone after the curve.
the highest safe speed drivers should travel around the curve ahead is 25 MPH.
the safe speed around the curve ahead is at least 25 MPH.
4. Allowing a space cushion is important because it:
keeps traffic flowing at a safe pace.
prevents distractions from other vehicles.
keeps other drivers alert.
allows you time to react to situations.
5. Drivers entering a roundabout or traffic circle:
have the right of way if there are two lanes.
must stop before entering.
must yield to drivers in the roundabout or traffic circle.
None of the above.
6. Directions given by traffic officers ___________ signs, signals or pavement markings.
are less important than
take precedence over
must obey
never take precedence over
7. At a stop sign there is no stop line or crosswalk. You must stop:
only if the traffic signal turns red.
at the next crosswalk.
before you enter the intersection.
after you enter the intersection, if you have a clear view of traffic on the intersecting roadway.
8. A steady yellow light means that a _______ light will soon appear.
flashing yellow
flashing red
steady green
steady red
9. How can you prevent fatigue on a long trip?
Plan to drive long trips with a companion.
Schedule regular stops for every couple of hours.
Get enough sleep.
All of the above.
10. You may honk your horn when you:
are passing a bicyclist.
have lost control of your car.
are passing another car.
have to stop quickly.
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Number of questions: 18
Correct answers to pass: 15
Passing score: 83%
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