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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 Pennsylvania written test covers the information found in the PA 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. For protection, motorcyclists are required to:
signal turns, lane changes and stops.
keep their headlights and taillights on at all times.
wear approved helmets.
None of the above.
2. When you are in a line of traffic that is crossing a railroad track that has no signals or gates:
you may pass slower drivers crossing the track.
you have the right of way and do not need to check for trains.
you need to make sure there is space to get all the way across the tracks without stopping, before you start to cross.
All of the above.
3. The sign in the picture:
shows the highest speed drivers can travel at the exit of the intersection.
lists the maximum recommended safe speed for an exit on an expressway.
is a warning sign.
shows the minimum safe speed for an exit on an highway.
4. What should drivers do when the red lights begin to flash?
Turn off the ignition.
Slow down.
5. When you approach this sign, you must:
go to work.
stop if necessary.
watch for workers crossing the road.
None of the above.
6. When traveling behind a motorcycle:
allow at least 4 seconds of following distance.
allow a following distance of at least 2 car lengths.
allow a following distance of at least 4 motorcycle lengths.
allow at least 2 seconds of following distance.
7. If someone is driving aggressively behind you, you should:
stare at the driver as he or she is passing you.
block the passing lane.
try to get out of the aggressive driver’s way.
speed up as he or she is passing you.
8. This sign tells drivers that:
they must make a left turn at the intersection.
they must not make a right turn.
U-turns are not allowed.
None of the above.
9. Following another vehicle too closely is known as:
aggressive driving.
10. When passing on a multi-lane highway:
there is no need to signal.
pass only on the right.
be sure the passing lane is clear.
watch for oncoming traffic.
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PA DMV Written 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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