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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. A flashing yellow light:
alerts drivers to a warning sign.
is used at dangerous intersections.
Can be found before reaching a sharp curve or school crossing.
All of the above.
2. You are driving and you are feeling drowsy. You should:
find a safe place to stop for a break.
avoid drinking coffee.
have a beer or two to keep you awake.
turn on the radio to keep you awake.
3. You must yield to a pedestrian using a white cane or guide dog:
only is a crossing guard is present.
at all times.
only when a guide dog is leading the person across the street.
None of the above.
4. When you drive through an area where children are playing, you should expect them:
to know when it is safe to cross.
to stop at the curb before crossing the street.
not to cross unless they are with an adult.
to run out in front of you without looking.
5. You may drive around or under a gate that is being lowered or raised at a railroad crossing:
under no circumstances.
if you first look carefully in both directions.
if your vehicle can do so without damaging the gate.
as long as an approaching train is not too close.
6. The “four-second rule” refers to how one should:
yield to other cars.
turn at stop signs.
follow another car.
cross an intersection.
7. This road sign means:
Multiple Turns
Right lane closed
Pedestrian Crossing
Winding road
8. Blind spots are:
Areas to the side or rear of a vehicle that the driver cannot see with use of mirrors.
Dangerous intersection where the maximum speed limit is 15 MPH or less.
At night, the darkest areas of a road, where emergency flashers should be used.
lanes reserved for U-turns.
9. Distracted drivers are at a greater risk of a crash when they are using which of the following:
CD player.
cell phone.
All of the above.
10. At night, it is hardest to see:
street lights.
road signs.
other motorists.
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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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