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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. If a traffic light is broken or not functioning you should:
continue as you normally would.
stop and wait for a police officer to arrive.
stop and wait for it to be repaired.
continue as if it were a four-way stop sign.
2. What should you do in case of a brake failure?
Rub your tires on the curb to slow your car.
Apply the parking brake slowly.
Pull off the road into an open space.
All of the above.
3. Regulation signs normally are:
blue rectangles.
green rectangles.
white triangles.
white rectangles.
4. When making a right turn on a green light, drivers must:
yield to pedestrians.
stop and look for oncoming traffic.
maintain normal driving speed.
increase their speed.
5. These pavement markings tell you that at the intersection ahead:
you can only turn right from the center lane.
the center lane mergers into one lane.
center lane traffic may go straight or turn left.
center lane traffic must turn left.
6. The top major crash type for 16 year old drivers in Pennsylvania is:
driving in reverse on a side street.
being sideswiped on an interstate.
driving on the shoulder of a highway.
single vehicle/run-off-the-road.
7. When driving on slick roads, drivers should:
take turns more slowly.
accelerate quickly.
brake hard.
change lanes quickly.
8. A flashing red light:
means the same thing as a stop sign.
means that you must bring your vehicle to a complete halt.
is used at dangerous intersections.
All of the above.
9. This sign tells drivers:
turning right on red is forbidden.
they may not turn right or left during the red light.
they must wait for the traffic signal to turn green before turning right or left.
All of the above.
10. Road signs that point out scenic areas and parks are:
brown and white.
black and orange.
green and white.
black and white.
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PA Permit 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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