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A WV resident can apply for a WV instruction permit, driver’s license, or identification card at any DMV regional office. If you live in West Virginia and want to drive a motor vehicle on public roads, you must have a West Virginia driver’s license or learner’s permit, unless you are expressly exempt. The West Virginia DMV written test consists of 25 questions based on the basic knowledge, traffic rules, regulations, road signs and markings found in the WV DMV Driver’s Manual. You must answer 19 out of the 25 questions correctly to pass the test. There is a time limit on the test and any questions not answered in the prescribed time will be considered incorrect. Practice with these sample DMV tests to get ready for the official West Virginia written test.
1. When they see this sign, drivers:
need to brake suddenly.
should not speed up or brake quickly.
should be prepared to make sharp turns at a high speed.
need to be prepared to turn right and then left quickly.
2. Which shape is a speed limit sign?
Vertical rectangle
3. This sign means?
Drivers are coming to a point where another traffic lane joins the one they are on.
A road crosses the main highway ahead.
The divided highway on which drivers are traveling ends ahead.
None of the above.
4. Which shape is a yield sign?
Vertical rectangle
Upside-down triangle
5. Traffic lights are normally ____________ from the top to bottom or left to right.
green, yellow and red
red, yellow and green
red, green and yellow
green, red and yellow
6. When driving through a curve, you should:
speed up as you enter, slow down as you exit.
maintain constant speed through the whole curve.
stay near the right of your lane.
slow as you enter, speed up as you exit.
7. Parking is not allowed:
within 250 feet of a traffic light.
within 300 feet of a pedestrian safety area.
in an intersection, unless permitted by signs.
on public roads
8. When you make a left turn from a two-way road into a four-lane highway, you must:
enter the right lane. When traffic permits, you can move out of the left lane.
go straight through the intersection, and then make the turn.
enter the right lane, to the left of the center line.
enter the left lane, to the right of the center line.
9. When a hazard is seen ahead, reaction distance:
equals total stopping distance minus perception distance.
is the sum of perception distance and braking distance.
is how far a vehicle will continue to travel, in ideal conditions, before the driver hits the brakes.
None of the above.
10. If an oncoming driver is heading toward you in your lane, you should:
steer right, blow your horn, and accelerate.
stay in the center of your lane, blow your horn, and brake.
steer right, blow your horn, and brake.
steer left, blow your horn, and brake.
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WV DMV Permit Test Facts

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass: 19
Passing score: 76%
Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass: 19
Passing score: 76%
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