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If you operate a motor vehicle on public roadways in Kentucky you are required to have a driver’s license or driving permit. The KY DMV written test is based on information contained in the official Kentucky Driver's Manual, and is designed to check your knowledge of rules of the road, road signs, traffic laws and safe driving practices. The Kentucky written test consists of 40 multiple-choice questions, and you'll need at least 32 correct answers to pass (80%). Practice with this sample test to familiarize yourself with the format of the Kentucky driver's license test.
1. Drivers often fail to see a motorcycle headed toward them. Why?
It is difficult to judge a motorcycle's speed.
Motorcycles are hard to see.
All of the above.
2. If traffic on the other side of an intersection is backed up and you cannot get completely through, you must:
enter the intersection and proceed with caution.
enter the intersection and try to avoid blocking it.
wait until traffic ahead is clear.
3. When driving at night, drivers should:
look directly into the oncoming headlights of approaching vehicles.
always use their high beams.
increase their following distance.
4. When preparing to drive, you should:
adjust your seat and mirrors.
pump the brakes.
shift the transmission to neutral.
5. What does a yellow arrow signal mean?
yellow arrow
The same as a green light.
The same as the yellow light, but applies only to movement in the direction of the arrow.
Vehicles moving in all directions must stop if they can. The light will soon be red.
6. To avoid glare from the headlights of an approaching car:
stay focused on the center line on the road.
flash your high beams.
don't look directly into the oncoming headlights, look toward the right edge of your lane.
7. This sign indicates that:
advisory speed sign
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.
drivers may not turn right if traveling at 25 MPH or less.
8. Which of the following is a common cause of traffic collisions?
Scanning the road ahead and staying focused on the driving task.
Pedestrians being key participants in the transportation system.
Driving too fast for conditions.
9. This road sign means:
speed limit sign
The maximum speed limit under ideal conditions
You must travel at the indicated speed
None of the above
10. When is the pavement most slippery?
If it's been raining several hours.
When it's been raining from at least one hour.
When it has just begun to rain.
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KY DMV Written Test Facts

Number of questions: 40
Correct answers to pass:32
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 16
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