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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. If a driver follows you too closely, you should:
brake suddenly.
activate your stop lights.
move to another lane if possible.
2. Doing all you can to prevent crashes is called:
Defensive Driving
ABS Driving
Crash-Prevention Driving
3. Arrows on the roadway:
indicate reserved lanes.
indicate HOV lanes.
show which lanes you must use.
4. This road sign means:
two way traffic ahead sign
Four-lane traffic ahead
Two-way traffic ahead
Divided highway ahead
5. Which signs have black letters on a yellow or orange background?
Regulatory signs (vertical rectangle)
Warning signs (diamond)
Railroad advance warning signs (round)
6. This road sign means:
sharp right left
Sharp right turn ahead.
A road joins from the right
There is a series of sharp turns up ahead on the road
7. If the entrance lane is too short to allow acceleration to highway speed, you should:
merge into highway traffic as soon as possible.
stop and wait for a large gap in traffic, then enter the highway and accelerate quickly.
go to the next entrance ramp.
8. You are stopped at a stop sign and you are going to go straight through the intersection. A car on the cross road has stopped at the same time at a stop sign on your right and is going to go straight. Who has the right-of-way??
The car on your right.
Whoever enters the intersection first.
9. Before entering a curve, you should:
pump your brakes several times.
activate your turn signal.
reduce your speed.
10. This road sign means:
no u turn sign
No U-Turn
Crossroad ahead
Railroad Warning
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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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