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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. This sign means:
merging traffic sign
The divided highway on which drivers are traveling ends ahead.
A road crosses the main highway ahead.
Drivers are coming to a point where another traffic lane joins the one they are on.
2. When you prepare to make a left turn from a one-way road into a two-way road, you must:
approach the turn in the left lane or from the left side of a single lane.
approach the turn in the right lane or from the right side of a single lane.
enter the two-way road to the left of its center line.
3. As you enter a roundabout you should slow down and:
yield to any vehicle coming from your left in the roundabout.
yield to pedestrians and bicyclist crossing before entering the roundabout.
All of the above.
4. When approaching any intersection or driveway, drivers should:
look both ways and be ready to stop.
pass other vehicles and then stop.
drive at the fastest speed just before entering the intersection.
5. This road sign means:
no right turn sign
One-way street ahead
Turn left or go through
No right turn
6. This sign warns drivers that:
double curve sign
there is a double curve ahead.
the highway ahead is divided into two one-way roadways. Drivers should keep to the right.
there is a winding road ahead.
7. When you make a left turn from a one-way road into a one-way road, if the road you enter has two lanes, you:
must turn into its left lane.
must turn into its right lane.
cannot turn left.
8. This road sign means:
hill sign
Do not pass trucks
Trucks must back up
Steep downgrade ahead
9. What is the most important rule to remember in any emergency?
Run away.
Call the police.
Do not panic.
10. This sign warns drivers of:
sharp right turn
a sharp turn.
a side road.
a cross road.
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KY DMV Permit Test

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