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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. When a ‘Road Closed’ sign is displayed, drivers must:
come to a complete stop and wait for the lights to turn green.
look for a detour or another route.
make a U-turn.
2. When changing lanes, remember that:
You should look over your left shoulder for a left lane change and your right shoulder for a right lane change.
Vehicles with two outside mirrors have no blind spots.
You only need to turn and look over your right shoulder for lane changes to the right or left.
3. This sign tells drivers that:
stay right sign
there is a right turn ahead.
a divided highway ends ahead.
they must stay on the right side of the divider.
4. If you miss your exit on a freeway, do NOT:
get back on the freeway in the opposite direction and return to the exit you want.
turn around or back up.
continue on the freeway and find an alternative route.
5. If the vehicle you are driving starts to skid, you should:
stay off the brakes.
brake lightly.
turn off the ignition.
6. The following symptoms are associated with drowsy driving:
You continue to yawn.
You don’t remember driving the last few miles.
All of the above.
7. Before you change lanes, you should:
check your left mirror.
keep other vehicles out of your blind spots.
check behind you by looking quickly over your left shoulder.
8. What is the purpose of minimum speed limits?
To allow emergency vehicles with red flashing lights to safely pass other vehicles.
To halt the traffic flow.
To keep a smooth traffic flow.
9. An edge line that angles toward the center of the road indicates that:
you must turn right.
the road is narrower ahead.
there’s a narrow bridge ahead.
10. When an aggressive driver confronts you, you should:
Remain calm and relaxed.
Try to move away safely.
All of the above.
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KY DMV Practice Test Facts

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