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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. Regulatory signs are:
white rectangles.
white triangles.
green rectangles.
2. If a vehicle is coming toward you at night with its high beams on, making it hard to see the road ahead, you should:
look ahead toward the left edge of your lane.
look straight ahead toward the middle of the lane.
look ahead toward the right edge of your lane.
3. When driving on a roadway with a single broken white line:
you may cross the broken white line to change lanes.
you may not cross the broken white line.
you may change lanes only if you are in the right lane.
4. At a 4-way stop:
the driver on the right must yield to the driver on the left.
the driver reaching the intersection first has the right-of-way.
the last driver to reach the intersection has the right-of-way.
5. When you approach this sign, you must:
school crossing sign
stop if necessary.
watch for workers crossing the road.
None of the above.
6. Drivers should use high beam headlights when:
they come within 50 feet of an oncoming vehicle.
following another vehicle.
there are no oncoming vehicles approaching.
7. This road sign means:
side road sign
All traffic must go straight ahead
A road joins from the right
All traffic must turn right
8. This road sign means:
pedestrian crossing
Pedestrian crossing
Bicycle crossing
School crossing
9. A large vehicle is backing up to unload goods. You should:
be patient and wait until the large vehicle has completed its backup maneuver.
try to pass close behind.
enter one of the blind spots and wait.
10. This sign means:
curve speed reduction
If you are driving at 40 MPH or less you must stay in the right-hand lane
Curve ahead, the recommended speed is 40 MPH or less
Curve ahead, drive at 40 MPH or more around the curve ahead
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KY DMV Permit Practice Test

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