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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 road sign means:
divided highway ahead sign
Do not pass
Divided highway ahead - stay to the right
Do not enter
2. If you encounter an aggressive driver you should:
speed up.
get out of their way.
show them how to drive defensively.
3. If there is no crosswalk and you see a pedestrian crossing your lane, you should:
stop and let the pedestrian finish crossing.
honk your horn and proceed with caution.
make sure the pedestrian can see you before proceeding.
4. When changing lanes, drivers should identify a ____ second gap in traffic.
4 to 5
2 to 3
3 to 4
5. The only effective way to reduce your blood alcohol content (BAC) is:
not to drink over a period of time.
fresh air.
drinking coffee.
6. The amount of alcohol in the blood is measured by:
Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC).
Amount of Alcohol Drunk (AAD).
Number of Drinks (NOD).
7. When they see this road sign, drivers must:
wrong way sign
treat it as a Yield sign.
come to a complete stop and call the police.
not drive past this sign.
8. You can reduce the chance of a collision with a large vehicle if you:
delay near it.
cut abruptly in front of it.
pay close attention to the turn signals.
9. What does a flashing red light mean?
flashing red light
Drivers may move forward with caution.
The same thing as a stop sign.
10. A broken yellow line on your side of the roadway only means:
Passing is permitted on both sides.
Passing is not permitted on either side.
Passing is permitted on your side of the roadway.
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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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