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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 tire suddenly goes flat while you are driving, you should:
apply the brake firmly and stop.
slow down gradually. Do not apply the brake.
pump the brake pedal 5-7 times until the vehicle stops.
2. The shape of a route sign tells you:
the speed limit on that route.
the type of route you are on.
that the route you are on might be dangerous.
3. When you see this sign you should:
merging traffic sign
watch for traffic to the right.
turn right.
merge left.
4. In the following situations, drivers should increase their following interval:
When following vehicles that are required to come to a stop at railroad crossings.
When it is hard to see ahead because of bad weather.
All of the above.
5. Blind spots are:
Areas to the side or rear of a vehicle that the driver cannot see with use of mirrors.
Dangerous intersection where the maximum speed limit is 15 MPH or less.
At night, the darkest areas of a road, where emergency flashers should be used.
6. This road sign means:
merging traffic sign
Sharp curves ahead
Intersection ahead
Merging traffic from the right
7. At intersections marked with stop lines, drivers must:
signal other vehicles to stop.
slow down and enter the intersection.
come to a complete stop.
8. Traffic lights are normally ____________ from the top to bottom or left to right.
red, yellow and green
green, yellow and red
red, green and yellow
9. Two drivers reach an uncontrolled intersection at the same time. Who has the right of way?
The driver on the right.
The driver on the left.
No one.
10. You are driving and you are feeling drowsy. You should:
find a safe place to stop for a break.
avoid drinking coffee.
turn on the radio to keep you awake.
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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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