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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:
slippery road sign
Winding road ahead
Watch for vehicles entering from the side
When the pavement is wet, reduce your speed
2. When approaching a construction site, drivers should:
honk their horn to alert construction workers of their presence.
slow down and adjust their driving behavior.
accelerate to get out of the way quickly.
3. This road sign means:
yield ahead sign
Side road ahead
Side road entering from the left
Yield sign ahead
4. This sign means:
school sign
The driver is near a school and should watch for children.
Business area nearby. Watch for business people.
There is a work zone ahead. Watch for workers.
5. This sign warns that:
reduction of lanes sign
traffic must merge right.
the bridge ahead is wide enough for only one vehicle at a time.
traffic must merge left.
6. This sign indicates:
phone service
Emergency line available
Cell phone shop ahead
Phone service ahead
7. Drivers cannot pass a vehicle on the left if:
their lane has a solid yellow center line.
they cannot safely return to the right lane before any oncoming vehicle comes within 200 feet of them.
All of the above.
8. Are drivers allowed to exceed the speed limit to pass other vehicles?
Yes, but only by 10 MPH or less.
Yes, but only if they drive with caution.
9. When changing lanes, drivers should never:
check to see if other drivers are moving into the same lane.
glance over their shoulder to check for blind spots.
change lanes abruptly.
10. This road sign means:
bicycle crossing sign
Bicycle crossing
This lane is reserved for bicyclists
Bicycles have the right-of-way
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KY DMV Knowledge Test Facts

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