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You must have a Louisiana driver's license or driving permit if you are a resident of Louisiana and want to drive a motor vehicle on public streets and highways. The following tests may be given when you apply for a driver’s license: vision, traffic signs and signals, knowledge of traffic laws, road skills. The Louisiana DMV written test is designed to check your knowledge of road signs, rules of the road, traffic laws and safe driving practices. Everything you will need to know is covered in the Louisiana Driver's Manual. The Louisiana DMV written test consists of 40 questions, and you'll need at least 32 correct answers to pass (80%).
1. To avoid the risk of being involved in an alcohol-related crash, you should:
call a taxi if you've been drinking.
decide before you start drinking that you are not going to drive.
say “No, thanks" if someone offers you alcohol.
All of the above.
2. A 4-way stop sign means:
4 way stop sign
There are four stop signs at the intersection.
Traffic from all four directions must stop.
The first vehicle to reach the intersection should move forward first.
All of the above.
3. If you stop at a railroad crossing with more than one track:
go through as soon as the first train passes.
wait until you have a clear view of both tracks.
go through when one of the tracks is free.
proceed with caution until you see a train.
4. What is the meaning of red traffic signs?
School ahead.
High emphasis warning.
Stop, do not enter or wrong way.
5. While driving, it is important to slow down:
on narrow roads.
at intersections.
when the road is wet.
All of the above.
6. It's 10 AM. This sign tells you that:
no parking between
you must display a special permit in order to park here.
you are not allowed to park here.
you are allowed to park until 5:30 PM.
you must park your car between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM.
7. You should increase your following distance when:
driving behind a large vehicle that blocks your vision.
exiting a freeway.
following a motorcycle.
All of the above.
8. This road sign means:
y intersection
A road joins from the right
A four-way intersection is ahead
The road ends ahead
“Y” intersection ahead
9. If you see a “lane closed ahead” sign you should:
merge into the correct lane when it is safe.
speed to the end of the closed lane and try to get into the other lane.
make a U-turn. You are on the wrong side of the road.
None of the above.
10. What should drivers do when they see this sign?
one lane bridge
Allow others to merge smoothly.
Make sure the bridge is clear of oncoming traffic before they cross.
Look to the left and right for other traffic.
Merge left.
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LA DMV Permit Test Facts

Number of questions: 40
Correct answers to pass:32
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 15
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