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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. The ‘Slower Traffic Keep Right’ sign is used:
at roundabouts.
on multilane highways.
at most intersections.
in school zones.
2. What does this road sign indicate?
Interstate highway
Area reserved for people with disabilities
Hospital service
Hill area
3. Are drivers allowed to exceed the speed limit to pass other vehicles?
Yes, except for school zones.
Yes, but only by 10 MPH or less.
Yes, but only if they drive with caution.
4. When driving in travel lanes on the roadway:
you may make back up quickly if there are no vehicles behind.
you may stop to let out passengers.
do not stop for any reason, keep moving until you can safely pull off the road.
you may make a U-turn if you get on the wrong entrance ramp of the freeway.
5. What should you do if your brakes fail and youd don't have ABS?
Pull the steering wheel back.
Pump the brake pedal hard and fast to increase pressure.
Hook your shoe under the pedal and see if you can free it.
Turn on your cruise control.
6. The picture shows a _________ sign.
no u turn sign
no left turn
sharp turn
no sharp turn
no U-turn
7. When driving in icy or snowy conditions, to avoid crashes drivers should:
get off the highway as quickly as possible.
add extra weight to the vehicle to improve traction.
engage 4 wheel drive on the vehicle.
reduce speed and increase following distance.
8. What should you do if one of your tires blows out?
Decrease speed, pull over to the right and sound your horn to warn the other vehicles.
Hold the steering wheel tight and brake immediately to avoid the risk of skidding.
Leave the road immediately.
Hold the steering wheel tight and slowly take your foot off the gas pedal.
9. If the entrance lane is too short to allow acceleration to expressway speed, you should:
accelerate to expressway speed and blend with traffic.
enter the expressway and accelerate quickly.
stop and wait for a large space in traffic.
reduce your speed to 15 MPH or less and blend with traffic.
10. When a hazard is seen ahead, reaction distance:
is how far a vehicle will continue to travel, in ideal conditions, before the driver hits the brakes.
equals total stopping distance minus perception distance.
is the sum of perception distance and braking distance.
None of the above.
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LA DMV Written Test Facts

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