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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 LA DMV Driver’s Manual. The Louisiana DMV written test consists of 40 questions, and you need at least 32 correct answers to pass (80%).
1. An approaching driver at night blinds you by failing to dim their high beam headlights. Where should you look?
Straight down the middle of the road.
Towards the right side of the road.
Towards the wheels of the approaching vehicle.
Towards the left side of the road.
2. This road sign is:
slower traffic keep right
a regulatory sign.
a speed reduction sign.
a guide sign.
a warning sign.
3. This road sign means:
low ground railroad crossing
Winding road
Pedestrian crossing
No passing zone
Low ground railroad crossing
4. This road sign means:
traffic signal ahead sign
4-way stop ahead
Lane closed for traffic
Controlled railroad ahead
There is a traffic signal ahead
5. Anything that requires you to _______ could cause you to crash.
take your eyes off the road
take your attention away from the driving task
take your hands off the wheel
All of the above.
6. Green and white signs:
direct drivers to services.
are mainly used at intersections and driveways.
warn drivers of unexpected road conditions.
give information about directions and distances.
7. At an intersection with a stop sign, you should stop and:
look right first, then left, then right again.
look left first, then right, then left again.
check your rearview mirror for cars tailgating.
go when the vehicle ahead of you goes.
8. If traffic on the other side of an intersection is backed up and you cannot get completely through, you must:
wait until traffic ahead clears.
turn right instead of going straight through the intersection.
proceed with caution, and avoid blocking the intersection.
enter the intersection and block it.
9. If an intersection has crosswalk lines but no STOP line, where must you stop for a red light?
After the crosswalk.
On the crosswalk.
Before the crosswalk.
Before the stop line.
10. If your car breaks down on a highway, you should:
sit in your car and wait for help.
flash your headlights at oncoming traffic.
use your four-way flashers to warn other drivers.
sound your horn at passing motorists.
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LA DMV Written Test Facts

Number of questions: 40
Correct answers to pass: 32
Passing score: 80%
Number of questions: 40
Correct answers to pass: 32
Passing score: 80%
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