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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. Following another vehicle too closely is known as:
aggressive driving.
2. Does a vehicle prepared to enter a traffic circle or rotary have the right-of-way over the vehicles in the circle?
No. Vehicles already in the circle have the right-of-way.
Yes, but only if they are entering the rotary from the right lane.
Only if the light is green.
3. This road sign means:
divided highway ahead sign
Divided highway ahead - stay to the right
Do not enter
Do not pass
No turn on red
4. What do pennant-shaped signs indicate?
A school crossing
A No Passing Zone
A detour
5. Parking is not allowed:
on the road side of a parked vehicle.
in a crosswalk.
in a tunnel.
All of the above.
6. What does this road sign indicate?
yield to bikes sign
Vehicles traveling straight must yield to bicyclists entering a right turn lane.
Vehicles entering a right turn lane may encounter bicyclists traveling straight, and must yield to the bicyclists.
Drivers have the right of way over bicyclists turning left.
None of the above.
7. Drivers should be aware that a motorcyclist may:
move to the center of the lane on steel deck bridges.
quickly change speed or lane position.
decrease speed and rise off the seat when approaching a railroad crossing.
All of the above.
8. Which of the following is the most effective safety restraint in a traffic crash?
Pumping the brakes.
Lap and shoulder belt only
Air bag only
A combination of lap/shoulder belt and air bag.
9. This sign warns drivers that:
two way traffic ahead sign
U-turns are now allowed.
they cannot go straight ahead.
a shared lane starts ahead.
they will soon be facing oncoming traffic.
10. When getting ready to change lanes, you should:
check your rearview mirror.
check your side view mirror.
quickly turn your head to check for other vehicles.
All of the above.
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LA DMV Permit Test

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