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To apply for a learner permit or driver license in New York State (NYS), you must complete an Application for Driver License (MV-44). You must pass a vision and written test and pay the application and license fees. The NY DMV written test covers the contents of the New York Driver's Manual, including road rules, road signs, driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, as well as other driving and safety rules. The New York State knowledge test consists of 20 multiple choice questions. To pass the NYS DMV test, you must correctly answer at least 14 questions, and at least 2 of the 4 questions about road signs.
1. One broken line indicates:
You can pass other vehicles and change lanes, if it is safe.
You cannot pass other vehicles or go across the line.
You can change lanes, but only when traffic conditions or obstructions in the road make it necessary.
None of the above.
2. Drivers may need more space in front of their vehicle:
when it is hard to see ahead.
when carrying a heavy load or pulling a trailer.
when following motorcycles.
All of the above.
3. If your car goes into water, you should:
wait for water to rush in and let it out in small breaths through your nose.
remove yourself before it starts to sink.
call the fire department immediately.
None of the above.
4. The NYS law requires drivers to use their headlights:
from one-half hour after the sun sets to one-half hour before the sun rises.
when visibility is less than 1,000 feet.
when they use their windshield wipers to clear rain, fog or snow.
All of the above.
5. When drivers come to this sign, they must:
stop sign ahead
be ready to stop at the stop sign.
keep right.
warn other drivers that a stop sign is ahead.
brake sharply and come to a complete stop.
6. This is:
side road sign
a reduction of lanes sign.
a right curve sign.
a merging traffic sign.
a side road sign.
7. What does this ‘Soft Shoulder’ sign indicate?
soft shoulder sign
Drivers should leave the pavement immediately.
Drive on the shoulder if you have soft tyres.
The dirt on the side of the road is soft.
None of the above.
8. What does a NO STANDING sign mean?
Drivers cannot stand in front of parked vehicles.
Vehicles can stop only to obey a traffic sign, signal or officer.
Drivers must discharge passengers before leaving.
Drivers can only make a temporary stop to load or drop off passengers.
9. U-turns are illegal:
on limited access expressways.
in school zones.
in business districts of New York City.
All of the above.
10. For protection, motorcyclists are required to:
wear approved helmets.
keep their headlights and taillights on at all times.
signal turns, lane changes and stops.
None of the above.
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NY DMV Permit Practice Test

Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:14
Passing score:70%
Signs questions:4
Signs - Correct answers to pass:2
Minimum age to apply: 16
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