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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. When you make a left turn from a one-way road into a one-way road, if the road you enter has two lanes, you:
must go to the next intersection.
must turn into its right lane.
cannot turn left.
must turn into its left lane.
2. After you have parallel parked, are you allowed to open a door on the road side of your vehicle?
Yes, but only if oncoming vehicles or bicycles are at least 10 feet away.
Yes, but only if it does not interfere with bicyclists and other traffic.
Yes, always.
No, never.
3. 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.
Turn on your cruise control.
Hook your shoe under the pedal and see if you can free it.
4. A flashing yellow 'X' light above the pavement means:
This lane can only be used for a left turn.
You can use this lane only if you need to turn right.
This is a reversed lane. Drive with caution.
None of the above.
5. You must come to a full stop at a yield sign:
If traffic conditions require it.
Before you decrease speed and reach the intersection.
6. Seat belt use is not required:
in taxis.
by passengers in buses (except school buses).
in emergency vehicles.
All of the above.
7. You are stopped at a stop sign and you are going to go straight through the intersection. A car on the cross road has stopped at the same time at a stop sign on your right and is going to go straight. Who has the right-of-way??
No one.
The car on your right.
Whoever enters the intersection first.
8. While inside a roundabout, you should:
use your left turn signal if you are in position to exit now.
change lanes before you check for vehicles behind you.
remain in your lane until you are ready to exit.
all of the above.
9. Traffic lights are normally ____________ from the top to bottom or left to right.
green, red and yellow
red, green and yellow
green, yellow and red
red, yellow and green
10. What should drivers do when the red lights begin to flash?
crossbuck sign red lights
Turn off the ignition.
Slow down.
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NY DMV Written Test Facts

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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