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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. This sign indicates that:
advisory speed sign
drivers may not turn right if traveling at 25 MPH or less.
the highest safe speed drivers should travel around the curve ahead is 25 MPH.
the safe speed around the curve ahead is at least 25 MPH.
there is a school zone after the curve.
2. A large vehicle is backing up to unload goods. You should:
enter one of the blind spots and wait.
try to pass close behind.
be patient and wait until the large vehicle has completed its backup maneuver.
None of the above.
3. The driver of an emergency vehicle that uses lights and a siren can legally:
go the wrong way.
pass red lights.
exceed the speed limit.
All of the above.
4. Driving with tires that have cuts down to the cords or bumps:
decreases the stopping distance.
is illegal.
is only allowed on interstate highways.
is not recommended.
5. For a second Zero Tolerance violation, the driver license will be:
be revoked for at least 18 months or until the driver reaches 18, whichever is longer.
revoked for at least two years.
revoked for at least one year or until the driver reaches 21, whichever is longer.
suspended for 1 year.
6. This sign tells drivers that:
must turn sign
left and right turns are not allowed.
a divided highway is ahead.
they must stop at the next intersection.
they cannot go straight ahead.
7. The speed limit on an expressway is normally:
70 MPH
45 MPH
65 MPH
55 MPH
8. Never make a U-turn from:
the right lane.
the left part of the lane nearest to the centerline of the roadway.
the lane you’re in.
the left lane.
9. Drivers should be aware that a motorcyclist may:
decrease speed and rise off the seat when approaching a railroad crossing.
quickly change speed or lane position.
move to the center of the lane on steel deck bridges.
All of the above.
10. After you have parallel parked, how near to the curb must your vehicle be?
No more than one foot.
3 feet or less.
2 feet.
One foot or less.
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NY DMV Knowledge 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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