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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. Are drivers allowed to exceed the speed limit to pass other vehicles?
Yes, but only by 10 MPH or less.
Yes, but only if they drive with caution.
Yes, except for school zones.
2. The driver and front-seat passengers __ or older can each face a fine if they fail to wear a seat belt.
3. You must signal a turn or lane change at least ___feet ahead.
4. This sign means:
no parking
U-turns are not allowed.
No parking on pavement.
Parking is not allowed.
None of the above.
5. You reach an intersection that is not controlled at the same time as a driver on your right, and both of you prepare to go straight. Who has the right-of-way?
The other driver.
No one.
6. What is the first thing you should do if your wheels move off the pavement?
Pull the steering wheel back.
Pull over to the right and sound your horn to warn the other drivers.
Ease your foot off the gas pedal and brake gently.
Try pumping the gas pedal to increase pressure.
7. Which of the following is NOT correct. When making a turn, drivers should:
give a turn signal for at least 10 feet before you make the turn.
slow down to a safe turning speed.
always scan for pedestrians before starting a left turn.
not cause a pedestrian to stop.
8. An edge line that angles toward the center of the road indicates that:
there’s a narrow bridge ahead.
you must turn right.
the road is narrower ahead.
None of the above.
9. Two motorcyclists are allowed to:
share the lane with another vehicle.
race on empty roads.
exceed the posted speed limit when driving on expressways.
ride side-by-side in a single lane.
10. You cannot park within __ feet of a railroad crossing.
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NY DMV Permit 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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