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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. What does a NO STOPPING sign mean?
You cannot stop to prevent conflicts with other vehicles.
Drivers can stop only to obey a traffic sign, signal or officer.
Drivers must drop off passengers before leaving.
None of the above.
2. Bicyclists must:
ride in a bicycle lane, if available.
travel with more than two side-by-side in a single lane, if possible.
remain near the left edge of the road.
remain to the right when they prepare for a left turn.
3. When you prepare to make a left turn from a one-way road into a two-way road, you must:
enter the two-way road to the left of its center line.
approach the turn in the right lane or from the right side of a single lane.
approach the turn in the left lane or from the left side of a single lane.
None of the above.
4. A bicycle used at night must have a headlight visible from at least _____ ahead.
200 feet
100 feet
500 feet
1000 feet
5. What is the only effective method to reduce your BAC?
Eating before or while you drink.
Not drinking over a period of time.
Drinking coffee.
6. Personal vehicles driven by volunteer firefighters responding to alarms are allowed to display:
a fire brigade badge (fire-proof).
red lights
blue lights
a special firefighters sticker.
7. Alcohol:
makes you less aware of what is happening to your driving abilities.
enhances your ability to see clearly.
makes it easier to make correct decisions.
improves your reaction time.
8. You are in an intersection, and you hear an emergency vehicle heading toward your vehicle. You must:
safely pull over and stop.
stop immediately.
drive out of the intersection before you pull over.
activate your emergency lights and then stop.
9. What should drivers do when they see this road sign?
advance warning sign
look for a human flagger.
increase their speed to cross the intersection before a train arrives.
come to a complete stop and wait for a train to cross.
slow down, look for a train, and be prepared to stop.
10. In New York State, leaving the scene of a traffic crash that involves property damage is:
a traffic violation.
required by law. Not leaving the scene will result in a license suspension.
recommended to allow law enforcement officers and rescue personnel to do their job.
a criminal violation.
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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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