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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. Your car stalls on the tracks at a railroad crossing, and a collision with a train is imminent. After getting yourself and your passengers out of the car, you should:
get back into the vehicle.
signal the train to stop.
cross the tracks.
run toward the train but stay off the tracks.
2. If you are charged with DWI within __ years of having been convicted of either AGG-DWI, DWI, DWAI-Drug, or DWAI-Combination, you can be charged with felony DWI.
3. Under New York State’s “zero tolerance” law, it is a violation for a person under 21 to drive with:
a BAC of more than .05 percent
a BAC of more than .08 percent
a BAC of more than .15 percent
any BAC that can be measured (.02 to .07).
4. The picture shows:
advance warning sign
a no-right-turn sign.
a speeding fines doubled sign.
a railroad advance warning sign.
a reversible road sign.
5. A flashing yellow light means:
The light will soon change from green to red.
Drive with caution.
Yield the right-of-way to other traffic at the intersection.
You have the right-of-way.
6. What is the slow moving vehicle symbol?
A reflective red square
A reflective orange triangle
A reflective yellow diamond
A reflective white triangle
7. What does a yellow arrow signal mean?
yellow arrow
The same as a green light.
Vehicles moving in all directions must stop if they can. The light will soon be red.
The same as the yellow light, but applies only to movement in the direction of the arrow.
None of the above.
8. When an aggressive driver confronts you, you should:
Remain calm and relaxed.
Try to move away safely.
Report aggressive drivers to law enforcement authorities.
All of the above.
9. DMV will deny any application for reinstatement of a revoked license if the applicant has _____ or more alcohol/drug related driving convictions in his/her lifetime.
10. The sign in the picture:
slow moving vehicle sign
is a Construction and Maintenance Traffic Control sign.
is displayed on the rear of slow moving vehicles.
is found at most intersections and indicates that drivers must yield to other vehicles.
means that you need to stop.
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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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