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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 is the most difficult season in which to drive?
2. Parking is not allowed within __ feet of a crosswalk at an intersection.
3. When a stopped school bus flashes its red lights, drivers should stop at least ___ feet away from the bus.
4. What can you do to prevent skids on snow and ice?
Decrease pressure on the brake pedal if your wheels begin to lock.
Brake early and gently.
Allow the wheels to keep turning.
All of the above.
5. Passengers under __ must be correctly secured in a government approved child safety seat that is attached to a vehicle by a safety belt or LATCH system.
6. Any bicycle crash that causes death or serious injury must be reported to DMV within ________ of the incident.
30 days
15 days
10 days
20 days
7. This road sign warns drivers that:
pavement ends sign
vehicles must leave the pavement immediately.
the road surface ahead changes to a low-type surface or earth road.
the dirt on the side of the road is soft.
None of the above.
8. What should you do if your rear wheels start to skid?
Take your foot off the gas and shift to neutral.
Steer left if your rear wheels slide right.
Turn the steering wheel in the direction the vehicle is trying to go.
If the vehicle has ABS, pump the pedal carefully.
9. What should you do when an aggressive driver confronts you?
Make eye contact.
Return gestures and shouts.
Avoid eye contact with the aggressive driver.
Challenge the aggressive driver with increased speed.
10. What is true about an ignition interlock device?
It measures the alcohol content of the breath of the driver.
If ordered by a judge as a condition of probation pertaining to some alcohol-related offenses, it must be purchased and installed at the expense of the motorist.
A vehicle with an installed ignition interlock device cannot be started until the driver provides an acceptable sample breath.
All of the above.
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NY DMV Permit Test

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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