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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. Which of the following is NOT true about ABS?
It helps increase your stopping distance.
It improves the steering ability.
It improves the vehicle stability.
It's an automobile safety system.
2. This sign tells drivers:
no turn on red sign
they must wait for the traffic signal to turn green before turning right or left.
turning right on red is forbidden.
they may not turn right or left during the red light.
All of the above.
3. When the road is slippery, you should:
brake suddenly carefully.
use your emergency or parking brake.
pump your brakes.
press your brakes in slow, steady strokes.
4. BAC can be reduced by:
drinking coffee.
taking a cold shower.
None of the above.
5. HOV lanes:
assure that vehicles with the highest importance move the fastest.
are reserved for car-pools.
promote the most efficient use of street and highway capacity.
All of the above.
6. A steady yellow “X” light above the pavement means:
Move from this lane.
This is a shared lane. Drive with caution.
Do not drive in this lane.
This lane can only be used for a right turn.
7. Unlike passenger cars, trucks have blind spots:
directly behind them.
on the right.
reserved for blind people.
on the front.
8. This sign warns drivers of:
sharp right turn
a sharp turn.
a winding road.
a side road.
a cross road.
9. A serious driving offense includes:
a fatal crash.
a driving-related penal law conviction.
an accumulation of 20 or more points assessed for driving violations within the last 25 years.
All of the above.
10. To drive defensively, you must:
keep one hand on the steering wheel.
avoid scanning the road ahead.
keep your eyes moving.
use the vehicle ahead as your only points of focus.
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NY DMV Practice 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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