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Under the laws of Ohio, if you operate any motor vehicle on the streets or highways, you must have a driver’s license or learner's permit. To get a license or learner's permit, you must pass a driver knowledge test on Ohio traffic laws and road signs. The questions are multiple choice and are based on the material in the Ohio Driver's Manual. The Ohio DMV written test is designed to check your knowledge of traffic signs, identification of signals and pavement markings, road rules and safe driving practices. The test consists of 40 questions. To pass the Ohio DMV written test, you are allowed to miss 5 of the 20 questions about road signs, and 5 of the 20 questions about road rules.
1. This sign means:
merging traffic sign
The divided highway on which drivers are traveling ends ahead.
A road crosses the main highway ahead.
Drivers are coming to a point where another traffic lane joins the one they are on.
None of the above.
2. This sign means:
slippery road sign
Double curve ahead.
Winding road ahead. Drive with caution.
Road slippery when wet. Drive slowly.
The road will curve to the right, then to the left.
3. This sign means:
school sign
Business area nearby. Watch for business people.
Shopping center ahead.
The driver is near a school and should watch for children.
There is a work zone ahead. Watch for workers.
4. This road sign means:
winding road sign
Winding road
Pedestrian Crossing
Multiple Turns
Right lane closed
5. Pentagonal signs are used to indicate:
no passing zones.
possible hazards on roadways.
school crossings.
dangerous intersections.
6. Warning signs are:
7. This road sign warns drivers that:
two way traffic ahead sign
a divided highway is ahead.
they cannot go straight ahead.
the one-way street or roadway is about to change to two-way traffic.
they are coming to a point where another traffic lane joins the one they are on.
8. This sign indicates:
phone service
Cell phone shop ahead
Phone service ahead
Emergency line available
Do not use your phone while driving
9. This road sign means:
do not enter wrong way
You are about to enter a one-way street the wrong way
You may proceed only if the way is clear
U-turns are prohibited
Do not pass
10. What should drivers do when the red lights begin to flash?
crossbuck sign red lights
Turn off the ignition.
Slow down.
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OH BMV Permit Test

Number of questions: 40
Correct answers to pass:30
Passing score:75%
Signs questions:20
Signs - Correct answers to pass:15
Minimum age to apply: 15 ½
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