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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 road sign means:
divided highway ahead sign
Divided highway ahead
The right lane ends soon
Merging traffic
Watch for vehicles entering from the side
2. This road sign means:
hill sign
No trucks allowed
Truck stop ahead
Trucks under 12,000 lbs. allowed
Hill or downgrade up ahead
3. When they see a yellow X signal, drivers should:
lane yellow x
prepare to leave the lane safely.
turn off the ignition.
stay in their lane.
come to a complete stop at the marked stop line.
4. This sign means:
no parking between
Parking is not allowed at 8:30 AM and at 5:30 PM.
You can only park between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM.
No parking between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM.
None of the above.
5. What should drivers do when they see this sign?
one lane bridge
Make sure the bridge is clear of oncoming traffic before they cross.
Allow others to merge smoothly.
Look to the left and right for other traffic.
Merge left.
6. This road sign means:
Road narrows ahead
Slow down or stop
Stop if necessary
7. It's 10 AM. This sign tells you that:
no parking between
you must display a special permit in order to park here.
you are not allowed to park here.
you must park your car between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM.
you are allowed to park until 5:30 PM.
8. The sign in the picture:
maximum recommended speed sign
is a warning sign.
Shows the recommended speed for the exit of an intersection.
Is used to advise motorists of the maximum safe speed for an exit ramp on a highway.
indicates the minimum ramp speed at the highway exit point.
9. This road sign means:
right curve sign
Curve ahead
Wrong Way
Road work ahead
Merging Traffic
10. This sign means:
detour right
Do not enter
The road to the right is for one-way traffic only
Stay on the main highway if possible
Detour to the right
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OH DMV Written Test Facts

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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