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You must obtain a learner's permit before you operate a motor vehicle on public roadways in Pennsylvania. You will need to take and pass the vision, knowledge and road tests to get your driver’s license. The Pennsylvania DMV written test covers the information found in the Pennsylvania Driver's Manual, and includes questions on road rules, traffic laws, road signs and markings, and safe driving practices. The PA DMV written test consists of 18 questions, and you'll need at least 15 correct answers to pass (83%). After passing the DMV knowledge test, the examiner will give you a learner's permit, which is valid for 1 year.
1. This sign means:
bicycle crossing sign
Warning: a bike-way crosses the roadway ahead.
Bicycle zone ahead.
The lane ahead is reserved for bicycles.
Bicycles must yield to vehicles ahead.
2. If you see a “lane closed ahead” sign you should:
speed to the end of the closed lane and try to get into the other lane.
merge into the correct lane when it is safe.
make a U-turn. You are on the wrong side of the road.
None of the above.
3. This sign tells drivers that:
must turn sign
they must stop at the next intersection.
they cannot go straight ahead.
left and right turns are not allowed.
a divided highway is ahead.
4. The traffic light is green and you want to drive straight through an intersection. If a car is already in the intersection and is making a turn, you must:
drive through the intersection. You have the right-of-way.
wait for the next green light.
enter the intersection and then stop.
let that car complete its turn before you enter the intersection.
5. If your car breaks down on the highway, you should:
use your four-way flashers to warn other drivers.
flash your headlights at oncoming traffic.
sound your horn to warn passing vehicles.
stop in the right lane.
6. Service signs are ____ with ____ letters and symbols.
blue; white
white; green
green; white
white; black
7. A broken white line:
marks the right edge of the roadway.
means passing or crossing is prohibited in that lane.
separates two lanes traveling in the same direction.
None of the above.
8. When a hazard is seen ahead, reaction distance:
is how far a vehicle will continue to travel, in ideal conditions, before the driver hits the brakes.
is the sum of perception distance and braking distance.
equals total stopping distance minus perception distance.
None of the above.
9. If you are under age 21, and are convicted of carrying a false ID card, you will be required to pay a fine and your license will be suspended for:
90 days.
30 days.
six months.
three years.
10. After an emergency vehicle passes you with its siren on, you must:
drive as fast as the emergency vehicle.
reduce your speed and drive near the curb.
drive closely to emergency vehicle.
avoid driving closer than 500 feet behind the emergency vehicle.
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PA DMV Permit Practice Test

Number of questions: 18
Correct answers to pass:15
Passing score:83%
Minimum age to apply: 16
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