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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. You may turn right on red if you:
are in the left lane.
slow down first.
stop first and check for traffic and pedestrians.
have a right turn red arrow.
2. When you must park on the roadway, you should:
keep your turn signal on.
park at an angle.
use your four-way flashers.
turn your lights on.
3. A four-way stop sign means:
4 way stop sign
traffic from all four directions must stop.
there are four stop signs at this intersection.
if two vehicles reach the intersection at the same time, the driver on the left yields to the driver on the right.
All of the above.
4. If you are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and you refuse to take the blood test, you will receive a:
sentence of one day in jail.
$300 fine.
government voucher for an alcohol addiction treatment.
license suspension.
5. This regulatory road sign indicates that:
slower traffic keep right
Slower vehicles traveling on multiple lane highways must stay in the right lane.
Slower vehicles must keep left.
Vehicles must slow down and stay in the right lane.
The right hand lane is reserved for buses and car-pool vehicles.
6. This is the shape and color of a ________ sign.
yield sign
wrong Way
do not enter
7. Destination signs are ______ with ____ letters and symbols.
yellow; black
green; white
blue; white
white; black
8. Drivers may continue carefully through a yellow light if:
there are no pedestrians crossing.
they already are within the intersection.
they are turning right.
an emergency vehicle is crossing your lane.
9. This sign warns drivers that:
double curve sign
there is a double curve ahead.
There is a low place in the road ahead.
the highway ahead is divided into two one-way roadways. Drivers should keep to the right.
there is a winding road ahead.
10. When approaching someone using a white cane, you should proceed with caution because:
the pedestrian might be using a guide dog.
the pedestrian is deaf.
the pedestrian is blind.
the pedestrian might be blind.
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PA DMV Permit Test Facts

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