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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. The speed limit is _____ when the yellow lights are flashing on the school zone speed sign.
35 MPH
15 MPH
20 MPH
25 MPH
2. Parking is NOT allowed:
All of the above.
in bicycle lanes.
where 'No Parking' signs are posted.
within intersections.
3. This road sign means:
cross road sign
Lane change
Hospital parking ahead
4. This sign means:
detour right
Detour to the right
The road to the right is for one-way traffic only
Stay on the main highway if possible
Do not enter
5. If you begin to feel drowsy while driving, you should:
get an energy drink.
open your window.
stop driving.
get some coffee.
6. The amount of space you need to cross traffic depends on the:
presence of a yield sign.
road and weather conditions and oncoming traffic.
number of cars in front of you.
number of cars behind you.
7. Warning signs are:
8. As you drive on the expressway, make sure:
you cut off vehicles behind you when you change lanes.
your directional signal goes off before you change lanes.
to signal all lane changes.
All of the above.
9. If another vehicle is approaching you head-on in your lane, you should slow down, _______, and sound your horn.
stay in the center of your lane
pull over to the right
steer left
None of the other answers is correct.
10. Which sign has white letters on a red background?
Speed limit
School zone
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PA DMV Written Test Facts

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