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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 road sign means:
no right turn sign
No right turn
All traffic turn right
Low clearance
No U-turns
2. This is:
side road sign
a right curve sign.
a merging traffic sign.
a reduction of lanes sign.
a side road sign.
3. To avoid having to make an emergency stop while driving in traffic, drivers should:
look ahead and maintain a safe following distance.
drive slower than the flow of traffic.
drive in the right lane only.
sound their horn to warn other drivers.
4. You can pass on the right:
when a vehicle ahead makes a right turn.
when a vehicle that is approaching from the opposite direction is prepared to turn left.
when passing is restricted by parked cars.
when a vehicle ahead makes a left turn.
5. What should you do if your vision through the windshield becomes blocked?
Turn on your emergency lights.
Open the side window so you can see.
Pull your vehicle off the road and park it.
All of the above.
6. This sign means:
no parking between
No parking between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM.
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.
None of the above.
7. This sign indicates:
phone service
Emergency line available
Do not use your phone while driving
Phone service ahead
Cell phone shop ahead
8. What does the flashing signal in the picture indicate?
dont walk flashing
Pedestrians should stop walking immediately.
The same thing as a stop sign.
Pedestrians should start crossing the street.
Pedestrians should finish crossing the street if started.
9. The first sign drivers see when approaching a highway-rail intersection is usually:
a crossbuck sign.
a stop sign.
a speed limit sign.
an advance warning sign.
10. Pennsylvania law requires you use low beams whenever you are within ____ feet of an oncoming vehicle and when you are following a vehicle within ____ feet.
500; 250
300; 500
500; 300
250; 500
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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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