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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. When children are close, what should you do before you back out of a driveway?
Rely on your mirrors.
Look through your back window for children.
Get out of the car and check behind the car.
None of the above.
2. If the rear of your vehicle is skidding to the left, you should:
pump your brakes.
steer left.
steer right.
3. Parental consent to conduct breath, blood, and urine tests is:
required for people if you are actually under the influence.
required for people under 16 years old.
required from both parents.
not required.
4. What is the meaning of blue traffic signs?
They give directional information.
 A blue background indicates a regulatory sign.
Blue indicates pedestrian crossings and school zones.
Blue indicates road user services.
5. In heavy rain, tires can begin to ride on the water that is on top of the road pavement. This is called:
6. This road sign means:
slippery road sign
Winding road ahead
No U-Turn
Slippery when wet
Sharp curve ahead
7. What is the first thing you should do if your wheels move off the pavement?
Try pumping the gas pedal to increase pressure.
Ease your foot off the gas pedal and brake gently.
Pull the steering wheel back.
Pull over to the right and sound your horn to warn the other drivers.
8. The only time drivers do not have to stop for a school bus whose red lights are flashing and stop arm is extended is when they:
are behind the bus.
can safely pass on the left.
are driving on the opposite side of a divided highway.
are not in a school zone.
9. When you hear the siren of an emergency vehicle, you must:
pull over to the side of the road and stop.
maintain a constant speed and stay in your lane until the vehicle has passed.
move into the right lane and drive slowly until the vehicle has passed.
slow down until the emergency vehicle passes you.
10. If the entrance lane is too short to allow acceleration to expressway speed, you should:
stop and wait for a large space in traffic.
reduce your speed to 15 MPH or less and blend with traffic.
enter the expressway and accelerate quickly.
accelerate to expressway speed and blend with traffic.
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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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