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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:
worker sign
Work zone ahead
Road ends ahead
Yield the right-of-way
Flagger ahead
2. This road sign means:
no u turn sign
Side road
No U-Turn
No Turning
No right turn
3. A steady yellow light means:
Stop, yield the right-of-way, and go.
Drive with caution.
Be prepared to go. The light will soon be green.
Be prepared to stop for the red light.
4. What is a likely effect when you take another drug while you drink alcohol?
The effects of alcohol are reduced by the drug.
There are no effects, unless the drug is prescription only.
The effects of the alcohol and the drug are enhanced.
If the drug is over-the-counter, there are no effects.
5. To reduce the risk of being involved in a crash, drivers should:
drive on side streets and back roads whenever possible.
avoid driving during rush hour.
communicate with other drivers on the road.
ignore other drivers on the road.
6. If your car goes into water, you should:
wait for water to rush in and let it out in small breaths through your nose.
remove yourself before it starts to sink.
call the fire department immediately.
None of the above.
7. Drivers must be prepared for anything coming up in the road ahead. They should:
focus on the left side of the road.
drive with the right foot resting lightly on the brake pedal.
scan the road for traffic conditions and possible hazards.
focus on the center of the lane.
8. When driving on wet roads, you should:
stay close to the vehicle ahead.
increase following distance to 5 or 6 seconds.
decrease following distance to 2 seconds.
maintain a 4-second following distance.
9. What shape is a stop sign?
Upside-down triangle
10. Before changing lanes on a multi-lane highway, drivers should:
check their mirrors and blind spots.
reduce their speed.
sound their horn.
turn on their headlights.
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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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