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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. A driver can legally pass on the right of another vehicle:
that is preparing to turn left, if there is room to go by safely.
None of the other answers is correct.
anytime, if the vehicle is a bicycle.
2. This sign warns drivers that:
two way traffic ahead sign
U-turns are now allowed.
they will soon be facing oncoming traffic.
they cannot go straight ahead.
a shared lane starts ahead.
3. If an emergency vehicle with flashing lights is traveling in the area where you are driving, you must:
proceed slowly and let the vehicle pass.
keep driving in your lane.
drive to the right side of the road and stop.
stop immediately and let the vehicle pass.
4. What do warning signs mean?
Drivers are approaching a hazardous location.
Danger ahead.
Drivers are approaching a location where there is a special rule.
All of the above.
5. Before passing another vehicle, you should signal:
early enough so other drivers know your intention.
at any time.
after changing lanes.
just before changing lanes.
6. When entering a highway from an entrance ramp, drivers should:
drive above the speed of traffic to get ahead.
enter slowly to avoid other vehicles.
accelerate to the speed of traffic.
stop first, then gradually enter traffic.
7. If you remain in the back blind spot of a large vehicle:
you can reduce fuel consumption.
the large vehicle will take much longer to stop.
you increase the chance of a crash.
All of the above.
8. You must stop when you see a:
flashing red light.
yellow arrow.
steady yellow light.
flashing yellow light.
9. This sign means:
reduction of lanes sign
divided highway ahead.
lane ends, merge left.
road construction.
narrow bridge ahead.
10. This sign means:
270 degree turn
Roundabout ahead.
360 degree turn ahead.
Wrong way; Turn around immediately.
270 degree turn ahead.
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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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