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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. For protection, motorcyclists are required by law to:
signal turns, lane changes and stops.
wear approved helmets.
keep their headlights and taillights on at all times.
None of the above.
2. When you are in a line of traffic that is crossing a railroad track that has no signals or gates:
you may pass slower drivers crossing the track.
you have the right of way and do not need to check for trains.
before you start to cross, you need to make sure there is space to get all the way across the tracks without stopping.
All of the above.
3. The sign in the picture:
maximum recommended speed sign
Shows the recommended speed for the exit of an intersection.
Is used to advise motorists of the maximum safe speed for an exit ramp on a highway.
is a warning sign.
indicates the minimum ramp speed at the highway exit point.
4. What should drivers do when the red lights begin to flash?
crossbuck sign red lights
Turn off the ignition.
Slow down.
5. When you approach this sign, you must:
school crossing sign
go to work.
stop if necessary.
watch for workers crossing the road.
None of the above.
6. When driving behind a motorcycle:
allow at least 4 seconds of following distance.
allow a following distance of at least 2 car lengths.
allow a following distance of at least 4 motorcycle lengths.
allow at least 2 seconds of following distance.
7. If an aggressive driver is behind you:
slow down and confront the aggressive driver.
sound your horn and move to the left lane.
try to get out of the aggressive driver’s way.
increase your speed and flash your brake lights.
8. This sign tells drivers that:
no right turn sign
they must make a left turn at the intersection.
they must not make a right turn.
U-turns are not allowed.
None of the above.
9. Following another vehicle too closely is known as:
aggressive driving.
10. When passing on a multi-lane highway:
there is no need to signal.
pass only on the right.
be sure the passing lane is clear.
watch for oncoming 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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