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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 flashing yellow light:
flashing yellow light
warns drivers to proceed with caution.
is used at dangerous intersections.
can be found before reaching a sharp curve.
All of the above.
2. You are driving and you are feeling drowsy. You should:
find a safe place to stop for a break.
avoid drinking coffee.
have a beer or two to keep you awake.
turn on the radio to keep you awake.
3. When driving near a pedestrian using a white cane or guide dog, you should:
take the right-of-way.
slow down and be prepared to stop.
proceed normally.
None of the above.
4. When you drive near parks and playgrounds, you should expect children:
to know when it is safe to cross.
to stop at the curb before crossing the street.
not to cross unless they are with an adult.
to suddenly run into the street.
5. Drivers may drive around or under a lowered crossing gate at a railroad crossing:
under no circumstances.
after carefully looking in both directions.
if your vehicle can do so without damaging the gate.
after ensuring that no train is approaching.
6. The “four-second rule” refers to how drivers should:
yield to other cars.
turn at stop signs.
Follow another vehicle.
cross an intersection.
7. This road sign means:
winding road sign
Multiple Turns
Right lane closed
Pedestrian Crossing
Winding road
8. Blind spots are:
Areas to the side or rear of a vehicle that the driver cannot see with use of mirrors.
Dangerous intersection where the maximum speed limit is 15 MPH or less.
At night, the darkest areas of a road, where emergency flashers should be used.
Lanes reserved for U-turns.
9. Distracted drivers are at a greater risk of a crash when they are using:
social media.
cell phone.
All of the above.
10. At night, it is hardest to see:
street lights.
road signs.
other motorists.
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PA DMV Practice Test Facts

Number of questions: 18
Correct answers to pass:15
Passing score:83%
Minimum age to apply: 16
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