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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. If a traffic light is broken or not functioning you should:
proceed as you normally would.
stop and wait for a licensed traffic technician to arrive.
stop and wait for it to turn green.
treat the intersection as a four-way stop.
2. What should you do in case of a brake failure?
Rub your tires on the curb to slow your car.
Apply the parking brake slowly.
Pull off the road into an open space, if available.
All of the above.
3. Regulatory signs are:
blue rectangles.
green rectangles.
white triangles.
white rectangles.
4. When making a right turn on a green light, drivers must:
yield to pedestrians.
stop and look for oncoming traffic.
maintain normal driving speed.
increase their speed.
5. These pavement markings tell you that at the intersection ahead:
center lane straight left
you can only turn right from the center lane.
the center lane mergers into one lane.
center lane traffic may go straight or turn left.
center lane traffic must turn left.
6. In Pennsylvania the top major crash type for 16 year old drivers is:
driving in reverse on a side street.
crashing into the vehicle ahead.
crashing into a wall.
single vehicle/run-off-the-road.
7. When driving on slick roads, drivers should:
take turns more slowly.
accelerate quickly.
drive as they would on dry roads.
use alternate routes.
8. A flashing red light:
flashing red light
means the same thing as a stop sign.
means that you must bring your vehicle to a complete halt.
is used at dangerous intersections.
All of the above.
9. This sign tells drivers:
no turn on red sign
turning right on red is forbidden.
they may not turn right or left during the red light.
they must wait for the traffic signal to turn green before turning right or left.
All of the above.
10. Road signs that point out scenic areas and parks are:
brown and white.
black and orange.
green and white.
black and white.
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PA DMV Knowledge Test

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