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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. At intersections where two or more drivers stop at STOP signs at the same time and they are at right angles:
the driver on the right must yield to the driver on the left.
the driver who is late for work has the right-of-way.
the driver who was going faster before stopping must yield.
the driver on the left must yield to the driver on the right.
2. The blood alcohol content (BAC) for drivers under 21 to be charged with driving under the influence is:
3. When they see this sign, drivers should:
right curve sign
Slow down and pass other vehicles before they reach the curve.
Increase their speed and keep well to the right.
Slow down, and not pass other vehicles.
Not turn right.
4. Speed limit signs are:
service signs
destination signs (guide signs)
regulatory signs
warning signs
5. This sign means:
u turn only
Hairpin corner ahead.
You must make a U-turn.
Warning: sharp left turn ahead.
You may make a U-turn.
6. Unlike passenger cars, trucks have blind spots:
on the right.
reserved for blind people.
on the front.
directly behind them.
7. In the following situations, drivers should increase their following interval:
When following vehicles that are required to come to a stop at railroad crossings.
When it is hard to see ahead because of bad weather.
On slippery roads.
All of the above.
8. You hear a siren close by but cannot see where the emergency vehicle is. What do you do?
Keep driving until you are sure the emergency vehicle is headed toward you.
Stop immediately and activate your emergency flashers.
Stop only if you are sure that the vehicle is headed toward you in the opposite lane.
Pull over to the right side of the road and stop until you are sure the emergency vehicle is not headed toward you.
9. This road sign warns drivers that:
side road sign
left turns are not allowed at the intersection.
another road enters the highway from the direction shown.
another traffic lane joins the one they are on.
the road will make a sharp turn to the right.
10. If a vehicle using high beams comes toward you, you should:
sound your horn.
turn on your high beams.
look towards the left side of the road.
flash your high beams.
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PA DMV Knowledge Test Facts

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