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You need a Virginia driver's license or learner's permit if you want to drive on Virginia streets and highways. Tests will include a vision screening and may include a two-part knowledge exam and a road skills test. The two-part DMV VA written exam tests your knowledge of road signs, traffic laws, and safe driving practices. The VA DMV test questions are taken from information in the Virginia Driver's Manual. You must correctly answer all 10 traffic sign questions in part one of the Virginia DMV test before you can take part two. Part two tests your general knowledge with multiple choice questions. You must answer at least 80% of these questions correctly to pass part two.
1. This road sign means:
do not enter wrong way
You are about to enter a one-way street the wrong way
You may proceed only if the way is clear
U-turns are prohibited
Do not pass
2. This road sign means:
slippery road sign
Traffic increases ahead
Winding road ahead
Slippery road ahead
Steep grade ahead
3. The sign in the picture:
slow moving vehicle sign
is found at most intersections and indicates that drivers must yield to other vehicles.
is a Construction and Maintenance Traffic Control sign.
means that you need to stop.
is displayed on the rear of slow moving vehicles.
4. This road sign indicates:
exit ramp 2
The maximum safe speed for an expressway exit.
The speed limit in a work zone.
The maximum safe speed for an expressway entrance.
The speed limit in a residential area.
5. This road sign means:
deer crossing
Natural reserve ahead
Zoo ahead
Cattle crossing
Deer crossing
6. What does this sign indicate?
divided highway ends sign
The highway ahead is divided into two one-way roadways.
Winding road ahead. Drive with caution.
Drivers will soon be on a roadway with two-way traffic.
Roundabout ahead.
7. This road sign means:
low clearance sign 2
Work zone ahead
A steep grade is ahead
Underground intersection ahead
None of the above
8. This road sign means:
hov 2
Lanes are reserved for vehicles with the indicated number of occupants.
No parking.
Parking is not allowed during the indicated hours.
Do not enter.
9. This road sign means:
y intersection
The road ends ahead
“Y” intersection ahead
A road joins from the right
A four-way intersection is ahead
10. This road sign indicates that:
restricted lane ahead sign
buses and car pools may not travel in the restricted lane.
Vehicles cannot go straight ahead, and must turn either to the right or left.
a lane is reserved for certain purposes or certain vehicles.
None of the above.
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VA DMV Permit Test

Number of questions: 40
Correct answers to pass:34
Passing score:80%
Signs questions:10
Signs - Correct answers to pass:10
Minimum age to apply: 15 ½
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