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A WV resident can apply for a WV instruction permit, driver's license, or identification card at any DMV regional office. If you live in West Virginia and want to drive a motor vehicle on public roads, you must have a West Virginia driver’s license or learner’s permit, unless you are expressly exempt. The West Virginia DMV written test consists of 25 questions based on the basic knowledge, traffic rules, regulations, road signs and markings found in the West Virginia Driver's Manual. You must answer 19 out of the 25 questions correctly to pass the test. There is a time limit on the WV DMV test, and any questions not answered in the prescribed time will be considered incorrect. Practice with these sample WV DMV tests to get ready for the official West Virginia written test.
1. When they see this sign, drivers:
slippery road sign
need to brake suddenly.
should not speed up or brake quickly.
should be prepared to make sharp turns at a high speed.
need to be prepared to turn right and then left quickly.
2. What shape is a speed limit sign?
Vertical rectangle
3. This sign means:
merging traffic sign
Drivers are coming to a point where another traffic lane joins the one they are on.
A road crosses the main highway ahead.
The divided highway on which drivers are traveling ends ahead.
None of the above.
4. What shape is a yield sign?
Vertical rectangle
Upside-down triangle
5. Traffic lights are normally ____________ from the top to bottom or left to right.
green, yellow and red
red, yellow and green
red, green and yellow
green, red and yellow
6. When driving through a curve, you should:
speed up as you enter, slow down as you exit.
maintain constant speed.
stay near the right of your lane.
slow as you enter, speed up as you exit.
7. Parking is not allowed:
within 250 feet of a traffic light.
within 300 feet of a pedestrian safety area.
In an intersection.
on public roads.
8. When you make a left turn from a two-way road into a four-lane highway, you must:
turn left two way
enter the right lane. When traffic permits, you can move out of the left lane.
go straight through the intersection, and then make the turn.
enter the right lane, to the left of the center line.
enter the left lane, to the right of the center line.
9. When a hazard is seen ahead, reaction distance:
equals total stopping distance minus perception distance.
is the sum of perception distance and braking distance.
is how far a vehicle will continue to travel, in ideal conditions, before the driver hits the brakes.
None of the above.
10. If another vehicle is approaching you head-on in your lane, you should slow down, _______, and sound your horn.
None of the other answers is correct.
stay in the center of your lane
pull over to the right
steer left
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WV DMV Permit Practice Test

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:19
Passing score:76%
Minimum age to apply: 15
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