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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. A four-way stop sign means:
4 way stop sign
if two vehicles reach the intersection at the same time, the driver on the left yields to the driver on the right.
there are four stop signs at this intersection.
traffic from all four directions must stop.
All of the above.
2. This road sign means:
hill sign
No trucks allowed
Do not pass trucks
Steep grade ahead
One-way traffic
3. 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.
4. This road sign means:
slippery road sign
Steep grade ahead
Slippery road ahead
Traffic increases ahead
Winding road ahead
5. What should you do if a vehicle is approaching head-on in your lane?
Decrease speed, pull over to the right and sound your horn to warn the other driver.
Pull over to the left and use your emergency lights to stop the other driver.
Come to a complete stop and use your horn to warn the vehicles behind you.
Turn off the ignition if your vehicle has power steering.
6. This road sign means:
slippery road sign
Warning, slippery when wet
Winding road ahead
Stop Sign Ahead
Railroad Warning
7. This road sign means:
cross road sign
Church ahead
Side road
Do not enter
Intersection ahead
8. What does it mean if an oncoming driver flashes headlights at you during a period of low visibility?
Your headlights are too bright. You should turn them off.
Your headlights are too bright. You should use parking lights instead.
Your vehicle was difficult to see. You should turn on your headlights.
You are driving in the wrong direction. Make a U-turn as soon as possible.
9. When following a motorcycle, drivers must remember that motorcycles can ____________ than other vehicles.
stop much more slowly
stop much more quickly
accelerate much faster
drive much faster
10. _________________ your mirrors when you prepare to change lanes.
Always rely on
Never use
It is not recommended to check
Never depend on
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WV DMV Permit Test Facts

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