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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. What should you do in case of a brake failure?
Apply the parking brake slowly.
Rub your tires on the curb to slow your car.
Pull off the road into an open space, if available.
All of the above.
2. This sign means:
right curve sign
Left turns are not allowed at the intersection.
Winding road ahead.
Do not turn right.
The road will curve to the right.
3. A “No Zone” is:
the blind spot area around large commercial vehicles.
a one way traffic area.
a No Parking area.
a No Stopping area.
4. Unlike passenger cars, trucks have blind spots:
on the front.
directly behind them.
reserved for blind people.
on the right.
5. If a vehicle is approaching with high beams, drivers should look __________ until the vehicle passes.
to the right of the road
at the center of the road
to the left of the road
straight ahead
6. What should you do if your rear wheels start to skid?
Take your foot off the gas and shift to neutral.
Steer left if your rear wheels slide right.
If the vehicle has ABS, pump the pedal carefully.
Turn the steering wheel in the direction the vehicle is trying to go.
7. The traffic light is green and you want to drive straight through an intersection. If a car is already in the intersection and is making a turn, you must:
enter the intersection and then stop.
let that car complete its turn before you enter the intersection.
drive through the intersection. You have the right-of-way.
wait for the next green light.
8. For protection, motorcyclists are required to:
keep their headlights and taillights on at all times.
signal turns, lane changes and stops.
wear approved helmets.
None of the above.
9. At a light rail intersection, you should always:
look both ways before crossing the tracks.
share the road with pedestrians and bicyclists.
be alert and obey all traffic signals.
All of the above.
10. Drinking alcohol while taking drugs:
could multiply the effects of the alcohol.
reduces the effects of the drug or medicine.
has no effect, they are different substances.
reduces the effects of the alcohol.
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WV DMV Written Test Facts

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