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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. Passing is prohibited:
when a school bus is stopped to load or unload children on a public road.
at intersections.
whenever a solid line marks the left side of your lane.
All of the above.
2. This road sign means:
low ground railroad crossing
No-passing zone
Winding road ahead
Low ground railroad crossing
Pedestrian crossing
3. This sign warns drivers of:
sharp right turn
a winding road.
a sharp turn.
a cross road.
a side road.
4. If your brakes are wet, you can dry them by:
Pulling over to the right and wait until it stops raining.
Increasing your speed while obeying the speed limit.
Lightly pressing the gas and brake pedals at the same time.
None of the above.
5. Where there is no bicycle lane, where on the road must a bicyclist ride?
near the right curb or edge of the road.
on the left shoulder of the road.
near the left edge of the road.
None of the above.
6. From top to bottom, traffic lights are:
green, red and yellow.
red, yellow and green.
red, green and yellow.
green, yellow and red.
7. Drivers may continue carefully through a yellow light if:
they are turning right.
an emergency vehicle is crossing your lane.
they already are within the intersection.
there are no pedestrians crossing.
8. Drivers may need more space in front of their vehicle:
when following motorcycles.
when carrying a heavy load or pulling a trailer.
when it is hard to see ahead.
All of the above.
9. What should you do if your headlights suddenly go out?
Use your emergency lights, parking lights or directional signals.
Ease your foot off the gas pedal and brake gently.
None of the other answers are correct.
Brake immediately and activate your emergency lights.
10. This sign means:
detour right
Detour to the right
Stay on the main highway if possible
Do not enter
The road to the right is for one-way traffic only
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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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