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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. If your gas pedal is stuck, you should:
ease your foot off the gas pedal and brake gently.
hook your shoe under the pedal and see if you can free it. If not, shift into neutral and use the brake to slow your vehicle and get off the road.
turn off the ignition if your vehicle has power steering.
try pumping it to increase pressure.
2. This sign means:
center lane left turns sign
Vehicles may only turn left.
The center lane is shared for left turns.
Left turns in both directions of travel are not permitted.
All of the above.
3. You should increase your following distance when:
exiting a freeway.
following a motorcycle.
driving behind a large vehicle that blocks your vision.
All of the above.
4. This road sign means:
divided highway ahead sign
The right lane ends soon
Divided highway ahead
Watch for vehicles entering from the side
Merging traffic
5. When driving on slick roads, drivers should:
take turns more slowly.
use alternate routes.
accelerate quickly.
drive as they would on dry roads.
6. When driving in bad weather, drivers should:
decrease the following distance.
increase their speed to get to their destination more quickly.
increase the following distance.
None of the above.
7. Most signs used in street work areas are:
regulatory signs.
rectangle shaped.
diamond shaped.
8. Which of the following is NOT true about ABS?
It helps increase your stopping distance.
It improves the vehicle stability.
It improves the steering ability.
It's an automobile safety system.
9. If you are continually being passed on the right, you should:
move to the left lane and allow other vehicles to pass you on the right.
pull over to the right and stop until the road is clear.
increase your speed immediately.
move to the right lane and allow other vehicles to pass you on the left.
10. If you missed your exit on a freeway, you should:
make a quick U-turn from your lane of travel.
use the right turn signal, check your mirrors and move to the right.
None of the above.
go to the next exit and come back to the exit you missed.
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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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