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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. You are driving in the left lane and want to change to the right lane. Before changing lanes, you should check your mirrors, signal and:
look over both shoulders for vehicles in front of you.
accelerate slightly before looking around your vehicle.
look over your left shoulder.
look over your right shoulder.
2. This sign warns drivers of:
narrow bridge sign
low clearance.
a winding road.
a low place in the road.
a narrow bridge ahead.
3. The minimum drinking age in this State is ____ years.
4. Before passing another vehicle, you should signal:
after changing lanes.
just before changing lanes.
early enough so other drivers know your intention.
at any time.
5. This sign indicates:
low clearance sign 2
the maximum width of a vehicle allowed on the highway.
the overpass ahead has a low clearance.
a steep grade is ahead.
the maximum legal height allowed in this State.
6. This sign tells drivers that:
must turn sign
they cannot go straight ahead.
left and right turns are not allowed.
they must stop at the next intersection.
a divided highway is ahead.
7. Drivers must be prepared for anything coming up in the road ahead. They should:
drive with the right foot resting lightly on the brake pedal.
scan the road for traffic conditions and possible hazards.
focus on the center of the lane.
focus on the left side of the road.
8. This sign means:
night speed
Take route 45 if you are driving at night.
The recommended speed limit is 45 MPH.
The minimum speed limit is 45 MPH.
The night-time speed limit is 45 MPH.
9. This sign means:
low clearance sign
Do not enter if your vehicle is taller than the height listed on the sign.
Narrow bridge ahead. Slow down and drive with caution.
No passing zone ahead.
None of the above.
10. A driver who approaches an intersection:
must drive straight through the intersection, even if another vehicle is already in the intersection.
must yield the right-of-way to traffic already in the intersection.
has the right-of-way over traffic already in the intersection.
None of the above.
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WV DMV Written Test

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