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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. When drivers see a 'Wrong Way' sign:
they are going the wrong way on an expressway exit ramp.
they must stop immediately.
they must not leave the pavement except in an emergency.
they must drive past this sign and reach the next intersection.
2. When a driver is turning and a pedestrian is crossing without a traffic light, __________ must yield the right-of-way.
the driver
the pedestrian
whoever is slower
3. The driver of an emergency vehicle that uses lights and a siren can legally:
pass red lights.
go the wrong way.
exceed the speed limit.
All of the above.
4. The yield sign means:
yield sign
Stop if you can.
If the way is clear, you may move forward slowly without stopping.
Go. The light will soon be red.
5. When an approaching driver at night blinds you by failing to dim their high beams, you should look:
None of the other answers is correct.
towards the right side of the road.
straight down the middle of the road.
towards the left side of the road.
6. This road sign means:
t intersection
Side road
Keep right
T-intersection ahead
Left lane must turn left
7. This sign warns that:
reduction of lanes sign
traffic must merge right.
the bridge ahead is wide enough for only one vehicle at a time.
traffic must merge left.
the pavement ends.
8. Drinking alcohol while taking drugs can:
improve your driving performance.
improve concentration.
have a more pronounced effect than either taken separately.
have a less pronounced effect than either taken separately.
9. What should you do if your vision through the windshield becomes blocked?
Open the side window so you can see.
Turn on your emergency lights.
Pull your vehicle off the road and park it.
All of the above.
10. This road sign means:
merging traffic sign
Merging traffic ahead
Pass only in the right lane
No left turn
Cars in right lane must slow down
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WV DMV Knowledge Test Facts

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