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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 following motorcycles, drivers should:
reduce the minimum following distance.
try to pass them as they have different braking capabilities than other motor vehicles.
keep less space in front of their vehicle.
keep more space in front of their vehicle.
2. A yellow arrow means:
Do not go in the direction of the arrow.
If you intend to turn in the direction of the arrow, be prepared to stop.
The same as a steady yellow light.
None of the above.
3. When a traffic signal light turns green while a pedestrian is in the street, you must:
speed up to clear the intersection quickly.
back up slowly.
yield the right-of-way to the pedestrian.
wait 5 seconds before proceeding.
4. To avoid the risk of being involved in an alcohol-related crash, you should:
say “No, thanks" if someone offers you alcohol.
decide before you start drinking that you are not going to drive.
call a taxi if you've been drinking.
All of the above.
5. When driving in heavy rain, drivers should use:
emergency flashers.
high beam headlights.
low beam headlights.
parking lights.
6. This road sign means:
divided highway ahead sign
No turn on red
Do not enter
Divided highway ahead - stay to the right
Do not pass
7. If you begin to feel drowsy while driving, you should:
get some coffee.
stop driving.
open your window.
get an energy drink.
8. What is the first thing you should do if your wheels move off the pavement?
Try pumping the gas pedal to increase pressure.
Pull over to the right and sound your horn to warn the other drivers.
Pull the steering wheel back.
Ease your foot off the gas pedal and brake gently.
9. What is the first thing to do when you make a three-point turn?
Signal with your left turn signal, then check carefully for traffic coming toward you.
Signal with your right turn signal, then pull over to the right and stop.
Turn left, go across the road so you come to a stop while you face the edge of the road.
None of the above.
10. Which of the following is a defensive driving skill/technique?
Do not drive if you are very weary.
Maintain the correct speed.
Keep your vehicle in good condition.
All of the above.
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Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:19
Passing score:76%
Minimum age to apply: 15
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