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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. ___________ are the most frequent fatality in work zone crashes.
Construction workers
2. Before entering a traffic circle, drivers must slow down and yield to ___________ in the traffic circle.
All of the above.
3. The octagonal shape is used:
for stop signs and railroad advance warning signs.
for yield signs.
exclusively for stop signs.
to warn drivers of existing or possible hazards on roadways.
4. What can you do to prevent skids on snow and ice?
Brake early and gently.
Decrease pressure on the brake pedal if your wheels begin to lock.
Allow the wheels to keep turning.
All of the above.
5. When driving near light rail vehicles, drivers should:
always obey signs and traffic signals.
expect trains on any track at any time.
never drive around lowered crossing gates.
All of the above.
6. What does this road sign indicate?
Hill area
Hospital service
Interstate highway
Area reserved for people with disabilities
7. When you are in a line of traffic that is crossing a railroad track that has no signals or gates:
you have the right of way and do not need to check for trains.
before you start to cross, you need to make sure there is space to get all the way across the tracks without stopping.
you may pass slower drivers crossing the track.
All of the above.
8. On what three conditions does your blood alcohol content (BAC) depend?
Your weight. The type of beverage you drink. How fit you are.
Your height. How much alcohol you drink. The type of beverage you drink.
How fit you are. How much alcohol you drink. Your height.
Your weight. How much alcohol you drink. How much time passes between drinks.
9. Road signs that point out scenic areas and parks are:
brown and white.
black and orange.
black and white.
green and white.
10. When making a right hand turn at a red light, you should:
wait until the light turns green, use your turn signal and turn.
turn on your emergency lights and turn right.
yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic, then turn right after the lane is clear.
turn right only after the light turns yellow.
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WV DMV Permit Test Facts

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