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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. What are some telltale signs of a drunk driver?
Weaving between lanes.
Sudden stops.
Driving slower than the normal flow of traffic.
All of the above.
2. Pentagonal signs are used to indicate:
no passing zones.
school crossings.
possible hazards on roadways.
dangerous intersections.
3. ___________ are green with white letters and symbols.
Warning signs
Service signs
Destination signs (guide signs)
Regulatory signs
4. This sign means:
hairpin corner
Warning: U-turn ahead.
Hairpin corner ahead.
Sharp right turn ahead.
Right turns not allowed.
5. Highway hypnosis is a driving condition that can result from:
frequent rest stops.
staring at the roadway for long periods of time.
traveling on HOV lanes.
heavy traffic.
6. You are driving and you are feeling drowsy. You should:
avoid drinking coffee.
have a beer or two to keep you awake.
turn on the radio to keep you awake.
find a safe place to stop for a break.
7. This sign means:
270 degree turn
Roundabout ahead.
Wrong way; Turn around immediately.
270 degree turn ahead.
360 degree turn ahead.
8. You are approaching a railroad crossing and you do not see a train. You must stop:
if the crossing lights are flashing.
if a crossing gate is lowered.
if a stop sign is posted.
All of the above.
9. You must pull over to the edge of the road and allow an emergency vehicle to pass:
regardless of your direction.
only if the emergency vehicle is approaching.
only if the emergency vehicle is following you.
None of the above.
10. Following another vehicle too closely is known as:
aggressive driving.
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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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