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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. If you hear a thumping sound while driving, you should:
get off the road and check your tires.
try your emergency lights.
hook your shoe under the gas pedal and see if you can free it.
pull the steering wheel back.
2. A flashing yellow light means:
Drive with caution.
Yield the right-of-way to other traffic at the intersection.
The light will soon change from green to red.
You have the right-of-way.
3. This sign warns ____________ ahead.
two way traffic ahead sign
of two-way traffic
that a divided highway ends
of a reduction of lanes
that a reversible lane starts.
4. This road sign means:
right curve sign
Merging Traffic
Curve ahead
Wrong Way
Road work ahead
5. This sign means:
traffic signal ahead sign
Speeding is not allowed
You must yield the right-of-way ahead
You must stop ahead
Traffic signals ahead
6. The ‘Slower Traffic Keep Right’ sign is used:
at roundabouts.
in school zones.
at most intersections.
on multilane highways.
7. When a funeral procession led by a funeral escort vehicle comes to an intersection where you are waiting, you must:
yield the right of way to the procession when the lead car goes through.
cross the intersection when it is your turn.
cross the intersection before the funeral escort vehicle.
let the lead vehicle go through, and then cross the intersection.
8. Yellow traffic signs:
guide drivers.
when combined with an octagonal shape, tell drivers they must come to a complete stop at the marked stop line.
give directional information.
warn drivers.
9. This road sign indicates that:
restricted lane ahead sign
Vehicles cannot go straight ahead, and must turn either to the right or left.
a lane is reserved for certain purposes or certain vehicles.
buses and car pools may not travel in the restricted lane.
None of the above.
10. Anything that requires you to _______ could cause you to crash.
take your attention away from driving
take your eyes off the road
take your hands off the wheel
All of the above.
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WV DMV Permit Test

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