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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 should drivers do when the red lights begin to flash?
crossbuck sign red lights
Slow down.
Turn off the ignition.
2. This road sign is:
slower traffic keep right
a speed reduction sign.
a warning sign.
a regulatory sign.
a guide sign.
3. When approaching a highway-rail intersection, the first sign drivers see is usually:
a stop sign.
a train sign.
an RXR round sign on a yellow background.
a yield sign.
4. The following symptoms are associated with drowsy driving:
Your eyes go out of focus by themselves.
You continue to yawn.
You don’t remember driving the last few miles.
All of the above.
5. Alcohol:
makes you less aware of what is happening to your driving abilities.
improves your reaction time.
makes it easier to make correct decisions.
enhances your ability to see clearly.
6. This sign means:
reduction of lanes sign
narrow bridge ahead.
divided highway ahead.
lane ends, merge left.
road construction.
7. This road sign means:
do not enter
Yield the right-of-way
Railroad crossing
Pass with caution
Do not enter
8. Two drivers reach an uncontrolled intersection at the same time. Who has the right of way?
The driver who does not control the car.
The driver on the left.
The driver on the right.
No one.
9. Parking is not allowed:
on the road side of a parked vehicle.
in a tunnel.
in a crosswalk.
All of the above.
10. A speed limit is the __________ speed at which a vehicle may legally travel on the road under ideal conditions.
None of the above.
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WV DMV Written Test Facts

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