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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 WV DMV Driver’s Manual. You must answer 19 out of the 25 questions correctly to pass the test. There is a time limit on the 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. Examples of proper glass maintenance include:
Keeping your windows clean and clear.
Making sure there is enough windshield fluid in the reservoir.
Replacing worn wiper blades.
All of the above.
2. What do pennant-shaped signs indicate?
School crossing
A No Passing Zone
A school crossing
3. A red traffic sign means?
Wrong way.
Do not enter.
All of the above.
4. When driving behind a motorcycle, drivers must:
allow the motorcycle to use a complete lane.
drive on the shoulder beside the motorcycle.
allow the motorcycle to use only half a lane.
pass in the same lane where the motorcycle is driving.
5. This road sign:
roundabout circle sign
warns drivers of a sharp turn left. Drivers should slow their speed and keep to the left.
warns drivers that U-turns are not permitted.
is a no-right-turns sign.
provides an advance notice of a roundabout.
6. When drivers come to this sign, they must:
stop sign ahead
warn other drivers that a stop sign is ahead.
stop doing what they are doing.
be ready to stop at the stop sign.
brake sharply and come to a complete stop.
7. You cannot pass safely unless?
You can return to your lane before meeting oncoming traffic.
You can see far enough ahead.
Your vehicle is capable of the speed necessary to pass.
All of the above.
8. When changing lanes, you can check your blind spot by:
using the inside rearview mirror.
using the outside rearview mirror.
turning your head and looking over your shoulder.
using both inside and outside rearview mirrors.
9. You ________ traffic headed toward you when you turn left.
must not yield to
must interrupt
must yield to
can handle
10. What should you do if your brakes fail?
Try pumping the brake pedal to increase pressure.
Turn on your cruise control.
Hook your shoe under the pedal and see if you can free it.
Pull the steering wheel back.
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WV DMV Practice Test Facts

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass: 19
Passing score: 76%
Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass: 19
Passing score: 76%
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