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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 stop at a railroad crossing with more than one track:
go through when one of the tracks is free.
wait until you have a clear view of both tracks.
go through as soon as the first train passes.
proceed with caution until you see a train.
2. This sign means:
no parking
U-turns are not allowed.
No parking on pavement.
Parking is not allowed.
None of the above.
3. When entering a crowded freeway, to merge into traffic you should:
use the acceleration lane to adjust your speed to the same speed as freeway traffic.
check your blind spots.
yield to vehicles already on the freeway.
All of the above.
4. This sign indicates the _______________ vehicles can safely travel in this area.
speed limit sign
reaction speed
suggested speed
minimum speed
maximum speed
5. When entering a highway from an entrance ramp, drivers should:
accelerate to the speed of traffic.
drive above the speed of traffic to get ahead.
stop first, then gradually enter traffic.
enter slowly to avoid other vehicles.
6. You should never depend on your mirrors when you prepare to change lanes. Why?
You should look over your shoulder instead.
Mirrors are useless.
Mirrors leave “blind spots” behind both sides of vehicles.
Mirrors need to be adjusted.
7. When driving on major highways you should:
keep your eyes moving.
stay alert.
be ready to react to road hazards.
All of the above.
8. You should use turn signals to indicate your intention with sufficient time to allow other drivers to see the signal:
if it’s raining.
AFTER you move.
even if they are short sighted.
BEFORE you move.
9. This road sign means:
no u turn sign
No right turn
No U-Turn
No Turning
Side road
10. Which of the following must you obey over the others?
Red light
Stop sign
Police officer
Flashing red light
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WV DMV Knowledge Test

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