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Anyone who operates a motor vehicle or motor-driven cycle on public roadways in Wisconsin is required to have a valid driver license. If you have not previously held a driver license, you must first get a learner’s permit at a WI DMV Service Center. To get an instruction permit, you must be at least 15 years, six months of age, and pass the knowledge and highway signs tests and vision screening. The Wisconsin DMV written test covers the contents of the Wisconsin Driver's Manual, and includes questions on road rules, road signs and safe driving practices. The WI DMV written test consists of 50 questions, and you'll need at least 40 correct answers to pass (80%). Practice with this sample test to get ready for the official Wisconsin DMV driver's license test.
1. When they see this road sign, drivers should:
animal crossing sign
park in the zoo area.
be ready to hit a reindeer.
watch for this species crossing the road.
drive carefully because the animal pictured on the sign is extremely rare in the area.
2. When merging onto an interstate highway, drivers should:
always stop before entering the highway.
turn on their emergency flashers right before merging.
select a safe gap and merge into the lane of traffic.
3. When driving at night, drivers should:
always use their high beams.
look directly into the oncoming headlights of approaching vehicles.
increase their following distance.
4. Tailgating:
helps reduce traffic congestion.
can frustrate other drivers and make them angry.
is a defensive driving tecnique.
cannot result in a traffic citation.
5. Aggressive drivers:
are high risk drivers.
tailgate other vehicles and make improper lane changes.
run stop signs.
All of the above.
6. When changing lanes, you can check your blind spot by:
using the outside rearview mirror.
using the inside rearview mirror.
checking the rearview and outside mirrors.
turning your head and glancing over your shoulder.
7. This road sign:
roundabout circle sign
warns drivers that U-turns are not permitted.
provides an advance notice of a roundabout.
is a no-right-turns sign.
warns drivers of a sharp turn left. Drivers should slow their speed and keep to the left.
8. This road sign means:
yield ahead sign
Side road entering from the left
Side road ahead
Yield sign ahead
9. This sign tells drivers:
no turn on red sign
turning right on red is forbidden.
they must wait for the traffic signal to turn green before turning right or left.
they may not turn right or left during the red light.
All of the above.
10. What should you do in case of a brake failure?
Apply the parking brake slowly.
Pull off the road into an open space, if available.
Rub your tires on the curb to slow your car.
All of the above.
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WI DMV Permit Test Facts

Number of questions: 50
Correct answers to pass:40
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 15 ½
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