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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. A red arrow on a traffic light means:
You may turn in in the direction of the arrow after coming to a complete stop.
You may not turn in the direction of the arrow until a green light or arrow light goes on.
You must stop and then proceed when the way is clear.
2. What is the only effective method to reduce your BAC?
Not drinking over a period of time.
Drinking coffee.
Eating before or while you drink.
3. When driving on a wet road:
you must be aware that the pavement gets even more slippery when it's been raining for long periods of time.
as you decrease your speed, the road becomes more slippery.
as you drive faster, your tires may lose traction.
you should follow the vehicle ahead of you more closely.
4. When driving at night, you should slow down and:
follow the vehicle ahead more closely to avoid glare from oncoming headlights.
use high beams whenever possible, but never when there's oncoming traffic.
use high beams until other drivers dim their lights.
come to a complete stop whenever there's oncoming traffic.
5. Blind spots are:
At night, the darkest areas of a road, where emergency flashers should be used.
Lanes reserved for U-turns.
Dangerous intersection where the maximum speed limit is 15 MPH or less.
Areas to the side or rear of a vehicle that the driver cannot see with use of mirrors.
6. This sign means:
center lane left turns sign
The center lane is shared for left turns.
Vehicles may only turn left.
Left turns in both directions of travel are not permitted.
All of the above.
7. Regulatory signs are ____ rectangles with ____ letters or symbols.
black; white
yellow; black
green; white
white; black
8. This road sign means:
right curve sign
Curve ahead
Merging Traffic
Road work ahead
Wrong Way
9. When driving you should look ________ down the road.
10 to 15 seconds.
1 to 2 blocks.
at least 200 yards.
10. The yield sign means:
yield sign
The traffic light will soon be red.
Drive with caution in wet weather.
You must come to a complete stop.
Slow down and give vehicles crossing your path the right-of-way.
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WI DMV Permit Test

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