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#1. When you plan to exit an expressway, you should:

Do not slow down on the expressway. Slow down after turning into the deceleration lane. Check the posted safe speed for the ramp.

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#2. In which situation are you allowed to pass a school bus?

Remember, under special circumstances, an officer may be directing the flow of traffic. If so, obey the officer’s signals instead of the normal traffic signals or signs.

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#3. What does a sign like this indicate?

The pass-with-care sign indicates the end of the no-passing zone. When you have passed this sign, you are again allowed to pass other vehicles with care.

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#4. You have a green light at an intersection and a blind pedestrian is preparing to cross. Who must yield?

Drivers must always yield the right-of-way to persons who are blind. When a pedestrian is crossing a street or highway guided by a dog or carrying a white cane (or a white cane with a red tip), vehicles must come to a complete stop.

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#5. How is your driving record affected if you are convicted for illegally passing a stopped school bus in another state?

You receive the same number of points listed in Florida even if the conviction occurs out-of-state or in a federal court.

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#6. When can you park on the roadside of another parked vehicle (double parking)?

Parking on the roadway side of another parked vehicle (double parking) is not allowed.

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#7. Anti-lock brakes are of most use when you are:

Anti-lock brakes prevent skidding and allow drivers to steer during an emergency braking situation.

ABS can help improve vehicle stability (avoiding spinouts), steering ability (directing the car where the driver wants it to go) and stopping capability (distance needed to stop the vehicle).

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#8. If your car starts to skid due to wet or icy conditions, it is generally wrong to:

You should not brake hard.

When your tires are not touching the road, you can easily lose control and skid. Keep your tires on the road by slowing down when it rains, and by having tires with the right air pressure and good tread.

Remember, if your car skids, you were driving too fast for conditions.

  • Take your foot off the gas pedal.
  • Do not use your brakes, if possible.
  • Pump the brakes gently if you are about to hit something.
  • Steer the car into the direction of the skid to straighten the vehicle out.

This question asked what you should not do.

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#9. If gates rise at a railroad crossing, but the red light is still flashing, you should:

Stop when the lights begin to flash and before the gate lowers across your road lane. It is against the law to drive around or under a crossing gate, either down or while being opened or closed, and it is extremely dangerous!

Do not move forward until the gates are raised and the lights stop flashing as there may be a train approaching on an adjacent track.

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#10. Always signal to other drivers when you:

Signal well in advance for turns, stops and lane changes.

You must use hand signals or directional signals to show that you are about to turn. Turn signals are required by law when changing lanes or overtaking a vehicle. You should use your turn signals to indicate your intention with sufficient time to allow other drivers around you to see your signal before you move. Signal your turn for at least the last 100 feet.

You must also give an appropriate signal before you stop or suddenly decrease speed.

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#11. If you have been drinking alcohol, what will help you to sober up?

Remember, it takes about an hour for your body to get rid of each drink. Time is the only thing that will sober you up.

This is a common question on DMV tests.

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#12. When approaching an intersection to make a left turn and oncoming traffic prevents you from making an immediate turn, you should:

Slow down and stop if necessary. You must yield the right-of-way to vehicles (including bicycles) coming from the opposite direction or vehicles lawfully passing on the left.

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#13. What does this sign mean?

This five-sided sign means you are near a school. Watch for children.

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#14. Right turns against a red arrow are:

Just like a red light, come to a complete stop at the marked stop line or before moving into the crosswalk or intersection. After stopping, you may turn right on a red arrow at most intersections if the way is clear. Some intersections display a no turn on red sign, which you must obey.

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#15. This is an example of:

Traffic signal ahead is an example of a warning sign. This sign warns of traffic signals at the intersection ahead. Slow down. Poor visibility is likely.

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#16. A white cloth tied to a radio antenna or a door handle indicates:

If your vehicle breaks down on a highway, make sure that other drivers can see it. Raise your hood and tie something white to the radio antenna or hang it out a window so police officers or tow truck operators will know help is needed.

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#17. By Florida law, adult passengers in a car must always wear seat belts:

Florida law requires that all drivers, all front seat passengers, and all passengers under the age of 18 wear seat belts.

Some exemptions apply to cars manufactured prior to 1968 and trucks prior to 1972.

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#18. A licensed driver (Class E or higher) who is 17 years of age is normally not allowed to drive unsupervised between:

A licensed driver (Class E or higher) who is under the age of 17 may not operate a motor vehicle between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

A licensed driver (Class E or higher) who is 17 years of age may not operate a motor vehicle between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.

Time restrictions apply unless accompanied by a driver who is 21 years of age or older and holds a valid driver license (Class E or higher), or you are driving to and from work.

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#19. This road sign means:

The bridge is wide enough for only one vehicle at a time. The lane must be shared by traffic from both directions. Make sure the bridge is clear of oncoming traffic before you cross.

Temporary traffic signals might be installed, or a flagman stationed to direct and let traffic take turns using the single lane bridge.

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#20. When you change lanes, you should:

Blind spots are areas near the left and right rear corners of your vehicle that you cannot see in your mirrors. Before you move sideways to change lanes on an expressway or to pass on any road, turn your head to make sure these areas are clear. Do not drive in someone else’s blind spot.

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#21. When an emergency vehicle with flashing red lights approaches from the other direction, you must:

You must yield the right-of-way to law enforcement vehicles, fire engines and other emergency vehicles using sirens and/or flashing lights. Pull over to the closest edge of the roadway immediately and stop until the emergency vehicle has passed. Do not block intersections.

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#22. A vehicle carrying this sign:

Vehicles going less than 25 miles per hour (such as farm equipment) must display this sign on the rear when using public highways.

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#23. A broken yellow center line:

Stay to the right of a single broken yellow line. You may cross this line to pass a car ahead of you on the left only when it is safe to do so.

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#24. What should you expect ahead when you see a sign with this shape?

This three-sided sign is shaped like a pennant. The sign indicates the start of a no passing zone.

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#25. You must turn on your headlights:

You must use your headlights (low beam or high beam) between the hours of sunset and sunrise, including the twilight hours. You must also use headlights during any rain, smoke, or fog. Parking lights do not meet requirements of this law.

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Florida Driver License & Permit Test – Quick Facts

What You Should Know
  Number of questions on exam: 50
  Passing score: 80 percent
  Correct answers to pass: 40
  Allotted time to complete test: No limit
  Wait time before retest: None – Retest same day is allowed

 

This Practice Test
  Number of questions on each practice test: 25
  Question pool: 1,000+
  Each test is random

Florida Practice Tests at Driver’s Prep

We take driver license and permit practice test questions from a pool of more than 1,000 questions. They cover all aspects of the Florida Driver Handbook.

The large number of practice questions will help you pass the real examination – guaranteed!

Each practice test for Florida Driver License or Permit has 25 random questions.

After each question, you will get instant feedback. If your answer isn’t correct, there is a short comment to help you look up the answer in the Florida Official Handbook.

Note that the real Florida test has 50 questions.

Why Have We Shortened the Practice Tests?

Our studies show that our users are much more likely to take many practice tests when tests are shorter (25 instead of 50 questions). After practicing, users have been exposed to more questions and do better on the real knowledge examination.

We help you pass your Florida DMV exam

How Should You Study for the Permit Test?

The first step is to get the latest version of the Florida official Driver Handbook. It is available at your local tax collector or online . When you’ve studied the handbook, you can use the practice tests at Driver’s Prep to check your progress. You will quickly know if you are ready for the real knowledge test or not.

The passing score in Florida is 80 percent, which means you must correctly answer at least 40 out of 50 questions, or 20 of 25 question on the practice test.

It is a good idea to aim higher than that when you take the practice test. We recommend that you take enough tests to make sure you can easily reach a score of 100 percent.

But don’t take test after test just to get a higher score. You need to understand and learn each answer.

Read up on mistakes and asked yourself why you missed the answer. Did you misunderstand the question? Did you read too fast? Or did you simply not know the answer?

It will help a lot when you study.



Who Must Take the Florida Knowledge Test?

    First-time applicant

Anyone who applies for their first original learner’s permit or driver license must successfully pass the written knowledge test.

    Holders of a foreign driver license

If you move to Florida and hold a driver’s license from another country, you must generally pass all test before you can get a Florida license. If you have a license issued in Canada, France, or Republic of Korea (South Korea), the knowledge test and skills test are waived unless your driving ability is questionable.

    After a revocation of your license

After a revocation of your license, you must submit to an investigation before you can obtain another license. In many cases, you must take all tests again.

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Holders of a Driver’s License from Out-of-State

If you move to Florida and already hold a valid driver’s license from another state or U.S. possession, the written knowledge test and skills test are normally waived.

Make sure you apply for your Florida license within 30 days of becoming a resident.

You are considered a resident of Florida whenever you:

    enroll your children in public school, or
    register to vote, or
    file for a homestead exemption, or
    accept employment, or
    reside in Florida for more than six consecutive months.

What’s on the Florida Written Test?

The purpose of the knowledge test is to verify that you can understand traffic signals, common road signs, and pavement markings. You must also have a solid knowledge of Florida vehicle laws and driving rules, as well as safe driving techniques.

How Many Questions Are on the official Florida DMV Test?

The New Official DMV Test

Previously, the Florida DMV written test had two parts – a 20-question test on road signs and 20-questions test on road rules.

In 2015, Florida upgraded their knowledge exam to contain 50 questions, covering all items in the driver handbook.

New and more tough questions caused the pass rate in Florida to drop significantly. Even if the test has been updated a few times since early 2015, the pass rate in Florida is still low.

So, you should take many practice tests and prepare well for your exam. You probably need it.

Testing Options in Florida

Florida offers three options for the official Class E Knowledge Exam.

  At a Service Center

You can always take the test in person at any service center .

Many high schools are authorized to provide the Class E Knowledge Exam through the Driver Education Licensing Assistance Program (DELAP).

  Online or in a Classroom Setting

If you are under 18 years, you can take the Class E Knowledge Exam online. There are several approved third-party administrators that provide this service.

A Parent Proctoring Form is required for online tests. It must be notarized or signed in the presence of a driver license examiner.

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Which Documents Do You Need when Applying at the Driver License Office?

  Proof of Identification.

It is best to bring your birth certificate or Passport. If you don’t have the original birth certificate, you may bring a certified copy of your birth certificate issued by the state you were born in.

  Proof of Social Security Number.

Bring your original social security card. A W-2 showing your social security number is also accepted.

  Two documents that prove your Florida residential address.

The most common documents that will be accepted are a home utility bill in your name, a cable bill, or a home telephone bill.

  Parent/Guardian Online Test Proctoring Form (under 18 years).

Your parent or legal parent should be present if you are under 18 years. If not, the Online Test Proctoring Form must be signed in the presence of a driver license examiner or notarized.

  Parental Consent Form (under 18 years).

If you are under 18 years and not married one parent or legal guardian must sign your license application.

For a complete list of acceptable documents, please visit flhsmv.gov .

Understand Florida Graduated License Law

For drivers under 18 years, it is important to understand the graduated license system.

The purpose of the system is to help teen drivers between 15 and 17 years to gain driving experience under lower-risk conditions. This means that a license for drivers under 18 years comes with certain restrictions.

1   Step 1: Learner’s License (Learner’s Permit)

If you are under 18 years, your first step is to apply for a learner’s license.

To get a learner’s license, you must be at least 15 years old. You must also:

    Show proof of a completed Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education (TLSAE) course.
    Pass a vision and hearing test at a service center
    Pass the Knowledge exam
    Provide necessary identity documents

When driving with a learner’s permit, you must always be accompanied by a licensed driver who is 21 years and sits beside you in a front seat. For the first three months with a permit, you can only drive during daylight hours. After the first three months, you may drive between the hours of 6:00 am and 10:00 pm.

Before you can move on to the next step, you must hold the learner’s license for a minimum of 12 months or until your 18th birthday, whichever comes first. You must practice driving for at least 50 hours, 10 of which must be at night.

2   Step 2: Restricted License (Intermediate License)

You must be at least 16 years old, have held a learner’s license for at least 12 months and provide a log of 50 hours of supervised driving.

After passing your skills test, FLHSMV issues an intermediate license with nighttime driving restrictions.

This means that you may drive alone, but at nighttime.

When you are 16 years, you may not drive between 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. unless you are driving to or from work OR accompanied by a licensed driver 21 years or older. When you turn 17 years the curfew is between 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Unlike many other states, the Florida intermediate license has no passenger restrictions.

3   Step 3: Unrestricted Driver License

To be eligible for an unrestricted driver license in Florida, you must be at least 18 years old.

If you have not held any type of license before, you must complete a TLSAE course before you apply.


Florida Knowledge Test – FAQ

The knowledge test for a learner's permit or driver's license in Florida has 50 questions. You must answer 40 questions correctly.

No, there is no time limit. Expect the test to take 15 to 25 minutes.

In Florida, you can take the test again the same day. It is, however, not always the best thing to do.

You have missed more than 10 questions and should study some more.

To be eligible for a Florida Learner's Permit you must be at least 15 years old. If under 18 years old, you must also have a signed/notarized Parental Consent Form.

New drivers who have never held or currently do not hold a driver license from any other state, country, or jurisdiction, must complete a Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education (TLSAE) course before applying for a license in Florida.

Yes, if you are under 18 years, you can take the Class E Knowledge Exam online. There are several approved third-party administrators that provide this service.

You must have a Parent Proctoring Form that is notarized or signed in the presence of a driver license examiner.

 



Learn the Florida Road Signs from Driver License Handbook

This video helps you study the Florida highway signs for your Florida driver’s license test or permit exam.

The Official Florida Driver License Handbook lists more than 60 Florida road signs you should be able to recognize. On the test, DMV can also ask you about the most common shapes and colors that are used for U.S. highway signs. Don’t skip this part of the handbook. New and young drivers often miss 1 of 2 questions (50%) about road signs.

COVID-19 Alerts

Florida COVID-19 Safety Measures

Until further notice, FLHSMV offices will provide in-office services by appointment only. This includes the permit knowledge test and the road skills test. You can, however, also take these exams through authorized Third-Party Administrators.

To schedule your FLHSMV visit go here: FLHSMV locations .

Strict social distancing policies apply at all locations.

    Only customers with appointments will be allowed to enter.
    You must answer a series of screening questions.
    You must have your temperature taken before you enter the office (Customers with a fever will not be permitted to enter).
    Facial covering is mandatory when obtaining essential services.

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  1. If you take 20 mins in your day to go over the questions and memorize the answers, you will be set and prepared in a week or two.

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