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#1. Which one of the following statements is true about seat belts?

Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash. Seat belts reduce serious crash-related injuries and deaths by almost half.


#2. Which of the following is not considered safe driving on an expressway?

Stay in the right-hand lane unless overtaking and passing, making an exit to the left, or letting another vehicle enter. Do not block the passing lane.

This question asked what is NOT a safe driving practice.


#3. If smoke comes from under the hood and there is a gasoline fire, you should not try to fight the fire with:

Remember, never apply water to a gasoline or diesel fire.

If the fire is small and you have a portable extinguisher, you should attempt to extinguish the fire. If you cannot extinguish the fire and it continues to get larger, get away from the vehicle, due to the presence of toxic fumes and the possibility of explosion.


#4. If you have entered an intersection to make a turn, and the signal turns from yellow to red, you should:

If you are waiting in the intersection to make a turn, and the signal turns from yellow to red, complete the turn as soon as it is safely possible. Do not block the intersection and do not back up.


#5. If you are involved in a traffic crash and no accident report is written by an officer, you must file one within:

If property damage appears to be over $500 and no report is written by an officer, you must make a written report of the crash to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles within 10 days.


#6. The following requires cancellation of a driver license:

If your license was issued because of a mistake or fraud (giving false information or identification), it will be cancelled.


#7. Which is one factor that greatly affects your stopping distance?

On wet pavement, slow down and plan for at least two times the normal stopping distance. Your tires should have visible tread of at least 2/32 of an inch across the base with no worn spots showing the ply. Smooth tires on wet roads contribute to thousands of serious crashes. It is also important to keep your brakes in good condition.

You should know that the process of stopping your car has three main components: perception, reaction, and braking. This is usually referred to as stopping distance. The first two components can be affected by human factors such as tiredness, alcohol, fatigue, and concentration levels. The last component depends on factors such as: tires, brakes, road, and weather conditions.


#8. Which car or cars are best positioned for a right turn on this one-way street?

A right turn should be from the right lane into the right lane of the roadway entered.


#9. You see a sign that indicates a highway-railroad crossing ahead. You should:

There are several signs, signals and pavement markings that indicate highway-railroad crossings. When you see one of them, slow down and be ready to stop.

Always approach highway-railroad crossings at a reasonable speed and be prepared to stop if you must.


#10. On which side should you pass a barricade like this?

Stripes on barricades and panel devices slope downward in the direction traffic must travel.

Stripes sloping downward to the left mean the driver should bear to the left. Stripes sloping downward to the right mean the driver should bear to the right.


#11. What is true about a center left turn lane?

Two-way roadway with a center lane for left turns in either direction of travel. The specially marked center turn lane is intended for slowing down and for sheltering turning vehicles and may not be used for passing.

Drivers from either direction may use the center lane for left turns.


#12. You have been involved in an argument before getting behind the wheel. You are angry and upset. In this situation, you should:

Emotions can influence driving safely. You may not be able to drive well if you are overly worried, excited, afraid, angry, or depressed. If you are angry or excited, give yourself time to cool off. If necessary, take a short walk, but stay off the road until you have calmed down.


#13. What is true about signaling before suddenly reducing speed?

You can use either mechanical signal lights or the left arm.

Remember, hand and arm signals may be used in addition to signal lights.


#14. When you see this sign, you should:

Side road. Another road enters the highway from the direction shown. Watch for traffic from that direction


#15. Which road sign color indicates stop or a prohibition?

All red signs are regulatory signs and must be obeyed. They indicate stop or prohibition and include signs like stop, yield, do not enter and wrong way.


#16. Which of these is a safe driving practice?

You must look down the road, to the sides and behind your vehicle and be alert for unexpected events. Be alert to what is going on around you at all times.


#17. What does this sign mean?

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


#18. When driving near a pedestrian who is carrying a white cane and using a guide dog, you must:

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.


#19. What is the best advice to a driver who has been drinking alcohol?

If you drink, do not drive! There are ways of dealing with social situations. Arrange to go with two or more persons and agree which one of you will not drink alcohol. You can rotate among the group being a designated driver. You can use public transportation or a taxi, if available.


#20. Under the Florida No-Fault Law, the minimum amount your insurance must cover for property damage is:

The minimum coverage under the Florida No-Fault Law is:

  • $10,000 of Personal Injury Protection (PIP)
  • $10,000 of Property Damage Liability (PDL)

#21. What does this sign mean?

This is a regulatory No Parking sign. It means that parking is not allowed at any time.

Remember that a red circle with a slash means no. The sign shows you what is not allowed.


#22. What does this sign mean?

The road will curve to the right. Note the difference between Curve and Sharp Turn signs.


#23. When driving beside a motorcycle, you should:

You must never attempt to share the lane with a motorcycle. The motorcyclist is entitled to the entire lane. When passing, go all the way to the next lane. Never pass a motorcyclist with only a few feet of space. The force of the wind gust can cause the rider to lose control.


#24. When passing a stopped emergency vehicle that has lights activated on a two-lane roadway with 25 mph speed limit, you must reduce your speed to:

On a two-lane roadway, you must slow to a speed that is 20 miles per hour less than the posted speed limit if 25 mph or greater, or slow down to 5 mph if speed limit is 20 mph or less.


#25. When parking close to a flashing beacon you must keep this distance:

The distance you must keep from a flashing beacon is more than 30 feet. Parking is not allowed within 30 feet of any flashing signal, stop sign or traffic signal.

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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 .

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. Jennie Alvarez March 28, 2021

    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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