#1. Using a seat belt:
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. Florida law requires that all drivers, all front seat passengers, and all passengers under the age of 18 wear seat belts.
#2. If an intersection is blocked and you cannot drive through without having to stop in the intersection:
Do not enter an intersection where you will interfere with other traffic or block the intersection.
#3. Unless posted otherwise, what is the speed limit in a residential area?
Standard speed limit in business or residential area is 30 mph.
#4. Why should you clean your headlights?
Keep headlights and windshield clean. Dirty headlights can cut your night vision by one-half.
#5. All the following is true about motorcyclists, except:
Watch for motorcycles and look carefully before pulling into an intersection or changing lanes. It is difficult to gauge the speed of a motorcycle because they take up less field of vision which interferes with depth perception. They may appear to be much farther away than they really are.
#6. Always allow extra room in front of your vehicle when:
The two-second rule applies to any speed in good weather and road conditions. If road or weather conditions are not good, double your following distance. You should also double your following distance when driving a motor home or towing a trailer.
#7. You are driving on a country road at night and a vehicle with one light comes toward you. What should you do?
Drive as far to the right as possible when a vehicle with one light drives toward you. It could be a bicyclist or motorcyclist, but it could also be a vehicle with a missing headlight.
#8. If the road is wet when you see this sign, which is most likely to cause a problem?
Slippery when wet. In wet weather, drive slowly. Do not speed up or brake quickly. Make sharp turns at a slow speed.
#9. What does this sign mean?
Warning sign that provides advance notice of a roundabout.
#10. If your car starts to skid, you should:
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.
#11. A flashing red light at dangerous intersections should be treated as:
A flashing red light is used at dangerous intersections. Treat it like a stop sign. You must bring your vehicle to a complete halt. Yield to pedestrians and other vehicles. Go, when safe.
#12. If you failed to answer a traffic summons, would you be able to renew your license?
Your license may not be renewed if you did not answer a summons which involved a traffic violation.
#13. 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.
#14. A center lane marked on both sides by a solid yellow line and a broken yellow line:
If both sides of the center lane are marked by a solid yellow line and a broken yellow line, drivers traveling in either direction may use the lane for making left turns.
#15. If an animal suddenly runs in front of your vehicle, you should:
If there are no vehicles close behind you, brake hard without locking your wheels. If you have time to avoid hitting an animal, reduce your speed, tap your brakes, and sound your horn. Deer tend to fixate on headlights so flashing them may cause the animal to freeze. Do not swerve to avoid the animal. Keep your vehicle under control and on the roadway.
#16. 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.
#17. When entering an expressway you should avoid:
Do not stop on an acceleration lane unless traffic is too heavy and there is no space for you to enter safely. If you must wait for space to enter a roadway, slow down on the ramp so you have some room to speed up before you merge onto the main road.
This question asked what you should not do.
#18. When driving past this sign:
You are going the wrong way on an expressway exit ramp. Do not drive past this sign. Turn around immediately.
Remember, the Wrong way sign is a supplement to the Do not enter sign. It is placed along the exit ramp or the one-way roadway farther from the crossroad. It tells you that you have already entered a one-way road and are driving in the wrong direction.
#19. What does this sign mean?
Hospital is a word message sign or an H symbol sign. Remember, blue and white signs direct you to services, such as gas, food, motels, and hospitals.
#20. Which road signs have a round shape?
A circular sign is used to warn that there is a railroad crossing ahead.
#21. When an unpaved road which intersects with a paved road, who must always yield at the intersection?
When you enter an open intersection without traffic control signs or signals, you must yield the right-of-way if you enter a paved road from an unpaved road.
#22. When you are taking drugs that may cause drowsiness or dizziness, you should:
Almost any drug can affect your driving skills. You may be arrested for driving under the influence of a wide range of inhalants and drugs, both legal and illegal.
If the label on a drug warns that it may cause drowsiness or dizziness, you should not drive after taking it.
#23. Written evidence of insurance coverage is needed:
As a condition of driving, you must be able show proof of insurance.
#24. 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.
#25. To make a right turn at a corner with a bicycle lane, you:
When making a right turn, signal your turn, check for bicyclists, and do not turn directly in front of a bicyclist. They may travel faster than you think. When a bike lane is present, signal your turn and yield to any bicyclist in the bike lane, before crossing the bike lane to enter a right turn lane. If no right turn lane is present, yield to any cyclist present in the bike lane and make your turn behind the bicyclist. Otherwise merge into the bike lane before making your turn.
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|
|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.
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?
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.
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.
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 .
Through a High School Driver Education Class
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.
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.
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.