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#1. You approach this sign. What should you do?

Speed reduction sign. Advance notice to upcoming speed limit change. Be prepared to slow down.

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#2. Which is the most important driving technique when driving on slippery roads?

The most important driving technique is to slow down and plan for at least two times the normal stopping distance.

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#3. If you are in a crash, what will help you stay behind the wheel and in control of your vehicle?

In a crash, your seat belt keeps you:

  • From being ejected from the vehicle.
  • From being thrown against other passengers, your steering wheel, or windshield.
  • Behind the wheel, where you can control the vehicle.
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    #4. What does this sign mean?

    No Right Turn. You cannot make a right turn at this intersection.

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

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    #5. You have a green light and there are vehicles blocking your way in the intersection. What should you do?

    Green light:

    • Go, but only if the intersection is clear.
    • Yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk and vehicles still in the intersection.
    • Approach at a speed that will allow you to slow down if the light changes.
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    #6. You are driving on a four-lane divided highway. You should know that:

    White lane lines separate lanes of traffic moving in the same direction. Single white lines may also mark the right edge of the pavement.

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    #7. Trucks and buses have:

    No-zones are danger areas around trucks and buses where crashes are more likely to occur.

    When driving near a large vehicle, be aware of the driver’s blind spots on the right, left, front and behind. Avoid following too closely and position your vehicle so the truck driver can see you in his side mirrors. Then you will have a good view of the road ahead, and the truck driver can give you plenty of warning for a stop or a turn. You will have more time to react and make a safe stop.

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    #8. When registering a car in Florida you must have:

    To get your license plate and registration certificate, you must prove that you own your vehicle and that you have Florida Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance coverage for your vehicle.

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    #9. What is the first thing you should do if your gas pedal sticks?

    • Keep your eyes on the road.
    • Tap the gas pedal with your foot.
    • Try to pry the pedal up with the toe of your shoe.
    • Shift into neutral.
    • Turn off the ignition. (Do not turn the key to lock, or your steering will lock.)
    • Use your brakes.
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    #10. When you see this sign, what should you expect ahead?

    Reverse curves (double curve). The road will curve to the right, then to the left. Slow your speed, keep to the right, and do not pass.

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    #11. The driver in front of you signals (left arm extended, with elbow bent upward, at about a 90-degree angle):

    Right turn – left arm extended, with elbow bent upward, at about a 90-degree angle.

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    #12. When driving on slippery roads, you should:

    You need more distance to stop a vehicle on slippery roads, therefore, leave more space in front of your vehicle. If the vehicle ahead suddenly stops, your vehicle will need the extra distance to stop safely.

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    #13. 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.

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    #14. 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.

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    #15. If you are in a roundabout when an emergency vehicle with flashing lights approaches from behind, you should:

    If you are within an intersection, including a roundabout, clear it before you pull over.

    Remember, you must stop clear of any intersection, and remain stopped until the emergency vehicle has passed.

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    #16. Where are traffic crashes involving motor vehicles most likely to occur?

    More crashes happen at intersections than any other place. Be careful when approaching any intersection or driveway.

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    #17. It is illegal to park a vehicle if a railroad crossing is within:

    Parking is not allowed within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing.

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    #18. This sign tells you there is an intersection ahead. You should:

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

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    #19. Passing another vehicle by driving to the left of the center of a two-lane roadway is dangerous and illegal:

    You may not pass on a two-lane road with traffic moving in opposite directions when within 100 feet of a bridge, viaduct, tunnel, or railroad crossing.

    Violators may be arrested or issued a ticket.

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    #20. You approach a railroad crossing. There is heavy traffic ahead. You must stop before the crossing when:

    Do not move forward across tracks until you can do so safely. In heavy traffic make sure there is room for your vehicle on the other side before starting to cross.

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    #21. Road signs that give directions and information are usually:

    Horizontal rectangles are generally used to give directions or information.

    When vertical, signs are generally used to give instructions or tell you the law.

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    #22. When approaching another vehicle from behind at night, at what distance are you required to dim your headlights?

    Dimming headlights when meeting or following other vehicles is required by law, as well as being a sensible driving practice.

    Do not use high-beam headlights within 500 feet of oncoming vehicles or when you are within 300 feet of the vehicle ahead.

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    #23. To stop in an emergency with an Anti-Locking Brake System, you need to:

    Many drivers learned the correct way to stop in an emergency where traction is lost, and the vehicle slides is by pumping the brakes. While this is correct with conventional brakes, with ABS it is different. Drivers with ABS need to press down hard on the brake pedal, hold it and steer out of danger. In an emergency, the ABS automatically pumps the brakes at a faster rate than the driver could.

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    #24. When you approach a roundabout, you must:

    The purpose of roundabouts is to slow vehicle speed, give drivers more time to judge and react to other vehicles or pedestrians. Prior to entering or exiting the roundabout, drivers must yield to pedestrians in the crosswalks.

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    #25. If you meet a school bus traveling in the opposite direction on a four-lane highway divided only by a five-foot unpaved strip and the bus is displaying a stopped signal, you must:

    If the highway is divided by a raised barrier or an unpaved median at least five feet wide, you do not have to stop if you are moving in the opposite direction of the bus.

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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 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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