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#1. If you are about to make a right turn and there is a bicyclist ahead of 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.

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#2. You are turning onto a two-lane road divided by a single broken yellow line. You know immediately that:

Single broken yellow lines are used to mark the centerline when there are only two lanes of traffic. You must drive to the right of this centerline but when it is safe you may cross this line to pass another vehicle.

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#3. If you have a tire blowout while driving, you should:

  • Do not use brakes.
  • Concentrate on steering.
  • Slow down gradually.
  • Brake softly when the car is under control.
  • Pull completely off the pavement.

Remember, keep your car in the same lane by steering straight until the car is under control.

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#4. If you are involved in a collision you must show your driver license to:

If you are involved in a collision you must be ready to give your name, address, and vehicle registration number, as well as show your driver license to others involved in the crash.

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#5. 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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#6. You may exceed the posted speed limit with 10 mph or less:

The speeding buffer is a myth. You are not allowed to drive up to 10 MPH over the speed limit. Always observe and obey posted speed limit signs.

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#7. True or false? Air bags give you full protection in case of a crash.

Seat belts save lives, but only if correctly worn every time you are in a motor vehicle. Air bags are not a substitute for seat belts.

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#8. What is the background color of a general warning sign like this?

Yellow is used for general warnings of specific road conditions and dangers ahead. (This sign may also used with an orange background in construction area).

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#9. How do you check your blind spots while driving?

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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#10. When crossing railroad tracks in heavy traffic, you:

In heavy traffic, make sure there is room for your vehicle on the other side before starting to cross.

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#11. This sign tells you:

Reduction of lanes. There will be fewer lanes ahead. Traffic must merge left. Drivers in the left lane should allow others to merge smoothly. Right lane ends.

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#12. When parking close to a fire hydrant you must keep what distance?

Parking is not allowed within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.

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#13. The first thing affected by drinking alcohol is your:

Remember, your judgment is the first thing affected after drinking alcohol.

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#14. What is this sign?

This is an Advisory Speed sign. It shows the recommended safe speed for an entrance or exit on an expressway. Slow down to whatever speed is shown.

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#15. What should you check before you start your engine?

Before you start your engine:

  • be sure vehicle is in park or neutral.
  • adjust the seat so you can reach all controls.
  • adjust all rear-view mirrors so that you can use them without having to lean forward or backward.
  • move anything that blocks your view of mirrors or roadway.
  • lock all car doors.
  • put on your seat belt and make sure all passengers do the same.
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#16. Avoid sounding your horn:

Never sound your horn when approaching or passing a horse.

You must use reasonable care when approaching a person who is riding or leading an animal on the roadway or shoulder of the road. Horses have poor side vision and are easily frightened by loud noises or sudden movements.

Remember, you may use your horn when it is necessary to ensure safe operation. Do not use your horn in other situations.

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#17. If it is raining when you approach this sign, you should:

Slippery when wet. In wet weather, drive slowly. Do not speed up or brake quickly. Make sharp turns at a slow speed.

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#18. 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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#19. When overtaking another vehicle on a two-lane road, you must:

Stay a safe distance behind the vehicle you want to pass. Check your blind spots and make sure that you have plenty of time and room to pass. Give your signal before you move into the left lane. Be sure that the drivers around you have time to see your signal before you move.

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#20. Your lane ends ahead and there is a large truck in the lane beside you. What is the best thing to do?

Slow down and merge behind the truck.

On a level highway, it takes only three to five seconds longer to pass a truck than a car.

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#21. What color is the flag a flag person in a construction zone would use to direct traffic?

Flaggers are often provided in highway and street work zones to stop slow, or guide traffic safely through the area. Flaggers wear orange vests or jackets and use red flags or stop/slow panels to direct traffic through work zones.

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#22. When driving in the right lane of traffic you should always yield to:

All drivers should yield the right-of-way to public transit buses traveling in the same direction which have signaled and are reentering the traffic flow from a specifically designated pullout bay.

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#23. Which is true about Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS)?

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. Which shape is used for stop signs?

Stop signs are always octagonal (eight-sided). A stop sign means that you must bring your vehicle to a complete halt.

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#25. 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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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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