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Illinois Road Signs Recognition Test – 15 Questions

Facts about the Illinois Permit Knowledge Test

What You Should Know
  Number of questions on exam: Traffic signs: 15
Traffic laws and safe driving: 20
Total: 35
  Passing score: 80 percent
  Correct answers to pass: 28
  Allotted time to complete test: No limit
  Wait time before retest: 1 day
This Practice Test
  Number of questions on each practice test: Traffic signs: 15
  Question pool: 150+
  Each test is random

#1. You are driving in the left-hand lane when you approach this sign. What should you do?

Reduction of lanes (there will be fewer lanes ahead).

These signs are used on multi-lane highways to warn you of a reduction in the number of traffic lanes in the direction you are traveling. Be prepared to change lanes or to allow other vehicles to merge into your lane. Drivers of all vehicles may need to adjust their speed and position to avoid a collision with another vehicle.


#2. You see a pink road sign from a distance. What should you expect ahead?

Pink is used for traffic incident signing. These signs alert you to possible dangers ahead due to unplanned traffic incidents such as traffic crashes and natural disasters.


#3. This sign tells you:

This is a regulatory No Left Turn sign. It means that you are not allowed to turn left at the intersection.


#4. What does this sign mean?

T-intersection. You must turn either left or right at the T-intersection ahead.

Remember, you must yield to cross traffic when on the terminating highway of a T-intersection with no traffic control signs or signals.


#5. This sign means:

There is a traffic signal ahead. Although the traffic signal may not yet be visible, it is close enough to require you to start slowing down. Advance warning signs also are used in high-speed areas because of the longer distance needed to slow down or stop.


#6. What does this sign mean?

Pedestrian crossing. This sign tells you that you are near an area where a large number of pedestrians cross the street. Slow down and watch for people crossing the street on foot. Pedestrians in crosswalks must be given the right-of-way at all times.


#7. When you see this sign, how many curves should you expect close ahead?

Reverse curves. This sign tells you there is a gradual curve to left, and then right.

This sign is used where there are two changes in roadway alignment in opposite directions that are separated by a tangent distance of less than 600 feet.


#8. What does a sign like this indicate?

This sign tells you that you are at the end of the no-passing zone. You may pass now only when it is safe.


#9. True or false? This sign means you are nearing the end of a divided highway.

Divided highway ends. The sign is posted just before the divided highway ends. Be careful as you near the end of a divided highway. Two-way traffic will begin.


#10. When you see this sign, what should you expect ahead?

Stop sign ahead. When you come to this sign, you should slow down and be ready to stop at the stop sign ahead.

Although the stop sign may not yet be visible, the sign is close enough to require you to start slowing down. Advance warning signs also are used in high-speed areas because of the longer distance needed to slow down or stop.


#11. This is the shape and color of a:

The three-sided (triangle) sign tells you to give the right-of-way to all vehicles and pedestrians near you. Slow down to a safe speed and stop if necessary.


#12. You approach this road sign. It means:

Keep Right. This sign tells a driver where to drive when approaching traffic islands, medians or other obstructions in the middle of the roadway. A driver must drive to the side indicated by the arrow.


#13. When driving past this sign:

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.


#14. Which of the following would be indicated by a diamond shaped road sign?

A diamond-shaped sign means warning. It may be yellow, yellow-green or orange with black wording or symbols. This sign warns you about hazards or possible hazards on or near the roadway. Slow down and use caution when you see these signs.


#15. What does this sign mean?

Sharp left turn. The road will make a sharp turn to the left.

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Road Sign Identification

For your knowledge it is important that you learn all the Illinois road signs described in “Rules of the Road“.

If you haven’t done so already, you should download the latest version from the Illinois website or get a hard copy from one of the service centers.

By reading this manual and taking many practice tests you will improve your chances of passing the written exam the first time. But remember, learning the Illinois road signs is just your first step. When you are comfortable with all the signs and their meanings in this test, you should move on to a practice test with the remaining questions.

The test on this page is randomized, which means that it will be slightly different each time you start over by reloading the page.

Aim for a full score on each test.

Illinois Driver License Testing

In Illinois, driver must take a written exam every eight years unless they have no traffic convictions on their driving record.

The written exam is designed to verify your knowledge of common road rules and traffic laws.

The exam consists of two parts.

  The first part asks you to identify traffic signs by shape, color, or symbol (15 questions).

  The second part will ask you to identify signals and pavement markings. It will also have multiple-choice and true-or-false questions about traffic laws, safety rules, crash prevention and vehicle equipment.

The Practice Test

The practice is a supplement to reading the handbook (Rules of the Road). They do not replace the handbook. You should always start by reading the booklet, since it gives you a good idea about what you need to know. The information is never meaningless, it is there for a reason and questions may be drawn from all parts of it.

When you feel comfortable with the signs part of these practice tests, continue with the remaining 20 questions on the exam: Illinois Road Rules

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