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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. Which road signs have an eight-sided shape?

This eight-sided red sign means stop. You must make a complete stop at the stop line.

The shape of a traffic sign can give you as much information about the meaning of a sign as the sign’s color or wording. When visibility is poor, such as in heavy rain, dust storms, or fog, you may be able to make out only the shape of a particular sign.


#2. A sign with this shape means:

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.


#3. You approach this road sign. What should you expect ahead?

Divided highway ahead. The highway ahead is divided into two one-way roadways.

Divided highways have a center strip that separates traffic going in opposite directions. The first sign is posted before a divided highway begins.


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

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.


#5. What does this sign mean?

This is a regulatory No Bicyclists sign. It means that no bicyclists are allowed on the road.


#6. What does this sign mean?

Pedestrian crossing. Watch for people crossing your path. Be prepared to slow down and stop. Signs may display horizontal lines indicating the point where a crosswalk exists.


#7. What does this sign mean?

The Left Turn Only sign tells you that you can only turn left from this lane.


#8. Where can you expect to see this sign?

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. What does this sign mean?

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


#10. What does this sign mean?

Yield ahead. This sign warns of a yield sign ahead. Slow down and be prepared to stop at yield sign.

Although the yield 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. Which is the meaning of this sign?

Side Road Ahead.

Side road enters highway ahead at an angle. This type of sign is used in advance of an intersection to indicate the presence of an intersection and the possibility of turning or entering traffic.


#12. This is an example of:

Reverse turn is an example of a warning sign.


#13. Pink road signs are used for:

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.


#14. You are driving in the right-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.


#15. This sign tells you:

This is a regulatory speed limit sign. It shows the minimum speed you are allowed to travel. Driving slower than the minimum speed limit is illegal, unless necessary for safety

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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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