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
|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|
|Each test is random|
#1. What does this sign mean?
Sharp Turn. Road ahead makes a sharp turn in the direction of the arrow (right). Slow down, keep right, and do not pass.
#2. Pink road signs show:
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. You see this road sign. What does it tell you?
The dirt on the side of the pavement is soft and can be dangerous. Use extreme caution and stay on the pavement.
#4. What does this sign mean?
This is a regulatory No U-turn sign. It means that you are not allowed to make a U-turn.
#5. What does this sign mean?
Eight-sided red stop signs mean you must make a full stop. Stop before entering a crosswalk or at a white limit line. If a crosswalk or limit line is not painted on the street, stop at the corner without entering the intersection.
#6. A warning sign with these symbols has the following shape:
This round sign means railroad crossing ahead. Railroad crossing signs are yellow with a black crossbuck X and the letters RR.
#7. 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.
#8. If you see this sign in front of you, it tells you that:
The do not enter sign is posted on one-way streets and other roadways where a driver is not allowed to enter. A driver may see this sign if attempting to enter an expressway ramp in the wrong direction. The sign is an example of a square, red, and white regulatory sign.
#9. What does this sign mean?
Reverse turn (left and right turns coming). This sign tells you there is a sharp turn to left, and then right. Reduce speed and look well ahead.
This sign is used in advance of two turns that have advisory speeds of 30 mph or less.
#10. 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.
#11. This sign added to a stop sign means:
When you see the 4-way or all-way sign all approaching traffic to this intersection must stop. The first driver to stop is the first driver to go. Other drivers must wait their turn.
#12. 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.
#13. 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.
#14. What does this sign mean?
This is a regulatory No Bicyclists sign. It means that no bicyclists are allowed on the road.
#15. You approach this road sign. What does it mean?
Side Road Ahead. Another road enters the road from the direction shown on the sign.
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.
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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