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  Number of questions on each practice test: 25
  Question pool: 750+
  This is a randomized practice test



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#1. If a tire blows out or suddenly goes flat, you should grip the steering wheel firmly and:

Remember, do not overreact. The instinct may be to brake hard or immediately steer off the road. The steering wheel should be held tightly and you should keep the vehicle going straight. Once the vehicle is under control, move slowly and safely off the road.


#2. Blue road signs are used for:

Motorist services signs are white on blue. They direct you to services, such as gas, food, motels, and hospitals. Blue is also used to identify parking spaces for disabled drivers.


#3. When making a left turn, you should:

Look both ways before starting to make a left turn. Turn when safe.

Remember, you must yield to oncoming traffic including bicycles and to pedestrians in crosswalks.


#4. Kansas law requires all children younger than age 8 to be in an approved child-safety seat or booster seat, unless:

All children under age eight must ride in an appropriate child safety restraint unless the child is four feet and nine inches or taller.

  • Infants from birth to at least age one, and until they are at least 20 pounds should ride in the back seat in a properly installed, rear-facing infant seat.
  • Toddlers over one year old and at least 20 pounds should ride in the back seat in a properly installed, forward-facing child safety seat.
  • Children between the ages of 4 and 8, who are no more than 4 feet 9 inches tall, should ride in the back seat in a properly installed, booster seat.
  • When children outgrow their booster seats, usually at age 8 or when they are 4 feet 9 inches tall, they can use the adult safety belt in the back seat.

#5. This sign means:

Stop signs are always octagonal (8-sided). A stop sign means that you must bring your vehicle to a complete halt at the marked stop line. If there is no marked stop line, stop before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection. If there is no crosswalk, stop at a point nearest the intersecting roadway where you have a clear view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway before entering the intersection.


#6. Which of the following vehicles must always stop before crossing railroad tracks?

Be prepared to stop when you are following buses or trucks with hazardous materials which are required to stop at railroad crossings. Do not pass.


#7. To check your blind spot when changing lanes to the left you should glance:

Look over your shoulder in the direction you want to move. Be sure no one is near the left or right rear corners of your vehicle. These areas are blind spots. To see the blind spots, you have to turn your head and look.


#8. Which of the following is true about roadways on bridges and overpasses in cold, wet weather?

The roadway pavement on bridges overpasses and underpasses can be ice-covered even when other roadway pavement is clean and clear of ice. Bridges do not have earth underneath them to help insulate them against the cold and can be colder and more ice-covered than other roadways.


#9. With a Non-Commercial Class C driver's license it is unlawful to drive:

You need a commercial driver’s license to drive vehicles designed to transport 16 or more passengers or vehicles weighing 26,001 pounds.

You need a class M driver’s license to drive a motorcycle.


#10. When driving on wet or slippery roads, the speed limit is:

Kansas’ basic speed law provides that you must never drive a vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions then existing.


#11. You should expect to be in a large truck's blind spot if you:

If you cannot see the driver’s face in his side-view mirror, he cannot see you. If that driver needs to change lanes for any reason, you could be in big trouble!


#12. What does this sign mean?

Divided highway ahead (divided highway begins).

The highway ahead is divided into two one-way roadways. Keep to the right.


#13. What is true about a shared center lane?

Shared center lanes are reserved for making left turns from or into the roadway or when preparing for or making a U-turn where permitted by law. You cannot use the lane for passing maneuver or as a regular traveling lane.


#14. You approach an intersection. Where should you stop if there is a stop sign, but no stop line or crosswalk?

When approaching an intersection with a stop sign, before entering the intersection you must stop at the marked stop line. If there is no marked stop line you must stop before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection.

If the intersection has neither of the above markings, you must stop at the point nearest the intersection roadway where you have a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway.


#15. What can you do to help prevent injured persons from going into shock at the scene of an accident?

To prevent an injured person from going into shock, keep the person warm. Cover the individual with a blanket or warm clothing such as a coat or jacket.


#16. What does this sign mean?

Sharp turn. There is a sharp turn to the right in the road ahead.

Reduce speed. The turn is too sharp to take at the regular highway speed. An advisory speed sign may be attached.


#17. Which must you obey over the other two?

Regardless of what traffic lights or signs may indicate, you must always obey the instructions of a police or peace officer.

Flag persons are often used to give specific directions in work zones. Follow all directions given by a flagger.

You must also follow directions given by school crossing guards.


#18. When this sign is posted, you must:

This sign is posted on a multilane highway for those driving slower than the normal speed of traffic. It tells the slow driver to stay in the right lane.


#19. A flashing yellow signal means:

Yellow flashing light means slow down and be extra careful of intersecting traffic, whether you have right of way or not. Proceed with caution.


#20. Safety zones are set aside for:

A safety zone is a space set aside for pedestrians boarding, entering, and waiting for trolleys and light rail vehicles. Do not drive through or park on tracks or in a safety zone for any reason. You may pass the zone as soon as it is safe to do so and at no faster than 10 mph.


#21. On two-lane roads with traffic moving in both directions, it is illegal to pass on the left side:

You may not cross the left side of the road:

  • Within 100 feet of crossing any intersection or railroad grade crossing.
  • Within 100 feet of a bridge, viaduct, or tunnel if your view is obstructed.
  • Any time when left side of road is not clearly visible and free of oncoming traffic.
  • When approaching within 100 feet of a stationary emergency vehicle displaying emergency lighting signals.

#22. When driving in foggy conditions, high beams will:

Use your lower headlight beams when driving in a fog. Driving with your high light beam (your bright lights) in a fog is like shining your lights on a mirror, and light is reflected back into your own eyes and tends to blind you.

You should also use low beams when it is raining or snowing.


#23. When parking parallel to a curb on a two-way roadway you should not park:

Park your car not more than twelve inches from the curb.


#24. If you see a pedestrian with a white cane attempting to cross the street, you must:

Drivers must always come to a complete stop when approaching a blind person who is crossing a street or highway, when such person is carrying a white cane or is being guided by a dog, regardless of any traffic control signs or signals which may be in operation.


#25. You may be arrested for driving under the influence of:

It is illegal to drive when you are affected to the extent that you cannot drive safely.

Remember, there are many prescription drugs or remedies which can be purchased without a prescription which can interfere with your ability to drive safely.

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Facts about Your Kansas Knowledge Test

Kansas DOV Knowledge Test for Learner’s Permit and Driver’s License
  Number of questions on exam: 25 questions
  Passing score: 80 percent
  Correct answers to pass: 20
  Allotted time to complete test: n/a
  Wait time before retest: 1 day (New fee is required)

Kansas DMV License Test & Permit Practice - Driver's Prep

Kansas Practice Tests for Your Learner Permit & Driver License

This sample test is intended as a learning tool when you study for Kansas DOV knowledge examination.

It has 25 random questions drawn from a large question bank that consists of item from the Kansas Driving Handbook.

Everything you need to learn for your written knowledge test is found in the handbook. So, you should always start by getting a copy from a service center, your driving school, or download a copy online .

Always make sure you have the latest version of the manual and that you got it from Kansas Department of Vehicles (DOV). The handbook is the best resource to help you prepare for the knowledge test.

This practice test should be used as a supplement to the manual, not a replacement.

The passing score on the real exam is 80 percent. When you study with our practice tests you should aim for a full score on each test.

This practice test cover all important items in the Driver Handbook but may not include all questions that can be asked on the official knowledge examination. Since both this practice test and the real test are random, you never know which questions you will get. But the more you practice, the more you will cover of the handbook, and the more likely it is that you will pass the real examination on your first try.

After each question you will get instant feedback. If your answer is incorrect, there is a short explanation of the correct answer. You can use this to compare with the information in the handbook and read up on your mistakes.

Your score is shown at the end of the test.

  Read more: Acing the Exam .

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What You Should Know about the Examination

  Is the knowledge test timed?

There is no time limit on the Kansas knowledge test. It typically takes 15 minutes to complete.

Your scheduled appointment will make sure you can finish the test before closing.

  Is the Kansas test hard?

There are no official data about the failure rates and DOV has not responded to such request.

It is estimated that more than 50% of all first-time test takers pass the exam and the difficulty level is graded “moderate”.

  Is the knowledge test available in other languages?

No, Kansas DOV doesn’t offer the test in any foreign languages at this point. It is likely that we will see the test in other languages in the future.

  Can I take the test online from home?

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many states offer the knowledge test for a learner’s permit online from the comfort of your home. This option is currently not available in Kansas.

  What happens if I fail the test?

Under normal circumstances, you can retake the test the following business day. You must pay the testing fee each time you attempt the test. So it is good idea to prepare well for the test.

Be aware that you only have four opportunities to pass the exam. If you fail a 4th time, you must wait at least six months before starting the process again.

  What questions are on the test?

There are 25 multiple-choice question on the test. They focus on your understanding of the safe operation of a motor vehicle. You should expect a few questions about road signs, including the meaning of shapes and colors. Other questions will address traffic signals, pavement markings, Kansas traffic laws, and common rules of the road.

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Who Must Take the Kansas Written Test?

  New drivers

If you haven’t been licensed before, you must always pass all examinations, including the written test on Kansas traffic laws and road signs.

  Drivers with an expired license

If you let your Driver’s License expire for more than one year, you must pass all tests again, including vision screen, knowledge exam, and the road skills test.

  Drivers with a revoked license

If the state revokes your license, your driving privilege is taken away indefinitely. The revocation comes with a revocation period, after which you can apply for a new license. You must pass all examinations again.

After a suspension (a limited withdrawal of your privilege), testing is normally not required.

  Drivers with a foreign license

If you move to Kansas and hold a foreign license, you must apply for a state license and pass all tests. Kansas DOV does not waive any tests for holders of a foreign license.

When the Kansas Written Test is Waived

For a driver who is already licensed in another state and apply for a Kansas License, the written test is normally waived. The driver must, however, have a valid out-of-state license – not a canceled, suspended, or revoked license. You must, however, always pass a vision screening.

You don’t have to pass a knowledge test when you renew your Kansas license.

Kansas Graduated Driver’s Licensing Law

The Graduated Driver’s Licensing (GDL) system is a step-by-step program designed to improve road safety by allowing beginner drivers to get their initial driving experience under conditions that involve lower risk. As a young driver gets older and gain more driving experience, less restrictions are placed on the driving privilege.

The program typically involves these three steps:

    Instruction permit (or learner’s permit)
    Restricted driver’s license (or provisional license)
    Full, unrestricted driver’s license

In Kansas you can apply for a first instruction permit when you are 14 years old.

You can also get a limited farm permit when you are 14 years old. A farm permit allows you to drive to or from a farm job, farm employment, or other farm related work. You can also drive to or from school on school days, but only over the most direct and accessible route between your home and school.

Your First Kansas Instruction Permit – Requirements 14 – 16 Years Old

When you apply for your first instruction permit, you must:

  Be at least 14 years old
  Present acceptable proof of identity
  Have approval by parent or legal guardian
  Pass a vision screening
  Pass the written knowledge test

A driver education is not required.

Your First Kansas Instruction Permit – Restrictions

  You cannot drive alone

An instruction permit does not allow you to drive on your own.

You must always be accompanied by a supervising driver who is at least 21 years old. The supervising driver must hold valid driver’s license and have at least one year of driving experience. They must always be seated in a front seat beside you and no person other can be in the front seat.

  You cannot use a cell phone

You cannot use any kind of wireless communication device while driving unless you need to report illegal activity or to summons medical or other emergency help. This is true even if your car has hands-free devices. The restriction is lifted for anyone who is 18 years old, but remember that Kansas law prohibits all reading, writing, or sending text messages while behind the wheel.

  No night curfew – or passenger restrictions

There is no night curfew and no other passenger restrictions during the instruction permit phase.

  Hold the permit for 1 year

If you are under 17 years, you must hold the instruction permit for a minimum of one year before DMV lets you advance to the next level in the graduated driver licensing (GDL) program – the restricted driver’s license.

Read more: Graduated Driver License Requirements.

Check Your Knowledge

Question: An Instruction Permit allows you to:

  • A. Operate a motor vehicle when supervised by another driver
  • B. Operate a motor vehicle without supervision if you drive to or from work
  • C. Observe another driver operate a motor vehicle


Important COVID-19 Information

COVID19 safety measures Kansas DOV

Kansas service locations are open for the knowledge test and the driving test.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic you must, however, make an appointment before you visit a service center.

Find your nearest driver license exam station here: Kansas DOV Service Locations .

All visitors must also complete a COVID-19 symptom questionnaire at the center.

For the practical driving test you must wear a face mask, no exceptions.

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