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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. When it is safe to do so, a broken yellow center line may be crossed:

Passing with caution is permitted next to a broken line but passing is forbidden next to a solid line.


#2. At this intersection you may:

Side road. Another road enters the highway from the direction shown. Watch for traffic from that direction


#3. A police officer may stop and cite a driver for not wearing a safety belt:

Kansas law requires that all occupants use safety restraints in passenger vehicles. Seatbelt use is a primary violation in Kansas. If a law enforcement officer sees an unrestrained adult in a front seat, or an unrestrained child anywhere in the vehicle, then that vehicle can be stopped solely for that violation.


#4. Always turn your front wheels toward the curb when you are parked on a grade and facing:

Headed downhill, turn your front wheels into the curb or toward the side of the road. Set the parking brake.


#5. What does this sign mean?

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

A red circle with a red slash from the upper left to the lower right means NO. You are prohibited from doing whatever is shown in the picture within the red circle.


#6. Why is it wise to slow down a little at night?

The distance you can see ahead is greatly reduced at night. Therefore, your speed should be reduced in proportion. Never overdrive your headlights.


#7. This hand signal means:

Left turn – left arm extended horizontally out of open window.


#8. If your car breaks down, it is dangerous to:

Never stand or remain on the roadway and do not try to change a tire in traffic lanes.


#9. A sign showing information about nearby gas stations is an example of a traffic sign with:

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.


#10. When approaching a stopped school bus with flashing red lights traveling in the opposite direction on a divided highway with a median separation, you should:

Approaching traffic in the opposite roadway of a divided highway shall not be required to stop, even if the school bus has the stop-arm extended and the alternately flashing warning signal lamps on.


#11. When entering a freeway, you should:

Whenever you merge with traffic, be sure to signal well in advance and try to enter at the same speed that traffic is moving.

Always check your blind spots before starting to move into another lane.


#12. What does this sign mean?

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.


#13. This sign tells you that:

Hospital is a word message sign or an H symbol sign. Remember, blue and white signs direct you to services, such as rest areas, gas stations, campgrounds, or hospitals.


#14. Your blind spot is the area directly in front of the vehicle.

Blind spots are areas which cannot be seen when using your mirrors. Drivers who fail to check these areas by looking over their shoulders cause many crashes.


#15. Which car must be given the right-of-way in this intersection?

The white car should be given the right-of-way. The green car must stop and yield since this corner is controlled by a stop sign.

If you are entering a through street or highway at which there are stop signs, you must stop completely and proceed when you can do so without interfering with other traffic.


#16. When approaching animals that are standing near the roadway:

Slow down if you see animals that are standing near the roadway, they may bolt or change direction at the last minute. Deer frequently travel in groups. There may be other deer following.


#17. Do not cross railroad tracks if:

Do not get trapped on a railroad crossing. Never drive onto a railroad crossing until you are sure you can clear all the tracks safely.


#18. When you are following another vehicle at night, at what distance must you dim your lights?

When you meet another vehicle at night, you must lower your headlight beams (dim your lights) within 500 feet of the other vehicle. Lower your headlight beams (dim your lights) when following another vehicle within 300 feet.


#19. Trying to beat a truck to a highway exit is dangerous because:

Trucks take longer to stop than a car traveling at the same speed. Cutting into the open space in front of a truck removes the truck driver’s cushion of safety. Take a moment to slow down and exit behind a truck. It will only take a few extra seconds.


#20. If you change address, you must report your new address within:

You are required by law to notify the division of vehicles, in writing, of any change of name and/or address within 10 days of the change.


#21. The primary factor that affects your blood alcohol content and your driving is:

What kind of intoxicants you may drink or how much you may drink is not so important as how much alcohol has been absorbed into the blood stream.

Blood alcohol content does not depend on what kind of alcoholic beverage you drink, how physically fit you are, or how well you can hold your liquor. Food in the stomach causes alcohol to be absorbed more slowly, slowing down the rate and the amount of intoxication. The kind of food is not a primary factor.


#22. Suppose you are driving on a four-lane highway. From which lane should you turn right?

The correct lane for the right turn is the lane furthermost to the right, unless posted otherwise.


#23. True or false? When passing a motorcycle you must signal and change lanes, just like you would when passing a car.

Motorcycle/scooter/moped operators have the right to use a complete traffic lane. Do not pass a motorcycle/scooter/moped in the same lane. The motorcycle/scooter/moped needs space to react to other traffic.


#24. From top to bottom, traffic lights are:

The correct order is: red, yellow, green.


#25. When brakes fail and you cannot get them to work:

Shift to a lower gear to help slow down the car. Slow down and stop by using your parking brake. You may also try to rub tires on curb.

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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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