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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. This sign tells you:

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.


#2. A condition known as highway or road hypnosis is often brought on by:

Road hypnosis is a condition of drowsiness or unawareness brought on by monotony, the sound of the wind, the tires on the pavement, and the steady hum of the engine. Driving at the same speed for a long time and distance also dulls the senses and makes a driver accident prone.


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

Four-sided diamond-shaped signs warn you of existing or possible hazards on roadways or adjacent areas.


#4. Parking on a crosswalk in the middle of a block is:

Parking is not allowed on a crosswalk.


#5. A pedestrian has entered a crosswalk on your side of the roadway and should be given the right-of-way:

If there are no traffic control signals, drivers must slow down or stop for pedestrians within a marked or unmarked crosswalk.

At traffic signals, after the light turns green, drivers must yield to pedestrians who have entered the crosswalk before the light changed.

Always, be on the lookout for pedestrians in order to avoid injuring them, regardless of who has the right-of-way.


#6. What does a sign like this indicate?

This sign tells you that you are at the end of a no passing zone. You may pass only when it is safe to do so.


#7. When driving at night, be sure that you can stop:

Never overdrive your headlights. When driving at night, you must be able to stop within the distance you can see ahead with your headlights.


#8. Before a license will be reinstated after a suspension for an alcohol related offense, you must:

If a license is suspended for an alcohol related offense, a reinstatement fee of at least $100.00 and an examination fee of $25.00 will be charged before the license will be reinstated.


#9. Which of the following is true about tailgating (following another vehicle too closely)?

Rear-end crashes are very common. They are caused by drivers following too closely to be able to stop before hitting the vehicle ahead when it stops suddenly.


#10. Failing to maintain continuous liability insurance on your vehicle will result in:

Failing to maintain continuous liability insurance on your vehicle is a mandatory indefinite suspension.


#11. Which is true about large trucks?

Trucks are not designed to be as maneuverable as cars. Trucks have longer stopping and accelerating distances, and wider turning area. They also have larger blind spots.


#12. Fines for speeding in a work zone are doubled.

True. Fines for speeding in a work zone are doubled.


#13. Under certain conditions, you may receive a ticket for speeding even if you are driving at or less than the posted speed limit:

Posted speed limits do not tell you at what speed to drive. Where no special hazard exists the traffic laws set up speed limits for normal driving conditions. By law, you have to go slower if conditions make the posted speed limit unsafe.


#14. Unless signs say otherwise, when should you use 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.


#15. Which of the following is an acceptable reason for not wearing seat belts?

Whatever your reason for not wearing safety belts, it is usually not reasonable and may violate the law. Wear a safety belt all the time, not just on long trips or high-speed highways. More than half of the crashes that cause injury or death happen at speeds less than 40 mph and within 25 miles from home.


#16. After passing this sign you reach an intersection without signs or signals. You must:

T-Intersection ahead. The road ends at an intersection. You cannot go straight ahead. You must turn left or right. Stop and yield to cross traffic, when necessary.


#17. If you are in a roundabout when an emergency vehicle with flashing lights approaches from behind, you should:

You must pull over to the right and stop clear of any intersection when you hear a siren or see a vehicle approaching with flashing red light on the front or top.


#18. Rubbing tires against a curb might help in which situation?

Rubbing sides of the tires against the side of the curb might help stop your car when brakes fail.


#19. Before turning left, it is important to:

If you are turning left, you must yield to all oncoming traffic.


#20. When entering a freeway, you should be driving:

The acceleration lane provides a place for you to gain speed which will allow you to blend with the flow of traffic on the freeway.


#21. When you see this sign, you should:

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


#22. When you approach a traffic light with a flashing yellow signal, you must:

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


#23. Which is true about alcohol?

Alcohol and other impairing drugs slows your ability to process information and respond to critical driving tasks. Alcohol and impairing drugs makes you drowsy and less alert to what is around you. Alcohol also affects your judgment, vision, and color distinction.


#24. Which of the following has always the right-of-way at a railroad crossing?

Trains have the right of way 100 percent of the time, over ambulances, fire engines, cars, the police, and pedestrians.


#25. You are driving on a road with few streetlights. If you cannot see well with your low-beam headlights, which of these actions would help?

Use upper beam only when driving in the open country without other cars nearby. Even with the upper beam, speed should be lower than by day.

Dim your lights when necessary. Do not use upper beams in fog, heavy rain, or snow.

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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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