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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. What does this sign mean?

You have entered a lane of oncoming traffic.

Remember, if you pass this sign, you are already driving against traffic. Turn around!

Wrong-way signs are used as a supplement to the do not enter sign. They are placed along the exit ramp or the one-way roadway farther from the crossroad.


#2. Where are you likely to see safety zones?

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.


#3. You see this sign on the highway. What should you expect ahead?

Narrow bridge. The bridge is wide enough to accommodate two lanes of traffic, but with little clearance.


#4. What is true about a violation of the safety belt law?

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.


#5. Parking close to fire station driveway is allowed if you keep this distance from the driveway:

It is illegal to park within 20 feet of driveway entrance to fire station and on side of street opposite entrance within 75 feet of entrance.


#6. When children are nearby, what should you do before backing out of a driveway or parking lot?

Before backing your vehicle, it is a good practice to walk completely around the vehicle to be sure no person or obstacle is behind you. Children or small objects cannot be seen from the driver’s seat.


#7. What is usually not a good idea if you want to stay alert during a long trip?

You should not leave on a long trip if you are already tired.

Being tired dulls your mind and slows down your reactions, making driving hazardous. Keep in mind that lives are at stake.

This question asked what you should not do.


#8. A traffic officer is directing you to do a U-turn against existing signs. What should you do?

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.


#9. The golden rule of driving is to:

The golden rule of driving is to treat others the way you would want to be treated. You should obey traffic laws, drive responsibly, and avoid taking unnecessary risks. If you remember to be courteous, you can help avoid crashes and keep traffic moving in an orderly fashion.


#10. Which of these is a safe driving practice?

To keep aware of what is going on behind you, check your rear-view mirror periodically. Constant checking of the traffic behind you is a necessary precaution in expressway driving.

Remember, keep shifting your eyes from one area of the roadway to another, near and far left and right. Avoid staring straight ahead.


#11. When it rains on a hot day, roads are usually most slippery:

Since heat causes the oil in the asphalt roadway to come to the top of the surface a sudden rain on a hot day can make the roadway pavement very slippery for the first few minutes. The surface is more slippery before the oil is washed off.


#12. When headlights are required, can you drive with just your parking lights on?

Whenever it is necessary to drive with your lights on, you must use your headlights. Never drive with the parking lights on.


#13. 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.


#14. If a truck or bus needs to make a right turn and you are also turning right:

To avoid a crash, do not turn until the truck or bus has completed its turn.


#15. 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.


#16. A liability insurance is needed:

You must maintain continuous liability insurance on your vehicle and be able to present proof of such insurance whenever you drive. Failing to maintain continuous liability insurance on your vehicle is a mandatory indefinite suspension.


#17. When a traffic signal is showing a green arrow, you must:

Proceed with caution only in the direction the arrow points. Remember that you must yield to all pedestrians and vehicles already in the intersection.

When the green arrow is shown in a left-turn signal, it means that opposing traffic is stopped. This is known as a protected turn.

Remember, the green arrow does not mean that ALL other traffic is stopped by a red light.


#18. When you approach a roundabout:

A roundabout is designed for slow speeds (15 mph to 25 mph). When approaching, slow down to the posted advisory speed. Yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk. When entering, you must yield to drivers already in the roundabout.


#19. Which is the most important vehicle control to use during a skid?

The most important vehicle control to use during a skid is the steering wheel.

If your vehicle begins to skid, ease off the gas, and concentrate on steering out of trouble.


#20. By law, you must always signal:

Before you slow down, turn, or change lanes, make sure that you can do so safely. Let other drivers, cyclists and pedestrians know what you intend to do by giving the proper signal. Signaling is required by law.


#21. Passing another vehicle to the right on the shoulder is:

You may not pass on the right by driving off the roadway and onto the shoulder.


#22. Fluorescent yellow-green background is used for traffic signs that:

Some warning signs may be fluorescent yellow green, such as school zones, school crossing and pedestrian crossing.

Old yellow signs are being replaced with the new fluorescent yellow-green color.


#23. The stopping distance of a 150-car freight train traveling at 50 miles per hour is:

An average 150-car freight train traveling at 50 mph requires 7000 feet in which to stop.


#24. The blood alcohol level at which it is illegal for any person 21 years or older to drive is:

If the tests show an alcohol concentration of .08 or more, you will be considered legally intoxicated. For drivers under the age of 21, it is against the law to drive if it is .02% or higher.


#25. 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.

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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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