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500+ Louisiana DMV Test Questions

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Our Louisiana DMV practice tests have 500+ unique driver's license and permit questions and answers. The Louisiana practice tests are based on the latest Class D & E Driver's Guide from Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles. They cover all areas of the official LA DMV examination, including safe driving and Louisiana laws, rules of the road, and road signs.

With the license and permit practice tests at Driver's Prep, you will get instant feedback and explanations. When you take the real the real Louisiana DMV test, it will feel like you have already seen all questions beforehand.

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A practice permit test at Driver's Prep is always 100% FREE! There is no need to settle for costly DMV cheat sheets or official permit practice tests with just a few questions. Every DMV practice exam is based on more than 500+ free permit test questions and answers for Louisiana. You get all the DMV study help you need to prepare for the exam. Guaranteed. Oh... and when we say free, we really mean FREE! There are no gimmicks and nothing to buy.

What is Hydroplaning?

Hydroplaning - What is it?

Hydroplaning occurs when your wheels lose traction and start riding on a layer of water.

The grooves of your tires are designed to disperse water from beneath the tire, providing high friction and traction even in when the roadway is wet. When water cannot be removed fast enough, the tires will start to ride on the water, pretty much like a surfboard or water skis.

What you need to know

When your tires lose all contact with the pavement, you cannot brake, accelerate or turn. Your vehicle will slide until it either collides with an obstacle, or slows enough that one or more tires contact the road again and traction is regained.

DMV Written Test Questions

Understand how to prevent hydroplaning. There are basically two things you should remember. Make sure your tires are in good condition (tire depth and tire pressure) and always slow down in heavy rain or when you encounter standing water on the road.


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What You Need to Know about Road Signs

Road Signs - Know the Basic Shapes

Learn to decode road signs by shape and color

Being able to decode road signs by just looking at shapes and colors is important for your DMV written test, but also for your safety on the road. A question about the shapes or colors of road signs is likely to appear on your permit practice test, and may also appear your real examination. The idea is that you should be able to recognize signs from a distance and to act correctly, even if the sign is barely visible.

Two important shapes

Diamond shaped signs are perhaps most important. They warn you of possible hazards on or close to the road. If you aren't sure about the message on the sign, the shape and the colors yellow (for general warning) or orange (indicates a work zone) should tell you to slow down and be alert.

A circular shaped sign is placed on the side of the road when you approach a railroad crossing. It is the only circular sign in United States. Slow down and be prepared to stop, if necessary.

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Louisiana Written Exam

Who Must Take the Test?

All first-time applicants must pass the Louisiana knowledge test.

Applicants with an out-of-country license will also be required to successfully pass the knowledge (and skills) tests. Applicants from Germany and Switzerland are exempt from testing.

If you have a Louisiana driver's license (or an out-of-state license) that has been expired for one year, you must also pass the knowledge test before a Louisiana can be issued.

Louisiana Written Test

The Louisiana test has a number of questions about of standard road signs and traffic signals. You must be able to identify certain signs by shape, color and/or symbol.

You will also be given written questions about your responsibility as a driver, including knowledge of Louisiana vehicle laws and safe driving practices.

The DPS knowledge test has 40 questions. A score of at least 80% is required to pass. If you fail the test, you may retest once on the same day. You must, however, be placed back in rotation to await a new test.

Any attempt at cheating will result in the test being discontinued and you must wait a minimum of 30 days before any subsequent testing.

If required, the Louisiana test may be given orally.


How Should You Prepare for the Louisiana Examination?

Read the Louisiana Driver's Handbook. All driver's license and permit test questions are based on the material in this booklet. Get familiar with all areas and learn the laws and rules specific to Louisiana. Pay special attention to information and facts that are bolded or highlighted in the manual.

Give yourself plenty of time. Start preparing at least two weeks before the real test. Take several of our driver permit practice tests. They will help you determine when you are ready for the real thing.

The DMV Practice Tests

Our permit and driver license practice tests have 25 questions. As a rule of thumb, you should answer 18 questions correctly to pass (70%). You should, however, aim for a score of 92% or more when taking the practice tests. The better your score you have, the more confident you can be in passing the challenging driver's exam later on.

Read Everything Carefully

Don't focus on memorizing the exact answers or choices from your practice! Instead, you should get in the habit of reading everything twice. One answer may be correct when a certain question is asked, but wrong when you get another question. On the practice tests, you will see questions repeated with different wording and different choices. This is to help you being more aware of wordings and choices. Remember, real DMV tests are created the same way.

Watch out for the word "not", since it negate or "cancel" a statement that otherwise may be true.

All questions on the test are multiple-choice (or true/false). If two choices seem possible, make sure you evaluate question and all choices again. Only one choice is correct and acceptable.


Passing scores on State DMV tests

What is the passing score in other states?

See a list of passing scores on the DMV test here. Where the DMV knowledge test consist of two parts with a separate road sign test, the average passing scores from both parts are used. (Road signs tests usually have a higher passing scores, like Virginia where you must correctly answer all 10 road sign questions.)

Some states have multiple passing scores

As an example, California has three different tests, depending on your age and if you are a first-time applicant or not. The passing scores vary slightly depending on which test you need to take.

Higher passing scores does not necessarily mean that the DMV test is more difficult.

How many questions?

The number of questions on the real DMV written test usually vary between 20 and 50, depending on State.

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DMV Test: Back Up Your Car

What you need to know before visiting Louisiana DMV

For your road test, it is important that you know how to back up your car or drive it in reverse. Questions about backing up may also show up on your written DMVtest. We tell you what to expect.

The Louisiana DMV test, and then what?

If you still have your DMV written challenge ahead you, there are some important points you should remember before getting in front of the computer screen and take your test. Afterwards, when you have your learner's permit, make sure that you go through them again and practice driving in reverse until you feel comfortable with it. Do you have a backup camera? Then, learn how to back up both with it and without it.

Quick Louisiana safety reminders

Know what to do before you get behind the wheel and put the gear in reverse. Know how to start, how look behind you, and which speed to use. All of those things are very important for your test and to back up safely.

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Driver's Prep ( is a content and resource website that offers free practice tests for driver's education in United States. It provides the most complete online testing for all 50 states, including District of Columbia.

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Driver's Prep was created in 2007. At the time, there were no websites offering free licenseor permit practice tests to the public in United States.

Driver's Prep was a game changer. For the first time, any applicant for a permit or driver's license could access online tests without signing up with a driving school or driving class, and without paying a fee. Driver's Prep was also unique by not requiring users to create an account.

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Today, Driver's Prep has more than 1.5 million annual users and the database holds more than 50,000 DMV questions. The DMV questions are unique for each State and many are real DMV questions from official DMV knowledge tests.

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