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This New York DMV Permit Test
  Questions on each practice test: 20
  Question pool: 500+
  Type of test: Random multiple-choice test



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NYS Permit Practice 20 Questions

Road Sign Quiz

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NYS Permit Practice 20 Questions

Road Sign Quiz

#1. If an advisory speed sign isn't posted before a curve:

If a speed limit is not posted before a curve, you must judge how sharp the curve is and change your speed. Slow down before you enter the curve. Braking and turning at the same time may cause your car to skid.


#2. What does a No Standing sign mean?

A No Standing sign means that you may stop only temporarily to load or unload passengers.


#3. You are transporting a child who is less than four years old. The child:

If less than age 4, persons must be correctly secured in a government approved child safety seat.

A child less than 4 who weighs more than 40 pounds can be restrained in a booster seat with a lap and shoulder belt.


#4. You are stopped at a red light. A pedestrian steps into the crosswalk, and then the light turns green. You must:

Drivers must yield to pedestrians who legally use marked or unmarked crosswalks. This means you must slow down or stop if necessary. In this situation, you must wait for the pedestrian to go across. You must also yield to pedestrians in crosswalks on your left or right before you turn.


#5. You are in an intersection and see an emergency vehicle with flashing lights behind you. What should you do?

If you are in an intersection when you see an emergency vehicle, continue through the intersection, and then drive to the right as soon as you can and stop. Never stop in an intersection.


#6. For normal driving in a car with air bags, you should grip the steering wheel by:

Keep your hands on opposite sides of the steering wheel, at the 3 and 9 clock positions, to keep them away if the air bag engages.


#7. When are you allowed to drink alcohol while driving?

It is a traffic infraction for a driver or passenger in a motor vehicle on a public highway, street, or road, to drink an alcoholic beverage, or to possess an alcoholic beverage with the intent of drinking it. The open container law covers the passenger area of any motor vehicle, including unlocked glove compartments and any other areas of the vehicle that are readily accessible to the driver or passengers while in their seats.


#8. What does this sign mean?

Decrease speed as you reach the intersection. Prepare to stop and yield the right-of-way to vehicles and pedestrians in or heading toward the intersection. You must come to a full stop at a YIELD sign if traffic conditions require it. When you approach a YIELD sign, check carefully for traffic, and be prepared to stop.


#9. Where there is no bicycle lane, where on the road must a bicyclist ride?

They must ride in a bicycle lane, if available. Where there is none, they must remain near the right curb or edge of the road or on a right shoulder of the road, to prevent interference with other traffic.


#10. If you have a tire blowout while driving, you should:

If a tire blows out, hold the steering wheel firmly, and ease your foot off the gas pedal. If your vehicle skids, handle it as you would on ice or snow. Do not use your brake until your vehicle is under control. Get off the road as soon as it safe to do so.


#11. Right turn against a traffic light showing a red arrow:

In New York, you may not turn right or left against a red arrow.


#12. This sign means:

The highway ahead is divided into two one-way roadways.

Divided highways have a center strip that separates traffic going in opposite directions. The sign is posted before a divided highway begins.


#13. You are driving on a freeway posted for 65 mph. Around you, traffic is traveling at 70 mph. What should your speed be?

You must obey the speed limit.

You may NOT exceed the speed limit when passing.


#14. When two vehicles from different directions arrive at the same time at a four-way stop:

If more than one vehicle arrives at the same time, the vehicle on the right goes first.

At a four-way stop, vehicles must go in the order they stopped. If they stop at the same time and they are at right angles, the driver on the left must yield the right-of-way to the driver on the right.


#15. Which sign is rectangular-shaped?

REGULATION SIGNS normally are white rectangles with black letters or symbols, but some are different shapes, and some can use red letters or symbols. Keep Right and Do Not Pass are some examples.


#16. When driving on a clear night with a steady stream of oncoming traffic, you should use:

Be considerate when you use your high beams. Your headlights must be on low beam when there are oncoming vehicles or when there are vehicles ahead of you. You should also low beams when pedestrians approach you.


#17. What does it mean if an edge line angles in toward the center of the road?

An edge line that angles toward the center of the road shows that the road is narrower ahead.


#18. Because motorcycles are smaller than cars:

Many drivers who are involved in a crash with a motorcyclist report that they did not see the motorcycle. Motorcycles, when compared to other highway users, are smaller. A motorcycle’s smaller size makes it seem much farther away, and makes it difficult to judge how far away they are or how fast they are going. Another factor is that drivers may not see motorcycles simply because they don’t look for motorcycles. It’s human nature to look for something specific. A new driver may be told to look for cars (and trucks) before going through an intersection – and that is precisely what s/he will look for. All drivers need to train themselves to look for motorcycles and to share the road safely with them.


#19. What does this sign mean?

No Turn on Red.

You may not turn right or left during the red light where these signs are posted. Wait for a green light before you turn.


#20. To keep track of what is happening around your vehicle, you should always:

Keep your eyes moving. Look ahead so you can prevent, or decrease, possible problems. Notice what is happening at the sides of the road, and check behind you through your mirrors every few seconds.

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Facts about Your New York DMV Test

New York Written Knowledge Test for Learner’s Permit or Driver License
  Number of questions on exam: 20 questions
  Passing score: 70 percent
  Correct answers to pass: 14
  Allotted time to complete test: No limit
  Wait time before retest: No wait time

The NYS Permit Practice Test

This permit practice test has 20 random questions taken from the information in the New York Driver’s Manual and real DMV tests. After each question, you will get instant feedback that shows if your answer was correct or not.

Should you make a mistake and miss a question, there is also a short explanation to help you understand the correct answer. If you need more information about a subject, keep the Driver’s Manual handy and look for the answer in the manual. This way you will learn faster.

With that being said, you should always make sure you have the latest version of the New York Driver’s Manual and that you have read it.

You can take this practice test as many times you as you like until you feel comfortable with all questions and answers.

But try not to just memorize answers and hope that you will get the same question on the exam. It is a risky study tactic .

The Official DMV Permit Test in New York State

There are 20 questions on the official DMV permit test in New York, of which four addresses some of the road signs described in the Driver’s Manual. The road sign recognition part is not a separate test in the state of New York, but you can find a separate practice test here: New York DMV Road Signs Quiz

The passing score in New York is 70 percent, which means you must correctly answer at least 14 questions of the 20 questions. You can, in other words, miss 6 of the 14 questions. But be aware that the test also counts how many correct answers you have on the road signs. If you miss three road sign questions, you will fail the test, even if all other answers are correct.

The New York state exam is known to be the easiest DMV test in United States with a failure rate below 10%. But should you fail your knowledge exam, you can retake it again the same day at the examiners discretion. There is no limit on how many times you can retake the test.

You can easily beat the statistics by just studying a little bit more and take several permit practice tests here at Our survey in 2014 showed that 100% of our users in New York passed their examination the first time.

If take the written test through the DMV Online Knowledge Test Application (OKTA) program at your high school, the test is available in English and Spanish. At any DMV office, the test is available in several languages, including:



New York DMV does not offer online home testing.

The easy way to pass your NY DMV test

Who Must Pass the New York Knowledge Exam?

  First-time applicants

The first time you apply for a driver’s license or permit in New York or any other state, you must pass all three tests; the written knowledge test, the vision test, and the road skills test.

In New York, most drivers must also complete an approved 5-hour classroom training course.

  Drivers with a revoked license

A revoked driver license means your license has been cancelled and you must apply for a new one when the revocation period ends. Normally, DMV will ask you to take the written and driving tests again and pay a license re­application fee.

  Drivers who let their New York license expire more than two years.

If your license is expired for 2 years or more, you must apply for a new original license. This means you must take and successfully pass the vision screening, the written test, and the road test. You must also complete the pre-licensing course again!

  Drivers with a foreign license.

If you are a new resident with a valid license issued by a country other than United States and Canada, you must apply for an original NY Driver License and pass all required tests.

  Drivers with an out-of-state license expired more than one year.

If you hold a license from another U.S. state, territory or possession, or a Canadian province or territory, the knowledge test, safe driving course, and road test are usually waived. You must, however, always pass the vision screening.

This doesn’t apply if your out-of-state license has been valid for less than six months or expired more than one year ago. Then, you must take both the written knowledge test and the road test.

You must also complete the safe driving course.

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