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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. You may cross a double solid yellow line:

Two solid yellow lines mean no passing. You may only cross the lines to make a left turn while entering or leaving the highway (25-1126).


#2. If you are sitting in a large truck, is your total view of road better or worse than in a car?

Many drivers falsely assume that a trucker can see the road better because they sit twice as high as the driver of a car. Different from cars, large vehicles have deep blind spots behind them. They also have larger blind spots on both sides. Tractors with long hoods can have a blind spot of 20 feet in front of the vehicle. You should avoid these no zones.


#3. Under the influence of alcohol, you are more likely to:

As alcohol physically limits your ability to drive, it also makes you less aware of what is happening to your safe driving abilities. It becomes difficult for you to judge your condition. You can gain confidence about driving when you should not be driving at all. You are more likely to make a wrong decision and take a chance. Your slower reaction time, and a bad decision, could cause a crash.


#4. If your vehicle stalls in the path of an oncoming train, you should get away from the tracks and run:

If a train approaches, release your seat belt, leave the vehicle, and get as far away as you can from the tracks. Run toward the general direction the train is coming from. If you run down the track in the same direction as the train, you can be hit with debris when the train hits your vehicle. If you are completely sure no trains are coming, open your window to listen for a train and try to start the engine. If that fails, shift your vehicle into neutral and push it from the tracks.


#5. Leandra's Law means:

Under Leandra’s Law, first-time offenders driving while intoxicated or impaired by drugs with a child less than 16 years old in the vehicle may be charged with a class E felony, punishable by up to four years in State prison.


#6. Why should you allow more space in front of your vehicle when following a large truck?

When following large trucks, increase your following distance to at least three or four seconds for additional space.

Different from cars, large vehicles have deep blind spots behind them. If you remain in the back blind spot of a large vehicle, you increase the chance of a crash. The other driver cannot see your car and your view of other traffic will be blocked.


#7. A pedestrian has entered a crosswalk and should be given the right-of-way:

Pedestrians and skateboarders who are legally crossing the road or street at marked or unmarked crossings, such as at an intersection, always have the right-of-way. You must yield to them by slowing down or, if necessary, coming to a stop.


#8. 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.


#9. This hand signal means:

Right turn – left arm extended, with elbow bent upward, at about a 90-degree angle.


#10. This sign means:

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.


#11. You hear a siren from an emergency vehicle nearby but cannot see the vehicle. What should you do?

If you hear a siren or air-horn nearby but do not know exactly where the emergency vehicle is, you should safely pull over to the right-side edge of the road and stop until you are sure it is not approaching you.


#12. The following statements about making a correct right turn is true, except:

Turning motorists must stop for pedestrians at intersections and driveways, even when the crosswalk is not marked, as these are also legal crosswalks.


#13. Which light indicates that you should slow down and proceed with caution at an intersection?

A flashing yellow signal light warns you to drive with caution. You do not need to stop for a flashing yellow light, but you must slow down and be especially alert before entering the intersection.


#14. By law, adult passengers in a car must always wear seat belts:

In the front seat, the driver and each passenger must wear a seat belt, one person per belt. The driver and front-seat passengers 16 or older can each face a fine of up to $50 if they fail to buckle up.

Also, every passenger under age 16 must use a safety restraint. Regardless of where they sit.

For vehicles driven by persons with a Class-DJ learner permit or a Class-DJ or Limited Class DJ driver license, every occupant, no matter the age or seating position, must correctly use a safety restraint.


#15. When may you pass a vehicle that has stopped at a crosswalk to allow a pedestrian to cross?

You may never pass a vehicle which has stopped at a crosswalk to allow a pedestrian to cross.


#16. When you see this sign, you must:

Keep right. A divided highway or traffic island where traffic must keep right is ahead. Stay on the right side of the divider.


#17. When driving at night in heavy 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.


#18. What should you expect when you see this sign?

Two-way Traffic. This sign tells you that you are leaving a divided roadway and will be driving on a two-way highway. The sign may also be used along such a road to alert you to oncoming traffic on the same roadway.


#19. You can park and leave your car:

Never park or leave your vehicle in a tunnel or on a bridge, or in a crosswalk. It is also illegal for any vehicle to park, stop, or stand in a space reserved for the disabled unless it has license plates for the disabled.


#20. If your rear wheels start to skid, you should:

If your rear wheels start to skid:

  • Turn the steering wheel in the direction the vehicle is trying to go.
  • Brake early, carefully, and gently.

If your front wheels skid:

  • Take your foot off the gas and shift to neutral or push in the clutch, but do not try to immediately steer
  • When traction returns, steer in the direction you want to go. Then put the transmission in drive or release the clutch.
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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 reĀ­application 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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