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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. This sign means:

Traffic signal ahead. Slow down and be prepared to stop, if necessary.


#2. What should you do when an aggressive driver confronts you on the road?

When an aggressive driver confronts you:

  • Do not make eye contact.
  • Remain calm and relaxed.
  • Try to move away safely.
  • Do not challenge an aggressive driver with increased speed or try to hold your position in your travel lane.
  • Wear a seat belt and encourage your passengers to do the same.
  • Ignore gestures and shouts and do not return them.

#3. In open country with no oncoming traffic and where you cannot see the road surface ahead, you should turn on:

Be considerate when you use your high beams. Dim your lights when you are within 500 feet (150 m) of an oncoming vehicle or within 200 feet (60 m) of a vehicle ahead of you. You should also use low beams in fog, rain, or snow. <br /
Use high beams in dark areas where you cannot see the road ahead and where there are no other vehicles or pedestrians.


#4. Which road signs have a blue background?

Service signs are blue with white letters or symbol. They show the location of services, like rest areas, gas stations, camping or medical facilities.


#5. The risk of deer-vehicle collisions increases:

The risk of deer-vehicle collisions increases when deer movements increase during breeding season in October, November, and December. Two-thirds of all deer-vehicle collisions occur during the months of October, November, and December.


#6. When sleet, freezing rain or snow begin to fall, which of the following roadways is most likely to hide spots of ice?

When sleet, freezing rain or snow begin to fall, remember that bridges, ramps, and overpasses will freeze first. They will also dry out last.

Also know that slippery spots may remain after road workers have removed the snow.


#7. You can 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 is the no-zone in terms of driving?

No-zone is a highway safety term that describes areas on the side, front and rear of large trucks where passenger vehicles disappear from view and where accidents are most likely to occur.

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.


#9. This sign means:

Right lane ends, merge left. There will be fewer lanes ahead. These signs are used on multi-lane highways to warn you of a reduction in the number of traffic lanes in the direction you are traveling. Be prepared to change lanes or to allow other vehicles to merge into your lane. Drivers of all vehicles may need to adjust their speed and position to avoid a collision with another vehicle.


#10. A driver who enters a traffic circle or rotary must yield the right-of-way to:

A driver who enters a traffic circle or rotary must yield the right-of-way to drivers already in the circle.


#11. When you park on a hill headed uphill and there is a curb, you should turn your front wheels:

Headed uphill, turn your front wheels away from the curb and let your vehicle roll back a few inches.


#12. If you plan to pass another vehicle on a two-lane road, you should:

When passing, move completely into the left lane. Before returning to the right lane, signal and look at your interior rearview mirror and make sure you can see the front bumper of the vehicle you just passed. Glance quickly over your right shoulder to double-check that you can see at least several feet of pavement between your vehicle and the one you passed. Then return to the right lane. Do not count on having enough time to pass several cars at once. Also, do not count on other drivers making room for you.


#13. 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.


#14. These two signals mean:

If a green arrow is shown with the red light, you can go only toward the arrow and only if the intersection is clear.


#15. 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.


#16. The driver in front of you signals :

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


#17. When is the pavement marked with the letter R on each side of a large X?

When a road is crossed by a railroad, the pavement is usually marked with a large X and the letter R on the left and right.


#18. At an intersection traffic is moving in both directions. If there are two lanes going in your direction, a left turn should be completed:

Approach the turn with your left wheels as close as possible to the center line. Enter the left lane, to the right of the center line. When traffic permits, you may move out of the left lane.


#19. When a school bus flash yellow warning lights:

Before a school bus stops, the driver will usually flash yellow warning lights. When you see them, slow down and be prepared to stop.


#20. If you are being followed too closely on a two-lane two-way road, you should:

Most rear end collisions are caused by the vehicle in back following too closely. If a driver tailgates you, move to another lane if possible, or slow down and pull off the road to let the driver go by you. Be sure to signal when you drive off the road and when you return to it. Do not press your brakes to warn the offending driver, this could make a difficult situation become even more dangerous.

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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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